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. The holy path around Mount Kailash is 52 km long.
Documents required to apply for visa before your arrival
- Passport color scans
- Advance amount of US $ 500.
- Must provide at least 35 days prior to the arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and then transfer to hotel and stay overnight at a hotel at Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath temple in morning and in afternoon drive to airport for flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. then transfer to hotel and stay overnight at a hotel.
Drive to airport and flight to Simkot for immigration formalities then Proceed to Hilsa by a chartered helicopter flight. After arrival at Hilsa, we set out for Purang, a short walk to cross river Karnali and get into the Tibetan border where our land cruisers will be waiting. After brief introductions with our Tibetan guide, we will drive for Taklakot [known to Chinese as Purang] and on arrival transfer to guesthouse and rest.
Free day for acclimatizing and look around Taklakot.
Drive from Taklakot to Manasarovar Lake (120 km) It takes around Three Hours. You will have fullday for holy bath and Puja or just relax at the edge of holy Manasarovar Lake. Overnight at camp or guesthouse.
Drive to Tarchen then Austpath (if Allowded by Chinese Authority) & perform puja at Astapath. Stay overnight hotel at Tarchen.
Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m: We Start Kailash Parikrama drive to Tarpoche (Yamadwar) then trek to Dira Puk [12 Kms 4-5 Hrs.].It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky makes you feel the Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 18 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Continue Parikrama over Dromala pass to Zuthul Puk [22 kms 7-8 Hrs.]. Overnight at camp.
End Parikrama near Darchen [9 kms 3-4 hrs]. Drive to Taklakot. Overnight at guesthouse or camp.
Early morning drive to Hilsa via Khojarnath Temple [an ancient Temple of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita]. From Hilsa helipad flight back to Simkot. After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive Nepalgunj & further proceed to Kathmandu by flight [fixed wing]. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Final Departure OR transfer for onward journey.