Touch Kailash Travels & Tours
Nepal Based Tibet & Kailash Tour Operator
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Inner Kora

Trip Price

US$ 4350

Per Person

Total Duration:15 Days

Destination:Tibet

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:By Air

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

The hardest and most popular pilgrimage is the Kailash Inner Kora (parikrama). Youll need some mountaineering expertise and gear for the Kailash Inner Parikrama. We offer competent and knowledgeable mountaineering personnel. A 34 km foot trek is required for the inner parikrama, which also includes stops at Asthapath, Nandi Parvat, Atmalingam, Saptarishi Cave, and Rakshas Lingam. Rock, fissures, snow, and ice make up the entire landscape. There are only two modest monasteries along the Inner Kailash regions length. For the Kailash Inner Kora Trip, we will camp in a tent with space for sleeping, eating, and drinking along with other requirements.

The Inner Kora (parikrama) of Mount Kailash begins and concludes at Darchen. We will begin our journey on the first day from Derapuk, stopping at Kailash Charan Sparsa; in the days that follow, we will explore the Serlung monastery and gain a better perspective of Mount Kailash from here. Touch the Atmalingam, the Ice Lingam, and the Saptarishi Cave of the Inner Kora. We will return to Darchen by dark after completing the inner Kailash kora of Nandi Parvat by traversing the high Nandi La and Khandosalgam La (Pass) passes that separate Mount Kailash and Nandi Hill. After finishing your inner kora at Kailash, you can resume your journey to Juthulpuk from Derapuk, KuberKunda, and Mount Kailash Charan Sparsa.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU(4298FT)

Day 02:LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU AND BRIEFING FOR YATRA

Day 03:OPTIONAL- MANAKAMANA DAY TRIP /JANAKPUR DAY TRIP/ MUKTINATH DAY TRIP OR EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Day 04:AT LHASA (11811 FT)

Day 05:AT LHASA

Day 06:LHASA – ALI- AND DRIVE TO MANASAROVER (15060 FT) (FLY TO ALI) ( CHYO GUMBA )

Day 07:MORNING PUJA AND DRIVE TO DARCHEN 15010 FT

Day 08:DRIVE TO YEMADWAR AND START KAILASH PARIKRAMA. REACH DIRAPUK AND OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE

Day 09:CHARAN SPARSHA AND OVERNIGHT AT DIRAPUK

Day 10:(KORA DAY 02) TREK TO JUTHULPUK FROM DIRAPUK AND DRIVE TO DARCHEN(15010 FT

Day 11:REST DAY AT DARCHEN(15010 FT)

Day 12:INNER KORA

Day 13:DRIVE TO ALI OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL

Day 14:TIBET TO KATHMANDU

Day 15:DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Cost Include

Transportation

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu Flight Ticket
  • Lhasa – Ali Flight Ticket
  • Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle

Meal

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included (Veg only)
  • Enough Drinking water included

Visas & Permit

  • Tibet Visa & Permit Included
  • All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
  • Special Kailashmansarovar Permit
  • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries and temples

Sightseeing

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa

Guide, Staff & Supporters

  • Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide
  • Nepali Crew members in Kailash Region

Equipment

  • Medical kits
  • Enough oxygen cylinder
  • Other necessary equipment

Clothing

  • Down Jacket on a refundable basis
  • Day pack bag
  • Duffel bag

Cost Exclude

  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ Parikrama
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

Detail Itinerary

Day 01ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU(4298FT)Arrival in Kathmandu before 11 AM and collection of original passports for visa processing. Day sightseeing of Kathmandu after lunch, starting at 3 P.M. - Jalnarayan( Budanilkantha), Gujeshwori Shaktipith, and evening 7 P.M. Arati at Pashupatinath. Dinner at hotel 8:30 P.M.

Day 02LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU AND BRIEFING FOR YATRA Morning 7:30 A.M. breakfast and start 8 A.M. from hotel to Pashupatinath. Homa, Abhishek, Panchang Puja, and back to the hotel at 12:30- 1:00 P.M. After half an hour of freshening up, Lunch at 1:30 P.M at the hotel. Afternoon walk in Thamel and shopping gear for the yatra.

Day 03OPTIONAL- MANAKAMANA DAY TRIP /JANAKPUR DAY TRIP/ MUKTINATH DAY TRIP OR EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHTOptional Day Tour to Manakamana Temple, Janakpur Temple, or Muktinath Temple. We also have the option to visit different places in Kathmandu, we will visit the Doleshwor Mahadev Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and some temples there.

Day 04AT LHASA (11811 FT) Breakfast at 7:30 A.M and leave for the airport at 8 A.M. Upon arrival, our guide and the driver will greet you at the airport and drive to your respective hotel in Lhasa, stay at the hotel to adapt to the high altitude, as it’s good if you don’t push yourself harsh and take it easy. Even if you want to walk out, make it light as it’s your first day in Tibet. And make sure that you drink mineral water more than usual. Your guide will introduce you the tomorrow’s program.

Day 05AT LHASA After breakfast at 7:30 A.M, a full day sightseeing of in Lhasa, in the morning, you can visit the treasure house Potala Palace- the central attraction of the whole of Lhasa. It is founded in the 7th century and since then it had been used as the palace of every successive leader of Tibet. In the afternoon, your guide will lead you to visit the Sera monastery, which was founded in 1419, in the 15th century. It’s the second largest yellow hat lineage monastery in the whole of Lhasa. If you are a hiking enthusiast or don’t show any sign of altitude sickness, ask your guide to lead an hour of hiking through the pilgrimage path around the monastery, and it's worth taking chance. While visiting the monastery, you will witness the monks doing philosophical debates in the courtyard.

Day 06LHASA – ALI- AND DRIVE TO MANASAROVER (15060 FT) (FLY TO ALI) ( CHYO GUMBA ) Fly to Ali and then drive to Manasarover. Parikrama of Manasarover via bus approx. 2 hours and rest. Accommodation in Chyo Gumba.

Day 07MORNING PUJA AND DRIVE TO DARCHEN 15010 FTMorning homa at 8 A.M. After approximately 3 hours of homa, Lunch, and drive to Darchen. Dinner and overnight at Darchen in Hotel Himalaya.

Day 08DRIVE TO YEMADWAR AND START KAILASH PARIKRAMA. REACH DIRAPUK AND OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE Drive about 7 kilometers to Yamadwor from Darchen. Start walking toward Derapuk. For people who have booked horses, Helper will be together with them. it is about 4/5 hours walking easily.

Day 09CHARAN SPARSHA AND OVERNIGHT AT DIRAPUK After breakfast, we trek to touch the foot of Holy mount kailash it takes about 3 hours to reach there and back to Dirapuk. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10(KORA DAY 02) TREK TO JUTHULPUK FROM DIRAPUK AND DRIVE TO DARCHEN(15010 FTThe hardest and longest walk up and down through the Dolma La Pass to arrive at the village of Juthulpuk. After having an early breakfast, we will head off east to cross the Lha-chu by a bridge and reach the Dolma La village. An hour after that, we will be walking along the valley of Jarok Donkhang from where we will be heading towards the Shiva-tsal, where pilgrims are supposed to undergo a symbolic death just to be reborn again after arriving at the top of the Drolma La Pass. Up and up all the way to find a great cubic rock ‘Dolma Do’ that marks the top of the Dolma La Pass. The place got its name from the famous cave of Juthulpuk also known as the miracle cave.
NOTE: Those who can do the Khanda sanglo pass they can reach Zuthulpuk via Khanda sanglo pass and kuber kund.

Day 12INNER KORA Early in the morning reach Asthapath by horse (if the government allows driving, we drive up to Asthapath) to Asthapath and walk to Saptarishi cave, Nandi, and Atmalingam. Back to Asthapath and Overnight at Darchen.

Day 13DRIVE TO ALI OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL Drive Darchen to Ali. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14TIBET TO KATHMANDU Our representative and driver will drive you to Ali Airport. Fly to Lhasa and then continue your flight to Kathmandu.

Day 15DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU Our representative will drop you to the airport or yatris willing for Muktinath yatra can continue with 4 night 5 days package.

Trip Note

*Horse and porter cost for three days approx 3600.00 Chinese currency per person respectively.

* Darchen to Derapuk via Yamadwar one Jeep (04 - 05 pax) approx. 2500.00 Chinese currency (one way)

* Drive from Darchen to Asthapad approx. 500 Chinese currency per person.

Recommendations for Yatra

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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.

Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama. 

Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home. 

During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.

As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.

Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.

The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu. 

Documents:
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Photographs
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Maps/Charts/Books
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents

 

Common Items:
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)

 

Clothing:
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)

 

Footwear:
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers

 

Toiletries:
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes

 

Camping Items:
- Torch/candle/matchbox/lighter/batteries
- Knife
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks

 

Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea

 

First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Diamox/Aspirin/painkillers
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- Plasters
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

  • The Currency for Nepal is Nepalese Rupee, while there are options to exchange at the airport, you may find better exchange rates at the numerous exchange centers in the Thamel Market. 
  • The Currency used in Tibet is the Chinese Yuan, US Dollars or other currencies are not accepted. 
  • While US Dollars and major currencies, including Indian Rupees, are accepted in Nepal, this is not the case in Tibet. If you intend to convert your money to Chinese Yuan, you can do so either at international airports or in Kathmandu.

This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.

All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion. 

  • Indian Passport Holders do not require a visa to enter Nepal
  • All foreign Passport Holders can get their 30 days multiple entry visa to Nepal at the Kathmandu Airport, or online from the Nepal Immigration Website
  • All Visas and Permits along with other needful documents for Tibet will be arranged by Touch Kailash Team

Usefull Info

ACCOMMODATION (SIMILAR):-

Kathmandu: Hotel Yak and Yeti

Lhasa: St. Regis Hotel

Manasarover: Chyo Gumba Ashram Guest House

Darchen: Hotel Himalaya

Derapuk: Gumba Guest House ( new building)

Juthulpuk: Gumba Guest House (new building)

*Twin-sharing rooms will be provided in all places except for Derapuk and Juthulpuk.

Related Package(s)

Trip Highlights

  • Pashupatinath Darshan

  • Scenic Flights to Lhasa and Ali

  • 3 Days Mount Kailash Parikrama 39 KM walking (option: can take horse)

  • Crossing Dolma La pass (5613m) while in Mt. Kailash Parikrama

  • Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikrama by Driving

  • Puja and Hawan at bank of Lake Manasarovar

  • Charan Sparsh from Derapuk by hiking

  • Asthapath, Saptarishi cave, Atmalingam, Rakshas Lingam, Ice Lingam, Nandi parikrama in Kailash Inner Kora

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