|Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu|
Katmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival, our representative will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel,
Overnight stay in Katmandu.
|Day 02 Kathmandu|
Morning Start to Katmandu sightseeing. Visit Pashupatinath, and Buddha Nikanth DarshanPashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva) on the continent.
The Budhanilkantha Statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, is the largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal. It is also the most enigmatic.Carved from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin, the Budhanilkantha statue is 5 meters in length and it lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water (representing the cosmic sea) that is 13 meters in length. Called the Sleeping Vishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan, the statue depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha (Shesha is the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas, and also is the servant of Vishnu). Vishnu’s legs are crossed and the eleven heads of Shesha cradle his head. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to domestic airport to board flight for NepalGunj. On reaching NepalGunj, our tour representative will assist you in smooth transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
|Day 03 : Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. – 160 Kms)|
This is the first day of the Yatra depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet – an auton -omous part of China.
After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Bus. Nyalam is a small Tibetan town near the Nepal border. It is the county seat of Nyalam County in Shigatse Prefecture It is 35 km from Zhangmu town in the same county, which is the point of entry to Nepal. Nyalam is situated at 3,750 metres (12,300 ft) above sea level.Once a town of stone buildings and tin roofs, Nyalam was known as Tsongdu and was part of the historical Tsang Province of Tibet before the annexation by China. Nepalese trans-Himalayan traders called it Kuti and also ‘The Gate of Hell’ because the old trail down to the Nepalese border was so treacherous.
Overnight stay at Nyelam Guest House.
|Day 04 : Nyalam Full day acclimatization|
Full day free for excursion of Nyalam city.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Nyalam.
|Day 05: Nyalam to Dongba / Paryang ( 4500 mts – 375 kms)|
Morning drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 08:00 hours.
Paryang is a village and township in Zhongba County, Shigatse, Tibet. It is about a 7-hour drive from Saga Countyand one of the popular stops for a Mount Kailash trip. Most of the local residents are migrant nomads from its neighboring villages situated below Dangue Tsangpo.
Overnight stay at Dongba in tent or guest house.
|Day 06: Dongba / Paryang (4500mts. – 335kms) to Mansarovar|
Early morning drive from Dongba to Mansarovar 07:00 hours
Pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Lake Manasarovar situated about 2000 kms from Lhasa is world’s highest freshwater lake.Known as Lake Manas Sarovar in Sanskrit and Mapham Yutso in Tibetan this huge lake with the mirror like image of snow capped mountains in its crystal clear waters is just fabulous. The lake is located at the southern foot of Mount Kailash, stretching up to 55miles (88kms) in perimeter it goes 330 feet deep and about 120 sq mi of total area. Lake Manasarovar has exceptional beauty that varies from crystal clear blue water near the shores and a deep emerald green colour at the center. There are a few monasteries on the shore of the lake and most striking of all is the ancient Chiu Gompa Monastery, which has been built right onto a steep hill.
Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
|Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms)|
Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities.
Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen.
Darchen (also Tarchan or Taqin) is a small town in Purang County of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is situated right in front of the sacred mountain, Mount Kailash, Its altitude is 4,575 metres (15,010 ft) and it is the starting point of Kailash Kora. It is also the only town and base for visiting both Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Darchen was previously known as Lhara and still signposted as such. It was previously an important sheep station for nomads and their flocks and had only two permanent buildings; only one of which survived the Cultural Revolution and is now used to house Tibetan pilgrims. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost.
Overnight stay at Darchen.
|Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms)|
This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment.
Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent.
|Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms)|
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 meter pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake Mt. above sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journeyas early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch.
Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.
|Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar|
We will Trek down to Darchen, Drive to Mansarovar fill up spiritual jaal, later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.
Overnight stay at Mansarovar
|Day 11: Mansarovar to Dongba / Saga|
Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
Overnight stay at Dongba/ Saga
|Day 12: Dongba / Saga to Nyalam|
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
Overnight stay at Nyalam
|Day 13: Nyalam to Katmandu|
After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into same hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu
|Day 14: Kathmandu (Departure)|
Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for onward destination.
IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
All the pilgrims are informed to carry casual wears and comfortable walking shoes as per the rule of Tibet. Make sure to bring woolen clothes due to the chilly and cold weather of the region. Saris are strictly no for Indian pilgrims. Keep with you all the necessary items from home such as medicines, toiletries, cosmetics and first-aid kit as it is quite difficult to obtain them during the journey. A route map will let you know about the destinations you are going to visit.
What to take
It is highly recommended to carry warm woolen clothes and winter wears such as raincoat, Gore-Tex material, thermal under wears, down jacket, warm shirts, sweaters & trousers, gloves, comfortable shoes, leather boots, monkey cap, sun hat and scarf to be protected form winter ailments.
Bring with you
We advise you to bring good amount of snacks with you such as dry fruits, toffees, chocolates and namkeens to feed your appetite in small quantities throughout the journey. Bring strong water bottle & water purifying tablets to avoid problems like upset stomach and food poisoning. Keep sun glasses and sun screen lotion with you to protect your eyes and skin from ultra violet rays in high altitudes. Other essentials that must kept in consideration while travelling in mountains includes personal medical kit, Diamox tablet, deo spray, toiletries, torch, batteries, shoulder bag, Digital camera and binoculars.
Mountain trips are one of the toughest road journeys on this earth. Tourists must be physically fit without a doubt. Asthma and heart patients face problem in getting accustomed to high altitudes. We advise you to have a proper check-up with your doctor to known whether you are capable coping up with the adversities of high altitude region during the course of your trip.
While travelling in high altitude, it is obvious to experience adverse symptoms of altitude sickness such as severe headache, nausea, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, breathlessness and exhaustion until your body gets acclimatized to the region. Acclimatization can take couple of days depending upon individual to individual. To avoid these uncertainties, we would like to give you following advice such as drink lots of water, smoking & drinking is a highly prohibited during the tour, carry Diamox tablets with suggestions from physician over dosage. A special Gamow bag is also provided to avoid sickness in high altitudes.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.50 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 7.50 approx; Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability
Our tour representatives will make all endeavors to provide you with smooth and satisfying travelling experience. But while travelling in Tibet, everyone has to follow the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau. Hence we shall not be hold responsible for any modification in the program due to natural calamity and technical reasons such as road blockage, snowstorm, flood, landslide, political unrest, accidents and flight cancellations.
For booking, all pilgrims are required to send passport photocopy so that we can apply for permit and visa in Chinese Embassy thereafter.