Tibet Mount Kailash Tour

In the far west of Tibet is Mt Kailash, the most sacred mountain in Asia, which is venerated by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and the ancient Bon religion of Tibet. From it flow four great rivers – the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra – which drain the vast Tibetan Plateau. It is an important site for Tibetan and Indian pilgrims who make a 53km circuit, or Kora, of the mountain. This circumambulation, clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus and anti-clockwise for Bon followers, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. The mountain itself is 6714m high and with its four sheer walls and snow capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight.
Only 30km from Mt Kailash is another important pilgrimage site, the beautiful and serene Lake Manasarovar. According to mythology it was formed in the mind of Brahma, and Indian and Tibetan pilgrims can also be seen circumambulating this lake, a distance of 90km.
On this trip, we drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border at Zhangmu. We then drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau to Lake Manasarovar, before completing a Kora around Mt Kailash. From there we retrace our route to Kathmandu, enjoying once again the arid beauty of the vast plains. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with its stunning scenery and cultural highlights.

Day 1: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m)
Day 2: Drive to Nyalam (3750m)
Day 3: Rest day in Nyalam
Day 4: Drive to Peiku-Tso
Day 5: Drive to Zhongba
Day 6: Drive to below Mayum – La
Day 7: Drive to Manasarovar (4560m)
Day 8: At Manasarovar
Day 9: Drive to Tarboche(4750m)
Day 10: Trek to Dira-Puk
Day 11: Trek to Zutul-Puk (4790m)
Day 12: Trek to Darchen(4560m)
Day 13: Drive to Paryang (4750m)
Day 14: Drive to Saga (4600m)
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam (3750m)
Day 16: Drive to Kathmadu (1400m)

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Trip Facts

Trip Code: BTTT-01,

Trip Cost:

Duration: 18 days,

Type: Trekking,

Max. Altitude: 6714m,

Minimum Pax: 2+,

Mode of Travel: Flight/Land,

Start: Simikot,

End: Zhangmu,