Mount Kailash Tour

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Trip Duration 13 Days
Max-Altitude 5630
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 3800
US$ 3200 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Mount Kailash Tour

Set out on an extraordinary journey with our Mount Kailash Tour, a spiritual adventure that transcends the ordinary travel experience. Revered as Kailash Parvat, Mount Kailash isn’t merely a destination; it’s a pinnacle of spiritual significance, offering a unique blend of divine beauty and profound peace.

Our diverse Mount Kailash Tour Packages, including the serene Mansarovar Tour, provide an unparalleled opportunity to embark on the sacred Kailash Kora, immersing you in the awe-inspiring presence of this holy mountain.

Mount Kailash stands as a symbol of sanctity in several cultures and religions. Renowned as the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism and venerated in Buddhist, Jain, and Bon traditions, it’s a place where spirituality manifests in its purest form. The Kailash Kora, a ritual walk around the mountain, is believed to purify the soul and bring spiritual enlightenment, making this trek a profoundly transformative experience.

Trekking Through Sacred Landscapes

The journey to Mount Kailash is as enriching for the spirit as it is for the body. As you traverse this revered path, you’ll be greeted by stunning landscapes, tranquil high-altitude lakes like the holy Mansarovar, and age-old monasteries steeped in history. Each step in this pilgrimage is a step closer to inner harmony and discovery. Our Mount Kailash Tour Packages are crafted to suit various interests and desires.

Whether your call is Kailash Kora’s spiritual journey or Lake Mansarovar’s tranquil beauty, we offer a comprehensive and inclusive experience. Every itinerary is meticulously planned to ensure a trip that’s both memorable and meaningful. A Mount Kailash trip is an immersive experience that goes beyond trekking.

It’s a chance to experience the local culture, meet warm-hearted people, and witness unique traditions. The region’s natural beauty, unspoiled by time, adds to the charm of the journey, creating a perfect harmony between cultural exploration and natural wonder.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Mount Kailash Tour

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Your spiritual journey on the Mount Kailash Tour starts upon your arrival in Kathmandu. As the city’s vibrancy and cultural richness welcome you, the anticipation for the Kailash trip builds.

After a seamless transfer to your hotel, your passports are collected for the essential Chinese Visa process, paving the way for your Kailash Yatra.

If time allows, you’ll be immersed in the spiritual aura of the Pashupatinath Aarati, a ceremony that beautifully introduces you to the sanctity of your upcoming journey

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The day culminates with a delightful dinner, offering a taste of local cuisine and setting the tone for your overnight stay in Kathmandu.

This first day in the Nepalese capital is more than just an introduction; it’s the gateway to an adventure that transcends the ordinary, leading you to one of the most revered destinations in the spiritual world.

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The second day of your Mount Kailash Tour is dedicated to exploring the spiritual essence of Kathmandu, a city steeped in religious history and architectural marvels.

Your journey takes you to the Doleshwornath Temple, where the grandeur of the Saga Shiva Statue leaves you in awe. The visit to Jal Narayan temple, also known as the Sleeping Vishnu temple, further enriches your understanding of Hindu mythology and culture.

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As the day progresses, the excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Kailash Yatra intensify during the evening briefing. This session, conducted by seasoned guides, provides valuable insights and preparations for the journey ahead.

The day ends with a peaceful night’s rest in Kathmandu, allowing you to reflect on the profound experiences so far and the transformative journey that awaits in the days ahead.

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Your third day in Kathmandu is marked by a profound spiritual experience at the Pashupatinath Temple. Engaging in morning Darshan and Puja rituals, you find yourself deeply connected to the divine, setting a reverent tone for your Mount Kailash Tour.

The rituals, including Hawan and Rudraabhishek, performed by Brahman priests, imbue you with a sense of peace and spirituality, essential for the journey to Kailash.

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The afternoon offers a quiet interlude for rest and contemplation, along with time for packing and personal preparations. As night falls over Kathmandu, the anticipation for the upcoming Kailash trip is palpable.

Your stay in the city, now infused with spiritual energy, ensures you are mentally and physically prepared for the transformative experiences that lie ahead in your journey to Kailash.

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The fourth day marks a significant transition as you commence the overland journey from Kathmandu to Kerung. This drive is not just a change in location but a shift towards the higher purpose of your Kailash Yatra.

The journey is scenic and serene, with the landscapes of Nepal unfolding before you. Lunch by the tranquil Trishuli River bank offers moments of reflection and enjoyment, enhancing your connection to nature and the journey’s spiritual context.

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The day concludes with a stay in a mountain guest house, providing comfortable accommodation and a taste of local hospitality.

This stop is an essential part of your Kailash Tour, offering a moment of rest and acclimatization before you continue your pilgrimage.

It’s a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and anticipation for the sacred experiences that await as you move closer to Mount Kailash.

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As you cross the Friendship Bridge into Tibet, your Mount Kailash Tour enters a new phase. This transition is more than a mere crossing of borders; it’s an entry into a land rich in spiritual history and Buddhist culture.

In Jilong, you meet your Chinese guide, who will accompany you on the remaining journey. The city, a blend of traditional and modern influences, offers a unique glimpse into Tibetan life.

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Your stay in Jilong is an integral part of acclimatizing to the higher altitudes and preparing physically and mentally for the upcoming trek to Mount Kailash. The experiences here, from the local interactions to the exploration of the city, add depth to your understanding of the region’s cultural fabric.

As you retire for the night in a guest house, the excitement for the next leg of your Kailash trip builds, bringing you a step closer to the sacred mountain.

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The journey from Jilong to Saga is a mesmerizing drive through some of the most stunning landscapes en route to Mount Kailash. This part of your Kailash Tour is filled with awe-inspiring natural wonders, including the majestic Mt. Shisha Pangma and the tranquil Lake Pikucho.

As you cross the sacred Brahmaputra River, you are symbolically washing away the mundane, preparing for the spiritual elevation that Mount Kailash promises.

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The night in Saga, spent in the best available accommodations, is a time for rest and rejuvenation. The peaceful surroundings and the comfort of the hotel provide the perfect setting for contemplation and anticipation of the days ahead.

This stop is more than just a break in the journey; it’s an opportunity to connect with the landscape and culture of Tibet, enhancing your Kailash Yatra experience.

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As you drive from Saga to Parayang, the essence of your Kailash trip intensifies. This journey is a gradual ascent into the heart of the Kailash region, where every mile brings you closer to your spiritual destination.

The high passes offer breathtaking views and a sense of adventure, while the drive along the Brahmaputra River adds a serene backdrop to your travels.

Your overnight stay in Parayang, whether in a guest house or a hotel, is characterized by comfort and hospitality, ensuring you are well-rested for the experiences that await.

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The meals, prepared with care, provide nourishment and a taste of the local cuisine. This leg of the journey to Kailash is not just about reaching a physical destination; it’s about transitioning into a higher spiritual state, preparing you for the profound encounters that Mount Kailash holds.

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Reaching Mansarovar Lake is a milestone in your Kailash Yatra. The lake, revered in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, represents the purity and spiritual essence of the Mount Kailash Tour.

The rituals performed here, including darshans and dips in the holy water, are pivotal experiences, marking a deep spiritual connection with the divine.

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

The night spent near Mansarovar Lake, whether in a tent or a guesthouse, is imbued with tranquility and reverence. It’s a time to reflect on the sanctity of the lake and the significance of your journey.

This day at Mansarovar is more than a pause in your travel; it’s a profound immersion in spiritual practice, setting the stage for the upcoming trek around the sacred Mount Kailash.

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The journey from Mansarovar Lake to Darchen is a transition from contemplative rituals to active pilgrimage. Darchen, the base camp for the Kailash Parikrama, is where pilgrims gather, united in their quest for spiritual fulfillment.

The preparations for the Parikrama involve both physical and mental readiness, as the trek around Mount Kailash is as much a test of endurance as it is a journey of faith.

Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour

The overnight stay in Darchen offers a chance to rest and gather strength for the trek. It’s a time for introspection and anticipation, as the Kailash Parikrama is not just a physical circumambulation of the mountain; it’s a symbolic journey through the cycles of life, death, and rebirth, promising spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

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The Kailash Parikrama, beginning with a trek from Darchen to Diraphuk, is the heart of the Kailash Yatra. This sacred walk around Mount Kailash is a rite of passage for many pilgrims, offering a blend of physical challenge and spiritual introspection.

The trek to Diraphuk is marked by stunning views of Mount Kailash, bringing you face to face with its majestic beauty and spiritual power.

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The overnight stay in Diraphuk, amidst the serene Himalayan landscape, is an opportunity to connect deeply with the natural and mystical energies of the region.

This part of the Kailash Tour is more than just a trek; it’s a journey of self-discovery, where each step leads you closer to inner peace and a deeper understanding of the divine.

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The trek from Diraphuk to the Charan Sparsh, the feet of Mount Kailash, is a profound moment in the Kailash Yatra. Touching the base of the sacred mountain is a deeply symbolic act, believed to bring blessings and spiritual fulfillment.

This day is an intimate encounter with Mount Kailash, allowing you to experience its spiritual essence up close. The overnight stay following this momentous experience is a time for reflection and gratitude.

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As you rest amidst the Himalayas, the day’s events resonate deeply, reinforcing the transformative power of the Kailash Tour.

This encounter with the sacred mountain is more than a physical touch; it’s a communion with the divine, a moment that epitomizes the ultimate purpose of your spiritual journey.

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The trek from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk is the most challenging part of the Kailash Parikrama, testing your endurance and faith. Crossing the Dolma-La Pass, the highest point of the trek, you are not only traversing a physical landscape but also navigating the terrain of your spiritual journey.

The overnight stay in Zhulthulphuk, in a monastery guest house, is a well-deserved rest after the day’s arduous trek. This part of the Kailash trip is a testament to the pilgrim’s perseverance and commitment, symbolizing the overcoming of obstacles on the path to enlightenment. Mount Kailash Tour

The experiences of this day, from the stunning vistas to the spiritual landmarks en route, add depth and meaning to your Kailash Yatra, making it an unforgettable pilgrimage

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The final leg of the Kailash Kora, from Zhulthulphuk to Darchen, marks the completion of your circumambulation of Mount Kailash. This achievement is not just a physical accomplishment but a spiritual milestone, signifying the completion of a sacred journey.

The drive back to Saga is a time to reflect on the profound experiences of the Kailash Tour, with the Himalayan landscapes providing a serene backdrop for contemplation.

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The overnight stay in Saga, with its comfortable accommodations, offers a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation after the intense experiences of the Kailash Parikrama.

This day is more than just a conclusion of the trek; it’s a culmination of the spiritual insights and transformations gained during your journey around the sacred mountain.

Bus 4-6 hours
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The return drive to Jilong/Kerung is a journey back through the landscapes that have been the backdrop of your Kailash Yatra. This part of the trip is an opportunity to reflect on the experiences and lessons learned during your pilgrimage.

The final dinner in Tibet, prepared by our dedicated staff, is a celebratory occasion, marking the successful completion of your Mount Kailash Tour.

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This return journey is more than just a travel itinerary; it’s a transition from the spiritual realm back to the everyday world, carrying with you the memories and insights from your time at Mount Kailash.

Bus 7-9 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch

The drive back to Kathmandu from Jilong, crossing the Friendship Border, signifies the end of your Kailash trip. As you check into your hotel in Kathmandu, the contrast between the city’s bustle and the serene Himalayan landscapes you’ve left behind becomes apparent.

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This return to Kathmandu is a time to assimilate the experiences of your Kailash Yatra, reflecting on the spiritual growth and personal transformations that have occurred.

The Mount Kailash Tour is more than just a travel experience; it’s a journey that leaves a lasting impact on your life, offering new perspectives and a deeper connection to the divine.

Car 30-60 minutes
Accommodation Excluded
Meals Breakfast

Your final day in Kathmandu is a mix of packing and last-minute preparations for your departure. As you are transferred to the airport, the memories of your Mount Kailash Tour linger in your mind. Mount Kailash Tour (4)

This departure is not just the end of a trip; it’s the beginning of a new chapter in your life, enriched by the spiritual insights and experiences gained during your journey to Kailash.

The Mount Kailash Tour has been a transformative pilgrimage, a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening that will continue to inspire and guide you long after you’ve returned home.

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What's Included?

  • Arrival and Departure Arrangements: We take care of all your arrival and departure logistics, ensuring your journey begins and ends smoothly.
  • Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable shared rooms in 3/4-star category hotels in Kathmandu, as per the itinerary. Rest assured, your accommodation will be a comfortable sanctuary throughout your stay.
  • Delicious Meals: Relish three hearty meals a day during your stay in Kathmandu, served at the hotel. Our culinary offerings cater to diverse tastes and dietary requirements.
  • Guided Kathmandu Tour: Explore the cultural wonders of Kathmandu with a knowledgeable guide. We provide transportation and cover entrance fees to key attractions, allowing you to immerse yourself in the city’s rich heritage.
  • Private Transportation: Travel conveniently between Kathmandu and Kodari in a private bus, ensuring comfort and safety during your journey.
  • Transportation in Kailash Region: Traverse the sacred Kailash region in a comfortable bus, allowing you to focus on the spiritual essence of the pilgrimage.
  • Accommodation in Guest Houses: Experience group-sharing room accommodation in well-equipped guest houses, fostering a sense of community among pilgrims.
  • Culinary Excellence: Our skilled cook prepares nourishing meals throughout the Yatra, ensuring you stay energized and satisfied.
  • Expert Support Team: Embark on your pilgrimage with confidence, guided by an experienced leader who leads the group and provides valuable insights.
  • Supporting Truck: Rest assured, your big bags and belongings are taken care of with a dedicated supporting truck, providing convenience and peace of mind.
  • Entrance Fees: Enjoy seamless access to Manasarovar and Kailash with all entrance fees included in the package.
  • Licensed Tibetan Guide: Benefit from the expertise of a government-licensed Tibetan guide who enhances your understanding of the region’s cultural and spiritual significance.
  • Tibetan Permits and Visa: We handle all necessary permits and visa arrangements, ensuring you can focus on your spiritual journey.
  • Kitchen Equipment: Our comprehensive kitchen equipment ensures that meals are prepared hygienically and efficiently.
  • Safety First: Your well-being is our priority. We provide first aid kits, ample oxygen cylinders, and comfortable pillows to enhance your comfort and safety.
  • Travel Bags: Receive a spacious bag for your belongings and a smaller daypack for your convenience.
  • Warm Jackets: We provide warm jackets in excellent condition, ensuring you stay comfortable amidst varying temperatures.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement: Rest easy knowing that we have an emergency rescue plan in place for any unforeseen situations.

What's Excluded?

  • Extra charges at the hotel, including expenses for additional drinks, telephone usage, and laundry services.
  • Personal expenses, rescue charges, insurance, medical expenses, and gratuities.
  • Costs associated with hiring a horse and a helper during your Kailash Kora/Parikrama.
  • Additional expenses arise from political disturbances or natural calamities.
  • Any expenses related to extra programs or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation costs for extra nights in Nepal (if exceeding three nights) in the event of an early return from Kailash for any reason.
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Essential Information - Mount Kailash Tour

Mount Kailash Tour Highlights

  • Mount Kailash: A Sacred Pilgrimage: Embark on the Mount Kailash Tour, a journey to one of the holiest sites on Earth. Revered in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Bon traditions, this pilgrimage offers a unique spiritual and natural allure.
  • Scenic Spiritual Journey: Experience the Kailash tour amidst mystical temples, majestic snow-capped mountains, and serene lakes. This trip to Kailash is not just a journey; it’s a path to enlightenment.
  • Expert Insights, Not Local Operations: As experts, we offer essential information and guidance for your Kailash Yatra. Note that we are not local tour operators, but your source for expert advice.
  • Flexible Itineraries: The trip to Kailash is accessible from April to mid-October, with guaranteed monthly departures, ensuring your pilgrimage aligns with your schedule.
  • Trekking and Horseback Adventures: A part of the Kailash tour involves choosing between a 3-day trek and a horseback journey around Mount Kailash, each offering a unique perspective of this sacred mountain.
  • Cultural Immersion in Tibet: Deep dive into Tibetan culture during your Kailash Yatra. Engage with the local community and experience their enduring traditions.
  • Stunning Landscapes: The Kailash tour takes you through the Tibetan countryside, with breathtaking views of mountains and lakes, adding a visual feast to your spiritual journey.
  • Transformative Destination: The Mount Kailash Tour is more than just a part of your Tibet journey; it’s a transformative experience, promising a deep spiritual connection.Mount Kailash Tour

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Discover the Spiritual Significance of Mount Kailash for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon Religion

Mount Kailash Tour: A Sacred Journey to Hinduism’s Spiritual Summit

The Mount Kailash Tour invites you on a sacred journey to one of Hinduism’s most revered sites. Known as the throne of Lord Shiva and the spiritual centre of the universe, Mount Kailash stands as a symbol of divine presence and cosmic harmony.

Mount Kailash: Universe’s Axis: In Hinduism, Mount Kailash is considered the cosmic axis, making the Mount Kailash Tour not just a trip but a pilgrimage to the universe’s spiritual heart.

Lord Shiva’s Divine Dwelling: Highlighted in the Uttara Kanda of the Ramayana, Mount Kailash is venerated as Lord Shiva’s home. This connection elevates the significance of a Kailash Tour, offering a profound spiritual experience.

Mahabharata’s Sacred Journey: The Mahabharata’s depiction of the Pandavas’ journey to Mount Kailash underlines its spiritual importance. This narrative enriches the trip to Kailash, symbolizing a quest for truth and enlightenment.Mount Kailash Tour (5)

Vishnu Purana’s Mystical Description: The Vishnu Purana’s depiction of Mount Kailash, adorned with crystal, ruby, gold, and lapis lazuli, adds a mystical layer to the Kailash Yatra.

Enlightenment through Pilgrimage: The Mount Kailash Tour transcends a traditional pilgrimage. It’s a journey towards spiritual enlightenment, set against a backdrop of serene and mystical landscapes.

Cross-Religious Sanctity: The Kailash tour is not only in Hinduism but also in other religions, adding a rich layer of spiritual inclusivity to the journey.

Sacred Landscapes and Spiritual Connection: The Mount Kailash Tour takes you through landscapes that are not only physically magnificent but also spiritually uplifting, deepening the pilgrims’ connection to the divine.

Hindu Rituals and Practices: Participating in the trip to Kailash involves engaging in ancient Hindu rituals, offering a deeper insight into the religion’s profound spiritual practices.

The Mount Kailash Tour is more than just a travel plan; it’s a journey of spiritual significance and self-discovery. As the abode of Lord Shiva and the cosmic axis, it offers a unique opportunity for pilgrims to immerse themselves in the heart of Hindu spirituality and mythology. This tour is a path to understanding the deeper aspects of life and the universe.

Mount Kailash Tour: Buddhism’s Sacred Pilgrimage Destination

The Mount Kailash Tour invites you on a profound journey to one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites. Recognized as Mount Meru in Buddhist texts, Mount Kailash is a vital pilgrimage destination not only for Buddhists but also for followers of Hinduism, Jainism, and Bön, representing a unique intermingling of spiritual traditions.

Mount Kailash: Universe’s Spiritual Axis in Buddhism

In Buddhist cosmology, Mount Kailash is revered as the universe’s spiritual centre. This belief elevates the Mount Kailash Tour beyond a mere travel experience, transforming it into a pursuit of cosmic understanding and spiritual awakening.

Mount Kailash holds immense significance in Buddhism as the abode of Cakrasaṃvara, the Buddha of supreme bliss. This revered connection enriches the experience of the Kailash Tour for Buddhist practitioners, offering a deeper spiritual connection.Muktinath Yatra

The Buddhist master Padmasambhava, instrumental in establishing Buddhism in Tibet, has profound links with the region around Mount Kailash. This historical association adds a rich layer of spiritual significance to the trip to Kailash.

Site of Milarepa’s Legendary Victory

Mount Kailash is famed as the battleground of the historic contest between the Tibetan yogi Milarepa and the magician Naro Bönchung. This legendary event is a pivotal aspect of the Kailash Yatra, highlighting the mountain’s rich spiritual heritage.

For Buddhists, the Mount Kailash Tour is a journey towards enlightenment. It’s a path to connect with sacred energies and teachings, drawing pilgrims seeking spiritual growth and understanding.

Symbol of Inter-Religious Unity

The significance of Mount Kailash in various religions, including Buddhism, symbolizes interfaith harmony. The Kailash tour is a testament to this unity, offering insights into diverse spiritual practices and beliefs.Mount Kailash Tour (13)

The trip to Kailash is more than a pilgrimage; it’s an exploration of Buddhist teachings and a quest for personal and spiritual enlightenment.

The Mount Kailash Tour stands as a beacon of Buddhism’s spiritual landscape, offering a unique opportunity to explore the teachings of Cakrasaṃvara and the historical essence of Milarepa’s victory. This pilgrimage is not just a physical journey but a path to deeper spiritual understanding, attracting devotees and seekers of enlightenment from around the globe.

Mount Kailash Tour: A Jain Pilgrimage to Ashtapada and the Legacy of Rishabhdeva

The Mount Kailash Tour stands as a significant pilgrimage in Jainism, leading to Ashtapada, the revered site of spiritual enlightenment and the legacy of the first Tirthankara, Rishabhdeva. This sacred mountain, known as Ashtapada in Jain traditions, is not just a destination but a journey into the heart of Jain faith and spirituality.

Ashtapada: Jainism’s Spiritual Apex

Ashtapada, the Jain name for Mount Kailash, is celebrated as the site where Rishabhdeva, the first Tirthankara, attained moksha. This makes Ashtapada a pivotal destination in the Jain Mount Kailash Tour, symbolizing the ultimate spiritual goal.

Connection with Vardhamana Mahavira

The significant link of Mount Kailash with Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara, adds to its sanctity. As per Jain texts, Indra performed a special anointing ceremony for Mahavira at the summit of Meru (Mount Kailash), thereby enriching the spiritual experience of the Kailash Tour.Mount Kailash Tour (2)

Emperor Bharata Chakravartin’s Dedication

Emperor Bharata Chakravartin, Rishabhdeva’s son, is believed to have built three stupas and 24 shrines at Ashtapada. These structures, dedicated to all 24 Tirthankaras and adorned with precious stones, add historical and cultural depth to the trip to Kailash.

Pilgrimage of Enlightenment

For Jains, the Mount Kailash Tour is a path towards spiritual awakening. Walking this sacred terrain, pilgrims reflect on the teachings of the Tirthankaras, seeking their enlightenment.

A Testament to Jain Devotion

The historical and spiritual associations of Mount Kailash with Jain Tirthankaras make it a symbol of the Jain faith’s depth and devotion. The Kailash Yatra is thus a profound spiritual experience for its followers.

Cultural and Architectural Heritage

The stupas and shrines at Ashtapada, established by Emperor Bharata Chakravartin, showcase the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Jainism, enhancing the Mount Kailash Tour.

The Mount Kailash Tour is a deeply spiritual journey for followers of Jainism, connecting them to the hallowed Ashtapada and the enlightened paths of the Tirthankaras. This pilgrimage transcends a mere journey, serving as a profound exploration of faith, history, and the quest for spiritual liberation.

Mount Kailash Tour: Exploring the Mystical Center in Tibetan Bön Religion

The Mount Kailash Tour offers a unique spiritual experience, particularly significant in the context of the Tibetan Bön religion. For followers of Bön, Mount Kailash, or the “nine-story Swastika Mountain,” is more than a majestic natural wonder; it is the mystical centre of the universe and the spiritual axis mundi.

Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring: The Bön Universe’s Epicenter

In Bön, Mount Kailash is known as Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring, a name that resonates with deep spiritual meaning. This site is revered as the universe’s centre, a concept that infuses the Mount Kailash Tour with profound spiritual significance for Bön practitioners.

Shenrab’s Heavenly Descent

Mount Kailash is believed to be the place where Shenrab, the founder of the Bön religion, descended from heaven. This legendary event marks the mountain as a sacred site, imbuing the Kailash Tour with a sense of divine connection for Bön followers.

Spiritual Pilgrimage Destination

The trip to Kailash is a pilgrimage of great importance in the Bön religion. It’s an opportunity for followers to connect with the spiritual essence of their faith and to walk in the footsteps of Shenrab.

Mystical Significance and Practices

The mystical beliefs surrounding Mount Kailash in the Bön religion enhance the spiritual experience of the Kailash Yatra. Pilgrims partake in rituals and practices unique to Bön, seeking spiritual insights and enlightenment.Mount Kailash Tour (3)

Cultural and Religious Harmony

The significance of Mount Kailash in the Bön religion, alongside its importance in other faiths, highlights the mountain’s role in fostering interfaith understanding and cultural harmony.

A Journey to the Spiritual Axis

For Bön practitioners, the Mount Kailash Tour is more than a physical journey; it’s a spiritual expedition to the axis mundi, the centre of their religious cosmos.

The Mount Kailash Tour presents an exceptional opportunity to explore the mystical beliefs and spiritual traditions of the Tibetan Bön religion. As the believed centre of the universe and the site of Shenrab’s descent, Mount Kailash holds a special place in the hearts of Bön followers, making this journey a profound spiritual experience.

Lake Manasarovar’s Profound Spiritual Significance Across Religions

Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash are not merely geographical landmarks; they are epicentres of spirituality, revered across various religions—Hinduism, Bon, Buddhism, and Jainism. Their spiritual resonance has woven a rich tapestry of beliefs, practices, and cultural heritage. Here’s a closer exploration of their significance in each of these faiths:

Hinduism: The Abode of Lord Shiva and Origin of the Ganges:

In Hinduism, Lake Manasarovar is the sacred abode of Lord Shiva and is believed to be the source of the holy Ganges River. For Hindu shamans, the lake’s shores hold mystical power, making it a destination for spiritual seekers. The Mount Kailash Tour is a sacred pilgrimage, connecting devotees to the divine presence of Lord Shiva and the mythical origin of the Ganges.Mount Kailash Tour (4)

Bon Religion: A Connection to Tonpa Shenrab and Deity Zhang Zhung Meri:

The Bon religion finds deep significance in Lake Manasarovar, associating it with its founder, Tonpa Shenrab, and the revered deity Zhang Zhung Meri. For Bon followers, the lake embodies profound spiritual importance, adding a layer of mysticism to their faith. Pilgrimage to Lake Manasarovar is a spiritual journey embraced by Bon practitioners.

Buddhism: Mother Principle and Sacred Circumambulation:

In Buddhist cosmology, Lake Manasarovar represents the mother principle, complementing Mount Kailash as the father principle. Pilgrims undertake a circumambulation of the lake, and the sacred Yamantaka shrine adds depth to the Kailash Tour as a spiritual practice deeply rooted in Buddhist beliefs.

Jainism: A Connection to Tirthankara Rishabha and Jain Heritage:

Lake Manasarovar’s association with the first Tirthankara, Rishabha, and references to his son’s palace in Jain scriptures make it a sacred site for Jain pilgrims. The lake’s serene ambience aligns with Jain teachings and heritage, offering a place for reflection and spiritual exploration.

Monastic Heritage: Chiu Monastery and Cultural Significance:

The shores of Lake Manasarovar are adorned with ancient monasteries, including the revered Chiu Monastery. These monastic sites are not only centres of religious learning but also repositories of cultural and architectural heritage. They contribute to the lake’s significance as a site of spiritual and historical importance.

Confluence of Faiths: Unity Amid Diversity:

Lake Manasarovar’s unique role as a shared spiritual space underscores its significance in fostering interfaith understanding and harmony. It symbolizes unity amid diverse religious traditions, serving as a beacon of spiritual convergence.

The spiritual importance of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash transcends religious boundaries, making the Mount Kailash Tour a pilgrimage of profound significance for followers of Hinduism, Bon, Buddhism, and Jainism. It offers a journey into the divine, enriches the spirit, and showcases the harmonious coexistence of these diverse faiths in a sacred landscape.

Mount Kailash’s Spiritual Significance: The Profound Journey of Parikrama (Kora)

Undertaking a spiritual pilgrimage to Mount Kailash unveils the sacred ritual of parikrama, also known as the kora. This profound Mount Kailash Tour draws individuals from across the globe, transcending cultural boundaries. Central to this spiritual journey is the clockwise circumambulation of Mount Kailash, commencing from its South face. Beyond its physical challenge, the parikrama symbolizes the completion of a life cycle, a universal rite of passage.Mount Kailash Tour (4)

Universal Reverence

Mount Kailash’s spiritual allure knows no bounds. While deeply rooted in Tibetan traditions, its reverence extends worldwide, attracting pilgrims of diverse backgrounds.

The Challenge of Kora

The Kailash tour, spanning 52 kilometres and reaching an elevation of 5000 meters, ranks among Tibet’s most demanding treks. Its enduring popularity stems from its ancient heritage, spanning over a millennium.

Symbolism of Completion

Completing a full parikrama signifies not just physical accomplishment but inner transformation. Pilgrims believe it marks the conclusion of a life cycle, a profound spiritual milestone.

Bringing Fortune and Enlightenment

Beyond physical endurance, the kora represents a spiritual endeavour. Pilgrims undertake it with the conviction that it ushers in good fortune and enlightenment. The journey grants a profound connection with Mount Kailash and the sanctity of Lake Manasarovar.

The Pillar of the World and Cosmic Center

Mount Kailash holds a unique place in the spiritual cosmos, serving as the world’s pillar and the universe’s epicentre. It is believed to oversee cosmic activities, drawing seekers of spiritual elevation and cosmic connection.

The Mount Kailash Tour is a sacred pilgrimage where the parikrama or kora embodies spiritual renewal and transformation. Pilgrims undertake this profound journey with unwavering faith, guided by the belief that it ushers in good fortune and enlightenment. As they connect with the mystical presence of Mount Kailash and the sacred Lake Manasarovar, they partake in a cosmic and spiritual experience that transcends physical boundaries.

Best season for the Mount Kailash Tour

When planning your spiritual journey to Mount Kailash, one of the most crucial considerations is selecting the ideal time to explore this profound pilgrimage site. The best months for embarking on a Mount Kailash Tour are undoubtedly April to June and mid-September to early October. Let’s delve deeper into why these periods are considered the optimal times to visit this sacred and awe-inspiring destination:Mount Kailash Tour (7)

April to June and mid-September to early October

These months emerge as the prime choices for your Mount Kailash adventure due to the exceptional weather conditions and favourable road accessibility they offer. By choosing these time frames, travellers can strategically avoid the rainy season, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable journey.

Early summer, spanning from April to June, presents a mesmerizing landscape that boasts vibrant green pastures, pristine crystal clear waters, and expansive blue skies. This breathtaking scenery not only captivates the eyes but also embodies the profound concept of “harmonious coexistence between man and nature,” as emphasized in Chinese philosophy. During these months, visitors can anticipate sun-drenched days that provide ample opportunities for exploration, paired with cool and refreshing nights that offer a tranquil experience amidst the natural splendour of the region.

September to October

For those seeking a different yet equally enchanting perspective of Mount Kailash, September to early October provides the perfect window for planning your journey. This period marks the transition into autumn, and the landscape undergoes a magical transformation. The leaves adorning the surrounding trees and vegetation turn a mesmerizing shade of yellow, painting the terrain with vibrant and golden hues. The result is a landscape that stands out as a unique spectacle, offering a fresh and captivating view of the sacred mountain.

Visiting Mount Kailash during these optimal months ensures that you not only bear witness to the natural beauty of this revered site at its zenith but also benefit from the splendid weather conditions and improved road accessibility. It’s a time when your spiritual journey seamlessly aligns with the wonders of nature, providing an unforgettable and transformative experience for pilgrims and travellers alike.

Best Time for Mount Kailash TourDescription
April to June and mid-September to early OctoberIt avoids the rainy season and better road conditions
Early summer (April to June)Green pastures, crystal clear waters, and blue skies create a picturesque scene, showcasing the concept of “harmonious coexistence between man and nature” in Chinese philosophy. Sunny days and cool nights.
September to OctoberAutumn leaves turn yellow, creating a golden landscape and a unique mountain perspective.

Temperature Variations in Tibet during a Mount Kailash Tour: A Comprehensive Weather Guide

When planning your journey to Mount Kailash, understanding the diverse temperature patterns across various Tibetan regions is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Tibet’s climate exhibits significant fluctuations throughout the year, necessitating a thorough grasp of temperature expectations.

In Nyalam, winter months can bring frigid temperatures, with January registering lows of -9°C. However, as spring unfolds, conditions become milder, making April and May more appealing for travellers.

Shigatse presents an even colder climate, particularly in February when temperatures can plummet to -15°C. It is advisable to pack ample warm attire for winter exploration.

Lhasa, in contrast, offers relatively temperate conditions for most of the year. With January highs of 9°C, it provides a more agreeable climate, catering to those who prefer milder weather.Mount Kailash Tour (8)

In Damsung, the climate leans towards pleasant, with January lows at 8°C and June highs at 24°C. This region offers a more moderate environment throughout the year.

Namtso tends to be quite chilly during the winter, with January lows at a bone-chilling -18°C. Visitors venturing here in the colder months should prepare for cold conditions.

Tsedang boasts a consistently pleasant climate, with December lows of 8°C and June highs of 24°C. It stands out as an excellent choice for travellers seeking year-round comfort.

Similarly, Nyingtri enjoys relatively mild temperatures, providing a comfortable climate across most months. With August highs reaching 24°C, it is an ideal destination for those favouring warmer weather.

Understanding these temperature dynamics in Tibet empowers you to strategize your Mount Kailash Tour effectively. It ensures you are adequately equipped to handle the climate variations encountered during your expedition. Tibet offers a diverse array of climates, catering to those who appreciate the tranquillity of winter as well as the warmth of summer.

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Essential Packing List for Your Mount Kailash Tour

A successful and comfortable Mount Kailash Tour requires careful packing to ensure you are prepared for varying weather conditions and the demands of trekking in the Himalayas. Here’s a comprehensive packing list to help you make the most of your journey:Mount Kailash Tour (10)


  • Thermal underwear: To layer up and stay warm in colder temperatures.
  • Fleece jackets: Providing insulation and comfort during chilly days.
  • Down jackets: For added warmth, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Woollen hats and gloves: To protect against the cold.
  • Hiking boots: Quality hiking boots with ankle support are essential for trekking.
  • Waterproof and windproof outer layer: Be ready for unexpected weather changes with the right outerwear.


  • Good quality hiking boots: Ensure they offer ankle support for stability on rugged terrain.
  • Comfortable sandals or sneakers: Ideal for camp life and relaxation after a day of trekking.

Sleeping Gear:

  • Warm sleeping bag: Keep snug on chilly nights.
  • Sleeping mat: Added comfort for a good night’s rest.
  • Tent (if camping): If you plan to camp along the trek, a reliable tent is a must.

Personal Hygiene:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste: Maintain oral hygiene throughout your journey.
  • Wet wipes: Perfect for quick clean-ups on the go.
  • Toilet paper: Essential for convenience during trekking.
  • Quick-drying towel: Compact and efficient for personal use.


  • High-quality hydration system: Whether it’s a hydration bladder or water bottles, stay hydrated.
  • Electrolyte supplements: Prevent dehydration and maintain your energy levels.

First-Aid Kit:

  • Pain relievers: Be prepared for minor aches and pains.
  • Wound dressings: Essential for any injuries along the way.
  • Antiseptics: Keep wounds clean and prevent infection.
  • Blister plasters: Address blisters promptly to ensure comfort during the trek.


  • Headlamp or torch: Provide illumination during the night, a crucial tool during your journey.

Sun Protection:

  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from harsh sunlight.
  • Hat: Shield your head from the sun’s rays.
  • High SPF sunscreen: Prevent sunburn at high altitudes in the Himalayas.


  • Capture the breathtaking scenery and memories of your Mount Kailash Tour with a camera.


  • Cash: Ensure you have sufficient local currency for expenses along the way.
  • Passport: Carry your passport and necessary travel documents securely.
  • Extra batteries: Keep your electronic devices powered throughout your journey.
  • Charging devices: Ensure you can recharge your devices when needed.
  • Snacks: Carry some energy-boosting snacks to keep you fueled during the trek.

Remember that while some items, such as oxygen canisters, can be purchased or rented locally, it’s advisable to check with your tour operator for a complete and up-to-date list of items required for your specific tour. This comprehensive packing list will help you embark on your Mount Kailash Tour fully prepared and ready for an unforgettable adventure.

Visa Process for Your Mount Kailash Tour: Ensuring a Smooth Entry

Planning your Mount Kailash Tour is an exciting adventure, and to ensure a seamless entry into the region, it’s crucial to meticulously plan your visa process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the visa requirements:Mount Kailash Tour (9)

Plan Ahead:

  • Initiate the visa process well in advance, ideally at least 15 days before your scheduled trip.
  • This early planning allows ample time to complete all necessary steps.

Passport Copy Submission:

  • Begin by providing us with a scanned copy of your passport.
  • This initial step is essential for visa approval and sets the process in motion.

Visa Approval:

  • Await the approval of your visa application.
  • This crucial step ensures that you meet the requirements for your journey.

Original Document Submission:

  • Once you receive visa approval, promptly prepare and submit the original documents.
  • This should be done at least five days before your scheduled tour departure.

Ensuring a Hassle-Free Entry:

  • By adhering to these visa process guidelines, you significantly contribute to a trouble-free entry into the Mount Kailash region.
  • Timely submission of original documents ensures that you have all the necessary approvals and permits in place for your journey.

Why Starting Early Matters:

  • Initiating the visa process well in advance allows you to address any potential issues or delays.
  • Avoid last-minute complications by proactively securing your visa approval.

Remember that a well-planned visa process is an integral part of your Mount Kailash Tour preparations. By starting early and following these steps diligently, you pave the way for a seamless and smooth entry into this extraordinary region, where spiritual and natural wonders await.Mount Kailash Tour (11)

Experience the Spiritual Majesty of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the serene banks of the Bagmati River, is a revered Hindu shrine that beckons devotees and travellers alike. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it holds a special place in the hearts of millions, making it one of the most sacred temples in the Hindu religion.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The temple complex is not just a place of worship; it’s a testament to architectural and spiritual grandeur. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath Temple boasts a rich history and a captivating blend of culture and devotion.

As you explore the temple complex, you’ll encounter a multitude of shrines, each with its unique significance. From ancient temples adorned with intricate wood carvings to the peaceful ghats along the Bagmati River, every corner resonates with spirituality.

A Hub of Devotion

Devotees from every corner of the globe make a pilgrimage to Pashupatinath Temple. It’s a place where prayers find their voice, and rituals connect souls with the divine. Participate in puja rituals and witness the profound devotion that fills the air.Kathmandu Day Tour Private (10)

Beyond its spiritual allure, Pashupatinath Temple is a popular tourist destination. Travelers are drawn to its mesmerizing architecture, which showcases the finest craftsmanship. The temple’s serene ambience offers a respite from the bustling streets of Kathmandu.

A Serene Sanctuary

The temple’s tranquil surroundings create a serene sanctuary for contemplation and reflection. The Bagmati River’s gentle flow adds to the peaceful atmosphere, inviting visitors to linger and soak in the spirituality.

Visiting Pashupatinath Temple is not just a physical journey; it’s a voyage of discovery, where ancient traditions and modern aspirations coexist harmoniously.

Mount Kailash Tour Connection

While exploring the spiritual majesty of Pashupatinath Temple, consider embarking on a Mount Kailash Tour, a profound pilgrimage to the sacred Mount Kailash. This journey, often referred to as ‘Kailash Yatra,’ takes you to the earthly abode of Lord Shiva.

As you stand before the resplendent Pashupatinath Temple, you’ll sense the spiritual majesty that emanates from this sacred place. Whether you’re a devout pilgrim or an inquisitive traveller, a visit to Pashupatinath Temple is an experience of a lifetime.Kathmandu Day Tour Private (7)

Make the Most of Your Pashupatinath Temple Visit: Combine your spiritual exploration with a Mount Kailash Tour, offering an unparalleled journey to the sacred Kailash Yatra.”

Begin a Profound Spiritual Journey to Mount Kailash

When the call of the sacred Mount Kailash beckons, Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd is your trusted companion for an enriching pilgrimage. We proudly offer a diverse range of meticulously crafted packages, each designed to transport you to the very heart of the Himalayas. Among our exceptional offerings, you’ll find transformative journeys to Mount Kailash, revered globally as one of the most spiritually significant pilgrimage destinations on our planet.

Book your Mount Kailash tour with us and prepare to immerse yourself in the breathtaking splendour of the Himalayan landscape while delving deep into the spiritual essence of Mount Kailash. Our team comprises seasoned guides who ensure your safety and ensure that every moment of your trip is etched in your memory forever.

Whether you are a seasoned trekker or setting off on your inaugural voyage, our Mount Kailash tour promises to be an unforgettable, life-changing experience. Discover the divine, explore the extraordinary, and find solace amidst the majestic Himalayas.

Join us, where your spiritual journey becomes a reality, and the path to Mount Kailash unfolds before you.

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