Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Via Lhasa

Duration: 
16 nights/17 days
Altitude: 
5,650m/18,532ft
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Holiday Style: 
Pilgrimage
Starts/Ends: 
In Kathmandu, Nepal

Holiday Overview

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Via Lhasa: From the holiest city to the holiest mountain.

Adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Bon religion highly revere the Kailash Manasarovar, believing that it holds immense significance. They believe that Mount Kailash can absolve one of all sins committed in a lifetime with a mere glimpse, while a ritualistic bathing in the sacred Manasarovar Lake purifies the mind and body.

Kailash

For Hindus, Kailash is the epitome of pilgrimage, known as Parabrahma Kshetra, and revered as the abode of Lord Shiva, where he dwells with his family and Shivaganas. This majestic mountain is venerated as Mount Sumeru or Meru, the center of the universe. Buddhists also hold Mount Kailash in deep reverence, worshipping it as Kang Rinpoche, the abode of Chakrasambhara, the god of eternal bliss. Furthermore, the Kailash-Manasarovar area is home to eight significant Buddhist monasteries, including Chhu Monastery, situated on the western shores of Lake Manasarovar, which was sanctified by Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).

Jain believers hold Mount Kailash in special esteem, as it is believed that their first Tirthankar Rishavdev attained Kaivalya (Nirvana) on the Astapada mountain, located near Mount Kailash.

Similarly, the Bon religion, an indigenous faith of Tibet, regards Mount Kailash as the place where their ancestors descended from heaven and settled in the Sersung area. Additionally, apart from its religious significance, Kailash also attracts adventure enthusiasts seeking its serene tranquility and breathtaking natural beauty.

Similarly, the Bon religion sees Mount Kailash as their ancestors' descent point, settling in the Sersung area.

Moreover, Kailash-Manasarovar Mandala harbors sacred sites like Rakshasa Tal, Mount Gurlamandhata, and others.

Furthermore, people view Kailash-Manasarovar Mandala as the origin of holy rivers like Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Indus, and Karnali.

Arrival, Preparation, and Sightseeing in Kathmandu:

Welcome to Kathmandu, the land of lord Pashupatinath. We will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to a 5-star hotel. In Kathmandu, we spend the initial four days visiting World Heritage Sites and sacred temples including Budhanilkanth and Doleshwor. During this time, we spare moments to make final preparations for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, attend detailed briefings, and perform Pashupatinath darshan and Rudrabishek before embarking on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

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Note: Subject to reconfirming with the flight schedule from Kathmandu to Lhasa 

Trip highlights:

  • Journey from the holy city, Lhasa to the holiest mountain, Kailash
  • Kailash and Manasarovar Parikarma
  • Darshan of highly revered Pashupatinath temple and perform Rudrabishek
  • Darshan of Doleshwor Temple- The head of Kedarnath
  • Pilgrimage to sacred Lake Manasarovar, holy Mt. Kailash, Charan sparsha and Tirthapuri, the Adi Badrinath
  • Nandi and Asthapada Darshan, close view of Mt. Kailash
  • Travel by Tourist Coach up to Lake Manasarovar and the base camp of Kailash (No walking involved except Kailash Parikrama)
  • Exit Tibet from scenic Kerung, Nepal-Tibet border, and Helicopter ride to Kathmandu (optional).

Holiday Summary

Day 01-04:      Arrival in Kathmandu and Sightseeing

Day 05:           Fly to Lhasa

Day 06-14:      On Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra

Day 15-16:      Back to Kathmandu

Day 17:           Departure

 

Day-to-day Brief Itinerary

1
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
( Altitude: 1300m, Duration: 45 minutes )
Duration: 
45 minutes
Altitude: 
1300m
Destination: 
Kathmandu
Visit Kailash representative welcomes you with a flower garland, Sagun, and drinking water in Kathmandu airport then immediate transfer to the hotel. He / She will deliver a short briefing on immediate and further arrangements. Check in to the hotel, free time for rest.
2
Guided sightseeing and trip briefing
Altitude: 
1300m
Destination: 
Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing to Budhanilkantha, a Sheshasayan or sleeping Vishnu temple, Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site & the city of fine arts. There will be a detailed briefing on Kailash Yatra and its preparations in the evening.
3
Guided Sightseeing
Altitude: 
1300m
Destination: 
Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing to Budhanilkantha, a Sheshasayan or sleeping Vishnu temple, Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site & the city of fine arts.
4
Pashupatinath Darshan (Havana, Puja)
( Altitude: 1300m, Duration: 3-4 hours )
Duration: 
3-4 hours
Altitude: 
1300m
Destination: 
Kathmandu
Early morning Pashupatinath darshan and participate at the Rudrabishek performed by 11 Vedic pandits from Gurukulam. In the afternoon, you will have free time for packing and last-minute shopping if any.
5
Fly to Lhasa and explore around
( Altitude: 3700m, Duration: 75 minutes Flight )
Duration: 
75 minutes Flight
Altitude: 
3700m
Destination: 
Lhasa
Fly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa by tourist coach. Pack lunch will be served on the bus, and check-in to the hotel. After having tea/coffee, explore around or rest. Today will be crossing the majestic Himalayas by flight, with chances to see the world’s highest Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Holy Mt. Gaurishankar, and many more.
6
Guided sightseeing in Lhasa
Altitude: 
3700m
Destination: 
Lhasa
Guided sightseeing to Potala Palace- the official palace and residence of the Dalai Lama and Jokhang Temple- the center of Tibetan culture and religion. Evening explores Times Square to see a musical fountain show.
7
Drive to Shigatse
( Altitude: 3840m, Duration: 6 hours )
Duration: 
6 hours
Altitude: 
3840m
Destination: 
Shigatse
Drive to Shigatse by tourist coach following the holy Brahmaputra River, and check in to the hotel. Visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery- the center of Panchen Lama, if time permits.
8
Draive to saga
( Altitude: 4500m, Duration: 10 hours )
Duration: 
10 hours
Altitude: 
4500m
Destination: 
Saga
Drive to Saga crossing different high passes on the way. The long journey is tiring but rewarding because of the stunning view of the vast Tibetan plateau, pasture land, flocks of yak and sheep, and colorful valleys one after another. Overnight stay in a hotel in Saga.
9
Drive to holy Manasarovar Lake
( Altitude: 4588m, Duration: 10 hours )
Duration: 
10 hours
Altitude: 
4588m
Destination: 
Manasarovar
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manasarovar. Today is the first Darshan of holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake from Horre Pass. We will perform prayer on our first darshan and start Parikrama of Lake Manasarovar by eco-tourist bus. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Chiu Gompa. Today, the accommodation is beyond basic but it is a lifetime experience to spend overnight right next to the holy lake.
10
Havana and ritual bathe at Manasarovar and drive to Tirthapuri, onto Darchen
( Altitude: 4700m, Duration: 5 hours )
Duration: 
5 hours
Altitude: 
4700m
Destination: 
Darchen
Morning we will perform Havana and Puja and take a holy ritual bathing in the Manasarovar Lake. Afternoon, drive to Tirthapuri also known as Adi Badrinath, situated at the bank of the Sutlej River, explore its major attractions, and drive to Darchen- the base camp of Kailash. This is a close view of Mt. Kailash, the south face. Overnight in a hotel.
11
Parikrama starts: - Trek to Diraphuk
( Altitude: 4900m, Duration: Ascend 200m, distance 8km by bus & 12km trek, total 20km )
Duration: 
Ascend 200m, distance 8km by bus & 12km trek, total 20km
Altitude: 
4900m
Destination: 
Diraphuk
Drive to Tharboche, which is an important PowerPoint for Tantric. Here you will have a Darshan of the West face of Kailash, the Mahakala form, and then trek to Diraphuk. Darshan of an amazingly close view of the North face of Kailash, the Linga form, is nothing less than divine from here. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Diraphuk.
12
Charan Sparsha Day
( Altitude: 4900m, Duration: Ascend 400m & descend 400m, 10km up and down trek )
Duration: 
Ascend 400m & descend 400m, 10km up and down trek
Altitude: 
4900m
Destination: 
Diraphuk
After breakfast trek to Kailash glacier for Charan Sparsha, literally touching the feet of lord Shiva/Kailash. Chance for closest Darshan of Mt. Kailash. Trek back to Diraphuk, overnight in the same guesthouse.
13
Cross Dolma pass (5,650m) and trek to Zuthulphuk
( Altitude: 4850m, Duration: Ascend 800m and descend 850m, 22km on trek )
Duration: 
Ascend 800m and descend 850m, 22km on trek
Altitude: 
4850m
Destination: 
Zuthulphuk Gompa
Today is the hardest day of the Parikrama. So, we will start early in the morning. We will reach the Dolma Pass after 4-5 hours of trek or 2-3 hours by horse. After having the Darshan of Gauri Kunda near Dolma La, we will trek steep down to Sabje Zuthuk, the Buddha footprint where we will have our lunch. After lunch, continue trek down (or one can use a horse) to Zuthulphuk Gompa, where we will stay overnight in a guesthouse.
14
Parikrama ends: - Trek to Tangsar and drive to Saga via Darchen
( Altitude: 4500m, Duration: 7-8 hours )
Duration: 
7-8 hours
Altitude: 
4500m
Destination: 
Saga
Trek to Tangsar and drive to Darchen, where we will have lunch. And then, drive to Saga.
15
Drive to Nyalam
( Altitude: 3700m, Duration: 6-7 hours )
Duration: 
6-7 hours
Altitude: 
3700m
Destination: 
Nylam
After early breakfast, drive to Nyalam and check in to the hotel.
16
Drive to Kathmandu
( Altitude: 1300m, Duration: 7-8 hours )
Duration: 
7-8 hours
Altitude: 
1300m
Destination: 
kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to the border to exit Tibet. After the immigration formalities are done both in Tibet and Nepal sides, drive to Kathmandu. Lunch will be served on the way. Evening Yatra Certificate ceremony and Pashupati Aarati.
17
Kailash Yatra Ends, Trip concludes (Return to home)
Visit Kailash will provide a private vehicle for the airport drop.

What's Included

  • All ground transports including airport pickup and transfer in Nepal/Tibet.
  • Five nights of 5-star category hotel accommodations in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lhasa as per itinerary with entrance fees
  • Tibet Travel Permit and Visa
  • Hotel accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Saga, Darchen, and basic guesthouse accommodations in the rest of Tibet as per itinerary.
  • Pure vegetarian meals (Breakfast, lunch, tea-coffee and snacks, dinners) every day as per itinerary from our own kitchen.
  • Travel by tourist coach in Tibet with a supporting truck & and medical emergency jeep
  • Knowledgeable guide and supporting staff
  • Personal cure, high altitude support, and first-aid medical kit
  • Travel duffel bag, rain poncho, water bottle holder, stationery, portable toilet, etc.
  • Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, portable toilets, and all necessary kitchen equipment.
  • Oxygen cylinders with other tools, oxy-pulse meter, etc.
  • Yaks to carry all supplies during Parikrama
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa flights

 

What's not Included

  • International flight fares (except Kathmandu-Lhasa) and Nepal Visa
  • Extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu in case of the trip gets shortened/canceled due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances
  • Medical/evacuation and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses, e. g. bar bills, bottled drinks and Mineral Water, telephone bills, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothes and equipment
  • Horse for a personal ride during Kora (Parikrama)
  • Porter to carry personal handbag during Kora
  • Gratitude to the staff (TIPS) and offering / Dakshina at puja
  • (Kerung) Nepal-Tibet border to Kathmandu fly by helicopter (optional: 300$ per person)
  • Any other costs not mentioned above in the cost include section

 

 

Holiday Extensions

 

The following extensions are available to add to your itinerary either before or after the trip.

  1. Muktinath Yatra (3n/4d US$ 1099.00)
  2. Janakpur, Valmiki Ashram, Lumbini, Pokhara and Muktinath Yatra (6n/7d US$ 1,999)
  3. Damodar Kunda Yatra by Helicopter
  4. Gosaikunda Yatra by Helicopter
  5. Tholing, Tshaparang: Guge Kingdom Extensions
  6. Everest Base Camp Extensions (1n/2d US$ 600)

 

Please contact us for further information and the best price.

 

                                                                      Om Namah Shivaya! See you in the Himalaya.

 

Date & Price

Arrival in Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu
Availability
Tour Cost
2-Jun-24
18-Jun-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
16-Jun-24
2-Jul-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
30-Jun-24
16-Jul-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
14-Jul-24
30-Jul-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
4-Aug-24
20-Aug-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
18-Aug-24
3-Sep-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
1-Sep-24
17-Sep-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
15-Sep-24
1-Oct-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)
10-Sep-24
26-Sep-24
BOOKING OPEN
US$ 3999 per person for the entire trip (US and Canadian) US$ 3899 per person for the entire trip (other nationalities)

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