Mt Kailash Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung (2900m)
After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Timure near Nepal/China Border which takes about 6/7 hrs. You will pass through immigration on Nepal and China side before entering Tibet. Once in Tibet you will be received by our Tibetan guide. From here you drive to Kerung. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 02: Acclimatization Day
Today you will rest in Kerung to acclimatize to the climate and altitude. You can visit Kerung city or hike to a nearby hill. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 03: Drive from Kerung to Saga/Dongba (4500m)
Following breakfast you will leave Kerung on a 4-wheel vehicle for Saga. On the way you will pass through the beautiful Paigu-Tso Lake and Yarlung Tsangpo river. Yarlung is one of the biggest rivers in Asia with its source in Kangri Rimpoche (Mt. Kailash). You will also cross Lalungla Pass(16000ft), one of the highest passes in Tibet. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 04: Drive from Saga/Dongba to Manasarovar (4558m)
Today we will reach Mapam Yumtso or Manasarovar Lake. The views of Kangri Rimpoche is visible especially from Mayumula pass (17000Ft). You will circumambulate Mansarovar lake by bus. Overnight stay by Mansarovar Lake.
Day 05: Afternoon drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (4575m)
Morning pooja at Mansarovar and spend time enjoying the scenery around. In the afternoon drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 06: Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar, then trek to Derapuk (4900m)
After breakfast drive to Tarboche which is the starting point of Kailash kora or circumambulation. The trek from Tarboche to Derapuk takes about 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House in Derapuk.
Note: Those not interested in doing Kailash kora can return to Darchen.
Day 07: Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m)
This is the second day of your trek. You will start the journey early morning after breakfast. The trek from Derapuk to Zuthulpuk spans around 7-8 hrs. The high point of this trek is while crossing over Dolma-La pass (18600 ft) which provides great views of Tibetan valleys and Himalayan peaks including Kangri Rimpoche and Shishapangma. From here the trail steeply descends to Lham-chu Khir River and further to Khando Sangam La. Zuthulpuk is just a 30 minutes walk from here. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 08: Finish Kailash Kora and then drive back to Dongba/Saga
Another three hours walk from Zuthulpuk will complete the Kailash kora. On the way you will come across Milarepa caves. Drive back to Darchen where you will have lunch. Aftewards drive to Dongba/Saga. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 09: Drive from Dongba to Kerung
Day 10: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu
Today you will cross the China-Neal boarder, pass through the immigration of both countries and drive straight back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.