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Kailash - Astapad (Eight steps) Jain follower tour 2018


Full moon Night in Manasarovar Lake on 28 June 2018 (Purnima)

Asthapad, located approximately 5 km up in the Mountain from Darchen is one of the holiest pilgrimages (Maha Tirth) for Jain followers. Jain followers believe that thousands of years back 'Shri Adinath Bhagwan', the first of 24 Tirthankars, attained salvation at this place. After his salvation his son king Bharat made a palace, known as “Sinh-Nishadha”, of real gemstones with 24 idols of Jain Tirthankars on Ashtapad Mountain in his memory. Ashtapad derived its name from the fact that it has eight steps to go up in the mountain (Ashta means eight and pad means step in Sanskrit). Other names for this particular place according to Jain religion are; Ratnamay (made of gemstones), Rajatadri and Sfatikachal (the crystal palace).

Many saints, Rishi’s, Monks, have used caves at Astapad for meditation. Driving from Darchen to Serlung Monastery then walking for 10 minutes little steep up takes us to Astapad then walking down 10 minutes and driving back to Darchen we can have a round trip at around 3 hours by driving.

Meeting point: Arrival day pickup from Kathmandu airport scheduled to your arrival timetable

Kailash - Astapad (Eight steps) Jain follower tour 2016

Important highlights

  • Kailash tour, from Horchu to round / Kora Mansarovar Lake will be transfer local bus use; it is fallow local rule and regulation Darchen.
  • Kailash Parikrama /Kora/round will be 53kilometer and must walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo which is 38kms there is no any car/bus and jeep. It is possible hire pony and local porter for 3 days.
  • Most of guest house, lodges or mud houses are very basic service during Kailash tour/Yatra
  • Age limit for Kailash tour 12-69 year old for Indian passport holder. No need any heath certificates from doctor but you should be fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour.
  • Passport valid 6 month or more Date of travel
  • In astapad area there is no any jain Temple

Mount Kailash Astapad Tour

Itinerary

23 June 2018 Day 01: After the arrival in Katmandu (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 Katmandu hotel.

24 June 2018 Day 02:  Breakfast in Katmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Back to hotel for packing and program briefing with a documentary of Kailash for your comfortable trip to Kailash & Mansarovar.

25 June 2018 Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam Drive (3700 meters- 160 kilometers) - This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast, the departure starts from Katmandu in Nepal to Tibet border on a private Tourist coach. It takes about 5 hours to reach Nepal-Tibet boarder. Take lunch in Nepal side in Lipping nearby Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. Our staff will complete customs formalities, immigration in Nepal side and check into Tibet side an autonomous part of China. After checking, we drive to a Zhangmu as known Khasa Bazaar by Nepali, here we halt for about 10-15 minutes and drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam in a Van / Toyota Hiace or Deluxe bus. The Nepali cook makes vegetarian food for all the travelers. Overnight stay in a Guest House / Hotel in Nyalam

26 June 2018 Day 04: In Nyalam, after Breakfast, we climb up to Nyalam city for about for 1.5 hours for acclimatization. Come back for lunch. Complete leisure after lunch.

27 June 2018 Day 05:  Go to Dongba from Nyalam .New Dongba (4500 meters – 365kms). After breakfast, drive from Nylam – Lalunga La pass 5050 meters, Peku-tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) & reach Saga city after 6 hours drive. On the first day, long drive from Nyalam to Dongba through the sandy & rocky lands of Tibet. Here you find the Nomads who look after thousands of sheep & yaks. Day time, we take hot lunch box for our yatri, traveler & we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. After lunch continue drive to & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) the way to Tibetan city Saga. Saga city is a bigger city having many facilities way to Kailash & Mansarovar Yatra Tour. Here we will rest and shortly drive to Dongba which takes not more than two complete hours to Saga (115kms).  There we spend a night at a comfortable Hotel.

28 June 2018 Day 06: Dongba - to Mansarovar Lake (4580m). Some 370 kilometers is to be covered in not more than 6-7 hours. After breakfast we drive from Dongba to Mansarovar Lake. The day starts with full of excitement, by the afternoon as you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Horchu. For lunch, we make hot lunch box and on the way we stop for lunch. After Lunch we continue the drive to Mansarovar Lake reaching Horchu, a small village near Mansarovar Lake. Now we start the rotation of Mansarovar Lake and complete it in about 2-3 hours time. However, Mansarovar Lake is so big that it takes 3 to 5 days to make one rotation on foot. The circumference of the Lake is 102 Kilometers. There are 8 Monasteries all through the circumference of the Lake. Finally we reach Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake. Full Moon in Manasarovar Lake

29 June 2018 Day 07: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 40 kilo meters drive.)  In the morning, we will choose a special point to take a 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 the prayers to Lord Shiva &Parbati. The pilgrims are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the homas (offering grains mixed with purified 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 the homas, they are exchanging happiness by hugging, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody is doing Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and praying by joining hands.

30 June 2018 Day 08: Early in the morning start walking from Darchen to Serlung Gompa. Once we reach Serlung Gompa, in the next 10 minutes walk, we reach Astapad. There we see the Astapad place and there is no any temple, a spectacular mountain amphitheater at the base of Mount Kailash. After visit Astapad, Darsha and back to Darchen. After 2012 to till now closed for the any transportation to Astapad and I hope, it will be open on 2018 driving from Darchen to Astapad and back to Darchen for all pilgrimages. 

01 July 2018 Day 09: Darchen –Mansarovar Lake - Dongba: after breakfast we drive to Mansarovar and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal /water). Again we continue drive to Dongba for the overnight

02 July 2018 Day 10: Dongba to Nyalam: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam, which is the last night stay in Tibet part. It takes 5-6 hours.

03 July 2018 Day 11: Nyalam to Kathmandu – After breakfast we drive to Zhangmu and Friendship Bridge Tibet – Nepal boader. After the customs and immigration formalities clearance in Tibet and Nepal side continue drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours, and then transfer to the hotel. Lunch will be serving on the way or hotel in Kathmandu.

04 July 2018 Day 12: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure

Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners

Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,500 per person (with van) Hotel Radisson / Similar
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,350 per person (with van) Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2,250 per person (with van) Manang / Marshyangdi
Package D: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 2100 per person (Deluxe Bus) Manang / Marshyangdi
Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room

Extra cost:
Kailash visa fee for American US$ 175 and other NRIs or tourist US$ 85

Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport holder)

Group size Minimum 17 Persons or more (Fallow of rule Tibet Tourism Bureau 2014)
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less

Standard Tour to Kailash INR 1,15,000 per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in KailashYatra. Travel by deluxe coach bus and If use van / jeep addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand)

Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,20,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in KailashYatra. Travel by deluxe coach bus and If use Van / Jeep addition cost INR 10,000 (ten thousand)

Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,25,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in KailashYatra.travel by deluxe coachbus andIf use van / jeep addition cost INR 10000 (Ten thousand )

Supper Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,30,000 Per Persons (Super deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and 3 star hotel Nyalam, 3 star in Darchen, other places are guest houses, Mud houses in KailashYatra.travel by deluxe coachbus andIf use van / jeep addition cost INR 10000 (ten thousands)

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 200) 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

Cost Includes

  • Arrival Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel, welcome drink
  • Evening take to Pashupatinath temple for Arati puja,Darshan
  • Darshan to Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha(Sleeping Bishnu)
  • Kailash briefing for Kailash and Manasarovar lake tour /Yatra
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (double-bed room sharing basis)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) pure vegetarian meal
  • Drive Kodari -Tibet border -Kathmandu by privet tourist coach
  • We serve guest house- mud house Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra
  • Nepali team leader fluent speaking in English &Hindi language
  • Chef(who can prepare Indian-dishes as per your requirements)
  • Cook, cook helper and full support Nepali staff (Sherpa guides)
  • Deluxe luxury air condition coach bus(India passport holders)  
  • Full air condition hiace or van 5-7 seat /NRIs/foreigner tourists
  • Support truck for carry food- Kailash-equipment, Nepali staff
  • Yak and yak man for round Kora(Parikrama)Kailash Yatra/tour
  • Gamow-bag-life saving device-case anybody altitude-sickness
  • Poisk oxygen cylinder with mask - regulator for use emergency
  • Kailash basic first aid kit box altitude sickness medicine dimox
  • Life & medical insurance for Nepali Kailash staff & team leader
  • A duffel bag & certificate of Kailash-Mansarovar tour-If required
  • Kailash travel permit & Tibet visa for Kailash-Manasarovar tour
  • We do arrangement for special fire for Hom in Mansarovar Lake
  • We do provides day bag pack & monkey cap each of the pilgrim
  • Who take deluxe 5 star hotel Kathmandu-we provide 3 star hotel                                                                       
    in Nyalam and Dongba,1 * Chiu gompa monastery, 4 ****Darchen                                                                    
    & other places normal guest house, mud houses which available 
  • Big dining tent for Hom, Puja in Mansarovar Lake (Chiu Gompa)
  • We provide tar poling privet toilet tent (same places put) out side

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses -Kailash tour
  • Rescue jeep, expenses if require
  • Personal equipment-Kailash tour
  • Visa and re - entry visa for Nepal
  • Tips for Kailash staff, drives, guide
  • Any other additional cost for Yatra
  • Nepali tourist visa information

Packing list for Kailash Yatra

  • Small  back pack for 3 days Mt. Kailash Parikrama
  • Enough warm clothing for Mount Kailash Yatra / tour
  • Basic medicines (for minor injuries / life saving kits)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (shop, Shampoo, Toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle /Thermos flask - hot water (2litters bottle)
  • Sport shoes good for walking 3 days Kailash Parikrama,
    Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs), hand clove
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments, wind proof jacket
  • Shirt and pants which is easier to be while doing Kora
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion/cold cream, Torch light, rain coat
  • Umbrella, walking stick, Sandal for use evening & morning
  • Sweets, Zinger / garlic candies or dry fruits, lozenges, ect

Cancelation policies

  • Cancellation made up to 30 days before the trip departure will incur a 25% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made up to 7 days before the trip departure will incur a 50% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made less than1week before departure or upon arrival in KTM will be charged full price

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