|Jan 29, 2017|
|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: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Nyalam
Day 04: Nyalam Full day acclimatization
Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang
Day 06: Drive From Dongba/Paryang to Mansarovar
Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen
Day 08: Drive from Darchen to Yamdwar and trek to Diraphuk
Day 09: Parikarma from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk
Day 10: Parikarma from Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar
Day 11: Drive back from Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga
Day 12: Drive back from Dongba/Saga to Nyalam
Day 13: Drive back from Nyalam to Katmandu
Day 14: Final Departure
- Arrival & departure transportation by private non AC vehicle in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by non AC vehicle as per itinerary
- Hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals in 3/4 star hotels
- Transfer to Kodari by tourist Coach
- Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/Guesthouse/tents with all meals (If camping two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipment)
- Every day pure vegetarian meals
- Private vehicle & support trucks for Tibet side
- English speaking Tibetan
- Nepali tour leader
- Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
- Kodari land tax
- Kailash Permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee
- International Airfares
- Nepal visa fees
- Transfers other than Kathmandu and Tibet
- 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 kingdom of Himalayan. 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 Pashupatinath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 02: 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 Budhanilkantha 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. Back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 Mts. - 160kms.)
After breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border (Kodari) by Tourist 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 Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Dinner & Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House.
Day 04: Full day rest at Nyalam
Full day free for acclimatization.
Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500 Mts. - 375kms)
After breakfast drive from Nyalam to Dongba/Paryang for about 08:00 hours, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 06: Drive from Dongba/Paryang to Mansarovar (4500 Mts. - 335kms)
After breakfast drive from Dongba/ paryang to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. Pooja and hawan, stay at the bank of the Mansarovar Lake, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen (4600 Mts. - 110kms.)
After breakfast, Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take dip in Mansarovar 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 08: Drive from Darchen to Yamdwar and trek to Diraphuk (Parikarma start, 4890 Mts. - 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 in tent or guesthouse
Day 09: Parikarma from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790 Mts. - 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 tent or Guest House
Day 10: 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 11: Drive back from Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga.
Day 12: Drive back from Dongba/Saga to Nyalam.
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Day 13: 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 14:Final Departure check out hotel, transfer to airport
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