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A Trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar “The Navel of The World”
(13 Nights 14 Days)
Kathmandu – Nyalam – Saga – Paryang – Lake Manasarovar – Darchen – Drira Phuk – Lha Chu – Chaksal Gang – Paryang – Saga – Zhangmu – Kathmandu
MT. KAILASH (6741 m) is perhaps the most sacred of Holy Mountains in TIBET. Together with the two lakes of MANASAROVAR & RAKAS, the region is one of the few truly nature wonders of the world. Three of the orient's greatest rivers; the BRAHMAPUTRA, the SUTLEJ, and the INDUS, all take their sources within a hundred kilometers of this " SNOW CAPPED JEWEL" which attracted Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon-po’s from the four corners of Asia for centuries. MT. KAILASH - also known as TISE or KHANG RIMPOCHE (Jewel of the snow), has since the time immemorial been celebrated in many eastern cosmologies as Mt. MERU, the axis mundi (the center of the physical and metaphysical universe). For the Hindus, it represents the abode of Lord SHIVA and for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic MANDALA of the FIVE DHYANI BUDDHAS & The Wheel of life. People believe that a single Kora or Parikrama washes away the sins of a lifetime and Buddhists believe that 108 circuits secure Nirvana in this life. On the trek, one may encounter Bon Pilgrims circling the route counter clockwise or the very devoted continually prostrate them along the whole 32.5 miles loop. There is also the ‘Inner Kora’ that passes two lakes to the south of Mt. Kailash. Tradition dictates that only those who have made 13 circumambulation of Kailash may follow this inner route. The mouth of the four great rivers are within 100 km of the mountain-the Indus, The Brahamaputra, The Sutlej and the Karnali, a major tributaries of The Ganges. The Mt. Kailash circuit is 32.5 miles of strenuous trails, which crosses the Dolma La. This pass is the route highest point at 18525 ft. At a large boulder is a collection of offerings where pilgrims traditionally deposit one item and take another. Although the journey entails long rides by Land cruisers over Tibet’s great western plateau through a region inhabited by few wild animals, holy lakes and the occasional nomad, this existing tour involving a four day trek with Yaks in the remotest part around Mt. Kailash and offers the most fascinating experience on the ROOF OF THE WORLD. This is a new destination and attracts more and more visitors day by day.

Day 1 Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu to Kodari 116 km. crosses into Tibet (Zhangmu) and drive for another 2 hours to Nyalam (3750) 53 km. Check into the lodge. Overnight at the Guesthouse.

Day 2 Nyalam
Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. Overnight at the Guesthouse

Day 3 Saga
Drive from Nyalam to Saga (4300m) 291 km via Lalunala Pass, lake Paigu Tso and Brahmaputra River. Because of the scarcity of camping sites in and around the village, we continue further driving another 45 minutes to arrive at a beautiful campsite located close to the Saga River. Overnight at the camp.

Day 4 Paryang
Drive from Saga via New Zongba to Paryang (4360m) Overnight at the camp.


Lhasa Biru


Day 5 Lake Manasarovar (5410 m)
Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar (5410m) via Mayum La (5151m) Driving past Kongyu Tso through the village of Thongchen to camp near the Chiu monastery. Overnight at the camp.

Day 6 Manasarovar Lake
Rest and explore Manasarovar Lake. Overnight at the camp.

Day 7 Darchen (4560 m)
Drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m) and Trek from Darchen to Chhuku Bridge – 4 Hrs. and side visit to Chhuku Monastery – 30 minutes. Overnight at the camp.

Day 8 Drira Phuk
Trek from Chhuku Gompa to Drira Phuk – 4 Hrs. As one reaches the Gompa and a frugal guesthouse at Drira Phuk, you are rewarded with a fine view of the North face of Mt. Kailash.
The three lower hills in front of Mt. Kailash from this vantage point are the manjushree, Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani representing wisdom, kindness and power. Overnight at the camp.

Day 9 Lha Chu
Start trek from Drira Phuk and immediately cross the Lha Chu on a wooden bridge. Many more switchbacks and steep descents leads to the valley and then further descend for about an hour to arrive alongside the Lham Chhukhir at 5150 meters.
Overnight at the camp.

Day 10 Chaksal Gang
Trek from Shabje Drathok to 4610m, the last prostration point (Chaksal Gang). Upon arrival at Darchen, board the waiting vehicles for about two hours drive to the campsite past the settlement of Hor Qu to the northeast corner of the Lake Mansarovar.
Overnight at the camp.

Day 11 Paryang
Drive from Hor Qu to Paryang. Overnight at the camp.

Day 12 Saga
Drive from Paryang to Saga. Overnight at the camp.

Day 13 Zhangmu
Drive from Saga to Zhangmu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 Saga
Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu. Drive up to Friendship Bridge and start drive back to Kathmandu through the Araniko Highway. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

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