14 days Kailash mansarovar tour ( Yatra)
4 days in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath and other world heritage sights
10 days in Tibet, reach to Kailash - Mansarovar by jeep and back.
This Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra tour is designed to all the pious pilgrims (Yatris) who cross oceans and continents in order to have a glimpse of the abode of Lord Shiva.
Holy Mount Kailash - Mansarover is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go. Mount Kailash, which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.
Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas to devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China ( Tibet) to reach this sacred land.
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 mtr. high peak is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with four great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. 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 live their most revered God, Shiva ( Paramashiva, Kailashapati, MahaRudra), and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors - Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (Man) for the creation of a lake (Sarovar), hence its name Mansarovar. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washed away all the sins of life. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. People have been visiting Kailash - Mansarovar for centuries. It used to be very hard journey in the past; today we (Earthbound Expeditions) can bring you there with help of Landcrusiors via Kathmandu. So it is lot easy to reach to the heaven now!
This kailash mansarovar yatra , an adventure begins with the drive across the Himalaya west into Tibet to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who, for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity the folk religion of Tibet - it is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers ( Indus, Sutlej, Bramhaputra and Karnali), few mountain reveals Kailash for its mystique, isolation and prominence, for 3 days you will walk with pilgrims around this almost perfectly symmetrical mountain before the trek back into Nepal. Your trek / tour pioneered by Earthbound Expeditions takes you into northern riches of the country where only few trekkers have walked these trials, unchanged over the ages. The encounter with the herders, pilgrims and the local people will be lively and make for precious memory. It is an experience of a lifetime...!
This 14 days Kailash Mansarovar tour is the shortest and the most direct approach to Mt. Kailash mansraovar, is best suited for those on pilgrimage. Specially for Indians and NRI. We drive via Zhangmu following the southern route where the scenery, with its sweeping plains, sand dunes & the Himalayan range is more majestic. Please go through the outline itinerary below.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal -
Arrive Kathmandu, We will come to receive you at the Airport. Check into a 3 / 4 star Hotel. (1300mt) - rest day
Day 02: Half day Sightseeing
(Pashupatinath Tample, BouddhaNath and Shyambhunath Stupa) and preparation for the trek, we pick up Tibet visa this day ( Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Overnight at hotel. B, D
Day 03: From Katmandu to Naylam:
Depart at 5.00 am from our Hotel in Khatmandu and drive through the Nepal - Tibet border along the famous Araniko Highway. Stop for a quick breakfast at Dhulikhel and lunch at Kodari. After immigration and customs formalities on both sides ( Kodari and Zhangmu) we drive to the small town of Naylam. Please note that the guest-houses in Tibet will be of a very basic and dormitory style. (3700mt). B, L, D
Day 04: A day for rest to facilitate altitude acclimatization.
Can do some hiking around. All meals and overnight stay at the same lodge / camp. (3700mt). B, L, D
Day 05: Drive to Saga (250 kms.)
We start after breakfast, enjoying the grand view of Mt.Shishapangma(8021m), Gauri shanker and other high mountains from Lalug la (5050mt.) Pass. Packed lunch will be served at sacred lake Pigutso O/ N camp / lodge in Saga.. B, L, D (4500mt)
Day 06: Drive to Prayang.
After breakfast we drive across the vast Tibetan plateau to Prayang (225 km). Packed lunch will be served and O / n Camp or guest house. B, L, D (4560mt)
Day 07: From Prayang to Lake Manasarovar:
The auspicious day for all travelers having first glimpse of the Holy Manas and Darshan of Mt.Kailash from The Horr Chu pass .Camp for night on the shores of lake Manasarovar or stay at guest house. B, L, D (4660mt)
Day 08: The experience of being in the abode of God -
A life-time achievement: Puja, Havana-worship, meditation, holy dip, Tarpan. A ritual Bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain Moksha and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of lifetime. Later drive to Darchen. Preparation day for Kailash Kora (Parikrama). Overnight in very basic guest house. Can take a hike to Gyangtak Gompa B, L, D (4660mt)
Day 09: Kailash Kora (Parikrama) start,
Trek to Dairaphuk Gompa. Enjoy the close up view of north face of holy Mt. Kailash from the camp. B, L, D (4650mt)
Day 10: Trek to beautiful valley after crossing the Dolma la Pass (5600 mtrs).
Camp near Medecine Buddha mountain - Zuthulphuk B, L, D.
While proceeding downwards from Dolma Pass, a steep descent to Gouri Kund at 5608 m, also called the Lake of compassion as referred to in the shiva Purana this is the setting for the legend of Parvati and how Ganesh acquired his elephant head bathing in the emerald waters of the kund. (4900mt)
Day 11: Trek to Darchen , Kailash Kora ends today .
We can visit Zuthulphuk Gompa, and drive to Horr Chu, Stay over night camping, collect holy water of Lake Mansarovar to bring back to home. B, L, D (4690mt)
Day 12: Drive to Naylam.
On the way we will see the beautiful Pigutso lake, enjoy good view of Himalayan range including Shisapangama. Overnight stay in Guest house B, L, D - Road conditions have improved .
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu,
Stay in Kathmandu, can join cultural show and dinner . B, D
Day 14 : Departure or free day. Namaste! B
(Can add extra trip to Muktinath Yatra ( place of Bishnu), Manakamana (Manasa Devi), Pokhara or to Chitwan National Park. Janakpur Dham, Lumbini etc.
Also we organize trip to Chardham in India like Gangotri, Jamunotri, Badri nath, Kedarnath , Haridwar and Rishikesh. Please let us know if you are interested.
If you have a STRONG WILL POWER and belief in LORD SHIVA, no one can stop you in completing this HOLY Kailash Mansarovar YATRA, join us for this journey to the Heavens...
"As the dew is dried up by the morning Sun so are the sins of human beings by the sight of Himalaya, Holy Mt. Kailash - Skanda Purana (Hindu Ritual Text Book) - 6th Centrury BC
Holy Mt. Kailash :
We have leaders that have been to Kailash over 7 times, the trip planner Mr. Rajan have been to Kailash over 16 times in last 12 years, please hear from our clients who have been to Kailash - mansarover Yatra with us and know how much they enjoyed it with us.
Mount Kailash - The abode of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati : Mt. Kailash is claimed to be the apex of the Hindu religious axis, is also one of the holist mountains in Tibet . Lord Shiva resides in Kailash among the peaceful Himalayas. A mythological story says that Lord Shiva once built a house for himself but gave it away to a devotee who asked for it. Thus without changing his residence he settled in the mountain of Kailash. This is his abode where he stays with his whole family including his wife Goddess Parvati and children Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikiya and the other Shiv Ganas (group of Shiva Devotees) like Nandi and others. According to ancient religious texts, the abode of Lord Vishnu is called Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Bhrama is called Bhramaloka and the abode of Lord Shiva is called Kailash. Of the three, one can only go bodily and return in this life from Kailash having experienced divinity. The Hindus, buddhist and Jains all alike travel to this place as pilgrims. A journey to Kailash mansarovar is considered as once in a lifetime achievement.
The cost of the trip depends on Group Size - if we have min 30 people in the team
For Luxury Bus coarch trip - INR 89,700 per person
For Landcrusior trip - INR 103,700 per person
For NRI and other countries : USD 1987 per person
NOte: If we have small group size it will revised the cost.
Extra Suppliment :
INR 6500 Per person on twin sharing to upgrade 5 star hotel.
INR 1800 per person on twin sharing extra days in Kathmandu on 3 star hotel if 5 star will be extra.
Tirthapuri visit INR 7500 per person
Ashtapada visit INR 1500 Per person
"I may say from personal experience, that the environments of Mount Kailash are such to liberate one's mind immediately from one's mundane worries and cares and raise it to a wonderful, painless and sorrow less world, fit for gods alone...", - Swami Tapovan Maharaj
"Vasudhaiva kutumbakam The world is my family".
Some * dates are to reach Mansarovar on Full Moon day but other customize dates are available according to your travel shedule.
This is for Kailash Mansarovar group join basis tour, have to be minimum 20 or more people to run this trip, unless some family or friends want it to be customized trip.
|Holy Mt. Kailash Yatra Start Date||End Date||Group Size||Available||Booking|
|2013 - 04 - 29*||2013 - 05 - 12||30||Yes||Click here|
2013 - 05 - 8
|2013 - 05 - 21
|2013- 05 - 19*||2013--06 - 1||30||Yes||Click here|
|2013 - 06 - 5
||2013 - 06- 18
|2013 - 06- 17*||2013 - 06 - 30
|2013 - 07- 16*||2013 - 07 - 29
|2013 - 08 - 2||2013 - 08 - 15
|2013 - 08 - 15*||2013 - 08 - 28
|2013 - 09 - 11||2013 - 09 - 24
|2013 - 09 - 18*
||2013 - 10- 1
|2013 - 10- 03||2013 - 10- 16||30||Yes||Click here|
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Availability: May - October
Style: Guided Trip , fully supported trek
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Maximum elevation: 5600mt ( Dolma la pass)
Accommodation: 2 men Tent in camping and Guest house while possible, in Kathmandu 4 star hotel included
Transport: Latest 4500 model Toyota Lancrusior in Tibet - 4 person in each jeep) / Bus included
Meals included: Full board meal included ( as mentioned)
Note: Best season to travel May to Oct, please try to travel always with a direct agent and small group - private departure dates available. All persons ( Including Indian pligrimage) who are interested for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra have to have the passport with them at least validity up to 4 months. They have to stamp their passport at Nepal's entry point.