Mt. Kailash (6714m), Asia’s most sacred mountain, is located in a high and isolated enclave of West Tibet . It is one of three pilgrimages sites in the area, known collectively as Kangri Tsosum. All are said to be at the heart of the ancient Shangshung kingdom, the supposed land of origin of the pre-Buddist Bonpos. Mt Kailash is their sould-mountain, which they also call Yungdrung Gu Tse, the Nine-story Swastika Mountain .
It is a 53-km pilgrim path around Mt. Kailash . It begins and ends at Darchen, a small settlement at the mountain south base and in the process visits four monasteries crosses the high Drolma La Pass (5636m). Three days is perhaps the minimum time required to walk leisurely around the mountain: spend two nights in or near Dira Phuk and Zutrul Phuk Monasteries. If conditions permit, try to stay four or five days, which would allow time for short trips to the inner regions of the area.
Trip Itinerary in Details :
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Langtang RI Representatives will welcome groups at the Kathmandu Airport with Langtang Ri Trekking ( LRT )banner and drop you at the hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing. Group members should submit 2 passport size photos plus a copy of their passport and a copy of Travel insurance to the office personnel.
Day 02: Sightseeing & Briefing and tours arrangements
Early morning we go to Pashupati darshan & Budhanilkanta Darshan & afternoon will be briefing regarding programs
Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. – 160kms.).
This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet – an autonomous part of China. After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House. Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided.
Day 04: Nyalam Full day acclimatization
It is more a day for good acclimatization which is necessary for Kailash trekking journey. Free afternoon look around or simply enjoy hanging around the Tibetan town and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Nyalam to Saga / Dongba (4500mts. – 375kms)
After breakfast drive from On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet pasing by Labug-La 5150m, Peku-tso other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Brahmaputra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga or Dongba .
Day 06: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. – 335kms) to Mansarovar
After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake Mt. above sea level. Pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.)
Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there.
Day 08: Drive to Yumdwari
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 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent.
Day 09: Trek to Dolmala pass,
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400m. We will do pooja and hawan, The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.
Day 10: Trek to Kuber Kund,
This day you will do the Darshan on east face of Kailash, continue trek to Zuthul puk, O/N stay at the tent.
Day 11: Trek to Darchen
Trek to Darchen & rest. O/N stay at the guest house.
Day 12: Drive to Astapad
This day you will trek to bottom Kailash, O/N stay at the camp.
Day 13: Trek to Sapta Rishi cave
This day you will do Nandi Parikrama, continue trek to Darchen, O/N stay at the guest house.
Day 14: Darchen to Dongba
Drive back to Dongba.
Day 15: Dongba to Nyalam
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Day 16: Nyalam to Katmandu
Today is the last day of your adventure tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Our Nepal staff will meet at Friendship Bridge, help for Nepal custom formalities and drive 5-6 hrs to Kathmandu, end the tour and overnight in hotel..
Day 17: Final departure
You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.
Service Includes :
# Arrival & departure transportation
# Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, and Budhanilkantha
# Twin Sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with all veg meals as per itinerary
# Kathmandu Nyalam Kathmandu transportation as per itinerary
# Accomodation in Decent hotel/tents in Tibet as per itinerary
# Two men tents, mattres, sleeping bags & all camping equipments like utensils
# 3 meals( Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner) in Tibet
# Pure vegetarian meals prepare by our escort
# A/C coach/ Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & support trucks in Tibet as per itinerary
# English speaking Tibetan guide
# Nepali tour leader
# Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
# Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee
# Kodari land tax
# First Aid Kit
Service doesn’t includes :
# International airfares
# Neplease Visa Fee & Re Entry Visa Fee
# Soft/hard drinks
# Emergency rescue charges, Evacuation Cost per Jeep USD 800-1000.
# Horse for personal ride on Kora days is approx INR 15000.00
# Extra ride for day trip to Astapad INR 200.00 per person
# Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client’s insurance
# All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
# expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified
# Personal gears & clothing
# Travel Insurance of clients
# Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
# Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
» Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
» Anything doesn’t specified in cost include section