12 days Mt Kailash Tour via Kerung border

  • Trip Duration12 Day
  • Starting Price (P/P)Contact Us
  • Group Sizeminimum 4 person
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous

Trip Facts

Destination: Tibet

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Trek Style: 6

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12 days  ,Mt Kailash Tour via Kerung border  

In Hinduism, Mount Kailash is regarded as the celestial residence of Lord Shiva, where he and his Himalayan daughter Parvati are said to be permanently seated in meditation. It is thought that Kailash Parvat, a sacred mountain, is the world's spiritual center and the ultimate destination for the soul. Situated close to Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is highly esteemed as a source of holiness and a well-known destination that draws Hindu pilgrims from all over the world who participate in the Kailash Yatra. During this pilgrimage, it is thought that immersing in the waters of Mansarovar and performing the rite of drinking from its pure source will purge the pilgrims of sins accrued over a hundred lifetimes.

Those who are lucky enough to travel to Kailash Parvat and Lake Mansarovar on this holy pilgrimage return home with a treasured recollection that reminds them of Lord Shiva's presence in their lives and instills a sense of calm and peace. These sacred sites' unspoiled beauty and eminent tranquility are simply mesmerizing, strengthening the bond between pilgrims and Lord Shiva.

While the Tibetans refer to it as "Kora," the Hindus refer to it as "Parikrama," and both titles refer to the same clockwise pilgrimage around Mount Kailash. Although physically taxing, this practice is an integral component of the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash. With the right preparation, pious travelers can successfully accomplish this important spiritual journey.   

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (1350m)Upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu; Alpine Excursion Trek Team will welcome you with scarp (Khada) in Buddhist Traditional way or with flower Mala in Hindu Traditional way and transfer to hotel. We organize evening team meeting and collect original passport and photos for Tibet/Chinese visa. Dinner and overnight at a standard hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu day preparation for Kerung Kailash overland Tour (1350m) Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Baudhanath. Pashupatinath stupa offers great insights into hindu religious highlights. And in the similar way, Boudhanath stupa is another spiritual Buddhist UNESCO world heritage site. Visa collection, preparation of the trip and packing. Our staff will assist you if you need any help. Overnight at a standard hotel.

Day 03Drive to Kerung (3560m) We start our journey from Kathmandu early in the morning and drive for about 170kms through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Timure Nepal - Tibet border. After completing the border formalities at both the Nepalese and Chinese immigration posts we drive up to Kerung city. Our staff will prepare fresh breakfast, packed lunch and dinner for group and serve daily at usual time with different items and food varieties. Overnight stay at Guesthouse in Kerung.

Day 04Rest day in Kerung (3560m). We spend our rest of the day in Kerung (3560m) today in order to acclimatize before heading up higher. Walk around market, rest and acclimatize. Or we can drive by the late afternoon to Saga for better accommodation. Overnight at Guesthouse in Kerung.

Day 05Drive to Saga (4500m) Today we drive over beautiful arid Tibetan land and passing nomad settlement and crossing numerous pass including Jerkyung La which is more than 5000m high. Further, we cross Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) river lifeline of millions of people of Tibet, Nepal and India and Saga the biggest nomadic city in the area. Overnight at Guesthouse in Saga.

Day 06Drive to holy Lake Manasarovar (4550) Today we drive over beautiful arid Tibetan land and passing nomad settlement like Paryang, Mayum etc. and crossing Mayum La Pass and Dungyun Tso beautiful Lake. Overnight at Guesthouse in Manasarovar Lake.

Day 07: Exploration of the Lake Manasarovar (4550), in the late afternoon drive to Darchen. Today, we will spend almost half of the day at Manasarover lake exploring this amazing place. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the North West shore of the lake, with the imposing sight of Mount Kailash in the background. Also we enjoy the good views of Mount Gurlamandata in south of Lake Manasarovar and view of Rakshas Lake (Lahang Tso) from a top of Chiu Hill. In the late afternoon, we will drive about 35km to Darchen for overnight stay.

Day 08Kora starts: Trek to Dira Phuk Monastery (4800m) We drive towards Mount Kailash base camp Tarboche flagpole; which is marked by a tall pole adorned with prayer flags. This is the starting point for our kora, the 53km trek around the mountain. We walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mount Kailash towering above us. We follow the river, which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the North Face of Mount Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira Phuk. Overnight at Guesthouse in Mount Kailash North Face.

Day 09Trek to Zutul Phuk Monastery (4700m) Now we leave to the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Dolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Dolma La (5636m). It's a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill to Syabje Dadok and flat walk to Zuthul Phuk Monastery, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, Gaurikunda Lake (Thukpe Dzingbu), known as the Lake of Compassion. As well as the cave monastery at Zuthul Phuk, there are several meditation caves and another cave containing an image of Jechun Milarepa. Overnight at Guesthouse in Zuthul Phuk.

Day 10Trek to Darchen and Drive to Saga (4500m) On the final day of the kora we cross several streams, and follow an impressive gorge. Along the way we are once again treated to magnificent views of Mount Kailash. We then enter the Dzongdud plain and conclude the Kora in Dzongdud Mani wall and drive to Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse in Saga.

Day 11 Drive to Kerung, cross boarder and continue to Kathmandu We again cross the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) River and drive to Kerung, We say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver and walk to Nepalese Immigration where we meet Alpine Excursion Trek representatives, after completing the re-entry formalities we continue the drive to Kathmandu which, depends on road and weather conditions. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12Rest and shopping day in kathmandu

Day 13Final diparture day to your homeland

Cost Include

01) All necessary airport arrival and departure, drop, pick up to kerung transfers by a private coach.

02) Three night's accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star standard hotel twin sharing room with full board meals.

03) Half day guided tour in Kathmandu as per mentioned in itinerary

04) 9 night's accommodations in Tibet on private room sharing basis using guesthouse / Hotel

05) Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.

06) Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.

7) all necessary permit of Tibet part and Manasarovar  Parikarma and Kailash Kora (round).

08) Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.

09) Private transportation in an eight seated deluxe van for clients and small truck for staff and food during the trip.

10) Kailash Permit

11) Camping equipment's for kitchen guest tent

12) Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket if needed on rent .

13) Alpine Excursion Trek's Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments) & day carry hand bag

14) Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator from AET

15) ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour

16) Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash. kora

17) Manasarovar Parikarma by Vehicle. 

Cost Exclude

01) Personal Pony Charges (will cost US$ 400 to 450 per pony and helper for three days)

02) Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.

03) Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.

04) Tips to drivers, hotel staff.

05) Extra cost of transportation, Porte rage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.

06) Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu than 3 nights/ any other place.


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