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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pre Departure Information

  • Kailash Mansarovar yatra pre departure information
Mount Kailash Location: Western part of Tibet
Altitude: Mount Kailash peak (6714meter) above Sea level.
Base camp of Kailash: Darchen 4600 meter above Sea level
Climate/Weather: Changeable (Max. 20 degree Celsius to Mini. -15 degree Celsius
Believe: Hindu, Buddhist, Ban-Po, Jain (AUM followers
Visiting Time: Late March to End of September
Kailash Round: 52 K.M. (3 days) 38 K.M. walking only
Altitude-Lake Mansarovar: 4580 above sea level
Round Mansarovar Lake: 102 K.M. (by jeep 4/5 hours)
Distance from Kathmandu: 820 km on way including round of Kailash Parbat
Total Journey (Yatra): From KTM to KTM 10 nights 11 days
Clothing: Heavy woolen type & wind proof jackets
Standard time: Tibet is 2:15 hours a head then Nepali’s time
Currency in Tibet: Renimbi or Yuan. 1 dollar equivalent 6:20 Yuan approximately

Why you should do Kailash Yatra ?

Kailash and mansarovar are center of universe because of source of Water and its spiritual legend. The magical and mystical spot has been drawing people to its divine presence for various reasons. Here are some reason why you should not miss this snow jewels kailash and holy lake mansarovar yatra.

The Mt. kailash and lake mansarovar along with holy mansarovar lake is deeply integral to the hard of spiritual imagination of human beings since time immemorial.

According to Hindu legend, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma.(The next face of Shiva) Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is a combination of the words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake). Hindus also believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the holy centre of the earth and the manifestation of heaven itself.

Tibetan Buddhists profess that Kailash (kang Rimpoche - snow god) is the home of the Buddha Demchok who symbolizes supreme harmony. The Tibetan religion of ‘Bon Poo’ believes Mount Kailash as their spiritual seat of power. In Jainism, Kailash, referred to as Mount Ashtapada, (where eight rishi had meditate) is the place where the creator of their faith, Rishabhadeva, attained freedom from the cycle of life and rebirth.

Just 21 kilometers away from Mount Kailash and in front of Mt. Gorla Mandata, the sacred blue and emerald green Manasarovar lake that lies at a height of 4550m is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and the power to wash off all mortal sins.

For these reasons and more, a trip to Kailash Manasarovar yatra is an intense spiritual experience, complete with the inclusion of meditation sessions, sathsangs ( spiritual discourses) and much more. The 13-days trip to Kailash will commence at Kathmandu, where you will explore the ancient city along with its holy spots Pashupatinath, Jal Narayan and includes the journey to Tibet, drive to Nylam, overnight local hotel and meditation sessions/Puja Hom hamadi at the breathtaking Manasarovar Lake. This will be followed by the challenging yet fulfilling trek to the North face of Kailash, where you will get a chance to meditate in the presence of the mighty peak before you journey back. A sojourn to this roof of the world is an arduous, but rewarding one. Every single traveler of this incredible journey undergoes a humbling and enlightening transformation, which cannot be described, but can only be felt first hand.

Get ready for some incredible experiences. Soak in the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the mighty peaks of the Himalayas. But most importantly, get ready to have an honest peek into your own self. As Sadhguru says, you return home with “a little bit of Kailash with you in your heart and your mind”. With our team of highly skilled local Nepalese, trained and dedicated teachers and volunteers ever ready to help you with every step you take on this memorable journey, you will be enveloped in a sense of endless energy, tranquility and oneness. This year, Kailash Manasarovar parikrama 52km. between end of April to End of October any date.

Additional Tour

Muktinath -Manakamana Tour 4 Days 3 Night 26900 - Tourist standard hotel twin share basis with full board meal. ( Need at least 2 person to run the muktinath yatra.

Extra cost if required

Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 250 (Directly payable to the horse herder)

Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 100

Extra service

Extra day trip to Tirthpuri – by bus to Then bus cost will be 5500 INR and 100US$ for NRI or other passport holder per person. We need at least 5 person.

Extra day trip to Saptrishi cave & Nandi Parikrama jeep + guide + oxygen Per Person INR 12000 and US$ 240 for other passport holder & minimum 4 person required. (Bus cannot drive)

Extra trip to Khojarnath temple Per person 5500INR and US$ 100 for other passport holder per person. By bus or jeep. Minimum we need 5 pax.

Group Size: From 9 till 90 Pax

Mount Kailash Picture

Booking and payments

  • 1.As per new rules trip booking should be done 45 days advance
  • 2.Minimum 6 month valid date of passport is required for Kailash tour
  • 3. 14 days period to tour departure date, 50% of the total cost should be reach
  • Himalayan Glory Travel account by telex transfer or we have Bank Account in India for your easy yatra.
  • 4. We need color passport copy each yatri Before 14 Days from the yatra Date.
  • 5. Full payments should make before Kailash tour departure when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Tour Cancellation policy

  • 1. All notice of cancellation must be sending our office in written
  • 2. Verbal cancellations will be not entertained
  • 3. 21 days period from tour departure date 30% cancellation 15 days period from our departure date 50% cancellation
  • 4. 7 days & less period no show 100 % cancellation (no refunded)

Important Pre Departure Information

About the food during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
During the full kailash mansarovar yatra we serve 100% Vegetarian food combined South Indian and others. All the food cooked by our Chef and need and clean kitchen staff, Fresh vegetable and well cooked food serve you 3 times a day including drinking water. We use mineral water or boiled water for drinks. (Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast)

Age Limit

Age limit is 70 years old but we are able to get Tibet Permit for people above 75 years also in the past. However, we cannot guarantee that permit will be issued. Also we need health certificate for above 70 years old Yatri.

Clothing for Kailash Yatra

Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are required. Be sure to bring warm clothing as the nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to severe cold. Indian Pilgrims are strictly advised not to wear Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea to take. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been on each day.

Special require for your comfort

Walking stick, Drinking water bottle, 1 trekking shoes for 3 days round & shoes for supper jeep or city walking, sandal, Mouth mask, sun hat, eye glace, cold cream.

What to take?

Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you (Equipment Lists)

Day snacks along the way, Chocolates, dry fruits, Glucose or any kind of biscuits and 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 altitude). 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 lights & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), if needed Camera & films, Binocular.

Health Condition

This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You must be physically fit. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem to acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential, you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigor of high altitude travel to extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 5636 meter Dolmala pas during the Kailash round.

Altitude Sickness

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 or acclimatizes. 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 Nyalam (12000ft). Yatris (Tourists) can also make this Himalayan Glory Travels taking the flight from Kathmandu to Simikot by Helicopter as well and it will be shorter days to make completes. Drink plenty of water, 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 (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness). And Oxygen Cylinder with Mask.


Important : 1000INR rupees and 500INR rupees bills are also allowed in Nepal while you are travelling in Nepal after visiting the PM MODI in NEPAL. Currency rate in Nepal are 100 INR = 160NPR, Unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD-1 = 6.50 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10 approx; Money can be exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the local peoples at Zhangmu or Kodari Nepal – Tibet boarder Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal. If you need we can help to arrange that form Kathmandu.

Risks & Liability

Himalayan Glory Travel & Tours and its associates will take its high attention always to make your Yatra and tours smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conducted strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Himalayan Glory Travel (P) Ltd and its counterparts shall not be responsible for any change and modification in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot on their own.

Happy tours to Kailash & Mansarovar Yatra 2016 … Om Namo Shivaya !


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