Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015 schedule

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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015 schedule stats from April 28. Details given below:

DAY PROGRAM April MAY MAY MAY MAY JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE
01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Evening – Detail briefing on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Cancel Cancel Cancel Cancel Cancel 04 11 18 27**
02: AM – Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM – Free for preparation. 05 12 19 28
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalamu. 06 13 20 29
04: Rest day at Nyalamu. 07 14 21 30
05: Drive to Dongba. 08 15 22 July 01
06: Drive to Hor-chu, Pooja Homa etc. 09 16 23  02
07: Drive to Darchen taking parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. 10 17 24 03
08: Drive to Sersang and start parikrama on foot. Arrive Diraphuk. 11 18 25 04
09: Cross Dolma La and arrive Zutulphuk. 12 19 26 05
10: End parikrama and drive to Paryang. 13 20 27 06
11: Drive to Nyalamu. 14 21 28 07
12: Drive to Kathmandu. 15 22 29 08
13: Transfer to airport for departure flight. 16 23 30 09

**Indicates tour leaving for full moon day.
*Indicates full moon day.

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNDER UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES

DAY PROGRAM JULY JULY JULY JULY AUG AUG SEPT SEPT
01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Evening – Detail briefing on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. 02 10 16 26** 04 24** 03 23**
02: AM – Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM – Free for preparation. 03 11 17 27 05 25 04 24
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalamu. 04 12 18 28 06 26 05 25
04: Rest day at Nyalamu. 05 13 19 29 07 27 06 26
05: Drive to Dongba. 06 14 20 30 08 28 07 27
06: Drive to Hor-chu Pooja Homa etc.. 07 15 21 31* 09 29* 08 28*
07: Drive to Darchen taking parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. 08 16 22 Aug 01 10 30 9 29
08: Drive to Sersang and start parikrama on foot. Arrive Diraphuk. 9 17 23 02 11 31 10 30
09: Cross Dolma La and arrive Zutulphuk. 10 18 24 03 12 Sept 01 11 Oct 01
10: End parikrama and drive to Paryang. 11 19 25 04 13 02 12 02
11: Drive to Nyalamu. 12 20 26 05 14 03 13 03
12: Drive to Kathmandu. 13 21 27 06 15 04 14 04
13: Transfer to airport for departure flight. 14 22 28 07 16 05 15 05
**Indicates tour leaving for full moon day.
*Indicates full moon day.
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNDER UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES

14 Days/ 13 Nights

DAY      

01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. 1370 m.                                                 

02: AM- Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. 1370 m.

After lunch – Detail briefing on Kailash Mansarover Yatra. Rest of the day free for preparation.     

03: Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Nyalamu via Zhangmu. 3534 m.       

Rest day at Nyalamu for acclimatization.                                           

05: Drive from Nyalamu to Dongba. 4600 m.                                                         

06: Drive to Hor Que (east shore of lake Manasarovar); for Pooja, Homa, Meditation etc 4590 m.

07: Drive to Darchen taking “parikrama” of Lake Manasarovar. 4575 m.               

08: Drive to Sersang Valley and start Kailash "Parikrama" (circumambulation). Diraphuk. 4909m.

00: Cross Dolma La and arrive Zutulphuk. Passing Highest altitude of our yatra 5630 m. Camping at 4790 m.

10: End "parikrama" and drive to Paryang. 4610 m.

11: Drive from Paryang to Nyalamu.

12: Drive from Nyalamu to Kathmandu.

13: Transfer to airport for departure flight or join Manakamana and Muktinath Yatra

01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel.

02: Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM – detail briefing on Kailash Manasarovar tour and preparation.

03: Early morning drive from Kathmandu (4500 ft, 1371 mt) to frontier town of Nepal, Kodari. From here walk a short distance across the friendship bridge to meet the guide from our Tibet agent. Then drive for about ½ hour (12 Km) to Zhangmu (7545 ft, 2300 mt). After custom and immigration formalities, drive to Nyalamu (11660 ft, 3534 mt). Total distance 157 Kms, 98 miles (approx. 7 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

04: Rest day at Nyalamu for acclimatization.

05: Drive to the first high pass of Lalung La (16665 ft, 5050 mt). From here a superb view of high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang himal. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and arrive Peigutso (14540 ft, 4406 mt). Drive to driving to Saga (14080 ft, 4267 mt). Continue driving through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains and arrive Dongba (14973 ft, 4565 mt). Total distance 377 Kms, 235 miles (approx. 7 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

06: From Dongba drive to Paryang and then to Mayum river (15280 ft, 4630 mt) for 132 Km, 82 miles. Continue drive crossing Mayum La pass (17160 ft, 5200 mt) and have the first sight (Darshan) of Mt. Kailash. Further drive takes you to Horque, the eastern shore of Lake Manasarovar (15055 ft, 4590 mt). Total distance covered 330 Km, 206 miles (Approx 7 hrs). Stay at guesthouse.

07: Free on the shore of Lake Manasarovar for religious performances (Puja, Homa, Tarpan etc.) or rest viewing the most beautiful Mt. Kailash surrounding area.

08: Taking "parikrama" (driving around) of Manasarovar arrive Darchen (15098 ft, 4575 mt), located beneath the majestic holy Mountain Kailash. Stay at Guesthouse. Total distance 90 Km, 57 miles (Approx 4 hrs). Stay at guesthouse.

09: Drive to Sersang valley (15200 ft, 4606 mt), 8 Kms, 5 miles. Then trek through Shersang, the rebuilt Chukku Gompa, Dambing Donkhang (16137 ft, 4890mt.) and to Dirapuk (16200 ft, 4909mt). Distance 8 Km, 5 miles drive and 11 Km, 7 miles walk. Approx 6 hrs walk. Overnight in tent at Dirapuk. Yaks will carry our food, baggage and equipments. Those not doing the Parikrama, will drive to Darchen from Sersang and wait here for the parikrama group and stay at guesthouse.

10: Climb through a moraine to a meadow at 17193 ft, 5210mt and then pass rock cairns to emerge to Dolma La at 18579 ft, 5630 mt (highest altitude on this Yatra). From the pass descend via Guari Kunda Lake to the La Chukkir Villy at 16995 ft, 5150mt where you should look for the foot prints, which pilgrims believe belonged to Buddha. Descend further along, a long gentle path to Zutul-Puk Gompa (15807 ft, 4790mt.), where there is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. Total distance 23 Km, 14 miles. Approx 10 hrs. Stay at tented camp.

11: Trek along the Zhong Chu river to a bridge, cross it and climb a little before descending to 15213 ft, 4610 mt from where you will have a good view of Manasarovar Lake. Meet the rest of the group members at the pick-up point and drive to Paryang. Walking distance 11 Km, 7 miles (approximate 5 hrs). Total driving distance 281 Km, 175 miles (approximate 5 hours)

12: From Paryang to Nyalamu. Total distance 476 Kms, 297 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

13: Drive from Nyalamu to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel. 157 Km, 98 miles. Approx 7 hrs.

14: Transfer to airport for departure flight or take extension for Manakamana and Muktinath Yatra.

Our price includes :
  • Arrival, departure transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private car/van/coach as per the program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights on full board (vegetarian meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Accommodation in the guesthouses in Tibet on dormitory style.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours in Tibet by Toyota Land Cruisers (maximum 4 pax in each) or by coach with English speaking guide and baggage, equipments by truck. In Nepal, Kathmandu / Kodari / Kathmandu by coach.
  • All vegetarian meals through out the tour in Tibet (breakfast and dinner is served hot in the dinning room and picnic lunch is served in the hot-cases).
  • All equipments for camping (tent, mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent etc is carried to use under unavoidable circumstances)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments).
  • Warm jacket.
  • Jerry can for taking Manasarovar jal home.
  • Steel hot cases for buffet lunch.
  • Experienced tour leader / coordinator with each group.
  • Services of sardar, cook, kitchen boys and camping helpers (accompanying the group).
  • Oxygen cylinder.
  • Pulse and Oximeter.
  • Gemow bag (life saving bag at high altitude) and basic First-Aid box.
  • Tibet visa fee and permit fee for Kailash and Manasarovar.
  • Certificate on successful completion of the tour.
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making parikrama of Mt.Kailash.
  • Porterage for Kodari-across the border-Kodari only.
Price does not include :
  • Extra cost of transportation, porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall, political and natural disturbances and any other unforeseen conditions.
  • Extra cost of accommodation and meals in Kathmandu for staying more than 3 nights as per the program to match the flight schedule or for any other reasons.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as insurance, beverage, telephone calls, tips etc.
  • Charges of pony and driver and porterage if required to ride on for Kailash parikrama.
  • Any other cost not mentioned as included.
  • Trip Facts
  • Activity:Pilgrimage/Culture Tour
  • Trip Length:13 Days/ 12 Nights
  • Per Day Walk:Only during parikrama 5 to 10 hours
  • Grade:Driving Easy. Parikrama Moderate
  • Highest Altitude:5630 m.
  • Season:April to October
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