Day 09: Darchen - Dira Puk
In the morning we will drive from Darchen Tarboche. Darchen Tarboche is the starting point of Kailash Parikarma Yatra on foot. Mt. Kailash, 6740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The four major rivers originate near Kailash. These are the Indus, the Brahmaputra, the Karnali and the Sutlej. Then after having some rest we will further trek towards Dira Puk (4775 m).