High in the Himalayas stands the serene Mount Kailash. For thousands of years pilgrims of many faiths have visited this beautiful mountain seeking spiritual purification and transformation. Tibetan Buddhists call it 'Khang Rinpoche', meaning 'precious jewel of snow', and they revere it as the home of a deity who represents supreme bliss. It is the precious glacial snow of Kailash that is the source of four mighty rivers— the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus.
Annapurna Foothills Treks specializes in pilgrimages in Tibet and Nepal. Some of our top selling packages are the Kailash overland tour, Kaialsh by helicopter tour, and the Muktinath tour. An expert Sherpa team who are reliable, friendly, and dedicated to providing excellent service will make sure you enjoy the gifts of the gods and nature to the fullest.
For Hindus, it is the throne of their god, Shiva, and the symbol of his power. For Jains, it is the place where the first prophet attained Nirvana. For the pre-Buddhist Bon believers, it is the seat of spiritual power where their founder, Shanrab, is said to have descended from heaven. For everyone, regardless of their faith, Mount Kailash has enough precious attributes to captivate the soul. For everyone it is the ultimate beauty of nature.
The rugged 52 km trail, the 'Kailash Kora', crosses mountain streams and leads over the 5630-meter Dolma La pass. It takes physical strength and endurance at this altitude to complete it in three days, although some locals seeking special blessing cover the distance in a single day. One time around the mountain is believed to erase the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 revolutions earn Salvation or Nirvana.
Another scenic delight is Lake Manasarovar nestled below the snow-capped Mount Kailash. At 4560 meters elevation, its sparkling turquoise water is frigid, but pilgrims complete their spiritual quest by bathing and drinking from it. Hindus believe that the holy Manasovar is the bathing place of god Shiva and goddess Parvati and one who drinks water from the lake will be cleansed of all his sins committed a hundred lifetimes over, and will dwell with Lord Shiva after death. Buddhists believe Lord Buddha was conceived here and that he meditated by this lake on several occasions.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Drive 150km to Nylam, 3750m
Day 4 : Acclimatization day at Nylam, 3750m
Day 5 : Drive 232 km to Saga, 4450m
Day 6 : Drive 230 km to Paryang, 4600m
Day 7 : Drive 277km to Manasarovar Hore, 4558m
Day 8 : Puja and drive 40km to Tarchen 4860m
Day 9 : Trek to Dehara Puk, 5000m
Day 10 : Trek to Dolma-La pass, 5650m
Day 11 : End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar
Day 12 : Drive to Saga, 4600m
Day 13 : Drive to Nyalam,3700m
Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu
Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu
We recommend that you hire a horse so that you can enjoy the parikrama to the fullest, without carrying a heavy backpack. The cost of a horse and horseman for the 3 days of the Kailash Parikrama will be approx INR 8000 / USD 180 and your guide will assist you in making the arrangement with the horseman but you will pay the horseman directly.
Reminder: In Tibet, the altitude is high air is thinner, colder, drier and the ultraviolet rays from the sun are stronger. Visitors will need to acclimatize and should be prepared for the strong sunshine and varying temperatures with a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm clothes. Remember to carry plenty of water.
Single Supplement: For those who do not want to share a room during the trip, a single supplement fee of USD 350 can be paid to assure you a room to yourself.
Destination : Tibet
Duration : 15 Days
Price : US $2399 p/p
Trip Grade : Moderate
Group Size:2 - 12 Persons
Activities:Tour / Sightseeing / Trekking
Starting / Ending:Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights on BB basis ( Bed & Breakfast )
Accommodation During Tour:11 night’s accommodation in Tibet in guesthouses /camps
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
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Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy