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/


DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Lhasa Gongkar airport, transfer to the downtown Lhasa(3650/45km)Bharmaputra river, Lhasa Kyichu river valley, LhasaTibet Heritage hotelLocal TibetanBB
02Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor BazzarTibet Heritage hotelLocal TibetanBB
03Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesTibet Heritage hotelLocal TibetanBB
04Lhasa to Gyantse(3950/260km)Yamdrok lake, Karola glacier, visit GyantseTibet Yuthok hotelLocal TibetanBB
05Gyantse to Sakya(4050m/240km)Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Sakya monasteryMansarovar hotelLocal TibetanBB
06Sakya to Saga(4640m/340km)Lhatse, Tibetan plateau, grasslandGuest house in SagaLocal TibetanBB
07Saga to Mansarovar lake(4590m/435km)Tibetan plateau, Tibetan nomad, Yak, wild animals, Mansarovar, KaialshGuest house in MansarovarLocal TibetanBB
08Mansarovar to Kailash Tarpoche festival(4670m/60km)Chiu Gompa, Kailash, Tarpoche festivalCamp in TarpocheLocal TibetanBLD
09Kailash trek, Dharchen to Dhiraphuk(5210m/18km)Tarpoche, Selung monastery, Dhiraphuk monastery , KailashLodge or campLocal TibetanBLD
10Kaialsh trek, Dhiraphuk to Zutrulphuk(4810m/15km)Kailash north face, Drolma la pass, Zutrulphuk monasteryLodge or CampLocal TibetanBLD
11Kailash trek, Zutrulphuk to Dharchen, drive to Drongba county (4650m/340km)Kailash Kora, Mansarovar lake, Mayumla. Drongba countyGuest house in BaryangLocal TibetanBLD
12Baryang to Lhatse(4050/435km)Tibetan nomad, Tibetan villages, Lhatse countyHotel in LhatseLocal TibetanBB
13Lhatse to Lhasa(3650/430km)Shigatse, Bharmaputra river in Tibet, LhasaTibet Heritage hotelLocal TibetanBB
14Lhasa to Gongkar airport(3600/45km)Lhasa Kyichu valley, Lhasa Gongkar airport

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