In Tibetan jargon, Mt. Kailash is known to be ‘Khang Rimpoche’ which means ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’. Mt. Kailash, at (6,714m/22,028ft) is a magnificent mountain of beauty and grace, with four great cardinal faces – the northern face is believed to be gold, the western face – ruby, the southern face -sapphire and the eastern face – crystal. This mountain is the centre piece of 4 religions and is held deeply sacred to millions; the mountain is circled by thousands of pilgrims every year but no one has ever attempted to climb this mountain due to mythical religious beliefs…
This overland holy tour takes us to the spiritual ‘Mecca’ of Hindu-Buddhist-Jain and the Bon religions. Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the holy abode of ‘lord Shiva’; the Jains calls it the mountain of ‘Astapada’ and believe it to be the place of Tishaba. Likewise, Bon followers call it the mountain of ‘Tishe’ and believe it to be the seat of Sipaimen – the Sky Goddess.
Mt. Kailash Mansarovar overland Tour can be conducted via different routes of Nepal, Tibet and India. The most convenient route to Mt. Kailash is from the Kodari border but sadly, it was closed after the overwhelming earthquake in 2015. The new Kailash tour via the Kerung border is now the new optional route to reach the sacred mountain but will only be opened to visitors in 2018. Kerung at (2900m) is a pretty little town with lovely climates throughout the year and is also known as the valley of Happiness. This is an exclusive town in Tibet where plenty of green vegetables are grown! Our Kailash Mansarovar tour via Kerung is the most accessible travelling route that takes only about 2 weeks to complete the tour. Leaf Holidays Kailash Mansarovar tour package offers you a brief exploration of the cultural, natural and religious landmarks of Tibet. The sacred journey to Mt. Kailash is an enlivening travelling experience into the remote and far flung parts of this arid windswept country. The Kailash yatra package cost includes all the transportation, accommodation, guides, porters and meals expenses during the tour. An optional service is also on offer by a helicopter package for 2018 which can be operated for those with physical disadvantages or aged pilgrims, but this will be quite expensive.
Useful general information:
To process your Tibet Group Visa, we need
• A clear color scanned copy of your passport along with 25% Advance payment. This must be provided to us at least 30 Days in advance.
Packing List for Your Kailash Yatra:
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi – Kerung.
Day 04: Kerung Free Day for Acclimatization
Day 05: Kerung to saga (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive)
Day 06: Saga to Mansarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive)
Day 07: Manararovar to Darchen(4200 Meter- 60 km, 2 hour drive)Darchen to Derapuk (4900 Meters –12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)
Day 08:Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek).
Day 09:End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
Day 10:Drive Back to Kerung.
Day 11:Drive Back to Kathmandu.
Day 12:Final Departure for home sweet home
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up and transfer to hotel. You will have whole day for refreshment. Overnight in hotel.
After having breakfast we will go for sightseeing to Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath Bouddha Nath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Then you will have sufficient time for packing and tour preparation. In the evening of around 5-6 PM we will have short briefing program on Kailash Mansarovar Tour. We will hand over your entire original passport back to you. Overnight at Kathmandu.
We will start our journey to Mount Kailash. We passes through the trisuli river, through green mountains and cliffs following Trisuli, dhunche, Syabrubesi all the way to Kerung. You can capture the sceneries in your camera. Overnight in Kerung hotel.
The whole day you will have enough time for refreshment. This is the day of acclimatization day. Overnight in Kerung.
After Breakfast we will drive to saga. Overnight stay at Guest house
After Breakfast we drive to the sacred Mansarovar Lake. Today is a very special day because you are going to do Darshan of the Holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. We drive through Mayum la pass (17000 Ft); we will provide you packed lunch boxes in between. You will do a parikrama of Manasarovar Lake by bus. We stay overnight at a Guest House in Mansarovar.
In the morning we will have a special puja ceremony and bathe in Manasarovar. We will find a special point to take a holy dip in Manasarovar and do our puja ritual of lord Shiva.
After an early breakfast we drive to Tarboche Yamdwar for Darshan & Start our Parikrama (Those who do not wish to go for parikrama can go back to Darchen after puja at Yamadwar). It is about 12 Km and it will take 05 to 06 Hours. We will provide you packed Lunch boxes in between. Overnight stay at Guest House in Derapuk
Today we will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast then we will start our trek. This is the hardest day but Holiest day too of your pilgrimage trip with Drolma-La pass at 18600 Ft between two valleys.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva sthal, this is the symbolical death, and pilgrimage where you leave old clothes, spin of hair or a drop of Blood in hope, that terrible Yamraja (The master of death) will pay attention to these signs and will allow the Yatries (travelers) to be born in spirit to pass Drolma-La. After crossing Dolma-La we descend steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will arrive at the village of Zuthulpuk. In between we will provide packed lunch. We then have dinner at the guest house. Overnight stay at a Guest House in Zuthulpuk
After an early breakfast at Guest House we will be exploring the caves and temples around the Milarepa cave then do a 3 Hours walk to complete our Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Darchen. We have Lunch in Darchen and drive back to Dongba/Saga. Overnight stay at Guest House
After Breakfast at Dongba/Saga, we will drive back to Kerung. Dinner at Guest House and overnight stay at Guest House in Kerung
Breakfast at our Hotel in Kerung and then we will drive back to Nepal/China Border. After immigration process we will cross the border and then drive to Kathmandu (The Capital City of Nepal). Overnight stay at our Hotel in Kathmandu
After Breakfast at our Hotel, we will check out and Leaf holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We are happy to have been given the opportunity to serve you our respected guests from India. We are happy to see you all blessed after a sacred holy tour of Mt. Kailash and we will always be ready and happy to serve our pilgrim guests from the great country of India in the years ahead. We wish you all a safe journey home!!!
Destination : Tibet
Duration : 12 Days
Price : 2500 USD
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Maximum Altitude : 5600m
Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
Permits : Tibet Permits, Tibet Visa
Activities : Tour
Transportation : Bus,car, Jeep
Best Season : May June,July.August & September
Accommodation : 3/4 star Hotel in Kathmandu & Normal Hotel in Tibet part