Duration : 11night - 12days
Altitude: Kailash Peak 22,022 feet Destinations Covered : Nepal
Best time to visit: May - September
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu:
Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)
Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit
After Breakfast, we will depart at approx 9am to Pashupatinath temple. Proceed for sightseeing tour to Boudhnath and Patan Darbar square.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nylam (12,303 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 - 6 Hours
After early breakfast we depart for the Tibet border.Clear Nepali customs/immigration and a 15 minute walk, where the Chinese border police will check passport & visa. Here, our land cruiser waits. 30 minute drive from Kodari to Zhangmu, From Zhangmu to Nylam is 3 to 4 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Guesthouse in Nylam.
Day 4 : Day 04: Rest day in Nylam to acclimatize (12 303 Feet Elevation)
After breakfast we will take a small walk through Nylam village to visit monastery. An option for a 2 hour trek for acclimatization or rest at the guesthouse. Overnight at the same guesthouse.
Afternoon tour of Jaipur: Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 05: Drive to Saga (14,409 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 4-5 Hours
The road today is bumpy. Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; we will be passing through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga.
Day 06: Drive to Paryang (14,180 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 4-5 Hours:
The road condition is fair. Enjoy vast Tibetan Plato, landscape changes from sandy dunes to rocky vistas to savannah type. Overnight at guest house in Paryang.
Day 07: Drive to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 4- 5 Hours
Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Mt.Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement: here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in a tent/camp.
Day 08: Drive around Mansarovar towards Raksas Lake to Darchen (14,975 feet Elevation)
After completing the site seeing of Raksas Lake, we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. Overnight in Darchen Guesthouse Today, we will pack our Back Pack and Repack our luggage for Parikrama days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed
Day 09: Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation)
Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. The feeling of today can only be experienced by one and not described…Have your camera handy to capture amazing views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse or tent
Day 10: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation)
Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 19,500 ft 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. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. Overnight in tents
Day 11: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga
Parikrama ends and drive to Saga (After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by Evening.)
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (150 km) 5-6 Hrs
Early morning, we will depart Saga and drive to border town of Zhangmu where we will clear customs and continue our journey to Kathmandu