MT KAILASH TREK VIA ZHANGMU
Believed to have been formed about 30 million years ago, Mount Kailash,
"Jewel of Snow" or " Snor Jewel," rises an altitude of
of the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Tibetan Bön faiths come to Kailash
to complete a ritual circumambulation around the base of the mountain.
Kailash has a unique shape,
with four sheer faces matching the cardinal points. Kailash is regarded as the earthly manifestation
of mythic Mount Meru, or Sumeru, the spiritual center
of the universe in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cosmology. To Tibetan Buddhists, Kailash is the abode
of Demchog. Hindus see Sacred Mt Kailash as the
throne of Shiva, while the Jains revere Kailash as the
site at which their first prophet received enlightenment. A yatra or
sacred pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is
believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).
Mount Kailash Pilgrimage via Zhangmu Itinerary
1 Arrive Kathmandu,
meet and transfer to Hotel
2 Full Day sightseeing
around the Kathmandu Valley. Join the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese
Day 3: Today,
we head out to Zhangmu, abut 115km and on to Nyalam (
3700meters), crossing over the Friendship Bridge which
marks the Chinese - Nepalese border.
will spend a full day at Nyalam to help us to acclimatise to the increase
5: Today we drive about 250km to Saga at
4600m, passing by the Peiku-tso lake. We will cross two high passes
with spectacular mountain views before heading west. The drive will take
about 7 hours to cover 232km. Camp
drive to Paryang at 4700 meters, taking about 8 hours, across the
vast dry plains of the Tibetan Plateau. Camp
Today, we drive to Horchu (4500 meters). Covering 290 kms in about 8 hours. Camp .
Visit Darchen at 4580 meters and prepare for the kailash yatra pilgrimage.
Today will be a relatively short drive of about 1.5 hours.
Kailash Yatra Pilgrimage Trek
During the Kailash trek
you will gain altitude and dependant on the time of year, may
be accompanied by a number of other people doing the pilgrimage. During
the Saga Dawa festival, hundreds of Tibetans flock to this point.
Start the Kailash pilgrimage trek. 14kms, 7 to 8hrs, 4800meters.
Kailash Trek. 24kms, 9 to 10hrs, 4680meters.
Complete the Kailash yatra (15kms / 03 to 04 hrs). Drive on to
Horchu, Manasarovar Lake (4500 meters). Lake Manasarovar is located in
West Tibet and the Gurla Mandhata Range. This is a holy, sacred lake.Camp
Today we will have a free day to spend time to explore the surrounding
area of the Mansarovar. Camp
Drive back to Paryang (4700 meters). (292 kms / 08 to 09 hrs). Camp.
Drive back to Saga (4600 meters). (252 kms / 07 to 08hrs). Camp
Drive back to Nyalam (3700 meters). (232 kms / 07 hrs). Overnight at Guest
Cross the border (Zhangmu) (38kms / and continue drive to Kathmandu(115 kms / 05
Free day to explore Kathmandu. Hotel.
Final Departure from your trip to Mount Kailash
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