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august 17

Acclimatization day at Drirapuk, with exploration of the shrines and glaciers beneath Kailash’s northern face. O/N Drirapuk Camp (16,666’)
 


august 18

Trek over the 18,471 feet high Dolma La pass, the apex of the Kailash pilgrimage. Continue past a sacred lake revered as the source of the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra River to the ‘Medicine Buddha Valley’. O/N Zutrulpuk Camp (15,831’)

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august 19

Visit Zutrulpuk, Milarepa’s ‘Cave of Miracles’ and associated temple. Hike to Gyangdrak Monastery in Kailash’s Inner Sanctuary. O/N Darchen Himalayan Hotel (15,092’)