With the periphery of 53 km Kailash Parvat situated at an elevation of 6714 meters above the sea level is taken as Purgatory. Every year thousands of pilgrimages from across the globe come to circumambulate this mountain accepting the arduous trail of at least 3 days. It is believed that people who visit this dwelling of Lord Shiva can be released from the curses because of bad deeds which they committed knowingly or unknowingly in the life. Even more it is believed that performing the circuit (Kailash Kora) opens the door to ultimate Salvation-Mokshya
Mount Kailash, a reverential sanctum is important not only to Hindus; it constituently imparts equal faith to Buddhist, Jain, and Bonpo (indigenous Tibetan religion) religion people. Some believe this Parvat as a precise “Center of the Universe”, some worship it as “Soul of Universe” while the Tibetan Buddhist entitled this mountain as “Kang Rimpoche”, meaning “Precious Jewel of Snow”. Believed as an abode of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Parvati, it is also the source of longest holy rivers in Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej.
Manasarovar Lake: As the Mecca to Muslim and Islam and Church to the Christian, Manasarovar (4580m) and Mount Kailash (6714m) is to the Hindus. They are believed to be the Purgatory. The name of this lake is derived from Sanskrit language, where “Manas” means mind or consciousness and “Sarovar” means Lake. It is just 15 meters below sacred Mount Kailash. Conclusively, Manasarovar means the lake of one’s spirit. It has a deep spiritual influence and an age long religious significance for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. According to the legends, one can purge oneself 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 Mansarovar.
According to the Holy Scriptures, even a single holy dip with right intention of mind into the lake of Manasarovar can free you from the chain of this mortal life and secure your place in heaven, which is Shiva’s abode. This lake is so gigantic that it takes three full days to just go through its circumference even for the locals. But the peaceful surrounding with spiritual fragrances makes the pilgrims forget all the tiredness and miseries.
The eternal simmering ripples of the lakes and the beautiful ducks swimming in its surface enthrall the visitors with an indelible memory for life. Monterosa is the only such Travel Company which leaves no stones unturned to make your pilgrimage one of the unforgettable holy experiences of life. Please allow us to be at your service at all times and places. You are always welcome to join us in the holy trip. Here is our common itinerary for this year.
Meeting point: As soon as you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport, our staffs will welcome you and take you to hotel.
02 May 2017 Day 01: After your arrival in Kathmandu (1300mts), our staff will welcome 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 will be managed at a Kathmandu hotel.
03 May 2017 Day 02: Breakfast will be managed in Kathmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the holy Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Then we will return back to hotel for packing and orientation along with a documentary show about Kailash visit.
04 May 2017 Day 03: This will be the first day of Yatra covering Kathmandu to Shybrubshi (Nepal) Drive (1400 meters - 117 kilometers) - After breakfast, the departure starts from Kathmandu in Nepal to Tibet border on a private tourist coach or jeep as per your package. 6 to 7 hours drive takes us to Shybrubeshi. Lunch will be taken at Trisuli bazaar. Then continue driving to Kalikasthan, Ramch, Dunche and finally Shyabru Beshi can be reached. Standard hotel and Lodge with fine Nepali and Indian cuisine is present here for tourists.
05 May 2017 Day 04: Early morning after having breakfast begin journey to Timure. Nepal immigration office is at Ghate Khola where visa and passport will be checked. After completing entire formalities continue driving to 15 minutes drive to Rasuwagadi which is nearby Nepal Tibet boarder. It is 17 Kilo meter far from Shyabrubeshi. Cross the friendship bridge, Tibetan immigration office, check Tibet visa for Kailash one by one yatri and Nepali staff. Our Tibet guide will be waiting for us with travel permit for Kailash tour/Yatra. All documents to immigration officer will be showed by him completing entire immigration formalities and we will take you via Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city which is 24km far from boarder and 2900meter above the sea level. With a local Tibetan settlement along with simple accommodation, there are tourist standard lodge and guest houses as well.
06 May 2017 Day 05: Rest in Saga for acclimatization / free day
07 May 2017 Day 06: Saga - to Mansarovar Lake (4580m). Some 470 kilometers is to be covered in not more than 7-8 hours. After breakfast we drive 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 Hor. 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 Hor. 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.
08 May 2017 Day 07: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilo meters 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 if get permission in year of 2017.
09 May 2017 Day 08: Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death) 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 Diraphuk, You can see Mt. Kailash north face is much closed, looks Shiva god staying there. There we stay at Diraphuk mud house.
10 May 2017 Day 09: Rest and Full moon night in Dirapuk (Purnima Buddha Jayanti)
11 May 2017 Day 10: 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 and 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. Night stay will be at a mud house.
12 May 2017 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake and to Dongba: after breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo about 3 hours and drive to Darchen where we take Lunch followed by the drive to Mansarovar Lake and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water). Again we continue the drive to Dongba for the night stay.
13 May 2017 Day 12: Dongba to Kerung: drive to Kerung for 7 to 8 hours. It will be last night stay at Kerung in Tibet side.
14 May 2017 Day 13: Kerung to Kathmandu – After breakfast we drive to Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge Rasuwagadi. After the customs and immigration formalities clearance in Tibet and Nepal side continue drive to Kathmandu for about 7/8 hours, and then transfer to the hotel. Lunch will be serving on the way to Kathmandu.
15 May 2017 Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kathmandu USD 2,600 per person Hotel Radisson
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2475 per person Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,350 per person Manang / Marshaydi/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 (Fallow of rule 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 use van 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 use Van addition cost INR 10,000 (ten thousand)
Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1, 45,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra. travel by deluxe coach bus and If use van addition cost INR 10000 (Ten thousand )
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. travel by deluxe coach bus and If use van 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 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