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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY INTO THE MOUNTAINS

Kailash and Manasover Trek

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Leaf holidays Travels and Tours crew will embark on a pilgrimage with you to the holy land of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar for eleven days, starting from Kathmandu.    The tour starts off when we cross the borders to Tibet, exploring and making our way to the Holy Mount Kailash. We explore the Holy Mount Kailash and the sacred surroundings. Some major sites we visit during this tour are Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, Rakshasa Taal, and more.  

Trip Highlights

Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar   
Milarepa Cave, Drolma LaPass, Yamadwar, Gauri Kunda   
Three Days Parikrama (kora) around Mt. Kailash     
Drolma La Pass – 6714m    
Exploration of Tibet and nomad lifestyle    

Duration

Duration

11 days

Duration

Duration

11 days

Trip Grade

Trip Grade

Hard

Price

Price

2500 USD

Altitude

Altitude

6714 Meter

Departure

Departure

Kathmandu

Best season

Best season

June to September

Your spiritual journey is about to start

Itinerary for Kailash Mansarovar

DAY 1 – Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by Bus

We’re going to drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi in the morning. Syabrubesi is located in Langtang, in Kathmandu’s northern area. We will reach Syabrubesi in around a 6–7-hour drive through the Pasang Lhamu Highway. Spend the night at a guest house.
Altitude: 2380m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 148 km – 7 hours

 

DAY 2 – Syabrubesi to Kerung

Following breakfast, we will move forward to the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border or the Friendship Bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border. In about four hours, we will reach Kerung (also known as Gyirung), the first village in Tibet. Rest at the guesthouse and spend the night there.    
Altitude: 3000m   
Meals: B, L, D   
Distance: 120 km – 4 hours

DAY 3 – Acclimatization

We spend the day at the Kerung, to acclimatize to the altitude. There are options to go on short hikes and roam around the kerung throughout the day. Overnight at a hotel in Kerung
Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 – Kerung to Saga

The route takes us smoothly to the settlement of Saga by ascending and descending the passes of Thong La and La Lung. We will be able to witness Lake Peikutso and the Tibetans’ customary method of yak and sheep grazing along the way. Hotel overnight stay.

Altitude: 4440m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 170 km – 5 hours

DAY 5 – Saga to Mansarovar via Paryang

After having breakfast at Saga, we will drive to the highest freshwater lake in the world, the holy Mansarovar Lake, lying at an altitude of 4558 meters, stretching wide with a pristine greenish-blue color. The holy lake is believed to be the resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rakshasha (Rakshash Taal). The Rakshash Taal is believed to have been created by the Evil King Ravan, and the locals believe the water is poisonous. Overnight at a guest house around Lake Mansarovar.      Altitude: 4558m    
Meals: B, L, D    
Distance: 277km – 6 hours    

DAY 6 – Mansarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen  

We will be spiritual and perform some rituals (puja) at the bank of the holy lake Mansarovar. Our staff will provide a bucket of hot holy water for each Yatri from the lake Mansarovar for bathing. After completion of our puja and prayers, we will start the Parikrama of the Mansarovar Lake on a Jeep, and continue to the base camp of Kailash, Darchen. It is a village town right in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at hotel.
Altitude: 4575m    
Meals: B, L, D    
Distance: 110km – 2 hours (Mansarovar Parikrama)    
                   40km – 1 hour (Mansarovar to Darchen)

DAY 7 – Darchen – Yamadwar – Drirapuk
(Kora Day 1)

After having breakfast at Saga, we will drive to the highest freshwater lake in the world, the holy Mansarovar Lake, lying at an altitude of 4558 meters, stretching wide with a pristine greenish-blue color. The holy lake is believed to be the resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rakshasha (Rakshash Taal). The Rakshash Taal is believed to have been created by the Evil King Ravan, and the locals believe the water is poisonous. Overnight at a guest house around Lake Mansarovar.      Altitude: 4558m    
Meals: B, L, D    
Distance: 277km – 6 hours    

DAY 8 – Dirapuk to Juthulpuk
(Drolma La Pass Kora Day 2)

Among the three days of Kora, today is the longest and the most difficult day. We will be heading towards the village of Jarok Donkhang first, and hike towards the Shiva-stal. We will rest for some Ame, and take a steep downhill, and get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We catch sight of the Holy
Pond of ‘Gaurikunda’. We reach the village of Juthulpuk, The famous cave of Juthulpuk, Zruthulpuk cave, also known as ‘the miracle cave’. We will also catch sight of the Buddha’s Footprints along the way. Overnight at a guest house.
Altitude: 4760m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 19km – 8/9 hours (Dirapuk to Juthulpuk)

DAY 9 – Juthulpuk to Saga
(Kora Day 3)

We will spend the morning by touring around the nearby Milarepa cave’s caves and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for three to four hours to finish our Kora and return to the Darchen settlement. We’ll eat there for lunch before heading back to Saga. Hotel overnight stay.
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Altitude: 4640m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 290km – 8 hours

DAY 10 – Saga to Kerung

We will take a nice ride on paved Tibetan roads back to the settlement of Kerung, which is at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Today is our day off, so we may relax and spend the night at a guesthouse in Kerung.
Altitude: 3000m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 170 km – 5 hours

DAY 11 – Kerung to Kathmandu by Bus

After completing the immigration procedures at the Nepal-Tibet border, we will drive back to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon at souvenir shopping and overnight at the hotel.

Altitude: 1400m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 175 km – 8 hours  

Equipment list

The following equipment and gear are recommended for trekking in Nepal. They will keep you comfortable and mobile in various weather conditions. You can rent or buy trekking gear in Kathmandu at affordable prices. Our staff can assist you with the arrangements. Porters will carry all luggage except for your day pack. The weight allowance is 33lbs/15kg per person. Any additional personal items can be stored in the hotel's storage room at no extra cost.

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