Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu;
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and give you further details of the program. There are no planned activities for your arrival day, and After completing custom formalities (Visa, etc) we pick up the luggage and look for our representative with a Mt. Jannu Adventures display board at the arrival gate. After check in, we can take a rest, hang around in the city or visit our office - it all depends upon our interests and condition. In the evening, we will be greeted by a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as fine dishes and enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Basantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Basantapur Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. Likewise, the Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Boudhnath hosts us with more than 50 Tibetain monasteries or Gompas. Swayambhu means the "the self-existent" marks the significance of spirituality. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Nyalam 3750 m).
Drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border , complete immigration formalities , meet our guide and driver from Lhasa and drive to Nyalam.
Day 4: Nyalam – Day free for acclimatization.
Driving from 1350 m at Kathmandu to 3750 m at Nyalam, we gain considerable height. We acclimatize in Nyalam to avoid altitude sickness .
Day 5: Nyalam – Saga 4450m ).
Cross the high Labung la pass (5050m- 16565 ft) enjoy the feeling of being atop a 5000m+ Himalayan pass, enjoy spectacular mountain views from the pass. Drive past the big Peiku Tso lake & cross Brahmaputra river ( Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan ) to reach Saga .
Day 6: Saga to Paryang (4600m) 7-8 hrs
Watching the mountains in distance and driving through dusty road we pass through the
small town of Zhongba before reaching Paryang. At paryang you will feel the excitement of reaching Manasarovar the next day . o/n in a guesthouse .
Day 7: Paryang - Mansarovar (4558 m).
Today is the dream day day that you are going to have darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar”
Day 8: Mansarovar Parikrama - Darchen
Morning pooja and havan on the bank of Mansarovar. Afternoon drive to Darchen to start the Kailash Parikrama next day.
Day 9: Darchen – Tarboche – Dirapuk (4860 m).
"Tough day” - after breakfast drive to Tarboche (8 kms) and start trek for Kailash parikrama to Diraphuk (16,500 ft) - 12 kms , light lunch on the way, Dinner overnight at Camp
Day 10: Dirapuk – Zuthulphuk (4760 m).
The hardest and most important day of the yatra . Cross high Dolma-la pass (56700 m) and descend to Gauri kund and further trek along with the river to Diraphuk, dinner & overnight at Camp .
Day 11: Zuthulphuk- Darchen
After a trek of about 6 kms, and we will be reaching to the point where the jeeps will be waiting for us - drive to Darchen , after lunch we drive to Lake Mansarovar (horchu side) 70 kms , overnight at Camp "
Day 12: Mansarovar to Paryang
We are returning home - leaving this holy place.
Day 13: Paryang to Nyalam.
After breakfast drive to Nyalam - light lunch on the way - dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Drive to Nyalam – Kathmandu.
Day 15: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 16: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Mt. Kailash is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier in Tibet Tibet.It is 6,740 m high and very famous amoung the Buddhist and Hinduism. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo.
In Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions.