A SPIRITUAL YATRA FOR A BETTER LIFE

KAILASH & MANSAROVER YATRA – 13N/14D (BY OVERLAND VIA KTHMANDU-KYIRONG)

The Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are the holiest of the several Tirtha Sthans in the Himalayas and lies in the western part of Tibet (China). A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet(6714 meter), Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world’s most venerated holy place. It is the supremely sacred site for many religious and billions of people.

Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to legend, immortal Shiva lives at the top of Mt. Kailash where he spends his time practicing yogic austerities and making joyous love with his divine consort, Parvati. For Hindus, to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash and have a Darshan(divine visit) of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion. It is divinely said that one circuit of the sacred Mt. Kailash (54 km/32-mile) is enough to wipe out all the sins of a lifetime.

Day 01: KATHMANDU (1300 M) ARRIVAL

Satyam Tours representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Tour briefing in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in star hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 02 : KATHMANDU -SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple and Jalanarayan Temple ( Sleeping Vishnu). Dinner & overnight stay in star hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 03 : DRIVE TO SYABRUBESHI (145 km, 1600 M)

After breakfast, drive to Syabrubesi ( 145 km, 7 hrs drive). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 04 : DRIVE TO KYIRONG COUNTY (105 km, 3950 M)

Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m, 15 km, 45 mins from Syabrubesi), after completing immigration and custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet, then continue drive to Kyirong county. Overnight in Lodge / Guest House.

Day 05: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN KYIRONG

Whole day is free for acclimatization.

Day 06: DRIVE TO DONGBA (375 km, 4450 M)

Drive to Dongba. En-route passing Thorong La, Paigu-Tso, Lake and Brahmaputra River.

Day 07: DRIVE TO MANASAROVAR (335 km, 4558 M)

Drive to Manasarovar Lake (7 hrs) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Overnight in Manasarovar.

Day 08: MANAS PARIKRAMA and DRIVE TO DARCHEN (160 km, 4600 M)

Puja / holy dip at the Lake followed by Manasarovar Parikrama in environmental buses and proceed ahead to Darchen. Overnight in Darchen.

Day 09: DRIVE TO SHERSHONG – DIRAPHUK (4765 M)

Drive to Shershong (12KM from Darchen ) and start to trek up to Diraphuk. Overnight in Dirapuk.

Day 10: DERAPHUK – ZUTHULPHUK

Continue Parikarma passing Drolma-la Pass (5610m) and trek to Zuthul-Puk (4700m). From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulphuk.

Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK – DONGBA

After short trek about 2 hrs and reach to the vehicle station and drive to Darchen and to Dongba.

Day 12: DONGBA – KYIRONG

Drive to Kyirong County. Overnight at Lodge / Guest House.

Day 13 : KYIRONG – KATHMANDU

Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 14: DEPARTURE

After breakfast free till departure. Later transfer to airport for flight back to your home

  • Nepalgunj to Simikot: 45 Minutes Flight
  • Simikot to Hilsa: 20 Minutes by Helicopter

Fixed Departure Dates For 2018

KAILASH YATRA 2018 FIXED DEPARTURE DATES BY OVERLAND

May June July August September
Full Moon 20, 23 19, 22 18, 21 17, 20
Normal Dates 08 01 04 03 07
14 13 13 09 12
26 25 31 29

STANDARD PACKAGE BY AC BUS SERVICE IN TIBET (Max 17 Pax)

COST: INR 1, 35,000 per person

COST INCLUSION

  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share basis with all vegetarian  meals & all transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation in Tibet using Hotel / Guesthouses/ tents on sharing basis with meals & all transfers
  • Tibet Visa & Permit Fee Normal
  • Surface transfers in Tibet using AC Bus
  • Services of an English speaking guide in Tibet
  • Services of Sherpa staffs with kitchen equipment
  • All equipment including, Single and Double bags and oxygen cylinders, each vehicle oxygen pillow
  • Vegetarian hygienic meals, tea, coffee, milk every morning on Tibet side,High altitude medicine

COST EXCLUSION

  • Using extra nights in lodging (except that mentioned in the itinerary) Yak/porters for personal use
  • Rescue/ evacuation or the entire extra cost because of separation from the main group or any kind of serious health conditions
  • Flight or any costs TO or FROM Kathmandu from your destination/ home town
  • Cost is not included for those who separate from the main group
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in above inclusions.

Note: Above rates are valid for 2018 Yatra and any increase in USD will applicable if the rates drastically go up. Also, if the visa has to issue urgent basis, the cost would be extra, since all package cost is based on normal days visa processing.

  • Start Point: Kathamandu
  • End Point: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 5630m
  • Altitude of Kailash Peak: 6714m
  • Best time to visit: May to September
  • Temperature: Max 20°C to Min –10°C
  • Altitude of Manasarovar Taal: 4550m
  • Parikrama of Kailash: 52 Km
  • Parikrama by walk:42 Km in three days
  • Distance From Ktm: 1790 KM (one way)
  • Parikrama Of Manasarovar Taal: 102 Km
  • Climate: Unpredictable

Required Documents for Kailash Yatra Booking

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Medical report certified by doctors
  • Age Bar – Up to 70 years old.
  • Scan Passport Xerox copy should be reached our Ahmedabad office prior 25 Days.
  • Original passport should be reached 15 days prior to the yatra at Ahmedabad Office

Mode of Payments

  • 25% of the total cost should be paid for booking the yatra
  • 50% of the total cost should reach Travel Routes account before 21 days of departure date by telex transfer with passport of client.
  • And full payment should be made before 10 Days of departure date to Kailash Mansarover Yatra

Tour Cancellation Policy

  • All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written
  • Verbal cancellations will not be entertained
  • 30 days before yatra departure date, 25% of total yatra cost will be deducted
  • 15 days before yatra departure date, 50% of total trip cost will be deducted
  • There will be no refund at all if you cancel the yatra less than 15 days before the departure date

These booking Terms and conditions contain important information. It is essential that you read them carefully and understand them as they apply to all services provided by Travel Routes

Travel Insurance
We advise you to purchase comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, nature calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident and cancelation etc. we do not have any insurance policies we sell but it is available from Kathmandu base insurance company.

Changes By You
If you wish to change your tour, you must inform our staff at least 30 days before the tour. Any extra charge or loss incurred due to such change will be borne by you.

Cancellation By The Company
We may be obliged to cancel your trip by reasons like border closed, permit not issued or cancelled by the government, war, riots, civil disturbances, strikes, natural disasters, terrorist activities or threat of such and closure of airport etc. Under such circumstance, we will advise you as soon as possible if we can offer you an alternative trip of comparable standard or make a refund of the money paid to us after deducting the expenses that was spent to make the bookings of the flights, visas, permits, hotels and vehicle booking. A clear bill of the expenses will be provided to you so that you will be able to claim the insurance. However, we can be under no other liability to you in such cases. Sometimes Chinese government personnel will refuse to give you entry even if you have permit if they think you are not eligible based on their criteria. Please do not start your journey until you get confirmation of permit.

Refund
No refund will be made to any tour member in-case of incomplete Yatra due to what so ever reasons.

Privacy
Travel Routes is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Changes To These Terms And Conditions
Travel Routes has the authority and the right to at any time it sees fit to change or modify all or any part of these terms and conditions.

Age Factor
Please note that Kailash permit will not be issued for the person who is above 70 years old

Clothing
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule of Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to cold. Indian Pilgrims are advised strictly not to wear Sari during this yatra. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What To Take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring With You
You may bring the snacks for along the way such as chocolates, dry fruits, toffees, glucose, namkeen etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes).

Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, body spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

Health
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit – no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Mansarovar (4550M) moving on to the higher altitudes.

Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

Currency
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.48 Yuan &1 Yuan = INR 10.28 approx. (as of December 2015). Money can be exchanged at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu before re-entering Nepal .

Risks & Liability
Travel Routes and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Travel Routes and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Itinerary
Day 01: KATHMANDU (1300 M) ARRIVAL

Satyam Tours representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Tour briefing in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in star hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 02 : KATHMANDU -SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple and Jalanarayan Temple ( Sleeping Vishnu). Dinner & overnight stay in star hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 03 : DRIVE TO SYABRUBESHI (145 km, 1600 M)

After breakfast, drive to Syabrubesi ( 145 km, 7 hrs drive). Overnight in Lodge.

Day 04 : DRIVE TO KYIRONG COUNTY (105 km, 3950 M)

Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m, 15 km, 45 mins from Syabrubesi), after completing immigration and custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet, then continue drive to Kyirong county. Overnight in Lodge / Guest House.

Day 05: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN KYIRONG

Whole day is free for acclimatization.

Day 06: DRIVE TO DONGBA (375 km, 4450 M)

Drive to Dongba. En-route passing Thorong La, Paigu-Tso, Lake and Brahmaputra River.

Day 07: DRIVE TO MANASAROVAR (335 km, 4558 M)

Drive to Manasarovar Lake (7 hrs) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Overnight in Manasarovar.

Day 08: MANAS PARIKRAMA and DRIVE TO DARCHEN (160 km, 4600 M)

Puja / holy dip at the Lake followed by Manasarovar Parikrama in environmental buses and proceed ahead to Darchen. Overnight in Darchen.

Day 09: DRIVE TO SHERSHONG – DIRAPHUK (4765 M)

Drive to Shershong (12KM from Darchen ) and start to trek up to Diraphuk. Overnight in Dirapuk.

Day 10: DERAPHUK – ZUTHULPHUK

Continue Parikarma passing Drolma-la Pass (5610m) and trek to Zuthul-Puk (4700m). From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulphuk.

Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK – DONGBA

After short trek about 2 hrs and reach to the vehicle station and drive to Darchen and to Dongba.

Day 12: DONGBA – KYIRONG

Drive to Kyirong County. Overnight at Lodge / Guest House.

Day 13 : KYIRONG – KATHMANDU

Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 14: DEPARTURE

After breakfast free till departure. Later transfer to airport for flight back to your home

Flight Duration
  • Nepalgunj to Simikot: 45 Minutes Flight
  • Simikot to Hilsa: 20 Minutes by Helicopter

Fixed Departure Dates For 2018

KAILASH YATRA 2018 FIXED DEPARTURE DATES BY OVERLAND

May June July August September
Full Moon 20, 23 19, 22 18, 21 17, 20
Normal Dates 08 01 04 03 07
14 13 13 09 12
26 25 31 29
Cost Details

STANDARD PACKAGE BY AC BUS SERVICE IN TIBET (Max 17 Pax)

COST: INR 1, 35,000 per person

COST INCLUSION

  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share basis with all vegetarian  meals & all transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation in Tibet using Hotel / Guesthouses/ tents on sharing basis with meals & all transfers
  • Tibet Visa & Permit Fee Normal
  • Surface transfers in Tibet using AC Bus
  • Services of an English speaking guide in Tibet
  • Services of Sherpa staffs with kitchen equipment
  • All equipment including, Single and Double bags and oxygen cylinders, each vehicle oxygen pillow
  • Vegetarian hygienic meals, tea, coffee, milk every morning on Tibet side,High altitude medicine

COST EXCLUSION

  • Using extra nights in lodging (except that mentioned in the itinerary) Yak/porters for personal use
  • Rescue/ evacuation or the entire extra cost because of separation from the main group or any kind of serious health conditions
  • Flight or any costs TO or FROM Kathmandu from your destination/ home town
  • Cost is not included for those who separate from the main group
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in above inclusions.

Note: Above rates are valid for 2018 Yatra and any increase in USD will applicable if the rates drastically go up. Also, if the visa has to issue urgent basis, the cost would be extra, since all package cost is based on normal days visa processing.

Basic Information
  • Start Point: Kathamandu
  • End Point: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 5630m
  • Altitude of Kailash Peak: 6714m
  • Best time to visit: May to September
  • Temperature: Max 20°C to Min –10°C
  • Altitude of Manasarovar Taal: 4550m
  • Parikrama of Kailash: 52 Km
  • Parikrama by walk:42 Km in three days
  • Distance From Ktm: 1790 KM (one way)
  • Parikrama Of Manasarovar Taal: 102 Km
  • Climate: Unpredictable

Required Documents for Kailash Yatra Booking

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Medical report certified by doctors
  • Age Bar – Up to 70 years old.
  • Scan Passport Xerox copy should be reached our Ahmedabad office prior 25 Days.
  • Original passport should be reached 15 days prior to the yatra at Ahmedabad Office

Mode of Payments

  • 25% of the total cost should be paid for booking the yatra
  • 50% of the total cost should reach Travel Routes account before 21 days of departure date by telex transfer with passport of client.
  • And full payment should be made before 10 Days of departure date to Kailash Mansarover Yatra

Tour Cancellation Policy

  • All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written
  • Verbal cancellations will not be entertained
  • 30 days before yatra departure date, 25% of total yatra cost will be deducted
  • 15 days before yatra departure date, 50% of total trip cost will be deducted
  • There will be no refund at all if you cancel the yatra less than 15 days before the departure date
Terms & Conditions

These booking Terms and conditions contain important information. It is essential that you read them carefully and understand them as they apply to all services provided by Travel Routes

Travel Insurance
We advise you to purchase comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, nature calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident and cancelation etc. we do not have any insurance policies we sell but it is available from Kathmandu base insurance company.

Changes By You
If you wish to change your tour, you must inform our staff at least 30 days before the tour. Any extra charge or loss incurred due to such change will be borne by you.

Cancellation By The Company
We may be obliged to cancel your trip by reasons like border closed, permit not issued or cancelled by the government, war, riots, civil disturbances, strikes, natural disasters, terrorist activities or threat of such and closure of airport etc. Under such circumstance, we will advise you as soon as possible if we can offer you an alternative trip of comparable standard or make a refund of the money paid to us after deducting the expenses that was spent to make the bookings of the flights, visas, permits, hotels and vehicle booking. A clear bill of the expenses will be provided to you so that you will be able to claim the insurance. However, we can be under no other liability to you in such cases. Sometimes Chinese government personnel will refuse to give you entry even if you have permit if they think you are not eligible based on their criteria. Please do not start your journey until you get confirmation of permit.

Refund
No refund will be made to any tour member in-case of incomplete Yatra due to what so ever reasons.

Privacy
Travel Routes is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Changes To These Terms And Conditions
Travel Routes has the authority and the right to at any time it sees fit to change or modify all or any part of these terms and conditions.

Age Factor
Please note that Kailash permit will not be issued for the person who is above 70 years old

Pre-Departure Information

Clothing
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule of Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to cold. Indian Pilgrims are advised strictly not to wear Sari during this yatra. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What To Take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring With You
You may bring the snacks for along the way such as chocolates, dry fruits, toffees, glucose, namkeen etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes).

Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, body spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

Health
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit – no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Mansarovar (4550M) moving on to the higher altitudes.

Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

Currency
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.48 Yuan &1 Yuan = INR 10.28 approx. (as of December 2015). Money can be exchanged at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu before re-entering Nepal .

Risks & Liability
Travel Routes and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Travel Routes and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.