Kailash Pilgrimage Tour: Quenching the Spiritual Thirst

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About 48% of the annual tourists flooding into Tibet are primarily for pilgrimage purposes. Popularly known as Kailash Pilgrimage Tour. The spiritual significances of Mt. Kailash   attracts thousands of Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon followers every year. Kailash Pilgrimage Tour is a perfect mix of spirituality and a beautiful Tibet adventure. There are also other spiritual attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monasteries which receives huge visitors on annual basis.

The graphic representation of Tibet Shambhala Adventure’s current booking record reveals the Kailash Pilgrimage Tour on the Top.

The above data can be a perfect example of how popular the Kailash Pilgrimage Tour during the Saga Dawa Festival. Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet is observed throughout this spiritual month where people faithfully engaged in different rituals like circumambulation and prostration around Mount Kailash, Manasarover Lake, Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, reciting mantras, visiting monasteries and temples. The most significant aspect of this festival for many believers is the Kailash Pilgrimage Tour which begins around the 1st Day of the 4 Lunar month from Lhasa. Mt. Kailash is situated in the western part of Tibet with an altitude of 6638m is reputed as one of most adventurous and sacred spiritual journey for Buddhist, Hindu Bon and Jain followers. There are also other spiritual destinations near Mt. Kailash such as Manasarover Lake, Gauri Kund, Tirthapuri, Dungkar Peyang Cave, Guge Kingdom and Tarboche Flagpole which attracts thousands of believers every year to quench their spiritual thirst.

On the 15th day of the 4th Lunar month,( Full Moon Day) thousands of people gather in Mt. Kailash to witness the replacement of old Tarboche prayer flagpole by a new one followed by consecration on the Tharpoche flagpole by Buddhist high lamas. Many would bring their own prayer flags to set them at different places near Mt. Kailash. After the flagpole ceremony, it begins the most famous and sacred Kailash Kora. Tibet Shambhala Adventure is proud to present you our most popular 2018 Kailash tour is general and Kailash Saga Dawa tour in specific. Below are our kailash program details. For further details please visit: www.shambhala-adventure.com or https://shambhala-adventure.com/kailash-saga-dawa-tour/


Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
01 Arrival in Lhasa Gongkar airport, transfer to the downtown Lhasa(3650/45km) Bharmaputra river, Lhasa Kyichu river valley, Lhasa Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
02 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazzar Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
03 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Drepung and Sera monasteries Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
04 Lhasa to Gyantse(3950/260km) Yamdrok lake, Karola glacier, visit Gyantse Tibet Yuthok hotel Local Tibetan BB
05 Gyantse to Sakya(4050m/240km) Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Sakya monastery Mansarovar hotel Local Tibetan BB
06 Sakya to Saga(4640m/340km) Lhatse, Tibetan plateau, grassland Guest house in Saga Local Tibetan BB
07 Saga to Mansarovar lake(4590m/435km) Tibetan plateau, Tibetan nomad, Yak, wild animals, Mansarovar, Kaialsh Guest house in Mansarovar Local Tibetan BB
08 Mansarovar to Kailash Tarpoche festival(4670m/60km) Chiu Gompa, Kailash, Tarpoche festival Camp in Tarpoche Local Tibetan BLD
09 Kailash trek, Dharchen to Dhiraphuk(5210m/18km) Tarpoche, Selung monastery, Dhiraphuk monastery , Kailash Lodge or camp Local Tibetan BLD
10 Kaialsh trek, Dhiraphuk to Zutrulphuk(4810m/15km) Kailash north face, Drolma la pass, Zutrulphuk monastery Lodge or Camp Local Tibetan BLD
11 Kailash trek, Zutrulphuk to Dharchen, drive to Drongba county (4650m/340km) Kailash Kora, Mansarovar lake, Mayumla. Drongba county Guest house in Baryang Local Tibetan BLD
12 Baryang to Lhatse(4050/435km) Tibetan nomad, Tibetan villages, Lhatse county Hotel in Lhatse Local Tibetan BB
13 Lhatse to Lhasa(3650/430km) Shigatse, Bharmaputra river in Tibet, Lhasa Tibet Heritage hotel Local Tibetan BB
14 Lhasa to Gongkar airport(3600/45km) Lhasa Kyichu valley, Lhasa Gongkar airport

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