Code KMY • 12 Days •
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the overland pilgrimage tour of Mount Kailash and Holy Mansarovar Lake. Mount Kailash is a peak in the Gandise Mountain range in western Tibet. Mount Kailash is regarded as the sacred mountain by four religious groups: Hindus, Buddhists, Bonis, and Jainis. They do accept that this mountain is the center of the universe. Hindus believe this mountain is the home of Lord Shiva. The journey towards Kailash Yatra is spiritual belief. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Kerung (newly opened border between Nepal and China/ Tibet). After customs formalities, you enter to China Land and continue your drive through an amazing landscape of Tibetan Plateau.
You firstly reach to Mansarovar Lake. Mansarovar is high altitude fresh Water Lake located north of Mount Kailash with the circumference of 88 km. The word Mansarovar originates from Sanskrit with a combination of two words Mana and Sarovar. Mana denotes mind and Sarovar means lake. Then After taking a holy dip in this sacred lake you head towards base camp of Mount Kailash. Further, you start hiking to complete the kora of Mount Kailash which takes two and half days. After the end of the Kora trip, you get back to Kathmandu following the same incoming road and end this journey in Kathmandu.
After the difficult trek to achieve Mount Kailash, travelers are then required to circumambulate the pinnacle of the mountain. This strolling around in clockwise or against clockwise bearing is known as parikrama. For the individuals who can’t do it by walking (since it for the most part takes 3 days), there is a choice of enlisting a yak or a horse.
It’s mainly the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon that consider Mount Kailash as a hallowed place. According to the Hindu conviction, Lord Shiva, alongside his better half Parvati, lives at the pinnacle of Mount Kailash in a condition of contemplation. As per Jains, Kailash is where the principal Jain Tirthankara achieved Nirvana. In Buddhism, the conviction goes that Kailash Parvat is the place the Buddha, speaking to preeminent ecstasy, dwells. The Bon (a religion which originates before Buddhism in Tibet), in any case, trust that the whole locale is the seat of all spiritual power.
Apart from Lake Mansarovar, there are other attraction of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra too like Tirthapuri- this is an interesting place which is generally visited by people after yatra, here they bath in spring pools, Gauri Kund also renowned by the name of Lake of compassion, initial point from where the entire yatra starts Yam Dwar, Tarboche- flagpole with consist several prayer flags and Asthapad-bottom of the holy mountain- play an important according to Tibetan Spirituality.
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra designed for the people who want explore the beautiful nature by road lets you to experience the spiritual significance of Mount Kailash along with the mesmerizing beauty of Himalayas. Book Your Trip Kailash Yatra 2018 With Asian Journey Pvt.Ltd. Travel to Mt. Mount Kailash & Lake Mansarovar by ✓Road or ✓Helicopter from Nepal.
Via Kathmandu Nepal: USD 2190 per person
Via Lhasa Tibet: USD 2110 per person
May: 13th, 22nd
June: 19th, 28th
The price mentioned above via Lhasa Tibet to Kailash, the trip starts from Lhasa, If you would like to fly to Nepal then to Lhasa there will be an extra charge. Please contact us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for detail.
Day 1 -Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport/ Meeting and greeting you by our tour leader & transfer to hotel/ Tour Briefing. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2 -Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Today morning will visit Nepal’s cultural heritage places as Pashupatinath Temple (One of the holiest Shiva temples in the earth).Here you see many Shiva temples and meet many Hindu Sages). Other places as Swoyambhu nath, bouddha are also among the beautiful places. Then further we will proceed to Chinese Embassy for the visa apply with your required documents. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung/ Kyirong.
In the morning, will head to Rasuwa Gadhi via drive (newly opened border of Nepal and China). Its a mountain drive passing through paddy fields, several villages and river. After Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) drive to Kerung, small town of China. Finally we reach the destination, we will acclimatized and roam around to Kerung village. Then stay overnight at guest house in Kerung.
Day 4- Drive from Kerung to Dongba.
After breakfast our journey from kerung to Dongba starts. En route enjoy panorama of Mount Shishapangma (8021 meter) and other high Himalayan mountains. You pass through Pelkhu tso Lake (4600 meter), a cobalt blue lake and later crossing Brahmaputra river reach in Saga. From Saga further 100 km of drive is to Dongba.
Day 5 -Drive from Dongba to Mansarovar.
Its an amazing drive through unique Tibetan countryside that makes everybody joyful all the time. En route you cross Mayum La Pass (5200m). This is first day to see Mount Kailash and Mansarovar. Reaching Mansarovar you can have holy bath in the lake. Your transport takes you to round the lake. Night halt will be at guest house of Chu Gompa which is in the shore of Mansarovar Lake.
Day 6- Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen.
Today you commence your journey to Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash, after lunch. Till that time you can do Puja (Worship), Havana, Meditation and also go for short Hiking to Chu Gompa (Ancient Buddhist Monastery nearby Mansarovar Lake). After reach to Darchen your guide will assist you if you need horse and porters for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash.
Day 7- Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk. 1st day of Parikarma.
Today will drive to Shersung. The starting point of trekking is from Shersung. From here after short walking you reach Tarboche. Here is small temple called Yamdwar by Hindus. Near to this temple you see great flagpole. It is said that here Buddha came with 500 disciples for their supernatural power. You continue walk passing through grassy plain populated by nomads. En route you can view of west face of Mount Kailash. Then you reach at Dirapuk from where you will have good view of the north face of Mount Kailash.
Day 8- Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk. 2nd day of Parikarma.
The walk for today is little bit harder because to go up all the way to Dolmala passes (5723 meter/18776 feet). It is highest point in all this trip and then way down. From this trail you can have view of back side of mountain and many prayer flags at highest point. In Zuthulpuk, a temple and shrine is built around Milarepa’s cave where Milarepa, one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints, took dark retreat few years. He printed his hand and feet on the rock.
Day 9- Trek from Zuthulpuk to Darchen. Final day of Parikarma. Drive to Dongba.
Today the trek is short and easy walking day. You walk through grassy plain area along the river. The trekking end point is 4 km before Darchen. Once you reach there your vehicle come to pick up, then drive back to Dongba through the same previous road.
Day 10- Drive from Dongba – Kerung
Driving is through same incoming road.Overnight at guest house in Kerung. And again from there will go to hotel inkathmandu.
Day 11- Drive from Kerung – Kathmandu
Drive through same incoming road. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu.
Our tour leader transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight and help you get on board for your onward destinations
Kathmandu to Kathmandu