Mount Kailash Trek

A great enigma for adventurers.

Nyalam, Saga, Manasarovar, Darchen, Horfe, Paryang, Kathmandu

18 days

£1179 per person

Trip Info

Overview

Some say Mount Kailash is the world’s holiest mountain. A great enigma for adventurers throughout the ages, and for modern day travellers the Mount Kailash Trek offers real adventure. Follow the footsteps of devoted pilgrims to the magical land of western Tibet and experience wilderness and nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries.

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Day 1 - Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner at the hotel.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

Submit your application and passport for Tibet visa and travel permit.
Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 3 - Breakfast

Kathmandu

Await your application and passport for Tibet visa and travel permit.
Morning & Afternoon: The day is free.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu | Nyalam 

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast, to Kodari, the crossing point at the border of Nepal and China. After completion of immigration formalities continue your drive to Nyalam, Tibet taking in the stunning scenery.

Nyalam

Nyalam

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nyalam

Morning & Afternoon: A rest day to acclimatise.

Nyalam

Nyalam

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nyalam | Saga

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast drive to Saga along a very scenic route, en route stop at Lhaste. This scenically rewarding drive provides plenty of opportunities for grand photography. Later the trail winds north and reaches Saga. Stay overnight in camp at 4,050m.

Saga

Saga

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saga | Paryang

Morning: An early breakfast, drive to Paryang amidst enchanting panoramic views. Stay overnight in camp.

Paryang

Paryang

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Paryang | Manasarovar

Morning & Afternoon: An early start for your drive to Mansarovar, a breathtaking sacred lake. Visit a vantage point for your first glimpse of Mount Kailash. Stay overnight in camp.

Manasarovar

Manasarovar

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Manasarovar

Morning & Afternoon: A free day for small excursions and acclimatisation around one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet.

Manasarovar

Manasarovar

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Manasarovar | Darchen

Morning & Afternoon: After breakfast explore more of Lake Mansarovar then drive to Darchen, the gateway to Mount Kailash situated right in front of the sacred mountain.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Darchen | Driraphuk

Morning & Afternoon: Meet your team of yaks and Tibetan yak drivers, who will escort you on the 53km Kailash trek or ‘kora’.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Day 12 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Driraphuk | Zutrulphuk

Morning & Afternoon: Leave the Lha Chu valley behind you, as you trek towards the Drolma Chu valley. From there you ascend to Drolma La, at 5,630m the highest point of the trek, the tough and challenging ascent is worthwhile when with the breathtaking view of Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, also known as the Lake of Compassion.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Day 13 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Zutrulphuk | Darchen | Horfe

Morning & Afternoon: Leading away from Zutul-Puk the trail follows through the Bharkha plain leading to Darchen. Today is an easy walk along impressive gorges, lined with mani stones and mani walls, back to the Bharka plains and to dusty Darchen. Your trek finishes today and according to local beliefs, you have erased your sins. From Darchen drive a short way to Horfe.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Day 14 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Horfe | Paryang

Morning & Afternoon: A long drive crossing Mayum-la and several rivers. The scenery along this road is some of the most beautiful of the entire journey.

Paryang

Paryang

Day 15 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Paryang | Saga

Morning & Afternoon: Continue driving towards Saga, passing through Zhongba and a few smaller passes.

Saga

Saga

Day 16 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saga | Nyalam

Morning & Afternoon: Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) by ferry and then continue driving to Nyalam. Soon after leaving Saga the road opens into a wide, flat plain and passes a huge, turquoise lake, the Peiku-Tso, from where you get a spectacular view of Shishapangma (8,027m). Drive on across Lalung la (5,200m) through a perfect blend of breathtaking views, alpine meadow trails and picturesce hamlets.

Nyalam

Nyalam

Day 17 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nyalam | Kathmandu

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to the border town Zhangmu, from here it is a short drive to the Friendship Bridge, which spans the Bhote Kosi River which marks the Chinese-Nepalese border. Here you say goodbye to your Tibetan guide and driver and walk to the Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari. Your Nepalese guide will meet you there and help completing the re-entry formalities. Continue your drive to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 18 - Breakfast, Lunch

Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

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Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives
  • Yak or porter for carrying luggage on three day trek
  • Kitchen equipment, tents and a cook

Excluded from your holiday

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  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu
  • Day 4
    Kathmandu | Nyalam 
  • Day 5
    Nyalam
  • Day 6
    Nyalam | Saga
  • Day 7
    Saga | Paryang
  • Day 8
    Paryang | Manasarovar
  • Day 9
    Manasarovar
  • Day 10
    Manasarovar | Darchen
  • Day 11
    Darchen | Driraphuk
  • Day 12
    Driraphuk | Zutrulphuk
  • Day 13
    Zutrulphuk | Darchen | Horfe
  • Day 14
    Horfe | Paryang
  • Day 15
    Paryang | Saga
  • Day 16
    Saga | Nyalam
  • Day 17
    Nyalam | Kathmandu
  • Day 18
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday not knowing but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +8hr

Language: Tibetan, Chinese

Food Of Tibet

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Mount Kailash – The Holy Mountain

How To Load Your Pack For Your Himalayan Trekking Adventure

When to Go to Tibet

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Mount Kailash Trek

The best time to go is April, May, June, September, October.
3 days are required in Kathmandu before travelling to Tibet in order to process your travel permit.

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