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Nepal Guge Valley Mount Kailash Tour 13 days via Gyirong

  • Cheap 13 Day Kathmandu Guge Kailash Tour

We are happy to bring you 13 days Nepal  Kailash Overland Tour at the best and cheapest group price. Mount Kailash(6,638 m) known as Gang Tise/Gang Rinpoche in Tibetan and Gangdisi Shan in Chinese is a striking peak in the Himalayan mountains of western Tibet. The source of some of the longest rivers in Asia, Kailash is a sacred mountain for four faiths: Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and followers of the indigenous Tibetan religion of Bon. Next to the mountain are two sacred lakes, the most important of which is Lake Mansarovar.

Nepal Kailash Overland  Tour is one of the perfect trips in Tibet which offers spectacular landscapes, dramatic high passes, and incredible circuit trek around Mt. Kailash as well as challenging trip to the unspoiled lake Manasarovar and sacred Mt. kailash in far western part of Tibet. Our Kailash Tour price is reasonable because we have fixed the several departure dates for this trip with some confirmed booking. Please kindly send us an inquiry if you are interested to Nepal Kailash Overland Tour on our fixed departure dates of 2018, 2019.


Day 1: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1700m, 140 km)
Pick up and drive to Nepal China border following Pasang Lhamu Highway. River valley and hilly roads do not permit speed drive. Famous Langtang National Park is on the way so do expect number of checking on this route . A famous Holy Lake Gosaikunda is near by  (a day hard walk from Dhunche) this road. Depend on road condition either  we do stay at Syabrubesi or Kerung. Accommodation basic guest house. 
Day 2: Rest Day at Gyirong (1700m))
We can spend one extra day at Gyirong which can help a lot to adapt our body on the thin air/  high altitude trip. Kyirong (meaning "Happy Village"), it is really a  joyful green village, gate way to Tibetan Plateau!.
Day 3: Gyirong to Dongba (220km, 4498m)
Driving on the Tibetan Plateau itself is gift ! Joyful road, colorful landscape, snow cap mountains, yaks and wilderness, crossing the high pass of Kyirong La (5236m)  and viewing the Lakes and by the afternoon following the famous River Valley of Bharamaputra is the high lights of the day. We will have pack lunch on the way and at the comfortable guest house/ hotel / destination (Saga or Dong Ba) by late afternoon. Depend on the health condition we can stay here one more day (2 nights) to be sure for the safe and joyful yatra.
Day 4: Saga to Manasarovar lake(325km, 4550m)
Again a joyful driving days following the source of Bharma Putra River. Sand Dun valley, Mayum La (high pass) and Lakes are the day high light. By afternoon we will have first view of Holy Lake and Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) once at Horchu. A circumambulation at the Holy Lake starts from this point (Horchu) itself. We have to shift to Eco Bus to follow the Holy Lake Clockwise. By late afternoon we will be at the Chu Gomba (Western part of holy Lake). While driving you enjoy the great view  of Holy Lake and Mt. Kailash together. A first touch/ bath of Holy water can be done on one of joyful points of Holy Lake specially on the base of  the  famous Peak of  Guru Mandata. Chu Gomba, which is a sort of activities center at the Lake is our destination for all the activities as well. First Darsan of the Holy Lake and Mountain.
Day 5: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen(60km, 4800m)
Morning will busy with Holy Dip, Pooja and Hawan activities. Once Holy Activities is over we will have lunch and will be heading to the base of Holy Himalaya called  Darchen. Darchen is 35km road distance, just north of the Holy Lake. It is town of the area with all basic supplies are available including gear for the walking days,  horse, helper even food items with good enough electric and power supplies. Darchen is situated 35 km north of lake manasarovar is a small town on the foothill of  Kailash. Also, this is the gateway to Parikrama. From here, the trek starting point (Yama Dwar) is about 5 km. Puja and Hawana at the Lakeshore during the course of  parikrama.
Day 6:Darchen to Zanda (5000m, 250km, 5 hours)
Drive from Darchen to Zanda along the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, and drive off the main highway after 150Km, go across a few mountain passes, you will see the magnificent Tholing Mound Forest. In the afternoon, visit the Tholing Monastery. Overnight at Zanda.
Day 7: Zanda to Guge Kingdom Ruins  
Morning drive to Tsaparang Guge Kingdom Ruins, in the vast valley of Sutlej river you can find ruins of ancient famous Guge kingdom among the remarkable sand-dunes, a number of temples are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs, some are dating back more than 10,000 years, make a half day tour at there. Afternoon drive back to Zanda and have a rest or look around Zanda town.
Day 8: Zanda to Darchen(4800m, 250km, 6 hours)
After breakfast, retrace the road back to Darchen
Day 9: Kailash Trekking to Derapuk (4920m, 10km, 5/6 hours walk)
52km, a complete circumambulation of Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) starts from this morning.  We will drive all the way to Yama Dwar in our Eco Bus (7km) which is  also called Tarpuche or valley of Gods! Comfortable walk for 6 hrs which is close to 10 km will allow to have magic view of North Face. The walk is gentle with viewing the  water falls, towering rocks on both sides and wild animals. Number of the yatirs and local will be making the trail as festival season specially on full moon and no moon days.  If body is not fully acclimatized  you can feel exhausted very soon. Having good personal helper and Yaks makes much more comfortable to be on the destination easily. In the Late afternoon you can have golden view of North Face (Holy Himalaya). Overnight Guesthouse/ group sharing room.
Day 10: Kailash to Zuthulpuk (5761m, 22km, 10 hours walk)
Day starts with a silent view/ darsaon of North Face and the walk to the pass (Dolma La) do starts very early in the morning.  2300fts ascending and 2500fts descending is a real challenge of the entire trip. The total walking distance for the day will be closer to 20km (a long day) but the colorful Dolma La and Blue Lake (Gauri Kunda) will make a successful journey  in life a remarkable one. Good enough water and energy back up for your body should be planned carefully before heading for this day. Good walking shoes and warm jackets are good enough for general days. Only on bad weather days we need more prepared for a safe walk on snowing trail which you  can feel on the earlier days. Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house).
Day 11: Kailash Trek end- Drive to Mansarovar and Dongba(4500m, 8km, 3 hours walk and 350km, 5 hours drive)
Close to 8 km, 3 hrs comfortable walk in the morning and drive to Manasarovar by mid day and continue to Dongba, way back home! Body of each yatris will be very light with all the joys on the successful yatra. 
Day 12: Dongba to Gyirong (2600m, 280km, 6 hours drive)Joyful drive to Kerung. 
Close to 300km – if you are able to start the trip earlier even we can plan to return to Kathmandu on good weather days. On our plan we will  either stay at Kerung or on Nepal side, Syabru Besi (Langtang). Overnight Guesthouse (sharing room)
Day 13: Gyirong to Kathmandu(22km, 1 hours drive to Kerung border and 170km, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu)
By afternoon we will be in Kathmandu. Check in hotel and try to have joyful dinner.

Cost Info

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & departure transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.
  • 3 nights hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals
  • Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents
  • While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents
  • Pure vegetarian meals prepare by our escort.
  • A/C coach/ Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & support trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
  • Kodari land tax.

Cost Excludes:

  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified