Tour Package price
Price : $3,100.00 : 165000.00
07 Nights 08 Days
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Location: Lucknow - Nepal Gunj- Simikot - Hilsa - Purang - Mansarovar Lake - Darchen - Yam Dwar -Diraphuk - Dolma La Pass – Zuthulphuk
Price: USD 3,100 / INR 1,65000
Mt. Kailash, the sacred mountain and the abode of the Hindu god Shiva is one of the world's greatest pilgrimage destinations especially for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and others. The breath-taking beauty of this sacred mountain and the holy lake of Mansarover along with ruins of 9th Century of Guge Kingdom in Far Western Tibet are a reward of a life time to experience. Recognized by and Popular among People as The Roof of the World, TIBET has fascinated humanity for centuries. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas, on the highest plateau of the world, was inaccessible to the outside world and has always been a challenge to all mortal beings as a unique destination: Tibet is a land of spectacular skylines, majestic mountain peaks, breath taking canyons, serene high-land lakes, rolling pastures and farmlands & pristine Forests. It also is a land of ancient Buddhist culture, artistic monasteries and centuries-old caravan trails. Its snow-covered mountains and windswept plateau are the highest in the world. The world's highest mountain - Mount Everest, rises in southern Tibet. Ka-erh in western Tibet, with an elevation of more than 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) above sea level, is believed to be the highest town in the world.
The great lakes Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal which lie in the shadow of Kailash, are also manifestations of aspects of the Hindu religion and symbolize the water tanks at the entrance to every Hindu temple. Manasarovar, shaped like the sun and therefore symbolizing the light, is believed to be the lake formed in the mind of God, created to show the omnipotence of the mind of Brahma. This is why bathing in the lake and drinking in its water is a purifying process for Hindus and a way of reaching the Brahma's paradise. Just one drop of water from the serenely beautiful Manasarovar is said to set one free from the contaminations of the poisonous world.
2019 Fixed Dates – Lucknow / Nepalgunj Arrival Dates for Helicopter
May 12 – FM
Note: Above date is Lucknow / Nepalgunj Arrival date and Full Moon (FM) will be at Lake Mansarovar
May 18, 2019, Saturday. Vaishakh Poornima - Budha Purnima
Time is from 4:11 AM on May 18 to 2:41 AM on May 19.
Purnima fasting is on May 18.
June 17, 2019, Monday. Jyeshta Purnima
Time is from 2:02 PM on June 16 to 2:01 PM on June 17
Purnima fasting is on June 16
Vat Purnima is on June 16
July 16, 2019, Tuesday. Ashada Purnima
Time is from 1:48 AM on July 16 to 3:08 AM on July 17.
Purnima fasting is on July 16
Vyasa Purnima – Guru Poornima
August 26, 2018, Sunday. Shravan Purnima
Time is from 3:45 PM on August 14 to 5:59 PM on August 15.
Purnima fasting is on August 14.
Narali Poornima (August 14)
Raksha Bandhan (August 15)
Day 01: LUKHNOW ARRIVAL THEN DRIVES TO NEPALGUNJ
Upon arrival in Lukhnow. Please, furnish your arrival details to us in advance, so our representative can show his presence at the airport/railway station accordingly. From Lukhnow, we have to make a road journey of presumably 225 km to reach Nepalgunj. The highway is not in better condition, so it may take at least 5 hours to reach there, which is a significantly long duration than you probably have anticipated. After reaching Nepalgunj, we check into hotel, and freshen up. Evening, at leisure on your own or wander around Nepalgunj. - Overnight at Hotel Siddharth Cottage - Lukhnow to Nepal border (Rupadiha): 225 km, 5 hours drive. - Rupadiha Border to Nepalgunj: 6 km.
Day 02: FLY TO SIMIKOT – HILSA - TAKLAKOT
Early morning, at 5.00 a.m., transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where whether often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the morning, is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning. Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m., this is an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive. Simikot has a STOL airport (Short Take Off and Landing) where only small aircraft can go. The aircraft, we fly from Nepalgunj, can carry only 15 people at a time. We stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization. - Overnight Sunvalley Resort or Nepal Trust Guesthouse (dormitory room & common bath room). - Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour. - Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter - Carrying capacity: Only 16 people at a time. - Elevation of Simikot: 2910 m/9545 fts. - Expected temperature: day time:- 18 to 25 degree Celsius, night time:- 4 to -2 degree Celsius. - Climatic condition: Generally cloudy & rainy
Connect Helicopter board on the helicopter. The helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) only. The flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward. So, we try to operate more shuttle flights early in the morning and bring all group members to Hilsa. We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, we request you not to carry any unnecessary stuff. We use two helicopters at a time, so we can airlift our group members to Hilsa as soon as possible. After all group members shifted to Hilsa by helicopter, you will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (Purang). As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come to Hilsa, no one can cross the border. The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes. The driving distance is about 27 k.m. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter - Flight duration: 25 minutes - Carrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each. - Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): only 10 minutes walk. - Sher to Taklakot: 27 km, 45 minutes drive by Bus. - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts. - Expected temperature: day time:- 22 to 28 degree Celsius/night time:- up to -3 degree Celsius. - General climatic condition: mild windy
Day 03: REST IN TAKLA KOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION
If the group members are properly acclimatized, we can proceed for Manasarovar today itself. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts.
Day 04: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR
As usual, after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and be ready to move towards Lake manasarovar. Right from the begining, the highway commences making gradual ascend. The road still keeps ascending up to the High Pass, that lies before Rakshas Lake. The lake 'Rakshas' represents the devil force. This is where Ravana, 'the mighty King of Lanka', had performed a penance to lord Shiva for 5000 years. We will take a brief halt at the shore of Lake Rakshash, soak in views and take pictures; then continue our journey towards Lake Manasarovar. We check in to the Guesthouse of Lake Manasarovar (Chiugompa) then walk to the lakeshore for having sacred dip and performing pooja. After pooja, we will have afternoon meal; board on the vehicle then set off for circumambulation around the lake. The entire circumference of the lake is presumably 82 km, and it demands a minimum two hours to accomplish this part of the journey. - Overnight guesthouse. - Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km | one & half hour. - Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. /14,925 fts - Expected temperature: day time: - 22 to 32 degree Celsius; night time: - -3 to -4 degree. - Climatic condition: windy.
Day 05: DRIVE, TARCHEN TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK
Today is the highlighted day of our journey. The most exciting part, sacred circumambulation around Kailash, commences today from Yama Dwara. Morning, after breakfast, we depart from lake strand to Yama Dwara (also called 'Tarboche' in Tibetan) that demands approximately one & half hour to reach there. We should make a brief halt in Darchen because some travel documents obtained from local Police and Army officials as well as we have to make group entry in the region. From Darchen, it is another half an hour to reach Yama Dwara. Our Yaks, porters and horses are waiting here for us. Those who are making circumambulation around Kailash on feet can instantly proceed for Deraphuk; rest of members can commence their journey after taking their horse/s and porter/s. The Total walk to Deraphuk is for 4 to 5 hours but the timing depends on your own pace. The route is quite easy, flat but mild ascend. Due to its extreme elevation, we feel tired while walking and need to have break very frequently. - Overnight at Shisapanga Guesthouse. - Lake manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km | 1 & half hour drive. - Yama Dwar- Dhriraphuk: 10 km | 5 - 6 hour trek. - Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 4920 m. /16,138 fts - Expected temperature: day time:-12 to 18 degree Celsius/night time: -5 to -8 degree. - Average climatic condition: windy and partly cloudy & rainy.
Day 06: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK
Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. You have to commence your journey from Deraphuk very early in the morning. Right from the initial moment, the trail commences leading you rapidly up, however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & up. Dolma La is the highest bit of this journey. From here onward, the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay continue attention while trekking down. While descending from Dolma La, we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva. Once we make descend journey to the valley floor, the trail becomes flat & easy. The trail is easy and flat up to the Zutulphuk. - Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house) | dormitory. - Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km | (8 - 9 hours trek). - The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts) - Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m./15,810 fts. - Expected temperature: 14 to 22 degree Celsius/ night time: -3 to -5 degree. - Average climatic condition: windy
Day 7: TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT
Undoubtedly, today is the most hectic day of your journey. You, yet to go for another 08 km walk to accomplish the circumambulation; then drive all the way to Hilsa. As usual after morning meals, you will pack up your belongings then be ready to move on to Darchen. It requires presumably 3 hours to reach the other end of the trail where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After getting-together of all members, you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km | 3 hours. - Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km | 2 hours.
Day 08: TAKLAKOT - HILSA - SIMIKOT – NEPALGANJ – LUCKNOW
It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa, where you have to go through the immigration formalities. From Taklakot, a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After having luggage checked and going through some formalities again in the boarder, you will cross over the suspension bridge of Karnali river, then enter into the territory of Nepal then fly to Simikot. - Overnight Hotel Sunvalley Resort - Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km | 45 minutes. - Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter | 25 minutes.
Fly to Nepalgunj by aircraft then continue fly or drive to Kathmandu.
- Simikot- Nepalgunj: 45 minutes flight.
- Nepalgunj- Lucknow: 184 km | 5 hours
. One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
· Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
· Lucknow- Nepalgunj- Lucknow transfers
· Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier)
· Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 5 or 6 persons 06 kg baggage per passneger)
· Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
· Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
· Guesthouse in Tibet
· Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
· Transportation in Tibet by Bus
· Tour around Lake Manasarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot)
· English speaking Tibetan guide
· Tour Manager
· Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
· All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment
· Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage ONLY
· Oxygen for emergency use
· Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
· Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $ 40 per person or equivalent)
· All applicable taxes & service charges
Riding Horse during the Parikrama
· Your travel insurance
· Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.)
· Personal expenses & bottled drinks
· Tip for guide & driver
· Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight cancelled due to bad weather condition
· Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
· Porter and Yak/Pony during the Kailash Parikrama
Early Booking Discount Offer 2019
Helicopter (08 Days) Ex. Nepalgunj
Indian Passport Holder / Foreign Passport
PARTIAL PAYMENT OPTION
Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019
1. Fill out Booking form (Click Here) and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Scanned passport copies (Colored copied is required for Non-Indian Passport Holders)
3. Advance payment of INR 20,000 / USD 100 per person
IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims are strictly advised not to war Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
What to take:
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended to beat the chilling cold. Also carry down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust and cold.
Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude), Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes), sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests, it is essential that you be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 11.00 approx, Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability:
NTP team and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB).
Therefore, company and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
For booking we need Rs- 20000/- per person with passport copy.
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