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Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake on 26 August 2018 (Purnima)

Venerated by Buddhist and Hindus all over the world as the exact “Center of Universe”, Mount Kailash is worshipped as the most sacred Mountain of Asia. It is believed to be the exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati by Hindu people. There is a strong belief that completing the arduous journey to Mount Kailash and nearby Manasarovar Lake one can attain the ultimate salvation from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life. The divine view called Kailash Darshan is to get cleansed from the clutches of curses of bad deeds during lifetime.

Tibet is a home to Mountain Kailash. Every year huge number of devotees of different religion, The Hinduism, the Buddhism, the Jainism, and the Bonpo religion (indigenous religion of Tibetan people) come to circumambulate 53 km periphery of the Sacred Mountain Kailash (6714m). Tibet offers exciting trail, fabulous monasteries, exotic view of world’s tallest peaks, diverse flora and fauna, artistic and historical monuments and houses and natural panorama with the spiritual environment appealing every human being to visit this place at least once in their lifetime.

The kailash range is also believed to be the dwelling and meditating spot of the founder of different religion which is also source to four prominent holy rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Ganges, The Indus and The Sutlej. It is undoubtedly the holiest abode of Hindu god, Lord Shiva. People consider this a place to earn good merits with the promise of ultimate Salvation: “Moksha”.

Tibet Everest Base CampManasarovar Lake; 15 meters below the sacred Mount Kailash, we can see the huge number of high lamas and devotees chanting and praying at the shore of the gigantic lake called Manasarovar (4580m). Consisting of two Sanskrit words “Manas” means mind and “Sarovar” means lake, this Manasarovar (4580m) was created to show the omnipotence of Brahma’s( the god of creator) mind as per ancient Hindu mythology. Whereas, According to Buddhist scriptures, Lord Buddha meditated nearby the lake for long time to get the knowledge to the fullest that is Enlightenment. Hence People believe in purifying their soul and physical body by drinking its emerald water and doing spiritual walk around its periphery. Ancient legend says that taking holy bath in this lake grant us to enter in the heaven after the end of this mortal life, escaping our self from the cycle of Birth-death and rebirth in this materialistic world. It takes three full days to go around its peripheries. Despite of the pain, tiredness, hunger, thirst, heat and high altitude sickness people are eager to do the holy Kora or Parikrama (circuit) of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. It is due to their strong desire of acquisition of the eternal peace in this spiritual land. The beautiful eight different Monasteries around the shore of the Lake have multiply its spirituality.

The Travel company Monterosa Treks and expedition is here to organize the holy trip for the enthusiasts who want to experience the divine pleasure of visiting this sacred land with our best and reliable services. Here is our usual itinerary below. Please let us serve you at our best. Guests are god.

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 Tour

19 August 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.

20 August 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.

21 August 2018 Day 03:Kathmandu - Lhasa flying about at 12:10 P.M. 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.

22 August 2018 Day 04:Lhasa: Full day will be Sightseeing time frame and excursions to POTALA PALACE and the surrounding BAKHOR Bazaar

23 August 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.

24 August 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.

25 August 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.

26 August 2018 Day 08:Sag - to Mansarovar Lake 4580m. 370 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

27 August 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 with WIFI, hot and cold water running.

28 August 2018 Day 10: Drive Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate of the god of death) & 5 minutes further drive & it comes Sershong, 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

29 August 2018 Day 11: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

30 August 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.

31 August 2018 Day 14: Dongbato Shigatse: drive to Kerung for 09 to 10 hours

01 September 2018 Day 15: Shigatse to Lhasa: It takes 8 to 9 hours.

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

03 September 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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