This 5-day tour is a spiritual and cultural exploration of some of Indias most iconic cities. Beginning in Varanasi, the tour offers a serene start with a boat ride on the Ganges and visits to revered temples, providing an insight into the citys deep spiritual significance. The journey continues to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram, exploring ancient temples and historical sites that carry the essence of Hindu mythology. Allahabad adds historical depth with its forts and the sacred confluence of three rivers. The tour concludes back in Varanasi, allowing leisure time for shopping and personal exploration before a departure to Nepal. Throughout the journey, participants immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry and spiritual heritage of these remarkable destinations.
Day 01:Arrival in Varanasi, India
Day 02:Varanasi and Sarnath Sightseeing
Day 03:Varanasi to Ayodhya
Day 04:Ayodhya to Allahabad
Day 05:Allahabad to Varanasi and Departure
Day 01Arrival in Varanasi, IndiaUpon arriving in Varanasi, guests will be warmly welcomed at the airport, where assistance will be provided, ensuring a smooth transfer to the hotel. The day concludes with a relaxing overnight stay, setting the stage for an immersive exploration of this culturally rich city.
Day 02Varanasi and Sarnath Sightseeing The day begins with a picturesque boat ride on the sacred Ganges River, allowing visitors to experience the spiritual aura that permeates Varanasi. Subsequent visits to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple provide insights into the city's deep-rooted religious and cultural heritage. An excursion to Sarnath, an important Buddhist site, adds historical depth to the day. The evening is marked by the captivating Aarti ceremony at the Ghats, a mesmerizing spectacle against the backdrop of the flowing Ganges.
Day 03Varanasi to Ayodhya After a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, guests check out and embark on a journey to Ayodhya. Here, they explore significant sites such as Lakshman Ghat, Kala Ram Temple, Kanak Bhavan Temple, and the revered Ram Janmabhoomi, the birthplace of Lord Ram. The day unfolds with a deep dive into both religious and historical aspects, providing a holistic understanding of Ayodhya's cultural significance.
Day 04Ayodhya to Allahabad The morning sees guests enjoying breakfast before departing for Allahabad. The visit includes the sacred Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers, where a spiritual bath is believed to cleanse one of sins. Exploring Bade Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhawan, and the historic Allahabad Fort offers a blend of religious, cultural, and historical experiences. A comfortable overnight stay at Hotel Polomax ensures a restful end to the day.
Day 05Allahabad to Varanasi and Departure The final day begins with a hearty breakfast before guests travel back to Varanasi. This day allows for leisure time, providing an opportunity for shopping and personal exploration. In the evening, guests are transferred to the international airport for their departure to Nepal, concluding a memorable journey through the spiritual and historical heartland of India.
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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.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- 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)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- 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
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
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.