MT KAILASH (6,714 m) is the holiest mountain in TIBET. The grandeur of MT KAILASH can be rivaled by a very few mountains in the world. Situated in the far western corner of the Tibetan plateau, this legendary snow-capped jewel is revered by four different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism & Bonpo) as one of the most sacred and challenging pilgrimages in the world. Four of the Orient’s greatest rivers; the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, the Indus & the Karnali originate from and around the MT KAILASH. At the base of the mountain are two vast lakes divinely called MANASAROVAR & RAKAS TAL.
For the Hindus, MT KAILASH is regarded as the earthly manifestation of MT MERU, a spiritual centre of the universe, which is described in the Hindu mythology as a fantastic pillar of 84,000 miles around which everything revolves with its root to the lowest hell and summit touching the heaven. MT KAILSH is itself an abode of LORD SHIVA, lord of the universe, who shares this magnificent mountain with his consort PARVATI. There at the base is the sacred LAKE MANASAROVAR, where a bath offers a pilgrim an access to Brahma’s (Hindu god for creation) paradise and drink of its holy water wipes out the sins of hundred lifetimes. For the Jains, a religious group in India with many similarities with Buddhism, MT KAILASH is taken as the holy pilgrimage where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.
Newly Built Highway to Holy Mt Kailash
The 53 km Kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet's pilgrimages and it has been drawing increasing number of travelers from all over the world. It is said that a single Parikarma (circumambulation) erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumambulations will achieve Salvation or Nirvana.
Holy Manasarovar with Mt Kailash in its back drop
The 1st part of the tour takes you all the way the far north-western area of Nepal with a flight right from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal to Simikot, the headquarter of Humla District of Nepal. The 2nd part involves almost a 5-day strenuous trekking through the gorges and valleys made by the Karnali river leading to the border point called Hilsa (Nepal side) and Sher (Tibet side).
The 3rd part takes you inside Tibet through Taklakot (Burang) to Manasarovar. The 4th part takes you so close to Mt Kailash with a kora around Mt Kailash unfolding the highly spiritual atmosphere being a part of the religious devotion presented by the different sects of the Hindus and Buddhists of the world.
After about 8 days pilgrimage in Tibet, as our last part of the tour we again come back to the border point (Sher/Hilsa) and enter into Nepal leading back to Simikot by following a bit different route avoiding a repetition of the same route we took while going to Hilsa/Sher earlier. From Simikot, again we take a flight back to Nepalganj and Kathmandu.
Compared to earlier days, facilities in terms of road, accommodation and food in the Kailash are increasing day by day. This way, the pilgrimage is getting cheaper and affordable. So, we are also organizing the pilgrimage just with guest houses only by which the pilgrims can buy food: breakfast, lunch and dinner in all guest houses where they stay overnight at much lower cost. If you need our cost on guest house basis only, we can send it to you which will be much cheaper and affordable
This way, more and more visitors are undertaking the pilgrimage. Join the pilgrimage and take a chance to wipe your sins of hundred past lives.
Welcome to the holy land of MT KAILASH & MANASROVAR!!
Day 1 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: Fly.
Day 2 : Nepalgunj to Simikot: Fly.
Day 3 : Simikot to Khangla Gaon: Trek.
Day 4 : Khangla Gaon to Yalbang: Trek.
Day 5 : Yalbang to Muchu: Trek.
Day 6 : Muchu to Yari: Trek.
Day 7 : Yari to Nara~La base camp: Trek.
Day 8 : Rest day at Nara~La base camp: Acclimatization.
Day 9 : Nara~La base camp to Hilsa: Trek.
Day 10 : Hilsa to Taklakot (to Mt. Kailash circuit): Trek.
Day 11 : Taklakot to Manasarovar (4,550 m): drive.
Day 12 : Rest day at Darchen: Acclimatization
Day 13 : Darchen to Darboche: Trek.
Day 14 : Darboche to Damding: Trek.
Day 15 : Damding to Dolma~La via Yak Kharka: Trek.
Day 16 : Yak Kharka to Zuthul Puk: Trek.
Day 17 : Zuthul Puk to Taklakot via Darchen: Trek/drive.
Day 18 : Taklakot to Hilsa: Trek.
Day 19 : Hilsa to Manepeme: Trek.
Day 20 : Manepeme to Til chu: Trek.
Day 21 : Til chu to Jang: Trek.
Day 22 : Jang to Talung: Trek.
Day 23 : Talung to Sinjungma: Trek.
Day 24 : Sinjungma to Dingla laga: Trek.
Day 25 : Dingla laga to Simikot: Trek.
Day 26 : Simikot to Nepalgunj (50 minutes flight) & connect flight back to KTM
COST: NEPAL PORTION+CAMPING IN TIBET
BASIS CAMPING ON FULLBOARD
02 PAX US$ 4,295 NET PER PERSON (1 jeep)
03 PAX US$ 3,640 NET PER PERSON (1 jeep)
04 PAX US$ 3,170 NET PER PERSON (1 jeep)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 150 NET PER PERSON
BASIS TIBET PART (TOUR COST ONLY)
02 PAX US$ 2,430 NET PER PERSON (1 jeep)
03 PAX US$ 2,025 NET PER PERSON (1 Jeep)
04 PAX US$ 1,480 NET PER PERSON (1 jeep)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 50 NET PER PERSON
NOTE: If lady camping staff are required, there shall be 15% extra cost.
1) AIRFARE KTM/NEPALGANJ/SIMIKOT/NEPALGANJ: US$ 664 NET PER PERSON (for the foreign clients)
2) AIRFARE KTM/NEPALGANJ/SIMIKOT/NEPALGANJ: US$ 265 NET PER PERSON (for Nepali Sherpa crew members)
3) SPECIAL TREK PERMIT FEE IN THE RESTRICTED SIMIKOT AREA IN NEPAL (2 times): US$ 100 NET PER PERSON
4) TIBET VISA FEE:
NATIONALS NORMAL (in 1 week) URGENT (in 3 days) TOP URGENT(same day: 1 day)
Non-US nationals US$ 50 US$ 65 US$ 85
US nationals US$ 140 US$ 155 US$ 175
IMPORTANT NOTE: For the French nationals, visa processing in the local Chinese Embassy requires at least a week (3 working visa days). In other words, the French nationals shall not be granted express visa despite of the express visa fees.
Chinese Embassy respectively.
03. Camping arrangement with food will be provided by the Nepali Sherpa crew both in Nepal and Tibet sides.
ABOVE COST INCLUDES:
• 01 NIGHT TWIN SHARING ROOM IN HOTEL BATIKA OR SNEHA IN NEPALGANJ IN NEPAL ON HALF BOARD BASIS AS PER ITINERARY,
• 24 NIGHTS IN CAMPING BOTH IN NEPAL AND TIBET SIDES ON FULLBOARD (3 meals) AS PER ITINERARY,
2 CAMPING SHERPAS FROM NEPAL ACCOMPANYING ALL THE WAY FROM KATHMANDU TO MT KAILASH AND BACK TO KATHMANDU,
• ALL TRANSPORT IN TIBET BY NON-A/C JEEP OR VAN FOR THE CLIENTS IN TIBET,
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• ALL INSURANCE & RESCUE OPERATIONS,
• PHOTOGRAPHY FEES IN THE MONASTERIES,
• ALL EXTRA EXPENSES DUE TO NATURAL AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS LIKE SNOW, LANDSLIDES, STRIKES, FLIGHT CANCELLATION & DELAY, ETC.,
• ALL EXPENSES OF PERSONAL NATURE SUCH AS DRINKS, LAUNDRY & TIPS, ETC.
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