Kailash Mansarover tour - 16 days $1980*

The name Kailash Mansarover Tour itself conjures images of splendor, intrigue and myth.  Mt. Kailash is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. It is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world for Tibetan religion. The beliefs that shroud Kailash are innumerable.  Hindus think that Lard Shiva live on top of mt. Kailash with his consort Parvathi,  It is earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual 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. Jain mythology reveals that the first of the religions twenty-four saviors, Rishabhanatha, also reached enlightenment in the same vicinity.The founder of the Bon tradition, Shenrab, is said to have preached here, and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo.

The Main highlights of the Kailash Mansarover Tour is Mt: kailash & holy lake Manosarover. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby Mansarover lake which Circumference is 63miles. From here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. All of these religions trust, with slight variation, that circumambulation of the mountain dissolves the sins of past lifetimes, clearing the way for moksha. Pilgrimages have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances from over the century. The exquisite turquoise color Lake Mansarovar, also considered being very sacred before or after completing the circuit also known as Cora. The pilgrimage makes Parikarma around Mt: kailash, this 32miles long walk will be made in 3 days with clockwise.

Kailash Mansarover tour has huge impact on pilgrimage people however there are lots to see & do for both Pilgrimage & Adventure lover. The scenic drive through Nepal to world highest Plato of the World has huge variation in culturally and scenically so the visitor can enjoy the holiday with experiencing the difference.

     
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  • : 16 days
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Itinerary

Day 01 Kathmandu (1310m)

Our airport representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 30 minutes. Our tour leader will brief the group about the trip during the pre-departure meeting. This will be held at 6.00pm in the Hotel, a notice regarding where it is to be held will be posted in the hotel reception. The briefing will cover according by the itinerary.

PPT’s to be collected for Tibet Visas. Return flight tickets for reconfirmation. Travel insurance to be checked. Tour voucher to be collected

Day 02 Kathmandu.

Half Day City Tour to Buddhanath, Pashupatinath & Syambhunath

To obtain Tibet Visas and Travel Permits

Overnight at Hotel, KTM

Day 03: Kathmandu (1300) /Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700m): 123 KM/ 153KM Approx.7-8 hour
Early morning scenic drive kathmandu to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside, after necessary formalities at Nepalese immigration in the boarder, Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with guide and land cruiser drivers, an adventures uphill drive to Chinese immigration Zhangmu. Continue drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel. (Nyalam Guest house or similar G. House) or tented camp on option.

Day 04: Nyalam: Acclimatization in Nyalam : Visit Milerepa Caves. ; You will stay in Nyalam for acclimatize to the high altitude. It is a beautiful place for acclimatization; you will visit Milarepa Cave where Tibetan Tantric Master saint meditated.

Day 05: Drive to Saga (4200m) 221km / approx. 5-6 hrs. Over Night at Guesthouse or Camp:
Ascend drive up to La Lung pass (5124m) then drops down before heading western part of Tibet. Road to east goes to Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. There are picture squire view of the mountain and specially Shisha Pangma (8012m) which is standing into the eyes Cross the Bhramaputra river which is one of the 4 rivers have its source near Kailash also known as Yarlung Tsangpo in the local languageand short drive to Saga.

Day 06: Drive to Paryang (4500m) 232 km / approx. 5-6 hrs. Over Night at Guesthouse or Camp: Drive through the gigantic valleys following the various rivers through the grazing lands of yaks and sheep. Enjoy the majestic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayan chain to the south, stunning views of the Snow capped mountain.

Day 07: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4520m) 288km / approx. 6 hrs. Over Camp:
Today drive through the green pastures & Huge valley, you can see the first sighting of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar by late afternoon. Drive to Thogu holiest bathing gate of Manasarovar.

Day 08: Drive to Tarchen or Tarboche (4600m) 60km Over Night at Guesthouse:
Lake Manasarovar (4500m) Lake Manasarovar is regarded as the most holy lake, It is said that a ritual bath in Manasarover kills the sins of a lifetime from Hindus & Buddhist legendary. According to Hindu and Buddhist cosmology the four great rivers of the Indian sub-continent, the Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Ganges, and Indus all arise from the lake. It is also said that Lord Vishnu floated in it for an eternity, dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water’s infinite potential sprang forth all of creation. The scenic view of great lake Manasarover with mt. Gurula Mandhata (7728m) on south and Holy Kailash on the north gives feeling that you are on the top of the heaven. Enter ancient caves and enjoy the place of RISHIS and YOGIS. According to ancient scriptures the lake is created from the mind of the Hindu deity BRAHMA. The lake is a gift for yogis who do penance here. Drive to Tarchen via Chiu monastery and hot spring.

Day 09: Start Trekking Around Kailash from Tarchen, Trek to Dehera Puk (camp): From Tarchen first prostration point, Tarboche Flag pole the auspicious gateway and sky burial ground, trek to Dehera at Puk at 4765 Meters along the beautiful rocky cliffs & water falls, great view of Mt: Kailash can be seen from Dehera Puk.  Total time for hiking is approx.7 hours for 15 km.

Day 10: Trek to Zuthul Puk (4790 meters/ 18kms- trek 7 hrs).Camp. This is one of the real highlights & hardest day of the tour. Hike for today is not part of the actual Kora and only possible for physically very fit people. You will cross through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of the holiest sites to view from the top which is ", the bathtub of Parvati the wife of Lord Shiva. Further accent hiking brings to the Top of Dolma-La pass (5630m).  Dorma La is the highest point of the tour, Steep Descend to the campsite near the monastery at Zuthul Puk.

Day 11: Trek to Tarchen and drive to Manasarovar Over Night at Camp: Trek to Tangsar  & Drive to Mansarovar lake, camp.

Day 12: Drive back to Paryang (288km) 6-7 hr.

Day 13: Drive Back to Saga (232km) 5-6 hrs

Day 14 Drive Back  to Nyalam:  (221km) 5-6 hr.

Day 15 Drive back to Kathmandu (153 km) 7 hr.

Day 16 Breakfast: Transfer to airport for your onward flight, Tour Ends!!!

Includes and Excludes

Accommodation in kathmandu:  twin sharing on BB Basis 3 nights /3 star.
Accommodation in Tibet: twin sharing 2 to 3 star Hotel in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and  in simple guest house or in the tent. All the sleeping gear such as , Two-men a tent at Camping, Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen Tent, mattress with foam, sleeping bag,

Staff:- A English speaking Nepalese staff, well trained Cook ,Kitchen boys, Sherpas, English speaking Tibetan Guide, Tibetan driver, two men a Yak with Yak men around Kailash Trekking.

Transportation: Airport transfers, City tour in kathmandu, Kathmandu to/from Tibet Border to Kathmandu by Coach, Tibet side Deluxe Land cruisers 4500 cc (four person in one) with support truck

Food: Breakfast 15, Lunch 15, Dinner 15,  Freshly cooked full board meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the tour (from Lhatse to Zhangmu)in Tibet  with Hot drinks- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Boiled water,

Permit & Visa; Monastery and temple entrance fees, Normal Tibet China Visa Fees, Kailash Permit, Tibet Permit,

Equipments: All kitchen equipment, chair & dinning table Drinks: Hot drinks- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Boiled water, Kitchen, Dining & Toilet Tents
Safety Concern; Gammon Bag, Oxygen, Basic first aid kid Box, one Satellite Phone (pay call),

 

Equipments

Equipments & Packing: You need to prepare with the seasonal clothing as Nepal and Tibet has got variation in climate.

FOOT WEAR: Comfortable Walking Shoe, Socks, Camp Shoes or Sandals.

CLOTHING: Fleece Jacket or Pullover, Waterproof Jacket and Trousers, Shirts and T-Shirts, Long Under Wear, Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear, Sunglasses, Sun Hat or Scarf, Rain Coat.

Seasonal Equipments: (For Late Autumn and winter time): Warm Jacket, Warm Pants, Warm Trouser, Gloves, Thick Socks, and Woolen Hat.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Daypack, Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Gaiters, Lip Salve.

PERSONAL EFFECTS: Camera & film, Spare passport photos, Water bottle, Money belt, Torch, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Soap to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

NOTE: If you wear glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are uncommon. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal & valuable items; such as camera, Water bottle, money, passport, towel, toilet items, soap, rain coat or things you need during the hiking in the day.

Trip Fact

Tour Code: Kailash Mansarover Tour
Duration: 16 days
Tour Start: Kathmandu
Tour Finish: Kathmandu
Tour Difficulty: Strenuous
Meals: 15 Breakfast|15 Lunch|15 Dinner
Accommodations: 4 nights 3 Star Hotels| 2 nights 2 Star and 9 nights Best Available (Guest house or Tent).
Transportations: Car|Jeep|Hiace|Bus
Tour Route: Kathmandu|Manosoraver|Kailash|Tingri|Kodari (Friendship Bridge)|Kathmandu.
Group Size: Min. 4 Pax in the group.
Country Visited: Nepal & Tibet

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu Cultural Tour|High Passes in Tibet|Manosarover Lake|Mount Kailash Parikarma.

Trip Info

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers: Please provide us with your flight arrival details in Nepal so that we can arrange a free transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our Representative who will have a sign with "Unique Path Travels ", please find our Representative when you are outside the terminal hill. Also Note our Numbers if incase your flight got change in time & Schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival or for any emergency; + 977- 1- 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Pre Tour Departure Meeting:Unique Path Travels & Tours will write or inform you what time to hold the Pre Tour Departure meeting at very First day of the Tour schedule date. This meeting is held to discuss the tour itinerary & its related information’s in more detail, meet your crew and fellow passengers with our Tour Leader or Manager.

In addition, Our Tour Leader will check that all passengers have the necessary travel documents. All passengers MUST bring following Documents original or copy of them at the time of Pre Tour Meeting:
1. Passport.
2. Travel Voucher.
3. Travel Insurance Policy.
4. Your Two each Passport size photo for Permit
5. Flight ticket to Re-confirm

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or you can get visit visa on arrival in Nepal. Please note that; Once the visa is issued, it will not be amended, revalidated and visa fees will not be refunded. Personal cheques and credit cards are not accepted for visa fees so the Visitors need to have USD Cash, the exact amount of USD Cash for Visa Fee is more sufficient. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta|  Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.

REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months)
duly completed Visa application form.
Two PP size Photograph.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.

Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.

Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.
Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy.

Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension:A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Unique Path Travels does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you.
  • A money belt, or something similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • DO NOT leave any valuables in ANY hotel room in Asia, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets operate everywhere, particularly in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Equipments & Packing:You need to prepare with the seasonal clothing as Nepal has got variation in climate. If you are doing trekking and going above 3000m you need warm clothing all year round.

Clothing list
Head wear:
1. Sunhat

Body wear (this all required on your duration of Holiday):
1. T-shirts.
2. Short Pants (one or two pic).
3. Trousers.
4. Track-suit.
5. Lightweight long sleeved –shirt: Useful to-protect from Sun burn.
6. Jacket or Fleece:
7. Rain Items: water proof /wind proof rain coat and trouser or Poncho.
8. All Underwear’s.

Foot wear:
1. A Pair of Comfortable Hiking Boots/ one pair of light sports shoe/ a pair of Sandal or Slippers.
2. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock.

Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal & valuable items; such as camera, Water bottle, money, passport, towel, toilet items, soap, rain coat or things you need during the hiking in the day.

Personal Effects:
Camera & film, Spare passport photos, Water bottle, Money belt, Torch, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Soap to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

NOTE: If you wear glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are uncommon. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.

You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical centre for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget to do over all check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend:

  • A dental check-up prior to traveling.
  • you know your blood group in case of emergency
  • if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies: We advise that all passengers bring along their own personal first aid kit. Below is a list of some recommended items:

Band aids/bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Currency

The official currency in Nepal is Rupee, The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee’s is divided into 100 Paisa.  There are coins for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.

Money Exchange:
Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank) does set the exchange rate and listed into daily news paper & website. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are Various ATM Machines into the main cities like Kathmandu, pokhara and so on. At where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and MasterCard’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations:
We have put a lot of thought and effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour. It will always be clean, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms during the trekking.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Unique Path tours. All clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trekking & Tours Nepal.

Tipping & Bargaining:
Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory but it is expected by the guides, porters and Tour Driver, any gratuities for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is kind of culture, especially in markets when hiring the Local Vehicles, Buying the Jewelries and Clothing.

Luggage:
Standard Domestic airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 15 kg for each passengers and one small piece of carry-on luggage.

TRAVEL TIP: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Departure Tax:
Nepal Domestic Flight departure taxes are not included in your flight ticket, there are some departure tax apply (approx. NRS 200) for Domestic Flight.

Climate:
Nepal has got amazing variation in climate, Ranges from high mountain valleys to tropical lowland vegetation, allowing visitor to enjoy the varieties of climates. Nepal has got four climate seasons spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (Sep to November) and winter (December to February).

Spring is colorful seasons but the heat gets gradually builds till the monsoon starts. The Monsoon starts from Bay of Bangle at the end of June to middle of September, We do get approx. 80% of annual rainfall in the monsoon. Autumn is known as clear sky, pleasant temperature and great atmosphere. With variation in the climate we do get different temperature in the country, Kathmandu hardly go below Zero degree Celsius at maximum coldest in the year.

Water:
You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria.
You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a day, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Photography:
Photography is on of the important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offence by taking photographs without first asking permission.
It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details:
Unique Path Travels and Tours P. Ltd
Address: Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237
Email : uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : https://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note:
This tour is operated by Unique Path Travels & Tours. Information given in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is given in good faith by the company, and is based on the latest information available at the date of update & publication.

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It is possible to organize the Private Tour or Tailor-Made Tours or Joining Group Tours, Please write to us with your requirements at: info@nepalholidayinfo.com

Tailer Made Tour

We have put the options open for all the clients to make your own holiday plan in the Tailor-Made Tour. The above given itinerary is normal plan, you may have longer or shorter time with special interest in mind to enjoy your Holiday. So just write to us about your travel plan in accordance of your interest, time frame, Budget and Preferences. We will help to design your private Tailor-Made plan with options of itinerary to Suit your dreamed holiday needs. contact@nepalholidayinfo.com


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