The trek to Mt Kailash is one of the holiest pilgrimage routes in the world. Considered to be the spiritual center of the universe by its devotees, hundreds of pilgrims visit this sacred land throughout the year. It is believed that the holy ritual of circulating Mt Kailash will wash away the person’s sins and brings good fortune. The Great Adventure Treks provide an extensive “Mt Kailash Overland Tour” that is spiritually rewarding and quite beautiful.
Kailash is considered as the resting place of Lord Shiva, where he would meditate and smoke the sacred marijuana. The holy lakes of Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakshastal surround Mt Kailash. Mt Kailash is a source for the sacred rivers of Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali. These are the tributaries to the Ganges, the holiest river in Hinduism. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims circulate the mountain in a clockwise direction while Jains circulate in anti-clockwise directions.
The total distance around the mountain is 52 km. It takes a physically fit person about 15 hours to complete the trek. The terrain is rough, and the high altitude makes the process very difficult. Only a few of the devotees who start the journey will complete the circuit. We will be staying in modest guesthouses and camps throughout the tour. You can trek the mountain on foot or book a horse.
Devotees consider climbing or even stepping foot at the mountain as a sin. Hence it is not open for climbers. The locals believe that the stairway to Mount Kailash leads to heaven. The Great Adventure Treks has a special 16-day package of once in a lifetime tour just for you. Check our detailed itineraries.
Day 01: Katmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival
Day 02: Half day City tour and prepare Briefing of Mount Kailash Trip
Day 03: Katmandu to Syabrubeshi (3700 mts. – 140kms.)
Day 04: Drive from Syabrubeshi to Kerung.
Day 05: Kerung Full day acclimatization
Day 06: Kerung to Saga /Dongba(4500mts. – 375kms)
Day 07: Saga/Dongba (4500mts. – 335kms) to Mansarovar
Day 08: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.)
Day 09: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.)
Day 10: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.)
Day 11: Zhulthulphuk to Saga/Dongba
Day 12: Saga/Dongba to Kerung
Day 13: Kerung to Katmandu
Day 14: Katmandu
Day 15: Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination.