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Facts of the trip

Trip Code: BHTT03
Trip Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 6000m
Grade: Strenuous
Program Type: Drive and Trekking
Trek Start Point: Kodari
Trek End Point: Kodari
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 2+
Best season: March - June / September-November

Mount Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a scared site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight.Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. On the journey to Mt. Kailash across the windswept Tibetan plateau, you will see cliff-top monasteries, wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake. Journeying through Norbulingka, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor markets, you gain in-depth understanding of Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations. On this expertly guided overland tour on 4WD landcruiser, you get to explore colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and in the process attain profound spirituality. You become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures on your tour to Lhasa Gyantse, Shigatse and other significant en route cities. Further drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau brings you to Lake Manasarovar, before completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there, you re-cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu.

This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights. You can join this trip either in Lhasa or in Kathmandu. The tour starts with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many highest peaks of the world (if you join the tour in Kathmandu). In case you wish to start the tour in Lhasa arriving from anywhere in mainland China or taking a new train from Beijing you will be briefed about the tour by your Tibetan Guide.


Day 01: Arrived Kathmandu transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Half day sightseen after lunch preparing for departure

Day 03: From Kathmandu, drive to Kodari and Nyalam (Depart Kathmandu)

Day 04: In Nyalam: Rest day for Acclimatization with an excursion to Milarepa Cave

Day 05: Drive to Dongba / Saga (crossing the Brahmaputra River)

Day 06: Drive to Mansarovar Lake

Day 07: Puja / Holy dip at Lake Mansarovar & Drive to Darchen

Day 08: Start Kailash Kora/Outer Parikarma from Darchen. On to Dirapuk

Day 09: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass to Zuthul-Puk

Day 10: Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to Hore (Hor Qu)

Day 11: Drive to Dongba / Saga

Day 12: Drive to Nyalam

Day 13: Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu (Arrive Kathmandu)

Day 14: Free at Kathmandu

Day 15: Depart toward your homeland

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail trekswithbhim@gmail.com

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