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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

(Itinerary ID : TP133)
Package Duration : 16 Nights/ 17 Days
Destination Covered : Kathmandu - Kodari - Tibet - Nyalam - Saga - Paryang - Mansarovar - Chiu Gompa - Tirthapuri - Tarchen - Diraphuk - Tarboch - Zuthulphuk
Starting Price : US$ 1700 per person on twin sharing basis
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre 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. On the top lives their 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. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.

Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Royal Singi Hotel (***)

Day 02 Kathmandu
One half day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Kathmandu/ Kodari/ Tibet/ Nyalam
Early morning drive to Kodari border by bus (5hours) cross the Friendship Bridge to meet our crew from Tibet side and continue the trip by landcruisers to Nyalam, o/n at local guesthouse.

Day 04 Nyalam
One day free at Nyalam for acclimatization.

Overnight: Hotel.

Day 05 Saga
Drive about 325Km to Saga o/n. Guest House

Day 06 Paryang
Drive 260Km to Paryang o/n. Guest House.

Day 07 Mansarovar
Drive 265Km to Mansarovar stay at Hor Guesthouse near the northern shore of Mansarovar.

Day 08 Mansarovar/ Chiu Gompa
Start a morning pleasant drive around Lake Mansarovar (30km) reaching Chiu Gompa, en-route visit Qiugu Gompa (one of the ancient location where Hinduism's Pooja was practiced), after arrival of Chiu Gompa we will try a holy bath there, o/n guesthouse near Chiu Gompa.

Day 09 Tirthapuri/ Tarchen
Today will be a tough day, we drive about 70km rough road to Tirthapuri - a region known for medicinal hot springs and a geyser where in a story of Hinduism demon lost the fight to the god was burnt to ash, righteousness finally overcome the unrighteousness. We will enjoy the hot springs as well as a magnificent view of River Satlej. And we will pass by Rakshash tal the sister lake of Mansarovar. After Tirthapuri we will drive to Tarchen (Base Camp of Mt. Kailash), our guide will arrange Yaks and Yak helpers for our next 3 days Kora around Mt. Kailash, and in the mean time all group members will have a last chance for their own physical evaluation. For those not feeling so comfortable can choose to stay in Tarchen or Chiu Gompa near Lake Mansarovar, while others can prepare for the next 3 days trek around Mt. Kailash. stay at Guest House.

Day 10 Diraphuk/ Tarboch
Trek about 22Km to Diraphuk, "Tough day" After breakfast drive to Tarboch (8km) and start trek (Kora of Mt. Kailash) to Diraphuk (5000m) light lunch on the way, dinner at camp. o/n camping.

Day 11 Zuthulphuk
Trek about 20 Km to Zuthulphuk, this is the day all pilgrims talk about, the most difficult journey through the Yatra, slowly climb over Dolmala Pass (5637m) and descend down to Zuthulphuk, o/n camping

Day 12 Tarchen
Trek about only 6 km down to the point where our landcruisers will be waiting for us, drive to Tarchen (10km), after lunch continue drive 30 km to Hor Guest House. o/n local guesthouse.

Day 13 Paryang
Drive to Paryang.

Day 14 Saga
Drive to Saga.

Day 15 Nyalam
Drive to Nyalam

Day 16 Kathmandu
Drive to Friendship Bridge and meet our Nepal side staff and continue the trip back to Kathmandu, o/n Royal Singi Hotel.

Day 17 India
Fly back to India.

Price Details

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
(Kathmandu/ Kodari/ Tibet/ Nyalam/ Saga/ Paryang/ Mansarovar/ Chiu Gompa/ Tirthapuri/ Tarchen/ Diraphuk/ Tarboch/ Zuthulphuk ) - 16 Nights/ 17 Days
Indian Nationals:
INR 57,000 per person on twin sharing basis
INR 62,500 per person on single occupancy basis
Foreign Nationals:
US$ 1700 per person on twin sharing basis
US$ 1850 per person on single occupancy basis

  • Joining Departures available in every week on minimum 3pax only!
  • Stay all the way in "windproof" clean, comfortable guesthouses instead of camping (we camp only 2 nights in Kailash kora)
  • Our package includes Tirthapuri, the third biggest pilgrimage site in the region. It's said Kailash & Mansarovar Pilgrimage Yatra will not be an accomplished one without a visit to Thirthapuri.
  • Gamow bag (PAC-personal altitude chamber) and oxygen cylinders will go with the trip to guard your lifelines*.
  • Travel by 4 wheel drive landcruisers with maximum 4pax in one land cruiser
  • For private tour seekers, please contact us directly for the tailor-made price starting from 2pax onwards
Price cost includes :

Nepal Side Services »
  1. Kathmandu airport transfers on arrival and departure
  2. 3 nights stay in Royal Singi Hotel (Standard 3 star hotel, only 2 minutes walk to Durbarmarg, King's way) with bed & breakfast basis
  3. Half day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  4. Transfers from Kathmandu to Kodari border and back in Non AC buses.
Tibet Side Services »
  1. All necessary permits, Tibet/China Group Visa, entrance fees for the entire trip as per our itinerary.
  2. All Japanese made landcruisers with supporting truck (4pax+).
  3. Freshly cooked 3 vegetarian meals a day by our experienced sherpa staff.
  4. Accommodation as per our itinerary in clean comfortable guesthouses and two-men tents with our warm sleeping bags provided during 2 nights 3 days Mt. Kailash Kora.
  5. Tibetan English Speaking Guide
  6. Yaks with yak drivers for carrying luggage & cooking equipments during the Kora
  7. Gamow bag and personal oxygen cylinders (12pax+)
Price Cost does not include :

» Airfares to Kathmandu & Departure, airport tax (770 NC for SAARC nationals and NC 1100 for all other countries) from Kathmandu.
» Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
» If need Yaks for riding upon for Kailash Kora, early request to our guide is necessary and the cost will be borne by guest on the spot. Be ware of the possible risk being thrown out by the yak, it hurts and might break your bones. (Yak charge approx. INR 500 per person per day + INR 500 for Yak Driver per day)
» Any expenses of personal nature such as travel insurance, drinks, laundry, telephone / fax calls, porters or arranging additional transportation.
» Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs etc.
» Services other than specified.

Travel Tips

What medicine I should bring for the high elevation?
In addition to the normal medications for traveling recommended by your doctor, you should bring some thing to prevent symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Take time to acclimatize, drink lots of water and bring purification tablets. People suffering from heart, lung and kidney diseases should consult a physician before traveling to Tibet.

What should I bring for the plateau weather?
Tibet's high altitude and the atmosphere allow the sun's solar radiation to strike the earth with unusual intensity at all times of year. To protect your eyes and skin, bring a sunhat, sunglasses, lip balm and lotions sold with SPF ratings, and/or zinc-oxide cream to provide 100% block-out.

Always bring warm clothes with you even in the summer season for the temperature in Tibet varies a lot in the day and night time. Light clothing for daytime and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

We recommend one down jacket, one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, one warm windproof cotton jacket, four cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, two thermal vests, one rain coat, one pair each of light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, six pairs of warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & sun hat, two towels, Wind - Rain Jacket, sun hat, sun glass, sun cream, chap stick.

Insurance & Emergency Expenses : We suggest that clients insure themselves against a comprehensive claim policy. Which should also include Helicopter Evacuation if necessary. Please note that our Kailash Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the client themselves.

Below is the temperature chart for their reference.
Temperature in Lhasa
Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Highest (°C) 6.8 9.2 12 13.7 19.7 22.5 21.7 20.7 19.6 16.4 11.6 7.7
The Lowest (°C) -10.2 -6.9 -3.2 0.9 5.1 9.2 9.9 9.4 7.6 1.4 -5 -9.1

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