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Mount Kailash Tour
Mt. Kailash is a black mountain with four sheer wall and snow capped at the top. It is located at the western Tibet, China with its 22,022 feet altitude. The climate of the Mt. Kailash region goes through 0-70 Degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to visit Mt. Kailash is from May to September. It takes almost three days (32 miles) to round the Kailash (Parikarma of Kailash) and its high point is 19, 5000 feet.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva resides on top of Mount Kailash sitting with his wife Pravati, the daughter of Himalaya, in a state of meditation. It is supposed to be the ultimate spiritual destination of the world. Nearby the Mt. Kailash, there is another Holy Lake called Mansarovar, the abode of purity. Hindu people from different parts of world visit there as it is a place of pilgrimage. It is also believed that drinking water of Mansarovar and taking a bathe with its water purifies and cleanses all the sins committed inthe lifetime. It is the place long famous for peace and tranquility and the pristine beauty and serenity of these religious sites are sure to reflect the Lord Shiva forth sides.
It is essential to note that the journey of Mt. Kailash completes only after going through the Parikrama of Kailash Pravat. Trekking through this long path is difficult; however, with proper preparation devout pilgrims are able to complete this Parikrama. For Tibetan, pilgrimage is the journey from ignorance to enlightenment. Geographically, Mt. Kailash was formed approximately 50 million years ago and according to the legend, Lord Buddha is said to have visited Mt. Kailash magically in the 5th century B.C. The Kora or circumambulation, which means pilgrimage, starts at Darchen, some 30 Km from Lake Manasarovar.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to a hotel, receiving you in Kathmandu airport.
Day 02: Guided tour in Kathmandu, managing your Chinese visa, going for a guided tour of Kathmandu and briefing about Mt. Kailash Tour.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu 1350 m to Zangmu/ Nyalam (150km), 3300m, driving from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet boarder along with a scenic highway.
Day 04: Rest Day at Nyalam, 3300m, it is very important we rest and acclimatize in Nyalam before further driving.
Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Saga/4450m- 232 km, Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds we cross the high Labung La pass at 5050m, and cross river Brahmaputra to reach Saga (4600m).
Day 06: Saga to Paryang (4600m) 230 km 7-8 hrs, watching the mountains in distance and driving through dusty road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.
Day 07: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours, offering the first view of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar, the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion.
Day 08: Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 30km, driving 30 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailash kora (circumambulation).
Day 09: Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m, walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and Waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky.
Day 10: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent- hardest but holiest day of your pilgrimage trek.
Day 11: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar, completing the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar.
Day12: Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hrs
Day13: Drive Paryang to Saga (230km) 7-8 hrs
Day14: Drive to Nyalam or Zhangmu: (245km) 6-7 hrs
Day15: Zhangmu to Kathmandu 150 km, driving further to Nepal Tibet boarder, completing the immigration formalities and getting your Nepal visa.
Day 16: Fly back home / onward destination