Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a noted pilgrimage destination in the region of Tibet which takes the visitors to the sacred Mount Kailash and the adjoining Mansarovar Lake. Mount Kailash is popular among the Hindu pilgrims and followers as it is considered as the abode of Hindu lord Shiva. There is a general belief that lord Shiva stayed there along with his wife goddess Parwati. Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a 15-day long package which takes the visitors to the 53 kilometers long Kailash circuit. Besides the Hindu followers, Mount Kailash is also considered as a sacred site for the followers of Buddhist, Bon and Jain religions.
However, Mount Kailash (6714m) is visited by only limited number of visitors because of its remote location and difficulty in getting to the mountain. Likewise the weather condition in Mount Kailash remains quite adverse throughout the year, further hindering the travelers and tourists. Mount Kailash is revered and worshipped by the Hindus considering it as the ‘navel of the world’ while Manasarovar Lake which is located nearby Mount Kailash is considered as the soul of Brahma, one of the Hindu gods. There is also a general belief that ‘parikrama’ or rotation around Mount Kailash will purge you off the sins you have committed in life and this also remains one of the reasons why Mount Kailash is a popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindus from across the world.
The 15-day Kailash Mansarovar Tour begins from Kathmandu when you spend a day at the Nepali Capital enjoying the sightseeing tour around the town, including many monuments and temples and also the heritages. From Kathmandu, you then drive all the way to Nyalam from where you will kick start your Kailash Tour.
 
Itinerary Outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and obtain Visa
Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (3750 m)
Day 04: Free day in Nyalam
Day 05: Travel to Saga (4450 m)
Day 06: Move to Paryang (4600 m)
Day 07: Visit Mansarovar (4558 m)
Day 08: Travel to Darchen (4700 m)
Day 09: Travel to Tarboche and to Dirapuk (4860 m)
Day 10: Travel to Zuthulpuk (4760 m)
Day 11: Travel to Tarchen/Darchen
Day 12: Drive to Dongba
Day 13: Drive to Nyalam
 Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu 
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received and welcomed by our team members and representatives. From the Airport, you will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and obtain Visa
The next day, you will be completing the formalities like acquiring Chinese Visa for the impending Tibet tour. Once you get the Visa from the authorities, you will then go on a sightsee tour around the Capital visiting the monuments and the temples, the heritages and also the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. After completing the sightseeing tour, you will return back to the Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (3750m)
After having breakfast in the morning at the Hotel, you will drive along the Araniko Highway crossing past places like Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and Dholalghat before reaching the Friendship Bridge at the Nepal-China border. After crossing the Friendship Bridge you will be greeted by the local Tibetan guide who will be accompanied with a driver. You will then drive in a Land cruiser to Nyalam which takes about 3 hours of drive to reach the place. The distance is around 35 kilometers. Overnight stay at Nyalam.

Day 04: Free day for acclimatization in Nyalam
Today will be a free day for acclimatizing to the changing conditions and the high altitude in Tibet. Acclimatization is very important on the fourth day in Nyalam as you can either take complete rest or else explore around Nyalam. You will then return back to the Hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 05: Travel to Saga (4450m) 6-7 hrs
After having breakfast in the morning on the fifth day, you will drive towards your next destination which is Saga. On your way to Saga, you will pass through the sandy and rocky parts of Tibet before reaching the first High Pass Lalung-La 5050 meters of altitude. After that you will take brief rest at Lalung-La and then continue the journey towards Khunmen Tso and Sinling. Before reaching Saga, you will cross the Brahmaputra River whose Tibetan name is "Tsangpo Yarling"). Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 06: Move to Paryang (4600m) 4hrs
On the 6th day, after having breakfast in the morning at the guesthouse, you will resume your journey from Saga to Paryang. On the way, you will pass through many villages and yak herders camps. And in the plains is located the beautiful place called Paryang. You will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Paryang.

Day 07: Visit Mansarovar (4558m) 7hrs
7th day will be your longest day of driving and trekking as you make your way towards Mansarovar from Paryang. While on the way, you will have the first glimpse of the holy Mount Kailash and the adjoining Lake of Mansarovar. Hore allows some of the best views of the holy mountain. Mansarovar Lake, situated at 4558 meters, is another major attraction of Mount Kailash Tour as the lake is very beautiful with bluish color. The region is considered rich in gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of other wild creatures are found in the region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 08: Travel to Darchen (4700m) 4hrs
The next day, you can worship and perform holy Pooja at the Manasarovar Lake in the morning. After that, you will continue your journey from Mansarovar to Tarchen (Darchen). If you have enough time, you can also visit Chui Gompa on the way. Tarchen is considered as base camp for Kailash Parikrama, a round journey of the Mount Kailash.

Day 09: Travel to Tarboche and to Dirapuk (4860m) 5-6 hours
After breakfast in the morning on the 9th day, you will head towards Tarboche which happens to be the initial point of Kailash ‘Parikrama’. It is more commonly know in India as "Asthapath". You will take a brief rest at Tarboche and then continue your walk from there on, covering distance of 7 kilometers more along the beautiful and rocky terrain before finally reaching Dirupak.

Day 10: Travel to Zuthulpuk (4760 m) 4hrs
On this day, you will cross another Pass known as Dolma-La Pass. You will have an interesting time crossing the Pass after which you will descend gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yama-Sthal must be crossed to reach the Shiva-Sthal as you will undergo with one of the toughest days of walking on the tour. Once you reach the top of Yama-Sthal, you can perform holy Pooja and also find some time for meditation. Lowering down from there, you will first reach Parvati-Sthal and then Gauri Kunda. A few hours of walking further will lead you to Zuthulpuk. 

Day 11: Travel to Tarchen/Darchen 4-5 hrs
On the 11th day morning, you will explore the Milerappa Cave which is also known as cave of miracles. It is widely believed that the great ascetic Milerappa performed several miracles here. After having lunch near Milerappa Cave, you will walk for few more hours and finally reach Tarchen. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tarchen.

Day 12: Drive to Dongba
After completing the journey of 366 kilometers in 7-8 hours long drive on the 12th day, you will finally arrive to Dongba. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Dongba.

Day 13: Drive to Nyalam 7-8 hours
The next day, you will drive for about 7-8 hrs from Dongba and reach Nyalam. The total distance you will be covering on the 13th day will be around 376 kilometers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Nyalam.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu 6-7 hours
From Nyalam, you will first drive until the Friendship Bridge situated along the Nepal-Tibet order. Then you will fulfill the immigration procedures at the Nepal-Tibet border area and after getting clearance from the authorities there, you will then head back to Kathmandu enjoying the scenic drive along the Araniko Highway. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will then be transferred back to the Hotel. 

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
On the final day, you will be transferred from the Hotel to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will take a flight back to your home country or to your next favored destination.
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Trips Facts

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Daily Walking Hour: ave.6hr

Max Altitude : 5160m/16, 924 ft

Seasons: April, May, June July august.

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