Kailash Mansarovar Tours

Kailash Mansarovar Tours

Duration
13 days
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate To Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5600 Meters
  • Group Size
    04 - 20 People
  • Best Time
    April - June & Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

The Kailash Mansarovar Tours is an experience where you would be having an exemplary visit to many of Tibet’s highlights and will encounter the celebration of a very important festival. A deeply integral part of spiritual Asia, Mount Kailash and the holy Manasarovar Lake hold a culturally and historically significant part in many religious belief systems. Starting the journey from Kathmandu, you would be heading on a spiritual path to Mount Kailash and the holy lake of Manasarovar. The Buddhist history and Tibetan culture are showcased beautifully in the Kailash Mansarovar Tours and the journey is embedded with beautiful natural sceneries and wonderful mountain views. The exotic land of Tibet and many of its monasteries and landscapes are a part of the tour, presenting you with an experience that is sure to fulfill your wanderlust. A peak in the Kailash range forming a part of the Trans-Himalaya in Tibet, Mount Kailash lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia. The rivers include the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the River Ganga). A sacred place for religions like Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, Mount Kailash lies near the Manasarovar Lake and Lake Rakshastal. 

The name of the holy mountain derives from the word kelāsa, which means “crystal” in Sanskrit. The mountain is also known as the “water peak” or the “river peak”, connoting the mountain’s status as the source of the mythical Lion, Horse, Peacock and Elephant Rivers. In fact, the Indus, Yarlung Tsangpo/Dihang/Brahmaputra, Karnali and Sutlej all begin in the Kailash-Lake Manasarovar region. The Kailash Manasarovar Tours lets you experience the marvelous mountainous scenery of the land and lets you walk on paths that are brimming with the beauty of the Himalayan landscape. According to the Hindu historical legend, Lord Shiva- the Destroyer of evil, resides at the summit of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Pārvatī. Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. According to all religions that revere the mountain, setting foot on its slopes is a dire sin. It is a popular belief that the stairways on Mount Kailash lead to heaven.

Lake Manasarovar is also considered very sacred by Tibetans, Buddhist, Hindus, and Jains. According to legend, Lake Manasarovar is the lake in which a great Tibetan monk saw the letters “Aha”, “Kha”, “Mha”. These three initials helped the search team to locate the current the 14th Dalia Lama of Tibet. The word “Manasarovar” originates from Sanskrit, which is a combination of the words “Mana” and “Sarovar,” with mana meaning mind and Sarovar meaning lake. According to Hinduism, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth.

Join Nepal Hiking Team for this spiritual journey Kailash Mansarovar Tours that takes you to holy places of massive religious significance where you can see diverse cultures and experience a taste of exotic customs of the people.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Tours preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)

Day 04: Nyalam –free for acclimatization

Day 05: Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km)

Day 06: New Dongba – Mansarovar 4558 m (277 km) Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 07: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km) Duration: 2-3 hrs

Day 08: Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) – Dirapuk (4860m.) (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs)

Day 09: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,200)

Day 10: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen (Darchen) (10 km / 4-5 hrs) – Mansarovar- Dongba (end of Kailash Parikrama)

Day 11: Drive Dongba to Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 13: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Best available twin sharing Lodge/Guesthouses during the Tibet tours
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved guide for Tibet tours
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage while Kailash Parikrama
  • Tibet entry travel permit, Chinese visa and applicable entry fees during the trek/tours in Nepal/Tibet
  • Oxygen cylinder for Kailash Parikrama
  • All government taxes and official expense

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Shopping, laundry, internet, phone bills
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall
  • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.