Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasorovar – 17 days

  • Mount Kailash Tour - 17 days

Introduction


Mount Kailash”Precious Jewel of Snow” is a peak of the Gangese Mountains which are located in the western region of Tibet. This is a sacred site for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bons. Every year, many pilgrims from around the world visit to pray in the shadow of the holiest of mountains. It is believed by pilgrims of several religions circumambulating Mt. Kailash (6,638 m) on foot will remove their sins and bring good fortune. Kailash pilgrimage is only complete when bathed in the scared lake of Manasarovar.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m]

Flying through Nepal on your way to Kathmandu offers tremendous views of snow-capped mountain and peaks. It’s an interesting welcoming through knowing you will have conquered these mountains upon your departure. Upon your arrival, the MSM Tours and Treks staff will be waiting to greet you discuss your travels and escort you to the hotel. We will offer some welcome drinks and let you explore through town during the evening.

Day 2: Rest, sightseeing, preparation, assignment and briefing.

MSM Treks organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley to make you live touch with the monuments, temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for next trip to Tibet and evening briefing at your hotel or at the office.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,700 m) via Kodari Border (720 m)

Our assistant and vehicle is available at your Hotel to leave early in the morning and drive to the Kodari Border about 115 km away from Kathmandu to assignment you with our Chinese (Tibetan) partner which takes approximately about four to five hours drive. After completing the immigration formalities, you will then cross the border and drive about an hour (38KM) to reach in Nyalam where the Lodge/Guest house is provided for your accommodation and all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 4: Resting Day in Nyalam for Acclimatization

You are reaching in the altitude of 3700m directly from 1350m or less and approaching even higher in coming days. Hence it is advised and set to have an important rest day as you need to maintain your body to acclimatize to such high altitude to avoid sickness. You are free to explore the market place and surroundings at Nyalam on your own and accommodate at the same teahouse and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 5: Nyalam to Saga Drive (4,580 m)

We start to drive from Nyalam to Saga about 155 km away and should take approximately four hours to reach there. We will drive you along the famed Brahmaputra River and also cross the Lalung La pass during the day and will be accommodate at hotel/guest house and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 6: Saga to Paryang Drive (4,750 m)

From Saga after having breakfast your drive starts for Paryang about 255 km away and should take approximately seven hours to be there. During the drive you will cross Zhongba on the way and will be accommodate at hotel/guest house and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 7: Paryang to Lake Manasarovar Drive (4,560 m)

After having breakfast in the morning from Paryang our driver will take you to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Village) driving about 260 km and takes nearly six to seven hours to reach there and then you will be accommodate at hotel/guest house/tented camp and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 8: Lake Manasarovar to Darchen Drive (4,550m)

In Lake Manasarovar you will take a holy bath, take breakfast and move toward Darchen by about one hour and 30km drive where you will spend your whole leisure day for preparing to have Mt. Kailash Parikrama in the next day. In Darchen you will be accommodate at hotel/guest house/tented camp and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 9: Darchen to Dirapuk Trek/Walk (4,765m) for Mt. Kailash Parikrama

Today, you start your holy trek (Parikrama / Kora) in which you move for making circle for Mt. Kailash. You begin with an hour’s drive towards Dirapuk, after which you have to trek for approximately four hours to reach Dirapuk. The trek offers numerous views of the western face of Mt. Kailash and its fantastically changing hues at sunrise and sunset. Also, for aged travelers and those not able to undertake the trek for fitness concerns, we can arrange a horse ride or a yak ride provided if we are informed for the same well in advance. Your accommodation will be at tented camp and you are provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 10: Dirapuk to Zutul-puk Trek/Walk (5,610m)

This is your second day of trek around Mt. Kailash and you will start it from Dirapuk up to Zutul-puk via the Drolma-la Pass which takes approximately eight to nine hours to complete. En-route, you will also pass Shivasthal, one of the highest points in your trek and if legend is to be believed, where Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati used to be stayed. Your accommodation will be at tented camp and you are provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 11: Zutul-puk to Darchen and Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4,560m)

After breakfast you will start trek from Zutul-puk to Darchen, which should your about four hours time to finish the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash. You will then drive to Lake Manasarovar after an hour drive. Your accommodation will be at tented camp and you are provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 12: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Paryang (4,750m)

From Lake Manasarovar you are driving back to Paryang after passing around 260 km and it should approximately take six to seven hours to reach there. In Paryang you will be accommodate at hotel/guest house/tented camp and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 13: Drive from Paryang to Saga (4,580m)

Drive from Paryang to Saga which is around 255 km away and should approximately take seven hours to reach where you will be accommodate at hotel/guest house/tented camp and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 14: Drive from Saga to Nyalam (3,700m)

After about 155Kkm Drive from Saga you will reach Nyalam which should approximately take four hours where you will be accommodate at hotel/guest house/tented camp and provided all meals cooked by our cooks as per your requirements.

Day 15: Nyalam to Kathmandu via Kodari Border (720m)

Leave early in the morning and drive to the Kodari Border which should take approximately two hours to reach. After completing the immigration formalities, you will then cross the border and drive about four to five hours to be in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Kathmandu Sightseeing

MSM Treks organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley and visit temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure of your destination to the next day. Your overnight accommodation remains unchanged in AP Plan. Snowy Horizon also offers farewell dinner at a typical Nepali cultural restaurant.

Day 17: Farewell

With the farewell gift like pashmina, MSM Treks representative will drop you to the International Airport to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.

Cost


Cost Included

  • Tibet travel permits
  • English speaking tibetan guide, entrance fees
  • Land transfer by land cruiser or van, Mini bus according to the group size
  • Guest House accommodation on BB basis (dormitory room), no attached bathroom and toilet
  • Yaks and Yak man for carrying luggage only during 3 days Kora (2 pax sharing one yak)
  • Daily breakfast
  • One way transfer to Kodari by private car or van or bus according to the group size

Cost Not-Included

  • Group visa fee for China / Tibet with same day delivery – US$85 per person. For US Citizen US$175 per person
  • Personal clothing and Sleeping bag (rental cost US$15)
  • Personal Insurance, Medical box, emergency rescue evacuation, oxygen. etc
  • Lunch and Dinner, alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned.
  • Expenses due to flight delay, road disruption, flood, sickness and other contingencies
  • Transfer from Kodari to Kathmandu

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