Mt. Kailas, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. Few mountains rival the mystique, isolation, and beauty of Kailas. Considered the Center of the Universe by Buddhists and Hindus, its flanks give rise to four great rivers: Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges, and Sutlej. The aura of Kailas draws pilgrims from throughout Asia. In this overland and trekking adventure, we drive across the Tibetan Plateau from Lhasa to Kailas and then embark on the three-day sacred kora, including a crossing of the 18,200-foot Drolma La. We'll also visit sacred Lake Manasarovar, considered by Hindus to be the female energy, the yoni of the universe, balancing the male energy or lingum of Kailas.
Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet
Trip Duration: 25 Days
Grade: Moderate adventure
Starts in: Kathmandu or Lhasa
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Camping, Lodge and Guest house
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck and flights
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during tour
Maximum altitude: 5490m
Group size: Minimum 02 to Maximum 10 people
Cost: Please contact us
Day 01: Fly to Lhasa Gongkar airport. Drive to Lhasa (3650m/60km). Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa; Potala Palace and Jokang temple
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa; Drepung and Sera monastery
Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse. Visit Shigatse and Tashi Lhunpo monastery 3900m/280km
Day 05: Drive Shigatse - Lhatse - Ngamring Tso (4360m/220km). Camp
Day 06: Drive Ngamring Tso - Sangsang - Raka - Tagyel Tso (4800m/212km). Camp
Day 07: Drive Tagyel Tso - (Mendong) Tsochen - Dawa Tso (4513m/242km). Camp
Day 08: Drive Dawa Tso - Gertse - (Oma) Tarab Tso (4830m/455km). Camp
Day 09: Drive Tarab Tso - Tsaka - Gegye (4730m/201km). Camp
Day 10: Drive Gegye - Ali (4280m/112km). Camp
Day 11: Drive Ali - Namru - Ayi - La - Dungkar (4000m/220km). Camp
Day 12: Visit Dungkar, continue to Tholing (3780m/80km). Guest house
Day 13: Drive to Tsaparang and Visit Tsaparang (26km). Guest house
Day 14: Drive Tholing - Jerko - La - Menjir - Tirthapuri (4330m/210km). Camp
Day 15: Visit Tirthapuri & Khyunglung (25km). Camp
Day 16: Drive Tirthapuri - Chiu monastery (4572m/120km). Camp or Guest-House
Day 17: Drive to Dharchen (4660m/25km) and prepare for trek. Camp
Day 18: Trek Dharchen - Dhirapuk monastery (5010m/18 km) Camp
Day 19: Trek Dhirapuk - Drolma la Campsite (5200m/km) via Drolma la pass (5490m). Camp
Day 20: Trek Drolmala campsite - Trungto (18km) & Chiu monastery (4572m/20km). Camp
Day 21: Full day reserve, rest and visit Chiu Camp (Samso Tsangpo)
Day 22: Drive Chiu monastery - Mayum La - Baryang (4750m/230km). Camp
Day 23: Drive Baryang - Saga (4600m/ 235km). Hotel
Day 24: Drive Saga - Peiku Tso (4591m) - Nyalam - Zhangmu (2000m/310km). Hotel
Day 25: Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1300m/155km)
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Katmandu while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the trip will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
Private bus will be transportation to border from Kathmandu and 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on Tibet site. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided ( for an additional cost)
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet visa and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the tour. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult you doctor for all prescription medicine.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA