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Kailash Tour

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Mt. Kailash also known as Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epic is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world and the embodiment of mystical Mt. Meru that is in the scenically rich area of western Tibet allowing you to enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal from its peak.

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    All about the Kailash Tour.

    Mt. Kailash also known as Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epic is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world and the embodiment of mystical Mt. Meru that is in the scenically rich area of western Tibet allowing you to enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal from its peak.

    Mt. Kailash holds an important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa which is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans calls this mountain as Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, from where religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.

    The most unique feature of this mountain contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four sacred rivers begin from here namely Karnali; a major tributary of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej. Nature lovers can encounter numerous species of birds and flora and fauna. This trek provides a spiritually enriching, naturally and truly rewarding journey of a lifetime.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Accommodation at Kathmandu at Hotel (On twin sharing basis)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing
    • All Entrance fees
    • All transportations Land cruisers on 4 sharing basis
    • Supporting trucks
    • Paramedic staff trained for High altitude sickness
    • Tibetan Guides
    • Special Kailash Parikrama Permits
    • Chinese Visa
    • All accommodations during Yatra
    • Meals on full board
    • Sherpa staff
    • Cook
    • Gamow bag & Oxygen
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel/Personal Insurance
    • Emergency evacuations/Rescue, if required.
    • Any expenses of personal nature and NOT included in the “tour cost includes” section above, are additional
    1. Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival 1360m (D)

      You arrive in Katmandu and are transferred to the hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be scheduled to discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements. In the evening you will invite for wel come dinner at nepali resurgent. Meals

    2. Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)

      Today we explore Katmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (saddhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats.
      The early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for last minute shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the afternoon.

    3. Day 03 Drive Kathmandu - Nyalam - 150km, 3750m (B,D)

      Breakfast than leave Kathmandu for yatra to Nyalam-3800m. We reach Friendship Bridge (Nepal–China Boarder)by bus.. Walk for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and meet with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the yatra to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are to be done. After the completion of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Guest house.

    4. Day 04 Nyalam, Acclimatization - 3750m: (B,L,D)

      Today will be full resting and acclimatizing before we travel even higher. Afternoon can be visited temple nearby Nyalam Pelgye Ling, once used by the eleventh- and twelfth-century poet-lama Milarepa, so it is also called Milarepa Cave

    5. Day 05 Nylam - Saga - 4450m: (B,L,D)

      (Labug-La 5050m,Peku-tso and Saga, 232km) the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet. other things like lake, herdars chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. Afternoon through Bramhaputra we reach Saga a beautiful town market. Meals

    6. Day 06 Saga - Paryang - 4,550m, 6 - 7 hrs driving (B,L,D)

      After breakfast, prepare for the next long drive to Paryang, just an hour leaving Saga campsite the road meanders to the high pass of near 5000m.t The road descends on the large valley, with great views of the snow capped peaks in the distance on the Nepal border side. Our drive continues through some sandy portion just few hours before Paryang. This is a sleepy village on this wind blown region with almost 20 houses and we overnight at camp here.

    7. Day 07 Parayang - Mansarovar, 4,550, 6 - 7 hrs journey (B,L,D)

      Today we drive although it’s a long drive, but with interesting views along the way the ride continues on this flat Tibetan plateau, then reaching to the high pass of Mayum-la 5,150m, after the downhill drive coming to Mayum Tsho (lake). The view of the lake will be constant for few hours, then as the drive gets further west coming to Lake Mansarovar for the overnight camp.

    8. Day 08 Mansarovar Acclimitization (B,L,D)

      A well earned rest day from the few days of long drive, depending upon the camping site at Lake Mansarovar, usually coming from Paryang we camp on the north-east side of the lake on the grassy field with great views of the Lake and the peak of Gurla Mandata. On this day we will take a drive to the east coast of the lake to visit the Chui Gompa and return back to our camp and rest of the time enjoy the scenic beauty in the surrounding area.

    9. Day 09 Darchen -4,860m/16,040ft, (B,L,D)

      About 30 minuts drive will bring us to Darchen, a small settlement with few guesthouses this places can be quite busy with pilgrims during the auspicious time for the Kora (circumambulation). The holy walk leads west from the guest house compound high above the Barkha plain to a cairn and prayer flags, an excellent view of Mt. Kailash from this spot.
      The trail continues across the plain to Shershong. an hour past Shersong is a bridge leading to Chhuku Gompa high on the hill above, Over night in Guest House

    10. Day 10 Darchen -Dairaphuk-5000m (B,L,D)

      This your 1st day of the pilgrimage begins, crossing a long bridges as the north face of Kailash comes into view. As you reach the Gompa and guest house at Dirakphuk you are rewarded with a fine view of the north face of the holy Mt. Kailash. The Kora route climbs onto a moraine, eventually meeting the trail from the east bank. The trail from here climbs gradually to a meadow for the overnight camp

    11. Day 11 Derapuk - Dorma La - 5600m, ZutulPuk - 4760m, 7hrs walking (B,L,D)

      The trail today leads up past piles of clothing, the local Tibetan pilgrims leave an article of clothing or some of their possessions leaving their past life behind them, the Kora continues past thousands of small rock cairns beyond to a stone hut and across a boulder field and up to the high pass of Dolma la at approx.5, 470m /18,525ft.
      A big boulder represents the goddess Dolma (Tara) is festooned with prayer flags. This spot is the physical and spiritual high point of the pilgrimage Kora. The track from here descends to the plain below, a few hours walk brings you to the overnight camp at Zutul-Puk Gompa, Zuthul means cave. The place is named after a cave in which the poet, saint Milerepa stayed, meditating. His footprints still remain on the roof.

    12. Day 12 Zutulpuk - Darchen, 4,520m, drive 2 - 3 hr (B,L,D) The last day of our holy walk 'Kora' leads to a stream of Kailash, then contour

      The last day of our holy walk ’Kora’ leads to a stream of Kailash, then contour up as the river descends towards the plain, the last leg of the trek make a dramatic exit from the river valley on to the plain the walk passes to a Mani walls decorated with carved yak skulls.
      A short walk from here brings you to the windswept little township of Darchen for the celebration after completing the most awaited highlight of the trip from Darchen .

    13. Day 13 Mansarovar - Paryang: (B,L,D)

      Today, after breakfast we’ll leave Lake Mansarovar and drive to Paryang.
      A beautiful small Tibetan village, where we’ll camp overnight.

    14. Day 14 Paryang – Saga (B,L,D)

      This morning we’ll leave Paryang and continue our journey which takes us back to Saga.
      where we’ll camp overnigh

    15. Day 15 Saga - Zhangmu -3750m, 7 - 8 hrs: (B,L,D)

      After breakfast today, enjoy the scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of Tibet with excellent panoramic views. (weather permitting) of Mt Cho-Yu (8,201m) and Mt Shishapagma (8,012m) from the Lalung La pass, at 5050m. We’ll spend tonight at our tented camp.

    16. Day 16 Zhangmu - Kodari - Kathmandu: (B,D)

      Today we’ll drive down the Tibetan Plateau first to the Chinese border town of fridnship bridge and then to the Nepalese border town of Tatopani for the necessary border formalities before entering back into Nepal across the border at Kodari.
      After a drive through beautiful Nepalese countryside we’ll reach Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu we’ll check into our hotel and the remainder of the evening is free to rest and relax.

    17. Day 17 Katmandu Departure (B)

      Today is free to relax until your departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If you are departing, you’ll be transferred to the international airport in time for your return flight home.

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