The fourth highest altitude Airport, Ali (Ngari Gunsa) Airport is a dual-use military and civil (Public) airport serving the town of Shiquanhe (Ali) in Ngari Prefecture situated in the southwest of China's autonomous region of Tibet. It began its commercial operation from 1 July 2010.
Just 2 hours flight from Ali Airport takes us to Lasha. The driving distance from Lasha to Mansarovar is 200 km. Also, China Airlines allow us to take continuous flight from Lasha to Ali Airport. The sacred Mountain of Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpos, Kailash Parvat is situated just north of Manasarovar Lake. Kailash region is a popular pilgrimage destination for these religion followers.
Kailash-The Mysterious Holy Peak; Mt. Kailash, situated at China’s autonomous region of Tibet is a mysterious peak which is worshiped as a superior power in Earth. It is also believed as a savior of entire universe.
Hindu people define Mount Kailash, situated at an altitude of 6714 m is the dwelling place of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. For Hindus, to accept the difficult pilgrimage to Kailash region and circumambulate the Kailash Parvat is an ultimate way to attain Salvation: Mokshya. Different religion people define this peak in a different way. For instance, Buddhists worship it as a home to Lord Shakyamuni, Jains as a place where their great guru attained Liberation and Bonpas regard it as Jewels of Snow. The total circumference of this bulky peak is 53 km.
The mountain is also famous for its unique four-sheer like appearance like that of a handle of a millstone. It looks extremely beautiful. We can see Buddhist symbol “Swastika” in its southern side. Despite of the difficult trial to reach kailash Parvat, large number of devotees from across the world come with great devotion to circumambulate holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
International Flights to Lhasa: The largest and the most important, Lhasa Gonggar International Airport of Tibet provides international Airlines flight services like, Air China and Sichau Airlines. They offer direct flight from Lhasa- Kathmandu – Lhasa. In summer days, we can find direct flights. However the flight will be sometimes once a day and sometimes twice a day.
26 May 2018 Day 01: After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition receive our guest and escort them to hotel. In the evening time, guests will be taken to Pashupatinath temple to have divine view of Aarati.
27 May 2018 Day 02: In the second day, pilgrims will be guided towards Pashupatinath Temple for Rudra Avhisek, Hom and Panchamrit with especial worship of the temple. After that, we will move on to Boudhanath, Jal Narayan in Budhanilkantha temple for sightseeing. If we get enough time we can also visit Saga Shiva Statue and Doleshor Mahadev. In the evening, there will be briefing for Kailash Manasarovar tour.
28 May 2018 Day 03: This day early in the morning we take a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to land at Gonggar Airport of Tibet. Driving 90 km from Gonggar Airport we reach to Lasha city and spend our night in a hotel.
29 May 2018 Day 04: On this day, we move for sightseeing of beautiful Potala palace, Bharkhor Monastery and Bharkhor Bazaar and other historical places. We will spend our night again in the hotel of Lasha.
30 May 2018 Day 05: On this day, we fly to Ali Airport (4500m) from Gongaar Airport. After that, we drive towards Mansarovar Lake for 2 hours covering 200 km distance. Looking at the beautiful scenario we reach the shore of Mansarovar for Mansarovar Kora (Circumambulation). Chiu Monastery at bank of Manasarovar Lake will be our place for stay during full moon night in Manasarovar Lake
31 May 2018 Day 06: Early in the morning we take holy bath in holy Lake Manasarovar and do Pooja and Hawan in the presence of Nepali Priest. During noon, we drive 40 km to reach Darchen and stay overnight in a 4 star Kailash Himalaya hotel.
01 June 2018 Day 07: In this day, we drive for a few minutes to the initial spot of Kailash Parikrama (Circumambulation) called Yamadwar and start walking to Dirapuk (4860m). The total distance of walking during Kailash parikrama is 53km. After we reach back to Darchen, we can walk or hire pony or horse up to 38 km. And, there will be a blue bus to travel remaining distance.
02 June 2018 Day 08: This will be a longest day to walk as we need to reach Zuthulpuk from Dirapuk. Climbing from Dirapuk we reach the Shivasthal, Ganesh kunda and finally the top of Dolma La Pass. It is the highest point of our journey that is 5636km. The walking distance from Dirapuk to Zuthul puk is 21 km which takes 7-8 hours. This is the most difficult day as we need to walk up to 18,600 ft. or 5636m. Gauri Kunda is clearly visible while descending towards Shapje Drakthok. Almost 1 and half hour walking down and reach Shabje Drakthok can be reached walking for about 1 hour 30 minutes and then we further move on to Zuthul puk following Lham Chu River.
03 June 2018 Day 09: We take our breakfast in the morning and walk towards Chongdo from Zuthul puk passing 6 km distance. From Chongdo, we take blue bus / Jeep to Darchen. We take our lunch and rest at 4 star hotel Kailash Himalayan.
04 June 2018 Day 10: In this day we move on to Darchen and take a flight from Ali Airport to reach Gonggar Airport. We spend our night at Lasha city.
05 June 2018 Day 11: In this day, we fly to Kathmandu after having our breakfast at hotel. We spend our night in the hotel at Kathmandu.
06 June 2018 Day 12: This is the last day of our tour and there will be farewell to our dear guests. Then, they will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for returning back to their home country.
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe room Radisson (International standard) hotel in Kathmandu
Package A: American citizen per person USD 4000 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 4175
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 4000 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 4155
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 4000 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 4085
Indian Passport holder Minimum 17 Person or more (age limit maximum 70 old)
Per Person INR 2, 65,000 (Indian currency)
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:
1. 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.