Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra

Mount Kailash (6,638m), locally known as “Gang Rinpoche,” is considered a sacred peak by Hindus, Buddhists, Bon and Jains alike. Located in the Kailsh Range near two of the largest lake in the region, Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakhshastal, it is a part of Trans-Himalaya in Tibet. Every year, thousands of pilgrims make pilgrimage to Kailsh, therefore, encountering pilgrims and monks on the way will be a common sight for the trekkers. The trail follows through rugged terrain, high-altitude and unfriendly weather, making the trip on foot most challenging. Kailash trek via Lhasa can be one of the best adventure-travels for the trekkers. The trek aims to introduce you to the colorful and culturally rich city of Lhasa "The Forbidden City," along with observing local landscapes and tribal found in Kailash region.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation
After breakfast the day will start with our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce our fellow staff for your adventure trip. Over night at Kathmandu hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Kodari then continues to Nyalam (3750m)
We start our tour with an early morning drive to Kodari, the Nepali border post. After completing immigration and custom formalities drive up hill to Zhangmu (2,300m/75,44ft). This is Tibetan border town. After the formalities we continue our journey through a beautiful gorge to Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post. On the way you will see fantastic view of deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight at Nyalam.

Day 04: Free day in Nyalam for acclimatization Nyalam Guesthouse
This day for you good acclimatization day at Nyalam and enjoy your days. This is most necessary to take a one day in Nyalam for your good acclimatization and safety.

Day 05: Drive to Saga (4600mt)
On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.

Day 06: Drive to Paryang (4500m)
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 nearby you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.

Day 07: Paryang to Lake Mansarovar (4558m)
The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.

Day 08: Mansarovar Parikram on Jeep & drive to Darchen (4663m)
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

Day 09: Drive to Yama Dwar (Darboche) & trekking to Deraphuk (4860m)
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

Day 10: Trek Deraphuk to Zutulphuk (4760m)
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you arrive at Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

Day 11: End Parikrama & drive to Lake Mansarovar (Horaa Qui)
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.

Day 12: Drive to Paryang (4500m)
Today, after breakfast we'll leave Lake Mansarovar today and drive to Paryang, a beautiful small Tibetan village for overnight.

Day 13: Drive to Saga (4600m)
This morning we'll leave Paryang and continue our journey which takes us back to Saga for overnight.

Day 14: Drive to Nyalam (3750m)
Our route leads from Saga town to the Ferry at Yarlung Tsangpo (Bhramaputra River) after 40 minutes drive from the camp at Saga. On reaching the river bank we board on the barge like boat with the vehicle to get across the other side of the river bank. From this point the drive takes on the valley and through the passes till we reach near the lake Paigutsho, and further to the scenic drive through the beautiful countryside of Tibet with excellent panoramic views (weather permitting) of Mt Cho-Yu (8,201m) and Mt Shishapagma (8,012m) from the Lalung La pass, at 5050m and continuous drive to Nyalam for overnight.

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
This morning we'll drive back across the Tibet -Nepal border at Kodari and after the custom formalities we drive to Kathmandu through the beautiful Nepalese countryside takes (4-5 hours). After check in to the hotel remaining time rest and relax at the hotel and trip concludes with overnight.

Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu
At this pleasant day, you may have full day leisure at your own. Or explore the Thamel main down town for last day shopping and evening Nepal Vision will meet you again and host a last farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. And our trip ends here.

Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Kathmandu - Kodari - Nyalam - Saga - Paryang - Lake Mansarovar - Darchen - Yama Dwar (Darboche) - Deraphuk - Zutulphuk - Lake Mansarovar - Paryang - Saga - Nyalam - Kathmandu
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