• Duration:14 Nights 15 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 16
  • Activity:Tour & Sightseeing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5650m

About Holy Mount Kailash Circuit Tour

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.

Highlights of Holy Mount Kailash Circuit Tour

  • Mount Kailash is the spiritual heart of Asia
  • a life-changing journey for the heart and soul
  • the turquoise-blue waters of the sacred Manasarovar Lake, 4576m, are believed to contain the power to wash away mortal sin.
  • cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the snowy peaks of the Himalayas
  • Hindus believe majestic Mt.Kailash is the throne of Lord Shiva

Itinerary

Expand AllHide All

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

    What's included

    •     Three night accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu: twin share basis
    •     11 nights accommodation in guesthouses /camps in Tibet
    •     Tibet Visa & Permit Fee (Group visa)
    •     All Trekking & camping equipment and Sherpa staff
    •     Yaks & Yak Men to carry camping gear during Kailash Parikrama
    •     Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers or bus as applicable
    •     English speaking guide in Tibet
    •     Gamow bags, and oxygen cylinder
    •     Sleeping bag, down jacket

    What’s Excluded

    •     International Airfare 
    •     Travel Insurance
    •     Evacuation cost
    •     Use of satellite phone
    •     Extra nights in hotel/lodge (due to any reason).
    •     Yak/porter while crossing Nepal Tibet border
    •     Extra cost incurred in the event of any delays of flight cancellation / postponement due to bad weather etc.
    •     Hot spring bath is possible (only in Nyalam, and Chu Gomba on direct payment basis)
    •     Any other expense of personal nature and which is not mentioned above
    •     Tips: Tipping service staff is customary

     

    Extra expenses:

    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.   

    Useful Info

    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 US $ 350 can be paid to assure you a room to yourself.