Mount Kailash Tour, world-famous pilgrimage destination accompanied with Mt. Everest is a wonderful travel opportunity which takes you to some of the exotic places in the world that include world highest mountains: Mt. Everest, the Tibet’s holiest mountain, Mt. Kailash, and Manasarovar. All over the world, people come to travel this exclusive journey to get to know about the history of Tibet, humanities, the lifestyle of people, to view the world highest mountains and to carry out devotional circulation (Parikarma) from Kailash tour. People believe that one single Parikarma around Mt. Kailash will remove all sins of a lifetime while 108 Parikarma will provide you salvation (Mukti). Mount Kailash is also called as ‘Precious Jewels of Snows’ by Tibetan people, which is situated at an altitude 6,714m above the sea level. This mountain is popular among Hindu people as it is the home of supreme Hindu God, Lord Shiva and it is also popular among Buddhist, Jains, and Bonpon (Tibetan indigenous religion people). Similarly, Mount Everest is the world highest mountain situated at an altitude of 8,848m which is one of the dream destinations for all people. And Manasarovar is a Sanskrit word as ‘Manas’ mean ‘mind’ and ‘Sarovar’ means ‘lake’ which is situated at an altitude of 4,580m above the sea level. These 3 places create an amazing and attractive tour, which starts from Lhasa and also end at Lhasa by viewing different pilgrimage sites, monastery and the Himalayas.
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Mount Kailash is also called "Precious Jewels of Snow" by Tibetan people.
Hindus believe Mount Kailash is home of Supreme Hindu God, Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati.
The soaring black rocky peak-Kailash Parbat (mountain) 6,714m considered a holy body of Lord Shiva, also believed to be a place where founders of Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism, and Bonpo religions once meditated and resided.
The four prominent rivers of Asia, named the Brahmaputra, the Indus, the Ganges, and the Sutlej, have been originated from this snow-covered holy peak.
Best season to visit is from April to October.
Get a chance to visit the great palaces, monasteries, and temples of "Forbidden Tibet".
Why this Trip
This beautiful tour leads you towards the pilgrimage sites, Monasteries and around the base camp of the world highest mountain from where you can view the world highest mountains and other mountains.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
At the arrival section of the airport in Lhasa, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. Overnight in Lhasa;
Early in the morning, we begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Our ultimate Mount Kailash tour with Everest Base Camp begins with a visit to the beautiful Potala Palace which is 3700m above from sea level. Potala Palace is the 17th-century relic which houses the private quarters of Dalai Lama in winter. The top of the Palace offers breathtaking views of the entire Lhasa. Next, we visit Jokhang temple situated at the heart of old Lhasa. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site holding deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market) around the temple. With its numerous stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa;
Today is the second-day sightseeing in Lhasa. Early morning, after breakfast, we visit Drepung monastery, which is the world largest monastery built in the 14th century, believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past. As of now, only a few hundred monks stay there. Next is Sera Monastery which is another ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet sheltering 600 monks. From there we visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight at Lhasa;
After breakfast, we drive to Gyantse which is 262km far from Lhasa and it takes around 5 hours to reach there. Crossing the passes Kamba La (4794m) and Karo La (5010m) on the way, we drive through the beautiful Yamadroke Tso Lake from where we can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the holy mountain Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m). It is the highest mountain near the Lhasa. Upon reaching Gyantse, we visit the Khumbum Stupa, and Gyantse Dzong (fortress), which is one of the best-preserved dzongs in Tibet. Overnight in Gyantse;
Early morning, we head towards the second-largest city in Tibet-Shigatse. After around 2 hours’ drive, we reach Shigatse. Upon reaching Shigatse, we visit one of the oldest monasteries, Panchen Lamas “TashiLhunpo Monastery”. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is a historic and culturally important monastery in Tibet. Overnight at Shigatse;
After breakfast, we leave Shigatse and head towards Rongpuk. Crossing Tingri, passing through Tso La Pass (4600m) and Gyatso La Pass (5248m), enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas we reach Rongpuk Monastery. Rongpuk Monastery is the highest temple in the world with an altitude 5150m, located at the foot of the north side of Mt. Everest. Overnight in Rongpuk;
Visit Rongbuk Monastery; Sunset of golden Everest peak
Early in the morning, enjoying the glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest, we trek to Everest Base Camp. After two hours trek, we reach the base camp and head towards Saga. Crossing Peiku Tso Lake (4590m) and Yarlaung La Pass, we reach Saga. Overnight in Saga;
Early in the morning, our trek advances towards Darchen. Trudging through small dusty town Paryang and several other villages and camps of yaks' herders alongside beautiful views of mountains, we cross the Mayun La Pass (5216m) and reach Darchen. Overnight in Darchen;
Today our trek begins out of Darchen involving six hours hike to a deep valley through the walls of red rock. Continuing across the plain to Shershong, crossing the bridge to Chhuku Gompa, following the trail alongside the stunning view of the north face of Mt. Kailash, we reach Dirapuk. Overnight in Dirapuk;
Trek to Zutul-Pul is the most difficult part of the entire trek as it involves passing through the highest pass of the Kora - Droma La Pass (5630m). Continuing with the trail, we visit Milarepa and Naro Bonchung which are two important religious places of Zuktulpuk. Next, we visit the last Zuktulpuk monastery. Overnight in Zutulpuk;
Today we descend to Darchen from Zuktulpuk which takes about 2 hours. From Darchen, we drive to the holy lake Mansarovar which takes about one hour. Mansarovar is famous for its beautiful sunset over the Himalayas. Rest in a tent camp at the Mansarovar Lakeside;
From Saga, we head to Shigatse via Latse. Following the trail along the Tsangpo River crossed by the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries, we reach Shigatse. Upon reaching Shigatse, we rest for a while and later visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which was founded by Pachen Lama in 1447. Overnight in Shigatse;
After breakfast, we drive back to Lhasa through the northern friendship highway. After 5 hours’ drive through the Khamba La Pass (4,794m), we reach Lhasa. A free time in Lhasa to see the city on your own where possible. Overnight in Lhasa;
Yarlung Tsangpo; Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo
For nights in Lhasa, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 7 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Mount Kailash Tour with Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited areas by the tourists as well as Hindus so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Mount Kailash Tour with Everest Base Camp is the popular trek in Nepal that provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage the rescue team. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse/teahouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
You can charge your electronics at the hotel you will be staying at. While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.