Tour : Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour
6,740m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet
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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 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. 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.
Day 1 :Arrival Kathmandu . You would be met at the airport and transferred to Hotel Shankar (4* Category – pure vegetarian) or similar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 :After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Boudhanath. PM: A pre-departure Group meeting will be held to provide the Group with all the necessary information regarding the Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 :Early morning drive to Kodari. After doing immigration and custom formalities drive uphill to Zhangmu Immigration Post. Complete custom formalities and proceed to Nyalam (3750m).152 kms, 6 -7 hrs. O/nt.at Guesthouse.
Day 4 :Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. Excursion to Milarepa's Cave, where Tibet 's famous Tantric Saint meditated. O/nt. at Guesthouse.
Day 5 :Drive from Nyalam to Yak Kharkha (4675m). 240 kms, 7- 8 hrs. O/nt. Camp.
Day 6 :Drive from Yak Kharka to New Dongba (4500m). 160 kms, 5 - 6 hrs.O/nt. Camp.
Day 7 :Drive from New Dongba to Mayumla Phedi (4500m). 210 kms. 6-7 hrs.O/nt. Camp.
Day 8 :Drive from Mayumla Phedi to Manasarovar (4560m). 120 kms. 4-5 hrs.O/nt. Camp.
Day 9 :AM Manasarovar Parikarma by Jeep. PM: Drive to Darchen (4560m) or to Tarboche (4750m) 95 kms. 2 hrs. O/nt at Guest House at Darchen Or Camp at Tarboche.
Day 10 :Drive up to the starting point of Kailash Parikarma. Start trek to Dira Puk (4775m) – 12 Kms. 6-7 hrs. Camp.
Day 11 :Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass to Zuthul Puk(4700m) 22 Kms. 7-8 hrs. Camp
Day 12 :End Kailash Parikarma near Darchen (4700m). Drive to Manasarovar - 14 Kms. 3-4 hrs. O/nt. Camp
Day 13 :Drive to Paryang (4540 m.) - 277 Kms. 7-8 hrs. Camp.
Day 14 :Drive from Paryang to Saga (4840m.) - 185 Kms. 8 hr. Camp.
Day 15 :Drive from Saga to Nyalamu (3750m.) - 336 Kms. 6 -7 hrs. O/nt at Guesthouse.
Day 16 :Drive from Nyalamu to Kathmandu . 125 Kms. 5-6 hrs. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 17 :Drop to Airport for Onwards Journey
Accommodation:Accommodation will be very simple with a cozy room with common bathrooms and toilets. However, hot water will be provided in every room for refreshing and for drinking.
Food:The food will be supplied from our side while camping breakfast, lunch & dinner with occasional tea break. While staying in lodges enroute the meal will be provided from the best available Chinese or Tibetan restaurants. The food will be very simple as per the clients taste. All meals provided will be vegetarian.
Clothing & Accessories:Depending upon the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant and quite warm with about 15-20 degrees celcius. During afternoon time 1-4 pm can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree celcius. 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.
Transportation:During the drive we will be providing a 4-wheel drive (Land cruiser or similar), truck as a backup with all camping gear and crew. Maximun 4-5 person will be accommodated in a land cruiser. While on trek, during the Kora, we will provide Yaks to carry the camping & your personal heavy gears.
Guide/ Escort:A Tibetan/ English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the trip including few Nepali staffs for the camping.
Photography:As Tibet get very bright sunlight due to thin air, so taking photographs can be quite glare. We recommend you to take the advise from the photographic shop while purchasing the film rolls for Tibet . Taking photographs inside monastery will be charged as per Monastery rule. Please ask your guide before taking photographs inside the monastery or Army Camps.
Medicine:We suggest you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some painkillers.
Insurance:We highly recommend all clients to be insured against Medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation, if needed.
Physical Fitness:Before booking for this trip with us, clients should be in sound good health preparation for this trip. We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging.
Visa & Documentation:Clients must be in possession of a valid passport to obtain visa. We will require the following details from your passport at the time of booking the trip - Full Name as in Passport, Nationality, Date of issue & expiry of Passport, Passport No, Date of Birth & Occupation
Altitude Sickness:Acute mountain sickness is a frequent problem in the Himalayan region. The altitude of the peaks and trails between them are among highest on earth. Acclimatization to altitude above 3000 meters takes time. The body undergoes a number of physiological changes some of which are immediate like increased pulse rate & respiratory rate. Others appear more slowly over a period of weeks like the change in acid base balance and production of extra red blood cells. These changes plus the effect of intense sunlight, walking hard & dehydration may cause a number or mild vague symptoms such as Loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, palpiatations, sleeplessness, mild shortness of breath with exercise. The best treatment is prevention! Avoid rapid ascends, take acclimatization symptoms seriously using rest days or diamox. If symptoms are severe and the patient is ill DESCEND IMMEDIATELY, 300 Meters of descent or more should be sought. This usually gives rapid improvement.
Payment:A 50% deposit must be sent in advance to our company or its associates. Balance 50% should be paid at least 30 days before the trip departure.
If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 2000 would be charged as cancellation amount.
If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, INR 5000 would be charged as cancellation amount
If the booking is cancelled 07 days prior to departure there will be no refund