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Mansarovar Yatra

Situated in the southwestern part of Tibet bordering the Kumaon hills and Nepal, is Mount Kailash. It is supremely sacred mountain, cosmology connected with Mount Meru, the great Mythological Mountain that forms the axis of the world system. Being a central watershed of Asia, it has always been the most sacred of mountains for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bons. Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of lifetime, 108 guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Manasarowar lake will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred of lifetimes.

Day 01, Kathmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival
On your Kathmandu airport arrival, our representative will meet and escort you to the Hotel. Rest of the day free at own. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 02, Katmandu
Morning after breakfast leave on sightseeing tour of Katmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan. Return to the hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.

Day 03, Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts., 160kms.)
This is the first day of the Yatra. Morning after breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet. After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House. Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided.

Day 04, Nyalam
Full day for acclimatization. Full day free for excursion of Nyalam city. Meals & overnight at guest house.

Day 05, Nyalam to Saga / Dongba (4500mts. - 375kms)
Morning after breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 08:00 hours. Overnight stay at Dongba in tent or guesthouse.

Day 06, Saga / Dongba (4500mts. - 335kms) to Paryang / Chui Gompa
Morning after breakfast drive from Dongba to Chui Gompafor about 07:00 hours. Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.

Day 07, Stay at Mansarovar (4510mts.)
Day free for pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.

Day 08, Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. - 110kms.)
Today Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there. Optional Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost.

Day 09, Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. - 12kms.)
This is the first day of Mount Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent.

Day 10, Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. - 22kms.)
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 mt. above sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. Enroute we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.

Day 11, Zhulthulphuk to Horquo
We will Trek down to Darchen later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.

Day 12, Horquo to Dongba
Drive back to Dongba. Overnight.

Day 13, Dongba to Nyalam
Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.

Day 14, Nyalam to Katmandu
After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into the hotel. Overnight.

Day 15, Kathmandu – Onward/return flight
Morning check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to catch flight for next Destination.

Option for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour (Contact Trail Blazers Holidays Pvt. Ltd. for more information about these optional day trips at additional cost).

Mount Kailash & Mansarovar Yatra - 15 Days (Fixed Departure Date for 2011)



Inner Kora

April 13 (Full Moon-Devi Purnima), 24, 28  
May 08, 12 (Full Moon-Buddha Purnima), 17, 22, 26, 29  
June 02, 07, 10 (Full Moon), 16, 21, 30  
July 03, 10 (Full Moon-Guru Purnima), 14, 20, 28  
August 02, 08 (Full Moon-Rakhi/Janai Purnima), 18, 20, 25


September 07 (Full Moon), 20, 25, 29  

Tour Cost:
US $: 2075.00 per person
Indian Rupees: 78,500.00
Cost is based on Kathmandu – Kailash Mansarovar - Kathmandu

  • Horse for personal ride on kora days is around US $200.00
  • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad US $22.00
  • Extra day in Kathmandu INR 1800.00 for Indian and 45.00$ for others with 2 meals and accommodations.
  • INR 2200.00 for Manakamana day trip including both way cable car tickets and transportation.
  • Muktinath and Manakamana day trip INR 16500.00 per person including one night in Pokhara, one nights Jomsom round trip flight with meal

  • Arrival & departure transportation.
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu (Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha).
  • 3 nights Kathmandu hotel on twin sharing basis with all meals.
  • Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus.
  • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotels/tents.
  • While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents.
  • Pure vegetarian meals.
  • Japanese land cruisers (4WD) & support trucks.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Nepali tour leader.
  • Gamow bag, oxygen & basic first-aid kit.
  • Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
  • Kodari land tax.

  • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu – Home.
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls.
  • Travel Insurance of clients.
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder).
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation.
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified.
  • Any expenses specifically not mentioned in the cost includes.

What we provide to our clients:
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Gamow bag and Oxygen.
  • We don't charge extra for the Parikrama. If you wish to take help of a yak or horse, the cost will be approx US$ 80 for Yak and USD 200 for horse payable directly to the yak herder. All Indian pilgrims are advised to hire one. You have to understand that the yaks are not domesticated but are meant to carry luggage.

Insurance :
We highly recommend all clients to be insured against Medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation, if needed.

Visa & Documentation :
Clients must be in possession of a valid passport to obtain visa. We will require the following details from your passport at the time of booking the trip - Full Name as in Passport, Nationality, Date of issue & expiry of Passport, Passport No, Date of Birth & Occupation.

Model of payments
100 % of the total tour cost should reach us at least 30 days prior to tour departure date by bank transfer with passport details of the participant.

Tour Cancellation policy
• All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.
• 20 days before trip departure: 20% of total trip cost.
• 15 days before trip departure: 50% of total trip cost.
• 10 days before trip departure: 90% of total trip cost.
• 07 days and less from the departure: 100% of total trip cost.


Clothing :
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule of Tibet . Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to down right cold. Indian Pilgrims strictly no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take:
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness:
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nyelam (12000ft) and a night in Simikot those who take journey of Helicopter before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 7.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 6.50 approx; Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal .

Risks & Liability:
Trail Blazers Holidays Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Trail Blazers Holidays Pvt. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

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