Kailash Mansarovar Tour
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumnavigating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain religions circumnavigate the mountain in a counterclockwise direction. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long.
Some pilgrims believe that the entire walk around Kailash should be made in a single day. This is not easy. A person in good shape walking fast would take perhaps 15 hours to complete the 52 km trek. Some of the devout do accomplish this feat, little daunted by the uneven terrain, altitude sickness and harsh conditions faced in the process. Indeed, other pilgrims venture a much more demanding regimen, performing body-length prostrations over the entire length of the circumambulation: The pilgrim bends down, kneels, prostrates full-length, makes a mark with his fingers, rises to his knees, prays, and then crawls forward on hands and knees to the mark made by his/her fingers before repeating the process. It requires at least four weeks of physical endurance to perform the circumambulation while following this regimen. The mountain is located in a particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan Himalayas. A few modern amenities, such as benches, resting places and refreshment kiosks, exist to aid the pilgrims in their devotions. According to all religions that revere the mountain, setting foot on its slopes is a dire sin. It is claimed that many people who ventured to defy the taboo have died in the process.
Following the political and border disturbances across the Chinese-Indian boundary, pilgrimage to the legendary abode of Lord Shiva was stopped from 1954 to 1978. Thereafter, a limited number of Indian pilgrims have been allowed to visit the place, under the supervision of the Chinese and Indian governments either by a lengthy and hazardous trek over the Himalayan terrain, travel by land from Kathmandu or from Lhasa where flights from Kathmandu are available to Lhasa and thereafter travel over the great Tibetan plateau by car. The journey takes four night stops, finally arriving at Darchen at elevation of 4,600 m (15,100 ft), small outpost that swells with pilgrims at certain times of year. Despite its minimal infrastructure, modest guest houses are available for foreign pilgrims, whereas Tibetan pilgrims generally sleep in their own tents. A small regional medical center serving far-western Tibet and funded by the Swiss Ngari Korsum Foundation was built here in 1997.
- Detailed Itinerary
- Cost Info
- Trip Fact
Day 01 Arrival Transfer to Hotel. Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley ((DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath)
Day 03 Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,700 mt.) via Kodari Border (720 mt.)
Early in the morning and drive to the Kodari Border which is around 110 km away and takes approximately four to five hours to reach. After completing the immigration formalities, you will then cross the border and drive approximately for two hours to reach Nyalam. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 04 Rest Day in Nyalam
Today is an important rest day as you give your body sufficient time to acclimatize to the higher altitude. You are free to explore the market place and surroundings at Nyalam on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Day 05 Nyalam to Saga (4,580 mt.)
Drive from Nyalam to Saga which is around 155 km away and should approximately take four hours to reach. You will drive along the famed Brahmaputra River and also cross the Lalung La pass. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 06 Saga to Paryang (4,750 mt.)
Drive from Saga to Paryang which is around 255 km away and should approximately take seven hours to reach. You will cross Zhongba on the way. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 07 Paryang to Lake Mansarovar (4,560 mt.)
Drive from Paryang to Mansarovar (Chiu Village) which is around 260 km away and should approximately take six to seven hours to reach. Overnight at guest house or tent camp depending on the availability.
Day 08 Lake Mansarovar to Darchen (4,550 mt.)
After your Holy Bath and Puja at Lake Mansarovar, drives to Darchen which is around 30 km away and should approximately take an hour to reach. The remaining day is for you to spend at leisure. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09 Darchen to Dirapuk (4,765 mt.) for the Kailash Parbat Parikrama
Today, you start your holy trek (Parikrama / Kora) in which you circumambulate Mt. Kailash. You begin with an hour's drive towards Dirapuk, after which you have to trek for approximately four hours to reach Dirapuk. The trek offers myriad views the western face of Mt. Kailash and its fantastically changing hues at sunrise and sunset. Also, for aged travelers and those not able to undertake the trek for fitness concerns, we can arrange a horse ride or a yak ride provided we are informed for the same well in advance. Overnight at a tent camp.
Day 10 Dirapuk to Zutul-puk (5,610 mt.)
Trek from Dirapuk to Zutul-puk via the Drolma-la Pass which takes approximately eight to nine hours to complete. En-route, you will also pass Shivasthal, one of the highest point in your trek and if legend is to be believed, where Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati used to sit. Overnight at tent camp.
Day 11 Zutul-puk to Darchen and on to Lake Mansarovar (4,560 mt.)
Trek from Zutul-puk to Darchen, which should take you around four hours, to finish your circumambulation of Mt. Kailash. You will then drive to Lake Mansarovar which you should reach in approximately an hour. Overnight at tent camp.
Day 12 Lake Mansarovar to Paryang (4,750 mt.)
Drive from Mansarovar to Paryang which is around 260 km away and should approximately take six to seven hours to reach. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 13 Paryang to Saga (4,580 mt.)
Drive from Paryang to Saga which is around 255 km away and should approximately take seven hours to reach. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 14 Saga to Nyalam (3,700 mt.)
Drive from Saga to Nyalum which is around 155 km away and should approximately take four hours to reach. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 15 Nyalam to Kathmandu via Kodari Border (720 mt.)
Leave early in the morning and drive to the Kodari Border which should take approximately two hours to reach. After completing the immigration formalities, you will then cross the border and drive approximately for four to five hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a hotel including a Nepalese cultural programmed in the evening and farewell dinner.
Day 16 Leisure Day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu and explore around Thamel and shopping around.
Day 17 Departure your country.
- Five night's accommodation in Kathmandu 3 star standard Hotel on B/B basic.
- Complete camping equipment for Round Kailash tours.
- Full board hotel in route to Tibet side (bed & breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
- Food during Tour Period as per Itinerary in Kailash & Mansarovar (yatra)
- Tibet visa, mount kailash round permit & Travel Permit
- All staff during Kailash tour (yatra) Period with Experience Guide.
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
- Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for tour period Sharing with other member
- Fresh food cooked by our cook, meal will be pure vegetarian & Non vegetarian
- Land Cruser for transportation in Tibet and support truck for carry food and luggage's.
- Tourist Vehicles available for transportation( Kathmandu – Tatopani Kathmand )
- Farewell Dinner in before departure.
- Our service charges
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
- complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary
- Lunch and Dinner in kathmandu
- International and domestic Flight Ticket
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Personal nature expenses
- Rescue jeep if some one go back earlier than group due to any reason
- Personal clothes, Sleeping bag, and Down Jacket.
- Emergency Hiring porter
- Rescue Jeep cost US$ 800.00
- Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
- Personal equipment & Insurance.
- Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Trip Duration : 17 Days
Destination : Kailash Mansarover
Activity : Tour/Trek Kailash Mansarover
Best season : Marck, April, May, Sep, Oct. & Nov.
Group Size : 01 - 20 pax