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Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour (6714m) is the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or 'navel of the world'. Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs throughout both Buddhist and Hindu parts of Asia. Mt Kailash is holy to followers of four religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Mansarovar Lake is the means or soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion's founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre- Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.

Mount Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of Samvara-a Multiarmed, wrathful deity worshiped in the Chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetan Buddhism. The joins of India also reverse the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet Kailash Tour was the secured nine stories Swastika Mountain, upon which the Banpo founder Shenrab alighted from haven. The 53 Km. Kailash circuit is the holiest of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveler to western Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 Cicurmbulation will achieve Salvation. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailash, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Parvat.

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour / 15 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).

Day 02: Temple visit in Kathmandu and Tour Preparation.

Day 03: Drives from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700m) 175 Km / 9 hrs. Over Night at Guesthouse.

Day 04: Rest Day for acclimatization Over Night at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Drives to Saga (4200m) 232km / 8 hrs. Over Night at Guesthouse / Camp.

Day 06: Drives to Paryang (4500m) 285 km / 8 hrs. Over Night at Guesthouse / Camp.

Day 07: Drives to Lake Manasarovar (400m) 298km / 9 hrs. Over Camp.

Day 08: Drives to Tarchen (4600m) 60km over Night at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Drive to Tarboche (5 km) trek to Dirapuk (4800m) Over Night at Camp.

Day 10: Treks to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m) Over Night at Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Tarchen and drive to Manasarovar Hor over Night at Camp.

Day 12: Drive to Paryang.

Day 13: Drive to Saga Drive to Nyalam.

Day 14: Nyalam to Katmandu.

Day 15: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour / 15 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Temple visit in Kathmandu and Tour Preparation. 
Morning: breakfast / guided tour of Kathmandu holy sites including Pashupatinath, Boudanath and Soyambhunath . Back to hotel for lunch, Afternoon: final preparation for Yatra Personal gear and equipment will be checked. If anyone needs o buy or rent any gear our staff can assist you in shopping at the various stores in Kathmandu (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drives from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700m) 175 Km /9 hrs. 
Journey begins at 5:30 am Breakfast in hotel, the road follows the river valleys of the Sunkosi and Bhotakosi rivers, passing through green mountains and cliffs. By the afternoon we get to the Tibetan boarder. Depending on the road conditions, we may stay in Zhangmu. If road conditions permit, we will continue 30km to Nyalam. (Overnight at tea on full board basis)

Day 04: Rest Day for acclimatization. 
Nyalam (3700m) this day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated and extremely aware of your body's physical condition. (Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Drives to Saga (4200m) 232km / 8 hrs. 
The road climbs up to the, La Lung (5124m) then drops down before heading western part of Tibet. Road to east goes to Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. The driving is difficult, but the stunning views of the Himalayas and in particular Shisha Pangma (8012m) more than make up for the rough travel. By late afternoon we will cross the Bhramaputra River and a quick drive will bring us to Saga. (Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Drives to Paryang (4500m) 285 km / 8 hrs. 
Our jeeps and trucks roll through the gigantic valleys following the various rivers through the grazing lands of yaks and sheep. The landscape is highlighted by snow capped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Depending on the season, many Tibetan nomads and traders in traditional dress will inhabit this area. (Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Drives to Lake Mansarovar (400m) 298km / 9 hrs. 
This is the longest driving day of the trip. By late afternoon the drive through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. We will drive to Thogu holiest bathing gate of Manas. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Drives to Tarchen (4600m) 60km. 
Lake Manasarovar (4500m) Lake Mansarovar is regarded as the most holy of all of Tibet's many lakes. According to Hindu and Buddhist cosmology the four great rivers of the Indian sub-continent, the Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Ganges, and Indus all arise from the lake. It is said that Lord Vishnu floated in for-an eternity, dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water's infinite potential sprang forth all of creation. This day offers a wonderful opportunity to see the great lake Manasarover with mt. Gurula Mandhata (7728m) on south and Holy Kailash on the north, after bath and Puja drive to Tarchen via Chiu monastery and hot spring (Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Drive to Tarboche (5 km) trek to Dirapuk (4800m). 
Our first day of trekking around Kailash begins at Tarpuche . As we make our way along the route we pass numerous Chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas. We will also have wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku Gompa and 5 hrs later arrive at the Dirapuk Gompa where we will set up camp for the night. Total hiking for the day will be 15 km 7 hrs (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Treks to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m). 
The hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage, we will cross through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of the holiest sites to view/ visit from the top. Further hiking brings us to the accent up to Dolma -La pass (5630m). After a nice break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery (the cave of miracles where Milarepa meditated) Total hiking for the day will be 18 km 8 hrs (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 11: Trek to Tarchen and drive to Manasarovar. 
Trek to Tangsar Tangmar and drive to Manasarovar Hor a 3 hrs walk brings us to where the river emerges onto the Borkha plain. Our jeeps will be waiting to transport us to our camp at Lake Mansarovar. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 12: Drive to Paryang.
Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis

Day 13: Drive to Saga Drive to Nyalam. 
Overnight at tea house / tented camp on full board basis

Day 14: Nyalam to Kathmandu. 
After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 06.00 hours and check into same hotel. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on full board basis)

Day 15: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).
you are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey with MGT staffs in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport for your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you'll be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya Country again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Arrival & departure transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.
  • 3 nights hotel at Kathmandu
  • Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents with full board meal.
  • While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents
  • land cruisers (4WD)/Bus & support trucks transportation in Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee
  • Kodari land tax

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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