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Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days

  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
  • Affordable Overland Tour to Mt. Kailash – 14 days
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Best Affordable Trip to Mt. Kailash.

  • Trip Highlights:
    • Visit the exquisite lake Mansorover and the holy Mt. Kailash
    • 2 days of outer kora trek
    • Warm and hospitable people in Nepal and Tibet
    • Experience and explore the many mysteries that lie in Tibet
    • Scenic drive to the roof of the world

    This trip is a private tour, which can be started on your chosen dates. We need a minimum of 4 people to run this trip. We travel first to Syabrubeshi on the Nepal side and do a little village walk. Next morning a short drive will take you to Nepal/Tibet border called Rashuwagadi, Kyirong in Tibet. Drive 8 hours / 175 km). You make an overland journey after acclimatize to Kerung country that lies at the height of 3950 m. Drive to Dongba and overnight, the next day drive will take you to Mansarover lake. From here we drive upto Darchen and we commence our parikrama. We return to Kathmandu using the same route after parikrama.

    Tour begins and ends at Kathmandu Making a parikrama (walking around Mt. Kailash) wash your sins away. Especially when this is done on an auspicious year or time. On such an occasion a circuit equals 13 circuits completed during the year. ABOUT Mt.KAILASH & THE PILGRIMAGE TOUR

    Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful consider Mt. Kailash as their sacred land. The mountain is known as the throne of “Shiva", a powerful God in Hindu mythology. Buddhist considers it as Kang Rinpoche, the precious Snow Mountain. A devotee of the Jain religion considers the peak as Mount Ashtpada. Rishabanatha, the founder of the Jain faith, believed that he gained spiritual liberation on the summit of Mt.Kailash. Bon po, pre Buddhist religion in Tibet believes that this is the 'Nine storeys Swastika Mountain' that lead to heaven. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain have a magnetic influence on devotees and visitors alike. The pilgrim's walk and prostate around the mountain path of 55-km Kailash Parbat (mountain) known to them as Meru in ice and stone. There is a strong belief among Hindus and Buddhist that a single walk around the holy mountain would wash away all the sins of a lifetime. Travellers and explorers see in its raw form the amazing beauty in the middle of the dull landscape and the faithful feel that it is the sanctuary of God that gives life to the entire human being. Everybody always finds in it something valuable. Kailash peak and Mansarover Lake are situated at 4500 meters above sea level at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of south Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali Mt. Kailash. It is the only peak in the entire Himalayan range revered as ultimate sanctity. It is also one of the highest Mountains in Tibet at over 6714m (22,022 ft) and Lake Manasarovar at 4558m (14,950 ft) is probably the highest freshwater lake in the world. Though the entire Himalayas is regarded as a divine dwelling yet Mt. Kailash is the only peak that is revered as ultimate sanctity. Pilgrim takes bath in the lake Mansarover, known as Mana (mind) of Brahama.

    The place is certainly remote and difficult to reach especially in the extreme weather conditions and often on a dusty and rough road. The distance from Kathmandu is about 1000 km and from Lhasa, it is almost double. On the geographical aspect, the mountain is the source of four great rivers that merge in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. It is the source of the civilization of Indus and Brahmaputra river valley in India. Despite the reality of the Cultural Revolution in China and Tibet, regions around Kailash suffered the least. Though many monuments around it and in the vicinity were destroyed yet the faith of its followers has remained stronger than ever. More than the pilgrimage of your lifetime it is truly an adventure that remains with you life long.

    For more information about the trip:
    The distance in Tibet is very wide and the road is rough.

    So schedules are often disrupted by a mechanical problem, floods, or landslides. To tackle the problems that arise out of these unforeseen circumstances you would certainly need the spirit of adventure and patience. In fact, your journey to Tibet would be a rewarding and unforgettable experience like the one Tibetan pilgrim get once they are in Lhasa. The trip to Tibet is in high altitude region. The road is at an elevation above 3600 meters (12000 ft.) above sea level most of the time and goes as high as 5300 meters if you go to the base camp of Everest or Kailash in a short period.

    The total distance around Mt.Kailash is 55km. Yaks and porters carry camping gear and food.

    You follow the guide and other pilgrims on the trail around the holy mountain. The camp staff takes care of meals and sleeping during the entire parikrama (walk around). The staff takes care of every need. You walk at your own pace though local takes less than 3 days to complete the round. Besides the normal walk chanting mantra, there are others who make full-body prostration throughout the parikrama. It is an amazing sight. The walk around Kailash is a pious thing to do for both Hindus and Buddhist.

    Best time visit:

    Best time to travel is in summer and autumn – from March to October. Overland journey is best from early May to the middle of October. This is because of the snow condition in high Himalayan pass in winter and late spring. During the monsoon season (July to August) heavy rain can often disrupt the road to Kerung border.

    Notes: Itinerary: Above tentative itinerary showing scheduled night stop; it is a guideline only. It may change due to logistics and other condition like local government restriction, sudden change in weather and reasons beyond our control. Food, Accommodation and Arrangements:

    In the private arrangement we serve either vegetarian or non vegetarian fresh meals as required. Camping cook and kitchen staffs prepares hygienic meals to your test. Three hot meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided. Camp staffs take care of camping arrangement. In most places guest house accommodation are provided.

    For pilgrims from India special group arrangements

    can be made based on maximum of 15 to 20 persons in each group no matter how large the group is so as to provide efficient service and proper attention.

    Sleeping bag and duffel bag:

    We provide a complimentary duffel bag (soft bag) to carry your personal clothing. A sleeping bag is a personal item. Though it can be provided as a community gear to ensure privacy it is charged separately to ensure that each member takes care of this most important item before departure to avoid an unpleasant situation later. If sleeping bag is required request should be made at the time of booking the trip.

    In case of altitude problem

    with a member of the group it is always a priority of the group to attend to the sick person for his safety. Medical facilities are limited and the possibility of medical evacuation is negligible.

    Helicopter option is also possible to visit Muktinath.
  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival - Hotel accommodation
    Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel. A short briefing about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra before dinner. Dinner and cultural presentation.
    Day 02: Kathmandu halfday sightseeing - Hotel accommodation (BB)
    After Breakfast – Sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa. Packing and preparation for the trip
    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi - Guest House Accommdoation
    Drive to Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 7 hours drive). Overnight stay at Lodge.
    Day 04: Drive to Kerung County (3950m) - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi), complete immigration and custom formalities in Nepal and Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, and then continue drive to Kyirong county (3950m – 3 hours/ 105 km)
    Day 05: At Kyirong County – Rest Day for acclimatization - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    Spend whole day at acclimatization or make a short treks to stretches your legs to prepare Kailash Yatra.
    Day 06: Drive to Dongba - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    After Breakfast – Drive to Dongba (335 km – 7 hours) en-route passing Thorong La, Paigu-Tso Lake and Brahmaputra River.
    Day 07: Drive from Dongba to Mansarovar Lake - Overnight stay Guesthouse
    Drive towards Mansarovar Lake (7 hours) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water. Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hours – 110 km)
    Day 08: Drive to Darchen - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    Most of the day – Take holy bath and perform Puja (prayer ritual your own) at Mansarovar Lake. PM – Drive to Darchen (2hrs)
    Day 09: First Day of Outer Kora – Trek to Dirapuk – Guest house accommodation
    After short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yama Dwar. This is the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is 12 kms trek (5-6 hrs). You will visit North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama. NOTE: Those not doing Parikrama will stay at Darchen
    Day 10: Second Day of Outer Kora – On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Drolma La Pass - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    Trek from Dirapuk to Drolma La Pass and proceed to Zuthulpuk (22 km trek for 7-8 hours trek). This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to 18,600 ft. Descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthul-puk.
    Day 11: Drive to Dongba - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    After short Trek (2 hours) and reach to the point where the coach will be waiting and we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members who were waiting and drive to Dongba
    Day 12: Drive back to Kyirong - Overnight stay at Guesthouse
    Back journey, drive to Kyirong County – 270 km / 5.5 hrs.
    Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu - Hotel
    Drive back to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border completing immigration formalities – around 8-9 hours / 265 km.
    Day 14: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
    Rudraksha and certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the trip. You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 3 hours before flight time.
  • COST-Private Trip: $2835 per person Require Min-4 person to run the trip
    1. Arrival/departure transfers in Kathmandu
    2. Welcome dinner, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English speaking tour guide
    3. Entrance fees during sightseeing tour
    4. Private transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and, from  Kyirong to Kathmandu after the completion of Yatra
    5. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu using Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar on BB
    6. Tibet travel permits
    7. English speaking Tibetan guide, entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    8. Land transfer by land van or Mini bus according to the group size
    9. Guest House accommodation on BB basis (dormitory room), no attached bathroom and toilet in Mansarover and during Kailash Kora
    10. Yaks and Yak man for carrying luggage only during 3 days Kora ( 2 pax sharing one yak)
    11. Lunch and dinner at local lodges in Tibet
    12. Environmental protection bus fee of Kailash and lake Mansarover
    13. Oxygen 1 liter bottle one each, sleeping bags, down jackets, oxymeter
    Cost Excludes:
    1. Group visa fee for China / Tibet with same day delivery - US$90 per person. For US Citizen US$175 per person
    2. Personal clothing and Sleeping bag (rental cost US$30)
    3. Personal Insurance, Medical box, emergency rescue evacuation, etc
    4. Lunch and Dinner, alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, telephone, porterage (In case of landslide or border crossing) and tips.
    5. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned.
    6. Expenses due to flight delay, road disruption, flood, sickness and other contingencies
    Hotels we will use:
    • Kathmandu – Hotel Taleju
    • Syabrubeshi – Local best available Guest House
    • Kyirong = Pengtso Rosar Hotel
    • Dongba = local Hotel
    • Tarchen = local budget hotel
    • Lake Manasarovar, Dirapuk, Zultulpuk  = local guesthouse (shared dormitory room with 4-8 beds in one room, there is no attached bathroom and toilet, it's impossible to take a shower )
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