Mount Kailash along with the Holy Manasarovar Lake is deeply integrated to the spiritual values of Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the holy center of the earth and the manifestation of heaven itself. Tibetan Buddhists profess that Kailash is the home to the Buddha Demchok who symbolizes supreme harmony. Similarly, the Tibetan religion of ‘Bon’ believes Mount Kailash as their spiritual seat of power. In Jainism, Kailash referred to as Mount Ashtapada, is the place where the creator of their faith, Rishabhadeva, attained freedom from the cycle of life and rebirth. Merely 20 kilometers away from Mount Kailash, the sacred blue and emerald green Manasarovar lake that lies at a height of 15,015 ft, is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and the power to wash off all mortal sins.
Considering all these reasons a tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is an intense spiritual experience for all of the religious sects. The 14 nights /15 days trip begins in Kathmandu, where you will explore the holy spots and includes the journey to Tibet, drive to Saga, overnight in hotels/guesthouse/camps and meditation sessions at the breathtaking Manasarovar Lake. At Mount Kailash, we start Kora and take a Holy bath in the Lake Mansarovar. Visiting Kailash is believed to bring the salvation of all sins according to Hindu mythology. After completing the religious rituals according to faiths of devotees we drive you back to Kathmandu via Kerung or you can further proceed to Lhasa city and catch the flight or train for your onward journey.
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Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see the ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch.Then, you will visit the Patan museum. In the meantime, we will work out for visa issuance, checking necessary equipments and shopping for the trip. There will be a briefing on the day to day itinerary. It is very important that all Kailash bound travelers must attend the meeting. Overnight in hotel
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. NepalChina border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and landcruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.
Today is free for acclimatization. We will be going for a short trek around which helps us to acclimatize fast in higher altitude. Overnight stay at Nyalam guest house
On our today’s long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, natural sceneries like Pelku tso Lake and Mount Shishapangma (8020m) along the route are seen unimaginably beautiful , nomads chasing herd of yaks and sheeps on the pastures keep you wondering. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River on the way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town of Saga. Overnight at Saga
We drive from Saga to Paryang through the windswept territory passing through many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distant view of snow- capped mountains. This vast and dry plateau is the traditional campsite of the nomads who tend grazing their animals during the summer.Overnight at Paryang
We drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herder’s camp, if lucky might come across a herd of Kyang (Wild Ass). During the drive you will have the first sight of Holy Mount Kailash from the top of the Mayum La Pass (5280m) and Manasarovar Lake. Overnight at camp
Today we make excursion around Lake Mansarovar. From Mansarovar Lake we can see Mt. Gurla Mandata in the distance, visit Trugo and Chiu Monasteries. The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas and moon like desert plateau. We will see wild ass, Yaks, special black necked crane and Tibetan deer around the lake. Overnight at Camp
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath in the Lake, we will be heading towards Darchen. This tiny village of Darchen is the starting and ending point of Mt. kailash trekking. The guide will arrange needed yaks and porters. Overnight at Darchen
The first day’s trekking starts from the Sershong and a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. From the valley you can see the Choku Monastery up on the hillside. The trail leads to few ups and downs until we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m). You will meet many Bon pilgrims going in the opposite direction (Anticlock-wise), because Mt. Kailash is being worshipped by four different religious communities, viz Buddhists, Bons, Hindus and Jains.We can on the grassy meadows enjoying with a view of Mt. Kailash, North West face at Dirapuk for overnight halt. Overnight at camp
Today we cross Drolma-la Pass. We trek to much higher altitude just beneath Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest points at Drolma La, 5,200 m, and the pass is quickly descending to thegradual field towards Zutulphuk for the overnight camp. Zutulphuk is a Tibetan word which means magical cave. This small monastery is connected to an interesting story of great saint Milarepa (Buddhist) and Naropa (Bon). Overnight at camp
We follow the winding track out of the valley following into Trangser to Darchen. Overnight at Mansarovar at camp
Today we will drive to Dongba for about 7 hours. The distance is 366 km. On arrival, check in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay in Dongba
After breakfast at the guest house we drive farther to Nyalam. While driving, you will enjoy the spectacular Himalayan landscape. On arrival, check in at the guest house and overnight stay in Nyalam
We will drive back from Dongba following the same route to Kodari border in 2 hours driving. We cross the border town, have lunch at Border complete the Nepal re-entry immigration formalities and drive straight to Kathmandu following the Araniko highway. Overnight in hotel
On your free day you can do laundry, last minute shopping and excursion around the market place in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel
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