Kathmandu Kailash Overland Tour - Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash (6714m) , the famed holy peak in Western Tibet. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, it is the domain of Shiva. It is also the abode of Samvara-a multi armed, wrathful deity worshipped in the Chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred Lake Manasarovar (4560m), where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma\'s paradise and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. The 53 Km Kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet\'s pilgrimages and the beacon which draws most travellers to Western Tibet. It is said that a Single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumbulation will achieve Salvation Or Nirvana.
The word Kailasha in Sanskrit means crystal and in all the spiritual traditions, crystal is a purest state of mind; The Mt. Kailash is not made of physical crystal, but because of the purity, we call it a crystal mountain. People who have gone there, they have felt a sanctity, a change of consciousness, a certain peace of mind.
Mid April to Late October
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam, 160km., 3700m.
Day 03: Nyalam full day acclimatization
Day 03: Drive Nyalam to Saga, 280km., 4500m.
Day 03: Drive Saga to Mansarovar, 335km., 4510m.
Day 03: Puja at Lake & Drive Mansarovar to Darchen, 110km., 4600m.
Day 03: Drive Darchen to Tarboche & Trek to Diraphuk, 12km., 4890m.
Day 03: Trek Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk over Dolmala Pass (5600m), 22km., 4790m.
Day 03: Trek Zhutulphuk to Darchen then Drive to Horchu (4500m)
Day 03: Drive back to Saga
Day 03: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Free until airport time and drop to airport for final departure.
Q. How long does it take to process Kailash & Tibet Permit?
A. Usually Kailash permit procession takes at least 15 days. But we recommed to our agents & clients to confirm your booking beofre one month in order to process the permit on time.
Q. How is the road condition to Kailash?
A. Road condition is now very good, As from 2010 onward all the highway to kailash is paved and it is fabulous and memorable driving along Tibetan hoghway now. But road between Zangmu to Nyalam is damaged due to earthquake and it is under renovation.
Q. Road condition between Kathmandu to Kodari?
A. Road condition between Kathmandu to Kodari is under renovation after earthquake. It will be ok after couple of months.
Q. Is Kailash open in 2016?
A. Kailash is open in 2016. But Overland trip to Kailash is not sure as until now border between Tibet and Nepal is closed. Kailash trip can only be possible either from Lhasa or from Simikot western Nepal.
Q. How many days before we need to arrive Kathmandu to make Tibet visa?
A. You are required to arrive Kathmandu at least 2 days prior to tour deaprture date. The program is also designed accordingly. It is including Kathmandu.
Q. When does the border between Nepal and Tibet will open? and is the same border opening?
A. As the news coming out the border between Nepal and Tibet will open in June but exact date is not fixed. Before the Kodari border was the main gateway to Tibet but this year due to earthquake damages in Kodari border the Kerung border will be opened instead. It lies in norther side of Kathmandu toward Rasuwa district and its altitude is 3900m in your 1st overnight halt.