Mt Kailash

Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 13 days
Maximum number of people: 20
Location: Dram, Nyalam, Pekutso lake, Manasarovar Lake, Darchen
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Mt. Kailash (22028 Feet) is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. Its snow dusted rock pyramid with four nearly symmetrical sides is located in the scenically rich area of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges. It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. Its glistening snow-covered top makes it the most eye-catching one. The peak of the Mt. Kailash is always enveloped by white clouds. Therefore the locals think if someone can clearly view the peak, he or she will be very lucky. For hundreds of years, Mt. Kailash has been an alluring mountain not only to pilgrims but also for explorers all around world.. However no one has reached its top until now as China has banned all mountaineering activities to preserve the sanctity of the place. This route will open up to unending stretches of barren land, lush green valleys, snow capped peaks and pristine blue lakes. May to November is a good time to visit as it offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period for trekking in and around.  Herds of wild ass, Gazelle, Hodgson’s antelope, Marmot and different species of geese that can be seen along the route during July and August. December to March is snow bound and chilly.

Day 1 Arrival in Dram

Upon arriving at Kodari, our Nepali representatives will accompany you to the friendship bridge where you will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and driver. Then we drive up to Dram which is the first Tibetan town at the border through the zigzag roads. On the way you will see that how the river and the bridge acts as the border line for Nepal and China. After check in the hotel, you have time to acclimatize and get a good rest. Your guide will collect your passports for issuing the ATP permit to Mt. Kailash. Overnight at Dram or Zhangmu.

Day 2 Dram - Nyalam

As we drive for about one and half hour from Dram, we reach Nyalam. With a series of hairpin turns on the way and the spectacular waterfalls on the both sides of the gorge, the high plateau will be very pleasurable to see. As the altitude increases, the air gets dryer and the forest gets thinner. We will continue with your acclimatization as we reach Nyalam. Overnight at Nyalam.

Day 3 - 5 Thongla pass, Pekutso lake , Lake Manasarovar

As we across the Thongla pass(4950m) and stunning Pekutso lake at the foot of Mt. Shishapama (8012m) to the far-west Tibet plateau with stunning views of great Himalaya in the south and Trans-Himalayan in the north, we will across the dry and vast plain which is home for sparse lone nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries. Natural sand dunes and picturesque mountains views will keep you accompanied on the road . Groups of nomads families dwelling in the low, black tents will be seen tending flocks of sheep and herds of yaks over the pastures. Herds of wild ass, Gazelle, Hodgson’s antelope, Marmot and different species of geese that can be seen along the route during July and August . Once we reach Manasarovar, we will have the perspective view of supernatural peak of Kailash . We spend a night next to the holy lake. Next morning hike up to Chiu monastery build on a small hill. It offers a breathtaking panorama view of the lake Manasarovar.

Day 6 - 8 Darchen, Dolma la pass, Dzultrul puk

Darchen is situated right in front of the sacred mountain, Mount Kailash. Its altitude is 4,575 metres (15,010 ft) and is the starting point for pilgrimages in the region. At your arrival you have plenty of time to explore around the town and prepare for the trekking. As we trek the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the Peak on an average altitude of 4700m, we will encounter numbers of local Buddhist pilgrims doing along your way and several Bon believers in the anti-clockwise direction. Sharing the path with these pilgrims, often the simplest illiterate nomads who have saved for years to make the trip will be truly inspiring. After crossing the challenging Dolma la pass(5600m), the trail descent down the steep and rock-covered valley to Dzultrul puk. The next day a easy trek back to Darchen.

Day 9 Zanda & Tholing town

We will come across the capital of the ancient kingdom of Guge as we drive south-west towards Ali, then turn off to Zanda at Moincer. The town was the former capital of Guge Kingdom in western Tibet when it was ruled by Langdarma. Now an isolated military town, it has a well laid out new street, a post office, and telecommunication facilites. Few spectacular views of canyons and sand dunes in the upper Sutlej valley can be seen as we descent into Tholing town. The Tholing Monastery, established in 997 AD, is in the suburbs of the town, in the Grand canyon of the Sutlej river . Historically, this was an important monastery; the second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet emanated from it. You can still see the ruins of temples and caves of ancient Guge kingdom with exquisite wall painitngs and decorative motifs which date back more than 1000 years.

Day 10 – 12 Back to Dram

We will head back to Dram. On the way back, you can enjoy the stunning plateau sceneries that you missed. After crossing the Thongla pass with snow capped Himalayans standing facing it, we will drive to Nyalam. From there it is only 30km to Dram. During summer monsoon season ( July to August), You can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and the evergreen forests. . As the altitude decreases the dry climate changes into a warm, moist environment indicating we have entered the Indian subcontinent.

Day 13

Since it's the last day of tour, we would appreciate if you can fill the feedback form evaluating our services for future improvisation and leave the form to our guide. We will drive to the border of the Nepal through the friendship bridge and take a short rest in the border town of Datopani. Then drive to Kathmandu and drop you to the hotel. The trip officially ends.

Tour Cost Includes:

All necessary travel permits to Tibet.
All entrance fees for all tourist sites in the itinerary.
Knowledge English -speaking Tibetan local tour guides shared in your group
All lodging listed in the itinerary ,if you travel individually ,you need to share one room with another tourist ,while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself ,you will have to pay the single supplement.
Pick up and send off service st beginning /end of your
Lodging and meals for guides and drivers

Tour Cost Excluded:

International flights to and out of China.
Travel insurance covers trips cancellation and emergency recommended.
Meals not specified in the itinerary ,(usually it’s cost like 5 USD per person).
Expenses of personal nature (alcoholic beverages,laundry ,phone call etc)
Gratuities for guide and driver
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