Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a spiritual and life changing journey can be accomplished via Kyirong on jeep. It is a great choice for those pilgrims who enjoy scenic drive over Tibetan plateau and want to explore two sacred sites Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar at affordable cost. This tour is less expensive than tour by helicopter and it is affordable to many. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kyirong on jeep makes the difficult and challenging terrains of Kailash Mansarovar accessible with modern road system and transportation facilities at Nepal as well as Tibet.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is named after two holy, spiritual and religiously significant sites: Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Mt. Kailash (6,638m), familiar to Hindus as Kailash Parvat is the most sacred mountain of Asia. Hindus believe that the mountain is the abode of Lord Shiva and his family. Not only Hindus, the mountain is sacred to Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo religions as well. Buddhists believe that Mt. Kailash is the home of Buddha Demchok and Bon, a religion in Tibet believe that the mountain is the seat of all spiritual power. In Jainism, the site is the nearby place where the first Jain prophet Rishabhadeva attained Nirvana (liberation). Circumambulating the mountain (parikrama) on foot, an ancient ritual of devotion is still practiced by pilgrims with a faith that it will bring good fortune in one’s life. Hindus and Buddhists believe circumambulating the mountain in clockwise direction whereas Jain and Bonpo religions followers believe in other way around i.e. anticlockwise. Another major highlight of this yatra (journey) is Lake Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world (4500m). Pilgrims believe that drinking water from the lake or taking dip or bath in the lake will wash away all their sins.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kyirong on jeep will be of 14 days. Our tour begins with Kathmandu sightseeing and then we take a long scenic drive of several days to reach Lake Mansarovar admiring Tibetan landscape and enjoying natural views on our way. After exploring the lake and performing puja or holy bath, we take a drive to Yam Dwar from where we start parikrama. This is an amazing tour at affordable cost and also suitable for those with limited time schedule.
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. Evening attend the Aarati in Pashupatinath.
DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Full day, Kathmandu sightseeing tour which consist Pashupatinath, Jalnarayan and Swoyambhunath.
DAY 3: KATHMANDU TO LHASA FLIGHT
You will have early morning breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa (12,000 ft.). You will be welcomed by our Tibetan Guide at Gonggar airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 4: LHASA SIGHTSEEING & DAY ACCLIMATIZATION
After having breakfast we will start sightseeing tour in Lhasa, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5: LHASA TO ALI FLIGHT THEN DRIVE TO MANASAROVAR
Flight to Ali Airport (4,500 mtr.) and drive 250 km / 3 hrs. from Shiquanhe (Ali) to Manasarovar, take lunch and leave luggage in the hotel then continue drive to Manasarovar lake Parikrama (4560m). It will take 3 hrs for KORA Lake Manasarovar, here you will take holy bath at the shore of Manasarovar Lake and return back to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 6: DRIVE, MANSAROVAR TO DARCHEN
After early breakfast, we will perform puja/ havan at the shore of Lake Manasarovar and return to hotel then we will take our lunch. After having lunch we will drive to Darchen (40 km-1 hrs.). In Darchen check in hotel and have tea then you will be briefed about the Kailash KORA and preparation. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 7: DRIVE TO YAMA DWAR AND TREK TO DIRAPHUK
After having early morning breakfast We will drive to Yama Dwar / Tarboche via Darchen (50 km / 1.5 hours), the auspicious nearest place from where you can see south face of Mt. Kailash. From here we begin KAILASH KORA a heading to Diraphuk. Overnight stay (16,000 ft. / 15 km / 6 hrs.). Today trek trails will be easy and gradual climb with scenic view. Overnight at Guesthouse
DAY 8: TREK TO ZUTHULPHUK
Every pilgrim’s / trekkers talk about this day, the hardest and difficulty journey throughout the Yatra – trek up to 18,500ft. (Dolma- La Pass), the highest pass in the Yatra. Then we descend via Gauri Kunda view on the right edge of our trails and further trek straight along with the river to Zuthulphuk. Overnight at Guesthouse.
DAY 9: TREK ZUTHULPHUK TO NEAR DARCHEN AND DRIVE TO ALI
After breakfast we will trek around 7 km (2 hrs.) and will be reaching to the point where the bus will be waiting for us then drive to Darchen. Lunch in hotel at Darchen and then proceed to Ali by bus (4 hrs.). Overnight at Hotel
DAY 10: FLIGHT, ALI TO LHASA
After breakfast you will be transferred to Airport and fly to Lhasa. Leisure day in Lhasa for shopping or relaxation on your own way. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 11: FLIGHT, LHASA TO KATHMANDU
Early morning breakfast then drive to Gonggar Airport, Lhasa & fly back to Kathmandu. Welcome back to Kathmandu airport then proceed to Kathmandu sightseeing then back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Transfer to international airport for your flight back home.
- 3 hygienic veg. meals a day
- Nice and cosy accommodation
- 3 times tea, coffee or milk a day
- All flight and bus tickets
- Experienced trip leader
- Sleeping bag and medical kit
- All permit, visa and entry fees.
- Alcohol, Cigarettes and other personal expenses
- Emergency evacuation
- All others not mentioned in Include Section
- Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc).
- Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat, 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
- Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.
- Comprehensive list will be provided after you book the trip.
- Most of the items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.