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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra - 13 Days

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Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu:


Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport who will assist you to transfer to your prebooked hotel. Overnight in the Hotel Shankar or Similar.
Day 2: Temple visit in Kathmandu


fter breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Budhaneelkantha. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu. We'll obtain your Chinese VISA in Kathmandu on this day however your travel permit for Tibet would be applied well in advance by us. Overnight in the Hotel Shankar Or Similar.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 m):


After breakfast, we will drive to the frontier town of Nepal at Kodari enjoying a scenic drive through Dhulikhel. From here, a short walk to the friendship bridge for the drive to Zhangmu, the main entrance of Tibet, China at the height of 2,300 m. which is about 145 kms from Kathmandu. In Zhangmu, you will be received by guide from our Tibetan counterpart. After all the immigration formalities at the check post here, our journey continues for another 35 kms which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery as the drive brings us for the overnight stay at Nyalam (3,700 m.). The lodges and guest houses here are very simple and basic. You can expect the unexpected as the China Tourism in Tibet is slowly picking up since last 10 years. Overnight at Hotel Nyalam or similar.
Day 4: In Nyalam for acclimatization


This whole day is dedicated for acclimatization at Nyalam. We will be going for a short trek of about three hours in Nyalam itself. Overnight at Hotel Nyalam or similar.
Day 5: Drive Nyalam to Saga (4600 m) 240 Kms./ 4 - 5 hours drive:


windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains. We will be passing through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000 m) where a superb view of high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake (4400m). We continue driving crossing the river "Yarling Tsangpo" known as Brahmaputra, to reach Saga (4600 m) 240 Kms./ 4 -5 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel Saga or similar.
Day 6: Drive Saga to Chui Gompa Lake Mansarovar (4560 m) 450 km/ 7 - 8 hours drive


After breakfast, drive through Paryang (4750 m) 255 kms/ 3 - 4 hrs. Have lunch on the way. Drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains. On this day the road is quite flat, hence the drive will be comfortable compared to other days. There after drive to Hor Quo (4560 m) 223 km/ 5 - 6 hrs. We continue driving crossing Mayum La pass (5200 m) today is the day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (Darshan) of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar. We arrive at Chui Gompa. O/Nt Guest Houses.
DAY 07 DAY – 7 Lake Mansarovar (4560 m):


After Breakfast, morning, holy bath, Puja & Havan, we drive for Holy Lake Mansarovar Parikarama & enroute view Rakshas Tal, relax and meditate at Lake Mansarovar. O/Nt Guest Houses
DAY 08 Morning Free for Prayer & later Drive to Darchen (4560 M):
Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small village with couple of guesthouses. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Darchen, the beginning and end point of the Kora. Drive To Serlung Monastery for Asthapath and Nandi Parbat Darshan To view of Mount Kailash. The Group will stay O/night at Darchen Guest House & make final preparation for the Kailash Parikrama. O/night at Guest House.
DAY 09 Drive to Tarboche (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs. :


After breakfast, drive approx. 13 Kms. to Tarboche, the trek starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as the outer "Asthapath". The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hours trek. Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, North West face. Those not feeling themselves fit to continue Parikarma will drive back to Darchen and wait for the Parikarma group to return. Overnight in Camp/Guest House.
DAY 10 Continue Parikrama over Dolma La Pass (5600 m) to Zuthul Phuk (4700 m) 19 kms./10-11 Hrs. (O/Nt New Fixed Camp):


Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,600 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight stay after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthul Phuk (4700 m) 19 kms. /10-11 Hrs. Overnight in Camp.
DAY 11 Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 3 to 4 hrs. And drive to Saga (4600 m):


The morning can be spent exploring the caves and visiting the temples and shrine that has been built around Milarepa's cave. A married elderly couple supervises the temple, which is usually an active residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers, or relatives who continuously busy themselves with the tasks of maintaining the buildings. One imagines Milarepa's disciples meditating here. Many of the caves contain meditations platforms, self-contained by dry stonewall which divide them from their cooking partitions and entrance areas. It is well worth the short climb up to these caves before beginning the final stage of the trek. The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. Once we reach at the trek end point near Darchen, our land cruisers will be waiting to take the group back to Prayang by tracing our footsteps returning home leaving the Holy place. (Those who could not do Parikarma would be waiting to welcome other group members at this point). Overnight at Hotel Saga or similar.
DAY 12 Drive Saga to Kathmandu:


Drive downhill to Zhangmu & Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for our final leg of journey to Kathmandu (150 Kms)/ 8 - 9 Hrs. Overnight at Hotel Shankar Or Similar.
DAY 13


Fly back to your home with memories of Mount Kailash & Holy Lake Mansarovar.

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