Kailash Mansarovar Tour
Mt. Kailash-Manasarovar is one of the holiest of naturalshrines for the
Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and the indigenous Tibetan Bonpos in the
Himalayas. Mount Kailash is situated in the south- western part of
Tibet, and lapping at its foothills are the turquoise blue, calm waters
of Lake Manasarovar. Considered a home of the Gods, it is said, if you
stand on your toes here, you can touch the sky.
At 6714m Mt. Kailash, also known as Tise, Kailasa and Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows), has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi. And as the center of the physical and metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Buddhist, Jains, the Hindus and the Bonpos. For the Buddhists, the mountain represents a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dhyani-Buddhas and Bodhisattvas - The Wheel of Life. For the Bonpos, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Kailaskhand, as the region is known, is also the source of four great rivers flowing into the subcontinent - Indus, Brahmaputra, Karnali and Sutlej.
It is a Hindu belief that Kailas is the throne of Lord Shiva. Here he sits in perpetual meditation with his consort Parvati, daughter of Himalaya. This is the holy place where Lord Shiva recited the Ramayana to Parvati. For Hindus, Mount Kailas and the Manasarovar are considered to be the ultimate pilgrimage destinations. It is said that a ritual bath in the sacred Manasarovar will relinquish the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
According to the Tibetan calendar, the year of the WATER HORSE is very special period to visit Mt. Kailash and comes once in a 12-year cycle. There will be pilgrims flocking into Kailash from every corner of the Buddhist world to pay homage and undertake holy circumambulation of this holiest of the mountains especially on the Baisakh full moon day.
- Trip Itinerary
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Kathmandu to Nylam (150km), 3750m
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3800m.). We reach friendship bridge ( Nepal – China boarder) by private coach. After Nepal immigration and custom formalities cross the bridge then drive uphill to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guest house.
Rest day at Nylam 3750m for acclimatization for further adventure journey.
On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet visiting lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Saga/4450m: (Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 245 km)
Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Here, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.
Paryang (4600m) 230 km 7-8 hrs
The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Arrive at Hore, a small village near by Lake Manasarover for the overnight.
Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours
Witness and enjoy the Saga Dawa festival just at the base camp of the Holy mt. Kailash parikrama.
Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. The walk is for about 7hrs and completes 15kms providing frequently face of Kailash Parbat.
Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles ). The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here.
The hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
End of Kailash kora (Parikrama) and drive to Manasarovar
Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hr.
Drive Pary to Saga (185km) 7-8 hrs
Drive to Nylam or Zangmu (296km) 6-7 hr.
Drive down to Friendship Bridge and transfer to Dhulikhel.118 km 5-6 hrs
Transfer to kathmandu (32 km) 2-3 hrs
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis at Guest Houses & Camping Tents as per itinerary
- Landcruisers (4 Person in 1 Landcruiser Basis) and Support Truck
- Freshly cooked full board meals
- Dining / Kitchen & Toilet tents
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- 1 Nepali Team Leader
- Experienced Sherpa Staff
- Monastery entrance fees
- Yaks & Yak-men for Porterage during Kailash Parikarma.
- Gamow Bag, Oxygen, Basic first aid kit, 1 Satellite Phone
- Kailash Permit and Tibet / China Visa fee
Price Not Includes
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Travel Insurance
- Extra cost in the event of landslide
- for hiring porterage or arranging additional transportation and expenses of personal nature
- All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
- Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
- Tips to guide and porter
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. personal illness, strike etc.