Located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of Tibet, Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake are the most significant spiritual spots for the Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit Kailash Mansarovar with a believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. Hinduism and Budhhism do trek in a clockwise direction and also it is believed that holy water of Mansarovar Lake washes away the curse of sin. Mount Kailash has long been an object of worship as the domain of Lord Shiva. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 m) long. Mt. Kailash trek can be completed in three days. Walking around the holy mountain - a part of its official park - has to be done on foot and can also hire a pony or horse. Taking some three days of trekking starting from a height of around 15,000 ft (4,600 m) pass the Tarboche (flagpole) to cross the Drölma pass 18,200 ft (5,500 m), and encamping for two nights en route. The journey can be started from Kathmandu – Kailash Mansarovar – Kathmandu.
We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.
Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.
First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.
Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.
After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora (circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guest house.
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/n Guest house.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at local guest house.
Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest House.
Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities.