Mt Kailash (MANSAROVAR YATRA)

Accommodation:
Accommodation available would be very simple with a cozy room with common bathrooms and toilets in your Mt. Kailash tours. However, hot water will be provided in every room for refreshing and for drinking.

Food: Your all meals is included on the price. Hence you would be having the Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the trip. During staying in the hotel in Kathmandu, you would be having all your meals in there. Rest part in the tour, we the food will be supplied from our side while in camping. While staying in lodges en route the meal could be provided from the best available Chinese or Tibetan restaurants. The food will be very simple as per the clients taste. All meals provided will be vegetarian.

Clothing & Accessories: Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule for Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to down right cold in winters. 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 in Tibet. However, from November – April, warm clothes like Down Jacket, Thermal Underwear, Warm Trousers, Warm Sweaters, Woollen Shirts, Gloves, Warm hat & Scarves, Light Leather Boots (in case of snows) are required to fight the frosty cold and from May – October, Raincoat or Windbreakers, Jackets, Sweaters, Sun Hat, Shirts (Cotton/Woollen) & comfortable shoes are required. However a Jacket and a Sweater are advised through out the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. Other required items are: A domestic first aid kit, flashlight & utility knife.

Transportation: All our tours are operated with 4-wheel drive (Land cruiser or similar) with a truck to carry the all-camping gears and other stuffs with the crew. Maximum 4-5 people will be accommodated in a land cruiser. While on trek, during the Kora, the Yaks would be provided to carry the camping & your personal heavy gears.

Tour Guide/ Escort: A professional tour guide would be provided for the sightseeing tours in Kathmandu valley and in Tibet, a Tibetan English speaking guide would escort the group throughout the trip. There would be other Nepali Sherpas for the camping.

Photography: As Tibet is very rich on its cultural & scenic beauty, one would be lured to catch all those in his camera. As Tibet get very bright sunlight due to thin air, taking photographs could be quite glare. Please take the advise from the photographic shop choosing the best film rolls for Tibet. Photography is free on the way but in some of the places, you may be charged especially at the monasteries for taking the photographs, please ask your guide before taking photographs inside the monastery or the army camps.

Medicine: You are suggested you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some pain killers.

Insurance: We highly recommend all clients to be insured to insure themselves against a comprehensive claim policy, which should also include Helicopter Evacuation if necessary. Please note that our Kailash Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straightforward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves.

Physical Fitness: Before booking for this trip with us, clients should be in sound good health preparation for this trip. We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging.

Visa & Documentation:
Clients must be in possession of a valid passport to obtain visa. We will require the following details from your passport at the time of booking the trip - Full Name as in Passport, Nationality, Date of issue & expiry of Passport, Passport No, Date of Birth & Occupation

Health & Altitude Problems: Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. You are advised to drink plenty of water (approx. 03 liters) per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests please do not smoke & do not drink alcohol. Proper hydration is necessary to acclimatize. We also recommend you to carry a strip of diamox tablet.
If symptoms are severe and the patient is ill, descend immediately, 300 Meters of descent or more should be sought. This usually gives rapid improvement.

BOOKING TERMS, CONDITIONS & VISA ARRANGEMENTS Confirmed reservations should reach us 1 month prior to tour departure dates along with US $ 100 non-refundable deposit per person. We will process visa for you.



A clear photocopy of your passport and the following details are required:
01. Full name
02. Sex
03. Date of Birth
04. Profession
05. Nationality
06.Passport Number

Tour Cancellation There will be a cancellation fee of 25 % for any cancellation three weeks prior to tour departure date, 50 % two weeks prior to tour departure date & no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.

Lhasa
Itinerary of Discover Lhasa in Detail Days 01 : KATHMANDU - NYALAM Early morning drive from Kathmandu (4500 ft, 1371 m) to frontier town of Nepal, Kodari. From here we walk a short distance across the friendship bridge to meet the guide from our Tibet agent. Then drive for about ½ hour (12 KM) to Zhangmu (7545 ft, 2300 m). after custom and immigration formalities, drive to Nyalam (11660 ft, 3534 m). Total distance 157 Kms, 98 miles (approx 9 hrs). Stay at Guest house.

Days 02 : NYALAM Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization.

Days 03 : NYALAM - SAGA Drive to the first high pass of Lalung La (16665 ft, 5050 m). From here a superb view of high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurisanker, Shisapangma to Langtang Himal. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and arrive Paigutso (14540 ft, 4406 m), Continue driving to Saga (14080 ft, 4267 m). Camp before or after crossing Bramhaputra river by Ferry. Total distance 232 Kms, 145 miles (approx 8 hrs). Overnight tented camp.

Days 04 : SAGA - PARYANG Drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains. Have lunch at old Tongba (14180 ft, 4300 m) 144 Kms, 90 miles from Saga. Drive for another 100 Kms, 62.5 miles and arrive Paryang (14360 ft, 4315 m). Stay at tented camp

Days 05 : PARYANG - HAR QU From Paryang drive to Mayum river (15280 ft, 4630 m) for 112 km, 70 miles and have lunch. After this continue driving crossing Mayum La pass (17160 ft. 5200 m) and arrive Hor Qu (14400 ft, 4364 m) a small town. Distance is 119 km, 74 miles. Today is the day when you will have the first sight (Darshan) of Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar lake from the way to Hor Qu. Stay at tented camp.

Days 06 : FREE DAY Free day to rest or for Puja, Homa, Tarpans etc. Stay at tented camp

Days 07 : HAR QU - DARCHEN Visit Chu Gompa, have hot spring bath and drive to Darchen (15098 ft, 4606 m), located beneath the majestic holy Mountain Kailash. Stay at Guest House.

Days 08 : DARCHEN - DIRAPUK (Kailash Parikrama) Kailash Parikrama starts. Drive/walk to Tarboche (15200 ft, 4606 m), 8 kms, 5 miles. Then trek through Shersong, the rebuilt Chukku Gompa, Dambing Donkhang (16137 ft, 4890 m) and to Dirapuk (16200 ft, 4909 m). Total distance 22.9 kms, 14.3 miles (approx. 6 ½ hrs). camp at Dirapuk. Overnight in tent. Those not willing to do the parikrama, will drive to Hor Qu and wait here for the parikrama group. Stay at tented camp

Days 09 : DIRAPUK - ZUTUL PUK (Kailash Parikrama) Parikrama. Climb through a moraine to a meadow at (17193 ft, 5210 m) and then pass rock cairns to emerge to Dolma La at (18579 ft, 5630 m) the highest altitude on this Yatra). From the pass descend via Gauri Kunda Lake to the La Chukkir Villy at (16995 ft, 5150 m) where you should look for the foot prints which pilgrims believe belonged to Buddha. Descend further along , a long gentle path to Zutul Puk Gompa (15807 ft, 4790 m), where there is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. Total distance 22.9 km, 14 miles (approx. 7 ½ hrs). stay at tented camp

Days 10 : ZUTUL PUK - MANASAROVAR VIA DARCHEN (Kailash Parikrama & drive) Parikrama. Trek along the Zhong Chu river to a bridge, cross it and climb a little before descending to 15213 ft, 4610 m from wehre you will have a good view of Manasarovar Lake. Short trek through Mani walls will lead you back to Darchen. Drive to Manasarovar (14500 ft, 4394 m)O and meet the rest group members here. Afternoon free at Hor Qu. Total distance 11.3 km, 7 miles (approx 5 ½ hrs). Drive Darchen Hor Qu 52 km, 32.5 miles (approx. 1 hr 30 min). Stay at tented camp.

Days 11 : MANASAROVAR - PARYANG Today you will drive from Manasarovar to Paryang. Total distance 266 km, 166 miles (approx 9 hrs). Stay at tented camp.

Days 12 : PARYANG - SAGA Continue driving through the Tibetan countryside to Saga via Tsongpa. Total distance 244 kms, 153 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at tented camp

Days 13 : SAGA - NYALAM Drive to Nyalam via Paiku Tso once again. Total distance 232 km, 147 miles (approx 8 hrs). Stay at Guest House

Days 14 : NYALAM - ZHANGMU - KATHMANDU Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration). Stay at Hotel.
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