Departures : Flexible
EX : Kathmandu
Best Season : April-October
Mode of Travel : fly in/drive out
Group size : 4+
The best time for visiting Kailash Mansarovar is between the middle of May to the middle of October. The weather is generally stable and visibility at its best during this time. Temperatures are cool during the day and below freezing at night.
Mt. Kailash claimed to be the pinnacle of the Hindu religious conglomeration is one of the highest mountains in Tibet at 22,022 feet and Lake Mansarovar at 14,950 feet is said to be the highest fresh water lake in the world. The pilgrimage tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is a long & challenging journey into a remote and secluded land where it is difficult to access due to the variable and extreme weather conditions, bad road and we need to make much preparation to ensure that we have a reasonable chance of reaching Kailash. We need to bring our own food and camping equipment. As per Chinese immigration policy, transportation (4WD jeep) and a Chinese/Tibetan guide is a must to hire from China/Tibet whereas we send our Nepalese staff for camping and cooking arrangements. All the camping/kitchen gears and food su plies need to be brought from Nepal. The Nepalese kitchen crew prepares different cuisines of choice for the travelers. While traveling to this part of the world will have a chance to encounter nomads herding their sheep or yak.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast half day sightseeing in Kathmandu and tour briefing at hotel. Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1303 m) to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border) where we meet the Tibetan/Chinese guide with transport. Drive further 8 km uphill to Zhangmu (2220m) where we need to complete the Chinese immigration and custom formalities. Drive further to Nyalam for overnight stay.
Day 04: Rest at Nyalam for acclimatization. Overnight Camp.
Day 05: Drive to Thong-La (4990m), stop for a while to see the breathtaking views of mountain range then drive further to Saga via Paiku-Tso. Overnight camp
Day 06: Drive to Dzongba, stop for lunch and continue to Paryang (4540m). Overnight at camp
Day 07: Drive towards Mayum-La (5010m) and continue the drive to Chiu Gompa, on the west bank of Lake Mansarovar where you can have a shower at the hot spring. Overnight camp near Chiu Gompa.
Day 08: Drive to Darchen (4700m). Overnight at Guest House or at camp
Day 09: Rest at Darchen for acclimatization.
Day 10: Drive to trek-starting point where the trek begins around Mt. Kailash (6656 m). Overnight at camp Dera puk at the base of Dolma-La.
Day 11: Trek over Dolma-La (5600m) then descend for a while and continue to Zhutul Puk. Overnight at camp
Day 12: Finish the trek and drive to Hora. Camp on the bank of lake Mansarovar
Day 13: Drive to Parayang via Mayum-La (5010m). Overnight at camp
Day 14: Drive back to Saga via Dzongba. Overnight at camp
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam via Paiku-Tso and Nyalam Thung-La. Overnight hotel.
Day 16: Drive to Zhangmu, after finishing the immigration formalities, drive back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Breakfast and free day for shopping, Overnight at hotel
Day 18: Airport transfer for final departure