Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour 13 Days

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Highlights

Trip Destination Nepal & Kailash (Tibet)
Entry / Exit Point Zhangmu 
Maximum altitude 5600 m
Duration of Trip 13 Days
Group Size 17 People or Above
Mode of Trekking / Tour  Tea House/Lodge
Driving Hour Approx 5-7 hours
Trekking Hour 5 to 8 hours
Trip Type Pilgrimage & Adventure
Best Season April through October

 

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INR
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TRIP INTRODUCTION

!! O M   N A M A H   S H I V A Y A  !!

DETAIL PROGRAM ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU 
Upon arrival in Tribhuvan international airport at Kathmandu, our staff will welcome you with garlands or khada with mineral water bottle. Then we will transfer to Hotel and check into room and be refresh & relax. In the evening, you will have dinner in hotel & you will be given information on next day program by our tour leader.
Optional: If anybody are interested to take an hour Mount Everest Flight on next day morning, should book and confirm with us by this evening. Normally, the flight operates from 6.30 am to 10 am, and you should prepare in the hotel before 1 hour 15 minutes ahead to leave airport for reporting 45 minutes before departure time at least.
* Overnight at Hotel (Room on twin sharing basis)
 
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Morning breakfast start from 6 am to 10 am in the hotel. Today you will have sightseeing program in the morning started by 8 am to 1 pm. You will, visit Pashupatinath temple (the biggest hindus temple) and Budhanilkantha temple (the tallest sleeping Bishnu). Lunch at 1 pm in hotel. Then you are free for your tour preparation. In the evening at 5.30 PM we will call for short briefing program on Kailash journey following by introduction and assist for money exchange & down jacket distribution.
* Overnight at Hotel (Room on twin sharing basis)
 
DAY 03: DRIVE JOURNEY TO NYALAM VIA KODARI BORDER (3750 m.)
Early morning wake up by 4.30 am and prepare to leave by 5.30 am to Kodari border. On the way, you will be stop for pack breakfast with tea service in highway restaurant and will continue our journey further ahead. After 3 hours journey, you will reach in Kodari where you will be serve lunch meal (veg) in decent restaurant near border town. By the time, our representative will finish immigration in Nepal side and then we proceed to China by walk (10 min) through Friendship Bridge. All group members should follow in queue with their respective passport serial number as per visa while passing through immigration in China side. We will be receive by our Tibetan guide in China immigration, complete immigration formalities, get in our Tibet side bus then proceed to Nyalam via Zhangmu town where our guide will takes few minutes for further permit formalities. It takes approximately an hour & half to reach Nyalam, the distance from the friendship bridge to Nyalam is near about 32 km. 
* Overnight at Guesthouse (Pilgrims Inn or Shishapangma Guesthouse or similar) - dormitory room
* Kathmandu to Kodari - 120 km (4 hrs & half).
* Kodari - Nyalam: 32 km (one and half hour)
 
DAY 04: REST & ACCLIMATIZATION IN NYALAM
Today, we are free in Nyalam taking rest for the purpose of acclimatization with Tibet climate. You can wake up in normal time, the breakfast will be prepare by 8 am. Around 10 am, we will move for short hiking to warm up our body for adjusting Tibetan environment. There is short steep uphill above Nyalam village where you can walk gradually and comfortably without any hastening. Alternatively, if you cannot go for climbing hill then you can also stroll around hotel vicinity & go for visit in the town of Nyalam. Moreover, you should group up for chanting or bhajan in the rest of the day as well to grow positive energy within your body. Lunch & Dinner will be serve as per given time notify by your team leader.
* Overnight at Guesthouse (Pilgrims Inn or Shishapangma guesthouse or similar) - dormitory room
 
DAY 05: DRIVE, NYALAM TO DONGBA (4500 m.)
Here your day begins with full of excitement for leading your way towards ultimate destination Kailash. Hereafter, your daily routine will be similar with breakfast prepare by 7 am and leave your camp to next destination by 9 am the latest. Today our journey head to Dongba, en route we will have opportunity to see Milareppa cave from far sight after 10 km from Nyalam, Lalung-La Pass (5200 m.), Mt. Shishapangma range, one of the highest peak in Tibet, Ganesh parbat & Lake Peiku then eventually cross the bridge built over River Bramhaputra (also called Yarlung Tsangpo in Chinese) in Saga. You will have lunch break in and around bank of Brahmaputra river or in Saga county then continue drive further to Dongba with nice landscape view of snow capped mountains, villages, yak herders and small river. Dinner and overnight in Guesthouse.
* Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
* Nyalam to Dongba: 395 km (6.5 hrs drive)
 
DAY 06: DRIVE, DONGBA TO LAKE MANSASAROVAR (CHIU GOMPA) - 4600 m.
Today is the highlighted day of this journey. We are going to reach the holy Lake "Manasarovar & Mt. Kailash" which is our ultimate goal. Hence, we set off our journey the earliest possible by 6 to 7 am so that we can reach in Manasarovar by early afternoon for great timing to take bath in warm sun rather than being late to take bath with chill wind started by late afternoon. On the way, we will drive through the highest motorable pass of this journey (Mayum-La; 5200 m.). Moreover, we will have to pass through check point formalities in Mayumla & in Manasarovar so we should keep some space for this.
Lunch will be served somewhere near Horchu River, before the Mayum-La pass. On lucky day, we have good opportunity to have darshan of Mt. Kailash from Manasarovar base camp where we have to change our vehicle to travel Kailash region. Here we have to wait some while for bus and that spare time will be use for praying and having darshan of Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar. We will be given quick 30 min for holy dip in lake Manasarovar at safe & good shore on the way depending upon time & weather permission. Today we will make Parikrama of Lake Manasarovar by 70% of its circular and stay overnight in Chiu Gompa camp. Enroute parikrama of Lake Manasarovar, we will also see another beautiful fresh water lake called Rakhas Tal, the demon lake created by Lanka king Rawan with crescent moon shape. Dinner & overnight stay will be at guesthouse near the shore of Lake Manasarovar.   
* Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
* Dongba to Lake Manasarovar: 360 km (6 hrs drive)
 
DAY 07: LAKE MANASAROVAR & THEN DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4700 m)
Today you will have plenty time for Puja / Hawan and holy bath in Lake Manasarovar, the lake created by Brahma in his mind. You will have breakfast in the morning at basic time. Some of you can also go hike for Chiu Gompa visit reside in the top of hill close from camp. Today our cook will try best to serve additional variety in lunch than of previous day to feel you delight. After lunch, we will drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash where we will stay an overnight in order to prepare for trekking around Mt. Kailash. Similarly, you can also spectacle snow capped mountain range of Gurla Mandata and Rakhas Tal once again. You can stroll around small market of Darchen town in the late afternoon.
* Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room    
* Manasarovar - Darchen (40 km) - 1 hour
 
DAY 08: START PARIKRAMA TO DERAPHUK (4950 m.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Sherson near Yama Dwar. From Yama Dwar, you will start trekking to DiraPhuk (north face of Kailash). One can blessed with ultimate darshan of Mt. Kailash south face from Yamadwar. The pilgrims who are unable to make kora of Mt. Kailash will pray and make thrice circular of Yamadwar in the name of Lord Shiva & Parbati and return to Darchen waiting for other trekkers till 3rd day.
For trekkers going Kora will begin after Yamadwar & Kailash darshan by walk or riding horse. Horse will be available on pre-booking and horse riders will choose their horse & horseman by picking up coupon which should not be lost until the service end. Today the trekking is moderate walk with flat trails and gradual up following Glacier River alongside. On the mid way, we will halt for a while at tea shop for pack lunch. Then continue slight uphill trek to Diraphuk camp with stunning glimpse of north face of Mt. Kailash. Also, those trekkers or pilgrims who reach camp earlier and fit by health may also go further walk to uphill for Charan Sparsh from camp if army permits.
* Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge – dormitory room     
* Darchen to Yama Dwar – 11 km (30 minutes) drive
* Yama Dwar to Diraphuk – 18 km (5 hrs) trek
 
DAY 09: TREK SHIVASTHAL - GAURIKUNDA - ZUTULPHUK (4850 m.)
This is the toughest day of parikrama. You have to wake up 4 am early in the morning and start trek by 5 am without forgetting to carry pack lunch.  The journey right from the beginning starts going uphill till to Dolma-La (5600 m.) about 4-5 hours then continue descending to the flat valley region, the other side of Dolma-la pass. You will find Shivasthal at Dolma la covered by prayer flags and different offers by prayers like clothings & ornaments.
 
Descending steep down from high pass, you will be lucky to sight beautiful holy lake – Gauri Kunda at the right side underneath of hill. After continue sloping down, you will cross short glacier path and then will find tea shop for lunch break at plain valley. Then after continue easy walk on flat trail but tedious with feel of similar landscape around and never ending. The last leg of the journey is along with the River Bank, up to Zutulphuk. The high light of the day are Shivasthal, Dolma-La and Gauri Kunda which are on the way.
* Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge – dormitory room        
* Driraphuk to Zutulphuk (22 km - 9 hours) trek
 
DAY 10: END TREK THEN DRIVE TO DONGBA
Today, the trail is easy & flat, so you will complete the journey within 2 to 3 hours. We will be picked up at the ending point near Darchen by our vehicle, then transferred to Darchen, here you will get lunch and continue to Saga along with all group members. You will have last opportunity to view Lake Manasarovar on the way while seeing off Kailash region. We will be drop off at Manasarovar bus stand by Blue Bus of Ngari region and will shift to our another private bus from Lhasa. Then our journey will retrace back through same way.
* Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
* Zutulphuk to ending point (11 km, 2.5 / 3 hrs trek)
* Ending point to Dongba: 350 km (6 hrs drive)
 
DAY 11: RETURN BACK TO NYALAM
Return back to Nyalam via the same route.
* Overnight at Guesthouse (Pilgrims Inn or Shishapangma guesthouse or similar) - dormitory room
* Dongba to Nyalam: 395 km (7 hrs drive)
 
DAY 12: RETURN BACK TO KATHMANDU
Morning after breakfast drive down to ZhangMu, cross over the Friendship Bridge then drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch will be served in Kodari border. Evening dinner and rest.
* Overnight at Hotel (room on twin sharing basis)
* Nyalam to Kodari – 32 km (1 hr)
* Kodari to Kathmandu - 120 km (4 hrs & half).
 
DAY 13: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel. According to your flight schedule, you will be transfer to international airport in Kathmandu for your flight back home.   
 
 
NETT PAYABLE GROUP JOINING PRICE (EX-KATHMANDU):
 

TOUR TYPE

PRICE OFFER

INDIAN NATIONALS

FOREIGN OR NRI NATIONALS

GROUP JOINING

TARIFF TOUR PRICE:

 

 

BY BUS

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BY JEEP

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SUPPLEMENT COST FOR SINGLE ROOM IN KATHMANDU:

INR 4,500/- OR  USD 120/- PER PERSON

SUPPLEMENT FOR HOTEL UPGRADE INTO 4 STAR:

INR 3,000/- OR USD 75 PER PERSON

SUPPLEMENT FOR HOTEL UPGRADE INTO 5 STAR:

INR 4,500/- OR USD 120 PER PERSON

SUPPLEMENT FOR USA OR CANADIAN NATIONAL:

USD 100 PER PERSON

Note:

  • We are offering discount on package cost if you booked and paid 50% payment till 2019.
  • The above package offer is valid for 2018.

KAILASH GROUP JOINING FIXED DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2019:

Months

Normal Dates

Full Moon Dates

Inner Parikrama Dates

APRIL

 

 

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MAY

 

 

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JUNE

 

 

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JULY

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

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Note:
 
All above departure dates mentioned are arrival in Kathmandu
The full moon days are on .........; you will be in Manasarovar on these days joining above full moon dates.

 

HOTEL WE USE:

CITY

3 STAR

4 STAR

5 STAR

KATHMANDU

HOTEL MARSHYANGDI OR MOONLIGHT OR MIRAGE LORDS INN

HOTEL GRAND OR MANASLU OR ROYAL SINGI

HOTEL SHANGRILA OR SHANKER

 

NOTE: THIS PACKAGE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO THE TIBET PERMIT IS CLOSED FROM THIS BORDER SINCE 2015 EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL.

Other Information

You can extend your program to visit Muktinath Tour, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, please email us at info@explore-vacation.com for details.