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Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins with an arrival in Kathmandu. Meeting with our representative and transfer to your pre-booked hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel, Later proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu; visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhaneelkantha. Evening at leisure in Kathmandu. Meanwhile obtain your Chinese Visa to visit Kailash.
Morning after breakfast drive to the frontier town of Nepal at Kodari where we take a short walk to the friendship bridge and board our available vehicle for the drive to Zhangmu which is the main entrance of Tibet, China (height 2,300 m. / 145 km from Kathmandu). In Zhangmu, you will be received by guide from our Tibetan counterpart. After finishing the check post formalities, the journey continues for another 35 km (3 hours) through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery as the drive brings us for the overnight stay at Guest House in Nyalam (3,700 m.). The lodges and guest houses here are very simple and basic. You can expect the unexpected as the China Tourism in Tibet is slowly picking up since last Decade.
Today you stay at Nyalam only, for acclimatization. The group will be taken for an option short trek (3 hrs.) in Nyalam which would help the pilgrims in getting used to Trek conditions for Kailash Parikrama.
In the morning we drive to the first pass of Lalung La at 5,050 m. From here a superb view of the high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shisapangma to Langtang Himal. Drive to Saga (4640 m) 240 Kms./ 6-7 Hrs. for the overnight at Guest House.
Today we take a drive from Saga to Paryanga(4750 m) 255 Kms/6-7 hrs.. After reaching Paryanga we stay at a Guest House.
Take a drive from Paryang to Hor Qu (4560 m) 225 kms./6-7 hrs. Overnight stay will be at a camp at Banks of Mansarovar.
In the morning take Mansarovar Parikarma by Jeep with packed lunch near Trugo Monastery with optional bathing at the place as this is one of the best banks of holy lake for bathing. Bathing Tents would be arranged accordingly. If the time permitting visit Chui Gompa. In the evening, drive to Darchen (4560 M) for overnight stay at Guest House in Darchen (Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small village with couple of guesthouses. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Darchen, the beginning and end point of the Kora).
In the morning, we drive to Serlungf Monastery & optional trek to Nandi Parbat for an excellent view of Mount Kailsah. The Group will stay at Darchen Guest House for the night & make final preparation for the Kailsah Parikrama. Night stay at the guest house.
Today we take approx. 08 kms. drive from Darchen to Tarboche, which is the starting point of the trek of Kailash Parikrama.The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m.), after 5-6 hours walk. Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face.
Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk(4700m) has a small monastery.
The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk (5 hours) & drive to Paryang(270 Kms/6-7 Hrs.). Night stay will be at guest house.
In the morning we drive back to Saga for staying overnight in a guest house.
Drive to Nyalam for staying there overnight at a guest house.
Today we drive down to Friendship Bridge where the transportation awaits for drive to Kathmandu (150 Kms/4 Hrs.). On arrival at Kathmandu check into the hotel for overnight stay.
The morning is free for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. Later, in time transfer to International Airport to connect departure flight.
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