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KAILASH MANSAROVAR VIA KEYRONG (OVERLAND) – 18 DAYS

Tour Highlights:

  • 4* or 5* Accommodation at Kathmandu
  • Visit to Pashupatinath & Buddha Neelkanth
  • All Vegetarian Meals
  • Rudrabhishek in Kathmandu
  • Surprise Gifts
  • Early departure & stopover in india available

ADULT: from £2995 per person on twin / double / triple sharing basis

Departure Date Return Date
17/05/2020 03/06/2020
07/06/2020 24/06/2020
06/09/2020 23/09/2020

Things provided by Skylink: (Free of Charge)

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

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.

Please Note:  This Itinerary is for guidance purpose only and can be changed during Yatra due to circumstances

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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. Evening tour briefing.          

(Dinner)

 

DAY 03: KATHMANDU – CHANDRAGIRI HILLS & BHALESHWAR - KATHMANDU
After early breakfast, Morning free for leisure. After Lunch, proceed to Chandragiri Hills. Visit Bhaleshwar Mahadev. After visit proceed back to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Note: If Cable car is not operating due to weather conditions, we will do Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing instead.

 

DAY 04: DOLESHWAR MAHADEV:

After breakfast, proceed for Sightseeing tour of Doleshwor Mahadev. Dinner & Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 05: PASHUPATINATH DARSHAN AND HAVAN IN KATHMANDU

Morning after breakfast, You will visit Pashupatinath temple, Guheshowri Mata temple, Budhanilkantha temple (Jal Narayan or Sesh Narayan) and Monkey temple, if time permits. Overnight in Kathmandu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 06: 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 in Syabrubeshi.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

- Kathmandu to Shyabrubeshi: 170 km | 8 hrs drive (approx.).
- Elevation of Syabrubeshi: 1450 m. | 4756 ft.

The road from Kathmandu to Tibet border is very rough road.   

DAY 07: 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.   (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight at Keyirong
- Shyabrubeshi to Border: 18 km | 45 minutes (approx.)
- Border to Kyirong Gaun: 23 km | 1 hr

- Elevation of Kyirong: 2600 m. | 8528 ft.

DAY 08: 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 Assam crossing vast area of Arunchal Pradesh. Today, we stay overnight in Saga. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

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

DAY 09: SAGA REST

Rest in Saga for acclimatization. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

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

 

DAY 10: 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

- Saga to Lake Manasarovar: 470 km | 7 hrs drive (approx.).
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14924 fts.
 

DAY 11: STAY IN LAKE MANASAROVAR

Today, you can rest in lake Manasarovar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14924 fts.

DAY 12: MANSAROVAR- YAMA DWAR- DERAPHUK: ( 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.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

- Tarboche (Yama Dwar) to Deraphuk: 10 km | 5 to 7 hours walk (approx.).

- Elevation of Deraphuk: 4920 m. | 16138 fts.

DAY 13: 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

- Deraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km | 9 hours (approx.)

- Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m. | 15810 fts.

DAY 14: TREK, ZUTULPHUK TO TREK ENDING POINT, & DRIVE BACK TO MANSAROVAR - PARIKRAMA FINISHES
Today is the last day of this divine circumambulation. Morning after breakfast, we pack up our gear and move on to Mansarovar. The entire trail is easy and flat. The trek takes about 3 hours to complete. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnigh in Mansarovar

- Zutulphuk to Mansarovar:  |

 

DAY 15: MANSAROVAR TO SAGA
Return back to Saga. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight …

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

DAY 16: SAGA – KYIRONG – SYABRUBESHI- KATHMANDU

After breakfast, we drive down to the border; cross the bridge then drive to Syabrubeshi.
- Overnight … (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Saga to Kyirong: 157 km | 4 hrs (approx.).
- Kyirong bridge to Syabrubeshi- 18 km | 45 minutes

Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu; 170 kms/ 7-8 hours

DAY 17: KATHMANDU
Free day in Kathmandu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 18: KATHMANDU- UK:
After breakfast. Drop to the airport to catch your return flight back to home.

(Breakfast)

  • International economy class air ticket
  • FOR KATHMANDU ONLY: Accommodation in 4* or 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 £295 Kathmandu part 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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