Kathmandu Kailash Overland Tour
Code TH-TB-107 • 13 Days •
- Trip Duration: 13 Days
- Group size: 1-20 Pax
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 5600m
- Activities: Sightseeing/Tour/Trekking
Kathmandu Kailash Overland Tour, Kathmandu to Kailash Overland or Kailash Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu city via Kyirong a newly opened route after closure of Kodari border due to massive earthquake in 2015. It is a fresh and new route for traveler via northern highway from Kathmandu via most popular trekking region of Nepal Langtang region and national park and it includes a scenic and cherishful drive on the Tibetan pleteau. Overland tour to Kailash includes a detour of Tibetan cultural heritage too and also It give a sense of panoramic drive along the way.
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.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Today our representave will welcome you at airport and then you will be driven toward the booked hotel.
Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan & Bouddhanath sightseeing
Today you have full day in Kathmandu for Puja at Pashupatinath, it is believed that you must have to have blessing of Pashupatinath before moving Kailash Yatra journey to be a successful Kailash yatra. So you will be taken to Pashupatinath temple for Puja in the morning time and after that a short tour to Bouddhanath stupa nearby. Evening you will have briefing program about further journey toward Kailash.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Rasuwagadi - Kyirong Drive (3900m) / 210km / 7 - 8 hrs
Today the journey starts for Kailash starting from 5 AM in the morning, Breakfast will be packed from the hotel as we need get immigration formalities on time at the border and also we have a bit rough and tough way to get border on the hillside driving in Nepal side. Once we reached at the border our representative will help to pass through immigration both Nepal and China side. Then further further 60km drive to Kyirong will be commenced.
Day 04: Kyirong rest day for acclimatization.
Today we have one full day at Kyirong valley, it is a small local town. Today we will stay one more day here for acclimatization to adjust your body to the elevation for comfortable journey towar Kailash.
Day 05: Kyirong to Paryang Drive (4400m) / 340km / 7 hrs
Today we will drive to Paryang crossing Saga town, We have an option whether we stay at Saga which is 110km from Kyirong or we drive further for 340km to Paryang. It is the best option to drive to Paryang as we could be on time next day at Manasarover arround mid day.
Day 06: Paryang to Mansarover (4600m) / 210km / 5 hrs
Today we will drive to Mansarover crossing Mayumla pass. And today we have enough time to have Havan and Holy deep at the Lake etc.
Day 07: Mansarover Puja / Parikrama / drive to Darchen (4700m) / 90km
Morning we will visit Chiu monastery overlooking Mansarover. It is good place to have full view of entire Mansarover Lake too. Day time you be taken for Mansarover parikrama which is 90km. The road is not paved but it is comfortable on the pleteau. The Mansarover parikrama gives you a different kind of Kailash faces views. And evening we will drive to Darchen food of Kailash for the night stay.
Day 08: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) / 12km / 6 hrs
After breakfast today journey start from Darchen to start Kailash trek, We first drive around 12km to Tarboche, And then from Tarboche the walking on foot starts for 12 km toward Diraphuk. From Diraphuk the Kailash back face will be visible as a face to face.
Day 09: Trek over Dolma La (5600m) to Dzutulphuk (4700m) / 23km / 8.5 hrs
Today we have long way thats why we start early morning around 7 AM Beijing time in order to pass Dolma La pass which is the toughest one during Kailash yatra tour. It takes around 4 hrs to get passed the pass, once the pass is done the trail follow steep down toward Dzutulphuk.
Day 10: Trek Ends at Mani Wall and Further Drive to Paryang or Dzongba
After 2.5 hrs trekking from Dzutulphuk, our vehicle will meet at Mani wall then we will drive to Darchen. After lunch we will drive to Paryang or Dzongba if time permits the nightstay may be Saga too.
Day 11: Paryang / Dzongba to Kyirong
Today all the way back to Kyirong, If time permits we will clear immigration and drive to Syabru for the night.
Day 12: Kyirong to Kathmandu Drive
Today our Kailash journey completes by driving back from either Kyirong or from Syabrubeshi.
Day 13: Free until airport time and final departure.
Today you have free time until airport time for shopping or other personal purpose. And drive to airport for final departure to Home.