KAILASH OVERLAND TOUR
Trip Overview Kailash Overland Tour
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.
For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fanatastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu. Our airport representative will pick you at the airport and transferred to Hotel Vaishali (4* Category. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali.
Day 02: After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhnath. PM: A pre-departure Group meeting will be held to provide the Group with all the necessary information regarding the Tour. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) 150 Kms./8-9 Hrs. Overnight at Hotel/guest house in Nyalam.
Day 04: Drive Nyalam to Yak Kharkha (4675m) 240 Kms/8-9 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Drive Yak Kharkha to New Dongba (4500m) 160 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 06: Drive New Dongba to Mayumla Phedi (4500m) 210 Kms. Overnight in Camp.
Day 07: Drive Mayumla Phedi to Manasarovar (4560m) 120 Kms. Overnight in Camp.
Day 08: AM Manasarovar Parikarma by Jeep. Time permitting visit Chui Gompa.
PM Drive to Darchen (4560m). Overnight at Guest House in Darchen.
Day 09: Drive approx 8 Kms from Darchen Tarboche, the trek starting point of Kailash Parikarma. Trek to Dira Puk (4775m) 12 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 10: Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass (5650m) to Zuthul Puk (4700m) 22 Kms/10-11 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 11: The Kailash Kora ends today after an easy trek 14 Kms. Proceed to Hor Qu (4560m) at Lake Manasarovar. Overnight in Camp.
Day 12: Drive Hor Qu to Mayumla Phedi (4500m) 120 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 13: Drive Mayumla Phedi to New Dongba (4500m) 210 Kms/7-8 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 14: Drive New Dongba to Yak Kharka (4675m) 160 Kms/5-6 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 15: Drive Yak Kharkha to Nyalam (3750m) 240 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
Day 16: Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the Groups final leg of journey to Kathmandu (1300m) 150 Kms / 8-9 Hrs. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali.
Day 17: Transfer to airport for departure.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 17 days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari Everest mountain flight etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly.
Note of above Itinerary: O/N = Over Night, B & B = Bed & Breakfast, FB (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Note regarding accommodation in Kathmandu:
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where you need to stay before and after the trip. In this connection, we have included 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu in above package. Instead of 3 stars, if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 stars or five stars, please, let us know, we will book accordingly.
If your do not wish to join with group, private trip departs everyday upon your request that is best suited to couples, families and small group of friends.
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