Mount Kailash Overland Tour - 14 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-KMT-62
Duration: 14 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5700 M.
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Private Vehicle

Mt. Kailash Overland Tour is  tour to Mount Kailash, considered to be a physical epitome of the mythical Mt. Meru, is accepted to be the most scared mountain on the planet. Its snow cleaned rock pyramid is situated in the beautifully rich territory of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges.


From its top, one can appreciate the perspectives of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is viewed as most propitious to make a religious journey around its fifty-three kilometers circuit (32 miles parikrama). Actually, the whole locale of Mt. Kailash is of vital religious importance and incorporates the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa.

Mt. Kailash is respected heavenly in a few religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the house Shiva and close-by Manasarobar Lake, the spirit of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains revere it as Mt Ashtapada, the top from which the religion's originator, Rishabanatha, accomplished spiritual freedom. Furthermore, the followers of Bon-Po, the old pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, venerate Kailash as the spirit of Tibet. This blessed district is known as navel of the universe, drawing in researchers and analysts from everywhere throughout the world. Mt. Kailash (also called the 'Sumeru Parbat' in Hindu stories) gives a profoundly enhancing, actually one of a kind and a really remunerating trip of an existence time!

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m).
Day 03: Visa and Document preperation for trip, O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3600 m), 5-6 hours, O/N at Guesthouse.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Nyalam, O/N at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Nylam to Dongba (4500 M.) 7 hrs, Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Dongba to Mansarovar (4580 M.) 7 Hrs. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Mansarovar to Darchen (4700 M. ) 6/7 hrs. . Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Darchen to Driaphuk (4890 M) 7 Hrs walking. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10: Driaphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750 M.) 6/7  hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Zuthulphuk to Paryang / Dongba 5 Hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Paryang / Donga to Nylam 7 hrs driving. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13: Nylam to Kathmandu 5-6 hours, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Final departure transfer to airport.

Useful Informations

someone get sick while on the trip Kailash / Mansarovar depending on his/her sickness level, it is our right decision whether continue to travel or back to Kathmandu. We don't want take any risk of passenger's life in High altitude. Also we don't want to ruined the whole trip because of the one person.

If somebody wants to make Parikarma by the horse he/she should book horse at least one day before. The cost is additional which is not included in your or you can  pay directly to the horse owner. At the busy season of Kailash Parkarma there is high demand of horse so there can be the shortage of the horses. At the time our Chinese guide need enough time to manage the horse. Your early decision is very  important. One Horse is used for only one person. The charge is not fixed and you have to used minimum for the 3 days. It mean the cost of one day and three days is equal. Our guide will be managed everything about the horse but the cost and regulation of local people is beyond our control. So our company will not take any responsibility about the price and refund matter.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
After arrival at Kathmandu airport our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m).
Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Overnihgt at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Visa and Document preperation for trip, O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, this is day for visa preperation and other legal documentation. Normally it will take two days for urgent visa and if top urgent visa we can take within one days but it will be little expensive.

Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3600 m), 5-6 hours, O/N at Guesthouse.
Today, the trip commences from Kathmandu driving along the Arniko Highway enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. After completing the necessary border formalities at the both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides you will change your vehicle and start the two hours adventurous uphill drive to Nyalam.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Nyalam, O/N at Guesthouse.
Rest day in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. Today, you may go for a short hiking above Nyalam for a couple of hours. This will help you to get acclimatized properly.

Day 06: Nylam to Dongba (4500 M.) 7 hrs, Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Dongba to Mansarovar (4580 M.) 7 Hrs. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 08: Mansarovar to Darchen (4700 M. ) 6/7 hrs. . Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Morning free for holy dip and Pujaa. After lunch drive to Darchen. Visit Serlung Gompa by Jeep (if Permitted) to have divine view of Astapada, Nandi Parbat , Kailash Ganga, Kuber Perbat., Astamatrikagam and Dakshinmurti Shivalaya.

Day 09: Darchen to Driaphuk (4890 M) 7 Hrs walking. Overnight at guesthouse.
This is the first day of Kailash parikarma (Kora). All the necessary things and lodges will be carried by the Yak. Today we Have to walk around 7 hrs.

Day 10: Driaphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750 M.) 6/7  hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.
This day is very difficult we Have to pass Dolma-La (5670 M) above the sea level.  In this are weather can be changed any time and start snowing. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In the way you can Darshan Gaurikunda.

Day 11: Zuthulphuk to Paryang / Dongba 5 Hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse.
This is the last or finish day of the Parikarma of Kailash at Zongjerpu and drive to Paryang.

Day 12: Paryang / Donga to Nylam 7 hrs driving. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Nylam to Kathmandu 5-6 hours, Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning you will start your journey. After clearing the boarder formalities Nepal part will Pick up you by the tourist coach and continue drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.  At evening talking about the feedback and certificate distribution.

Day 14: Final departure transfer to airport.
Today is your final departure day. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport.

Price Include

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share with breakfast.
  • All airport pick up and drop as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents.
  • All  Vegetarian meals while on Yatra.
  • English speaking tour leader and Tibetain guide.
  • Tibet Visa and all permit fees.
  • Necessary porters and Yek while on Parikarma.
  • Toyota Land Cruisers for Tibet transport.
  • Oxygen cylinders in each land Cruiser.
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, duffel bags (return after complete the Trip).

Price Exclude

  • International Airfare.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Horse rental while on Parikarma.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any additional place visit except the itinerary.

NEPAL SIDE :
Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 star Hotel.
All the Hotel are based twin sharing.

TIBET SIDE :
For the comfort of our guest we have changed the itinerary to provide Guest House at all places in Tibet site. Also in Tibet all the Guesthouses are based on twin sharing with common bathroom.

HOW CAN I GET TIBET VISA ?
Now individual travellers are allowed into the Autonomous Region of Tibet. The Chinese Embassy will issue the visas. Visas can be arranged from Kathmandu ( Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd ) easily and we can help you. It is necessary to obtain a travel permit for travel in Tibet. Please carry some passport size photographs plus smaller denomination of US dollars cash for the completions of visa formalities.

This is to notify you for change in the rule of visa applying through chinese embassy for this year 2013 than of previous year. Unlike previous year there won’t be same day visa and visa for individual traveler. We can get visa on normal policy receiving on 4th morning of the applied day; semi-urgent policy receiving on 3rd morning of applied day; and top-urgent policy receiving on 2nd morning of applied day. In case of any emergency to get visa on same day we can manage but you have to pay additional service charge for the emergency assist depending in the situation and feasibility.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN INNER PARIKARMA AND OUTER PARIKARMA ?
Inner Parkarma Iis parikarma of Nandi Parvat and the outer parikarma means Parikarma of Kailash Parvat. The regular Helicopter Tour and overland tour is only outer Paarikarma which is easy to complete. How ever for Inner Parkarma it takes Longer and it is quite challenging. We don't recommend for every one for Inner Parikarma who is not healthily and above 60 old.

MUCH DO I HAVE TO WALK WALK DURING PARIKARMA ?
If you can not or do not want to go for Kailash Parikarma by foot then you can hire a horse for 3 days. For that you have to pay little amount for the horse (We can't fixed the horse rate). Even you do hire a horse you have to walk 2-3 Hrs. If you don't want to go Parikarma at all. Our staff will Preparing accommodation and meal.

WHAT IS I  DON'T WANT TO DO PARIKARMA ?
If you don't want to do Parikarma we would provide you accommodation and food Darchen base camp and you would have to wait until retune from Parikarma.

IF I WANT TO RIDE HORSE DURING THE PARIKARMA, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?
The cost is around 15000 - 20000 INR which you have to pay directly to the horse owner. Our package doesn't include the price Of horse riding.

WHAT KIND OF ITEMS TO CARRY WHILE TRAVELLING ?
You have to take warm clothes like sweater, Trousers, Thermo-coat, Money cap, Trekking shoes, High-neck, Gloves, etc.

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE US THE TOUR ?
We will be providing you a kitbag, backpack and woolen cap for FREE and down jacket on hire.

CAN WE USE INDIAN OR OTHER CURRENCY IN TIBET SIDE ?
No, the currency that is used in Tibet side is Chinese Yuan. For exchange of Chinese Yuan You can contact us on arrival on Kathmandu.

HOW BIG IS THE GROUP ?
There will one Sherpa for every 4-5 persons. Our group size is minimum 20 persons. We also operate small group but  cost is increased.

WE HAVE OUR OWN DEOARTURE DATE AND GROUP ?
Yes, we can organize any time in your choice.

IS CHINESE VISA CAN GET ANY AGE OF THE PEOPLE ?
Still now we are able to get visa for any age of people are 70 Years. How ever we can not guarantee that will be issued.

IS THERE MOBILE FACILITIES IN TIBET ?
NepalI SIm card don't work in Tibet. But there is shop at the phone center on the way to Kailash. You can take your mobile with you and buy a SIm card there. What Kind Of transportation in Nepal and Tibet?

NEPAL SIDE : We will provide a decent transportation by Ac Bus.
Tibet Side: We will Based on your decision. However we recommend luxury AC Bus for group traveller. Rode condition and other things luxury bus is best selection for travelling in Tibet. If your group stay at The same bus it will help each other during the Trip. also all our staff will be at the same Bus so that will very easy and enjoyable.

ARE SERVAL REASONS WHY YATRIS CHOOSE FULL-MOON :
Festivals in Tibet happens during Full Moon (especially Saga Dawa Full Moon Festival: the holiest day in Tibetan Buddhism) Full-Moon in Mansarovar: Many Yatris prefer doing puja during the Full Moon (Purnima) Many want to see beautiful view of full moon over Mount Kailash Prefer doing Kora during Full-moon.

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE PROVIDED THERE AT TIBET ?
The food provided will be hygienic and pure vegetarian. The mineral water will be provided for drinking water.

WHAT SORT OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES IS SUGGESTED FOR THE TRIP ?
As the Kailash Mansarovar is at high altitude the climate is cold so it is recommended that you have warm clothes with you, thermo coat, monkey cap, comfort shoes, masks, walking sticks, sunscreen lotions, sun glasses are also recommended accessories for the trip.

WHAT KIND OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED FOR KAILASH YATRA ?
You have to be physically fit for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. It is recommended to get a medical checkup before you plan to go for this religious journey. But it is not mandatory that you have to submit the medical checkup certificate. People with back pain may have problem during the trip on the jagged road. People with asthma or allergic to dust are strongly recommended to wear mask on the dusty road. Besides these people are recommended to practice walking and do exercise and yogas for the physical fitness.

UPPER BODY
1 Cotton t-shirt.
1 cotton long sleeved shirt.
1 cotton headscarf.
1 fleece jacket.
1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood.

HANDS
1 Pair warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell

HEAD
1 Cotton sun hat
1 cotton head scarf.
1 Fleece balaclava or very warm hat.
1 head torch with extra bettery.

LOWER BODY
2 pair cotton nunderwear briefs.
1 cotton walking shorts.
1 cotton long trousers.
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;
1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

LFEET
2 Pair cotton socks.
1 Pair sandals for use in hotel.
2 Pair med. polypropylene thermal socks.
1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support.
1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails.

SLEEPING
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C)

Rucksack and Travel Bags-
1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry).
1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); back to top.

PERSONAL
1 toothpaste/brush.
1 bar soap/1 small towe.
female or male hygiene supplies.
1 set earplugs

MEDICAL

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription.
1 bottle water-treatment tablets.
2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15)
anti-mosquito cream.
1 skin blister repair kit.
1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills.
1 bottle anti-headache pills.
1 bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
1 small bottle stomach antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, etc.
1 bottle anti-altitude sickness pills, Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
Any medicine if you need to take every day.

Mountain Equipment
Mountain bike (Best with front suspension)
2 tubes
Puncture repair kit.
Spokes (for front and back)
Multi tool
Helmet
Cycling gloves
2 Water bottles /Camelback

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Trip Highlights

Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley | Scenic drive Kathmandu to China border | Visit and round to the scared lake Manasarovar | Pujaa of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake | Kailash Kora and Holi Mountain | Life style of Tibetan People | Tibetan Culture| Walking to Dolmala Pass

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