Mount Kailash is a legendary mountain situated at an altitude of 6,714 meter above sea level. The four prominent holy rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej have been originated from this holy peak. According to Hinduism, it is an abode of Hindu God, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and illusion. To make the strenuous pilgrimage to Kailash and have the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to get rid of the vices of life and attain Mokshya: Ultimate Salvation for Hindu people.
Jains worship this black bulky peak as ‘Mount Meru’ or ‘Mount Sumeru’ where their first saint obtained Nirvana: Liberation. For Buddhists, it is the home of Lord Buddha and Bonpoms (Tibetan indigenous religious people) call it the savior of entire universe. Hence, Mount Kailash, situated in China’s autonomous region of Tibet is a world famous pilgrimage destination. Every year, thousands of devotes come to Kailash region via route of Nepal.
Mansarovar Lake: Mansarovar Lake (4,580m) is another popular pilgrimage for devotees. Its water is considered to be the most pure form of water with the power of healing. The name of this Lake has been derived from Sanskrit language, meaning ‘Consciousness of Mind’. According to Buddhist, Lord Buddha meditated nearby this mysterious lake and obtained Enlightenment. So, it is also called the ‘Lake of Enlightenment’. To the west of this Lake is Rachaas Taal (Lake of Demon) and to the north is Holy Mount Kailash. As per Hindu religious scriptures, this lake was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Taking holy dip into its cold water is believed to rinse off all sins. Pilgrims circumambulate this sacred Lake even accepting arduous walk of 4 to 5 days with the belief of attaining Nirvana (escape from the chain of this mortal life). After accomplishing Kailash Yatra, travelers also wish to visit Everest Base camp from Tibet Side.
The root of the world’s tallest summit, Mount Everest base camp (5200m), is a dream destination for the tourist/ visitor and Kailash yatri. The mesmerizing views of snowy Himalayan peaks, beautiful landscape and an overview of typical Tibetan Sherpa culture can entice every traveler visiting there. But it is not an easy place to reach because of unpredictable weather conditions, tough landscape, rocky mountain trails and slippery paths covered with snow. But also many people get enroll in this journey with the aim of taking back unforgettable memories for their lifetime. Mostly, Northern Base Camp on the Tibet side seems to be crowded with the tents of the Everest climbers during April, May than in Southern Side Base Camp. Rongbuk monastery and settlement are there below Everest base camp. We can find fine lodges and hotels here. Monterosa Treks and Expedition welcomes all the interested people around the world to make your dream of visiting these paradises come true. Please join us and take our best services for this trip.
20 August 2018 Day 01: After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our staffs and transferred to Hotel. During evening, you can make a fresh visit to the local market and return to hotel for dinner and for a night stay.
21 August 2018 Day 02: Taking breakfast at hotel, visitors are taken to Pashupatinath Temple and Budanilakantha Bishnu Temple for sightseeing and Darshan (divine view). Then, back to hotel for packing and orientation about the Kailash Mansarovar Trip. We show a documentary of Kailash tour during orientation.
22 August 2018 Day 03: After taking breakfast, we drive 117km from Kathmandu passing Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche to reach Shybrubshi in our coach. It is of 6-7 hour journey. We can find fine hotels and lodges with Nepali and Indian cuisine for tourists at this place. Trisuli bazaar will be our lunch spot for this day.
23 August 2018 Day 04: Our next destination is Kerung. After completing entire visa permit formalities at Nepal Immigration Office, we continue driving for 15 minutes to Rasuwagadi. Then, we cross the friendship bridge, Tibetan immigration office and again our Tibet visa for Kailash Visit will be checked here. Our Tibet guide will be waiting for us with Kailash tour permit. Travelers need not to worry as the guide will deal with all the immigration formalities and take you via Tibetan bus / Van / Hiace to Kerung city (2900m) which is 24km far from boarder. Beautiful local Tibetan settlement provides us with simple accommodation and fine guest houses as well.
24 August 2018 Day 05: Kerung – Saga: Facilitated Saga city is our destination for today. While driving from Kerung, we can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way & reach Saga city after 6/7 hours long drive. The view of Nomads looking after hundreds of sheep and yaks is really interesting to look at. We serve warm lunch box to our travelers on the way & we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. Again, we continue driving & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) on the way to Tibetan city Saga.
25 August 2018: Day 06: Acclimatization day / rest / hiking
26 August 2018 Day 07: Saga- to Mansarovar Lake 4580m. - 470 kilometers 7- 8 hours. After breakfast we drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake. It is 7-8hours' drive to cross 470 km. This day is exciting as we can have first sight of Holy Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar Lake. Wemanage for hot lunch box for our yatris and stop somewhere around for lunch. We again drive to Mansarovar Lake&reach to Hor.Mansarovar lake circumambulation begins from here. It is so big (102km) that it takes 3 to 5 days just to make one round on foot. Finally we reach to Chiu Monastery, near the Mansarovar Lake. (Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake)
27 August 2018 Day 08: Mansarovar Lake - Darchen. In the morning, we will choose a special spot for holy bath at Mansarovar Lake.We offer water, flowers, money to the God and do Pooja of Lord Shiva & Parbati. We can see devotees 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 relieve themselves from any known or unknown sins they have committed in their life. They exchange happiness among them. Pilgrims do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray by joining their hands. We spend our full day in devotion.At around 2:00 P.M. we take our lunch and in afternoon drive to Darchen for a night stay. Pilgrims can also do Asthapada Excursion if they wish to.
28 August 2018 Day 09: Darchen – Dirapuk: (Yamadwar: Gate of heaven).We start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11kilometers) – Monastery. Yatri can take pony & local porter for 3 days from here. But, you must pre-inform us for this. It will be easier for you to do Kailash Parikrama hiring pony and porter. We need to walk for 6-7 hour this day so it is better to begin quiet early. Yak will carry all our stuffs and we begin. From Diraphuk, the north face of mount Kailash is seen much closer as if Lord Shiva himself is staying there. We spend our night in mud house at Dirapuk.
29 August 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, which is 5636meters above the sea level. Weather at this place is very unpredictable and snowstorm can fall any time. So, we try to start our journey as early as possible. On the way, we can have Darshan of Ganesh Kund before pass.But it is slippery way to touch its water. From Dirapuk, we should climb slope upward to Dorma La pass and again climb steep down to Shapje Datok & after that flat path till Zutulpuk monastery. Again, we spend our night in a mud house.
30 August 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk - Manasarovar Lake and Dongba: Pilgrims fetch the sacred water (Jaal) of Mansarovar Lake and drive to Prayang, Dongba. We stay overnight here.
31 August 2018: Day 12: We start driving to reach Tingri from Dongba. We stay overnight at Tingri.
01 September 2018: Day 13: Tingri – Everest Base camp – Tingri: We explore the root of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp on this day. It is situated at an altitude of 5200m above sea level. We drive back to Tingri from here for a night stay.
02 September 2018: Day 14: We drive back to Zonkha from Tingri and spend our night there
03 September 2018: Day 15: Zonkha - Shybrubesi: Shybrubesi destination so we drive to Kerung and Nepal Tibet boarder, Finish immigration formality and cross border, drive to Shybrubesi. Overnight stay here
04 September 2018 Day 16: Shybrubesi to Kathmandu: We drive back to Kathmandu from Shybrubeshi on this day.
05 September 2018 Day 17: You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport from hotel for your final departure. This is how 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