Day 1.Lucknow to Nepalgunj
Arrive at pick up point in Lucknow in the morning. From there we will drive around 4-5 hrs in AC coach for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in the evening. Overnight at Nepalgunj in Hotel Siddhartha / Hotel Cygnet or equivalent.
Day 2.Nepalgunj – Simikot- Hilsa
Early Morning drives to Nepalgunj Airport and catch the flight to Simikot, rest of a few hours and fly to Hilsa by Helicopter, wait for other group traveler and drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang / Hotel Himalaya or similar. Its 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot & then 10-20 minutes helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa.
Day 3.Acclimatization at Purang
Entire day free for acclimatization and short trek may be taken in preparation for Mount Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang / Hotel Himalaya or similar. Purang is a small & very clean town with lots of shops on both sides of the road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra. You can buy trekking sticks, water gallon for keeping Holy Mansarovar Water, some packed juices & other things. Some bargaining happens here at almost all shops. It's a pleasant experience to roam around at Purang.
Day 4. Purang to Mansarovar Lake
Drive roughly 2 hours in the AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake and then Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake. Complete Holy Lake Parikrama of approx. 105 KMs, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. While coming to Mansarovar Lake you will see the first day of Kailash today. Its an overwhelming experience to see Divine Mount Kailash, just next to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Overnight stay at Guest House near Lake Mansarovar. If weather permits, You can visit Lake Mansarovar in the night or early morning (Brahm Muhurt) too to witness the divinity of the place.
Day 5.Travel from Mansarovar Lake to Darchin
After a short drive from Lake Mansarovar, you will reach to Darchen which is base for Kailash Parikrama & Ashtapad darshan. We will visit Asthapad if you get permission by Chinese authorities. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 6.First Day of Parikrama of the Serene Mount Kailash
On the Sixth Day, drive to Yamdwar and start trekking amidst the mountains to Dirapuk. It is 10 KMS journey on foot approx... If you are fortunate enough, you will get to do the darshan from the North Face of Mount Kailash. North facing of the Darshan is considered to be auspicious for the devotees. In case you do not wish to trek, you will need to drive from Yamdwar to Darchen. It takes about 30 minutes to reach. You would need to stay at the Guest House for 2 nights and continue your praying rituals of Mount Kailash from Darchen.
Parikrama isn’t a compulsion; many people prefer to ride by horse and some prefer on foot. Old people do not perform it at all. People who are unable to do the Parikrama can return from Yamdwar back to Guest House, Darchen. The meals and accommodation are arranged at the site for a comfortable stay. The rest of the crew will join you once they complete their 3rd day of Parikrama rituals.
Day 7.Second Day of Mount Kailash Parikrama
Begin your trek early morning from Dirakpur and head towards Dolma La Pass and Zuthulpuk. It is a journey of 22 KMS. Second day of the journey could be challenging for those who are not used to trekking. The yatra takes you up to 18,600 ft height above sea level. You need to begin from La Pass descend to Gauri Kund and then trek some more along the gorgeous river on the way to Zuthulpuk. There are overnight arrangements at a Lodge or a Guest House.
The travelers and trekkers may have to trek about 6-7 KM on their second day of yatra. The passage is very steep to climb and thus, it makes a difficult phase of the journey to cover. We request the travelers to take rest wherever possible. Once they finish the 7 KM journey, the remaining 16 KMS are easy to cover as the paths are plain and convenient to walk.
Point to Remember: On your second day of Parikrama, you will face Shivasthal. It is a sacred place for Tibetans who have their own religious beliefs). You will also come across Gauri Kund. The view is amazingly beautiful and you will be able to see Mount Kailash facing east.
Day 8.Travel to Purang
The third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete. Generally, it gets completed by 9:00 to 10:00 am. After this short trek drives to Darchen and continues to drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang / Hotel Himalaya or similar.
Day 9.Hilsa – Nepalgunj – Lucknow
Drive to Hilsa by AC luxury vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter then to Nepalgunj by flight & then drive to Lucknow. Proceed for your home destination with blessings of Lord Shiva !!
- Yatra Permit
- Vegetarian Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation (5 Nights in Hotel & 4 Nights in Guest Houses)
- Transportation (Flight, Helicopter & Road) during our complete trip.
- 1 Nepali Tour Guide / Manager, 1 Chinese / Tibetan Tour Guide, Team of Sherpa to carry your luggage & Cooks to prepare food
- Transport by Tourist Eco Bus to Mansarovar then Darchen and Yamdwar as per group sizes.
- Free gifts (Bag Pack, duffle Bag & other stuff)
- Down Jacket for Yatra (returnable after Yatra)
- Oxygen cylinder for emergency use.
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Air Fare/Rail Fare or any other expenses from your home location to Kathmandu airport.
- Pony/Porter expenses in Kailash Parikrama
- Any kind of insurance
- Any kind of Medical expenses
- Any kind of donation or tip to Guide/Sherpa/Drivers/Cooks/Porter/Priest/or any crew member
- Extra days accommodation in Kathmandu/Nepalganj/Simikot/Hilsa/Purang due to bad weather/flight cancellation or any other reason.
- VISA splitting charges & transportation charges, if leaving early from Tibet.
- Any evacuation/rescue/additional charges/losses due to natural calamities/unforeseen circumstances.
- Any kind of extra baggage charges in flight/helicopter during Yatra.
- Anything which is not included in inclusions
PACKAGE COST* / PERSON (For 08 Nights 09 Days Trip)
VIP Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lucknow
|Package Cost (Indian Passport Holders) :||Rs. 178000|
|Booking Amount :||Rs. 15000|
|Package Cost (Non-Indian Passport Holders) :||USD 3150|
|Booking Amount :||USD 300|
|Fill up Kailash Yatra 2020 Booking Form, scan colored image of your passport|
|Send soft copy of Booking form & passport at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Transfer booking amount to Trip To Temples account & share transaction details on email@example.com|
|Pay rest of the amount 1 month before Yatra date.|
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2020 Fixed Departure Dates (8N 9D Ex Lucknow by Helicopter Route)
|Batch No.||Duration||Special Day During Yatra||Yatra Start Date||Special Date||Yatra End Date|
|H2001||8N 9D||Buddha Purnima at Derapuk (Full Moon)||02-May-20||07-May-20||10-May-20|
|H2002||8N 9D||Buddha Purnima (Full Moon)||04-May-20||07-May-20||12-May-20|
|H2003||8N 9D||Masik Shivaratri||17-May-20||20-May-20||25-May-20|
|H2004||8N 9D||Vinayaka Chaturthi||23-May-20||26-May-20||31-May-20|
|H2005||8N 9D||Mahesh Navami||28-May-20||31-May-20||05-Jun-20|
|H2006||8N 9D||Jyestha Purnima at Derapuk (Full Moon)||31-May-20||05-Jun-20||08-Jun-20|
|H2007||8N 9D||Jyestha Purnima (Full Moon)||02-Jun-20||05-Jun-20||10-Jun-20|
|H2008||8N 9D||Masik Shivaratri||16-Jun-20||19-Jun-20||24-Jun-20|
|H2009||8N 9D||Vinayaka Chaturthi||21-Jun-20||24-Jun-20||29-Jun-20|
|H2010||8N 9D||Guru Purnima at Derapuk (Full Moon)||30-Jun-20||05-Jul-20||08-Jul-20|
|H2011||8N 9D||Second Shravan Somwar||10-Jul-20||13-Jul-20||18-Jul-20|
|H2012||8N 9D||Masik Shivaratri||16-Jul-20||19-Jul-20||24-Jul-20|
|H2013||8N 9D||Fourth Shravan Somwar||24-Jul-20||27-Jul-20||01-Aug-20|
|H2014||8N 9D||Shravan Purnima at Derapuk (Full Moon)||29-Jul-20||03-Aug-20||06-Aug-20|
|H2015||8N 9D||Shravan Purnima (Full Moon)||31-Jul-20||03-Aug-20||08-Aug-20|
|H2016||8N 9D||Masik Shivaratri||14-Aug-20||17-Aug-20||22-Aug-20|
|H2017||8N 9D||Vinayaka Chaturthi||19-Aug-20||22-Aug-20||27-Aug-20|
|H2018||8N 9D||Bhadrapada Purnima at Derapuk (Full Moon)||28-Aug-20||02-Sep-20||05-Sep-20|
|H2019||8N 9D||Bhadrapada Purnima (Full Moon)||30-Aug-20||02-Sep-20||07-Sep-20|
|H2020||8N 9D||Masik Shivaratri||12-Sep-20||15-Sep-20||20-Sep-20|
|H2021||8N 9D||Ashwina Adhika Purnima (Full Moon)||28-Sep-20||01-Oct-20||06-Oct-20|
1.What is the registration process to begin the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Refer to the Kailash Yatra 2020 request form for bookings. Send a soft copy of your complete details along with the booking form & passport at our email id: firstname.lastname@example.org After your request is approved, you may send the booking amount and transaction details to Trip to Temple’s account.The remaining balance due can be cleared a month prior to commencing the Yatra.
2.At what age can a person plan the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
The minimum age requirement to commence the journey is 18 and maximum is 70 years. The rule is effective from 1st January, 2017.
3.Is there is any limit to carry luggage and weight for the yatra?
Try to keep your luggage as light as you can. Most flights have a limit of carrying not more than 20 kg. The holy water that you will collect on your way back home also has a limitation. Avoid carrying a lot of clothes. Once you begin your journey, there will be little time to change your outfits every day.
4.How is the weather condition and what’s the best time to travel?
The temperature on the top may range from 20-5’c. Ideally, the yatra begins from starting of May and most people prefer the same period for their journey. The first few days of May see some snow and cold climate. May last & June dates are most preferred dates for Yatra. July are not an ideal choice for travelers as the helicopter rides are almost shut down due to rain. The month of September is ideal for traveling. Days are pleasant and nights are chilling
5.How do I obtain Tibet’s Permission and VISA for commencing my Kailash yatra?
There are 2 crucial documents required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, 1st one is Yatra Permit & 2nd one is Chinese VISA. Both are group documents & not issued to individuals for this Yatra. CIPSC issues to Kailash Yatra permit to registered Tour agencies. It’s a group permit, not issued to individuals. On the basis of Yatra Permit, VISA is applied in Chinese embassy which issues group stapled VISA on plain paper. People who are taking overland route or Helicopter route, starting from Kathmandu will submit their original passport there for VISA & remaining who are taking Lucknow route will have to send original passport to our Delhi office one month before the Yatra date for VISA purpose. Passport will be returned in Nepal after completing VISA formalities. Pilgrims are required to carry additional ID proofs (Voter I Card / Aadhar Card / Driving License) too while going for the Yatra.
The Chinese officials only allow group VISA requests for the Kailash Yatraand won’t entertain individual requests.
6.What currency can be taken to Nepal for traveling?
Indian currencies are accepted in Nepal but after the demonetization efforts by the Indian Government, Rs.500 & 1000 notes will not be accepted. You may need to carry Rs. 100 notes along. Chinese Yuan which is the Chinese currency is only accepted in Tibet. Some travelers halt to exchange their currency at different locations of Purang, Lucknow, and Kathmandu.Try to carry more of cash than debit or credit cards as they may not be in use at most places.
7.What all items I must carry on my way to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
The travelers will receive a list of items to carry a month before the journey.
8.How is the standard of accommodation and what are the hotel features for the stay?
4-5 Nights hotel accommodation in Helicopter route & 2 nights hotel accommodation in Overland route. Guesthouse accommodation at rest of the places. One need to understand that Himalaya is place with very limited facilities & pilgrims need to adjust / co-operate at many places especially in case of weather problem or rush.
9.How do I travel to KailashMansarovar, what are the modes of transport?
Helicopter Trip from Lucknow / Nepalganjwill include Flight from Nepalganj to Simikot& from Kathmandu includes Kathmandu – Nepalganj flight too. From Simikot – Hilsa is by Helicopter. Transportation in Tibet side would be by Volvo category vehicle.
In Overland Trip transportation in Nepal side would be in AC / Non-AC coach & in Tibet side, it would be in Volvo category Bus.
10.How is the hygiene condition of the toilets and would there be any discomfort for ladies?
Toilets are available at several hotel locations. The trip via Purang is more convenient as TriptoTemples require 2 days hotel accommodation providing you more comfort. Guest Houses may not have well maintained toilets like the hotels.
11.Is the food served well?
Our staff follows a strict Hygienicroutine check on all meals including, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals will be served throughout the planned journey. You will also be served normal and hot drinking water. Our team has a kitchen area where meals are freshly prepared as per thesize of the group.
12.What are the medical facilities at Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is executed in limited facility area. There is no doctor with the group. During the Yatra. Tour guide is experienced & keep some basic medecines. In Tibet part, Tibetan guide is best person to manage some exigency. He is connected with all major departments & supports accordingly. In case of any health / weather exigency rescue can be done but expenses of the same will be borne by pilgrim. Package cost doesn’t include any such expenses. Doctor facility is available in Purang& can be availed at customer’s cost. Although, the medical facilities are available at some places, we recommend you to plan your journey only if you are physically fit. Few old age people don’t perform Kailash Parikrima if not comfortable there & stay at Darchen after Kailash Darchan from Yam Dwar. Kailash is visible from Darchen as well.Get yourself medically examined as the company would not hold any responsibility for health related issues and mishaps during the journey. Also, carry all the medicines recommended by your doctor before you commence your journey.
13.What the possible health conditions that one is likely to suffer during the Yatra?
Due to lower oxygen density and adverse climatic conditions, you are likely to suffer from common health issues like, nausea, migraines, headaches, sleeplessness, vomiting, and breathlessness.
14.How is the mobile network connectivity on the mountains? If it likely to suffer just like other pilgrims?
The mobile connectivity is good throughout the journey. You will be on roaming and you can also buy a local sim by submitting your passport copy to the authorities. We suggest that you switch off your data connection while traveling as roaming charges may apply that will be expensive.