Kailash Yatra with Muktinath Journey - 17 Days

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Destination: Tibet Trip Cost: $3390 USD
Group size: minimum 24 people Max-Altitude: 5,944m/19,500ft
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Introduction

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)
A warm welcome as we receive you at the airport and drive you to a palace hotel – Hotel Shankar. We will collect your passport to obtain VISA for Tibet. Late afternoon we will have a group meeting to prepare for the Yatra and collect sleeping bags, Down jacket, and Duffle Bags. Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in the Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu.
Included meals:D
Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit
After Breakfast, we will depart at approx 9am to Pashupatinath temple. Proceed for sightseeing tour to Boudhnath and Patan Darbar square. Lunch on your own. Final Preparation for Yatra, shopping, etc Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu
Included meals:B
Day 03: Drive to Nylam (12,303 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 - 6 Hours
After early breakfast we depart for the Tibet border. Lunch at the border. Clear Nepali customs/immigration and a 15 minute walk across Friendship Bridge to Tibet where the Chinese border police will check passport & visa. Here, our land cruiser awaits (4 yatris plus a driver per vehicle). 30 minute drive from Kodari to Zhangmu, where second immigration formalities have to be done. From Zhangmu to Nylam is 3 to 4 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Guesthouse in Nylam.
Included meals:B
Day 04: Rest day in Nylam to acclimatize (12 303 Feet Elevation)
After breakfast we will take a small walk through Nylam village to visit monastery. An option for a 2 hour trek for acclimatization or rest at the guesthouse. Overnight at the same guesthouse.
Day 05: Drive from Nylam to Saga (14,409 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 -6 hours (with Lunch break) (365km)
The road today is bumpy. Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; we will be passing through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga. Hot Shower Houses available here
Day 06: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 6 - 7Hours (370km)
Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Mt.Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement: here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in a tent/camp or Guesthouse
Day 07: Drive around Mansarovar towards Raksas Lake (14,975 feet Elevation) Overnight at Mansarovar
Early Morning Havan Puja on lake before breakfast. After Breakfast, you may choose one of the options below:
Visit to Astapad and Nandi Parvat – Additional cost of USD $100 per jeep (4 people)
Visit to Tirthpuri – Additional cost of $200 per jeep (4 people)
Day trip to Saptrishi Cave and Nandi Parikrama – USD 200 per jeep (4 people)
Parikrama of Mansarovar by jeep and visit Raksas Lake – USD $200 per jeep (4 people)
Overnight at the Mansarovar Lake Guest House. We will pack our Back Pack and Repack our luggage for Parikrama days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed.
Day 08: Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation)
Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. The feeling of today can only be experienced by one and not described. Have your camera handy to capture amazing views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse or tent
Day 09: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation)
Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 19,500 ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by Evening.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu. (6 – 8 hrs)
Early morning, we will depart Saga and drive to border town of Zhangmu where we will clear customs and continue our journey to Kathmandu
Day 12: Rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel Shankar
Overnight Stay in a palace hotel – Hotel Shankar.
4pm: We will meet for Briefing at Hotel Shanker meeting room to discuss the details of Muktinath and Janakpur
Day 13: Drive to Pokhara by Luxury Bus. Overnight in Pokhara (lake city)
Drive to Pokhara by Luxury Bus and overnight in Pokhara (lake city).
Day 14: Early morning fly to Jomsom, drive to Muktinath , puja and evening back to Jomsom for overnight
5:00AM - Depart hotel for Jomson flight (flight is at 6:05am) 20 minutes flight
Drive to Muktinath – 1 ½ hours
After pooja and siteseeing have lunch in Muktinath
Drive to Jomsom for overnight
Included meals:BLD
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara overnight in Pokhara
6:00AM - Depart for Pokhara flight
Reaching Pokhara, we visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). We also make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Included meals:B
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at 4 star hotel
Drive to Kathmandu and overnight at 4 star hotel.
Day 17: Fly Home Sweet Home

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your holiday tour of Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Trip Cost

Cost for Kailash only (minimum 24 people in a group)

$2590/person
Cost for Muktinath Journey only $800 per person based on 6 people minimum

Included in the Cost

  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 3 night's accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin share basis with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents
  • All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra
  • English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetan Guide
  • Yaks and Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
  • Portable altitude chamber bags
  • Oxygen cylinders in each Land Cruiser
  • Specially designed Kailash Yatra T-Shirt
  • Sleeping bag (return upon completion of journey)
  • Down Jacket (returned upon completion of journey)
  • Duffle Bag (returned upon completion of journey)
  • 7 nights (guest house in Jomsom ) hotel with breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All Airport pickup/drop off
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Jomsom
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All transportation as per itinerary by private coach
  • Local tour Guide, Himalayan Glacier Trekking supporter, helper, staff,
  • Trekking permits
  • Breakfast for 7 days

Not Included in the Cost

  • Airfares from Home Kathmandu Home
  • All beverages, photography charges, web usage, and Telephone Calls
  • Tibet Visa Cost US $180 per person, due upon arrival
  • Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • Travel Insurance of Client
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • All Lunches while in Kathmandu
  • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $200) or personal porter (Approx Cost US $150)
  • Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended).
  • We advise you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
  • Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary
  • Staff and Driver Tips (10% of the Yatra cost is customary)
  • Visit to Astapad and Nandi Parvat $100 per jeep with 4 people
  • Visit to Tirthpuri $200 per jeep with 4 people
  • Visit to Saptrishi cave $200 per jeep with 4 people

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Equipments & Packing List

Recommended Packing List

  • 4 pairs of pants (1 Cargo, 1 jogging or Yoga, 1 windproof- waterproof - breathable, 1 Ski Pants)
  • 2 long sleeves Shirts (Fleece or Hoodies)
  • 2 pairs of short sleeves (tees or polos)
  • One Towel (light weight)
  • 2 pairs of cotton and 5 pairs of woolen Extra Thick socks
  • One Warm Scarf, One Shawl, and a PillowCase
  • 3 pairs of warm hand gloves (1 ski gloves, 2 fleece or soft)
  • One pair of Sneakers or Tennis Shoes AND One Pair of sandal with back strap
  • One pair of Gore-Tex, waterproof Hiking Boots (should be 1 size bigger than your foot measure)
  • 8 Under garments, 5 Large ziplock bags, and 5 large garbage bags, 10 plastic grocery bags
  • Two winter hats with ear covers and one Ball Cap
  • One Wind breaker jacket with a hood( water proof)
  • One oversized heavy duty Poncho
  • Two Thermals (two legging and two top) (microfiber thermals are great and comes in black)
  • One set of warm Pajamas for night sleep
  • 2 Combination Locks for your luggage's
  • Down jacket (provided -May choose to bring your own)
  • Small Back Pack (Day Pack) (Water proof or with rain cover)
  • Video and Digital Camera with extra batteries (bring Asia plug adaptor for plug ins)
  • Headlamp or small Flash light with extra batteries
  • UV protective Sunglasses with retainer (Thread/chain)
  • Slim Thermos for hot water and a plastic durable water bottle (small)
  • Camal-Bak (small one or 2 liter) for drinking water during Parikrama (optional)
  • 2 Trekking Poles to be used during Parikrama (optional)
  • 2 copies of Passport Photos

Toiletry

Travel size Sun block, Tooth paste and brush, Travel Size Soap, Travel Size Lotion, Travel size tissue packs (10 per person), Wide tooth comb, Lip balm, Travel SizeShampoo, Hair Moisturizer or oil, hand sanitizer, and Deodorant

Miscellaneous

  • I-pod or Mp3 player (Option: I-pod Speakers and/or CD's)
  • Note book journal and a pen, Your Favorite book to read, Swiss army Knife, Travel Sewing kit FIRST AID MEDICAL KITS Consulting with your physician is highly recommended and bring the medications as per his/ her advice. Only bring enough to last for 13 days
  • Sudafed (Congestion), Mucinex (productive cough), Delsym (dry cough), Nyquil, Tylenol ES, Advil, Imodium, Ciprofloxacin(Rx Traveler's diarrhea), Cough drops, Emergen-C, Saline, Visine Eye Drops, multivitamins, antibiotics, band aid, Neosporin, Vicks Vapor Rub, Muscle Relaxer Cream
  • Motion sickness and high altitude sickness medicine (Diamox is Highly Recommended and provided by Himalayan Glacier Trekking. If you choose to bring your own, you may do so)

Snacks

Bring your favorite snacks like biscuits, Hard Candy, Chocolates, dry sweets, dry fruits, and Nasto

Packing Instructions

Pack all items in extra large clear zip bags for easier access. Pack all items in one suitcase as per airline size. We will provide a Large Duffle bag for your Journey and leave behind your Suitcase at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Medical Test Details

All participants will need to provide a medical clearance form completed by their doctor confirming that they are fit to undertake this Yatra. Please note you will be traveling in remote areas in altitude up to 19,500 feet. Some of the recommended tests include: blood pressure, hemoglobin, blood sugar, stress test, E.C.G. and any other tests according to your particular health status. A high Altitude medicine DIAMOX is necessary for everyone to take while on journey to Kailash. Download Medical Clearance Form

Diamox

It is necessary for everyone traveling to through the high plateau of Tibet on the way to Kailash to take 250miligram pill twice daily. Please consult with your doctor for any side effects if taken with your current prescribed medicine that you plan to bring along with you. Along with this Medicine, you must drink 3-4 liters of water per day while traveling with high elevation.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684

Source:www.himalayanglacier.com