FIXED DEPATURE MT. KAILASH TOUR

Kathmandu | Manasarovar Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 14 Days/13 Nights

Places Visited :

Kathmandu, Kodari, Nylam, Dongba, Manasarovar, Darchen, Driaphuk, Zuthulphuk, Darchen / Saga, Nylam

Day 01- 2016 Arrival KATHMANDU

  • Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Our airport representative will meet and greet you and transfer to Hotel Shankar.4*
  • Briefing and presentation on tour at 7 Pm .along with interaction between team members and guests. We will hand over duffel bag, Cap, jacket this evening.
  • Welcome Dinner at 8: pm .We will collect client passport at dinner time.
  • Overnight at hotel Shankar or similar
  • Meal plan (D).

Day 02- 2016 KATHMANDU/APPLY FOR GROUP CHINA VISA

  • Optional tour (Mt.Flight aerial sight seeing for Mt.Everest) in the early morning around 6: am client will transfer to airport whose who are preferring Mt.Flight.This is 1 hour flight .After breakfast at 7 to 8 client will leave for sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Katmandu Durbar Square lunch at 2 to 3 pm at hotel .our executive/sherpa will assist you to collect important items. This evening will be free for packing in Duffel bags (your suitcases will be left in Kathmandu hotel)
  • Dinner at 8 in hotel. We apply and collect china visa this day.
  • Overnight at hotel Shankar or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 03-Tuesday 2016 Kathmandu-Nyalam (3750m) (150 km) drive by MINI coach.

  • In the early morning at 5 begin Mt. Kailash - Mansarovar Yatra. On the way packed breakfast at 7am drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. Nepal-China border) by mini coach. Short walk of about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet your Tibetan guide. At Kodari (border) after immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) and lunch. We drive to the small town – Nyalam O/N Hotel (3750m). (5 hrs including lunch & immigration).Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight at Shishepangma hotel or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 04- 2016 Nyalam. Important day of Yatra for acclimatization.

  • Today is free at Nylam for acclimatization and Nylam city excursion. We will be going for short trek which is a preparation for Kailash Parikrama and helps to acclimatize fast. overnight at guest house.
  • Overnight at Shishepangma hotel or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 05- 2016 Nyalam to Dongba (4500m/6hrs)

  • Early breakfast and drive to Dongba.Packed lunched will be served on the way. First long drive over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keeping you busy. Today you will be passing through the first highest pass Labug-La 5050m. Stop and stay for about 10 minutes at Labung-La and experience how you feel at an altitude of 5050 mtr. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing River Brahmaputra (Tibetan name "Yarling Tsangpo") Overnight stay at guest house and dinner.
  • Overnight at Zhongba guest house or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 06- 2016 Dongba to Manasarovar

  • After breakfast Drive to - Lake Manasarovar 385km (4550m) 7 hrs.Lunch on the way .Very auspicious day for all people Who will have first glimpse of Holy Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass.
  • Overnight at chiou guest house or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 07- 2016 Mansarovar to Darchen (4560m.)40km /1Hr hrs

  • The abode of god will be a lifetime - achievement. Puja, Havana worship, Meditation, Holy bath etc. Afternoon after Lunch drive to Darchen.
  • Overnight at Sun and moon guest house or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 08- 2016 Darchen to Diraphuk 18km.Kora (circuit)

  • Darchen to Diraphuk 18km.Kora (circuit)
  • begins drive 10 km. cover to Tarboche and trek up to walk approximately about 04 / 05 hour Diraphuk (4890m).
  • Overnight at Guest House or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 09- 2016 Trek to Zuthulphuk (4790m) 22km

  • Trek to Zuthulphuk (4790m) 22km. walk approximately 08 / 10 hours –
  • Parikarma Continues, this is the day every pilgrims talks about, the most difficult journey through out the trip, Trek up to Dolma La pass(5600m).
  • Overnight at Guest house or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 10: 2016 Zuthulphuk to Manasarovar (8 Km)

  • Zuthulphuk to Manasarovar. After Breakfast, we will trek around 8 km.
  • After finishing parikarma and Lunch we will drive to Manasarovar Horchu
  • Overnight at chiou guest house or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 11: 2016 Mansarovar to Saga (6 hrs)

  • After breakfast drive back to saga Lunch on the way.
  • Overnight at Saga Hotel or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 12: 2016 Saga to Nyalam (7hrs)

  • After breakfast Drive back to Nyalam Lunch on the way.
  • Overnight at Shishepangma hotel or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D)

Day 13: 2016 Nylam to Kathmandu (6hrs)

  • After breakfast and clearing the boarder formalities drive back to Katmandu lunch on the way.
  • Farewell dinner at Hotel.
  • Overnight at Shankar hotel or similar
  • Meal plan (B/L/D).

Day 14: 2016 Final Departure with Fruitful Memory of Kailash Tour.

  • Breakfast at hotel 7:00 am free until drop off to airport for the final departure.
  • Meal plan (B).

Tour cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transportation at Destination.
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.
  • 3 nights hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals 9 night Tibet side 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, Bus & support trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
  • Kodari land tax.

Tour cost Excludes:

  • 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)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified.

Package cost:

Total package cost per person INR 1,10,000.00 (Only for Indian Passport Holders)

Total package cost per person USD 2,200.00 ( for Foreigner )

Transport

Nepal Side: We will provide a/c tourist coach for local sight seeing at Kathmandu and non a/c Minibus for Kathmandu/Kodari/Kathmandu sector.

Tibet Side: By Luxury AC Coach & one support truck for carrying our foodstuff and other kitchen equipments.

Food

The food provided will be hygienic and pure vegetarian cooked by our Sherpa cook .

Hotels

Nepal Side:

  • Kathmandu: Hotel Shankar-4* (room twin/triple/SGL sharing as per rooming list)
  • 2 nights before tour and 1 night after tour.

Tibet Side

All Guest House will be based on triple/quad sharing with Common Bath.

  • Nyalam: Shishepangma hotel (3nights)
  • New Dongba: Zhongba guest house (1 night)
  • Mansarovar: chiou guest house (2 nights)
  • Darchan: Sun and moon guest house (1 night)
  • Derapuk: Guest house (1night)
  • Zuthulpuk: Guest house (1 night)
  • Saga: Saga Hotel (1 night)

Guide/escort:

A Tibetan /English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the trip.

Document:

Minimum 6 months valid passport and two copies of pp size photograph.

Clothing/Accessories:

Tibet is a dry cold country. Weather may change unexpectedly at any time. Plan your clothing in a way that you can wear layers of clothes. Depending upon the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant and quite warm with about 15-20 degree Celsius, during afternoon time 1-4 pm can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree Celsius. We recommend: One down jacket, one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, one warm windproof cotton jacket, four cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, two thermal vests, one rain coat, one pair each of light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, six pairs of warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & sun hat, two towels, Wind - Rain Jacket, sun hat. Proper clothing will be required for both extremes of climate, for hot sun when trekking through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night while camping in the high valleys. Well fitting, comfortable shoes are preferred over normal shoes.

Accessories:

Sun glass (UV protected), sun cream (20 spf or more), chip-stick, water bottle (1 lt.), empty plastic bags, camera & film, Repair kit (needle, Thread, tape, cloth pin, safety pins etc.), Flashlight / Torch with extra batteries, pocket knife, lighter, note book & pen, head torch, small lock, 4 passport size photographs, a copy of your insurance policy (if any), reading material, walkman with tapes and spare batteries, personal Medical kit

Physical fitness:

We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging. Each pilgrim should ensure that he/she is medically fit and is not suffering from high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease or epilepsy since such conditions might prove fatal at high altitudes. Medical fitness is of utmost importance. Pilgrims should complete the medical tests and seek expert medical opinion regarding their fitness to undertake the pilgrimage at high altitude from their respective doctor.

Insurance & Emergency expenses:

We recommend all clients to be insured against Medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation. Please ensure that your insurance covers evacuation at high altitudes. Also be informed that air evacuation (evacuation by helicopter) is not possible in Tibet as such guest requiring emergency evacuation will be transferred by surface to nearest evacuation point in Nepal side after giving the necessary first aid. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves. Please note that our Kailash Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies

Parikrama Kora (3 days)

Day 08: 12km walk
Day 09: 22km walk
Day 10: 8km walk

  • If you cannot or do not want to go for Kailash Parikrama by foot then you can hire a horse and horse man for 3 days by paying extra (around 250 to 300 USD per person). You have to pay yourself directly to the horse owner or the porter you are going to hire. The package doesn’t include the price of horse (pony) ride. This rate is may vary during travel time, hence not a fixed rate. Even you do hire a horse; you have to walk at least 2-3 hours.
  • If you don’t want to do Parikrama we would provide you accommodation at extra cost USD 20 per person with food at Darchen base camp and you would have to wait until others return from Parikrama.

During Parikarma :

  • Walk gradually, don't compete with any one and never loose your temper as this is going to be the toughest journey you could have ever made so far.
  • In case you feel any kind of breathlessness during parikarma, immediately inform our tour guide or sherpa staff & follow their advise.
  • On the second day of parikarma, you come across the maximum height at Dolmala Pass where Oxygen level is very low as such don't stop/wait there for more than 5 minutes.
  • During parikarma, you'll come across rivers and streams, you must wash your face occasionally with cold water. Avoid drinking water from streams or rivers en route.
  • As far as possible, try to walk. But, if you are riding a pony during parikarma, make sure that you hold it properly.
  • On the second day of parikarma, you will see several clothes lying on the rocks, please don't touch the same.
  • Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls.
  • Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.
  • Travel in the group and do not leave any one behind unless escorted.

Prior to Parikarma:

  • Start taking DIAMOX at least 2 days before starting your journey - once every morning after the breakfast. It should be taken for 3-6 days. This is to minimize altitude sickness.
  • Drink at least 3 litres of mineral water everyday till you complete the Holy Yatra.
  • Avoid riding Yak during Kailash Parikarma. A pony is preferred over Yak.
  • Advise your requirements for Pony Hiring (available at an additional cost) to your tour guide at least a day before the beginning of Parikarma.

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