Pashupatinath – Mount Kailash – Lake Manasarovar tour..

Itinerary:

DAY 01: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. In the evening our Nepali Guide will brief you of yatra. Dinner and overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Hotel Manaslu (3 star) OR similar

DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU – THEN TO KODARI BORDER
In the morning by 6.30 am, breakfast in the hotel and then continue for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by 8.00 am. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkanth Temple, both are biggest holy temple in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. Return hotel from sightseeing by 12.00 pm and take lunch in hotel. Then we prepare to set off to Kodari border by 1.00 pm and reach in border by 5.30 pm through Araniko highway. Check into room and take rest. Dinner and overnight stay at Kodari. Kailash Manasarovar Guest House or similar

DAY 03: CROSS BORDER & DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750 m.)
Today early morning wake up and take breakfast then get ready to cross the border in Tibet region. Our border representative will assist us to clear Nepal immigration & customs. You have to walk for 5 minutes to reach Friendship Bridge and stay in queue as per serial number mentioned in your passport. We clear Chinese immigration and custom formalities with the help of our Tibetan guide. And then after, we get in to our transport in Tibet side for our onward journey to Nyalam. After 30 minutes drive we reach in Zhangmu where you have to wait for a while to clear immigration formalities by our guide & driver. It takes another 1 hour to reach Nyalam. On arrival, check into room and take rest for today. Our kitchen crew will serve hot tea or coffee with light snacks within short interval of time after setting their kitchen. Then you can stroll around hotel vicinity or go walk for nearby market. Dinner will be prepare by our cook and serve between 7 to 8 pm (Chinese time). Dinner and overnight stay at Nyalam.
Shisapangama Guest House / Nyalam Hotel OR similar – very basic

DAY 04: FREE DAY IN NYALAM FOR ACCLIMATIZATION.
This day is reserve for rest day for the acclimatization with Tibet’s climate. Our tour manager will assist taking you to short hike in and around Nyalam county for warming up your body to adjust with Tibet climate. Also, we enjoy the day with chanting Bhajan or Katha in Guesthous. All meals and overnight stay at Nyalam.
Shisapangama Guest House / Nyalam Hotel OR similar – very basic.

DAY 05: DRIVE, NYALAM TO NEW DONGBA (4500 m.)
After breakfast, drive to New Dongba, en route we will be passing through Lablung-La Pass (5100 m) & lake Peiku Tso crossing over the Bridge of River Bramhaputra in Saga. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. Continue the journey to New Drongba for overnight stay. In the evening, our Chinese Doctor will check our passengers and if anyone is seriously suffered with altitude sickness, the patient will be sent back to the border.

DAY 06: NEW DONGBA TO LAKE MANASAROVAR
We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar. As per above time schedule, our day begins with breakfast at 7.30 am and leave for another point by 9 am. On the way before Mayumla Pass (4900 m), we take break for permit formalities and for lunch then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Paryang county. You will have very good opportunity to see first glimpse of Mt. Kailash from the shore of Lake Manasarovar. There will be few minutes’ halt before heading to our camp at Lake Manasarovar for the permit formalities, that period you can use with praying Mt. Kailash. After immigration complete, we will drive further to our camp at Chiu Gompa and will stay in Paramartha Guesthouse. Today, you will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 70% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. You will have very significant moment in Lake Manasarovar with almighty bless and even graceful evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this, you can also see or visit Chiu Gompa Monastery situated in hillock near Guesthouse. . Overnight stay on the eastern shore of Lake Manasarovar.

DAY 07: LAKE MANASAROVAR PARIKRAM ON JEEP THEN DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4663 m.)
Today morning, we wake up comfortably and we will find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar for all our pilgrims. We will also arrange shower tent nearby the bank of lake for change the clothing and also you can arrange your puja / haven at feasible place according to you. Our crew member will assist you if anything help require. After finishing holy bath and puja, and taking lunch, we make short drive to Darchen. On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) in the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility and also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can stroll around small market in Darchen in the afternoon or visit Aasthapad (where you can have a spectacular view of Mt. Kailash, Nandi Parvat & Aasthapad together).

DAY 08: DRIVE, DARCHEN TO YAMA DWAR THEN START PARIKRAMA TO DIRAPUK (4920 m.)
Today, we wake up early and take breakfast then head to Tarboche. (If the group confirmed for Asthapad darshan, we first make visit Asthapad that takes 45 min drive by Jeep and continue to Tarboche on return). All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before trek commence. Also, the members who are not going for parikrama will return from Yama Dwar after very close darshan of Mt. Kailash from this point and get back to Darchen waiting for parikrama group. And other travelers who are going for parikrama will continue trekking ahead through horse or by foot. You will given name coupon to choose the horse & porter if any travelers book for this and the same horse or porter will accompany throughout the trip. And we will manage Yaks & Yak men to carry our camping logistics for Kora. The night will be too cold below 0 degree temperature so we will have quick dinner and rest in bed.
Overnight stay at Dhirapuk.

DAY 9: CONTINUE PARIKRAMA TO ZUTULPHUK (4760 m.)
Wake up very early morning before dawn, take quick light breakfast and get ready to begin the trek towards Zuthulphuk camp. This day is considered as toughest day. The trek goes steep climb up continuously upto Dolma La high pass (5600 m) for about 4 hours and steep down to Gaurikunda and upto flat valley for about 2.5 hours then after you will walk all the way flat land for about another 2/3 hours. That’s why, it is the tough & longest trek of about 8/9 hours. Then after, you will catch soon flat trail that reach to Zuthul. Similar as in Diraphuk, we will take dinner at earliest it prepared and go to warm bed. Overnight stay at Zutulphuk.
Tent or Mud-House

DAY 10: END PARIKRAMA NEAR DARCHEN AND DRIVE BACK TO LAKE MANSAROVAR
This is our last trek day and we have to make short trek about 2.5 hours so we wake up in normal time and begin trekking to descend Darchen town. Our transport will pick up us from the mid way to Darchen, upto where the road is accessible and drive straight towards Hor Chu camp. Today, you will complete the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar as well as this is another good opportunity to stay in Lake Manasarovar after Kailash parikrama. In Hor Chu, we will have all fixed tented camp accommodation with bed, sheet & blanket. .

DAY 11: RETURN JOURNEY TO NEW DONGPA
Early morning after breakfast, we set off our journey back to New Dongpa. Lunch on way. Dinner and overnight stay at New Dongpa.

DAY 12: RETURN BACK TO NYALAM
Today is our last journey in Tibetan Plateau. We will return to Nyalam, the last night near border town of Nepal. We will chant and enjoy all the team together in the last evening with wonderful memory. Also, we will keep gratitude program to all staff team members from Nepal and Tibet side for their hard work & devotion to make your trip safe and successful. Overnight stay ay Nyalam.

DAY 13: RETURN JOURNEY TO KATHMANDU
After 10 days long trip in high isolated land, we feel more safe and comfortable today once we drive to the border in early morning. Our eyes feel relief to see all lavish greenery surrounding and easy breathing once we across Nepal. As previous way, we will clear immigration and custom formalities in both Tibet & Nepal side and take lunch in border then move to Kathmandu comfortably. We check in hotel at Kathmandu and after long while you have good time to take warm shower to refresh, have very delicious taste of food in dinner and luxury sleep. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Hotel Manaslu (3 star) OR similar

DAY 14: RETURN HOME
Today is farewell day to fly back to your home town after wonderful moments with us. According to your flight schedule, our officer will assist you to transfer in the airport to catch your flight.

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days Overland Tour Ex – Kathmandu

Price Details:

No. of Pax By Luxury Coach Ex-Kathmandu
By Land Cruiser Ex-Kathmandu
02 – 07

Rs.85,000

Rs.95,000
08 – above

Rs.83,000

Rs.93,000

Fixed departure details:

KAILASH OVERLAND TOUR(FIXED DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2013)

Arrival Kathmandu
Remarks
Arrival Kathmandu
Remarks
April 26
May 08
May 16
FULL MOON TRIP
May 20
FULL MOON TRIP
May 26
May 30
Jun 04
Jun 08
Jun 14
FULL MOON TRIP
Jun 18
FULL MOON TRIP
Jun 24
Jun 28
Jul 03
Jul 07
Jul 13
FULL MOON TRIP
Jul 17
FULL MOON TRIP
Jul 23
Jul 27
Aug 02
Aug 06
Aug 12
FULL MOON TRIP
Aug 16
FULL MOON TRIP
Aug 22
Aug 26
Sep 04
Sep 10
FULL MOON TRIP
Sep 14
FULL MOON TRIP

Inclusions:

  • 2 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with all vegetarian meals.
  • 01 night accommodation in Kodari (Nepal – China border)
  • International arrival and departure transfers.
  • One Half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha (sleeping Bishnu).
  • All vegetarian meals, tented camp and guest house accommodation where available during Mount Kailash Yatra
  • Kathmandu – Kodari Border – Kathmandu by private Non A/c Bus for member, staff and equipment.
  • The trip led by Experienced Nepali Tour Leader, Professional Sherpa Guide and cook and helper boys.
  • Transfer by Luxury Coach / 4WD 4500 series Land cruiser & Mini Hiace Van with support truck throughout the trip in Tibet.
  • Necessary permits
  • All kitchen equipments and cooking utensils, fuel etc
  • Necessary Yak & Yak man for camping and kitchen equipment.
  • Environmental protection fees.
  • Basic Medical Kit, Medical Oxygen, Gamow Bag (pressurized altitude chamber)
  • Tibet Group Visa Fee(Chinese visa) for member and staff
  • Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slide etc.
  • Anything not specified in package inclusions.

Exclusions:

  • International / Domestic Airfare.
  • Personal Horse and horse man, Potter during Kailash Parikarma.
  • Bottled drinks and beverages.
  • Personal natured expenses, laundry, telephone, Nepal Visa fees.
  • Tips to staff & Tibet driver, personal medicine, personal travel   insurance, rescue and evacuation.
  • Any extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances like cancellation of flights, flood, political unrest, landslide, weather and other reasons beyond our control.
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transport cost, in case of early returning of some members
  • Extra night hotel charge in Kathmandu incase of early return from Tibet
  • Asthapad darshan.
  • There will be extra lodge charge to the Yatri/Yatri’s not going for Parikrama if stayed back in Darchen.

*T&c Apply

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