Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

   16 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-117)

Mount Kailash is a sacred mountain to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers. It is believed to be the home of the gods and the center of the universe. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a pilgrimage that takes pilgrims on a journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The journey is challenging but rewarding, and it is said to bring spiritual enlightenment.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra typically takes 16 days to complete. The journey begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, and then continues to Tibet. The first few days of the journey are spent acclimatizing to the high altitude. Once the pilgrims are acclimated, they begin the trek to Mount Kailash. The trek is challenging, and it takes about four days to reach Mount Kailash.

Once pilgrims reach Mount Kailash, they circumambulate the mountain three times. Circumambulation is a sacred ritual that is believed to cleanse the body and mind. After circumambulating Mount Kailash, pilgrims visit Lake Manasarovar. Lake Manasarovar is a sacred lake that is believed to have healing properties.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a challenging but rewarding journey. It is a journey that takes pilgrims to the heart of spiritual enlightenment. If you are looking for a journey that will change your life, then the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the journey for you.

Amigo Treks and Expeditions offers a customized package that includes a welcome and farewell dinner, three nights' accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast, and housing in lodges or tents during the tour in Tibet. All vegetarian meals are provided during the yatra. 

An English-speaking Nepali tour leader in Nepal and a Tibetan guide will accompany the group throughout the journey. The package also includes Tibet visa and permit fees, yaks and yak men for luggage during Parikrama, ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers, and Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cooks, etc.). 

Additionally, a sleeping bag and down jacket are provided for the comfort of the travelers. With this package, Amigo Treks and Expeditions ensures a comfortable and hassle-free journey to the ultimate spiritual destination of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

Note: visa for Indian nationals is currently closed and will open soon, and price for Indian passport holders starts from INR 180000, NRI with a foreign passport can travel  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Visa application day

Day 03: Biometric day

Day 04: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour

Day 05: Bhaktapur and Patan city tour

Day 06: Drive from Kathmandu to Kyidrong (2800m, 168km, 7-8h)

Day 07: Acclimatization in Kyidrong

Day 08: Drive from Kyidrong to Kyakyaru (Saga) (4350m, 160km, 5-6h)

Day 09: Drive from Kyakyaru (Saga) to Mansarovar (4500m, 466km, 7-8h)

Day 10: Mansarovar Puja/Parikrama and drive to Darchen (4600m, 40km, 2-3h)

Day 11: Drive from Darchen to Darpoche (10km) 30 and hike to Dirapuk (8km)(4-5h)

Day 12: Hike from Dirapuk to Zuthrul Phug via Dolma la (5660m) (19km, 7-8h)

Day 13: Hike from Zuthrul Phug to Darchen (8km, 3-4h) drive to Kyakyaru (Saga) 6-7h

Day 14: Drive from Kyakyaru (Saga) to Kyidrong (2800km, 160km, 5-6h)

Day 15: Drive to Kyidrong to Kathamandu (1300m, 168km, 7-8h)

Day 16: Departure day

Package includes;

  • Airport transfer upon arrival and departure (private car/jeep/minivan)
  • 6 Night's twin-sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (4 Star Standard Hotel)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • 2 full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (private car/jeep/minivan)
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Tibet (lodges) and quad-sharing accommodation (lodges) during the Mt. Kailash Kora
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner- all vegetarian) in Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Tibet Visa and Permit Fee
  • All ground transportation in Tibet (Van/minibus)
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if required on rental basis)
  • Duffle bag (souvenir)
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Tibet border and back to Kathmandu

Package excludes;

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Hot water except for drinking purpose
  • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx… USD 200)
  • Cost of Yak and Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
  • Meals except breakfast and welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Visa surcharge (USD 90 Per person) for the citizens of Canada and the USA
  • Charges for photography, web usage and telephone calls
  • Extra meals, beverage, snacks, energy bars, chocolates, non-vegetarian meal etc.
  • The extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation cost (cost for the renting Land Cruiser and medical and rescue expenses)
  • Any additional meals or accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tips (as an appreciation) to service providers

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You will meet our company representative in a hall outside the elevator of the Tribhuvan International Airport. This representative will transfer you to the hotel booked for you in Kathmandu and help you with the check-in formalities. If time permits, a short meeting will be conducted at our office. In the meeting, we will introduce you to your guide, check your equipment, and brief you regarding the trek. If your flight is scheduled to arrive late, the meeting will be scheduled for the following day.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour

Kathmandu Valley is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historic sites. Therefore, after breakfast, a tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a tour of the major attractions of the Kathmandu Valley. You will spend a full day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The sites included are, the temple of Pashupatinath (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva – the lord who is believed to possess the power of destruction), the stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath (two Buddhist stupas dedicated to Lord Buddha- who is considered the Light of Asia and the sole founder of Buddhism) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (the palace complex that showcases spectacular architectural wonders built over several centuries).

Day 03: Kathmandu & Bhaktapur Tour

Today you will visit Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changu Narayan TempleAfter the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Free day (in case permit gets delayed)

Day 04: Free day (in case permit gets delayed)

Day 05: Kathmandu - Rasuwagadi - Kyirong Drive (3900m) / 210km / 7 - 8 hrs

Today's journey to Kailash begins at 5 a.m., with breakfast packed from the hotel because we need to complete immigration formalities at the border on time, and we also have a bit of a rough and difficult route to the border on the hillside driving in Nepal. Once we arrive at the border, our representative will assist us in passing through immigration on both the Nepal and China sides. Then the 60-kilometer drive to Kyirong will begin.

Day 06: Kyirong rest day for acclimatization.

We have a full day today in Kyirong Valley, a small local town. We will stay here one more day today to acclimate your body to the elevation for a comfortable journey to Mount Kailash.

Day 7 : Drive Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km

On This day of traversing the vast desert landscape, we embarked on a long drive. Along the way, we witnessed nomadic camps and encountered herds of sheep and yaks. The pass granted us a magnificent view of Gaurishankar, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. Our journey continued as we drove through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, and Karru Ongchen, and finally arrived at the breathtaking Peiku Tso Lake, at an altitude of 4400 meters. To reach Saga, which stands at an elevation of 4600 meters, we bravely crossed the mighty Brahmaputra River, known as "Yarling Tsangpo" in Tibetan.



Day 8 : Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs

While gazing at the distant mountains and cruising along the road, we passed through the quaint town of Zhongba before reaching the enchanting destination of Paryang. It took several hours of driving before we were graced with the first glimpse of the revered Mount Kailash and the holy lake. As we drew closer to this tranquil and sacred body of water, the historic Chiu Monastery emerged on the northwestern shore, offering a captivating sight. From this privileged vantage point, one could catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with its mesmerizing turquoise complexion, was surrounded by the majestic presence of Mount Kailash, Mount Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rakchyas, creating a heavenly spectacle.



Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m - 22km)

This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 pooja and hawan, The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route, we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay en route to Zhulthulphuk in the tent.

Day 10: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) / 12km / 6 hrs

After breakfast, we will depart from Darchen to begin the Kailash trek. We will drive approximately 12 kilometers to Tarboche, then walk approximately 12 kilometers to Diraphuk. Kailash's back face will be visible as a face-to-face from Diraphuk.

Day 11: Trek Over Dolma La pass (5600m) to Dzutulphuk (4700m) - 8-9 hrs

Today is the most difficult day for all Yatries because we must pass 5600m, the highest point on the Kailash Parikrama. Today we start early at 4 a.m. because we need to ascend a long way to the Dolma La pass. It is a horizontal ascending and the following pass. After a brief visit to the Gauri Kunda just below the Dolma La Pass, the path steeply descends toward Khando Sanglam before becoming more normal until Dzultulphuk.

Day 12: Trek Ends at Mani Wall and Further Drive to Saga (4400m) / 8 hours

Our vehicle will meet us at Mani wall after 2.5 hours of trekking from Dzutulphuk, and we will drive to Darchen. After lunch, we'll drive to Paryang or Dzongba, and if time allows, Saga for the night.

Day 13: Saga to Timure/Syaburbensi 5-6 hours

On day 13 of your adventure, we will embark on a scenic drive from Saga to Timure/Syaburbensi. The journey will take approximately 6 hours, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Sit back, relax, and soak in the natural beauty as we make our way to the destination.

Timure/Syaburbensi to Kathmandu (1300m) Drive / 6 hours

we will bid farewell to Timure/Syaburbensi and begin our return journey to Kathmandu. The drive will take around 6 hours, allowing you to reflect on the wonderful experiences and memories created during your trip. Enjoy the scenic vistas along the way as we make our way back to the vibrant capital city of Nepal.

Day 15: Departure.

This day is the last day of your trip to Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled for early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make arrangements for some other top adventurous activities you can attend while in Nepal.

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Here are some additional details about the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

  • The best time to go on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is during the summer months (June-August). The weather is mild during this time of year, and the days are long.
  • The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a physically demanding journey. Pilgrims should be in good physical condition before attempting the journey.
  • Pilgrims should know the altitude sickness that can occur at high altitudes. It is important to drink plenty of fluids and to ascend to high altitudes slowly.
  • Pilgrims should also be aware of the political situation in Tibet. It is important to check with the Chinese embassy before traveling to Tibet.

10 Facts about Kailash mansarovar yatra

Mount Kailash is a sacred mountain located in the western part of the Tibetan Plateau in Tibet, China. It holds great significance in several religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. While there are many well-known facts about Mount Kailash, here are some lesser-known facts:

Unclimbed summit: Although a relatively modest mountain compared to the world's tallest peaks, Mount Kailash has never been climbed to its summit. It is considered an extremely sacred place, and climbing it is strictly forbidden by both religious beliefs and the Chinese government.

Geological formation: Mount Kailash is part of the Trans-Himalaya mountain range, formed by the tectonic forces that uplifted the Tibetan Plateau. The mountain itself is composed of black rock, mostly granite.

Unique shape: Mount Kailash has a distinctive symmetrical shape, with four near-perfect faces aligned with the cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). This feature adds to its mysticism and spiritual significance.

Center of the Universe: According to various religious beliefs, Mount Kailash is considered the physical embodiment of Mount Meru, which is believed to be the center of the universe. It is believed to be the dwelling place of the gods and its spiritual energy radiates throughout the cosmos.

Pilgrimage circuit: The Kailash Kora or Kailash Circumambulation is a sacred pilgrimage route that spans approximately 52 kilometers (32 miles) around Mt. Kailash. It is believed that completing a single circumambulation can erase a lifetime of sins while completing 108 circumambulations ensures enlightenment.

Mystery of the waters: Mount Kailash is the source of several major rivers in Asia, including the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali. These rivers are important to the culture and civilization of the region, and their origins at Mount Kailash add to their mystique.

Significance to various religions: Mount Kailash is revered by Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, by Buddhists as the abode of Demchok (an important deity), by Jains as the place where their first Tirthankara attained enlightenment, and by Bon practitioners as the sacred nine-story swastika mountain.

Magnetic field anomaly: Scientists have observed a magnetic anomaly near Mount Kailash that affects compasses and other navigational instruments. This anomaly adds to the mystery and fascination surrounding the mountain.

Restricted access: Due to its sacred status, access to Mount Kailash is restricted, and the Chinese government imposes strict regulations on visits to the area. Only a limited number of pilgrims and tourists are allowed each year, and special permits are required.

UNESCO cultural and natural site: In 2007, Mount Kailash and nearby Lake Manasarovar were jointly designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was recognized for its cultural and natural significance, highlighting the mountain's importance to various religions and its exceptional landscape.

Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rules of Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian Pilgrims are strictly advisable to no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items, etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'nankeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sunscreen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

This is one of the toughest high-altitude road journeys on Earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally, patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests, it is essential your doctor should examine you to know about your health condition and your ability to cope with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness, etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on the individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nyelam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of Diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

Risks & Liability:
Amigo Treks & Expedition P. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conducted strictly under the rules & regulations of the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore Amigo Treks & Expedition P. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

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