Mt Kailash tour is a journey that introduces visitors to a mountain which is considered to be the most sacred mountains in the world for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is among the very few mountains that havent been climbed before. Revered by followers of Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism and Jainism, Mt Kailash lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. Both these lakes also hold religious significance. Their deep blue color adds even more charm to the pristine environment around this holy mountain. Many pilgrims make the trip to Mt Kailash annually especially to make a pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometers circuit.
Mt Kailash Yatra starts from Kathmandu, Kerung- Nepal Tibet border and enter into Tibet. This route takes 10 days to complete). we begin Kailash trip by driving Rasuwagadi-Kerung-Mansarovar and to Yama Dwar and then start the parikrama trip to Mt Kailash towards Deraphuk Camp. While on parikrama journey through Dolma La high pass and Gauri Kunda. The trek from Deraphuk to Zutulphul Gompa takes about eight hours. The three days Parikarma trek will end at Darchen. You will then drive from Darchen to Kerung border and Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Kathmandu to Kerung (2900 Meters-175 Km,08-09 Hours Drive)
Day 02 : Kerung-Free Day for Acclimatization.
Day 03 : Kerung to Saga/Dongba (4500 Meters)
Day 04 : Saga/Dongba to Manasarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive)
Day 05 : Manasarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters- 40 Km , 01 Hour Drive)
Day 06 : Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters –12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)
Day 07 : Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek)
Day 08 : End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
Day 09 : Drive Back to Kerung
Day 10 : Drive Back to Kathmandu.
Day 01Kathmandu to Kerung (2900 Meters-175 Km,08-09 Hours Drive)Very early in the morning we depart from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Border (Timure/Syabrubesi) by reserved tourist bus. One the way we will provide you pack breakfast and Lunch at Nepal/China border (It takes about 6/7 Hour to reach Nepal/China border). After Lunch and immigration process enter into Tibet-an autonomous part of China. We meet our Tibetan guide then we drive to Kerung by Chinese Vehicle. Dinner at Guest House. Overnight stay at Guest House in Kerung.
Day 02Kerung-Free Day for Acclimatization.The whole day for acclimatization, visit Kerung City and Rest. Overnight stay at Guest House in Kerung.
Day 03Kerung to Saga/Dongba (4500 Meters)After Breakfast in Kerung, our journey will start for Sanga/Dongba. We will provide pack lunch in between. We will go through Lalungla Pass(16000 Ft ), Paigu-tso lake and Brahmaputra river. Overnight stay at Guest House in Saga or Dongba. Day 06: Saga/Dongba to Manasarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive) After Breakfast we drive to Manasarovar Lake. Today is the very special day because you are going to Have Darshan of the Holy Mt.Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. We drive through Mayumula pass (17000Ft), we will provide you pack lunch in between. You will have parikarma of Manasarovar lake by bus.. Overnight stay at Guest House in Manasarovar.
Day 04Saga/Dongba to Manasarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 05– 06 Hours Drive)After Breakfast, we drive to Manasarovar Lake. Today is the very special day because you are going to Have Darshan of the Holy Mt.Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. We drive through Mayumula pass (17000Ft), we will provide you pack lunch in between. You will have Parikarma of Manasarovar lake by bus. Overnight stay at Guest House in Manasarovar.
Day 05Manasarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters- 40 Km , 01 Hour Drive)In the morning we will have a special puja and bath in Manasarovar. We will find the special point to take dip in Manasarovar and do puja of Lord Shiva. Then Drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at a hotel in Darchen
Day 06Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters –12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)After an early breakfast, we drive to Tarboche Yamdwar Darshan & Start Parikrama (Those who do not wish to go for parikrama can back to Darchen after puja at Yamdwar). It is about 12 Km and it will take 05 to 06 Hours. We will provide you pack Lunch in between. Overnight stay at Guest House in Derapuk.
Day 07Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek)Today we will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast then we will start our trek. Hardest day but Holiest day too of your pilgrimage trip with Dolma-La pass of 18600 Ft between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva sthal, there is the symbolical death, pilgrimage leave old clothes, spin of hair or a drop of Blood in hope, that terrible Yamraja (The master of death) will attention to these signs and will allow the Yatries (travelers) to be born in spirit to pass Dolma- La.After crossing Dolma-La descent steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will be at the village of Zuthulpuk. In between we will provide pack lunch. And dinner at guest house. Overnight stay at Guest House in Zuthulpuk.
Day 08End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Dongba/Saga.After an early breakfast at Guest House we will be exploring the caves and temples around the Milarepa cave then 3 Hours walk to complete our Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Darchen. Lunch in Darchen and drive back to Dongba/Saga. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 09Drive Back to KerungAfter Breakfast at Dongba/Saga, we will drive back to Kerung. Dinner at Guest House. Overnight stay at Guest House in Kerung.
Day 10Drive Back to Kathmandu.Breakfast at Hotel in Kerung and we will drive to Nepal/China Border. After the immigration process we will cross border then drive to Kathmandu (The Capital City of Nepal). Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
-Is it safe to visit Tibet?
Of course Tibet is safe destination to travel unless you are not involved in any criminal activities.
-When is the best time to visit Tibet?
Tibet can be travel through April to December but August and December/January are not the friendly weather due to the rain and winter.
Safety and Mountain Sickness
You better to exercise before the trip least one month just to make sure that your can resist the altitude.
Is it safe to travel in winter time, especially from Tibet to Kathmandu (my port of exit)?
Of course it is safe to travel unless there is no landslide along the road.
Is mobile phone is accessible in Tibet tour?
Most of the places you can use your mobile if you have international rooming system.
Is there entertainment facilities in Tibet?
Of course, there are many entertainment facilities in most of the major cities.
Is independent tour allowed in Tibet?
No, you cannot have 100% independent tour in Tibet instead, you will have either a private tour or a group tour including a guide, driver and etc. Even before 2008, independent tour in Tibet was rare, and after 2008, the restriction has been reinforced by adding many checking-points on the way, particularly if you travel outside of Lhasa or visit some sensitive areas. There are always someone checking your permit, and you must have a tour guide to help you go through those formalities.
How much tour freedom do I have if I must need a tour guide?
Your tour guide is neither your 24 hours guardian nor nanny, so long as you do not visit scenic spots without him or her, you can hang out any where you like. Just tell your guide you want to spend today alone and he or she will be waiting for you somewhere else at your disposal or even stay home. But you must follow the rules not visiting scenic spots alone. If you were caught by the policemen, not only you but also your guide, your travel agent would be in great trouble. So, please travel responsibly while you want to have a free day in Tibet.
What all travel permits do I need to apply for if I travel to Tibet?
There are several kinds of travel permits in Tibet tourism. To make it simple, you only need a TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) permit if you just want to have a few days in Lhasa city or somewhere near Lhasa. However, if you travel outside of Lhasa to some areas like Mt. Everest, Tsedang, Nyingchi, you still need PSB permit and ATP permit, your tour agent will take care of them all if you book tour with them.
Can I get the permit in my country before arriving in China?
Generally not, because this will make the cost high if international delivery is used. As a common practice, you will get your permit after your arrival in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu or in Kathmandu (Nepal) where you enter Tibet by train or air. We, travel agent will deliver the permit to the hotel that you book in a specific city; you must provide us the name, address and phone number of the hotel.
Is it possible to extend my visit in Tibet after my permit expires?
No, it is not possible to extend if you only intend to overstay one or two days in Lhasa not somewhere else. And you must tell your plan to your agent in advance, and we know how to help for you. It will make extension more difficult if you tell them at the very end of your tour.
Can I travel in Tibet by public bus as the private vehicle rental is expensive?
No, public bus is not allowed for non-Chinese tourist in Tibet.
Can I stay in Tibet without a guide, or can my driver be my guide at the same time?
It is impossible as explained above. Besides, it is also impossible to have your driver to be your tour guide at the same time even your driver speaks fluent English. This is just the rule of Tibet tourism.
How much is a Tibet permit?
Please note that we never just SELL a permit as this is illegal. We only help you obtain a permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau. The cost for a permit includes both the charge by the government and the service fees by our travel agency. The cost will be calculated into the quote of the whole tour package including tour guide and other items.
What are the hotels like in Tibet?
Tourism in Tibet is in its infancy and the number of 4/5 Star hotels is quite limited. The newer hotels have been built away from the city center in order to protect the city history and environment. These hotels have central heating which is used in winter but no cooling is available in summer. We would still warn that the facilities and service standard may not be as you would expect from a hotel with this rating in other parts of the world. Older hotels located in the city have a good location but will not provide the level of comfort of the newer hotels and may not have any central heating. The level of service and facilities may be quite basic. Staff will probably not speak much English. Hotels in small cities and the Everest Base camp are very basic. They will usually have a public bathroom with squat toilet.
What happens if I got problems to go after my confirmed booking?
After the trip is confirmed, If you need to cancel the trip, you have to pay the cancellation charge and give off the trip, but you should cancel least a week in advance otherwise there is no refund.
What are the hotel rooms like in hotels in Tibet?
Often, in a room, there are two beds which we call twin-sharing room. Some hotels have queen bed room and some even have triple room. But the number of queen bed room and triple is very limited. Twin-sharing room with two beds inside is commonly used in Tibet.
Does the hotel room have access to internet?
Some hotel rooms, not all, in Lhasa have access to internet, so you should inquiry your travel advisor for accurate information before making decision. But some hotel has business center where you can use internet service.
Is there 24-hour hot water running?
Due to basic condition in Tibet, sometimes with the poor pressure, the water flow may small and water sometime is not hot but just warm. In remote area, the condition can be even worse.
What can I eat in Tibet?
In Lhasa, There are several verities of continental, Indian, Chinese and Tibetan food as well. But in remote places/areas, food choice is limited.
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Group Size: 3 - 15 people
Specialty Categories: Pilgrimage tour Hiking and Trekking
Best Season: May to September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Max. Elevation: 5400m
Cost Per Person from: 2150 US Dollar (USD)