Mount Kailash, called as ‘Precious Jewels of Snows’ by Tibetan people is situated at an altitude of 6714 meters above the sea level in China’s autonomous region of Tibet. Hindus believe mount Kailash as a home of Supreme Hindu God, Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. Not only Hindus but Buddhist, Jains and Bonpon (Tibetan Indigenous religion people) come to visit this holy peak and nearby sacred Mansarovar Lake from across the world believing it as the best way to earn good merits (Punya) and earn ultimate Salvation: ‘Mokshya’. Despite of several hurdles to reach this place, it has become a world famous pilgrimage destination. The four prominent rivers of Asia, namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej have been originated from this snow covered holy peak.
Mansarovar Lake: Derived from Sanskrit language, ‘Manas’ means mind or consciousness and Sarovar means Lake. This lake is situated at an altitude of 4580 meters above the sea level. Lord Buddha is believed to have meditated nearby this Lake and obtain enlightenment. Circumambulating the periphery of this Lake and taking holy bath in its emerald cold water is believed to purge ones soul from sins and physical body from sickness. Drinking its sacred water is believed to secure place in heaven after the end of mortal life. The eight monasteries around the Mansarovar Lake has boost up its spirituality. The ducks and birds swimming and playing in the surface of its emerald water look really amazing. After Kailash Yatra, some Kailash Yatri also visits Mount Everest Base camp (5200m) from Tibet side.
Mount Everest base camp, root of the world’s tallest peak is a dream destination for the tourist/ visitor and Kailash Yatri, all around the world, which offers superb views of snow bathed Himalayan peaks, beautiful landscape and an insight into the Tibetan Sherpa culture. Despite of several hurdles like, unpredictable weather conditions, tough landscape, rocky mountain trails and slippery paths covered with snow, thousands of tourists from across the globe come to the Everest Base Camp every year and take back the unforgettable lifetime memories. Northern base camp on the Tibet side is more popular and crowded with the tents of the Everest climbers April, May than southern side. Rombuk monastery and settlement is below Everest base camp with lodge & hotels. Always remember Monterosa Treks and Expedition for a pleasant & smooth Yatra/tour every year. You can join with us and take our best services for this trip.
20 April 2018 Day 01: The staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition will welcome you at the Airport after your arrival and take you to hotel. In the evening time, you can make a fresh visit to the local market. Dinner and a night stay will be at the hotel.
21 April 2018 Day 02: Early in the morning after breakfast, visitors are taken to Pashupatinath Temple and Budanilakantha Bishnu Temple for sightseeing and Darshan (divine view). Then, they return back to hotel for packing and orientation with documentary show about the Kailash Mansarovar Trip.
22 April 2018 Day 03: On this day, we begin our ultimate trip. Driving for 6 to 7 hours (117km) from Kathmandu passing Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche we reach to Shybrubeshi in our coach. There are fine hotels and lodges with Nepali and Indian cuisine for tourists at Shybrubesi. We have our Lunch at Trisuli bazaar.
23 April 2018 Day 04: Shyabrubesi – Kerung: Kerung is our today’s destination. After completing all the visa permit formalities at Nepal Immigration Office, we continue driving for 15 minutes to reach Rasuwagadi and cross the Friendship Bridge and stop at Tibetan immigration office, where Tibet visa for Kailash Visit will be checked thoroughly. Travelers need not to worry as our Tibet guide will be there waiting for us with Kailash tour/Yatra permit and also deals with all the immigration formalities as well. Then, you will be taken in Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city (2900m) which is 24km far from boarder. Kerung city consists of Beautiful local Tibetan settlement with simple accommodation and fine guest houses for tourists.
24 April 2018 Day 05: Kerung – Saga: Our today’s journey is from Kerung to Saga city. We can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way to Saga. It is 6/7 hours long drive. Nomads looking after hundreds of sheep and yaks can be seen here. It looks interesting. Travelers will be served warm lunch box on the way and we again stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. Driving again we come to cross Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) on the way to Tibetan city Saga.
25 April 2018: Day 06: It is a full rest day for our travelers.
26 April 2018 Day 07: It is the exciting day of the trip as we can have first glance of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. We move to Mansarovar Lake from Saga. It is the distance of 470 kilometers and takes 7-8 hours drive. We manage for hot lunch box for our yatris on the way and again stop somewhere around for lunch. Driving to Mansarovar Lake, we reach to Hor. We begin circumambulation of Mansarovar Lake from Hor. It takes 3 to 5 days just to make one round on foot. Chiu Monastery is a place of night stay today.
27 April 2018 Day 08: Darchen is our destination for this day. At first, we will choose a special spot for holy bath at Mansarovar Lake early in the morning and water, flowers, money to the God doing Pooja of Lord Shiva & Parbati. Devotees can be seen 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 purify their known or unknown sins they have ever committed in their life. Pilgrims do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray god with great devotion. We take our lunch at around 2 pm and drive to Darchen for a night stay. Asthapada Excursion can also be done if they want to.
28 April 2018 Day 09: Darchen – Dirapuk: Drive to Yamadwar (Gate of heaven). We start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) – Monastery. Pony & local porter can be hired for 3 days from here. But, pilgrims must pre-inform us for this. Kailash Parikrama becomes easier with pony and porter. It is better to start early as it is long walk of 5-6 hours. Yak will load our stuffs. The north face of Mount Kailash is seen perfectly from Dirapuk. Mud house will be our lodge for this night.
29 April 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. It is situated at an altitude of 5636m above the sea level. Weather at this place is very unpredictable and snowstorm can fall any time that’s why we try to start our journey as early as possible. Ganesh Kund falls on the way before pass. But, pilgrims must be careful as the way is quiet slippery. From Dirapuk, we should climb upward slope to Dorma La pass and again climb downward steep to Shapje Datok & after that flat path till Zutulpuk monastery. Again, our night stay will be in a mud house.
30 April 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake: Early in the morning, after having our breakfast, we move downward to Chongdo for about 3 hour. Then, we drive to Darchen that is our lunch spot for today. From there, we drive to Mansarovar Lake. Pilgrims stay overnight to enjoy the full moon night. Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake.
01 May 2018 Day 12: Manasarovar Lake to Saga: Fetching the sacred water (Jaal) of Mansarovar Lake, pilgrims drive to Prayang, Dongba and Saga. Saga is a place for our night stay.
02 May 2018: Day 13: Saga - Tingri: From Saga, we start driving to reach Tingri but it is quiet long drive. We spend overnight at Tingri.
03 May 2018: Day 14: Tingri – Everest Base camp – Tingri: We explore Mount Everest Base camp (5200m), the root of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest on this day. We drive back to Tingri from here for a night stay.
04 May 2018: Day 15: Tingri - Zonkha: From Tingri, we again drive back to Zonkha for our night stay.
05 May 2018: Day 16: From Zonkha, we drive passing Kerung to reach Nepal – Tibet boarder, check all Tibet visa and cross boarder and drive to Shybrubesi and spend our night there.
06 May 2018 Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Trisuli bazaar and transfer to hotel
07 May 2018 Day 18: This day is your final departure day. You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport from hotel and farewell by our staffs. In this way, 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