Thamel, Kathmandu,Nepal


Mount Kailash Trek

Mt. Kailash (6,740m.) is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet . It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej . Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave. For the Hindus Mt. Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru , their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. 

On the top live their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet . Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. 

Although main focus of this trek is Mount Kailash in Tibet , the journey through Nepal 's border with Tibet at Zhangmu, Saga and Paryang to Darchen is culturally and scenically rewarding.

Group Size: Min 2 pax max 20 
Accommodation: Camping / Guest House 
Trip Duration: 15 nights 16 days day, 12 night Tibet , 3 Night Nepal Side 
Max elevation : 5650 Meter. 
Season: April to October. 
Difficulty: Hard to Challenging 
Food: Freshly cooked vegetarian western, Indian, Chinese and western style Simple food


Day 01: Drive Kathmandu / Nyalam (3750 m.), (150 Km.) Overnight Guest house 
Day 02: Rest at Nyalam (3800 m.) 
Day 03: Nyalam / Saga (4600 m.) camp. (232 Km.) 
Day 04: Saga / Paryang (4550 m.) camp. (185 Km.), 7-8 Hrs. 
Day 05: Paryang / Chiu Gomba (4550 m.) camp. (277 Km.), 8 Hrs. 
Day 06: Chiu Gomba / Darchen (4520 m.) (40 Km.), 
Day 07: Darchen / Dera Phuk Gomba (4860 m.) camp - A three day trek around Mt. Kailash
Day 08: Dera Phuk Gomba / Zutul Phuk Gomba (4760 m.) camp. 
Day 09: Zutul Phuk Gomba / Horaa (4500 m.) camp. 
Day 10: Horaa / Paryang camp. (277 Km.), 7-8 Hrs. 
Day 11: Paryang / Saga camp. (185 Km.), 7-8 Hrs. 
Day 12: Saga / Nyalam. Overnight Guest house. (296 Km.) 6-7 Hrs. 
Day 13: Nyalam / Zhang-Mu / Kathmandu . (150 Km.)