Tibetan, Mount Kailash means “mountain of god”. It is located on the remote Western Tibetan plateau. It is one of the most sacred places in the Earth for the devotees belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism, and Bonpo religions. Hindus describe this place as an abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Buddhists believe it as a meditating spot of Lord Buddha. Jains consider it as a place where their first saint attains Liberation from the natural cycle of the mortal life.
This black peak at an elevation of 6714 meters has age long spiritual influence and religious significance. Ancient Hindu scripture associate the holy Mount Kailash as “Sumeru Parvat” or “Meru Parvat”. To complete the arduous foot walk called Kailash Kora or Kailash Parikrama around the Kailash area of 53kms is believed to be the way of releasing from the known or unknown sins ever committed in the life attaining ultimate salvation called “Mokshya”.
Mount Kailash is the source of four holy rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej River. It is not so easy to accomplish the circumambulation of Kailash Parvat. Devotees even rotate the beginning point of the Kora (Circuit) “Yamadwar “and return back. This provides them the feeling of reaching Kailash Parvat. This mountain has become a center of attraction for the devotees around the world. Ever year huge numbers of people venture this spiritual land via Nepal.
Mansarovar Lake: There is another center of attraction of this holy pilgrimage that is Mansarovar Lake. Many ancient mythologies are associated to this Lake. It has age long spiritual and religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists. Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati are believed to have bath in this Lake. The name of this lake has been derived from Sanskrit languages, “Manas” means mind or consciousness and “Sarovar” means Lake. This lake is believed to be the source of knowledge and wisdom. It is believed that drinking the water of this lake one can sanctify his /her soul from sins and physical body from sickness. Rotating this lake is not an easier task as this lake is so gigantic with 88 km periphery. The high lamas and devotees bathing, chanting and praying at the shore of the lake inspire the devotees to continue their Journey. An ultimate Salvation and place in heaven is believed to be the reward of this exertion. People believe that one to three rotations of this lake opens the door to heaven for us and we will directly go to the Shiva’s abode after death. The spiritual environment delights every devotee mitigating their anger, anxiety and fear leading them towards the peaceful state of mind and heart.
If you are dreaming to visit this holy place, then contact travel company, Monterosa. We are always at your service. Come and create a lifetime holy memory with us. Here is our itinerary. Please have a glance upon it. Haar Haar Mahadev.
Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
1. Fill out Booking form (Click Here) and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Scanned passport copies (Colored copied is required for Non-Indian Passport Holders)
3. Advance payment of INR 15,000 / USD 400 per person
- In Kathmandu 3 star standard hotel accommodations
- 2 nights with full board meals basic and 1 night standard hotel in Nepaljunj,
- 1 night at Simikot.
- Full boarmeals basic as per above itinerary,
- all required transportation and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary in Nepal & Tibet.
- Tibet visa,
- Entry permit,
- Kailash parikarma entry fee,
- Entries tour best available Guesthouse including two nights during the parikarma,
- all veg. meals (dinner/breakfast/lunch).
- we provide pack lunch while we walk on parikarma, experience Indian cook,
- English and Hindi speaking Nepalese guide,
- English speaking Chinese guide, requires Nepalese Sherpa’s, Luxurious coach transportation, supporting truck for luggage,
- Yak and yak man during the parikarma for carrying luggage,
- first aid, Oxygen gas Cylinder, Holy Lake Manasarovar parikarma (Circuit) by drive.
- we provide Duffle Bag, Down Jackets, Day pack (Duffle Bag and Day bag we provide as souvenir gift from our company).
- Tips, personal expenses, beverage, cold drinks, phone call, rescue and emergency cost, medical and hospital expenses (incase sick on the way kailash Yatra). Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal use porter.
Day 1:- Arrival
Time taken: 20-25 minutes (around the city)
Mode of transport: private car
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, our driver will meet you at the entrance gate. You will be offered welcome drinks after checking into the hotel. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a complicated tour package. So our representatives will brief you the itinerary in details. After a short introduction, you can go for evening darshan of Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is the primary idol of the country. So it will be an amazing experience to encounter the evening prayer of the temple. You are taking Kailash Mansarovar tour to rinse off your committed sins of past and present life. Witnessing evening prayer will be an initial stage of your spiritual experience. The chimes of prayer bells and the cool breeze of Bagmati River will be a cherishing experience of a lifetime. At night you will stay in Kathmandu.
Day 2:- Kathmandu Sightseeing and fly to Nepalgunj
Altitude: Kathmandu-1400m, Nepalgunj-150m
Distance: Kathamandu Sightseeing: 26km (2hours)
After Sightseeing drop at Airport: 13kms (45minutes)
Mode of Transport: Bus coach
After breakfast, you will be getting ready for the sightseeing of Kathmandu. It is the largest city on the Himalayan hills. The city shows a complete amalgamation of history, culture, traditions, art, and architecture. After stepping into the city, you will feel the warmth of such antique historical facts in art and architecture. The city will surprise with its ruins and the spiritual aura. In contrast with the last evening, today you will encounter the beauty of the architecture of the temple. This cultural heritage site stands on the banks of River Bagmati over the centuries. According to Shaivites, it is one of the holy abodes of Lord Shiva. Built on 5th century under the Licchavi King, Prachanda Dev, this temple attracts the pilgrims for its architectural significance. In the inner sanctum of the temple, the prime idol is of the shape of Mukhalinga made out of stone with a silvery bounded yoni along with the serpent. The idol has faces directing in four primary directions of the world holding the rudraksha on right hand and kamandalu on the other. Your temple visit will be accomplished with the visit of all the other temple complexes within the main temple. In the inner and outer courtyard, you will find different temples dedicated to different lords. This pagoda styled temple architecture with wooden carved rafters will be a visual delight to enjoy.
After this, you will be traveling to Budhanilkantha temple. This temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Located in the northern part of the capital city, this beautiful temple is placed below the Shivapuri hills. The largest stone carving Vishnu statue is the largest one. The relevance of the statue is for its marvelous stone carved sculpting skills. You will find the prime deity reclining on the cosmic serpent named Shesha. The crown of Kirtimukha has made the deity look more adorable. The statue was sculpted back in the 7th century under the reign of Vishnu Gupta.
Post lunch you will be boarding your flight to Nepalgunj. This beautiful city of Banke district will make you awestruck. Mostly early morning flight should be boarded for Nepalgunj for its high altitude. You will be flying across the mountains along with beautiful sights of gorges and river valleys. You will completely cherish the visual experience. At night you will stay in Nepalgunj.
Day 3:- Flight to Simikot and Acclimatization
Distance: Nepalgunj to Simikot- 216km (30mins flight)
Mode of transport: Flight
Early morning you will be taking the flight to Simikot. If you are an ardent lover of nature, then you will definitely love your 45 minutes flight to Simikot. The airport of Simikot is located at higher altitude with a relatively short runway. You will be boarding Dornier helicopters with STOL characteristics. These small helicopters will have a seating arrangement for 16-20 passengers. It is necessary to carry minimum requirements during your trip to Kailash Mansarovar.
You will be flying across beautiful topography. The mountains will allure you to explore more. After landing, you will find small town settlement across the airport. After checking into the hotel, you can roam around this small metropolitan city. The rest of your day is for acclimatization purpose. It is necessary for you to explore the beautiful landscape of Simikot. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra requires mental and physical strength. On trekking across Simikot, you will be preparing yourself for the strenuous one above. Stay overnight in Simikot.
*Optional: The acclimatization is dependent completely on the extreme weather conditions. Preferably, Taklakot is selected for acclimatization purpose for its higher altitude.
Day 4:- Fly to Hilsa and drive to Taklakot
Altitude: Hilsa: 3640m
Taklakot: 4,755 m
Distance: Simikot to Hilsa: 51kms (20minutes in helicopter)
Hilsa to Taklakot: 21.2 km (2hours including immigration procedures)
Mode of transport: Simikot to Hilsa (helicopter)
Hilsa to Taklakot (bus)
Today early morning you will be boarding another flight to Hilsa. It is a 20minutes flight. From this time onwards, you will be stepping out of your comfort zone. You will be crossing the border here as a whole group. We arrange group departure for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Here, you will meet the Tibetan crew and drive to Taklakot. This region falls under the Tibetan Autonomous Region (China). It developed on the beautiful valley of Sarayu Karnali river. From Hilsa you will take around 1hour to reach Taklakot. Earlier this town was used for the trading purpose. Now it has become an important post in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. You can roam around the town for adapting the extreme weather conditions and mountainous terrains. Stay overnight in Taklakot.
Day 5:- Drive to Lake Mansarovarv
Altitude: Purang: 4755m, Lake Mansarovar: 4,590 m
Distance: 49.7km (7-8hours)
Mode of transport: bus coach
Today early in the morning you will be driving to Lake Mansarovar. You will be getting the sight of the lake and Mt. Kailash for the first time. Mt. Kailash is believed to be the pristine location. One steps into this holy land to secure mental peace. This journey is all about self-revelation. Impurities of soul and body can be cleaned off by taking a bath in Lake Mansarovar. The holy water of the lake is believed to be remedial of sin. The pilgrims perform ceremonial rituals on the shores of the lake addressing the souls of ancestors. Many pilgrims perform these rituals for eternal peace of the ancestor’s souls in heaven. Hinduism believes in rebirth as well. If anyone does any virtue in the mortal world then he will get peace in heaven. In seeking peace in heaven, one also takes this pilgrimage tour. The first encounter of Mt. Kailash in Lake Mansarovar will be an enchanting moment. After bathing, you will be taking a parikrama across the lake by bus. At night you will be staying in a guesthouse near Chhui Gompa Monastery.
Day 6:-Lake Mansarovar to Darchen
Altitude: Darchen 4670m
Yamdwar : 4,575m
Distance: Lake Mansarovar to Darchen: 53kms (2hours)
Mode of transport: Bus coach
After breakfast, you will be driving to Darchen. It is a small village located in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. This place is the base camp for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. This beautiful village is now home for Tibetan pilgrims. This village is also helpful for nomads for grazing of sheep. For Kailash Yatra, this town becomes an important initiation location for the journey.
*Optional: If you have time then you can try for a day excursion to Tirthapuri, Saptarishi Caves or Astapad. All these locations fall under Nandi Kora. According to Hindu mythology, Nandi is the heavenly mount to Lord Shiva. He is also believed to be the gate guarding of the heavenly abode of Kailash. In this pilgrimage tour, many aim to seek blessings of Nandi as well. The pilgrims pray for prospering and growth in life in front of Nandi.
Stay overnight in Darchen.
Day 7:- Drive till Yamdwar and start trekking to Dhiraphuk
Altitude: Yamdwar : 4,575m
Distance: Darchen to Yamdwar: 7kms (30minutes)
Mode of transport: Darchen to Yamdwar- bus coach
Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk – trek
From today onwards you will be engaging in parikrama across Mt. Kailash. No one is allowed to climb high of Mt. Kailash due to its mythical and religious significance. You will be driving towards Yamdwar. From Darchen it is 10 km away taking an hour to reach. From Yamdwar, you will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk. The parikrama across Mt. Kailash covers 38km. you will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk on foot.
If you are physically not fit then you will have to take a pony. We carry our kitchen resources and camping logistics on yak or pony for the pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After reaching there, you will get to view the beautiful and enormous sights of Mt. Kailash. Due to extreme weather conditions, you will have to take your food early.
**Circumambulation is optional. Age is a constraint for parikrama across Mt. Kailash. Few complete it either by walking or on a pony. Those who prefer not to complete the parikrama can come back to Darchen after the darshan at Yamdwar.
Day 8:- Trek to Charansparsh and back to Dhiraphuk
Altitude: Charansparsh : 4572m
Distance: Diraphuk to Charansparsh: 4-5kms (7-8hrs)
Mode of transport: trekking
After breakfast you will be trekking to Charansparsh. It is located at a height of 15000ft. Every site around Mt. Kailash has religious and mythical significance. This location is quite famous among the Kailash yatris to seek the blessings of Lord. When one wants to involve in a huge accomplishment, he seeks blessings from the supreme lord to give utter determination. So the pilgrims travel to this auspicious landmark to seek blessings of Almighty God to complete the parikrama successfully. It is like a complete surrender in front of supreme power. Mostly the pilgrims touch the foothills of the mountains as if they touch the feet of Lord Shiva to provide the mental and physical strength to complete the parikrama. The marvelous beauty will make you awestruck and reestablish your faith in your god and religion.
Stay overnight in Dhiraphuk.
Day 09:-Trek to Zuthulphuk via Kuber Kund
Altitude: Zuthulphuk- 4700m
Mode of transport: Trekking
Today you will be going out of your comfort zone. You will be trekking for 22kms today to reach Zuthulphuk. In the inner kora, you will be passing through Kuber Kund. It is one of the most strenuous treks. One has to walk through deep layers of snow. The sharpness of stones is really scary for the pilgrims. Without proper guidance of sherpas, it will be very difficult to trek. At times you will feel hopeless in completing the trek. The inner faith will take you close to the Almighty. Stay overnight at Zuthulphuk.
Day 10:-Trek to Darchen
Altitude: Zuthulphuk- 4700m
Distance: Zuthulphuk to Darchen- 10-12kms
Mode of transport: Trekking
Today is the last day of your Kailash Yatra. You will be covering around 8kms of the journey. You will be trekking down to Darchen. It will take around 3 hrs to complete the journey. After reaching the other trail, the driver will drop you at the guest house in Darchen. Stay overnight in Darchen.
Day 11:- Trek to Astapad or Saptarishi Caves
Saptarishi caves- 6000m
Distance: Darchen to Saptarishi caves (6kms) and then ten minutes’ walk to reach Astapath
Mode of transport: Trekking
After returning to Darchen, you can go on a trek to Astapad or Saptarishi Caves.
In Hindu philosophy, everyone seeks nirvana at some point in their life. The idea of liberation means how one renounces the complete bondage of the world to lead a selfless life. Among the Jains, attaining nirvana is the highest level of inner peace of mind. Rishabhadeva, the first Tirthankara attained his nirvana in Ashtapad on the way of Mt. Kailash. The name suggests “eight steps”. Among the Jains, this is one of the most religious sites for attaining liberation from pleasuring life. Asthapad journey combines eight steps leading to caves of different kinds. The devotees take the parikrama covering a distance of 52kms around Mt. Kailash to attain the path of liberation. One has to face the adverse climatic conditions on the way to parikrama. On the path of parikrama, Ashtapad is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites while visiting the spiritual abode of Lord Shiva.
It falls on the way of Nandi inner kora. These caves are of significant values among the tourists. This site is famous for the sages who were dedicated devotees of Lord Shiva. The caves consist of 13 chortens. In the time of Nandi inner kora, the trekking to the Saptrishi caves is the most difficult one. The tourists want to take this immense journey to get the divine grandeur of heavenly abode of Lord Shiva. This peak has been a major area of exploration among the pilgrims for its religious significance. These caves are situated at a high altitude of 6000m. After leaving Atmalingam, the tourists have to climb the vertical facet of the mountain wall to reach Saptrishi caves.
You will stay overnight in Darchen after completing your excursion.
Day 12:- Drive back to Taklakot
Altitude: Taklakot- 4755m
Distance: Darchen to Taklakot- 102km (6-7hours)
Mode of transport: bus coach
After taking breakfast you will be driving back to Taklakot. Here you will be completing your immigration process. You will again cross the border as a group. Stay overnight in Taklakot.
Day 13:- fly to Simikot and then Nepalgunj
Altitude: Simikot: 2,910m; Nepalgunj: 150 m
Distance- Simikot to Nepalgunj: 210km
Mode of transport: Simikot to Nepalgunj (via flight 1hour)
After taking breakfast, you will be taking an early morning flight to Simikot. Usually, morning flight is preferred on this route for clear weather. The helicopter will be flying across the mountains, gorges and river valleys. So it will be a pleasure for you to travel by air.
On the very day, you will be taking a flight back to Nepalgunj. You will stay overnight there.
Day 14:- Flight to Kathmandu
Mode of transport: flight (45 minutes)
You have reached the last stretch of your journey. So you will be flying back to the capital city on the next day. As per your homebound flight, you can book tickets on very that day.
Optional: You can keep your evening free to enjoy the busy streets of Kathmandu. You can stroll around the capital city to buy memoirs for your loved ones.
Mode of transport: bus coach
Today after breakfast, our driver will drop you at the airport.
When the pilgrims take the journey to the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, then they want pure veg food facility even in the distant land. We take care of such intricate details of our clients. In the detailed tour itinerary, we provide the clients with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We send our own Maharaj (Indian cook) along with helper to give the taste of homely delicacies to our clients even in such alien land. Many pilgrims are quite unaware of the hygiene of food items. We never compromise with food services. Due to extreme climatic conditions, many face gastrointestinal issues, so we want our clients to enjoy every moment in the spiritual journey. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves a complete reincarnation of the body and soul of an individual. Every year, the pilgrims take this journey to rinse off the committed sins and take the path of complete liberation. We provide pure veg food (without onion garlic) to our tourists because we know this journey is a complete metamorphosis of an individual. We do not want to compromise with our kitchen services as our clients take an important role in our tourism business.