Kailash Yatra : Kailash Overland Tour

13 Days
  • Trip Code: T-KMY-10
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Season: From May to September
  • Max Altitude: 5723 meter/18776 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Accomodation: Guest House
  • Trip Grade: Pilgrimage Tour
  • Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies

Trip Overview


Kailash Yatra is the overland pilgrimage tour of Mount Kailash and Holy Mansarovar Lake. Mount Kailash is a peak in the Gandise Mountain range in western Tibet near the sources of Asia’s four important rivers: Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej, and Ganga.

Mount Kailash is regarded as the sacred mountain by four religious groups: Hindus, Buddhists, Bonis, and Jainis. They do accept that this mountain is the center of the universe. Hindus believe this mountain is the home of Lord Shiva.

Similarly, Mansarovar is high altitude fresh Water Lake located north of Mount Kailash with the circumference of 88 km. The word Mansarovar originates from Sanskrit with a combination of two words Mana and Sarovar.  Mana denotes mind and Sarovar means lake.

According to Hindu mythology, the lake was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma then he formed it on the Earth. For hundreds of year, people have been visiting Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake for divinity and good fortune.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Kerung (newly opened border between Nepal and China/ Tibet). After customs formalities, you enter to China Land and continue your drive through an amazing landscape of Tibetan Plateau.

You firstly reach to Mansarovar Lake. After taking a holy dip in this sacred lake you head towards base camp of Mount Kailash. Further, you start hiking to complete the kora of Mount Kailash which takes two and half days. After the end of the Kora trip, you get back to Kathmandu following the same incoming road and end this journey in Kathmandu.

Note of Kailash Yatra:

Kailash Yatra is the journey to the home of Lord Shiva. It’s a lifetime pilgrimage tour, people join it for peace, happiness, and moksha. Please contact us for any further information about this holy trip and the price of it.

Itinerary


Driving distance: 6 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport/ Meeting and greeting you by our officer & transfer to hotel/ Tour Briefing.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 20 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Visit of Pashupatinath Temple (One of the holiest Shiva temples in the earth located 4 km east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati River. Here you see many Shiva temples and meet many Hindu Sages) & Jal Narayan temple (Jal Narayan, locally known as Budhanilkantha, is open air temple of Lord Vishnu who is relining in the pond. This temple is situated below the Shivapuri hill at the northern end of Kathmandu valley).

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 175 km. Driving time: 5 to 6 hour. Elevation: 2900 meter/ 9514 feet

Highlight: In the morning you drive to Rasuwa Gadhi (newly opened border of Nepal and China). It’s a mountain drive passing through paddy fields, several villages and river. After Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) drive to Kerung, small town of China.

Overnight at guest house in Kerung

Elevation: 2900 meter/ 9514 feet

Highlight: Full day in Kerung for acclimatization purpose. Afternoon excursion to Kerung village.

Overnight at guest house in Kerung

Driving distance: 290 km. Driving time: 6 hour. Elevation: 4500 meter/ 14764 feet

Highlight: After breakfast set off your journey to Dongba. En route enjoy panorama of Mount Shishapangma (8021 meter) and other high Himalayan mountains. You pass through Pelkhu tso Lake (4600 meter), a cobalt blue lake and later crossing Brahmaputra river reach in Saga. From Saga further 100 km of drive is to Dongba.

Overnight at guest house in Dongba

Driving distance: 370 km. Driving time: 7 hour 30 minutes. Elevation: 4588 meter/ 15052 feet

Highlight: It’s amazing drive through unique Tibetan countryside that makes everybody joyful all the time. En route you cross Mayum La Pass (5200m). This is first day to see Mount Kailash and Mansarovar. Reaching Mansarovar you can have holy bath in the lake. Your transport also takes you to round the lake. Night halt will be at guest house of Chu Gompa which is in the shore of Mansarovar Lake.

Overnight at guest house in Mansarovar

Driving distance: 30 km. Driving time: 45 minutes. Elevation: 4575 meter/ 15010 feet

Highlight: Today you commence your journey to Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash, after lunch. Till that time you can do Puja (Worship), Havana, Meditation and also go for short Hiking to Chu Gompa (Ancient Buddhist Monastery nearby Mansarovar Lake). After reach to Darchen your guide will assist you if you need horse and porters for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash.

Overnight at guest house in Darchen

Driving distance: 8 km. Driving time: 30 min. Trekking distance: 16 km. Trekking time: 5 hour. Elevation: 5080 meter/ 16667 feet

Highlight: Morning drive to Shersung. Shersung is trekking (parikarma) starting poing. From here after short walking you reach Tarboche. Here is small temple called Yamdwar by Hindus. Near to this temple you see great flagpole. It is said that here Buddha came with 500 disciples for their supernatural power. You continue walking passing through grassy plain populated by nomads. En route you can view of west face of Mount Kailash. Then you reach at Dirapuk from where you will have good view of the north face of Mount Kailash.

Overnight at guest house in Dirapuk

Trekking distance: 22 km. Trekking time: 7 to 8 hour. Elevation: 4820 meter/ 15814 feet

Highlight: Today is little bit harder to walk because to go up all the way to Dolmala passes (5723 meter/18776 feet). It is highest point in all this trip and then way down. From this trail you can have view of back side of mountain and many prayer flags at highest point. Also pool of great compassion at side of route which is called Gauri Kund by Hindus. In Zuthulpuk a temple and shrine is built around Milarepa’s cave where Milarepa, one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints, took dark retreat few years. He printed his hand and feet on the rock.

Overnight at guest house in Zuthulpuk

Trekking distance: 10 km. Trekking time: 2 to 3 hour. Driving distance: 395 km. Driving time: 7 hr 30 minutes. Elevation: 4500 meter/ 14764 feet

Highlight: Today is short and easy walking day. You walk through grassy plain area along the river. The trekking end point is 4 km before Darchen. Once you reach there your vehicle come to pick up you then drive back to Dongba through the same previous road.

Overnight at guest house in Dongba

Driving distance: 370 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: 2900 meter/ 9514 feet

Highlight: Driving is through same incoming road.

Overnight at guest house in Kerung

Driving distance: 175 km. Driving time: 5 to 6 hour. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Driving is through same incoming road.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 6 km

Highlight: Our tour officer transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your onward destinations.

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