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Mansarover Kailash Tour - 14 days
Mansarover- Holy Kailash Tour Tibet

Mount Kailash, (6714m/ 22027ft) high peak is situated to the north of the Himalaya in Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with splendid beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and Bonpo (the pre-Buddhist animistic religion of Tibet).

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heaven. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.

For the Buddhists; believe that Kailash is the mome of the Demchok or Demchog Chakrasamvara; who represents supreme bliss.

For the Jains (an Indian religious group), Kailash is the site where their first diviner achieved enlightenment.

For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven.

Kailash is surrounded by two great lakes; Manasarovar, borne out the minds (Manas) of Bramha. It is the highest fresh water lake in the world. Sacred Lake Manasarovar is round like Sun signifying solar force and inner consciousness (Prajnam) leading to higher Atmic awareness. The water of the Manas is pure and Turquoise blue. It is always calm. A bath in the holy waters of Manas is said to wash away the sins of many Janmas (lives) leading to spiritual path ultimately leading to Eternity. The second lake Rakshas; Rakas or Ravan Tal, is crescent Moon shaped signifying lunar force and influences the lower desires i.e. demonic impulse. The waters of Rawan Lake are brownish and it is often rough. Pilgrims normally avoid taking bath in its waters.

According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spends his most of the time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the SOUL of all AUM followers in the world.

"Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred of lifetimes."

-    Mansarovar & Holy Mt. Kailash –

Trip Facts

Country: Tibet

Region: Manasarover- Kailash

Activities: Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Max. Altitude: 5600 m.


Group Size: 4-40

Season: April-May-June-July -August-September

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Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 - Visit pilgrimage sites
Day 03 - Kathmandu to Nylam (3750m)
Day 04 - Acclimatization at Nylam (3750m)
Day 05 - Nylam to Saga (4450m.)
Day 06 - Saga to Paryang / Ngari Punsum (4500m.)
Day 07 - Ngari Punsum to Manasarovar (4550m.)
Day 08 - Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m.)
Day 09 - Darchen to Driaphuk (4890m.)
Day 10 - Driaphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750m.)
Day 11 - Zuthulphuk to Darchen / Manasarovar
Day 12 - Manasarovar to Paryang
Day 13 - Paryang to Saga
Day 14 - Saga to Nylam
Day 15 - Nylam to Kathmandu
Day 16 - Departure Day
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.

Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Day 02 - Visit pilgrimage sites

Early morning Sightseeing of Kathmandu with Guide; including Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha- Narrayanthan emple.

Afternoon briefing and final packing.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Nylam (3750m)

After breakfast proceeds to Kodari (Nepal - China Border). At our 5 hours driving. The Bhotekoshi River leads us up to Kodari is the second wilderness river in the world. Our boarder agent will complete custom formalities at Kodari. Check in to the Tibetan autonomous part of China after Lunch. We drive to a small Tibetan town is called Nylam by Land Cruiser.

Day 04 - Acclimatization at Nylam (3750m)

Free full day at Nylam for acclimatization. Excursion of Nylam city.

Day 05 - Nylam to Saga (4450m.)

After breakfast, we proceed from Nylam to Saga, it will take around 7 hours drive crossing about 220 Km. On the way we cross Lablungla Pass (5040m). Our trail leads us continuously on the Silk Road crossing the beautiful Tibetan Himalayan Shisha Pangma on the south. Grazing Ship, Yaks and nomadic remove once dizziness. Overnight stay at Saga, Guest House.

Day 06 - Saga to Paryang / Ngari Punsum (4500m.)

After breakfast, drive from Saga to Ngari Punsum via Paryang, around 7 hours driving cross about 225 Km. The beauty of nature will pursue you continuously, wild lives and farm animals keep you busy during the driving period. Overnight stay at Ngari Punsum, Campsite.

Day 07 - Ngari Punsum to Manasarovar (4550m.)

After breakfast, we proceed from Ngari Punsum to Manasarovar Lake, around 6 hours drive, crossing about 180 Km. This is the first day stay at the bank of Manasarovar Lake (Thrugu / Chiu) and to get a divine view of Holy Kailash Parbat. Overnight stay at the bank of Manasarovar Lake.

Day 08 - Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m.)

Morning free for holy program- dip and Pooja. After Lunch we drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (Base Camp of the Kailash Parbat). Late afternoon we drive to Serlung Gompa by Jeep to have divine view of Astapada, Nandi Parbat, Kailashi Ganga, Kuber Parbat, Astamatrikagan Parbat and Dakshinmurti Shivalaya.

Day 09 - Darchen to Driaphuk (4890m.)

This is the first day of the Holy Kailash Parikrama. We start our Parikrama after breakfast as earlier as possible. This day we have to walk about 7 hours continiously. Yak will carry our all-essential equipments. Overnight stay at Driaphuk, Campsite.

Day 10 - Driaphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750m.)

This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La altitudes of 5,670 meters above sea level. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma-La and any time can change and start to snow storm. So we try to start our journey as earlier as possible. In route, we can Darshan Gaurikunda. But it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk, Campsite.

Day 11 - Zuthulphuk to Darchen / Manasarovar

This is the day we finish our Parikrama of Kailash at Zongjerpu. We drive to Manasarovar. Overnight stay at the bank of Manasarovar (Hore), Campsite.

Day 12 - Manasarovar to Paryang

Now onward our tour starts back in same way up to Kathmandu, same systems will be applicable. Overnight stay at Paryang.

Day 13 - Paryang to Saga

Drive back to Saga. Over night stay at Saga, Guest House.

Day 14 - Saga to Nylam

Drive back to Nylam. Overnight stay at Nylam, Guest House.

Day 15 - Nylam to Kathmandu

After clearing the boarder formalities our Nepal part will pick up you from boarder by tourist coach and continue proceeds to Kathmandu.

Day 16 - Departure Day

Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Price List
    Group Joining Per Person COST:
  • For Indian Passport holder. US $ 950 + INR 45000 (Bus Service) / US $1150 + INR 45000 (Jeep Service).
  • For other than Indian Passport holder. US $ 2175 (Bus Service) / US $ 2400 (Jeep Service) .
  • All rates are net payable to us in group joining basis.

Cost Includes :

  • Arrival and departure transfer by tourist coach / three nights accommodation at Kathmandu with all meal / Kathmandu valley sight seeing including Pashupatinath Darshan / Kathmandu – Boarder – Kathmandu transfer by Nepali tourist coach / Boarder – Kailash – Boarder transfer by Land Cruisers Jeep in 4 persons sharing basis and supporting truck during Kailash trip / all accommodation at Tibetan Guest house / hotels and camp / camping equipments with sleeping bag, down Jacket / carrying bag / Visa and visa approval fees of China / all entry, travel & road permit fees in Tibet part / Sherpas, cook and all necessary supporting staffs / Tibetan guide / Yak and Yak man / Oxygen & medicine kit box.
Cost Excludes:
  • Beverage and personal nature cost / Nepal entry and re-entry visa fees for non-residence Indian / rescue & emergency cost / yak or horse cost for personal riding / Additional Jeep driving to Serlung / Accommodation cost at Darchen those stay at Base camp instead to go Kailash Parikrama & Tips.
Risk and Liabilities:
  • We will endeavor to make your journey smooth and as pleasant as possible. However the entire program in Tibet is conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of China Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Independent Himalayan Adventure & its related organizations swill not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstance such as Government restriction, land slide, road blockage, flood, snow, and Political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, Delay due to shortage of Land Cruiser Jeep in Tibet, sickness or Accident. Any extra cost including there shall be borne by travelers themselves.
  • Minimum three months valid passport and two copies of pp size photograph.
    A normal health certificate from your personal doctor to those are 50 years and above by age.
  • This is not a trek or expedition but a tour; therefore no specific level of fitness is required. Anybody can join this Yatra if they think themselves fit and have strong willpower. People suffering from cardiac or respiratory problems should consult to their doctor. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation and regular exercise make the journey comfortable for all..
Food and Beverage:
  • We will serve delicious continental & Indian food; Breakfast and Dinner in Campsite serve by Nepali trained staff. Pack lunch will be provided for daytime. We will serve Mineral Water for drinking purpose.
Clothing and Necessities:
  • As the temperature varies greatly between day and night (from max. 20 degrees Celsius to min. –16 degrees Celsius) one should prepare accordingly.
Bring the following items with you:
  • Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Torch with extra batteries/bulbs, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, Shirt/T-shirt & Trekking shoes.
  • Full travel, insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation if incase of emergency, lost of belongs, and trip cancellation is strongly recommended.


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