Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
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Mt. Kailash (6740 meters) is located in the north part of Himalayan fence at Tibet. This is a wonderful mountain having tremendous beauty and has four marvelous faces. Mount Kailash is an auspicious place for 04 major religions as Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo - a pre Buddhist faith. Tibetans call it Khang Rimpoche (Valuable Snow Jewel). It is believed that that one stream from this mountain pours in a lake closely and from there the rivers go in four basic directions. The Lion’s river Mouth towards North, the Horse’s river Mouth in east, the Peacock’s river Mouth towards south and the Elephant’s river Mouth towards West side. Surprisingly, these main four rivers really originate close Kailash - the Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahmaputra, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Karnali.
Tibetans consider that this is the Demchog’s residence. Hindus believe that it is Mt. Meru’s earthly manifestation and on its top Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati live. For Jains Mt. Kailash is the place here their first prophet gained the enlightenment. For ancient religion Bon Mount Kailash is the place where their founder Shanrab is believed to have come down from the heaven.
The tour program of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:
Day 01/ Kathmandu-Arrival
Arrive at Kathmandu international airport, you will be received by the representative of HTOI and would be further assisted & transferred to your hotel. Later take a guided tour of Kirtipur. It is a tiny historic place that is in south west of Kathmandu and located on a hilltop. In Kirtipur visit Tribhuvan University - Nepal’s foremost seat of education. This place has several attractions as old shrines, temples and old houses. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu
The day is kept free for leisure. Complete the formalities to obtain the Chinese Visa. Later visit the Kathmandu Darbar Square, Patan Darbar Square (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Patan is the oldest and second largest city of three main cities in Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath Gompa – it is one of the most magnificent Buddhist Chaityas in the world. It is believed to be 2000 years old structure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 - Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Nyalam
In the morning transfer to Nepal’s the border town Kodari. From there take a small walk towards the bridge of friendship and driver to Zhangmu by surface. It is one of the main entrances to Tibet located on an altitude of 2300 meters. Take a small halt at Zhangmu to complete the check in formality. Later drive further for Nyalam (3700 meters).
Day 04 - Nyalam
The day is kept to acclimatize and free for the hiking. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 - Nyalam-Lelung
After having breakfast, transfer to the Lelung La pass (5050 meters). Have the wonderful view of the high mountains of Himalaya as Gaurishanker, Langtang Himal and Shisapangma etc. From there the road will divert to Shisapangma on the path towards Saga. It is one of the biggest villages on the way to Mt. Kailash. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 06 - Lelung-Paryang
In the morning, transfer to Paryang by the windswept country crossing through the several villages and the tents of Yak herder on the way. Stay overnight at the camp.
Day 07 - Paryang-Darchen
In the morning drive to Darchen - the starting and finishing point of the Parikrama. It is situated just beneath the Mt. Kailash. If you are fortunate, you might spot Kang’s herd (Wild Ass).
Day 08 - Darchen-Dirapuk
Today the trail takes us to some downs and ups till you reach to the camp in Dirapuk (4750 meters). The camp would be located at the green meadow having the fabulous view of Mount Kailash.
Day 09 - Dirapuk-Zuthulphuk
In the morning start the Parikrama to the higher part of the auspicious trail just under The Mt. Kailash. The trekking will take to a highest place Drolma La (5200 meters) before arriving at Zuthulphuk. Zuthulphuk also hosts a nice monastery. Stay overnight at the camp.
Day 10 - Zuthulphuk-Darchen
In the morning, you will walk for five hours back to Darchen to stay overnight at the camp.
Day 11 - Darchen-Lake Mansarovar
Today leave Darchen for holy Lake Mansarovar. It is considered that a dip into Mansarovar Lake takes us to the heaven and removes all the sins. It is among the biggest salt lakes at Tibet. The camping would be arranged close to the lake and a monastery.
Day 12 - Lake Mansarovar
The day is kept to explore the Lake Mansarovar area and have holy bath. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 13 - Lake Mansarovar-Paryang
After having breakfast, return to Paryang. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 14 - Paryang-Saga
In the morning, you would be transferred to Saga. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 15 - Saga-Nyalam
Have breakfast and start the journey for Nyalam. Stay overnight in the camp.
Day 16 - Nyalam-Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Today, transfer to Zhangmu and further to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, check in to the hotel.
Day 17 - Kathmandu
Morning take an excursion to the ancient city of Bhadgaon. Later in the day take a tour of Pashupatinath – one of the very sacred temples for Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bodhnath - one of the largest Stupas of Nepal and also is one of the ancient Buddhist Stupas. In the evening, you would be taken to Nagarkot for a panoramic Mountain View and experience sunset on the Himalayas. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 18 - Kathmandu-Departure
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport to embark the flight back to the onward destination. The tour will culminate here.