Mount Kailash mountain is situated in the far west corner of Tibet. It is considered to be the most sacred peak of Asia by four major religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. It rises up to 6,638 meters high, looks like a symmetrical cone-shaped rock capped by pure crystal-like ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Mt Kailash lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal and is the source of four of the longest rivers in Asia (The Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali).
Hindu pilgrims believe that Mount Kailash is the home of their God Shiva and Buddhists consider it as the centre of the Universe-the Axis Mundi in Asian cosmology. Hundreds of pilgrims travel every year from all over the Indian sub-continent, Nepal and Tibet to circumambulate this mountain on foot. They believe it is a holy ritual that brings them good fortune.
Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam(3750m). It takes about seven hours. You stay overnight at a hotel in Nyalam(3750m).
Drive from Nyalam to Saga (4600m), which takes about seven hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Saga.
Drive from Saga to Prayang (4750m), the base of Mayumla Pass. It takes about six hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Prayang.
Drive from Prayang to Darchen (4620m), which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Darchen.
From Darchen trek starts for circuit around Mount Kailash. You stay overnight in camp.
Mount Kailash, This day being a “Full Moon”, the view is extraordinary and worth seeing. You stay overnight at camp.
Trek back to Darchen. You stay overnight at lodge in Darchen.
Short drive to Lake Manasarovar . You stay overnight at camp.
Stay at Lake Manasarovar. You stay overnight at camp.
Drive to Prayang via Mayumla Pass. You stay overnight at camp/lodge.
You continue drive to Saga. You stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Drive from Saga to Nyalam. You stay overnight at camp/lodge.
Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu. From Nyalam, you drive down to the border town of Zhangmu.