This special package offers visitors the hasslefree Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra. As most of the journey is done via air, the trip is easy and comfortable. Yatris first assemble in Kathmandu and then fly to Nepalgunj – the commercial hub of mid-western Nepal. From there, they catch a scheduled flight to Simikot and helicopter shuttle to Hilsa – a small Nepali town along Nepal-China border. After completing, customs and immigration formalities they will board a waiting vehicle and drive toward Lake Mansarovar and the start Kailash Yatra.
Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. In the evening, attend Yatra briefing at your your hotel. O/N: Hotel
Today, we will visit two important Hindu temples in Kathmandu. Our day begins with a visit to Pashupatinath and Guheshwari temples. Pashupatinath is one of the most important Hindu shrines in the world, and a major deity of Nepal. The main pagoda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. There are temple of different other gods and goddesses on the temple premises. Then we will visit Guheshwari Temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Satidevi – the consort of Lord Shiva. Various Tantric rituals are performed in this temple. Then we return to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we will fly to Nepalgunj airport in far-western Nepal. The flight takes around 55 minutes. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, get transferred to your hotel. O/N: Hotel.
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight takes around an hour. The flight offers you an opportunity to enjoy bird's eye view of Nepal's diverse landscape as we climb to higher altitude. The small town of Simikot is the district headquarters of Humla which is known these days as the Gateway to Kailash Mansarovar. Upon your arrival in Simikot, you will be transferred to your lodge. In the afternoon, visit a local Shiva temple and explore the marketplace. O/N: Lodge.
Today, we will be flying to the Nepal-China border town of Hilsa in a helicopter. The flight takes around 20 minutes. Form Hilsa, trek to Sher where you complete customs and immigration formalities and cross the Nepal-China border on foot. On the other side of the border, board a waiting vehicle and drive to Purang and get transferred into a lodge. You can explore the market of Purang in the afternoon and even buy essential stuffs as Purang is a fairly big market. O/N: Lodge.
After breakfast, you will be driving to Lake Mansarovar – our ultimate destination. The drive takes around two hours. Upon arrival on the lake shores, we embark on the Parikrama of the holy lake. Take a ritual bath and offer worship at the holy lake. O/N: Lodge.
Morning is free time for you to perform Hawan and Pooja on the banks of the Lake Mansarovar. After the Pooja and lunch, we will drive toward Darchen. Darchen is the gateway to Mount Kailash. We take ample rest today as our Kailash Parikrama will begin from tomorrow. O/N: Lodge.
After breakfast, we drive to Yama Dwar from where our Parikrama begins. We start walking from Yama Dwar toward Deraphuk. The distance is about 10 kilometers and the trail is generally flat and easy. We walk enjoying the rugged Tibetan landscape. O/N: Lodge.
This is going to be a long and difficult day as we will be crossing a high pass Dolma La (5630 m). Weather at the high Himalayan pass is unpredictable and can change anytime. Dolma Pass is the ultimate point of this Yatra. We start the journey as early as possible as the weather can change in the second half of the day. This day, we can have darshan of Gaurikunda. But the way down the lake is very difficult. Upon arrival in Zuthulphuk, we check into our lodge. O/N: Lodge.
After breakfast at our lodge, you will walk till Zhongdo where your Yatra ends successfully. At Zhongdo, board a waiting vehicle and drive toward Darchen and then to Purang and further to Nepal-China border. After completing customs and immigration formalities, enter Nepal and stay overnight in Hilsa. O/N: Lodge.
Boar a helicopter for a flight to Simikot – the district headquarters of Humla. From there, you will catch a flight to Nepalgunj and further to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, a grand dinner will be organized for you to celebrate the success of the Yatra. O/N: Hotel.
Your final day in Nepal! Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your return flight. On board the aircraft, you will have plenty of time to reflect on your Yatra and plan for your next holiday.
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