There are certain limitations when entering Tibet from Nepal. The most notable is that your Chinese visa will be a ‘special’ visa that will be limited in the amount of time that you can spend in China, usually 15-21 days, sometimes a maximum of 28-30 days.
The second one is that all travel within Tibet requires a Tibet Travel Bureau issued a permit and that to obtain the permit you must have a guide, a driver and a pre-planned itinerary. Since these things are required, if there are no other people desiring to travel the same route at the same time, the cost will be very expensive. However, our pre-planned group departures make sure that this trip fits under your budget. We can also help you prepare the visa support documents needed to travel to China.
Our Mt Kailash pilgrimage tour goes through the northeast border of Nepal (Kodari) to Saga, Paryang, and to Mt. Kailash without going to Lhasa. After driving from Kathmandu to Nyalam, Saga, Paryang, and Tarchen, we will undertake a three-day trek (also known as Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash before a final nights camp alongside the shores of Lake Manasarovar. The great lake lies in the southwest of Tibet beyond the great Himalayas bordering Nepal and China. Mansarovar is a sacred place to both Hindus and Buddhists who believe that the Indus, Ganga, Sutlej, and Brahmaputra originated from this lake
If you plan on traveling Mount Kailash at the time of the Saga Dawa festival, you’ll come across thousands of pilgrims from throughout Tibet gathered there to pay homage to the mountain. The ‘Pilgrims peak’ is of religious significance to Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bompons. Hindus and Buddhists believe Mount Kailash to be the center of the universe and walking around this holy mountain, is a supreme goal for the faithful.
We will pick up you and transfer you to the Hotel. Collect your original passport, picture and fill out a form for final visa approval. Your arrival should be before 11 am today
Visa day in Kathmandu. You can be yourself visiting Kathmandu at UNESCO heritage site, overnight stay in hotel
Visa day in Kathmandu. Final trip preparation, stay in trip briefing, overnight stay in Kathmandu
The tour starts from Kathmandu from where we drive along the friendship highway to Kerung border it will take 07-08 hours. We drive from Kathmandu to the Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing, we drive to O/N at Guest House.
Acclimatization in Kerong before further driving. A free afternoon looks around. O/N at Guesthouse.
First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue to drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen, and Peiku Tso Lake (4,400m). We will be crossing the river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/N at Guesthouse.
Watching the mountains in the distance and driving through the road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching Paryang. Offering the first view of Mt Kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandate, and Lake Rakshas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.
After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt Kailash kora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guesthouse.
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/N Guesthouse.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek, cross Dolma La pass at 5,670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at the local guesthouse
Drive back to Kerung O/N at Guest House
Drive back to Kathmandu after immigration formalities
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house tour our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house tour. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
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Nepal has four climatic seasons Spring:
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
Check-list of personal equipment:
The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).
Enjoy the popular trekking and tour packages in Nepal Himalayas. 2022.