Mt. Kailash Tour
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Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour

Destination

Tibet

Duration

15 Days
altitude

Max. Altitude

16,138 ft./4920 m

Accommodation

Hotel and Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Best Season

May to September

GroupSize

Any

Transportation

Flight / Private Vehicle
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Overview

Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour is designed for the pilgrims and travelers of various types. Along with its religious significance, the place is satisfyingly beautiful. The remoteness of the Tibetan land is decorated by the dominating view of Mt. Kailash and turquoise Manasarovar Lake. Global Holidays Adventure offers a high quality service to fulfill your spiritual quest. Your journey starts from Kathmandu in a private vehicle following the friendship bridge altong Kodari Highway. We drive via Nyalam-Saga, complete the rituals in Manasarovar and follow the same route.

 

Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lakes are holy destinations for four different religions Hindus, Jain, Buddhist and Bon. For Hindus, it is the place where Lord Shiva is perpetually stays with his wife Parvati. It is believed that all sins are cleansed on the pilgrimage tour to Manasarovar. In Jainism, Lake Manasarovar is associated with the first Tirthankara, Rishabha. For Buddhist and Bons, the place is where their great Gurus meditated.

 

If you tour to Mount Kailash during the month of May, it gives you the opportunity to experience Buddhist festival of Saga Dawa while most of the other trips are planned to arrive at Mt. Kailash during the full moon period to give all participants a rare experience. A journey you can truly call as once-in-a-lifetime.

Don’t forget the Nepal Pilgrimage tour, Festival Tour, Muktinath Tour, etc.

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Day
1
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Global Holidays Adventure representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, in the evening time, you'll meet to GHA staff for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and there will be briefing about your trip.

Day
2
Kathmandu Sight Seeing Tour.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

Today after breakfast you will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' Swayambunath and Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world and Mediavel city Patan.

Day
3
Visa and Trip Preparation Day.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today, this is day for Visa preparation. Normally it will take two and half days for Urgent visa. Top urgent visa we can take within one days but it will be little expensive. Today is your trip preparation day.

Day
4
Drive Kathmandu 1350 m to Zhangmu/ Nyalam (150km), 3700m /Kyirung.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

The trip commences from Thamel around 6 AM, driving along the Araniko Highway enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. After completing the necessary border formalities at the both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides you will change your vehicle and start the two hours adventurous uphill drive to Nyalam.

Day
5
Rest Day in Nyalam, 3700m ( Rest day in Kyirung).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today is your first acclimatization day of your trip. Today you are in 3600m after breakfast you will have acclimatization walk near by the Nyalam.

Day
6
Drive Nyalam/ Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds we cross the high Labung La pass at 5050m. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m).

Day
7
Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly.

Day
8
Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 40km.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days.

Day
9
Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs.

Day
10
Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek, cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles.

Day
11
End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private vehicle.

Complete the kora and drive to lake Manasarovar . Explore around or rest.

Day
12
Drive to Saga,(417km) 10 Hrs
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today, we have a long drive from Mansarovar to Saga. We pass by the sacred and historic Chiu Monastery. Continue driving past Hor Quo and across the Mayum La pass (5200 m). Pass by the small towns of Zhongba and Paryang. It's 270 km from Mansarowar to Paryang. From Paryang, it's 255 km to Saga. From Saga instead of going toward Lhasa, we drive along a different route toward Kathmandu.

Day
13
Drive to Nyalam, 296 Km, 7 Hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra River and then drive to Nyalam. Pass by a huge lake Paigu-Tso with Mt. Shishapangma (8027m) in the background. Don’t miss the sight of Everest as the road climbs the Lalung La at 5124m. After crossing another pass, the Tong La at 5120m, we finally reach border town Zangmu.

Day
14
Drive Back to Kathmandu, 4/5 Hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Drive to the border check point. Go through the custom formalities. After reaching Friendship Bridge, we'll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles, and will walk for approximately 10 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari it takes another 4/5 hours drive to Kathmandu.

Day
15
Transfer to Airport for your final Departure.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Global Holidays Representative will transfer you to the Airport for your Final Departure. Hence, your Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour or Yatra ends here.

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Inclusions

  • 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with all vegetarian meals.
  • All necessary ground transportation in Kathmandu and during the Kailash tour.
  • Kathmandu- Kodari- Kathmandu transportation.
  • Tibet Travel permit and visa.
  • Permit for Kailash & Manasarovar area.
  • Yak and Yak man for parikrama.
  • Accommodation in Tibet.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Lodge Accommodation during the kailash tour.
  • Chinese guide.
  • Tour manager from Nepal.
  • Oxygen and medical kit bag.
  • All applicable taxes and service charge.
Excludes
  • Your insurance.
  • Tips & gratitude.
  • Nepali Sherpa team.
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • International flight ticket (to and from Nepal).
  • Service/s not mentioned above.
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