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Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake Holy Yatra 2015


Most Hindus believe Mount Kailash to be the exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parbati. It is believed that completing the pilgrimage to Kailash and Mansarovar, one can attain the ultimate salvation   from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life. This arduous pilgrimage to Kailash the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to get cleansed from the clutches of ignorance & delusion of life.  Every year thousands of Hindu pilgrims from across the globe visit the holy mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, situated in the China’s Autonomous Region of Tibet.

A sacred home to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, Tibet is one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations in the world for all the Hindu, the Buddhist, the Jain and the Bon devotees. It is the cynosure of beauty and a place that every person aspires to be once in their lifetime.
Elevated at 6714 meters, Kailash Parbat (the snow-capped rocky peak) is undoubtedly the holiest abode of the supreme Hindu God; Lord Shiva is also believed to be a place where the founders of Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo religions once resided.  The Hindus and the Buddhists all over the world worship this peak as the precise "Centre of the Universe".

Manasarovar Lake:  Derived from the Sanskrit language the word “manas” means mind or consciousness an instrument to enlightenment and “sarovar” means Lake. Conclusively, Mansarovar means the Lake of one’s spirit. Mt. Kailash lies beside the most sacred Hindus Lake of Mansarovar (4580m). It has a deep spiritual influence and an age long religious significance for both the Hindus and the Buddhists.  According to the legends, one can purge oneself from all the sins of life by making one to three rotations of the Lake. In order to attain “moksha” the ultimate salvation in life, one has to reach at least the vicinity of the Kailash and Mansarovar. As the Mecca is to the Muslims and the Islam so are the Kailash and Mansarovar to the Hindus. According to the Holy Scriptures, even a single dip into the Lake of Manasarovar can free you from the chain of this mortal life and secure your place in heaven. This Lake is so gigantic that it takes three full days to just go through its circumference. The eternal simmering ripples of the Lakes enthrall the visitors with an indelible memory for life.  Monterosa is the only such Travel Company which leaves no stones unturned to make your pilgrimage one of the greatest experiences of life. Please allow us to be at your service at all times and places.


Yama Dwar East View of Kailash

Mount Kailash Mansarovar holy Yatra Fixed Departure
21 August 2015

Itinerary

21 August 2015 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.

22 August 2015 Day 02:  Breakfast in Katmandu followed by guided sightseeing to the Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha and Doleshwor Mahadev in Bhaktapur .Back to hotel for packing and program briefing with a documentary of Kailash for your comfortable trip to Kailash & Mansarovar.

23 August 2015 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 near by 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

24 August 2015 Day 04 : In Nyalam, after Breakfast, we climbs up to Nyalam city for about for 1.5 hours for acclimatization. Come back for lunch. Complete leisure after lunch.

25 August 2015 Day 05 :  Drive to Dongba from Nyalam (4500 meters – 365 kms). After breakfast, drive from Nyalam – 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 some where. 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.

26 August 2015 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.

27 August 2015 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.

The entire day is devoted to spiritual activities.  We take lunch at around 2:00 in the afternoon and drive to Darchen to spend the night at a guest house. Astapad excursion also can be made by the interested pilgrims at this place.

28 August 2015 Day 08 : Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death) &  5 minutes further drive & it comes Sershong, from here starts walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 15 kilometers ) – Monastery. Here some yatris can take pony & local porter for 3 days. (If you take pony & porter) You should tell in Mansarovar Lake and Tibetan guide will be managing all before starting the Kora. If you take pony for round Kailash, much and much easier for doing Yatra Tour, this is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day, we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment, From Diraphuk, You can see Mt. Kailash north face is much closed, looks Shiva god staying there.  There we stay at Diraphuk mud house.

29 August 2015 Day 09 : Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers Drive) - Today is very crucial and we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can begin. So we need to try to start our journey as early as possible. On the route we can have the Darshan Ganesh Kund before passing it and after Gaurikund as well as but it is a little bit difficult to go down split walking path and reach Gaurikund Lake. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up until we reach Dormala pass, after the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok & after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Night stay will be at a mud house.

30 August 2015 Day 10 : Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake and to Dongba: after breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo about 3 hours and drive to Darchen where we take Lunch followed by the drive to Mansarovar and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water).  Again we continue the drive to Dongba for the night stay.

31 August 2015 Day 11 : Dongba to Nyalam: Drive to Nyalam, which is the last night stay in Tibet part. It takes around 5-6 hours.

01 September 2015 Day 12 : Nyalam to Katmandu After breakfast, we drive to Zhangmu & Friendship Bridge Tibet – Nepal boarder. After customs & immigration formalities or clearance at both Tibet & Nepal sides, we will be picked up from the Nepal side by a Tourist coach & continue the drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours. Our lunch will be on the way or on early arrival in Kathmandu.

02 September 2015 Day 13 : Transfer to Airport for Final Departure.

Kailash TourTour Cost

Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRI)

Package A: 5 Star Deluxe hotel in Kath. USD 2,500 per person (with van/hiace)
Package B:4 Star Deluxe hotel in Kath. USD 2,350 per person (with van/hiace)
Package C:3 Star Deluxe hotel in Kath. USD 2,250 per person (with van/hiace)
Package D:3 Star Deluxe hotel in Kath. USD 2100 per person (Deluxe Luxury Coach)
Single Supplementary UDS 400

Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport )

Group size Minimum 17 Persons or more
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less

Standard Tour to Kailash INR 1,05,000 per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra.

Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,10,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra.

Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,15,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses, mud houses in Kailash Yatra.

Supper Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,19,000 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 Kailash Yatra.

TirthapuriSingle 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
Mountain flight / Everest Flight is INR 7000 (USD 206) Per person

Extra cost if required for Kailash:
Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 250
(Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 150

Additional Services

Extra day trip to Tirthpuri – USD 300 per Jeep /Van
Per Person, USD 200 & minimum 4 person
Extra trip to Khojarnath Ram Sita temple USD 350 Per Jeep & minimum 4 person

Cost Includes

  • Arrival Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel, Welcome drinks & short briefing
  • Darshan to Pashupatinath temple & Budhanilkantha (Sleeping Lord Bishnu)
  • Kailash Yatra briefing for Kailash tour
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu (double-bed room on sharing basis)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner ) pure vegetarian
  • Drive to Kodari Nepal – Tibet border – Kathmandu by privet tourist coach
  • Kailash TourWe serve guest house & Mud houses in Kailash & Mansarovar Yatra
  • We provides sleeping bag / down jacket (returnable after the trip)
  • Tibetan Tour guide, Nepali team leader fluent in English & Hindi languages
  • Experienced chef (who can prepare Indian dishes as per your requirements)
  • Cook helper & support Nepali staff (Sherpa guides)
  •  Deluxe Luxury Air Condition coach (India Passport holder/NRIs)  
  • Hiace or Van 5-7 seat / NRIs/Foreigners
  • Support truck for carrying food, equipments + Nepali staff
  • Yak and yak man for round Kailash Yatra
  • Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness)
  • Oxygen cylinder, Mask-regulator for all Yatra
  • Basic first-aid-kit box, altitude sickness medicine-dimox
  • Life, Medical insurance for Nepali staff
  • A Duffel Bag and  the certificate of Kailash & Mansarovar tour (If required)
  • Kailash permit & Tibet visa for Kailash Yatra
  • Arrangement for special Home at Mansarovar Lake
  • Day bag pack & monkey cap each of the pilgrims
  • Who taking deluxe 5 star hotel in Kath, provides 3 star hotel in Nyalam & Darchen

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue jeep or any expenses if required
  • Personal equipments like camera, phones, etc
  • Visa & re-entry visa for Nepal (Except for Indian passport holder)
  • Tips for staff, drives, guide & Nepali Team leader
  • Any other additional cost for the Yatra

Packing list for Kailash Yatra

  • Kailash Tour PujaSmall  back pack
  • Enough warm clothing for Kailash Yatra
  • Basic Medicines (for minor injuries or life saving kits)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (Shop, Shampoo, Toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (2 litters)
  • Sport shoes good for Trekking
  • Gloves
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs)
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments
  • (Shirt & pants which is easier to be while doing Kora)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion / cold cream
  • Torch light
  • Rain coat or Umbrella
  • Sweets, Zinger/garlic candies, dry fruits, lozenges, etc

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