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Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake on 28 June 2018 (Purnima)

Tibet, a sacred homeland to Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Lake; is a renowned pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon religions and an epitome of beauty because of its diverse flora and fauna landscape, unique cultures, historical assets and Himalayan ranges and awe to the rest of the world. Hindus believe Mount Kailash to be the exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. For a Hindu, to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash and have the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to rinse of the sins committed knowingly are unknowingly ever in the life.

The snow-capped rocky peak-Kailash Parbat (mountain) 6714meters is also believed to be a place where founders of Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo religions once resided. Bonpo religious people worship this mountain as the savior of entire Tibetan people. Mount kailash is also the source to prominent rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej. Hindus and Buddhists all over the world also worship this peak as the exact "Centre of the Universe". Devotes circumambulate the 53 km periphery of Kailash region with a belief to obtain Salvation: “Mokshya”, an ultimate escape from the chain of Birth, death and rebirth in this worldly life.

Tibet Everest Base CampManasarovar Lake; The center of attraction in Kailash region is Manasarovar Lake (4580m). The word “Manas” means mind or consciousness and Sarovar means Lake. Hence it is also known as the Lake of consciousness. Mount Kailash lies just beside the holy Manasarovar Lake. Rachhas Lake (Lake of Demon) is also nearby the Manasarovar which is said to contain poisonous water but the arrival of golden fish of Manasarovar neutralizes the poison purifying the water of Rachhas Lake as per ancient mythologies. Thus, people are eager to drink the holy water of Manasarovar to rinse all their curses and sins which they committed knowingly or unknowingly in their lifetime. Rotation of this Lake one to three times is believed to be the way towards the Shiva’s abode. There are others, who believe one can not only clean his soul but also secure his place in heaven after the end of mortal life. But it is not an easy task to rotate this mighty Lake. The beautiful views of the ducks swimming, priests and monks enchanting and the eight different monasteries around its shore efface entire tiredness of the pilgrims. The cascading waves of the emerald Lake are inviting you to inspect it. If you want to reach this divinities then the travel company Monterosa Treks and expedition is here at Nepal which organizes holy tour to these places every year. Please contact us to earn the greatest pilgrimage experience. Here is our itinerary for this year trip.

Meeting point: After Arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu as per your time table, you will be received by our staffs.

Important highlights

  • 53 km Kailash Parikrama/Kora/round must be walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo, which is 38km. No any car/bus and jeep Service will be available so everybody should walk or ride horse. Pony and local porter can be hired for 3 days.
  • One should adjust in basic service guest house, lodges or mud houses during Kailash tour/Yatra
  • Age limit for Kailash tour is 12-65 year old for Indian passport holder but person from 12-60 year can only do kora while 61-65 year old people can travel only till Yamdwar.  Although you don’t need any heath certificate from doctor you should be physically fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour. 
  • The minimum age requirement for other country passport holder is 12 years old but there is no maximum age criterion.
  • Passport validation must be at least 6 month or more.
  • In Kailash region, there is no any temple of Lord Shiva but we can see the temple of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman in Khojarnath on the way to Mansarovar Lake which is 15 km far from Hilsa boarder Nepal Tibet boarder.
  • Hilsa - Chiu Gompa - Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Hor – Manasarovar Lake.  Eco vehicle blue bus must be used compulsorily which we can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau in Darchen.

Kathmandu Lhasa EBC Kailash Journey

20 June 2018 Day 01: After the arrival in Kathmandu (1300mts), our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the Hotel followed by your own free saunter around there in the local market, Thamel. Dinner and night stay at a Kathmandu hotel.

21 June 2018 Day 02: Breakfast in Kathmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the Pasupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha and DoleshworMahadev in Bhaktapur .Back to hotel for packing and program briefing with a documentary of Kailash for your comfortable trip to Kailash &Manasarovar Lake.

22 June 2018 Day 03: Kathmandu - Lhasa Fly about at 12:10 PM you will be heading to the Kathmandu airport 8 KM far from down town of City. To fly for Lhasa, Thisis perhaps the most beautiful flight in the world from Kathmandu to Lhasa crossing above the world highest peak mount Everest and the other charismatic Himalayan rages. After one hour 10 minutes, you can reach Gonggar airport in Tibet, from airport to Lhasa city, It is 90km far way. You will go there either by bus or Jeep; and reach in the hotel and to take rest for the acclimatization.

23 June 2018 Day 04: Lhasa: Full day will be Sightseeing time frame and excursions to POTALA PALACE and the surrounding BAKHOR market.

24 June 2018 Day 05: Lhasa – Shigatse: The Afternoon is for you to explore the Tibet's second largest city Shigatse for one hour, including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery.

25 June 2018 Day 06: Drive to Everest B.C (Explore) & drive Tingri, early in the morning take breakfast, drive to Rongbuk, Everest Base camp. Place of Rongbuk&Rongbuk Monastery at an altitude of 5000meter from sea level the highest in the world is dedicated to the Guru Padma Sambhava. The monastery is a pleasant place to visit but of course the major attraction is the stunning necked hills & snow cover mountains scenery all around, and the view of the world's highest Everest mountain's north face. From here its takes half hour drive to Everest Base camp & altitude of 5200 meters. Explore here and back to Rongbuk. Take Lunch and drive to Old Tingri for overnight.

26 June 2018 Day 07: Drive to Saga Early morning take breakfast & drive to Saga and meet Monterosa staff from Kathmandu, Staff will make fresh meals. Overnight is 3 star hotel in Saga.

27 June 2018 Day 08:Saga - to Mansarovar Lake 4580m. 470 kms.7-8 hours, after breakfast, drive from Dongba to Mansarovar Lake. Today is good driving day starts with full of excitement, by the afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Hor. For lunch, we make hot lunch box and some where we stop for lunch. After Lunch continue drive to Mansarovar Lake & we reach Hor. We starts round Mansarovar Lake from here and about 2/3 hours drive very near by Lake, Mansarovar Lake is so big and it take 3 to 5 days to make round by walking. Round Lake is 102 Kilo meters. Round of this Lake, there is 8 Monasteries. Finally we reach to Chiu Gompa among of 8 Gompa, near the Mansarovar Lake.

28 June 2018 Day 09: Full day in Manasarovar Lake, we will choose the special point to take deep dip in Mansarovar Lake taking bath in cold water, According to Hindu religion, is seen offering water, flowers, money to the God and after Pooja of Lord Shiva andParbwati. The pilgrims are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing hom (offering grains mixed with butter to the fire) in the name of gods, in order to relieve themselves from any kind of sins which they might have committed knowingly or unknowingly. After completing homs, they are exchanging happiness by cuddling each other, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody is doing Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and praying by joining hands.Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake on (Purnima)

29 June 2018 Day 10: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilometers.) – Drive to Darchen, and overnight stay in 4 star hotel Kailash Himalayan with Wifi, hot and cold water running.

30 June 2018 Day 11: Drive Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate of the god of death) from here starts walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) – Monastery. Here some Yatri can take pony & local porter for 3 days. (If you take pony & porter) You should tell in Mansarovar Lake and Tibetan guide will be managing all before starting Kora. If you take pony for round Kailash, much and much easier for doing Yatra tour, this is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day, we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment, From Dirapuk, You can see mount Kailash north face is much closed, looks Shiva god staying there. Overnight stay at Dirapuk mud house

01 July 2018 Day 12:Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers ) - Today is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass, which is 5636meters above the sea level. The weather in 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 Ganesh Kund before pass and after Gaurikund as well as but it is little bit difficult to go down split walking path and touch Gaurikund Lake. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up till to Dormala pass, after pass go steep down till ShapjeDatok& after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Overnight stay in mud house.

02 July 2018 Day 13:Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake – Dongba: after breakfast, walk down to the Chongdo about 3 hours and drive to Darchen, take Lunch here & after lunch, drive to Mansarovar and fill up spiritual water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal). Continue drive to Dongba for overnight.

03 July 2018 Day 14: Dongbato Shigatse: drive to Kerung for 09 to 10 hours

04 July 2018 Day 15: Shigatse to Lhasa: It takes 8 to 9 hours.

05 July 2018 Day 16:Morning take breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, transfer to hotel Free afternoon and evening visit Pasupatinath

06 July 2018 Day 17: Transfer from hotel to airport for final departure

Potala PalaceTour Cost: NRIs/ tourists Group joining basis

04 - 09 Persons, per person USD 3825 + visa fee USD 175 for US citizen per person USD 4000
10 Persons, per person USD 3625 + visa fee USD 175 for US citizen per person USD 3800
10 Persons, per person USD 3600 + Visa fee USD 155 for Canadian , total per person USD3755
10 Persons, per person USD 3600 + Visa fee USD 85 for Tourist or NRIs, total per person USD 3685
4. Single Supplementary USD 500 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel, welcome drinks, briefing
  • Visit to Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha (Sleeping lord Bishnu)
  • Holy tour Kailash briefing for KailashManasarover tour /Yatra
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (double- bed room sharing basis)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) pure vegetarian meal
  • Fly to Gonggar airport, drive to Lhasa city (90km) from airport
  • Guest house, mud house in Kailash&Mansarovar tour /Yatra
  • Provide sleeping bag / jacket Kailash (returnable after the trip)
  • Tibetan guide, Nepali leader fluent speak in English language
  • KailashChef cook-who can prepare Indian dishes as your requirement
  • Cook helper and support Nepali staff (assist. guides) Kailash
  • Air Condition deluxe bus Lhasa – KailashManasarovar Lhasa
  • Support truck for carrying food, equipment, staff from Kodari
  • Lhasa - Saga, vegetarian food will be provide local restaurant
  • Yak and yak man for round/Parikram/ KoraKailashYatra/tour
  • Gamow bag  (life saving device in case ofaltitude sickness)
  • Oxygen cylinder, mask-regulator-Kailash tour (for emergency)
  • Basic first - aid - kit box, altitude sickness medicine Diamox
  • Life and medical travel insurance for Nepali Mt. Kailash staff
  • Duffel bag and certificate of Kailash tour (certificate if required)
  • We do arrangement special Hom (firewood) Mansarovar Lake

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses for Kailash tour
  • Rescue jeep any expenses if require
  • Personal equipment for Kailash tour
  • Nepal visa and re-entry Nepal visa
  • Tips for guide, staff, drivers in Tibet
  • PashupatinathAdditional any cost for the Yatra tour

Packing list For Kailash Yatra

  • Small pack bag -3 days Kailash round
  • Enough warm clothing for Kailash tour
  • First aid box (medicine, minor injuries)
  • Any regular medicines that you taking
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, brush
  • Drinking water bottle for Kailash tour 
  • Thermos flask for hot water (2 litters)
  • Sport shoes good for walking, gloves
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs)-tour
  • Wool /Thermal underwear for Kailash
  • Shirt-pants which easier - doing Kora
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion / cold cream
  • Torch light, rain coat /Umbrella 3 days
  • Some suites-candy-chocolates, sweets 

Tour Cancelation Policy

  • Cancellation made up to 7 days before the trip departure will incur a 50% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made less than 1 week before departure/upon arrival in KTM will be charged full price

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