Mount- Kailash -Mansarovar- Yatra

13 Days, Kathmandu-Kathmandu

Have you ever desired to visit the home of the gods? In all of Asia, the most sacred  mountain is Mt. Kailash and sits just inside of the Tibetan border across from Nepal.It is an unusual shaped snow capped mountain, rising 6,714 meters into the incredibly blue Himalayan skies. It is said to be the home of Lord Shiva and the other gods of Hinduism. This place is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, who consider a pilgrimage to this very mountain a place to be cleansed from sin in this world. The Chinese government only permits a limited number of visitors to come each year, and it is now possible to cross the border from Nepal into Tibet to do this sacred trek. The trip takes just 13 days, and will feature the pilgrimage walk around the mountain. Along the way is Lake Manasarovar where pilgrims take a bath in its sacred waters. Bathing here as well as drinking its sacred waters will deliver you from the sins of a hundred lifetimes. This trip can only be made during the summer monsoon season when temperatures are warmer. There is not a lot of rain in this area as we are far enough north of where the monsoons are heaviest. This sacred pilgrimage trek is a delight for people of any faith. Along the way you will meet devotees who have come from all over the world to partake of the pilgrimage as well as to take a dip in its sacred waters.

Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition is pleased to be one of the few companies that can offer this exciting and uplifting experience. The mountain itself is of incredible grandeur as you feel the very presence of the gods of Hinduism that look down upon you as you circumnavigate the sacred path of enlightenment and purity.


Day by Day Itinerary

Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. (Nepal planet treks ) our representative will greet you and drive to you to the hotel over night Hotel.

After breakfast, we go for half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilakantha. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch we will allow free time for final preparation for Kailash pilgrimage tour i.e. checking the equipment which will be used during the tour. If our clients need to buy a few things or rent something, our staff will assist them. In the evening Chinese visa and Tibet permit will be handed over and briefing about the trip will be organized. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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 landcruiser 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: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. O/N Nyalam Guest House.

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 Nyalam guest house. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. O/N Hotel.

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

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. O/N Hotel Kailash.

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 every where 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. O/N Government Hotel.

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.

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 ion Dongba. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at Nyalam Guesthouse

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight at Hotel.

we will drop to international Airport and fly back to home.

What's Included?

Service includes

  • 3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star standard hotel twin sharing room with meals.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu.
  • 09 night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using guesthouse / camp.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
  • Supporting crew 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, Tibet (Chinese) visa 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

Service excludes

  • Yak / Pony Charges ((will cost approximately US$280- US$ 325 per yak/pony and driver for three days, irrespective of the number of days or hours used).
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
  • Tips to drivers, hotel staff.
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
  • Trip cancellation charge due to Tibet government rules and Other which are not in our Hand.
  • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
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