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Mount Kailash (6638m) is one of the holy mountains in South Asia, believed to be the abode of Hindu Lord Shiva. Mount Kailash can be considered as a center of four religions--Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and the followers of Bon Pa religion. However, Kailash receives only few pilgrims every year because of its remote location. For followers of Hindu religion, Mount Kailash is the place where Lord Shiva resides with his wife and Goddess Parvati along with other helpers. Likewise, Tibetans revere Mount Kailash as Kang Rimpoche (Paths of the Soul), while the followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Similarly, Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for the followers of Jain religion as they believe their saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation at Mount Kailash.
Hindus believe that a single rotation around Mount Kailash will spiritually purify an individual by wiping off all their sins committed in their life. Also, a total of 108 circumambulations of Mount Kailash will break us free from the never ending cycle of life and death.
Our 10-day itinerary will take you to the reclusive lands of Mount Kailash where you will enjoy the mountain and the adjoining natural landscape. Lake Manasarovar is one of the high points of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Afterwards, we will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime scenic tour of the northern part of Nepal.
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Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Welcome by our office representative, transfer to the Hotel. Further program Briefing in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
In the morning, visit Pashupatinath Temple & Budhanilakantha (Sleeping Vishnu). Afternoon final preparation for the Yatra. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will depart from Kathmandu to Tibet border (Rashuwagadhi) by private coach, enjoying the drive along the Highway. It takes around seven hours for the drive. Our staffs will complete custom formalities and make sure you enter into Tibet - an autonomous part of China, without hassles. After having lunch, you will drive to a small Tibetan town called Kerung by bus or van. Dinner & Overnight stay at Kerung Guest House.
Today, you will acclimatize, explore, and take it easy. Acclimatization is very important for high-altitude trekking, as it helps you to adjust to the changing environmental conditions and prepare yourself for the trekking on the following days. Overnight again at Kerung Guest House.
After breakfast on the fifth day, you will then drive from Kerung to Sanga ( 160 k.m). The drive will be wonderful and scenic. You will enjoy the entertaining, 5 hour drive. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
After breakfast at the guesthouse, we will the drive (466km) from Sanga to Lake Mansarovar. The drive will take for around seven hours. After reaching Lake Mansarovar, you will perform Pooja and hawan at the religious site and then stay at the banks of Lake Manasarover, enjoying the supreme beauty of the region. Overnight stay in guesthouse.
After spending a day at Manasarovar, you will have breakfast in the morning on the seventh day. After that you will circumambulate or do the Manasarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. You can also choose a special point to take a holy dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja and worship of Lord Shiva. Around afternoon, you will drive for around three hours (110km) to reach Darchen. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. On this day, we shall start the journey after breakfast. We will walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours (12km). Yak will carry all the goods and equipments and hence you will just have to walk along with the guides, enjoying the beauty of the region. Overnight stay at Diraphuk at guest house.
This is one of the toughest days of the trekking and trekkers will have to pass Dolma-La Pass which is located at 5400 ft. The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall and hence the trekkers should be prepared for all that. So, we will try to start our journey as early as possible. During the course of walking the 22km, we can have Darshan at Gaurikunda. Overnight stay in Zhulthulphuk at guest house.
On the tenth day, we walk down to Darchen from where you will drive to Mansarovar and then experience the spiritual feel of the region. You will then get back to Paryang following the same route you followed earlier, and hence same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
On the eleventh day, you will drive back from Paryang to Nyalam. Nyalam is the last place we stay in Tibet during the itinerary. The route will be the same as you followed earlier and hence the drive back will be easy and smooth. There is plenty to see along the way. Overnight stay at Nyalam.
Following the clearance of custom formalities, you will be picked up on the Nepali side and continue drive back to Kathmandu. In around five hours of drive along the same Highway, you will arrive in Kathmandu. After that you will be transferred to the same hotel where you will be staying overnight.
We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!
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