The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is holiest form of expedition to Lord Shiva’s own house called Mt. Kailash. Every year thousands of pilgrims undertake the divine yatra from various parts of the country & world as well as. The Kailash or Mount Kailash with the Manasarovar lake is deeply integral to the heart of spiritual Asia, igniting the imagination of human beings since time immemorial. As per the Hindu methodology, the lake was first conceived in the mind of the Lord Shree Brahma. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is simply a combination of the two words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake).
Holy Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, center of creation & the Universe are as old as the creation. Thousands of Sages, Ordinary Mortals, Philosophers and even Gods had submerged in the blissful trance at the very sight of this divine grandeur. It is the MERU, SUMERU, SUSHUMNA, HEMADRI (Golden Mountain), RATNASANU (Jewel Peak), KARNIKACHALA (Lotus Mountain), AMARADRI, DEVA PARVATHA (Summit of Gods), GANAPARVATHA, AJATADRI (Silver Mountain). Regarded as SWAYAMBHU, the self-created one, everything is said to emanate from here and finally returns here. Mind is the knot tying consciousness and matter-that is set free here.
Famously known to be an abode of LORD SHIVA and his divine consort PARVATI, Mt. Kailash expounds the philosophy of PURUSHA and PRAKRITI-SHIVA and SHAKTI. The radiant SILVERLY summit is the throne of TRUTH, WISDOM and BLISS-SACHIDANANDAM. The primordial sound AUM (NADABINDU) from the tinkling anklets of LALITA PRAKRITI created the visible patterns of the universe and the vibrations (DVANI) from the feet of Lord Shiva (NATARAJA) weaved the
essence of ATMAN, the ultimate truth. The scriptures reiterate that one, who takes the holy dip at Mansarovar and carries out the Parikrama around Kailash, is absolved of his/her sins through generations and is absorbed into the Supreme Finality. There is no re-birth; sorrows or joys and he/she will be with ultimate – the Lord Shiva. In other words, they become Shiva. In addition to the Hindus, the entire region is also one of the most important pilgrimage centers for the Buddhists. They worship DEMCHOK (Buddha in forceful form) seated on the summit of Kailash. It is also called Dharmapala; one version quotes the deity as a form of Shiva’s manifestation. The description of the deity is more or less like Shiva. Devi is also given a similar form like Parvati. Buddhists adore Kailash as KANG RINGPOCHE and Mansarovar as TSO MAPHAM. Guru Rinpoche (The great Indian Master PADMASAMBHAVA who introduced Buddhism) and Saint Milerapaare greatly revered here by the pilgrims. Since TANTRISM runs through the main core of Buddhism here, their customs and practices would be found running close and parallel to Hindu traditions. Like Hindus, they also consider (DOLMA (DEVI) and GAURI KUND (ThukiZingbu) as holiest spots. Buddhists strongly believe that pilgrimage to this place liberates them to NIRVANA. Besides, Jains acknowledge Kailash as ASTAPADA and PADMAHRADA. It is believed that ADINATH VRISHABDEVA - the first Tirtankara attained Nirvana here. A few claim that GURU NANAK meditated here. Across the river CHU, there on the Nyanri range stands an impressive temple. Inside this monastery there is a marble statue radiating peace and compassion. This statue is claimed to be that of Guru Nanak.
The entire area echoes with spiritual vibrations. Even the agnostics shall discover new balance amidst that fathomless serenity. One has to experience it. The common belief is that those who are ordained only could be there.
Beijing: Being the capital of China for about 850 years, it is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, offering China's most wonderful array of attractions. No other city in the nation attracts more travelers. As the saying goes, one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a true hero. Without visiting the Great Wall, no trip to this city or the country is complete. The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders from Xiongnu attacks during various successive dynasties.
At the heart of this city is the Forbidden City, home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the largest palace complex of the nation and the world. The Forbidden City also hosts the Palace Museum with imperial collections of Chinese art. The Forbidden City is, by any measure, a must-see site in this city.
Shanghai: Shanghai is considered as the economic capital of China with major business and economic activities. Shanghai is situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in Eastern China. It is the largest city in China and the eighth largest city in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and with time, became China's most prominent city. By the 20th century, Shanghai became the center of popular culture, intellectual discourse and political intrigue in the Republic of China. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Shanghai was considered the largest commercial city in the Far East, and the third largest financial center in the world, ranking after New York City and London. Modern Shanghai has three key attractions of interest to the visitor, including Sightseeing, Business centers and Shopping malls located in the People's Square and along the Huangpu River. The main Entertainment and Holiday Tourism areas are located at Mt. Sheshan, Chongming Island, Dingshan Lake and Shenshuigang Area.
Xian: Xian city is located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. Visitors marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.
Lhasa: The city of Lhasa is the heart of cultural Tibet. Its importance dates back to its status as the capital of the Tibetan Empire in the seventh and eighth centuries, and as the capital of the Dalai Lama’s government from the seventeenth century onwards. In the modern Chinese state it serves as the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa has also been perhaps the most important religious site over the history of Tibet. It is home to the Jokhang temple complex, founded by the seventh-century Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo and residence of the most famous religious image in Tibet: the Jowo statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The Jokhang is the nucleus of central Lhasa’s commercial and religious Barkor area. The Potala Palace, built in the seventeenth century by the Fifth Dalai Lama as his palace and one of the greatest examples of Tibetan architecture, is also located in the Lhasa Valley. Finally, two of the three great seats of Gelukpa monasticism – the monasteries of Sera and Drepung – have been located here since the fifteenth century.
The city of Lhasa is located in the southern part of the Tibetan high plateau at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level and on roughly the same latitude as Cairo. The valley in which Lhasa is situated is formed by the River Kyichu, a tributary of the Tsangpo (which is known as the Brahmaputra in India). The dominant peaks surrounding Lhasa range between 4400 and 5300 meters above sea level.
INFORMATION Health Pre-caution: Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illnesses generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness (malaise), high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are to name among a few. It is common to all irrespective of age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dosages and strong antibiotics must be avoided. Some symptoms do indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environment.
Route & climatic conditions: Once the voyage commences, the panoramic Himalaya and Tibet cocoon the pilgrims in their effulgence and they drift beyond the reach of a conventional world. Deep silence and eerie expansiveness rule the atmosphere. A resourceful pilgrim, however, would enjoy his every step – planning is the key. Route from Kathmandu to Tatopani/Rasuwagadi (Timure) (Nepal-China border) is narrow and scary but from the border onward roads are well maintained. The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold and windy. Night is colder than day. Torrential rains, strong icy winds are common features. The average altitude is above 3,500 meters and the route covers many high altitude passes.
Risk and Liabilities: We will endeavor to make your journey smooth and pleasant as far as possible. However, the entire program in Tibet is conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) and Tibet Autonomous Region Foreign Exchange Center (FEC). Therefore, Fishtail Tours/NTB Trek (P) Ltd. & its related organizations will not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstances such as government restrictions, delay in receiving Tibet Travel Permit and Visa due to FEC/ TTB’s own rules and regulations, landslides, road blockages, floods, snow, political unrests, cancellation of flights, delay due to shortage of land cruiser Jeep/Coach in Tibet, personal sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred shall be borne by travelers themselves.
Fitness: This is not a trek or expedition but a tour; therefore no specific level of fitness is required. Anybody can join this Yatra if they think they are fit and have a strong willpower. People suffering from cardiac or respiratory problems should consult to their doctor. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation and regular exercises make the journey comfortable for all.
Food and Beverages: Delicious continental & Indian food will be served. Breakfasts and Dinners will be served in campsite by trained Nepali staffs. Packed lunch will be provided during daytime. We will serve mineral water for drinking purpose.
Clothing and Necessities: As the temperature varies greatly between day and night (from max. 20 degrees Celsius to min. –16 degrees Celsius) one should prepare accordingly. However, we suggest all yatries to travel light – maximum 10 to15 Kg per person.
Travelers should bring the following items: Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Torch with extra batteries/bulbs, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, Shirt/T-shirt (2 sets) & Trekking shoes.
Insurance: Full travel insurance covering medicine, Helicopter evacuation (if in case of emergency), loss of personal belongings, postponed/ pre-pond expenses of inward and outward flight and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.
CANCELLATION: All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in writing; verbal cancellation will not be accepted. There is no refund for services not used. In case of any cancellation the booking amount will be completely forfeited. In addition, the following cancellation rules will be applicable on the balance amount payable.
The above cancellation rules are applied as per the rules and regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) and Tibet Autonomous Region Foreign Exchange Center (FEC) Lhasa, China
MOST IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED AND PREPARED: It should come into notice of all Kailash Yatries that, all Tibet and Holy Mt. Kailash Yatra/Tour operators in Nepal have very fewer roles to play in handling Tibet and Holy Mount Kailash Yatra operation. The decision of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) and Tibet Autonomous Region Foreign Exchange Center (FEC) is final and mandatory to be followed and accepted by all. Hence, interested clients for Tibet and Holy Mt. Kailash Yatra (especially Indian Yatries) are requested to be prepared, both mentally and physically, for the following adverse situations and do the necessary preparations accordingly. In case of occurrence of any of the following conditions, the management of Fishtail Group of Tourism Hospitality Industries or its associates won’t be liable and be made responsible.
Though you might have submitted both your name list with advance payment and the application for the Tibet Travel Permit in time as per the rules, it cannot be guaranteed that the Tibet Travel Permit and the Visa will arrive in time. Sometimes, the Tibet Travel Permit or the Visa might be rejected by the concerned authorities, i.e., TTB and CIPSC at the very last hour (even after your arrival in Nepal or after issuance of your nonrefundable to and fro ticket to Nepal).
In case of failure to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit and the Visa on time as per the stipulated date of arrival/departure, all additional expenses in Nepal (accommodation, food, transportation etc.) have to be borne by the client himself/herself.
In case of rejection of your Tibet Travel Permit and the Visa by the concerned authorities, i.e., TTB and FEC, at the last hour (after arrival in Nepal), the client himself/herself has to issue fresh return ticket or manage his/her return journey on his/her own expense.
The entire price given below in Indian currency is calculated at the rate of 70/- per US Dollar, i.e. (ROE) 70/- at the time of pricing. All the difference due to currency fluctuation will be borne by either side.
Why to choose fishtail tours & travels as your pilgrimage Yatra operator to holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar–the journey to abode of lord Shiva?
BOOKING PROCEDURE: For the booking of Mt. Kailash or any other Tibet / China Tour the following document and payment must reached to us.
PAYMENT: Due to revised rules on payment system of M/s Tibet Autonomous Region Foreign Exchange Center (FEC), Lhasa China, the payment has to reach on FEC account before 30 days. Hence all the pilgrims have to transfer full and final payment to Fishtail Tours & Travel Account before 35 days from the scheduled date of arrival in Kathmandu.
An Indian citizen, holding a valid Indian passport and aged between 18 and 70 years as on 01 January 2015, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or less, who is physically fit and medically healthy, is eligible for undertaking the Yatra for religious purpose. An applicant should not suffer from medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, etc. The selected applicant is required to undergo and qualify comprehensive medical examinations conducted by the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute (DHLI) and the ITBP Base Hospital in New Delhi. Foreigners: Those who hold foreign nationalities are not eligible to apply for the Yatra. PIO and OCI card holders are, thus, ineligible. Reactions to altitude trekking: Additional medical test to ascertain reactions to altitude trekking will be conducted by ITBP during the course of the Yatra at Gunji for the Yatra through Lipulekh Pass, and at Sherathang for the Yatra through Nathu La. A Yatri who is found medically unfit at this stage will not be permitted to continue the Yatra and will forfeit all charges levied earlier. Competent Medical Authority: Findings and recommendations of the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and the ITBP medical personnel both in Delhi and outside will be final and binding. No other medical certificates or test reports are accepted to qualify for the Yatra. A selected applicant, when found medically unfit, will not be allowed to proceed on the Yatra, and will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and the amount paid for medical examinations.
Body Mass Index: A person’s fitness for the Yatra depends on many factors of his/her health. An otherwise fit person should try to lower the BMI level to 27 or less to add to his/her fitness.
Liaison Officer: Only a serving Government officer is eligible to be appointed as Liaison Officer. A person who has been on the Yatra as a Liaison Officer or as a Yatri in the past will not be considered for selection as Liaison Officer.
Draw through a fair computerized system: Yatris will be selected and assigned to different routes and batches by the Ministry of External Affairs through a fair computer-generated random gender-balanced selection process. A route and a batch, once allocated to a Yatri through the computerized process, will not normally be changed.
At the application stage, two yatris may give an option to travel in the same batch. Efforts will be made to accommodate such requests as far as possible.
Confirmation of Participation: After the computerized draw of lots, each selected or wait-listed applicant will be required to confirm his/her participation by crediting a non-refundable amount of Rs.5,000/- by specified deadline into designated bank accounts. The balance amount will be payable later.
Medical Tests in Delhi: Selected Yatris are required to assemble in New Delhi 3-4 days in advance of the Yatra to undergo thorough medical tests at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and the ITBP Base Hospital. Parameters of medical tests are decided by the ITBP Base Hospital, keeping the requirements of the Yatra in mind. Only those applicants who pass these tests are allowed to proceed on the Yatra.
Additional Medical Tests en route: Medical tests to ascertain reactions to high altitude trekking will be conducted by ITBP during the course of the Yatra at Gunji for the Yatra through Lipulekh Pass, and at Sherathang for the Yatra through Nathu La. A Yatri who is found medically unfit at this stage will not be permitted to continue the Yatra any further.
Important Documents after Selection: Yatris must ensure to bring following documents with them when they report in New Delhi for the Yatra after their selection:
Intimation: Selected applicants will be informed about their inclusion in a particular batch soon after the computerized draw of lots by email and SMS.
Medical Authority: Yatris must qualify all prescribed medical tests by DHLI and ITBP. Findings and recommendations of qualified ITBP medical personnel are final and binding. No other medical reports are accepted to qualify for the Yatra.
|Tour Category||Indian Passport holder||Other Passport Holder|
|Deluxe Tour– with 4 star hotels in Nepal & 3/4* star equivalent hotel in Lhasa Xigatse & Saga and normal guesthouse in other part of Tibet.||2,67,000 INR||3999 USD|
➢ Kathmandu: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel - Crown Imperial/ Hotel Akama or similar
➢ Tibet - Lhasa: Hotel Gyanggen or Similar
➢ Tibet - Xigatse: - Gesar Hotel or Similar
➢ Tibet - Saga: Saga hotel or Xibuyizhang hotel
➢ Tibet - Manasarovar Lake / Dirapuk / Zuthulpuk: Mud House / Guest House – (In Xigaste Saga Best hotels will be offered with best facilities with facilities similar to 3*+)
✔ Special welcome at the International airport in Kathmandu.
✔ 3 nights’ accommodation hotel in Nepal on twin sharing with AP basis
✔ Pilgrimage sightseeing in Nepal as per the itinerary.
✔ Arrival/departure transfer /sightseeing by Air-conditioned coach on SIC basis in Lhasa.
✔ Twin / Triple sharing hotel accommodation at Lhasa, Shigatse, Darchen ,Saga & best available dormitory lodge accommodation at Mansarovar, Dirapuk & Zuthulpuk as per the itinerary.
✔ Fully Trained Nepali staffs & Sherpa team,
✔ Professional government license holder English speaking tour guide in Tibet,
✔ Three time a day meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on the yatra,
✔ Mineral & boiled water,
✔ Oxygen cylinder and oxygen pillow as per the requirements,
✔ Tibet Visa & Permit Fees and Necessary Border charges,
✔ Ground transfers in Tibet on Deluxe Coach,
✔ Required trekking equipment, and First aid kit,
✔ Free use of Down Jacket, Backpack, Rain coat( Pancho), Monkey cap & duffel bag for free,
✔ Yatra Completion Certificate,
✔ Wages, meals, accommodation, transportations, equipment, insurance and other facilities for Nepali staffs during the trip,
✔ All kind of local and government TAX etc.
✔ Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary.
✔ Any items and services not mentioned in inclusions
✔ Items of personal nature such as trekking equipment, bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, calls internet, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to the staffs at hotel, guide, driver, porter, Horse / Pony ride etc.
✔ Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization
✔ Insurance that covers Travel/ Accident /Medical/Emergency evacuations, [Helicopter rescue]
✔ Extra costs that may arise due to delay to receive Tibet Travel Permit and Visa, prolonged
✔ delays or postponement of flight due to technical reasons.
✔ Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances.
✔ Kathmandu to Lhasa round trip Airfare
✔ Photography charges in the monasteries and monument.
> Entire application process has been made online only.
> Paper applications will NOT be accepted.
> To apply online, go to: http://kmy.gov.in The Yatra-2015 will be conducted between 08 June and 09 September through two different routes – Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and Nathu La in Sikkim.
> Applicants are required to indicate their choice for both the routes in the order of their preferences.
> Applicants are also required to select a place as END-POINT to terminate their Yatra on return leg:
> Route-1 (Lipulekh): DHARCHULA or DELHI.
> Route-2 (Nathu La): GANGTOK or DELHI.
Now, there are two routes to undertake the Yatra:
> 18 batches of 60 members each with total duration of about 25 days per batch.
> Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.5 Lakh.
> 5 batches of 50 members each with total duration of about 23 days per batch.
> Estimated cost per person: Rs.1.7 Lakh.
Note: Fees are payable after selection only
> Scanned copy of recent passport size colour PHOTOGRAPH in [.jpg] format not exceeding 300 kb in size.
> Scanned copies of first and last pages of ordinary Indian PASSPORT containing personal and family details in [.pdf] format not exceeding 500 kb in size.
> eMail address and Mobile number are compulsory to be mentioned in the application form for communication purposes.
> Applicants should possess an ordinary Indian passport valid for at least six months as on 01 September 2015.
> It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that application contains accurate information and that it is complete in every respect including date of birth.
> Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected.
> Incorrect or false information in the application form will be ground for disqualification at any stage, including during the Yatra. All payments made earlier will, thus, be forfeited.
> Failure to pass the medical examinations in Delhi and en route will be ground for disqualification.
> A Yatri, disqualified on medical and/or other grounds in Delhi or outside, will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and other payments made earlier.
> An ordinary Indian passport, valid for at least six months as on 01 September 2015.
> Indemnity Bond, executed on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10, or as applicable locally, and authenticated by First Class Magistrate or Notary Public. Selected Yatris are required to sign this Indemnity Bond stating that they undertake the Yatra at their own risk.
> Undertaking for evacuation by helicopter in case of emergency.
> Consent Form for cremation of mortal remains on Chinese side in case of death there.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra starts as per Hindu calendar in the Month of May and ends in the Month of September. Check for group departure dates and let us know. We will assist you2. What is the right Age to Undertake Kailash – Mansarovar Yatra?
Minimum Age would be 10 Years and Maximum 70 years. In order to do Mt Kailash parikrama you must be less than 60 years old with good health condition. However Individual should be physically fit and should not have any health issues/Ailments.3. Do we require a passport/ Visa to Visit Mansarovar?
Yes. Kailash Mansarovar is in Tibet occupied China. Individual requires a valid Passport issued by Govt of India to visit Tibet via Nepal. Validity of 6 Months is mandatory.4. What is the Accomodation type while we stay in Katmandu?
Hotels of 4-star Category will be provided in Katmandu with All meals during stay.5. What other ID Proof Is need to carry with me other than passport?
Indian Passport holders need to have Voter ID Card or any Indian Government issued Identity card along with their Passport. As passport Original will be sent to Embassy prior to Yatra. Voter ID original is mandatory for baggage check in and for getting boarding pass. Passports will be returned by tour Manager at Border. So while booking the flight ticket you are advised to book the tickets using Voters id. For Foreigners, they can get their Nepali Visa upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport.6. I have passport and want to register for Yatra, but I don’t have a voter ID card with me. What to do?
You can register for yatra by submitting a valid passport. However, approach your BBMP office if you from Bangalore. If you belong to other district/district then visit local ward/corporation office for assistance. You are advised to take Lucknow route so passport/voters id is not required to reach Nepalgunj. The passport will be sent by the operator to Nepalgunj along with visa copy.7. Do you help us in booking to and fro flight tickets from my place?
YES. You need to confirm us by writing a mail to us with details of package you opt for, dates, photo copy of passport/voters id copy. No verbal communication is accepted for booking tickets.8. How do I get VISA for visiting Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
After registering for Yatra and submitting your copies of passport. The details of passport including Full Name/ DOI/DOE/Address/Passport No everything will be sent along with original passport for yatra Permits. Once the permit is received your visa application will be submitted to PR Chinese Embassy.9. What are the sightseeing places during our stay in Katmandu?
During your stay in Katmandu you will visit Pashupathinath temple dedicated to Lord shiva, Buddha Nilkantha temple dedicated to Vishnu in Saligrama form, Boudhanath Buddhist temple and Thamel market wrt to time availibility. Check your tour itinerary.10. What is the currency in Nepal? Can I use currency of India?
The currency of Nepal is NPR (Nepal Rupee). Conversion ratio INR: 1.60 NPR. You can carry Indian currency notes with you and are accepted now. However, don’t carry higher denominations such as Rs 500/- Rs 2000/- with you. You have ATM’s across Nepal, however check with your bank and carry a VISA card that is valid in Nepal.11. Do Indians require VISA to enter Nepal?
Nepal is a SAARC country as India. Indians don’t require VISA to enter Nepal. However a Original Valid ID proof such as Voter Id issued by Govt of India or a Passport is must to enter Nepal. If you are taking lucknow route via road then any valid govt document will work to enter Nepal.12. Do we get Indian Food in Nepal?
Yes, there are vegetarian Restaurants across length and Breadth of Nepal. Staple food of Nepalese is Dhal (Lentils) – Bath (Rice). Simple vegetarian food with vegetables. However Continental, Chinese restaurants are available in Katmandu. All restaurants under our itinerary will server pure vegetarian food without garlic and onion.13. What is the transport used for sightseeing in Nepal?
Transport used in Nepal is mostly Toyota Hiace is a Van, Mini Buses, SUV or similar depending on group size.14. I am staying abroad and Don’t have Voter ID’s card issued by Govt of India?
You can travel using original passport for entering to Nepal voters id card is not needed.15. I have done visited Chardham in India and other places in USA. I underwent open heart surgery. Can I undertake yatra?
Please consult your doctor and explain him about yatra and altitude, Parikrama and stress Involved. Go through a thorough check up. Once we receive a consent from him and family, we can go register you can yatra.16. Are there any temples in Kailash yatra and who will perform puja for group?
There is no temple as such in Tibetan region other than buddhist stupas and Monastries. Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash both are considered as Holy. Puja/ Havan with chants Mahamruthujaya Mantra, Rudram & Chamakam is performed on one of the banks of Holy Lake overlooking Mount Kailash south face. We will arrange the Pandit for our group exclusively.17. Does my India Mobile phone work?
Yes the Indian mobile does work during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. You can either procure international roaming from your Indian service provider or buy a local SIM card from Lhasa, Tibet which will make you accessible throughout the Yatra.18. Does we get pure Water to Drink?
Yes, during the entire Yatra we will have free supply of mineral water. It is advised that you carry a personal thermos for the trip which you can use for hot water if need be.19. Is it possible to charge Phones, Camera batteries on the way?
Yes, with improved power connection it is possible to charge your devices at most of the places we will halt. At some places where generators/Solar panels are used for power supply for charging your camera batteries. It is recommended to carry battery packs.20. Do I need to undergo Medical Check-up?
There is no mandatory Medical check-up needed. But it is advised to consult your physician before enrolling for this trip if you have any health issues.
Kathmandu (2N) – Dhunche or Syabrubesi (1N) – Kyirong County (2N) – Dongba(1N) - Lake Mansarovar(1N) – Darchen(1N) – Deraapuk(1N) – Zutulpuk(1N) – Dongba(1N) – Kyirong County(1N) – Kathmandu(1N)
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representative will pick you from there and transfer to the Hotel. Trip briefing in the evening at 7:00 pm. Dinner & overnight stay in 3 Star Hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar).
After Breakfast, Kathmandu sightseeing which covers Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Jal Narayan Temple & other places. Preparation & packing for Yatra in the evening. Overnight stay in 3 Star hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar).
After breakfast we will drive to Dhunche (2000m / 130 km / 6 hrs) or Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 6.5 hrs). Overnight stay at Guest House.
Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi. Immigration & customs formalities will happen here in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi. After immigration continue further drive to Kyirong county (3950m) – 3 hrs / 105 km. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Entire day free for acclimatization. Short treks may be taken in preparation for the Kailash Yatra trek. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
After Breakfast, drive to Dongba (335 km – 7hrs) en-route passing Thorong La, Paige-Tso Lake and Brahmaputra River. overnight stay at Hotel ( Xixa Panama, Mu being Chung or similar).
Early morning drive for Mansarovar Lake (7hrs) crossing beautiful places & complete Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hrs-110 km). Overnight stay at a guest house near the shore of the Holy Lake. Today you get the first view of Holy Shrine Kailash.
Witness the divinity of Mansarovar lake in the early morning, take a holy bath in the afternoon and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Mansarovar Lake. After completing the holy bath, we drive to Darchen (2hrs) Overnight stay in the Hotel.
After the short drive from Lake Mansarovar, you will reach at Asthapad if permitted by Chinese authorities otherwise drive to Yamdwar and trek to Dirapuk ( 10 KMS first day Parikrama). You get blessed with the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during the first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Those who are not doing Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen for approx. 30 minutes and stay there in Guest House for 2 nights. You can see & pray to Mount Kailash from Darchen.
**Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.
Early morning start trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and then Zuthulpuk. Total trek is of 22 KMs on the second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey in throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Overnight stay – Lodge / Guest House. First 6-7 KM (till Dolma La Pass at 5600 m) of the 2nd day has a very steep climb & most difficult part of Yatra. Yatris are advised to take a comfortable time to cover it & take rest wherever you feel a problem. After 1st 6-7 KM, the remaining 16 KMs are comparatively plain / downwards & comfortable. Important: Parikrama (Day 2). You will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside the river. You will see the East face of Mount Kailash here.
The third day Parikrama is of approx. 8 KMs & takes around 3 Hrs to complete. Generally, we complete id by 9:00-10:00 am. After completing Parikrama we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members and then drive to Dongba. Overnight stay in the Hotel (Xixa Panama, Mu being Chung or similar).
Start driving to Kyirong County – 270 km / 5.5 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border after completing immigration formalities. Total driving is around 8-10 hr / 265 km. Overnight stay at the Star Hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar).
After breakfast, you are free until your flight time. We will drop you at the Airport 1-2 hour before flight time (30 mins drive).
Mount Kailash (Kailasa) is known as Mount Meru in Buddhist texts. It is central to its cosmology, and a major pilgrimage site for some Buddhist traditions.
Vajrayana Buddhists believe that Mount Kailash is the home of the buddha Cakrasaṃvara (also known as Demchok), who represents supreme bliss.
There are numerous sites in the region associated with Padmasambhava, whose tantric practices in holy sites around Tibet are credited with finally establishing Buddhism as the main religion of the country in the 7th–8th century AD.
It is said that Milarepa (c. 1052 – c. 1135), champion of Vajrayana, arrived in Tibet to challenge Naro Bönchung, champion of the Bön religion of Tibet. The two magicians engaged in a terrifying sorcerers' battle, but neither was able to gain a decisive advantage. Finally, it was agreed that whoever could reach the summit of Kailash most rapidly would be the victor. While Naro Bönchung sat on magic drum and soared up the slope, Milarepa's followers were dumbfounded to see him sitting still and meditating. Yet when Naro Bönchung was nearly at the top, Milarepa suddenly moved into action and overtook him by riding on sunlight, thus winning the contest. He did, however, fling a handful of snow on to the top of a nearby mountain, since known as Bönri, bequeathing it to the Bönpo and thereby ensuring continued Bönpo connections with the region.
On arrival Kathmandu airport, Meet and greet our representative and transfer to hotel. After relax, refreshment take dinner and stay overnight in hotel. (D)
Kathmandu Sightseeing. After breakfast preoceed for local sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Temple and Budhanilkantha. Back to hotel in evening and take dinner, overnight stay at hotel.(B/L/D)
After breakfast checkout the hotel and transfer to Lhasa by flight(1 Hr 30 min). After reach Lhasa airport welcome by our representative, proceed to hotel, en route lunch and overnight stay with dinner.(B/L/H/D)
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Lhasa city. Enroute take lunch Visit world famous Potala Palace and Barkhor Bazar. At evening back to hotel after refresh overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Xigatse ( 270 Km) en route take lunch take rest and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
After breakfast Drive to saga 375 Km from XIGASTE. (B/L/H/D)
Saga to Mansarovar Lake :- After breakfast check out the hotel and Drive towards Mansarovar Lake crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hrs-90 km). after reach hotel take rest and overnight stay at hotel. (B/L/H/D)
After breakfast proceed to take holy bath and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Mansarovar Lake. Later Drive to Darchen (35 km). Evening back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
Early morning after beakfast at 10 am 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.
Early morning at 7.00 AM after breakfast 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. (B/L/H/D)
Drive to Saga - Early morning after breakfast at 08:00AM check out hotel and proceed to short Trek 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 Saga. En route lunch and evening back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
Drive to Xigatse – Early morning after breakfast check out the hotel and proceed for to Xigatse. En route lunch and evening back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
Drive to Lhasa - Early morning after breakfast check out the hotel and proceed for to Lhasa. En route lunch and evening back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
Early morning after breakfast Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and overnight stay with dinner. (B/L/H/D)
Early morning after breakfast and transfer to Kathmandu Airport Certificate of completion will be provided as a gift from Kailash Journeys. You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 1-2 hour before flight time (30 min drive).(B)