Mt. Kailash is among the most sacred places on earth. It is the mother of all holy places, "Tirtha Sthaan", for followers of Lord Shiva, "Shiv-Bhakts". This holy mountain is to Hindus as Jokhang Temple is to Tibetan Buddhists or as Jerusalem is to followers of Christianity. The Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage tour is undertaken by those wishing to purify their soul through peace with themselves and the world around them. Pilgrims will trek around the base of Mt. Kailash, while many take about three days; some devout pilgrims make the journey in one day. Tibetans who make this pilgrimage will leave behind an article of clothing, a lock of hair, or a stone to symbolize leaving behind prejudice and misperceptions of reality. No matter where you may come from, this is a journey where you can wash your soul of your anger, anxiety, and ego. The best time to do Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage tour is from April to October.
Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage tour- Itinerary:
Day01: To Lhasa, transfer to hotel
Day02: Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar
Day03: Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung and Sera Monastery
Day04: Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Gyantse (260 km), overnight in Gyantse
Day05: Gyantse-Shigatse (90km, 3900 m), visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and local Tibetan streets
Day06: Drive Shigatse to Saga (Altitude 4600m,about 400km)
Day07: Saga-Lake Manasarovar [altitude4750M], about 500km, 10-11hrs
Day08: Leisure time nearby the holy Lake-Manasarovar, drive 40 km to Darchen (4560m), 30km
Day09: Kailash Circuit trek-Dira Puk: (6 hrs)
Day10: Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 6 hrs
Day11: Trek back to Darchen (trek ends) and drive to Lake Manasarovar
Day12: Manasarovar-Saga (530km, 10-11 hours). Overnight at Saga Hotel (best available)
Day13: Saga-Zhangmu (or Saga to Shigatse)
Day14: Zhangmu-friendship bridge-Katmandu (we drive from Shigatse back to Lhasa)
Day15: Lhasa final departure
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Trip cost: The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.