mount kailash   2019

mount kailash   2019

kailash yatra

sacred pilgrimage to mount kailash in tibet

4 – 30 september 2019  |   25 days  |  of which 13 days trek  |  16 nights tented camp

tour description  |  tour details  |  map  |  group size max. 8 persons

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kailash yatra

sacred pilgrimage to mount kailash in tibet

4 – 30 september 2019  |   25 days  | of which 13 days trek  | 16 nights tented camp

tour description  |  tour details  |  map   |  group size: max 8 persons

>  book now

sacred landscape & cosmic mandala

mount kailash is considered the most sacred mountain of the himalayas, worshiped as the cosmic centre by hindus, buddhists, jains and the tibetan bonpo. to witness, reach and circumambulate it is to receive darshan (blessing), in a journey of reflection, insight, inner transformation and renewal.

the sacred landscape of kailash is a rare transboundary space shared by china, india and nepal. we will travel through this unique and beautiful landscape, with its age-old history of religious meaning and cross-cultural coexistence. from the lush splendour of nepal’s green landscape to the mysterious and breathtakingly vast tibetan plateau, enjoying the magnificent beauty of one of most sacred spaces of the world.

this pilgrimage to the universal source will mark the starting point of the “himalayan mandala” – my greater mindwalk project which will ultimately scale the whole himalayan range in the quest to heighten collective awareness on the global relevance and deep sacred value  of its cultural and natural heritage (more info will follow).

we will be guided and supported by bikesh rana of highlandecotrek, a passionate trekking guide who has been travelling the himalayan spaces since very young age.

sacred landscape & cosmic mandala

mount kailash is considered the most sacred mountain of the himalayas, worshiped as the cosmic centre by hindus, buddhists, jains and the tibetan bonpo. to witness, reach and circumambulate it is to receive darshan (blessing), in a journey of reflection, insight, inner transformation and renewal.

the sacred landscape of kailash is a rare transboundary space shared by china, india and nepal. we will travel through this unique and beautiful landscape, with its age-old history of religious meaning and cross-cultural coexistence. from the lush splendour of nepal’s green landscape to the mysterious and breathtakingly vast tibetan plateau, enjoying the magnificent beauty of one of most sacred spaces of the world.

this pilgrimage to the universal source will mark the starting point of the “himalayan mandala” – my greater mindwalk project which will ultimately scale the whole himalayan range in the quest to heighten collective awareness on the global relevance and deep sacred value of its cultural and natural heritage (more info will follow).

we will be guided and supported by bikesh rana of highlandecotrek, a passionate trekking guide who has been travelling the himalayan spaces since very young age.

 

 

photo: feel-planet.com

nepal

 

visit sacred sites of kathmandu

 

trek along the ancient salt trade route

 

fullmoon in beautiful limi high valley

starting in kathmandu, we will fly inland to simikot (2985 m asl) in humla district. from there we will trek north along the karnali river, taking the detour through the beautiful limi valley, a unique high altitude pasture landscape with rich tibetan buddhist culture, opening gradually to the opportunities and challenges of a globalized world.

as in most areas of nepal, road construction for access is under way, which will bring significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts to this previously remote valley. after crossing nyalu la pass (5001 m asl), we will reach the border to tibet (hilsa) on our 9th trekking day. from there we journey on road to the foot of mount kailash.

nepal

 

visit sacred sites of kathmandu

 

trek along the ancient salt trade route

 

fullmoon in beautiful limi high valley

starting in kathmandu, we will fly inland to simikot (2985 m asl) in humla district. from there we will trek north along the karnali river, taking the detour through the beautiful limi valley, a unique high altitude pasture landscape with rich tibetan buddhist culture, opening gradually to the opportunities and challenges of a globalized world.

as in most areas of nepal, road construction for access is under way, which will bring significant environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts to this previously remote valley. after crossing nyalu la pass (5001 m asl), we will reach the border to tibet (hilsa) on our 9th trekking day. from there we journey on road to the foot of mount kailash.

tibet

 

vast highlands where the elements play

 

kailash kora

 

a night at sacred manasarovar lake

on the 3-day pilgrim’s circumambulation (kora), we will experience the sacred mountain from all its sides, connecting with the transformative power of this universal source, reflecting, meditating and drawing inspiration and clarity for the life questions we bring with us. the kora culimates on the 5660 m drolma la pass.

we close our pilgrimage with a kora of lake manasarovar, allowing the expansive beauty of this sacred lake to inspire our spirits and touch our souls. we return by road to kathmandu, enjoying a breathtaking 2-day trip along the vast tibetan plateau towards east and then south.

recommended reading: kailash yatra – a long walk to mt. kailash (icimod, 2018)

tibet

 

vast highlands where the elements play

 

kailash kora

 

a night at sacred manasarovar lake

on the three-day pilgrim’s circumambulation (kora), we will experience the sacred mountain from all its sides, connecting with the transformative power of this universal source, reflecting, meditating and drawing inspiration and clarity for the life questions we bring with us. the kora culimates on the 5660 m drolma la pass.

we close our pilgrimage with a kora of lake manasarovar, allowing the expansive beauty of this sacred lake to inspire our spirits and touch our souls. we return by road to kathmandu, enjoying a breathtaking 2-day trip along the vast tibetan plateau towards east and then south.

recommended reading: kailash yatra – a long walk to mt. kailash (icimod, 2018)

 

tour details

costs (per person)

  • 7-8 pers: USD 7240  |  4-6 pers: USD 7780  |  3 pers: USD 8530  |  2 pers: mini-group surcharge will apply
  • costs include: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, camping equipment, inland transportation, permit tibet, entry fees, guide & trekking services
  • costs exclude: international flight to kathmandu, personal travel insurances, visa nepal, alcohol, tips, personal trekking equipment
  • detailed terms & conditions will be available for download here

 

itinerary

  • 4 – 7 sept        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred hindu & buddhist sites in the valley
  • 8 – 9 sept        flight to nepalgunj and simikot
  • 9 – 18 sept      trek through limi valley to tibetan border
  • 19 – 20 sept    transfer by road to thirtapuri and darchen, the start of kailash kora
  • 21 – 23 sept    trek the kailash kora, crossing doma la pass at 5660 m asl
  • 24 sept           manosarovar kora by road
  • 25 – 28 sept   return to kathmandu by road, via tibetan plateau
  • 29 sept           rest day in kathmandu
  • 30 sept           departure from kathmandu

 

framework

  • monika schaffner & bikesh rana will jointly lead the tour, a tibetan guide & driver will join us on the tibetan side
  • total tour length: 25 days  |  11 nights tent, 14 nights hotel
  • maximum elevation: 5660 m asl. (drolma la pass, on the kailash kora)
  • physical level: medium, prepared to spend time at high altitudes above 5000 m asl
  • minimum group size: 2 persons (mini-group surcharge as per mutual agreement)
  • itinerary and costs may be subject to adjustments, in the event of unpredictable changes

tour details

costs (per person)

  • 7-8 pers: USD 7240  |  4-6 pers: USD 7780  |  3 pers: USD 8530  |  2 pers: mini-group surcharge will apply
  • costs include: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, camping equipment, inland transportation, permit tibet, entry fees, guide & trekking services
  • costs exclude: international flight to kathmandu, personal travel insurances, visa nepal, alcohol, tips, personal trekking equipment
  • detailed terms & conditions will be available for download here

 

itinerary

  • 4 – 7 sept        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred hindu & buddhist sites in the valley
  • 8 – 9 sept        flight to nepalgunj and simikot
  • 9 – 18 sept      trek through limi valley to tibetan border
  • 19 – 20 sept    transfer by road to thirtapuri and darchen, the start of kailash kora
  • 21 – 23 sept    trek the kailash kora, crossing doma la pass at 5660 m asl
  • 24 sept           manosarovar kora by road
  • 25 – 28 sept   return to kathmandu by road, via tibetan plateau
  • 29 sept           rest day in kathmandu
  • 30 sept           departure from kathmandu

 

framework

  • monika schaffner & bikesh rana will jointly lead the tour, a tibetan guide & driver will join us on the tibetan side
  • total tour length: 25 days  |  11 nights tent, 14 nights hotel
  • maximum elevation: 5660 m asl. (drolma la pass, on the kailash kora)
  • physical level: medium, prepared to spend time at high altitudes above 5000 m asl
  • minimum group size: 2 persons (mini-group surcharge as per mutual agreement)
  • itinerary and costs may be subject to adjustments, in the event of unpredictable changes

monika schaffner

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen
switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55
connect@monikaschaffner.biz

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen | switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55 | connect@monikaschaffner.biz