Mount Kailash Tour

Price US$ 2350.00
  • Max elevation 5600 Meter
  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Trip Type Kailash Pilgrimage tour
  • Duration 16 night 17 days day,13 night Tibet, 3 Night Nepal Side
  • Accomodation Guest House (twin sharing)
  • Transportation jeep/van/bus
  • Group Size Fixed departure Minimum 4 plus and Private Tour Minimum two persons require
  • Best Season April to October.
  • Food freshly cooked vegetarian western, Indian, Chinese and western style Simple food

Mt.Kailash (22028feet) Considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. It’s known as snow dusted rock pyramid in located in the scenery rich in the western part of Tibet, located between the Himalayas and Karakorum ranges. From this peak, one can enjoy the view of Afganistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometers circuit about 32 miles parikrama.

Mt Kailash is one of the important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, the pristine high-altitude lake of Manasoraver and Rakshesa. Mount Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions to Hindus and Buddhism, Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and Lake Manasarovar the soul of Brahima. As per the Tibetan culture Kailash calls Kailash Kang Rinpoche. Jains worship it as Mt. Ashtapada, The peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation, as the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, reserve Kailash as the soul of Tibet. The another contributing to the mystical aspect of Kailash has four most sacred Rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from Tibet-Sutlej, Karnali a major tributary of the Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Indus. The end of the Rivers more than 2000km apart, still they all have the source within 100 km of Kailash. This holy region is known as the navel of the universe attracting scholars and researcher from all over the world. Mount Kailash was known as the Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epic. This tour provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique truly rewarding journey of a lifetime.

  • Day 1 : Arrival day, O/n Hotel BB Basis.

    our office representative greets you at Airport and transfer to Hotel, in the evening Briefing about tour.

  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu O/N Hotel BB Basis

    After B/F Half day, guided Sight Seeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time

  • Day 3 : After B/F Half day

    guided Sight Seeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/nt at Hotel

  • Day 4 : Kathmandu-Nayalam (3800M/165KMS-8HRS)

    Guest House. An early morning, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Kodari border, after completing the immigration formalities we cross the border to Tibet and stay in Nyalam. This is a small Himalayan town from where we start a short acclimatization trek and may visit a cave of the sage "MILEREPA"

  • Day 5 : Acclimatization in Nayalam and Visit Milerepa Caves

    Ont at Guest House. Nayalam is a beautiful place for acclimatization; you will visit Milarepa Cave where Tibetan Tantric Master saint meditated.

  • Day 6 : Drive, Nayalam to Saga (4640mtrs/221kms/7hrs)

    Camp. Beautiful drive to Paikutso, we visit the sacred lake of Pai -Kutso and take the ferry over the legendary river Brahmaputra. This is one of the 4 rivers which have its source near Kailash. Drive offers several beautiful Lake's view, we cross on boat Huge Brahmaputra River local language known as Yarlung Tsangpo , features of Tibetan Nomads with their herd of yaks and sheep.

  • Day 7 : Drive, Saga to Parayang (4550mtrs /185kms /7hrs) Camp

    Today we enjoy the majestic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the grand Himalayan chain to the south.

  • Day 8 : Drive to Lake Manasarover (4520mtrs/250kms-8-9hrs) Camp

    Today we will drive all the way to Manasarover and get the first views of Kailash and Manasarover.

  • Day 9 : Full day excursion at Manasarover

    overnight at Darchen at 4640m Tarboche , Camp. Explore Manasarover by jeep, holy Pooja, take a ritual bath. Enter ancient caves and enjoy the roaming place of RISHIS and YOGIS. According to ancient scriptures the lake is created from the mind of the Hindu deity BRAHMA. The lake is a gift for yogis who do penance here. The tremendous heat produced through their penance can be cooled of by a purifying and rejuvenating bath in the lake. It is said that a ritual bath in Manasarover kills the sins of a lifetime, after Pooja, ritual ceremony drive to Darchen or Tarboche for overnight.

  • Day 10 : Start Kailash Parikarma from Darchen or Tarboche

    Trek to Dira Puk . Today is the actual start of the circumambulation of Kailash from Darchen first prostration point, Tarboche Flag pole the auspicious gateway and sky burial ground, We trek to Dhira at Puk at 4765 Meters, camp at the north face of Kailash. This will be a once in a lifetime experience view of Kailash is superb from Here.

  • Day 11 : Trek to Zuthul Puk (5650 meters/ 22kms- trek 8-9hrs).Camp

    Trek to the north face wall of Kailash. This is one of the real highlights of the tour. You will come face to face with the greatness of Kailash. We will cross the last ridges to literally sit in the lab of Shivas abode. This is the most powerful point of the pilgrimage and has transformed the lives of those who visited with humility and devotion. Today's hike is not part of the actual Kora and only possible for physically very fit people. Today we cross the Dolma La Pass (5650meters). Dorma La is the highest point of our pilgrimage and it is said that those who pass this gateway will finish the Karma of a full lifetime and start a new life at this point. Very near we find the famous lake "GAURIKUND", the bathtub of Parvati the wife of Lord Shiva. You have the opportunity to take a sacred bath here and charge your body, mind and spirit. Later we will trek to the campsite near the monastery Zutul Puk and enjoy the stay near the river.

  • Day 12 : Kailash Kora end near Darchen (4700mtrs/14kms-5hrs) Camp

    Today we will complete the Kailash Kora crossing third and fourth prostration point ZUTHUL PUK Monastery and trek, trek near by Darchen from where we directly drive to Chiu Gompa the ancient monastery at the shore of Lake Manasarovar where you will enjoy a bath in the hot springs and camp near the lake.

  • Day 13 : Drive, to Parayang (4540mtrs/277kms /7-8hrs) Camp

  • Day 14 : Drive Parayang to Saga (4840mtrs/185kms-8hrs) .Camp.

    On our way to Saga we again enjoy the beauty of the Tibetan Plateau and camp near the town at a sacred rock which marks one of the power vortexes of Tibet.

  • Day 15 :

    Drive saga to Nayalam (4850mtrs/115kms-6-7hrs),Camp

  • Day 16 :

    Drive Nayalam to Kathmandu, Hotel.

  • Day 17 :

    Transfer to Airport

If you like to pick yours own date prefer a private trip please feel free to write us email. Below advertised cost is on fixed advertise dates.

  • Entire Package Cost US$ 2350.00 Each Person.

  • Single Supplement US$ 350.00

Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing at BB Basis in Kathmandu 3 night and Tibet twin sharing basis with full board meals at simple Guest Houses-3-4 nights.
  • All the camping equipment, Two-men a tent at Camping, Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen Tent, mattress with foam, up to -10 degree sleeping bag,
  • Staff:-English speaking Nepalese Sherpa staff, well trained Cook ,Kitchen boys, Sherpas, English speaking Tibetan Guide, Tibetan driver, two men a Yak with Yak men around Kailash Trekking.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, sightseeing-Pashupatinath Darshan, Kathmandu to Tibet Border to Kathmandu by Coach, Tibet side Deluxe Land cruisers 4500 cc (four person in one) with support truck
  • Food: freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals 3 time a day and all kitchen equipment, cutlery set, chair & dinning table Drinks: Hot drinks- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Boiled water, Kitchen, Dining & Toilet Tents
  • Safety Concern; Gammon Bag, Oxygen, Basic first aid kid Box, Satellite Phone,
  • Gift Items: duffel bag, Wind breaker jacket & Pant, a water bottle
  • Fees & Permit; Monastery and temple entrance fees, Normal Tibet China Visa Fees, Kailash Permit, Tibet Permit,

Excludes:

  • Nepal re-entry visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra cost in the event of landside for hiring Porter age , expenses of personal and bar bills.

PLANNING & PREPARATION

If you are planning for the Holy Yatra, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Yatra successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel

Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the followings : Fever/Chest congestion’s, loose motion, Body, Joint pains, Sore throat, Indigestion, Stiffness, Headache, Constipation, Cold, Acidity, Diarrhea /Cough/Stomach cramps, Swellings, Sneezing, Vomiting/Muscle Pulls/Nose Blocks/Dysentery & Store eyes

In addition to the Meditation, your First Aid Kit must contain the followings : Vaseline/Facial tissues/ Cotton/ Chopstick/ Mouth Freshness ck/ Body lotion/ Dark sunglasses/ Rubber bands/ Ban Aid/ Toilet papers/ Bandage roll / Cough drop/ Ditto /Listerine/ Cologne/ Antiseptic / Cologne/ Candles/Lighter/ Nose Inhaler/ Mustard Oil/ Dust cover In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.

Additionally : – Once you finalized your plan to visit the Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra. It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] for personal needs or emergency. Travel cheques, Indian currencies [except 500 and 1000 currency notes, credit card is accepted in Nepal.You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.

Documents :- You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly; Passport with Photostat copies Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc, Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc. Travel Cheque, credit cards & Currency. Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers, any other document for personal purposes.

Clothing & Equipment’s : The following clothing and equipments are suggested for your own protection and safety.

  • Wind breaker Jacket and Pant, Down Jacket, Polar fleece: Light quilted.

  • Pure wool and thick cotton socks

  • Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination.

  • Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts.

  • Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)

  • Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves.

  • Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals

  • Sun / Snow glasses

  • Towels-including small hand towel.

  • Hot water bottle.

  • Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep

  • Your personal belongings.

  • Rain coat with hood.

  • Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest.

  • Torch with spare cells & bulbs

  • Video camera: – as per the interest.

  • Binoculars.

  • Plastic mug/whistle.

  • Swiss knife ( multi purpose)

  • First aid box / personal medicine

  • Walking stick

INFORMATION ON  HEALTH PRE-CAUTION 
Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, Lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest. , Relax-do not exert, be excited, Reduce talking, Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.

  • Keep your load light, Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.

  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.

  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.

  • Observe silence with smile, Never go too high and too fast., Avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs and intoxicants.

  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.

  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favorite music, bhajans, chanting etc.

  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.

  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.

  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.

  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.

ROUTE & CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

The route from Kathmandu to Tatopani [Nepal-China boarder] is narrow and scary but most of it is black topped. The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty. Night is colder rather than day. Torrential rains and strong icy winds is common feature. Flooding rivers and landslides are frequent. The average altitude is above 3,500M and the route covers many high altitudes pass.

Risk and Liability:-

  • If one Yatri wants to do the Parikarma he / she will be taken care off. Oxygen bags, Gammow bags, Basic medical Kits are provided. No Alcohol, Drugs and other intoxicants. Anyone found using these will be left behind at the every camp at their own risk. Further stay and return back are all at their own risk and the liability is theirs.
  • Any natural adversity like landslides, storm, floods, heavy snow, road blockage political unrest, cancellation of flights, delay in arrival or departure, sickness or accident, any unforeseen events that change the scheduled program forces the travels to change the itinerary, the decision of the experienced coordinator and the travels are the final one.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to the above mentioned reasons must be borne by the travelers.
  • The pilgrimage is planned to make all do the Parikarma of the Holy Mount. But it any one cannot make it them the additional cost of the camp of staying behind has to be born them and there. Travelers can take insurance coverage

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