Mt Kailash Overland Tour
Mt. Kailash is referred as a physical incarnation of the legendary Mt. Meru which is assumed to be the most holy peak in the world. Its snow powdered rock pyramid is situated in the panoramic rich region of western Tibet region and it lies between Karakurum ranges and the Himalayas and. The spot is well thought-out to be the most perfect to make a holy pilgrimage around its 53km circuit (Parikrama). Indeed the whole region of Mt. Kailash is of vital religious worth and holds the two bluish pristine high-elevated lakes of Rakshesa and Manasarovar.
Mt. Kailash is regarded as the set of Lord Shiva for Hindus and Buddhists refer the peak as a ridge of the gigantic Mandala which means the ‘Wheel of Life’. In Sanskrit language Kailas means bright crystal. Hindus suppose Mt. Kailash to be the residence of Lord Shiva. Moreover, for the Bonpos, the peak is sacred nine-storey Swastika Mountain.
We will first of all drive to Kodari all the way through the Arniko highway passing Dhulikhel following the river Sunkoshi and after that Bhote Koshi River. We will drive to Zhangmu where we have paper work at immigration. Then we will continue to Nyalam where we will have a day rest for acclimatization. Then, we will climb to the height of 5,124m at La Lulung. While driving, we can have a mighty scene of Mt. Shisha Pangma. Also on the way the Bhramaputra River will come into view after that we will reach the city Saga. Moreover, number of amazing landscapes, snow-topped peaks, sand dunes and distinctive geographical area will be visible and reach at camping place, Paryang. After that we can visit Lake Manasarovar, the holiest lakes where rituals are performed. From here we can see the amazing Trugo Monastery, Chiu Monastery and Mt. Gurula Mandhata that falls at an elevation of 7728m. Around 30 km north of Lake Manasarovar, Darchen is situated which is the major doorway to Mt. Kailash. Our walk turns out to be more adventurous when we will walk higher around the Holy Mt. Kailash. We will traverse the Dolma La pass and continue walking to Zutulphuk monastery. The trails to Mt Kailash Overland Tour are really breathtaking.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Nyalam by Privet Jeep (3700 m) 170 Km
The trip begins with a 4-5 hour drive to Kodari, near the Nepal-China border. The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge connects Kodari of Nepal with Zhangmu of Tibet. After crossing the bridge we head to the town of Nyalam situated 40 km from the border.
Day 2 Acclimatization Day Nyalam (3700 m)
A day in Nylam gives us enough time for acclimatization and prepares us for the high altitude journey ahead.
Day 3 Drive to Saga (4200 m) 232 km
The road to Saga climbs up to the La Lung (5124 m), dropping down in between and heads west as we cross the Brahmaputra river and arrive in Saga.
Day 4 Drive to Paryang (4500m) 285 km
The drive to Paryang takes us further into the hidden land of Tibet as we follow a trail beside the river, past herds of grazing yaks and sheeps.
Day 5 Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4500 m) 298 km
Today, a long drive brings us to the holy Manasarovar lake. The lake is a sacred place to both Hindus and Buddhists who believe that the Indus, Ganga, Sutlej and Brahmaputra originated from here.
Day 6 Drive to Tarchen (4600m) 60km
After driving to Tarchen we prepare for our trek around Mt. Kailash and our guide manages a yak and yak man required for the trek.
Day 7 Trek to Dirapuk (4800 m)
Today, we trek to Dirapuk via Chukku Gompa and get to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Kailash in between.
Day 8 Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m)
A rough trekking trail leads us to the Dolma La Pass (5360m), where we stop for some rest. After spending some time at the pass we head down a steep route to the Zutulpak Gompa.
Day 9 Trek to Tarchen and drive to Manasarovar Camp
A 3 hour hike brings us to Tarchen where our jeeps await to transport us back to our camps at the Mansarovar lake.
Day10 Rest day at Manasarovar lake (4500m)
The holy Mansarovar lake is located 20 kms from Mount Kailash. Mansarovar is a sacred place to both Hindus and Buddhists who believe that the Indus, Ganga, Sutlej and Brahmaputra originated from this lake.
Day11 Drive to Paryang (4500 m) 298k m
From the lake we drive for about 8 hours to reach Paryang.
Day12 Drive to Saga (4200m) 285km
Another long day at the road brings us back to Saga.
Day13 Drive back to Nyalam or Zhangmu (3700 m) 232 km
Day14 Drive back to Kathmandu
1) Permit fee for Kailash (includes all visa procedures /embassy formalities in Kathmandu)
2) Tibet Travel Permit Fee
3) 4 Nights at the Guesthouse and Hotel
4) Border tax in Zhangmu
5) Toyota Land Cruisers
6) Saga grass land fee
7) Manasarovar entrance fee
8) Kailash entrance fee
9) Yak and yak-man for the trek
12) Entrance fees and permits for staff
1) Visa fee
2) All camping equipment
3) All food
4) Cooks and kitchen helpers
5) Life insurance and travel insurance
6)Unforeseen expenses in case of emergencies