1,70,000 /- (Onwards per person)

  • Tour Code : KM-H
  • 10 D / 9 N
  • Departure : (19:00 Hrs.)
  • Return : (06:30 Hrs.)
  • Holiday Category :
    Fixed Departure
  • Holiday Type :
    Family, Pilgrimage, Senior Citizen
  • States :
    Jammu and Kashmir
  • Places Covered :
    Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar
  • Note :
    Prices are subject to change*

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met at the airport transferred to 4 star Hotel either Park Village Resort or Hotel Shanker or similar in Kathmandu.

  • Evening 7 PM: detail briefing on the Yatra for about 1 hour.
  • Meals

    • Dinner

    Night Stay

    • Kathmandu
    Day 2
    Morning: Sightseeing tour; afternoon fly to Nepalgunj

    Early morning visit Pashupatinath temple and Guheswaori temple (Saktipith). After sightseeing, return back to Hotel for lunch then get yourself ready for setting off to the domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj fixed wing plane. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel Sidhartha or Sneha.

  • Sightseeing: 3 hours Kathmandu - Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour.
  • Meals

    • Dinner

    Night Stay

    • Nepalgunj
    Day 3
    Nepalgunj to Simikot flight

    Early morning have breakfast or carry pack breakfast and leave hotel at about 5-5.30 AM for your flight to Simikot. The flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot operates only in the morning time fixed wing plane. From 10 a.m. onward, the weather en route in the mountain region may become windy and cloudy, so the flight may get canceled. In Simikot, our staff will receive you at the airport, serve tea /coffee then escort you to the Sun Valley Resort, the best available hotel in Simikot. Today, you will either visit Shiva temple or relax for getting acclimatized.

  • Nepalgunj - Simikot flight: 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weather condition.
  • Night Journey

    • Night Journey
    Day 4
    Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter - then drive to Taklakot (3400m)

    If the weather is clear, we leave Resort at 5 AM to fly to Hilsa by Helicopter at around 6 AM. This scenic flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. Since our helicopter can carry only 4 to 5 (maximum) passengers at a time, we have to make some extra shuttle flights depending on your group size to bring all passengers to Hilsa. Another 30 minutes will be consumed for landing in Hilsa and returning back to Simikot. As per the rule of the Chinese government, the entry and exit of the group should be together. It is not possible to cross the border for those who have flown to Hilsa by the very first flight. They should wait till the whole group gather in Hilsa, then cross Nepal – China border together. From heli pad, you walk for about 5 – 10 minutes. For elder people who cannot walk jeep will be arranged (subject to availability). Chinese guide and vehicles will be waiting across the border with bus for drive to Purang also called Taklakot. After crossing the border, immigration formalities are done in Chinese side. Rest of the time at Purang is for acclimatization.

  • Simikot - Hilsa: 20 minutes by Helicopter
  • Hilsa to Chinese immigration: 10 minutes walk (flat road)
  • Driving time about 45 minutes to Purang. 35 km
  • Chinese immigration to Taklakot (Purang): 45 minutes drive
  • Night Stay

    • Purang
    Day 5
    Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa 4550m)

    After breakfast, drive to Manasarovar. A brief halt will be taken on the way on the shore of Lake Rakhash Tal from where you get first Darshan of Mt. Kailash. You will then continue drive to Lake Manasarovar (4573m) and take parikram of the Lake by bus.

  • Purang to Manasarovar 90 km 3 hours
  • The entire parikrama is about 105 kms and will take - 3 hours
  • Night Stay

    • Manasarovar
    Day 6
    Drive to Darchen (4575m)

    AM: Take holy dip and do Pooja on the shore of Lake Manasarovar. PM: After lunch, drive by bus to Darchen. Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mountain Kailash. Stay in the hotel.

  • Lake Mansarovar to Darchen 32 km: 1 hour driving
  • Night Stay

    • Darchen
    Day 7
    Darchen - Yam Dwar then trek to Deraphuk (4920m)

    Early morning drive to Tarboche (4606 mt), visit Yam Dwar. Those willing to do parikrama of Kailash will start walking from here and those not doing parikrama will return to Darchen to wait for rest of the people who are doing parikrama OR return to Purang. You will meet yaks (to carry foods & necessary equipment) and horse (if you have booked one for yourself) and proceed for trekking to Diraphuk. The distance from Yam Dwar to Diraphuk (4920 m) is about 9 km and it requires approximately 6 hours. The trail is flat and reasonably easy.

  • Darchen to Yam Dwar 8 km: 30 - 45 minutes (Rough road)
  • Walking Yam Dwar to Deraphuk: 6 hours
  • Night Stay

    • Darchen
    Day 8
    Diraphuk - Dolma-La Pass (5600m) Gaurikund Zutulphuk (4780m)

    Today is the toughest and longest day of this journey. You must wake up and start your journey for the next destination at around 4-5 AM with light foods/soup. Right from the beginning till the Dolma pass (5600 m.), you have to go up hill (at least 4 hours). However, in between, there are flat portion of the trail. After reaching Dolma pass, the trail descends to other side of mountain via Gauri Kunda (also called Parvati Kunda). It is believed that the consort of Lord Shiva, Parvati, takes bath here. The trail further down from here is rocky. So, you need to be very careful while descending. After reaching down to the valley base (other side), the trail becomes wider and flatter. You will walk for another 6 hour or so to reach Zutulphuk (4790m).

  • Deraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km (10 hrs trek)
  • Dolma-La Pass: 5600 m.
  • Zutul Phuk: 4790 m.
  • Night Stay

    • Diraphuk
    Day 9
    Finish parikrama on foot then drive to Purang

    The trek approximately takes about 3 hours to reach the pick point and the trail is quite easy and flat. From the pick-up point, drive to Purang.

  • Zutulphuk to Darchen: 10 km / 3 hrs trek
  • Pick-up point to Purang 130 Km: 3 hours drive
  • Night Stay

    • Purng
    Day 10
    Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

    Early morning at around 6.30 am, our Helicopter will come to Hilsa to pick you up (if the weather is clear). As usual, we have to make shuttle flights to bring the entire group back to Simikot. From Simikot, you will fly back to Nepalgunj by fixed wing plane. Freshen up + lunch in Nepalgunj then fly back to Kathmandu late in the afternoon fixed wing plane. Our staff will meet you in Kathmandu airport then transfer to Hotel.

  • Hilsa - Simikot: 20 minutes by Helicopter
  • Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
  • Nepalgunj to Kathmandu: 1 hour flight
    • Tour concludes

    Date & Price Info

    Tour Price

    CategoryIndian Passport
    Adult on Twin sharing basis 1,70,000 /-
    Adult on Single Occupancy basis
    [Only possible for kathmandu portion]
    1,75,000 /-

    Note: Govt. Service Tax @4.35% applicable.

    Tour Info

    Payment Terms

    • You can pay by Cash/ Cheque / Demand Draft / Debit Card / Credit Card/ Internet Banking /NEFT/ Demand draft & Bank Transfer favoring Southern Travels Pvt Ltd

    Tour Requirements

    • Tibet Permit & China Visa , Passport & Two Passport Size Photos Mandatory for adult and child both
    • Your passport validity duration should be 10 years.Hand written passport are not valid for Travel

    Things to Carry

    • Mobile phone with appropriate sim card, in Jammu & Kashmir prepaid sims will not work.
    • Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry Woolens, Sweater, Shawls, hand sanitizer, , cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc.
    • If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription

    Weather

    • For detailed Information about weather kindly visit www.accuweather.com

    Shopping

    • Khukuri knives, Pearls, corals, Tibetan singing bowels, Rudraksh, Thanka Paintings, Local handicraft etc.

    Places Covered

    Mount Kailash

    Mount Kailash

    Mount Kailash is a peak in the Kailas Range, part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia such as Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and the Karnali River. It is considered a sacred place in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, respectively. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar in Tibet. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and illusion, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailash. In Jainism, Kailash is also known as Meru Parvat, a site where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva attained Nirvana. Tantric Buddhists believe that Mount Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok.

    Lake Manasarovar

    Lake Manasarovar

    Lake Manasarovar is a freshwater lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. To the west of Lake Manasarovar is Lake Rakshastal while toward the north is Mount Kailash. As per Hindu theology, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from it goes to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. Buddhists also associate the lake with the legendary lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit, where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived Lord Buddha. As per Jainism Kailash Mansarovar is associated with first Tirthankar Lord Shree Rushabhdev and is a place where Lord Rushabhdevji attained Nirvana.

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