|Jan 29, 2017|
|Overland And Flight|
|Kailash Mansarovar Packages|
Kailash manasrovar the famed holy peak stands high in a remote south-west spot in Tibet, miraculously symmetrical (22,028 ft, 6,714 m) striated pyramid with a diagonal gash on one of its faces in western Tibet. Kailash is called the Precious Mountain in Tibet. It is believed that poet-yogi, Milarepa (11th C,) was the only person to have set foot on its peak, and he achieve the feat by flying there."9-storey Swarika" because on the south face of Kailash can be seen a swastika. Mt.Kailash is believed to be the real home of Lord Shiva, for Hindu people it is also the highest blessing to take darshan of the mountain -to be in its presence; to be seen by and to see it. At the slopes of Kailas, a stream is said to pour into Manasarovar and from this lake, flow four of Asia's great rivers the Indus, the Brahmaputra, the Karnali and the Sutlej.
The trip to Kailash is significant pilgrimage for millions of Hindus & Buddhists, in addition to Jains and also to Bonpos (Pre-Buddhists) and draws pilgrims from India, Nepal, Mongolia, Tibet, Japan, China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. It is thought that one circuit of the holy Mt. Kailash (54 km/32-mile) is sufficient to wipe out all the sins of your lifetime. Wiping out all the sins of your lifetimes is a much bigger task; that major sin clean-up requires 108 revolutions. Bathing in the icy sapphire waters of Lake Manasarovar at the mountain''s base is said to remove the sins of innumerable lifetimes. While we focus of this tour is Mount Kailash in Tibet, the trip through Nepal’s border with Tibet at Zhangmu, Saga and Paryang to Darchen is ethnically and scenically rewarding.
Day 01 : Kathmandu arrival.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 03 : Fly From Pokhara to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath - Jomsom.
Day 04 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara City Tour
Day 05 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 06 : Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 07: Drive from Katmandu to Nyalam
Day 08: Nyalam Full day acclimatization
Day 09: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang
Day 10: Drive From Dongba/Paryang to Mansarovar
Day 11: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen
Day 12: Drive from Darchen to Yamdwar and trek to Diraphuk
Day 13: Parikarma from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk
Day 14:Parikarma from Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar
Day 15: Drive back from Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga
Day 16: Drive back from Dongba/Saga to Nyalam
Day 17: Drive back from Nyalam to Katmandu
Day 18: Final Departure
- Arrival & departure transportation by private non AC vehicle in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by non AC vehicle as per itinerary
- Sightseeing in Pokhara Escorted with English Speaking Guide.
- Hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals in 3 star hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation at Pokhara in 3 star hotels with breakfast.
- Tourist standard accommodation in Jomsom.
- Kathmandu /Pokhara/ Kathmandu by tourist coach.
- Pokhara- Jomsom-Pokhara flight fare.
- Jomsom – Muktinath- Jomsom by Jeep.
- Muktinath permit.
- ACAP fee, Tims card
- Transfer to Kodari by private Coach
- Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/Guest house/tents with all meals (If camping two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipment
- Pure vegetarian meals
- Private vehicle & support trucks for Tibet side
- English speaking Tibetan and Nepali guide
- Kodari land tax
- Kailash Permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
- International Airfares
- Nepal visa fees
- Transfers other than Kathmandu and Tibet
- Lunch/Dinner in Pokhara & Jomsom
- Entrance/Monument fees
- All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
- Travel Insurance of clients
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips for staff
- Emergency evacuation expenses, helicopter
- Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse holder)
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
- Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc. & Services other than specified
- Extra night accommodation or any charges in Kathmandu, if arrive early or late in Kathmandu in case of evacuation
- Single Supplement charges in Kathmandu
- Anything not mentioned in cost includes
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, we will be briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Then evening you will be visit to Pashupati Nath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than back to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
You have breakfast being of the early morning. This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), departure at 7:00 AM, approximately six hours away by tourist coach. En route, you could find Trisuli River, it is very famous for Himalayan wild river rafting and also you can find Manakamana temple , can be visit by cable car it is a 1,302-m hill . The deity is one of the manifestations of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. You will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges it is most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world.
You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 03: Fly From Pokhara to Jomsom and drive to Muktinath - Jomsom
You have breakfast being of the early morning. This morning you will be fly to Jomsom approx.35 minutes flights and drive to Muktinath by Jeep (1.30 hrs) along the Kaligandaki river. Muktinath is god of Salvation; it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts, name of “Muktidhara”. & Holy bath in Mukti Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple), Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & Mukti Kunda, its believing that it brings them salvation, Have Darshan and worship to Muktinath Temple drive back to Jomsom by jeep Overnight Stay at Jomsom.
Day 04: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara City Tour
In this morning you will be fly back to Pokhara, Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel. After Breakfast proceed to Pokhara city sightseeing places to visit like:
Bindabashini Temple: Bindabashini is also one of the most popular temple in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindabashini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.
Barahi Temple: The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storyed pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima, the protesters deity representing- the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
Seti Gorge : Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Devi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David.) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva.
International Mountain Museum: A museum about mountaineering and its history. You could have description of the people living in the Himalayas and descriptions of the 14 highest peaks and their most famous expeditions. Evening leisure, overnight Stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
You have breakfast being of the early morning. Then drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach, which takes about six hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.
You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes
Day 06: Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent’s great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple’s origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.
Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha): Jaal Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkatha about 12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills is the largest Vishnu lying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. Jalasaya Narayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddha for Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back to some 1500 years.
Swayambhunath Stupa: 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu’s number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel. back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.
Day 07: Drive from Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. - 160kms.)
After breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border (Kodari) by Private coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our staff 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. Dinner & Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House.
Day 08: Full day rest at Nyalam
Full day free for acclimatization.
Day 09: Driev from Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500mts. - 375kms)
After breakfast drive from Nyalam to Dongba/Paryang for about 08:00 hours. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 10: Drive from Dongba/Paryang to Mansarovar (4500mts. - 335kms)
After breakfast drive from Dongba/ paryang to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. Pooja and hawan, stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 11: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. - 110kms.)
After breakfast, 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 at guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive from Darchen to Yamdwar and trek to Diraphuk (Parikarma start , 4890mts.- 12kms.)
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 or guesthouse.
Day 13: Parikarma from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. - 22kms.)
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La which is 5400ft, 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 Zhulthulphuk in tentor Guest House.
Day 14:Parikarma from Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar.
Trek down to Darchen, Drive to Mansarovar fill up spiritual jaal,then back to Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.
Day 15: Drive back from Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga.
Day 16: Drive back from Dongba/Saga to Nyalam.
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Day 17:Drive back from Nyalam to Katmandu
After custom formalities you will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into same hotel.
Day 18: Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.
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