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Holy MT. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra With Delhi, Agra & Varanasi  
The country brimming with travel opportunities have long been known for its cultural and religious practices. People of India, fondly given to religion and spirituality travel miles to reach the holy shrines of their deity in search of eternal bliss; these pilgrimage tours in India are also attempt to reunite with their inner soul. The celestial abode of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash is a sacred place for people of five faiths of the world, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (tour) thus is a celebrated occasion frequented by people from both India and abroad. A place endowing celestial bliss, Mount Kailash is the most significant peak in the world partially for its religious reasons and partially for it has never been climbed in deference to Buddhist and Hindu religions.

As per Hindu faith, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, Lord Shiva along with his wife Parvati resides at the peak of Mount Kailash where he sits in perpetual meditation. If Hindu mythology considers Mount Kailash as the spiritual centre of the world, the Jain devotees worship it for being the place of enlightenment of their first prophet. The ancient religion of Bon claims its founder Shanrab to have descended from heaven at Mount Kailash. For centuries pilgrims of various faiths have journeyed through this snow covered mountain ranges in quest of enlightenment and they all bow to the almighty in union here at Mount Kailash.
 
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Itinerary Details
DAY 01 – FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF NEW DELHI
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India
The New Delhi capital was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens. We first start the day visiting:-
» After breakfast leave to visit New Delhi.
» The Qutub Minar, 72 metres high and the most curious minaret architecture. Visit the uncorroded Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD.
» Enjoy shopping in Dilli Haat. Situated in the heart of Delhi, the unique Delhi Haat is an upgraded version of the traditional weekly market, offering a delightful amalgam of craft, food and cultural activities offering a kaleidoscopic view of the richness and diversity of Indian handicrafts and artifacts.
» Then we drive for an interesting drive passing through the impressive Rajpath, World War I memorial arch, the India Gate towards the Presidential Palace.
» Visit Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD.
» Raj Ghat is worth a visit where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948
. » Return back to the hotel.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 02 – FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Old Delhi - the 350-year-old walled city was built by Emperor Shah jahan in 1648 as his capital. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts.
» After breakfast leave to visit old Delhi.
» Opposite the Red fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the most elegant mosque in India.
» Enjoy a rickshaw ride
» Visit the Red fort.
» Return back to the hotel
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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DAY 03:-DRIVE FROM DELHI TO AGRA
» After breakfast drive to Agra.
» On arrival at Agra and transfer to hotel.
» Visit the imposing Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.
» In Evening explores the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour.
» Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04:-Board Shatabdi train from Agra to Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho.
After breakfast transfer to Agra railway station to Board Bhopal Shatabdi (2002) for Jhansi. Assistance on arrival at Jhansi railway station & drive to Khajuraho. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
2002 BHOPAL SHTBDI *AGRA CANTT
08:17 JHANSI JN 10:48
Ghat of Varanasi
Day 05:-Fly Khajuraho - Varanasi
Arrive at Varanasi airport. On arrival meet & greet to our representative and transfer to hotel. Post lunch, half day sight seeing tour of Sarnath which is 10 Kms. from Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06:-FULL DAY VARANASI SIGHTSEEING
A.M. - Early morning, we go for a boat Ride on the Holy River Ganges - (2 1/2 Hrs.) Over three miles in length, steps lead down from a steep bank to the sacred river. The time to see the ghats is early dawn when out of the morning mist, forms descend the steps, their numbers, increasing by the minute until a solemn silent multitude, lit by the sun’s first rays, moves in the same direction to immerse itself in the holy stream and to salute the sun. These rituals remind one of the nature worship prevalent in India during the Aryan age, 3,0 00 years ago. The ghats extend to almost four miles of river bank. During this particular sightseeing no monuments are visited. See the Bathing Ghats, Cremation Ghats, The Gyanvapi Mosque built in the 17th century when the fanatical Emperor Aurangazeb pulled down the original Vishwanath Golden Temple and on its site raised a mosque. After the boat ride visit the Golden Temple and walk through the narrow lanes of Varanasi. Return back to hotel for a late breakfast.
P.M.
– Visit the Bharat Mata Temple, dedicated to Mother India, which, instead of gods and goddesses, houses a relief map of India carved out of marble. Emperor Aurangazeb’s Mosque built in the 17th century on the site of a Hindu Temple. The rear of the mosque reveals secimens of the ancient temple art of India. Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) erected by Rani Ahalyabai Holker of Indore in 1776. The Sikharas of the temple are gold plated. Foreign nationals can visit the Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) courtyard only. Visit Banarasi Hindu University (BHU), a great seat of oriental learning. It started as a center of education in Sanskrit, Indian Art, culture and music. Visit the Durga (Goddess of Power) Temples popularly known as the Monkey Temple because of hundreds of monkeys in the courtyard. In the evening “Yagya/ Fire worship”. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07:-VARANASI - KATHMANDU
After breakfast transfer to the airport for connecting flight for Katmandu. Reception on arrival at Katmandu airport with fresh flowers garland. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at hotel
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DAY 08: IN KATHMANDU
This morning you will enjoy a guided tour covering Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, which is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. You will then visit one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards. You will next continue to visit Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
This afternoon 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. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09: IN KATHMANDU
This morning proceed to visit Bhadgoan, also known as Bhaktapur. The Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows, all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. You will visit the The Golden Gate – which is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is surmounted by a figure of the goddess Kali and Garuda (the mythical man bird) and attended by two heavenly nymphs. It is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings. You will next visit the The Palace of Fifty five Windows - This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodelled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.
This afternoon your guided tour will take you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan's central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley's Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop. Overnight at hotel.
(Actual Yatra Starts) - OVERLAND JOURNEY ONWARDS

Day 10:- KATHMANDU TO NYALAM
Get A Free Quote 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

Day 11:- 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 12:- NYALAM 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 13:-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 14:- PYARANG TO 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 15:- MANSAROVAR TO DARCHEN
Morning holy bath and Puja at the lake MANSAROVAR followed by Parikrama in Land cruiser. Visit Chiu Gompa. Drive from MANSAROVAR (30 KM) to DARCHEN (4560 m) for about 2 hours. Overnight at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

TREK STARTS – “PARIKARMA”
Day 16:- DARCHEN TO DIRA – PUK
Start 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 17:- 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 18:- PARIKARMA ENDS NEAR DARCHEN (10 KMS/7-8 HRS) & DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR
Last and final day of KAILASH Parikrama ends near DARCHEN (14 KM/ 3 to 4 hrs trek). Then drive to MANSAROVAR. Overnight stay at camp /guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House/Camp
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OVERLAND JOURNEY BACK
Day 19:- MANSAROVAR TO PYARANG (235 KMS/6-7 HRS)
Drive Mansarovar to PYARANG (235 KM / 6 to 7 hours).Overnight at guesthouse. (Meals:-B/f, Lunch & Dinner) Accommodation: - Guest House

Day 20:- 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 21:- 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 22:- 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

(Post Yatra)
Day 23:- 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
DELHI METROPOLITAN/ JAYPEE SIDHARTH AVALON COURT YARD/ PARKLAND HOTELS/ CLARK INN
AGRA JAYPEE PALACE/ CLARKS SHIRAZ HOWARD PARK PLAZA / MARINA

1. Accommodation on twin sharing Basis with all meals (vegetarian). Accommodation in TIBET using guesthouse/ camping
2. A pilgrimage souvenir kit
3. Special pooja ceremonies in Varanasi, Kathmandu & during yatra
4. Meal Plan – APAI (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner) as per the itinerary
5. Mineral water bottles all throughout the journey
6. Transportation by 2x2 A/C coach in the plains. Ground transfers in Tibet for Yatra using Deluxe 4500 cc Toyota Land cruisers (On Four Sharing Basis)
7. Nepal and Tibet Visa & Permit Fee
8. Yaks and Yak men for luggage during KAILASH Parikrama.
9. Services of our fully trained Sherpa team with required trekking & kitchen equipments.
10. Oxygen cylinders, Sleeping bags & Yatra Completion certificate.
11. State taxes, Driver allowance, Permit & night halt charges.
12. Accompanying English speaking escort service
13. On all land arrangements, one complimentary Escort from WTC – NZ as per package
14. 2.575% Govt. Service Tax.
1. Yaks and yak men for personal use.
2. Personal items, clothing and down jackets.
3. Entrance fee at sightseeing spots.
4. 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.
5. 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 )
6. 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. Above rates are valid till 30th September 2010 only.
2. This price is exclusive of any profits as forwarded by Holiday Moods Adventures. World Travel Center - NZ will suggest the MRP after including the return airfare ex NZ / OZ.
3. The profits after adding the return fare to the above given costs will be split 50% each between Holiday Moods Adventures-India & World Travel Center – NZ