• Mt Kailash Trek
    Sacred trek around Mt Kailash
  • Mt Kailash Trek
    Visit local Tibetan Villages
  • Mt Kailash Trek
    A journey of the Soul


The Kailash Gang Rinpoche, which means Jewel of snow is striking in the way it rises high above the surrounding range and always remains snow - capped. Mount Kailash has a unique and distinct shape, with four sheer faces matching the cardinal points of the compass. It is also free standing, solitary. Regarded as the earthly manifestation of mythic Mount Meru or Sumeru, the spiritual centre of the universe in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cosmology, Mount Kailash is also believed to be the source of four life-giving rivers. To Tibetan Buddhists, Kailash is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Hindus see Kailash as the throne of the great god Shiva, while the Jains revere Kailash as the site at which their first prophet received enlightenment. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).

Fast Facts

Altitude: 5000m

Best: May to October

Tour: 22 Days

Hotels, Tents

Trek Grade: 2c (FP)

Mount Kailash Itinerary


Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.



Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.



Preparations for the trip. Overnight.


Day-4: Flight: Kathmandu- Nepalgunj

Free to explore the town on arrival or rest prior to the start of the trek.


Day-5: Flight: Nepalgunj - Simikot

Today we start the trek by heading for Tuling which will take about 3 hours.). Overnight in tents.


Day-6: Continue the trek to Kermi

The trek today is about 5 hours. Overnight in tents.


Day-7: Continue trek to Yangar

(6 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.


Day-8: Continue trek to Muchu

(6 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.


Day-9: Continue the 5,5 hour trek to the settlement of Yari

with its stone houses and checkered fields. Overnight Camp. Tibet Portion



Meet the Tibetan team or your Mt Kailash trek at Shara border and drive to Purang.



 Drive about 90km to Manas Lake at 4500m. It is advisable to get some sleep on arrival due to the increase in altitude. Camp Overnight.


Day-12: Continue to Darchen

at 4580m. Overnight Guesthouse. Start of Trek to Mt Kailash



Today we start the trek up to an altitude of 4800m. It will take us about 7 hours to complete a distance of 14km's, due to the altitude. Camp overnight.



Today, we will drop in altitude as we trek about 24kms over 9 hours to about, 4680meters. Camp overnight



On this final leg of the trek, we will walk for 15km in about 3-4 hours and then drive on to Horchu, Manasarovar Lake at 4500 meters. Camp Overnight



Spare day to explore the surrounding area of Mansarovar Lake Camp Overnight . This will be our last night of the trek near the base of Mount Kailash.


Day-17: Paryang

Today will drive to Paryang, rising up to about 4700 meters, 292 kms away. Camp Overnight.



Today, we will drive about 252km to Saga at 4600 meters. Camp Overnight



Our camp tonight will be at Lhatse at 4050 meters, a 9 hour drive away. Camp Overnight



After a 5 hour drive, we will arrive at Shigatse at 3700 meters. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet with lovely markets and also the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet.


Day-21: Drive to Gyangtse (3800meters).

(95kms, 02hrs).



Today we will continue our overland journey along the Friendship Highway towards Lhasa, at 3680m. We will cross several high passes today, beautiful valleys and Tibetan villages.



This morning we will visit the Potala Palace, which dominates the city of Lhasa. This spectacular building contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present palace was constructed in the 17th century. A visit to the Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly awe-inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. This is a leisure day in which we are free to explore further, revisit a favourite monastery or simply sit in a coffee shop overlooking the Barkor and watch the pilgrims as they walk around the Jokhang, stopping regularly to peruse the merchandise at the stalls lining the route.


Day-24: Flight: Lhasa Kathmandu.

Free day to explore the attractions.



Free day for shopping and etc.



Final Departure


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