The Kailash Mansarover Yatra is one of the most renowned pilgrimage tours in India for the Hindu devotees. Mount Kailash, which is the holiest mountain on the earth is being believed and worshipped tremendous millennia, monks, yogis and pilgrims from all over the world. The Kailash Yatra is basically a visit to the most exceptional form of Lord Shiva in a peculiar contour of black granite that brings the appearance of Shivalinga. For Hindus, a journey to Kailash is considered the ultimate yatra due to both the difficulty of reaching it and the level of sanctity attached to it.
Significance of Mt. Kailash
Traditionally, Indians have embarked on many difficult yatras and, in the process, found that some places bring radiate and elemental energy, not felt elsewhere. Physically, the journey culminates the tough and rugged terrains to bring great challenges which the pilgrims found as “Tirth Sthaan” and the symbolic crossing is from ignorance to knowledge, from mortality to immortality. A journey to Kailash Mansarover is usually a place that lifts the mind out of its limited functioning, stretching it to grasp new meanings.
Different other attractions in the area like Gauri Kund, Mansarover Lake and Parikrama hold important significance in Kailash Mansarover Yatra. A visit to the temple of Lord Shiva in his own ancient abode has greatest value and brings the divine importance among the Hindu pilgrimage and so a visit to Mount Kailash is a must one’s in a lifetime for all.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 Kathmandu
After breakfast start to Kathmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts - 160kms)
This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast depart from Kathmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet - an autonomous part of China. After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House. Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided.
Day 4 Nyalam Full day acclimatization
Full day free for excursion of Nyalam city.
Day 4 Kathmandu Depart
Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination.
Day 5 Nyalam to Dongba/Paryang (4500 mts - 375kms)
After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 08:00 hours. Overnight stay at Dongba in tent or guesthouse.
Day 6 Dongba/Paryang (4500 mts - 335 kms) to Mansarovar
After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake Mt. above sea level. Pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 7 Mansarovar to Darchen (4600 mts - 110 kms) - Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser
We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost.
Day 8 Darchen to Diraphuk (4890 mts - 12 kms)
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 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent.
Day 9 Diraphuk - Zhulthulphuk (4790 mts - 22 kms.
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 pooja and hawan, The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey
as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.
Day 10 Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar
We will Trek down to Darchen, Drive to Mansarovar fill up spiritual jaal, later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.
Day 11 Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga
Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
Day 12 Dongba/Saga to Nyalam
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Day 13 Nyalam to Kathmandu
After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into same hotel.