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Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake on 27 July 2018 (Guru Purnima)

Situated at an elevation of 6714 meters, Mount Kailash is believed to be the exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Completing the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar is believed to the way of attaining the ultimate Salvation from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life. The challenging journey to Kailash region and have the divine view of Shiva’s dwelling is to rinse off the bad deeds of life. Every year huge number of devotes carve their step towards the holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar from across the globe.

Tibet is a renowned pilgrimage destination for the follower of four different religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo (indigenous Tibetan religion). It does not have only the religious and spiritual significance but it is also a cynosure of natural beauty because of its diverse landscape, flora and fauna and unusual terrains. Mount Kailash is also believed to be the holy spot of meditation of the founders these religions. The Tibetan people worship Kailash Parvat as their savior. This mountain is often known as “Jewels of Snow” which is also the source to Prominent Rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, the Ganges and The Sutlej.

Manasarovar Lake: Just 15 meters below holy Mount Kailash there is another pilgrimage destination called Manasarovar Lake. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit language the word “Manas” means mind or consciousness an instrument to enlightenment and “Sarovar” means Lake. Hence, it is often known as the Lake of one’s spirit. As mount Kailash this Lake also has wide range of religious and spiritual significance. Ancient mythologies describe this lake as the most pure form of water with the power of immortality. It is believed that one can purge from all the sins of life by making one to three rotations of the Lake. In order to attain “Moksha”, the ultimate salvation in life, one has to reach at least the vicinity of the Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. As the Mecca is to the Muslims and the Islam so is the Kailash and Mansarovar is the most sacred place for Hindus. According to the Holy Scriptures, even a single dip into the Lake has the power to escape you from the chain of birth, death and rebirth in this worldly life securing your place in heaven. However it is not that easy to circumambulate the periphery of this gigantic Lake. But the view of the monks enchanting, praying and worshipping at its shore and the peaceful environment with eight different Monasteries around this Lake compensates the difficult exertion of the pilgrims. The cascading emerald waves are really breath taking. Let’s not lose the opportunity to visit this Holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar in this life. A travel Company Monterosa Treks and expedition (P) Ltd located in Nepal can be the best medium to reach your destiny. Please give us the opportunity to serve you as we believe in Guests are god. Here is our itinerary for this year trip.
Meeting point: As soon as you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport, our staffs will welcome you and take you to hotel.

Important highlights

  • Total 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora/round, 38 km must be walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo. There is no any car/bus and jeep service available. So, everybody should walk or ride horse. It is also possible to hire pony and local porter for 3 days.
  • Age limit for enrolling Kailash tour is 12-65 year old for Indian passport holder. 12-60 year old people can only do Kora and 61-65 year old people can travel only up to Yamdwar.  Although you don’t need any heath certificate from doctor but you need to be physically fit for Kailash and Mansarovar Tour.
  • Your passport must have at least 6 months or more validation from travel date.
  • Though popular as Shiva’s abode, we cannot see any temple of Lord Shiva but at Khojarnath there is the temple of Lord Ram, Sita & Laxman in Khojarnath. You can see Rashes Lake one the way.
  • Hor - Chiu Gompa (Nearby Manasarovar Lake)- Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Hor. Eco vehicle blue bus must be used compulsorily for travelling which can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau in Darchen.
  • We provide Pressure checking machine, Oxygen level checking machine, enough oxygen bottle, Mask-regulator, Altitude Gamo bag (Lifesaving chamber bag) & Medicine Dimox (Latitude medicine) for safe journey.
  • Guests will be escorted to UNESCO heritage site for sightseeing.
  • From Kathmandu, they take flight to Gonggar airport of Lhasa enjoying spectacular Mountain views.
  • In Tibet, they will be taken to visit world’s famous monasteries and Potala palace.
  • Historical cities of Tibet like Lhasa, Shigatse, and Saga will be explored by our guests.
  • Driving via fine roadways we reach to Darchen from Lhasa.
  • Dolma La /Dorma La 3636m is the highest pass throughout our Kailash Yatra.
  • Exploring the sacred Mansarovar Lake, we round its 102 km periphery via blue bus.
  • On the very first day, all Kailash Yatris will be taken to Arati Darshan in Pasupatinath temple with well known holy guide who can satisfy our pilgrims in both English and Hindi language about temple.

Mount Kailash Tour - Itinerary

21 July 2018 Day 01: As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will welcome you and escort you to the Hotel followed by your own free saunter around there in the local market, Thamel. You will have your dinner and stay at a Katmandu hotel.

22 July 2018 Day 02: After having your breakfast at Kathmandu, you will be taken for sightseeing to the holy Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. At hotel, there is an orientation about Kailash Tour along with a documentary show.

23 July 2018 Day 03: This will be the first day of Yatra. We travel from Kathmandu to Shybrubshi (Nepal) that is Drive (1400 meters - 117 kilometers) - Departure starts from Kathmandu in Nepal to Tibet border on a private tourist coach or jeep as per your package after you take your breakfast. It takes 6 to 7 hours drive to reach Shybrubeshi. Trisuli bazaar will be our lunch spot. Further, driving to Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche, we finally reach to Shyabrubeshi. There are standard hotels and Lodges with fine Nepali and Indian cuisine for tourists.

24 July 2018 Day 04: Timure is our next destination. Our entire visa and passport will be checked at Nepal immigration office which is at Ghate Khola. After completing entire formalities we continue driving for 15 minutes to Rasuwagadi. It is 17 Kilo meter far from Shyabrubeshi. We cross the friendship bridge, Tibetan immigration office and get checked our Tibet visa for Kailash Visit one by one. There will be our Tibet guide waiting for us with travel permit for Kailash tour/Yatra. He will deal with all the immigration formalities and take you via Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city. Kerung city is 24km far from boarder. With a local Tibetan settlement along with simple accommodation, there are tourist standard lodge and guest houses as well at this city situated 2900 meters above the sea level.

25 July 2018 Day 05: On this day, we drive from Kerung to Saga. We can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way & reach Saga city after 6/7 hours long drive. The view of Nomads looking after thousands of sheep and yaks is really interesting at this place. We manage for warm lunch box for our travelers & we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. After that, we continue driving & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) the way to Tibetan city Saga. It is a big city with many facilities on the way to Kailash & Mansarover tour

26 July 2018 Day 06: It is a complete relaxing day for our Yatris.

27 July 2018 Day 07: Saga to Manasarovar Lake: On this day we travel some 470 kilometers in not more than 7-8 hours. After breakfast we drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake. It is truly an exciting day. By the afternoon, you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Hor. For lunch, we have hot lunch box and on the way we stop for lunch. After Lunch we move forward Mansarovar Lake reaching Hor. Now we begin the rotation of Mansarovar Lake and complete it in about 2-3 hours' time. However, this Lake is so big that it takes 3 to 5 days just to make one rotation on foot. The 8 different Monasteries all through the circumference of the Lake are really beautiful. Finally we will be at Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake. Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake

28 July 2018 Day 08: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilo meters drive.) We find a safe spot to take deep into Mansarovar Lake. Pilgrims can be seen offering water, flowers, money to the God and after the prayers to Lord Shiva & Parbati religiously. They 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 and ancestors, in order to relieve themselves from any known or unknown sins. After completing entire religious rituals, they are exchanging happiness by hugging, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray deeply. This day is well devoted to spiritual activities. We take our lunch at around 2:00 p.m. and drive to Darchen to spend the night at a guest house. Pilgrims can also enroll themselves in Astapad excursion at this place if it is open for year 2017.

29 July 2018 Day 09: We Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death) from where we start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers ) – Monastery. Yatris can hire pony & local porter for 3 days but you must inform us while at Mansarovar so that Tibetan Guide can manage it for you. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible as we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all stuffs. From Diraphuk, you can see Mt. Kailash north face much closer. It looks as if Lord Shiva himself is staying there. There we should stay at Diraphuk mud house.

30 July 2018 Day 10: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers) It is very crucial day today as we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. Weather is fluctuating and snowstorm can begin anytime here. It’s important to start our journey as early as possible. On the way, we can have the Darshan of Ganesh Kund. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up until we reach Dorma La Pass. After the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok and after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Again, our night stay will be at a mud house.

31 July 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake and to Dongba: After having our breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo for about 3 hours and drive to Darchen. We take our Lunch at Darchen and drive to Mansarovar and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water). Again we move forward to Dongba for the night stay.

01 August 2018 Day 12: Dongba to Kerung: drive to Kerung for 7 to 8 hours. It will be last night stay at Kerung in Tibet side.

02 August 2018 Day 13: Kerung to Kathmandu – After having our breakfast, we drive to Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge Rasuwagadi. Entire customs and immigration formalities clearance in Tibet and Nepal side is done and again continue drive to Kathmandu for about 7/8 hours. Finally you will reach at hotel. You will have your lunch on the way back to Kathmandu.

03 August 2018 Day 14: This is the day of final departure. You will be taken to Airport from hotel.

Kailash TourTour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners/ tourists

Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,600 per person Hotel Radisson/Similar
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,495 per person Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,395 per person Manang / Marshaydi/ Hotel Arts

Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room
Extra cost: Tibet visa fee American US$ 175, Canadian US$ 155 & other NRIs/ 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, 40,000 Per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra.

Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1, 45,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and
guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra

Supper Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1, 50,000 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

Kailash TourSingle 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 7500 (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

Cost Includes

  • Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel, welcome drink
  • Evening visit to Pashupatinath temple Arati, pooja, Darshan
  • Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha (Sleeping Bishnu) Darshan
  • Mt. Kailash orientation for Kailash and Manasarovar lake tour
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (double-bed room sharing basis)
  • 3 times meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) pure vegetarian meal
  • Drive Kerung-Tibet border-Kathmandu by private tourist coach
  • We serve guest house- mud house Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra
  • Nepali team leader with fluent speaking English/Hindi language
  • Kailash TourChef(who can prepare Indian-dishes as per your requirements)
  • Cook, cook helper and full support Nepali staff (Sherpa guides)
  • Deluxe luxury air-condition coach bus or hiace, minivan in Tour
  • Support truck for carry food- Kailash-equipments, Nepali staff
  • Yak and yak man for round Kora (Parikrama) Kailash Yatra/tour
  • Gamow. Its bag-life saving device in case of altitude- sickness
  • Oxygen cylinder with mask and  regulator for emergency use
  • Kailash basic first aid kit box, altitude sickness medicine Dimox
  • Life medical insurance for Nepali Kailash staff and team leader
  • A duffel bag and day pack for Kailash-Mansarovar tour / Yatra
  • Kailash travel permit & Tibet visa for Kailash -Mansarovar tour
  • We arrangement special fire for Hom Pooja at Mansarovar Lake
  • Those who book deluxe 5 star hotel in Kathmandu-we provide 3
    star hotel  Saga 3 star, Dongba 3 Star 4 star in Darchen Kailash                                                                     
    Himalayan & other places normal guest house or mud houses
  • We provide tar poling privet toilet tent outside - guesthouse/hotel

Cost Excludes

  • Additional personal expenses for Kailash tour
  • Rescue jeep, any other expenses if required
  • Personal equipment & stuffs for Kailash tour
  • Kailash TourVisa and re - entry visa for Nepal
  • Tips for Kailash staff, drives, guide
  • Any other additional cost for Yatra
  • Nepali tourist visa information

Packing list For Kailash Yatra

  • Small  back pack for 3 days Mt. Kailash Parikrama
  • Enough warm clothing for Mt. Kailash Yatra / tour
  • Basic medicines (for minor injuries / life saving kits)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (shop, Shampoo, Toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle /Thermos flask for hot water (2litters bottle)
  • Sport shoes better for walking 3 days Kailash Parikrama
  • Gloves, Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs), hand clove
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments, wind proof jacket
  • Comfortable shirt and pants for doing Kora
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion/cold cream, Torch light, rain coat
  • Umbrella, walking stick, Sandal for use evening & morning
  • Sweets, Zinger / garlic candies or dry fruits, lozenges, etc

Cancelation Policy

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

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