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KAILASH – MANSAROVAR via Keyrong (Overland) WITH MUKTINATH, VALMIKI ASHRAM AND JANAKPUR – 22 DAYS

Tour Highlights:

  • 5* Accommodation at Kathmandu
  • 4* Accommodation at Pokhara
  • Visit to Pashupatinath & Buddha Neelkanth
  • All Vegetarian Meals
  • Rudrabhishek in Kathmandu
  • Visit to Manokamna Temple
  • Visit to Muktinath Temple
  • Visit to Janakpur Temple
  • Surprise Gifts
  • Early departure & stopover in India available

ADULT: from £3475 per person on twin / double / triple sharing basis

Departure Date Return Date
28/05/2019 18/06/2019
06/09/2019 27/09/2019

 

Things provided by Skylink: (Free of Charge)

  • Shoulder Bag
  • Holdall
  • Cap
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Rudraksh Mala
  • Sphatik Shivling
  • Down Jacket on returnable basis

Baggage allowance: International flights give more baggage allowance but during yatra, limited baggage allowance is allowed so follow the rules of allowed baggage allowance by us.

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DAY 01: UK- KATHMANDU: Depart UK to Kathmandu. (Dinner on Flight)

DAY 02: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL: Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport & transferred to Hotel. (Dinner) - Airport- Hotel: 5 km | 30 minutes

 

DAY 03: KATHMANDU- POKHARA- VIA MANOKAMNA; After breakfast, drive to Pokhara stopping en route at Kurintar for Cable car ride (subject to availability) to MANOKAMNA TEMPLE – "Wish Fulfilling Goddess". After visiting temple we descend to the highway and proceed to Pokhara. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel
- Kathmandu to Pokhara: 200 km | 7 hours drive

 

DAY 04: FLIGHT; POKHARA TO JOMSOM: After breakfast, we transfer you to Pokhara airport for your flight to Jomsom. Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom often operates in the morning time because the weather in the mountain area will be clear with less wind. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Jomsom and another 45 minutes will require to reach Muktinath by Jeep. After doing snan and Pooja; you will return back to Jomsom for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Guesthouse-
- Pokhara to Jomsom flight: 25 minutes
- Aircraft type: Dronier or twin otter
- Carrying capacity: 15 passengers
- Jomsom to Muktinath: 45 minutes by Jeep
- Altitude of Muktinath: 3710 m. | 12,170 ft.
- Altitude of Jomsom: 2700 m. | 8856 ft.

 

DAY 05: FLIGHT; JOMSOM- POKHARA + SIGHTSEEING TOUR: Early morning fly back to Pokhara. Afternoon you will do sightseeing tour around the city. Today, we will show you Barahi temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave and Vindvasini temple. Evening free time on your own. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 06: POKHARA- VALMIKI ASHRAM- CHITWAN: After breakfast, check-out and you will proceed to Chitwan National Park. On the way, visit Valmiki Ashram (also known as ‘DEVGHAT’). Evening halt at a Resort in Chitwan National park. Enjoy the evening with live Tharu culture Dance. Tharu are the native people of Chitwan. They are known as the Malaria proof people. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Pokhara- VALMIKI ASHRAM- Chitwan National Park (Sauraha)- 140 km | 4 hours
- Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 07: CHITWAN – JANAKPUR DHAM: Morning after breakfast, you will proceed to Janakpur via East-West highway of Nepal. Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple of Janakpur in Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita. It is the primary temple of Maithali native indigenous to Nepal. It is an example of 'Hindu-Rajput' Nepali architecture. It is often considered the most important model of Rajput architecture in Nepal. Fully built in bright white and constructed in an area of 4,860 sq. feet in a mixed style of Islamic and Rajput domes, the temple is 50 meters high. It is a three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble. According to legends and epics, King Janak ruled this area (called Videha) during the Ramayana period. His daughter Janaki (Sita), during her swyambar, had chosen Lord Rama as her husband, and become queen of Ayodhya. There marriage ceremony had occurred in the nearby Temple.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel - Chitwan to Janakpur: 251 km | 6 hours drive.

 

DAY 08: JANAKPUR- KATHMANDU: In the morning, darshan at Janaki Mandir. Later on you will fly to Kathmandu. We will transfer to hotel and do preparation for the next day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight Hotel - Janakpur- Kathmandu: 35 minutes flight

 

DAY 09: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
Sightseeing tour of Doleshwor Mahadev and Sanga Shiva Statue.

 

DAY 10: DRIVE, KATHMANDU- SHYABRUBESHI
Early morning, you will be setting off for Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi, a small town, borders with Kyirong county of Tibet/ China, situated about 170 km north of Kathmandu. This fascinating country drive takes approximately 8 hours to reach Syabrubeshi. Some 70 km part of the highway is very slender; so it can be a risky journey to drive fast. Lunch will be served on the way & overnight stay in guesthouse/ hotel in Syabrubeshi.

- Overnight …
- Kathmandu to Shyabrubeshi: 170 km | 6 hrs drive (approx.).
- Elevation of Syabrubeshi: 1450 m. | 4756 ft.

 

DAY 11: CROSS THE BORDER THEN DRIVE TO KYIRONG TOWN
Morning after breakfast, drive to friendship bridge. The distance to drive is approximately 10 k.m. You will cross the friendship bridge and go through the immigration formalities and continue drive to Kyirong valley. It is 22 km driving distance from friendship bridge to Kyirong valley.

- Overnight …
- Shyabrubeshi to Border: 18 km | 45 minutes (approx.)
- Border to Kyirong Gaun: 23 km | 1 hr
- Elevation of Kyirong: 2600 m. | 8528 ft.

 

DAY 12: DRIVE, KYIRONG TOWN TO SAGA
The very first Tibetan town you will reach from Kyirong is Saga. Saga is situated at the bank of River Brahmaputra that origins in Kailash. From Kailash the river flows to Lhasa then it drops down to the plain of Asam crossing vast area of Arunchal Pradesh. Today, we stay overnight in Saga.

- Overnight …
- Kyirong county to Saga: 154 km | 4 hrs drive (approx.).
- Elevation of Saga: 4460 m. | 14628 fts.

 

DAY 13: SAGA REST
Rest in Saga for acclimatization.

- Overnight …
- Elevation of Saga: 4460 m. | 14628 fts.

 

DAY 14: DRIVE FROM SAGA TO LAKE MANSASAROVAR (CHIU GOMPA)
Early morning, you will depart from Saga to further destination, lake Manasarovar. After reaching Horchu (the east coast of Lake Manasarovar), you will change the Bus and commence making a circumambulation (parikrama) of the holy lake on Bus from clockwise direction. On the way, we will make a halt in an ideal spot (at the Bank) for holy dip & performing pooja & hawana. Evening reach Chiugompa and stay overnight in Guesthouse.

- Overnight …
- Saga to Lake Manasarovar: 470 km | 7 hrs drive (approx.).
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14924 fts.
- Puja and Hawana at the Lakeshore during the course of parikrama.

 

DAY 15: STAY IN LAKE MANASAROVAR
Today, you can rest in lake Manasarovar.

- Overnight …
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14924 fts.
- Puja and Hawana at the Lakeshore

 

DAY 16: MANSAROVAR- YAMA DWAR-DHIRAPUK – ( 1ST DAY OF PARIKRAMA)
Darchen is the gateway of trekking around mount Kailash. It is situated on the foothill of mount Kailash, below the south face. Asthapad is situated 4 km up in the mountain and Tarboche (Yama Dwar) is 7 km west from Darchen. A complete circumambulation of mount Kailash commences from this point and ends here. The total circumference of mount Kailash from Darchen to Darchen is 52 km. Darchen offers an array of accommodation-quality than any other places en route to Kailash.

As usual, we will be ready to move on from Manasarovar to Tarboche (Yam Dwar) after breakfast. The drive takes about an hour as we have to make a brief halt in Darchen to process for local permit. Yam Dwar is the best vantage point that provides splendid views of south and west faces of mount Kailash. This is probably the best place to have a closed view. Those; who are not undertaking circumambulation trip are advised to visit Tarboche.

Tarboche is the place where our horse/s, yak/s and porter/s are gather and accompany us for trekking part. Those, who are participating for circumambulation, will move ahead to Deraphuk from this point and rest will return to Darchen and wait until the people return from parikrama. The complete trek around mount Kailash takes 3 days. The distance of first day’s trek (from Yama Dwara to Deraphuk) is about 10 km. only and it takes 5 to 7 hours approx. to cover the distance.

The entire trail up to Deraphuk is reasonably flat with gentle ascend, however due to its extreme elevation, we may feel very exhausted, and need to have break on the way very frequently. The last legs of the journey is tough with rapid ascend. But, it is only for half an hour.

Deraphuk stands at an elevation of 4920 m. The north face of mount Kailash is just a few thousands meters away from here. This is the only place to have a close view of north face.

- Overnight …
- Tarboche (Yama Dwar) to Deraphuk: 10 km | 5 to 7 hours walk (approx.).
- Elevation of Deraphuk: 4920 m. | 16138 fts.

 

DAY 17: DERAPHUK - ZUTULPHUK – (2ND DAY OF PARIKRAMA)
Today is the toughest & longest journey of this trip. We have to trek almost 22 km through rugged highland to reach Zutulphuk. Literally, we have to pack up our gear and set off from hotel at 5 a.m. Chinese time. Initially, it is an uphill trek from Deraphuk but after walking for an hour or so, the trail turns into mild ascend. Half of the trail passes through an elevation of 4900 m./16,000 ft. or above, so there is no wonder if we get suffered from breathlessness or headache. Though, we should try to keep our pace slow & steady.

Please do not forget to carry water bottle, down jacket, raincoat and some dry fruits & chocolates with you. Everybody has different pace of walking. People might not be around when you them. So, you have to be self-dependent in basic things.

After making an up hill trek for about 4 hours or so, we will reach to a high pass where we will find Tibetan prayers flags fluttering. This is called ‘Dolma La pass’ (5800 m.). This is the highest point that we will be crossing over during this divine trip. After making a gentle descend from the pass, we will find our self near a tine glacial lake. This is ‘Gauri Kunda’.

From Gauri kunda, the trail leads us rapidly down through the area full of boulders and loose pebbles. Going down can be difficult and painful than coming up. If we have taken horse, we can’t even use it in this bit. After trekking down for another 1 & half hour or so from Gauri Kunda, we will eventually reach to the valley floor. From this point on, the trail is easy & flat. It is another 2 hours easy-walk to reach Zutulphuk from here.

- Overnight …
- Deraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km | 9 hours (approx.)
- Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m. | 15810 fts.

 

DAY 18: TREK, ZUTULPHUK TO TREK ENDING POINT, & DRIVE BACK TO DARCHEN- PARIKRAMA FINISHES
Today is the last day of this divine circumambulation. Morning after breakfast, we pack up our gear and move on to Darchen. The entire trail is easy and flat. The trek takes about 3 hours to complete.

- Overnight …
- Zutulphuk to Darchen: 8 km | 3 hours walk (approx.).
- Elevation of Darchen: 4684 m. | 14760 fts.

 

DAY 19: DARCHEN TO SAGA
Return back to Saga.

- Overnight …
- Darchen to Saga: 390 km | 8 hours (approx.).
- Elevation of Saga: 4460 m. | 14625 fts.

 

DAY 20: SAGA – KYIRONG – SYABRUBESHI
After breakfast, we drive down to the border; cross the bridge then drive to Syabrubeshi.
- Overnight …
- Saga to Kyirong: 157 km | 4 hrs (approx.).
- Kyirong bridge to Syabrubeshi- 18 km | 45 minutes

 

DAY 21: SYABRUBESHI TO KATHMANDU
Morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.

- Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu: 152 km | 7 hrs

 

DAY 22: KATHMANDU- UK:
After breakfast. Drop to the airport to catch your return flight back to home. (Breakfast)

  • International economy class air ticket
  • Sector: Flight to Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara by Fixed wing aircraft
  • Accommodation at Jomsom / Muktinath on simple full board basis and Conservation Fee.
  • Jeep at Jomsom
  • FOR KATHMANDU ONLY: Accommodation in 5* hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis
  • Accommodation in Guest Houses / Tents / Lodges in Tibet and other part on Multi sharing basis (in Tented accommodation, Dining and Toilet Tents will be on Multi sharing basis)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Permit to Travel in Kailash Area and Chinese Visa Fee (For British Passport holders only)
  • Services of Tour Manager (for Group Only) / Local Representative services
  • Tibet part by non a/c bus
  • Nepal Visa (Available on arrival at Kathmandu airport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips £30 per person
  • Single Supplement £495 Kathmandu, Pokhara & Janakpur only)
  • Evacuation Cost by helicopter or Overland
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring Porterage or additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Pony or Porter for Kailash Parikrama
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other place, if arrive early in case of evacuation
  • Medical and other expenses in case of emergency and evacuation
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions, natural calamities, etc

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