Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar spiritual tour is based in Tibet. We have designed a 14 days spiritual package tour of Mount Kailash Manasarovar starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu. Mount Kailash and Manasarovar lake is a most sacred pilgrimage sites for all hindus around the world. Hindus regards Mount Kailash as the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru, 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 Lord Shiva, who shares lofty peak with his consort, Parvati. Holy 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. This 14 days spiritual tour of Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar begins from Kathmandu on drive. We drive following Araniko highway 119 kilometers (5 hours) all the way to Kodari (Nepal - China) border. After finishing immigration formality we enter to a holy land of Tibet. Passing through viallges such as Zhangmu, Nyalam, Saga and Paryang we reach to Holy lake Manasarovar. Hindu Devotees conduct puja and meditate on the bank of Manasarovar and take a holy bath. Next day we continue our journey to Darchen (also known as a base camp of Mount Kailash). From this point of Journey our Kora (trek) to Mount kilash begins. 54 kilometers of Kailash Kora is done in 2 and a half day long. In this trip we cross the highest point Dolma - La Pass (5630 m) and then descend down to Manasarovar. Contineuing our journey we follow the same route all the way down to the borderland and crossing the border enter Nepal.
General Facts of Holy Mount Kailash - Manasarovar Spiritual Tour :
Trip Days: 20 Days.
Tibet Accommodation: budget guest house elsewhere.
Kathmandu Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel.
Transportation: Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size.
Maximum Altitude: Dolma La Pass 5630 m.
Season : May - Oct.
Group Size: Minimum 02.
Tour Code: MKMST 0014.
Mount Kailash Manasarovar Spiritual Tour Summary:
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 02: Chinese Visa preparation day.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu - Kodari - Nyalam.
Day 04: Free Day for acclimatization.
Day 05: Drive Nyalam - Saga.
Day 06: Drive Saga - Paryang - Lake Manasarovar.
Day 07: Drive Manasarovar - Darchen.
Day 08: Drive Yama Dwar - trek Deraphuk Gompa.
Day 09: Trek Deraphuk - Zutulpuk Gompa.
Day 10: Trek to Darchen drive to Manasarovar (Hor Que).
Day 11: Drive Manasarover - Saga.
Day 12: Drive Saga - Zhangmu.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure to international airport.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival pickup from international airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Chinese Visa preparation day. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu - Kodari - Nyalam (3750m).
Journey begins at 5:30 am after having breakfast in hotel. The road follows the river valleys of the Sunkoshi and Bhotakoshi rivers, passing through green mountains and cliffs. It is around 119 kilometers (5 hours) drive from kathmandu. 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 Nyalam.
Day 04: Rest Day for acclimatization.
A leisure day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize at the high altitude. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Drive Nyalam - Saga (4200m).
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 particularly Shisha Pangma (8012m) more than make up for the rough travel. By late afternoon we will cross the Bhramaputra River and will be reached to Saga for shelter. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Drive Saga - Paryang (4500m) - Lake Manasarovar (4560m).
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. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07: Drive Manasarovar - Darchen (4600m, 35 kms, 1 hour).
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 holy bath drive to Darchen( The base camp of Mt.Kailash ) via Chiu monastery and hot spring. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Trek Darcheh - Dirapuk (4900m, 18 kms,6 hours).
After breakfast we drive around 45 minutes to Tarboche (Yama Dwar). Parikrama (kora or trek) around Kailash begins at Tarboche. Our way of trekking passes numerous chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas. We will also have wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming water falls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku Gompa and in about 6 hrs. We will reach to Dirapuk Gompa for overnight stay.Overnight at Fixed Tented Camp.
Day 09: Trek Diraphuk - Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m, 22 kms, 9 hours).
Today is 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). Overnight at Fixed Tented Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Darchen (14km, 3 hours) drive to Mansarovar (Hor Qu).
Today we are finishing our kora (parikrama) of Kailash. After easy walking we reach Darchen and depart to Tritapuri one of "Places of Power" of Tibet and an important site for the Buddhists. Get blessed by the mystical sights which uphold the tantric traditions of Buddhism. Visit the white and red hot springs and the retreat caves including the Padmasambhave or Guru Rimpoche’s Cave. Taking a bath in the hot springs is supposed to cure sickness and wash away negative karma.
Day 11: Drive Manasarovar - Saga.
This day we will have our breakfast and drive continues from Mansarovar to Saga. It is around 231 kms and will take around 6 hours. Upon reacing Saga Free and relax. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Drive Saga - Nyalam.
We return through the same route. The same procedure as earlier will be followed for meals and accommodation. Drive to Naylam stay in a Guest house. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13: Drive Nyalam - Kathmandu.
After finishing border formality we cross the border and drive through the same Araniko highway we check in at Hotel in Kathmandu. Free and relax in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure to international airport.
Airport pickup and airport drop by non a/c car.
Kathmandu - Border - Kathmandu by non a/c jeep or bus.
English speaking guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing place entrance fee as per itinerary.
Chinese Visa fee.
3 nights in Kathmandu on twin sharing room.
Transportation in Tibet part by Van or bus.
Accommodation in Tibet part on local guest house.
Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
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.
Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip.
Bar, Beverages and mineral water.
Air ticket to Kathmandu & return from /to your home country
Nepal entry or re-entry visa fee.
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
Tips for Sherpa staff, guide & driver.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu 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.