Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar Tour - 15 Days

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Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar is the most sacred pilgrimage for four different religions (Buddhist, Hindus, Jains, and Vaishnab). Every year, large numbers of pilgrims from all different religions travel to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar to pay their homage. Mt. Kailash (6714 meters), Asia’s most sacred mountain, is located in a high and isolated enclave of West Tibet. Mt. Kailash is one of the 3 pilgrimage sites in the area, known collectively as Kangri Tsosum; the other two are Ponri Ngaden and Lake Manasarover. All are said to be at the heart of the ancient Shangshung kingdom, the supposed land of origin of pre-Buddhist sect Bonpos. Mt. Kailash is their soul mountain (lari), which they also call Yungdrung Gu Tse (the Nine story Swastika Mountain). This is the very place where it is stated that the sects legendary founder, Tonpa Shenrab, descended from heaven to earth. Lord Shiva both the creator and destroyer of life is believed by Hindus to reside in the holy mountain.
Kathmandu has become a popular gateway to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour. A 14 days tour is one of the most popular tours to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar from Kathmandu that commences with an overland journey to Zhang-Mu, Tibetan border town. The program covers a three days circumambulation tour around Mt. Kailash as well as a two days stay at the sore of Lake Manasarover (Chiu Gompa side). Rest of the days, we spend for traveling to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar and returning to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu has become a popular gateway to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour. A 14 days tour is one of the most popular tours to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar from Kathmandu that commences with an overland journey to Zhang-Mu, Tibetan border town. The program covers a three days circumambulation tour around Mt. Kailash as well as a two days stay at the sore of Lake Manasarover (Chiu Gompa side). Rest of the days, we spend for traveling to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar and returning to Kathmandu.

Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour commences from Zhang-Mu and normally ends at Zhang-Mu but alternatively, we can even end this trek in Lhasa, it depends on your timeframe and requirement. The best time to visit Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is between May to September. However, people travel in this region from April onward till end of October. From October onward the weather in Mt. Kailash & lake Manasarovar becomes very cold.

Overview

Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour commences from Zhang-Mu and normally ends at Zhang-Mu but alternatively, we can even end this trek in Lhasa, it depends on your timeframe and requirement. The best time to visit Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is between May to September. However, people travel in this region from April onward till end of October. From October onward the weather in Mt. Kailash & lake Manasarovar becomes very cold.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)

Day 2
Kathmandu - visit temples

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)

Day 4
Nyalam - day free for acclimatization.

Day 5
Nyalam - Saga 4450 m (240 km) (passing through Lalung-La 5050m) (6-7 hrs)

Day 6
Saga - Paryang 4600 m. (185 km)

Day 7
Paryang - Mansarovar 4558 m (277 km) Full Moon Day

Day 8
Mansarovar - Tarchen (40 km)

Day 9
Tarchen - Tarboche (13 km drive) - Dirapuk (4860 m.) (7 km trek / 5 - 6 hrs)

Day 10
Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,200 m). O/N Government Hotel.

Day 11
Zuthulpuk - Tarchen (Darchen) (10 km / 4-5 hrs) - Mansarovar (end of Kailash Parikrama). O/N Best Hotel in Horchu.

Day 12
Drive to Dongba (366 km) 7-8 hrs.

Day 13
Drive Dongba to Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs.

Day 14
Drive Nylam to Kathmandu (156 km) 6-7 hrs.

Day 15
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

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Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar Tour