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Mount Kailash Fixed Departure Tour

Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour

 

Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash, the famed holy peak in western Tibet. Situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, this legendary snow-shrouded rock dome is revered by four different religions as one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in Asia. The sources for four of South Asia's greatest rivers are nearby, and at the base of the mountain are two vast lakes, Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal. Hindu regard Mount Kailash as the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru, their spiritual center of the universe, described in ancient texts as a fantastic "world pillar" 84000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On top is the abode of god Shiva, lord of the Mountains, who shares this lofty peak with his consort, Parvati. Sprawling below is the sacred lake Manasarovar, where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. For the Jains, a religious sect holding manhy beliefs similar to those of Buddhists, Kailash is acclaimed as the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.

 

 

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General Facts of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour.

 

Access to Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash Mansarovar tour can be started either from Nepal or from China. Those people who are interested to travel from China can arrive to Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Xining or any other city which has a direct connection to Lhasa city. From there they can either fly to Lhasa or drive by train to Lhasa.

 

Chinese Visa Regulation
Those who wants to travel to Mount Kailash Mansarovar from Nepal has to apply for chinese group visa here in Kathmandu. We will apply a chinese group visa for our client who wants to travel to Tibet via Nepal. As per current chinese regulation all the travellers has to arrive Kathmandu atleast 4 days before to apply for Chinese visa. If you take a chinese visa in your own country and travel via Nepal your chinese visa will be cancelled. For those travellers who travel to Tibet via main land or china (any other city of china such as Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Xining etc can apply for chinese visa in their own country.

 

Transportation used during Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour
We have varieties of trasportation such as car, van, mini bus, jeep, landcruiser, deluxe bus etc and the vehicle will be used depending upon the group size.

 

Accommodation availability on the way during Kailash Tour
There are different category of accommodation available in Kathmandu city from normal budget tourist hotel to Deluxe 5 star Hotel. In Tibet part, basically in Kailash Mansarovar route there are mostly basic guest house/dormitory and at some place normal tourist guest house available with very basic facilities.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit to Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhar Street, overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit to Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka, Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: LHASA - GYANTSE (259 KMS) - SHIGATSE (3900M)-90 KMS),, Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Drive Xigatse -Saga (4200 m)

Day 06: Drive Saga - Paryang (4500m) - Lake Manasarovar (4560m), Overnight at Guest House.

Day 07: Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around.

Day 08: MANSAROVAR è DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek.

Day 09: Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m), Overnight at Fixed Camp.

Day 10: ZUTHULPHUK - DARCHEN - Manasarovar - Sage.

Day 11: Drive Saga to Xigatse.
Day 12: Drive to Xigatse – Lhasa.Day 13: Departure.

 

Fixed Departure Dates for 2017( arrival—departure date of Lhasa)

 

20th May 2017 - 31st May 2017
6th June 2017 - 17th June 2017
27th June 2017 - 8th July 2017
21st July 2017 - 01st Aug 2017
12th Aug 2017 - 23rd Aug 2017
12th Sep 2017 - 23rd Sep 2017


Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit to Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhar Street, overnight at Hotel.

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace(3700m) built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.


Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit to Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka, Overnight at Hotel

Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery which is the largest of the monastery of the Gelug Sect in Tibet. After that, you will visit Norbulinka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulinka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment.


Day 04: LHASA - GYANTSE (259 KMS) - SHIGATSE (3900M)-90 KMS),, Overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Gyantse crossing the Kamba La (4794m) & Koro La Pass (5010m). via the Lake Yamddrok Tso. Visit: Khumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery at Gyantse and then continue drive to Shigatse. Visit to a Tashilampo Monastery and the market of Xigatse


Day 05: Drive Xigatse -Saga (4200 m)
After breakfast Visit to a Tashilampo Monastery and drive to Saga. You will reach saga in the evening. Overnight at Saga.


Day 06: Drive Saga - Paryang (4500m) - Lake Manasarovar (4560m), Overnight at Guest House.
Our jeep passes through the gigantic valleys following the various rivers through the eye-catching view of grazing lands of yaks and sheep and Himalayan goat (Chyangra). The landscape is highlighted by snow capped peaks rising out of the distant and dunes. By late afternoon the drive through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first view of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. We will drive to Thogu holiest bathing gate of Manas. It is believed that The holiest Lake mansarovar is the source of four great holy rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Indus River. It is said that Lord Vishnu floated in it for an eternity, dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water's infinite potential sprang forth all of creation.


Day 07: Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around.


Day 08: MANSAROVAR è DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek.
Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.


Day 09: Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m), Overnight at Fixed Camp.
The 2nd day of Parikarma, which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can't walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.


Day 10: ZUTHULPHUK - DARCHEN - Manasarovar - Sage.

The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma.


Day 11: Drive Saga to Xigatse.
After breakfast drive to Xigatse – you can have light lunch on the way. It is around 9 hours drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Local Guest House.

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Day 12: Drive to Xigatse – Lhasa.
After breakfast drive to Lhasa. It is around 6 hours drive (350 kms). Overnight at Lhasa.


Day 13: Departure.


Include & Exclude

Cost includes:
Transportation in Tibet part by Van or bus.
Accommodation in Tibet part on local guest house.
Daily breakfast, lunch and Dinner from Saga to Saga.

Daily breakfast in Lhasa and Sigatse.
All necessary Tibet Travel permit.
Yak and Yak men during Kailash kora to carry luggage only.
English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet part.
All applicable taxes and service charge.

 

Cost Excludes:
Lunch and Dinner in Lhasa and Xigatse
Personal expenses.
Bar, Beverages and mineral water.
Your travel insurance.
Rescue and evacuation service.
Asthpad Darshan (restricted to drive by vehicle but you can trek if you want)
Horse & porter for your personal riding during the Parikrama
Bottled drinks.
Tips for Sherpa staff, guide & driver.
Extra night accommodation in lhasa in case of early arrival from Kailash.
Any additional cost (transport, hotel, visa split charge) that occurs due to illness or rescue of the member
Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.