Mount Kailash and Manasarovar tour via Kerung border is easy and cheapest way to visit the Mount Kailash and manasarovar Lake from Nepal, the Kerung border opened for tourists after earthquake damaged the road kodari border. Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake Tour is most popular pilgrimage tours in Tibet. Holy Mount Kailash tour /journey/Yatra fulfill the desire which is believed by Hindu pilgrimages. It is not only pilgrimage tour it is also one of the best adventure tour in Tibet. In ancient period, it took years for sages and saints to reach Mt. Kailash for salvation (Mukti), and above that it was inaccessible for common people. But now because of modern transport system, the path to salvation is no longer an isolated dream.
Now it take just 12 days (Except Kathmandu part) to materialize your much awaited life time dream. As sacred scripture says the path to divinity is always difficult, your trip to Mt. Kailash will be adventurous making you longing for Mt. Kailash. Please find below itinerary of The Mount Kailash Tour drive in and drive out from Kerung border.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu- Kyirung
We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide and driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.
Day 02: Rest Day in Kerung
Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.
Day 03: Drive Kerung to Saga/4450m- 232 km
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 drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.
Day 04: Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs
Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to 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 fresh water lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at tented camp or a guesthouse.
Day 05: Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 40km
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 kailashkora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m
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 intented camp/Guest house.
Day 07: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 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 local guest house/Tented camp.
Day 08: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga
Complete the kora and drive to back to Saga. O/n in Guest house.
Day 09: Drive back to Kerung (232km) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Kerung to Kathmandu 150 km
Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities, get your Nepal visa. Say good bye to your Tibetan guide and driver. You will be received by our guide from Kathmandu and drive to Kathmandu.