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Mt. Kailash Yatra (17)

Basic Info ( MKY17 )

Duration 17
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vechicle, Local Bus
Altitude 4860m/15940ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea House/Lodge during Kailash Yatra
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Tours & Trekking
Meals Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during kailash yatra (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Basic Intro

Tibet is known as the roof of the world, Tibet, the mystical land of fantasy is the heart of Buddhist culture and philosophy and the most mesmerizing destinations of the world today as it seems as reserved as ever.  It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime. Rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m (13,120ft) above sea level possessing more than fifty peaks above7,000m (22,960ft), Tibet is home to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft). Bordered by China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir Tibet is home of over two million people of rich ancient cultures. 

Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty snow clad peaks are just a few of the intoxicating wonders to be experienced by adventurous travelers who get the opportunity to visit this land.  You will be enthused by watching how pilgrims brave hostile weather and altitude to visit the holy Mt. Kailash and how they prostrate in the flagstone country yard of the Jokhang, offering incense as they circumambulate the holy Buddhists sites to pay veneration to the Shakyamuni.

 This Mt. Kailash Tour is our effort to provide you the best travelling experiences while travelling in Tibet. This tour starts from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. You will explore the Mansarovar Lake situated between two snow-covered mountain ranges. And you trek to the fascinating Mt. Kailas. You then trek to Everest Base Camp and finally come back to Kathmandu via Kodari.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,700 m) via Kodari Border (720 m)

Day 04: Free day in Nyalam for acclimatization Nyalam Guesthouse 

Day 05: Drive to Saga (4600 m/15088 ft) 245 km drive

Day 06: Drive to Paryang (4500m/14760ft) 230 km drive 

Day 07: Paryang to Lake Mansarovar (4558m/14950ft), 277kms drive

Day 08: Mansarovar to Darchen (4663m/15294ft) 40kms drive

Day 09: Drive to Yama Dwar (Darboche) 8 km drives & start trekking to Deraphuk (4860m/15940ft)

Day 10: Trek Deraphuk to Zutulphuk (4760m/15612ft)

Day 11:  Darchen/Mansarovar Lake/Hor Chyu: 65 km 1/2 hrs

Day 12: Drive to Paryang (4500m/14760ft) 277kms drive 

Day 13: Drive to Saga (4600m/15088ft), 230kms drive

Day 14: Drive to Nyalam (3750m/12300ft) 245kms drive

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu, 156 kms drive

Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu


Includes


·         Airport pick/drop.

·         Welcome and Farewell Dinner.

·         Four nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory).

·         Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents.

·         Tibet Visa Cost US $180 per person, due upon arrival.

·         All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra.

·         English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetan Guide.

·         Yaks and Yak men for luggage during Parikrama.

·         Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers.

·         Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc).

·         Portable altitude chamber bags.

·         Oxygen cylinders in each Land Cruiser.

·         Specially designed Kailash Yatra T-Shirt.

·         Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffle Bag (returned upon completion of journey).


Not Includes


·         Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home.

·         All beverages, photography charges, web usage, and Telephone Calls

·         Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)

·         Travel Insurance of Client

·         Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters

·         All Lunches while in Kathmandu

·         Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $200) or personal porter (Approx Cost US $150)

·         Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended).

·         We advise you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.

·         Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itineraryStaff and Driver Tips (10% of the Yatra cost is customary)

·         Extra activities/ tour in tibet


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Summer (May to August) is the best seasons for the Kailash Yatra. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.