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Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake on 27 July 2018 (JanaiPurnima)

Every living creature is acquainted with different phenomenon of showing their devotion to the omnificent, omnipotent and omnipresent Power, that is God. Likewise different religion people conceived Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake, situated in the China's autonomous region of Tibet differently. All in all they regard it as the place with highest degree of religious and spiritual significance. For Hindus, Mount Kailash is a dwelling of Hindu God, Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati; For Buddhist, it is a place where Sakyamuni (Lord Buddha) meditated and obtain enlightenment; For Jains it is a place where their First saint got liberation. Hence, Tibet has become one of the sacred pilgrimage destinations in the world.

The source of prominent rivers in Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Sutlej and The Ganges, Kailash Parvat (6714m) is also known as "SumeruParvat" or "MeruPavat" in Hindu Holy Book whereas Jains call it as 'Asthapada' and The Tibetan call it as 'Kang Rimpoche'.

The holy circumambulation of the 53 km periphery of Mount Kailash begins from 'Yamadwar' called Gate of Heaven. It is believed that completing this arduous Pilgrimage one can get rid of all sins committed knowingly or unknowingly ever in their life time obtaining Salvation. The pilgrims who cannot continue their journey due to high altitude sickness, extreme temperature, physical inabilities or any other reasons usually rotate the 'Yamadwar' and return back with the feelings that they completed the whole pilgrimage. The holy trip to kailash range offers the views of fabulous monasteries, exotic view of the world's highest peaks and the diversity of Flora and Fauna, artistic houses, temples and architectures. That's why every year thousands of devotees carve their journey to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake from across the world via Nepal.

Tibet Everest Base CampManasarovar Lake is situated in between Mount Kailash and Mount GurlaMandata, the MansarovarLake (4580m) is another significant pilgrimage destination at kailash region. The name of this lake is derived from Sanskrit words 'Manas' meaning mind or consciousness and "Sarovar" meaning Lake. According to ancient Hindu mythology, this lake was formed to show omnipotence of Brahma, the god of creator. Similarly, the holy lake Manasarovar, the mother principle represents Buddhist transcendent cognizance. It is a glorious personification of human consciousness and enlightenment. Buddhists believe that Lord Buddha obtained enlightenment meditating nearby this lake. Taking Holy Bath in its cold water with right intention and peaceful mind and drinking its sacred water is another holy thing to do at this lake. Devotees worship and circumambulate one to three times around this relatively circled, large lake with the belief of purifying both physical body and soul obtaining peace from within and rest of the world. It takes three full days to round its peripheries for locals while other pilgrims may take 5-7 days for the same. Spiritual walk around the Kailash and Mansarovar (Kailash Kora or Kailash Parikrama) on foot is believed to be a holy ritual that will bring good fortune rest of the life and to the family as well. Your dream of reaching these divinities can come true with the best service of the Travel Company Monterosa Treks and expedition located at Nepal, as per your convincing place and time. You are always welcome.Here is our itinerary. Please feel free for further assistance.

Meeting point: As soon as you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport, our staffs will welcome you and take you to hotel.

Important highlights

  • Of total 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora/round, 38 km must be walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo. There is no any car/bus and jeep service available. So, everybody should walk or ride horse. It is also possible to hire pony and local porter for 3 days.
  • Age limit for enrolling Kailash tour is 12-65 year old for Indian passport holder. 12-60 year old people can only do Kora and 61-65 year old people can travel only up to Yamdwar.  Although you don’t need any heath certificate from doctor you need to be physically fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour.
  • The minimum age restriction for other country passport holder is 12 years old while there is no such maximum age limit. 
  • Your passport must have at least 6 months or more validation from travel date.
  • Though popular as Shiva’s abode, we cannot see any temple of Lord Shiva but at Khojarnath there is the temple of Lord Ram, Sita&Laxman in Khojarnath. You can see Rashes Lake one the way.
  • Hor - Chiu Gompa (Nearby Manasarovar Lake)- Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Hor. Eco vehicle blue bus must be used compulsorily for travelling which we can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau in Darchen.
  • Every Yatri have Life, Medical, Rescue Jeep or Helicopter insurance before getting enrolled in Kailash Tour. Do insurance at home country.
  • We provide Pressure checking machine, Oxygen level checking machine, enough oxygen bottle, Mask-regulator, Altitude Gamo bag (Lifesaving chamber bag) & Medicine Dimox (Latitude medicine) for safe journey.

Kathmandu Lhasa EBC Kailash Tour

20 July 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 July 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.

22 July 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, This most be 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 July 2018 Day 04:Lhasa: Full day will be Sightseeing time frame and excursions to POTALA PALACE and the surrounding BAKHOR market.

24 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 2018 Day 08: Sag - 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. Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake

28 July 2018 Day 09: Mansarovar 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 &Parbwati. 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. Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600m – 40km. Drive to Darchen, and overnight stay in 4 star hotel Kailash Himalaya including Wifi, hot and cold water running.

29 July 2018 Day 10: 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

30 July 2018 Day 11:Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers) - Today is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma La or Dorma La Pass, which is 5636meters above the sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Dolma 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 Dorma La pass, after pass go steep down till ShapjeDatok& after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Overnight stay in mud houses

31 July 2018 Day 12: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.

01 August 2018 Day 13: Dongbato Shigatse: drive to Kerung for 09 to 10 hours

02 August 2018 Day 14: Shigatse to Lhasa: It takes 8 to 9 hours.

03 August 2018 Day 15:Morning take breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, transfer to hotel Free afternoon and evening visit Pasupatinath

04 August 2018 Day 16: 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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