The Holy Mt. Kailash is situated at a height of 6714m (22,156 ft.) above sea level. For four major religions of the world, Buddhism, Jainism, Bonpo and Hinduism, Mt. Kailash is the spot of utmost reverence. For Buddhists, Kailash is Mt. Meru, the center point of the universe. For the Jains, Kailash is the Mt. Ashtapada, a very holy
You will be warmly welcome by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Brahmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.
Sightseeing Potala Palace, winter Palace of the Dalai Lama, Jokang temple, the oldest and most sacred temple of Tibet, Bharkor, the ancient market of Lhasa and the most oldest and sacred pilgrimage path in Lhasa
Sightseeing Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and one of the six biggest monasteries of Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Sera monastery, the second largest monastery of Tibet and it is very interesting to watch the monks debating in the monastery.
Early morning, start your tour and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000m with its most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok Lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then continue your journey to Shigatse.
Morning, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the successive of the Penchen Lama and the biggest monasteries in the Tsang region or in the western part of Tibet. After Shigatse visit, drive through Tsola pass, 4500m and afternoon, visit Sakya monastery which is the mother monastery of the Sakyapa School in Tibetan Buddhism. There is a great Buddhist library in Sakya monastery which contains thousands of thousands Buddhist scriptures
Drive to Saga and Drongba via Ngamring la 4650m, beautiful Ngamring Lake before reaching Ngamring county and some beautiful villages on the way. You will drive through a vast grassland with big nomadic area where you will see lots of Yak, Sheep etc. Even though the road condition is good and it will take you around 8 hours to get there as there is a speed limit
By the South road we join the high Tibetan plateau at more than 4000m in altitude, between Himalaya and Brahmaputra (Tsangpo). Numbers of nomad camps, herds of Kyangs (wild donkeys), gazelles and antelopes, and sometimes a mob of jackals howling with the fall of the night or even a lonely wolf. We follow the road towards Kailash in breathtaking landscapes with some beautiful nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, it is an amazing landscape the view from the point called Chaktsalkang where we can first see the Lake Mansarovar right in front of us and Mt Kailash in the distance. It is extremely beautiful to see Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash in the distance which could be called as heaven. Enjoy a short walk along the lake Mansarovar, visiting Chiu Gompa and enjoy the most beautiful view of Mt. Kailash from the monastery. Our guide and driver will prepare and book the porters or Yak for your Kailash trek.
Today is the first day of your Kailash Kora which is totally around 53Km. You start your Kora from Darchen and after like 2hrs walk, you will face Darpo Che where there is a huge prayer flag pole which is annually replaced by the pilgrimages on 15th of forth Lunar month, known as Saga Dawa festival, As well as Trulku monastery on your left side up on the hill side. You can also see ibex and blue sheep running in the rocky hillside while you are walking and then you will reach Dhiraphuk which was a monastery before but nowadays you can only see the ruins of the monastery as the monastery was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. On our way we meet many other pilgrims and can see Mt. Kailash from different angles. Camp
2nd day of the Mt. Kailash Kora An early start at 07.30am as this is a long day. Today is the second of your Kailash Kora which is indeed the hardest day of your three days trek. We first climb up to Drolma Pass which takes about 3-4 hrs and has some steep parts, especially at the end. About one hour before the pass – at Shiva-tsal – we can leave an article of clothing of any other part of ourselves (drop of blood, piece of hair) as part of leaving our past life behind us. We can enjoy a rest at the Drolma pass and see other pilgrims pass and perform their rituals. Our 'new life' starts after the pass! On the right side of the downhill path, there is a small lake called Thuje Lake, meaning compassionate lake. We steeply descend downhill with rocky path all the way to the valley for about 2hrs and can have some refreshments at the teahouse. . We continue for another two hours (gentle walking) and reach our camping site along the small river. Zutrul Phuk was the cave where Mila Repa and Nagro Bonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery. Camp
3rd and last day of the Mt. Kailash Kora Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailash kora as you will trek down in the valley with beautiful distant scenery of Rakshas Tal lake .From here you will depart your Yak men and kind Yak and shift to jeeps. You will meet your drivers and continue your tour to Lake Mansarovar. Rest and free afternoon around the lake.
It's in the vastness of the Changtang, Tibetan plateau, that we measure the Tibetan space from where suddenly emerge herds of gazelles or Kyang, wild donkeys.
Drive along the vast grassland, beautiful mountain range, Tibetan nomadic and farmers villages. It is 440 km drive.
Start your tour early in the morning and 430km drive along the Bharmaputra River with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the other side of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa. Free afternoon for shopping.
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Mt. Kailash (6714m) is considered a sacred place in many religions. For Buddhists, Kailash is known as Mt. Meru, the center point of the universe. In Hinduisam Kailash is Sumeru Parvat, the spiritual center of the world around which all the earthly powers revolve.
We take you on a Kora of Mt. Kailash on foot, crossing the high pass Dolma La at 5670m. You will go to Lake Manasarovar by jeep and visit the Gompas and holy sites on the shore of the lake. On this trek you will get as close to the home of the Gods of this world as you can get
Trip Duration : 2 week - 4 weeks
Max. Altitude : 5636 m.
Activity : Trekking/Tour
Group Size : 4-10
Accommodation : Camping/Hotel
Trek Seasons : April to November