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Mount Kailash Tour

16 Days

Fixed departure :- 01st June 2024 – 17th June 2024

Trip Info

  • Hotel , Guest house
  • Jeep/van/ Bus
  • Need good physical level
  • 5650 Meter
  • May to September
  • guided / Pilgrimage / Cultural
  • 4- 10 Pax
  • 16
  • 65

Overview

Mount Kailash is a sacred mountain with great spiritual significance. Known as Kang Rinpoche or Gang Rinpoche in Tibetan, it holds a special place in Buddhist cosmology, mythology, and religious practices. Here are some aspects of Mount Kailash in Buddhism.

Sacred Buddhist Site: Mount Kailash is considered one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Buddhism. Buddhists from different parts of the world undertake the Kailash Kora (circumambulation) as an act of devotion and to accumulate merit on their spiritual journey.

Home of Khorlo Demchok: In Buddhist mythology, Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Demchok (also known as Chakrasamvara or Heruka), a prominent tantric deity. Demchok represents the union of wisdom (emptiness) and compassion (bliss) and is highly venerated in Vajrayana Buddhism.

Symbol of Enlightenment: Mount Kailash is often associated with the idea of “Meru,” a mythical cosmic mountain that symbolizes the center of the universe. In Buddhist cosmology, Meru represents the axis mundi, the point of connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. Mount Kailash, being a real mountain with such spiritual symbolism, is regarded as a potent place for meditation and enlightenment.

Connection to Buddhism’s Founder: It is believed that the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), was connected to Mount Kailash. Some sources suggest that Buddha’s disciple Ananda once asked him whether Kailash was the center of the universe, to which Buddha remained silent, implying its sacred significance.

Tantric Practices and Retreats: Many Buddhist practitioners, particularly those following Vajrayana (Tantric) Buddhism, undertake solitary retreats and meditation practices in the vicinity of Mount Kailash. The tranquil and spiritually charged environment of the region is conducive to deepening one’s practice and realization.

Connection with Bon Religion: The Bon religion, an ancient spiritual tradition that predates Buddhism in Tibet, also considers Mount Kailash as a sacred site. Many Bonpo practitioners also undertake pilgrimages and perform rituals around the mountain.

In summary, Mount Kailash holds profound spiritual importance in Buddhism  and Hindu as a sacred pilgrimage site, a dwelling place of a revered deity, and a symbol of enlightenment and the center of the universe. For Buddhists, undertaking a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and participating in the Kora is an act of devotion, self-discovery, and an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the teachings of Buddha and their own spiritual path.

Itinerary

After breakfast, we start our journey towards the Tibet border. The scenic drive takes us to the town of Kyirong, located near the Nepal-Tibet border. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges along the way.

Spend your second day in Kerung exploring the important locations related to the birthplace of Milarepa, one of Tibet's most revered yogis, and an accomplished poet and saint. His birthplace is a place of historical and spiritual significance.
Milarepa's Enlightenment Place: Explore the site where Milarepa achieved enlightenment through his dedicated meditation and spiritual practices. This location holds deep reverence among Tibetan Buddhists. Immerse yourself in the peaceful and spiritually charged atmosphere of these sites.
Take the opportunity to learn more about Milarepa's life and teachings, which continue to inspire followers of Tibetan Buddhism.

The route offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including views of Mount Everest (known as Mount Qomolangma in Tibetan) on a clear day. You'll also pass by various Tibetan villages and monasteries, providing insights into the local culture and lifestyle.

The drive to Lake Manasarovar is a remarkable experience, offering glimpses of the sacred lake and the majestic Mount Kailash in the distance. The spiritual ambiance of the region starts to become apparent.

Today is dedicated to exploring the spiritual significance of Lake Manasarovar. Take a dip in the holy waters to cleanse your negative Karma. After spending time at Lake Manasarovar, we drive to Darchen, the starting point of the Kailash Kora. Take rest and prepare yourself for the spiritually transformative trek.

Start the Kailash Kora, the sacred walk around Mount Kailash. The journey starts from Darchen, where you offer prayers and receive blessings before
setting foot on the trail. The trail offers breathtaking views of Mount Kailash and the surrounding landscapes. The walking distance on this day is approximately 20 kilometers, and the altitude at Dirapuk is around 4,900 meters. Dirapuk is located at the foot of the northern face of Mount Kailash and is known for its stunning views of the mountain.

The most physically demanding day of the Kailash Kora, as you cross the challenging Dolma La Pass, located at an altitude of approximately 5,630 meters. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, and the terrain can be rocky and challenging. However, the views from the pass are awe-inspiring, and the spiritual significance of this part of the journey is profound. After crossing the pass, you descend to Zuthulpuk, which is approximately 22 kilometers from Dirapuk. Zuthulpuk is home to several ancient caves, including the famous Milarepa's Cave, where the revered Tibetan saint and poet Milarepa is believed to have meditated.

This is the final day of the pilgrimage circuit, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment and spiritual fulfillment. After completing the Kailash Kora and arriving back in Darchen and take a rest In Darchen.

Begin the journey back to Saga. The drive covers a considerable distance of approximately 490 kilometers and takes you through diverse and breathtaking
landscapes of the Tibetan plateau. The route passes through the high-altitude Mayum La Pass, which stands at an elevation of approximately 5,230 meters,
offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and vast plains.

Our journey takes us back to Kyirong, where you can reflect on the profound experiences and spiritual growth during the pilgrimage.

Today, we cross the Kyirong border and drive back to Kathmandu, concluding the Kailash tour. Spend the evening in Kathmandu, cherishing the sacred memories of the journey

Day 12 :
Departure

Final departure and airport transfer

Cost Info

Cost Inclusive

  • Accommodation: Hotel stays in Kathmandu and basic guesthouses,Lodge / Hotel during the tour in Tibet.
  • Meals: (breakfast,Lunch and dinner).
  • Transportation: Transfers between Kathmandu and the border (Rasuwa or Kerung) and onward to Tibet. Also, transportation within Tibet for sightseeing and trekking.
  • Visa and Permits: Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary permits for the tour.
  • English-speaking Tibetan Guide: A licensed guide who will accompany you throughout the journey.
  • Entrance Fees: Entrance fees to religious sites, monasteries, and national parks mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Kailash Kora Support: Yak or porter service to carry your personal belongings during the Kailash Kora .
  • Oxygen and First Aid: Oxygen cylinders and first aid kits for emergencies at high altitudes.

Exclusive

  • International and Domestic Flights: Airfare to and from your home to Nepal.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for items like shopping, laundry, phone calls, and other personal items.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen situations.
  • Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining Nepalese
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and supporting staff.
  • Optional Activities: Costs for any optional activities or sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long it takes to get Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel permit ? and where to get?

It takes approx. 3-4 working days . during this 3-4 days we work for you to get the Chinese visa in Kathmandu at Chinese  Embassy, and you will have your time in Kathmandu. Exploring around the Kathmandu City, preparation , acclimatization, and shopping for your Tibet Tour.

How can I obtain the necessary permits and Chinese visa for my Tibet tour?

You need both a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) to enter Tibet from Nepal. Our agency will assist you in obtaining these permits.Our experienced team will handle the permit and visa  application process on your behalf. You’ll need to provide us with scanned copies of your passport and your clear photo.

What is the best time to embark on a Tibet tour from Nepal?

The best time to travel to Tibet from Nepal is typically from April to October when the weather is most favorable. However, specific tour availability may vary depending on the season.

Is it safe to travel to Tibet from Nepal?

Yes, it is generally safe to travel to Tibet from Nepal. Our tours are designed with your safety and comfort in mind. We provide experienced guides and support to ensure a smooth journey.

How do I get to Tibet from Nepal?

Most travelers opt for an overland tour from Kathmandu to Tibet or fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Our agency can arrange transportation according to your preferences.

How can I deal with altitude sickness during the tour?

Our itineraries are designed to allow for gradual acclimatization to high altitudes. We also provide guidance on managing altitude sickness, and our staff is trained to assist you.

Can I customize my Tibet tour from Nepal?

Yes, we offer customizable tour packages to suit your preferences and interests. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

What is the booking and cancellation policy for Tibet tours from Nepal?

Our booking and cancellation policies may vary depending on the tour package. We will provide you with detailed information during the booking process.

Are there any special considerations for cultural etiquette in Tibet?

Yes, it’s important to respect local customs, religious sites, and the Tibetan culture. Avoid discussing sensitive political topics, and always seek guidance from your tour guide.

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Mount Kailash Tour