Kailash Manasarovar Tour - 11 Days Deluxe

Holy Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Yatra Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. 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. To 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. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

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SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • One night accommodation in Nepalgunj on full board basis (twin sharing)
  • Pick up as per itinerary request by private transfer
  • Hotel Sneha to Airport transfer in Nepalgunj
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & back to Nepalgunj flight by schedule (regular)flight, Simikot to Hilsa & back to Simikot by Helicopter 
  • Domestic airport taxes. 
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet
  • All meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide. 
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas, tour Manager from Nepal)
  • All necessary camping equipments for Parikrama
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mt. Kailash
  • Gamow bag (pressure bag) and oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges.

 

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • Riding Horse or Yak during the Parikrama
  • A visit to Khojarnath temple
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances.

 ( Note:  every passenger on this journey is advised to keep some spare days in the Yatra.)

 

SPECIAL NOTES :

  • We strongly advise to allot 1-2 extra days to overcome any delays
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its partners shall not be liable for any such delays
  • Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt.Ltd. has the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen reason
  • The Group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.

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$ 100 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.