Mount Kailash


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Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Darchen Morning: Arrive at Purang County or Darchen, the gateway to Mount Kailash, by road from Lhasa or other nearby towns. Afternoon: Check into your accommodation in Darchen and rest for a while to acclimate to the high altitude. Evening: Take a short walk around Darchen, visit local markets, and enjoy dinner at a Tibetan restaurant.

Day 2

Day 2: Trek to Dirapuk Monastery Morning: Begin your journey by trekking from Darchen to Dirapuk Monastery, the starting point of the Mount Kailash kora (circumambulation). Midday: Enjoy a packed lunch along the trail, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Afternoon: Continue your trek towards Dirapuk Monastery, situated at the base of Mount Kailash. Explore the monastery and its surroundings upon arrival. Evening: Rest and spend the night at a guesthouse or camping site near Dirapuk Monastery.

Day 3

Day 3: Trek to Zutulpuk Monastery Morning: Wake up early to witness the sunrise over Mount Kailash before continuing your trek. Midday: Stop for lunch at a scenic spot along the trail, enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the mountains. Afternoon: Continue your trek towards Zutulpuk Monastery, passing through Dolma La Pass, the highest point of the kora. Explore Zutulpuk Monastery and its ancient caves upon arrival. Evening: Rest and spend the night at a guesthouse or camping site near Zutulpuk Monastery.

Day 4

Day 4: Trek back to Darchen Morning: Begin your trek back to Darchen, retracing your steps along the kora route. Midday: Stop for lunch at a suitable spot along the trail, taking in the majestic scenery one last time. Afternoon: Arrive back in Darchen in the afternoon. Rest and relax after completing the challenging trek. Evening: Celebrate the completion of the Mount Kailash kora with a hearty dinner in Darchen.

Day 5

Day 5: Departure Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation in Darchen before preparing for departure. Midday: Check out of your accommodation and depart from Darchen, either by road to Lhasa or your next destination. Afternoon: If time permits, make stops at scenic viewpoints or local villages along the way for some last-minute sightseeing. Evening: Continue your journey to your next destination, reflecting on the spiritual and cultural experiences of Mount Kailash.





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Frequently asked Questions:

Mount Kailash is considered one of the most sacred mountains in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. It is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism and is revered as a sacred pilgrimage site.

Mount Kailash is located in the Kailash Range, part of the Transhimalaya in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is near the source of some of the major rivers in Asia, including the Indus, Brahmaputra, and Ganges.

Mount Kailash is considered a sacred peak, and climbing it is not allowed. However, the pilgrimage route around the mountain, known as the Kailash Kora or Parikrama, is a popular trekking route for pilgrims and trekkers.

The Kailash Kora is a circumambulation or pilgrimage trek around Mount Kailash. It typically takes about three days to complete the trek, covering a distance of approximately 52 kilometers.

Foreign travelers require a special permit to visit Mount Kailash, and access may be restricted during certain times. It's essential to check with local authorities and obtain the necessary permits before planning a visit.

The best time to visit Mount Kailash is during the late spring and early autumn months (May to October) when the weather is relatively mild, and the trekking conditions are favorable.

Yes, Mount Kailash is visible from several vantage points, and travelers who do not wish to trek around the mountain can still enjoy its majestic presence from a distance.

Pilgrims often perform religious rituals, including the Kailash Kora, prostrations, and offerings, as they believe it brings spiritual merit. The mountain is an essential destination for religious ceremonies and festivals.

What is the significance of Lake Manasarovar near Mount Kailash?

Camping is a common practice during the Kailash Kora trek, and there are designated camping sites along the route. Travelers often experience the serene and spiritual atmosphere of the region by camping under the stars.