• Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-TS03
Duration: 16 days
Program Type: Tour
Minimum Pax: 1+
Maximum Altitude: 4500m
Mode of Travel: Flight / Land
Start Trip: Nyalam
End Trip: Nyalam
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Overview

Mount kailash rises to 6714 m, in one of the highest and most rugged parts of the Himalayas in Tibet.  Made up of black rocks, the symmetrical peak has a distinctive diamond like shape with four steep facades. The land scape around the mountain is rough and dry. Mt.kailash lies near the source of some of the longest river in asia, Such as Indus river, Sutlej river and Brahmaputra river. Next to the mountain are two scared lakes; the most scared one is the Lake Manasarowar and the other is Rakshas Tal. Manasorwar is believed to be the lake formed in the mind of God, created to show the omnipotence of the mind of Brahma. This is why bathing in the lake and drinking in its water is a purifying process for Hindus and a way of reaching the Brahman paradise. Just one drop of water from the serenely beautiful Manasarovar is said to set one free from the contaminations of the poisonous world.
According to the Hindu methology, shiva the god of destruction and regeneration resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailasa with his wife Parvati (daughter of Himalaya). In Hinduism mount kailash is regarded as paradise, the ultimate destination of soul and the spiritual centre of the world. As per the description in Vishnu Purana, the four faces of mount Kailash are made up of Crystal, Ruby, Gold and Lapis lazuli. According Buddhism, a single parikarma (circle around) of mount Kailash erases the sins committed through out the life time and 108 parikarma will remove the sins of all one’s lifetimes and bring salvation from reincarnation (moksha). Where as Jain regard the mountain as the place where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nyalam.

Day 04: Nyalam. A day for rest

Day 05: Nyalam – Saga.

Day 06: Saga – Paryang.

Day 07: Paryang / Horr Chu.

Day 08: Manasarovar. Rest in Lake Mansarovar.

Day 09: Trek – Dirapuk.

Day 10: Trek – Zutulphuk. Trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa

Day 11: Darchen. Zuthulphuk – Darchen

Day 12: Paryang. We return through the same route.

Day 13: Drive to Saga.

Day 14: Drive to Nyalam.

Day 15: Drive to Friendship Bridge and Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and rest of the day free for acclimatize. Overnight hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple and Swayambhunath stupa

Day 03: Kathmandu – Nyalam. Depart at 5.00 am from Kathmandu and drive through the Nepal-Tibet border along the famous Arniko Highway. Stop for a quick breakfast at Dhulikhel and lunch at Kodari. After immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Kodari and Zhangmu), we drive to the small town of Naylam (3700 m). Please note that the guest-houses in Tibet will be of a very basic and dormitory style. Drink lots of water.

Day 04: Nyalam. A day for rest – to facilitate altitude acclimatization. We may do some hiking around. All meals and overnight stay at the same guest house/camp.

Day 05: Nyalam – Saga. Drive to Saga (250 kms 4500 m). We start after breakfast, enjoying the grand view of Mt.Shishapangma (8021 m), Gauri Shanker and other high mountains from Lalug la (5050 m) Pass. Packed lunch will be served at sacred Lake Pigutso. Overnight camp/guest house.

Day 06: Saga – Paryang. Drive to Paryang – after breakfast we drive across the vast Tibetan plateau to Prayang (225 km). Packed lunch will be served. Overnight camp/guest house.

Day 07: Paryang / Horr Chu. Drive to Lake Manasarovar Camp at Horr Chu. The auspicious day for all travelers having first glimpse of the Holy Manasarovar and Darshan (view) of Mt.Kailash from The Horr Chu pass . Camp for night on the shores of Lake Manasarovar.

Day 08: Manasarovar. Rest in Lake Mansarovar. The experience of being in the abode of God, while we spend 1 day in Lake Mansarovar it will help us to acclimatize, we can take bath then Drive to Darchen, if time permit trek up to Gangtak Gompa to view close view of Holy Kailash. Overnight camp/guest house

Day 09: Trek – Dirapuk.
Early in the morning drive up to Tarboche and start trek to Diraphuk (north face of Kailash). Overnight camp

Day 10: Trek – Zutulphuk. Trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa – the day of challenging journey that every pilgrim talks about. We trek up to Dolma La Pass (5600 m), offer very short Prayers at the Dolma la and go down towards the Gaurikunda. Lunch and dinner, as usual, will be provided at the camp, in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa.

Day 11: Darchen. Zuthulphuk – Darchen – after breakfast, we trek around 8 kms to reach the point where our jeeps will be waiting for us. Trek ends and same day drive to Horr Chu. Overnight camp/guest house.

Day 12: Paryang. We return through the same route. The same procedure as earlier will be followed for meals and accommodation. Drive to Prayang. Overnight camp/guest house

Day 13: Drive to Saga.

Day 14: Drive to Nyalam.

Day 15: Drive to Friendship Bridge and Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service.
  • Outfitter Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Medical supplies.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot Shower during the Trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Many of the items on the list are available in Nepal. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

Clothing

  • Lightweight walking boots.
  • If new one is being bought, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet.
  • Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially essential during winter, from December to February.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential.
  • Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
  • Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
  • Thermal underwear. Which is excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months.
  • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
  • A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  •  A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  • “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipment & Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a book etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  • 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
  • Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels.
  • Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
  • Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
  • An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
  • Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional) – an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photographs.

When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.

We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.

1. Basic Symptoms:
(I) Loss of appetite
(II) Sleep disturbance
(III) Difficult to pass urine

2. Medium Symptoms:
(I) Headache which is bad
(II) Irregular breathing
(III) Nausea
(IV) Mild weakness

3. Serious Symptoms:
(I) Slight swelling of hands and face
(II) Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
(III) Can hear gurgling sound in the chest.
(IV) Zero energy.

What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.

If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse, or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes. There is communication facility at Namche Bazaar; Doctors at Khunde hospital in the Everest Area and HRA Clinics and in some trekking areas also have the Gamow Bag. The hospital or the clinic will take fees or charges for such services. We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.

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