Important Supreme Hindu god, Lord Shiva is believed to live in Mount Kailash by Hindu religion people. For them, to make the strenuous pilgrimage to Kailash and have the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva's abode is to attain release from the vices of life. Thousands of Hindu religious people pour in the sacred mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, situated in the China's Autonomous Region of Tibet, every year from across the globe and neighboring country India via the route of Nepal. Tibet has become a world famous pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon religions due to the presence of Holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. 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 meditated and resided. Hindus and Buddhists worship this peak as the exact "Centre of the Universe".
Mansarovar Lake: The word "Manas" means mind or consciousness and Sarovar means Lake. Hence literally the meaning of this lake is Consciousness of Mind. Mansarovar Lake (4580m) is another significant pilgrimage not only to Hindus but to Buddhists as well. Hindu regards this Lake as the bathing pond of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and Buddhist believe that Lord Gautama Buddha meditated nearby this Lake and obtained Enlightenment. Making round of the lake and taking a dip in it is believed to be Purge one's soul from sins and the body from physical and mental sickness. Drinking its pure water is believed to cure the incurable diseases as well. This lake has huge circumference that even the locals take three full days to rotate and while other new pilgrims may take 6-7 days for the same rotation Ancient Hindu scriptures indicate this lake as a must visit place for someone who wants to attain ultimate salvation (Mokshya) - the highest level of achievement in Hindu religion. The beautiful scenario of the Lake can entice anyone. Some Kailash Yatris also prefer to visit Mount Everest Base camp from Tibet Side after Kailash Yatra.
Mount Everest base camp (5200m) is a dream destination for the tourist/ visitor and Kailash yatri, all around the world. The root of the world's tallest peak, the base camp offers exciting views of snow bathed Himalayan peaks, beautiful landscape and an insight into the Tibetan Sherpa culture. Thousands of tourists all over the world come to the Everest Base Camp every year despite being challenged by the unpredictable weather conditions, tough landscape, rocky mountain trails and slippery paths covered with snow, taking back the lifetime unforgettable memories. The Northern base camp on the Tibet side is usually crowded with the tents of the Everest climbers during April, May. Northern base camp is quiet popular than Southern Base camp. Below Everest base camp is Rombuk Monastery and settlement with lodge & hotels. Monterosa Treks and Expedition organizes exciting trip to these heavenly places every year. You are always welcome to join us in the trip and enjoy our best services.
17 July 2018 Day 01: The staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition will welcome you at the Airport after your arrival and take you to hotel. In the evening time, you can make a fresh visit to the local market. Dinner and a night stay will be at the hotel.
18 July 2018 Day 02: Early in the morning after breakfast, visitors are taken to Pashupatinath Temple and Budanilakantha Bishnu Temple for sightseeing and Darshan (divine view). Then, they return back to hotel for packing and orientation with documentary show about the Kailash Mansarovar Trip.
19 July 2018 Day 03: On this day, we begin our ultimate trip. Driving for 6 to 7 hours (117km) from Kathmandu passing Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche we reach to Shybrubeshi in our coach. There are fine hotels and lodges with Nepali and Indian cuisine for tourists at Shybrubesi. We have our Lunch at Trisuli bazaar.
20 July 2018 Day 04: Shyabrubesi – Kerung: Kerung is our today’s destination. After completing all the visa permit formalities at Nepal Immigration Office, we continue driving for 15 minutes to reach Rasuwagadi and cross the Friendship Bridge and stop at Tibetan immigration office, where Tibet visa for Kailash Visit will be checked thoroughly. Travelers need not to worry as our Tibet guide will be there waiting for us with Kailash tour/Yatra permit and also deals with all the immigration formalities as well. Then, you will be taken in Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city (2900m) which is 24km far from boarder. Kerung city consists of Beautiful local Tibetan settlement with simple accommodation and fine guest houses for tourists.
21 July 2018 Day 05: Kerung – Saga: Our today’s journey is from Kerung to Saga city. We can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way to Saga. It is 6/7 hours long drive. Nomads looking after hundreds of sheep and yaks can be seen here. It looks interesting. Travelers will be served warm lunch box on the way and we again stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. Driving again we come to cross Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) on the way to Tibetan city Saga.
22 July 2018: Day 06: It is a full rest day for our travelers.
23 July 2018 Day 07: It is the exciting day of the trip as we can have first glance of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. We move to Mansarovar Lake from Saga. It is the distance of 470 kilometers and takes 7-8 hours drive. We manage for hot lunch box for our yatris on the way and again stop somewhere around for lunch. Driving to Mansarovar Lake, we reach to Hor. We begin circumambulation of Mansarovar Lake from Hor. It takes 3 to 5 days just to make one round on foot. Chiu Monastery is a place of night stay today.
24 July 2018 Day 08: Darchen is our destination for this day. At first, we will choose a special spot for holy bath at Mansarovar Lake early in the morning and water, flowers, money to the God doing Pooja of Lord Shiva & Parbati. Devotees can be seen meditating 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 purify their known or unknown sins they have ever committed in their life. Pilgrims do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray god with great devotion. We take our lunch at around 2 pm and drive to Darchen for a night stay. Asthapada Excursion can also be done if they want to.
25 July 2018 Day 09: Darchen – Dirapuk: Drive to Yamadwar (Gate of heaven). We start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) – Monastery. Pony & local porter can be hired for 3 days from here. But, pilgrims must pre-inform us for this. Kailash Parikrama becomes easier with pony and porter. It is better to start early as it is long walk of 5-6 hours. Yak will load our stuffs. The north face of Mount Kailash is seen perfectly from Dirapuk. Mud house will be our lodge for this night.
26 July 2018 Day 10: Dirapuk to Zutulpuk: (4790 meters - 22 kilometers) – Today is a crucial day of the trip as we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass. It is situated at an altitude of 5636m above the sea level. Weather at this place is very unpredictable and snowstorm can fall any time that’s why we try to start our journey as early as possible. Ganesh Kund falls on the way before pass. But, pilgrims must be careful as the way is quiet slippery. From Dirapuk, we should climb upward slope to Dorma La pass and again climb downward steep to Shapje Datok & after that flat path till Zutulpuk monastery. Again, our night stay will be in a mud house.
27 July 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake: Early in the morning, after having our breakfast, we move downward to Chongdo for about 3 hour. Then, we drive to Darchen that is our lunch spot for today. From there, we drive to Mansarovar Lake. Pilgrims stay overnight to enjoy the full moon night. Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake.
28 July 2018 Day 12: Manasarovar Lake to Saga: Fetching the sacred water (Jaal) of Mansarovar Lake, pilgrims drive to Prayang, Dongba and Saga. Saga is a place for our night stay.
29 July 2018: Day 13: Saga - Tingri: From Saga, we start driving to reach Tingri but it is quiet long drive. We spend overnight at Tingri.
30 July 2018: Day 14: Tingri – Everest Base camp – Tingri: We explore Mount Everest Base camp (5200m), the root of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest on this day. We drive back to Tingri from here for a night stay.
31 July 2018: Day 15: Tingri - Zonkha: From Tingri, we again drive back to Zonkha for our night stay.
01 August 2018: Day 16: From Zonkha, we drive passing Kerung to reach Nepal – Tibet boarder, check all Tibet visa and cross boarder and drive to Shybrubesi and spend our night there.
02 August 2018 Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Trisuli bazaar and transfer to hotel
03 August 2018 Day 18: This day is your final departure day. You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport from hotel and farewell by our staffs. In this way, Kailash- Mansarovar trip terminates.
Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners/ tourists
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kathmandu USD 3500 per person Hotel Radisson/Similar
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 3300 per person Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 3000 per person Manang / Marshaydi/ Hotel Arts
Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room
Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport holder)
Group size Minimum 17 Persons or more (Follow rules of Tibet Tourism Bureau 2014)
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less
Standard Tour to Kailash INR 1,60,000 Per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in
Kathmandu and guest houses,
mud houses in Kailash Yatra. If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,70,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and
guest houses, mud houses
in Kailash Yatra. If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Supper Deluxe Tour toKailash INR 1, 80,000 Per Persons (Super deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
& 3 star hotel , 3 star in Saga, 4 star hotel in Darchen, other places are guest houses, Mud houses in Kailash Yatra
If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 5000 for 5 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3500 for 4 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3000 for 3 star hotel
Extra Service If required
Mountain flight / Everest Flight is INR 7000 (USD 225) per person
Extra cost if required for Kailash:
Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 400
(Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 250