Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Landcruiser
Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash ( 6714m.), the famed holy peak in western Tibet. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, it is the domain of Shiva. It is also the abode of Samvara – a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the Chakrasamvarara Tantric cycle of the Tibetan Buddhism. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which of first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine storeys Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
Sprawling below Mount Kailas is the sacred Lake Mansarovar ( 4560m.) where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
The 53 km kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet’s Pilgrimages and the beacon which draws most travelers to western Tibet. It is said that Single parikrama erases the accumulated sins of a lifetimes, while 108 circumbulation will achieve Salvation or Nirvana.
Day-1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arival at Kathmandu International Airport or bus park and transfer to soaltee Crown Plaza or similar at Kathmandu , dinner and overnight at Hotel.( twin sharing)
Day-2 : Kathmandu – visit temples.
Breakfast at hotel & morning Pashupathinath Darshan, lunch at hotel, afternoon , clothing inspection and tour briefing, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day-3 : Kathmandu – Nyalam 3750 m ( 150 kms ).
Early breakfasts at hotel, today we arrive at Tibet , lunch at border ( Nepal side ), after immigration and custom formalities – we proceed to Zhangmu (border Tibet side ), here we meet our Chinese guide, drivers and vehicles(Toyota Land Cruiser) – continue drive to Nyalam ( our first overnight in China) , dinner and overnight at Nyalam lodge or similar.
Day-4 : Nyalam – Day free for acclimatization.
Whole day we are here for the acclimatization , all meals will be provided – overnight at lodge ( Nyalam lodge or similar ).
Day-5 : Nyalam – Saga.
After breakfast we drive Saga , en-route you will be passing through Lalungla pass ( 16000ft ) – huge lake Paigu-Tso & Brahmaputra river, Overnight stay at Saga Hotel.
Day-6 : Dongba – Mansarovar 4558 m ( 450 kms ).
Today is the day for the lifetime that you are going to have darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover” – day’s program as usual, after breakfast at around 8 am , we drive throughMayumu – la pass ( 17000ft). – the highest point of the driving , lunch on the way , dinner and overnight at Camp Horchu ( tent/mud-house ) .
Day-7 : Mansarovar Parikrama – Darchen .
Till 2 pm free for pooja and hawan , drive to Darchen via Mansarovar parikrama , overnight at Darchen lodge( 3- 4 pax dormitory accomodation
Day-8 : Darchen – Tarboche – Dirapuk ( 4860 m ).
“”Tough day” – after breakfast drive to Tarboche (8 kms) and start trek for Kailash parikrama toDiraphuk ( 16,500 ft ) – 12 kms , light lunch on the way, Dinner overnight at Camp (tent/mud-house ) .
Day-9 : Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk ( 4760 m ) Dolma-la pass ( 5200 m ).
This is the day every pilgrims talk about, the most difficult journey throughout the yatra – trek up to the 18,600ft. ( Dolma- la Pass) – descend to Gauri kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk , dinner & overnight at Camp (tent/mud-house )
Day-10: Zuthulpuk- Darchen – Mansarovar.
After breakfast we trek around 6 kms, and we will be reaching to the point where the jeeps will be waiting for us – drive to Darchen , after lunch we drive to Lake Mansarovar ( horchu side ) 70 kms , overnight at Camp (tent/mud-house )
Day-11: Mansarovar to Saga.
We are returning home – leaving this holy place, after breakfast drive up to Dongba , lunch en-route , dinner & overnight stay at Saga. (Saga hotel)
Day-12: Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Zhangmu, after the immigration and custom formalities – cross over to Nepal border , lunch at border guest house and drive to Kathmandu (144 kms). Overnight at Soaltee Crown Plaza or similar.
Transfer to Airport for departure