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Mt Kailash and Muktinath Spiritual Tour

Mt Kailash and Muktinath Spiritual Tour: Holy Mt. Kailash lies on west Tibet on Ngari region at Garuda valley. It has many spiritual values for all religions. According to Hindu myth the most sacred Mt. Kailash formed six millions years ago when the mountains were in their formatting stage. Mt. Kailash is the youngest mountain that lies in Karakoram Range and Naga Parvat. Holy Mt. Kailash “Kang Rinpoche”; the sacred pilgrimage of Asia that lies in the South-West of Tibetan autonomous region of China-Nagri is accessible By road via Nepal. Despite being a sacred and venerated pilgrimage site for billions of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains & Practitioners of the Bon religions, thousands outside from Tibet make trip each year. Mt. Kailash is a unique and the most venerated destination, yet least visited among the world’s major holy places. Booking a trip through few reliable agents, who are operating Mt. Kailash Tour via Nepal, is the best way to visit Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to Vedas, immortal Shiva lives on the top of Kailash Parbat where he spends most of his time practicing yogic austerities. Making joyous and love with his divine companion Parvati. For a Hindu, to make the laborious pilgrimage of Kailash and have Darshan (divine view) of Shiva abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and disillusions. The Jain calls the mountain Astapada and believes it to be the place where ‘Rishabh Dev’, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained liberations.

Followers of Bon, Tibet’s pre-Buddhist Shamanistic religion call the mountain, Sipai Man (Sky Goddess). Additionally, Bon myths regard Tise as the site of a legendary where 12th century battle of sorcery between the Buddhist Saga Milarepa and the Bon-Shaman Naro-Bon-Chug took place Milarepa’s win over Saman displaced Bon as the primary religion of Tibet, firmly establishing Buddhism into prominence. Although Buddha is believed to have magically visited Kailash in the 5th century BC, the religion of Buddhism only entered Tibet via Nepal and India in the 7th century AD. Tibetan Buddhist call the mountain Kang Rinpoche,” the precious one of Glacial Snow” and regard it as the dwelling place of Demchog (also known as Chakrasamvara) and his consort, Dorsephagmo.Three hills rising near Kang Rinpoche are believed to be the homes of the Bodhisattvas Manjushri, Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara.

The journey to the foot of Mt. Kailash is hard but the task of circumnutation the sacred peak is even harder. This hardest journey round Mt. Kailash is called Kora or Parikrama that normally takes three days. In hopes of gaining extra merit of psychic powers, some pilgrims complete the journey in just a day, which is a miracle. Others take two to three weeks for the Kora by making full body prostration through the entire way. Buddhists and Hindus round the peak clockwise while Bons route it anticlockwise.

Mt. Kailash a glittering dome of snow towering 6714 meters (22022 ft) above the windswept landscape of Tibetan Plateau is a mesmerizing jewel. West of Mt. Kailash lies the ruins of the “lost cities” of Tsaprang and Tholing, once the capitals of the powerful kingdom of Guge, where some of the finest and earliest Buddhist murals still stand.

Spiritual Expeditions, Nepal offers spiritual Mt Kailash and Muktinath Spiritual Tour itinerary which covers most part of spiritual destinations around the region, we include Muktinath Temple in Mustang and in Tibet “touch Kailash” or charan sparsh tour on 2nd day of Kailash kora from Dirapuk. First part of this tour cum trek involves a bus ride from Kathmandu through Nepal Tibet border. The second part of the journey starts from Tibet border to Darchen by private vehicle for four days. The third and the final part is the four-day Parikrama or kora from Darchen. This is the part, which holds optimum passionate of the pilgrimage. The first day trek takes you from Darchen to Driaphuk Gompa. At second day we will hike up to base of Mt. kailash north face from dirapuk which we call Touch kailash or charan sparsh tour, after some spiritual activities at base of Mt. Kailash, we return back to Dirapuk and prepare for next day. The third day, known to be the most difficult part of the trek is from Driaphuk through Dolma-la pass (5600 meters) to Zuthulphuk Gompa. The fourth and the final day of the Parikrama is a short one of 8 km. After that, vehicle takes over for the return journey via the same route.

  • (Spiritual Kailash program via overland)/ Standard tour with Touch Kailash (4 Days Kailash kora)
  • ( Manakamana temple , Temples and monuments in Kathmandu and Muktinath tour in Nepal)


Logistics for Mt. kailash spiritual tour;

  • Once supporting truck for Kitchen and meals
  • Nepali cooks, staff and equipments from Kathmandu via Kerung border
  • All veg. meals from kitchen (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) for Tibet Kailash part
  • Supporting experience Nepali staffs for Kailash kora as per group size

Trip Information

  • Duration
    20 Days
  • Trip Grade
  • Group Size
  • Accommodation
  • Max Altitude
  • Best Time


Hotels/ Guest house:

Kathmandu:       Hotel Moonlight, Hotel Manasalu or similar (3 Star standard)

Pokhara:              Mt. Kailash Resort or similar (3- 4 star standard)

Jomsom:              Hotel Majesty or similar

Rasuwagadi:       Hotel Buddha (Tourist standard hotel)

Kyirong:               Kyirong Hotel or similar (2- 3 star standard)

Saga:                    West post Saga Hotel (3 star)

Mansarover:       Best available guest house (Basic accommodation)

Darchen:              Himalaya – Kailash Hotel (3- 4 star)

Dirapuk:               Best available guest house

Juthulpuk:            Best available guest house

Paryang:              Best available hotel

Detailed Itinerary


Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport. Meet with airport representative and transfer to Hotel. Check in Hotel and after refreshment short brief about  package tour and collect original passport and Photos for visa formalities.  Overnight at Hotel at Kathmandu.



Kathmandu spiritual Tour (Pashupatinath temple, sleeping Vishnu temple, Krishna temple patan and Boudhanath stupa)

Bouddhanath Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple

Patan Durbar Square – Krishna Temple


Early morning drive to Pokhara, on the way visit Manakamana Temple by cable car.



After Breakfast drive to Marpha by Jeep , following holy Kali gandaki river, enjoy natural hotspring and Waterfall on the way.


Drive to Jomsom in morning after permit formalities, drive to Muktinath, (Mukti Kshetra). In Sanskrit Mukti symbolize Salvation or Nirvana and Nath symbolize God. It is believed that pilgrimages should visit this temple before or after completing four spiritual sites “Chardham” Yatra and Holy Mt. Kailash yatra. Muktinath consists of Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu with 108 waterspouts. Buddhist call this valley the chumig gyatsa and believe that Guru Rinpoche meditated and gained achievement of spiritual knowledge around 12th century Muktinath is one of the most spiritual places in Himalaya with different myths, O/N Muktinath



After breakfast sdrive back to Pokhara (6 Hrs) Pokhara, evening explore around fewa lake.




Drive to Bindabasini Temple After Breakfast short sightseeing to Devi’s fall and Gupteshwor Mahadev temple inside cave after drive back to Kathmandu, preparation for spiritual Kailash tour

Tal Barahi Temple

Bindhyabasini Temple



Take bus to Tibet, Nepal border- takes 7 hours O/N at Border


After breakfast leave for Mansarover in a distance of 470 Km which takes about 08:00 hours. This is the first glimpse of Mt Kailash if the weather is good. Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar via Bus then visit the Hot Spring In route visit Seralung Monastery, TrugoMonastary, Gossal Monastery.


Morning Visit Chiu Monastery, Puja or Havan and take deep at Mansarovar and put up at Darchen INNER KAILASH EXCURSION (30 KM) / Only if PSP Permit for Inner Excursion – Afternoon trek or drive to Inner Part of Mt Kailash. We can view Sherlung Gompa, Saptarishi Cave, Nandi Parvet, Ashtapad, Kailashi Gange, KuberKunda, Astamatrika gan Parbat, Dakshinamurti Shivalaya, Saptarishi caves and Athmalingam. Trek or drive back to Darchen for Overnight stay. IF CANNOT GET LOCAL PERMIT drive to Tirthapuri for day spiritual excursion : hole afternoon at Darchen


The Holy Trek starts from Yama Dwar & Tharboche. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in guesthouse.

Dirapuk Monastery

Dirapuk Gompa

North Face of Kailash



Excursion tour to Touch Kailash, Shavasthali and acclimatization

After Breakfast excursion tour around the north face of Kailash, reach to the Spiritual place where we will be very close to Mt. Kailash. We will have spiritual activities, meditation on “Charan Sparsh”/ Touch Kailash of Mt. Kailash on north face.

Charansparsh (Touch Kailash)



Early morning we will start journey as early as possible. Our Tibetan guide will lead the group through Dolma La (5640 m) which is normal outer kora and can use horse up to the pass. Interested persons can go down to Gaurikund and collect some holy water from Kund. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk guest house.

Dolma La Pass

On the way to Zuthulphuk

On the way to Zuthulphuk


Kailash Kora ends after 10 KM walk from Zuthulphuk. After lunch, Drive to Mansarovar or O/N At Mansarovar


After breakfast return back to Kathmandu.


After breakfast free and easy day for shopping or any other optional tour.


After Breakfast drive to airport for final departure.

The cost of Trip: 

Cost of Trip depends up on mode of Transportation, accommodation and group size


(Kathmandu and spiritual  Tibet – Kailash tour)

  • All Transportation as per group size, deluxe
  • All accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast only
  • All accommodation in standard hotels and Guest house for Kailash kora with all meals
  • All accommodation on Twin sharing basis at Hotel
  • Sightseeing as per program
  • Accommodation in SAGA AND DARCHEN at standard hotel with all meal
  • All permits and entrance fees (Aliens permit, Grassland permit, Foreign affair and Military )
  • Experience Nepali guide as per group size
  • One supporting truck in Tibet part
  • Nepali cooks and helpers from Kerung Border
  • Kitchen equipments and all meals
  • Assistance by nepali staffs on Spiritual Kailash kora
  • English speaking tour guide (Nepali and Tibetan)
  • Yak and Yak man for Kailash kora
  • Kathmandu- Border – Kathmandu transportation Mini Bus as per group size

(Pokhara – Muktinath Part)

  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist Bus or Jeep
  • Pokhara – Muktinath – Pokhara by 4WD jeep (4 persons in 1 jeep)
  • ACAP and TIMS permit to enter Annapurna conservation area
  • 2 Nights at Muktinath part with all meals
  • 2 Nights at Pokhara with breakfast only.
  • Pokhara and Muktinath spiritual tours as per program


(Kathmandu and Kailash spiritual Tour)

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance and personal nature cost
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Extra accommodation in Darchen who cannot make Kora
  • Sightseeing entrance fees at Kathmandu only
  • All beverage and drink
  • Personal nature cost, riding horse for Kailash kora if necessary
  • Personal Tips to Staffs
  • International flight or Train arrangement
  • Chinese Visa fees
  • The cost not mentioned on cost Includes

(Pokhara – Muktinath Part)

  • Lunch and dinner at Pokhara
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu domestic flight (If anyone are interested)
  • Beverage and all types of drink
  • Personal Nature cost and person tips to staffs

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