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 .

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Dates 2016 (13 days by road from Kathmandu)

Important :- Kerong border will be open for Tourist and Pilgrims in the mid of July.

May’2016 June’2016 July’2016 August’2016 Sep’2016
02 May 06 June 14th July (Full Moon) 05th Aug 02nd Sep
09 May 12 June (Full moon) 29th July 09th Aug (Full Moon) 07th Sep (Full Moon)
13 May (Full moon) 15 June 21 July 13th Aug (Full Moon) 11th Sep (Full Moon)
16 May 22 June 28 July 17th Aug 15th Sep
23 May 29 June   20th Aug  
30 May     24th Aug  
Kailash Overland Yatra Bookings & Discounts

Detailed itinerary

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Icon Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

Fly to Kathmandu upon arrival at Tribhuvan International meet our tour representative and get transfer to hotel. After completing all check in formalities you can spend some time to exploring the Kathmandu city and local markets. Overnight will be in Kathmandu at 3* equivalent hotel on twin/triple sharing basis. (Meals included: Veg Dinner)

Icon Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today after breakfast we will have visit to Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkanth Temple (Sleeping Vishnu), both are biggest holy temple in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. Return hotel from sightseeing and take lunch in hotel. In the evening, we will have short briefing for the program followed by introduction to all group members. Overnight at hotel. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Optional : One can even book for Mountain Flight as an optional tour for this morning. This is an hour flight over World’s highest Mountain peaks. The flight departure time is at 6.30 am so those passengers who booked for this incredible flight should be ready by 5.30 am in the hotel and one of our tour officer will pick up and transfer to the domestic airport.

Icon Day 03 Kathmandu to Kerung by drive (2700m) via, Shyabrubesi - Rasuwagadhi 170 km / 7-8 hours

Today we will step out of your comfort zone and start our Yatra towards the Holy Mount Kailash. After having breakfast we will drive towards Nepalese border Rasuwagadi. There will be some custom formalities which shall be done by our local representative later cross the border and enter in Tibet Land. Accompany with Nepalese Sherpas and Tibetan guides’ board your Tibetan vehicle; Chinese bus will be there will start our journey towards Tibetan/Chinese region continues toward the town of Kerung. Overnight stay will be in a basic guesthouse at Kerung in dormitory style.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 04 Acclimatization in Kerung (2700m)

After breakfast we will organize a short trek or you can explore the local area and market places it would be ideal for the mind and body. Evening will have a short briefing before or after dinner. Overnight stay will be in a basic guesthouse at Kerung in dormitory style.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 05 Kerung to New Dongba via Saga (4600m) – 380 kms & 7-8 hours drive

After breakfast be ready for the enjoyable and scenic journey towards New Donga drive through the mountains territory and then the plains provides us an incredible view of huge and bluish Brahmaputtra river. We will take a break in Saga town for Lunch then continues driving towards New Dongba. Upon arrival in New Dongba check into the guesthouse/lodge in dormitory style for overnight stay.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 06 Dongba/New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4598m)

The day we've been waiting for the first darshan of Holy Lake Manasarovar. First we will have breakfast as per above schedule, later checkout from the guesthouse and drive towards The Holy Manasarovar. Enroute before Mayumla Pass (4800 m), we will have to take a break for permit formalities in the meanwhile packed lunch will be provided by our team members then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Paryang County.

All the yatri’s will see first glance of Mt. Kailash from the lakeshore of Holy Manasarovar. There will be some permit formalities before we reach Manasarovar Lake that period you can use with praying and exploring the beauty of Mt. Kailash. After immigration complete, we will drive further to our guesthouse at Chiu Gompa (Depending on allowance of the local authorities we may have to change our vehicle here and travel in local buses conducted by the authority near Mansarovar and Kailash region). Today, you will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 75% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. You will have very important moment in Lake Manasarovar with all-powerful bless and even scenic evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this, you can also see or visit Chiu Gompa Monastery situated in hillock near Guesthouse. Syat in guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 07 Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4663m) – 40 kms drive

Today morning, we wake up easefully and we will find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar for all our yatri’s. After completing puja and holy bath, we make short drive to Darchen (We will also arrange shower tent for ladies nearby the bank of lake for change the clothing and also you can arrange your puja / haven at feasible place according to you. Our crew member will assist you if anything helps require). On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic surroundings of Demon’s Lake in the other side of Lake Manasarovar. Darchen considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can stroll around small market in Darchen in the afternoon. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Optional trip : We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, if there is no transport service permitted by Chinese authorities in this area. The trip to Astpad is subject to permission of local authorities and on direct payment basis to Tibetan Guides).

Icon Day 08 07 kms Drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4910m) – 13 kms / 6 hours trek

After breakfast we will drive towards Yamdwar and start our 12 km’s trekking to Dirapukh. Before start trekking all the yatris has opportunity to get darshan of Yam Dwar.

Continue trek to Dirapukh by foot or pony. We will also arrange the Yak or pony Yaks & Yak men to carry our kitchen and other camping logistics for parikarama. Once reach Dirapukh you will have great opportunity to take several memorable picture of Kailash from here. The night will be too cold below zero degree temperature so we will have quick dinner (Khichdi, soup etc) and rest in bed.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

Icon Day 09 Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5600m)

Early in the morning after breakfast we will start trekking towards Zuthulpukh enroute we will get the opportunity to pass Gauri Kund before we reach Gauri Kund our trek goes steep climb up continuously upto Dolma-La high pass (5600 m). By the evening we will reach Zuthulpukh, today’s accommodation we be in dormitory style.

Breakfast, Packged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

Icon Day 10 10 kms trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba – 5 hours trek

Today we are going to complete our prikarama, last day of trekking. After breakfast we will have to make a short trek about 4-5 hours towards Darchen so we wake up in normal time.

On half way to darchen board your vehicle. Upon arrival in Darchen have lunch then after, we straight forwards continue our drive to New Dongba by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 11 Drive Dongba to Kerung (380 kms/7-8 hours drive)

Return to Kerung after breakfast start driving towards Kerung. Our today's journey will be a little longer after driving on well pitched roads and mountainous terrain we reach Kerung for an overnight. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 12 Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi (170 kms / 7-8 hours)

Today we will reach Kathmandu after having breakfast and completing all custom formalities this should take about 7-8 hours by bus. Dinner and night stay will be in the Hotel.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Icon Day 13 Leave Kathmandu

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back to home.

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 Max Holidays

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.