Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage - Tibet

Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage - Tibet

Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Tour is an excellent choice for time conscious people who would like to see as much as possible in holy site. You will have extra benefit to visit Tirthapuri at the same time. We drive you to Zangmu the border town, Pigu Tso one of the beautiful Lake of Tibet, Saga, Dongba, Paryang, Lake Manasarovar and all the way back to Kathmandu. The total journey is of 15 day and the maximum elevation is 5630m. You also will have chances to see wild Ass and Tibetan Antelopes along the journey.

Mt. Kailash is popular destination because of the way it raises high above the surrounding mountain range and remains snow-capped all year long. The mountain's Tibetan name is, "Gang Rinpoche," which means, "Supreme Mountain." Traditional Buddhist cosmology has often connected Mt. Kailash with Mt. Meru, the great mythological mountain that forms the axis of this world system. The power of this strange, domed peak has gripped the imagination of the people of Nepal, India and Tibet for thousands of years, as well as the imagination of people from all over the world are willing to see it in reality and pay their religious attendance once in life time.

  • Mountain views

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3680m) Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor street, Johkang Temple.

Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery Hotel in Lhasa

Day 04: Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m), 370km, approx 7hrs Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Stupa Hotel in Shigatse

Day 05: Shigatse-Lhatse (4000m), 200km, approx 4hrs Tashilhunpo monastery, Sakya monastery Farmer's hotel

Day 06: Lhatse-Saga (4600m), 312km, approx 6.5hrs Wild landscapes of western Tibet Local guesthouse

Day 07: Saga-Manasarovar lake (4560m), 606km, approx 8hrs Sand dunes, Manasarovar lake, Mysterious view of Mt.Kailash Local guesthouse

Day 08: Manasarovar lake-Darchen (4560m), 80km, approx 1hr Mysterious view of Mt.Kailash Local guesthouse

Day 09: Trek from Darchen-Dirakpuk (4700m), 20km, approx 4hrs Wild landscapes around Mt.Kailash Local guesthouse

Day 10: Trek from Dirakpuk-Zuktulpuk (4790m), 18km, approx 6hrs Wild landscapes around Mt.Kailash Local guesthouse

Day 11: Trek from Zuktulpuk-Darchen (4560m), 12km, approx 3hrs View of Duktso lake Local guesthouse

Day 12: Darchen-Guge (4500m), 270km, approx 5hrs Guge kingdom Local guesthouse

Day 13: Guge-Darchen (4560m), 270km, approx 5hrs The earth forests Local guesthouse

Day 14: Darchen-Saga (4600m), 550km, approx 9hrs Sand dunes Local guesthouse

Day 15: Saga-Lhatse (4000m), 312km, approx 7hrs Deserty part of Tibet Farmer's hotel

Day 16: Lhatse-Lhasa (3680m), 520km, approx 9hrs Yarlung Tsangpo Hotel in Lhasa

Day 17: Depart from Tibet

DAY 01 – 03:
Our representatives greet your arrival at the airport/train station and it is a short drive to the holy Lhasa city along the Lhasa river within a valley enclosed by barren mountains. Far before reaching to the city you will have the first glimpse of tremendous Potala Palace appearing out from the rest of the city by perching on the red hill. Then check in the hotel which is located in the old part of the town and which is also known as Tibetan area that centered by mystical Jokhang temple and the bustling Bakhor street. In the following couple of days we have thoughtfully arranged few but worthy visit to some world heritages and sites of breathing Tibetan Buddhists along acclimation and alleviating Jet-lag. You have plenty of time to walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted local pilgrims in the bustling Bakhor street, it is also a real pleasure to explore the busy cobbled lanes twisting around the aged buildings in the supernatural Drepung and Sera monastery, and our knowledgeable guides enhance your experiences with a thorough historical and cultural explanation. These days are flexible and easy to do on your own exploration around the town and hang around the Bakhor street during your leisure. In addition we do arrange special experiences of short visit to typical Tibetan village family or receive rare scared blessings from high lamas with local pilgrims per client’s interest.

DAY 04 – 05:
After couple of days acclimation, you are dare to drive over the Gampa la pass and Karo la pass to Gyantse and Shigatse in the western Tibetan plateau. Along the upstream of the Brahmaputra river we climb up the Gampa la(4900m) through numbers of switch-backs, from the pass you will amaze by the breathtaking view of the holy Lake Yamdrok and snow capped Mt.Nyenchen Kangsar in the background, then further to Gyantse and Shigatse via bloomy glaciers and scattered villages. Both Gyantse and Shigatse are well known for its historical and religious value since from ancient time, Gyantse is known as hero’s town as the British troops defeated by Gyantse guerrilla in 1904, more over, these regions has slightly different culture and tradition than in Lhasa, there we will visit Gyantse Kubhum stupa and Tashi Lhunpo monastery. Before we head into the long journey to the far-west plateau we visit the famous Sakya monastery and pause a night at Lhatse.

DAY 06 – 08:
Following the footstep of pilgrims to the far-west Tibet, traverse several high passes within the moonscape terrain of western plain. Through the region where the lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries, the enliven and lone groups of nomads families dwelling in the low, black tents are tending flocks of sheep and herds of ubiquitous yaks over the pastures, nevertheless, the abounding wild lives can be found in this region like herds of wild ass, Tibetan gazelle, wild yaks and so on. Finally the perspective view of supernatural peak of Kailash can be achieved from the Lake Manasarovar, spend a night on the holy lake side by absorbing the striking beauties of mystical lake. Hike up to Chiu monastery perching on a small hill offers a breathtaking panorama of the lake Manasarovar.

DAY 09 - 11:
Darchen the formerly important sheep station for the local nomads and their cattle. Now it is populated with numbers of guesthouses and restaurants. it is located right in front of white sentinel Kailash and it is also the starting and ending point of Kailash circuit, the 58km circumambulation follow the footstep of devoted pilgrims with the alpine valley, blooming glacier and spectacular view of the great north face of Kailash can be seen end of the day, after cross the challenging Dolma la pass(5600m), the trail descent the steep and rock-strewn valley to Dzultrul puk and then on the next day a easy trek to Darchen.

DAY 12 – 13:
Drive further south-west towards Ali, then turn off to Zanda at Moincer, through a long zigzag road down and up incredibly eroded gorges and gullies, sooner the capital of the ancient kingdom of Guge can be seen down below in the valley floor. From various vantage points on the descent into Toling town, there are some of the spectacular views of canyons and sand dunes in the upper Sutlej valley. The vast sweep of the Himalayans is dicernible, as the range turns north west from Nepal and along the Indian border as far as Ladakh and Kashmir spanning several hundred kilometers. Moreover, ruins of temples and caves of ancient Guge kingdom still breathing with exquisite murals and decorative motifs that dating back more than 1000 years.

DAY 14 – 16:
Retrace the road back to Lhasa and replenishing the remarkable plateau sceneries that you missed on the way up. Through the northern friendship highway you will following the Brahmaputra river to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have plenty of the time to continues explore the hustling Bakhor street and you may need to buy some souvenirs for your family and friends at home.

DAY 17:
Today it is your last day on the Tibet plateau. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spent few minutes to evaluate our services for future improvement and you can either leave the feedback form to your guide or just write us a email, at your departure, your guide and driver meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport/train station per your schedule. The trip officially ends.

Cost Includes

  • Twin Sharing Accommodation as per the Itinerary on Bed & Breakfast (B/B) basis.
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Transpiration as per the Itinerary by Van or Bus.
  • Monastery Entrance Fee.
  • Tibet Travel Permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Train or Air Fare of any Sector.
  • Insurance of any Kind.
  • Natural or Political Disturbance which beyond our Control.
  • Personal Expenses such as Drinks, Tip.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration 16 Day
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Moderate - B
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Starting Price US$
Trip Type Tea House Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude Meter
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