Kailash Mansarovar: A Quick Guide

Introduction to Kailash Mansarovar:

Mount Kailash is located in the heart of Tibet and Lake Mansarovar stands right at the bottom of Kailash. Mount Kailash is recognized as the adobe of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. Mount Kailash is considered a spiritual site for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Bon religions.

Multifaceted Beliefs:

Hindus believe the parikrama of Mount Kailash will wash away all the sins that you have committed. Similarly, Buddhists believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash leads to attaining nirvana and liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Similarly, followers of Jainism Consider Kailash as the site where their first Tirthankara Rishabhadeva got enlightenment.

Consider as a Pilgrim journey:

Begin a journey to Kailash Mansarovar. Experience the rugged trails and high altitudes. You will enjoy every moment from Kailash Parikrama to roaming the Manasarovar lake and performing the holy bath.

 

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra From Nepal:

We have three options from Nepal to Kailash which are:

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa:

This is one of the best and most popular tours to explore Tibet. This is 14 Nights 15 days journey. Almost after 2-hour flight from Kathmandu, you’ll reach Lhasa. After exploring Lhasa for 2 days we will drive to Gyantse towards Xigatse. Then we will move forward to Saga, Lake Manasarovar, and Darchen and Begin our Parikrama for 2 and half days.

After reaching Darchen we will begin hiking to Dirapuk Monastery, cross the highest pass Dolma La Pass, and move towards Zuthulpuk. From here we will be moving towards Darchen driving towards Saga concluding our Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa and flying back to Kathmandu.

Mount Kailash Overland Tour via Kerung:

Another option is to travel to Kailash Yatra from Nepal by road and reach Kerung. After spending almost 3 to 4 days in Kathmandu for visa processing we drive to Syabrubesi. The next day we will cross the Kerung border.

Then our next stop will lead us to the saga. From Saga, it takes a day to reach Mount Kailash. This route is cheaper than the Mount Kailash Overland Tour Via Kerung. The tour excludes the cost of Lhasa so it’s cheaper.

 

Kerung

Kailash Heli Tour Via Simikot:

If you have less time you can choose this tour The tour begins with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

The next day, you will take a flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot and fly from Simikot to Hilsa. After that, we will begin the drive to Darchen, your Kailash tour begins perform Lake Mansarovar kora, and begin your hike from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk crossing the Dolma-La-Pass.

Here our journey ends we will move to Talkot and our trip ends with a domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Difficulty:

Due to the temperature changes during the day and night time, you may face altitude sickness. But we and our team are there to take care of everything. You just need to be comfortable believe in yourself and be in good physical condition. 

Best Season to Visit Kailash Mansarovar:

The best season for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is from May to the first half of October. It is possible during the spring and autumn seasons only. During winter, the Mansarovar Lake freezes and Mount Kailash is filled with thick snow.

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Permits and Regulations:

A Tibet visa or Permit is essential to visit any place in Tibet including Mount Kailash. The Tibet Tourism Bureau will issue the visa and provide us. Please book Kailash Manasarovar Yatra at least 2 months early as we require time for visa processing. You need to send a scanned copy of your passport and photographs, and then we will apply for a Tibet permit which will be issued within 8 to 10 days.

Food and Accommodation:

 We have specialized in Kailash tours since 1999, so we take care of all the necessary during your Kailash trip. After we begin our Kailash Yatra, we will keep you in the best hotel at Kerung and Saga where you will find facilities like hot showers and private bathrooms.

But almost after reaching the saga, the accommodations are quite simple filled with 4 or 5 beds on a sharing basis.

Our kitchen team will go with us and We serve pure veg meals three times a day. Tea or coffee will be served during at morning. During the kora as well we will be serving you a packed lunch.

Transportation:

At the beginning of the trip while moving from Kathmandu to Kerung.After entering Tibet we will be changing the bus to a private bus that will drive you to the hotel. After reaching Saga, you will be driving on a jeep till Darchen, and after that, Kora begins.

Why Choose us for your Kailash Manasarovar Yatra?

It’s been more than 20 years since we started our Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Your trusted travel company is located at the heart of Kathmandu Believe us we have an incredible team who are experienced the local guides cook every member. We are here to take care of all your accommodations, transportation, permits, and meals as well. Let’s create memories by traveling with us.

Mount Kailash Tour Package From Nepal

mount kailash tour package from nepal

Nepal is situated in the heart of the Himalayas. Nepal is recognized worldwide for its stunning mountains and has spiritual significance too. Among the pilgrimage destinations, Mount Kailash, which lies in Tibet’s Himalayas, carries divine power. In this blog, you will find information on the Mount Kailash tour package from Nepal, which offers the journey of spiritual and divine with transformative experiences.

Explore Mount Kailash:

Mount Kailash is one of the holiest peaks in both Hinduism and Buddhism, situated on the Tibetan plateau. Its snow-capped peak is situated at a height of 6638 meters. It is believed that Mount Kailash is the adobe of Lord Shiva in Hindu mythology.

Beginning a Mount Kailash tour from Nepal is an extraordinary experience that amazes your soul. Let’s begin a scenic overland journey from Kathmandu to the Nepal-China border(Timure). From there, travelers will move to Kerung after that move to Saga you’ll pass through a stunning pass(Lalungla Pass). From Saga, you will visit the majestic Mansarovar Lake. After that, you’ll drive to Darchen and from Darchen to Yamadwar and start to trek from Derapuk to Zuthulpuk and reach Mount Kailash.

During the journey, you will be able to enjoy the rugged terrain of the Tibetan Plateau and immerse yourself in the beauty of landscapes covered with lakes, wonderful valleys, and towering peaks.

The Scared Importance:

The Mount Kailash tour has sacred Importance, especially known for the Kailash Parikrama, where the devotees complete the ritualistic trek around the holy peak Kailash. This parikrama symbolizes the cycle of life, death, and rebirth and offers the pilgrims to free their souls in spiritual destination.

The journey around Mount Kailash is about 52 kilometers, which includes sacred sites such as Dirapuk Monastery and Dolma La Pass.

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Spiritual significance:

For Hindus, the Mount Kailash Parikrama cleans your sins, and the cycle from birth and death is shown. From Buddhist mythology, the scared peak is known as the symbol of enlightenment.

Mount Kailash is a pilgrimage spot where the pilgrims connect with the divine power and spirituality and find inner peace with the majestic views of the Himalayas.

Connection with the Local Culture:

The Mount Kailash tour package from Nepal not only carries spiritual significance but also provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in Tibetan culture. Interactions with the local communities provide you with knowledge about their unique lifestyle. Their life is filled with ancient traditions and beautiful festivals. The Tibetans welcome you with smiles on their face and provide warm hospitality during your stay in Tibet. Explore the ancient areas like ancient monasteries that are: Chiu Gompa and the Milarepa cave. These are the spiritual heritage of the region which enriches the cultural experiences.

Challenges and Rewards:

Mount Kailash’s tour has its challenges which include high altitude, trails covered with rocks and trees, and unpredictable weather conditions. Overcoming these obstacles is necessary so that you can have a deeper connection spiritual connection with Mount Kailash. Our experienced guides will make your journey easier and comfortable. After the completion of the Mount Kailash tour, you will be rewarded with a certificate from Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition.

Transportation during the Mount Kailash Tour:

We provide private vehicles during the Kailash tour Excluding the arrival and Departure. The whole Yatra will be on private vehicles. you will find the vehicle comfortable. Don’t worry about the higher altitudes that occur from moving from lower elevation to higher we and our teams will take care of it.

Details about Altitude considerations:

The Kailsh tour varies in altitude. Don’t worry about the higher altitudes that occur from moving from lower elevation to higher we and our teams will take care of it. Our itinerary is designed in such a way that we have included acclimatization days as well. Designing the itinerary in such a way may reduce altitude sickness during the Mount Kailash Tour.

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Best Time for Mount Kailash Tour:

The ideal time for the Kailash Tour is during spring and autumn as the temperatures remain stable during this season. Spring and autumn are the months from May to September. You will be able to see clear views of the mountains if you travel in this season. The weather conditions would be comparatively good compared to other seasons.

Packing List for Your Mount Kailash Tour:

The essential items that are required so that you can begin your Kailash Tour.

  1. Any regular medicines that you take.
  2. Enough Clothing for the whole yatra.
  3. A small Bag for day use.
  4. Toiletries kit like soap, Shampoo, toothbrush, towels etc.
  5. A good water bottle.
  6. Sports Shoes (Comfortable one for walking)
  7. Sunglass.
  8. Sun cream.
  9. Raincoat or Umbrella.
  10. Torch Light.
  11. Woolen Socks.
  12. Thermal Long underwear (Easy one while walking)
  13. 04/05 Passport Size Photograph.

Note: Duffel Bag and Down Jackets will be provided by Our Team (Down Jacket on a returnable basis)

Mount Kailash Package from Nepal Details:

To secure, your spot for the Mount Kailash Tour you need to deposit 25% deposit before your arrival and complete the payment upon the completion time. The estimated cost of the Kailash Tour is $2600 per person and there must be a group of at least 5 people.

Additionally, for the Last-Minute Booking process, you need to fully pay the amount that is estimated for the tour. Grab an opportunity to be a part of Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition as we provide a wonderful experience with our well-experienced guide and great hospitality during the tour.

Conclusion:

A Mount Kailash tour package from Nepal is not just only a travel itinerary but also a journey that amazes the souls of travelers. It is a wonderful opportunity to begin a sacred journey to Mount Kailash where your heart finds the peace and beauty of the Himalayas. So be ready to pack your bag to be on this journey to Mount Kailash.

Best Hiking Destination Around Kathmandu

Nepal is a popular destination not only for trekking but also for hiking. The country is full of nature and adventure attracting thousands of local and foreign hikers to hike through different trails in Nepal daily. People who love trekking but don’t have time due to different Circumstances can hike through different hiking trails around Kathmandu. If you are from Kathmandu but want to get close to nature, hiking would be the best option as it is budget-friendly as well. This blog is based on my own experience while hiking around different popular destinations around Kathmandu. One can complete the below-mentioned hike within one day. These hiking trails can be completed with family and friends.

bagdwar hike, best hiking destination around kathmandu

BAGDWAR HIKE

Bagdwar is considered the origin of the Bagmati River which lies inside the Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park. We will start the hike from the gate of the National Park

Highlights of Bagdwar Hike

  • Starting point: From the Gate of the National Park.
  • Hiking Duration:8 hours
  • Entry Fee: NRs. 100 Per person
  • Difficulty: Moderate

If you prefer to extend the hike you can reach Shivapuri Peak from where you can see Kathmandu and Nuwakot with the beautiful mountain range.

best hiking destination around kathmandu

BISHNUDWAR HIKE

Bishnudwar Hike also lies inside Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park. Bishnudwar is considered one of the easy hiking destinations on our list. You will start your hike from Muhan Pokhari which is 500 meters above the Budhanilkantha Temple.

Highlights of Bishnudwar Hike

Starting Point: Pani Muhan

Hiking Duration:5 hours

Entry fee: NRs. 100 Per Person

Difficulty: Easy

champadevi hike

CHAMPADEVI HIKE

Champadevi Hike is very popular nowadays. The Champadevi trails can be extended up to Bhasmasur or Chandragiri hills. It takes around 4 hours to reach the Champadevi Peak, there is a small temple located at the top. The starting point of the Champadevi hike is (Hattiban Resort). The Champadevi trail is somehow simple so any beginners can hike. The trail is mostly covered with stone ladders which will make it easier to walk. In the rainy season the leeches may attack you and the trails will also be muddy.

Highlights of Champadevi Hike

  • Starting point: Hattiban Resort
  • Hiking Duration:7 hours
  • Entry fee: none
  • Difficulty: Very Easy

dhap dam

DHAP DAM HIKE

Shivapuri National Park is famous for many hiking trails among them Dhap Dam is a newly found hiking destination that has been popular due to the lake that is presented. If you move forward the Dhap Dam trail leads you to Chisapani.

The main purpose of Dhap Dam is to clean the Bagmati River during the winter season. You can start the hike from Sundari Jal the entrance gate of Shivapuri or the second option is to go through the trail of Manichud Daha.

Highlights of Dhap Dam Hike

  • Starting point: Sundarijal /Kageshowri Manohara
  • Hiking Duration:8-9 hours
  • Entry fee: NRs. 100 per person from Sundari Jal/Rs 0 if you go through Manichud Daha trail
  • Difficulty: Moderate

nagarjun hike

NAGARJUN HIKE

Nagarjuna also called Jamacho, is considered one of the famous hiking destinations of Kathmandu. The trail is well marked and is safe as it is a protected area within the Nepalese Army. It is considered one of the easiest hiking destinations. You will be able to see beautiful scenes of  Kathmandu and the mountain ranges as well. There are several monasteries and stupas around that area that hold Buddhist importance.

Highlights of Nagarjun Hike

  • Starting Point: Fulbari Gate
  • Hiking Duration: Around 5 hours
  • Entry Fee: NRs. 100 per person
  • Difficulty: Easy

best hiking destination around kathmandu

LATARAMBESHWOER MAHADEV

Latarambeshower Mahadev is a temple located in the Ipa Panchakanaya area of Makwanpur district. you need to drive for 2:30 minutes to reach the starting point of the hike. It lies at the end of  Lalitpur District and touches the Makwanpur district. The temple is located at about 27,00 meters. If you drive early in the morning to the starting point of the hike you will be able to complete the trail in a day. The trail is well maintained. The trail is found to be steep in some of the places. The best time to hike is during the spring season.

Highlights of Latarambeshower Mahadev Hike

  • Starting point: Latarambeshower Homestay where you can park your vehicle and start the hike.
  • Hiking Duration hours
  • Entry fee: none
  • Difficulty: Moderate

pulchowki hike

PULCHOWKI HIKE

Pulchowki is the highest hill in Kathmandu Valley. In the winter season, you can see the snowfall in Pulchowki. You will be able to see beautiful views of Annapurna and Gaurishanker mountain range. Once you reach the top of the hill you can see the beautiful shrine of Phulchowki Mai. We recommend not to hike Phulchowki if it’s your first hiking experience.

Highlights of Pulchowki Hike

  • Starting point: Godawari
  • Hiking Duration: Around 8 hours
  • Entry fee: none
  • Difficulty: Moderate

best hiking destination around kathmandu

NAGARKOT HIKE

The trail is wonderful as you will be able to view the mountains from Nagarkot. You can start your trek from Sankhu. Feel free to explore the culture of the typical Newars of Sankhu. If you prefer to camp it is also the best option. Among all the trails Nagarkot Trail is one of the popular trails.  Nagarkot is popular for sunrise and sunset views. you will be able to see Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Mt.Mansalu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang.

Highlights of Nagarkot Hike

  • Starting point: Sankhu
  • Hiking Duration hours
  • Entry fee: none
  • Difficulty: Easy

Conclusions

Hiking is for people who love adventure and the environment. The trails of Bagdwar and Bishnudwar offer you greenery that amazes you. I love traveling i often hike so that I feel refreshed and spending time with nature makes your soul thrilling.

Overall these hiking trails around Kathmandu allow exploring and connecting your soul with nature. You will be able to see the landscapes and cultures of Nepal. Each trail surprises you so grab your bags and be ready to hike.

Begin the Mesmerizing Kailash Helicopter Tour

kailash helicopter tour 2024
Imagine just traveling through the sky, landing at the majestic peak of Mount Kailash from a Helicopter. Feel the wind gently on your hair. This isn’t a dream; it’s the reality of starting the Kailash Helicopter Tour 2024 with Leaf Holidays. In this blog, we will briefly explore the beauty of a Kailash tour by helicopter. This would be quite a unique and wonderful experience that will mesmerize your soul. So Let’s take a Helicopter flight with us through the heart of the Himalayas.

Aerial View Across the Himalayas:

The journey begins with the sounds of a helicopter roaming in the mountains. You will be able to see an aerial view of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar from the helicopter.

As you progress and move forward the snow-capped mountains can be seen through our eyes. This extraordinary adventure blends spirituality, the beauty of Kailash, and cultural immersion. Our experienced team will be by your side to provide every detail of the  Kailash Helicopter Tour 2024. They allow you to focus on the spiritual essence of the Mount Kailash.

Details of Kailash Helicopter Tour:

Upon arrival, take in a sacred bath at Lake Manasarovar, and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Stay by the lake, explore the nearby village, and prepare for Kailash Parikrama. Expect modest accommodations throughout the tour. According to Hinduism, taking a bath in Lake Manasarovar and drinking the water from the lake purifies our soul. And it is also believed that the sins that you have performed during your lifetimes wash away.
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Highlights of the Kailash Helicopter Tour:

Mount Kailash Majesty and Kora

Upon landing near Mount Kailash, you will absorb the spiritual energy permeating the surroundings, witnessing the majestic peak up close. You will experience three days of Kailash Parikrma/kora.

Lake Manasarovar:

The clear water of Lake Manasarovar can be seen bright after the sunlight reflects on the lake.

Spiritual Places:

The tour itself carries the holy essence of the spiritual Place Kailash along Kailash you will explore other spiritual sites that have a deep connection with the energy in the region.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 Meters)

Day 02: Kathmandu-Temples Tour-Fly to Nepalgunj. (You Can join from Lucknow to Nepalgunj as well)

Day 03: Nepalgunj –Simikot(2900 Meters)-Hilsa(3700 Meters)-Taklakot(3900 Meters)

Day 04: Taklakot-Free Day for Acclimatization.

Day 05: Taklakot to Manasarovar (4558 Meters, 120 Km, 3 hours Drive)

Day 06: Manasarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters- 40 Km, 01 Hour Drive)

Day 07: Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters –13 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)

Day 08: Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (5600 m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek).

Day 09: End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Taklakot.

Day 10: Taklakot-Hilsa-Simikot

Day 11: Simikot to Kathmandu (You can drive Nepalgunj to Lucknow as well If you have a flight from Lucknow).

Day 12: Final Departure
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Inclusive Journey Experience:

Begin on a transformative pilgrimage Journey with our Wonderful package.

Inclusions:

  • 02 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. 3 or 4-star Hotel with vegetarian meals.
  • 01 Night Hotel Accommodation in Nepalgunj with a vegetarian meal.
  • Tibet Group visa and travel permit fee.
  • All transportation facilities will be by bus.
  • 08 Nights’ accommodation in Tibet using the guest house.
  • Service of our trekking equipment and sherpa staff.
  • Kathmandu Temple Tours before the journey.
  • Arrival and departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary arrival/departure transfers in Nepalgunj.
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket.
  • Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter
  • All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the tour
  • Transportation in Tibet by Tourist Bus and Tour around Lake Mansarovar.
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • All government taxes & service charges.
  • All Trekking and camping equipment including Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinder

Exclusions:

  • Yak, Porter, and Horse services for your use.
  • Extend your stay with additional hotel nights except the itinerary.
  • Any International Flights.
  • visa splitting charges and extra transportation costs in case of early return from Tibet.
  • Weather natural calamities, flight cancellations, and unforeseen incidents with additional funds.
  • Any extra transportation, accommodation, or visa cancellation charges for those returning early from the expedition.

Meals  Served during the Kailash Heli Tour:

After landing at Hilsa the border of Tibet and Nepal we will have lunch at the hotel but after that, we will serve three meals prepared by our hardworking and dedicated cook. You may choose what you prefer to eat during the Heli Tour like Nepali cuisine Daal, Bhaat, Tarkari, or other Indian food options are also there.

Best time for Kailash Helicopter Tour:

The most popular time for Kailash Heli Tour is during the autumn season which begins from May to September. The temperatures remain stable during this season. Engage yourself in the beauty of Mount Kailash.

Packing List for your Kailash Helicopter Tour 2024:

  • Any regular medicine that you consume.
  • Enough Clothing that is required for the Kailash Heli Tour.
  • A small Bag for daily use
  • Toiletries kit like soap, Shampoo, toothbrush, towels, etc.
  • A good water bottle.
  • Sports Shoes(comfortable for yourself while walking)
  • Sunglass.
  • Sun cream.
  • Raincoat or Umbrella.
  • Torch Light.
  • Woolen Socks.
  • Thermal Long underwear (Easy one while walking)
  • 04/05 Passport Size Photograph.
  • Do not overload your bag because only 10kg is allowed for one person in the helicopter.

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Safety during the Kailash Heli Tour:

Safety is considered to be our top priority. Our experienced guides will help you through all the obstacles caused during the tour.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is essential during the Kailash Heli Tour. Travel insurance is necessary for your safety. It’s a protection that covers the unexpected events that are caused during the journey. During the booking process, all travelers should provide a copy of their travel insurance.

Drinking Water:

You need to stay hydrated during the Kailash Helicopter Tour, so carry 2 liters of water bottles and you can refill it during the tour.

Booking and Payment Process:

You need the book in advance by depositing 25% of the full price that is mentioned for the Kailash Heli Tour. Full Payment must be done by the arrival date.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024

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Embark on the spiritual journey
Embarking on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is like stepping into a divine realm. Furthermore, the journey unfolds over several days, each filled with profound experiences.

Begin the Scared Journey

Explore the heart of the Himalayas, where Mount Kailash stands majestically, inviting seekers on a profound journey of spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Join the transformative adventure with the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024, from May to September.

Guided Exploration

Guided by seasoned experts, each step on this awe-inspiring Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024 unfolds spiritual stories, cultural significance, and the region’s rich history. This isn’t just a physical journey; it’s a soul-stirring odyssey through the Himalayas, immersing you in the profound energy of Mount Kailash and the breathtaking Lake Mansarovar.

kailash mansarovar yatra 2024

Sacred Sites: Hanuman Lake and Ganesh Parvat

Additionally, as you traverse sacred sites like Hanuman Lake and Ganesh Parvat, you’ll delve deeper into the spiritual tapestry of the Himalayas. Hanuman Lake, where Lord Hanuman bathed in search of the life-restoring Sanjeevani herb. Ganesh Parvat, named after Lord Ganesha, is believed to be the divine home of the elephant-headed deity, adding layers of spirituality to the region on this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024.

Leaf Holidays Commitment: Comfort and Safety in Spirituality

Moreover, the commitment of Leaf Holidays to comfort and safety ensures that your focus remains on the spiritual.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 Meters)

Day 02: Kathmandu-Temples Tour and Visa Collection

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Boarder Timure

Day 04: Drive from Timure to Kerung and acclimatization at Kerung.

Day 05: Kerung to Saga(4400 Meters)

Day 06: Saga to Mansarovar (4558 Meters, 275 Km, 06– 07 Hours Drive)

Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters- 40 Km, 01 Hour Drive)

Day 08: Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters –12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)

Day 09: Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek)

Day 10:Trek to Chasang From Zutulpuk drive to Darchen and drive to Saga. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Drive Back to Kerung.

Day 12: Drive From Kerung to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final Departure

Itinerary In Details:

Furthermore, the detailed itinerary provides a glimpse into the transformative adventure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m). Meet our tour leader, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Arrive in Kathmandu, where our team will guide you through a temple tour, collect visas, and provide a comprehensive briefing on the Kailash trek itinerary for the Mansarovar Yatra 2024. Spend the nights in the vibrant energy of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Valley and Visa collection day Overnight at a standard hotel.

Start the day with a visit to significant temples in Kathmandu, including Pashupatinath Temple, Gujeshwori Devi, and Sleeping Vishnu Temple. After the tour, return to the hotel. We will collect the visa and start to prepare for your upcoming Kailash tour. Spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu Border Timure (3560m) 135km, 6 to 7 hours drive. Overnight at a hotel.

Arrive in Kathmandu, where our team guides you through a temple tour, collects visas, and provides a comprehensive briefing on the Kailash Yatra 2024  itinerary. Spend the nights in the vibrant energy of Kathmandu.

Day 04: Timmure to Kerung and acclimatization day at Kerung.

Embark on a scenic drive from Timure to Kerung, acclimatizing to higher altitudes. Continue the journey to Saga, Mansarovar, and Darchen, where spirituality intertwines with breathtaking landscapes during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024.

Day 05: Drive to Saga (230KM – 6 HOURS) 4450M. Overnight at a hotel.

Depart Kerung after breakfast and begin the journey to Saga. A packed lunch will be provided on the way. You’ll traverse the stunning Lalungla Pass, situated at 16,000 feet, and catch sight of Paigu-tso Lake and the Brahmaputra River. The night will be spent in a comfortable guest house in Saga.

Day 06: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (4,560m), 6 to 7 hours drive.

Following breakfast, the drive will take you to the majestic Mansarovar Lake. This day is extraordinary as you’ll have the chance to witness the holy Mt. Kailash and the breathtaking Mansarovar Lake.

The journey will pass through the Mayumula Pass at an elevation of

17,000 feet. Lunch will be provided en route. Enjoy a bus ride along the Lake’s coastline for a Parikrama (circumambulation) experience. The night will be spent in a guest house by the lake.

 Day 07: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen (4550m), 40km, an hour’s drive. Overnight at guesthouse.

Begin your day with a special puja (ritual) and a holy dip in Mansarovar Lake. Then, you will drive to Darchen and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 08: Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk (4,950m), 18km walk.

After an early breakfast, you will trek to Dirapuk from Darchen around the walk of 18km from Darchen. After reaching Dirapuk you will stay at the guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk (4,850m), 20km walk.

Embark on a trek from Darchen to Zuthulpuk, traversing the majestic Dolma-la pass and experiencing the sacred energy of Gaurikunda. Each step unfolds ancient myths and spiritual energies, culminating in a night at Zuthulpuk during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024.

Day 10: Trek to Chasang From Zutulpuk drive to Darchen and drive to Saga. Overnight at hotel.

After an early breakfast at the guest house, we started to trek from Zutulpuk to Chasang which is about 7km of walk and after that, we will drive to Darchen which is about 5km. After reaching Darchen you will have lunch and start a drive to Saga from Darchen while driving you will see a beautiful scene.

Day 11: Drive from Saga to Kerung (Tibet-Nepal border). Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast in Saga, drive back to Kerung, which will take approximately 3 hours. Dinner will be provided at the hotel. You will spend the night in Kerung.

Day 12: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu, 125km ( Cross Tibet-Nepal border and drive to Kathmandu). 6 to 7 hours drive. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Kerung before beginning the drive back to Kathmandu, a journey lasting about 7 to 8 hours. Lunch will be served in Trishuli, and you’ll spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final transfer to the international airport for the flight back home.

Bid farewell to the sacred landscapes as you depart from Kathmandu, carrying the transformative experiences of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024.

Departure Details:

Book your spot for Mount Kailash Yatra 2024 and mark the departure date on your calendar. The sacred adventure awaits you.

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Schedule Overland Departure Dates for Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Tour 2024

Day Program May May June June June June July July July Aug Aug Sep Sep
01 Kathmandu Arrival 17* 26 09 15* 23 30 07 15* 21 04 13* 11* 22
02 Kathmandu S/S 18 27 10 16 24 01 08 16 22 05 14 12 23
03 Syabrubesi 19 28 11 17 25 02 09 17 23 06 15 13 24
04 Keyrung 20 29 12 18 26 03 10 18 24 07 16 14 25
05 Keyrung Rest 21 30 13 19 27 04 11 19 25 08 17 15 26
06 Saga 22 31 14 20 28 05 12 20 26 09 18 16 27
07 Manasarovar 23* 01 15 21* 29 06 13 21* 27 10 19* 17* 28
08 Darchen 24 02 16 22 30 07 14 22 28 11 20 18 29
09 Zutlpuk 26 04 18 24 02 09 16 24 30 13 22 20 01
10 Saga 27 05 19 25 03 10 17 25 31 14 23 21 02
11 Kerung 28 06 20 26 04 11 18 26 1 15 24 22 03
13 Kathmandu 29 07 21 27 05 12 19 27 02 16 25 23 04
14 Departure 30 08 22 28 06 13 20 28 03 17 26 24 05

* Indicates tour leaving for full moon day. * Indicates full moon day.
this schedule is subject to change under unavoidable circumstances.

Altitude Considerations:

The Yatra involves varying altitudes which vary significantly. Be aware that the altitudes keep on varying so acclimatization is crucial. Our Itinerary is designed in such a way that we include acclimatization days. This may reduce the risk of altitude sickness during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2024. Monitor your health timely and you may inform your guide if any discomfort occurs.

Cost Includes:

✓      One Night accommodation in Kerung.

✓      Tibet Group visa and travel permit fee.

✓      All transportation by bus.

✓      09 Nights’ accommodation in Tibet using the guest house.

✓      Service of our trekking equipment and sherpa staff.

✓      Kathmandu Temple Tours.

✓      Arrival and departure transfer.

✓      All Trekking and camping equipment including Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders

Cost Excludes:

❖     Yak, Porter, and Horse for personal use.

❖     Using extra nights at the Hotel except as mentioned on the itinerary.

❖     Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra costs because of partition from the main group or serious health conditions.

❖     Any International flight.

❖     Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu.

❖     Any extra transportation/Accommodation/visa cancelation charge (who separate from the main group and early return).

Meals During the Yatra:

Indulge in a spiritual feast with three meals daily, prepared by our dedicated cook. Choose from authentic Nepali cuisine like Daal, and Bhaat Tarkari, or opt for Indian delicacies on the Mansarovar Yatra 2024. Stay hydrated with 2 liters of water, replenishing along the journey.

Drinking Water:

You need to stay hydrated during the Yatra, Carry 2 liters of water bottles and you can refill along the way. Another option is water can be Purchased or obtained from the taps, but you need to use purifying tablets to make it drinkable.

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Best Time for Mount Kailash Yatra: Seasons of Spiritual Harmony

Optimal yatra periods are spring to autumn (May to September), ensuring stable temperatures for clear mountain views during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024. Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Mount Kailash during these spiritually harmonious months.

Additionally, safety considerations, travel insurance, and transportation arrangements enhance the overall journey.

Safety and Satisfaction:

Arrival visas at Tribhuvan International Airport and Chinese embassy visa collection streamline administrative processes during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024. Submit clear passport scans with 25% advance payment for Tibet Group Visa processing, Passport, and Visa:

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is essential for Kailash Yatra. It’s a financial protection that ensures you’re covered for unexpected events during the journey. During the booking process, all travelers should provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate, covering all medical and emergency expenses.

Transportations during the Yatra:

Leaf Holidays provides private vehicle transport throughout the Yatra, ensuring a comfortable and seamless journey during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024.

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Packing List for Your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024

Moreover, the comprehensive packing list ensures you are well-prepared for the varying altitudes and changing landscapes. Additionally, as you undertake the Kora around Mount Kailash, explore Lake Mansarovar, and connect with ancient myths, you’ll find moments of soul cleansing and spiritual rejuvenation.

✓      Any regular medicines that you take.

✓      Enough Clothing for the whole yatra.

✓      A small Bag for day use.

✓      Toiletries kit like soap, Shampoo, toothbrush, towels etc.

✓      A good water bottle.

✓      Sports Shoes (Comfortable one for walking)

✓      Sunglass.

✓      Sun cream.

✓      Raincoat or Umbrella.

✓      Torch Light.

✓      Woolen Socks.

✓      Thermal Long underwear (Easy one while walking)

✓      04/05 Passport Size Photograph.

Note: Duffel Bag and Down Jackets will be provided by Our Team (Down

Jacket on a returnable basis)

Trip Highlights:

  • Undertake the sacred Kora around Mount Kailash for soul cleansing.
  • Explore Lake Mansarovar, witnessing the breathtaking Himalayan reflection.
  • Traverse varying landscapes, from lush terrains to higher altitudes.
  • Connect with ancient myths and Mount Kailash’s energy at every step.

Do and Don’t for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

Additionally, the do’s and don’ts provide valuable tips for a smoother and more fulfilling journey

Things One Must Do:

✓      Do pack some eatables like mint, chocolates, glucose, etc.

✓      Before the yatra, indulge in physical fitness exercises like aerobics, yoga, etc.

✓      Carry warm woolen clothes like caps, warm thermals, jackets, gloves, etc.

✓      Do carry good sunglasses and sunblock to avoid sunburn. Check out the weather of Kailash Mansarovar

✓      While doing Kailash Parikarma don’t rush and maintain a steady pace when you walk.

✓      Take rough & strong bags and only the things that you may require during the trek. Do carry a duffel bag.

✓      Make sure to keep the required ID’s throughout the tour.

✓      Being part of a team, remember to maintain the team spirit and walk in a group. Help your team member in case of emergency/need.

Things One Shouldn’t Do:

❖     Don’t travel if you are suffering from medical ailments like asthma, high blood pressure, breathing problems, etc.

❖     Do not sleep with your shoes/boots on.

❖     Do not carry luggage or extra clothes with you.

❖     Avoid drinking or smoking.

❖     Don’t neglect food and drink lots of water

❖     Don’t Carry any books related to the Dalai Lama.

Booking and Payment Process:

Furthermore, the booking and payment process is straightforward, allowing you to secure your spot with a deposit and complete the payment upon arrival

Last-Minute Booking: 

Additionally, the estimated cost covers the entire Yatra, and last-minute bookings are accommodated with full payment.

There must be at least 5 person group for the Kailash Yatra.

$2600/person is the price for accomplishing the Kailash Yatra.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a physical journey. It’s an odyssey that transcends the ordinary, leaving you with a profound sense of transformation and spiritual fulfillment. So, are you ready to embark on this soul-stirring adventure?

 

Chitwan National Park Safari

chitwan national park
Nestled in the heart of Nepal, Adventurers are invited to explore the jungles of Chitwan National Park. It is the country’s first national park. The Chitwan National Park represents Nepal’s commitment to maintaining its rich ecological heritage. Different types of flora and fauna can be found around the 900-square-kilometer area in the lowlands of the Terai region. Chitwan National Park is listed among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In this blog, you will explore the beauty as well as the safari of Chitwan National Park.

Here’s an overview of what you may expect during the Chitwan National Park Safari:

“A Symphony of Nature’s Majesty”

Wildlife

Chitwan is regarded as home to different species including the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, Asian elephant, and other various species of deer, monkeys, and reptiles. The park itself is rich in biodiversity so every safari Promises to let you meet with these magnificent creatures.

chitwan national park jungle safari

 Safari Activities

Different types of safari activities are included like jeep Safaris, Canoe rides, Elephant rides, and jungle walks. Jeep safari is considered one of the most comfortable ways to explore the park. you may be able to spot different species during the safari. Canoe rides on the Rapti and Narayani rivers give opportunities to observe aquatic animals like crocodiles and other water birds. you will be able to explore the park by sitting on the back of the elephant. Jungle walks allow you to explore the park by observing the different species of birds, plants, and animals. Each safari has its uniqueness.

 Flora

Explore the greenery of Chitwan National Park and the footprints of various wildlife. You will be able to see dense sal forests, grassy plains, and a variety of plants on the banks of rivers.

chitwan national park

Symphony of Wings

Around 500 species of bird are found in Chitwan including the vibrant kingfisher, elegant egrets, Bengal florican, and Kashmir flycatcher the park welcomes you with different species of birds. The birds from different areas come to Nepal during the

 “Planning your Chitwan Safari”

Getting there

Chitwan National Park is near both Kathmandu and Pokhara. After flying you will reach Bharatpur airport from Tribhuvan International Airport in 25 minutes. you will reach Chitwan after that you will need to drive for an hour to reach the Chitwan National Park. If you are not interested in the flight you may drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan which is about 6-7hours and from pokhara, it May be 5-6 take hours

chitwan

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Chitwan National Park is from October to March, during this time the weather is stable and all the species of plants, animals, and birds are seen.

Accommodation

For travelers, staying in Chitwan there are affordable guesthouses and hotels in the nearby town that provide a comfortable stay. The meals that will be available during your stay in the hotels will be typical Nepali foods and other cuisines as well like  Chinese and Indian. If you choose to stay on tharu homestays that are also available they will be serving you authentic tharu dishes like Gonghi, Anandi Rice, Dhikri, and many more.

 No matter where you choose to stay most of the accommodations in Chitwan National Park include jungle walks, safari, and canoe rides. The short description is mentioned below:

chitwan national park jungle walk

Jungle Walks

Jungle walks take you to the dense forests. As you move forward you will be able to listen to the melody of the exotic birds you will be able to see a one-horned rhino, a monkey, and many more.

Safari

The safari experience is quite amazing. The jeep will move from the lush grasslands to the dense forests you will be able to see the Bengal Tigers and one-horned rhinoceroses.

canoe ride

Canoe Rides

A Canoe ride involves traveling in a narrow open boat known as a canoe, typically ridden by padding. Canoes are pointed at both of the sides. Begin an aquatic journey with canoe rides. Move in the water, surrounded by the lush greenery of the jungle and the soothing melody of the bird songs.

Guarding Chitwan’s Natural Heritage

The conservation protects the Chitwan’s Natural heritage. Conservation is needed to protect the rare one-horned rhino from poaching. Their responsibility is to look after the animals presented in the national park and the people visiting there.

Beyond Wildlife Immersing in Local Traditions

Chitwan is not only a haven for wildlife but also rich in culture. You will love the indigenous Tharu community, which is especially known for its traditional dances and its warm hospitality to the guests.

Conclusion:

As a result, Chitwan National Park stands as a symbol of one of the treasures of Nepal. Nepal is not only famous for mountaineering, trekking, rafting, and hiking but also an adventurous jungle safari. This could be one of the most wonderful experiences in your life. It’s one of the great opportunities to experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal. Chitwan is a must-visit place for nature and wildlife lovers.

Best Season To Trek In Nepal

best season to trek in nepal
Nepal is one of the popular countries for trekking and similarly, the best season to trek in Nepal is during the spring and Autumn seasons. This season is best cause during this season the weather is mild the sky is clear, and the air is fresh with amazing views of the mountains. As trekking is in the mountains it will be cold there but the lower elevations would be warmer than the higher mountains during the daytime, and the weather would be quite shiny.

In this blog, we will explore the best seasons to trek in Nepal and highlight the unique features of each season:

Spring (March to May):

The most popular season to trek in Nepal is the spring season. The weather during this season is quite mild and stable with clear views of the sky and enjoyable temperatures. In this season you will be showered with the beauty of Nepal. The blooming rhododendron forests give a stunning view, and add a charm to the whole trek. The colorful rhododendron forests will leave you speechless. The temperature is moderate and the environment is lush. The popular treks like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang Valley are best during the spring season.

Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is considered another excellent season for trekking in Nepal. This season is the most preferred and the most favorable period for trekking in Nepal. The weather is dry, stable, and very clear. In this season; you will be showered with every beauty of Nepal. The trails seem to be a bit less crowded than that of the spring season. During this time festive atmosphere with the Hindu and Buddhist festivals is seen. Trek like Annapurna, Everest, and Lantang are found popular during this season.

Summer/Monsoon (June to August):

The summer season is generally not preferred for trekking in Nepal as the monsoon begins with warm and moist air from the Indian Ocean. The landscape seems to be lush green due to monsoon rains. The popular trails seem to be less crowded. Chances of rainfall and the trail would be full of leeches in the lower elevations. But it would be quite amazing for experienced trekkers who are seeking unique adventures. This season is perfect for exploring the rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang.

Winter (December to February):

If you aren’t afraid of the cold, you can trek even in the winter season. The weather seems to be dry and settled but cold. The trails are filled with fewer trekkers during the monsoon and autumn seasons. You would be able to feel the crisp mountain air and clear views after the snowfall. In this season lower altitude treks like Poon Hill and Langtang Valley are found to be preferable.
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Conclusion:

Nepal explores breathtaking trekking experiences throughout the year. from the vibrant colors of spring to the lush landscapes of summer, the clear skies of autumn, and the tranquility of winter all the seasons have their uniqueness. Plan your trek wisely by keeping everything in mind like the weather conditions, your personal preferences, and the popularity of the trail. You must obtain all the necessary permits and be well-prepared for your chosen season. Begin the journey of a lifetime and discover the beauty of Nepal with Leaf Holidays treks and expedition

Festivals in Nepal

Nepal is a country covered with tall mountains and rich in culture and values, It’s not only a paradise for trekkers but also rich in festivals. The Himalayas surround Nepal. The festivals in Nepal are not just cultural events but also a fascinating way to involve yourself in local culture and make your trekking adventure wonderful. In this blog, we’ll give a brief explanation of the festivals that are celebrated in Nepal. TNepal’s cultural celebrations are more than just cultural spectacles; they’re a fascinating way to immerse yourself in local culture, creating unforgettable memoriesJoin us so that you can explore the vibrant festivals of Nepal.

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Dashain: Nepal’s Largest Hindu Festival

Dashain also known as Vijaya Dashami, is Nepal’s grandest and oldest festival. September or October is the time when it is celebrated greatly. It is Neplal’s most significant and widely celebrated Hindu festival. Dashain mainly symbolizes the victory of good over evil, This festival is celebrated for 15 days long the duration includes various rituals and ceremonies. Families gather at their homes and gain blessing from Goddess Durga. The main highlight of celebrating this festival is they offer an animal sacrifice which is found to be controversial as it is the part of tradition they celebrate. We receive blessings from our elders by putting Kamara and tika and end Dashain in this way.

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Tihar: The Festivals of Lights

Tihar is also known as the “Festivals of Lights” or Deepawali”.It is celebrated for five days and worships or honors different animals including crows, dogs, cows, and oxen each day. The Hindus worship the goddess Laxmi in Tihar which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Houses are decorated with lamps, and candles creating a colorful and majestic ambiance that describes the beauty of Nepal, especially in the Kathmandu valley.

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Hoil: The colorful celebration

Hoil is the festival of colors it is celebrated across Nepal with great interest. At this festival, people smear each other with colored powders and water. Trekking during hoil can be an unforgettable experience as you will be able to witness the local people gathering together to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

Indra Jatra: A Kathmandu spectacle

Indra Jatra is one of the unique Newari Festivals celebrated in the Kathmandu valley. This festival is celebrated for lord indra, the god of rain, and Kumari, who is known as the living goddess. The festival features traditional dances and the raising of the lingo(a ceremonial pole). The beautiful streets of Kathmandu during Indra Jatra are filled with Newari culture.

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Mani Rimdu: A festival of trekkers

Mani Rimdu is the festival celebrated in the Everest region, at the Tengboche Monastery which is on the way to the Everest base camp trek. This festival is mostly celebrated by the Buddhists. They celebrate with masked dances and religious ceremonies which usually fall in November. The majestic view of the Himalayas creates a spiritual dimension in the event and makes a unique cultural experience for all the trekkers.

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Lhosar: Welcoming the Himalayan New Year

The Lhosar festival marks the vibrant beginning of the Himalayan New Year. This festival is celebrated by Buddhists all the devotees from all over Nepal participate in various dances, and songs and exchange gifts with their relatives. People consume local Tibetan drinks as a celebration of the new year.

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Buddha Jayanti: Celebrating the Birth of Gautam Buddha

Nepal is a land of beauty and spirituality and has a special place in the hearts of Buddhists around the world. Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam. The auspicious occasion of Budhha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima is celebrated as it marks the birth of lord buddha.

Conclusion:

You can enjoy Nepal’s festivals while trekking, as they combine culture and nature in a captivating way. Festivals in Nepal provide more than just an understanding of the people, but also long-lasting memories against the backdrop of the Himalayas. You can plan your trekking adventure around these festivals, and you’ll enjoy the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal.

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

The Khumbu region is regarded as the home of the World’s Highest Peaks. Among them, Mera Peak is regarded as a challenging trekking peak that provides you with the best experience of the trek. Mera Peak is considered a trekking peak that presents a lot of difficulty for climbers. To avoid the Mera Peak Climbing difficulty you must have some mountaineering skills and accept the unpredictable conditions of weather. As Mera Peak is situated in a remote part of Nepal the climbers must have medical access and be prepared for emergencies. In this blog, I’ll describe the difficulty level of Mera Peak climbing, its Major highlights, the best time to climb the weather conditions, the needed clothing and equipment, the Accommodations, and the required permits that you need during the journey. Join us as we can provide you with the remarkable experiences of Mera Peak Climbing.

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1) How difficult is the Mera Peak climb?

Mera Peak is recognized as one of the” highest trekking peaks.” of Nepal. It doesn’t require  any mountaineering skills but here are the challenges you need to know before climbing Mera Peak:

  • Physical challenges: Climbers need to be fit and have a good physique.He/she must have a healthy leg as leg strength is required for the long trek and the challenging ascent.
  • Altitude: The high altitude itself is challenging. Acclimatization day is necessary to avoid the risk of altitude sickness at a higher height.
  • Technical Skills: The climbers must have a basic understanding of mountaineering Techniques like using ice axes, rope work, and crampons are necessary while climbing a peak.

 2) Major Highlights of Mera Peak Climb:

The main highlights of Mera Peak are given below:

  • Majestic views: The summit welcomes the climbers with a mindblowing 360-degree view of the highest peaks of the world like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Cultural Involvement: The trek leads you through the attractive Sherpa villages, offering you greetings from the sherpas and involve yourself in their culture and tradition.

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3) Best Time to climb Mera Peak:

For the best climbing experience, you can plan your trek during Nepal’s post-monsoon.

  • October to November: During this time you can expect clear skies as there will be a low chance of rain and moderate temperatures which will make your journey best.

4) Weather conditions:

The Weather on Mera Peak is quite unpredictable and challenging, so preparation is essential while climbing the mera peak:

  • Winter(December to February): During this period you will face cold temperatures and the chance of heavy snowfalls will make it difficult to climb the peak during this season.
  • Spring (March to May): During this season the temperature will warm up comparatively to the winter season but the snow conditions can be unstable there will be the chances of avalanches.
  • Monsoon(June to September): Heavy rainfall can be seen during this time and there is a high chance of landslides climbing is impossible during this season.

5) Clothing and Equipment:

The right gear is necessary for the successful climb of Mera Peak:

  • Clothing: You must carry layering clothes. carry warm down jackets, a pair of waterproof jackets and trousers along with it Don’t forget to carry waterproof boots as well, and guarantee trekking pants.
  • Equipment: Mountaineering gears like crampons, ice axes, ropes, and other required essentials for climbing are required. You can rent this equipment in the Thamel area in Kathmandu, and carry a suitable backpack and sleeping bag that is essential for you.

6) Accommodations:

During the whole trek, you’ll see a variation of teahouse and camping. Tea houses offer basic lodging, breakfast, and dinner while camping provides comfort and flexibility at higher altitudes.

7) Permits required for Mera Peak climbing:

The following permits are required :

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit
  • Mera Peak climbing Permit

Conclusion:

Mera Peak is a thrilling adventure that will lead you to face other climbing challenges as well. The journey and the summit climbing were beyond my expectations. Sherpas in Nepal are friendly compared to other religions which will make your journey more enjoyable. Their culture, tradition, and lifestyle are simple they grow crops and raise a yak and they enjoy there at Himalayas.

“Mystical Journey: Exploring the Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Yatra Kora”

Welcome to our blog post on the divine expedition to Mount Kailash and the Manasarovar Yatra Kora. At Leaf Holidays Treks and Expeditions, we understand the significance of this sacred journey for families seeking an extraordinary adventure that combines spirituality, natural beauty, and cultural exploration. Join us as we delve into the essence of this remarkable pilgrimage, highlighting the key elements that make it a truly transformative experience for families.

Starting Point: Kathmandu – Gateway to the Divine Expedition

The divine expedition to Mount Kailash and the Manasarovar Yatra Kora commences from Kathmandu, the bustling capital city of Nepal. As the gateway to this spiritual journey, Kathmandu sets the stage for participants to gather, make necessary preparations, and immerse themselves in the rich cultural and religious heritage that permeates the city.

Transportation: Flights, Road Journeys, and Trekking for the Sacred Journey

Transportation for the Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Yatra Kora encompasses a combination of flights, road journeys, and invigorating treks. The journey commences with a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj or Simikot, depending on the chosen route. From there, participants proceed by either another flight or embark on a scenic road journey to reach the starting point of the Yatra Kora. Once on the pilgrimage, participants undertake a challenging trek on foot, encompassing the circumambulation of Mount Kailash and the visit to the sacred Lake Manasarovar.

Transits: Strategic Stops and Cultural Exploration

Throughout the Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Yatra Kora expedition, several key transit points and designated stops offer participants opportunities for rest, acclimatization, and cultural exploration. Transit stops in Nepalganj or Simikot mark the initial stages of the journey, ensuring a smooth transition to further destinations. Additionally, strategically planned rest and acclimatization days in locations such as Taklakot or Darchen allow participants to adapt to the altitude and optimize their well-being during the pilgrimage.

The tour also encompasses visits to significant monasteries and cultural sites along the route, offering enriching experiences for reflection, prayer, and cultural immersion.

The Spiritual Significance of Mount Kailash:

The Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Yatra Kora hold immense spiritual significance for multiple religions and spiritual traditions. Here are some key aspects of their spiritual importance:

Hindu Beliefs: In Hinduism, Mount Kailash is regarded as the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the most revered deities. It is believed to be the physical manifestation of Mount Meru, the mythical center of the universe. The Yatra Kora is seen as a symbolic journey towards self-realization and spiritual liberation. Taking a sacred bath in the pristine waters of Lake Manasarovar is believed to cleanse one’s sins and grant spiritual purification.

Buddhist Connections: For Buddhists, Mount Kailash is associated with Demchok, a deity representing the union of wisdom and compassion. It is considered a sacred place for meditation and spiritual practice. The Yatra Kora is seen as a transformative journey to attain enlightenment, with the circumambulation symbolizing the path to enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Jain Significance: In Jainism, Mount Kailash is associated with Ashtapada, a mountain revered as the site where the founder of Jainism, Rishabhadeva, attained spiritual liberation. Jain pilgrims consider the Yatra Kora as a means to connect with the divine and attain spiritual enlightenment.

Bon Traditions: The Bon spiritual tradition, which predates Buddhism in Tibet, also holds Mount Kailash as a sacred site. It is believed to be the residence of the enlightened deity Shenrab Miwoche, the founder of the Bon tradition. The Yatra Kora is seen as a practice to purify negative karma and connect with enlightened beings.

Universal Spiritual Significance: Beyond specific religious beliefs, Mount Kailash and the Manasarovar Yatra Kora hold a universal spiritual appeal. The majestic beauty, awe-inspiring landscapes, and serene atmosphere of the region inspire a sense of reverence and awe. The journey is seen as an opportunity for introspection, self-discovery, and communion with nature and the divine.

The Majestic Mount Kailash

Majestic Beauty: Mount Kailash stands tall with its snow-capped peaks and rugged grandeur. Its majestic presence and awe-inspiring beauty create a captivating and serene environment that touches the souls of all who venture near.

Sacred Significance: Considered holy in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Bon spiritual tradition, Mount Kailash is revered as a sacred site of immense importance. It is believed to be the dwelling place of deities and holds deep spiritual meaning for various religious and spiritual traditions.

Spiritual Pilgrimage: Journeying to Mount Kailash is a pilgrimage like no other. The Yatra Kora, a circumambulation around the mountain, is undertaken by devotees seeking spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and a connection with the divine. It is a transformative journey that carries immense spiritual significance.

Inner Reflection: As you trek through the rugged terrain, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the sacred energy of Mount Kailash, you will have the opportunity for introspection and inner reflection. The journey provides a unique space for personal growth, self-discovery, and a deeper understanding of oneself and the universe.

Expert Guidance: With Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition, you can embark on this mystical journey with experienced guides who understand the spiritual significance of Mount Kailash. They will provide support, and knowledge, and ensure your safety throughout the expedition.

The Sacred Lake Manasarovar

 

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, the sacred Lake Manasarovar holds deep spiritual significance for pilgrims from various religious and spiritual traditions. At Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition, we invite you to discover the ethereal beauty and profound spirituality of Lake Manasarovar, as we embark on a transformative journey to this tranquil oasis.

Pristine Beauty: Lake Manasarovar is renowned for its pristine and crystalline waters, reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks and creating a breathtaking panorama. Its serene ambiance and untouched natural beauty captivate the hearts of all who visit.

Spiritual Significance: Considered a sacred lake in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon spiritual traditions, Lake Manasarovar is believed to be a place of spiritual purification and enlightenment. Pilgrims undertake rituals and circumambulations around its shores, seeking spiritual awakening and blessings.

Purification and Rejuvenation: A dip in the holy waters of Lake Manasarovar is believed to cleanse one’s sins, purify the soul, and rejuvenate the spirit. Devotees immerse themselves in its cool waters, engaging in sacred rituals and prayers, and experiencing a deep sense of spiritual connection.

Reflection and Contemplation: Surrounded by serene and picturesque landscapes, Lake Manasarovar offers an ideal setting for reflection, introspection, and contemplation. The tranquil atmosphere and panoramic views inspire a sense of inner peace, allowing pilgrims to delve into their spiritual journey and seek a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.

Cultural Encounters: Apart from its spiritual significance, Lake Manasarovar also provides opportunities for cultural encounters. Engage with fellow pilgrims from diverse backgrounds, share stories, and experience the warmth of local hospitality. Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions, rituals, and practices of the different spiritual traditions that converge at this sacred site.

The Yatra Kora Experience

The Yatra Kora is the heart of the sacred journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. It is a transformative pilgrimage that holds immense spiritual significance for devotees from different religious and spiritual backgrounds. Join Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition as we embark on this profound spiritual odyssey, delving into the transformative power of the Yatra Kora.

Symbolism of Circumambulation: The Yatra Kora involves circumambulating Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in a clockwise direction. This act of walking around these sacred sites symbolizes the spiritual journey toward enlightenment, liberation, and the transcendence of worldly attachments. Each step taken on this path carries deep symbolic meaning.

Physical and Mental Endurance: Undertaking the Yatra Kora requires physical and mental resilience. The rugged terrains, high altitudes, and varying weather conditions present challenges along the way. However, these challenges offer opportunities for personal growth, self-discovery, and the strengthening of one’s resolve and determination.

Spiritual Awakening: As pilgrims walk the sacred trail, they engage in prayers, chants, and meditative practices. The Yatra Kora catalyzes spiritual awakening, enabling participants to deepen their connection with the divine, reflect on their life’s purpose, and seek inner transformation. The journey provides a sacred space for introspection, self-realization, and a renewed sense of spiritual devotion.

Meeting Fellow Pilgrims: The Yatra Kora brings together individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and spiritual traditions, united by a shared quest for spiritual fulfillment. Interacting with fellow pilgrims offers a unique opportunity for cultural exchange, sharing experiences, and forging lifelong connections. It fosters a sense of unity, harmony, and a collective sense of purpose.

Sacred Encounters: During the Yatra Kora, participants have the chance to visit monasteries, sacred caves, and other spiritually significant sites. These encounters provide deeper insights into the local culture, religious practices, and the history and mythology associated with Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Such experiences enrich the spiritual journey and contribute to a more profound understanding of the sacredness of the pilgrimage.

Embracing Adventure with Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition: Creating Lasting Memories in the Great Outdoors

At Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition, we believe that adventure is not just a word; it’s a way of life. We are passionate about curating extraordinary experiences that combine the thrill of outdoor exploration with the beauty of nature. Join us as we embark on exhilarating adventures and create lasting memories together.

Expert Guidance: With Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition, you can embark on your adventure with confidence, knowing that you are in the hands of experienced guides who prioritize safety and excellence. Our team has extensive knowledge of the destinations we explore and will provide guidance, support, and expertise throughout your journey. We provide you with a well-experienced non-alcoholic guide who’s fluent in English conversations.

Carefully Designed Itinerary: Leaf Holidays understands the significance of the Kailash Manasarovar Kora and has carefully designed an itinerary that allows for a meaningful and immersive experience. Each day is thoughtfully planned, balancing trekking distances, acclimatization, and spiritual exploration, ensuring that you make the most of your time in this sacred region.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)

Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu-The city of temple

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, drive to Kerung

Day 04: Kerung – Saga (4400 meters)

Day 05: Saga – Mansarovar (4558 meters)

Day 06: Mansarovar – Darchen (4575 meters)

Day 07: Darchen – Yamadwar (7 km drive/13 km walk) – Dirapuk (4909 m)

Day 08: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) (18 km/hrs)-Passing through East face Kuberkunda pass (5,700 m)

Day 09: Zuthulphuk – Darchen – Mansarovar – Saga (end of Kailash Parikrama)

Day 10: Drive from Saga to Syabrubesi via Kerung

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure

Connecting with Nature: Our adventures take you to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on the planet. Immerse yourself in the serenity of towering peaks, lush valleys, and pristine lakes. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate rugged terrains and witness the raw beauty of untouched wilderness. These experiences allow you to disconnect from the noise of everyday life and reconnect with the natural world, fostering a deep appreciation for our planet’s wonders.

Creating Lasting Memories: Adventure is about more than just the activities; it’s about the memories we create along the way. Whether it’s sharing stories around a campfire, witnessing a stunning sunrise from a mountaintop, or bonding with fellow adventurers, we aim to make your journey unforgettable. We believe that the connections forged and the moments shared during these adventures will stay with you long after the trip ends.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel: As advocates for responsible travel, we prioritize environmental conservation and respect for local communities. We strive to minimize our ecological footprint and ensure that our adventures have a positive impact on the destinations we visit. By choosing Leaf Holidays Treks and Expedition, you are not only embracing adventure but also contributing to the preservation of our natural heritage.

How difficult is the Tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar?

The Mount Kailash and Manasarovar tour can be considered moderately difficult. The challenges arise from the high altitude, physical stamina required for trekking, unpredictable weather conditions, basic facilities in remote areas, and the need for cultural sensitivity. Adequate preparation, including physical fitness training and acclimatization, is necessary to tackle the high altitude. Trekking involves varied terrains and demands a moderate level of physical stamina. Weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable, requiring suitable clothing and equipment. Basic facilities in remote areas may be limited. Respecting local customs and traditions is essential. Despite the challenges, with proper preparation and a positive mindset, the tour offers a transformative journey of adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion.

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