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Holy MT. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra  
MT.KAILASH:-Mt. Kailash (6,740m) 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 center 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. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jain, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.
 
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Itinerary Details
DAY 0 ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Holy MT. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Reception on arrival at Katmandu airport with fresh flowers garland. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at hotel Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 2 IN KATHMANDU
AM - your guided tour will take you for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. While you are not allowed into the temple if you are not a Hindu, the grounds surrounding the temple usually have a fascinating crowd of the faithful. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. It is not unusual to see very old devotees circumnavigate the shrine hundreds of times falling to their knees and rising again for a few steps only to go back down again to their knees.

PM – The day is free for final preparation of The Yatra
Overnight at hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 3 KATHMANDU TO NYALAM

Breakfast and leave KATHMANDU to commence Yatra to NYALAM (3,800 m), reach Friendship Bridge (NEPAL – CHINA Border) by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and get introduced with your Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. After brief information regarding your Yatra, proceed the journey to ZANGMU. Complete all the immigration and custom formalities and proceed to NYALAM. Arrive NYALAM and overnight stay at guesthouse.
(Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation:-Guest House
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DAY 4 IN NYALAM
Full day acclimatization at NYALAM with an excursion to MILAREPA’s Cave. Freshly cooked meals, tea, coffees & snacks will be served. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
(Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 5 DNYALAM TO SAGA
After breakfast, drive (230 KM) to SAGA (4580 m.) via Lalung La Pass, PAIKU TSO and cross the BRAMMAPUTRA river (known here as the Yarlung Tsangpo). (7-8 hour drive through TIBETAN plateau).Packed lunch will be served on the way. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 6 SAGA TO PYARANG
Drive from SAGA (260 KM) to PYARANG (4500 m) for about 7 to 8 hrs. Packed lunch will be served on the way. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 7 PYARANG TO HORQUE NEAR MANSAROVAR
Drive from PYARANG (235 KM) to MANSAROVAR (4560 m) for about 6 to 7 hrs. Packed lunch will be served on the way. Overnight stay at tented camp. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Camp

MANSAROVAR LAKE:-At an elevation of 4510m, is more important to Hindus than to Buddhists. Hindu pilgrims make an 85km. circuit around Mansarovar that is made longer and more difficult by marshes and complicated stream crossings. The Tibetans, being more pragmatic, often make a circuit of the lake in the winter when the streams are frozen and the route is shorter. Near Mansarovar is another large lake, Rakshas Tal, the ‘Demon Lake’ that holds far less spiritual significance. Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred lake Mansarovar (4580m), where ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Braham’s paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

DAY 8 MANSAROVAR TO CHIU GOMPA (30 KMS/4560 M)
Morning holy bath and Puja at the lake MANSAROVAR followed by Parikrama in Land cruiser. Visit Chiu Gompa.

DAY 9 Drive from MANSAROVAR (30 KM) to DARCHEN (4560 m)
for about 2 hours. Overnight at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House
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DAY 10: DARCHEN TO DIRA – PUK
EStart KAILASH Kora/Parikrama from DARCHEN, pass the first prostration point, Tarboch Flag Pole, (ASTAPATH) the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground, to DIRA-PUK (4765 m). Packed lunch will be served on the way. Overnight stay at camp. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Camp

DAY 11 DIRA PUK TO ZUTHUL PUK OVER DROMALA PASS (5610 M/18 KMS/9-10 HRS)
Continue Parikrama over DROMALA pass (5610m) to ZUTHUL-PUK (4700 m) (22 KM/ 7 to 8 hours trek).Overnight stay at camp. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Camp

DAY 12 PARIKARMA ENDS NEAR DARCHEN (10 KMS/7-8 HRS) & DRIVE TO PRAYANG
Last and final day of KAILASH Parikrama ends near DARCHEN (14 KM/ 3 to 4 hrs trek). Then drive to Prayang. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 13 PYARANG TO SAGA (260 KMS /7-8 HRS)
Drive PYARANG to SAGA (260 KM / 7 to 8 hours drive).Overnight at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 14 SAGA TO NYALAM (230 KMS / 7-8 HRS)
Drive SAGA to NYALAM (230 KM / 7 to 8 Hrs).Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

DAY 15– NYALAM TO KATHMANDU (165 KMS / 5-6 HRS)
Drive NYALAM to KATHMANDU (165 KM / 5 to 6 Hrs).Overnight stay at hotel at KATHMANDU. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Hotel

DAY 16- DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
Holly water offering at PASHUPATINATH and free time until your departure transfer to International airport for your onward flight. (Meals:-B/f only)
DESTINATION DLX. HOTELS F/C. HOTELS
KATHMANDU HOTEL SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA/ GOKARNA FOREST RESORT HOTEL HIMALAYA/ HOTEL ROYAL SINGGI
DURING KAILASH YATRA HIMALAYAN LODGES/ GUEST HOUSES & CAMPS AS PER ITINERARY  

1. Accommodation on twin sharing Basis with all meals (vegetarian). Accommodation in TIBET using guesthouse/ camping
2. Special pooja ceremonies at Mansarover Lake
3. Meal Plan – CPAI in Kathmandu & full board during Yatra
4. Ground transfers in Tibet for Yatra using Deluxe 4500 cc Toyota Land cruisers (On Four Sharing Basis)
5. Support truck, 1 Nepali Team Leader with Support Sherpa Staff, 1 Down Jacket on returnable basis, Yaks and Yak men for luggage, Services of our fully trained Sherpa team with required trekking & kitchen equipments, Oxygen cylinders, Sleeping bags & Yatra Completion certificate during the KAILASH Yatra
6. Nepal and Tibet Visa & Permit Fee
7. State taxes, Driver allowance, Permit & night halt charges.
1. Travel Insurance
2. Air Evacuation
3. Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porterage
4. Yaks and yak men for personal use.
5. Personal items, clothing and down jackets.
6. Extra costs that may arise due to prolonged delays or postponement of flights due to technical reasons/ acts of nature/ riots/ curfew/ government regulations or any other conditions whatsoever which are beyond our control and our associated agents.
7. Personal expenses, tips and donations Insurance against loss of baggage, damage, theft of personal items/ belongings, medical expenses due to accident or emergency evacuation. Guest house charge during 3 days Parikrama (During 3 days Parikrama tent accommodation is included, in the case of availability of guest house the charge should be paid by the clients only. Additional 2 nights guesthouse charges at DARCHEN ( in case being unable to go for Parikrama-holy trek )
8. Additional accommodation in Kathmandu (if applicable, in case the Yatri have to return to Kathmandu due to whatever reasons- sickness, itinerary changed, due to nature or political problem etc, the company will provide only 3 nights accommodation or as per the itinerary only).
1. Unless other prior arrangements have been made, bookings are accepted after receipt of the completed booking form, 2 copies of passport size photographs and non-refundable deposit of NZD $ 1000 per person. 2. Full payment must be made at least 4 weeks before the commencement of tour. 3. There will be 50% cancellation charge for confirmed booking. Before one week No refunds thereafter. No refunds for NO-SHOWS or AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF TOUR or DELAYED ARRIVALS of participants for whatsoever reasons. 4. Any unforeseen cost increase beyond our control will be passed on directly to the client whenever such in case are affected. This could include such items as airfare, visa fees, government taxes ,etc 5. Cost does not includes any insurance against accident, injuries, sickness, air or surface evacuation. Trip cancellation, medical treatment, hospitalization, drugs whatsoever in the event of accident or emergency. 6. On Kailash budget tours accommodation is provided in twin bed room in Kathmandu & Tent and dormitory style rooms in Tibet with basic facilities for sleeping only. 7. All baggage and personal effects are at all times at the client’s risk. 8. Chinese authorities reserve the right to-
  • Change the itinerary due to the reasons beyond our control.
  • After the length of the itinerary if necessary.
  • Increase the cost as a result of change of itinerary.
  • Any increase to be borne by the participants and are liable to be collected directly in Nepal before departure.