Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Holidays
Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Holidays is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. With great divine pleasure we invite and welcome all the Shiva Bhakts to one of the most sacred pilgrimage. Plan Holidays Travel and Tours offer a safe and hassle free pilgrimage to the supreme abode of Lord Shiva. Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Holidays is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage undertaken by thousands of devotees every year. This is the exclusive Kailash & Manasarovar pilgrimage route that is meant for those who have ardent desire to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva but due to the paucity of time, are unable to take the standard route that takes more than two weeks. Throughout history, Tibet, at times has Governed itself as an independent state and at other times has had various levels of association with China. Tibet’s internal Government was for centuries a theocracy (State government by religious leaders) under the leadership of Buddhist Lamas or Monks. In 1959, Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and at that time the head of Tibet’s in the name of cultural revolution) fled to India during a Tibetan revolted against Chinese control in the region. Tibet offers great natural beauty, insight to Tibetan Buddhist culture and chances to see the real people of Tibet.
Included in this 17 days Mansarovar package is your stay in Kathmandu along with sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and attractions in Kathmandu. Also included in Mansarovar Yatra package is the visa fee, permits, guides & porters and all transportations along with food & lodging enroute to Mansarovar Lake. Read through the detailed itinerary of Kailash Mansarovar package, see the tour highlights & inclusions exclusions, select from our limited fixed departure dates and book your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to embark on your quest for salvation to pay homage to the almighty Lord Shiva. The daily temperature has big contrast. On a typical summer day, the temperature can rise from 5 degree before sunrise to 25 degree by the midday, In general, temperatures in Tibet change frequently.
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 03:||Drive to Nyalam|
|Day 04:||Rest in Nyalam|
|Day 05:||Nyalam-Pelku-Tso Saga|
|Day 07:||Paryang-Lake Manasarovara|
|Day 08:||Manasarovara Lake|
|Day 09:||Lake Manasarovara-Darchen|
|Day 10:||Darchen-Dira Phuk Gompa|
|Day 11:||Drira Phuk Monastery-Zuthul-Phuk|
|Day 12:||Trek to Darchen|
|Day 13-14:||Darchen to Paryang to Saga|
|Day 15-16:||Saga to Kathamndu|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Meeting at airport upon arrival by Plan Holidays Personnel .We will Pick up from Kathmandu airport, transfer you to hotel and help with check in formalities. Rest or explore the interesting streets of Kathmandu on your own.
Day 02: Kathmandu
While applying your Chinese visa, you will explore the ancient medieval arts and architecture of Kathmandu. Visit Monkey temple, Bodhanath-the biggest Buddhist stupa and medieval principality of Bhaktapur as known as the city of devotees. Free afternoon for you to prepare for the trip. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nyalam
Altitude 12,333 ft; distance 97 miles and about 6-7 drive Depart Kathmandu early in the morning. Breakfast stop in Dhulikhel hill resort. In total, Kathmandu-Tibet border is 113km through the villages, roadside bazaars and terraced hills that takes total of about 4 hours to the Tibetan border. On an inclement weather day, there may be some landslide spots which you have to walk across and change to a locally available vehicle. After clearing immigration formalities in both the Nepal and China side, we will continue to Nyalam. Meals and accommodation in guesthouse.
Day 04: Rest in Nyalam
As you gain considerable height from 1350 m in Kathmandu to 3300 m in Nyalam. it is very important we rest and acclimatize in Nyalam before further driving. Rest day for proper acclimatization. You can visit the Nyalam Pelgye Ling temple associated with great Milarepa, the Tibetan yogi. Overnight guesthouse.
Day 05: Nyalam-Pelku-Tso -Saga
Altitude 13,973 ft, distance 157 miles / about 6 hours drive Today drive and cross two high passes and midway we arrive at Pelkutso lake for lunch. Lablung La (5030m/16,498ft) offers spectacular views of Mt. Sishapangma (8021m/26,309ft), Gaurishanker and many other peaks, all of which are dwarfed by the Tibetan plateau. You will cross the Bramhaputra River just before Saga. Overnight in tents at Saga.
Day 06: Saga-Zhongba-Paryang
Altitude 14,891 ft, distance: 160 miles/about 8hrs drive It is at Saga where you will connect the main road from Lhasa. We continue across the vast dry plains to the small Tibetan town of Zhongba and drive further to Paryang for overnight stay. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Paryang-Lake Manasarovara
Altitude 14,957 ft, distance 157 miles about 8hrs drive todays drive involves crossing of several rivers but has some of the most panoramic scenery. The crews will set your camp by the sacred Manasarovar Lake -which according to Hindu mythology was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt.Gurula-Mandala and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. Today you will have the first Darshan (view) of holy Mt. Kailash from Horqu. Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Manasarovara Lake
Halt at Manasarovara Lake for holy dip, puja and other ritual performance. You can take leisurely walk or excursion along the lakeside. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Lake Manasarovara-Darchen
Altitude 15,285 ft, distance 20miles/about 2 hrs drive. It’s a short drive of about 2 hours to Darchen. After lunch, you may want to prepare yourself for the three days trekking ahead. Crews will be organizing pack animals (yaks) gears and supplies for the trek. Overnight guesthouse.
Day 10: Darchen-Dira Phuk Gompa
Altitude 16,102 ft, about 6 hrs trek Tarboche, marked by Tibetan flags is the starting point for kora and it is the site for Tibet’s most important annual Saga Dawa festival. Walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river, which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira-phuk. Overnight camp.
Day 11: Drira Phuk Monastery-Zuthul-Phuk
Altitude 15,711 ft, about 7 hrs trek Bid farewell to Lha Chu Valley and prepare to fight the toughest part of the kora. You will enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La [5,630m/18,466 ft] that is marked Tibetan prayer flags. The rest of the day’s walk is mostly downhill and flat land. On descent, you will pass by one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake (Gauri Kunda), known as the Lake of Compassion. Zuthulphuk monastery is built at the site of a famous cave, which is believed to have been created as a result of contest between Milareppa (Buddhist Yogi) and Naro Bonchung (Bon Saint). Overnight camp.
Day 12: Trek to Darchen
Altitude 4,560m/14,956 ft, about 3 hrs trek. The final day of the kora is rather short and easier. It takes merely 2 to 3 hours that involves crossing of several streams and follows an impressive gorge from where you can look back for fabulous views. Overnight guesthouse.
Day 13-14: Darchen to Paryang to Saga
Retrace your way back to Paryang to Saga. Overnight Camp
Day 15-16: Saga to Kathamndu.
If you are extending trip to Lhasa, you will split with crews at Saga and head eastwards. Otherwise, retrace drive to Kathmandu via a stop in Nyalam.
Day 17: Departure
you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.
- Accommodations in bed & breakfast basis except full board in Chitwanin 3-4 star hotels
- All transportations by a private vehicle
- All sightseeing as on itinerary
- English speaking local Guide
- All entrance fees of the monuments
- Tibet Visa (if Us citizen pp extra)
- Flight Lhasa-Kathmandu
- Tibet Permit
- Kathmandu:HotelShanker or Hotel Manaslu
- Chitwan:Hotel Royal Park
- Zhamgmu:Hotel Zhangmu
- Shigaste: Hotel Shambala
- Gyantse:Hotel Gyantse
- Lhasa:Hotel Yak