Day 1.Arrival at Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representative will pick you from there and transfer to the Hotel. Trip briefing in the evening at 7:00 pm. Dinner & overnight stay in 3 Star Hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar).
Day 2.Kathmandu Sightseeing
After Breakfast, Kathmandu sightseeing which covers Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Jal Narayan Temple & other places. Preparation & packing for Yatra in the evening. Overnight stay in 3 Star hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar)
Day 3.Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi
After breakfast we will drive to Dhunche (2000m / 130 km / 6 hrs) or Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 6.5 hrs). Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 4. Drive to Kyirong County
Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi. Immigration & customs formalities will happen here in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi. After immigration continue further drive to Kyirong county (3950m) – 3 hrs / 105 km. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 5.Acclimatization Kyirong County
Entire day free for acclimatization. Short treks may be taken in preparation for the Kailash Yatra trek. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 6.Drive to Dongba / Saga
After Breakfast, drive to Dongba (335 km – 7hrs) en-route passing Thorong La, Paige-Tso Lake and Brahmaputra River. overnight stay at Hotel ( Xixa Panama, Mu being Chung or similar).
Day 7.Dongba to Mansarovar Lake
Early morning drive for Mansarovar Lake (7hrs) crossing beautiful places & complete Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hrs-110 km). Overnight stay at a guest house near the shore of the Holy Lake. Today you get the first view of Holy Shrine Kailash.
Day 8.Lake Mansarovar to Darchen
Witness the divinity of Mansarovar lake in the early morning, take a holy bath in the afternoon and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Mansarovar Lake. After completing the holy bath, we drive to Darchen (2hrs) Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 9.First Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash
After the short drive from Lake Mansarovar, you will reach at Asthapad if permitted by Chinese authorities otherwise drive to Yamdwar and trek to Dirapuk ( 10 KMS first day Parikrama). You get blessed with the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during the first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Those who are not doing Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen for approx. 30 minutes and stay there in Guest House for 2 nights. You can see & pray to Mount Kailash from Darchen. **Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.
Day 10.Second Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash
Early morning start trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and then Zuthulpuk. Total trek is of 22 KMs on the second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey in throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Overnight stay – Lodge / Guest House. First 6-7 KM (till Dolma La Pass at 5600 m) of the 2nd day has a very steep climb & most difficult part of Yatra. Yatris are advised to take a comfortable time to cover it & take rest wherever you feel a problem. After 1st 6-7 KM, the remaining 16 KMs are comparatively plain / downwards & comfortable. Important: Parikrama (Day 2). You will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside the river. You will see the East face of Mount Kailash here.
Day 11. Drive to Dongba / Saga
The third day Parikrama is of approx. 8 KMs & takes around 3 Hrs to complete. Generally, we complete id by 9:00-10:00 am. After completing Parikrama we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members and then drive to Dongba. Overnight stay in the Hotel (Xixa Panama, Mu being Chung or similar).
Day 12. Dongba to Kyirong
Start driving to Kyirong County – 270 km / 5.5 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 13. Drive to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border after completing immigration formalities. Total driving is around 8-10 hr / 265 km. Overnight stay at the Star Hotel (Hotel Vaishali, Manang or similar).
Day 14.Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, you are free until your flight time. We will drop you at the Airport 1-2 hour before flight time (30 mins drive).Optional Add On: Everest Mountain Flight at 06:00 AM, Muktinath & Manakamana Darshan
- 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 04 Nights 05 Days Trip)
VIP Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lucknow
|Package Cost (Indian Passport Holders) :||Rs. 135000|
|Booking Amount :||Rs. 15000|
|Package Cost (Non-Indian Passport Holders) :||USD 2100|
|Booking Amount :||USD 300|
|Fill up Kailash Yatra 2019 Booking Form, scan colored image of your passport|
|Send soft copy of Booking form & passport at email@example.com|
|Transfer booking amount to Trip To Temples Pvt. Ltd. account & share transaction details on firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pay rest of the amount 1 month before Yatra date.|
Kailash Yatra by Bus Departure Dates (13N 14D from Kathmandu)
Yatra Start Date
Yatra Completion Date
Special Date in Yatra
Auspicious Day on Special Day
|O1901||13N 14D||12-May-19||25-May-19||18-May-19||Buddha Purnima|
|O1902||13N 14D||31-May-19||13-Jun-19||6-Jun-19||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|O1903||13N 14D||11-Jun-19||24-Jun-19||17-Jun-19||Jyestha Purnima|
Sun rise on Masik Shivratri at Lake Mansarovar
|O1905||13N 14D||10-Jul-19||23-Jul-19||16-Jul-19||Guru Purnima|
|O1906||13N 14D||9-Aug-19||22-Aug-19||15-Aug-19||Shravan Purnima|
|O1907||13N 14D||8-Sep-19||21-Sep-19||14-Sep-19||Bhadrapad Purnima|
1.What is the registration process to begin the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Refer to the Kailash Yatra 2019 request form for bookings. Send a soft copy of your complete details along with the booking form & passport at our email id: email@example.com 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.