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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a dream of every pilgrim. It is the places that will heal your soul enrich you with divine a wakening. Mansarovar is associated with light and great spirituality. It is situated in the western Tibetan plateau in the northern most regions of the Himalayas.  

It is believed that the lord Shiva and dwelled in meditation on its top. Mt Kailash and lake Mansarovar is the most sacred pilgrims from all different religious (Hindu, Buddhist, Jains and Vaishnab). Every year the large number of pilgrims from all different religious travel to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to pay their homage.

The first European to travel the region was Italian Jesuit Missionary father Ippolito Desideri. He crossed the vast inhospitable land of western Tibet in 1715 and followed the course of the Tsangpo River all the way to Lhasa.

The Mount Kailash area is the source of 4 great rivers- the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmapatra, and the Karnali. Tibetan scriptures peak of the four rivers that issue from the ‘world Mountain; Mt. Kailash is one of the three pilgrim sides in the area, known collectively Kangri Tsosum; the other two are Ponri Nagaden and Mansarovar.

All are said to be the heart of the ancient shangshung kingdom, the supposed land of origin of pre-Buddhist sect Bonpos. The journey to the abode of Shiva is not an easy path due to difficult road and extreme weather changes. Though, we ensure all the safety measure. It  is true that the path to Shiva’s natural abode is not easy but all the difficulties worth when you experience the divinity in natural beauty.

  • Facts of the Trip
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Information
  • FAQs

Trip Duration: 13 days,

Max. Altitude: 5600m,

Best Time: March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October are best months,

Minimum Pax: 1 pax,

Accomodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Guest houses/lodges during trekking/tour,

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, All meals during tour/trekking,

Trip Grade: Strenuous,

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, Tribhuwan International Airport
We will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast we will start a guided tour to the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) and Buddha Nath, one of the large Stupas in the world, overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700m)
After breakfast, you will experience a beautiful drive to Kodari through Dhulikhel. From Kodari take a short walk to the friendship bridge where you start the drive to Zhangmu. Zhangmu is a main entrance point of Tibet, China. On arrival at Zhangmu you will be welcomed by guide reserved for you by our partners in Tibet. Complete the immigration formalities here to enter Tibet and then take to farther 3 hours journey to Nyalam (3700m).

Day 04: In Nyalam for Acclimatization
The day is free for acclimatization at Nyalam before you start the tour to Mount kailash and take Mansarovar. A short walk for about 3 hours will be organized in Nyalam. The night stay will at hotel in Nyalam.

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Saga (600m) 6-7 hours
After your breakfast drive to Saga. The beautiful drive to Saga from Nyalam gives you fantastic views of snow capped mountains and also the opportunity to pass through many villages and camps of yak herders. You will also experience the superb views of high Himalaya range from Gaurisankar, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal as you pass through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m). On arrival at saga, check into the local guest house for night stay.

Day 06: Drive saga to Chuli Gompa (4560m) 5-6 hours
After taking breakfast, drive to Hor Quo (4560m) crossing Mayum La Pass (5200m). You will have first sight of Holy Mount Kailash and also Holy Mansarovar Lake. We will do Mansarovar Parikarima by jeep. Overnight guest house near Holy Mansarovar Lake.

Day 07: Acclimatization at Mansarovar
It is a day for Puja nd Holy bath in the holy lake. One may include into meditation or hawan etc. overnight at local guest house.

Day 08: Drive to Darchen and trekking to Asthaath.
Early morning after your breakfast, drive to Darchen (4620m). During the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra period one can see the place flooded with pilgrims with a large number of tents placed all around the village. Continue trek Serrlung monastery to visit Asthaath. Overnight guest house.

Day 09: Drive to Tarboche ant trekking to Dirapuk (4860m) 5-6 hours
Short drive to Tarboche, about 13 km. The trek today leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our guesthouse or camp Dirapuk. Stay in a basic camp on the grassy meadows giving you the fascinating view of Mt. Kailash. Night stay will be in the guest house or camp.

Day 10: Trekking to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 8-9 hours
Today is difficult, full of climax on the Holy yatra of Kailash Mansarovar. Trekking to higher side of mountains; reach Drolma La (5200m), which is one of the highest points on the trek. Descend to Zuthulphuk.

Day 11: Trekking to Darchen 4-5 hours and drive to Hor quo (4750m)
After breakfast enjoy exploring caves, visiting temples. After 4-5 hours walking we reach to the final destination of our Mansarovar Yatra hear Darchen. Overnight in the guesthouse at Hor Quo.

Day 12: Drive to Zhangmu border and then Kathmandu 9-10 hours
After breakfast drive to Zhangmu. Our border guide will assist us to shift our belonging towards Nepal side of the bridge. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final departure
Dream Heaven Adventure Team say good bye and take you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost Include

  • Airport Picks up and drops
  • Tibet entrance fee and Permit
  • All Hotels/Accommodation with bed and breakfast
  • All meals during the tour/trek
  • All land transportation, tours English speaking guide

Cost Exclude

  • China Entry Visa fees
  • All Airfares and Airport Tax
  • Travel insurance
  • All Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, porters and tour/trekking staff
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include

Q. How to get into Tibet?
There is only a international flight which from Kathmandu (Nepal). If you want to go there by overland it’s also possible from Kathmandu (Nepal). However, domestic flights are available from most cities of China like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, Chongqing, and Guangzhou. You are also able to travel by overland from these places.

Q. When is the best time to go Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is early May to late October but August and September are golden time. Except mentioned time weather is cold and changeable so travel is not impossible.

Q. Can I get the Tibet Travel Permit easily?
You can get the Tibet Travel Permit easily through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.

Q. Is individual travel possible in Tibet?
Yes it is possible travel to Tibet alone, but restrictions are imposed on travel to many areas.

Q. What happens if I get sick?
We advise you to keep basic medicines with you. Our guide will also take basic medicines. If you have altitude sicknesses during the travel please inform your guide in time so that a timely precaution can be taken. In case of serious condition you will have been drive to Lhasa or Kathmandu which be near.

Q. Is it easy to get the cash from ATMs in Tibet?
Yes, but only the Bank of China in Lhasa has this function. However, the ATM there doesn't always work properly. So we suggest you to bring some cash with you.

Q.  What Should I Pack for Tibet?
While travelling in Tibet Sunglass, Sunhat, Good walking shoes, sleepers, warm enough clothes, easy light pack are recommended.