The holy peak “Mount Kailash” (6,700m) is located in far west corner of Tibet. Dominating the north of the Himalayan range with its fabulous view, Mt. Kailas is equally respected as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. It looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time. Its name is echoed in various mythological and literary works. In addition to this beautiful and untamed place, monasteries, Chortens, as well as beautiful Mansarovar lake can be seen during your whole trip on our Kailash - Mansarovar Spiritual Journey. This trip provides you with the ultimate experience of Lhasa, which is only starting to emerge from centuries of isolation. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights.
Mt. Kailash Spiritual Trip aims to introduce you to wonderful city of Lhasa with its exotic ancient mysteries where you’ll join countless pilgrims and nomads who are called to legendary Mount Kailash. A full circuit of this awesome mountain is said to wash away the sins of a lifetime and you'll gaze into the waters of holy Lake Mansarovar (circumference of 63 miles), said to have been created to reflect the depths of the soul of Brahma. The Locals regard this mountain as the appearance of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a sacred site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as it is known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. In addition, the four great rivers of Asia (Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra or Tsangpo) originate from here, so this place has great value for everyone. It is possible to do a three-day trek call Parikrama or Kora around Mount Kailash over a 5,630 meter through the Drolma La (pass) clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and counterclockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. To complete the Kailash Pilgrimage Tour one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. Along the journey to Mt. Kailash Parikrama; across the windswept Tibetan plateau, cliff-top monasteries, wild-looking but hardy and hospitable people, yak caravans journey over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake makes your journey exciting. On this expertly guided overland tour on 4WD land cruiser, you get to explore the colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and in the process attain profound spiritual discoveries. You become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures on your tour around significant towns of Tibet (i.e Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse etc). This combined with a three-day trekking around mount Kailash, has become a very popular adventure activity in Tibet over the past few years. From there, you will cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu. You can join this trip either in Lhasa or in Kathmandu.
Nepal Mother House Treks offer two-week to four-week tours to Mt. Kailash on a private or group departure basis. If, however, any of our dates are unsuitable for you, we can arrange a private or customized tour to suit your exact requirements and dates. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the tour you want, when you want. The Mt. Kailash - Mansarovar Holey Trip is best during the June, July and August. Join us for your entire lifetime experience in Tibet un-trodden Holy land.