Kailash ManasarovarYatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is undertaken by thousands of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists. The Yatra is organized every year between June and September. It is open to eligible Indian citizens, with holding valid Indian passports, who wish to proceed to Kailash-Manasarovar for religious purposes.
A surreal phenomenon. A majestic epiphany. A staggering revelation- Mount Kailash is not a destination, it’s a journey- Kailash Mansarovar Yatra beyond all form of human imagination that takes you to an elevation of 21,788 feet, and changes your life forever. Conquering formidable peaks, walking along arduous terrains, a sense of isolation envelopes you on more instances than one during this expedition. Overcoming this emotional upheaval while being constantly challenged physically, you return home a winner beaming with invincibility. An evolution so palpable, the story of this metamorphosis is going to be the stuff of bestsellers.
The abode of Lord Shiva for Hindus, home of Buddha Demchok according to Buddhists, the spiritual seat of power per Bon followers, and the place where Rishabhadeva, the creator of Jain religion attained Nirvana- Mount Kailash is a hero of mythological legends and an ultimate spiritual destination. While thousands of pilgrims attempt this cathartic journey, only the ones truly driven are able to complete it successfully. And if you are reading about it so intently, we are in no doubt about your superlative motivation.
The first step to this two-part life altering experience begins at Kathmandu where we offer prayers at Pashupatinath and Budhanilkanth Temples to seek strength for the next 13 days. The prime reason that drives people to take this demanding sojourn is the Lake Manasarovar Parikrama in which you circumambulate around the mountain to wash away all your sins. This place is also known to be the gateway to Nirvana or Moksha. Deem 70% of this ritual complete once you reach the highest glacial lake near Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar. The remaining 30 ends with the trek.
While on the trek, you cross some of the most stunning landscapes, serene mountain towns, unique mountain terrains, and high passes. A thrilling yet gruelling ordeal, your climb to an important milestone of the route - the Derapukh, is worth every ounce of energy spent on the hike. The breathtaking view of the first rays of the sun touching the peak, Mount Kailash painted gold, often called the “Golden Kailash” will concretise your faith in it being called God’s very own.
Fierce winds, harsh weather, testing situations- you will have a million reasons to give up. But no one said reaching God is going to be easy. The courage to keep going is deep within your heart and call it transcendental, but to every impediment on the way lies a solution that appears in front of you just when you think you have hit dead end.
Kathmandu,Sysbrubesi, Holy Mt. Kailash &Mansarovar Lake
13 Nights & 14 Days
DAY 01: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU
Arrival at Tribhuban International airport, Kathmandu(1,350 M), meet and welcome by our office representative & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: PREPARATION & HALF DAY KATHMANDU PILGRIMAGE SIGHTSEEING B/L/D
Breakfast leave for Pilgrimage sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Budhanilakanth temple. Return to hotel, lunch and preparation for yatra. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: DRIVE TO SYABRUBESI ( 140 Km , 8 hours drive) B/L/D
Drive to Border Syabrubesi (1,550 M). After arrival atSyabrubesi check into the hotel. Overnightstay at hotel.
DAY 04: DRIVE TO KYRUNG ( 55Kms, 1 hour drive) B/L/D
After breakfast drive to Nepal China friendship bridge ( 20 Kms ,30 min drive). Complete Immigration formalities in Nepal side and walk approx 15 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge.Complete all China side immigration formalities & walk further ahead & get introduced with your Chinese guide / coach drivers. After introduction, proceeds the journey to Kyrung (2,700 M). Arrive in Kyrung and overnight stay at guesthouse.
DAY 05: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT KYRUNG, B/L/D
Full day acclimatization at Kyrung. Freshly cooked meals, tea, coffee and snacks will be served. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
DAY 06:DRIVE TO SAGA(105 Kms, 4/5hours drive) B/L/D
After breakfast drive to Saga( 105 km, 4/5 hours drive )/ New Dongpa( 4,462 meter, 182 kms, 5/6 hours drive). There is nothing so special but you will enjoy the beautiful Tibetan landscape. After approx.5/6 hours’drive you will reach to Saga (4,580 M). Arrive in Saga and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07: DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR( 410 Kms, 7/8 hours drive) B/L/D
After breakfast, drive to Mansarovar (4,590 M). Arrive Mansarovar, take a holy bath; perform Puja, Hawan, and Devtarpanetc. (self). Freshly cooked dinner will be served at the edge of Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
DAY 08: DRIVE TO DARCHEN ( 30Kms, 1 hour drive) B/L/D
Drive to Darchen (4,664M), en-route visit to Chuigumpa hot spring will be organized. Finally arrive inDarchenandovernight stay at hotel.
DAY 09: DRIVE TO YAMADWAR & HOLY TREK TO DIRAPUK, B/L/D
With packed lunch box, drive to Tarboch Flag Polethe first prostration point, - an auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground. Visit Yamadwarand further drive to Sershong( 8 kms, 15 mins drive), Meet your porters/ pony caretaker etc. and trek to Dirapuk (4,765 M, 10 km , 5/6 hours trek). Overnight stay at guesthouse
DAY 10: HOLY TREK TO ZUTHULPUK, B/L/D
Continue Parikrama over Droma La Pass (5,585 M) to Zuthulpuk (4,700 M, 22 KM, 7-8 hrs trek). Overnight stay at camp/ guesthouse.
DAY 11: HOLY TREK TO NEAR DARCHEN & DRIVE TO NEW DONGPA, B/L/D
Last and final day KailashParikrama ends near Darchen (4,664 M, 14 km, 3-4 hrs trek) and drive to New Dongpa (350 KM, 6 to 7 hrs, drive 4,464 M). Packed hot lunch will be served on the way. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 12: DRIVE TO KYRUNG ( 182kms, 5/6hours drive) B/L/D
Drive to Kyrung (2,700 M, 5/6 hour drive). Overnight stay at guesthouse.
DAY 13: DRIVE TO BORDER &KATHMANDU B/L/D
Drive from Kyrungto Nepal/ China border( 55kms, 1 hour drive) and complete Immigration formalities in China side. Cross the border and complete the immigration formalities in Nepal side. Walk further down where your coach to Kathmandu will be waiting. Lunch will be arranged on the way. Arrive Kathmandu after 8 hours drive- 140 KM.Evening certificate distribution program will be organized which is followed by dinner. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 14: PUJA AT PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE & DEPARTURE. B/L/D
Puja at Pashupatinath Temple and free time until your departure transfer to the International airport for your onward flight.