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Nepal Tourism Package (NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd.) has prepared schedule for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2020. For last 32 years, we are conducting packages for our esteemed clients. Every year thousands of tourists take this rigorous journey of Kailash Yatra. Since its inception, we prepare package tours for our clients with proper equipment of food. The tour to the holy land of Mt. Kailash happens once in our lifetime, so we take proper care of our clients with all possible resources. This sacred land is equally pious to the people of different religion. It is believed that the pilgrims take reincarnation after taking completing parikrama around Mt. Kailash and dipping in the holy water of Lake Mansarovar. The devotees take this journey to seek the blessing of Shiva. We aim in providing the hassle free journey for our clients. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that one attains nirvana (liberation) after taking the Kailash Yatra.
In the Tibetan language, the word Kailash defines as “mountain of god”. Every year thousands of pilgrims take this spiritual journey to catch the glimpse of enigmatic Mt. Kailash. It is located in the westernmost part of the Tibetan plateau. As it is remotely located, therefore, the pilgrims face adverse situations while making Kailash Yatra. We, Nepal Tourism Package aim in providing the best service facility to our esteemed customers. Our Kailash Yatra is designed to make these tourists avail the best spiritual tour. The devotees across religions believe Mt. Kailash as the auspicious location. This journey brings a complete change in the life of mortal beings. It is believed that many take this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as the mean of liberation.
It is located at a height of 6174 meters. As per Hindu mythology, Mt. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. So the pilgrims make circumambulation around the mountains covering an area of approx 53kms to attain salvation ie. Moksha. Mt. Kailash is the source point of four important rivers – Brahmaputra, Indus, Ganges, and Sutlej. There are times when the pilgrims are unable to complete circumambulation around the mountains. Sometimes, the pilgrims rotate only the Yam Dwar (starting point of the Kora) and come back.
Another major point of attraction is Mansarovar Lake. Many mythological stories evolve around this lake. The devotees across religions believe this lake as the source of ultimate power. The pilgrims take dip in the holy water of Mansarovar to attain salvation in life. The etymological meaning of Manasarovar is lake of consciousness (manas- consciousness or mind and Sarovar- Lake). This holy dip purifies the soul and body of the devotee. So the devotees believe that this journey is actually is a road map to heaven by purifying the souls. The devotees undertake this spiritual Kailash journey rigorously just to attain the roadway to heaven through the gateway of Lord Shiva. This lifetime journey completely changes the life of the devotees.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Dhunche or Shyabru Besi
Day 4: Drive to Rasuwagadhi – Kerung
Day 5: Acclimatization in Kerung
Day 6: Kerung to New Dongba via Saga
Day 7: New Dongba to Lake Mansarovar
Day 8: Lake Mansarovar to Darchen – Drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dhiraphuk
Day 9: Trek from Dhiraphuk to Zuthulphuk via Dolma La Pass
Day 10: Trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba
Day 11: Drive Dongba to Kerung
Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi
Day 13: Departure
2020 Fixed Dates – Kathmandu Arrival Dates for Overland
May 26 – FM
May 30 – FM
|Jun 01 – FM
Jun 25 – FM
Jun 29 – FM
Jul 22 – FM
Jul 28 – FM
Aug 24 – FM
Aug 27 – FM
Note: Above date is Kathmandu Arrival date and Full Moon (FM) will be at Lake Mansarovar
Time taken: 20-25 minutes (around the city)
Mode of transport: Bus coach
After landing at Tribhuvan Internation Airport in Kathmandu, our driver will meet you at the entrance gate. You will be welcomed by offering welcome drinks in the hotel. After checking into the hotel, our representative will brief you thoroughly the tour itinerary of your spiritual journey. In the evening, you can go to Pashupatinath temple for evening darshan.
Have you imagined spending your evening listening to the enchanting chimes of prayer bells? Your evening visit to Pashupatinath temple will definitely allow you to enjoy the enticing view of the temple while offering prayers. Pashupatinath is the national deity of Nepal. The temple is located on the banks of river Bagmati. Under the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, this temple will completely surprise you with its wide sprawling collection of inscriptions, ashrams, temples, and images. In the evening you will not be allowed to visit. The evening aarti will be an amazing experience for you.
At night you will be staying at Kathmandu.
Distance: Kathamandu Sightseeing: 26km (2hours)
Mode of Transport: Bus coach
The following morning you will be moving the Kathmandu valley and relish the beauty of architecture located around the city. It is one of the ancient cities of the world so the ruins of this old city will tempt you definitely to rediscover the beauty. After breakfast, you will start your day with the visit to Pashupatinath temple. On the last evening you would have seen the temple in the evening, today you will observe the astounding architecture engraved on the temple. This cultural heritage site stands on the banks of River Bagmati over the centuries. According to Shaivites, it is one of the holy abodes of Lord Shiva. Built on 5th century under the Licchavi King, Prachanda Dev, this temple attracts the pilgrims for its architectural significance. In the inner sanctum of the temple, the prime idol is of the shape of Mukhalinga made out of stone with a silvery bounded yoni along with the serpent. The idol has faces directing in four primary directions of the world holding the rudraksha on right hand and kamandalu on the other. Your temple visit will be accomplished with the visit of all the other temple complexes within the main temple. In the inner and outer courtyard, you will find different temples dedicated to different lords. This pagoda styled temple architecture with wooden carved rafters will be a visual delight to enjoy.
Next, you will be traveling to the temple of Budhanilkantha temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Located in the northern part of the capital city, this beautiful temple is placed below the Shivapuri hills. The largest stone carving Vishnu statue is the largest one. The relevance of the statue is for its marvelous stone carved sculpting skills. You will find the prime deity reclining on the cosmic serpent named Shesha. The crown of Kirtimukha has made the deity look more adorable. The statue was sculpted back in the 7th century under the reign of Vishnu Gupta.
In the evening you can stroll around the streets of Kathmandu for shopping purpose. Stay overnight at the capital city.
Altitude: Kathmandu – 1400m
Syabrubesi – 2380m
Distance: 152km (7hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
Today you will be driving to Dhunche or Shyabru Besi, the towns located near the Rasuwagadhi border. En route, you will be seeing the beautiful sights of nature. While traveling to mountainous roads, natural beauty is at its best. Nature unravels its splendid aura on you. While traveling across the mountains, altitude has been a constant object of concern. In this journey in the mountainous terrains, you will be enjoying nature very closely. You can be opportune enough to recognize sunset in the mountainous rugged roads. In Rasuwagadhi you will be waiting to clear your immigration formalities. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a group departure journey mostly. It is advisable to complete the immigration procedures as a group in Rasuwagadhi border. Stay overnight at Rasuwagadhi.
Altitude: Rasuwagadi: 2600m, Kerung: 2700m
Distance: Syabrubesi to Rasuwagadhi: 15kms (1hour)
Rasuwagadhi to Kerung: 26kms(2hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
Till last night you will be in your comfort zone. From today onwards you will be starting your journey towards Mt. Kailash. You will be driving towards Rasuwagadhi border. From here you will be getting Tibetan guides along with Tibetan vehicle to enter the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It will be quite exciting for the pilgrims to enjoy the significance of no man’s land. In this autonomous region, one can feel the world without any geographical boundaries. You will stay overnight at Kerung.
Distance: around the city
Mode of Transport: by walk
Today you will be mentally prepared yourself for the strenuous trek waiting for you. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra requires an utter dedication to the god. Not only mentally but one has to be physically strong also. Amidst the trip, an acclimatization day is there for making you physically adaptable in such high altitude. Many tourists cannot adopt the high altitude easily during Kailash Yatra. This acclimatization day is to keep the body and soul of the tourist’s ideal for the upcoming stretch of the trip. You will stay overnight at Kerung.
Distance: 250kms (9hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
Today you will be driving to New Donga. Across the mountainous regions and green lush of plains, you will catch an incredible sight of mighty Brahmaputra. You will be driving via Saga. In the Tibetan language, it is known as happy land. As it is a border area, then you will find Chinese garrison patrolling across the border areas of Nepal and Tibet. On the way to Mt. Kailash, solo travelers and backpackers stay in these local motels. You will stay overnight at New Dongba.
Distance: 385kms (10-12hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
Today you will be seeing the sight of Lake Mansarovar for the first time. It is the highest freshwater lake in the world. While traveling to Mt. Kailash one has to cleanse the impurities of the soul. Kailash yatra requires a complete dedication of the mind and soul. Negativities and pessimistic ideas remain away from the souls of pilgrims during this yatra. By taking a dip in the holy water of Lake Mansarovar, one purifies the soul before taking the large sanctified journey of Mt. Kailash. Many pilgrims offer rituals addressing the souls of ancestors. For the first time, you will get a glimpse of Mt. Kailash for the first time. The reflection of gigantic mountains in the water of Lake Mansarovar is quite enticing. At night you will be staying near the monastery of Chui Gompa.
Altitude: Yamdwar: 4575m, Dhiraphuk: 4775m
Distance: Darchen to Yamdwar- bus coach
Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk – trek
Mode of Transport: first drive then trek
Mode of Transport: bus coachand trek
Today you will be taking bath in Lake Mansarovar for one more time before progressing towards Mt. Kailash. After taking bath, you will be driving to Darchen. On your way to Darchen, you can get the panoramic sight of Rakshas Taal. Earlier the pilgrims believed the Demon’s Lake as a negative source of energy. Due to mythological belief, it was the lake from where Ravana imbibed bad intentions in his mind. Darchen is the base camp for Mt. Kailash journey. You will stay the night in Darchen.
From today onwards you will be engaging in parikrama across Mt. Kailash. No one is allowed to climb high of Mt. Kailash due to its mythical and religious significance. You will be driving towards Yamdwar. From Darchen it is 10 km away taking an hour to reach. From Yamdwar, you will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk. The parikrama across Mt. Kailash covers 38km. you will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk on foot.
If you are physically not fit then you will have to take a pony. We carry our kitchen resources and camping logistics on yak or pony for the pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After reaching there, you will get to view the beautiful and enormous sights of Mt. Kailash. Due to extreme weather conditions, you will have to take your food early.
Distance: 22kms (10hours)
Mode of Transport: trek
Today your trek will be starting after breakfast. From Dhiraphuk you will be trekking towards Zuthulphuk. On the way, you will be passing Gauri Kund. According to mythical folklore and religious scriptures, this lake is quite famous among the pilgrims. It is this very lake where goddess Parvati took bath and gave life to Lord Ganesh out of dirt and froth of her own body. So on the way to Kailash Parikrama, the pilgrims are obliged to get the sight of such auspicious lake. You will be trekking high till Dolma La Pass. This is the optimum height of the entire Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. By evening you will be trekking down to reach Zuthulphuk. At night you will be staying in a dormitory-style guesthouse.
Distance: Zuthulphuk to Darchen- 5kms (4-5hours)
Darchen to Dongpa: 53kms (2hours)
Mode of Transport: trek and then drive
Today is the last day of your parikrama. After completing the last stretch of your journey, you will be completing the most sacred trip of your life. Very few can secure such sanctified moment in life and feel own self so close to the god. By completing this journey, you will feel spiritually close to Lord Shiva. Today you will be trekking around 10kms till Darchen. You will need around 5hours to reach there. Our vehicles will be waiting on the other side of the trail. You will be completing your lunch near Darchen. From there you will be driving back to New Dongba completing the rest of parikrama of Lake Mansarovar. Today you will be staying in a guesthouse.
Distance: 110kms (3-4 hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
Today you will be driving back to Kerung. You will be driving on the well-constructed road. The beauty of mountainous terrains will make you awe-inspiring continuously. You will be staying in Kerung for overnight.
Distance: 175kms (8hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
You reach the last stretch of your journey. Here you will be driving to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border. In the border areas again you will have to complete your immigration formalities for further progress. Tonight you will be reaching the capital city with 7/8 hours.
Distance: around the city (hardly 30 minutes’ drive)
Mode of Transport: bus coach
We know the importance of a spiritual journey for a being. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra occurs once a lifetime. Our main intention is to provide you all those resources required in such high altitude. Today you will be taking a homebound flight from Kathmandu fulfilling your inner wishes of following the path of spirituality.
When the pilgrims take the journey to the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, then they want pure veg food facility even in the distant land. We take care of such intricate details of our clients. In the detailed tour itinerary, we provide the clients with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We send our own Maharaj (Indian cook) along with helper to give the taste of homely delicacies to our clients even in such alien land. Many pilgrims are quite unaware of the hygiene of food items. We never compromise with food services. Due to extreme climatic conditions, many face gastrointestinal issues, so we want our clients to enjoy every moment in the spiritual journey. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves a complete reincarnation of the body and soul of an individual. Every year, the pilgrims take this journey to rinse off the committed sins and take the path of complete liberation. We provide pure veg food (without onion garlic) to our tourists because we know this journey is a complete metamorphosis of an individual. We do not want to compromise with our kitchen services as our clients take an important role in our tourism business.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a lifetime accomplishment for the devotee. Those who want to attain liberation or nirvana in their life take refuge to the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. Thousands of devotees advance to the world of spirituality to seek inner peace. It is said that the devotees attain mental peace taking a break from the scheduled life.
The pilgrims devote their life to undertake such arduous journey to seek blessings. The pilgrims take the refuge to the beautiful hills of Kailash for acquiring the inner happiness. For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, you have to go through certain altitude. For the advanced level of preparation one has to go through mental as well as physical hardships. Without enduring such penury, it would be difficult for the devotees to complete the circumambulation around the Kailash.
Basic preparatory strategies
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a strenuous pilgrimage that requires a proper balance between mind and soul. You have to undertake the journey under adverse climatic conditions. Therefore, you have to think about the extremities and make yourself prepared to go close to Mother Nature.
Things to carry for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Kind of clothing
First Aid kit
Best time to go for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Due to the extreme climatic conditions, it is favorable not to travel during the winters and the monsoons. As the pilgrims will do the parikrama across the lake and the mountains, then time should be selected a way when the Indo Tibet pathways are not blocked. From mid of May till October, the tourists find out the best climatic conditions to trek across the mountainous terrains. As it is a lifetime opportunity to travel in such an exquisite landscape location, then one should decide the perfect time of traveling. The astounding scenic beauty of the topography will make you fall in love with space.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can be conducted either by roadway or by air. On air, the pilgrims will take comparatively less time than that by road. Apart from this, the pilgrims prefer to take the journey during the ordained period of full moon. The silvery beam of moonlight will make Mt. Kailash more beautiful to witness.
Necessary to send colour Scan copy of Passport of pilgrimage with name list 30 days before departure for permit processing. We need 6 Month valid ordinary Passport but Diplomat passport is not acceptable.
Should send Indian pilgrimage’s original Passport with 4 passport size photographs to our Delhi office before 5 days from the departure date for China visa stamping. NRI/Other Citizen’s Passport will collected after arrival in Kathmandu.
If suddenly program has changed Due to weather problem, natural disaster, landslide, technical problem and political movement, all additional expenses should be paid by themselves )
General Information regarding Kailash Mansarovar Tour.
Insurance: Medical Insurance not compulsory for visa processing but will use full if you do insurance in case any health problem arises during travel.
Oxygen cylinder: Our Company will provide oxygen cylinder in emergency. Usually, oxygen cylinder is not required. However, some pilgrimage we prefer to carry their own handy oxygen cylinders. You may buy small portable cylinder in Tibet. It may cost approx. Yuan 20-30 per cylinder.
Food during Tour: Our cooks will be traveling with you during the entire trip. Our Staff will carry all necessary cooking items and will provide Indian vegetarian food during Yatra.
We recommend that you bring the flowing items to make your journey more comfortable:
1: Wind Proof Jackets / Towel / Washing Kit – 1/1
2: Warm Thick Pullover,Rain Coat-1 – 1
3: Pants-4/ Monkey Cap and Sun Heat.
4: Cotton Full Sleev T-shirt – 4
5: Thermal Underpants/Long/Vest /Warm Full T-Shirt – 2
6: Trekking Shoes & Rubber Sandal 1/1
7: Warm Woolen Shocks – 5
8: Warm Gloves – Water Bottle (1Ltr. Capacity)-1
9: Sun Glass/Sun Hat, Flash Light with Extra Batteries
10: Strong Sun Cream/Chap stick /Moisturizer Cream
11: Pocket Knife/Sewing Kit/Button/Cigarette Lighter/DustMasks
China Government Notice!!!- Don’t take any picture, tape record, newspapers, political things or anything related to Dalai Lama , If found in Tibet, on the spot China Army will control and take legal action.
1. All pilgrimage can carry dry foods in the journey.
2. All pilgrimage can buy Chinese SIM card at Nyalam/Kyirong /Taklakot which provides incoming service only (not out going Call service) but internet is available.
Carry regular medicine – Diamox 250 mg. 20 tablets and Personal First Aid Kit.
Money exchange: Indian Rupees are not accepted in Tibet but is acceptable in Nepal. We will exchange the amount to Yuan for you upon your arrival.
Temperature -Average (May to August): 4-20 ºC Day Time / -1-10ºC Night Time
Trip was awsom
Good evening and pranams.
You would be aware that I have returned from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra on June 05, 2018. On the whole, the Yatra was well organized.
I express my gratitude thanks to you and your the Team for providing this great opportunity to perform the Yatra.