Kailash Manasarovar Via Lhasa (Tibet)

Kailash Trekking Tour Packages 2016-2017

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A spiritual adventure in the Himalayas to find yourself

A journey to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Lhasa side is considered to be the most scenic, comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in comparison with Kailash overland trip from Kathmandu, Kailash Mansarovar helicopter yatra ex Kathmandu or Lucknow and others. Mt. Kailash is about 2000 kms drive away from the capital town of Lhasa. The beautiful drive through the Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse leads to the town of Saga and then further moves to Lake Manasarovar and Darchen. From Tarboche a 3 days trek to Mt. Kailash will offer you the opportunity to see many faces and colours of the majestic Mt. Kailash. During the sunrise, see the changing colours of Golden Kailash and feel the presence of the Lord around. During the entire road journey the travellers will come across many tiny villages, group of herds, beautiful rivers, lakes and some known mountains of Himalayan ranges. If you are thinking of your next travel, consider to undertake the lifetime journey and a most wonderful spiritual adventure from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar. This trekking trip to Mt. Kailash not only offers an opportunity to visit places with thousands year old culture but situated in far remote area of Tibetan Autonomous Region it is a land of Gods for many faiths and religions.  

Kailash Yatra itinerary via Lhasa

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu airport to start your tour to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Assisted transfer at the airport to the hotel. Enroute take a stop at Pashupatinath Temple – the abode of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay will be at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Gokarna Golf and Spa Resort or similar.

Day 02 Temple visit in Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa. An optional tour for Muktinath Darshan can be arranged to worship Lord Vishnu. Evening time free in Kathmandu till we arrange your visa for Tibet. Overnight at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Gokarna Golf and Spa Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu.

The additional cost for Muktinath Darshan by helicopter is approx. INR 20000 per person, on first come/first serve basis subject to group size in multiple of 22. If the weather conditions are not favourable, we shall arrange an excursion to Manokamna Temple (100 km / 3 hrs. one way from Kathmandu) @ INR 1800 per person extra.

Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight

After breakfast get transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to board your flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, Lhasa the group shall meet our local staff / representative who will escort the group to the pre booked hotel in Lhasa. It will take about 2 hours for the group to reach the hotel. Spend the first day free to acclimatize with the altitude as Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650m. Spend the night at Hotel Brahamputra or Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.

Day 04 Lhasa - after breakfast take a tour of Lhasa visiting Jokhang temple, Barkhor street and Potala palace

Jokhang Temple : This is a huge building structure consisting of three floors and an open roof all dotted with chapels and chambers. The Jokhang Temple has undergone massive additions and reconstructions since the 7th century and particularly during the reign of 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. While parts of the existing temple structure date fromPotala Palace Tibet earlier times, most of the murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries and few statues (with the notable exception of the Joyo Sakyamuni) are older than the 1980's. The temple was sacked several times during Mongol incursions but its worst treatment has been at the hands of the Chinese since their occupation of Tibet in 1959. The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion. Three pilgrimage circuits exist in Lhasa, each directing pilgrims to the Jowo Sakyamuni statue: the Lingkhor, which encircles the city’s sacred district; the Barkhor, which encloses the Jokhang temple; and the Nangkhor, a ritual corridor inside the Jokhang. Every day throughout the year hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate each of these three circuits. Some pilgrims will cover the entire distance by prostrating every few feet, and others will walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. For more than a thousand years millions of pilgrims have trod these sacred paths with devotion in their hearts; this cumulative focusing of intention and love has charged the Jokhang with an enormously powerful field of sanctity.

Barkhor Street : The center of the old Lhasa, Barkhor is a circular street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan Norbulinka Palaceculture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. It was said that in the seventh century when Songtsen Gampo, the first Tibetan King (617 or ?-650) who unified Tibet, married Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepal princess Tritsun. Later Princess Tritsun built Jokhang Temple to accommodate the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. Barkhor is the road which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into deep night. They comprise most of Lhasa's floating population.

Potala Palace : PPotala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo. Overnight at Hotel Brahamputra or Hotel Lhasa in Lhasa.

Day 05 Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) - 350 km/ 7-8 hrs.

After breakfast in your hotel visit Norbulinka Palace and take a drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel Shigatse or Hotel Manasarovar or similar in Shiagtse.

Day 06 Drive from Shigatse to Saga (4640 m).

Early breakfast in the hotel and continue drive to Saga. The drive is quite long today. Packed lunch will be served by our representative en route. On arrival check into Hotel Saga or equivalent for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07 Saga to Manasarovar Lake

Today is the day for the lifetime that you are going to have Darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarover” - day's program as usual, after breakfast at around 8 am , we drive through Mayum - la pass ( 17000ft ). - the highest point of the driving. On the way pack Lunch. Upon Arrival at Mansarovar we have to change our transport and use Chinese Govt Bus for Kailash Mansarovar Region. Mansarovar Parikrama by Bus. (125 KM approx) Overnight at Mansarovar in Dormitory Guest House.

Day 08 Mansarovar - Darchen to Dehrapuk (12 km trek)

After Breakfast Drive around 1 hrs to Darchen. Ashtapad excursion can be done at extra cost, then continue drive to Dharboche Yamdwar Darshan & Start Parikrama of Mt. Kailash will start Trekking. Today is the first day of your Kailash Parikrama where you have to Trek for about 6 to 7 hours. You will visit North Face of Mt Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Reach Dehrapuk 16300ft Overnight stay – Lodge. Those who do not wish go for Parikrama can go back to Dharchen after Pooja O/N stay at Dormitory Guest House.

Day 09 Dirapuk to Zhulthulphuk by trek (18 km)

This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5250 Mtr. The most Difficult Journey throughout the Yatra-trek up to the 18,600ft. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. But you can touch the Kailash parvat. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk in Guest House 3- 4 pax dormitory accommodation.

Day 10 Zuthulfuk to Mansarovar

We will trek around 8 kms and reach to the point where the Coach will be waiting for us drive to Horachu Mansarovar.

Day 11 Mansarovar to New Dongba

We will trek around 8 kms and reach to the point where the Coach will be waiting for us. Then we will drive to Darchen. After lunch, we will drive to dongba. O/N stay at Dormitory Guest House.

Day 12 New Dongba to Saga .

From today we will be leaving this holy place and return Overnight stay at Dormitory Guest House.

Day 13 Shigatse to Lhasa

Morning after breakfast drive back towards Lhasa and stay overnight in hotel.

Day 14 Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight

Transfer to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Evening at leisure stay overnight in Katmandu.

Day 15 Fly back to home

Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to board flight back to home.

Day 16 Fly back to home

Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to board flight back to home.


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2017 Price

16 days Kailash Mansarovar overland tour cost ex Lhasa

Indian passport holders INR 2,35,000
Foreigners and NRIs USD 3600
American Nationals USD 3890

Important remark for accommodation : It is to be noted that the above rates are on sharing basis. If you wish to stay in a single room you must pay single room supplement. Also please note that single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse. At all other places only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability.


What’s Included

Airport Services

Air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

14 nights in hotels / guest house

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch, 14 Dinner

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

Activities

Kathmandu & Lhasa sightseeing, Kailash & Manasarovar darshan.

Flights

Kathmandu to Lhasa and return Flights

What’s not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets.

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Other Exclusions

Govt service tax 4.50% & any other item not specified in the list of inclusions above

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

In Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour you will be staying in basic 3-4 star accommodation in Kathmandu and in ordinary guest houses or tents in Tibet region. The accommodation in this region is very basic and food will be pure vegetarian cooked by the Nepalese chef and his team travelling with the group to Kailash Mansarovar.

Single room accommodation can be provided only in Kathmandu whereas at other places your accommodation will be on multi sharing basis in dormitory style.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu at additional cost.

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Trip Disclaimer

To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated every year. We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While booking a Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour package with us, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in one of our Kailash Mansarovar tour package and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our Kailash Yatra team via email or phone and ensure that you have clarified on all your queries and all our information and terms of bookings are meeting with your satisfaction. Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information at the quickest possible time. The length of this Kailash Mansarovar trip is 05 nights and 06 days and such trips have been operating with least interruption. However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies, frequently changing rules and plans of the local govts or concerned authorities and many other reasons may cause some small or major changes in the itinerary before or during the trip. Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of sightseeing trips of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour package.

All sightseeing points are mentioned in the itinerary and will be visited with our team members and/or tour guides. Single entry visa and permits for this trip are in the package price usually. For trips other than the planed schedule, the traveller must inform our office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guide. Such additional trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each place, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at Max Holidays there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra group tour. To ensure your safety and best possible quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.

Important Notes

The prices indicated with each Kailash Mansarovar trip are based on accommodation on sharing basis with other group members in twin/triple/quad sharing basis. If you are a single traveller and wish to stay in a single room in Kathmandu or other city where it is possible, you must notify to our staff in advance and upon confirmation on availability of single room at various places, you must pay single room supplement. If you are a single traveller booking the trip with us we will be offering you accommodation with a traveller of same gender. In the event we do not find any other single traveller willing to share the room, you will be offered a single room only with additional single room supplement cost payable by you on the spot. For more information in this regard you may also contact our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra group tour specialist in India head office.

For all our fixed departure Kailash Yatra Tour packages, the maximum size of the group is usually 24 to 30 person, but in the event of higher demand of a Kailash tour package departure date, it may increase. The total strength of the group members is at the sole discretion of the Company and its staff.

Pure vegetarian food is served during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Consumption of liquor and smoking is strictly prohibited on our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tours. On our Kailash Yatra group tour packages mostly all meals are included in the price. The first meal usually is dinner after joining the group and the last meal on the trip is breakfast before checking out of the Kailash yatra tour. Additional meals and other extras are chargeable and must be paid by the traveller. During the parikrama of Mt. Kailash light eatables such as fruits, cookies, juices, chocolates etc are served. It is strictly advisable to follow the routine and meal plan of the group and follow the instructions of the tour guides for a successful completion of the trip.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the law of the land, local culture, customs and nature. Kindly ensure to keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.

It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet or locker. On the trip to Kailash Mansarovar avoid wearing / carrying heavy jewellery items etc as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.

Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but tour guides, drivers, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.

How to Book

It is very easy and simple!

To book yourself on one of our Kailash Mansarovar yatra group tour packages you require selecting date of departure from the list. Please click on the button ‘2017–2018 Dates & Offers’, scroll the page to check all available dates and special offers, to view the offers click the date of your choice and if the dates, price etc are matching with your schedule and budget simply proceed with ‘Book Now’ option. This option will take you to an online form which you can fill and send our office to check availability of seats on the trip.

While browsing through the ‘Dates and Offers’ page, you will see icons showing ‘Early Bird Offers’ and ‘Last Minute Deal’, to know more just scroll the mouse on the icon. ‘Filling fast’ icon indicates the Kailash Mansarovar yatra group tour departures which are becoming favourites among the travellers. The red coloured button indicates the booking for the specific dates have been ‘closed’. If you are still interested in joining our group on such a date, we recommend that you immediately contact our India head office by phone or email. We shall try our best to accommodate your request and if not we will definitely offer you alternative trips.

Once your booking request for Kailash Mansarovar tour package has been received by our team, they will communicate with you over the phone or email and upon receiving the booking amount from your side they will enrol you in the group departure.

If you are planning a private trip for your own group, we have flexibility with dates and we welcome your queries. For any kind of assistance, you may contact our Kailash Yatra team at following contact addresses:

Phone : ++91 8800750030 (Mobile phone no.), 011 40504050 (Landline)
email : tours@maxholidays.com

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How to Pay

For your bookings with us, you can make payments by any of the following methods:

1. Swift Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer / NEFT / RTGS
2. Online Credit Card Payment using 'Secured Online Credit Card Payment Gateway' powered by Visa and MasterCard.

Visa, Permits & Insurance

Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are situated in Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) and to visit this region one must carry a valid entry permit with the group. Such necessary permits are a part of the package and is taken care by our team. Getting permit for Kailash Mansarovar tours is a bit complicated as it is totally at the discretion of the Tibetal (Chinese) Authorities which are responsible for organising Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tours. We require a valid passport copy (coloured), 2 passport size photographs of the travellers, Yatra Registration Form duly filled and signed by the traveller and deposit amount to apply the necessary Kailash Yatra permits. No trip to Kailash Mansarovar is confirmed unless a yatra permit is issued. Neither we have any control over nor do we warrant issuance of such permits for any traveller. 

A single entry Chinese visa to visit Kailash Mansarovar region is included in our packages and is taken care by our team. Visa is granted at Chinese Embassy in Delhi (For all Indian passport holders) and at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal (for NRIs and Foreigners), only after issuance of the yatra permit. It is to be noted that all permits and visa are at the sole discretion of the concerned authorities. Any delay or non-grant of permit or visa is not under our control. However we have expert team of staff who organise all such permits and visas for your visit to Kailash Mansarovar.

Travel cum Medical Insurance is compulsory for a trip to Kailash Mansarovar. It is strictly advisable that you carry a valid travel and medical insurance on the trip to Kailash Mansarovar. A copy of such insurance must be sent to our office before start of the trip.

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Useful links

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Transport

Bus, Car/Jeep, Flight, Helicopter, Walk

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