Come join us for once in a lifetime spiritual journey to the most famous religious sites in Tibet embracing two of the sacred pilgrimage places for disciples of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Bon religion, holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake, and take advantage of our experience and expertise as Earthbound Expeditions have been taking people with love & care since 1999 to Kailash Mansarovar.
As one of the most reputed and trusted travel companies to organize the Kailash Mansarovar tour Earthbound Expeditions have designed this 15 days itinerary that starts in Kathmandu with Pashupatinath darshan and goes to Kailash Mansarovar overland via Lhasa and exit Nepal – China Border Kerung / Naylam route. This is one of the cheapest and reliable classic route to the Kailash Mansarovar tour.
If you wish to do all overland tour or via Simikot – Hilsa (west Nepal) using a Helicopter some part we can also organize that.
Mount Kailash (6,638 m), prevalent to Hindus as “Kailash Parvat”, is the most sacred Himalaya of Asia that carries holy and religious importance. Hindus believe the Kailash Parvat is the abode of Lord Shiva, that is why he is known as Kailashpati Mahadev. Not only for Hindus, but the peak is also divine to Buddhist, Jain, and Bonpo religions as well.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau alongside Mount Kailash and connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel, is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar. A Mount Kailash tour and a holy bath in the Lake Mansarovar is believed to bring salvation (Moksha) and wipe away all the sins acquired during a journey of life.
The spiritual tour to such glorious sites; Kailash and Mansarovar goes through many routes, although nowadays Mt. Kailash Mansarovar tour is a lot easier some people may find it challenging, and even more, difficulties come when you circumambulate
( Parikrama or Khora of Kailash) the peak of the mountain Kailash, therefore, don’t forget to prepare yourself correctly, both mentally and physically, before joining the Kailash Mansarovar yatra. However, whoever feels complications doing the Kailash parikrama, there is a possibility of hiring a horse or Yak to ride at extra cost. As Earthbound Expeditions have been organizing Kailash Mansarovar yatra safely since 1999 we are one of the reputed travel companies to organize trips in the Himalayan region.
Up to Mansarovar Lake and Tharboche/ Yama Dwar ( the initial point of Mt. Kailash parikrama) people can drive, no need to walk. Besides Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Parikrama, Tirthapuri – Bishnu’s place where Sutlej river flow, Gauri Kund – the lake of compassion, Yama Dwar – the initial point of Mt. Kailash parikrama, Shivastal, Asthapad – the bottom of the consecrated mountain, and Tharboche – the flagpole, Sky Burial is the major highlights of Kailash Mansarovar journey.
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Which Is The Best Month To Visit Kailash Mansarovar?
Generally, Kailash Mansarovar can be visited at any time during the month from April to October each year.
You can book this Mansarovar tour with high visibility and stunningly beautiful views since April, the start of the tourism season in Tibet.
Earthbound Expeditions is recommended by lonely planet, Trip Advisor, Newyork Times, the Guardian, and many other national and international newspapers and magazines for our good services. The leader and co-owner of the company Mr.Rajan have successfully lead the trip to Kailash Mansarovar over 18 times and all the strong supporting trip crew members are well trained and professionals with many years of experience in the Himalayan expeditions.
About Kailash And Mansarovar Parikrama ( Kora) :
We can drive all the way to Mansarovar by bus. The Parikrama of the lake Mansarovar we will do by bus ( the bus provided by Nagri Kailash tourism Authority) and for Kailash Parikrama ( Kora) we will drive up to Tharboche – Yama Dwar and from there we will walk for 3 days. The total distance we walk while doing circumambulation of Kailash is about a total of 40 KMs in 3 days.
The first day we walk up to Dairaphuk Gompa ( north face of Kailash) which about 14 KMs walk, 2nd day walk via Dolmala pass is about 18 KMS to Zutholphuk and 3rd-day walk is about 8 KMs to the ending point of Parikrama. For the ones who can’t walk, they can use Horse or come back to Darchen from Yamadwar and wait for others to complete the Kailash Parikrama trek.
We have some fixed departure tours that will bring you to the Kailash Mansarovar area on Full day.
We come to pick you up at the Airport, Check in to Hotel briefing and preparation for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour.
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath ( a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath ( 2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city, later drive to Nagarkot ( at 7200ft), a beautiful hill station from here we can see the magnificent Himalayan view in a clear day.
After sunrise and mountain view from Nagarkot , optional hike down to Benepa for 4 hours and drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur ( a historical town) , overnight in Kathmandu, prepare for Tibet trip.
Arrive – Lhasa Welcome to Tibet, welcome to Holy land, city full of culture and history Upon arrival clear immigration and Customs, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit. Earthbound Expedition representative will be waiting outside holding a placard with ‘Welcome Earthbound Expeditions’. The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover and prepare for the adventures awaiting you!
We have Full day sight seeing tour in Lhasa for see sights and get acclimatize. In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet\'s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. That has over 3500KG gold with its golden roof. There is also Jokhang, Tibet\'s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Jokhag is the oldest temple that has the statue of 11 years old Buddha which was given to Tsrongchang Gompo on the 7th century by the family of her Chinese queen. We will take you to Sera and Derphung monasteries around Lhasa. Shoppers mustn\'t miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa, which is right on the pilgrim\'s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet. Both days we spent about 6 hours to see the sights, not long drives but there are some steps to climb and walk around to see monasteries, palaces, market etc.
Drive to Shigatse has the famous Tashimpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama, Overnight at Hotel. Visit to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and around. O / N sighatse.
This morning after an early breakfast, our long journey to Saga will include a packed lunch served by our team en route.
Again with an early morning start, we shall drive through Mayum - La pass (5100m) - the highest point of our road journey. The day’s drive is very long with excellent roads. Enjoy the vast Tibetan Plateau, where the landscape changes from sandy dunes to rocky vistas, to savannah Today is a most auspicious for everyone, to get your first glimpse of Holy Mt. Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar is a dream turning into reality. For many it is a lifelong journey to arrive here where gods bestow and share blessing with their visual slendor. The feeling is so tangible and emotional that it is truly not a dream – it is real, your really are here at Lake Manasarovor Upon arrival at Lake Manasarovar we change our transport and tour Kailash Mansarovar region using Chinese Government Bus completing the Mansarovar Parikrama. ( The Manasarovar Circuit consists of 110km approx. we will only complete half today). Half we will cover after Kailash Parikrama on the way back.
We will worship/rest/acclimatization at Lake Mansarovar today. Experience being in the abode of God is a lifetime achievement: We will perform together our Puja, Havan-Worship, Meditation, Holy bath, Tarpan etc. Here we shall be able to relax and explore around the Lake Mansarovar.
Today we shall be driving to Darchen (45 km) from Lake Manasarovor where Yatris not completing the whole parikarama will be staying. For those Yatris who are not joining for the Parikrama they are able to complete a small Parikrama of about 100 mt. of Tarboche flag, which is also considered as a Parikrama of Holy Mount Kailash. We continue to Tarboche (13 km) where our prepaid horses will be waiting and then we commence our trek to Derapuk (12 km). We are sometimes allowed to drive (if we are lucky) by the Chinese government to the start point (2km) otherwise we may have to walk. Parikrama.Trek Day 1 Tarbhoche to Dirapuk time: 6 to 7 hours Trek Length 12Km, The trail has flat, little ups and little downs path until Diraphuk. Your incredible holy journey will be blessed with the Holy Mt. Kailash magnificent view of north face close up view of Kailash Maha Shiv Lingam.
Today we walk to touch the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh) - the trek is about 7 miles and about 6 hours round trip time: 9 to 10 hours, Trek length about 10 KM ( round trip).
Early morning start at 5 am . We will trek 15 km from Diraphuk to Dolmala Pass (5650m / 18,532ft) to Zhutulpuk Valley (4760m / 15,613ft). This is our toughest and mentally challenging day of the Yatra. Dolmala Pass (18,532ft/5660m) is 6 km uphill Parikarma. Today, many Yatri conversation is of how difficult a journey they are encountering yet that short personal puja time at the Dolmala pass is life changing spiritually.. The weather can be unpredictable and in some cases snowstorm at Domala Pass are known to happen yet you are within touching distance for the Kailash parvat. After the ascent Dolmala Pass, your breathtaking decent you will greet you with a blue lake Gaurikund. (Regrettably only an experienced mountaineer can access this spot.) Your decent of 6km is slippery so please be cautious and be walk steadily. Please use your walking stick to reach to the valley floor. Your will be grateful for the flat gradual walk from this post to your Guesthouse (3Km)
Trek from Zhutulpuk to the end of the Parikrama.. It is a very enjoyable walk with beautiful trail surrounding views with many caves; Mani Stones and migrating birds can be seen. The trail is called “Valley of Enlightenment” and perhaps to many yatris as they decent they are truly enlightene. Near Darchen where our Parikrama ends we will then drive to Chu Gompa once we pick up our bags and our fellow Yatries who stayed at Darchen to take dip bath in Manasarovar after the Parikrama Complited, then we will drive directly to Saga. We will day our blessings and have many stories to share.
We start very early a bit long drive through a little small, winding road and bumps, but great views. Total about 10-12 hours.
This morning after breakfast transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, to board your flight for home . ** Your tour ends, leaving you with many astonishing memories of your incredible holy holiday. ** Namaste! Hari Om – Hurry home!