Kailas-Mansarovar Tour via Lhasa

In Tibet, Mt. Kailash (6,740m.) is located to the north of the Himalayan region in Tibet and situated between the Karakorum and Himalayan ranges is not just the tour to the holy mountain but this overland tour takes you to the pristine lake. The tour offers great chance to see natural beauty, explore the culture and lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhist. Also, people from different religions like Buddhists, Hindus, Bonpos and Jain visit and admire this sacred peak for its divinity. In Hinduism, Kailash is known as residence of Lord Shiva and the soul of Brahma near Manasarovar Lake. Tibetans describes Kailash Kang Rinpoche. It is worshipped as Mt Ashtapada by Jains, where Rishabanatha (religions founder), attained spiritual liberation. And, the followers of the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic belief of Tibet Bon-Po admire Kailash as the essence of Tibet. Actually, the entire area of Mt. Kailash has religious significance and embraces the two pristine high-elevated lakes of Manasarovar as well as Rakshash. Pilgrims visit the holy lake to take ritual bathes in the purification water of Manasarovar Lake. All in all, this Kailash Tour is idyllic for adventure enthusiasts too and it confers natural beauty, tents in grasslands, overwhelming mountain views and the remote lands which definitely will make this journey memorable for life time. Himalaya Family Adventure has been arranging pilgrimage tour to Mt. Kailash for both small and large groups and the most famous one is Kailash Mansarovar Yatra which is arranged every year. And, our well trained, experience Nepali supporting groups and Tibetan guiding team will bestow you first-class service concerning especially about your safety on this rather challenging trek which makes your Kailash tour like a reverie coming true. Moreover, you will be served hot and fresh meals during the entire Kailash tour every day. It will be your unforgettable memory from this cultural, natural and pilgrimage tour.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Katrhmandu and Transfer to Hotel. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by Himalaya Family representative at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. You will have dinner in typical Nepali restaurant and enjoy folk dance performances in the evening at 7 to 9 pm and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation/Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley . After Breakfast at Hotel, you will be going around cultural heritages enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley – the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the world biggest Stupa, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and amazing Kumari House widely known as Living Goddess in Basantapur of central Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa. Early in the morning, drive to International airport to fly Lhasa. It is 1 hours duration. Pick up you at Lhasa airport by our Tibetan guide and drive (90km) to Lhasa city. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 04:  Lhasa Sight-seeing, Acclimatization. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor square.

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (350 km – 8/9 Hrs).After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai lama the Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama.

Day 06: Drive to  Saga (450km – 9 hours).We start an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch.

Day 07: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (470km – 8 Hours) this is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to stay.

Day 08: Day in Manasarovar. Exploration of Lake, Hot spring and Chu Gumpa. You also can make Puja and Hawan at bank of the lake. it is also part of acclimatization and preparation for KailashKora.

Day 09: Drive to valley of the God via Darchen (52km – 2 Hours) and start KailashParikrama by walking or by personal horse. Reach at North face (which takes 5 hours) of Kailash DIRAHPUK.

Day 10: Trek to Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass (5600m). 18 km parikrama takes about 9 hours. It is part of hardest day of the trip and one of the auspicious parts of the trip. You also visible GauriKunda after Dolma La pass.

Day 11: Finish third day of Kailashkora and reach at Saga. Trek about 10 Km to the point and take your transportation to drive back Saga via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar.

Day 12: Scenic drive back to Shigatse from Saga

Day 13: Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Early at morning, drive to Gonggar airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel, day rest.

Day 15: Departur

Cost: USD 2935 per person

USD 90 more for American passport holder, USD 70 more for Canadian passport holder and

Including

Both way flight ticket of Kathmandu Lhasa Kathmandu
Tibet travel group permit and visa
3 times veg foods in entire trip (foods from hotels and local restaurants)
Government license holder's English speaking Tibetan guide
Entrance fees in sightseeing
Entrance fees of Lake Manasarovar
Deluxe transportation in entire trip
Accommodation on twin sharing hotel in Lhasa and in shigatse
Accommodation in local guest houses on group sharing
Yak or helper to carry your goods during Kailashparikrama
Emergency evacuation management
 

Excluding

Accommodation, activities and foods in Kathmandu, Bottled drinks, bar bills, personal equipment, travel insurance, medical expenses, Expenses in case of emergency evacuation, Tipping, Lake Manasarovar Kora by bus, personal horse and helper in Kailash parikrama
 

Booking policy / Payment/Agreement / cancellation policy

- At least 6 month valid passport scan copy my mail
- USD 1000 as an advance, you can pay by credit card or transfer to our company account
- rest of the tour cost is paying before departure from Kathmandu by cash, by credit card or you can    transfer to our official account
- This is the group joining trip. there will be at least 6 peoples minimum and maximum can be 15 pax
- Single accommodation, accommodation upgrading one the way is extra paying
- You also can join this trip direct from Lhasa so that flight cost, accommodation in Kathmandu and Tibetan visa cost reduce from total tour cost.
- All the food we are providing is veg and provided from local hotels and local restaurants
- If your trip cancelled after confirmation, USD 400 is the cancellation charge. Cancellation charge after applying permit is USD 680 and cancellation your trip before a week charge USD 1300 per person.
 

Special advice

- Your passport should at least 6 month valid count from travelling date and you should bring same passport which you send us for permit while at trip confirmation.
- Flight seats of Lhasa sector are more demandable and you are advice to confirm your trip as early as possible.
- We formally do not need your medical report, insurance etc.. for visa and permit procedure but it is necessary to have secure way. Obtain it from your own country.
 

Packing list

- 1 warm down jacket
- 1 pair of wind proof jacket and trouser
- Warm sleeping bag
- Warm and head cover hat / cap
- 2 pairs warm inside thermal
- 2 pairs warm trouser/ paint
- Warm but light waited sweeter or jacket
- 2/3 pairs light t-shirt
- 1 pair of light walking shoes for morning and evening walk
- Another pair of water proof warm trekking shoes
- ¾ pairs good and warm shocks
- Sun cream, sun glass
- Rain coat
- Trekking stick for 3 days Kailashparikrama 
- Your regular using medicine
- Duffel bag to put your goods 
- Small back carry bag (day bag)
- Sleeping bag 
- Water flash to put warm water throughout the tour
- Sun cream, Vicks
- Sun glass