Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage Yatra via Chengdu – 16 Days

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Overview

Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage tour HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THOSE PIOUS PILGRIMS, WHO WANT A GLIMPSE OF THE ABODE OF LORD SHIVA.

Mt. Kailash Mansarovar in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Departure from Home either you coming from USA or UK
  • Day 2 : Arrive at Chengdu
  • Day 3 : Sightseeing in Chengdu and flight to Lhasa
  • Day 4 : Lhasa sightseeing
  • Day 6 : Lhasa to Shigatse
  • Day 7 : Shigatse to Sage
  • Day 8 : Saga to Dongba to Prayang to Mansarovar
  • Day 9 : Rest day in Mansarovar
  • Day 10 : Mansarovar to Darchen to Diraphuk
  • Day 11 : Diraphuk to ZuthulphukGompa
  • Day 12 : Zuthulphuk to Darchen to Manasarovar
  • Day 13 : Manasarovar to Saga
  • Day 14 : Saga to Shigatse
  • Day 15 : Shigatse to Lhasa
  • Day 16 : Departure
Day
1

Departure from Home either you coming from USA or UK

Head towards the departure lounge to board your flight to Chengdu, and then to Lhasa.

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2

Arrive at Chengdu

Arrive at the airport in Chengdu, where you will meet our representative, and he will transfer you to the hotel.

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Hotel

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Altitude

720

Day
3

Sightseeing in Chengdu and flight to Lhasa

Have a blast as you go sightseeing in the various landmarks of Chengdu. We will arrange the permit for you to enter Tibet, and depending on the schedule we will drop you at the airport. Fly to the capital of Tibet, ‘Lhasa’ and upon arrival at the airport, our representative will take you to your hotel.

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Altitude

3,656

Day
4

Lhasa sightseeing

Lhasa has so many tourist sites that a single day is not sufficient to visit each one. The famous landmark of Tibet is the mighty Potala Palace which was built in 637 AD, and it contains over 1000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. Visit the immaculate Norbulingka or Summer Palace which is often referred to as the ‘Park of Treasure\' and was abode to the Dalai Lama. Depending on the time we will take you to different monasteries around Lhasa. Some of which are the Sera and Derphung monasteries. After touring, we will head towards the bustling bazaar of Barkhor which provides ample opportunity to shop for souvenirs.

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3,656

Day
6

Lhasa to Shigatse

After a delightful breakfast, drive towards Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, and its main attraction is the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This city beams with life, and it sprawls with life. Wander at the Potala-duplicate ShigatseDzong, perched high on top of the hilltop and the glorious view from the top is something that will ignite your imagination. Navigate inside the Tashilhunpo, which was the seat of the Panchen Lama.

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Altitude

3950 m

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Time

9 hrs

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Distance

350 km

Day
7

Shigatse to Sage

We take an early morning drive to Saga, and the distance from Shigatse to Saga is about 450 km. The journey will be a bit long, but we will make numerous stops on the road, to prevent any discomfort.

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Hotel

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Altitude

4550 m

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Time

10 hrs

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Distance

450 km

Day
8

Saga to Dongba to Prayang to Mansarovar

The morning commences by departing from Saga to Lake Mansarovar. The distance is 470 km. The condition of the road is beautiful, and the trip can be completed in 9 to 10 hours. The route to Mayum La Pass is filled with several river crossings, and the scenery from that place is stunning with a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Today, you will get a first glimpse of the Holy Lake Mansarovar, along with the view of Mt. Kailash from the Horr Chu pass. We’ll stay overnight at Chiu Gompa, which is a beautiful place.

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Meal

B/L/D

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Accomodation

Guest House

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Altitude

4550 m

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Time

9-10 hrs

distance

Distance

670 km

Day
9

Rest day in Mansarovar

Today will be a leisurely day which will be spent mostly on looking around and doing puja.

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B/L/D

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4,590

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10

Mansarovar to Darchen to Diraphuk

Our morning starts by doing a morning puja and havan. After a delightful breakfast, we drive towards Darchen. The road to Diraphuk is lively and comprises of impressive sceneries. We start our first day of the Parikrama drive to Tarboche and then trek to the northern face of Kailash (DiraphukGompa). We travel west in a clockwise direction, and after a few kilometers, the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 meters, and from there one can get an astounding view of the southern face of Mt. Kailash. The yaks will carry the camping equipment. Start the parikrama which is about 20 km.

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B/L/D

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Accomodation

Camp

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Altitude

4720 m

time

Time

7 hrs

distance

Distance

45 km

Day
11

Diraphuk to ZuthulphukGompa

Today is the second day of Parikrama, which is sensitive, and you can hear talks about people saying that it is a challenging journey. The Parikrama continues, and we trek up to Dolma-La Pass, which is 5800 meters above the sea level. At Dolma La, we do our morning prayers. The weather is pretty unpredictable in Dolma-La Pass, so be prepared for anything. On the route, we can have darshan of GauriKunda, where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the pristine waters of the lake. The lunch will be as usual, and we will camp in front of the medicine Buddha Mountain nearby ZuthuphukGompa. If you have a problem of walking, then there is the option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost. NOTE: For those who are going for Inner Kora, they will be heading to Darchen Overnight in Camp/Tents.

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B/L/D

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Accomodation

Camp

altitude

Altitude

5800

time

Time

4790 m

Day
12

Zuthulphuk to Darchen to Manasarovar

Today is the 3rd day of the Parikrama. After breakfast, we will trek around ten km to complete the three days’ circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen and to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikrama. After that, we drive to Mansarovar for a holy bath. For those who are going for Inner Kora, they will go for Inner Kora and then return to Manasarovar later in the evening Overnight in Manasarovar.

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Meal

B/L/D

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Altitude

5800

Day
13

Manasarovar to Saga

The drive from Manasarovar to Saga is about 450 km but don’t worry; we will make numerous stops on the way there.

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Meal

B/L/D

altitude

Altitude

4,590

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Distance

450 km

Day
14

Saga to Shigatse

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the Nepali staff, as they will head towards Nyalam/Kathmandu, and you will drive to Shigatse via Lhatse. On the way, if the weather is clear, you will be able to see Mt. Everest. This will be a long drive, so make sure you have enough snacks.

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Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Hotel

altitude

Altitude

4,640

time

Time

10 hrs

distance

Distance

450 km

Day
15

Shigatse to Lhasa

In the morning, visit the Tashilampoo monastery and then drive towards Lhasa, and en route cross the beautiful high pass and the beautiful lake Yamdruksto.

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Altitude

4500

time

Time

7 hrs

distance

Distance

280 km

Day
16

Departure

Today you will depart from Lhasa. You have the option of going to mainland China or fly to Kathmandu.

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Includes

  • Airport transfers in china and in Tibet.

  • Twin sharing accommodation in 3 star hotels in Chengdu, Lhasa, Sigetse and Saga.

  • Lodging in Tibet, Guest House,

  • Full boarding good vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner from and until Saga

  • Special permits and entrance fees

  •  Supporting Staff from Nepal

  • Transportation in Tibet by van/coach

  • Supporting truck to carry the luggage and all camping gears

  • All the staffs (guide, cook and other supporting staffs)

  • Camping equipment (Limited Equipment)

  • Yaks and Yak men to carry our supplies during the Parikarma not for riding

  • Oxygen bag, Gambo bag (high altitude chamber),

  • High altitude chamber is a kind of equipment that helps the person to relieve from high altitude sickness. By using this chamber, it is less likely that a person will not face death due to high altitude sickness.

Exclude

  • Bar bills (soft drinks, mineral water, liquor etc)

  • International Flight to Lhasa and return 

  • Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges

  • Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides

  • Personal clothing & accessories, cost raised by any unforeseen things like landslide, political disturbance, re-routing, cancellation etc.

  • Single Supplement of £250

  • Personal Yak to ride during Parikarma

  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance

  • Laundry bills, other expenses of personal nature

  • Tips are expected to the staff and any other expenses which are not mentioned above

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