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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for Hindu Pilgrimage

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport and be transferred to hotel. After brief rest and refreshment, our guide will meet and provide brief of the tour. The guide will also provide you instruction for restaurants, shopping and local exploration. They will discuss organising down jacket and other clothes for you. Meal: none.

DAY 02: The guide will meet you at the hotel early morning and will take you to Pashupatinath for darshan and havan puja. Then after meal, the guide will take you to further sightseeing of Kathmandu. Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 03: Paperwork will be carried out for your China visa and Tibet permit. This is your free day to explore rest of Kathmandu on your own or visit other holy places or tourist attractions as optional arrangement. Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 04: Extra day for visa & permit related paperwork. Meal: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 05: Drive to Kerung boarder at an altitude of about 2900m. It is about 150km and takes 6 to 7 hours’ drive. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 06: Drive for 6 to 7 hours to reach Saga at an altitude of 4610m. Enjoy the view of beautiful mountains on the way through the high pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 07: Today is a rest day. After breakfast we will take a small walk in the local area. Spending an extra day here will help us acclimatize to the high altitude, thus preparing us for the journey ahead. Overnight at the same hotel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 08: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (4560m); travel time 6 to 7 hours covering about 370 km. Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 09: Early Morning will mark a day of lifetime achievement as we will perform a holy dip in the lake followed by Havan Puja (self-guided meaning no priest available). After Lunch, we will pack up and drive to Darchen enjoying the view of Raksas Lake. Overnight will be spent at Darchen Guesthouse. We will pack our back pack and repack our luggage for Parikrama Days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 10: After a short drive, we start Parikrama walk to Dira-puk Monastery (5080m); 6-8 Hours walk on fairly flat trail. Seeing the amazing view of Mt Kailash, it feels like we have reached heaven after such a hard work to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. Overnight in a guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 11: Trek to Zutul-puk Monastery (4820m). This day, we continue Parikrama walk from early morning. This is a hard walk through Dolmala pass. If you choose to, you can complete your Darshan and return in the morning without walking any further. If you can continue, then you need to be prepared to walk through this pass. Our friendly staff will provide you help in walking through the difficult terrain. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Parikrama walk to Dolma-La Pass at elevation of 19,500 feet will continue for 10 to 12 hours up and down and through the valley - hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra crossing Yamasthal to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zutul-Puk, the cave of Miracles. Overnight in basic guesthouse. Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 12: Trek/drive to Darchen. Today the Parikrama walk will be lot easier on almost flat ground by the river side and only for 4 to 5 hours. We complete our parikrama by arriving back at Darchen just about lunch time and have lunch and rest. Overnight will be at Darchen. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 13: Drive to Saga. The walk has completed and rest of the travel is on drive. We will arrive at Saga by the Evening. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 14: Drive to Kerung and stay overnight. Kerung is a border town where we will spend the night. Overnight at a hotel in Kerung. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 15: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

DAY 16: Depart Kathmandu for home. Meal: Breakfast.