Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Overland

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A spiritual adventure in the Himalayas to find yourself

Mt. Kailash, 6,740 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 center for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre -Mt Kailash HimalayaBuddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. 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 River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave .

Detailed itinerary

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Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1400 m)

Arrive Kathmandu.Meeting with our representative and transfer to your prebooked hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel, Later proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Budhaneelkantha. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750 m)

Morning after breakfast drive to the frontier town of Nepal at Kodari where we take a short walk to the friendship bridge and board our available vehicle for the drive to Zhangmu which is the main entrance of Tibet, China (height 2,300 m. / 145 kms from Kathmandu). In Zhangmu, you will be received by guide from our Tibetan counterpart. After finishing the custom formalities, the journey continues for another 35 kms (3 hours) through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery as the drive brings us for the overnight stay at Guest House in Nyalam(3,700 m.). The lodges and guest houses here are very simple and basic. You can expect the unexpected as the China Tourism in Tibet is slowly picking up since last Decade.

Day 04 Nyalam

Today you will stay at Nyalam only, for acclimatization. The group will be taken for an option short trek (3 hrs.) in Nyalam which would help the pilgrims in getting used to Trek conditions for Kailash Parikrama.

Day 05 Nyalam to Dongba (4640 m)

In the morning we drive to the first pass of Lalung La. At this point a superb view of the high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shisapangma to Langtang Himal. Drive to Saga (4640 m) 240 Kms./ 6-7 Hrs. for the overnight at Guest House.

Day 06 Dongba to Manasarovar (4556 m)

Take a drive from New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar. Overnight stay will be in a guesthouse at Banks of Mansarovar.

Day 07 Mansarovar to Darchen (4620 m)

In the morning take Mansarovar Parikrama by Jeep with packed lunch near Trugo Monastery with optional bathing at the place as this is one of the best banks of holy lake for bathing. Bathing Tents would be arranged accordingly. If the time permitting visit Chui Gompa, In the evening drive to Darchen (4560 M) for overnight stay at Guest House in Darchen (Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small village with couple of guesthouses. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Darchen, the beginning and end point of the Kora) .

Day 08 Darchen to Dirapukh (4860 m)

(13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs.
Today we take approx. 13 kms drive from Darchen to Tarboche, which is the starting point of the trek of Mount Kailash. The first day of our Kora (Circumambulation) is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,860 m.), after 5-6 hours walk. Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face.

Day 09 Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m)

Today our 18 kms circumambulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Dolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk (4760m) has a small monastery.

Day 10 Zuthulphuk to Darchen (4630 m)

The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk (10 kms / 5 hours) to reach the pont where the vehicles are waiting to pick them. Get into your vehicle and drive to Dongba (270 Kms / 6-7 Hrs.). Night stay will be at guest house.

Day 11 Dongba to Nyalam (3750 m)

Drive to Nyalam for staying there overnight at a guest house.

Day 12 Nyalam to Kathmandu (1400 m)

Today we drive down to Friendship Bridge where the transportation awaits for drive to Kathmandu (150 Kms/4 Hrs.) On arrival at Kathamandu check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13 Depart Kathmandu.

The morning is free for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. Later, in time transfer to International Airport to connect your departure flight.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

12 nights in hotels / guest house

Meals

12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunch, 12 Dinner

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

Activities

Kathmandu sightseeing, Kailash & Manasarovar darshan.

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included.

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets.

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Other inclusions

Govt service tax 3.625%

Accommodation style

Travelers will be staying in basic 3-4 star accommodation in Kathmandu and in ordinary guest houses or tents in Tibet region. The accommodation in this region is very basic and food will be pure vegetarian cooked by the chef and his team travelling with the group.

Single room accommodation can be provided only in Kathmandu whereas at other places your accommodation will be on sharing basis in dormitory style.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu at additional cost.