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Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions.

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15 Days Fixed Departure Overland tour to Kailash Mansarovar From Lhasa


The twin destinations Mount Kailash and the calm waters of The Lake Manasarovar, considered the most sacred and revered pilgrimage for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists lie in the southwestern part of Tibet. According to legend, you have to be called by the divine to perform The Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

AS PER RECENT REGULATIONS, INDIAN PILGRIMS ABOVE 65 YRS. ARE NOT ALLOWED TO UNDERTAKE KAILASH YATRA. ALL BUSES SHALL HAVE TO PARK AT INFORMATION CENTRE NEAR HOR QUE AND FROM THERE ALL GUESTS SHALL TRAVEL TO MANSAROVAR, DARCHEN and for KAILASH KORA BY BATTERY OPERATED ECO-BUSES (To be provided by Chinese Authorities).


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Detailed itinerary for 15 Days Overland tour to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 by Luxury Bus/Jeep: Fixed Departure Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour from Nepal side

Tour Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination Covered: Kathmandu - Nyalam - Saga - Mansarovar Lake - Darchen - Sershong (Tarboche) - Zuthulphuk - Saga

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02: Temple visit in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu / Lhasa (3650 m)

Day 04: Lhasa - Visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Temple Jokhang Temple

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) - 350 km/ 7-8 hrs

Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Saga (4640 m) 460 km / 9-10 hrs

Day 07: Drive Saga to Chui Gompa (4560 m) 478 km/ 8-10 hrs. drive

Day 08: Drive to Darchen (4620 m)

Day 09: Drive to Tarboche (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.

Day 11: Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. and 8 drive to Saga

Day 12: Drive Saga to Shigatse

Day 13: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Fly back fromKathmandu
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Take off for The Kailash Yatra!.
Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport who will assist you to transfer to your pre booked hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Temple visit in Kathmandu
After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Budhaneelkantha. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu. We'll obtain your Chinese VISA in Kathmandu for Foreign Nationals only on this day whereas VISA for Indian nationals shall be done in Delhi well in advance however your travel permit for Tibet would be applied well in advance by us. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu / Lhasa (3650 m)
After breakfast, in time transfer to the airport to board flight for Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, the group shall be met by our local representative and transfer provided to your hotel in Lhasa. The group will reach the Hotel in about 2 hrs. The first day will be spent resting to acclimatize with the altitude because Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650 m. So it needs some time to acclimatize with the altitude. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 04: Lhasa - Visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka Temple Jokhang Temple
The Jokhang temple, a massive building consisting of three floors and an open roof all filled with chapels and chambers, has undergone extensive reconstructions and additions since the 7th century, particularly during the 17th century reign of the fifth Dalai Lama. While parts of the existing temple structure date from earlier times, most of the murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries and few statues (with the notable exception of the Joyo Sakyamuni) are older than the 1980's. The temple was sacked several times during Mongol incursions but its worst treatment has been at the hands of the Chinese since their occupation of Tibet in 1959. The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion. Three pilgrimage circuits exist in Lhasa, each directing pilgrims to the JowoSakyamuni statue: the Lingkhor, which encircles the city’s sacred district; the Barkhor, which encloses the Jokhang temple; and the Nangkhor, a ritual corridor inside the Jokhang. Every day throughout the year hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate each of these three circuits. Some pilgrims will cover the entire distance by prostrating every few feet, and others will walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. For more than a thousand years millions of pilgrims have trod these sacred paths with devotion in their hearts; this cumulative focusing of intention and love has charged the Jokhang with an enormously powerful field of sanctity. Barkhor Street: The center of the old Lhasa, Barkhor is a circular street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. It was said that in the seventh century when SongtsenGampo, the first Tibetan King (617 or ?-650) who unified Tibet, married Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepal princess Tritsun. Later Princess Tritsun built Jokhang Temple to accommodate the JowoSakyamuni aged 12 brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. Barkhor is the road which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into deep night. They comprise most of Lhasa's floating population. Norbulinka Monastery:The park was begun by the 7th Dalai Lama beginning in 1755. The Norbulingka Park and Summer Palace were completed in 1783 under Jampel Gyatso, the Eight Dalai Lama, on the outskirts of Lhasa and became the summer residence during the reign of the Eighth Dalai Lama.The stables of the Dalai Lamas in Norbulingka, photographed in 1986.The earliest building is the Kelsang Potang Palace built by the Seventh Dalai Lama which is "a beautiful example of Yellow Hat architecture. Its fully restored throne room is also of interest." The 'New Palace' was begun in 1954 by the present Dalai Lama and completed in 1956. It contains chapels, gardens, fountains and pools. The gardens are a favourite picnic spot and provides a beautiful venue for theatre, dancing and festivals, particularly the Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival', at the beginning of August, with families camping in the grounds for days surrounded by colourful makeshift windbreaks of rugs and scarves and enjoying the height of summer weather.The palace is located three kilometers west of the Potala Palace which was the winter palace. Additional buildings were added to the park during the first half of the 20th century. There is also a zoo at Norbulingka, originally to keep the animals which were given to the Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel Mansarovar or similar in Lhasa.

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) - 350 km/ 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, visit drive to Shigatse. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet, 90KMs away from Gyangtse. Visit the famous Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse, seat of the Panchan Lama, one of the six important Gelupa Monasteries in China, was built in 1447 by the first Dalailama. Overnight at hotelGetsar or similar in Shiagtse.

Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Saga (4640 m) 460 km / 9-10 hrs
After early breakfast, leave for Saga (460 km. / 9 hrs.). Packed lunch will be served en route. Overnight at hotel in Saga.

Day 07: Drive Saga to Chui Gompa (4560 m) 478 km/ 8-10 hrs. drive
After breakfast, drive to Prayang for about 250 km, post lunch we continue driving crossing Mayum La pass (5200 m) and then drive to Hor Quo (4560 m). Here group shall leave its vehicle and the group members along with the baggage shall be shifted to battery operated Eco Buses provided by CIPSC as a conservation effort. Group shall drive to Chui Gompa by doing MansarovarParikarma by the Eco Bus.
Today is the day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (darshan) of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar. Stay in a guest house on the bank of Holy Mansarover Lake.Overnight at guest house in Chui Gompa.

Day 08: Drive to Darchen (4620 m)
After breakfast, it is a day for Puja and Holy bath in the holy lake. We will continue our drive post lunch by be Eco Buses to reach Darchen (4620 m). Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small town with couple of guesthouses and a few hotels as well. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place is flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents/guest houses all around. Darchen is the beginning and end point of the Kora. Overnight at a guest house in Darchen.Theis a place from where your guide shall coordinate for all your yaks and ponies alongwith yak-men and pony-men / porters however you will have to inform your requirement for Pony / Porter while you are at Mansarovar.

Day 09: Drive to Tarboche (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs
After breakfast, drive approx. 13 Kms. to Tarboche by Eco Buses, the trek starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as the outer "Asthapath". The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hours trek.Overnight at Dirapuk Hotel / Guest House.
Those not feeling comfortable to continue parikarmashall stay back at Darchen and wait for the Parikarma group to return.

Day 10: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight stay after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
After early breakfast, group will set off as the sun's rays break over the ridges above. After the footbridge the trail rises up a rocky slope. Take this gently but steadily. It soon reaches a level walk. The peak of Mount Kailash rises to the right and can now be seen linked to a long spur, which joins the eastern ridge. This is the top edge of the glacial valley from which the Lhachu ("Divine River") flows.
This day is the climax of this holy journey & is the most difficult day of our journey. One has to pass through Drolma La Pass – 5200 m - highest altitude on this tour. Physically it is the most arduous day. At the pass is a large boulder depicting Tara, festooned with prayer flags. Here too Tibetans leave a memento of themselves such as a tooth, a lock of hair or even a personal snapshot.
After perhaps 30 minutes, we descend a steep, rock-strewn path to the valley below. Just below the pass is Lake Tu-jeChenpoDzingbu (Gauri Kund) i.e. "The Pool of Great Compassion". Take great care now because it is easy to sprain your ankle or worse. You must negotiate steep staircases down to a snowfield. The only way down is to jump from boulder to boulder across a large rock fall. On the ridge above is a formations known as the Lekyi Ta-ra ("Axe of Karma"), as though one's moment ripen in an accident, suffering or death.
A final steep descending staircase brings you to the valley floor. From here it is still about 5 hours to the day's destination with no shelter in between. It is vitally important to remain on the right hand side of the river, the West bank. If not, you will get trapped, unable to cross it. The walk now becomes very pleasant and relaxing (as long as the weather is clear and there is no howling gale.) The path follows the gentle slope of the valley over grassy fields and clear brooks for several Kilometers before it narrows and turns further south to merge with another valley before reaching Zuthulphuk, the "Miracle Cave" of Milarepa. Overnight in Fixed Tents.

Day 11: Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. and 8 drive to Saga
Te morning can be spent exploring the caves and visiting the temples and shrine that has been built around Milarepa's cave. A married elderly couple supervises the temple, which is usually an active residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers, or relatives who continuously busy themselves with the tasks of maintaining the buildings.
One imagines Milarepa's disciples meditating here. Many of the caves contain meditation platforms, self-contained by dry stonewalls which divide them from their cooking partitions and entrance areas. It is well worth the short climb up to these caves before beginning the final stage of the trek. The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. Once we reach at the trek end point near Darchen, our Eco Bus will be waiting to take the group back to Chui Goempa Information centre from where the group shall board its luxury bus for return journey to Lhasa.

Overnight at Hotel in Saga.

Day 12: Drive Saga to Shigatse
After breakfast, drive to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.

Day 13: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa
After breakfast, drive to Lhasa and the day is free to relax after a tough journey! Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
In time transfer to International Airport to board your onward flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Stay Overnight at Soaltee or Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Fly back fromKathmandu
In time transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to board your onward flight from Kathmandu.

TourArrival KathmanduKathmandu/Lhasa FlightLhasa/Kathmanduback homeDays
1* 23rd May (Wednesday) 25th May (Tuesday) 05th June (Tuesday) 06th June(Wednesay) 15
2 04th June (Monday) 06th June (Wednesday) 17th June (Sunday) 18th June (Monday) 15
3 12th June (Tuesday) 14th June (Thursday) 25th June (Monday) 26th June (Tuesday) 15
4* 22nd June (Friday) 24th June (Sunday) 05th July (Thursday) 06th July (Friday) 15
5 10th July (Tuesday) 12th July (Thursday) 23rd July (Monday) 24th July (Tuesday) 15
6* 21st July (Saturday) 23rd July (Monday) 03rd August (Friday) 04th August(Saturday) 15
7 08th August(Wednesday) 10th August(Friday) 21st August(Tuesday) 22nd August (Wednesday) 15
8* 20th August(Monday) 22nd August(Wednesday) 02nd Sept(Sunday) 03rd Sept (Monday) 15
9 04thSeptember (Tuesday) 06th Sept (Thursday) 17th Sept (Monday) 18th Sept (Tuesday) 15
Visa & Documentation All foreign nationals willing to undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra including Indians require a VISA to enter Tibet. One must be in possession of a valid passport for another six months to obtain Chinese VISA. We will require a scanned copy of your passport at the time of booking the trip which should be at least 45 days in advance). In case of Indian passport holders, we shall require original passport in New Delhi approx. 15 days prior to groups arrival date in Kathmandu so as to apply for the group VISA in India however passports of Foreign nationals shall be required in Kathmandu itself as their VISA shall be applied in Kathmandu Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu issues VISA only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that Chinese Embassy in New Delhi accepts VISA applications between 1030 - 1130 hrs. from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). The VISA is not stamped on your passport rather it will be on a separate piece of paper issued by Chinese Embassy because it shall be a Group VISA.

Accommodation Kailash Mansarovar Yatra falls probably in the worlds most remote part. Most of the times, you would be away from modern civilization. One must be well equipped and self-contained. The group shall be staying in best available guest houses.Guest house accommodation wherever available will be very simple with a cozy room (dormitory at most of the places) with common bathrooms and toilets. Hot water will be provided in every room for refreshing and for drinking by our Sherpa team.
  • Sun Valley Resort in Simikot Hotel has common toilet facility.
  • Hilsa Lodge has no toilet/bathroom facility.
  • Hotel in Darchen has attached toilet/bath facility.
  • Chui Gompa Guest house at Mansarovar is without toilet/shower facility one will have to use either our toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.
  • Guest House at Mansarovar is without toilet / shower facility one will have to use common toilet tent.
  • Guest House at Dirapuk is without toilet/shower facility one will have to use common toilet tent.
  • ZuthulpukGuest House is without toilet/shower facility one will have to use common toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.


  • Food The food will be supplied from our side while in Tibet including breakfast, lunch & dinner with occasional tea break. While in guest houses, meals would be served to you in our dining tent. This tent also serves as our meeting place & living hall. Toilet tents will be put up near the guesthouse, wherever feasible. Bed tea will be served in your guest house with a wake-up call. Hot breakfast will be set at dinning tent. Once Sherpa team pack-up their equipment, please get one thermos flask filled with hot water for en-route journey and then you'll move to your next destination. A light packed lunch will be served on the way. The food will be very simple and pure vegetarian.

    Transportation Transportation in Nepal and Tibet shall be by A/c buses however from Hor Qu Information center onwards, the guests shall travel by Eco Friendly battery operated buses.
    During the Kailash Parikrama, we will provide Yaks to carry the camping & your personal heavy gears (one bag per person only). A Yak or Poly can be hired for you to ride on direct payment basis. (Yaks are not well domesticated and trained to ride on it).

    Guide/ Escort A Tibetan/ English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the trip including few Nepali staffs for the camping.

    Clothing&Accessories Tibet is a dry cold country as such weather may change unexpectedly at any time. Plan your clothing in a way that you can wear layers of clothes. Depending upon the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant and quite warm with about 15-20 degree Celsius, during afternoon time 1-4 pm can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree Celsius. We recommend to carry one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, one warm windproof cotton jacket, four cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, two thermal vests, one rain coat, one pair each of light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, six pairs of warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & sun hat, two towels, Wind - Rain Jacket and a sun hat. Proper clothing will be required for both extremes of climate, for hot sun when trekking through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night while camping in the high valleys. Well fitting, comfortable shoes are preferred over normal shoes.

    Toilet Items Soap, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, sanitary protection & toilet paper roll etc.

    Accessories Sun glass (UV protected), sun cream (20 spf or more), chip-stick, water bottle (1 lt.), empty plastic bags, camera & film, Repair kit (needle, thread, tape, cloth pin, safety pins etc.), Flashlight / Torch with extra batteries, pocket knife, lighter, note book & pen, head torch, small lock, 4 passport size photographs, a copy of your insurance policy (if any), reading material, walkman with tapes and spare batteries, personal medical kit.

    Photography As Tibet gets very bright sunlight due to thin air so taking photographs can be quite glare. We recommend you to take the advice from the photographic shop while purchasing the film rolls for Tibet. Taking photographs inside monastery will be charged as per monastery rule. Please ask your guide before taking photographs inside the monastery. Taking photographs at Army Camps/Check-points is strictly prohibited.
    A 35 mm system with interchangeable lens will allow you to get the best shots in most situations. A wide angle [28-35mm] and a telephoto [80-200mm] are very useful. Skylight filters protect your lens [skylight IB] and a polarizing filter is useful for snow scenes. A brush for cleaning your lens is important and your camera and lens need to be in protective cases. Kodak chrome 64 is excellent for slides and for prints, 100 ASA film is suitable. Faster films may be needed. 12 rolls of film are not too many for the enthusiast.

    Optional Ski stick or a normal stick (one can also purchase it at Darchen), neck pillow, face mask (10), games like Cards, chess etc. for the evenings and an umbrella.

    Equipment on Trip We also provide Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tents, Dining Tables, Folding Chairs and full kitchen utensils. We will provide Sleeping Bag and Foam Mattress for bed. Duffel bag and down jackets are also provided however if you wish you may carry your own too.

    Medicine We suggest you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some painkillers.
    Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over-clothed than under protected. En route avoid taking bath or drinking water from lakes, streams or rivers as your body is not conditioned for this. Since the dry cold winds tend to make the nose dry, keep your nose smooth by applying Vaseline. Keep your feet dry, never let it get wet. Keep your boots inside tents to keep them dry. Wearing cotton and wool socks in combination would be the best. Face, feet and hands must be well protected. Request your doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the following: Fever, Body and joint pains, Cold, Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Acidity, Stomach cramps, Vomiting, Dysentery, Loose motion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Swelling, Muscle Pulls & Sore eyes.
    In addition to the medicines for above, your first aid kid should include following: Vaseline, Band Aid, Cotton, Badge roll, Dettol, Mouth freshner, Nose inhaler, Toilet paper, Rubber bands, Dust cover (face mask), Cough drops, Lip balm, Amritanjan/Vicks/ Shi-chu /Tiger- balm, Elastoplast, Adhesive tape, 4" crepe bandage & OAS powder - useful for adding to your water bottle and for fluid replacing purposes.
    Make a separate pouch for the first aid kit with a list of medicines and their appropriate usage. It is advised to carry glucose and glucose based items (mints, toffees, mini chocolates bars for periodical consumption at high altitude for energy. Multi-vitamin and vitamin C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine.

    Altitude Sickness Acute mountain sickness is a frequent problem in the Himalayan region. The altitude of the peaks and trails between them are among highest on earth. Acclimatization to altitude above 3000 meters takes time. The body undergoes a number of physiological changes some of which are immediate like increased pulse rate & respiratory rate. Others appear more slowly over a period of weeks like the change in acid base balance and production of extra red blood cells. These changes plus the effect of intense sunlight, walking hard & dehydration may cause a number or mild vague symptoms such as Loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, sleeplessness, mild shortness of breath with exercise.
    The best treatment is prevention! Avoid rapid ascents; take acclimatization symptoms seriously using rest days or diamox tablets. If symptoms are severe and the patient is ill DESCEND IMMEDIATELY, 300 meters of descent or more should be sought. This usually gives rapid improvement.
    To minimize altitude sickness, never rush into things, walk slowly and firmly. The uneven ground, steep slopes and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.

    Physical Fitness Before booking for this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra trip with us, clients should be in sound good health preparation for this trip. We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging. Each pilgrim should ensure that he/she is medically fit and is not suffering from high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease or epilepsy since such conditions might prove fatal at high altitudes.Medical fitness is of utmost importance. Pilgrims should complete the medical tests and seek expert medical opinion regarding their fitness to undertake the pilgrimage at high altitude from their respective doctor.We would require a medical certificate from every individual stating that the person traveling is not suffering from any such decease as mentioned above and is fit to travel at high altitudes.

    Insurance & Emergency Expenses We highly recommend all clients to be insured against medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation. Please ensure that your insurance covers evacuation at high altitudes. Also be informed that air evacuation (evacuation by helicopter) is not possible in Tibet as such guest requiring emergency evacuation will be transferred by surface to nearest evacuation point in Nepal side after giving the necessary first aid. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves.
    Please note that our MountKailashMansarovar Yatra Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies hence it is advised to be properly insured.

    General Considerations while packing for Heli Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrimage Tour 2018 Keep the weight and bulk down to a minimum. Baggage allowance on most international flights is 20 Kg's/44 lbs. You will only need two changes of clothes for Kathmandu. In Tibet, it is important to dress in layers. When it is hot you will only be wearing a base layer, when it gets colder you can add to this until you are wearing most of your clothes! During Kailash Parikarma, one bag per person would be carried on Yak. It is advisable to carry your stuff in a duffel bag rather than suitcase or other normal bags. Following points must be kept in mind while preparing for & during the Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

    Before starting Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 1) If you are asthamatic or have any kind of breathing problem, you should not travel.
    2) Take advise of your doctor before undertaking this high altitude pilgrimage & always keep your usual/prescribed medicines (if any) along with beside basic medicines for fever, nausea, dehydration, vomiting body ache and headache
    3) Use very strong and rough bags to pack your belongings & don't keep the fragile items in your bag which has to be carried on the Yak. A duffel bag is advisable.
    4) Don't forget to carry some eatables like sweets, chocolates, glucose, candies, mints, khakra, laddu / pinni etc.
    5) If possible, engage yourself in some fitness exercise like aerobics every morning.
    6) Do not expect luxury on this tour however as far as possible, our Sherpa team will ensure you the best journey/stay with us in this tough terrain.
    7) It is always advisable to insure yourself against personal loss, injury/accident, death and emergency evacuation. Make sure that your policy covers Emergency Evacuation by Helicopter at high altitude treks.
    8) As there is no HinduTemple at HolyLake and Mt.Kailash as such no priest is available. If you want some spiritual activity to be performed, please make sure that your personal priest accompanys you from your own country or from Nepal. Do carry essential HavanSamagri, HavanKunds etc. if you are willing to engage yourself in some spiritual ceremony like Havan (Yagna).
    9) If possible, arrange your Chinese Yuans (which you might require to buy some souvenir or to pay for pony etc.) in your own country or in Nepal as on the borders, exchange rate might differ. Alternately, you can carry US$ with you which can be easily converted but Indian Currency notes are not acceptable in Tibet. Do not carry Indian Currency Notes of 500 &2000 denominations as these are not acceptable in Nepal and can not be exchanged.
    10) Upon arrival at immigration desk at TribhuvanInternationalAirport, please request the immigration officer to put an entry stamp in your passport otherwise you will have to unnecessarily pay INR 500-1000 at Tibet immigration.
    11) Don't take too much of clothes along with.

    Prior to MountKailashParikarma 1) Start taking DIAMOX atleast 2 days before starting your journey - once every morning after the breakfast. It should be taken for 3-6 days. This is to minimize altitude sickness.
    2) Drink atleast 3 litres of mineral water everyday till you complete the Holy Yatra.
    3) Avoid riding Yak during Kailash Parikarma. A pony is preferred over Yak.
    4) Advise your requirements for Pony Hiring (available at an additional cost) to your tour guide atleast a day before the beginning of Parikarma.

    During Mount Kailash Parikarma 1) Walk gradually, don't compete with any one and never loose your temper as this is going to be the toughest journey you could have ever made so far.
    2) Incase you feel any kind of breathlessness during parikarma, immediately inform our tour guide or sherpa staff & follow their advise.
    3) On the second day of parikarma, you come across the maximum height at DolmalaPass where Oxygen level is very low as such don't stop/wait there for more than 5 minutes.
    4) During parikarma, you'll come across rivers and streams, you must wash your face ocassionaly with cold water. Avoid drinking water from streams or rivers en-route.
    5) As far as possible, try to walk. But, if you are riding a pony during parikarma, make sure that you hold it properly.
    6) On the second day of parikarma, you will see several clothes lying on the rocks, please don't touch the same.
    7) Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls.
    8) Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.
    9) Travel in the group and do not leave any one behind unless escorted.

    While on the HolyMansarovarLake 1) Don't take a Holy dip in HolyMansarovarLake while it is windy.
    2) Never take a dip in Rakshas Tal (Lake) as its not auspicious.
    3) If you face altitude sickness, do not proceed for parikarma because once you leave Mansarovar or Darchen and wish to come back from Parikarma due to any reason, there are no facilities available like stretcher etc. Even for Helicopter evacuation, it may take minimum 10 hrs. to a couple of days depending upon weather conditions.
    4) Don't forget to collect some stones from The Holy Lake as each stone is treated as "Shivlinga".

    General during Kailash Yatra 1) If you smoke or consume alcohol, avoid it throughout the journey.
    2) Eat as much as you could but avoid overeating.
    3) Satellite phone being provided by us on use and pay basis is primarily to facilitate you during any emergency as such avoid making calls to your wellwishers because charging facilities for satellite batteries are very limited and in case of excess usage, the satellite phone might be useless at the time of any emergency.
    4) While in tents, make sure that it is properly zipped and your luggage (which is kept inside the tent) is not touching the tent's outer surface otherwise in case of rain you might find water inside your tent. 5) Try to be in your own tents while it is too windy or sunny.
    6) While staying in the guest house, avoid using public toilets (if available) as these are very dirty. It is advisable to use open area or our own toilet tents for toilet purpose.
    7) Travel during Kailash Yatra with the TEAM SPIRIT and help your group members in case of any need or emergency.

     
    Oriental Vacations and Journeys advantages during Kailash Yatra:
    • Services of an accompanying experienced Nepalese escort throughout Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Land Cruiser.
    • Pure vegetarian meals prepared by our expert chefs well experienced in cooking Gujarati, North and South Indian cuisine - ample variety during meals (except during Kailash parikarma).
    • Gaemow bag / medical oxygen cylinders / pulse oxy meter / first aid kit during Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Land Cruiser.
    • Down jacket on returnable basis to all pilgrims.
    • Duffel bag to each pilgrim on complimentary basis.
    • Yatra completion certificate to all successful pilgrims who undertake the Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Jeep.
    • Fixed kitchen at all places thus the group members get instant food, tea/coffee / snacks etc. as they do not have to wait for the crew to come and settle their kitchen.
    • ZERO casualty record since its inception - the best in the industry!

    Indian Passport Holders: INR 2,20,000per person on sharing basisincluding Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu airfare Single room supplement in Kathmandu, Lhasa andShigatse: INR 35,000 per person (Twin sharing will only be applicable in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse only whereas at all other places, dormitory / twin / triple sharing accommodation would be provided)

    Foreign Passport Holders:

    US$ 4300 per person* on sharing basisincluding Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu airfare Single room supplement in Kathmandu, Lhasa andShigatse: US$ 800 per person (Twin sharing will only be applicable in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse only whereas at all other places, dormitory / twin / triple sharing accommodation would be provided)

    *VISA Fee supplement for USand Canadian Passport Holders would be US$ 120 per person



    The above cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018 includes:
    • Airfare Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu on Air China / Sichuan Air in economy class.
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lhasa as applicable.
    • Threenights accommodation on twin sharing basis at 5* Hotel in Kathmandu (Soaltee Crowne Plaza / Radissonon full board basis.
    • Three nights accommodation on sharing basis in Lhasa at Hotel Mansarovar/ similarwith attached toilet facility.
    • Twonights accommodation on twin sharing basis in Shiagtse at Hotel Getsar/similar with attached toilet facility.
    • Twonights accommodation on sharing basis in Saga at Hotel Saga Grand Western Post / similarwith attached toilet facility.
    • One night accommodation at Mansarovaron sharing basis at Parmarth Guest House with common toilet facility.
    • One night accommodation at Kailash Himalaya Hotel/similar in Darchen with toilet / shower facility.
    • One night accommodation at Dirapuk Hotel (best available hotel / guest house) at Dirapuk without toilet / shower facility.
    • One night accommodation at ZuthulpukGuest House/ similar without toilet / shower facility.
    • Full board vegetarian meals with evening tea/snacks all meals throughout the Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa Tour (while in Tibet) shall be pure vegetarian and shall be freshly prepared in our FIXED KITCHENS however meals in Kathmandu shall be provided by the respective hotel.
    • 02 liters of mineral water per person per day.
    • Services of an English-speaking Nepalese team leader from Nepal.
    • Services of an English-speaking Tibetan guide from Lhasa Airport till Lhasa Airport
    • Transportation inside Lhasa by a private coach (Up to 22pax each coach as per Chinese Govt. regulations)
    • One half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
    • Necessary Yak & Yak men to carry your luggage (one piece per person only) for Kailash Kora.
    • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries.
    • Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee.
    • One complimentary duffel bag per person.
    • One down jacket per person on returnable basis.
    • Insurance for our sherpa team / team leader.
    • First aid-kit with medical oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag.
    • Pulse Oxy meter.


    The above cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018excludes:
    • Difference in airfare Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu aboveUS$ 620 per person in economy class.
    • Airfare to Kathmandu and back home.
    • Travel & medical insurance we strongly recommend that one should take insurance coverage to cope up with any eventuality.
    • GST as applicable at the time of billing.
    • Rescue evacuation cost in case of emergency.
    • Expanses of personal nature viz. soft / hard beverages including mineral water, photography charges, porterage at the airports / hotels, laundry, tips, telephone calls etc.
    • Yak / Pony hiring charges for riding during Kailash Parikarma.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in the clause, The above cost includes.


    Booking Conditions for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018:
    • Booking shall be accepted with a non-refundable deposit of INR 50,000 per person. Balance payment should be paid at least 45 days before the trip departure. Payment should be made by bank transfer to our INR or Foreign Currency Account or should be made by INR draft favoring "Oriental Vacations and Journeys Pvt. Ltd." payable at Delhi.
    • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity.
    • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity.
    • GST as applicable at the time of billing.
    • Letter from a doctor certifying that the participant is fit to undertake this pilgrimage.
    • Booking MUST be made minimum 2 months prior to each departure date.
    • Booking Form duly filled up.


    Cancellation Policy for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018:
    • Once a booking is made, the deposit fee is non-refundable, irrespective of circumstances.
    • Cancellation made 45 days before the departure date 25 % of total package cost.
    • Cancellation made 30 days before the departure date 50 % total package cost.
    • No refunds for any cancellation made within 30 days from date of travel.
    • Cancellations must be sent by e-mail, verbal cancellations shall not be entertained.
    • In case Oriental Vacations and Journeys Pvt. Ltd. cancels the group/departure due to political unrest / VISA / Permits denial / factors beyond our control, our liability shall be limited to advance payment received by us. We shall not be responsible for any kind of flight cancellation cost etc.
    • Disputes, if any, shall be subject to Delhi jurisdiction.


    Special Notes for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018:
    • We strongly advise to keep a provision of 2/3 extra days to overcome any delays.
    • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its associates shall not be liable for any such delays.
    • We or our associate agents have the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
    • The Group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire group will enter & exit together as per schedule.
    • In case of adverse weather conditions or technical snags with the helicopter, there could be a possibility of helicopter being un-operation for a couple o days, under such circumstances, every effort shall be made to provide them lodging / boarding etc. and the best available efforts shall be made to make alternate arrangements if possible however under such circumstances, all additional charges (if any) shall be borne by the guests.


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