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The snow capped rocky peak Mount Kailash situated in the China’s autonomous region of Tibet has age long religious and spiritual significance. There are different mythologies associated with this Mountain. Hindu believes this as an exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. It is believed that one can attain ultimate salvation: ‘Mokshya’ from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life completing the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. That’s why thousands of pilgrims from across the world venture this sacred land every year via the route of Nepal.
Mount Kailash alias “Jewel of Snow” as Tibetan people call it. This mountain is situated 6714 meters above the sea level with the total circumference of 53 km. ‘Yamadwar’ called Gate of Heaven is the initiating spot of Kailash Kora (circuit). While the pilgrims who cannot proceed even rotate the Yamadwar and simply return back. This strenuous pilgrimage to Kailash and Manasarovar: darshan(divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to get released from the bad deeds and delusion of life. Tibet offers fabulous Monasteries, exotic view of world’s tallest peaks, diversity of Flora and fauna with the serene environment on the way to Kailash range which enthralls every visitor with feeling of peace within and to the rest of the world. Only a single glance of this sacred mountain Kailash is believed to be the symbol of good luck for rest of the life.
Manasarovar Lake: Derived from the Sanskrit language the word “manas” means mind or consciousness and “Sarovar” means lake, Mansarovar (4580m) is the lake of one’s spirit. The sacred Mount Kailash is at the North of this lake whereas to the West of it is Lake ‘Rakshastal’ (Devils lake). It has a deep spiritual influence and an age long religious significance for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains as well. According to Hindu scriptures, one who drinks water from the lake will go to the abode of Shiva after death. Rotating the lake one to three times one is believed to be cleansed of all the sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. In order to attain “Moksha”, the ultimate salvation in life, one has to reach at least the precinct of the Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. It is believed that even a single dip into the lake of Manasarovar can free one from the chain of this mortal life and securing the everlasting place in heaven. It takes three full days to just go through its circumference of 88 km. The breathtaking view of the emerald water in the lake grip the visitors with an unforgettable memory for life. You can feel the real peace from within visiting the holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Monterosa is the only such Travel Company which can assure to make your pilgrimage one of the greatest experiences of life. Here we have our itinerary. Please allow us to be at your service.
Meeting point: Arrival day pickup from Kathmandu airport scheduled to your arrival timetable
31 May 2017 Day 01: After the arrival in Katmandu (1300mts), our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the Hotel followed by your own free saunter around there in the local market, Thamel. Dinner and night stay at a Katmandu hotel.
01 June 2017 Day 02: Breakfast in Katmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa .Back to hotel for packing and program briefing with a documentary of Kailash for your comfortable trip to Kailash & Mansarovar.
02 June 2017 Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam Drive (3700 meters - 160 kilometers) - This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast, the departure starts from Katmandu in Nepal to Tibet border on a private Tourist coach. It takes about 5 hours to reach Nepal-Tibet boarder. Take lunch in Nepal side in Lipping nearby Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. Our staff will complete customs formalities, immigration in Nepal side and check into Tibet side an autonomous part of China. After checking, we drive to a Zhangmu as known Khasa Bazaar by Nepali, here we halt for about 10-15 minutes and drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam in a Van / Toyota Hiace or Deluxe bus. The Nepali cook makes vegetarian food for all the travelers. Overnight stay in a Guest House / Hotel in Nyalam
03 June 2017 Day 04: In Nyalam, after Breakfast, we climb up to Nyalam city for about for 1.5 hours for acclimatization. Come back for lunch. Complete leisure after lunch.
04 June 2017 Day 05: Go to Dongba from Nyalam .New Dongba (4500 meters – 365 kms). After breakfast, drive from Nylam – Lalunga La pass 5050 meters, Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) & reach Saga city after 6 hours drive. On the first day, long drive from Nylam to Dongba through the sandy & rocky lands of Tibet. Here you find the Nomads who look after thousands of sheep & yaks. Day time, we take hot lunch box for our yatri, traveler & we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. After lunch continue drive to & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) the way to Tibetan city Saga. Saga city is a bigger city having many facilities way to Kailash & Mansarovar Yatra Tour. Here we will rest and shortly drive to Dongba which takes not more than two complete hours to Saga (115kms). There we spend a night at a comfortable Hotel.
05 June 2017 Day 06: Dongba - to Mansarovar Lake (4580m). Some 370 kilometers is to be covered in not more than 6-7 hours. After breakfast we drive from Dongba to Mansarovar Lake. The day starts with full of excitement, by the afternoon as you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Horchu. For lunch, we make hot lunch box and on the way we stop for lunch. After Lunch we continue the drive to Mansarovar Lake reaching Horchu, a small village near Mansarovar Lake. Now we start the rotation of Mansarovar Lake and complete it in about 2-3 hours time. However, Mansarovar Lake is so big that it takes 3 to 5 days to make one rotation on foot. The circumference of the Lake is 102 Kilometers. There are 8 Monasteries all through the circumference of the Lake. Finally we reach Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake.
06 June 2017 Day 07: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilometers drive.) In the morning, we will choose a special point to take a deep dip in Mansarovar Lake taking bath in cold water. According to Hindu religion, is seen offering water, flowers, money to the God and after the prayers to Lord Shiva & Parbati. The pilgrims are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the homas (offering grains mixed with purified butter to the fire) in the name of gods, in order to relieve themselves from any kind of sins which they might have committed knowingly or unknowingly. After completing the homas, they are exchanging happiness by hugging, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody is doing Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and praying by joining hands. The entire day is devoted to spiritual activities. We take lunch at around 2:00 in the afternoon and drive to Darchen to spend the night at a guest house. Astapad excursion also can be made by the interested pilgrims at this place.
07 June 2017 Day 08: Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death) & 5 minutes further drive & it comes Sershong, from here starts walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 15 kilometers ) – Monastery. Here some yatris can take pony & local porter for 3 days. (If you take pony & porter) You should tell in Mansarovar Lake and Tibetan guide will be managing all before starting the Kora. If you take pony for round Kailash, much and much easier for doing Yatra Tour, this is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day, we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment, From Dirapuk, You can see Mt. Kailash north face is much closed, looks Shiva god staying there. There we stay at Dirapuk mud house.
08 June 2017 Day 09: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers Drive) - Today is very crucial and we have to pass Dolma La or Dorma La pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma La pass and at any time snowstorm can begin. So we need to try to start our journey as early as possible. On the route we can have the Darshan Ganesh Kund before passing it and after Gauri Kund as well as but it is a little bit difficult to go down split walking path and reach Gauri Kund Lake. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up until we reach Dorma La pass, after the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok & after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Night stay will be at a mud house.
09 June 2017 Day 10: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake: after breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo about 3 hours and drive to Darchen where we take Lunch & drive to Mansarovar for overnight to see full moon. Fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water). Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake
10 June 2017 Day 11: Mansarovar Lake to Nyalam: Drive to Nyalam, which is the last night stay in Tibet part. It takes around 5-6 hours.
11 June 2017 Day 12: Nyalam to Katmandu – After breakfast, we drive to Zhangmu & Friendship Bridge Tibet – Nepal boarder. After customs & immigration formalities or clearance at both Tibet & Nepal sides, we will be picked up from the Nepal side by a Tourist coach & continue the drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours. Our lunch will be on the way or on early arrival in Kathmandu.
12 June 2017 Day 13: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure
Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners/ tourists
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kathmandu USD 2,600 per person Hotel Radisson/Similar
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,475 per person Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,350 per person Manang / Marshaydi/ Hotel Arts
Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room
Extra cost: Kailash visa fee for American US$ 175, Canadian US$ 155 & other NRIs or tourist US$ 85
Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport holder)
Group size Minimum 17 Persons or more (Follow rules of Tibet Tourism Bureau 2014)
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less
Standard Tour to Kailash INR 1, 35,000 Per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra. Travel by deluxe coach bus and If van / jeep is used
in addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand)
Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,40,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and
guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra. Travel by deluxe coach bus and If Van / Jeep is used
in addition cost INR 10,000 (ten thousand)
Supper Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1, 45,000 Per Persons (Super deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and 3 star hotel , 3 star in Saga, 4 star hotel in Darchen, other places are guest houses,
Mud houses in Kailash Yatra. travel by deluxe coach bus and If van / jeep is used in addition cost INR
10000 (ten thousands)
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 5000 for 5 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3500 for 4 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3000 for 3 star hotel
Extra Service If required
Mountain flight / Everest Flight is INR 7000 (USD 225) per person
Extra cost if required for Kailash:
Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 400
(Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 250