KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA
Standing tall at 22,000 feet, Mount Kailash—known to be the home Lord Shiva—is one of the world’s most respected heavenly places. A top in the Kailash run, Mount Kailash is a piece of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. Courtesy its high altitude and remote area in western Tibet, just a couple of thousand travelers can do the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra each year.The yatra is essentially known for two things: completing a parikrama of Mount Kailash and taking a heavenly plunge in the Mansarovar Lake. These are said to mitigate travelers of any wrongdoings and conveying salvation to them.
DAY 1- Arrive in 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. Meals included.
DAY 2- Kathmandu – visit temples
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
DAY 3- Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km – 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur,
Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal Tibet boarder. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and
meet our Tibetan guide and 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
DAY 4- Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House
We will be going for short hiking after your breakfast which is preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize at high altitude. Rest of the day is free after lunch
DAY 5- Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km – 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
After breakfast drive to New Dongba.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 New Dongba and enjoy hot tea.
DAY 6-New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km – 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud House
Early breakfast and get ready for driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by bus.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.
DAY 7-Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House
Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading 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.
DAY 8- Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud House
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.
DAY 9- Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House
Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) 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
DAY 10- Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house
Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. breakfast and start walking 3 hours at flat land. All the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival near Darchen. You can fill up Manasarovar water on the way. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Dongba.
DAY 11- Dongba – Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Nyalam Guesthouse
Drive back to Nyalam grom Dongba. Driver will stop at view point to take pictures and exploring surrounding. Reach at Nyalam Overnight.
DAY 12- Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km – 7/8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning start driving from Nyalam to Nepal Tibet Friendship bridge. Tibetan guide and driver will say you bye bye from here, after custom formalities of both immigration, we continue drive to Kathmadnu with Nepali bus.
DAY 13- Departure to Home or further tour in Nepal
Drop you to International Airport or further tour in Nepal. You have option to make Manakamana, Muktinath pilgrimage tour or other adventure and natural tour in Nepal.