Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2023, This Yatra is Kailash Mansarovar Overland by Bus from Kathmandu. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is considered as one of the most pious passage for the followers of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist persuasions and at the same time the most delicate spiritual adventure passages of Asia. still, with Kailash Mansarovar overland tenures the delicate terrain of Kailash Manasarovar becomes comparatively easy and accessible with the ultramodern road structure and transport system in Tibet. This 14 days long trip filled with spirit of adventure begins from Kathmandu with a rough and scenic drive to Keyrung, crossing Nepalese border at Rasuwagadi. The black top roads of Tibet leading to Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash offers scenic view of snowcapped mountains and great Tibetan plains. Om Namah Shivay
Om Namah Shivay ... Today is the frist day of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Start your trip from Kathmandu, Nepal today as you arrive at Kathmandu international airport. After arrival our representative will greet you outside the airport and will provide you transfer to your pre booked hotel in Kathmandu. Rest day at leisure or you can explore loacl market of katmandu. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel.
At around 08.00 am the Kathmandu temple visit will start. We will try to reach Pashupatinath Temple before 09.00am for atten aarti in the main temple. Also visit many small and big temples in the Pashupatinath Temple complex. After visiting Pashupatinath Temple will visit next the ‘Sleeping Vishnu’ Temple (Jal Narayan Temple) and Guheshwari Mata Temple. After visiting temples, drive back to your Kathmandu hotel and spend time in preparing for the next day travel to Nepal-China border. If you want to buy some stuff for your trip you may pay a visit to the popular market of Thamel. Here you may get almost every item related to trekking and adventure activities. In the evening, we will have short briefing program for our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra followed by tour introduction of all group members. Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, the group will drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (2380m) in a bus. The drive to Syabru Besi is not long in distance but the bad road conditions and traffic can make it much tiring, uncomfortable and time taking. Estimated driving time is around 07 - 08 hours to cover the distance of 148kms. Upon reaching Syabru Besi, tonight your stay will be organized in a lodge. Dinner and stay at Syabru Besi.
Today the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra group will be entering China and there can be time taking formalities at the border immigration. Your stint companion might advertise early wake over and breakfast so that we reach the border beforehand to avoid rush of pilgrims at the border immigration counter. We start our short drive to the Nepalese border Rasuwagadhi( 1850m) which is about 15 kms 01 hour) from Syabru Besi. After completing immigration formalities at demitasse border, the group will cross the border on bottom to reach China side. The pilgrims are also transferred on their Chinese machine for onward 110 kms drive to Kyirong( 2700m). trip in sturdy and comfortable vehicles that are controlled and guided by Tibetans. The accompanying Nepalese Sherpas get into the trainers after loading your luggage, necessary food accoutrements , water force etc and the onward trip into the Tibetan/ Chinese region continues toward the city of Kyirong( also spelled as Gyirong or Kerung or Keyrong occasionally). On appearance at Kyirong, check into your guesthouse and take rest. Our kitchen crew will serve hot tea or coffee with light snacks within short interval of time, after setting their kitchen. also you can tromp around hostel vicinity or go for a walk in near requests. regale will be prepared by our Nepalese cook and serve between 7 to 8 PM( original time). Overnight stay will be in a guesthouse at Keyrong in dormitory style.
The enjoyable drive through the mountains terrain and then the plains of Tibet provides us a marvelous view as we travel to Saga, Tibet from Keyrong. Cross the Yarlung Zangpo (Brahmaputra River) and then turn for the northern route, and arrive at beautiful town of Saga (4640m). Saga is a beautiful Tibetan town with some fairly good hotel or guesthouses, some good local restaurants and market where you can spend good time while acclimatizing. Meals and night stay will be at Saga, Tibet.
Today is an important day of your Kailash Yatra, today you will not only reach the holy Lake Mansarovar but will also get the first darshan of holy Mount Kailash. The journey starts early as we have to travel a long way to Lake Mansarovar and there are several check points on the way which will make the journey tiring and time taking. It is estimated to start the drive by 07.00 am. Before Mayumla Pass (4900m) we will stop at the check post. From here we continue our journey to Lake Mansarovar and get the first darshan of Mount Kailash. Though the journey today is long but the road conditions are good and surrounded with scenic beauty. Reach Lake Mansarovar and check into a Lake Mansarovar near guesthouse. Dinner and stay will be at the guesthouse.
Early morning will visit the Mansarovar lake for holy bath, performing puja, hawan and other rituals at your own customs. The Mansarovar lake looks stunning in the morning and the beautiful sight of Mount Kailash makes it even more delightful. The water of the lake will be definitely very cold but the devotees are always full of spirituality and devotion and do not wish to skip this holy bath. It is to be noted carefully that the recent change in the law of Tibetan Govt has restricted dip bath in the lake and has categorized it as a punishable offence. So kindly refrain from going inside the lake and for the bath ask our sherpas only to bring water in a bucket for you. After dip bath and prayer the group is ready to drive to Darchen and will travel through Rakshasa Taal and Chiu Gompa by performing 70% parikrama of the holy lake. Remaining part of parikrama will be performed while coming back from Darchen after parikrama of Mt. Kailash. On reaching Darchen check into the pre booked hotel and spend rest of the time relaxing and preparing for the next day parikrama of Mount Kailash. Dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Today is the first day of parikrama of Kailash, we wake up early and after taking light breakfast, we head to Tarboche. Do not forget to fill your water bottle before leaving for the trek. All pilgrims have the opportunity to visit Yama Dwar before trek (parikrama) starts. Tarboche is the point (towards the South face of Kailash) where one can hire horse/pony to ride on the trek during the parikrama. The price and availability of horse/pony and porter is controlled by the local Union and Kailash yatra trip operators and our team will have no control over it. From Tarboche we proceed to Yama Dwar which is considered to be the start point of Kailash parikrama. From Yama Dwar we start 12 kms trek to Dirapuk slowly and gradually. The trek to Dirapuk Gompa today is fairly easy but as you walk in high altitude lack of oxygen in the air makes the trek little difficult, as you feel short of breath on the trek. We will take a stop in the middle of the trek where we find some small shops and tea stall and then again continue to Dirapuk. On reaching Dirapuk the pilgrims will see the majestic Mount Kailash standing high on right side of their trek. Take some beautiful photos and then continue to your guesthouse near Dirapuk Monastery. The night will be too cold below zero degree temperature so we will have quick and light dinner (Khichdi, soup etc) and rest in the bed.
Wake up very early morning before dawn and witness the first sunlight on Mount Kailash offering amazing view of the ‘Golden Kailash’. Take a quick light breakfast, fill hot water in your flask and carry your snacks for the lunch and get ready to begin the trek towards Zuthulphuk. This day is considered as the toughest day of this entire Kailash Mansarovar Yatra trip as the trek goes steep up continuously up to Dolma-La pass (5630 m) and then steep down to Gauri Kunda. Near Dolma La pass you will witness colourful flags around and belongings of people spread nearby. This place is called Shiva Sthal. It is said that people performing parikrama must leave something behind here may be a used cloth or ornament or a drop of blood or a lock of hair which symbolizes the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life. The total trek today we have to cover is about 22 kms to reach Zuthulpuk Gompa for night stay.
This is our last day on Mount Kailash trek (Kailash parikrama). Wake up and after light breakfast we continue our trek down to reach Darchen. We walk on gradual trek for about 6 kms and reach at a point where the vehicles are waiting for us. The vehicles will take us to Darchen where your other group members are waiting. After some refreshment continue drive to Saga by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of Lake Manasarovar parikrama by vehicle. Relaxed time and stay at Saga guesthouse.
After breakfast we begin our journey back to Keyrung. We cross the bridge over beautiful Brahmaputra River and continue our journey across the vast open Tibetan plains. The journey offers stunning Himalayan views, particularly of Shishapangma and the Pieko-Tso Lake. Driving on well-pitched roads and mountainous terrain we reach Keyrung for night stay.
After have breakfast, drive to Keyrong border. Here we walk to the Nepalese immigration control in Rasuwagadi, complete the Nepal entry formalities and get transferred to your vehicle standing in Nepal side. Drive back to Kathmandu. This drive may take about 7-8 hours or more by bus depending on road and traffic conditions. Dinner and night stay will be in the Kathmandu hotel.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport to board your flight back to your home. Om Namah Shivay | Stay Connected with Vagabond Holidays for your future travel plans..