Kailash Mansarovar tour is one of the most popular tours in Tibet. Mansarovar Kailash tour includes Holy Mansarovar lake & Holy Mt. Kailash. Kailash Mansarovar tour is religious significance tour in Tibet for both Hindu & Buddhist. Kailash Mansarovar tour is known as Kailash Pilgrimage tour in Tibet. Holy Kailash tour is unique and the most highly praised travel destination in Tibet. Lhasa Kailash Mansarovar tour offers superb Himalayan views of Holy Kailash, Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu. The journey to Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarovar has always been taken as one of the difficult tours but attracting more and more numbers of pilgrims and visitors every year. The holiest and difficult part of this journey is the circumbulance (Kora in Tibetan) around Mt. Kailash which takes 2 days minimum. It starts from Dherapuk (5029 m) and finishes at Darchen (4550 m) via Dolmala (5600 m) the highest point en route.
The best season for visiting in these areas is from April to October. The weather is generally stable with cool temperature during the day. You shall be prepared with sufficient cold weather gear for this tour.
If the weather is clear, we leave hotel/guesthouse at 5 AM to fly to Hilsa by chartered helicopter at around 6 AM. This scenic flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. Since our helicopter can carry only 5 to 6 (maximum) passengers at a time, we have to make some extra shuttle flights depending on your group size to bring all passengers to Hilsa.
As per the rule of the Chinese government, the entry and exit of the group should be together. It is not possible to cross the border for those who have flown to Hilsa by the earlier flights. They should wait till the whole group gathers at Hilsa, then cross Nepal – China border together. From helipad, you walk for about 10 minutes.
Chinese guide and vehicles will be waiting across the border with bus to drive to Purang also called Taklakot. After crossing the border, immigration formalities are done on the Chinese side and we will drive 35 km to be at Taklakot. Rest of the time at Purang (Taklakot) is for acclimatization. Stay at Hotel in Taklakot.(3400M).
Today is the toughest and longest day of this journey. You must wake up and start your journey for the next destination at around 4-5 AM with light food. Right from the beginning till the Dolma pass (5600 m.), you have to go up hill (at least 4 hours). However, in between, there are flat portion of the trail.
After reaching Dolma pass, the trail descends to another side of the mountain via Gauri Kunda (also called Parvati Kunda). It is believed that the consort of Lord Shiva, Parvati, takes bath here. The trail further down from here is rocky. So, you need to be very careful while descending. After reaching down to the valley base (another side), the trail becomes wider and flatter. You will walk for another 6 hours or so to reach Zutulphuk (4790m). Stay at a guesthouse.