Kailash Outer Cora - 13 Days

Trip Highlights:

The Holy Mt. Kailash (6714m/22156 ft) and Mansarovar Kshetra (area)- the holy site for Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and Jain is one of the most popular pilgrimages Yatra from Nepal. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, and the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes.

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The Holy Mt. Kailash (6714m/22156 ft) and Mansarovar Kshetra (area)- the holy site for Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and Jain is one of the most popular pilgrimages Yatra from Nepal. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, and the Daughter of Himalaya. It is also home of Buddha Damchok who represents supreme bliss of Buddhism and the place is all spiritual power in Bon religion. The first Jain attainted in liberation at Mt. kailash and it is known as Sumeru Parvat in Jainism. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes.

 

Thousands of pilgrims visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Kshetra and get blessing from their lords. Those who have visited the holy spots of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry with them a memory of a lifetime which remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives and gives them a feeling of peace and tranquility. The pristine beauty and serenity of these religious sites is truly awe inspiring and instills in people the feeling of being one with Shiva.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu-The city of temple
After breakfast, you will do a half day long sightseeing in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Mata Gujheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple. After lunch we will have a time for final preparation for Kailash pilgrimage Yatra i.e. checking the equipment which you will be using during the Yatra. If you need to buy a few things or rent something, our staffs will assist you. In the evening, Chinese visa and Tibet permit will be handed over to you and a brief about the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km)
Today is the starting day of our Yatra (tour). We will leave for Nyalam early in the morning. Nearly after four hours of long drive we will reach at Friendship Bridge (Border Bridge between Nepal and China). On the way to Nyalam we will see many beautiful and religious places such as the biggest Lord Shiva statue at Sanga in between Bhaktapur and Kavre district, Dhulikhel view tour from where we will catch a spectacular mountain views and other beautiful hill valleys. We will pass the Bhotekoshi Bungee jumping spot at the Last Resort and hot spring water spot at Tatopani which has its own religious value. We will catch different waterfalls views as well. After reaching at the boarder we will have our lunch and we will do some custom works there for our Kailash Yatra. From there we will walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and vehicle. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post at Zhangbu, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost one and half hour through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). We will stay free and spend overnight here. Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at Guest House

Day 04: Nyalam – day free for acclimatization
Today, we will do acclimatization at Nyalam. After breakfast we leave for short hike which is in preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize fast. After that we will take lunch at the same guest house and you can do some religious shopping at Nyalam during the rest of time. Overnight at Nyalam guest house including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Nyalam – Dongba (4600 m) (390 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Dongba passing through many beautiful and traditional villages and camps of yak herders. We can see many snow-capped mountains such as Sisapangma (8081m) in China, Gauri Shankar mountain range in the Nepal side and many other boarder land mountains in our far south from Lalungla pass (Nyalam pass) which is the first highest pass (5100 m) of our yatra. We will see a spectacular flying prayer flags and praying cards at Lalungla pass. But most of the time, we will be driving on plains, hence it is a comfortable drive. On the way, we will visit Fikichhu lake and Bramhaputra River (The holy river). Overnight at guest house in Dongba including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Dongba – Mansarovar (4558 m) (277 km)
After taking early breakfast we will be ready for the longest driving day. Nearly in late afternoon we can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore (Chhersakhang) and the starting point of Manasarovar kora (Parikrama) – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich in gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Overnight at Chui Gompa including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Mansarovar – Tarchen (4600 m) (40 km)
Holy Mansarovar - the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss may take in the real spiritual world. After the morning Puja (praying) with bathing, we will move towards the Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle after lunch and continue drive towards Tarchen (Darchen). We will catch many beautiful views of Nandi Hill, Asthapath and Mt. Kailash very closely. We will also have the view the Rakshash Lake (Poison lake) on the way. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place is flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at Kailash

Day 08: Tarchen – Yamadwar (7 km drive/13 km walk) – Dirapuk (4909 m.)
After breakfast, we will head towards Yamadwar (Tarboche) which is the starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also well known as an outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting day walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky which makes you feel that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. We will see Ganesh Parwat on its side. Time to time the north face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. Overnight at Guest house

Day 09: Trek to Zuthulpuk (4760 m) (18 km / hrs) - passing through Dolma-la pass (5,600 m)
Today is the most challenging day of our Yatra. After breakfast, we will trek to Dolma-la (Dolma-La 18,600 ft) and descend gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-Sthal while your steps will be closer to the pass. It is the most difficult day of the trek. Once we reach to the top we will do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once our steps go down, Parvati-sthal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon we will arrive in Zuthulpuk- the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles there. Overnight at Guest house including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen (Darchen) – Mansarovar - Dongba (end of Kailash Parikrama)
After breakfast, we will explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milerappa cave in the morning free time. After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for our arrival. Once we arrive at Chhersakhang almost our Yatra is completed here. By late afternoon we will arrive at Darchen and drive towards Dongba via Mansarovar. Overnight at Hotel including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs.
Early morning, we will depart from Sanga and drive to Nyalam (376 km). Overnight at Guesthouse including dinner in Nyalam

Day 12: Drive From Nyalam to Kathmandu (150 km) 6-7 hrs.
Early morning, we will depart from Nyalam and drive to border town of Zhangbu where we will clear customs and continue our journey to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel including dinner

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representatives will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will go back to your home taking amazing and holy experience of Kailash and Nepal. We hope you enjoyed the holy Kailash tour and sure you will be back for the next pilgrimage tour somewhere in the Himalayas again.

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