Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the organic and pure Hindu, Buddhist pilgrimage tour of Holy Mount Kailash and Holy Mansarovar Lake. While talking about the Mount Kailash, it lies in the Gandise Mountain range, western Tibet. It is called that Mount Kailash is the sacred mountain for four religious groups: Hindus, Buddhists, Bonis, and Jains. What they basically believe is that this Holy mountain is the center of the Earth.
According to the Hindus devotees, this mountain is the home of Lord Shiva who is the creator and destroyer of this Universe. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the spiritual belief of the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins from Kathmandu( City of temples) with a scenic drive to Kerung (newly opened border between Nepal and China, Tibet). In Kerung, there will be custom formalities to enter China, Tibet. Then, You will be continuing our to drive through an amazing landscape of Tibetan Plateau.
The Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
During your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, you will first reach to Mansarovar Lake. Mansarovar lies at high altitude and is a huge freshwater lake which is located north of Mount Kailash with a circumference of 88 km. The word Mansarovar is a Sanskrit word that compiles two words Mana and Sarovar. Mana denotes mind and Sarovar means lake. In this Lake, you will be resting for a while and watch the scenery that the lake offers.
If you wish to take a dip when you can. There is a belief that after having a dip in Holy Mansarovar lake, all your sins will be erased or washed away. Then, we will head towards the base camp of Mount Kailash. On the next day, there will be hiking off the Mount Kailash Kora (Kora is the complete rotation of the Mt. Kailash) or Kailash Parikrama. After your completion of the Kailash Parikrama, then you will return to Kathmandu following the same way as we had reached the Kailash and end this journey in Kathmandu.
The Parikrama (Complete rotation of the Mt. Kailash from the Base)
After the difficult trek to Mount Kailash, then pilgrims are required to have a complete rotation of the Holy mountain Kailash either in clockwise or anti-clockwise. 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.
Himalayan Trekking Significance:
Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake is the sacred place for mainly the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon. Hindu pilgrims regard this Mountain is the living place of Lord Shiva with his Goddess Parvati on the top. According to Jains, Kailash is the place where Guru Jain Tirthankara achieved Nirvana. For Buddhists, this is the place where Lord Buddha spoke to preeminent ecstasy, dwells. Similarly, for the Bon (a religion which originates before Buddhism in Tibet) Mt Kailash is the place of divine power.
Other prominent attractions of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Tirthapuri is a more interesting place that is visited by people after Kailash yatra. In Tirthapuri, there is Gauri Kund where they bathe and also named as Lake of compassion. Apart from the Thirthpuri, another must visit the place is the Yam Diwar, Tarboche- flagpole with consist of several prayer flags and Asthapad-bottom of the holy mountain- play an important according to Tibetan Spirituality.
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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
- Arrival and Departure transfers from airport to hotel in Kathmandu
- 03 – nights twin sharing accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
- Half day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including entrance fees and guide
- Customs clearance at the Nepal Tibet Border
- Accommodation in the guest house with breakfast during the Tibet Tour
- Nepali Team leader and supporting team
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- Comfortable Transportation during the Tour
- Tibet Travel Visa arrangements
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- Kailash Tour Tibet Permit fee
- Yak for Kailash parikrama/Kora for carrying kitchen equipment
- First Aid kit
- Oxygen cylinder at Tibet side
- Government Tax
- Personal Travel insurance and Rescue Evacuation on the tour
- Personal expenses for Nepal-Tibet
- Lunch and dinner during the tour
- Bar bills and Beverage
- Tips for staff and yatra/Tour crew.
- Photography charges if required.
- Kailash Tour Rescue transport encase needed if some one go back earlier than group.
- Extra cost incurred in case of Landslide or natural problem and bad weather.
- Nepal visa and Re-Entry Nepal visa.
- International Phone calls and media.
- Pony/Horse service during the kailash parikrama, extra personal porter and yaks ride if required.
- Personal clothes & equipment for kailash tour