Kailash Tours

Starting at

$ 1575

Duration : 15 Days

Group Size : 6-9 pax

Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful consider Mt. Kailash as their sacred land. The mountain is known as the throne of “Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain. Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, founder of Jain faith, believed that he gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt.Kailash.  Bon po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet believes that this is the 'Nine storey Swastika Mountain' that lead to the heaven. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain has magnetic influence to devotees and visitors alike. The pilgrims walk and prostate around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash parbat (mountain) known to them as Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Travelers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of dull landscape and the faithful feels that it is the sanctuary of the God which gives life to the entire human being. Everybody always find in it something valuable. Kailash peak and Mansarover Lake are situated at 4500 meter above sea level at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of south Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahamaputra and Karnali Mt. Kailash. It is the only peak in the entire Himalayan range revered as ultimate sanctity. It is also one of the highest Mountains in Tibet at over 6714m (22,022 ft) and Lake Manasarovar at 4558m (14,950 ft) is probably the highest freshwater lake in the world. Though the entire Himalayas is regarded as divine dwelling yet Mt. Kailash is the only peak that is revered as ultimate sanctity. Pilgrim takes bath in the lake Mansarover, known as Mana (mind) of Brahama.

The place is certainly remote and difficult to reach especially in the extreme weather conditions and often on dusty and rough road. The distance from Kathmandu is about 1000 km and from Lhasa it is almost double. On the geographical aspect the mountain is the source of four great rivers that merge in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. It is the source of the civilization of Indus and Brahamaputra river valley in India. Despite the reality of Cultural Revolution in China and Tibet, regions around Kailash suffered least. Though many monuments around it and in the vicinity were destroyed yet the faith of its followers has remained stronger than ever. More than the pilgrimage of your lifetime it is truly an adventure that remains with you life long.  

The distance in Tibet is very wide and the road is rough. So schedules are often disrupted by mechanical problem, floods, or landslides. To tackle the problems that arise out of these unforeseen circumstances you would certainly need spirit of adventure and patience. In fact your journey to Tibet would be a rewarding and unforgettable experience like the one Tibetan pilgrim get once they are in Lhasa. The trip to Tibet is in high altitude region. The road is at elevation above 3600 meter (12000 ft.) above sea level most of the time and goes as high as 5300 meter if you go to base camp of Everest or Kailash in a short period.

We travel from Kathmandu by bus to Kodari bridge known as Friendship Bridge, and travel on ward to Zangmu and Nyalamu. At Nilamu you are already at a high elevation. We spend a day at Nyalamu to acclimatize your body and then continue to drive to Saga, Paryang and ultimately to the holy lake of Mansarover. We start our Parikrama (Walk around) of Mt. Kailash from Darchen. After the parikrama we drive back to Zangmu and to Kathmandu through the same route.

The total distance around Mt. Kailash is 55km. Yaks and porters carry camping gear and food. You follow the guide and other pilgrim on the trail around the holy mountain. The camp staff takes care of meals and sleeping during the entire parikrama (walk around).  The staff takes care of every need. You walk on your own pace though local takes less than 3 days to complete the round. Beside the normal walk chanting mantra there are other who make full body prostration throughout the parikarima. It is an amazing sight. The walk around Kailash is a pious thing to do for both Hindus and Buddhist.

It is believed that making a praikrama (walking round Mt. Kailash) would wash your sins away. Specially when this is done on an auspicious year or time. On such an occasion a circuit equals to 13 circuits completed during the year.

Starting at

$ 3885

Duration : 20 Days

Group Size : 6-9 pax

Kailash is located in western Tibet. It is a mysterious mountain for travelers and explorers but for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpo adherent it is a sacred mountain. To the pilgrims who walk around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash parbat (mountain) is Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims circle the peak in anti clockwise. The mountain is known as the throne of  "Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain.  Devotee of Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, found of Jain faith, gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt. Kailash. Bon-po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet, followers believes that this is the 'Nine storey Swastika Mountain' that leads to the heaven. The Kirantis, descendents of early mountain dwellers in the foothills of the Himalayas consider Shiva as Kirateshor – The God of Kiratis. The travelers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of dull landscape and the faithful feels that it is the sanctuary of the God which gives life to the entire human being. For everybody it is always something. Therefore it is the sublime soul of the entire region.

Kailash is certainly remote and difficult to reach especially in the extreme weather conditions and often on dusty and rough road. The distance from Kathmandu is about 1000 km. On the geographical aspect the mountain is the source of four great rivers that merge in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. It is the source of the civilization of Indus and Brahamaputra river valley in India. Despite the reality of Cultural Revolution in China and Tibet, regions around Kailash suffered least. Though many monuments around it and in the vicinity were destroyed yet the faith of its followers has remained stronger than ever. More than the pilgrimage of your lifetime it is truly an adventure that would remains with you life long.  

From Kathmandu we take fight to Nepaljung, a bustling border town very close to the Indian border. Next day fly to Simikot. This is one of the most remote airport in Nepal. Upon arrival baggage are arranged for porters to carry; then we set out on our journey to the remote border town of Purang known as Taklakot in Tibet. In 5 days we cross the high pass at Nara La (4325m) and descend to Hilsa situated in Humla Karnali river. The walk in journey is not that strenuous yet it involves several up and down hill walk. On the trail we come across several villages, beautiful meadow and cultivated fields. After crossing the border we take transport to Taklakot where we stay overnight. Next day drive to Darchen situated at the foot of the mountain. Enrooted our camp would be the holy lake - Mansarover. At this place we would enjoy supreme mountain grandeur in an unbelievably isolated and serene setting. This region of the Himalayas is virtually unpopulated, although some nomadic herders maybe seen around the lake. You may also meet pilgrims doing their spiritual journey to Mt. Kailash. After the parikrama (walk around) of Mt. Kailash we return back to Darchen and drive back to lake Mansarover and then travel through southern road to Paryang and Saga. The road gradually descend to Nyalamu and Zangmu. We cross the Kodari bridge and drive to Kathmandu.

The total distance around Mt. Kailash is 55 km. Yaks and porters carry camping gear and food. We follow the guide and other pilgrim on the trail around the holy mountain. The camp staff takes care of meals and sleeping during the entire parikrama (walk around). The staff takes care of every need. You walk on your own pace though local takes less than 3 days to complete the round. Beside the normal walk chanting mantra there are other people make full body prostration throughout the parikarima. It is an amazing sight. The walk around Kailash is a pious thing to do for both Hindus and Buddhist

 

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