The Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are the holiest of the several Tirtha Sthans in the Himalayas and lies in the western part of Tibet (China). A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet (6714 meter), Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world’s most venerated holy place. It is the supremely sacred site for many religious and billions of people.
Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to legend, immortal Shiva lives at the top of Mt. Kailash where he spends his time practicing yogic austerities and making joyous love with his divine consort, Parvati. For Hindus, to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash and have a Darshan(divine visit) of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion. It is divinely said that one circuit of the sacred Mt. Kailash (54 km/32-mile) is enough to wipe out all the sins of a lifetime.
What is included in the tour
VISA Yatra Permit
Vegetarian Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Pujari at Lake Mansarovar for Group Puja
Transportation (Flight, Helicopter & Road) during the complete trip as mentioned in itinerary.
Transport by Volvo category Bus / coach in Tibet side as per group sizes.
Oxygen cylinder for emergency use.
What is NOT included in the tour
Any kind of personal expenses
Pony / Porter expenses in Kailash Parikrama
Any kind of insurance
Any kind of Medical expenses
Any kind of donation or tip to Guide / Sherpa
Drivers /Cooks / Porter / Priest / or any crew member
Extra days accommodation in Kathmandu / Nepalganj / Simikot / Hilsa / Purang or any other places due to bad weather/flight cancellation or any other reason.
VISA splitting charges & transportation charges, if leaving early from Tibet.
Any evacuation / rescue / additional charges / losses due to natural calamities / unforeseen circumstances. Any kind of extra baggage charges in flight/helicopter during Yatra.
Anything which is not included in inclusions.
Day 1: Lucknow to Nepalgunj
Board Flight from Chennai to Lucknow at 0430 hrs to Lucknow. On arrival assemble at meeting point and drive around 4-5 hrs in AC coach for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in evening. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
Day 2: Nepalgunj Simikot Hilsa
Early Morning drive to Airport and catch flight for Simikot, rest for few hour at Simikot and then fly to Hilsa by Helicopter, wait for other group Yatris and then drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang. Its 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalganj to Simikot & then 10-20 minutes helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa.
Day 3: Acclimatization at Purang
Entire day free for acclimatisation and short trek may be taken in preparation for Mount Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang. Purang is small & very clean town with lots of shops at both sides of road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra. You can buy trekking sticks, water gallon for keeping Holy Mansarovar Water, some packed juices & other things. Some bargaining happens here at almost all shops. Its pleasant experience to roam around at Purang.
Day 4: Purang to Mansarovar Lake
Drive roughly 2 hours in AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake and then Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake. Complete Holy Lake Parikrama of approx. 105 KMs, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. While coming to Mansarovar Lake you will see first day of Kailash today.
Its overwhelming experience to see Divine Mount Kailash, just next to Holy Lake Mansarovar while taking bath. Overnight stay at Guest House near Lake Mansarovar. If weather permits, You can visit to Lake Mansarovar in night or early morning (Brahm Muhurt) too to witness the divinity of the place.
Day 5: Mansarovar to Darchen
After short drive from Lake Mansarovar you will reach to Darchen which is base for Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 6: First Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash
Early in morning after breakfast we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk ( 10 KMS first day Parikrama). You get blessed with darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Those who are not doing Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen for approx. 30 minutes and stay there in Hotel for 2 nights. You can see & pray to Mount Kailash from Darchen. **Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from
there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.
Day 7: Second Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash
Early morning start trek from Dirapuk
to Dolma La Pass and then Zuthulpuk. Total trek is of 22 KMs on second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey in throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass descend to Gauri kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Overnight stay Lodge / Guest House.First 6-7 KM (till Dolma La Pass at 5600 m) of 2nd day has very steep climb & most difficult part of Yatra. Yatris are advised to take comfortable time to cover it & take rest wherever you feel problem. After 1st 6-7 KM, remaining 16 KMs are comparatively plain / downwards & comfortable.
Important: Parikrama (Day 2). You will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside river. You will see East face of Mount Kailash here.