Overview

MANSAROVAR YATRA ROUTE PLAN 

Lucknow – Nepalganj (1N) – Purang (2N) via Simikot & Hilsa – Lake Mansarovar (1N) – Darchen (1N) – Mount Kailash (2N) – Purang (1N) – Lucknow via Hilsa, Simikot & Nepalganj

HIGHLIGHTS

  •   Kailash Mansarovar via Helicopter Route with 1 additional day at Darchen (Base for Kailash Parikrama & Ashtapad)
  •   8 Nights 9 Days Trip starting from Lucknow
  •   3 Nights in Hotel & 5 Nights in guest house accommodation
  •   Portable toilet with toilet tent at guest houses
  •   Oxygen cylinder for emergency use
  •   Cost effective & comfortable trip
  •   Most Popular Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Package.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lucknow to Neaplgunj.

Arrive at pick up point in Lucknow in morning. From there we will drive around 4-5 hrs in AC coach for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in evening. Overnight at Nepalgunj in Hotel Siddhartha / Hotel Cygnet or equivalent.

Day 2: Nepalgunj – Simikot- Hilsa

Early Morning drives to Nepalganj Airport and catch flight to Simikot, rest of few hour and fly to Hilsa by Helicopter, wait for other group traveller and drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang.

Its 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalganj to Simikot & then 10-20 minutes helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa.

Day 3: Acclimatization at Purang.

Entire day free for acclimatization and short trek may be taken in preparation for Mount Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang.

Purang is small & very clean town with lots of shops at both sides of road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra. You can buy trekking sticks, water gallon for keeping Holy Mansarovar Water, some packed juices & other things. Some bargaining happens here at almost all shops. Its pleasant experience to roam around at Purang.

Day 4: Purang to Mansarovar Lake

Drive roughly 2 hours in AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake and then Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake. Complete Holy Lake Parikrama of approx. 105 KMs, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar.  While coming to Mansarovar Lake you will see first day of Kailash today. Its overwhelming experience to see Divine Mount Kailash, just next to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Overnight stay at Guest House near Lake Mansarovar. If weather permits, You can visit to Lake Mansarovar in night or early morning (Brahm Muhurt) too to witness the divinity of the place.

Day 5: Mansarovar to Darchen.

After short drive from Lake Mansarovar you will reach to Darchen which is base for Kailash Parikrama & Ashtapad darshan. Will visit Asthapad if get permission by Chinese  authorities.

Day 6: First Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash.

Early in morning after breakfast we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk ( 10 KMS first day Parikrama). You get blessed with darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Those who are not doing Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen for approx. 30 minutes and stay there in Guest House for 2 nights. You can see & pray to Mount Kailash from Darchen.

**Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.

Day 7: Second Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash

Early morning start trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and then Zuthulpuk. Total trek is of 22 KMs on second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey in throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma LaPass descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Overnight stay – Lodge / Guest House.

First 6-7 KM (till Dolma La Pass at 5600 m) of 2nd day has very steep climb & most difficult part of Yatra. Yatris are advised to take comfortable time to cover it & take rest wherever you feel problem. After 1st 6-7 KM, remaining 16 KMs are comparatively plain / downwards & comfortable. 

Important : Parikrama (Day 2). You will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund.  After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside river. You will see East face of Mount Kailash here.

Day 8: Drive to Purang

Third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete. Generally it gets completed by 9:00  to 10:00 am. After this short trek drive to Darchen and continue drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Guest House.

Day 9 : Hilsa – Neaplgunj – Lucknow

Drive to Hilsa by AC luxury vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter then to Nepalgunj by flight & then drive to Lucknow. Proceed for your home destination with blessings of Lord Shiva !!

Cost

PACKAGE COST* / PERSON

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Package Cost (8N 9D from Lucknow)

Package Cost (Indian Passport Holders) : Rs. 178000
Early Booking Discount : 10000
Early Booking Rate* : 168000
Booking Amount : Rs. 15000
   
Package Cost (Non-Indian Passport Holders) : USD 3150
Early Booking Discount : USD 150
Early Booking Rate* : USD 3000
Booking Amount : USD 300
   
#Offer valid till 31st Dec 2019. *GST @ 5% applicable on above rates.

INCLUSIONS

  •   VISA
  •   Yatra Permit
  •   Vegetarian Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  •   Accommodation ( 3 Nights in Hotel & 5 Nights in Guest Houses)
  •   Transportation (Flight, Helicopter & Road) during our complete trip.
  •   1 Nepali Tour Guide / Manager, 1 Chinese / Tibetan Tour Guide, Team of Sherpa to carry your luggage & Cooks to prepare food
  •   Transport by Tourist Eco Bus Mansarovar and Eco Buses from Masarovar to Darchen and Yamdwar as per group sizes.
  •   Free gifts (Bag Pack, duffle Bag & other stuff)
  •   Down Jacket for Yatra (returnable after Yatra)
  •   Oxygen cylinder for emergency use.

EXCLUSIONS

  •   Any kind of personal expenses
  •   Air fare / rail fare or any other expenses from your Home location to Lucknow Hotel / Pick up point
  •   Pony / Porter expenses in Kailash Parikrama
  •   Any kind of insurance
  •   Any kind of Medical expenses
  •   Gov. ST
  •   Any kind of donation or tip to Guide / Sherpa / Drivers /Cooks / Porter or any crew member
  •   Extra days accommodation in Lucknow / Nepalganj / Simikot / Hilsa /Purang due to bad weather / flight cancellation or any other reason.
  •   VISA splitting charges & transportation charges, if leaving early from Tibet.
  •   Any evacuation / rescue / additional charges / losses due to natural calamities / unforeseen circumstances.
  •   Any kind of extra baggage charges in flight / helicopter during Yatra.
  •   Anything which is not included in inclusions

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  •   Fill up Kailash Yatra 2018 Booking Form, scan coloured image of your passport
  •   Send soft copy of Booking form & passport at kailash@triptotemples.com
  •   Transfer booking amount to Trip To Temples account & share transaction details on kailash@triptotemples.com
  •   Pay rest of the amount 1 month before Yatra date.

Dates

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019 Fixed Departure Dates (8N 9D Ex Lucknow by Helicopter Route)

S. No. Duration Yatra Start Date Special Date Special Day During yatra Day Yatra End Date 
1 8N 9D 13-May-19 18-May-19 Buddha Purnima (Kailash Parikrima - Derapuk) 21-May-19
2 8N 9D 15-May-19 18-May-19 Buddha Purnima (Mansarovar lake) 23-May-19
3 8N 9D 26-May-19 30-May-19 Sun rise at Mansarovar on Apara Ekadasi, Bhadrakali Jayanti 3-Jun-19
4 8N 9D 3-Jun-19 6-Jun-19 Vinayaka Chaturthi 11-Jun-19
5 8N 9D 8-Jun-19 11-Jun-19 Mahesh Navami 16-Jun-19
6 8N 9D 12-Jun-19 17-Jun-19 Jyestha Purnima (Kailash Parikrima - Derapuk) 20-Jun-19
7 8N 9D 14-Jun-19 17-Jun-19 Jyestha Purnima 22-Jun-19
8 8N 9D 18-Jun-19 21-Jun-19 Intrenational Yoga Day at Mansarovar in morning 26-Jun-18
9 8N 9D 25-Jun-19 1-Jul-19 Masik Shivratri (Kailash Parikrima : Zutulpuk) 3-Jul-19
10 8N 9D 28-Jun-19 1-Jul-19 Masik Shivratri 6-Jul-19
11 8N 9D 11-Jul-19 16-Jul-19 Guru Purnima (Kailash Parikrima - Derapuk) 19-Jul-19
12 8N 9D 13-Jul-19 16-Jul-19 Guru Purnima 21-Jul-19
13 8N 9D 26-Jul-19 29-Jul-19 Second Sravan Somwar Vrat 3-Aug-19
14 8N 9D 10-Aug-19 15-Aug-19 Shravan Purnima (Kailash Parikrima : Derapuk) 18-Aug-19
15 8N 9D 12-Aug-19 15-Aug-19 Shravan Purnima 20-Aug-19
16 8N 9D 25-Aug-19 28-Aug-19 Masik Shivratri 2-Sep-19
17 8N 9D 9-Sep-19 14-Sep-19 Bhadrapad Purnima (Kailash Parikrima : Derapuk) 17-Sep-19
18 8N 9D 11-Sep-19 14-Sep-19 Bhadrapad Purnima 19-Sep-19
19 8N 9D 24-Sep-19 27-Sep-19 Masik Shivratri 2-Oct-19

FAQs

How To Register For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

Fill up Kailash Yatra 2018 Booking Form, scan colored image of your passport   Send soft copy of Booking form & passport at info@triptotemples.comTransfer booking amount to Trip To Temples account & share transaction details on info@triptotemples.com Pay rest of the amount 1 month before Yatra date.

What is the Age Limit for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

Minimum 18 years & Maximum 70 years as on 1st January 2018

How much luggage allowed for Kailash Yatra:

Carry minimum & light luggage. Most of the flights have limitation of 20 kg / 45 lbs . While returning, you will carry holy water of Mansarovar Lake which may vary from 1 kg – 5 kg. Don’t carry cloths for each day. After starting from Kathmandu for Mount Kailash, you will get hardly one chance to change your cloths.

How to get TIBET PERMIT / CHINESE VISA for Kailash Yatra:

Tibet Travel Bureau issues permit for Shri Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. We require colored soft copy your valid passport (min 6 months validity from Yatra date) to initiate Tibet Permit processing. For VISA process, Indian residents need to send their valid passport to our Delhi office, at least 1 month before journey date. NRIs /Foreigners from other locations need to carry it to Kathmandu where our representative will collect it for VISA processing. Chinese authority doesn’t issue individual VISA & issued as group VISA for Shree Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. It’s issued on paper & there is no stamping on passport.

TTB (Tibet Travel Bureau) has full authority & final authority for issuances of travel permit. In recent times, we have observed smooth permit procedure still company doesn’t hold any responsibility for deny / delay as its their discretion. We always try to make clear communications all points.

Visa Type / Requirements

Indian Passport Holders

Non-Indian Passport Holders

Nepali Visa Immigration Nepal

Not Required Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi

Required -Visa is given upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Chinese Visa / Tibet Permit

Required -Send Passport to Delhi TTT Office

Required -Color Passport Copies is required during KTM Arrival

WEATHER at Mount Kailash:

May – September is best time to be there. During day time, it’s pleasant but nights are cold. Temperature ranges from 20 - 5’c. Generally May is 1st month for Yatra & many devotees prefer to go in May. Initial week of May has snow there & a bit cold. June goes smooth, July is rainy season there so Helicopter route is almost chocked. Again its starts in August & continue till September. Days are very comfortable in these months but nights are usually cold. Above all these information, one need to understand that weather keeps on changing there so need to be prepared for all such conditions in any month.

Which Currency is accepted at Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

INDIAN CURRENCY IN NEPAL:

Indian currencies, except Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 are widely accepted in Nepal. It’s advisable to carry Rs. 100 notes for Nepal.

PERSONAL EXPENSES IN TIBET:

Only CNY (Chinese Yuan) is accepted in Tibet. You can exchange your INR or USD into CNY at Kathmandu or Kodari (Nepal - Tibet Border). Majority of the people prefer to exchange currency at Kathmandu / Lucknow / Purang.  It has been observed that your international debit cards & ATM cards don’t work/accepted at most of the places so its advisable to carry approx 3000 CNY/ person in cash to meet any exigency requirements. Excess CNY can be converted to INR/USD at Purang while returning.

What are the ITEMS TO BE CARRIED for Kailash Yatra

List will be shared with all travelling passengers approx. 1 month before the Yatra date.

Accommodation facility in Kailash Mansarovar Trip:

KATHMANDU: 4 / 5 Star / Equivalent for Helicopter travelers (can be upgraded to single occupancy by paying 65 USR / Rs 4000 /

3 Star / Equivalent for Overland travelers (can be upgraded to single occupancy by paying 50 USR / Rs 3100 /

Rest Locations in Nepal : 3/4 Star in Nepalganj in Helicopter packages, Standard hotel / Guest houses in Overland package.

Tibet Locations : Hotel Purang in Purang (Helicopter route), Guest houses / Lodge at all other places.

*All accommodations are on sharing basis. 

*Accommodation in Kathmandu can be upgraded to single occupancy by paying upgradation charges mentioned above.

*Accommodations are as per Kailash Tour Itinerary & may change in case of itinerary change due to sudden weather change, excess rush & other sudden exigencies. 

TRANSPORTATION for Kailash Mansarovar Tour:

Overland Route : Non-AC bus at Nepal side & AC buses at Tibet side.

Helicopter Route : AC Coach

TOILET FACILITY in Kailash Mansarovar Tour:

Toilets are available wherever Hotel accommodation is there. Since Trip To Temples offer 2 days Hotel accommodation at Purang (in Tibet Part) so gives more comfort. Guest Houses are having basic toilets which may not be up to the mark.

FOOD during Mount Kailash Tour:

Hygienic vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) is served throughout the journey. Normal & Hot water will be served with meals. We have got a kitchen setup there ar guesthouses & fresh meals are prepared there as per group size. 

MEDICAL FACILITIES at Kailash Mansarovar:

There will not be any full time doctor/medical with group. As & when required, Liaison Officer / guide manage it on best possibility. On Tibet side, decision of Liaison Office will be final in all circumstances. We recommend you to be sure about your physical fitness & health. To ensure you, it’s advisable to go through medical checkup & work on fitness & yoga. Company doesn’t hold any responsibility for any mis-happening due to non-disclosure of any disease/weak physical fitness/etc. 

Caution: Use of any medicine without proper medical consultation may be harmful or even fatal at such high altitude. We strongly recommend you to carry recommended medicines by your qualified doctors. You should take advice on recommended medicines on this site too.

HIGH ALTITUDE DISEASE for Kailash Yatra:

Due to high altitude, there is lower atmospheric pressure & lower oxygen density which results in High Altitude Disease. The major symptoms are nausea, headache, vomiting, breathlessness, disturbed sleep. We recommend you to Google on symptoms, precautions, remedy & prepare accordingly. 

COMMUNICATION CONNECTIVITY at Kailash Mansarovar:

You will get good mobile connectivity throughout journey on roaming. Each Liaison Officer & our guide carry mobile phones for exigencies. In Nepal & China, at both locations you can buy local sim by submitting passport copy. In overland route, most of the places during journey in Nepal & some places in Tibet, you get PCO for making calls to your respective countries. Calling through PCO is comparatively cheaper. PCOs are not available in Helicopter route. If you are carrying your phone on roaming, ensure to deactivate your internet connection which has been witnessed very costly. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy for Kailash Mansarovar Trip:

It is our most important aim that you enjoy your holiday and that we earn your trust. However, we are not responsible for any cancellation due to any industrial disputes, Technical failure of any type of transport we use, loss of earnings, late arrivals or force majeure, or any items beyond our control. After booking, if you wish to cancel your trip, you must notify Trip To Temples. in writing. Once Trip To Temples. receives your notice, cancellation will take effect subject to the following:

If cancellation takes place in between 90 – 150 days prior to your departure date, your full payment will be refund except the non-refundable deposit of USD 300 | INR 15000 for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra & USD 300 | INR 10000 or 20% of Package Cost, whichever is higher for other destinations.

If cancellation takes place in between 30-90 days prior to departure 75% of your payment will be refund except the non-refundable deposit. 

If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure due to client’s personal problems, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited.

Medical Procedure For Kailash Yatra:

You need to submit fitness letter from any MBBS doctor before Yatra.

Risk & Liabilities associlasted with Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

We always put effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However as all the Tibet tours and treks run strictly under Tibet Tourism Bureau. Sunny Travel or its Tibet counterpart agent shall not be responsible for any alternation or cancellation of program due to any unavoidable circumstances beyond control such as road blockade, landslide, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, lack of transport, visa rejected by Chinese authorities, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot. Since Tibet is very remote place and road are very rough sometime good vehicle may braked.

We highly advise clients to have full insurance against medical, trip cancellation and personal accident risk. 

DO’S & DON’TS in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

  • Treat the mountains with respect & don’t show your heroism there.
  • Walk in rhythmic pace, it will save you from early tiredness & accidents.
  • Drink a lot of water during trekking. Liquid diet will always help you. Keep 3-4 packets of electrol to be used during Kora (Parikrima). 
  • Apply sun cream on exposed body parts, especially during Kora (Parikrima).
  • Mansarovar Lake water is usually very cold & if your body doesn’t allow, then don’t go far bath there. Sprinkling Mansarovar Lake water on body is believed equally to bath.
  • Trek in small groups. Trekking alone may result in risk.
  • Liaison Officer is supposed to be most experienced person for journey. All must follow his instructions in all circumstances.
  • Make sure to take proper meals throughout journey. Liquid diet will give you strength.
  • Don’t carry heavy bag pack during Kora (Parikrima).
  • Never consume Alcohol during Journey.

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