Kailash Mansarovar via Beijing – 20 Days

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Overview

Want to go on a holy pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash? Dreaming of having a glimpse of Holy Manasarovar?

We have been taking people to Kailash Manasarovar since 1999 so we are the expert … come and do this pilgrimage of a lifetime with us

This Holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Yatra tour is designed to all the pious pilgrims (Yatris) who cross oceans and continents in order to have a glimpse of the abode of Lord Shiva.

Holy Mount Kailash – Mansarovar is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in 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 Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.

Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas to 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.

Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m high peak is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with four great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. 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 heavens. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva ( Paramashiva, Kailashapati, MahaRudra), and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet 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. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (Man) for the creation of a lake (Sarovar), hence its name Mansarovar. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washed away all the sins of 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. People have been visiting Kailash – Mansarovar for centuries. It used to be a very hard journey in the past; today we (Earthbound Expeditions) can bring you there with help of Landcrusiors via Kathmandu. So it is a lot easy to reach to heaven now!

This Kailash Mansarovar yatra, an adventure journey across the Himalaya 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 by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity 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 ( Indus, Sutlej, Bramhaputra and Karnali), few mountain reveals Kailash for its mystique, isolation and prominence, for 3 days you will walk with pilgrims around this almost perfectly symmetrical mountain before the trek back into Nepal. Your trek / tour pioneered by Earthbound Expeditions takes you into northern riches of the country where only few trekkers have walked these trials, unchanged over the ages. The encounter with the herders, pilgrims and the local people will be lively and make for precious memory. It is an experience of a lifetime…!

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Departure from your place
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Beijing
  • Day 3 : Beijing sightseeing
  • Day 4 : Beijing sightseeing
  • Day 5 : Beijing-Lhasa train or flight
  • Day 6 : Beijing-Lhasa train
  • Day 7 : Beijing-Lhasa train
  • Day 8 : Lhasa
  • Day 10 : Lhasa to Shigatse
  • Day 11 : Shigatse to Saga
  • Day 12 : Saga to Dongba to Prayang to Mansarovar
  • Day 13 : Rest day in Mansarovar, Havan Puja and Hike around
  • Day 14 : Mansarovar to Darchen to Diraphuk
  • Day 15 : Diraphuk to ZuthuphukGompa
  • Day 16 : Zuthulphuk to Darchen to Manasarovar
  • Day 17 : Manasarovar to Saga
  • Day 18 : Saga to Shigatse
  • Day 19 : Shigatse to Lhasa
  • Day 20 : Lhasa to Chengdu or Beijing or to Kathmandu
Day
1

Departure from your place

Today depart from your home, and head towards Beijing.

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2

Arrive in Beijing

Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will meet you at the International airport, and then he will transfer you to the Hotel.

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44

Day
3

Beijing sightseeing

After a delightful breakfast, head towards the iconic Tiananmen Square. This square is flanked by the triumphant 1950 Soviet-style buildings, and the world’s largest public square is an immense flatland, that is made of paved stone. This building sits beautifully at the heart of Beijing. This square can hold up to a million people. We’ll visit the Temple of Heaven, which sits in the southeastern part of Beijing. Observe as people are involved in the ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. During the evening, enjoy a Kung fu show.

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44

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Beijing sightseeing

After breakfast, we take you to Badaling to visit the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is one of the most iconic landmarks of China. It is believed that it is the only manmade object to be seen from space. The wall was originally built as a military defense system. During the daytime, we’ll go to observe the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium, which was the main venue for the Beijing Olympic. Later we will visit the city’s cultural venues.

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Accomodation

Hotel

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Altitude

44

Day
5

Beijing-Lhasa train or flight

Today is a free day and you will spend it on your own. At evening, we will drop you to the train station. The train from Beijing to Lhasa will take about 44 hours. It is also regarded as the highest train trip in the world.

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Altitude

3,656

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44 hrs

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Distance

4064 km

Day
6

Beijing-Lhasa train

You will spend the day in the train

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B/L/D

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Altitude

3,656

Day
7

Beijing-Lhasa train

Today you’ll arrive at Lhasa after spending 3 days in a train. Our representative will come at the train station to pick you up and transfer you to the nearby hotel.

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3,656

Day
8

Lhasa

Today is a free day and it mostly comprises of sightseeing in Lhasa at leisure and acclimatization. We will take a short hiking tour in Lhasa whose main objective is to acclimatize. The main trip can be done after the completion of the Kailash trip.

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B

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3,656

Day
10

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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Hotel

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4500

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Time

9 hrs

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Distance

350 km

Day
11

Shigatse to Saga

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

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B/L/D

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Accomodation

Hotel

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Altitude

4550 m

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Time

10 hrs

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Distance

450 km

Day
12

Saga to Dongba to Prayang to Mansarovar

The morning commences by departing from Saga to Lake Mansarovar. The distance is 470 kms. The condition of the road is fine, 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 absolutely 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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Hotel

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Altitude

4550 m

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Time

9-10 hrs

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Distance

670 km

Day
13

Rest day in Mansarovar, Havan Puja and Hike around

Today will be a day of rest in the Mansarovar.

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B/L/D

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4,590

Day
14

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 awesome 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 clockwise direction, and after a few kilometers, the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 meters, and from there one can get a n stounding view of the southern face of Mt. Kailash. Any luggage will be carried by the porters and the camping equipment will be carried by the yaks. Start the parikrama which is about 20 kms.

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B/L/D

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Accomodation

Camp

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Altitude

4720 m

time

Time

7 hrs

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Distance

20 km

Day
15

Diraphuk to ZuthuphukGompa

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 near by ZuthuphukGompa. If you have 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

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Altitude

4790 m

Day
16

Zuthulphuk to Darchen to Manasarovar

Today is the 3rd day of the Parikrama. After breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 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.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

altitude

Altitude

4,590

Day
17

Manasarovar to Saga

The drive from Manasarovar to Saga is about 450 kms.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

altitude

Altitude

4500

distance

Distance

450 km

Day
18

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.

meal

Meal

B/L/D

accomodation

Accomodation

Hotel

altitude

Altitude

4500

time

Time

10 hrs

Day
19

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.

meal

Meal

B

altitude

Altitude

3656

time

Time

7 hrs

distance

Distance

280 km

Day
20

Lhasa to Chengdu or Beijing or to Kathmandu

Today is the last day of the trek, and you have the option of going to Chengdu, Beijing of even Kathmandu.

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Includes

  • Airport transfers in Beijing, Lhasa and in return
  • Twin sharing accommodation in 3 star hotels in, Beijing, 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
  • Transportation in Tibet by van/coach
  • Train one-way fare from Beijing to Lhasa.
  • Supporting truck to carry the luggage and all camping gears
  • All the staffs (guide, cook and other supporting staffs  from Nepal)
  • Camping equipment (Limited Equipment)
  • Yaks and Yak men to carry our supplies during the Parikrama 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 a that person will not face death due to high altitude sickness.

Exclude

  • Bar bills (soft drinks, mineral water, liquor etc)
  • International Flight to Beijing- and Lhasa and return onward to Kathmandu-Chengdu or Beijing.
  • 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 
  • Personal Yak to ride during Parikarma
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance
  • Laundry bills, other expenses of personal nature
  • Tips is expected to the staff and any other expenses which are not mentioned above

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