Ancient cosmography identifies Kailash with the mighty mountain sumeru, the central peak of the World. Mount Kailash, the holiest of all the holy mountains, the spiritual junction for both the Hindu and Buddhist, is situated in the western part of Tibet. The pilgrimage tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is a journey in to a remote and secluded land where one seems to leave behind one’s material attachments as they travel towards the holy lake. As per Hindu belief, Mt. Kailash is the eternal and permanent abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It is believed that Lord Brahma created Manasarovar from his joyful tears. In Buddhist and Hindu religion Mt. Kailash is regarded as the most sacred and is believed to the navel of universe. It is Perfect Mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and Sutlej. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment cleanse themselves from sins, braving enormous distances particularly harsh weather condition.
Kailash Manasarovar is located in western Tibet. The altitude of Kailash Parbat (peak) Is 022022 ft. above sea level. Tarachen is located on 14960ft. above sea level, considered the base camp. The climate is unpredictable goes maximum 20 degree Celsius. The best visiting time to Kailash is from May- September. The distance for Parikaram around the Kailash is 52km and it takes 3 days to complete it. The altitude of Manasarovar is 14950ft. above the sea level. It is 102km and takes 3 days on walking for Parikrama of Manas. It is 817km from Kathmandu one way. Tibet time is 2 hrs a head than Nepal time.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Today first of all you will be met at the Airport and transferred to the Hotel. Tour briefing with officially arrangement, overnight stay in Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu includes Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, A monkey Temple Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 03: Entry Zhangmu border and drive to Nyelam (3800m), overnight at Nyelam
After having breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu. After crossing the Zhangmu border we reach in Nyelam, overnight stay at Nyelam.
Day 04: Drive from Nyelam to Saga via Lalung La Pass, Paiku Tso and cross the Brahmaputra River
Today we drive towards Saga from Nyelam. We passes through Lalung La Pass which offers Panoramic views of Mt. Sishapangma (8021m/26,309ft), Gaurishanker and many other peaks, all of which are dwarfed by the Tibetan plateau. You will cross the Bramhaputra River just before Saga, Overnight at Saga.
Day 05: Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar Camp. (Altitude 14,957 ft, distance 157 miles about 8hrs drive)
Today's drive involves crossing of several rivers but has some of the most panoramic scenery. The crews will set your camp by the sacred Manasarovar Lake -which according to Hindu mythology was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world. Today you will have the first Darshan (view) of holy Mt. Kailash from Horqu, Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Darchen-Dira Phuk Gompa (Altitude 16,102 ft, about 6 hrs trek)
Tarboche, marked by Tibetan flags is the starting point for kora and it is the site for Tibet's most important annual Saga Dawa festival. Walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river, which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira-phuk, overnight at camp.
Day 08 Drira Phuk Monastery-Zuthul-Phuk (Altitude 15,711 ft., about 7 hrs trek)
Bid farewell to Lha Chu Valley and prepare to fight the toughest part of the kora. You will enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La [5,630m/18,466 ft] that is marked Tibetan prayer flags. The rest of the day's walk is mostly downhill and flat land. On descent, you will pass by one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake (Gauri Kunda), known as the Lake of Compassion. Zuthulphuk monastery is built at the site of a famous cave, which is believed to have been created as a result of contest between Milareppa (Buddhist Yogi) and Naro Bonchung (Bon Saint), overnight at camp
Day 09: Trek to Darchen (Altitude 4,560m/14,956 ft, about 3 hrs trek)
The final day of the kora is rather short and easier. It takes merely 2 ½ to 3 hours that involves crossing of several streams and follows an impressive gorge from where you can look back for fabulous views. Overnight guesthouse.
Day 10 - 11: Drive to Paryang
Retrace your way back to Paryang to Saga. Overnight Camp
Day 12 –14: Drive Saga to Kodar
Retrace drive to Kathmandu via a stop in Nyalam.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
Today you drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu towards your own country
All transportation in Kathmandu and in Tibet
All meals and accommodation in Tibet
3 nights’ accommodation (with breakfast) in Kathmandu
City tour in Kathmandu including guide salary and entrance fees
All permits and visa for Tibet
Truck for transportation luggage in Tibet
Yaks for carrying loads while trekking
Experienced guides and cook staffs
Guide salary during the trek
Tents, sleeping bags, Mattresses, etc
Insurance for Nepali staffs
Meals in Kathmandu
Flight tickets and airport departure tax to/ from Kathmandu
Emergency medical evacuation and travel insurance
Alcohol and Beverage
Any additional itineary option
Any additional support during the trek like Helper, Yak, Horse