Mt Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

12 Days 11 NIghts
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Tour to Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar is considered as the world’s holiest experience in Tibet. Mt. Kailash Mansarovar yatra is an unparallel pilgrimage, also considered to be the path of “Salvation” and at the same time is regarded as the greatest and hardest of all earthly pilgrimages.

The 14 nights and 15 days Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (tour) will take you to the eternal bliss towards spirituality. The trip starts with a city tour in Kathmandu. Next day morning we drive to Nyalam (Tibet) and keep continuing our overland journey to Mount Kailash. Each night we stay in guest house and tented camps as per itinerary.

Highlights

Lalung –La (5050m)

Gaurishankar, Langtang Himal

Peigutso Lake, Brahmapurta river ( Yarling Tsangpo)

Holy Mt. Kailash, Lake Mansoravar, Mt. Gurula

Mandala, Lake Rakshash, Chi Gompa

Tarboche

Dolma –La (18600ft.)

Zuthulpak ( the caves of Miracles) (4760m)

Yagastal & Shiva-stal

Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda

Accomodations

Normal hotel
Basic hotels with clean beds & food

Camping
for three days

Itinerary - Mt Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
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Day 1
Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. Nepal-China border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridg and meet our Tibetan guide and landcruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.

Day 2
Nyalam - day free for acclimatization
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Today is free for acclimatization. We will be going for short trek which is in preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize fast.

Overnight stay at guest house.

Day 3
Nyalam- Saga 4450m (240km) (passing through Lalung - La 5050m) (6-7 hrs)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early breakfast and drive to Saga. First long drive over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keeping you busy. Today you will be passing through the first highest pass Lalung-La 5050m. stop and stay for about 10 minutes at Lalung- La and experience how you feel at an altitude of 5050m. you can see the superb view of Gaurishankar, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso lake (4400m).

We will be crossing River Brahmaputra (Tibetan name “Yarling Tsangpo”) to reach Saga (4640m). overnight stay at guest house. 

Day 4
Saga - Paryang 4600m
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast drive to Paryang. Passing through many villages and camp of yak herders. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. Arrive in Paryang and enjoy hot tea.

Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 5
Paryang- Mansarovar 4558m (277km)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Early breakfast and get ready for longest driving day. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Here – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft /4558 m)- the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula- Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surruounding . The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures.

Nights will be spending at Chui Gompa. 

Day 6
Mansarovar - Tarchen (40km)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading for Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by landcruiser with packed lunch and continue drive towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.

Day 7
Tarchen- Tarboche (13 km drive) - Dirapuk (4860m) (7 km trek /5-6 hrs)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

After breakfast drive to Tarboche – starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs ; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail takes almost 7 hrs.

Day 8
Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk (4760 m ) (18 km trek/ 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5200m)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600ft.) and than descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva- sthal while your steps go closer to the pass.

Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternith. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk (the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

Day 9
Zuthulpuk - Tarchen (Darchen) (10km/4-5 hrs) - Mansarovar (end of Kailash Parikrama)
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrime around Milarepa cave. After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp near Mansarovar Lake.

Day 10
Drive to Dongba (366km)7-8 hrs.
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)

Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11
Drive Dongba to Nyalam (376 km ) 7-8 hrs.
(Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
Day 12
Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu (156 km)6-7 hrs.
(Breakfast - Lunch)

Overnight at Hotel.

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Service includes - Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

- Transportation Kathmandu/ Tibet Border / Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Guest house / camping arrangement supported by Nepalese Sherpa crew
- Full board Vegeterian meals
- Hiring charge of sleeping bags
- All transportations by Toyota Land cruisers (4 wheel drive) on 4 sharing basis
- Supporting truck
- Applicable entrance fees to visit monasteries
- Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee
- Special Kailash Parikrama Permit
- One down Jacket to each pilgrim on returnable basis plus certificate on successful completion of Holy Yatra which retains nostalgic memories even years after undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage tour
- Gamow bag & Oxygen


Service excludes - Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

- Emergency evacuations/ Rescue, if required
- Expenses of personal nature
- Yak for personal riding during Parikrama
- Necessary Yak & Yak men for Kailash Kora
- Airfare to Kathmandu & back
- Travel & medical insurance permissions and other official formalities.

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