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Mount Kailash via Lhasa

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa covers major cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and pilgrimage site Kailash Manasarovar. The major tour highlights of this tour around Lhasa are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse and most sacred Lake Yamdok on the way driving in Gyantse to Shigatse. Our further drive continues various cultural richest Tibetan towns to reach Kailash region.

Our trip starts with a spectacular Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and overnight for 2 days in the beautiful city of Lhasa. Guided tour and acclimatization in Lhasa for 2 days will be more helpful for your entire trip to adjust your body in high altitude. After a cultural trip in central Tibet- Lhasa, we further drive to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash which lies in Ngari region of Tibet. We explore holy Lake Manasarovar and make three days Kailash Parvat Kora/ Parikrama with walking or by a horse. The whole tour of Lhasa Kailash Tour is driving on the well-paved road except three days of Kailash kora.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 05:Drive Lhasa - Shigatse (3843m , 273km). Overnight at Hotel

Day 06:Drive Shigatse - Saga- /4450m 447 Km. Overnight at Hotel

Day 07:Drive to Manasarovar via Paryang (4558m) 447km, Overnight at Guest House

Day 08:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (4575m) 114km. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09:Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/5210m. Overnight at Guest house

Day 10:Trek to Zuthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5630m). Overnight at Guest house

Day 11:Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12:Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel

Day 13:Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 15:Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal

Cost includes:

1. All arrival & departure arrangement

2. Twin Sharing accommodation at Star category Hotel in Kathmandu

3. Twin sharing accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse

4. Veg foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in entire trip

5. Group Sharing Guest House in Kailash Region from Saga

6. One half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

7. Flight Ticket of Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmadnu

8. All Entrance fees

9. Transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle

10. All transportations by Van / Bus in Tibet/ Kailash

11. Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries

12. Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee

13. Special Kailash Parikrama Permit

14. One down Jacket to each pilgrim on returnable basis plus Certificate on successful completion of Holy Yatra which retains nostalgic memories even years after undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage tour.

15. Oxygen cylinder

16. Emergency Rescue Management

17. Yak to Carry your goods during Kailash Parikrama

18. Cost includes all government taxes


Cost does not include

1. Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.

2. Expenses of personal nature

3. personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ parikrama

4. Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1400 mtrs). Overnight at Hotel

Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight.

Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast we will begin our sightseeing early with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple where you can participate in morning aarti. After this we will visit Jal Narayan Temple (Also known as Sleeping Vishnu Temple or Neelkanth Buddha Temple) and Guhyeshwari Mata Temple (one of the Shaktipeetha). Later return to your hotel. You may spend rest of the time at leisure preparing for the next day flight to Lhasa or explore the Thamel market of Kathmandu which is very popular place among travelers for buying useful trekking and adventure gears etc. In the evening, we will have short trip briefing session followed by introduction of all group members. Overnight stay and dinner will be at the hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 1400 m

Distance covered : 40 kms within the city / 04 hours

Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to board flight to Lhasa, Tibet. On reaching Gonggar International airport, Lhasa, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The drive from Lhasa airport to hotel will take around 11⁄2 hours or more. Spend this day at leisure while acclimatizing your body to the high altitude of Tibet.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 3661 m

Distance covered : 600 kms flight distance + 60 kms drive airport to hotel

Day 04 : Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast enjoy city sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Today, you will explore the popular Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and drive through the beautiful Potala Palace. The Barkhor Street is situated in the old side of Lhasa near Jokhang Temple and is a must see place while you are in Lhasa. Later visit the beautiful Potala Palace from outside. Witnessed as Dalai Lama’s winter palace Potala Palace is 400 metres building having some sloping stone walls. After sightseeing return back to your hotel for night stay.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 3661 m

Distance covered : 40 kms sightseeing

Day 05 : Drive Lhasa - Shigatse (3843m , 273km). Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast assemble in the lobby of the hotel and get ready for the scenic drive to Shigatse. The traditional capital of Tsang province, Shigatse (officially known as Xigaze) is the second largest city of Tibet after Lhasa in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region). On reaching Shigatse, check into the hotel and visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery built eminently by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. Relax and stay overnight at your hotel

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 3843 m

Distance covered : 273 kms

Day 06 : Drive Shigatse - Saga- /4450m 447 Km. Overnight at Hotel

Wake up early today and then have your breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Later we will leave Shigatse for a scenic drive through gorgeous Tibetan plains to reach Saga County. The meaning of Saga is ’The Lovely Place’ or ‘Happy Land’ Arrive at Saga and stay overnight to in Hotel Saga or equivalent. The Dargye Tsanpo River pass through here and join Brahmaputra at Saga Chakzam. Saga is a very important and must stop place on this route. It is located in the intersection of three important roads of which are Lhatse from the East, Gyirong from the South and Kailash Mount from the West.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 4640 m

Distance covered : 447 kms

Day 07 : Drive to Manasarovar via Paryang (4558m) 447km, Overnight at Guest House

Get up early today and afterward have your morning meal in the hotel. Later we will leave Shigatse for a beautiful drive through stunning Tibetan fields to arrive at Saga County. The significance of Saga is 'The Lovely Place' or 'Upbeat Land' Arrive at Saga and check in to Hotel Saga. The Dargye Tsanpo River go through here and join Brahmaputra at Saga Chakzam. Adventure is a significant and must stop place on this course. It is situated in the crossing point of three significant streets of which are Lhatse from the East, Gyirong from the South and Kailash Mount from the West.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 4640 m

Distance covered : 447 kms

Night view at lake Manasarovar If you wish to visit the lake in the night, please inform your guide prior and if possible, go there in small group with a local guide or Sherpa for any help. Cover yourself properly with warm clothes as the weather is going to be very cold in the night. Also carry a whistle and a torch while going out in the night.

Day 08 : Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (4575m) 114km. Overnight at Hotel.

Today morning, we wake up easily and we will locate a decent spot for sacred shower in Lake Manasarovar for every one of our explorers. We will provide shower tent for women close by the bank of lake for changing the garments. Additionally you can offer puja/havan/customs at achievable spot close to the lake as indicated by your decision, all alone. Our team part will help you if any assistance require. We make short drive to Darchen (the base of Mt. Kailash). While in transit to Darchen, we can likewise observe the landscape of Raksha’s Tal (Demon's Lake) in the opposite side of Lake Manasarovar. Continue with drive to Darchen where we check in to the hotel and getting ready for the following day plan.

Darchen is the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the Kora (Parikrama) around Kailash starts. In the event that time available you can walk around little market of Darchen. Tim allowed to unwind and get ready for the trek on following day.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 4575m

Distance covered : 114 kms

Day 09 : Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/5210m. Overnight at Guest house

Today, we get up ahead of schedule and have a light breakfast, we head to Tarboche to begin our trek to Derapuk Monastery. All travelers have the chance to go through Yam Dwar before the trek (Kora) begins.

Trekking by walking - From here to Dirapuk the trek is around 12 kms and is for the most part level with some slight ups and down. This trek will take us 04 to 06 hours span. It is best to walk gradually.

Horse - Those who wish to hire horse / Pony and Helper may do as such at Tarboche legitimately with the assistance of the Tibetan guide, on direct Payment . They will be given name coupon to pick the pony and Helper and the same will go with you during the trek.

At Dirapuk, the climate will be cold, Dirapuk is truly outstanding and nearest point from where we can see North Face of Mt. Kailash standing high before us. You will have incredible chance to take a few important pictures and selfies from here. The night will be excessively cold so we will have fast and light supper (khichdi, soup and so on) and rest in our bed

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner

Max Elevation : 5210 m

Distance covered : 12 kms trekking

Day 10 : Trek to Zuthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5630m). Overnight at Guest house

Get up early morning before day break and view the first sunlight on Mt. Kailash offering amazing view of the ‘Golden Kailash’., have a fast light breakfast and prepare to start the trek towards Zuthulpuk. Carry packed lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before beginning to trek.

This day is viewed as the hardest day of the whole outing. We trek towards Shiva Tsal (5330m) you will begin climbing to the most noteworthy purpose of the trek 'Dolma La Pass' (5630m). Here around 3 kms trek is down hill and get a view of Gauri Kund (Parvati Kund). Continue to trek down hill and walk towards Zuthulpuk

Stay will be at Zuthulpuk Gompa in Guest house. We will have dinner and go to our comfortable bed to rest.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner

Max Elevation : 5630 m

Distance covered : 22 kms trekking

Day 11 : Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Hotel.

This is our last day on trek and we need to make the 6 kms trek (around 2-3 hours) down towards Darchen. We wake and after breakfast start trekking to Darchen town. Our transport will pick you up and drive to Hotel at Darchen where our other group members are waiting. Have lunch and afterward we proceed with our drive to Saga which is around 450 kms away. We drive to Saga , on arriving at Saga have free time and rest in the Hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation : 4640 m

Distance covered : 06 kms trek + 492 kms drive

Day 12 : Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel

Easy day onward today. We take it easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.

Day 13 : Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Early in the morning drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest

Day 15 : Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal

We drops you to the International airport for your final departure. Or continue for your further trip in Nepal.

Transportation:

1. All ground transportation by private vehicle

2. Kathmandu – Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Flight Ticket

3. Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot Helicopter

4. Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle


Meal:

1. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included (Veg only)

2. Enough Drinking water included


Accommodation:

1. Mention in the itinerary in the basis twin sharing in Nepal and Tibet and group sharing in Kailash Region.

2. Visas & Permit/ Tibet Visa & Permit Included

3. All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet

4. Special Kailash Manasarovar Permit

5. Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries and temples


Sightseeing:

1. Sightseeing in Kathmandu

2. Guide, Staffs & supporters

3. Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide

4. Nepali Crew members in Kailash Region


Equipment:

1. Medical kits

2. Enough oxygen cylinders

3. Gamow Bags & Other necessary equipment

4. Clothing


Down Jacket:

1. Monkey hat / Day pack bag / Duffel bag


Risks & Liability:

Ravel Roads makes every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant as much as possible. However, we merely act as an intermediary between the concerned airlines, hotels, transport operator and local tourist offices providing the services. Ravel Roads therefore cannot bear responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by delay, accident, natural disaster, political action and unrest caused by whatever reason. Program, Prices, services and conditions are based on the terms valid at the time of printing and are therefore subject to change without advance notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control.

Booking Policy:

All payments are to be made in favor of Ravel Roads. The advance payments include non-refundable processing fees of INR 30,000 If Tour selected Via Lhasa INR 50,000 or / USD 1000 for NRIs. Full balance payments to be made at least 45 days prior to start of the Tour, failing which your tour booking shall be considered as cancelled and all advance payments will be forfeited. All bookings are strictly subject to ‘Booking Conditions’ enclosed herewith and shared with you during the course of our correspondence. While filling and submitting signed copy of this document, you confirm your sole acceptance to our business terms. Kindly note that if you do not agree to our policies and terms of services, you should not proceed with your bookings.

Online Booking: You can purchase our services from our sales outlets at Bangalore or Chennai, or you can book your tour/services / payment online through our website. Our website provides the facility making online booking of tours and services. After confirmation in written from us via Email or by in writing.

Indians

INR 30000/- Advance Non-Refundable amount to be paid at the time of Booking.

INR 50000/- If Tour selected Via Lhasa Advance Non-Refundable amount to be paid at the time of Booking.

NRI 1000 USD or Equivalent Advance Non-Refundable amount to be paid at the time of Booking.

Full balance payments to be made at least 45 days prior to start of the Tour, failing which your tour booking shall be considered as cancelled and all advance payments will be forfeited.


How to Pay:

Domestic payments

1. By Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft

2. By Electronic money transfer (RTGS & NEFT)

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, net banking.

International payments

1. By Bank transfer to our bank (Bank Details)

2. By Online Payment Gateway through Razor Pay.

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card

In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges (3% extra) – would be levied over and above the total amount.

Note:

1. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction.

2. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.


Cancellation Policy:

In any circumstances, if any customers cannot participate for the tour, the cancellation charge will be as follows:

1. 30 Days Before Tour Date 50 % of Tour Cost

2. 20 Days Before Tour Date 75% of Tour Cost

3. 15 Days Before Tour Date 100% of Tour Cost

ADVANCE AMOUNT WILL NOT BE REFUNDABLE

All disputes pertaining to the tour and any claim arising there under shall be subject to the Court of competent jurisdiction at Bangalore only.

Itinerary / Tour Cost / Date / Terms And Conditions / Cancellation Policy Are Subject To Change

Important Note

Age :

1. Participants must be between 18 and 70 years of age.

2. Those below the age of 18 must either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a consent form need to be signed by them.


Medical:

1. Be physically and mentally fit.

2. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, like epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled BP, diabetes, cancer, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities and obesity.


Passport:

1. A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 180 days from the last date of the sojourn.

2. Please note that diplomatic passports are not allowed.

3. PIO/OCI or any other ID cards are not accepted in Tibet.


Visa Process:

1. Indian passport holders do not require a visa for nepal.

2. The Tibet permit and visa for everyone will be organized by us. To facilitate this, your original passport is required at New Delhi, well in advance prior to the departure date. The actual date and details will be confirmed based on the group you choose to travel with us.


Visa Process for NRI:

Indian nationals do not require a visa for Nepal

Foreign nationals will require a 15 days multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be availed on arrival at Kathmandu airport, Nepal. A visa fee of $25 is payable along with two passport size photos. Visa for Tibet will be organized by us. To facilitate this, original passport of Indian Nationals is required well in advance prior to the departure date. Details will be sent upon registration. For Non-Indian Nationals, Tibet visa will be organized in Kathmandu 4 days prior to the departure. Request the NRI to be in Kathmandu for the visa process.

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It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.

 

  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 

DOCUMENTS:

  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.

COMMON ITEMS

  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Ravel Roads provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra

CLOTHING

  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging trousers/4 to 5 tee shirts one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Woolen socks (around 4 pairs), monkey cap, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Woolen/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra

FOOTWEAR

  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Like Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Slippers

TOILETERIES

  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet tissue

CAMPING ITEM

  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dust masks/face masks

PERSONAL & GENERAL ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY ENJOYABLE

  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea

FIRST AID KIT – ALSO INCLUDE

  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats