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Mount Kailash - Manasarovar group Tour 2017 (15 Days)

Mount Kailash - Manasarovar group Tour 2017
Mount Kailash Tour via Lhasa. Mount Kailash has been considered the naval of the universe by Hindus and Buddhists alike. The pyramid-shaped mountain is the source of four rivers: the Sutlej, the Karnali, the Indus, and the Brahmaputra. This tour gives you an opportunity to make the "Ultimate Pilgrimage" to holy Kailash and Manasarovar. Starting from Kathmandu, we fly to Lhasa and spend 2 days visiting around Lhasa and traveling overland to the sacred Manasarovar Lake and Mount Kailash. You will have chance to visit famous monasteries and fortress of Lhsa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Camp by the ethereal water of the holy lake and to take part in 3-days kora trek around Mt. Kailash as a highlight of this spiritual journey to a holy and beautiful land.
Itinerary
ITINERARY:

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m)
Arrival Kathmandu transfer to the hotel. Short briefings about the tour. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 02: Kathmandu – cultural sightseeing and preparation for the tour. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lhasa (3660m). Fly to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04:  Lhasa  - Sightseeing - Overnight in Hotel. 
Day 05: Lhasa to Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs. Night stay will be at Hotel. 
Day 06:  Sigetse  to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.
Day 07: Saga to Dongba to PRAYANG  to MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D) 
Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.
Day 08: Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around.  
Day 09:  MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek . Overnight in GH. 
Day 10: DIRAPHUK to ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m). Overnight in Manas. GH 
Day 12: Saga to Sigatse - 9 hours drive, Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse 
Day 13: Sigatse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM. After breakfast we drive to Lhasa. Overnight stay in Hotel.  
Day 14: Drop to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 15: Departure 

Please note that we strongly advise to keep a provision of 1 - 2 extra days to overcome any delays. 

Trip Outline
  • Trekking days - 12
  • Total days - 15
  • Min. Altitude - (1300m./4265ft.)
  • Max. Altitude - (5630m./18471ft.)
  • Overal walking - hrs P/D
  • Trip Nature - Tours
  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Min. group size - 4
  • Age Limit - 08
  • Best Time - May, June, July, August
Ref No.Trip DateMin. group sizeAge LimitAvailabilityPrice

2017

TWM-152017-05-1804-08YesUSD 2187
TWM-15A2017-06-0404-12YesUSD 2187
TWM-15B2017-06-2504-12YesUSD 2190
TWM-15C2017-07-1904-12YesUSD 2190
TWM-15D2017-08-1004-08YesUSD 2190
Services
Service Includes 
Nepal
1. All land transportation arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary. 
2. Assistance at the International airport by Utmost Adventure Trekking representative while arriving and departing. 
3. Three Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3/4 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after the trek). 
4. One day cultural sightseeing tour – cultural guide, private transportation and entrance fees

Tibet: 
1. Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee
2. English speaking Tibetan Guide and Nepali guide
3. All transportation by Van, Hi-ace or in bus (Depend on group size)
4. Hotel/Guest House/Mud houses as an accommodation in kailash
5. Entrance fees of Manasarovar and Kailash
6. Special Kailash Parikrama Permit
7. Yak or helper to carry things during outer Kora of Kailash
8. Fully vegetarian foods during Tibet tour

Package Excludes:
1. Expenses of personal nature
2. Horse or personal helper during outer and Inner Parikrama 
3. Emergency evacuations/Rescue jeep, if required.
4. Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities
5. Nepal visa and Re-Entry Nepal visa 
6. Tips for staff  

Members flying from Kathmandu need to pay extra: 
Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu flight ticket: Apr USD795/ pp
Tibet visa: USD114 pp

Long Itinerary
ITINERARY:

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m)
Arrival Kathmandu transfer to the hotel. Short briefings about the tour. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Kathmandu – cultural sightseeing and preparation for the tour. 
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. There will be a half day guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Site kathmandu Durbar Square, the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath& the largest  Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lhasa (3660m)
Fly to Lhasa, about 1 hour flight offer panoramic Himalayan views including Mt. Everest. And other mountains ranges. Pick up from Gonggar airport, after finished immigration formalities it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa. It is advisable to rest in Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04:  Lhasa  
Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take  the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing.  Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 05: Lhasa to Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs   
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel. 

Day 06:  Sigetse  to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs  
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.

Day 07: Saga to Dongba to PRAYANG  to MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D) 
This morning depart from Saga to Manasaravor, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of  Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be. 
Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.

Day 08: Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around.  

Day 09:  MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek  
Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.
Overnight in GH 

Day 10: DIRAPHUK to ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m)  
The 2nd day of Parikarma, which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can't walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost. Overnight in GH 

Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK to DARCHEN / Manasarovar  to Saga   
The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma. Overnight in Manas. GH 

Day 12: Saga to Sigatse - 9 hours drive, Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse 

Day 13: Sigatse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM. 
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa. Overnight stay in Hotel.  

Day 14: Drop to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 15: Departure 

Please note that we strongly advise to keep a provision of 1 - 2 extra days to overcome any delays. 

Equipment
Equipment
Equipment List  
Head:
1. Sun hat or scarf 
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
3. Sunglasses with UV protection 

Upper Body:
1. T-shirts 
2. weight thermal tops 
3. Fleece jacket or pullover 
4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
6. Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 

Hands:
1. Lightweight gloves 
2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 

Lower Body:
1. Underwear 
2. Hiking shorts 
3. Lightweight cotton long pants 
4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
5. Fleece or wool pants 
6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 

Feet:
1. Thin, lightweight inner socks 
2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
3. Hiking boots with spare laces 
4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) 
5. Gaiters 

Accessories:
1. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F 
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
3. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 
4. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
5. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
6. Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
7. Thermarest sleeping pad 
8. Water bottles (2) 
9. Toiletries 
10. Small wash towel 
11. rain coat


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