24 days Kailash Mansarovar Tholing Tsaparang ( guge) Lhasa tour
4 days in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath and other world heritage sights
19 days in Tibet, reach to Lhasa, Kailash - Mansarovar, Guge kingdom by jeep - landcrusior and back
Holy Mount Kailash which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 mtr high peak is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors - Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind ("Man") for the creation of a lake ("Sarovar"), hence its name. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washed away all the sins of life.Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. People have been visiting Kailash - Mansarovar for centuries. It used to be very hard journey in the past; today Earthbound Expeditions can bring you there with help of Landcrusiors via Kathmandu.
This Kailas Tibet adventure begins with the fly across the Himalaya west into Tibet to Lhasa. Then we drive to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who, for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity the folk religion of Tibet - it is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers ( Indus, Sutlej, Bramhaputra and Karnali), few mountain reveals Kailash for its mystique, isolation and prominence, for 3 days you will walk with pilgrims around this almost perfectly symmetrical mountain kailas before the trek drive back into Nepal. Your kailash trek pioneered by Earthbound Expeditions takes you into northern riches of the country where only few trekkers have walked these trials, unchanged over the ages. The encounter with the herders, pilgrims and the local people will be lively and make for precious memory. It is an experience of a lifetime...!
Please hear from our clients who have been to Kailash - mansarovar tour with us and how much they enjoyed it with us.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu / Chengdu, Our representative will come to receive you at the Airport. Hotel in B/ B basis. - 1300mt
Day 02 : Two days Sightseeing of Kathmandu or Chengdu and preparation for the trek. B/B.
(Bhaktapur, Patan, Syambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar squares).
Day 03: Early morning flight to Lhasa, Tibet . Overnight in Hotel B / B ( can start via Simikot or Chengdu) -3600mt
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Deraphung and Sera monastery B/B (3600mt)
Day 05: Another Sightseeing day in Lhasa. Jokhang Temple and Bharkhor Market. B/B (3600mt)
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdruk tso lake overnight in Hotel Gyntse or similar hotel. Visit Khumbum & Pelkhor Gompa. B/B - 3950mt
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse, visit Tashilampo monastry. Overnight in Xigatse or similar hotel B/B - 3900 mt
Day 08: Drive to Lhatse, Overnight camp. From this day we will be staying in tented camp. -
Day 09: Drive to saga. B, L D - 4350mt
Day 10 : Drive to Paryang. B, L, D - 4450mt
Day 11 : Drive to Lake Manasaravor, We will have a first view of Kailash, camp near by Chiyu or Thulgo Gompa. B, L, D - 4650 mtr
Day 12 : Rest day in Lake Manasaravor. Holy bath and explore around. B, L, D
Day 13 : Drive to Darchen. Preparation day for Kailash Kora. Overnight in basic guest house. Half day hike to Gyang Drag Gompa B,L,D
Day 14 : Kora start, Trek to Daira phuk Gompa. Enjoy the close up view of north face of holy Kailash . B, L, D .- 4900mt
Day 15 : Trek to La chu valley after crossing the Dormala Pass (5600 mtrs). B,L, D. Camp near Medecine Buddha Mountain. - 4890mt
Day 16 : Trek to Darchen, kailash Kora ends. On the way, visit Zuthulphuk Gompa, and drive to Tirthapuri where you can enjoy thermal water bath. B, L, D
Day 17 : Drive to Tholing. enjoy good view of Kamet , Nanada Devi and other Indian High Himalayas. B, L, D
Day 18: Sightseeing Tholing and Tsaparang - the moon land, Guge Kingdom B, L, D .
Day 19: Drive to Lake Manasarovar. B, L, D
Day 20: Drive to Saga B, L, D
Day 21: Drive to Naylam or Lhatse. On the way we will see the beautiful Pigutso lake, enjoy good view of Himalayan range including Shisapangama. Overnight stay in Guest house or Camp. B, L, D
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu or Lhasa B / B
Day 23: Free day we will take you for evening Culture Show and dinner. B,D
Day 24 : Departure or free day. Namaste! B
We have been organizing a regular trip each year targeting Saga Dawa Festival near Kailash.
In 2012 Saga Dawa festival near Kailash at Tharboche is on June 4th.
Special trip for Karnali river source, Indus River source and Bramhaputra river source can be organized.
If you would like more detailed information or customized itinerary, please contact us.
Holy Mt. Kailash Mansarovar tour - a journey to the heavens……
The Kailash mansarovar tour include stunning mountain views, untouched cultures, incradiable landscapes, a pligrimage trip to one of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth!
"We do not Experiment, We Excel with Experience": We have leaders that have been to Kailash over 7 times, the trip planner Mr. Rajan have been to Kailash over 14 times in last 7 years, please hear from our clients who have been to Kailash - mansarovar tour with us and how much they enjoyed it with us.
Bookings are open for 2012 kailash - Mansarovar tour please contact us for details .
"I may say from personal experience, that the environments of Mount Kailash are such to liberate one's mind immediately from one's mundane worries and cares and raise it to a wonderful, painless and sorrow less world, fit for gods alone...",
- Swami Tapovan Maharaj
"Vasudhaiva kutumbakam The world is my family".
Departure Dates for Kailas tour : Tell us your date and we will be happy to customize
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Availability: May - July and September - October ( August is not highly recommended, although people do the trip)
Style: Guided Trip, fully supported trek
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Maximum elevation: 5600 mtr ( Dolma la pass)
Accommodation: 2 men Tent in camping and Guest house while possible, in Kathmandu 3 star hotel included
Transport: Jeep (Lancrusior in Tibet) / Bus / flight included
Meals included: Full board meal included (as mentioned)
Note: Best season to travel May to Oct, please try to travel always with a direct agent and small group - private departure dates available.