Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa

Duration : 15 Days/14 Nights

Destination : Kathmandu-Lhasa-Tarboche

Trip Overview

Mt. Kailash (6714m) is the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or ‘navel of the world’ . Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs throughout both Buddhista and Hindu parts of Asia. Mt Kailas is holy to followers of four religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Mansarovar Lake is the means or soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailas Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre- Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.

DAY 1
Arrival Kathmandu transfer to hotel, evening program briefing. O/N Kathmandu

Your Arrival Time – Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel. 07:00PM – A short briefing about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra before dinner
Meal: Dinner at Hotel

DAY 2
After breakfast sightseeing in pashupatinath, Guheshwori temple, Swayambhunath, Jalnarayan & prepare for Kailash Tour. O/N Kathmandu

10:00AM – Full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Temple and Budhanilkantha.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3
Fly to Kathmandu Lhasa (3700m) receive at Gonggar airport and transfer to Hotel.

11:40 AM (Approx) – Fly to Goggar airport Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4
City tour in Lhasa: Visit world famous Potala Place(outside only), Jorkhang Temple & Barkhor street O/N Hotel.

Lhasa city sightseeing, Visit world famous Potala Palace and Barkhor Bazar. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5
After breakfast drive to 360 km to sighatse 3900m. Visit Tashilungpo Monastery.

09:00 AM – After Breakfast – Drive to Shigatse (270 km ) Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 6
After breakfast drive to Saga 340 km Joint the regular Kailash route.

09:00 AM – After Breakfast – Drive to Saga (375 km )
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7
After breakfast drive to Lake Manasarovar 385km (4500m). overnight stay at Chhu Gompa.

08:00 AM – Drive towards Mansarovar Lake crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water.Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hrs-90 km) Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8
Afternoon drive to Darchen (46km) 4600m. The abode of god will be a lifetime achievement. Puja, Havana worship, Meditation , Holy bath in Mansarovar till afternoon.

Most of the day – Take holy bath and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Mansarovar Lake. Later Drive to Darchen (35 km). Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9
. Drive to Tarboche(Yamdhwar) 8km and trek upto Deraphuk 12km (4890m) O/N at Guest House.

10:00AM – After short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yama Dwar. This is starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is 12 kms trek (5-6 hrs). You will visit North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama. Meal: Breakfast at Mansarovar, Lunch & Dinner at Mansarovar OR on the way during Parikrama

DAY 10
Trek to Zuthulphuk 22km (4790m) via Gaurikunda walk approximately 10 hours.

07:00AM – Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and proceed to Zuthulpuk (22 km trek for 7-8 hours trek). This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft. From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthul-puk. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner l Hotel: Stay at the Lodge (Zuthul-puk) NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen

DAY 11
After breakfast trek to chandu 3hr and drive to Saga 8 hour via darchen.

08:00AM – After short Trek and reach to the point where the coach will be waiting and we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members who were waiting and drive to Saga.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12
After breakfast drive back to Sightse.

09:00 AM – After Breakfast – Drive to Shigatse (375 km )
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 13
After breakfast drive to Lhasa after Lunch free for shopping etc.

09:00 AM – After Breakfast – Drive to Lhasa (270 km )
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 14
.After breakfast drive to Lhasa airport and fly back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Fly to Kathmandu airport from Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 15
Departure onwards your Journey.

We will drop you at Airport 1-2 hour before flight time (30 min drive).
Meal: Breakfast Only

Arrival & departure transportation

KTM/LXA/KTM Air Fare With Airport tax

Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.

3 nights hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals

Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents /Mud House.

Pure vegetarian meals (B/F+ Lunch + Dinner) providing by our counterpart at Local Restaurant in Lhasa & Shigatse and rest part preparing by our escort.

A/C coach/ Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & support trucks

English speaking Tibetan guide

Nepali Sherpa/Cook on 06:01 basis.

Oxygen, basic first-aid kit.

Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee

Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home

All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls

Travel Insurance of clients

Emergency evacuation expenses.

Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)

Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

Documents
  • You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.
Common Items
  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).
Note: Trinetra Holidays provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Clothing
  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
Footwear
  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers
Toileteries
  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,
Camping Item
  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items To Make Your Journey Enjoyable
  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit – Also Include
  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats