Holiest of the holy place on earth. It is journey of a life time and experience unmatched to anything else on earth or beyond.
Mt. Kailash (6714 m, 22156ft.) holiest of all peaks, abode of the great Hindu God Lord Shiva and Kang Ringboche to Tibetan Buddhism is situated in the southwestern part of Tibet. On the lap of Mt. Kailash is Lake Mansarovar.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, a visit to this holiest place was some thing of a dream for mankind in the past. Now the network of paved high road has turned the dreams into reality.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is indeed a life time experience. It is a rare opportunity. A privilege for all those devotees who have been dreaming to be close to the home of the Gods in this world and who are simply in search of magic of nature.
This journey is for pilgrims and adventure seekers. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Overland is the cheapest and safest way to reach Kailash Manasarovar. It is at landscape of the corner of the great plateau of Tibet. Kailash Mansarovar has one of desolate beauty which is unique and incomparable to rest of the places in the world.
Before starting this journey to Kailash Manasarovar, you will have opportunity to get blessing from Pashupatinath and then visit Boudhanath. Both of these sites are declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
You will be briefed about this journey of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by our expert team who have more than 30 years of experience in this field.
This ultimate journey to Kailash Manasarovar begins with scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border, Kodari. From here coach or jeeps take you to Kailash Mansarovar. Drive to achieve your ultimate goal. You will be
given a full day rest at Nyalum. This day is for you to acclimatize with the high altitude.
You will feel irritated and uneasy as your body experiences a sudden change in altitude. This will slowly fade off. You need to stay calm and do less physical exertion.
We take “parikarma” (circumambulation) of Mansarovar by coach or jeeps and of Kailash on foot.
Hindus believe that a ritual bath in the sacred Manasarovar delivers a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise. A drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred life times. A single circumambulation (Kora) of Mt, Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime. We have been operating this tour since 1987. We are recognized Kailash Manasarovar Tour Operator in Nepal by China India Pilgrimage Service Center.
13 Days/ 12 Nights
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.
04: Rest day at Nyalamu for acclimatization.
05: Drive from Nyalamu to Dongba. 4600 m.
06: Drive to Hor Que (east shore of lake Manasarovar). 4590 m.
07: Perform Pooja, Homa. Drive to Darchen taking “parikrama” of Lake Manasarovar. 4575 m.
08: Drive to Sersang Valley and start Kailash "Parikrama" (circumambulation). Diraphuk. 4909m.
09: 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: Perform Puja, Homa, Tarpan at Lake Manasarovar. 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.
08: 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.
09: 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.
10: 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)
11: From Paryang to Nyalamu. Total distance 476 Kms, 297 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
12: 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.
13: Transfer to airport for departure flight or take extension for Manakamana and Muktinath Yatra.