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Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Trek - 10 Days

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Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Trek

Mount Kailash (6,714m/22,028ft) is considered as the most sacred and holy mountain in the world. This is also an adventure travel into the remote Himalayan destination of Tibet. Mount Kailash and Manasarovar trek is a popular trip among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Lake Manasarovar is also the abode of purity like Mount Kailash. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar attract Hindus from all over the world for their religious value. People have a belief that taking a dip in the Lake Manasarovar and drinking its water will cleanse all sins committed over a lifetime. Hindu pilgrims who trek around the 32 mile circumference of Mount Kailash use the term ‘Parikrama’ while the Tibetans refer to the clockwise circumambulation as ‘Kora’.

The circumference starts and finishes at Darchen (4,560m/14,961ft), a small settlement serving as the base camp to the holy mountain. The highest point en-route around Mount Kailash is Drolma La Pass (5,630m/18,472ft). During the trek, there are great views of Tibet’s high mountains including Mt. Shishapangma (8,012m/26,287ft). This tour basically starts and ends in Kathmandu driving through the scenic countrysides of Nepal. Early morning we drive uphill through the hilly and scenic road via the Langtang National Park towards Rasuwagadhi/Kerung of Nepal-Tibet border. Completion of immigration and custom formalities are necessary while on entry and exit of both Tibet (China) and Nepal at separate immigration posts.

Note:

  • Fixed Departure Tours are available on advance booking.
  • Tour includes accommodation and breakfast only.
  • Tour can be customized with Everest Base Camp and further to Lhasa.
  • Operation of Tibet Tours sometimes depends on the Chinese authority.

Useful Info:

  • Scenic drive through the Lantang National Park in Nepal
  • Enchanting Tibetan countrysides and towns
  • Ancient monasteries along the route
  • Visit of holy Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
  • 3 days trekking around Mount Kailash
  • The highest Drolma La Pass (5,630m/18,472ft)

Day 1
Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (2,700m/8,900ft), 145km.

Day 2
Rest day at Kerung for acclimatization.

Day 3
Drive Kerung to Saga (4,400m/14,436ft), 235km.

Day 4
Drive Saga to Lake Manasarovar (4,550m/14,928ft), 370km.

Day 5
Explore Lake Manasarovar. Drive Manasarovar to Darchen (4,560m/14,961ft), 40km.

Day 6
Trek (circumference/kora of Mt. Kailash) from Darchen to Diraphuk (4,890m/16,044ft), first day 18km.

Day 7
Trek Diraphuk to Zutul Puk (4,790m/15,715ft) crossing over Drolma La Pass (5,630m/18,472ft), 19km.

Day 8
Trek Zutul Puk to Darchen (finish kora), 14km, then drive to Saga.

Day 9
Drive Saga to Kerung.

Day 10
Drive Kerung to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Tibet Travel and Trekking Permit
  • Chinese visa fee (Normal)
  • Mount Kailash circuit fee
  • All accommodations on a twin share basis at Guest House with breakfast
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Kerung (Rasuwagadhi border)-Kathmandu by Jeep
  • Private transportation from Kerung to Mt. Kailash and return by Van/Mini Coach
  • Yak or helper to carry your goods during Mt. Kailash trekking
  • An English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Monasteries’ entrance fees
  • One portable oxygen cylinder to each for emergency

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch, Dinner and Bar bills
  • Personal expenses, laundry, photography etc.
  • Personal warm gears like sleeping bag and jacket, Sun hat, Sun glasses, Sun cream etc.
  • Extra expenses due to any natural and political causes such as snow, landslide, strikes, etc.
  • Personal helper or yak/horse
  • Tips to the staff
  • Single supplement charges
  • Rescue, Evacuation and Cost of Insurance

  • Kathmandu City Cultural Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Trip Facts

  • Drive in/out KTM-Kerung-Mt. Kailash
  • 5,630 meters
  • Hard