Mt. Kailash (22028 Feet), considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru, is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. Its snow dusted rock pyramid is located in the scenically rich area of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges. From its peak, one can enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometres circuit (32 miles parikrama).
In fact, the entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.
Another uniqueness contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here – Sutlej, Karnili (a major tributary of the Ganges), Brahmaputra and Indus. The end of these rivers are more than 2,000 kilometres apart, yet they all have their source within hundred kilometres of Mt. Kailash. Nature lovers can encounter numerous unusual species of birds, wildlife, and flora here. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the ‘Sumeru Parbat’ in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!
Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of dinner.
Day 2 City tCity tour including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. O/N at hotel.
Day 3 Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and O/N at hotel.
Day 4 Morning flight Nepalgunj to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri, and tented camp.
Day 5 Trek to Kermi, and tented camp.
Day 6 Trek to Yalbang Gompa, and tented camp.
Day 7 Trek to Tumkot, and tented camp.
Day 8 Trek to Thado Dhunga, and tented camp.
Day 9 Trek over Nara La Pass (4450 meters.) and trek down to Hilsa (Nepal � Tibet border), and tented camp.
Day 10 Half an hour trek to Sher, and drive to Purang. O/N at Guesthouse.
Day 11 Drive to Manasarovar Lake, tented camp.
Day 12 Rest day at Manasarovar Lake (visit Chiu Gompa in the morning).
Day 13 Drive to Darchen, and tented camp.
Day 14 Trek to Derapuk, and tented camp.
Day 15 Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600 meters.) and trek down to Zudulpuk, and camp.
Day 16 Trek to Darchen.
Day 17 Drive to Paryang, and tented camp.
Day 18 Drive to Saga, and tented camp.
Day 19 Drive to Nyalam, O/N at Guesthouse.
Day 20 Drive to Friendship Bridge, then to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel
Day 21 Drive to Airport for your onward journey. Farewell!!