Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi
Day 04: Drive to Kyirong County.
Day 05: At Kyirong County - Rest Day
Day 06: Drive to Saga
Day 07: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake
Day 08: Drive to Darchen
Day 09: First Day of Outer Kora - Trek to Dirapuk
Day 10: Second Day of Outer Kora - On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Dolma La Pass
Day 11: Drive to Saga
Day 12: Drive back to Kyirong
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 14: 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
Your Arrival Time - Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel. 07:00PM - A short briefing about Kailash Manasarovar Yatra before dinner
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing
10:00 AM - After Breakfast - Full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha. Packing and preparation for the trip
|Day 3||Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi
Drive to Dhunche (2000m / 130 km / 6 hrs) or Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 6.5 hrs). Overnight stay Lodge.
|Day 4||Drive to Kyirong County.
Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi), then complete immigration & custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, and then continue further drive to Kyirong county (3950m) – 3 hrs / 105 km. Overnight stay Guesthouse
|Day 5||At Kyirong County - Rest Day
All Day - Entire day free for acclimatization.
|Day 6||Drive to Saga
09:00 AM - After Breakfast – Drive to Saga (100 km – 5hrs.
|Day 7|| Drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake
08:00 AM - Drive towards Manasarovar Lake (450km / 7-8 hrs) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water.Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake by vehicle (3 hrs-90 km)
|Day 8||Drive to Darchen
Most of the day - Take holy bath and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Manasarovar Lake 04:00 PM - Drive to Darchen (2hrs)
|Day 9||First Day of Outer Kora - Trek to Dirapuk
10:00AM - After short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yama Dwar. This is starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is 12 kms trek (5-6 hrs). You will visit North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
|Day 10||Second Day of Outer Kora - On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Dolma La Pass
07:00AM - Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and proceed to Zuthulpuk (22 km trek for 7-8 hours trek). This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft. From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthul-puk.NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen
|Day 11||Drive to Saga
08:00AM - After short Trek (2 hrs) and reach to the point where the coach will be waiting and we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members who were waiting and drive to Dongba
|Day 12||Drive back to Kyirong
Back journey, drive to Kyirong. Overnight stay at Guesthouse
|Day 13||Drive to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border completing immigration formalities – around 8-10 hr / 265 km.
|Day 14||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).