11 Days
Duration
Moderate
Physical
Nepal
Location
+20
Age
Jun-Oct
Dates

Mt. Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven.

Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a scared site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.
To complete the Kailash pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata.

Itinerary Highlights
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Day 02: Kathmandu: (While your visa to Tibet being processed, you can proceed for sightseeing tours)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj:
Day 04: Nepalgunj – Simikot (3000 m):
Day 05: Simikot – Hilsa (3700 m) – Purang (3800 m)
Day 06: Purang – Manasarovar lake (4500 m)
Day 07: Manasarovar lake – Darchen – Dirapuk (4760 m) (2 hrs drive and 7 – 8 hrs walk)
Day 08: Dirapuk – Dromla La pass (5650 m) – Zuthulpuk (10 hrs walk)
Day 09: Zuthulpuk – Mani walls – Purang – Hilsa (3 – 4 hrs walk and 4 hrs drive)
Day 10: Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure:

NOTE:
Since, the trail to Mt. Kailash leads through the remote areas in Tibet therefore, it is requested that one should not expect luxury during the trip to Mt. Kailash but, we will try our best to make comfortable trip for our valued guests with the help of our experienced crew members.

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu:

Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and escort to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 02:Kathmandu: (While your visa to Tibet being processed, you can proceed for sightseeing tours)

AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath & Boudhnath stupa:

Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies in the bank of river Bagmati. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Sadhus and sages, who follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva, are seen covered with ashes and loincloths. The banks of the river Bagmati, is also considered one of the most holiest places in which to get cremated and cremations can be witnessed here. All tourists are requested that respect is shown for the grieving.

Boudhnath stupa: Also known as Khasti Chaitya, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world’s largest stupas. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal Mandala design. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century and is said to entomb the remains of Kasyap Rishi, a sage respected by both Buddhists and Hindus. Another notable aspect of the area is the presence of about four dozen monasteries around it. It lies some eight km to the east of the city center.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 03:Kathmandu - Nepalgunj:

After having breakfast, we will gather at the hotel premises for briefing on the Kailash trip. Later, transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Nepalgunj. After reaching Nepalgunj, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.
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Day 04:Nepalgunj – Simikot (3000 m):

After having an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect the flight to Simikot. Upon arrival at Simikot, transfer to the resort and later proceed for a short trip to Shiva Mandir.
Overnight at the resort in Simikot.
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Day 05:Simikot – Hilsa (3700 m) – Purang (3800 m)

After an early breakfast, fly to Hilsa by a chartered helicopter and walk down to the friendship bridge of Tibet and Nepal. After the immigration formalities, drive to Purang.
Overnight at Hotel in Purag.
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Day 06:Purang – Manasarovar lake (4500 m)

After an early breakfast, drive to Manasarovar lake. Perform puja after the holy dip at the lake.
Overnight at the Guest House at Manasarovar lake.
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Day 08:Dirapuk – Dromla La pass (5650 m) - Zuthulpuk (10 hrs walk)

Walk upto Dromla La pass and later upto Zuthulpuk.
Overnight at the guest house.
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Day 09: Zuthulpuk – Mani walls – Purang – Hilsa (3 – 4 hrs walk and 4 hrs drive)

Walk upto the Mai walls and later drive to Hilsa via Purang
Overnight at the hotel in Hilsa.
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Day 10: Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

Fly to Simikot by a charter helicopter and connect flights from Simikot to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 11: Departure:

After an early breakfast transfer to the airport to connect the onward flight.
  • Airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner in kathmandu / nepalgunj
  • Pashupatinath & boudhanath temple trip
  • Scheduled fixed wings flight for kathmandu – nepalgunj – kathmandu & nepalgunj – simikot – nepalgunj sector.
  • Charterd helicopter flight simikot – hilsa boarder – simikot.
  • Room sharing accommodation in tibet, hilsa & simikot with breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • In tibet transportation by private tourist bus as per group size.
  • During kailash trip, support of highly qualified experienced nepali team leader & sherpa staff with english speaking tibetan guide.
  • Normal chinese visa fee & tibet travel permit of client & staffs
  • Services of pure veg. Indian meals during the trip in kathmandu, nepalgunj, simikot, hilsa & tibet
  • Yak & yakmen to carry trekking equipments and food during kailash circumambulation.
  • Duffel bag & backpack to keep clients baggage for the trip.
  • Simikot trekking permit & village deplovment fee of the clients.
  • Nessary permit & landing fee for helicopter.
  • Gamow bag, oxygen cyclender & first aid kit for emergence use
  • Internatiional air fares.
  • Nepal visa fee for nri’s & foreigners.
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from tibet.
  • Single room suplement in kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses like telephone call, tips, shopping, laundry, cold drinks / hard drinks etc.
  • Photography charges, camera fees and telephone calls.
  • Personal equipment walking stick, water bottle etc.
  • Travel insurance & evacuation cost.
  • Excess baggage charge exceeding 12 kgs during flight & helicopter trip.
  • Personal use of porter / horse (pony) riding cost for kailash parikarma circumambulation.
  • Tips and gratuity for supporting staff.
  • Any extra cost arises due to unforeseen circumstances, any incidentals and due to force majeure, which is eyond the control of yacca travels & tours.

Risk n liability:-
Since, the kailash mansarovar yatra programs are conducted strictly under the rules & regulations of ttb (tibet tourism bureau), adventure gear nepal will not be accountable for any changes due to change in official rules and laws of tibet or due to any unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, earthquake, flood, snow fall, political unrest and cancellatin of flight which is weather permissible, sickness and accidens. If any extra cost arises due to above circumstance the cost should be borne by the clients on the spot.

Risk n liability:-
As you all know the kailash mansarovar yatra programs are conducted strictly under the rules & regulations of ttb (tibet tourism beuro), Adventure Gear Nepal will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of tibet or due to any unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, earthquake, flood, snow fall, political unrest and cancelling of flight which is weather permissible, sickness and accidents. If any extra cost arises due to above circumstance the cost should be borne by the clients on the spot.

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