Kailash Manasarover Yatra - 15 Days


Kailash Manasarover YatraMt. 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 centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist 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.

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Fly from Calcutta to Kathmandu (1300 m):
Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. 5 star standrad hotel.

Day 02: After Breakfast visit Hindus Temple, stupas around Kathmandu and after lunch briefing about the Kailash Trip, and time for personal shopping. 5 star standrad hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. Nepal-China border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and land cruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here. Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Nyalam – day free for acclimatization.
Today is free for acclimatization. We will be going for short trek which is in preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize fast. Overnight stay at guest house.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Nyalam – Saga 4450 m (240 km) (passing through Lalung-La 5050 m) (6-7 hrs)
Early breakfast and drive to Saga. First long drive over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keeping you busy. Today you will be passing through the first highest pass Lalung-La 5050m. Stop and stay for about 10 minutes at Lalung-La and experience how you feel at an altitude of 5050 m. You can see the superb view of Gaurishankar, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing River Brahmaputra (Tibetan name "Yarling Tsangpo") to reach Saga (4640m). Overnight stay at guest house. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Saga – Paryang 4600 m. (185 km)
After breakfast drive to Paryang. Passing through many villages and camps of yak herders. Far south you can see snow- capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. Arrive in Paryang and enjoy hot tea. Overnight stay at guest house. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Paryang – Mansarovar 4558 m (277 km)
Early breakfast and get ready for longest driving day. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chui Gompa. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km)
Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading for Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by landcruiser with packed lunch and continue drive towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) – Dirapuk (4860 m.) (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Tarboche – starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer "Asthapath". It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,200 m)
Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft) and than descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass.Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk (the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have preformed miracles here).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen (Darchen) (10 km / 4-5 hrs) – Mansarovar (end of Kailash Kora)
Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp near Mansarovar Lake. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Drive Mansarovar to Dongba
After breakfast at the guest house, begin your 8-hour 366 km drive back to Dongba. On arrival, check in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay in Dongba.

Day 13: Drive Dongba to Nyalam
After breakfast at the guest house, drive back to Nyalam. The 8-hour journey takes you through 376 km of spectacular Himalayan landscape. On arrival, check in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay in Nyalam.

Day 14: Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu
After an early morning breakfast takes a 1½-hour drive to Zhangmu (26 km from Nyalam). On arrival in Kodari Border, complete the immigration formalities to cross the Friendship Bridge on foot. On the other end, board the jeep for a drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, check in at the hotel for dinner and overnight rest. 5 star standrad hotel.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu to Calcutta.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to board the flight for your home country or to continue your onward destination.

Trip Cost

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Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up & Drop
  • 3 night's accommodation in Kathmandu in 5 star hotel twin sharing room with all meals.
  • One day guided tour in Kathmandu.
  • 11 night's accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using best hotels.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day and 3 Mineral Bottles of Water per day per person.
  • Supporting crew (guide, helper/ supporter) including our own cooks.
  • Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (round).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
  • Transportation by 4500 Land cruisers (4 people each) – Tibet part & Non AC buses - Nepal side
  • Kailash Permit entrance fee,
  • All equipments for camping
  • Tents, mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, etc
  • Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket on Returnable basis.
  • Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments)
  • Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator with each group\
  • ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of tour, landslide & other uneventful event the extra charge for porters and transportation should be borne by you at the spot.

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