Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m) - Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) - Overnight in Nepalgunj
Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2900m) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m) - Overnight in Taklakot
Day 04: At Taklakot (3900m) - Rest Day - Overnight in Taklakot
Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) - Overnight in Mansarovar
Day 06: 1st Day of Parikrama - Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m) - Overnight in Dirapuk
Day 07: 2nd Day of Parik- On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m) - Overnight in Zuthulpuk
Day 08: 3rd Day of Parikrama - Trek to Darchen - Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot - Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
Day 09: Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu - Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 10: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
Located to the north of the Himalayan barrier in Tibet, Mt, Kailash is the most sacred mountain in the world which receives thousands of visitors each year who belong to different religious communities. Simply considered as the center of the universe, pilgrims who come to Tibet generally ponder upon the pure magnificence and serenity of Mt. Kailash. That is why, it doesn’t take long to understand why Mt. Kailash is one of the most visited holy mountains in the world.
Being the origination source of Indus river, Sutlej river, Brahmaputra river and Karnali river, Mt. Kailash truly receives worldwide attention from the believers of Tibetan Buddhism, Bonpo, Hinduism and Jainism. Historically believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, Mt. Kailash is a consecrated religious site where no human is allowed to step in. For that reason, it has never been summited or climbed and additionally has been able to keep its environment pollution free away from human influences of the modern-day societies. From the religious devotes of Hinduism to Buddhism, Mt. Kailash sits at a very high position of religious virtue. Not just that but the eternal beauty of the mountain itself tends to allure pilgrims ever closer with each moment they get near to it. Even though reaching the site of Mt. Kailash takes a lot of days via land route, thousands of people still make the journey as they have immense faith on their religion which defines Mt. Kailash as a place of extreme virtuousness where one can even gain “Nirvana” if they are deemed worth it.
Similarly, Lake Mansarovar otherwise known as Anotatta or Anavatapta, is another most special place near Mt. Kailash majorly due to its stunning natural beauty and grandeur. Even though the shadows of the Mt. Kailash don’t bestow upon the lake itself, it still is described to be one of the purest fresh water lakes in the world. Having said that, it has the shape of a pear with the widest part being 26 km long. Upon reaching the lake one can see that the lake water is crystal clean and radiance blue under the brightness of the sunlight. As Lake Mansarovar is considered to be a divine place together with Mt. Kailash, Lake Mansarovar allures thousands of people who come there to pray and meditate. Some even take a dip in its holy pure water and later say prayers to cleanse their soul. For religious believers, it is considered that bathing in Lake Mansarovar and drinking its water shall cleanse one’s soul and spirit of all their wrong doings.
|Day 1||Kathmandu Arrival (1400m) - Overnight in Kathmandu
Your Arrival Time - Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel. Evening - A short briefing about Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) - Overnight in Nepalgunj
After Breakfast - Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha and Boudhanath. Afternoon - Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1hr) & Transfer to Hotel in Nepalgunj OR drive to Surkhet (2hrs) and stay overnight at Surkhet depending upon situation.
|Day 3||Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2900m) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m) - Overnight in Taklakot
Early Morning - Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot. Morning - Take Helicopter to Hilsa (20min - 12kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group) Afternoon - From Hilsa drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Taklakot.. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)
|Day 4||At Taklakot (3900m) - Rest Day - Overnight in Taklakot
All Day - Entire day free for Acclimatization
|Day 5||Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) - Overnight in Mansarovar
After Breakfast - Drive towards Manasarovar Lake (95 km). On the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 kms from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Tal. On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat & first view of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km). Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km - 3hr by Private A/C Coach). Take holy dip & perform Puja.
|Day 6||1st Day of Parikrama - Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m) - Overnight in
After Breakfast - Drive to Darchen (35 km - 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) - the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsha). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama. Meal: Breakfast at Manasarovar, Lunch & Dinner on the way during ParikramaNOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen (4650m)
|Day 7||2nd Day of Parik- On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m) - Overnight in Zuthulpuk rama
After Breakfast - Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass (8 km). About 3 kms before reaching Dolma La Pass is steep hill and quite difficult to walk. Also descending from Dolma La Pass is the same for upto 3 km. While descending you can see Gaurikund on the right. After walking for about 2 - 3 hrs we will reach Phedi. After some rest we will start trek to Zuthulpuk (12 km trek for 6 hours). NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen
|Day 8||3rd Day of Parikrama - Trek to Darchen - Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot - Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
After Breakfast - After short easy Trek (8 km - 3 hrs), we will reach our Private A/C Coach pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 kms) and merge with other members who were waiting. From there drive to Hilsa (also we will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation)
|Day 9|| Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu - Overnight in Kathmandu
Fly to Hilsa to Simikot (20 mins) by Helicopter - Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (around 1 hr)/ Surkhet and fly back to Kathmandu (or proceed to Lucknow by Road)
|Day 10||Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
Certificate of completion will be provided to you from Kailash Journeys. You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 1-2 hour before flight time (30 mins drive).