Traveltimes Treks is pleased to offer a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash Tibet. By definition a pilgrimage is a difficult journey on which to earn merit and hiking Kora or circumlocution, of 22,028 foot Mt.Kailash (32 miles in 3 days) absolves the sins of a lifetime. Mt.Kailash is the center of the universe or four religions and the source of four important rivers in south Asia. Acclimatize with four days of overland travel across the austere, 15,000 Tibetan Plateau.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Kerung
Day 05: Kerung to Saga
Day 06: Acclimatization at Saga
Day 07: Saga to Mansarovar via Paryang
Day 08: Mansarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen
Day 09: Darchen – Yamadwar – Drirapuk (Kora starts)
Day 10: Dirapuk to Juthulpuk (Drolma La Pass)
Day 11: Juthulpuk to Saga (Kora Ends)
Day 12: Saga to Kerung
Day 13: Kerung to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure
Our representatives will receive you at the airport in Kathmandu, and guide you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Later, we will have a small briefing session on the trip, and meet the other members in the group, overnight at the hotel.
Today, we’ll take a tour of a few well-known Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the Pashupatinath, Gujeswari Shaktipith, and Jalnarayan Temple. Later, you can get some supplies for the Yatra if necessary. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
We’re going to drive to Syabrubesi in the morning. The settlement of Syabrubesi is located in Langtang, in Kathmandu’s northern area. We arrive in Syabrubesi after a 6–7-hour drive through the Pasang Lhamu Highway. Spend the night at a guest house.
Following breakfast, we will set out for the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border or the friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border. In about four hours, we will reach Kerung (also known as Gyirung), the first village in Tibet. Rest at the guesthouse.
The route takes us smoothly to the settlement of Saga by ascending and descending the passes of Thong La and La Lung. We will be able to witness Lake Peikutso and the Tibetans’ customary method of yak and sheep grazing along the way. Hotel overnight stay.
We spend the day at the Saga County, to acclimatize to the altitude. There are options to go on short hikes and roam around the Saga throughout the day. Overnight at hotel in Saga.
After our breakfast at Saga, we will be driving to the highest fresh water lake in the world, the holy Mansarovar Lake, lying at an altitude of 4558 meters, stretching wide with a pristine greenish-blue color. The holy lake is believed to be the resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and the Lake Rakshasha (Rakshash Taal). The Rakshash Taal is believed to be created by the Evil King Ravan, and the locals believe the water is poisonous. Overnight at guest house around Lake Mansarovar.
We will get into our spiritual selves, and perform some rituals (puja) at the bank of the holy lake mansarovar. Our staffs will provide a bucket of hot holy water for each yatri from the lake Mansarovar for bathing. After our puja and prayers, we will complete the Parikrama of the Mansarovar Lake on a Jeep, and continue to the base camp of Kailash, Darchen. It is a village town right in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at hotel.
We will embark on a three – day parikrama. We first drive to the small settlement of Tarboche, also called as Darboche. It is the starting point of the Kailash Kora, and is also known as the Valley of Gods. Yamadwar, the gatewat of the God of Death, is located here in Tarboche. We will walk for a few hours to arrive at the settlement of Derapuk, settling right in front of the North Face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight and rest at a guest house.
Among the three days of Kora, today is the longest and the most difficult day. We will be heading towards the village of Jarok Donkhang first, and hike towards the Shiva-stal. We will rest for some time, and take a steep downhill and get to the banks of Lham-chu Khir river. We catch sight of the Holy Pond of ‘Gaurikunda’. We reach the village of Juthulpuk, this place is named after. The famous cave of Juthulpuk, Zruthulpuk cave, also known as ‘the miracle cave’. We will also catch sight of the Buddha’s Footprints along the way. Overnight at a guest house.
We will spend the morning touring the nearby Milarepa cave’s caves and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for three to four hours to finish our Kora and return to the Darchen settlement. We’ll eat there for lunch before heading back to Saga. Hotel overnight stay.
We will take a nice ride on paved Tibetan roads back to the settlement of Kerung, which is at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Today is our day off, so we may relax and spend the night at a guesthouse in Kerung.
After completing the immigration procedures at the Nepal-Tibet border, we will drive back to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Afternoon souvenir shopping and overnight at the hotel.
Our representatives will drop you at the airport as per the flight timings.