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Mount Kailash & Mansarover Inner Kora Yatra

Inner Kora & full moon night in Manasarovar Lake 26 August 2018 (Janai Purnima)

Monterosa Treks and Expedition offers an exciting trip to the Capital of China’s autonomous region of Tibet, Lasha. Adorned with many ancient, historic and artistic monuments, buildings, palaces like the ancient Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulunka, it is 3650 meters above the sea level.

Enjoying the mesmerizing views of the Himalayan ranges including the highest summit of the world Mount Everest, it takes one hour flight via China Southwest Airlines to reach Gonggar Airport at Lasha from Kathmandu. You do not need to worry about immigration formalities as our escorts will be there to handle it. Then you will be taken to the hotel for night stay with two hour drive (about 93km) from Airport.

Spending two following days in sightseeing of the beautiful Lasha Bazaar will make you easier to adapt on the climate, temperature and altitude of Tibet. Then you will be carving your trip to the Holy Mountain Kailash (6714 meters). The exclusive settings of Tibetan Highlands and the Yarlung Tsangpo river valley on the way can make you feel like you are somewhere in heaven. Then you will be taken to sacred Mansarovar Lake lying about 15 meters below the Kailash Parvat. If you find difficulties in continuing your journey you can also return back rotating the ‘Yamadwar’, (Gate of Heaven) in the beginning point of the trek. It takes three days to perform the Kailash Kora (Kailash Circumambulation), which will be our ultimate achievement. Then you will be driven back to the Miteri Bridge (Friendship Bridge) from where you will have a coach ride back to Kathmandu and our Tour will be over.

Kailash-The Mysterious Holy Peak; Mt. Kailash (6714m), which is considered to be the sacred abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati by Hindus, is often venerated by Buddhist, Jains and the Bonpo: Tibetan indigenous religion as the place is believed to be the dwelling of gods and goddess as per their own myths.

Tibetan people call it as “Jewel of Snow”. Buddhist cosmography identifies Kailash with the mighty Mount Sumeru as the exact center of the entire universe. Jains believe it as a place where their fist saint attained Liberation. Tibetan people consider it as a soul of the universe and assure their perpetuity and protection if entire world.

Literally meaning the lake of consciousness, Kailash is famous for its four sheer wall shaped appearance like that of a handle of a millstone with the Buddhist Symbol Swastika in its Southern Face. Mount Meru is related to Kailash Parvat by ancient myths with its four faces made of four different Jewels (gold, crystal, Rubi, and lapis lazuli). It is source to the prominent river of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej.

Saptarishi Cave: While walking from Darchen to Serlang Gompa by early morning and the next ten minutes walk from Serlang Monastery we reach to Astapad. A spectacular mountain amphitheatre at the base of Mount Kailash, Astapad literally means eight steps. Inspecting Sapatarishi Cave and have the divine view of Atmalingam. Nandi Kora (Circumambulation of Nandi Parvat) is not an easy task as we need to be very fit for walking & rock climbing near the Sapt Rishi cave.

Saptrishi cave and 13 Chhurten can be seen from here. 10 minutes climb up can show you Sardung Chuksum La pass 5858m. Professional Mountain guides are necessary for this trip as they will put rope and carry some emergency oxygen for the traveler’s comfort. After doing Nandi Kora, we will return to Serlung Gompa and move towards Darchen for a night stay. Serlung Gompa -Saptarishi Cave/ Atma Lingam / Nandi Parikarma is at the distance of 13 kilo meters. As per Hindu mythologies, a person who moves around the Kailash Parbat, we will be free from all known and unknown sins. Also, it is said that a person who moves Nandi once, gets an equal bless of rotating the Kailash for 13 times.

Lake Manasarovar: Located situated just 15 meters below the holy Kailash Parbat, the most sacred Lake Mansarovar is another jewel of Kailash region. Literally the meaning of Mansarovar is the consciousness of mind as per the Sanskrit language. This lake has long religious and spiritual significance to Both Hindus and Buddhists. One dip into the cold water of this lake is considered as the holiest thing to do which takes the person in the heaven after death.

Taking a holy bath at this emerald pure water and rotation of this gigantic lake is believed to rinse off the sins of 100 births with the reward of Salvation. Hence every individual dream to venture this holy place to rotate around it, drink the sacred water of Mansarovar at least once in their life time. Please Remember Monterosa for this holy trip. OM Namoh Siwayea.

Meeting point: Arrival day pickup from Kathmandu airport scheduled to your arrival timetable

Important highlights

  • Kailash tour, from Horchu to round / Kora Mansarovar Lake will be transfer local bus use; it is fallow local rule and regulation Darchen.
  • Kailash Parikrama/Kora/round will be 53kilometer and must walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo which is 38km, there is no any car/bus and jeep. It is possible hire pony and local porter for 3 days.
  • Most of guest house, lodges or mud houses are very basic service during Kailash tour/Yatra
  • Age limit for Kailash tour 12-69 year old for Indian passport holder. No need any heath certificates from doctor but you should be fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour.
  • Passport valid 6 month or more Date of travel.
  • There is no any Temple of Lord Shiva in Kailash region. We can see the temple of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman called Khojarnath Temple which is 85 km far in the southern side of Lake Mansarovar.
  • It is compulsory for those Yatri / tourist who want to round Manasarovar Lake, from Horchu - Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Horchu to use Eco vehicle blue bus which you can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau



21 August 2018 Day 01: After the arrival in Kathmandu (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 Kathmandu hotel.

22 August 2018 Day 02: Breakfast in Kathmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha and Doleshwor Mahadev in Bhaktapur .Back to hotel for packing and program briefing with a documentary of Kailash for your comfortable trip to Kailash & Mansarover.

23 August 2018 Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam Drive (3700 meters - 160 kilometers) - This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast, the departure starts from Kathmandu 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 near 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 we shall stay at a Guest House / Hotel in Nyalam.

24 August 2018 Day 04: In Nyalam, after Breakfast, we climb up to Nyalam city about for 1.5 hours for acclimatization. Come back for lunch. Complete leisure after lunch.

25 August 2018 Day 05: Drive to Dongba from Nyalam .New Dongba (4500 meters – 365 km far from the previous stop). After breakfast, we drive from Nyalam to Lalunga La pass 5050 meters passing Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) & reach Saga city after 6 hours long drive. On the first day, long drive from Nyalam to Dongba through the sandy & rocky lands of Tibet. Here you find the Nomads who look after thousands of sheep & yaks. During the day time, we take warm 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 & Mansarover Yatra Tour. Here we will rest and head forward to Dongba which takes not more than two complete hours to Saga (115kms). There we spend a night at a comfortable Hotel.

26 August 2018 Day 06: Dongba to Mansarover Lake (4580m) 370 kilometers is to be covered in not more than 6-7 hours. After breakfast we drive from Dongba to Mansarover Lake. The day starts with full of excitement, by the afternoon as you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarover 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 Mansarover Lake reaching Horchu, a small village near Mansarover Lake. Now we start the rotation of Mansarover 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 Mansarover Lake. (Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake (Janai Purnima)

27 August 2018 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 Mansarover 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 & Goddess Parbati. The pilgrims are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the hom (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 hom, 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.

28 August 2018 Day 08: Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar) gate for the God of Death) & 5 minutes further drive & it come Sershong, from our journey starts by walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 15 kilometers) a Monastery. Here some yatri can take either a pony or some local porters 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 a 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.

29 August 2018 Day 09: Dirapuk to Shapje Datok (4790mts. - 16kms.).Today is a crucial day as we have to pass the Dolma-La or Dormal Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. The weather here is unpredictable in and at any time snowstorm may begin. So we try to start our journey as early morning as possible. In route we can have Darshan Ganesh Kund before pass and after Gauri Kund as well as but it is little bit difficult to go down split walking path and touch Gauri Kund Lake. From Dirapuk, slope climb up & up till the Dormala pass, after the pass we go steep down till Shapje Datok and continue down till Kailash view point. Lhamchu river side, make camping here for night halt

30 August 2018 Day 10: Kailash view Point - Kuber Kunda – Zuthulpuk: In the morning we take breakfast and start to climb up until Kuber Kunda, touch Lake, and have the view of Kuber Parbat & get back the same way viewing the East face of Kailash then we follow the normal route a flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. There we stay for the night either in the mud house or in the open tent fixed by our crew.

31 August 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Darchen, after breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo for about 3 hours and drive to Darchen where we take lunch & stay over night

01 September 2018 Day 12: Early in the morning start walking from Darchen to Serlung Gompa. Once we reach Serlung Gompa, in the next 10 minutes walk, we reach Astapad. There we see the Astapad, a spectacular mountain amphitheatre at the base of Mount Kailash. Walk to Saptarishi cave, Darshan Atmalingam, visit Sapta Rishi cave & Darshan Sapta Rishi Cave. Nandi Kora is not easy; we need to be very fit for walking & rock climbing near the Sapt Rishi cave. Here we can see Saptrishi cave and 13 Chhurten. After the 10 minutes climb up and then can see Sardung Chuksum La pass 5858m. We need mountain guides for this trip and they will put rope and carry some emergency oxygen for the yatri / travelers. You will feel easy for doing this trip with professional mountain guides. After the Nandi Kora, we will return to Serlung Gompa and then continue to Darchen to spend the night. Serlung Gompa - Saptarishi Cave/ Atmalingam / Nandi Parikarma is 13 kilometers far. As described in the Hindu myth, a person who moves around the Kailash Parbat, we will be free from all the sins committed in life. It is believed that if they move round the Parbat for 108 times, they directly get Nirvana. It is also said a person who moves Nandi once, gets an equal fruit of rotating the Kailash for 13 times.

02 September 2018 Day 13:
Darchen –Mansarovar Lake - Dongba: after breakfast we drive to Mansarovar and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water). Again we continue the drive to Dongba for the over night

03 September 2018 Day 14: Dongba to Nyalam: Drive to Nyalam, which is the last night stay in Tibet part. It takes 4-5 hours.

04 September 2018 Day 15: Nyalam to Kathmandu – After breakfast we drive to Zhangmu and Friendship Bridge Tibet - Nepal. After the customs and immigration formalities clearance in Tibet and Nepal side continue drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours, and then transfer to the hotel. Lunch will be serving on the way or hotel in Kathmandu.

05 September 2018 Day 16: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure

Tour Cost

Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners/tourists
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,750 per person (with van) Hotel Radisson
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,650 per person (with van) Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,550 per person (with van) Manang / Marshaydi
Package D: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2300 per person (Deluxe Bus) Manang / Marshaydi
Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room

Kailash TourExtra cost:
Kailash visa fee for American US$ 175 & other NRIs or tourist US$ 85

Package cost for Indian resident (Indian password Holder)

Group size Minimum 17 Persons (4 star hotel in Kathmandu)
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less

10-15 Persons, Per Person INR 1,45,000 (Deluxe Luxury bus) 4 Star Hotel Vaishali / Similar
16-19 Persons, Per Person INR 1,35,000 (Deluxe Luxury Bus) 4 Star Hotel Vaishali / Similar
20-24 Persons, Per Person INR 1,30,000 (Deluxe Luxury coach) 4 Star Hotel Vaishali / Similar
25-32 Persons, Per Person INR 1,25,000 (Deluxe Luxury coach) 4 Star Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Single Supplementary INR INR 4000 who use single bed room

Extra Service If required
Mountain flight / Everest Flight are INR 7000 (USD 200) 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

Additional Services if required

Extra day trip to Tirthpuri – USD 400 per Jeep
Personal equipment like camera, phones, etc
Extra trip to Khojarnath Ram Sita temple USD 400 Per Jeep

Cost Includes

  • Kailash TourArrival Kathmandu airport & transfer hotel, welcome drinks  
  • Darshan to Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha (Jal Narayan)
  • Kailash tour briefing for Kailash outer Kora and Inner Kora
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu (double-bed on sharing basis)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner ) pure vegetarian
  • Drive to Kodari- Tibet border- Kathmandu by  tourist coach
  • Guest house & mud houses during Mt. Kailash tour / Yatra
  • Tibetan guide, Nepali team leader speak in English & Hindi
  • Mountain guide for Saptarishi cave and Nandi Kora(Round)
  • Climbing Rope for Saptarishi cave and Nandi Kora (Round)
  • Experience chef head cook-who can prepare-Indian dishes
  • Cook helper and support Nepali staff for Kailash tour/Yatra  
  • Deluxe luxury air-condition coach for-Indian passport holder
  • Hiace 8-14 seats/van 5-7 seats for (NRIs/foreigners tourist
  • Support truck for carrying Kailash food, equipment & staff
  • Yak and yak man for round / Kora / Parikrama Kailash tour
  • Gamow bag- life saving device in case of altitude sickness
  • Oxygen cylinder-mask-regulator for tour-for emergency use
  • Basic first – aid - kit box, altitude sickness medicine -dimox
  • Life and medical insurance for Nepali staff for Kailash tour  
  • Duffel bag and certificate Kailash tour(certificate if required)
  • Tibet Kailash permit and Tibet visa for Kailash Yatra / Tour  
  • We Arrangement special Hom-fire wood- Mansarovar Lake

Cost Excludes

  • Kailash TourAll kinds of personal expenses
  • Rescue expenses if required
  • Personal equipment for Kailash
  • Visa & re-entry visa for Nepal  
  • Extra any cost for the trip, tours
  • Extra cost for the land slides                                                                                                                 
  • Natural disaster in Kailash tour
  • Tips for guide, staff, drivers

Tour Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation made up to 45 days before the trip departure will incur a 15% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made up to 30 days before the trip departure will incur a 25% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made up to 7 days before the trip departure will incur a 50% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made less than 1 week before departure/upon arrival in KTM will be charged full price

Packing list for Kailash Yatra (each Yatri / traveler)

  • Yama DwarSmall  back pack 4 days Kailash outer & inner Kora
  • Enough  warm clothing for Mt. Kailash Yatra /  tour
  • Basic medicines-for minor injuries or life saving kits
  • Regular medicines t hat you  have  been prescribed
  • Toiletries  kit (Shop,  Shampoo, Toothpaste, brush)
  • Water  bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (2 litters)
  • Sport  shoes  good for trekking, gloves,  torch lights
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs), good sun glasses
  • Wool/Thermo cot undergarments, Sun lotion,  cream
  • (Shirt & pants which is easier to be while doing Kora)
  • Rain coat or Umbrella, walking stick for 4 days Kora
  • Sweets, Zinger/garlic candies, dry fruits, lozenges etc.  

Important Pre-Departure Information                                                                                     Kailash Introduction

Booking Procedure                                                                                                                       Kailash Booking Form

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