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Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra  - 14 days

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According to Hinduism, Mount Kailash is considered the divine abode of Lord Shiva, where he is perpetually seated in meditation alongside his wife, Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas. This sacred mountain, Kailash Parvat, is believed to be the ultimate destination for the soul and the spiritual epicenter of the world. Lake Mansarovar, located near Mount Kailash, is revered as a reservoir of purity and is a prominent place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from across the globe who embark on the Kailash Yatra. Immersing in the waters of Mansarovar and partaking in the ritual of drinking from its pristine source during this journey are believed to cleanse the pilgrims of sins accumulated over a hundred lifetimes.

The fortunate individuals who undertake this sacred pilgrimage to Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry back with them a cherished memory, which serves as a constant reminder of Lord Shiva’s presence in their lives, imparting a sense of peace and tranquility. The untouched beauty and profound serenity of these hallowed locations are truly breathtaking, fostering a deep connection between pilgrims and Lord Shiva.

Hindus call it ‘Parikrama,’ while Tibetans refer to it as ‘Kora’ – both terms signify the same clockwise pilgrimage around Mount Kailash. This practice is an essential part of the journey to Mount Kailash, though it can be physically demanding. Devout pilgrims, with proper preparation, successfully complete this spiritually significant trek.

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Overview

Arrival City
Arrival City Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals
Meals 11 dinner, 13 breakfast, 10 lunch
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude 5,943m/19,499ft
Activity
Activity Trekking and Hiking, Cultural and Historical Tours, Religious and Spiritual Tours

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Maximum Altitude Walking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrive to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 03 Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet Border at Rasuwa Ghadhi 2,800m/9,187ft
Day 04 Easy day to Kerung to acclimatize 2,800m/9,187ft
Day 05 Drive from Kerung to Saga 4,600m/15,093ft
Day 06 Drive from Saga to Manasarovar 4,590m/15,060ft
Day 07 Travel to Darchen - The Gateway to Mount Kailash 4,560m/14,961ft
Day 08 Parikrama to Dehara Puk - 4-6 hrs
Day 09 A Day Hike to Charansprash ( Optional) - 8-9 hrs
Day 10 Parikrama to Dolma-La Pass - The Most Challenging and Sacred Day of our Pilgrimage Yatra. 5,943m/19,499ft 10-12 hrs
Day 11 Conclusion of Parikrama and Return to Saga 4,600m/15,093ft 3 hrs
Day 12 Return to Kathmandu from Saga via Kerung 2,800m/9,187ft
Day 13 Contingency Day - Preparing for the Unexpected 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 14 Fly Home Sweet Home - A Journey's End -
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Includes

  • International Arrival and Departure Transfer
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • 4 nights of accommodation at Aloft Kathmandu in Kathmandu on a twin-share basis with breakfast
  • 5 Nights in Western Standard Hotels and 4 nights in guest houses with shared beds during the Kora
  • Kathmandu Tour and Pashupati Rudri Puja
  • All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra
  • English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetan Guide
  • Tibet/China Visa & All Permit Fees
  • All Logistic Transfers throughout the Journey
  • Kathmandu to the Tibet Border and Tibet Border 4W Jeep
  • Yatra throughout Tibet by Tourist Coach with Support Vehicle
  • Our Own Private Kitchen
  • Necessary Support Staff during the Yatra
  • Oxygen cylinders in each Coach
  • Emergency Oxygen during the Kailash Charansparsa & Kailash Parikrama
  • A Down Jacket (returned upon completion of the journey)
  • Duffle Bag

Excludes

  • International Flights to and from Kathmandu
  • All beverages
  • Client’s Travel Insurance
  • Additional transportation and porter hire costs in the event of a landslide
  • All lunches during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Hiring a personal porter and a horse during the Parikrama
  • Emergency evacuation and medical costs
  • Any additional costs due to changes in the itinerary, such as hotels, transport, or helicopter bills
  • Gratuities/Tips for the Staff (10% of the Yatra cost is customary)

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FAQs

Mt. Kailash is located in far west corner of Tibet and is the most sacred peak in Asia. Known by the Tibetans as Kangrinboqué, Mt. Kailash is a high peak in the Kailash Range and lies at an altitude of 6,638m (21,778ft.). The Kailash Range forms part of the trans-Himalaya in the Ngari prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region in China.  Mt. Kailash is located near Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakshastal, close to the source of some of the longest Asian rivers such as Brahmaputra, Indus, Sutlej, and Ghaghara (also known as Karnali). Of the two beautiful lakes, Mansarovar at an altitude of 4,590m (15,059ft.) is considered to be the highest freshwater body in the world.
Due to its high religious significance, Mt. Kailash has always remained and unclimbed mountain till now. The mountain is sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists, Bons and Jains. According to the Hindu mythology, the mountain has been regarded as the abode of Lord Shiva. Many attempts have been made in the past to get to the summit, but none succeeded due to extreme weather conditions the moment they set foot on the mountain. Although the Chinese government, during the mid-80s, offered Reinhold Messner, the Italian alpinist authorization to climb Mt. Kailash, he simply declined the offer after protest from mountaineers around the world. The Chinese government then got the message and banned any future climbing attempts. There isn’t much information, but it is believed that the only person to reach the summit was the Tibetan Buddhist yogi, Milarepa in the 11th century.
The direct answer to this question is: Yes! It is a very arduous and a challenging trip especially due to the altitude and thin air that is dry and contains 40% less oxygen that that at sea level. In such conditions, there is a high risk of catching altitude sickness. During the Yatra, pilgrims have to pass through high-altitude areas under hostile conditions. The extreme steep slopes and the long distances to be covered every day from one camp to another make the Kailash tour rather difficult. If you have a previous hiking experience in high altitude and do regular exercises and in a very good health, then it wouldn’t be a problem.
There are 3 major routes from Nepal to do the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The first route is via Simikot entering the Tibetan border at Hilsa either on a helicopter or trekking from Simikot till Hilsa and then an overland trip to Mansarovar. Another route is flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then continuing on a road drive either from Lhasa itself or Ngari. Then there is a land route beginning from Kathmandu and driving all the way through the Kyirong border to Darchen at the foot of Mt. Kailash. This route is quite adventurous and comparatively more economic than the other routes. For most visitors traveling to Kailash Mansarovar, the best way is to travel overland to Kailash from Lhasa after a short flight from Kathmandu to the Tibetan capital. This route will help reduce the risk of altitude sickness as you gradually begin driving from Lhasa over a few days. But, for some adventurer seekers, the land route through Kyirong border may be the best way to reach their destination.
Kailash Mansarovar can be visited any time during the months from mid-April to September end each year. However, the best time to arrange your travel to Mt. Kailash is undoubtedly April to June and September that offers high visibility of the mountain along with the stunning beautiful views and the wonderful temperatures. July and August are the monsoon months that bring intermittent light rains and fogs. November through March is the cold season that experiences ice and heavy snow falls making it nearly hard to cross certain sections of the trail.
Firstly, Mt. Kailash turns heavenly on a full moon night. It is believed that a holy dip in the Lake Mansarovar on a full moon night washes away all the sins of present and the past 100 lives and this very holy dip turns a person into a new human soul with the same body. According to the ancient Vedic astrology, the full moon radiates the most positive and vibrant cosmic energies. So, people try to reach Kailash on full moon to be a part of the sheer spiritual energy emanated in the natural surroundings of Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

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