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16 Nights / 17 Days
Availability : May to September
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Max People : 38
Tour Details

Days

Altitude

Distance

Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival

 

1400m

 

20-25 minutes (around the city)

 

Hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

 

1400m

Kathamandu Sightseeing: 26km (2hours)

 

Hotel

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syrabrubenshi

 

Kathmandu – 1400m

Syabrubesi – 2380m

 

152km (7hours)

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 4: Drive to Rasuwagadi and drive to Kerung

 

Rasuwagadi: 2600m, Kerung: 3700m

 

Syabrubesi to Rasuwagadhi: 15kms (1hour)

Rasuwagadhi to Kerung: 26kms (2hours)

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 5: Acclimatization day

 

3700m

 

around the city

Hotel/Guest house

Day 6: Drive to Dongpa

 

4500m

 

250kms (9hours)

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 7: Drive to Lake Mansarovar

 

4500m

 

385kms (10-12hours)

Mud house

Day 8: Lake Parikrama and drive to Darchen

 

4560m

 

30kms (3hours)

 

Mud house

Day 9: Tirthapuri excursion

 

4752km

 

2hours drive and then trekking

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 10: Astapad excursion

 

4900m

 

8km

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 11: Saptarishi Cave excursion

 

4580m

 

11.3km

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 12: Drive to Yamdwar and then trek till Dhiraphuk

 

Yamdwar: 4575m, Dhiraphuk: 4775m

 

Darchen to Yamdwar- bus coach

Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk – trek

 

Mud house

Day 13: Trek to Zuthulphuk via Kuber Kund

 

Zuthulphuk-4700m

 

22kms (10hours)

Mud house

Day 14: Trek to Darchen and drive back to Dongpa

 

Dongpa: 4500m, Darchen:4560m

 

Zuthulphuk to Darchen- 5kms (4-5hours)

Darchen to Dongpa: 53kms (2hours)

Hotel/Guest house

Day 15: Drive to Kerung

 

Kerung: 3700m

 

110kms (3-4 hours)

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

 

1400m

 

175kms (8hours)

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 17: Departure

 

1400m

 

 

 

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syrabrubenshi

Day 4: Drive to Rasuwagadi and drive to Kerung

Day 5: Acclimatization day

Day 6: Drive to Dongpa

Day 7: Drive to Lake Mansarovar

Day 8: Lake Parikrama and drive to Darchen

Day 9: Tirthapuri excursion

Day 10: Astapad excursion

Day 11: Saptarishi Cave excursion

Day 12: Drive to Yamdwar and then trek till Dhiraphuk

Day 13: Trek to Zuthulphuk via Kuber Kund

Day 14: Trek to Darchen and drive back to Dongpa

Day 15: Drive to Kerung

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure

 

In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is believed to be the supreme aggregator of cosmic energy. He is addressed as Mahakaal, an entity who is beyond death and time. Mt. Kailash is the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. In the universe, there are such holy destinations that offer spiritual aura in your pilgrimage tour. Kailash Yatra is not a celebrated vacation tour but it is a spiritual tour taken by pilgrims for seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Spirituality means a unique bond between the soul and the divinity. You will find the accomplishment of nature in the shape of Mt. Kailash. A human entity seems small in front of such grandeur of creation. The pilgrims take this spiritual pilgrimage to explore the pristine location of Mt. Kailash. In Hindu mythology, spirituality and religiosity share a bond of wholeness. Unlike an adventurous tour, it is a journey of self-discovery. There are pilgrims who take this journey for recreating a sole bond with the divinity. Kailash Yatra occurs once in a lifetime. In all religious scriptures, Lord Shiva is portrayed as the ultimate source of cosmic energy. As it is a heavenly abode of gods, no one is allowed to climb up the mountain. As per religious texts, one has to endure hardship to get the glimpse of the supreme power of Almighty. Kailash Yatra is an arduous journey that brings the pilgrims close to the lord. This lifetime experience revives the lost faith in own self.

Kailash Yatra comprises of circumambulation around Mt. Kailash and the dip in the holy water of Lake Mansarovar. In this spiritual journey, everyone wants to revive the intimacy with the divinity. Before encountering the spiritual entity one needs to pure from soul and body. Taking a dip in the holy water of Lake Mansarovar before parikrama around Mt. Kailash is believed to be an auspicious deed. This lifetime journey transforms the human soul completely into a new being.

In a lifetime, very few get the opportunity to revive their journey following a righteous path. Kailash yatra actually guides these souls to the right direction of Lord. Mostly on auspicious days of full moon, the pilgrims take this journey to witness the divine madness of the natural beauty. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stands out as the symbolism of purity. The followers of Jainism, Buddhism, and Bon Po travel to this spiritual land in search of liberating the souls. This majestic journey is for liberating souls from the shackles of sin and ignorance. The pilgrims aim to attain salvation. No one knows about the after death life. The pilgrims take this unforgettable journey for cleansing the sins of past and present life. One is in search of spiritual peace while taking this mystic journey. Mokshya follows the path of celibacy. It is not easily attainable. In a similar way, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes you through the path of spirituality to attain. We believe this pristine journey happens once in a lifetime, so we try to arrange the best resources for making your trip incredible in all respects.

Departure & Return Location

Inner kora

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:-Arrival

Meal: L/D
Altitude: 1400m
Time taken: 20-25 minutes (around the city)
Mode of transport: private car

After reaching Tribhuvan Internation Airport, our driver will pick you up at the entrance gate and drop you at the hotel. You will be offered welcome drinks by our representatives in the hotel. The representative will brief the entire itinerary to you. In the evening, you will be going to Pashupatinath temple for evening aarti. In Nepal, Pashupatinath is believed to be the national idol. Traveling to Nepal will be incomplete without visiting the beautiful temple of Pashupatinath. The chiming sounds of evening prayer bells will be a fascinating experience for you. At night you will be getting warm delicious food at your hotel.

Day 2:-Kathmandu sightseeing

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 1400m
Distance: Kathamandu Sightseeing: 26km (2hours)
Mode of Transport: Bus coach

After breakfast, you will be getting ready for the sightseeing of Kathmandu. It is one of the ancient cities with lots of marvelous piece of architecture. You will really relish the enchanting beauty of the capital city. The city will surprise with its ruins and the spiritual aura. In contrast with the last evening, today you will encounter the beauty of the architecture of 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.

After this, you will be traveling to Budhanilkantha temple. This temple is devoted 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.

Next, you will be going to Golden Temple Mahabouddha for its marvelous carvings on the wall. This monument was built in the 14th century with clay bricks. This temple was built under the influence of the Shikhara style. You will find beautiful works on terracotta covering the image of Lord Buddha. This temple is built following the architecture of Mahabouddha temple located in Bodhgaya.

Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3:-Kathmandu to Syrabrubenshi

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: Kathmandu – 1400m
Syabrubesi – 2380m
Distance: 152km (7hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

Today you will be driving from the capital city to another beautiful village located inside the national park of Langtang. This beautiful village becomes popular due to the Kailash Yatra among the tourists. If you have enough time, you can encounter the local cultural lifestyle of the people staying in the Langtang valley. This beautiful village is located on the river banks of Trishuli. Due to humid weather, rainfall occurs often in this location. While driving across Syabrubesi, you will feel the gorge like topography between two mountains. Due to high altitude, you will feel the coldness in weather. At night you will be staying here.

Day 4:-Drive to Rasuwagadi and drive to Kerung

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: Rasuwagadi: 2600m, Kerung: 3700m
Distance: Syabrubesi to Rasuwagadhi: 15kms (1hour)
Rasuwagadhi to Kerung: 26kms (2hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

On the following morning, you will be driving to the borderline village of Rasuwagadi. 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. Then you will be driving to Kerung. It is located on the river banks of Gyirong. As the town is located at an elevation of 2700 m you have to adapt yourself with the extremities of the climate.

Day 5:-Acclimatization day

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 3700m
Distance: around the city
Mode of Transport: by walk

Kailash Yatra required mental as well as physical strength to complete the journey. Acclimatization day is for adaptation purpose. You can stroll around the beautiful village of Kerung to make yourself prepared for the journey. Stay overnight at Kerung.

Day 6:-Drive to Dongba

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4500m
Distance: 250kms (9hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

Today after taking breakfast you will be traveling to Tibet Autonomous Region of Dongba. The other name of this township is called “beggar’s township”. This beautiful mountainous city is situated on the river valley of Nujiang. Earlier the transport services were really bad. In the 1970s, China started the reforming the valley. The local residents of Dongba earlier went out of the valley to seek a job. Presently the local people of Dongba focus mostly on restoring the architectural specimen. You will definitely like those architectural splendors on your drive. On the drive, you will be getting the beautiful glimpse of Mt Sishapangma and Gauri Shankar on your way. If you are an ardent lover of nature, then the mountainous terrains will definitely allure you. The panoramic view of the sunset in the mountains will be a cherishing lifetime memory. Stay overnight at Dongba.

Day 7:-Drive to Lake Mansarovar

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4500m
Distance: 385kms (10-12hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

Today you will be driving to the highest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Mansarovar. The parikrama around Lake Mansarovar completes your spiritual trip to Mt. Kailash. For the first time, you will catch the glimpse of Lake Mansarovar along with Mt. Kailash from distant. Since time immemorial it is believed that if an individual prays something from the core of pure heart then the lake will fulfill his wishes. Tonight you will stay in the guesthouse located near Chuu Gompa Monastery.

Day 8:-Lake Parikrama and drive to Darchen

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4560m
Distance: 30kms (3hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

Today you will be completing your parikrama around the lake. Firstly you will perform rituals for the souls of your ancestors. It is believed that the pilgrims perform ceremonial rituals on the shores of the lake for the peacefulness of the ancestors. After performing puja, meditation and holy bath you will be driving to Darchen. It is a small village located within the Purang County of the autonomous region of Tibet. This beautiful village is now home for Tibetan pilgrims. This village is also helpful for nomads for grazing of sheep. For Kailash Yatra, this town becomes an important initiation location for the journey.

Day 9:-Tirthapuri excursion

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4752km
Distance: 2hours drive and then trekking
Mode of Transport: bus coach and then trekking

On their spiritual trip to Mt. Kailash, the pilgrims always seek of spending more time in the beautiful terrain of mountains. They want to feel the closeness with the divinity. In religious scriptures, mountains were often described as the mysterious areas for the shelter of gods. Till date, it is believed gods live in seclusion in these beautiful landscapes. Among the Hindu pilgrims, Tirthapuri secures a special mention for its spiritual significance. It is believed that to take bath in the hot springs of Tirthapuri, one will be cured of any kind of physical ailments. A journey to Mt. Kailash acts as the complete path of attaining liberation. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site located near the banks of Sutlej River. Traveling to the holy land of Tirthapuri is quite famous among the pilgrims. After the circumambulation around Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash, the pilgrims explore this spiritual hub. It is the third holiest site located in the Western Tibet. The ultimate spot of the expedition in this spiritual journey is Tirthapuri. The hot springs located in Tirthapuri give the most soothing experience to the travelers. The state of relaxation and liberation has been a constant concern among the pilgrims. A journey to Tirthapuri gives completion to it. After the strenuous journey across mt. Kailash, this spiritual trip will give a fatigue-free experience. The pilgrims here also indulge in ritual circumambulation. It is also believed that parikrama around Tirthapuri for 13 times is equal to parikrama around Kailash for 1 time. It takes around 1 hour to complete the parikrama. On your path, you will get to see the Tirthapuri monastery. It is believed as the religious site for worshiping the goddess of Dorje Phagmo. In this site, Padmasambhava along his consort Yeshe Tsogyel is prominently worshiped here.

It is a single day excursion from Darchen. You will be trekking for around 4 hours to reach Tirthapuri.

Day 10:-Astapad excursion

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4900m
Distance: 8km
Mode of Transport: trekking

Today you will be going to another location from Darchen. In Hindu philosophy, everyone seeks nirvana at some point in their life. The idea of liberation means how one renounces the complete bondage of the world to lead a selfless life. Among the Jains, attaining nirvana is the highest level of inner peace of mind. Rishabhadeva, the first Tirthankara attained his nirvana in Ashtapad on the way of Mt. Kailash. The name suggests “eight steps”. Among the Jains, this is one of the most religious sites for attaining liberation from pleasuring life. Asthapad journey combines eight steps leading to caves of different kinds. The devotees take the parikrama covering a distance of 52kms around Mt. Kailash to attain the path of liberation. One has to face the adverse climatic conditions on the way to parikrama. On the path of parikrama, Ashtapad is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites while visiting the spiritual abode of Lord Shiva. This famous pilgrimage shrine is not only famous among the Jains but also among the Hindus as well. To take the journey of Ashtapad, the pilgrims have to take giant eight steps to enter into the beautiful palace. The pilgrims become completely thrilled by looking at the natural beauty of the mountains around. The mountain peaks on the way of Ashtapad is folded in the Sichuan province of the Southwest China very close to Tibetan border. It will take a day to complete a trek of 8km from Darchen to reach Astapad. At night you will stay in Darchen.

Day 11:-Saptarishi Cave excursion

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: 4580m
Distance: 11.3km
Mode of Transport: trekking

Today you will be going to another location called Saptarishi Cave. It falls on the way of Nandi inner kora. These caves are of significant values among the tourists. This site is famous for the sages who were dedicated devotees of Lord Shiva. The caves consist of 13 chortens. In the time of Nandi inner kora, the trekking to the Saptrishi caves is the most difficult one. The tourists want to take this immense journey to get the divine grandeur of heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. This peak has been a major area of exploration among the pilgrims for its religious significance. These caves are situated at a high altitude of 6000m. After leaving Atmalingam, the tourists have to climb the vertical facet of the mountain wall to reach Saptrishi caves. There are 13 chortens located near the caves under the supervision of Gengta Monastery. Without proper skills in trekking, it will be quite difficult to complete the inner parikrama around the Nandi Mountains. From Darchen, the pilgrims have to trek for 11.3km to reach Saptrishi caves. One who is willing to visit saptrishi caves has to stay back in Darchen. The tourists take Darchen as one of the most accessible trekking points for the parikrama. Stay overnight in Darchen.

Day 12:-Drive to Yamdwar and then trek till Dhiraphuk

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: Yamdwar: 4575m, Dhiraphuk: 4775m
Distance: Darchen to Yamdwar- bus coach
Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk – trek
Mode of Transport: first drive then trek

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.

Day 13:-Trek to Zuthulphuk via Kuber Kund

Meal: B/L/D
Altitude: Zuthulphuk-4700m
Distance: 22kms (10hours)
Mode of Transport: trek

Today you will be going out of your comfort zone. You will be trekking for 22kms today to reach Zuthulphuk. In the inner kora, you will be passing through Kuber Kund. It is one of the most strenuous treks. One has to walk through deep layers of snow. The sharpness of stones is really scary for the pilgrims. Without proper guidance of sherpas, it will be very difficult to trek. At times you will feel hopeless in completing the trek. The inner faith will take you close to the Almighty. Stay overnight at Zuthulphuk.

Day 14:-Trek to Darchen and drive back to Dongpa

Meal: B/L/D
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 Kailash Yatra. You will be covering around 8kms of the journey. You will be trekking down to Darchen. It will take around 3 hrs to complete the journey. After reaching Darchen, drivers will be waiting on the other side of the trail. You will be driving back to Dongba. At night you will be staying at Dongba.

Day 15:-Drive to Kerung

Meal: B/L/D
Distance: 110kms (3-4 hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

After completing your breakfast you will be driving to Kerung from Dongba. On the beginning of your trip if you are lack of time, now you can explore the village of Kerung on your drive back. At night you will be staying in Kerung.

Day 16:-Drive to Kathmandu

Meal: B/L/D
Distance: 175kms (8hours)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

At the last stretch of your journey, you will be reaching the capital city of Kathmandu. If you have times then go shopping in the local places. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17:-Departure

Meal: B
Distance: around the city (hardly 30 minutes’ drive)
Mode of Transport: bus coach

Today after breakfast, our driver will drop you at the airport as per your timing of the flight.

Food Services

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.

Price Includes

  • In Kathmandu hotel accommodations 5 nights with full board meals basic and all required transportations and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary Nepal and Tibet. Tibet visa, Entry permit, Kailash Inner parikarma entry fee, Monasteries entry permit fee in Tibet, entries tour best available hotel and Guest house except 1 nights during the inner parikarma. On inner parikarma, we provide tents, sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, all meals(dinner/breakfast/lunch). We provide pack lunch while we drive or walk on parikarma), experience cook, English and Hindi speaking Nepalese guide, English speaking Chinese guide, requires Nepalese Sherpa's, Super Luxury Bus and supporting truck for luggage, Yak and yak man during the parikarma (Kora) for carrying luggage, first aid kit box, Holy Lake Mansarovar parikarma (Circuit) by drive. Climbing equipment for Inner Parikarma, Mountain Climbing Guide. We provide Duffle Bag, Down Jackets, Day bag (Duffle Bag and Day bag we provide as souvenir gift from our company).

Price Excludes

  • Tips, personal expenses, beverage, cold drinks, phone call rescue and emergency cost, medical and hospital expenses (encase sick on the way kailash Yatra). Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal use porter, and international flights Tickets. Additional (+3 Days) Muktinath Tour Along with Kailash Tour(Yatra) Price per person Indian Citizen INR 26500.00 Price per person NRI (Foreign) US Dollar $. 850.00
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