On the Journey of Mt. Kailash - Mansarovar, you have a great opportunity to explore the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges, Tibetan culture and their lifestyles. See the wonderful landscape, beautiful views of Manasarovar and Rakshas lakes which represent the force of light and darkness respectively. Manasarovar Lake is smooth, bright and associated with goodness while Rakshas Lake is dark and often fascinatingly stormy as an unpredictable contrast to the area's purity. Most of the Buddhist and Hindu devotees including western people are willing to make the circuit of holy Mt. Kailash to add another element to their good karma. It is believed that single Parikarma deletes the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumbulation will achieve salvation and Nirvana. Mt. Kailash means precious mountain and its associated Lake Mansarovar could be considered the most sacred place on earth. The best time to visit is from May to September.
We have been leading memorable, motivating and environmentally sensitive Kailash yatra tour supported by professional guides, cooks and trip assistants in the spirit of creating a win - win team that benefits everyone since many years. Joining on Holy Kailash yatra with us means to be in safe hands for success.
Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate adventure
Starts in: Kathmandu - Zhangmbu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during tour
Day 01: On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m), you will welcome and receive by our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath temples, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square are the tour spot for today. We issue Chinese visa at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Scenic drive to Nepal/Tibet border and Nyalam (3750m). Nearly 130km, 6/7 hours drive. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Nyalam with an excursion to Milarepa's Cave or day hiking. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 05: Drive to Saga (4450m) via Lalung La Pass (5050m), Paiku Tso and cross the Brahmaputra River (known as the Yarlung Tsangpo).Nearly 250 km, 8 hrs driving. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 06: Drive to Paryang (4610m). Nearly 250 km, 7 hrs driving. Overnight Guesthouse
Day 07: Drive to Manasarovar (4560m).Nearly 280 km, 8 hrs driving. Overnight Guesthouse
Day 08: In the morning after breakfast. Manosarovar Lake Parikrama by jeep and if time permitting visit to Chiu gompa and proceed to Darchen (4570m). Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 09: Start Kailash Kora/Parikarma from Darchen pass the first prostration point, Tarboche Flag Pole, the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground, to Drira-Puk (4765m), from where you have superb north face views of Mt. Kailash. About 12 km, 6/7 hrs hiking. Overnight at camp/Guesthouse.
Day 10: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass (5610m) to Zuthul-Puk (4700m). Just below the Dolma La is the Gauri Kund. About 22 km, 8/9 hrs trekking. Overnight at camp
Day 11: Crosses third and fourth prostration point, Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to Hore (Hor Qu) at 4560m near Lake Manasarovar. About 10km, 3/4 hour trekking. Overnight at camp or guest house
Day 12: Drive to Paryang. Overnight at guest house
Day 13: Drive to Saga. Overnight at guest house
Day 14: Drive to Nyalam. . Overnight at guest house
Day 15: Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge following the gorge of Bhote Kosi River for the final tour to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16: Final departure or you can extend your holiday doing jungle safari, rafting and trip to Holy temple Muktinath.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Katmandu while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the trip will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
Private bus will be transportation to border from Kathmandu and 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on Tibet site. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided ( for an additional cost)
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet visa and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the tour. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult you doctor for all prescription medicine.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA