Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Highlights
11 Days Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes you overland from Kathmandu over the Himalayas to Mount Kailash in Tibet. Trek around Mt.Kailash and take a dip in the holy Mansarovar Lake. Be one of the select few to travel to this mystical and powerful place.
Kailash Parikrama Trek
Mt. Kailash (6714 m) – also known as Tise, Kailasa or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows) has since time immemorial been celebrated in many eastern cosmologies as Mt.Meru, the axis-mundi. As the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru(Kailash) is sacred to the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Jains, and the Bonpos. For theHindus, the mountain represents the seat of Shiva. For the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of the Dyani Buddhas & Boddhisatvas .… The Wheel of Life. The Jains of India revere the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven. Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. It is also the abode of Samvara – a multi armed, wrathful deity worshipped in the Chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetan Buddhism. The 53 Km Kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet’s pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most travellers to Western Tibet. It is said that a Single Parikrama erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumambulation will achieve salvation ornirvana.Many of our tours are planned to arrive in the Kailash area during full moon period.Special pujas and celebrations are held during full moon days giving you a rare opportunity to visit Mt. Kailash during the most auspicious time. This pilgrimage to Mount Kailash is considered a must for every human at least once-in-a-lifetime.
Trip Facts :
- Trip Name: Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarover tour via Lhasa
- Duration: 11 days
- Tour Type: Private / Group Tour
- Activities: Natural and Cultural Sightseeing
- Transportation: Private Vehicle( Jeep/Van/ Coach)
- Max Elevation: 5620m
- Culture: Tibetan Lifestyle,
- Route: Lhasa – Shigatse – Saga- Manasarover – Darchen – Derapuk- Zutulpuk- Saga- Kerong-Kathmandu
- Best Season: April to June and August to November
ITINERARY FOR KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA
Day 01 : Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m)
Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.
Day 02 : In Lhasa: Full Day Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa/ Acclimatization
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03 : Drive Lhasa – Shigatse (350 km – 8/9 Hrs). After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai lama the Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in Tibet as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama O/N at Hotel.
Day 04 : Drive Shigatse – Saga (450km – 9 hours).We start an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. O/N at Local Guest House.
Day 05 : Drive Saga – Lake Manasarovar (410km – 8 Hours).This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, O/N at Guest House
Day 06 : Lake Manasarover to Darchen ( 4600m) 53km
Visit Chiu Gompa and explore Lake Mansarover then drive to Darchen. Preparation day for the Kora O/N at Local Guest House.
Day 07 : Darchen to Derapuk (4750m) 19km.
Drive to Serchung and start Kora ( trek) to Depapuk. O/N at Local Guest House.
Day 08 : Derakuk- Dolmala (5620m)- Zutulpuk 20km
Continue trek to Zutulphul cross over dolma- la Pass. O/N at Local Guest House.
Day 09 : Zutulphuk to Darchen to Saga
Finish third day of Kailash kora and reach at Saga. Trek about 10 Km to the point and take your transportation to drive back Saga via Darchen O/N at Guest House.
Day 10 : Saga to Kerong. Drive to Kerong. O/N at Hotel.
Day 11 : Kerong to Kathmandu.
After necessary border formalities. Drive to Kathmandu End service.
Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants,etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.