Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Looking for a pilgrimage tour? Book our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra right now. This tour package is for any Hindu who is willing to explore the yatra of lifetime. The majestic Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual center of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. It is believed that on the top live the most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations: Kathmandu - Nyalam - Saga - Prayang - Darchen - Dirapuk - Zuthulphuk - Mt. Kailash - Maansarovar Lake Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Morning, after breakfast we take you for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu. In the evening meet our experts to update you for the tour. Over night stay at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu Nylam
In the morning, we will drive you to the frontier town of Nepal at Kodari. From here, a short walk to the friendship bridge for the drive on a local available vehicle to Zhangmu, the main entrance of Tibet which is about 145 Kms from Kathmandu. In Zhangmu, you will be received by our tour guide. After all the formalities at the check post here, your journey continues for another 35 Kms which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. On arriving Nyalam (3,700 m.), you are to check into the hotel. The lodges and guesthouses here are very simple and basic. Over night stay at Nylam.
Day 04: In Nylam
This is your day to take complete rest. Acclimatize and take local hikes around. Over night stay at Nylam hotel.
Day 05: Nylam Saga
Start your day afresh. After breakfast we will drive you to the first pass of Lelung La at 5,050 m. From here a superb view of the high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shisapangma to Langtang Himal. From here the road diverts towards near Shisapangma on the trail to Saga on the absolute windswept landscape on the rough dirt road. Reach Saga which is one of the large village enroute to Kailash. The drive can take approximate 5-6 hours depending upon the road condition. You will be camping near the village for the overnight. Over night stay at Saga.
Day 06: Saga Paryang (110 Kms)
After a hearty breakfast we will drive you through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains. After 5-6 hours of drive, you will arrive Paryang. Over night stay at Paryang
Day 07: Prayang Darchen
On this day your journey continues to Darchen, the start of our Parikrama or Kora. The drive passes through open territory with a view of distant mountains and Yak herders camps. If lucky you might come across a herd of Kang (Wild Ass). The drive takes us to a high pass of over 5,000 m. before we arrive at Darchen (4,480 m). Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small village with couple of guest houses. Darchen is the beginning and end point of the Kora. Over night stay at Darchen.
Day 08: Darchen Dirapuk
Start your day afresh. On this day you are to proceed for 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 at Dirapuk (4,750 m.), after 5-6 hours walk. You are to camp on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, northwest face. Over night stay at the camp.
Day 09: Dirapuk Zuthulphuk
In the morning after a light breakfast, you are to proceed a little higher to side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring you to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery. Over night stay at Zuthulphuk.
Day 10: Zuthulphuk Darchen
On this day your gradual track finally ends at Darchen. Over night stay at Darchen.
Day 11: Darchen Lake Mansarovar
As you start your day afresh, your next spiritual destination starts to Lake Mansarovar for the holy bath. It is believed a ritual bath delivers pilgrims to paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. The drive from Darchen takes a little over 2 hours on the dirt road. Lake Mansarovar, one of the largest salt lake in Tibet. You will be camping at the shore of the lake very close to the monastery and its village. Over night at Mansarovar camp.
Day 12 : In Mansarover
This day is for you to rest at Lake Mansarovar for dip in the Lake and local hikes around. Over night stay at Mansarovar camp.
Day 13: Mansarover Paryang
This is the day when you are to retrace the journey back to Paryang, app. 5-6 hrs. Over night stay at Paryang.
Day 14: Paryang Saga
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. After breakfast we drive you back to Saga. Over night stay at Saga.
Day 15 : Saga - Nylam
In the morning, after a healthy breakfast we drive you back to Nylam. Over night stay at Nylam.
Day 16: Nylam Zhangmu Kathmandu
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast. Post breakfast we will drive you to Zhangmu and continue towards Kathmandu after the holy memorable journey of a lifetime. On arriving Kathmandu, you are to check into the hotel. Over night stay at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 17: In Kathmandu
This is your day to indulge in shopping and other independent activities. Over night stay at Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure Transfer
This is the last day of your trip. After a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred in time to the International airport for your flight back home. .