Kailash Yatra (Lucknow in – Kathmandu out)
Kailash Yatra is the holiest and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindu, Buddhism, Bon and Jain religion. The beauty of the sacred mountain Kailash and the holy lake of Mansarover will take your breath away. Sadhguru once said, to sum up, the trek to this spiritual realm, “If you can really be with Kailash even for a few moments, life will never again be the same for you. It is a phenomenon beyond all human imagination.”
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
The yatra begins from scenic drive to Nepalgunj from Lucknow domestic Airport. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a spiritual and life-changing journey can be accomplished via Lucknow on Helicopter.
Yatra starts when our representatives will pick you up from Lucknow domestic airport and then drive to Nepalgunj. We will fly to simikot from Nepalgunj and then to Hilsa by Helicopter. This tour gives you an opportunity to get pleasure from the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape.
The breathtaking beauty of this sacred mountain and the holy lake of Mansarover along with the ruins of the 9th Century of the Guge Kingdom in Far Western Tibet is the experience of a lifetime. Circumbulation known otherwise as kora/parikrama of the mountain starts from the Yamadwar. We will cross the highest elevation during the trek- Dolma la Pass (5700m) while performing 2nd kora/parikrama.
The great lakes Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal which lie in the shadow of Kailash, are also manifestations of aspects of the Hindu religion and symbolize the water tanks at the doorway to every Hindu temple. Just one drop of water from the serenely stunning Manasarovar is said to set one free from the contaminations of the poisonous world.
- Kathmandu and Lucknow arrival and departure
- Tibet travel permit and visa charges.
- Flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
- Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot and back to Nepalgunj.
- A helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa and Back to Simikot.
- Sightseeing in Tibet and Nepal.
- Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved English speaking Tibetan guide
- English and Hindi speaking Nepali guide
- All private and comfortable ground transportation during the trip
- Accommodation during the trip
- All vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- One Jackets, one Cap, one duffle bag & one shoulder bag
- Walking sticks
- Hot water during the trip
- Supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas)
- All applicable taxes & service charges
- Oxygen for emergency use, First Aid kit
- International Flights
- Yak / Pony Charges during the Parikrama.
- All personal expenses
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, etc.
- Tips to guide, helper, drivers, hotel staff.
- Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
Lucknow to Nepalgunj. (150m)
Arrive at pick up point in Lucknow in the morning. From there we will drive around 4-5 hrs. in private vehicle for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in the evening at the hotel. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
Nepalgunj – Simikot (2900m) (Acclimatization)
Early Morning drive to Nepalgunj Airport and catch the flight to Simikot. It is 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. We will stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.
Simikot- Hilsa-Taklakot. (3900m)
Early morning, we will fly with a small helicopter to Hilsa from Simikot. Upon arriving hilsa we will wait for all the group members to arrive then proceed to the border immigration. Our drive to Taklakot will be waiting in the Tibet side. The drive to Taklakot is 27 km. The remaining day in Taklakot is to rest for acclimatization.
Taklakot is a small town with lots of shops on both sides of the road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra.
Taklakot to Mansarovar Lake. (4450m)
After breakfast, drive roughly 2 hours in the AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake. On the way, we can see RakshasTaalon our left where we will have a short break and take some pictures and enjoy the sceneries. The lake ’Rakshas’ represents the force of the devil. Upon reaching Mansarovar Lake we will start the Holy Lake Parikrama which is approx. 105 km, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. The first glimpse of Mount Kailash is also visible from Manasarovar.
Mansarovar to Darchen. (4560m)
After a short drive from Lake Mansarovar, we will reach to Darchen which is base on Kailash Parikrama &Ashtapad darshan. We will visit Asthapad if you get permission from the Chinese authorities. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
First Day Parikrama.Drive to Yamadwar& Trek to Dirapuk (4880m)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk (10 KMS for first day Parikrama). You get blessed with the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during the first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Yatries who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Second Day Parikrama.Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Dolma La Pass (5700m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk crossing the highest altitude in the trek which is Dolma La Pass. Total trek is of 22 KMs on the second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass, descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk.
Day 2 is important as you will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside the river. You will see the East face of Mount Kailash here.
Drive back to Taklakot. (3900m)
The third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete reaching our bus pick up point. We will then drive to Darchen (3 km) and merge with other members who were waiting in Darchen, and further proceed with the drive to Taklakot.
Hilsa – Simikot
Drive to Hilsa by private vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter. We will stay the night here as the possibility of catching flight back to Nepalgunj is less.
Flightfrom Simikot - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Early morning flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and flight to Kathmandu after the lunch in Nepalgunj.
The day begins with the monkey temple known as Swayambhunath from where we can see stunning views of the valley and tranquil environment, the journey then heads towardsJalnarayan (the sleeping Vishnu). After lunch, we will then visit Ghuheswori and Pashupatinath. This Hindu temple is also revered as the guardian deity of the nation. The day ends at Pashupatinath with its beautiful evening aarti.
Final departure to your home.
Our representatives will once again drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Geography: Mountains/Hills/High altitude passes
Location: Nepal and Tibet of China and Lucknow
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 12 Days
Max Altitude: 5,630m at Dolma La Pass
Ethnic People: Tibetan/Thakali
Transportation: Private Car/Flight/ chopper flight
Minimum Pax: 2
- Breathtaking Mt. Kailash.
- Scenic Mansarovar Lake and holy bath.
- Lifetime experience of trekking in the Kailash Mountain
- Driving through amazing Tibetan plateaus.
- Ancient monasteries with historic values at different places on the way.
- Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
- Impressive drive across Khambala and Karola Passes with turquoise Yamdwaar Lake