Kailash Tour

Kailash Manasarovar Tour

Accommodation: We will be staying at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and entire tour. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.
Meal                       : During our tour we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common International cuisine Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house.
Duration              :  12 Days
Arrival                  :  In Kathmandu
Departure            :   From Kathmandu
Best Time to go  :   May to November
Max. Altitude        4,890 m
Group Size           :   2-15 people
Transportation  :   Jeep/ Tourist Vehicles

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Description

Kailash Manasarovar is known as the place which attract the Hindus from different places  and  to be the physical embodiment of the mythical  Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or ‘navel of the world’. Where according to the Hindu culture Shiva occupy to sit in the top of the Kailash .Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs throughout both Buddhist and Hindu parts of Asia. Mt Kailas is holy to followers of four religions. 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 Kailas as the soul of Tibet. Mt. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of samvara-a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetrian Buddhism the 53 Km.

Kailash Manasarovar circuit is the holist of all-Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most travelers to western Tibet. Lake Manasarovar: At Hindu pilgrims make an 85km. circuit around Manasarovar that is made longer and more difficult by marshes and complicated stream crossings. The Tibetans, being more pragmatic, often make a circuit of the lake in the winter when the streams are frozen and the route is shorter. Near Manasarovar is another large lake, Rakshas Tal, the ‘Demon Lake’ that holds far less spiritual significance.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1300 m)

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. – 160kms.)

Day 03: Explore Full Day Nyalam.

Day 04: Drive Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500mts. – 375kms)

Day 05: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. – 335kms) to Manasarovar

Day 06: Manasarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.)

Day 07: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.)

Day 08: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.)

Day 09: Zhulthulphuk to Paryang

Day 10: Paryang to Nyalam

Day 11: Nyalam to Kathmandu

Day 12: Back to final destination

Briefing Itinerary

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Luxury Coach/Jeep – 12 Days

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1300 m)
Well Come to Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Global Treks and expedition who will reception and drop us off at our hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office Global Treks and Expedition where you will be formally introduced to your Trekking Guide. We will go through your entire trek itinerary and arrangements with you ensure every detail is in place. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. – 160kms.)
This is the first day of the Yatra. Very early with pack breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet – an autonomous part of China. After lunch, drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam. O/N at Nyalam

Day 03: Explore Full Day Nyalam.
Today you will be exploring the Full day free for excursion of Nyalam city.lhasa,-ebc-and-mt.-kailash-tour-95. Where you can enchants the panoramic views of Himalayas as well as beautiful cities. O/N at Nyalam

Day 04: Drive Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500mts. – 375kms)
After an early breakfast you will drive from Nyalam to Dongba which takes more than about 08:00 hours. O/N at Paryang

Day 05: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. – 335kms) to Manasarovar
After breakfast drive from Dongba to Manasarovar 07:00 hours. Conducting Manasarovar Parikarma by vehicle. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake. O/N at Manasarovar

Day 06: Manasarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.)
We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and conducting Pooja, hawan and spiritual activities according to your tradition. You will get drive around 2.30 hrs to reach Darchen. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost. O/N at Darchen

Day 07: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.)
This is the first day of Kailash Parikarma. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we drive up to yumdwari and start walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Horse can be hired at extra cost those who cannot walk. Yak will carry the kitchen utensils and equipment. O/N at Diraphuk

Day 08: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.)
This day is bit complex journey and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 meter in hight, The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. ON at  Zhulthulphuk

Day 09: Zhulthulphuk to Paryang
We will Trek down to Darchen, catch our vehicle and Drive to Manasarovar  fill up spiritual jaal, later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal O/N at Paryang

Day 10: Paryang to Nyalam
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.

Day 11: Nyalam to Kathmandu
After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check in at Hotel.

Day 12: Back to final destination
Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination.
Options for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour.

Included Cost

  • Arrival & departure transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha.
  • Standard Hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals
  • Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents
    While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents
  • Pure vegetarian meals prepare by our escort.
  • A/C Luxury Coach.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
  • Kodari land tax.

Excuded Cost

  • Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikarma (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

Equipment Description

Equipment

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items as your individual interest, and choice. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, camera, sun cream, water bottle, rain gear, and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the mountain range.

(Note : We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek)

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

Shade hat or baseball cap – of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses. This is to protect your eyes from the rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it .
Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc.
Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety
Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people .

Hand

1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone a days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

T-shirts (2/3
Light and expedition w)eight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
Underwear, stay away from cotton .(4/5)
1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
2 pairs trekking pants, the knees so they double as shorts.
1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
2 pairs lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

4/5 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
3/4 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the treks.
1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note WT guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Buprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Most Necessary Documents/Materials

Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
2 bandanas.

Optional

1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight) (Optional).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Above This list is only a guide lines. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Please Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

 

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