An imposing 21,778 – feet tall, the magnificent and majestic Mount Kailash is more than just a mountain. It’s a legend. A relevation. An epiphany. A journey, that is both outwards and inwards. Located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of Tibet, Kailash is not just one of the highest parts of the world and the source of four mighty rivers of Asia – the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus – but it’s also one of the most significant spiritual spots in the world, revered by millions of people from different religions across the world.
But more than anything, the journey to Kailash Manasarovar is a life changing experience for the few thousands of pilgrims who undertake it every year, teaching them a sense of self like nothing else can. For a pilgrimage to this isolated, timeless, breathtaking and fascinating spiritual spot is like a journey within you.
Day to Day itinerary:
Day 01: Katmandu Arrival:
Our representative will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel, Program briefing at the evening, welcome dinner typical Nepalese restaurant with folk music and dances. Overnight stay in Katmandu.
Day 02: Katmandu:
Early morning optional Himalayan mountain flight tour. After breakfast, sightseeing of Kathmandu that includes Pashupatinath with VIP passes (by which to hide a crow to worship inside Pashupatinath temple), Budhanilkanth Darshan and Bouddha. Back to hotel and rest of the day is free for shopping and packing. Overnight stay in Katmandu.
Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. – 160kms.):
This is the first day of the Yatra. Early in the morning with packed breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 5 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet – an autonomous part of China. After lunch, drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam. Overnight stay at Guest House. Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided prepared by our escorts.
Day 04: Nyalam Full day acclimatization:
Free Full day for excursion of Nyalam city.
Day 05: Nyalam to Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. – 375kms):
After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 8 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. – 335kms) to Manasarovar:
After breakfast, drive from Dongba to Manasarovar 07:00 hours. Conducting Manasarovar Parikrama by vehicle. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Manasarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.):
We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake conducting Pooja, hawan and spiritual activities according to your tradition. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay at Guesthouse. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost.
Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.):
This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we drive up to yumdwari and start walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Horse can be hired at extra cost those who cannot walk. Yak will carry the kitchen utensils and equipments. Overnight stay at mud house or tent on the basis of availability.
Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.):
This day is a bit complex journey and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 meter in height. The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can occur. So, we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch it. Overnight stay at mud house or tent on the basis of availability.
Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Paryang:
We will Trek down to Darchen, catch our vehicle and drive to Manasarovar to fill up spiritual jaal. Later, our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system will be applied for all subjects of our accommodation and meal. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Paryang.
Day 11: Paryang to Nyalam:
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Day 12: Nyalam to Kathmandu:
After custom formalities you will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 5hours and check in at Hotel.
Day 13: An Everest scenic flight and leisure:
Options for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight. Leisure time at afternoon for shopping and other activities then followed by a farewell dinner at evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Final departure:
Finally you board flight to your destination; an official representative will be dropped to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your next destination.
Arrival & departure transportation.
Half day city sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath with ‘VIP Darshan Shewa’, Budhanilkantha and Bouddha .
3 nights, 3 star hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals.
1 hour Mt. Everest scenic Mountain flight.
Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus.
Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents.
While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents.
Pure vegetarian meals prepared by our escort.
A/C Luxury Coach
English speaking Tibetan guide.
Nepali tour leader.
Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
Kodari land tax.
Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls.
Travel Insurance of clients.
Emergency evacuation expenses.
Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder).
Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation.
Expenses of personal urgent visa fee and services other than specified.
Further more information:
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.
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.
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.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability:
Mountain Star Social Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd 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, Mountain Star Social Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. 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. Back to Main Menu
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