Mt. Kalashi |
Mt Kailash, at 6714m, is not the mightiest of the mountains in the region but, with its hulking shape - like the handle of a millstone, according to Tibetans - and its year-long snow-capped peak, it stands apart from the pack. The mountain is known in Tibetan as Kang Rinpoche, or Precious Jewel of Snow. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, it is the domain of Shiva, the Destroyer and Transformer. To the Buddhist faithful, Kailash is the abode of Demchok, a wrathful manifestation of Sakyamuni thought to be an equivalent of Hinduism's Shiva. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints was emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine-storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
About 30km to the south of Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar ( 4560m ), or Maphamyumtso (Victorious Lake) in Tibetan, is the most venerated of Tibet's many lakes, and one of the most beautiful. It was said that the waters of Manasarovar are like pearls and that to drink of them erases the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
Day 01: Drive from Lhasa to Lhatse(350km)3750m
Morning after breakfast leave Lhasa to Lhatse, this day you will spend almost a whole day in the jeep.Arrive Lhatse at night, sent to Hotel
Day 02: Drive from Lhatse to Saga(300km)4450m
On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lakes, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Day 03: Paryang (4600m) 230 km 7-8 hrs
Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow - covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.
Day 04: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours
The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village near by Lake Manasarover.
Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Day 05 Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 06 Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you.
Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 07 Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 08 End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovara
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hr.
Drive Paryang to Saga (230km) 7-8 hrs
Drive from Saga or Zangmu: (245km) 6-7 hr.
Drive to Kathmandu (150 km) 9-10 hr.
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.
(based on per person and shown in RMB)
| Departure dates and prices
2.Tibet Visa & Permit Fee [Normal>.
3.Yaks & Yak Men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama.
4.Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers or bus as applicable.
5.Services of English speaking guide in Tibet.
6.Services of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.
7.All Trekking & camping equipment including Gyamo Bags, Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinder.
1.using extra nights in lodge (except the mentioned on itinerary).
2.Yak/porter for personal using
3.Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious health condition.
4.Flight or any costs TO or FROM Kathmandu from your destination/ home town.
5.No cost is including for those who separate from the main group
Children are not recommended for this tour!......
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