Kailash Mansarovar Tours
The Mt. Kailash (6714m) is the holiest mountain in Tibet and is one of the famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Mount Kailash, is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas. To Tibetans, Mt. Kailash is known as the Ghang Rimpoche (Jewel of the Snow) of Tise (Tibetan name). Circumference (Kora in Tibetan) around Mt. Kailash that takes a minimum of 3 days is the holiest and difficult part of this journey. The Kailash – Manasarovar yatra starts and finishes at Darchen (4550m), a small settlement serving as the base camp to the mountain. The highest point in route around Mt. Kailash is Droma La Pass 5550m.
The ancient text, Rigveda has a mention of the Himalayas, their formation and sacredness. The most sacred peak in the Himalayan range, Mount Kailash, is said to have been formed 30 million years ago during the early stages of the formation of the Himalayan chain. According to the Jains, at the dawn of history their first law giver, Rishabhdev attained Nirvana on Mount Kailash. Near Mount Kailash, during the geological shift in the initial stages of the formation of the Himalayan mountain chain four rivers arose from the area, flowing in four different directions : the Indus flowed north, the Karnali south, the Yarlung Tsangpo flowed east and Sutlej travelled west. This tour is organized from May till September. The starting point of the tour is Kathmandu.
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)
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 Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and land cruiser 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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 04: Nyalam –free for acclimatization
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 at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 05: Nyalam – Saga (4450 m) 240 km (passing through Lalung-La 5050 m)
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 5050 m. 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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 06: Saga – Paryang (4600 m.) 185 km
After breakfast drive to Paryang. Passing through many villages and camps 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 at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 07: Paryang – Mansarovar 4558 m (277 km)
Early breakfast and get ready for longest driving day. Late afternoon you can have first view of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – 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 surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 08: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km)
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 land cruiser with packed lunch and continue drive towards 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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 09: Tarchen-Tarboche (13km drive)-Derapuk (4860m) (7km trek) 5 – 6 hrs
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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 10: Derapuk – Zuthulphuk (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km)
Today you will be climbing to Dolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft) and then descending gradually to Zuthulphuk (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 eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulphuk (the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have preformed miracles here). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 11: Zuthulphuk – Tarchen (10 km) – Mansarovar (end of Kailash Parikrama)
Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 12: Drive Mansarovar to Dongba 366 Km drive 8 hours
Today we have 8 hours 366 km drive back to Dongba. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 13: Drive Dongba to Nyalam 376 km, 8 hours
After breakfast at the guest house, drive back to Nyalam. The 8-hour journey takes you through 376 km of spectacular Himalayan landscape. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 14: Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu
After an early morning breakfast, take a 1.5 hour drive to Zhangmu. On arrival in Kodari Border, complete the immigration formalities to cross the Friendship Bridge on foot. On the other end, board the jeep for a drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of full board meals
Day 15: Transfer to airport for home departure. “Farewell!”
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
- Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehecle inclusive of all entrance fees
- All accommodation during Tibet tour on twin sharing basis at lodges, guesthouses and tented camp
- All your standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour in Tibet
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff
- Japanese Land cruisers (4WD, 4500 model) and support truck during the tibet Tour
- Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
- Nepal-Tibet border (Friendship Bridge) transfers and pick up by bus/jeep
- Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
- Monasteries entry fees and Kailash permit for group
- Enough Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
- Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage while Kailash parikarma
- All government taxes and official expense
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Hot and cold showers during the trek
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 2550.00*
Get USD 150.00 OFF per person
For a booking of six or more people.
Trip Length: 15 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing, Tour
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Max Elevation: 5,550m/at Droma La Pass
Meal: Full board on trek/tour, breakfast in Kathmandu
Transportation: 4500 model, Land cruisers
Best Month: May - October
Group Size: 5 Minimum and 100 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
Exciting landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history and Tibetan cultures.
Breathtaking adventure through some of the most Spectacular scenery, visiting several Tibetan Monasteries
The exploration of Manasarovar Lake and Kailash Parikrama,
The Tibetan plateau through the Eastern Himalaya.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and great support during Everest Base Camp Tour Tibet . We found your company is really professional and Migmar, "Our Tibetan Guide" was amazing, his English is fluent and experienced! The Land Cruiser was very comfortable, and well driver, it was wonderful and lifetime an experienced.
Thank you and hope to see you again.
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