KAILASH SAGADAWA FESTIVAL 2024

Trip Highlights
Mt. Kailash is situated at west part of Tibet, Ngari region (Autonomous Region of China), it is one of the most popular spiritual and adventurous destinations for all people. This region is the source of water for south Asian countries like Nepal, Tibet – China, Bhutan, Pakistan and India as four huge rivers originated from this area. Manasarovar Lake and Mt. Kailash is also respected as top most spiritual destinations for pilgrims who follows ॐ (AUM) on their chanting or mantras. Mainly Hindu, Buddhist, Bonpo and Jains followers have believed to make this tour at least once in life time. According to Hindu myth Mt. kailash is the holy homage of Lord Shiva and three days Circumambulation (Parikarma OR KORA) of this holy mountain brings them to heaven or they get liberation. There are many places related with Hinduism as Gauri kund, Nandi Parbat, Yama dwar, Sapta rishi cave, Sesh naga parbat are in Kailash.
Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar is on high altitude and dry region, it is rich on alpine floura and fauna . It is beautiful part of world well known as center of universe behind the long Himalaya range so people can get great view of long Himalaya range with different lakes on the way. Manasarovar Lake is situated between Mt. Gurlamandata and Kailash parvat so this lake has quite different experience than other lakes in Tibet. In this program we are focusing to make all possible visit around the region.

Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Tour The trip to these places is always challenging both in terms of physical and mental strength. Information is always an important issue and once you are aware about through professional operators and a trust worthy company, you will always have a comfortable journey. The best time to make journey to Rakshas Taal, Holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash is during the months of May, June, July, August and September. The early-booking is always preferable. May and June is the best time to travel to Mt Kailash, Holy Lake Mansarovarand Rakshas Taal. One can aviid rainfall in these months though one might have to suffer a bit more from the cold than in July and August. During May and June, you can also travel via Helicopter due to less weather disturbances. July and August is mostly rainy season.

Particularly, if you are driving through the territory, the muddy roads can sometime stick your vehicles mid way. Likewise, during the Mt Kailash parikrama too, you might encounter flooded trails. Besides, during May and June, one can also enjoy the beautiful flowers, plants and sometime wild animals too. Septermber is a cold month. One can have a good weather in Nepal and border areas during September but in the western Tibet, particularly around the Holy Mt. kailash, Mansarovar Lake the month is colder then July and August. The sky during the May, June and September remains clear. In all other months of the year, the weather is much harsher and it is extremely difficult to undertake the trip.

Warm clothing, well equipped bags, Comfortable trekking shoes with warm woolen socks and down jackets, woolen shawl, are some of the essential clothes you need to carry when you travel to the western part of Tibet. Keeping in your bags some dry fruits and foods is highly recommended. Pre-departure check up with a doctor will prepare you and give you more courage. It is advisable that you carry extra money for emergency use. A trip via Nepal's we always welcome because of our past long experience, professional management and good logistic support and also the familiarity in language, among other reason.

TRIP FACT:
* DURATION: 15 DAYS Kathmandu/Kathmandu
* Package Plan: Complete Full Board Meals Plan
* Entry Exit Point: Kerung Border
* Tour Start & End : Kathmandu
* Trip Plan: Private & GROUP Joining Basis
* Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
* Activity: Trekking / Overland Cultural & Pilgrimage Tour
* Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and Fix Tented Camping
* Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser & Bus (NEPAL & TIBET PART)

Tentative Travel Itinerary FOR 2024 onwards:
Day 01 | 15th MAY 2024: Program - Arrive Kathmandu
Welcome Nepal & Check in Hotel, collect original passport for visa formalities ( Please arrange to arrive Sunday, Monday or Tuesday)| O/N at Hotel.

Day 02 | 16th MAY 2024: Program - KATHMANDU City Tour:
Kathmandu Spiritual Tour( Pashupatinath temple, sleeping bishnu temple, Krishna temple patan and Boudhanath stupa)| O/N at Hotel.

Day 03 | 17th MAY 2024: Program - KATHMANDU Preparation + Visa Collection:
Morning tour around Kathmandu, afternoon preparation for Kailash Tour | O/N at Hotel.

Day 04 | 18th MAY 2024: KATHMANDU TO SYABRU BESI OR RASUWAGADI
After Breakfast at hotel, take bus to Nepal border (Syabrubesi Or Rasuwagadi) - takes 7 - 8 hours. depend on road condition. O/N at Border| O/N at Guest House.

Day 05 | 19th MAY 2024: RASUWAGADI - KYIRONG:
After border formality, drive to Kyirong/ acclimatization | O/N at Hotel.

Day 06 | 20th MAY 2024: KYIRONG - SAGA:
After breakfast drive to Saga/ acclimatization| O/N at Hotel.

Day 07 | 21st MAY 2024: Program - SAGA – MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs:
After breakfast leave for Mansarover in a distance of 470 Km which takes about 08:00 hours. This is the first glimpse of Mt Kailash if the weather is good. Parikarma of Lake Manasarovar via Bus then visit the Hot Spring In route visit Seralung Monastery, TrugoMonastary, Gossal Monastery.| O/N at Hotel.

Day 08 | 22nd MAY 2024: Program - MANASAROVAR – DARCHEN 4560m 45 Km/1hrs:
Morning Visit Chiu Monastery, Puja or Havan and take deep at Mansarovar and put up at Darchen | O/N at Hotel.

Day 09 | DATE 23rd MAY 2024: Program - DARCHEN – JOIN SAGA DAWA FESTIVAL FULL DAY
Exploration of Saga Dawa festival. Overnight at guest house in Darchen

Day 10 | 24th MAY 2024: Program - DARCHEN – DIRAPHUK 4720m 7hrs trek:
The Holy Trek starts from Yama Dwar&Tharboche. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in guesthouse.| O/N at Guest House.

Day 11 | 25th MAY 2024: Program - DIRAPHUK – ZUTHULPHUK (4790m) 6 Hrs. Trek:
Early morning we will start journey as early as possible. Our Tibetan guide will lead the group through Dolma La (5640 m) which is normal outer kora and can use horse up to the pass. Interested persons can go down to Gauri Kund and collect some holy water from Kund. Overnight stay at Zuthulpuk guest house.| O/N at Guest House.

Day 12 | 26th MAY 2024: Program - ZUTHULPHUK – DARCHEN - PARYANG:
Kailash Kora ends after 10 KM walk from Zhuthulphuk. After lunch, Drive to Paryang O/N At Paryang| O/N at Hotel.

Day 13 | 27th MAY 2024: Program - PARYANG - KYIRONG:
PROBABLY LAST DAY AT TIBET PART & PARYANG - KYIRONG | O/N at Hotel.

Day 14 | 28th MAY 2024: Program - RASUWAGADI BORDER - KATHMANDU
Free and Rest Day or Shopping etc at Kathmandu | O/N at Hotel.

Day 15 | 29th MAY 2024: Program - FINAL Departure | SERVICE END.

Logistics for Mt. Kailash Spiritual Tour:
1. One supporting truck for Kitchen and meals
2. Nepali cooks, staff and equipment’s from Kathmandu via Kerung border
3. All veg. meals from kitchen (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) for Tibet Kailash part
4. Supporting experience Nepali staffs for Kailash kora as per group size

The cost of Trip : ( Group joining cost as per group size)
1. 06 Persons : USD 2540 Per-person
2. 08 Persons : USD 2420 Per-person
3. 10 Persons: USD 2340 Per-person
4. 12 Persons: USD 2280 Per-person
5. 14 Persons: USD 2250 Per-person
6. 15 ++ Persons : USD 2180 Per-person
Note: Single supplement : USD 440 ( For single room)

EXTRA COST: Tibet Travel Chinese Visa fees:
1. USD 182 Per-person for US Passport Holder
2. USD 140 Per-person for Canada Passport Holder
3. USD 176 Per-person for Brazilian Nationals
4. USD 115 Per-person for other nationals
Note : Single room is not available for night at Mansarovar and Kailash during kora trip.

The cost Includes:
• All Transportation as per group size
• All accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast only
• All accommodation in standard hotels and Guest house for Kailash kora with all meals
• All accommodation on Twin shearing base at Hotel - TIBET PART
• Sightseeing as per program
• Accommodation in SAGA AND DARCHEN at standard hotel with all meal
• All permits and entrance fees( Aliens permit, Grassland permit, Foreign affair and Military )
• One supporting truck in Tibet part
• Nepali cooks and helpers from Kerung Border
• Kitchen equipments and all meals
• Assistance by nepali staffs on Spiritual Kailash kora
• English speaking tour guide( Nepali and Tibetan)
• Yak and Yak man for Kailash kora
• Kathmandu- Border – Kathmandu transportation Mini Bus as per group size

TRIP FACT:
* DURATION: 15 DAYS Kathmandu/Kathmandu
* Package Plan: Complete Full Board Meals Plan
* Entry Exit Point: Kerung Border
* Tour Start & End : Kathmandu
* Trip Plan: Private & Joining Basis
* Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
* Activity: Trekking / Overland Cultural & Pilgrimage Tour
* Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and Fix Tented Camping
* Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser & Bus (NEPAL & TIBET PART)

The cost Excludes:
• Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
• Travel Insurance and personal nature cost
• Accommodation in Kathmandu
• Extra accommodation in Darchen who cannot make Kora
• Sightseeing entrance fees at Kathmandu only
• All beverage and drink
• Personal nature cost, riding horse for Kailash kora if necessary
• Personal Tips to Staffs
• International flight arrangement
• Chinese Visa fees
• Optional if any which is not mentioned on cost Includes

Hotels/ Guest house:
# Kathmandu: 3 Star standard
# Rasuwagadi: Tourist standard hotel
# Kyirong: Kyirong Hotel or Similar (2- 3 star standard)
# Saga: West post Saga Hotel or Similar (3 star)
# Manasarovar: Best available guest house (Basic accommodation)
# Darchen: Himalaya Kailash Hotel or Similar (3- 4 star)
# Dirapuk: Best available guest house
# Zuthulpuk: Best available guest house
# Paryang: Best available hotel

List of personal equipment for Kailash tour:
1. Duffel bag (can be provide by Company – optional)
2. Bag lock
3. Carry-on or small day bag
4. Fanny pack / money belt / passport bag
5. 1 pair Sandals
6. Watch
7. Camera w/batteries and extra film
8. Passport (copies of passport photos)
9. Book
10. Notebook w/pencil
11. Rain coat

Trekking Clothing (Daily) Item
1. Lightweight trekking pants
2. Lightweight turtle neck shirts (P/C)
3. Polypropylene liner socks (thin)
4. Short loop stitch wool blend socks
5. Sunglasses (100% UV Protection)
6 .Trekking cap / baseball cap
7. Warm jacket / Sweeter
8. Trekking shoes
9. Trekking Poles

Miscellaneous Items (Necessities) Item
1. Water bottles w/insulated pouch
2. Sunscreen (SPF 25 or greater)
3. Lip Balm (w/ SPF 30 sunscreen)
4. Nylon clothes line cord
5. Toiletries: (soap / shampoo / toothbrush toilet paper)
6. Torch Light

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