Kailash Manasarovar Via Lucknow

Kailash Trekking Tour Packages 2016-2017

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Dig Deep into Intense Spirituality on Your Kailash Yatra

Scaling up a height of 21,778 feet, Mount Kailash (Kailasa in Sanskrit) is a lot more than just a mountain. According to Hindu traditions, it's the abode of Lord Shiva. That's why a journey to this TransHimalayan mountain has extreme spiritual significance. Not just by the Hindus, but Mount Kailsah is held in high regard by hundreds of thousands of people from all across the world and other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Bon. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is also a revered site of Hindu pilgrimage. The lake lies to the north of Mount Kailash. Together, they constitute the very popular Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which carries extreme spiritual value – both in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

After your arrival in Lucknow, undertake a road journey to Nepalgunj, which is located in Nepal. Next day, get ready to reach the Nepalgunj airport from where you'll fly to Simikot. Arrive at Simikot, and then get to Taklakot, which is a good place to warm yourself up with some light trekking adventure. Later, drive to the holy Lake Mansarovar, a one hour road journey from Taklakot. Feast your eyes on the heart-stirring sights of Mount Kailash from near Lake Manasarovar.

You'll have enough time to explore what surrounds Lake Mansarovar. Next, be prepared for a short drive to Darchen, which is the place from where pilgrims begin their parikrama of Mount Kailash. You'll have the freedom whether you want to go on the parikrama or not. If not, then you can wait for the other members to complete their parikrama and get back. Enjoy wonderful trekking tours during your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra – from the easiest to the hardest. After quenching your thirst for adventure and spirituality, get back to Taklakot. Finally, get back to Lucknow following the same route through which you came.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Lucknow and drive to Nepalgunj – 5-6 hours drive

In the morning meet with our driver and other travelers at a designated point in Lucknow to continue drive to Nepalgunj, Nepal. On the way stop at midway for tea/coffee and lunch. Later continue drove to Napalgunj and on arrival check into your hotel/guest house for night stay. Nepalgunj is a tiny border town of Nepal which offer many small hotels and guest houses with basic amenities for the travellers. Though there are few good hotels available here with 3* facilities but the availability of the same always depends on the rush of the travellers and operation of flights to/from Simikot.

Day 02 Nepalganj to Hilsa via Simikot drive to Taklakot (3700 m) 40 km / 1 hr approx

Early morning after early breakfast the group will be taken to the Nepalgunj airport from where the travellers will board thier scheduled flight to Simikot on a fixed wing aircraft. Upon arriving at Simikot the group will get a helicopter flight which will ferry the group to Hilsa which has a non-metallic air-strip. in small helicopters maximum of 6 travelers can fly to hilsa in one flight. One need to wait for his/her turn. On arrival at Hilsa after finishing the custom and immigration formalities (it takes usually 2-3 hours or longer) our sherpa team will escort the group on a 25 minutes walk to Sher a very small settlement inside Tibet border. From here the group will drive to their guest house / hotel in Taklakot (Burang). On arrival at Taklakot (Burang) check into the hotel / guesthouse. Spend time acclimatizing in the tough weather of the place. Dinner and night stay at Taklakot guest house / hotel.

Day 03 Day free for acclimatization at Taklakot ( Burang)

All meals and stay will be at Taklakot today. The group members will acclimatize today. Alternatively the group members may chose to go to local markets nearby to buy some fruits, eatables and other items as may be required. It is advisable to do some light trekking practice at Taklakot. Ask your guide to organise it for you.

Day 04 Drive to Mansarovar (4560 m) 110 km/ 2 hrs. drive

This morning after breakfast drive from Taklakot to holy Lake Mansarovar. Today the pilgrims will have the first glimpse of holy Mount Kailash on thier Kailash Mansarovar treking tour while driving from Taklakot to lake Mansarovar.From Taklakot it takes about one and a half hour drive from Taklakot to reach Lake Mansarovar. On the way also see the Rakshas Tal (Lake of Demons). if time permits we will may a short stop here. On reaching Lake Mansarovar we stay at a guest house near Chui Gompa and relax there for sometime exploring the beauty of the nature around the lake. The group members will have sufficient time to worship, do some meditation in the peaceful atmosphere, take a short walk along the beautiful Lake Mansarovar. At your own cost you may perform puja, havan etc near the lake. There are a large no. of travelers/pilgrims who wish to stay near the Lake Mansarovar during full moon since it is considered to be more auspicious to pray and take a dip in Lake Mansarovar during full moon time. Travelling to Kailash Mansarovar on full moon yatra dates sometime becomes a tough experience due to heavy rush of pilgrims and suddenly changing climatic conditions. One must know that full moon darshan of Kailash Mansarovar are always weather permitted. This night we will have stay and food near Lake Mansarovar.

* It is to be noted that here Holy Lake Mansarovar is the only source for water. This water is used for drinking, making food, bathing and even for washing clothes. but is is strictly prohibeted to indulge yourself in such activities which polutes the water of the holy Lake Mansarovar.
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Day 05 12 kms (30 minutes) drive to Darchen. Trek to Dirapuk (4959 m) - 12 kms / 5-6 hrs trekking

The group will have light breakfast before starting a short drive to Darchen / Tarboche which is the starting point of Kora (parikrama) of holy Mount Kailash. The vehicle will drop the group near Tarboche from where the pilgrims will start the parikrama from Yam Dwar. It is said that one who cross this gate will be free himself/herself from all sins of his/her life and give a start to a new life. If any pilgrim wishes to hire a Yak/Horse and/or a porter can do it here only. Start Mt. kailash parikrama from Darchen to Dirapukh. On the way you will come across many beautiful sites and some water bodies. It is also considered in many faith that one who completes the kora of Mount Kailash gets rid of life circle and goes to heaven after death. From Yam Dwar and during the start of Mt. Kailash Kora the pilgrims will see the South face of Mount Kailash. On reaching Derapukh stay in the guest house. Dirapukh is the place from where you will have the closest view of North face of Mt. Kailash. This is the most important day of the yatra for pilgrims as they will see the beautiful Mt. kailash under the glazing stars in the night (weather permitted) and in the morning the stunning view of 'golden kailash' will leave everyone speechless when they see the run rays arriving on the Mt. Kailash first and then covering the mount with golden light. The view and feeling is so spiritual that it cannot be explained in words. One must experience it. Night stay at guesthouse near Mt. Kailash at Dirapuk.

Important note : Yatris who are not willing to go for the Mt. Kailash parikrama will return back to Darchen / Mansarovar from here and will wait for the other group members in their guest house.

Day 06 Trek to Zuthulphuk (5800 m) – 22 kms / 9-10 hrs trekking

After having darshan of Lord Shiva in the stunning view of 'Golden Kailash' the group will proceed for thier second day trek of Mt. Kailash towards Zuthulpukh. This is the toughest day of kailash Mansarovar Yatra and trekking of Mt. Kailash as the pilgrim will be crossing the highest point 5650 m (19500 feet) at Dolma La pass. The ascend and decend near Dolma La pass is rocky and steep and can become even more tough and slippery during rain or snow fall. One need to be even extra careful during Dolma La trek. Though it is advisable not to sit on horse or yak during trek near Dolma La, to avoid accident, still many travelers who are not able to perform this challenging trek uses mule during ascend and descend. The pilgrims are suggested to walk slowly and stay together so that help may reach faster in the case of need. On crossing Dolma La the pilgrims will have a beautiful view of 'Gauri Kund' (The lake of Compassion). This beautiful lake is also described in Hindu Purana as 'Parvati Sarovar'. From here the trek will be more plesand and mostly on the gentle ground. Reach Zuthulpukh in the night and stay in the guesthouse.

Day 07 Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 08 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. and drive to Taklakot 110 km/ 4 - 5 hrs.

This is the last day of Mt. Kailash parikrama. The group will trek back to Darchen where the vehicles are waiting for them to transport them to Taklakot. Pilgrims who did not perform the kora of Mt. Kailash will be picked up from the guest house and will drive back to Taklakot with the group. The trek from Zuthulpukh to Darchen is about 08 kms and take 3-4 hours roughly. Drive through the Lake Mansarovar and complete the parikrama of the lake by vehicle. On reaching Taklakot stay at the guesthouse.

Day 08 Taklakot to Nepalganj via Simikot and drive to Lucknow

In the morning, we take early drive to China border where after completing the immigration formalities we will walk to Hilsa. At Hisla the regular helicopter service will ferry the group members to Simikot and then we connect them with regular flights to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj drive back to Lucknow where the Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour package will commence.

Day 09 Taklakot to Nepalganj via Simikot and drive to Lucknow

In the morning, we take early drive to China border where after completing the immigration formalities we will walk to Hilsa. At Hisla the regular helicopter service will ferry the group members to Simikot and then we connect them with regular flights to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj drive back to Lucknow where the Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour package will commence.


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2017 Price

09 days Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter tour cost ex Lucknow

Indian passport holders INR 1,65,000
Foreigners and NRIs USD 3070
American Nationals USD 3360

Important remark for accommodation : It is to be noted that only small guest houses or hotels are available in the trip where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitory style) 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

07 nights in hotels / guest house

Meals

08 Breakfasts, 08 Lunch, 07 Dinner

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are 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

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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:

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How to Pay

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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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