Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour with Nepal

Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour with Nepal

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

18 Days

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Drive/Flight inclusive

Best Season:

Any

This is a 17 days tour combining the Mount Kailash Manasarovar tour with Nepal. Mt. Kailash Manasarovar with Nepal Tour is a mix of nature, culture, and adventure. In Kathmandu, you will visit the 4 UNESCO world heritage sites and head towards Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for Mountain View and its lakes. Chitwan offers the best jungle safari experience in Asia. Mount Kailash Manasarovar tour starts after crossing the border from the Nepalese side and heads towards this sacred site for 4 different religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, and Jain. Mt. Kailash, at 6714 m, is often referred to as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows). It has been celebrated as Mt. Meru, the Axis Mundi and as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe in many eastern cosmologies. Mt. Kailash is a holy place for different religions like Hindu, Buddhist, Jains, and Bonpo. Hindus worship this mountain as the residence of Lord Shiva, the destructor of the universe. Buddhists mythologies refer to this holy mountain as a terrestrial projection of the cosmic Mandela of Dhyani – Buddha’s & Bodhisattvas. The wheel of Life; for the Bonpo, Kailash was the sacred nine-story Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originate from here: the Karnali, which feeds into the Ganges (south); the Indus (north); the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (the Yarlung Tsangpo, east).

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USD 1264 per person

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative & transfer to hotel. Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel.

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetans the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This was listed in the UNESCO’s world heritage site list in 1979 A.D.

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath temple is the most important shrine for Hindus in Kathmandu. Although non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple premises, the cremation that takes place around the Pashupatinath temple area is interesting for foreigners. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. Make sure you want to pay them if you take their pictures as they ask for money for being photographed.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati.

Kathmandu Durbar Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Besides that, the program of different kinds and gathering of people from all over Nepal makes it a lively place and the best place to understand Nepal.

Swayambhunath Stupa - Swayambhunath stupa is also referred to as the ‘Monkey temple’ and is one of the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Situated on a hilltop about 4 Km from the city center this stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu and comes from the Vajrayana sect of Mahayana Buddhism. With a pair of eyes in each direction, this place is a spiritual center for the locals and tourist visiting this area. The hilltop also offers the scenic view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas.

Khokana and Bungmati - These two Newar Villages are located in the outskirts of the Patan District and are proposed as Tentative UNESCO heritage sites by the Nepal government. Khokana has the temple of Rudryaini and is also famous for the Mustard oil production. Bungmati, 20 minutes walk from Khokana through paddy fields is full of old Newari houses and architecture. These twin villages are one of the best places to experience Nepal’s age-old heritages and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in the 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.

Day 3

Drive to Pokhara (200km/7hours) and boating at Phewa Lake.

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, we start the 7 hours/200km drive to Pokhara. We will make a few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. We will follow the Trishuli River, one of the best rivers for amateur rafting until Mugling and then onwards go in the opposite direction of the Marshayngdi River for a while. Besides the small and simple villages, the Prithvi Highway also offers a nice view of mountains, most notably from Khairini and onwards. If the weather is clear you can see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Annapurna as soon as you start going down from Kathmandu. In the evening stroll around the lakeside or depending on the time you reach Pokhara for a boating trip in the Phewa Lake.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti River gorge. Free time in the afternoon for exploration.

Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self-created statue of Lord Shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelry with semi-precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti river gorge.

Day 5

Drive to Chitwan (170km/6 hours). Tharu village walk in the afternoon. Tharu cultural program in the evening before dinner.

The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan is a scenic drive of 6 hours. The change in the vegetation and lifestyle of the people is very significant. We will reach Chitwan for Lunch on this day. After a brief rest, we take a walk through the village of the Tharu people, one of the famous indigenous groups in Nepal. They are famous for their resistance against Malaria, also for the huts they live in and the unique culture they have which they brought with them from Rajasthan in India from where they migrated. After a brief walk in the village to understand better we will come back to the hotel to see the Tharu dance program, which is a collection of many different dances that are performed by Tharu in different festivals.

Day 6

After breakfast we go ahead for the canoeing and elephant breeding center visit. We go to the elephant bathing place, if you want to participate you can enjoy the shower on a elephant. After lunch Elephant safari and Nature walk.

Yes, you are in the periphery of the Chitwan national park, The best habitat for tropical animals and plants in Nepal. This is an exciting day ahead of you. After breakfast in the morning, we drive for a while from your jungle camp and go for the canoeing in the Budi Rapti river. The canoeing lasts for maximum 40 minutes and during those 40 minutes you see at least, 20 species of birds and 2 species of crocodiles basking in the sun. There are chances to see the one-horned rhino and other wild animals. After the canoeing, we go to the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. You might also see few small naughty ones coming to play with the visitors. We drive to the elephant bathing place in Sauaraha. You can participate in the elephant bathing if you want. It cost you 2-3 dollars for a shower on top of an elephant. We head back to the hotel for lunch and rest for a while. At around 3 pm we will go for the elephant ride inside the Chitwan national park which lasts for 2 hours. There you can see many animals including one-horned rhino, 4 species of deer, monkeys and many more.

Day 7

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu (170km/6 hours). Free time around Thamel in the evening.

Feel free to troll around Thamel or take some rest in the hotel.

Day 8

Drive to Nyalam

We will pack our breakfast and start early towards Kodari (China/Nepal border). We will reach Kodari in 5 hours and further drive to Zhangmu, where we will complete the frontier formalities. After completing the frontier formalities we will reach Nyalam for an overnight stay following the Bhote Koshi River. The total drive is 153 KM.

Day 9

Rest day

The day will be spent to explore the surrounding and acclimatize as we are going for a trek at a high altitude.

Day 10

Drive from Nyalam to Saga.

We will start our 7 hours drive after breakfast and drive past Labug-La 5150m. On the way you will see lots of yak Herds, small Tibetan settlements, lakes and streams. We will reach Saga in the afternoon after crossing one of the famous rivers of Asia, Brahmaputra.

Day 11

Morning Excursion around the Lake, visit Rakchas Taal

Today is one of the most important day of the trip as we will have the first glance of sacred Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. This is a lifetime experience and attainment; we will take a holy bath (optional) and explore the Manasarovar surroundings. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 12

Drive around Manasarovar towards Rakas Lake

After exploring the Rakshas Lake, you can either choose to go to Astapad or overnight stay at Manasarovar area. After that, we will be ready for the Parikrama days by packing our bags.

Day 13

Parikrama to Dehara Puk

Today, we feel that heaven had unlocked the entire door for us and permitted us to glance inside the magnificent world of gods and goddesses. We will hike around 18 Km throughout the valley along with the sacred river Ganges on our left side and shaded by Mt. Kailash on our right side. You cannot express the feelings of today in your own tongue. So pack your camera and capture mouthwatering views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight stay in hotel or tent.

Day 14

Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass

Today is the toughest day but sacred day of our journey with Dolma-La pass (19500 ft) in between two valleys i.e. Yamasthal and Shivasthal. First, we have to cross Yamasthal to arrive at Shivasthal; from here you are closer to the Dolma-La pass. When you arrive at the top of it, you can perform holy offerings and sit down for meditation. On the way, we can see the Parvatistal and Gauri Kund. In the afternoon, we will reach Zuthulpuk Puk which is also renowned as the cave of Miracles. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 15

Parikrama ends and drive to Saga

We will reach Saga in the afternoon after a drive of 6 hours.

Day 16

Drive to Nyalam.

Drive to Nyalam.

Day 17

Drive to Kathmandu. (7 hours)

This is the last day at Tibet for you as in one hour after breakfast we will reach Kodari, on the Nepal-Tibet border. From the border we will drive along the Araniko Highway, built in assistance of the Chinese government, to reach Kathmandu. It is a scenic 4 hours drive through hills and river valleys.

Day 18

Depart Kathmandu

Finally, our Kailash tour concludes successfully. Today we exchange your feelings and experience about the trip while we move to the airport for the final departure. Hope to see you again!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Ntalam, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All permit and TIMS for EBC trek Nepal.
  • Trekking in Nepal on full board basis in tea houses.
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Accommodation in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing on the Private vehicle.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
  • Meals ( except the trekking part in Nepal)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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