Mount Kailash Trekking

Trip Facts
Duration: 12 days
Region: Tibet
Max. elevation: 5600 m at Dolma La Pass
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Best month: May – September
Accommodation Hotel / Tea House
Transportation: Car / Van / Bus


Kathmandu has became a popular gateway to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour. This 12 days tour is one of the most popular tours to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar from Kathmandu that commences with an overland journey to Zhang-Mu, Tibetan border town which is five hours drive from Kathmandu.
Another one day drive from Zhang-Mu takes us to Saga. This program includes three days circumambulation tour around Mt. Kailash as well as one day stay at the shore of Lake Manasarover (Chiu Gompa side). For the remaining of the tour, we will travel to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar and then return back to Kathmandu. An alternative option is to end the tour in Lhasa.


Mount Kailash trek 01


With the current speedy improvements of the road conditions in Tibet, the road to Kailash will be totally 100% paved by 2014 and now days it is also possible to do this trip based on staying at local guest house and hotels.


Mount Kailash trek 02


Outline itinerary:
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam.
Day 02: Rest day at Nyalam.
Day 03: Nyalam to Saga 4600 m
Day 04: Saga to Paryang and Chiu Gompa 4550 m
Day 05: Chiu Gompa to Gosul Gompa 4550 m
Day 06: Gosul Gompa to Darchen 4520 m
Day 07: Darchen to Dera Phuk Gomba 4860 m – Trek around Mt. Kailash.
Day 08: Dera Phuk Gomba, crossing Dolma La Pass 5600 m Zutul Phuk Gomba 4760 m
Day 09: Zutul Phuk Gomba to Horaa 4500 m
Day 10: Horaa to Saga.
Day 11: Saga to Nyalam.
Day 12: Nyalam to Zhang-Mu and Kathmandu.



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