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Kailash Overland Tour from Kerung: 2018 Booking Open

Trip Price

 |  INR 130000

Per Person

Total Duration:14 Days

Destination:Tibet

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and in Tibet, No foods in Kailash region

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Kailash Overland Tour takes you to the holy land of Mt. Kailash through the newly opened Nepal-Tibet border of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung. The team of Touch Kailash Travels & Tours will embark on a journey to take you to worship and hike around the sacred land of Mt. Kailash.

Started on September 2017 as an alternative route for the Mount Kailash, this tour has made Mt. Kailash easily accessible from the outskirts of Nepal. Kailash Overland Tour starts with a sightseeing tour at the capital city of Nepal. The guided tour will take us to the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the valley. After the guided tour, we will get ourselves inside the Langtang National Park and cross the Nepal-Tibet border to arrive at Kerung. From Kerung, we will drive to the villages of Saga, Mansarovar and Darchen with great views of the sacred Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurla-Mandala, Rakshash Lake and the Lake Mansarovar. On day 9, we will start our 3 days long Kailash Kora. The major attractions of this tour include the sacred peak of Kailash, holy Lake of Mansarovar and the highest pass of Drolma La.

The Kailash Overland Tour takes 14 days for completion based on our default itinerary. The trip can be tailored as you your preference. The best time to visit the holy Mt. Kailash is between May-August.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnight

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 04:Drive from Syapru Besi to Kerung (2-3 hours, 43km, 2900m). Overnight at tea house

Day 05:Acclimatization Day. Overnight at tea house

Day 06:Drive from Kerung to Saga (5-6 hours, 4640m). Overnight at tea house

Day 07:Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar (5-6 hours, 277km, 4558m). Overnight at tea house

Day 08:Exploration Day. Drive to Darchen (1 hour, 40km, 4575m). Overnight at tea house

Day 09:Kailash Kora. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to Derapuk (5-6 hours, 4900m). Overnight at tea house

Day 10:Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (8-9 hours, 19km, 4760m). Overnight at tea house

Day 11:Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga. Overnight at tea house

Day 12:Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at tea house

Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 14:Final departure to home

Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure arrangemnet 
  • 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel on twin sharing
  • 01 Night accommodaiton in Syaprubesi, Langtang national park (Loal Guest house)
  • 09 Nights accommodation in Kailash (Loal Guest house) 
  • Buffet veg foods in entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide for custom formalities
  • Nepali team leader/ Co-ordinator
  • Experience staff team
  • All private transportation by Bus
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa
  • Entrance fees of Lake Manasarovar and Kailash 
  • Entrance fees of Lanftang National park 
  • Yak or helper to carry your goods during Kailash parikrama
  • Duffel bag to keep your goods during Kailsh tour 
  • Warm jacket and sleeping bag in returnable based if you need
  • Emergency evacuation managemenet 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses, Insurance, Medical expenses and Emmergency rescue
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • More than 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu because of late permit, or early arrive from kailash

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnightOur representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and guide you to your hotel room. In the evening, you will be having a typical Nepali dinner with a brief about the tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel We will visit the famous UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley today. After breakfast, we will 1st get to one of the royal palaces of the Kathmandu valley constructed during the Rana Regime, the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then, we will get to other religious places ok Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath with lunch in between. Back to the hotel for trip preparation and overnight stay.

Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest HouseWe will get on a 4wd jeep and start our drive towards the village of Syabru Besi. We will stop at the village of Dhunche for lunch and again drive towards the entry point of the Langtang National Park. There, our paperwork will be checked and from there, we will drive non-stop till we arrive at the village of Syabru Besi. The ride halfwaymight get a bit rough. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04Drive from Syapru Besi to Kerung (2-3 hours, 43km, 2900m). Overnight at tea houseAfter breakfast, we will get on a 4wd jeep and start our drive through the black-topped road to get to the newly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border or the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border. We will arrive at the 1st village of Tibet, Kerung in about 2 hours. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05Acclimatization Day. Overnight at tea houseAs the tour goes through the highest pass of the world at 5600 meters, we will need a day to get accustomed to the high altitude of the region which is why we will be staying in the same village today. We will spend the entire day with short hikes around the village. Overnight at tea house.

Day 06Drive from Kerung to Saga (5-6 hours, 4640m). Overnight at tea houseWe will drive through the high hills on a comfortable black-topped road to get to the village of Saga. The path climbs up and down the passes of Thong La and La Lung before getting us comfortably to the village of Saga. Along the way, we will be able to see Lake Peikutso and the typical yak and sheep grazing technique of the Tibetan people. Overnight at tea house.

Day 07Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar (5-6 hours, 277km, 4558m). Overnight at tea houseAfter an early breakfast, we will drive towards the highest fresh water lake of the world. The holy lake of Mansarovar lies at an altitude of 4558 meters with greenish-blue color. It is believed that the lake was once a resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala and the Lake Rakshash. Lake Rakshash is thought to be created by the evil King Ravan which is why the locals think that the water here is poisonous. Overnight at tea house.

Day 08Exploration Day. Drive to Darchen (1 hour, 40km, 4575m). Overnight at tea houseToday, we will get into the colors of religion and explore the holy lake of Mansarovar. We will perform some rituals and then, get going to the village of Darchen. Along the way, we will be able to take a peek at the holy Mt. Kailash. Darcchen was previously known as Lhara. The village is situated right infront of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at tea house.

Day 09Kailash Kora. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to Derapuk (5-6 hours, 4900m). Overnight at tea houseWe will drive to the small settlement of Tarboche. Tarboche is the starting point of the Kailash Kora. Yamadwar, the gateway of the god of death, is located in Tarboche. From here, we will walk a few hours to arrive at the village of Derapuk situated infront of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Today, we will be able to see the beautiful views of the Gurla-Mandala, Ape, Kamet and other high peaks. Overnight at Derapuk.

Day 10Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (8-9 hours, 19km, 4760m). Overnight at tea houseToday is the longest and hardest trek day of the Kailash Kora. We will walk up the highest pass of Drolma La to arrive at the village of Juthulpuk. First, we will be heading to the village of Jarok Donkhang. From there, we will hike towards the Shiva-tsal. In Shiva-tsal, people are thought to undergo a symbolic death just to reborn again. They are believed to get reborn once they arrive at the top of the Drolma La Pass. We will rest here for some time and then, descent steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will be at the village of Juthulpuk. The place got its name from the famous cave of Juthulpuk or the miracle cave. Along the way, we will be able to view the Buddha’s footprints. Overnight at Juthulpuk.

Day 11Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga. Overnight at tea houseDuring the morning, we will be exploring the caves and temples around the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we will hike some 3-4 hours to complete our Kora and get back to the village of Darchen. We will have lunch there, and drive back to the village of Saga. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at tea houseWe will drive back to the village of Kerung in a comfortable ride. We will have some free time as we descent on a paved path. We will spend the rest of the time relaxing. Overnight at tea house.

Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelToday, we will cross the Nepal-Tibet border and get back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14Final departure to homeOur representative will take you to the international airport of Nepal for your departure

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

 

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Trip Highlights

  • Day in Kathmandu and option to visit Historical places of Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive via Lantang National Park Nepal  
  • Tibetan cities
  • Holy Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
  • 3 days Mount Kailash Parikrama
  • Highest Pass Dolma La and Gaurikunda

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