Kailash & Mansarovar overland fixed departure tour 2017 - 13 days
Kailash Mansarovar overland tour is one of the most adventurous and holiest tours in Tibet offers a magical blend of holy experience, spectacular landscapes, breathtaking passes, turquoise lakes and majestic view of Mt. Kailash. We are the local specialist in Small group departures and leading travel company in Nepal offering Mount Kailash tour with decades of experience and vast knowledge about the region. Join us on our fixed departure dates for 2017.
Kailash Mansarovar overland tour begins in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and leads you to one of the most revered holy sites on the planet. The Hindus, Buddhists, and Bon followers all believe that a walk around Mt. Kailash erases all the sins of your life. Mt. kailash is situated in the far western corner of the Tibetan Plateau which is very remote part of Tibet, reachable after couple days of adventure and scenic drive crossing the several passes and typical Tibetan alpine villages.
Kailash Mansarovar Overland tour also takes you to Lake Mansarovar, another extremely beautiful turquoise lake close to Mt. Kailash. You can have an experience more about religion and culture as you walk by around this turquoise lake with both Hindus and Buddhists Pilgrims.
Join our fixed departure dates for Kailash Manasarovar Overland tour in 2017 as below;
Trip Duration: 13 days Mode of Tour: Drive in & drive out until end the tour Trip starts: Kathmandu drive in Trip ends: Kathmandu- Tibet boarder Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 20-22 Accommodation: Guest houses or tents option with bb or full board basis Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini buses with support truck
High lights of trip:
Visit to the famous Milerapa Cave near Nyalam (while driving).
Visit to various Buddhist Monasteries around Mansarovar and Kailash.
Holy Dip in Mansarovar Lake
Visit to the Tibetan Flag area in Tarbuche, at the foot of the Sky Burial Ground, where the famous Saga Dawa festival in honor of Lord's Buddha's Birthday is celebrated is on a regular plan.
Yama Dwar – The entrance door to the Valley of the Gods presided by the Lord of Death, all comes while trip is ready to start for the Parikarma.
Visiting Dolma La Pass, the highest point of the journey, dedicated to Goddess Tara.
Visiting the famous Caves of Miracles related to Milarepa at Zutulpuk.
Kailash & Mansarovar overland tour – Outline itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m). Day 02: Trip preparation day with a half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu city. Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3650m), 135km, drive 7 hours Or Kerung (2700m)drive 8 hours. Day 04: Rest day in Nyalam or Kerung for a proper acclimatization. Day 05: Drive from Nyalam or Kerung to Saga or New Dongba (4600 m), 220 km, drive 6 hours. Day 06: Drive from New Dongba to Mansarovar (4558 m), 280 km, drive 6 hours. Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4800m), 40km drive. Day 08: Start Kailash trek, Day one, trek to Dirapuk (4920m). Day 09: Kailash trek – Day two, trek to Zutul Puk (4850m). Day 10: Trek last day – trek to end of the valley and drive back to Paryang. Day 11: Drive back from Paryang to Kerung or Nyalam (3650m). Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m). Day 13: Transfer to Airport for final departure.
Kailash & Mansarovar overland tour – Detailed itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our team leaders will greet you and transfer to hotel. We will provide you a typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Trip preparation day with half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu city.
After breakfast, you will do a half day long sightseeing in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple and Buddhanath Stupa. After lunch we will have a time for final preparation for Kailash pilgrimage tour i.e. checking the equipment which will be used during the tour. If you need to buy a few things or rent something, our staff will assist you. In the evening, Chinese visa and Tibet permit will be handed over and brief you about the trip. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3650m), 135km, drive 7 hours Or if Nyalam boarder did not open even in 2017 then we will drive to Kerung boarder.
Today is the first day of our adventure and holy trip to Mt. kailash. After an early breakfast at hotel, we start a scenic 5 hour journey to Tibet boarder. We cross the friendship bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Our first night in Tibet will be in Nyalam (3650m). We will spend the night at basic guest house.
Day 04: Rest day in Nyalam for a proper acclimatization.
Today is a rest day to have a proper acclimatization. Leisurely walk or we will be going for short trek which is in preparation for Kailash trek and it helps us to acclimatize fast. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to New Dongba (4600 m), 220 km, drive 6 hours.
Breakfast at Nyalam, we start our drive to New Dongba passing through many beautiful but traditional villages and camps of yak herders. We can see snow-capped mountain peaks on our far south. But most of the time, we will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. We will enjoy hot tea after arriving in New Dongba. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Drive from New Dongba to Mansarovar (4558 m), 280 km, drive 6 hours.
After having early breakfast, we will be ready for the longest driving day. Start a amazing drive to Mansarovar, en route we would be able enjoy the first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We drive further to holy Mansarovar (4550m), 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. Overnight at guest house near Mansarovar Lake.
Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4800m), 40km drive.
After breakfast, explore the holy Mansarovar - the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss may take in the real spiritual world. After the morning excursion, we will move towards the Holy Mansarovar circuit by Land cruiser with packed lunch and continue drive towards Darchen. If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Darchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash trek. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Overnight at guest house in Darchen.
Day 08: Start Kailash trek, Day one, trek to Dirapuk (4920m).
Drive to Tarbuche (trek starting point) and trek to Dirapuk, north of Kailash. Total hiking: 16km (6km driving and 10 km walking), 6-7 hours. Our first day of trekking around Kailash begins at Tarbuche. As we make our way along the route we pass numerous chortens (stupas) as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas. We will drive through the Yama Dwaar – the Gate of the God of Death to start the Trek (Kora). We will also take in wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku monastery and arrive at the Dirapuk monastery about six hours later, where we will stay in mud house. A short hike to see the awe inspiring north face of Kailash will be done after some rest and snacks
Day 09: Kailash trek – Day two, trek to Zutul Puk (4850m). Total hiking: 22km, 8-9 hours. The hardest day of the pilgrimage tour is also the holiest. We cross a rocky uphill dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes left as offerings by pilgrims who have come before us. Further hiking ascents up to Dolma-La pass (5700m) and a marvelous sight of Gaurikunda, after a short break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail (two and half hour) and walk on a flat river valley (two and half hour) to our eventual campsite at Zutulpuk monastery (4790m), site of the cave of miracles where the greatest Tibetan yogi Milarepa meditated and developed the powers of flying. Along the way we will be having wonderful sights of high peaks, streams, waterfalls and mountain caves.
Day 10: Trek last day – trek to end of the valley and drive back to Paryang.
Total Hiking: 15km (4-5 hours). On the last day of Kailash trek, a three-hour gentle downhill walk along the river brings us to where it emerges onto the Barkha plain. Our jeeps will be waiting us there, then drive to Mansarovar fill up spiritual jaal, later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal Overnight stay at guesthouse in Paryang.
Day 11: Drive back from Paryang to Kerung or Nyalam (3650m).
On the way we will see the beautiful Pigutso Lake, enjoy good view of Himalayan range including Shisapangama. Overnight at Guesthouse in Nyalam.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m). Drive to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office) Transfer to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for final departure.
OR you may extend the stay at Kathmandu for Mountain Flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour by Helicopter/flight, Pokhara. Alpine Eco Trek and expedition (P) ltd. http//:www.alpineecotrek.com is ready to assist you in any trips.
All necessary airport pick up and drops
Standard hotel in Kathmandu breakfast
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
All transportation in Nepal and Tibet (4x4 Land cruisers)
Experienced support team / English speaking Tibetan guide
All accommodations and three meals a day in Tibet
All travel permits and Kailash national Park fees with Tibet visas
Transportation for luggage and staff in Tibet
Yaks for carrying group and personal gear during trek
All sleeping gear (tents, sleeping bags, camping mattress)
All entry fees for monasteries and temples
Airline ticket to/from Kathmandu
Visa for Nepal,
Expenses of a personal nature such as beverages, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, bottled drinks, etc.
Helper/yaks/horse to support individual on the parikrama/ kora/trekking days.
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