Day Description
Day 01:
  • Arrival Kathmandu
  • Arrive at Kathmandu airport to start your tour to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Assisted transfer at the airport to the hotel. Evening Pashupatinath Arati and overnight stay will be at Lord Mirage Inn hotel.
Day 02:
  • Temple visit in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple Guheswori temple and Budhanilkantha. Evening time briefing.Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 :
  • Drive Kathmandu to ShyabruBesi (152km / 7 hours)
  • After breakfast take drive to ShyabruBesi.Overnight at Guest House
Day 04 :
  • Drive Rasuwagadhi (15km ) - Kerung
  • After having breakfast we will drive towards Nepalese border Rasuwagadi. There will be some custom formalities which shall be done by our local representative later cross the border and enter in Tibet Land. Accompany with Nepalese Sherpas and Tibetan guides' board your Tibetan vehicle; Chinese bus will be there will start our journey towards Tibetan/Chinese region continues toward the town of Kerung. Overnight s altitude acclimatization at Kerung. O/N Kerung
Day 05 :
  • Kerung to Saga/New Dongba (4500m) - 350 kms & 7-8 hours drive
  • After breakfast Drive to Dongpa 350kms (4500m) Enjoy grand view of Mt. Shishapangma, Gauri Shankar and other high mountains from Gurungng - La Pass(5050mt.high) Dongpa.overnight at Dongpa.
Day 06 :
  • Dongba/ to Lake Manasarovar (4500m 285km )
  • After breakfast drive towards The Holy Manasarovar.
  • All the yatri's will see first glance of Mt. Kailash from the lakeshore of Holy Manasarovar. There will be some permit formalities before we reach Manasarovar Lake. After immigration complete, we will drive further to our guesthouse at Chiu Gompa Stay in guesthouse in dormitory style.
Day 07 :
  • Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4660m) - 40 kms drive
  • Today morning, we wake up easefully and we will find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar for all our yatri's. After completing puja and holy bath, we make short drive to Darchen. On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic surroundings of Demon's Lake in the other side of Lake Manasarovar. Darchen considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.
Day 08 :
  • Drive to Yam Dwar (07 Km). Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4860m) - 13 kms / 6 hours trek
  • After breakfast we will drive towards Yamdwar (10km) and start our 10 km's trekking to Dirapukh (8km). Before start trekking all the yatris has opportunity to get darshan of Yam Dwar.
  • Continue trek to Dirapukh by foot or pony. Overnight at gusthouse in dormitory style
Day 09 :
  • Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5600m)
  • Early in the morning after breakfast we will start trekking towards Zuthulpukh enroute we will get the opportunity to pass Gauri Kund before we reach Gauri Kund our trek goes steep climb up continuously upto Dolma-La high pass (5600 m). By the evening we will reach Zuthulpukh, today's accommodation we be in dormitory style.
Day 10 :
  • Trek to Darchen (10km) and drive to Sanga:
  • Today we are going to complete our prikarama, last day of trekking. After breakfast we will have to make a short trek about 4-5 hours towards Darchen so we wake up in normal time.
  • On half way to darchen board your vehicle. Upon arrival in Darchen have lunch then after, we straight forwards continue our drive to Sanga, Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.
Day 11 :
  • Drive Sanga to Kerung:
  • After breakfast start driving towards Kerung. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 12 :
  • Drive Kerung to Kathmandu:
  • After breakfast start driving towards to Rasuwagadi to Kathmandu for an overnight in the hotel.
Day 13 :
  • Tranfer to Kathmandu Airport :
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back home.

Additional Muktinath Tour Along with Kailash Tour

Cost
Price per person Indian Citizen 28,500
Price per person NRI (Foreign) 850

Itinerary:-
Day Description
Day 14: Before or After the kailash Tour start Muktinath tour Early morning drive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple O/N hotel halt in Pokhara.
Day 15: Early morning flight to Jomsom then drive to Muktinath temple (By Jeep), giving plenty of time for yatris to do pooja, bath etc. Afternoon drive back to Jomsom overnight stay in Jomsom at Hotel, Meals Plain(B/L/D).
Day 16: Early morning flight back to Pokhara, Afternoon half day pokhara sightseeing and drive back to Kathmandu transfer to hotel,Meals Plain (B/ L/D).
Day 17: After breakfast departure transfer trip conclude.(B)

Above Price Include Above Price not Include
Hotel accommodations in tour:-one nights in Kathmandu, one nights in Pokhara & one nights in Jomsom. Manakamana cable car tickets. Entry permit, schedule air tickets:- Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara, Airport tax. Kathmandu to pokhara and back, By drive, Jomsom Muktinath / Jomsom Jeep drive. Meal Indian vegetarian food, All hotel tax. Tips, Personal expenses (beverage, phone call, cold drinks, mineral water etc), if need any things more than program, rescue and emergency charge, in case flight cancel additional day hotel stay expenses,. International air tickets, travel insurance.
Above price Include :
  • Arrival & departure transportation
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Guheswari temple and Budhanilkantha.
  • 3 star hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals for 3 nights
  • Transfer to Kerung by Bus
  • Tibet side: Accommodation in decent hotel/Guest House.
  • Pure vegetarian meals prepare by our escort.
  • coach & support trucks
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Nepali tour leader
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
  • Above price not Include :
  • Airfare/Train fare 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.
  • Complementaries :
  • Duffle Bag
  • Cap
  • Jacket
  • Carry Bag
  • Yatra Completion Certificate

  • Above price not include:-

    : Personal Horse riding expenses ,Personal use porter,

    Travel insurance, Rescue and emergency evacuations service, medical and hospital expenses (in case you become sick on the way),

    Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu /Timure/Kyirong/saga/ Darchan /Nepalganj/ Simikot or else at other places due to bad weather or any other Chinese reason is charged.

    if returning earlier from Kailash Yatra ,groups visa splitting charge each RMB 165 & extra transportation cost each $USD 100 / day.(China Govt -FEC rules)

    Beverage/drinks and additional tips.

    Process, Term& condition

    Necessary to send color Scan copy of Passport of pilgrimage with name list 40 days before departure for permits processing.

    We need 6 Month valid ordinary Passport but Diplomat passport is not acceptable.

    We need Yatri's scan copy of PAN card (Indian citizen only).

    Should non refundable deposit Rs 20,000 or USD $ 500 per person as advance before processing.

    Underutilized services due to unforeseen circumstances stands non refundable

    Indian pilgrimage- Should send Original Passport to our Delhi office By courier or speed post 15 days before from the departure date for China visa Process.

    NRI/Other Citizen's Original Passport will collect after arrival in Kathmandu.


    Indian Pilgrims who are 70 Years or above:

    1. Has to submit Medical Report from Indian Government Hospital within 6 months before your journey starts.
    2. Two direct relatives required.
    3. Has to deposit 1000$(USD) before the journey to the company (China GOVT) for any sudden demise.
    4. Health examination is done before Parikrama by Chinese doctors. once you get the approval from doctor then only you can go for Parikrama.
    5.Before the Kailash departures, must clear all remaining Payment.


    Cancellation Policy:

    Initial amount for booking is INR 20,000/- for Indians & USD 500 for NRI and Foreigners being non-refundable & nontransferable, once booked subsequently intended cancellations & delays caused due to natural, terrorist attack ,political or by the Pilgrim modification reason If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 30,000 for Indians & USD 600 for foreigners would be charged as cancellation amount.
    If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost will be into cancellation process.
    If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be no refund.
    If suddenly program has changed Due to weather problem, natural disaster, landslide, technical problem and political movement, Chinese reason, all additional expenses should be paid by themselves


    General Information regarding Kailash Mansarovar Tour:

    Insurance: Medical Insurance not compulsory for visa processing but will usefully you do insurance in case any health problem arises during travel.
    Oxygen cylinder: Our Company will provide oxygen cylinder in emergency. Usually, oxygen cylinder is not required. However, some pilgrimage we prefer to carry their own handy oxygen cylinders. You may buy small portable cylinder in Tibet. It may cost approx. Yuan 20-30 per cylinder.
    Food during Tour: Our cooks will be traveling with you during the entire trip.Our Staff will carry all necessary cooking items and will provide Indian vegetarian food during Yatra..


    We recommend that you bring the following items to make your journey more comfortable:

    Wind Proof Jackets -1/ Towel-1 / Washing Kit - 1,Warm Thick Pullover-1,Rain Coat-1
    Pants-4/ Sun Heat-1 , Cotton Full Sleeve-shirt - 4 ,Thermal Underpants-2
    Long/Vest /Warm Full T-Shirt - 2, Trekking Shoes -1, Rubber Sandal 1.
    Warm Woolen Shocks - 5 ,Warm Gloves-1 - Water Bottle (1Ltr. Capacity)-1
    Sun Glass-1 Flash Light with Extra Batteries-1, Sunscreen Lotion UV30+,lip guard /Moisturizer Cream-1
    Pocket Knife/Sewing Kit/Button/Cigarette Lighter/Dust Masks-1
    China Government Notice!!!- Don't take any picture, tape record, newspapers, political things or anything related to Dalai Lama , If found in Tibet, on the spot China Army will control and take legal action.
    Should carry dry food Items to make your journey more comfortable
    Carry regular medicine -Diamox250 mg. 20 tablets and Personal First Aid Kit.
    Money exchange: Others currency (except UDS $) are not accepted in China but is acceptable in Nepal. Pilgrimage should exchange your Currency to Chinese Currency in Kathmandu/Nepal.
    Temperature - Average (May to September): 4 - 20C Day Time / -1-2C Night Time

    Indian passport holders INR 1,45,000
    Foreigners and NRIs USD 2,300
    American Nationals USD 2,300

    Registration Process

    Fill out Booking form (Click Here) Email it to us at info@nepaltourism.net
    Scanned passport copies (Colored copied is required for Non-Indian Passport Holders)
    Advance payment of INR 20,000 / USD 500 per person

    April May June July August September
    26 april(arrival ktm)
    2th May (arrival ktm)
    7th may (full moon at Manasarovar)
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    25th May
    28th May
    31st May (arrival ktm)
    5th june (full moon at Mansarovar)
    14th June
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    5th july (full moon at Mansarovar)
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    29th Aug
    28th August (arrival ktm)
    2nd Sept (full moon at Mansarovar)
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    Important Yatra Preparation Points

      If you are planning for the Holy Yatra/Tibet Tour, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2-month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Yatra successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel.

    Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the followings:

    Fever, Sore throat, Cold, Stomach cramps, Muscle Pulls, Chest congestion's, Indigestion, Acidity, Swellings, Nose Blocks, Loose motion, Stiffness, Diarrhea, Sneezing, Dysentery, Body & Joint pains, Headache, Cough, Vomiting, Store eyes

    How much walking is required on the Kailash Mansarovar tour package?

    This is a 38-kms / 3 days trek done at an average altitude of 15000 ft and the highest point is the Dolma La (Pass) at 19,500 ft. Attempt walking the entire distance including the trek up the Dolma La only if you are extremely fit physically. If you are reasonably fit, hire a pony (limited numbers available) for the 3-day parikrama (the rate for this service is about Chinese Yuan 2800 for a Yak and a porter). You may need the yak on day 2 of the parikrama on the ascent to Dolma La. But knowing the behaviour of the yaks and the yakmen, you should be prepared for walks on the first and last day of the parikrama. On these 2 days the walks are in general over level ground (i.e. with no major ascents or descents). There will be a walking for approx. 8 hrs. a day. However, there is the option of not doing the parikrama at all and staying behind at Darchen at your own cost. We can pick you up after the parikrama.

    How should I prepare myself for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra tour ?

    Both mental and physical fitness is required to complete the trip. It is one of the toughest land journeys which you would have ever taken on earth. Physical preparations include ANY or all of the following: walking 4-5 kms. a day, swimming, playing badminton, jogging, freehand exercise, climbing a 10/20-storey building etc. All this not only helps muscle development but also expands capacity of the lungs, which is vital in high altitudes due to lower levels of oxygen. This is not a yatra in which you can depend on 'palkis' or ponies to take care of you. You have to depend on your own reserves of strength and stamina. Mental preparation means being absolutely positive about wanting to complete the journey. Yoga helps. A medical check-up is strongly recommended. Take your personal physician's advice on your participation. If you consume alcohal and smoke, better quit it.

    Is it compulsory to perform the Parikrama / Kora / Circumambulation of Mount Kailash

    No, it is not compulsory. It depends on health and wish of an individual. But if you are travelling in a group you must stay at the base camp of Mount Kailash until the other group members come back after performing kora of Mount Kailash

    How long it takes for Mt. Kailash Parikarma / Kora / Circumambulation? How long is the trek?

    The circle of the mount Kailash from Darchen (base of Mount Kailash) to Darchen is about 52 kms, out of which about 10 kms is covered by vehicle. The trekking of Mount Kailash is about 42 kms total which is performed clockwise and takes 2 nights halt including one night each at Dhirapukh Gompa and Zuthulpukh Gompa.

    What if I start the kora / circumambulation and I find difficult completing it after 1st day trek?

    The circle of the mount Kailash from Darchen (base of Mount Kailash) to Darchen is about

    What is the difference between Outer Kora and Inner Kora of Mount Kailash?

    The outer kora is the normal 3 days parikrama / kora / circumambulation of holy Mount Kailash which leads through Dhirapukh Gompa and Zuthulpukh Gompa. On the other hand, the Inner Kora of Mount Kailash includes (apart from the normal kora) visit and parikrama of Nandi parvat, Ashtapad, Atma Linga etc. The inner kora is comparatively very tough and is performed usually one or two times every year, depending on weather. However, August is considered to be the most suitable time for Inner kora of Mount Kailash.

    What kind of food is served on the tour?

    For breakfast one gets high energy and nutritious beverages like complan, bournvita, horlicks along with tea/coffee. There is porridge/cornflakes and the menu alternates pancakes, upma, pakoras etc., and bread with butter/ jams etc. are there. Lunch is generally packed and served at a scenic spot near some water pool. It consists of a tetra pack (Frooti etc) or lime water with glucose, puri/chapatti & vegetables, tinned fruits/sweets, pickle. Dinner is at the campsite and the menu is very varied with soup, Indian, Chinese and European cuisine and a desert. Water collected from streams near the campsite is boiled and hence safe for drinking. You can add iodine drops or chlorine tablets.

    Do we get pure vegetarian food without onion?

    During entire trip of Kailash Mansarovar food served by the hotels, guesthouses and our chef is always pure vegetarian (Jain food) without onion and garlic.

    Do we get drinkable water on the trip to Kailash Mansarovar?

    Yes, mineral water or filtered water or water purifying tables are made available during the trip to Kailash Mansarovar. There are number of small shops where packed drinking water is available.

    Does my India Mobile work during Kailash Yatra?

    Yes, the Indian mobile does work during the Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake Yatra (except the day of Mount Kailash Parikarma), but kindly take international roaming from your provider.

    Can a single person or a couple join the Kailash Yatra group?

    NTP Fixed Departure Tours by Helicopter and the same can be joined subject to availability in the specific departure dates. All our departures are guaranteed and any number of person may take part in these departures.

    What route does the Kailash 14-day tour follow?

    As stated above after 2 nights at Kathmandu, the group leaves for the Tibet border (Keiyrong/Zhangmu) on the 3rd day. There is a 2-night halt at Keiyrong/Nyalam, with an additional day for acclimatising to the height. Thereafter halts are at Saga and the sacred Lake Mansarovar before reaching Mount Kailash. This is followed by the 3-day Kailash trekking (parikrama). The return route is the same. Each day there is an incredibly beautiful and equally exhausting drive for 8 hours or more, on rough and rugged terrain. There are very few metalled roads in this part of Tibet.

    Which currency I must carry on my Kailash Yatra travel?

    Indian rupees currency notes are widely accepted in all small and big establishments and shops in Nepal side. During travel in Tibet one must carry Chinese Yuan only. The exchange rate of Chinese Yuan is approx. 01 Yuan = INR 11 which vary from bank to bank and also on the day of exchange. US Dollars are also accepted at some places but carrying Chinese Yuans for small payments is always better. Exchange is available at Kathmandu Nepal and Taklakot (Burang) Tibet side. To avoid inconvenience and high exchange rate it is better that you buy and bring Yuans before starting from home, if available.

    Is there any subsidy given to Kailash Manasarovar Pilgrims?

    No. A few of our States - including Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand - of their own, directly provide varied sums of money to their residents to cover a part of their Yatra expenses of about Rs.1,50,000. For estimated expenditure per yatri, please see the section "Fees and Expenditure".

    What kind of fitness is required ?

    For Kailash Manasarovar Yatra fitness is very crucial. It is advisable to get a medical examination with your regular doctor before you plan to go on Mt. Kailash Yatra. Anyone suffering from back problems may find the long drives over bumpy roads difficult. People suffering from Asthma or any kind of dust allergy are forewarned that the amount of dust on the road necessitates wearing a mask. Apart from that, it is a good idea to prepare in advance with brisk walking, and some regimen of exercise or preferably yoga asanas and pranayama. Eventually, for most people the Kailash parikrama is an act of faith.

    How much walking is required on the 15-day tour ?

    During the rainy season in Nepal (late June to Sep), there is a strong possibility of landslides en-route to the Tibet border. This stretch varies from 3-5 kms and has to be walked, if required. After that, you will need to walk during the parikrama, if you decide to undertake it. This is a 52-kms / 3 days trek done at an average altitude of 15000 ft and the highest point is the Dolma La (Pass) at 19,500 ft. Attempt walking the entire distance including the trek up the Dolma La only if you are extremely fit physically. If you are reasonably fit, hire a pony (limited numbers available) for the 3-day parikrama (the rate varies but is about Rs 3,500 - 4,500). You will need the yak on Day 2 of the parikrama on the ascent to Dolma La. But knowing the behaviour of the yaks and the yakmen, you should be prepared for walks on the first and last day of the parikrama. On these 2 days the walks are in general over level ground ( i.e. with no major ascents or descents). THere will be a walking for approx. 8 hrs. a day. However, there is the option of not doing the parikrama at all and staying behind at Darchen at ones own cost. We can pick you up after the parikrama.

    Which is the best time to go on the tour?

    While tours operate from April to September in that region, please check the fixed day tours, and itinerary for details on dates. The Tibet plateau is a dry region and rain/precipitation is very little so any month between May-September is good except for August when you can expect heavy rainfall in Tibet. Weather wise although May and September will be colder. However, June-Sep, is the rainy season in Nepal and on the road to the border, landslides do take place and might require a 5-6 km walk on extreme cases. Weather in Tibet is very uncertain.

    What kind of food is served on the tour?

    For breakfast one gets high energy and nutritious beverages like complan, bournvita, horlicks along with tea/coffee. There is porridge/cornflakes and the menu alternates pancakes, upma, pakoras etc., and bread with butter/ jams etc. are there. Lunch is generally packed and served at a scenic spot near some water pool. It consists of a tetra pack (Frooti etc) or lime water with glucose, puri/chapatti & vegetables, tinned fruits/sweets, pickle. Dinner is at the campsite and the menu is very varied with soup, Indian, Chinese and European cuisine and a desert. Water collected from streams near the campsite is boiled and hence safe for drinking. You can add iodine drops or chlorine tablets.

    How many people travel on a tour?

    Generally the number of guest traveling varies depending on the destination . The average group size(guests) for World tour is between 40 to 47 and Indian tour is between 28 to 56. However, if a particular tour gets an overwhelming response or if it is a Speciality tour like My Chic Lady (Ladies' Special) or Happy go Lucky (Senior Citizens') tour then the group size may go beyond the aforesaid group size.

    Who all will travel on my tour?

    Your co travelers can be any individual, right from a professional C.A or Doctor to a teacher, a teenager, an artist, a politician, businessman, people of any religion, from any region, any language etc. When you return from your dream holiday, we assure you that there will be additions to your friends list.

    What if I wish to extend my stay at one of the destinations?

    You can extend your stay provided you intimate us of such extension at the time of your booking. Additional charges will be applicable. No extensions/alterations can be done when the tour is in progress.

    Can I just do a part of the tour?

    It is not advisable to do tours partly as you won't be able to experience your dream destinations completely. NTP offers you a wide range of products that suit your requirements. Our travel consultants will guide you on the same .

    Will there be any change in itinerary or date of tour as we need to plan our leaves and make necessary arrangements accordingly?

    We do not change the itinerary nor date of the tour, however in case of force majeure events, circumstances force us to change the routing or date of the tour, as the case may be, just for your safety.

    Can I make changes in my travel plan once the booking is done?

    Yes, you can modify your booking or travel plan. There may be certain charges for modifications or for canceling the old booking and making new arrangements. The travel consultants at our offices will assist you for the same.

    Due to some reasons if I cancel the tour then will I get my money back?

    Cancellation of tour will attract certain cancellation charges. The travel consultant will give you the details about such cancellation at the time of booking or for more information on cancellation charges

    What if the tour that I book receives very less response?

    Generally, we operate all the tours that we launch, however in some cases the total number of bookings fall below our prescribed minimum operating capacity, in such cases we give you options and then accommodate or merge your tour with other available tours. You may also opt for our customized packages in such cases, but the services like group games, group activities, meals, tour leader etc may or may not be provided.

    How many parikrama we do in Kailash ?

    We would conduct and facilitate Two Parikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches Kailash Parikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since the trek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also available on direct payments .

    Which is the best time to travel for the Yatra ?

    Kailash is a seasonal destination with the Yatra operation April to September only every year and get affected by the political and natural reasons so as an when you are able to manage and all goes well you could undertake the Yatra.