Monterosa Treks and Expedition situated at Thamel, Kathmandu organizes holy trip to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar every year. Tibet has become a popular destination for the purpose of pilgrimage as it is home to Kailash Parvat. Mount Kailash, situated at an elevation of 6714 meter above sea level is important for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos. Hindus regard it as the holy abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and to accept the strenuous tour to this holy mountain is to be close to Lord Shiva. It is believed that one can attain ultimate salvation: ‘Mokshya’ from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life completing the pilgrimage to Shiva’s place.
Mount Kailash has been given another name as Jewel of Snow by Tibetan people. ‘Yamadwar’ called Gate of Heaven is the initial spot of Kailash Kora (circuit). While the pilgrims who cannot proceed even rotate the Yamadwar and simply return back. Only a single glance of this sacred mountain Kailash is believed to be the symbol of good luck for rest of the life. Every year, thousands of devotees come to worship this holy peak with great devotion from different parts of worlds especially from neighboring country India via route of Nepal.
Manasarovar Lake: The lake of consciousness, Mansarovar is situated at an elevation of 5840 m above sea level is another important pilgrimage destination in Kailash region. The sacred Mount Kailash is at the North of this lake whereas to the West of it is Lake ‘Rakshastal’ (Devils lake). Rakshastal is said to have poisonous water that later on was purified by the water of Lake Mansarovar. According to Hindu scriptures, one who drinks water from the lake will go to the abode of Shiva after death. Circumambulating the lake one to three times one is believed to be cleansed of all known or unknown sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. In order to attain “Moksha”, the ultimate salvation in life, one has to reach at least the precinct of the Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. People also perform death ritual called Shraddha at the bank of this lake with the hope of liberating soul of dead ones. It is believed that even a single dip into the lake of Manasarovar can free one from the chain of this mortal life and securing the everlasting place in heaven. It takes three full days just to go through the periphery of this gigantic Lake as it has the circumference of 88 km. its circumference of 88 km. You can feel the real peace from within visiting the holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Monterosa Treks and Expedition is here to make your holy tour an unforgettable lifetime experience. Please feel free to contact us for further information. Har Har Mahadev.
Meeting point: As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International at Kathmandu, staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition will welcome and escort you to hotel.
22 July 2018 Day 01: After your arrival at Kathmandu (1300mts), our staff will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the Hotel followed by your own free saunter around there in the local market, Thamel. Dinner and night stay will be at a Kathmandu hotel.
23 July 2018 Day 02: Early in the morning, Guests will be taken to Pashupatinath Temple for Rudra Abhisek and hawan with 11 braman pandit followed by special darshan in Temple sightseeing in Budhanilkantha and Doleshwor Mahadev in Bhaktapur .Then, Pilgrims will be driven back to hotel and there will be briefing about Kailash Mansarovar Tour.
24 July 2018 Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam Drive (3700 meters - 160 kilometers) – Early in the morning after breakfast, Pilgrims will be driven to Nyalam via private tourist coach. It takes about 5 hours to reach Nepal-Tibet boarder. Then, we take lunch in Nepal side in Lipping nearby Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. After the completion of entire immigration formalities, we enter into Tibet side. From here, we drive to a Zhangmu which is also known as Khasa Bazaar by Nepali. We take 10-15 minutes rest at this place and again drive towards a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Van / Toyota Hiace or Deluxe bus. The Nepali cook will serve vegetarian food for all the travelers. We spend our night in a Guest House / Hotel in Nyalam.
25 July 2018 Day 04: After having our breakfast at Nyalam hotel we climb up to Nyalam city for about for 1.5 hours for acclimatization. We again return back for lunch and relax whole day.
26 July 2018 Day 05: On this day, we drive to Dongba from Nyalam (4500 meters – 365kms). After we take our breakfast, we drive from Nyalam – Lalunga La pass 5050 meters, Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) & reach Saga city in 6 hours drive. There will be a long drive on the first day from Nyalam to Dongba through the sandy & rocky path. We can see Nomads looking after thousands of sheep & yak. On the noon, we serve hot lunch box for our yatri, traveler & again we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere nearby. After this, we continue driving & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) on the way to Tibetan city Saga. Saga city is the highly facilitated city. We rest at Saga and shortly drive to Dongba Here, we spend our night at a comfortable Hotel.
27 July 2018 Day 06: Dongba - to Mansarovar Lake (4580m). On this day, we must cover the distance of 370 km within 6-7 hours time. So, soon after breakfast, we drive from Dongba to Mansarovar Lake. This is the day when you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Hor. We serve hot lunch box for our pilgrims and again on the way we stop for lunch. Then, we continue our journey to Mansarovar Lake reaching Hor. From Hor, our actual Mansarovar circumambulation begins. We can complete it in 2-3 hours time but it takes 3-5 days on foot. There are 8 different Monasteries at the periphery of the Lake. Finally we reach Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake where we spend our night. This will be our Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake
28 July 2018 Day 07: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilo meters drive.) Early in the morning, we take a deep dip in Mansarovar Lake choosing a special point for that. Pilgrims offer flowers, money (Veti) and pray Lord Shiva & Parbati. They also meditate reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the hawan (offering grains mixed with purified butter to the fire) in the name of gods, in order to relieve themselves from any known or unknown sins. After completing they exchange happiness by hugging and smiling. They feel inner satisfaction and perform Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray by joining hands.
Pilgrims devote entire day for spiritual activities. We take lunch at around 2:00 in the afternoon and drive to Darchen. We spend our night in a 4 star Hotel, Kailash Himalayan.
29 July 2018 Day 08: On this day we drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death). We start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) from here. We can hire pony & local porter for 3 days but it should be pre-informed so that Tibetan guide can manage it for Kailash Kora. As it is our first day of Parikrama, we should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. We must walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours loading our goods and equipment on Yak. The view of North face of Mount Kailash is much close and beautiful from Dirapuk. We spend our night at Shishapangma guest house or other nearby guest houses.
30 July 2018 Day 09: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 21 kilometers Drive) - Today is very crucial day and we have to pass Dolma La or Dorma La Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Dolma La pass and at any time snowstorm can begin. So we need to try to start our journey morning as as early as possible. On the route we can have the Darshan Ganesh Kund before passing it and after Gauri Kund as well as but it is a little bit difficult to go down split walking path and reach Gauri Kund Lake. From Dirapuk, gradual slop climbs up and until we reach Dorma La pass, after the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok & after flat path till Zutulpuk monastery. Night stay will be basic guest house.
31 July 2018 Day 10: Zuthulpuk to Chongdo: Today our journey will be from Zuthulpuk to Chongdo. We take our breakfast and walk down to the Chongdo for about 3 hours and drive to Darchen. This is how our 3 days Kailash Parikrama terminates. We take Lunch and drive to Mansarovar Lake, fetch sacred water of Manasarovar Lake called Holy Jal and continue driving towards Dongba for the night stay.
01 August 2018 Day 11: Dongba to Nyalam: This is our last night stay at Tibet part. We drive for 5-6 hours to reach Nyalam.
02 August 2018 Day 12: Nyalam to Katmandu – On this day, we take our breakfast and drive to Zhangmu & Friendship Bridge Tibet – Nepal boarder. Completing customs & immigration formalities or clearance at both Tibet & Nepal sides, we will be picked up from the Nepal side by a Tourist coach & driven back to Kathmandu in 5 hours time. We will be taking our lunch on the way or on early arrival in Kathmandu.
03 August 2018 Day 13: All our dear pilgrims will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for their final departure to their home country.
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe room Radisson (International standard) hotel in Kathmandu
Package A: American citizen per person USD 2500 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 2675
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 2500 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 2655
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 2500 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 2585
Single Supplementary USD 500 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu Nepali standard
Package A: American citizen per person USD 2400 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 2575
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 2400 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 2555
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 2400 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 2485
Single Supplementary USD 400 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Package 1: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Radisson (Full meals)
Package 2: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Nepali standard (Full meals)
Hotel in Tibet Lhasa & in route
Nyalam Tibet: 3 Star Nyalam hotel (Full Meals)
Saga: 4 star Bramaputra or Norling hotel or similar
Manasarovar Lake: Guest house or mud houses
Darchen: 4 star Himalayan Kailash Hotel – Wifi (Western style) room
Direpuk: Normal guesthouse: Shishapangma Guest house (Parikrama first day)
Zuthulpuk: Normal guesthouse (very basic) (Parikrama second day)
Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport holder)
Group size: Minimum 17 Persons or more (Follow of rule Tibet Tourism Bureau 2014)
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. INR 1,50,000 per person (Van/bus) Hotel Radisson
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. INR 1,45,000 per person (Van/bus) Hotel Vaishali
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. INR 1,40,000 per person (Van/Bus) Manang, similar
Single Supplementary per Person INR 10000 for 5-star hotel
Single Supplementary per Person INR 7000 for 4-star hotel
Single Supplementary per Person INR 5000 for 3-star hotel
Extra Service If required
Mountain flight / Everest Flight is INR 7500 (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
Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favorite music, Bhajans, Shiva Mantra chanting etc.
Important information for Kailash Manasarovar tourist / Yatri / Travelers
Acute Mountain / Altitude sickness
If you are not feeling well above 2,500meter, it maybe altitude sickness until proven otherwise
Early Symptoms Mountain / Altitude Sickness
2. Loss of Appetite
4. Fatigue of Minimal exertion
What to do ?
→ Don’t go higher, rest, drink fluids (Not alcohol)
→ If symptoms go away = go up
→ If symptoms get worse = go down with a friend / guide
→ Do not descent alone
→ Consider talking acetazolamide (Diamox) 250mg. twice a day
Worsening Symptoms altitude sickness
1. Severe Headache
3. Walking like a drink
4. Altered Mental Status
5. Severe fatigue
6. Shortness of Breath at rest
What to do ?
How to Prevent ?
→ Slow and gradual ascent
→ Sleeping altitude should not be more then 300-500 m. a day above 2500meters
→ Rest day after every 1000meters of altitude
→ Drinking plenty of clear water /Mineral water (water is oxygen of body)
→ If find rescue jeep to nearest hospital or Tibet Nepal boarder and take Helicopter to
Kathmandu from Nepal side, No any helicopter service in Tibet
Note: Each tourist / Yatri / Traveler to Kailash Manasarovar tour, should have travel insurance including life , medical treatment, Land rescue by Jeep or car and Helicopter evacuation (rescue) in home country minimum 100 thousand American dollars.