Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a magical journey to the holy sprits in which Mount Kailash is consider as the abode of Lord Shiva. It is a part of Transhimalaya in Tibet & lies near the source to longest rivers in Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali River. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jain religion and the Pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bongo.
Lake Mansarover lies near Mount Kailash which also has religious importance. It is the combination of two word “Manas” & “Sarover” meaning Mind & Lake respectively. According to Hindu mythology it is regarded as the first lake created in the mind of Lord Brahma.
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Mount Kailash on believing their good fortune and wash the sins. Those who drink from the Lake Mansarover are believed to go to residence of Lord Shiva after death. This tradition dates thousands of years back.
We offer you to be a part of this timeless tradition which will not only help you understand the Hinduism but also experience the beauty of nature around this sacred mountain.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1,300m)
Our representative will meet you at the arrival lounge with a signboard for Trekking Mart-Travel and Adventure; you will then be transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. In the evening you are collected from your hotel and taken for a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious and authentic Nepali food, followed by a cultural dance show.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Today, our morning breakfast is followed by guided tour to some of the most religious UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. We will be escorted to Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath by our professional city guide. After the time, our travel consultant will brief you about your upcoming trek and then do some trek preparation. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nylam (3,750m): 5-6 hrs drive
From Kathmandu our journey forwards towards Kodari (Nepal Tibet border). On clearing the custom formalities, we cross the Friendship Bridge and then our driving trip continues. At Zhangmu, clear second immigration formalities and enjoy 3/4 hours scenic driving hours to Nylam. Overnmight at local guest house of Nylam.
Day 04: Acclimatization day
Today is our free day in Nylam. By means of making ourselves adapt to the altitude, we just explore around the village and monasteries. Entertain the local lifestyle and mesmerizing sceneries.
Day 05: Drive from Nylam to Saga (4,540m)
Ahead of Nylam, we follow the jerky road all the way to Saga. Cross the first highest Lalung La Pass (5,150m). This is the ever superb point to encounter the magnificent view of the high Himalayas including Langtang, Shishapangma and Gaurishanker. Eventually cross the bridge over the holy river Bhramputra near Saga and overnight stay at local lodge.
Day 06: Drive from saga to Mansarover (4,558m)
This is the focal point of our whole trip. In this auspicious day we get the chance to make a holy dip in sacred Mansarover Lake. The day also offers the first look of holy Mt. Kailash. Entertain the hygienic eco-cultural environment of Mansarver area and overnight stay.
Day 07: Drive around Mansarover lake and then to Darchen
After early morning breakfast, we will start clockwise drive around Lake Mansarover (88 km). After the completion of holy circle, the journey continues to Dharchen for overnight stop. At Dharchen, explore around the village and/or drive to Asthapad (optional program).
Day 08: Parikrama to Deraphuk (4,920m)
Today we make the parikrama (circle) in and around the world of countless number of gods and goddesses. We will be blessed with the shadows of sacred Mt. Kailash from the right and from the left the holy river Gangas guides us. Make the auspicious 18 km circuit and capture the amazing experiences with your eyes and camera as well. Overnight at Deraphuk.
Day 09: Parikrama from Deraphuk to Dolma-La pass (5,648m)
Today is a little tough day as we have to go along Dolma-La pass (5,648m). The pass lies between two valleys: Yama-sthal and Shiva-sthal. The pass is famous for holiest offering and meditation point, so upon reaching to the top sit down for meditation. On crossing Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda, reach to Zuthal Puk for overnight stop.
Day 10: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga
Today, after the short morning trek (3-4 hrs), we finish our parikrama near the Darchen. Our driving crew member will pick up you from the ending point and then, drive back to Saga. Overnight at Saga.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast we leave the land of Mansarover with full of experiences and blessings. At Zhangmu (near Nepal Tibet border), clear customs and continue drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 12: Departure
After the morning breakfast in your hotel, departure transfer to airport. Trekking Mart hopes you enjoyed the tour with us and also expect your next visit in somewhere Himalayas of Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan.