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 is at its best during this time. Temperatures are cool during the day and below freezing at night.
This extraordinary journey takes you to Tibet's mythical Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar through the hidden Humla valley of Nepal's westernmost Tibetan frontier. Once we reach Mt. Kailash we will make the 'Kora' (holy-circuit) trek of the mountain, sharing the trail with many other pilgrims who head for Kailash during the summer months. On this Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage tours and treks, we pass onto the lush vegetation of conifer, rhododendron and oak trees via the semi deserted windswept landscape to the highest plateau in the world. We can see the numbers of isolated villages, nomads' tents with flocks of sheep, domesticated mountain goats and yaks grazing at the vast field. Lake Mansarovar, an expanse of sparkling blue water sprawling over several miles, believed to be the seat of Brahma (the Creator of Universe) and the snow capped Mount Kailash is considered as the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The entire Kailash circuit trek is the holiest of all the Hindu's and Buddhist pilgrimage.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley O/N Hotel
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj/ Simikot camp
Day 05: Simikot/ start trek to Majhgaon (2200 m)
Day 06: Trek Majhgaon/ Khermi (2690 m) Camp.
Day 07: Trek Khermi/ Yangar (2850 m) Camp
Day 08: Trek Yangar/ Palwang (3380 m) Camp.
Day 09: Trek Palwang/ Sisip (4330 m) Camp
Day 10: Rest day for acclimatize at Sipsip Camp
Day 11: Trek Nara La (4620 m) Sher (3860 m) (Tibet) drive to Purang Taklakot (3930 m) Camp
Day 12: Drive Taklakot/ Manasarovar (5410 m) Camp
Day 13: Drive Manasarovar/ Darchen (4560 m) Camp
Day 14: Start trek around Mt. Kailash Camp at Damding Donkhang (4890 m)
Day 15: Continue trek/ camp at Jarok Donkhang (Milarepa's footprint) (5210 m)
Day 16: Continue trek to Zutul Phuk (4790 m) Camp
Day 17: Trek to Zongdui drive to Horche near Manasarovar overnight at guest house/camp.
Day 18: Free day at Manasarovar.
Day 19: Drive Parang Camp
Day 20: Drive Parang to Saga (260 km, 7-8 hours drive) overnight at guest house/ camp.
Day 21: Drive Saga to Nyalam Hotel / Camp. Scenic drive through the Tibetan countryside past Paiku Tso Lake & small villages plus the Nyalam Pass (3800 m) from where one can enjoy lifetime view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Sishapangma & Mt. Cho Oyu and then descend the plateau through the winding mountainous road and overnight at Nyalam
Day 22: Drive Nyalam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu-overnight hotel.
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping. O/N Hotel
Day 24: Airport transfer for final departure