Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour, Mt. Kailash (6638m) in Tibet makes one of the most sought-after pilgrimages. Embark on a spiritual journey through the diverse landscapes and terrains inside Nepal and Southern Tibet towards Lake Mansarovar (4590m). Also known as Mansarovar Yatra, the pilgrimage tour completes the entire 110 km circumambulation of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are two of the significant landmarks of Tibet. Named after the Hindu Deity Lord Shiva, many Hindus believe that Mt. Kailash is the abode of Shiva. It is also known as “Meru” –the navel of the earth. The peak is revered by the adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jain, and Bon religions. Lake Mansarovar remains popular among the pilgrims for its religious significance. Lake Rakshastal, Indus River, Sutlej River, and the Brahmaputra are a few of the other major landmarks of the region.
Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour begins with an engaging tour of Kathmandu Valley. Visit some of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. Embark on a rather long yet adventurous road journey through the Hills and Himalayas of Nepal towards the desert-like Tibetan Plateau. Enjoy a scenic tour through Southern Tibet overlooking the beautiful mountains.
Drive alongside the massive Brahmaputra River en route to Lake Mansarovar. Hereon, you may witness many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims on their way to Mt. Kailash’s Parikrama (Kora). The Parikrama begins at Darchen and goes all the way through Yamadwar, Zuthrul Phug, and Dolma La Pass. You’ll encircle both Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash during the Kora. Upon completing the Parikrama, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu via Saga and Kerung County. Catch the beautiful sights of some of the highest snowcapped peaks, such as Langtang and Manaslu en route to Nepal.
High Route Adventure specializes in custom tours around Nepal and Tibet. We organize all kinds of excursions and a trek, whether it is for holiday purposes or religion. You can choose to join our private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. Our tours are all-inclusive, which covers entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and whole logistics.
The tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will meet you and bring you to your hotel located at the heart of Kathmandu City. Catch the beautiful sights of the mountains, hills, and the bustling city en route to the hotel. You will stay in one of the most exquisite Three Star Rated Hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy the refreshment and relax at the hotel. In the evening, we will take you for a delicious welcome dinner in one of the most excellent Nepali restaurants. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day begins with a delicious breakfast. Afterward, you will visit our office to discuss the tour. You will meet your trek guide who will brief you about the tour program. Today, you'll embark on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. The experienced tour guide will take you to some of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the valley, including Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. Most of the UNESCO sites in Kathmandu date back to the Lichhavi Kingdom (400 – 750 CE). Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the architectural wonders of the Malla Kingdom (1201-1779 CE). Pashupatinath, on the other hand, dates back to 400 BC. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you'll embark on a jeep and drive to Syabrubensi village located in Rasuwa District. You'll start driving alongside Trishuli River and continue along the Budi Gandaki River towards Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi serves as the gateway to the Langtang Region. You can continue driving uphill from Syabrubensi and reach Timure village. Spend the rest of the day overlooking the beautiful view of the nearby mountains.
After breakfast, you’ll embark on the road journey and drive towards Rasuwagadhi. You’ll continue driving through the Friendship Highway that goes into Tibet in the north. Driving almost 45min from Syabrubensi, you’ll arrive at Rasuwagadhi village that lies close to the Tibetan border. Here, you’ll get your permits checked and then continue your journey towards Tibet. Almost an hour-long road journey will bring you to the populated Tibetan city of Kerung. Spend the rest of the day exploring Kerung.
From Kerung, you’ll begin driving northwest towards Saga County. Kerung is the southernmost part of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. A four-hour-long journey will take you through the hills and into the Tibetan plateau towards Saga. Saga County is a part of Shigatse prefecture that connects the rest of Tibet with the Kailash Region. A scenic road journey will climb up to 850 meters in altitude. Overnight in Saga.
Instead of moving forward, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Saga. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a short journey to the Brahmaputra River. You’ll continue walking alongside Dargye Tsangpo River towards the Brahmaputra. Because of its close location to the Mansarovar region, the river is highly revered by pilgrims. You can also choose to tour around and explore Lhartse in the east, Dzongkha, in the south of Purang in the west. Spend the rest of the day exploring Saga County.
Leaving Saga, you’ll begin driving through the rugged and remote part of Saga country towards Mansarovar. The entire journey may last 9hr and climb almost 200 meters in altitude. Enjoy the majestic sights of snowcapped peaks and High Mountain passes en route to Lake Mansarovar. Witness the nomadic villages en route to your destination. Cross Paryang (4550m) and the high mountain pass of Mayam La (5150m) en route to Lake Mansarovar. Overnight in Horpa town.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Horpa, and embark on a scenic tour of Lake Mansarovar. You can choose to take a holy dip in Lake Mansarovar during the tour. The pilgrims believe that taking a dip in the lake rids the humans of their sins. You’ll explore both Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakshastal. A Hindu legend suggests that Lord Rama meditated in Lake Mansarovar while Ravana meditated in Lake Rakshastal. After a brief tour session, you’ll begin driving towards Darchen village.
After breakfast, you'll begin driving towards Yamadwar. Yamadwar or Tarboche marks the starting point of Parikrama or the Kora. The first day of the Parikrama may last almost 5hr. Catch the majestic sight of Mt. Kailash along the tour. You will also witness many Buddhist Chortens and stupas along the way. It's common for you to meet and greet pilgrims. The first day of Parikrama ends at Dirapuk village. Overnight in Dirapuk.
A challenging part of the Parikrama will follow today. After breakfast, you'll embark on the second day of Parikrama and begin trekking towards Dolma La Pass (5600m). The weather around the Dolma La remains famous for being unpredictable. You'll start climbing the pass overlooking the beautiful glacial lake of Gauri Kunda. The trail continues towards another high pass of Khanda Sanglo. From here, you'll start climbing down towards Zuthrul Phug. Spend the evening visiting the magnificent Zuthrul Phug Gomba (monastery).
The third day of the Parikrama takes you around the trail towards Lake Mansarovar. After breakfast, you'll embark on an easy trail and begins climbing towards Darchen village. It may take almost 2-3hr to reach Darchen. You’ll continue towards Lake Mansarovar. After a brief tour of the lake, you’ll embark on a road journey back to Saga County. Continue driving through the rugged terrain towards Saga.
After breakfast, you'll leave Saga town and begin driving south towards Kerung County. The trail goes along the beautiful mountainous pass and hills towards Kerung town. A short journey spanning almost 4hr will bring you back to Kerung. Enjoy the rest of the day, exploring the quaint and beautiful surroundings.
Leaving Kerung, you'll begin driving back to Nepal. After breakfast, you'll embark on a road journey and head south through the Friendship Highway. After getting your permits checked, you'll cross the border and continue driving through Rasuwagadhi towards Syabrubensi village. Catch the beautiful sights of some of the highest mountains on earth as you make your way back. From Syabrubensi, you'll begin driving along Budi Gandaki River and Trishuli River towards Kathmandu. Spend the evening enjoying a delicious farewell dinner in one of the most excellent restaurants in Kathmandu.
On the last day in Kathmandu, you can indulge in a brief shopping spree and visit the nearby Thamel to buy souvenirs. We’ll drop you off at the airport in time of your flight back home.
You can get visit Tibet at any time of the year. However, August and September are the only months to visit Tibet. Also, the beginning of April until November could also be a blast to go to Tibet. The weather is pretty stable and is right for activities like hiking and trekking. you will get the only views of the gorgeous landscape and luxuriate in your trip to the fullest.