Holy to Hindus and Buddhists – Mount Kailash Mansarovar- Popular Tourist Destination in Western Tibet. Mount Kailash is a sacred site in Western Tibet; visiting thousands of Hindu pilgrims and travelers every year. It has a great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 ft. Mount Kailash has the sole feature of being one of the world's holiest places but least visited. This is extremely venerated and circled by thousands of pilgrims each year, never been climbed though. It is against religion and never been permitted. Hindus believe that Mount Kailas to be the abode of Lord Shiva like many other Hindus god and Shiva Character is always on top. Kailash is sacred to other religions as well such as the Jain calls the mountain Astapada and believes to be the place of Rishaba. Bon calls the mountain of Tise and believes to be the seat of…
Mount Kailash is a sacred site in Western Tibet; visiting thousands of Hindu pilgrims and travelers every year. It has a great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 ft. Mount Kailash has the sole feature of being one of the world’s holiest places but least visited. This is extremely venerated and circled by thousands of pilgrims each year, never been climbed though. It is against religion and never been permitted.
Hindus believe that Mount Kailas to be the abode of Lord Shiva like many other Hindus god and Shiva Character is always on top. Kailash is sacred to other religions as well such as the Jain calls the mountain Astapada and believes to be the place of Rishaba. Bon calls the mountain of Tise and believes to be the seat of the Sky Goddess Sipaimen.
Pilgrims to Mount Kailash Mansarovar, after difficulties joinery of road and getting permits, you will confront with an equally tough task of circumambulating the holiest mountain. The walking around this peak by Hindus and Buddhists is clockwise and by Bon followers Counter-Clockwise. It takes 2 nights 3 days to make a circle of the sacred peak.
Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour can be made by different routes of Nepal, Tibet, and India. The easiest way to complete the Kailash overland tour for the south countries’ pilgrims used to be from the Kodari border which is closed after the earthquake in 2015. Now, the comfortable way to reach to this holiest Shiva place is from Kerung/Kyirong border crossing as Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour via Kerung Border Crossing. This trip can be done within 14 days to and from Kathmandu and overland to Mount Kailash.
On this Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour via Kerung Border Crossing, you can also extend the trip to Everest Base camp from the North Face. It is also one of the popular travel destinations in Tibet. Get the HimalayanWindows’ best itinerary of Kailash Overland Tour from Kathamndu and details and ask for the cheapest and reasonable price offer.
Please Read: Organizing a press meet from on 30th August 2017, The Tibet government has officially opened Kerung/Kyirong border to the third country travelers. Now, it has been easier and cheaper for the people traveling Tibet including Mount Kailash Mansarovar Overland Land Tour from the border crossing.
You will be picked up from one of our representative at HimalayanWindows Tours and escorted you from the airport to transfer to the hotel. If time permits, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple at evening. Overnight at hotel.
You will have guided sightseeing in major places of Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Budhanilkantha. In the afternoon, our manager from HW Tours will brief you about your trip to Holy Mount Kailash. Overnight at Hotel.
We will need two complete days for the visa preparation. We will collect visas on day 3 and proceed to the border the same day.
Drive to Kerung/Kyirong Border from Kathmandu via Shyabrubensi. Begin your trip early in the morning from Kathmandu to enter Tibet in the same day. After necessary immigration formalities in Nepal and Tibet both sides. Enter Tibet, meet Tibetan guide and drive to Kerung/Gyirong. Overnight at basic Guest house
Acclimatization day in Kerung to adjust your body again AMS. Attend short hiking around the valley that really helps body to adjust on altitude. Take Lunch and Rest at the Guest house. Overnight at Guest house.
You will be driving via high passes with panoramic Mountain View on high Tibetan land with several amazing Buddhist praying flags at the top of passes. Stop and view several lakes on the way to Saga. Arrive at Saga by crossing Brahmaputra River. Overnight at Guest house
Your Journey start with full of excitement to see first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Arrive at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at top hill near bank of the Mansarovar Lake. Overnight at guest house
Preparation of Kailash Kora (Circle). Get morning Sunrise view of lake Mansarovar. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake for Hindu Pilgrims, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa. Overnight at Guest house
We will start early drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch for on the way. Drive to valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Dirapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Arrive at Dirapuk and have north face of mount Kailash. Overnight at Guest house
Today is the hardest and most important day of this holy trip. Begin your walk very early in the morning. Hardest ascend till Drolma La pass and suddenly descent towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Zuthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again. Overnight at Guest House
We will take easy and gentle walk towards Darchen from Zuthulpuk. Get your transportation waiting for you and drive back to Saga via Darchen on the same day. On the way you will have chance to take holy water from holy Mansarovar Lake. Overnight at Guest house
Within the same way drive back to Kerung from Saga. Overnight at Kerung Guesthouse
After custom formalities on both side of Tibet and Nepal, we will arrive at Nepal side, pick up by Nepalese team and transportation to be back to Kathmandu. it is 8 to 9 hours journey through narrow road. at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
We will provide cultural dinner in the evening at the Nepalese Typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu as a Complementary with Thank You!
You will be free to look around for shopping and souvenirs. Drive to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight time); happily back to your home or onward destination.
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Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.
Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last-hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.
Mount Kailash – also known as the abode of God Shiva – is one of the world’s most sacred holy places. It is a peak that has been believed to be the home of Lord Shiva – located in western Tibet. It is standing at the altitude of 22,000 ft (6,705m) where thousand of pilgrims do the Kailash Mansarovar tour (yatra) every year. Mostly, people to Kora (Parikrama) of Mount… Read More »