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.
You can learn more about mount Kailash in Wiki Travel
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 – DHUNCHE – SYABRUBENSHI
Dunche (2000 m) 145 KM-6 hrs, Syabrubenshi (1600 m) 5.5 hrs
DAY 4: SYABRUBENSHI – KYIRONG
Drive to Rasuwa Gadhi which is approximately 45 minutes drive from Syabrubenshi. Upon arrival complete the immigration formalities and continue drive to Kyirong country which is 150 KM/3 hrs at an altitude of 3950 m.
DAY 5: KYIRONG
Acclimatization day in Kyirong country. In this day we can explore this beautiful tiny city with short treks for preparation of Kailash yatra.
DAY 6: KYIRONG – DONGBA
After breakfast drive to Dongba ( 335 KM-7 hrs). This drive offers plenty of natural scenery like Brahamaputra river, Paigu-Tso lake and it passes through Throng-La.
DAY 7: SAGA – DONGBA – MANSAROVAR
Continue drive to Mansarovar passing through beautiful scenery, fill spiritual water of Lake Manasarovar and Parikrama of lake by vehicle (2 hrs-110 KM)
DAY 8: MANSAROVAR – DARCHEN
Morning take a holy dip at the lake and perform Puja, Homa etc. at Mansarovar Lake. Late afternoon drive to Darchen (2 hrs)
DAY 9: DARCHEN – DIRAPUK
After short drive to Tarbocha we will visit Yam Dwar and this is the starting point of Kora, after 12 KM trek (5-6 hrs) we will visit Deraphuk, which is North face of mount Kailash also known as feet of lord Shiva. Then we will touch feet (Charan Sparsha). Also pilgrims who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for the rest of the group to arrive from parikrama.
DAY 10: DIRAPHUK – ZUTHULPHUK
Early morning trek start from Diraphuk to Dolmala pass and continue to Zuthulphuk (22 KM-7-8 hrs).This is the most strenuous trek throughout the journey since you have to trek up to 5600 meters.
DAY 11: ZHUTHULPUK – DONGBA
After walking 2 hours we will board the vehicle waiting for us and drive to Darchen and mix-up with other member who are waiting and then drive to Dongba.
DAY 12: DONGBA – KYIRONG
Back to Kyirong country which is -270 KM/ 5.5 hrs overnight at guest house.
DAY 13: KYIRONG – KATHMANDU
Complete the immigration formalities at Rasuwa Gadhi boarder and drive to Kathmandu around (9-11 hrs-265 KM).
DAY 14: 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.