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Mt. Kailash tour is an incredible and challenging tour in western Tibet. The Mount Kailash is a holy mountain in Tibet standing on the basin of Lake Manasarovar.

Mount Kailash and the Holy Lake Manasarovar is the two magnificent tourist destinations in the far western corner of Tibetan Plateau. The extremely beautiful lake with the floating swans and the spectacular mount Kailash are respected place for both Hindus and Buddhist. For Hindus Mt Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. Four great rivers originate from Lake Mansarovar – the Indus , Karnali, Bramhaputra and the Sutlej.

Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva. Mt Kailash 6741 m, is a black mountain with four sheer walls and snow capped top. During this tour, we enjoy great view of world's highest mountains, meet the nomad sheep herders and enjoy the unique beauty of Tibetan desert.

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade :
  • Destinations : Nepal
  • Activities : Motor Bike Tour
  • Departure Date :
  • Best Seasons :
  • Highest Altitude :5200 m
  • Start - End :Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Mt. Kailash tour is an incredible and challenging tour in western Tibet. The Mount Kailash is a holy mountain in Tibet standing on the basin of Lake Manasarovar.

Mount Kailash and the Holy Lake Manasarovar is the two magnificent tourist destinations in the far western corner of Tibetan Plateau. The extremely beautiful lake with the floating swans and the spectacular mount Kailash are respected place for both Hindus and Buddhist. For Hindus Mt Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. Four great rivers originate from Lake Mansarovar – the Indus , Karnali, Bramhaputra and the Sutlej.

Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva. Mt Kailash 6741 m, is a black mountain with four sheer walls and snow capped top. During this tour, we enjoy great view of world's highest mountains, meet the nomad sheep herders and enjoy the unique beauty of Tibetan desert.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Traversing mystical worlds on a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike
  • Travelling in the highest region in the world with 4 passes greater than 5000m
  • Encountering the magnificent north face of Mount Everest at Base Camp
  • Potala Palace
  • Spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Immersion into Buddhist culture

OPTIONS

  • Reverse the route Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Ride Kathmandu - Lhasa -Kathmandu
  • Travel as a pillion passenger
  • Travel as a jeep passenger
  • Upgrade to a 500cc Royal Enfield Classic

ESSENTIAL TOUR INFORMATION

  • Clients driving the motorbike must possess an international driving licence
  • Drivers must be qualified to operate a 350cc or greater motorbike
  • Indemnity bond required for motorbike rental
  • For convenience purchase a multi-entry Nepal visa. It is possible to obtain a second single entry visa at the Nepal and Tibet border
  • It is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed. However, it may be subject to change resulting from climatic conditions, flight alterations or a change in regulations either by the
    Government or Communities

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
Overnight Hotel. Included meals: breakfast. Alt: 1,350m.
At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening.

Day 2 Kathmandu
Overnight Hotel. Included meals: breakfast. Alt. 1,350m.
Familiarize yourself with your bike with a road test, practice for 3 hours with a round trip to Kakani. For those who are completing this trip as a passenger in one of the support vehicles you will spend this time on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Morning: Walking tour of Kathmandu City, the “City of Glory” visiting Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple after the tribe of monkeys that guard the temple. Afternoon: Free to explore more of Kathmandu and prepare for the tour.

Day 3 Nyalam
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 3,700m. Ride 7 hours. Distance 156km. The road climbs steadily uphill out of the Kathmandu Valley, past breathtaking views through a luxuriant, deep gorge shifting to a windy barren pass. Known as ‘Kuti’ to Nepalese traders, Nyalam is tucked into a fertile valley and used to be an important trade centre. Nowadays, barrack style Chinese communes surround the typical old flat roofed, mud-brick houses. Although vegetation is sparse, one can see an abundance of alpine fauna of the hillside during the summer months.

Day 4 Acclimatization day in Nyalam, Visit Nyalam Monastery
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only. Alt. 3,700m.
Today, we are free in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. It is better, if we go for a short hiking above Nyalam village. This will help us to be acclimatized in new atmosphere.

Day 5 Nyalam - Paikutso Lake – Saga
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,400m. Ride 5hours. Distance 280km.

The road climbs to the 5120m Thong-La Pass then drops down before climbing to the Lalung-La Pass. To the south, there is view of Mt. Shishapangma (8012m).The road follows south of the Peigutso, continues across the plain with stunning Himalayan views. The route then follows a narrow gorge before climbing to a pass and dropping steeply down to a ferry crossing over the Yarlung Tsangpo.

Day 6 Paryang
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4500m. Ride 6hours. Distance 240km.

The road is good and the trip can be completed in 4-5 hrs. There is also a small monastery at the western end of town on a hill. From Zhongba onwards, the southern road deteriorates. This section of the road has panoramic views of mountains on either side of the road.

Day 7 Lake Manasarovar
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4550m. Ride 6hours. Distance 260km.

From Paryang to Lake Manasarowar is a long ride of 10 hrs or more. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum-La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 8 Rest Day
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Today we visit Chiu Monastery, Hot Spring Bath OR ride to Gossul Gompa located at the other side of the lake.

Day 9 Ride to Tarboche and then later visit Darchen for lunch and ride back to Lake Mansarovar
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Ride 3hours. About 30km north of Lake Manasarowar is Dharchen, the main gateway & village for the Kailash circuit trek.

Day 10 Ride back to Paryang
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,500m. Ride 6hours. Distance 260km.

Day 11 Ride back to Saga
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,400m. Ride 6hours. Distance 240km.

Day 12 Tingri
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,200m. Ride 6hours. Distance 275km.

On the way to Tingri we can see Paiktso lake (4,330m) and also we make a 5050m La lungla Pass.

Day 13 Rongbuk – Excursion to Everest Base Camp
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,950m. Ride 4hours. Distance 110km.

Here starts the taste of the "Roof of the World"; the remoteness shows the real beauty of the area. Riding through the wilderness, on unpaved roads, you ascend to Rongbuk. This challenging route takes us through a number of old villages, which are the permanent homes for the old and young of nomadic Tibetans. To the south of Rongbuk, weather permitting, you will enjoy clear views of Mt. Everest (better than those at Base Camp). The highlight of the day is the excursion to Everest Base Camp at 5,200m.

Day 14 Lhatse
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 3,900m. Ride 6hours. Distance 150km.
A metal road makes for a pleasant ride, as you cross the highest pass of your journey, Gyatso La (5,220m). The ride continues with a descent to the colourful valley of Lhatse.

Day 15 Shigatse
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 3900m. Ride 5 hours. Distance 244km.

The journey continues through a number of villages to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. Although not a particularly large town, orientation can initially be confusing as you move around the distinct Tibetan quarter and newer Chinatown. Located in the Tibetan quarter are the Tashilhumpo Monastery and the imposing castle of Shigatse Dzong. The original castle was built around the 15th century and was a smaller version of Potala Palace. The building has been reconstructed following its dismantle in 1961.

Day 16 Gyantse
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 4,000m. Ride 4 hours. Distance 90km.

The morning begins with a visit to the Tashilhumpo Monastery, a vast monastery with its own streets, housing sectors, plazas, back alleys and complex of temples and halls. The 1st Dalai
Lama built this monastery in 1447. Your journey continues to Gyantse, taking you through intensely cultivated agricultural areas. There is an excursion to an old Dzong (fort) and Kumbum (stupa) within the grounds of Palcho Chode Monastery, which is the main monastery in Gyantse. It is most notable for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. It was founded in 1418 and became an important center for the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Day 17 Lhasa
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast only.
Alt. 3,650m. Ride 5 hours. Distance 280km

The final leg of the journey is an off-road route from Gyantse to the turquoise lake Yamdrok Tso, a sacred dwelling place of protective deities. From here you continue on to the fourth and final high pass, Karo La at 5,050m. As your destination, Lhasa (3,650m), approaches you are meet by Potala Palace on the horizon. Suddenly you have the feeling of being on the “Roof of the World”.

Day 18 Sightseeing in and around Lhasa
Overnight Hotel. Included meals breakfast.
Alt. 3,650m. Ride 5 hours.

Ride around Lhasa visiting the various interesting sites including Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka Palace.

Day 20 Kathmandu
Overnight Hotel. Included meals: breakfast. Alt: 1,350m.
Leave the “Roof of the World” on one of the best scenic flights in the world. On your return to Kathmandu, your time is free to further explore the city and its shops or simply chill out.

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport.

What Is Included

  • All transfers to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing as detailed in the itinerary. Twin rooms are provided for non-couples as well as couples
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Internal flights and visas for Tibet
  • Rental of Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc bike
  • All fuel
  • Support vehicle with space for luggage and seating, if necessary
  • Services of an experienced Trek Nepal Int’l motorcycle guide and mechanic, and a Tibetan guide, who also manages the logistics within Tibet.
  • A spare bike as standby for the group and all spare parts
  • Drinking water and refreshments (soft drinks only) during the biking days.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary accompanied by local guide and inclusive of entrance fees.
  • Gamow bag PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber), oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit

What Is Excluded

  • International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, passport costs, insurance premiums of any kind and excess baggage charges
  • Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings). It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover
  • Personal clothing and footwear such as jackets, gloves, helmet, guards, waterproofs, boots
  • Personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
  • Optional single accommodation supplement
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, room service charges, porterage, bar bills (meals exclude bottle and alcohol drinks), laundry, tips to guides, porters and drivers
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Cost for the damage/repair of motorcycles, if any
  • Any item not detailed in the “What Is Included”
  • Optional tours, excursions and activities
  • Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, breakdowns and those beyond the control of Trek Nepal Int’l (P) Ltd and its associates