Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 12 Nights 13 Days

Trip Overview Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 12 Nights 13 Days

Mount Kailash is one of the holy mountains in South Asia as it is believed to be the abode of Hindu Lord Shiva. Mount Kailash can be considered as a center of four religions--Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and the followers of Bon Pa religion. However, Kailash receives only few pilgrims every year because of its remote location. For followers of Hindu religion, Mount Kailash is the place where Lord Shiva resides with his wife and Goddess Parvati along with other helpers.
Likewise, Tibetans revere Mount Kailash as Kang Rimpoche while the followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Similarly, Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for the followers of Jain religion as they believe their saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation at Mount Kailash.      
Hindus believe that a single rotation around Mount Kailash will spiritually purify an individual by wiping off their sins committed in their life. Also, a total of 108 circumambulations of Mount Kailash will break us free from the never ending cycle of life and death and take us to the spiritual journey.
A 14-day brief itinerary will take you to the reclusive lands of Mount Kailash when you can enjoy the mountain and the adjoining nature. Manasarovar Lake is also one of the high points of Kailash Mansarovar yatra.
 
Itinerary Outline of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Day01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam
Day02: Rest Day at Nyalam
Day03: Drive to Saga via Pelku- Tso
Day04: Drive to Paryang via Zhongba
Day05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake
Day06: Rest Day at Manasarovar Lake
Day07: Drive to Darchen
Day08: Trek to Dirapuk via Tarboche
Day09: Move to Zutulpuk via Dolma La Pass
Day10: Drive from Zutulpuk to Paryang
Day11: Drive to Saga
Day12: Drive to Nyalam
Day13: Drive to Kathmandu 

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to the Himalayan nation Nepal. You will meet our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the hotel. After arrival, we will be briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, they should be asked and clarified at this time. Then in the evening you will visit to Pashupati Nath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than come back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing               
After breakfast the next morning, we will go for an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Being escorted by an English speaking guide (we can provide you with any language speaking guide on your request), you will visit the temples and monuments and get the full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour, we will go to Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square, among other monuments.

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s greatest Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  Swayambhunath Stupa is situated 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu; this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel. Back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.

Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 Mts. -160KM)
After breakfast at the Hotel in the morning, you will depart from Katmandu to China border (Kodari) by private coach, enjoying the drive along the Araniko Highway. It takes around five hours for the drive. Our staffs will complete custom formalities and make sure u enter into Tibet - an autonomous part of China, without many hassles. After having lunch, you will drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Dinner & Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House.

Day 04: Full day rest at Nyalam                 
On this day, you will spend for acclimatization and rest for the whole day. Acclimatization is very important for high altitude trekking as it helps you to adjust to the changing environmental conditions and get prepared for the trekking on the following days.

Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500 Mts. – 375KM)
After breakfast on the fifth day, you will then drive from Nyalam to Dongba/Paryang. The drive will be wonderful and scenic as you will enjoy the long drive lasting for around eight hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Drive from Dongba/ Paryang to Mansarovar  (4500 Mts. – 335KM)
After breakfast on the sixth day at the guesthouse in the morning, you will the drive from Dongba/ Paryang to Mansarovar. The drive on this day will last for around seven hours. After reaching Mansarovar, you will perform Pooja and hawan at the religious site and then stay at the banks of the Manasarover Lake, enjoying the supreme beauty of the region. Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.

Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen  (4600 Mts. – 110KM)
After spending a day at Mansarovar, you will have breakfast in the morning on the seventh day. After that you will circumambulate or do the Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. You can also choose a special point to take a holy dip in Mansarovar Lake and do Pooja and worship of Lord Shiva. Around afternoon, you will drive for around three hours to reach Darchen. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Drive to Yamdwar and Trek to Diraphuk  (4890 Mts. – 12KM)
This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. On this day, you shall start the journey after breakfast as soon as possible. This day, you will have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all the goods and equipments and hence you will just have to walk along with the guides, enjoying the beauty of the region. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent or guesthouse.

Day 09: Parikarma from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790 Mts. – 22KM)
This is one of the toughest days of the trekking as it is very sensitive and the trekkers will have to pass Dolma-La which is located at 5400 ft. The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall and hence the trekkers should be prepared for all that. So, we will try to start our journey as early as possible. During the course of walking, we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult and challenging. Overnight stay in Zhulthulphuk at tent or Guest House.

Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Paryang
On the tenth day, the trekkers will walk down to Darchen from where you will drive to Mansarovar and then experience the spiritual feel of the region. You will then get back to Paryang following the same route you followed earlier, and hence same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.  Overnight stay at guesthouses

Day 11: Drive from Paryang to Nyalam.
On the eleventh day, you will drive back from Paryang  to Nyalam. Nyalam is the last staying place in Tibet during the trekking itinerary. The route will be the same as you followed earlier and hence the drive back will be easier and smooth. Overnight stay at Nyalam.

Day 12: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu
Following the clearance of custom formalities, you will be picked up by Nepali side and continue drive to Kathmandu. In around five hours of drive along the same Highway, you will arrive in Kathmandu. After that you will be transferred to the same hotel where you will be staying overnight. 

Day 13: Final Departure 
After breakfast on the last day, you will be transferred to the International Airport after checking out from the Hotel. You will then catch a flight to your next destination.
Cost Include:
  • Arrival & departure transportation by private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals in 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Transfer to Kodari by private Coach
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/Guest house/tents with all meals (If camping two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipment
  • Kathmandu Airport arrival and sightseeing tour
  • Pure vegetarian meals
  • Private Coach & support trucks for Tibet side
  • English speaking Tibetan and Nepali guide
  • Kodari land tax
  • Kailash Permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee
 
Cost Exclude:
  • Entrance/Monument fees
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for staff
  • Emergency evacuation expenses, helicopter
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse holder)
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Extra night accommodation or any charges in Kathmandu, if arrive early or late in Kathmandu in case of evacuation
  • Single Supplement charges in Kathmandu
  • Anything not mentioned in cost includes
Start Date End Date Price   Availability Booking
2015-04-22 2015-05-04 122500 5% Discount GUARENTEED Book
2015-04-29 2015-05-11 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-05-06 2015-05-18 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-05-13 2015-05-25 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-05-20 2015-06-01 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-05-27 2015-06-08 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
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2015-06-10 2015-06-22 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-06-17 2015-06-29 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
2015-06-23 2015-07-05 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
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2015-07-01 2015-07-13 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
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2015-07-15 2015-07-27 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
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2015-07-26 2015-08-07 122500 5% GUARENTEED Book
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AVAILABILITY OPTIONS
OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are a very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking is recommended.
GUARANTEED: We have reached minimum numbers and this trip is guaranteed to depart.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact Adventure Himalayan Travels, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 13 Days


 
Tour Cost on Per Person Basis
13 Days Package by Deluxe Bus Safari INR 124500.00 for Indian passport holder
USD 2399.00 for NRI/Foreign passport holder 
Extra cost:
Upgrade 5 star hotel on twin sharing basis. INR 5500.00 Per person
Extra days in Kathmandu on 3 star hotel (If 5 star Hotel, Cost will be extra.) INR 2500.00 Per person
Tirthapuri visit INR 7500.00 Per person
Ashtapada visit INR 2500.00 Per person


MODEL OF PAYMENTS
20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Adventure Himalayan Travels Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with the copy of passport of client.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained. 20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost. 15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost. 10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost. 07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.

IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION: 
Clothing: 
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day. 

What to take: 
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust. 

Bring with you: 
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose, 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular. 

Health: 
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc. 

Altitude Sickness: 
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of Diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour. 

Currency: 
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx., money can be exchanged at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal. 

Risks & Liability: 
Adventure Himalayan Travels and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Adventure Himalayan Travels and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.