Kailash & Manasarovar pilgrimage tour is one of the famous pilgrimage tours in the world. This tour is usually done by the pilgrims from Buddhist and Hindu religion. It is meant for pilgrims who have a passionate desire to pay respect to Lord Shiva but due to the lack of time, are unable to take the standard route that takes more than two weeks. However, it can be customized as per individual requirements as you can also do the standard route. The major part of the journey is covered by specially chartered helicopter.
Note: If you desire to take the standard route, please go to "Create your trip" in the menu bar and inform us of your desired route.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time at the hotel or you can stroll around the Thamel area. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we take a flight of an hour to Nepalgunj situated in South Western Nepal and then change our flight to the Simikot airport. As you step out of the aircraft you will witness a different world. You'll then visit border immigration office of Nepal here and according to the regulation of Nepal, you must put an exit stamp on your Passport before you leave for China (Kailash). The entire formalities take about 30 to 45 minutes. We then take a helicopter to Hilsa, the border village between Nepal and China which takes about 30mins flight. Once you land at Hilsa, you'll enter the China side and then continue trekking up to the "Sher village" where the Chinese immigration Office and Border Check Post are located. Your vehicles (Land Cruisers & truck) are waiting there as well. It may take about two hours to gather all group members & luggage in immigration office up in Sher depending on the mood of Chinese officers. From Sher, it takes another an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang -3700 m.). Tomorrow will be a rest day as you have to acclimatize with the altitude. Overnight in hotel/local lodge.
In the early morning, after having breakfast, you'll depart for Lake Manasarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). On the way, you'll have a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana), dedicated to the demon Ravan, to take some pictures & observe the sceneries. Afterward, continue your journey to Lake Manasarovar. On reaching the lake, take the holy dip(opt) and go for around drive around the lake Manasarovar on the jeep which takes about approximately 3 hours. Overnight in local lodge/ hotel.
In the morning, you can perform Pooja & take a holy dip in the lake. Later, we leave the lake and drive to Darchen, Mount Kailash Base Camp at 4662m. Overnight in a local lodge.
After breakfast, we drive to Yam Dwar (4750 m). This is the gateway to the circuit around Mt. Kailash and also you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash. From here, those who are willing to perform the holy circumambulation around the Mt. Kailash will start trekking from "Yama Dwar" and the rest of the people who are not willing to go for trekking will return Darchen on Jeep and wait for others to come. The trail to Deraphuk is easy & flat however because of the high elevation, you will find difficult to walk. Overnight in local lodge.
Today, we start early as it is the toughest day of this journey and start trekking uphill to Dolma-La pass (5600 m). From here the trail rapidly descends to the next valley floor (Zutulphuk) and beyond this lies the holiest glacial lake - Gauri Kunda which people believes, where Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva used to take bath. Continuing our trail, we reach Zutulphuk Gomba after two hours of walking. Overnight in a local lodge.
Today is the day that you'll complete the circuit around Mt. Kailash. The circuit will be finished near Darchen where our vehicles will be waiting for you and drive you back to Taklakot. Overnight in local lodge/hotel.
After having breakfast, you 'll travel back to Sher village from where you'll enter Nepal border and trek down to Hilsa (45 minutes). On reaching Hilsa, take a helicopter flight to Nepalgunj via Simikot. From Nepalgunj airport, take another flight to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu, our office representative will escort you to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time.
|All land transportation by private vehicle.|
|2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu including breakfast|
|Accommodation throughout the tour in local lodge/Guest House including breakfast, lunch and dinner|
|Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot & return via the same route.|
|Helicopter Flight fare from Simikot to Hilsa and return flight|
|All necessary permits to treks and Expeditions.|
|All Camping equipment.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide|
|Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients.)|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.|
|First aid kit|
|All government and local taxes|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in cost|
|Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
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