Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour is a promising tour that takes you to some splendid locations in Tibet to cherish the mystic forces of Himalayas. It’s a surreal experience to traverse through some unique Himalayan terrain and be a part of a journey whose natural and religious rating is beyond phenomenon. Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake is an outstanding location to be at. The mountainous terrain, its wilderness, and the quaint environment is an absolute combination for anyone to bliss their life with. No wonder, many saints in the past had come here for meditation and obtained nirvana. It is also considered to be the best place for mental rejuvenation and self-realization.
Apart from its natural eminence, Mt Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour possesses a high religious significance. It’s a pious place for Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain pilgrims around the world. Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode place of Lord Shiva. There are many epics in holy books that describe Mt. Kailash and its outstanding beauty. For Buddhist and Jain pilgrims, Mt. Kailash is that holy destination where their founder and meditated and obtained nirvana. No wonder, this place receives many pilgrims each year to perform Kora around the mountain.
Have you ever wondered clear blue sky, towering snow-capped mountains, azure mountain lake, and serenity all around? Yes, this is what Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour is all about. It allows you to applaud the glory of turquoise-colored clear Lake of Mansarovar in the backdrop of holy Mt. Kailash. So, are you excited about this wonderful tour to experience divinity? World Alpine Treks is all set to revive you with this enriching journey to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. You can set out for an excursion to experience a classic combination of natural beauty, Himalayas, serenity, and spirituality.
If you want to have the best of this tour, then make sure that you book the tour for two seasons that extend from April to June and September to November. This is considered as the best time for visiting Mt. Kailash and performing Kora around the mountain. The maximum that you will reach through this trek is 5600 meters, so be a bit careful with altitude sickness and its symptoms.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, exceptional culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up for a drive to Nyalam. We drive along Bhaktapaur and pass Dhulikhel and Dolalghat to Friendship Bridge at the Nepal China border. We get down from the ride and walk for around ten minutes to cross the bridge. There we meet our Chinese crew members and clear all the immigration formalities. From here, we drive for another three hours to Nyalam. It’s a scenic drive along with the Tibetan territory to Nyalam. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
At Nyalam, we are already at an elevation of 3750 meters. To adapt to the changing altitude, we stay at Nyalam today. We opt for a short hike, which would be a warm-up walk for Kailash parikrama later. We walk around, relishing the spectacular beauty of Tibetan territory and mountainous landscape. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After a day in Nyalam, we drive towards Paryang. We drive pass many villages and camps of yak herders on the way with outstanding views of snow-capped mountains in the far south. Today, we will be driving along the flat section of the highway; hence the drive would be a comfortable one. In the evening, we stop at New Dongba for overnight stay. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving New Dongba, we head towards Mansarovar. It would be the longest day drive of our entire journey. In the late afternoon, we can catch the first glimpse of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Mansarovar Lake is the highest lake of freshwater at an elevation of 4558 meters. This turquoise-colored lake is full of swans and fishes. The serene lake in the backdrop of Mt. Kailash and Mt. Gurula Mandala looks absolutely stunning. There is a small village called Hore near the lake. We stay at a camping site near the lake for the night. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
In the early morning, we take a holy bath in the freshwater of Lake Mansarovar. After breakfast, we continue for a drive around the lake. After exploring around the lake through the land cruiser, we head towards Tarchen. It is considered as the base camp for performing parikrama around the holy Mt. Kailash. If time permits, we shall visit a gompa called Chui Gompa on the way to Tarchen. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Tarchen (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We enjoy our breakfast at Tarchen and drive to Tarboche, which is the starting point of our holy parikrama around Mt. Kailash. We walk through a beautiful trail full of rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and mountainous terrain to Dirapuk. We cover around seven kilometers in the time of seven hours today. The parikrama really builds up your spirituality. You will feel a real connection between you and the mighty during this trip. Tonight, at a government guesthouse in Dirapuk (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Dirapuk, we head up to Dolma La pass at an altitude of 18600ft. As we climb up the pass, we will be blessed with some astounding views of mountains, passes, and surrounding mountainous terrain. The holy Mt. Kailash looks fabulous. From the pass, we descend down to Zuthulpuk. Tonight, at a government guesthouse in Zuthulpuk (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We wake up early in the morning to explore some ancient caves, temples, and shrines around the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we walk for around three hours to reach a place where our driving crew will be waiting for us. Then, you will be driven to New Dongba via Tarchen and Mansarovar Lake. Tonight, at a guesthouse in New Dongba (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After breakfast in the guesthouse, we will continue our return journey. We drive back via the same stunning landscape to Nyalam. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Concluding our trip, we leave Nyalam and drive towards Nepal China Border. As we leave the border, we bid goodbye to our Tibetan crew and drive along the Bhotekoshi River, enjoying the scenic countryside landscape. We continue our drive along the highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)