Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Mt. Kailash Overland Tour Mansarovar Lake Pilgrimage Tour

Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour

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Trip Facts:

Country: Tibet
Accommodation : Hotel / Tea House
Max Altitude: 5600 M (Dolma La Pass)M
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 11 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Transport: Drive in - Drive Out

Outline Itinerary

  • DAY 01: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU
    - Overnight hotel Manang.
  • DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR, THEN FLY TO NEPALGUNJ
    - Overnight hotel Sneha or similar.
    - Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour.
  • DAY 03: FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY
    - Overnight Sunvalley Resort or Nepal Trust Guesthouse (dormitory room & common bath room).
    - Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour.
    - Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter
    - Carrying capacity: Only 16 people at a time.
    - Elevation of Simikot: 2910 m/9545 fts.
  • DAY 04: SIMIKOT - HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN ENTRY TAKLAKOT (TIBET)
    - Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter
    - Flight duration: 25 minutes
    - Carrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each.
    - Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): only 10 minutes walk.
    - Sher to Taklakot: 27 km, 45 minutes drive by Bus.
    - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts.
  • DAY 05: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR
    - Overnight guesthouse.
    - Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km, one & half hour.
    - Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m./14,925 fts
  • DAY 06: DRIVE, MANASAROVAR TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK:
    - Overnight at Shisapangma Guesthouse.
    - Lake manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km, 1 & half hour drive.
    - Yama Dwar – Dhriraphuk (10 km): 5 - 6 hour trek.
    - Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 4920 m./16,138 fts
  • DAY 07: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK
    - Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house) – dormitory.
    - Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km (8 - 9 hours trek).
    - The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts)
    - Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m./15,810 fts.
  • DAY 08: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT
    - Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km, 3 hours.
    - Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km, 2 hours.
  • DAY 09: TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT
    - Overnight Hotel Sunvalley Resort
    - Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km, 45 minutes.
    - Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter- 25 minutes.
  • DAY 10: FLY TO NEPALGUNJ THEN CONTINUE TO KATHMANDU
    Morning, fly to Nepalgunj then continue fly to Kathmandu
  • DAY 11: FINAL DEPARTURE
    Transfer to international airport for your flight back home.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Cost Include

  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with vegetarian meals.
  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing).
  • One night hotel in Simikot (basic dormitory room with common bathroom) with all meals
  • Pick up & drop transfers in Kathmandu.
  • One half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here).
  • Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing).
  • Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier).
  • Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 or 5 persons can be carried at a time).
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors).
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits.
  • Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey)- except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet.
  • Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Transportation in Tibet by Bus.
  • Tour around Lake Manasarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot).
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • One tour Manager.
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal).
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment.
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage.
  • Oxygen for emergency use.
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit.
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $ 80 per person or equivalent)
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back).
  • All applicable taxes & service charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Riding Horse during the Parikrama.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.)
  • Asthapad darshan (it is banned to visit Asthapad).
  • Personal expenses & bottled drinks.
  • Tip for guide & driver.
  • Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight canceled due to bad weather condition.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.
Hotels / Guesthouse

PLACES

NAME OF HOTELS

REMARKS

KATHMANDU

 MANANG

3 STAR HOTEL

NEPALGUNJ

HOTEL SIDDHARTHA COTTAGE

3 STAR HOTEL

SIMIKOT

SUN VALLEY RESORT

DORMITORY ROOM WITH COMMON TOILET & SHOWER.

TAKLAKOT

TAKLAKOT GUESTHOUSE OR SIMILAR

TWIN SHARING ROOM WITH ATTACHED BATH ROOM

MANASAROVAR

HOTEL SHANG SHONG OR SIMILAR

DORMITORY ROOM WITH COMMON TOILET. NO SHOWER.

DERAPHUK

SHISHPANGAM GUESTHOUSE

DORMITORY ROOM WITH COMMON TOILET. NO SHOWER.

ZUTULPHUK

NORPEL GUESTOUSE OR MUDHOUSE

DORMITORY ROOM WITH COMMON TOILET. NO SHOWER.

Tibet Visa and Documentation
All foreign nationals willing to undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra including Indians require a VISA to enter Tibet. One must be in possession of a valid passport for another six months to obtain Chinese VISA. We will require a scanned copy of your passport at the time of booking the trip which should be at least 45 days in advance). In case of Indian passport holders, we shall require original passport while arriving at Kathmandu to apply for the group VISA in India however passports of foreign nationals shall be required in Kathmandu itself as their VISA shall be applied in Kathmandu – Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu issues VISA only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. From Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Kindly be informed that the VISA is not stamped on your passport rather it will be on a separate piece of paper issued by Chinese Embassy because it shall be a Group VISA.


Accommodation in Kathmandu

We will provide standard rooms at three star hotels or similar category hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast on twin sharing basis. Lunch and Dinner will not be provided in Hotel. There are many restaurant outside of the hotel so for the Lunch and Dinner you can go best restaurants of your choice in the city with the different authentic cuisine.


Accommodation in Tibet
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra falls probably in the world's most remote part. Most of the times, you would be away from modern civilization. One must be well equipped and self-contained. The group shall overnight in guest house / hotels/ tent camp. Use of candles inside the tents is strictly prohibited as tents and sleeping bags / quilts might catch fire due to any negligence. Guest house accommodation wherever available will be very simple with a cozy room (dormitory at most of the places) with common bathrooms and toilets. Hot water will be provided in every room for refreshing and for drinking by our Sherpa team.

Nyalam Hotel has common toilet facility. New Hotel Saga or equivalent in Saga have attached toilet facility however hot water is available by buckets.

Guest house in Darchen does not have toilet / shower facility – one will have to use either our toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.

Chui Gompa Guest house at Mansarovar is without toilet / shower facility – one will have to use either our toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.

Dirapuk and Prayang Hotels have common toilet facility – one will have to use common toilet tent.

Zuthulpuk Fixed Tents are without toilet / shower facility – one will have to use common toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.

Foods and Beverage
The food will be supplied from our side while in Tibet including breakfast, lunch & dinner with occasional tea break. While camping or while in guest houses, meals would be served to you in our dining tent. This tent also serves as our meeting place & living hall. Toilet tents will be put up near the campsite, wherever feasible. Pressurized Lamp shall be used to lighten camp area. Bed tea will be served in your tent/guest house with a wake-up call. Hot breakfast will be set at dinning tent. Once Sherpa team pack-up their equipment, please get one thermos flask filled with hot water for entire route journey and then you'll move to your next destination. A light packed lunch will be served on the way. The food will be very simple and pure vegetarian.

Transportation
From Kathmandu till Kodari Border, the transportation will be provided by A/c tourist bus or van depending upon your group strength. From Friendship Bridge onwards you will be carried by jeeps (4-WD vehicles like Toyota Land Cruiser). If the road between Friendship Bridge and Zhangmu gets washed away, we may have to trek for about 2 hrs. There will be a separate support truck to carry the camping equipments and sherpa staff members. During the Kailash Parikrama, we will provide Yaks to carry the camping equipment & your personal heavy gears (one bag per person only). A Yak or pony can be hired for you to ride on direct payment basis. (Yaks are not fully domesticated and thus not trained to ride on them).

Guide and Staff
A Tibetan/ English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the trip from Kodari Border till Kodari Border including few Nepali staffs who shall be taking care of your food requirements etc.

Clothing & Accessories
Tibet is a dry cold country as such weather may change unexpectedly at any time. Plan your clothing in a way that you can wear layers of clothes. Depending upon the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant and quite warm with about 15-20 degree Celsius, during afternoon time 1-4 pm can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree Celsius. We recommend to carry 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 and a sun hat. Proper clothing will be required for both extremes of climate, for hot sun when trekking through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night while camping in the high valleys. Well fitting, comfortable shoes are preferred over normal shoes.

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, palpitations, sleeplessness, mild shortness of breath with exercise.

The best treatment is prevention! Avoid rapid ascents; take acclimatization symptoms seriously using rest days or Diamox tablets. 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.

To minimize altitude sickness, never rush into things, walk slowly and firmly. The uneven ground, steep slopes and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.

Health and Experience Requirements
Before booking for this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 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. Each pilgrim should ensure that he/she is medically fit and is not suffering from high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease or epilepsy since such conditions might prove fatal at high altitudes. Medical fitness is of utmost importance. Pilgrims should complete the medical tests and seek expert medical opinion regarding their fitness to undertake the pilgrimage at high altitude from their respective doctor. We would require a medical certificate from every individual stating that the person traveling is not suffering from any such decease as mentioned above and is fit to travel at high altitudes.


Insurance & Emergency Expenses
We highly recommend all clients to be insured against medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation. Please ensure that your insurance covers evacuation at high altitudes. Also be informed that air evacuation (evacuation by helicopter) is not possible in Tibet as such guest requiring emergency evacuation will be transferred by surface to nearest evacuation point in Nepal side after giving the necessary first aid. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves.

Please note: our Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies hence it is advised to be properly insured against any kind of risk.

Before starting Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:
1) If you are asthmatic or have any kind of breathing problem, you should not travel.

2) Take advise of your doctor before undertaking this high altitude pilgrimage & always keep your usual/prescribed medicines (if any) along with beside basic medicines for fever, nausea, dehydration, vomiting body ache and headache

3) Use very strong and rough bags to pack your belongings & don't keep the fragile items in your bag which has to be carried on the Yak. A duffel bag is advisable.
4) Don't forget to carry some eatables like sweets, chocolates, glucose, candies, mints, khakra, laddu / pinni (Indian sweets) etc.

5) If possible, engage yourself in some fitness exercise like aerobics every morning.

6) Don't et all expect luxury on this tour however as far as possible, our Sherpa team will ensure you the best journey/stay with us in this tough terrain.

7) It is always advisable to insure yourself against personal loss, injury/accident, death and emergency evacuation. Make sure that your policy covers Emergency
Evacuation by Helicopter at high altitude treks.


8) As there is no Hindu Temple at Holy Lake and Mt. Kailash as such no priest is available. If you want some spiritual activity to be performed, please make sure that your personal priest accompany you from your own country or from Nepal. Do carry essential Havan Samagri, Havan Kunds etc. if you are willing to engage yourself in some spiritual ceremony like Havan (Yagna).

9) If possible, arrange your Chinese Yuans (which you might require to buy some souvenir or to pay for pony etc.) in your own country or in Nepal as on the borders, exchange rate might differ. Alternately, you can carry US$ with you which can be easily converted but Indian Currency notes are not acceptable in Tibet. Do not carry Indian Currency Notes of 500 & 1000 denominations as these are not acceptable in Nepal and can not be exchanged.

10) Upon arrival at immigration desk at Tribhuvan International Airport, please request the immigration officer to put an entry stamp in your passport otherwise you'll have to unnecessarily pay INR 500-1000 at Tibet immigration.

11 ) Don't take too much of clothes along with.

Prior to Mount Kailash Parikarma:
1) Before embarking on such a tour, please check with your physician and perhaps show him/her a part of this write-up. We have found that many of our clients start to take a medication such as DIAMOX at least 2 days before starting your journey - once every morning after the breakfast for 3-6 days. This is to minimize altitude sickness.
2) Drink at least 3 litres of mineral water everyday till you complete the Holy Yatra.
3) Avoid riding Yak during Kailash Parikarma. A pony is preferred over Yak.
4) Advise your requirements for Pony Hiring (available at an additional cost) to your tour guide at least a day before the beginning of Parikarma.

During Mount Kailash Parikarma:
1) Walk gradually, don't compete with any one and never loose your temper as this is going to be the toughest journey you could have ever made so far.
2) Incase you feel any kind of breathlessness during parikarma, immediately inform our tour guide or sherpa staff & follow their advise.
3) On the second day of parikarma, you come across the maximum height at Dolmala Pass where Oxygen level is very low as such don't stop/wait there for more than 5 minutes.
4) During parikarma, you'll come across rivers and streams, you must wash your face occasionally with cold water. Avoid drinking water from streams or rivers enroute.
5) As far as possible, try to walk. But, if you are riding a pony during parikarma, make sure that you hold it properly.
6) On the second day of parikarma, you will see several clothes lying on the rocks, please don’t touch these.
7) Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls.
8) Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.
9) Travel in the group and do not leave any one behind unless escorted.


While on the Holy Mansarovar Lake:
1) Don't take a Holy dip in Holy Mansarovar Lake while it is windy.
2) Never take a dip in Rakshas Tal (Lake) as its not auspicious.
3) If you face altitude sickness, do not proceed for parikarma because once you leave Mansarovar or Darchen and wish to come back from Parikarma due to any reason, there are no facilities available like stretcher etc. Even for Helicopter evacuation, it may take minimum 10 hrs. to a couple of days depending upon weather conditions.
4) Don't forget to collect some stones from The Holy Lake as each stone is treated as "Shivlinga".

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