We know Mt. Kailash as ‘Khang Rimpoche’ which means ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’. Mt. Kailash lifetime spiritual tour, at (6,714m/22,028ft) is a magnificent mountain of beauty and grace. It has four great cardinal faces – the northern face represents gold, the western face – ruby, the southern face -sapphire and the eastern face – crystal. This mountain is the centre of four religions and is sacred to millions. Thousands of pilgrims circle this mountain every year but no one attempts to climb this mountain for mythical religious beliefs. Holy Mt. Kailash overland tour is a spiritual ‘Mecca’ of Hindu-Buddhist-Jain and Bon religions.
Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the holy abode of ‘lord Shiva’; however, Jains call 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 is the seat of Sipaimen – ‘Sky Goddess’. The Mt. Kailash Mansarovar overland Tour takes place via different routes of Nepal, Tibet and India. The easy route to Mt. Kailash is from Kodari border but sadly, it did not open after the devastating earthquake in 2015.
The new Kailash tour via the Kerung border is now the new optional route to reach the sacred mountain. However, this will only open to visitors in 2018. Kerung, at (2900m) is a pretty town with lovely climates throughout the year. Locals call it the valley of Happiness. This is an exclusive town in Tibet where plenty of green vegetables grow! Our Kailash Mansarovar tour via Kerung is a convenient route that takes only about two weeks to complete. Leaf Holidays Kailash Mansarovar tour package offers you a brief exploration of the cultural and religious landmarks of Tibet. An optional service by helicopter package for 2018 also operates for those with physical disadvantages or aged pilgrims. But this will be quite expensive.
To process your Tibet Group Visa, we need:
Packing List for Your Kailash Yatra:
Note: Duffel Bag and Down Jackets will be provided by leaf holidays Trek (Down Jacket on returnable basis)
Please Note: The best season to do the Holy Mt. Kailash tour is from May to October; it is always wise to travel with a local and direct agent and small groups – private departure dates are available with Leaf Holidays. All travelers including Indian passport holders travelling to Mt. Kailash must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 Meters)
Day 02: Kathmandu -Temples Tour.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Kerung (2900 Meters-175 Km, 08-09 Hours Drive).
Day 04: Kerung-Free Day for Acclimatization.
Day 05: Kerung to Saga/Dongba (4500 Meters)
Day 06: Saga/Dongba to Manasarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive)
Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters- 40 Km, 01 Hour Drive)
Day 08: Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters –12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)
Day 09: Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek).
Day 10: End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
Day 11: Drive Back to Kerung.
Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final Departure for home sweet home
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal, Leaf Holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will be on standby at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Check into your hotel, refresh and in the evening you will be given a short briefing about your tour. Your Dinner will be at the Hotel with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.
After your breakfast at the hotel we will drive out for a sightseeing in Kathmandu, this will include Pashupatinath Temple (The Biggest Hindu Temple), Guheshwori Devi and the Sleeping Vishnu at (Buddhanilkantha), and after our temple tour we drive back to the hotel. We have Lunch and the rest of your time is free to do your own things. We will have Dinner and an overnight at our Hotel.
Very early in the morning we depart from Kathmandu to the Nepal/China Border (Timure/Syabrubesi) by reserved tourist bus. On the way we will provide you a packed breakfast and Lunch at Nepal/China border (It takes about 6/7 Hours to reach Nepal/China border). After Lunch and the immigration process we enter into Tibet - an autonomous part of China. We then meet our Tibetan guide and drive to Kerung by a Chinese Vehicle. Dinner and overnight stay at the Guest House
We spend our rest day in Kerung (2900m) in order to acclimatize before heading up higher. We can walk around the market, rest and acclimatize. Or we can drive by the late afternoon to Saga for better accommodation. Overnight at Guesthouse in Kerung or Saga
After Breakfast in Kerung we set out on our journey for Saga/Dongba. We will provide packed lunch boxes in between. We will go through the wonderful Lalungla Pass at (16000 Ft), Paigu-tso Lake and the mighty Brahmaputra River. We will do our overnight stay at a Guest House in Saga or Dongba.
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 (17000Ft); 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. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the North West shore of the lake, with the imposing sight of Mount Kailash in the background. Also we enjoy the good views of Mount Gurlamandata in south of Lake Manasarovar and view of Rakshas Lake (Lahang Tso) from a top of Chiu Hill. We then drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at hotel in Darchen
After an early breakfast we drive to TarbocheYamdwar for Darshan & Start our Parikrama (Those who do not wish to go for parikrama can go back to Darchen after puja at Yamdwar). 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 : KAILASH - TIBET
Duration : 13 DAYS
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
Activities : Cultural and spiritual tour, trek and overland drive
Transportation : Jeep, Van or Mini bus.