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Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:13 Days

Destination:Tibet

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Max. Altitude:5613m

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is known as a holy site among Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and Jain. It is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and spiritual of whole World. Mt Kailash is also believed, the residence of Lord Siva’s “The God of all Gods”and Lake Manasarovar is soul of Brahma in Hinduism. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva resides at the summit of Mt Kailash, where he permanently sits for meditation along with his wife Parvati. It is also home of Buddha Damchok who represents supreme bliss of Buddhism and the place is all spiritual power in Bon religion. The first Jain attainted in liberation at Mt kailash and it is known as Sumeru Parvat in Jainism.

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour

Every year millions of pilgrimage makes Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour. Pilgrimage from every religion believed that parikrama (Kora) of Mount Kailash will bring good fortune. It is popular belief that the step up on Mount Kailash leads to heaven. In this Holy Yatra, Lake Manasarovar, Lake Raktsesh, Tirthapuri, Asthapath, Nandi and Kailash Parikrama are most popular pilgrimage sites which all have historical story by their importance. With all of these, to be in Mount Kailash and Manasarovar has become Heaven on Earth.

With all of these experiences leads Touch Kailash Travels and Tours to be one of the most popular and responsible travel company organizing Kailash Manasarovar Tour. Our experience team will provide you brilliant services to make your travel memorable and safe.

Special Note of this tour
Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour 2017 is still not formally opened. After earthquake in Nepal of 25th April 2015, road to Kodari was destroyed and Tibetan government stopped all entries from this immigration. Tibetan government still not allowing entry of any foreigners with the issue of road security though road is already good after reconstruction. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours are operating Kailash Tour from Simikot and Lhasa.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)

Day 02:Kathmandu – visit temples

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 04:Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House

Day 05:Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 06:New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud House

Day 07:Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House

Day 08:Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud House

Day 09:Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House

Day 10:Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house

Day 11:Dongba - Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Nyalam Guesthouse

Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km - 7/8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel

Day 13:Departure to Home or further tour in Nepal

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Cost Include

  • 3 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star standard hotel twin sharing room with meals.
  • Half day guided tour in Kathmandu as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • 09 night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using guesthouse / Hotel.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
  • Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.
  • Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (round).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
  • Private transportation in Van/Bus in entire trip
  • Kailash Permit, Tibet (Chinese) visa fee
  • Camping equipments for kitchen, Shower
  • Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket if needed on Returnable basis.
  • Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments) & day carry hand bag
  • Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator with each group
  • ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Pony Charges (will cost approximately US$ 280- US$ 325 per pony and helper for three days)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
  • Tips to drivers, hotel staff.
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
  • Trip cancellation charge due to Tibet government rules and other which are not in our Hand.
  • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu than 3 nights/ any other place.

Note: More than 3 nights accommodation and other activities in Kathmandu is extra. incase of delay permit from Tibet and peoples have to wait in Kathamandu, incase of early return from Kailash or any other reason which is not in our hand. Change your flight date for earlier or late date becasue of those reason, clients have to bear all the expenses self.  

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. Meals included.

Day 02Kathmandu – visit templesAfter breakfast, we go for half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilakantha. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch we will allow free time for final preparation for Kailash pilgrimage tour i.e. checking the equipment which will be used during the tour. If our clients need to buy a few things or rent something, our staff will assist them. In the evening Chinese visa and Tibet permit will be handed over and briefing about the trip will be organized. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal Tibet boarder. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.

Day 04Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. Overnight at Guest HouseWe will be going for short hiking after your breakfast which is preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize at high altitude. Rest of the day is free after lunch

Day 05Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest HouseAfter breakfast drive to New Dongba. Passing through many villages and camps of yak herders. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. Arrive in New Dongba and enjoy hot tea.

Day 06New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud HouseEarly breakfast and get ready for driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by bus.Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chui Gompa.

Day 07Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest HouseHoly Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.

Day 08Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud HouseAfter breakfast drive to Tarboche, starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

Day 09Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud HouseToday you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and than descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass.
Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk

Day 10Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest houseMorning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. breakfast and start walking 3 hours at flat land. All the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival near Darchen. You can fill up Manasarovar water on the way. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Dongba.

Day 11Dongba - Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Nyalam GuesthouseDrive back to Nyalam grom Dongba. Driver will stop at view point to take pictures and exploring surrounding. Reach at Nyalam and Overnight.

Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km - 7/8 Hours) Overnight at HotelEarly in the morning start driving from Nyalam to Nepal Tibet Friendship bridge. Tibetan guide and driver will say you bye bye from here. after custom formalities of both immigration, we contune drive to Kathmadnu with Nepali bus.

Day 13Departure to Home or further tour in NepalDrop you to International Airport or further tour in Nepal. Tou have option to make Manakamana, Muktinath pilgrimage tour or other adventure and natural tour in Nepal.

Client Reviews

It was unforgettable!

Kailash Mansarovar, The best place and vacation ever! We had kora (parikarma) in September - the last kailash kora for foreigners of the year. And that was just sooo special sooo amazing! Our tour company who did best for us was Touch kailash Travels and Tours from Kathmandu. It was our second trip with them. The first one was in June - tour to Lhasa (from Kathmandu) through another towns and cities visiting different Buddhist monasteries. These guys are just the best! Everything is according to program and many gifts over all. thank you !

 

Rating:Review Date: 2014-10-23
Review by: Mariia Kamenska Kiev, Ukraine, Ukraine

Trip Note

Fullmoon Departure dates of 2016: May 13, June 12, July 11, Aug 10 and Sep 08 
Fullmoon day of 2016:- May 21, June 20, July 19, Aug 18, Sep 16

 

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.

 

  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 

DOCUMENTS:

  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.

COMMON ITEMS

  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra

CLOTHING

  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra

FOOTWEAR

  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers

TOILETERIES

  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,

CAMPING ITEM

  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks

PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE

  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea

FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE

  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

 

Usefull Info

  • Do not bring any books, magazine, pictures about Tibet, Buddhism or about any Lama’s. Custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds matteriels.
  • Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, liquids like Ghee, Oils are not allow entering from Chinese custom at Kodari.
  • Do not take any pictures and videos in Chinese customs, Army and police station
  • Make quei in every customs and in checking post as per your visa list number (your guide will give you instruction from first day)
  • Take cooperative position from every Nepali and Tibetan staffs and in Immigration sites

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Trip Highlights

  • Half Day Kathmandu valley tour in UNESCO heritage sites
  • Driving in well paved road until base of Mount Kailash (Darchen)
  • 3 Days Mount Kailash Parikrama 39 KM walking (option: can take horse )
  • Crossing Highest Pass Dolma La (5613m) while in Mt. Kailash Parikrama
  • Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikrama by Driving
  • Puja and Hawan at bank of Lake Manasarovar

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