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Kailash Manasarovar Tour

Trip Facts

Trip cost start from:   US$2020

Single supplementary:   USD $280

Destination:Tibet

Total Duration:13 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Refer to Itinerary

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Recommended Month:May - Oct

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Maximum Altitude :5613 m (Dolma La pass)

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Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is the secrete pilgrimage place of Hindu, Buddhist, Bon and Jain religion. Mount Kailash is black stone peak which is part of Trans Himalaya range of Tibet. It lies near Lake Manasarovar and Rakchhes Lake as well as source of some of the longest rivers is near Mount Kailash. The Tibetan name for the mountain is Gang Rinpoche which meaning “Precious Snow Mountain”. The mountain states four faces which are made from Crystal, Ruby, Gold and Lapis Lazuli. Mount Kailash believes as a pillar of the world and symbolizing a lotus as it is located at the heart of six mountain ranges. The altitude of Mount Kailash is 6638m and it is not permitted to climb.  

Manasarovar Lake is the fresh water lake base on Mount Kailash. Lies in altitude of 4590 miters (15060 ft), Manasarovar is holy lake in round shape circumference of 88 kilometer. Name of this lake is from Sankrit, which is combination of two words Manas and Sarovar. The meaning of Manasa is mind and Sarovar mean Lake. Manasarovar is lake of mind. According to Hinduism, the lake was first created in the mind of Bhrahama and then created on earth. Peoples who drink and deep into the Manasarovar water get purified from his/ her whole sins. Circumambulation of lake is most importance view of pilgrimage and they do it with transportation before going Kailash Kora.   

Thousands of peoples from worlds make pilgrimage Yatra every year to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar. The best season starts from May and run up to October month. Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour is mostly operation from Nepal. Kailash overland tour via Kodari boarder, Kailash Helicopter tour from Simikot and Tour via Lhasa is most operating and famous tour from Nepal. Pilgrimages believe that circumambulating (Kora) of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar will bring good fortune. Hindu and Buddhist make clockwise Kora but Bon and Jain pilgrimage follows anti clockwise Kora of Kailash. The path of Mount Kailash circumambulation (Kora) is 53 kilometer involving with tough pass Dolma La (5670m).

Ganga Jamuna Adventure Treks running Kailash Mansarovar Tour from our established. We provide full board services bringing our experience Nepali staff team from Nepal. In the case of bigger group, we serve freshly cooked foods from our camp and accommodate in small guest house/mud houses available all the way in Kailash region. We also run personal tour and small group size tour to Kailash. If you are even single want to go you can take our Group Joining Kailash Tour package, that is possible with Ganga Jamuna Adventuire Treks. Please drop us a single mail at info@gangajamunatreks.com. We will follow you further.

Highlights

  • Driving through typical Tibetan villages and crossing high passes
  • Panaromic Mountain view from high passes
  • Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
  • Circumambulation (Kora/ Parikrama/ Round) of Mount Kailash
  • Stay overnigh at bank of Lake Manasarovar 
  • View of South face and North face of Kailash
  • Exploration of Oldest Monastery, Gumpa

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive to Nyalam (Tibet) Overnight at Guest house (133 Km/ 7 hours - 3750m)

Day 04:Acclimatization day in Nyalam. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05:Drive to Saga (232 Km / 6 Hours – 4450m) Overnight at Guest House

Day 06:Drive to Manasarovar (460 Km / 7 Hours - 4590m) Overnight at Guest House

Day 07:Exploration of Manasarovar Lake, Chiu Gumpa, Hot spring and Drive to Darchen. Overnight at Guest House (40 Km / 1 hours – 4575m)

Day 08:First day of Kailash Kora/ Parikrama/ Round. Reach at Derapuk (14 Km/6 Hours -4900m) overnight at Guest House

Day 09:Second day of Kailash Kora. Cross Dolma La Pass (5613m) and reach at Juthulpuk (18 Km/9 Hours -4760m) Overnight at Guest House

Day 10:Last day of Kailash Kora, reach Saga. Overnight at Guest House

Day 11:Drive back to Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House

Day 12:Drive bak to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 13:Final Departure or further tours in Nepal, Bhutan

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Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure arrangement 
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing based 
  • Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu hotel 
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu - Kodari - Kathmandu 
  • Kodari immigration formalities
  • Tibet travel permit and Visa
  • Entrance fees of Manasarovar and Kailash
  • Private transportation in Van or Bus - Kailash part 
  • Accommodation in guest houses in Kailash (Group sharing)
  • An english speaiking and government approved Tibetan guide 
  • Yak or porter to carry luggage durung Kailash Kora/ parikrama
  • Sleeping bag and warm jacket in returnable base if you require

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • All the foods in Kailash region (Foods from local restaurants)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Personal insurance, equipment, Medicle expenses, Emergency evacuation

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)You will see you name plate at Airport holding from representative from Ganga Jamana Adventure treks. He /She will pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel At your breakfast time, we will collect your original passport for Tibetan visa. You will proceed for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Visit one of Buddhist stupa, Hindu temple and old palace. Afternoon come back to hotel and final preparation of your trip. We will hand over your original passport and all necessary documents.

Day 03Drive to Nyalam (Tibet) Overnight at Guest house (133 Km/ 7 hours - 3750m)Take early breakfast in Hotel or take packed, you can stop on the at scenic place to take your breakfast. Drive via Araniko highway to Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge. It takes 4/5 hours to reach immigration. After formality, we cross Tibet and meet Tibetan guide and vehicle. Further drive (2 Hours) to Nyalam, the first town of Tibet.

Day 04Acclimatization day in Nyalam. Overnight at guest house. Today is acclimatization day at Nyalam. We involve in hiking around the hill, around city and rest at guest house. During our hiking we also explore some of the local monasteries and local settlement.

Day 05Drive to Saga (232 Km / 6 Hours – 4450m) Overnight at Guest House Drive to Saga today. Drive suddenly goes up hill up to La-lung pass (5124m). We will get panoramic view of Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. Our drive goes towards western side leaving main road of reaching Lhasa. By crossing Bhrahmaputra River, we reach at Saga.

Day 06Drive to Manasarovar (460 Km / 7 Hours - 4590m) Overnight at Guest House Longest driving day of the trip today. We drive through massive valley will passes of different rivers. We meet and take formalities of immigration on the way. By late afternoon we first sight of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Reach at Guest house and overnight.

Day 07Exploration of Manasarovar Lake, Chiu Gumpa, Hot spring and Drive to Darchen. Overnight at Guest House (40 Km / 1 hours – 4575m)Today is the great opportunity to explore Lake Manasarovar and surroundings. Morning view of Lake and south face of Mount Kailash really give you natural feeling. The hot spring nearby lake and Chiu Gumpa at hiking hill is extra interesting to visit. Late afternoon drive to Darchen.

Day 08First day of Kailash Kora/ Parikrama/ Round. Reach at Derapuk (14 Km/6 Hours -4900m) overnight at Guest House Drive to valley of the god from Darchen (7 Km - 1 Hour). You will than start your first day of Kailash kora of 7 kilometer by walking or riding your personal horse. Today is easy walking at flat land up to Derapuk. Exploration sunrise views in North face of Kailash.

Day 09Second day of Kailash Kora. Cross Dolma La Pass (5613m) and reach at Juthulpuk (18 Km/9 Hours -4760m) Overnight at Guest House Early in the morning, start walking from Derapuk. It is tough day of the tour. After walking flat land, we start climbing uphill toward Dolma La pass. It is not advisable to stay long time in pass. Walking path goes suddenly down till tent house. After walking 3 hours over flat land we reach at our overnight place Juthulpuk

Day 10Last day of Kailash Kora, reach Saga. Overnight at Guest House Trek 3 hours to Zong Chu near darchen amd meet our driving crew. Drive back to saga by crossing Darchen and Manasarovar Lake. We also have option to stay this night at bank of lake Manasarovar.

Day 11Drive back to Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House Today we drive back to Nyalam from Saga. Cross Mayumla check post in between.

Day 12Drive bak to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Start driving to Nepal Tibet boarder Kodari. Say bye to Tibetan crew and reach at Nepal side of Kodari. Drive with Nepali vehicle to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 13Final Departure or further tours in Nepal, Bhutan Drop you to International airport for your final departure OR further tours in Nepal or in Bhutan.

Useful Info

  • Do not bring any books, magazine, pictures about Tibet, Buddhism or about any Lama’s. Custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds matteriels.
  • Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, liquids like Ghee, Oils are not allow entering from Chinese custom at Kodari.
  • Do not take any pictures and videos in Chinese customs, Army and police station
  • Make quei in every customs and in checking post as per your visa list number (your guide will give you instruction from first day)
  • Take cooperative position from every Nepali and Tibetan guide and in Immigration sites

Trip Note

Visa procedure and documentation for Kailash Manasarovar Tour

  1. You must have minimum of 6 month valid passport. We are able to obtain your Tibet permit from your passport scan copy. You can send us you scan copy by e-mail. Original passport is also require for a single day in Kathmandu. You also have to handover us passport size of your photograph.
  2. USD 90 per person will be extra cost for Tibetan visa in the sase with American and Canadian passport holder.
  3. In the case of Nepal visa, 30 days multiple visa can be obtained from all Nepalese Embassies abroad or upon your arrival in Kathmandu. airport. The cost of 30 days multiple Nepal visa cost is US$ 30. Please bring cash for this purpose (USD, AUD or any other currency)

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