In the hundred ages of the gods, I could not tell the glories of The Himalaya, there is no mountain like The Himalaya for in it are Kailash and Manasarovar.

Mt. Kailash (6741m/21571ft) is perhaps the most sacred of Holy Mountains in Tibet. Together with the two lakes of Manasarovar & Rakas, the region is one of the few truly nature wonders of the world. Three of the orient's greatest rivers; the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, and the Indus, all take their sources within a hundred kilometers of this "Snow Capped Jewel " which attracted Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon-po’s from the four corners of Asia for centuries. Mt. Kailash - also known as Tise or Khang Rimpoche (Jewel of the snow), has since the time immemorial been celebrated in many eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi (the center of the physical and metaphysical universe). For the Hindus, it represents the abode of Lord Shiva and for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic Mandala of the Five Dhyani Buddha & The Wheel of life.

People believe that a single Kora or Parikrama washes away the sins of a lifetime and Buddhists believe that 108 circuits secure Nirvana in this life. On the trek, one may encounter Bon Pilgrims circling the route counter clockwise or the very devoted continually prostrate them along the whole 32.5 miles loop. There is also the ‘Inner Kora’ that passes two lakes to the south of Mt. Kailash. Tradition dictates that only those who have made 13 circumambulation of Kailash may follow this inner route. The mouths of the four great rivers are within 100 km of the mountain-the Indus, The Brahamaputra, The Sutlej and the Karnali, major tributaries of The Ganges. The Mt. Kailash circuit is 32.5 miles of strenuous trails, which crosses the Dolma La. This pass is the route highest point at 18525 ft. At a large boulder is a collection of offerings where pilgrims traditionally deposit one item and take another.

Although the journey entails long rides by Land cruisers over Tibet’s great western plateau through a region inhabited by few wild animals, holy lakes and the occasional nomad, this existing tour involving a four day trek with Yaks in the remotest part around Mt. Kailash and offers the most fascinating experience on the Roof of the World. This is a new destination and attracts more and more visitors day by day.

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No. of Days
: 16 Days
Minimum Group
: 2
Maximum group
: 25
Trips Grade
: Easy
Best Season : March - October
Trips Activity : Tour

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swayambhunath. PM: Free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Kodari 116 km. crosses into Tibet (Zhangmu) and drive for another 2 hours to Nyalam (3750) 53 km. Check into the lodge. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Saga (4300m) 291 km via Lalunala Pass, lake Paigu Tso and Brahmaputra River. Because of the scarcity of camping sites in and around the village, we continue further driving another 45 minutes to arrive at a beautiful campsite located close to the Saga River. Overnight at the camp.
Day 06: Drive from Saga via New Zongba to Paryang (4360m). Overnight at the camp.
Day 07: Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar (5410m) via Mayum La (5151m) Driving past Kongyu Tso through the village of Thongchen to camp near the Chiu monastery. Overnight at the camp.
Day 08: Rest and explore Manasarovar Lake. Overnight at the camp.
Day 09: Drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m) and Trek from Darchen to Chhuku Bridge – 4 Hrs. and side visit to Chhuku Monastery – 30 minutes. Overnight at the camp.
Day 10: Trek from Chhuku Gompa to Drira Phuk – 4 Hrs. As one reaches the Gompa and a frugal guesthouse at Drira Phuk, you are rewarded with a fine view of the North face of Mt. Kailash.
The three lower hills in front of Mt. Kailash from this vantage point are the manjushree, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani representing wisdom, kindness and power. Overnight at the camp.
Day 11: Start trek from Drira Phuk and immediately cross the Lha Chu on a wooden bridge. Many more switchbacks and steep descents leads to the valley and then further descend for about an hour to arrive alongside the Lham Chhukhir at 5150 meters. Overnight at the camp.
Day 12: Trek from Shabje Drathok to 4610m, the last prostration point (Chaksal Gang). Upon arrival at Darchen, board the waiting vehicles for about two hours drive to the campsite past the settlement of Hor Qu to the northeast corner of the Lake Mansarovar. Overnight at the camp.
Day 13: Drive from Hor Qu to Paryang. Overnight at the camp.
Day 14: Drive from Paryang to Saga. Overnight at the camp.
Day 15: Drive from Saga to Zhangmu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu. Drive up to Friendship Bridge and start drive back to Kathmandu through the Araniko Highway.
Day 17: Final departure.

Note: Participants must arrive Kathmandu at least 2 days before tour start date.

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Cost Details

Cost per pax
1 to 2 pax
On Request
3 to 5 pax
On Request
5 to 8 pax
On Request
Above 8 pax
On Request

Cost Include:

  • All transfers and tours and hotel on full borad basis in Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Tibet twin Sharing accommodation in hotels and tented camps and guest houses as per itinerary on full board basis
  • Transportation by 4WD Land Cruisers
  • All trekking equipment such as two men tent, dinning tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tents, sleeping mattresses, camp chairs tables, all food stuff.
  • Gamow bags (life saving device incase of altitude sickness)
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide 
  • Monastery entrance fees, portable oxygen cylinders in case of emergency 
  • Yak and Yak man for porter age of luggage and equipment 
  • Travel permit to kailash and all necessary transfers. 

Cost Exclude : 

  • Nepal re-entry visa fees 
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Laundry, Telephone calls 
  • Expenses of personal nature 
  • Any kind of travel insurance, Emergency evacuation cost 
  • Extra charges for hiring porters and vehicles in case of land slide and other natural calamities,gratitude tips. 



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