Mount Kailash Mansarovar

15 days

Legend reads Lake Mansarovar’s (4583 m) mystical powers to erase negative thoughts, materialistic desires, and past sins. It is also believed that rinsing oneself on this holy lake drives away diseases and brings countless other benefits. Apart from its magical powers, Lake Mansarovar is a picturesque beauty one should visit at least once in their lifetime.

Note: After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Overland Tour that used the Tatopani Border between Nepal and Tibet has been closed. However, the Kerung Border has been opened and trips take to this Border these days. 

Don’t miss a chance to travel through the scintillating Mt Kailash and make your way through the holy lands of Tibet to the sacred Lake Mansarovar. Mount Kailash Mansarovar trip is something you will never forget!

Mt Kailash envelopes Lake Mansarovar on all sides presenting a scintillating blend of colors from the beautiful shades of blue to the white of the snow and the brown of the earth. Hindus hold this place dear to their hearts as it is believed to be built as a refuge to Brahma’s sons for their meditation.  Lake Mansarovar was once surrounded by eight monasteries, believed to be the eight points of the wheel of Dharma. Unfortunately, during the Cultural Revolution in Tibet, the red guards destroyed most of them. However, restoration is in full effect.

Flocks of swans swarm into the lake during summer bringing more life to the area.

If not clean your past, this lake has the power to sweep the land away from your feet. It will surely leave a lasting imprint on your heart and soul.

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour Highlights

  • Parikrama Mansarovar Lake.
  • Mount Kailash.
  • Scenic Drive to Mansarovar.

Dates upon request
  • Airport picks up and drop service.
  • 14 Night Accommodation during the tour ( 5 nights in Nepal and 9 nights in Tibet)
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu and Nagarkot in Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (round).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
  • All the Transportation on tour in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Chinese visa fee.
  • Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket on a returnable basis
  • Nepal Visa Fees.
  • International flight to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Hiring porter/ yak/horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service.
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

1. Tour Equipment

  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase.
  • Daypack
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears (only if you are traveling in the cold season i.e January, February, and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e January, February, and December. (Optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if you are traveling in cold season i.e January, February, and December).
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are traveling in the rainy season from June to September.)
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February, and December).
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

2. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

 

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters), transfer to hotel:

    You will be met by our airport representative at the airport and will be transferred to your hotel; your evening is relevantly free and after you have freshened up, you may take a stroll down the street; in the evening our tour manager will meet you at your hotel to brief you on the trip details. Then, take supper and rest; your first Overnight stay in Nepal.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley:

    After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley.  We travel to Kathmandu Durbar square, and Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and in the afternoon we will set out to Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new. It is an out and out unique experience of traditional meets western influence. The crammed up roads, a one to many animals on the streets, the melodious buzz of the crowd and a weird but welcoming smell always leaves a resounding impression on most of the visitors.

    Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide, return to hotel and overnight at Hotel.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 03: Full day sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot:

    After enjoying a good breakfast in your hotel, we will embark on a sightseeing trip to the ancient Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square that are highly known for their immense & tragic history. These sites have heritage monuments that still echo the vibrant history of once fighting Kings  It was king Prithvi that finally unified a feudal Nepal that was constantly at war with one another and created a dynasty that still survives in Nepal today, and then drives to Nagarkot, sunset view and overnight at Hotel.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 04: Nagarkot- Chagunarayan- Kathmandu:

    Since Nagarkot lies at the top of a hill, the morning will welcome a mesmerizing view of the sunrise emerging out of the fog covered mountains. After breakfast, we hike for a couple of hours to the Chagunarayan temple which is an old and artistic temple listed as a UNESCO world heritage. After visiting this temple, we drive to Kathmandu – where, the rest of the evening is free. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirung:

    We travel on a scenic highway to the Nepal Tibet Border. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing, we drive to Kyirung.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 06: Acclimatization at Kyirung:

    Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. A free afternoon to look around. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accomodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 07: Drive Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km:

    We go on a long drive on the desert terrain for the first time on this day. While en route we drive past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. We continue driving through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku Tso Lake (4400m). We cross river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m).

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 08: Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m):

    With the mountains on the horizon, we drive through the small town of Zhongba before reaching Paryang. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by Mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rakshas, is simply heavenly.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 09: Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 40km:

    After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt Kailashkora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10: Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m:

    It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs and overnight Guest house.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent:

    Hardest but the holiest day of your pilgrimage trek; cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, perform a holy offering and meditate in this peaceful sanctuary. By the late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga:

    Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga. Overnight stay at a Guest House.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 13: Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House:

    Drive back to Kyirung. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 14: Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 km:

    Drive further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities and drive to Kathmandu Overnight stay at a hotel.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 15: Transfer to airport for your onward flight:

    We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go home to tell tales of your visit to the sacred and pious Lake Mansarovar. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage!

    • Meals: Breakfast

AU$ 4200

Trip Fact

  • Trip Style: Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season:Mid May to Mid October
  • Max Altitude:4590M
  • Level of difficulty:Fairly Strenous
  • Group Size:2-12

holidays: Nepal


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