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Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage Tour

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The Kailash Mansarovar is one of the world's most sacred spots. To experience its spiritual energy you must go there but with right intention in mind.Hindus believe Mount Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Thousands of Hindu religious people come to visit the sacred mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, situated in the China's Autonomous Region of Tibet, every year from around the globe and neighboring country India via Nepal.Mansarovar lake, the word "manas" means mind or consciousness; the name consciousness and enlightenment Mt. Kailash lies the most sacred lake of Hindus Mansarovar lake 4580 m has held deep spiritual influence and wide religious among Hindu & Buddhist.Making round of the lake and taking a dip in it is believed to be Purge one's soul from sins ans the body from sickness, But there are others who believe one can not only clean his soul but also secure his place in heaven after the end of mortal life one more school of thought is that taking a dip in it helps one attain Moksha (free from the cycle of birth and re-birth in the worldly life).
Himalayan Excursion Nepal invites and welcomes all the Shiva Bhaktas to one of the most sacred pilgrimage of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar yatra known as the mother of all Teerthasthal the holy mount Kailash is considered to be one of the most beautiful treks in Asia. With our professional staff and excellent support from associate office in Nepal and Tibet and few major locations in India, we are successfully operating this yatra to this holy abode lord Shiva for hundreds of pilgrims every year.


  • Explore around beautiful lake Kuber Kund.
  • Attend Gauri Kund Darshan.
  • Take a holy dip bath in Manasarovar lake.
  • Enjoy Parikarma of Mansarovar by 4WD land crusier Jeep.
  • Attend the Hawan and Pooja at the auspicious Kailash Mansarovar lake.
  • Mount Kailash Parikrama 39 km walking (can take horse).
  • Driving in well paved road until base of Mount Kailash (Darchen).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour in UNESCO heritage site including Budhanilkanth Darshan and Pashupatinath temple Darshan.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, (1,300m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trip preparation (1,300m).
  • Day 3 : Visa and Document preperation for trip.
  • Day 4 : Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,600m), 4-5 hours.
  • Day 5 : Acclimatization day at Nyalam.
  • Day 6 : Drive to Saga (4,450 meters) via Lalung La Pass (5,050 meters), 250 km, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 7 : Drive to Paryang (4,600m), 185 km, 5-6 hours.
  • Day 8 : Drive to Manasarovar (4,558m) 277 km, 7-8 hours.
  • Day 9 : Drive to Darchen (14975 ft) 55 km, 1.5 hours.
  • Day 10 : Trek to DiraPuk (5,000m), 15 km, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 11 : Dirapuk-Zuthulpuk (4760 m),8-9 hours.
  • Day 12 : Kailash kora end and drive to Darchen to Manasarovar, 4 hours.
  • Day 13 : Drivr back to Saga, 9-10 hours.
  • Day 14 : Drive to Nyalam, 296 km, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu, 4-5 hours.
  • Day 16 : Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu, (1,300m).

After arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, the evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trip preparation (1,300m).

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess).
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Visa and Document preperation for trip.

Today, this is a day for visa preparation and other legal documentation. Normally it will take two days for urgent visa and if top urgent visa we can take within one day but it will be little expensive. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,600m), 4-5 hours.

Today, the trip commences from Kathmandu driving along the Arniko Highway enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. After completing the necessary border formalities at the both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides you will change your vehicle and start the two hours adventurous uphill drive to Nyalam.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 3600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Acclimatization day at Nyalam.

Rest day in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. Today, you may go for a short hiking above Nyalam for a couple of hours. This will help you to get acclimatized properly. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Drive to Saga (4,450 meters) via Lalung La Pass (5,050 meters), 250 km, 6-7 hours.

Today, After breakfast we start enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8,021m),Mt. Gaurishankar and other high mountains from Lalung la Pass (5,050m). A packed lunch will be served at the sacred lake Pigutso.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 5050m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Drive to Paryang (4,600m), 185 km, 5-6 hours.

Today, You can view Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand dunes give you an ideal world. Depends on the season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting for your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Drive to Manasarovar (4,558m) 277 km, 7-8 hours.

Today we will drive to lake Manasarovar, the longest drive starts with full excitement, by the late afternoon you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovar.Here, you can see a small village near by lake Manasarovar. The Highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans.The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 4558m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Drive to Darchen (14975 ft) 55 km, 1.5 hours.

After holy bath at Mansarovar,Today after lunch drive to Darchen by Jeep. While going to Darchen, we will make a clockwise parikrama of lake Manasarovar. The drive takes about 1 & half hours.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 1.5
  • Max. Altitude: 14975ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to DiraPuk (5,000m), 15 km, 6-7 hours.

Today, After breakfast drive to Tarboche (8 km) and start trek for Kailash Parikrama to Diraphuk (16,500 ft)-12 km, light lunch on the way, Dinner overnight at camp.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 5000m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Dirapuk-Zuthulpuk (4760 m),8-9 hours.

Today, the hardest and most important day of the yatra, cross high Dolma-la pass and descend to Gauri kund and further trek along with the river to Diraphuk.
  • Accomodation: Tenthouse
  • Hours: 8-9
  • Max. Altitude: 4760m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Kailash kora end and drive to Darchen to Manasarovar, 4 hours.

Today, After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. On the way, we visit Zuthulphuk gompa and drive to Horr Chu to collect holy water of Lake Manasarovar to bring back to home.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Drivr back to Saga, 9-10 hours.

Today, we have a long drive from Manasarovar to Saga. We pass by the sacred and historic Chiu Monastery. Continue driving past Hor Quo and cross the Mayum La pass (5200 m). Pass by the small towns of Zhongba and Paryang. It's 270 km from Manasarovar to Paryang. From Parayang, It's 255 km to Saga. From Saga instead of going toward Lhasa, we drive along a different route towards Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 9-10
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Drive to Nyalam, 296 km, 6-7 hours.

Today, Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra river and then drive to Nyalam. Pass by a huge lake Paigu-Tso with Mt.Shishapangma (8027 m) in the background. After crossing another pass, the Tong La at 5120 , we finally reach border town Zangmu.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 296km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu, 4-5 hours.

Drive to the border check point and go through the customs formalities. After reaching friendship bridge, we'll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles and will walk for approximately 10-15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari it takes another 4-5 hour drive to Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 : Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward destination.
Kailash Mansarovar tour is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for this trip is between March and October.
It depends uponIt depends upon season.During winter (November to February), It is colder at night time and relatively warmer during the day time, with the tempreature ranging from around 4 degree at night to 23 degree at day time. Between March and May, the weather stay perfect as the tempreature averages 25 degree during the day time. From Septembet to December,following te monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 22 degree.
During trip guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. whereas we use the best 4WD jeep for the overland drive across the Tibet highland.For larger group,we also use supported trucks to carry luggage.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
Chinese Yuan and US dollar can be accepted in Tibet. There are no ATMs in the town you are visiting.Exchanging your money to chinese currency will be the best option for you,which you do at Kathmandu and border.
Generally, inGenerally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trip USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in triproute most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Valid Passport-must be valid for up to 6 months after your return from your tour.
Travel Insurance.
Cash and Traveller's Cheques(Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
Flight tickets.
Emergency contact numbers for T/C's,Banks,Insurance and family contacts.
Yes,we do handle all the procedure for Tibet Visa and Travelling permit.The process charge is all included in the trip price.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and driver.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 25 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/T-02
Grade: Easy grading info
Best Month of the Year : Aug-Oct & Mar-May
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 5,000M.
Destination: : Tibet

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