13 Nights / 14 Days – Kathmandu – Tibet (Kailash) – Kathmandu
Mount Kailash Tour, which is also called Kailash Mansarovar. As per Hinduism, Lord Shiva Exist on top of Kailash Mountain, where he stands in a condition of meditation alongside his wife Parvathi, the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Mountain is accepted to be a definitive destination of souls and the spiritual focus of the world. Like Mount Kailas, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of Lord Shiva (a supreme god). It is a place of the journey, attracting, Hindus from everywhere throughout the world. Scrubbing down in Mansarovar and drinking its water is accepted to rinse all sins committed over a hundred years’ lifetimes.
The individuals who have visited the sacred spots of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Mountain. The memory of a lifetime to remember the vicinity of Lord Shiva in their lives and gives them a sentiment peace and serenity. The immaculate magnificence and peacefulness of these religious sites are genuinely sensational and ingrains in individuals feeling being unified with Shiva.
Mount Kailash Tour – Facts
Country: China (Tibet)
Tour Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Tour Code: SA-KLMA
Duration: 14 Days
Maximum Altitude: 4810 m
Tour Style: Small Group
Age Requirements: 12+
Best time to go: April-June/September-November
Start from: Kathmandu
End at: Kathmandu
Mount Kailash Tour – Outline Itinerary
Note: The dates mentioned are the days you would have to be in Kathmandu to join this tour. If traveling from Kathmandu, please allow 2 weeks prior to joining this Kailash mountain tour.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & Tibet travel visa applications (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (8 to 9 hr)
Day 04: Acclimatization at Kerung
Day 05: Drive from Kerung to Saga (4450m, 5 to 6 hr)
Day 06: Saga to Mansarovar (4560m, 6 to 7 hrs)
Day 07: Mansarovar Parikrama to Darchen
Day 08: Drive Tarboche and trek Dirapuk (4860 m)
Day 09: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4810 m)
Day 10: Zuthulpuk to Darchen (4675 m)
Day 11: Darchen to Saga (450 km) via Lake Mansarovar
Day 12: Drive to Kerung
Day 13: Drive Kerung to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure at any time
Mount Kailash Tour – Highlights
- The lively, vivid, disorderly city of Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath Darsan
- Scenic nation drive to Nepal – Tibet fringe from Kathmandu
- Mount Kailas, a standout amongst the most profound destinations for Hindus, Buddhists, Bonpos, and Jains
- Lake Mansarovar
- Kora in Kailash
- Drive through superb deserted Scenery of Tibet
Mount Kailash Tour – Detail Programmed Itinerary
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to Hotel
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative from the office will come to pick-up you and move to the Lodging. In the Hotel or Lodge, offer you welcome drinks. Later in the day, your guide will be briefing regarding entire tour program.
Kathmandu guided sightseeing and Tibet visa application (Mon/Wed/Fri)
We are going to apply & obtain the Chinese visa. At present day, after breakfast, you are going to start your moving by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites privileged in Kathmandu. At Kathmandu Durbar Square platforms, Nepalese skill-fullness plus structure design looks attractive. The structural architecture is an average of the Malla series who ruled over Nepal from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. Swoyambhunath Temple is famous as the Monkey Temple because of many numbers of monkey populace dwelling in this area. The Boudhanath Stupa is one of the prevalent stupas in South Asia which is based on Tibet. Visit Pasupatinath temple for Darsan (Worship). If you need any kinds of stuff to purchase for the tour, you can walk around and do shop at evening time.
Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (178 km, 8 to 9 hr)
After having early breakfast, you will drive to Rasuwagadi (154 km). Afterward, you again drive 24 km to Tibet border Kerung. Completing the border formalities at Kerung. You will have a scenic drive through Langtang national park of Nepal. Although, you are required to deal in number of check post in the park. Overnight at Kerung.
Acclimatization at Kerung
We spend a day at Kerung to help with acclimatization because we gain considerable height [Ktm (1400m)- Kerung (2900 m)]. There are many short walks possible in the area for acclimatization like; optional hike around Kerung area.
Drive from Kerung to Saga (4450m, 232km)
Appreciate the perspective of snow topped mountains and cross the high pass of Lalung La Pass (5050m) where a superb perspective of high Himalayas can be seen for example; Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. Drive past the big Peiku Tso Lake and cross the Brahmaputra River to reach to Saga. Overnight stay at Saga.
Saga to Mansarovar (4560m, 6 to 7 hrs)
Viewing the mountains in separation you will drive through dusty highway through the residential area of Zhongba before coming to Paryang. At Paryang you will feel the delight of coming to Mansarovar the next. A lifetime accomplishment, here we will perform a blessed plunge, relax and investigate around the Mansarovar territory. Overnight in a tent/camp or Guest house.
Mansarovar Parikrama to Darchen
Today is the most propitious day for every one of us as we will see the first look of heavenly Kailas and hallowed Lake Mansarovar. Morning Pooja and hawan on the bank of Mansarovar. Afternoon commute to Darchen to begin the Kailash mountain Parikrama following day.
Drive Darchen to Dirapuk (4860m)
Today it will be Tough Day. After the breakfast, drive to Tarboche which is 8 km. and begin trek 12 km for Mount Kailas Parikrama to Dirapuk situated at an altitude of 4860m. Light lunch in transit. Overnight stay at Tent/Camp.
Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4810m)
The hardest and most essential day of the trip. Cross high Dolma-la pass (5670 m) and slide to Gauri Kunda and further trek alongside the waterway to Zuthulpuk, overnight at Tent/Camp.
Zuthulpuk to Darchen (4675m, drive 5 km)
After trekking around 6 km, you will come to the point – drive to the Darchen. You will complete the trek around 12 noon. Resting or overnight at local lodging place.
Darchen to Saga (450 km) via lake Mansarovar
Time to returning back by giving the last look at this sacred place. After early breakfast, drive to Saga and overnight in Saga at Guest House.
From Saga drive back to Kerung
After early breakfast, you will drive to Kerung – light lunch on the way. You will leave a famous roof of the world Tibetan Plateau and descend down through the Himalaya and reach the China/Nepal border at Kerung. Overnight at the lodge.
Drive Kerung to Kathmandu
We will clear our border customs formalities in the Kerung before proceed to Kathmandu (KTM). Overnight at Kathmandu.
Departure at any time as your wish or you can extend your adventure holidays. For more detail information about it, Contact us. Or our team member or representative will transfer you 3hrs prior to the Kathmandu Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.
What is covered in the Mount Kailash Tour Cost?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu – twin sharing basis
- Accommodation in Tibet – twin or multiple sharing bases depending on places
- Breakfast in when staying at hotels
- All land transfers as per the itinerary – coaches in Nepal side, land cruiser, support truck in Tibet side
- English speaking guide and entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Camping in trekking places
- Camping equipment –tents, sleeping bags, mats etc.
- A team of Sherpas, cooks, kitchen helpers, porters etc.
- All Veg meals on camping days
- Tibet visa/entry permit
- Sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Yaks and Yak man if required
What is not covered in the Mount Kailash Tour Cost?
- Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth.
- Lunch and Dinner other than on Camping Days
- Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like Emergency Fund or Emergency Evacuation.
- Expenses like the budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, the internet etc.
- Nepal entry Visa and Passport fees
- Travel insurance
- Tips for the Guide and Driver
- Porter if used near Nepal-Tibet Border
- International/ Domestic flight tickets and airport charges
- Expenses for the services other than included above
Mount Kailash Tour – Interconnected Facts
Food and Water
Actually, in Kathmandu you find the restaurants of any taste and also price-range are different. In Tibet, virtually all meal plans are offered on days when it comes to camping out apart from Base camp prolongation just where breakfast only is covered. Our adventure chefs of the route, are experts at cooking recipes under strenuous circumstances. Throughout your camp-out, you will have provided a considerable number of local, European and Indian cuisine. So long as prospective healthy foods and nutrients shall be purchased in the local area.
But, bear in mind you need to know that in remote parts the resources are sometimes minimal in quantity and mixture and we should depend upon food items carried from Kathmandu. Boiled drinking water should re-fill on your own private mineral water bottles and is provided both morning and evening hours. It can be occasionally also easy to buy bottled water throughout the day. If you do have some food item allergens like pollen and simply cannot consume food, you need exclusive food for your nutrients. So, make sure that you have given us an all-inclusive directory of the things before airport arrival in Kathmandu. Accordingly, we can manage to ensure that you get the right meals to suit your needs.
In Kathmandu, the transport service is given in private vehicles such as hiaces, car, minibusses, van, and coaster as per group size of the Trip. But in Kailash tour, transport is via 4WD land cruisers. Whereas, to carry luggage, water, fuel etc. you are also escorted by backup truck.
About Guides and Drivers in Mount Kailash Tour
Your English-Speaking guide will meet you at Zhangmu in Tibet which is near the Nepal-Tibet border. The guide who is responsible for your trip will look after you. If you have any queries, concern, and issue, you can tell to him. Actually, your guide will be from Tibet and accredited one that is controlled by the Tibetan Travel Bureau. Their English dialects are fluency and Knowledgeable. Another, we also like to suggest that purchase or take a guidebook (Lonely Planet ‘Tibet’ or ‘The Tibet Guide’ written by Stephen) for the extra information even briefed by your guide. The Drivers of Land cruisers and Truck have often made the trip many times and their English is somewhat different. But, know very well about the best spot to stop for Photos and videos.
Camping and Trek staff for Mount Kailash
Beginning trekkers tend to be surprised when they see lots of assistance staff members needed for the trek. Acknowledge, totally from camping equipment to food stuff and fuel should be carried with us. To prepare your food is, obviously, concerned with the entire meal and also for the safety and managing of the kitchen workforce. Kitchen guys help to prepare food, fetch the meals and provide your sunrise tea/coffee. The Sherpa staff involved in the campsites for set up tents and etc. However, the porters’ will deliver your camping gear and duffle bags. On certain treks, yaks are utilized rather or even at the side of porters and are under the cope with a yak handler.
Money Matter – Mount Kailash
Us dollar hard cash is very important to do this holiday trip. Everyone’s expenditures are unique. In spite of this, as being a guideline we propose USD10-15 per what you eat (when you consume alcoholic drinks or perhaps smoke cigarettes then is likely to be much higher). Strolling in the market is tricky to tell, but a majority of the visitors decide to buy approximately more than they expected. In Zhangmu, it is advisable to fix a sufficient amount of cash into Chinese Yuan for your whole entire period of your time and energy in Tibet. It surely is not likely that you can convert dollars later on in your journey.
As a rule, foremost various currencies be apt to exchange into Nepalese Rupees (NPR) at Kathmandu International airport and at Bank and Currency trading counters right throughout the urban center. Bank credit card gets a cash advance and ATM originate in NPR only. Us dollars currency can be changed into Chinese Yuan (CNY) at Zhangmu. However, this is the only currency exchange possible in Tibet just for this camp-out Mount Kailash Tour. It’s easy to alternate USD and a large amount of CNY into NPR at Zhangmu (China-Nepal border) and also at exchange counters while getting back into Kathmandu.
Tips are depending upon you. Because it is a charitable matter and tips is not calculated under your trip cost. If you are thinking to reward the struggle of those who have worked hard to make Mount Kailash Tour satisfied as per their best. We suggest you the following: USD 5 per day for the group of 8+ and USD 6 per day for the smaller group. Just keep in mind that your trusted Tibetan drivers and guide will definitely say bye from the border, therefore it is better that the group should make a plan for the tip early hours.
It is very important to receive out extensive personal insurance ahead of your adventure. Your insurance preferably should include against own accident, medical care related costs, unexpected emergency evacuation and unique personal dangers. We furthermore advise that it protects against cancellation, loss of bags and particular impacts.
While traveling to Nepal and Tibet your health condition should be fine. Actually, there are not any particular necessities to enter into Nepal and Tibet. So that, meet with your doctor for recent up to date physical information about inoculation and high height medication. Tablet or medicine for any probable sickness should be needed while traveling in Nepal and Tibet. Be conscious of some drugs which may bring the side effects in the “Mount Kailash”High Altitude. So, wisely talk with your physician about this matter. Do remember that the medicinal conveniences might not of the same standard you expect in your hometown. Carry enough amount of medical necessities in your own first-aid kit. A communal problem like dehydration, fever, headache, tonsil, diarrhea, blister etc. might appear during the tour. So, make your plan accordingly.
Acute mountain sickness is a thoughtful issue when you go to the higher altitude. It is an effect of altitude those who go up rapidly at the elevation above 2000 m from the sea level. Another, it is the consequence of stress of the physique to accept in high height above the sea level and can upset anyone, no matter which age or fitness you have. Symptoms that occur in high altitude are sleeplessness, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, severe headache etc. As you reach Mount Kailash, breathing difficulty, fatigue and minor headache is common and slightly decline after your body regulate. Do not think it will be serious, take it easy and consume at least 4-5 liter of water per day. If you sense severe symptoms, do not take medicine by yourself without discussing with your guide first.
The climate of higher altitude is hard to predict. Because the weather changes time to time in between 20 to 30 minutes. While you go to Mount Kailash tour, it is not as tough as you think. Although, you have to come with prearranged for cold at any time of the season. The wind chill blows highly then that makes a variance here. Rain is frequently in July and August.
Visas and Permits for Mount Kailash Tour
It is only possible to enter the Tibet from Nepal; you must have to obtain your Chinese visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Kindly note that if you have already obtained a Chinese visa from your nation of origin, it will be canceled and fresh visa will have to issue in Kathmandu. So, please! Don’t waste your time and money to get a Chinese visa from your country until you reach to Kathmandu because this is only the case when you enter Tibet from Nepal. Another, in the occasion, that if you are entering Tibet from central China or from Hong Kong, you can obtain your Chinese visa in the prior or from your own country. But, you must have a substantial valid visa stamped by the Chinese Embassy along with six-month valid passport to enter into the roof of the world (Tibet). At the point, when you are applying for a Chinese visa from your native country, it is better not saying that you are interested in visiting Tibet.
To enter into Tibet, you require TTB (Tibet Travel Permit) which is generally called invitation letter to visit Tibet provided by Tibet Travel Bureau. In order to acquire this, you need to send us your clean Passport copy and additional details like your profession at minimal 21days ahead. When you land to Kathmandu, we take your original passport and TTB permit to apply for your Chinese visa for the Tibet. You will get group visa and will not stamp in your original passport, but rather will be on a sheet of paper. Keep in mind that, there are three visa days in a week in the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. That is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In these days, visa can be collected upon payment of urgent fees. Try to arrive in Kathmandu on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, because you can get a visa on the following day.
Packing list for your Mount Kailash Tour
It is best to set your equipment in a backpack or even comfortable duffel traveling bag. Travel suitcase is not suitable and will not come through the flexibilities of the trip. Your emphasis should be a comfy daypack to carry while outdoor camping. It must be bigger that to suit warm clothes, drinking water, and digital cam accessories.
- Strolling shoes and boots – not heavy, water-resistant and well-worn in.
- Two – Three pair of Socks
- Thermal under-wear
- Jogging boots or shoes or a pair of sandals for evening hours
- Fleece jacket or comparable. It could be frosty in western Tibet anytime of yrs.
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Easy wearing, casual clothes
- Warm trousers: light weight longer (jeans are not suitable)
- Sun Hats – wide brim to cover the face and neck
- Torch/flashlight – Headlamp
- Hand protection through gloves – wool or fleece
- Small soft towel
- Sun block lotion
- Stitching Sewing Kit
- Money belt
- Hand Sanitizer
- Swiss knife
- First aid kit