Mount Kailash - Mansarovar Tour

Duration: 15 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: 10 pax

Mt. Kailash (6,714m) is the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or ‘navel of the world’. Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs throughout both Buddhista and Hindu parts of Asia. Mt Kailas is holy to followers of four religions. To Hindus, Kailas is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake is the means or soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailas Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre- Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailas as the soul of Tibet. Mt. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of samvara-a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetrian Buddhism. The joins of India also reverse the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the secred nine storeys Swastika Mountain, upon which the Banpo founder Shenrab alighted from haven. The 53 Km. Kailash circuit is the holist of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveler to western Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 cicurmbulation will achieve Salvation.

Lake Mansarovar: At an elevation of 4,510m, is more important to Hindus than to Buddhists. Hindu pilgrims make an 85km. circuit around Manasarovar that is made longer and more difficult by marshes and complicated stream crossings. The Tibetans, being more pragmatic, often make a circuit of the lake in the winter when the streams are frozen and the route is shorter. Near Manasarovar is another large lake, Rakshas Tal, the ‘Demon Lake’ that holds far less spiritual significance.

Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred lake Manasarovar (4,510m), where ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to brahm's paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Katmandu (1,300 mts.).
  • Day 2Kathmandu – visit temples – Drive to Kodari.
  • Day 3Kobari – Nyalam 3,750 m ( 150 kms ).
  • Day 4Nyalam Full day acclimatization.
  • Day 5Nyalam – Dongba.4,500 m 335 kms ).
  • Day 6Dongba - Mansarovar 4,558 m ( 335 kms ).
  • Day 7Mansarovar Parikrama – Darchen 4,620 ( 110 kms ).
  • Day 8Darchen – Tarboche – Dirapuk ( 4,860 m ) . 12 kms trek.
  • Day 9Dirapuk – Dolma-la pass -Zuthulpuk ( 4,760 m ) 22 km trek.
  • Day 10Zuthulpuk- Darchen – Mansarovar. 08 km trek.
  • Day 11Mansarovar to Saga.
  • Day 12Drive SAGA to Nyalam.
  • Day 13Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu.
  • Day 14Katmandu.
  • Day 15Departure.

What’s Included

Nepal Side

  • Kathmandu airport transfers on arrival and departure.
  • 3 nights on twin – sharing accommodation at 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu on AP basis.
  • Half day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English – speaking guide.
  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Kodari border and back in Non AC buses.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

Tibet Side

  • All necessary permits, Tibet/China Group Visa.
  • All surface transport in Tibet by Japanese landcruisers 4500 CC with supporting truck.
  • Freshly cooked 3 vegetarian meals a day by our experienced sherpa staff.
  • All Camping equipments (tent, mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, tables, chairs, toilet tent , sleeping bag etc )-Duffle bag (bag for keeping personal clothes & equipments).
  • Accommodation as per itinerary in clean comfortable guesthouses through out the trip.
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Yaks with yak drivers for carrying camping luggage & cooking equipment's during the Kora.
  • Airfares to Kathmandu.
  • If need Ponies for riding upon for Kailash Kora, early request to our guide is necessary and the cost will be borne by guest on the spot. Be ware of the possible risk being thrown out by the ponies.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as travel insurance, drinks, laundry, telephone / fax calls, porters or arranging additional transportation.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (Landslides, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs etc.
  • Services other than specified.

Useful Information

Booking terms & Conditions:

To confirm the booking for your Kailash Yatra, you need to send us initial booking amount of INR 15,000 by Cash – Cheque - bank transfer to our account at the time of booking along with booking form and the balance should be cleared on your arrival at Kathmandu.

You need to send us by e-mail or fax, your clear color scanned valid passport photocopy together with text of details as below:

  • Name: ..................................
  • Sex: ...................................
  • Date of Birth: .........................
  • Nationality: ...........................
  • Occupation: ............................
  • Passport Number: .......................

Tour Cancellation Police:

Passengers can cancel their tour 30 days before their departure; of which the former prepaid booking charge will not be refunded. Please send your cancellation by fax or email, Oral cancellation will not be entertained.

Cancellation charges per person:

  • 30 or more days prior to departure INR 15,000 non refundable.
  • 07 to 30 days prior to the departure 50 % of the Holiday cost.
  • 07 or In case of no show 100 % of Holiday cost.