Kailash Manasorovar Tour

  • Duration:13 Days
  • Destination:Tibet
  • Grade:Moderate

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Lodge and Tented Camp

Why This Trip?

  • To have drive experience in well paved road until base of Mount Kailash (Darchen).
  • To have 3day Mount Kailash Parikrama 39 KM walking (option: can take horse).
  • To cross Highest Pass Dolma La (5613m) while in Mt. Kailash Parikrama.
  • To have visit of loly Lake Manasarovar.
  • To have puja and Hawan at bank of Lake Manasarovar.
  • To have full Day Kathmandu valley tour in UNESCO heritage sites.

Escape Nepal offers Kailash and Mansarovar tour, Yatra from Nepal, the 13 days pilgrimage tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasorovar is driving and trekking tour, Mt. Kailash, at 6714 meter above sea level, also known as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows), has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies and as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Buddhist, Jains, the Hindus & the Bonpos as well. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Lord Shiva; for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic Mandala of Dhyani-Buddhas & Boddhisatvas. The Wheel of Life; for the Bonpos, Kailash was the sacred nine storey’s Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originate from here: the Karnali (longest river in Nepal), which feeds into the Ganges (south), the Indus (north), the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo, east).

Apart from the religious value of this place, Mt. Kailash is also very famous for its natural beauty. It’s a challenging place to go so many adventure seekers might find this place great, on the tour of Kailash includes lots of driving and hiking, the Pilgrimage Tour to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasorovar will be a very memorable trip for you if you are an adventure seeker and a fit person.

We have made the itinerary for the 13day for the Kailash Manasarovar tour that include your arrival and departure to and from Nepal plus a day tour in Kathmandu to know the culture and artitectures of the valley, and we offer the group tour on joining basis or private departure as well for the Kailash Holiday so, contact us for the departure date or if you prefer to travel on your own departure date, both are possible with Escape Nepal  Holidays, further more, since Nepal is the best place to have trekking in Nepal and if you want to have some trekking experience in Nepal before or after your Mansarovar tour then we can make best combination tour for both of your interests so, write us with your interests and date for the great management for you holiday in the Himalayas.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: When flying to Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawl down below you & are almost breathtaking, beginning a whole link of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from Escape Nepal Holidays will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Our representative will help you check into your designated hotel; & at your hotel, you will be briefed about your holiday program and you will have free time and overnight at hotel, (A).

Day 02.Full day sightseeing in historical Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu is the historical hub of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents an interesting holy mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western influence in the valley. There will be a full day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu durbar squire and all these sites you visit are UNESCO recognized World Heritage sites, overnight at your hotel, (A, B).

Note: you can take one hour Scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours): After early breakfast at your hotel, we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal Tibet boarder from where, we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, we will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic, overnight at guest house, (A, B, L, and D).

Day 04: Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam: We will be going for short hiking after having breakfast at lodge, which is preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize at high altitude. Rest of the day is free after lunch, overnight at Guest House, (A, B, L, D).

Day 05: Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours): After having breakfast at lodge, drive to New Dongba Passing through many villages and camps of yak herders. Far south we can see snow-capped mountain peaks, Most of the time we will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. Arrive in New Dongba and enjoy hot tea, overnight at Guest House, (A, B, L, D).

Day 06: New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours): After having early breakfast at guest house and we get ready for driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon we can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar lake Parikrama by bus. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures, overnight at lodge/Gumpa, (A, B, L, D).

Day 07: Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour): Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around, overnight at Guest House, ( A, B, L, D).

Day 08: Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs): After having breakfast, we drive to Tarboche, starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky makes us feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs, overnight at Guest House, (A, B, L, D).

Day 09: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs: Today, we will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and then descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass, overnight at Guest House, ( A, B, L, D).

Day 10: Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs): The Morning free to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave then have Breakfast and start walking 3 hours at flat land. All the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival near Darchen. You can fill up Manasarovar water on the way. By late afternoon we will be at your lodge in Dongba, overnight at Guest House, (A, B, L, D).

Day 11: Dongba - Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs: Drive back to Nyalam grom Dongba. Driver will stop at view point to take pictures and exploring surrounding. Reach at Nyalam and overnight at Guest House, (A, B, L, D).

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km - 7/8 Hours): Early in the morning, we start driving from Nyalam to Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. Tibetan guide and driver will say bye from here. After custom formalities of both immigrations, we continue drive to Kathmandu with Nepali bus, overnight at Hotel, (A, B, L, D).

Day 13.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: At ESCAPE NEPAL, we always strive to give you nothing less than the best. We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage! (B)

Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing room with breakfast.
  • Full day guided tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • 09 night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using guesthouse / Hotel.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
  • Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.
  • Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (round).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
  • Private transportation in Van/Bus in entire trip
  • Kailash Permit, Tibet (Chinese) visa fee
  • Camping equipments for kitchen, Shower
  • Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket if needed on Returnable basis.
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, Nepal Visa info.
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) when you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide & driver.
  • Personal Pony Charges (will cost approximately US$ 280- US$ 325 per pony and helper for three days)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
  • Trip cancellation charge due to Tibet government rules and other which are not in our Hand.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Departure Note:

We have set date for the departure for this holidays so, please look at our list of the dates for the trip and select one from them or if you cannot find the date that is suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type of holidays involves longer trekking (up to 12 Days) on maintained trails in to higher elevations mountain and high elevation overland tour to tibet  and we advise you to have some previous walking/hiking experiences on high altitude and habit to walk about 5-6 hours a day and physically fit, those holidays includes some trek on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang region and some wilderness trekking holiday plus some village trekking holiday, some Rafting Holidays and some over land tours to Tibet like- Mt. Kailash tour, Tibet overland tour , Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour and Nepal Tibet Tour.

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