The twin destinations > MountKailash and the calm waters of The Lake Manasarovar, considered the most sacred and revered pilgrimage for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists lie in the southwestern part of Tibet.According to legend, you have to be called by the divine to perform The Holy Kailash ManasarovarYatra.
AS PER RECENT REGULATIONS, INDIAN PILGRIMS ABOVE 70 YRS. ARE NOT ALLOWED TO UNDERTAKE KAILASH YATRA.
The tour cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Luxury Bus via Nepal for 2018 is as below:
Indian Passport Holders:
INR 1,35.000- per person ontwin* sharing basis
INR 1,50,000 per person on single* occupancy basis
Foreign Passport Holders- other than US, UKand Canadian nationals:
US$ 2299 per person ontwin* sharing basis
US$ 2499 per person on single* occupancy basis
There shall be a supplement cost of US$ 120 for US passport holders.
(*Twin sharing / single occupancy will only be applicable in Kathmandu and Camping whereas at all other places, dormitory / twin / triple sharing accommodation would be provided)
Itenery for 13 Days Overland tour to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Luxury Bus from Nepal for 2018:
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu
Take off for The Kailash Yatra!
Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport who will assist you to transfer to your prebooked hotel. Overnight in the hotel. Later proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Budhaneelkantha. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Temple visit in Kathmandu
After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive to Syabrubesi (1600 m.) 145 km / 6.5 hrs.
Afetr an early breakfast, drive to Rasuwagadhi border. Arrive Syabrubesi by lunch time. You can wonder around beautiful scenery with great landscape of village and mountains around you. The whole journey is with beautiful scenic view along through Trishuli River. Syabrubesi is alike base camp of Langtang for the trekkers to begin their trekking to Langtang National Park region. It is a small town with facilities of guesthouses, restaurants, banks, hospitals, school etc. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04 :Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800 m.) and proceed to Kyirong (3950 m.)
After an early breakfast, drive to Kyirung via Timure.Syabrubesi to Rasuwagadhi border is about 15 km / 45 minutes drive. Our guide shall assist the group to clear Nepal immigration and then proceed towards Tibet Border on foot (15 minute walk) crossing through Friendship Bridge. In Tibet side, group will be received by our Tibetan guide at China immigration post. After clearing immigration formalities, board your bus then proceed to Kyirong County 25 km / 1 hr.). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 :Acclimatization in Kyirong
This day is free in Kyirongfor acclimatization. Visit the only Tibetan/Hindu style temple in Kyirong bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06 :Drive to Saga (4600 m) 105 hrs./2.5 hrs.
After breakfast, drive to Saga. Overnight at Hotel Saga.
Day 07 : Drive Saga to Mansarovar (4560 m) 450 kms/ 8 hrs. drive
After breakfast, drive through Paryang (4750 m) 255 kms/ 3 - 4 hrs. drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains. On this day the road is quite flat, hence the drive will be comfortable compared to other days. We shall have lunch enroute. Thereafter drive to Chui Gompa (4560 m) 223 km/ 3 - 4 hrs. We continue driving crossing Mayum La pass (5200 m) and arrive Chui Gompa. Today is the day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (darshan) of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar.Overnight at local guest house.
Day 08 : Morning at Mansarovar, later Drive to Darchen (4620 m) (2 hr. drive)
It is a day for Puja & Holy bath in the holy lake. One may indulge into relaxation, meditation, devotion or hawan etc.
Later drive to Darchen (4620 m). Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy MountKailash, a small village with couple of guesthouses. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Darchen, the beginning and end point of the Kora. We may proceed for trek to SerrlungMonastry to visit Asthapathwhich offers an excellent view of Nandi Parvatand Mount Kailash, subject to permission by Public Security Bureau at Darchen. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09 : Drive to Sershong / Tarboche (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs.
After breakfast, drive approx. 13 Kms. to Sershong also known as Tarboche, the trek starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also referred as the outer "Asthapath". The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hours trek. Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face. Those not feeling themselves fit to continue parikarma will drive back to Darchen and wait for the Parikarma group to return. Overnight at Camp / Guest House.
Day 10 :Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. (4-5 hrs.) before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight stay after 4-5 hours walk. Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
After early breakfast, group will set off as the sun's rays break over the ridges above. After the footbridge the trail rises up a rocky slope. Take this gently but steadily. It soon reaches a level walk. The peak of Mount Kailash rises to the right and can now be seen linked to a long spur, which joins the eastern ridge. This is the top edge of the glacial valley from which the Lhachu ("DivineRiver") flows.
This day is the climax of this holy journey & is the most difficult day of our journey. One has to pass through Drolma La Pass 5200 m - highest altitude on this tour. Physically it is the most arduous day. At the pass is a large boulder depicting Tara, festooned with prayer flags. Here too Tibetans leave a memento of themselves such as a tooth, a lock of hair or even a personal snapshot.
After perhaps 30 minutes, we descend a steep, rock-strewn path to the valley below. Just below the pass is LakeTu-jeChenpoDzingbu (Gauri Kund) i.e. "The Pool of Great Compassion". Take great care now because it is easy to sprain your ankle or worse. You must negotiate steep staircases down to a snowfield. The only way down is to jump from boulder to boulder across a large rock fall. On the ridge above is a formations known as the Lekyi Ta-ra ("Axe of Karma"), as though one's moment ripen in an accident, suffering or death.
A final steep descending staircase brings you to the valley floor. From here it is still about 5 hours to the day's destination with no shelter in between. It is vitally important to remain on the right hand side of the river, the West bank. If not, you will get trapped, unable to cross it. The walk now becomes very pleasant and relaxing (as long as the weather is clear and there is no howling gale.) The path follows the gentle slope of the valley over grassy fields and clear brooks for several Kilometers before it narrows and turns further south to merge with another valley before reaching Zuthulphuk, the "Miracle Cave" of Milarepa. Overnight in Guest House / Fixed Tents.
Day 11 : Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 3-4 hrs. and drive to Saga 105 km / 2.5 hrs.
The morning can be spent exploring the caves and visiting the temples and shrine that has been built around Milarepa's cave. A married elderly couple supervises the temple, which is usually an active residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers, or relatives who continuously Luxury Busy themselves with the tasks of maintaining the buildings.One imagines Milarepa's disciples meditating here. Many of the caves contain meditation platforms, self-contained by dry stonewalls which divide them from their cooking partitions and entrance areas. It is well worth the short climb up to these caves before beginning the final stage of the trek. The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. Once we reach at the trek end point near Darchen, our bus will be waiting to take the group toSaga. Overnight at hotel in Saga.
Day 12 : Saga to Kyirong
After breakfast, drive to Kyirong for overnight stay.
Day 13 : Drive Kyirong to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs.)
After breakfast, proceed to exit from Tibet via Kyirong Border. After reaching Friendship Bridge, we'll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles on the other side of border and after completing custom and immigration formalities, we shall walk for approximately 15 minutes towards Nepal Immigration Post where our coach for Nepal would be waiting for us. Our Border guide will assist us to shift our belongings towards Nepal Side of the bridge. Lunch shall be served at a local en-route restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14 : Fly back to your home with memories of Mount Kailash & Holy Lake Mansarovar
After breakfast, free for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. In time transfer to InternationalAirport to board your onward flight else you may extend your stay in Nepal to visit MuktinathTemple or ManokamnaTemple or just relaxing.