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Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage Tours Yatra - 24 Days

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THOSE PIOUS PILGRIMS, WHO WANT A GLIMPSE OF THE ABODE OF LORD SHIVA.

Tibet is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go.
Mount Kailash, which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when the Himalayas were in their early stages of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.

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Mt. Kailash at 6,740 meters is the high peak, situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet.

Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas for devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China (Tibet) to reach this sacred land.

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 is the lowest hell and its summit kisses the heavens. On the top, live their most revered God – Lord Shiva (Paramashiva, Kailashapati and MahaRudra) and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains and the Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where Shiva 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.

Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar.
A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and wash away all the sins of a man, accumulated during his life.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

This adventure begins with the drive across the Himalayas in the west into Tibet to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe

Kailash enjoys great popularity by the folk religion of Tibet. It is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers, the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali and the few mountains surrounding it, reveals Kailash for its mystique isolation and prominence.

2015
Earthbound Expeditions is organizing (7) seven trips to Kailash, including one at the end of May and July to inner “Parikrama Khora” of Holy Mt. Kailash.


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EXTRA SUPPLEMENT

  • INR 6500 per person, on twin share basis. [5 star hotel]
  • INR 1800 per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Tirthapuri visit INR 7500 per person.
  • Ashtapada visit INR 1500 per person.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Horses for personal ride on Kora days is approximately INR 15000.0
  • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad INR 1700.00 per person.
  • Extra day in Kathmandu INR 1900.00 for Indians and USD 47.00 for others with (2) two meals and accommodations.
  • INR 2200.00 per person (min 2 people) for Manakamana day trip including both way cable car tickets and transportation.
  • Muktinath Darshan trip INR 22700.00 per person including two nights in Pokhara, one night in Jomsom and a round trip flight with meals and transport.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Held most sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva.
  • Considered as the seat of MahaRudra.
  • The mountains appear majestic with its surroundings and smaller cliffs.
  • Gaurikund, the Thirtha on the Parikrama route is one of the ponds at the altitude of 19000+ feet over sea level, in the world.
  • Kailash is also known as the "Sumeru Parvat"- centre of the universe.
 START DATE FINISH DATE
14th  May 201528th  May 2015
25th  May 2015 (Full Moon) 8th  June 2015
25th June 2015 (Full Moon) 9th  July 2015
20th  July 2015 (Full Moon)  3rd  August 2015
10thAugust 2015 24th  August 2015
23rd  August 2015 ( Full Moon)  6th  September 2015
14th  September 2015  28th  September 2015

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : NEPAL
  • Day 02 : SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 03 : KATHMANDU –DHULIKHEL
  • Day 04 : KATHMANDU – NAYLAM
  • Day 05 : GET USED TO THE ALTITUDE FACTOR AND REST
  • Day 06 : DRIVE TO NEW DONGBA - 290 Kilometers
  • Day 07 : DRIVE TO LAKE MANSAROVAR
  • Day 08 : EXPERIENCE THE ABODE OF GOD
  • Day 09 : DRIVE TO DARCHEN
  • Day 10 : Drive to Paryang
  • Day 11 : CROSS DOLMA LA PASS - 5600 meters
  • Day 12 : Visit Zuthulphuk Gompa
  • Day 13 : Drive to NAYLAM
  • Day 14 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
  • Day 15 : DEPARTURE.

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  • Day 01 : NEPAL

    • Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Received at the airport.
    • Check into the hotel.

  • Day 02 : SIGHTSEEING

    Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath Stupa
    • Prepare for the trek.
    • Pick up - Tibet visa this day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
    • Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 03 : KATHMANDU –DHULIKHEL

    • Last minute packing.
    • Lunch.
    • Drive to Dhulikhel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 04 : KATHMANDU – NAYLAM

    • Depart at 6.00 am.
    • Drive to Tibet border along the famous Araniko Highway.
    • Lunch at Kodari.
    • Immigration and customs formalities on both sides. ( Kodari and Zhangmu)
    • Drive to Naylam.
    PLEASE NOTE
    • The guest-houses in Tibet will be very basic and the rooms will be dormitory style - 3700meters.

  • Day 05 : GET USED TO THE ALTITUDE FACTOR AND REST

    • Hike.

  • Day 06 : DRIVE TO NEW DONGBA - 290 Kilometers

    • Breakfast.
    • Enjoy the grand view of Mt.Shishapangma at 8021meters, Gauri Shanker and other high mountains from Lalug la pass - 5050meters.
    • Packed lunch will be served at the sacred Lake Pigutso.
    • O/ N camp / lodge in Saga - 4500meters.

  • Day 07 : DRIVE TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

    • Witness the first glimpse of Holy Mansarovar and Mt.Kailash from the Horr Chu pass.
    • Camp for the night on the shores of Lake Mansarovar or stay at a guest house - 4660meters.

  • Day 08 : EXPERIENCE THE ABODE OF GOD

    • Puja, Havana-worship, meditation, holy dip, Tarpan.
    A ritual Bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain Moksha and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a lifetime.

  • Day 09 : DRIVE TO DARCHEN

    • Drive to Darchen.
    • Preparation day for Kailash Kora (Parikrama).
    • Overnight in a very basic guest house.
    • Hike to Gyangtak Gompa - 4660meters.

  • Day 10 : Drive to Paryang

    • Trek to Dairaphuk Gompa.
    Enjoy the close up view of north face of Holy Mt. Kailash from the camp - 4650meters.

  • Day 11 : CROSS DOLMA LA PASS - 5600 meters

    • Camp near Medecine Buddha Mountain – Zuthulphuk.
    While proceeding downwards from Dolma Pass there is a steep descend to Gauri Kund at 5608 meters which is also called the Lake of compassion, as referred to in the “Shiva Purana”.
    This is the setting for the legend of Parvati and how Ganesh acquired his elephant head bathing in the emerald waters of the “Kund” - 4900meters.

  • Day 12 : Visit Zuthulphuk Gompa

    • Visit Zuthulphuk Gompa.
    • Drive to Horr Chu.
    • Stay overnight in a camp - 4690meters.

  • Day 13 : Drive to NAYLAM

    • DRIVE TO NAYLAM [Road conditions have improved]
    • Pigutso Lake.
    Good views of the Himalayan range including Shisapangama.
    • Overnight stay in a guest house.

  • Day 14 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU

    • Stay in Kathmandu.
    • Join Earthbound Expeditions team, for a cultural show and a farewell dinner.

  • Day 15 : DEPARTURE.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  • All airport pickups and drops, services in Kathmandu.
  • 3 / 4 / 5 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.  (Depending on which package you choose)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with guides and entrance permits.
  • Tibet Visa and permit.
  • Tents, sleeping mats and camping gears.
  • Kitchen, toilet, dinning and bathing tent. [We normally provide twin sharing tent and if you would like to have single tents, please let us know in advance]
  • All the meals from day 01 till day 14 (Vegetarian meals)
  • All entrance fees in Tibet along with sightseeing.
  • All the staffs with their insurance (Cook, kitchen boy, helping Sherpa and one Nepali and one Tibetan guide)
  • Necessary yaks on trek around Kailash for luggage, equipments and supplies (Not for riding)
  • Transportation by four wheel drive. [Land cruiser - latest model -4 people in each jeep]
  • Truck for luggage’s and equipments.
  • Gambo bag [High altitude chamber]
  • Oxygen bag.

What is not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu and in Tibet (Lhasa, Gyntse, Xigatse or if you travel further)
  • Bar bills (soda pop, beer, water etc) and other personal expenses.
  • Nepal re-entry visa [For NRIs, European and Americans]
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Tips and gratitude’s to staffs.
  • Photography charges, where applicable in Tibet.
  • Riding yaks and porters during Kailash Kora ( Parikrama)

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