Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road

  • Visit : Darchen , Diraphuk , Dongba , Kathmandu, Kerung , Mansarovar, Saga , Syabrubeshi , Zhulthulphuk
  • Validity : 10/5/2017 - 20/9/2017
  • Overview : 13Nights / 14Days
starting from INR 1,05,000   Per Person

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OVERVIEW:

 

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon. The holy lake and the mountain abode of Lord Shiva is a soul gratifying pilgrimage, the toughest in the world, navigating through the high altitudes of Himalayas.

 

Every year pilgrims undertake the arduous Kailash Yatra to seek the blessing of Lord Shiva. As per mythology, circumambulation of Mount Kailash and then a holy dip in the Mansarovar Lake washes away sins of past 100 lives. It is also believed that taking a dip on full moon night is equivalent to 10 yatras.

 

The 14 days Yatra to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is undertaken every year in the month of May. Jetair tours  offers all-inclusive Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Package by luxury coach, taking care of your every need during the arduous journey. Our package also takes care of your accommodation, food, medical aid transportation. Set on the holy journey from Kathmandu and return to the city purified with the blessings of Lord Shiva.

 

Tour Schedule 

 

Months

Dates

May 2017

05 (Full Moon), 10, 17, 24, 31

June 2017

04 (Full Moon), 07, 14, 21, 28

July 2017

04 (Full Moon), 12, 19, 26

August 2017

02 (Full Moon), 09, 16 (Inner Kora), 23, 30

September 2017

01 (Full Moon), 06, 13, 20

 

PACKAGE COST:   RS 1,05,000/- PER PERSON.

(Note: Additional USD 300 will be applicable if the Tibetan government applies the rule of 17 tourists per bus in Tibet side)

 

Trip Highlights

  • Dip in the Mansarovar lake
  • Attend all spiritual rituals at Mansarovar.
  • Circumambulation of Mt. Kailash.
  • Darshan of Gauri Kund
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, including the famous Pashupatinath Temple and Buddha Nilakanth Darshan
  • Optional Astapad excursion

ITINERARY

 

Day 1  Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, our representative will meet at the airport. Get assistance for transfer and escort to the Hotel. Check-in and relax. Program briefing will be done at the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2  Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (3700 m) - 140 km

Today is the first day of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Check -out from the hotel in the early hours with a packed breakfast. The Yatra takes you by luxury coach to Galchhi -Sybrubeshito near China border. Rest overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 3  Syabrubeshi to Kerung (43 Km)

Start the drive from Syabrubeshi to China border, a 17 km journey. Our tour agent will complete all custom formalities and check into Tibet, an autonomous part of China. From the border drive 26 km to Kerung. Check-in to the Guest House and take rest overnight.

 

Day 4  Kerung

Today the day is at leisure. Acclimatize to the heights or go exploring the Kerung city. Stay overnight.

 

Day 5  Kerung to Saga / Dongba (4500m) - 375 km

Post breakfasst proceed from Kerung to Saga / Dongba in your luxury coach. At arrival, you are checked in the Guesthouse. Rest for overnight.

 

Day 6  Saga / Dongba (4500 Mts - 335 Kms)

Start the day with a healthy breakfast. Check-out from your guesthouse and proceed to Dongba to Mansarovar. This journey by your luxury coach is of 7 hours through beautiful scenery of Himalayas. It is the first part of the Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle. On reaching Mansarovar, you will be accommodated in the Guesthouse located on the banks of Mansarovar Lake.

 

Day 7  Mansarovar to Darchen (4600 m) - 110 km

Today conduct your holy pilgrimage at the Mansarovar Lake. You will be taken to the special point at the banks of the Mansarovar Lake. Here you can take a dip in the blessed waters. Attend the Pooja, hawan and other spiritual activities according to your traditions.

After your divine undertakings, proceed to Darchen a journey of 2.5 hours. Overnight stay is arranged at the Guesthouse. You can opt for the Astapad excursion at extra cost. Astapad means eight-steps. It is believed that, Mount Kailash is surrounded by eight smaller mountains, in a lotus shape with eight petals. This excursion is holy and an integral part of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

 

Day 8  Darchen to Diraphuk (4890 m) - 12km

Today is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. The journey is to be started at the early hours of morning as early as possible, after having breakfast. Your luxury coach drives up to Yumdwari, after which you have an arduous trek for about 6 to 7 hours. Horse can be hired at extra cost for pilgrims unable to walk. Yaks will carry the kitchen utensils and other equipment for the Yatra. Overnight stay at mud house or tent is arranged in Diraphuk according to availability.

 

Day 9 Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790 m) - 22 km

This day is the most strenuous in the Yatra. Pilgrims pass through Dolma-La Pass on foot. Snuggled at the height of 5400 meters, the weather is highly unpredictable as at any time snowstorm occurs. Start the journey as early as possible, post breakfast. En-route, make a stop for Darshan of Gaurikund. On arriving Zhulthulphuk, overnight stay at mud house or tent is arranged on the basis of availability.

 

Day 10  Zhulthulphuk to Saga/Dongba

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 guesthouse.

 

Day 11  Saga / Dongba to Kerung

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast. The yatra back to Katmandu starts. Tonight make a stop at Saga/ Dongba for overnight stay at guesthouse.

 

Day 12  Kerung to Kathmandu

After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu and check in at Hotel.

 

Day 13  Kathmandu

Early morning optional Himalayan mountain flight tour. After breakfast start to Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel and rest of the day is free for shopping and packing, overnight stay in Katmandu.

 

Day 14  Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from hotel. Get assistance for transfer to airport. Depart for home or next destination rejuvenated with the blessings of Lord Shiva and the absolving pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.

 

IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION: 

Clothing: 
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day. 

What to take: 
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust. 

Bring with you: 
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular. 

Health: 
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc. 

Altitude Sickness: 
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour. 

Currency: 
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, .


Risks & Liability: 
Jetair  tours  and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Jetair  tours and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 

  • Arrival & departure transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha.
  • 3 star hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals
  • Transfer to Kerung by tourist bus
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents
  • While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipment’s like dining & toilet tents
  • Pure vegetarian meals prepare by our escort.
  • A/C coach  & support trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

 

  • Service tax extra @ 4.50% of the total bill amount
  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
  • Travel Insurance of clients
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

Special Notes:

  • We strongly advise to allot 1-2 extra days to overcome any delays.
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its partners shall not be liable for any such delays.
  • Jetair tours has the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen reason.
  • The Group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.

 

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.
  • 20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.
  • 15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.
  • 10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.
  • 07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.