A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world's most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims each year. This curious fact is explained by the mountain's remote location in far western Tibet. No planes, trains or buses journey anywhere near the region and even with rugged over-land vehicles the journey still requires weeks of difficult, often dangerous travel. The weather, always cold, can be unexpectedly treacherous and pilgrims must carry all the supplies they will need for the entire journey.

 

 

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Package Details

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Destination Nepal | Tibet
Activity
Grade
Max Altitude 5648 m
Final Dest Mansarobar, Kailash
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotels
No. of Days 14
Activities Per Day
Drive 6-7 hrs
Preferred Season
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  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 2 Kathmandu City Religious Tour
  • Day 3 Drive Kathmandu – Sabrubesi (1700m/140km)
  • Day 4 Rest Day at Kerung (1700m)
  • Day 5 Drive from Kerung to Saga/Dongba (220 KMs Drive - 4498m)
  • Day 6 Saga/Dong ba to Holy Manasarovar (Chu Gomba | 4550m)
  • Day 7 Holy Activities at the Lake and drive to Darchen
  • Day 8 Parikarma – Derapuk (4920 m) / North Face
  • Day 9 : Parikarma – Dolma La / Juthal Puk (5761 m)
  • Day 10 Parikarma end- Drive to Mansarovar and Dongba
  • Day 11 Dongba to Kerung
  • Day 12 Kerung to Kathmandu
  • Day 13 Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 14 Kathmandu

  • Day 1(Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m))

    Pick up on arrival at the airport and transfer. Hotel Holy Himalaya (Jhyatha, Thamel). Hotel will serve you all the hot drinks meals (no extra cost for Pilgrimage). If time permits we will plan Arati (Pashupatinath) tour in the evening or a comfortable guided walk  in Thamel (colorful tourist center). 

  • Day 2(Kathmandu City Religious Tour)

    After breakfast we will plan a visit to Pashupatinath and Jal Narayan.  After lunch we will have briefing about the Holy Himalaya Yatra. Shopping/ packing or if time permits we can plan a trip to Baudhanth/Swoyanbhunath or Kumari (Kathmandu Durbar squire). 

  • Day 3(Drive Kathmandu – Sabrubesi (1700m/140km))

    After breakfast we will be heading to Nepal China border following Pasang Lhamu Highway. River valley and hilly roads do not permit speed drive. Famous Langtang National Park is on the way so do expect number of checking on this route . A famous Holy Lake Gosaikunda is near by  (a day hard walk from Dhunche) this road. Depend on road condition either we do stay at Sabrubesi or Kerung. Accommodation basic guest house. 

  • Day 4(Rest Day at Kerung (1700m))

    We can spend one extra day at Kerung which can help a lot to adapt our body on the thin air/  high altitude trip.

     

    Kyirong (meaning "Happy Village"), it is really a joyful green village, gate way to Tibetan Plateau!.

  • Day 5(Drive from Kerung to Saga/Dongba (220 KMs Drive - 4498m))

    Driving on the Tibetan Plateau itself is gift ! Joyful road, colorful landscape, snow cap mountains, yaks and wilderness, crossing the high pass of Kyirong La (5236m) and viewing the Lakes and by the afternoon following the famous River Valley of Bharamaputra is the high lights of the day. We will have pack lunch on the way and at the comfortable guest house/ hotel / destination (Saga or Dong Ba) by late afternoon. Depend on the health condition we can stay here one more day (2 nights) to be sure for the safe and joyful yatra.

  • Day 6(Saga/Dong ba to Holy Manasarovar (Chu Gomba | 4550m))

    Again a joyful driving days following the source of Bharma Putra River. Sand Dun valley, Mayum La (high pass) and Lakes are the day high light. By afternoon we will have first view of Holy Lake and Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) once at Horchu. A circumambulation at the Holy Lake starts from this point (Horchu) itself. We have to shift to Eco Bus to follow the Holy Lake Clockwise. By late afternoon we will be at the Chu Gomba (Western part of holy Lake). While driving you enjoy the great view of Holy Lake and Mt. Kailash together. A first touch/ bath of Holy water can be done on one of joyful points of Holy Lake specially on the base of  the  famous Peak of Guru Mandata. Chu Gomba, which is a sort of activities center at the Lake is our destination for all the activities as well.

    • First Darsan of the Holy Lake and Mountain
    • Old Drongba to Lake Manasarovar: 325 km | 6 hrs drive.
    • Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14924 fts.

  • Day 7(Holy Activities at the Lake and drive to Darchen)

    Morning will busy with Holy Dip, Pooja and Hawan activities. Once Holy Activities is over we will have lunch and will be heading to the base of Holy Himalaya called Darchen. Darchen is 35km road distance, just north of the Holy Lake. It is town of the area with all basic supplies are available including gear for the walking days, horse, helper even food items with good enough electric and power supplies.

    Darchen is situated 35 km north of lake manasarovar is a small town on the foothill of Kailash. Also, this is the gateway to Parikrama. From here, the trek starting point (Yama Dwar) is about 5 km.

    Puja and Hawana at the Lakeshore during the course of parikrama.

  • Day 8(Parikarma – Derapuk (4920 m) / North Face)

    51km, a complete circumambulation of Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) starts from this morning.  We will drive all the way to Yama Dwar in our Eco Bus (7km) which is  also called Tarpuche or valley of Gods! Comfortable walk for 6 hrs which is close to 10 km will allow to have magic view of North Face. The walk is gentle with viewing the water falls, towering rocks on both sides and wild animals. Number of the yatirs and local will be making the trail as festival season specially on full moon and no moon days.  If body is not fully acclimatized  you can feel exhausted very soon. Having good personal helper and Yaks makes much more comfortable to be on the destination easily. In the Late afternoon you can have golden view of North Face (Holy Himalaya).

    • Overnight Guesthouse/ group sharing room
    • Tarboche (Yama Dwar) to Deraphuk: 10 km | 5 to 7 hours walk.
    • Elevation of Deraphuk: 4920 m. | 16138 fts.

  • Day 9(: Parikarma – Dolma La / Juthal Puk (5761 m))

    Day starts with a silent view/ darsaon of North Face and the walk to the pass (Dolma La) do starts very early in the morning.  2300fts ascending and 2500fts descending is a real challenge of the entire trip. The total walking distance for the day will be closer to 20km (a long day) but the colorful Dolma La and Blue Lake (Gauri Kunda) will make a successful journey  in life a remarkable one. Good enough water and energy back up for your body should be planned carefully before heading for this day. Good walking shoes and warm jackets are good enough for general days. Only on bad weather days we need more prepared for a safe walk on snowing trail which you can feel on the earlier days.

    •  Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house) | group sharing room.
    • Deraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km |10+ hours,
    • Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m. | 15810 fts.

  • Day 10(Parikarma end- Drive to Mansarovar and Dongba)

    Close to 8 km, 3 hrs comfortable walk in the morning and drive to Manasarovar by mid day and continue to Dongba, way back home! Body of each yatris will be very light with all the joys on the successful yatra. 

    • Zutulphuk to Darchen: 8 km | 3 hours walk.
    • Darchen to Dzongba: 350 km | 5 hours.
    • Elevation of old Dzongba: 4500m.

  • Day 11(Dongba to Kerung)

    Joyful drive to Kerung. Close to 300Km – if you are able to start the trip earlier even we can plan to return to Kathmandu on good weather days. On our plan we will either stay at Kerung or on Nepal side, Sabru Besi (Langtang).

    • Overnight Guesthouse (sharing room)
    • Old Dzongba to Kerung: 280 km | 6 hours.
    • Elevation of Kerung: 2600 m. | 8528 fts.

  • Day 12(Kerung to Kathmandu)

    By afternoon we will be in Kathmandu.  Check in hotel, Holy Himalaya and try to have joyful dinner.

    •  Overnight Hotel
    • Kerung to Border: 22 km | 45 minutes.
    • Sabru Besi to Kathmandu: 170 km | 6 hours.

  • Day 13(Day in Kathmandu)

    We can plan a cable car tour to Bhaleshower Mahadev (hill top, Shaktipith) and visit Pashupatinath either earlier or later. Afternoon shopping and packing.

  • Day 14(Kathmandu)

    Depend on flight timing, we will be looking after your airport transfer.

Cost Includes
  • Three nights Hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing with all vegetarian meals.
  • International arrival and departure transfers.
  • Half a day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Guheswori Mata temple/ sleeping Vishnu.
  • Vegetarian meals (South Asian food) on the entire Kailash yatra.
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet (dormitory) for the entire journey, extra for the updates.
  • Kathmandu- Kerung border- Kathmandu transfers – road is till on progress, jeep drive is possible (deluxe trip), on budget trip we will use locally running bus which is not comfortable at all.
  • Nepali staff (experienced Tour Leader, Professional Sherpa Guide and cook and helper boys).
  • Transfer in Tibet side by Luxury Bus (on any trip the Tibet side a perfect road is there and all transports or international standard, deluxe one.
  • Supporting truck in Tiber for carrying foods & equipment.
  • Manasarovar Parikrama and Darchen part by Eco vehicle
  • Necessary travel permits, entry permit & other necessary documents.
  • Kitchen equipment and fuel.
  • Yak & yak-man for Parikrama part (3 passengers = 1 yak).
  • Environmental protection fees
  • Basic medical kit (first aid) during the trip.
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use.
  • Drinking water during the tour (3 bottles each per day).
  • Tibet group visas for all group members and Nepali staff.
  • Staff expenses (food, salary, accommodation etc).
  • Jackets for all members during the trip (better to bring your own sleeping bag/ jackets).
  • Asthapad visit (by walk, generally those who will not god Dolma La)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges

Cost Excludes
  • International flight ticket.
  • Personal horse for riding (It costs approx. INR. 30,000 for three days).
  • Porter during the parikarma (It costs approx. INR. 10,000 for three days).
  • Bottled soft drinks and beverages
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone service etc.
  • Nepal visa fees for NRI’s.
  • Personal medicine, personal travel insurance and insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation if incase bad health or bad weather/ road blocked.
  • Any extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances and natural calamity.
  • Visa splitting charge & transport cost in case of emergency or on early return.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu if staying more than 3 nights (twin sharing).
  • Tips & gratitude’s for staff (no fixed cost).


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