Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Pilgrimage
- Go on an enlightening pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
- Go swimming in Lake Mansarovar to purify the body
- Visit monasteries, and palaces and other cultural heritage sites
- Gain spectacular views of the Tibetan landscape
The Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Pilgrimage has deep roots in Hindu mythology. Kailash and Mansarovar are believed to be sacred. The clockwise circumambulation of Mt. Kailash’s 32 mile circumference is said to bring purity into one’s life and is a destination for many Hindus on pilgrimage.
The trip begins in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. Two days are spent in Lhasa for adjustment and for a tour of the city. The tour includes visits to cultural heritage sites such as Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, and the monasteries of the area. The tour then travels westward to Saga then Lake Mansarovar, where the tour has the option to go for a swim. The following day the tour circumambulates the lake by a private jeep or bus. The next day the trek starts. The trek follows the Ganges River and around Mt. Kailash. On the 2nd day of the trek, the tour crosses the Dolma La Pass and arrives at the cave of miracles, Zuthal Puk. The trek ends on the 3rd day and the tour continues to Saga and then back to Lhasa.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa.
Day 02: Visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and a traditional hospital. -06 hrs
Day 03: Visit Sera, and Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. -06 hrs
Day 04: Travel to Saga. -06 hrs, 4,390 m / 14,403 ft
Day 05: Travel to Lake Mansarovar. -07 hrs, 4,448 m / 14,594 ft
Day 06: Travel around Lake Mansarovar then to Rakshastal Lake. -04hrs, 4,448 m / 14,594 ft
Day 07: Trek to Dehara caves. -08 hrs, 5,000 m / 16,400 ft
Day 08: Trek over Dolma La Pass. -12 hrs, 5,943 m / 19,500 ft
Day 09: Conclude the Trek and travel to Saga.
Day 10: Travel to Shigatse. -07 hrs, 3,900 m / 12,795 ft
Day 11: Travel to Lhasa. -06 hrs, 3,650 m / 11,972 ft
Day 12: Conclude trip