New route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra - 2017

New Gift of China for the Kailash Mansarover Pilgrims - Route Via Nepal (Overland Kerung or Rasuwa Gadhi/Nyalam)

Day 01: Katmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival, our representative will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel, Program briefing at the evening, dinner, overnight stay in Katmandu.

Day 02: Katmandu to Syabrubeshi (3700 mts. - 140kms.)  - This is the first day of the Yatra. Very early with pack breakfast depart from Katmandu to near China border by reserved tourist coach. O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Syabrubeshi to Kerung. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet - an autonomous part of China. After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Kerung.Overnight stay at Guest House.

Day 04: Kerung Full day acclimatization - Full day free for excursion of Kerung city.

Day 05: Kerung to Saga /Dongba(4500mts. - 375kms) - After breakfast drive from Kerung to Saga/Dongba .Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Saga/Dongba (4500mts. - 335kms) to Mansarovar - After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. Conducting MansarovarParikrama by vehicle. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. - 110kms.)  - We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and conducting Pooja, hawan and spiritual activities according to your tradition. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay at Guesthouse. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost..

 

Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. - 12kms.)  - This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we drive up to yumdwari and start walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Horse can be hired at extra cost those who cannot walk. Yak will carry the kitchen utensils and equipment. Overnight stay at mud house or tent on the basis of availability.

Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. - 22kms.)  - This day is bit complex journey and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 meter in height, the weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at mud house or tent on the basis of availability.

Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Saga/Dongba-Later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 11: Saga/Dongba to Kerung - Drive back to Kerung, which is the last stay in Tibet part.

Day 12: Kerung to Katmandu - After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu and check in at Hotel.

Day 13: Katmandu  - Early morning optional Himalayan mountain flight tour. After breakfast start to Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and BudhaNikanthDarshan, back to hotel and rest. overnight stay in Katmandu.

Day 14: Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination
 

Additional (+3 Days) Muktinath Tour Along with Kailash Tour(Yatra)

Cost
Price per person Indian Citizen 24,000.00
Price per person NRI (Foreign) 650.00

Itinerary:-
Day Description
13 . Kathamndu to Pokhara
Instant of Departure after kailashYatra start MuktinathYatra Early morningdrive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple O/N hotel halt in Pokhara.
14 . Pokhara to Jomsom
Early morning flight to Jomsom then drive to Muktinath temple (By Jeep), givingplenty of time for yatris to do pooja, bath etc . Afternoon drive back to Jomsomover night stay in Jomsom at Hotel,Meals Plain(B/L/D).
15. Jomsom to Pokhara (optional Kathmandu)
Early morning flight back to Pokhara, half day pokhara sightseeing (vindavasini temple , David fall , Fewa Lake , Madehev cave….afternoon fly back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.(B/L/D)
16 . Pokhara to Kathmandu After breakfast departure transfer trip conclude.(B)

Above Price Include Above Price not Include
Hotel accommodations in tour:- one nights in Kathmandu , two nights in Pokhara& one nights in Jomsom. Manakamana cable car tickets.Entry permit, schedule airtickets:- Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara and Pokhara and surface Airport tax.Kathmandu to pokhara&pokhara to Kathmandu By Bus , JomsomMuktinath / Jomsom Jeep drive (SIC basis) andentire tour pure Indian vegetarian food according to above listed trip program. Domestic airport tax , Tips, Personal expenses(beverage , phone call , cold drinks , mineral water etc) , if need any things more than program , rescue and emergency charge , in case flight cancel additional day hotel stay expenses, International air tickets , travel insurance.

EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

DURATION 1 HOUR-KATHMANDU / MOUNTAIN / KATHMANDU
LOCATION KATHMANDU AIRPORT
PRICE Flight Ticket witd Transportation INR8,000
TOUR DESCRIPTION Mountain flight is a much easier way to see tde Nepali Himalayan peaks. Most flights are in mornings and operate at all times except in tde monsoon seasons of June, July & August. Air planes fly along tde Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get a good view of tde Himalayan range. All tde domestic airlines of Nepal offer various forms of mountain flights. The flight takes you witdin camera range of some of tde highest peaks in tde world, and cruising tdis close to tde awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is an out-of-tdis world experience. A few domestic airlines offer mountain flight from Katdmandu to see Mt. Everest. This unique experience gives visitors a quick glance at Nepal's untamed landscapes and a fly-past tdroughtde world's tallest peak. The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately tde peaks come into view. The first peak tdat appears on your horizon is tde majestic Gosaitdan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at a height of 8,013m. To its right appears DorjeLhakpa (6,966m), looking like a massive figure of eight lying prone and covered in snow. To its right is PhurbiChyachu, which looms over tdeKatdmandu valley.
Departure: Everyday round tde year
SEASON Dec, Jan & Feb-Winter Season-Clear but late flight always due to fog.
March, April & May-Spring Season-Best & Crystal Clear Mt Views
June, July & August-Monsoon Season-Bit Cloudy & Hazy
Sep, Oct & Nov-Autumn Season-Best Mountain View Season
SCHEDULE 6.30 AM-1 st Flight / EVERYDAY
7.30 AM-2 nd Flight / EVERYDAY
8.30 AM-3 rd Flight / EVERYDAY
Monday tdrough Sunday (7 Days a Week)

Above Price Include

  • Arrival departure transportation in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples.
  • 3 nights in 3 Star equivalent hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all veg meals
  • Return transfer to Nepal-China border by local bus.
  • Tibet Portion: accommodation in guesthouses on sharing basis in dormitory style
  • Pure vegetarian meals.
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage and kitchen equipments
  • English speaking Tibetan guide Nepali tour leader supported by cook helpers
  • First Aid kit with the group and Oxygen cylinders in Tibet side
  • Necessary permit Langtang and Kailash region.
  • Normal Tibet/China visa fee to visit Kailash.
  • Kerung border tax
  • Yak to carry kitchen equipments during parikraama
  • 01 Duffle Bag (as souvenir) and 01 down Cheater (on returnable basis)
  • Yatra completion certificate

Above Price not Include

Air ticket to Kathmandu and back, extra cost for additional stay, food & transport in the any delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons, evacuation expenses in case of emergency, travel insurance, riding yak/horse, porters for parikraama, any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee, Govt of India service tax 4.50%, etc. Our package cost does not include any other item which is not listed in the above list of inclusions. We do not bear any liability for any other expense occurred during the trip and the same will be payable by the travelers on their own.

Note

For Kailash Yatra additional USD 300 per person will be applicable if the Chinese government applies the rule of 17 passengers per bus in Tibet side for Kailash overland tours via Keyrong.

Important for accommodation

: It is to be noted that the single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu and during camping. At all other places only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability.

Trip Disclaimer

To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated on time to time basis . We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While booking a Kailash MansroverYatra group tour package of India with us, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in our Kailash Manasarover and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our team via email or phone. Our Mansarover tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information. The length of this tour varies sometime due to Political and Natural reasons and we have been operating such trips successfully with almost minimum reasons . However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies and many other reasons may cause some changes in the itinerary.  Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of tour manageements.

All sightseeing points are mentioned in the itinerary and will be visited by our expert tour guides. Tickets to such monuments in Kailash Mansarover holy tour are included for the mentioned monuments and museums etc. For sightseeing trips other than the planed, the traveller must inform our office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guide. Such additional sightseeing trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each city, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at NTP Tourism Affairs Ltd. there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your Golden Triangle group tour. To ensure your safety and quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.


Important Notes

The prices indicated with each trip are based on twin share& group basis after Kathmandu .
Indian food is a sheer delight for the traveller. On our India group tour packages mostly breakfasts are a part of the package. In addition to it we also include few lunches and dinners based on our experience for giving you a special local experience. For the rest of the meals, we prefer to offer the travellers flexibility and freedom of choosing meal and local restaurant of their choice. Our guides will suggest you restaurants you can try for a meal. This not only offers you budgeting flexibility but also keeps you free to try something apart from the group activities.
It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the local culture, customs and nature. Keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.
It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet. Do not carry your valuable jewellery items etc during the trip as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.
Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but in India tour guides, drivers, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.


How to Pay

For your bookings with us, you can make payments by any of the following methods:
1. Swift Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer
2. Online Credit Card Payment using 'Secured Online Credit Card Payment Gateway' powered by Visa and MasterCard..

Indian passport holders INR 125000 
Foreigners and NRIs USD 2200
American Nationals USD 2450
Note
For Kailash Yatra additional USD 300 per person will be applicable if the Chinese government applies the rule of 17 passengers per bus in Tibet side for Kailash overland tours via Keyrong.
Important remark for accommodation
It is to be noted that the single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu and during camping. At all other places only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability.

Registration Process

Fill out Booking form (Click Here) Email it to us at info@nepaltourism.net
Scanned passport copies (Colored copied) , 2 photos
Advance Payment USD500/INR20,000 per person

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How much is duration of Kailash Mansarover Yatra?

    Kailash Mansarover Yatra is ex Kathmandu and has following Duration
  • 10 days for the Helicopter Route Via Nepalganj/Simikot
  • 13 Days for the Overland route via Nyalam and usually coaches are provided upto Kodari Border and after clearing the Immigrations 17 seater coach
  • 14 Tour Via Lhasa where Kathmandu Lhasa to/fro by flight and onward by land transport
  • 17 Days Inner Kora with Nandi Parvat and Astapad

How is the tour usually conducted for the 13 days Land Route?

13 days Land route is very systematically planned with combination of Transport and other arrangements ?
Kathamndu to the Kodari Border delux Tourist coaches
At Kodari Border we clear the Immigration and proceed to the Tibet (China) and meet our Tibetan Guide and Vehiicles
We Drive for the next hault at Nyalam Via Zhangmu (Small Tibetan township at the border)
For acclimatization 2 nights at Nyalam and than drive Saga to Mansarover to Darchan/Tarboche ?YamDwar the starting point of Kailash Parikrama
Than 2 Nights of Kailash parikrama via DIrapuk and Dolama Pass ?Zuthulpuk to Darchan and Mansarover
Than Drive back same route mansarover ? Saga- Nyalam ? Kathmandu

How many parikrama we do in Kailash ?

We would conduct and facilitate Two Parikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches Kailash Parikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since the trek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also available on direct payments .

Which is the best time to travel for the Yatra ?

Kailash is a seasonal destination with the Yatra operation April to September only every year and get affected by the political and natural reasons so as an when you are able to manage and all goes well you could undertake the Yatra .

Which vehicles are used during the Yatra on the Tibet Side ?

Mini Coaches 17 seater /Van/Coaster depending upon the group size , guest requirement and permits .

What type of stay arrangements are planned for the Yatra at kathmandu?

We usually provide Three star or equivalent for the Yatra at Kathmandu .

What kind of stay arrangement is planned at Tibet ?

We provide combination of Best available Guest Houses during the Travel but during Kailash Parikrama only Mud Houses are available so that is arranged for a night hault.

What kind of Food is provided for the Kailash yatra ?

We serve pure vegetarian satvik food during the Stay at Kathmandu and during the Yatra where by at the Hotel at Kathmandu the same is laid in buffet and there after during the Yatra cooked by our accompanying Sherpas and served to suit the Yatri palate in tough high terrains .

How can we do the Puja and availability of the Pandas ?

A Yatri can perform his /her own rituals during the Yatra and at Mansarover where as pandits are not available in the region but some of the groups bring along there own pandits and perform Puja

If I am unable to do Kailash parikrama than how things are managed ?

Some times at your own choice and other times Tibetan Guide might ask you to refrain from doing Kailash parikrama observing at The Health or else in such cases Pilgrims stay back at Darcahn or Mansarover lake in the Guest for 3 days and enjoy Kailash Standing tall high in front of them . After 3 days from other pilgrims come back and join those staying back than we proceed for the return journey to Kathmandu .

How many days Yak/Pony or porter is required by the pilgrim during the yatra and how much does the same cost ?

The Yak/Pony is required by you only during the Kailash Parikrama and you many decide in advance if required becoz theya re not available en route the yatra . Our Tibetan Guide may assist you with the negotiations. And usually it cost Yuan 1500 for the Yak and Yakmen (the prices are depending upon availability only)

Whata re the hidden charges i.e., to be paid directly during the yatra or else ?

Additional expenses are only incurred in the emergent conditions like natural disaster , political , accidental only . The charges as below are not included in the cost

  • Horse /Yak with the the man is not included in the cost (You may need for the Kaialsh parikrama)
  • Additional drink , sim card / telephone/fax . laundry , travel insurance and additional transportation
  • Service tax levied by the Government
  • Puja /Tarpan , tips , additional portage services etc

Which currency and how much money we must carry for the Yatra ?

It is suggested that the pilgrim must carry CYN (Chinese Yuan) 5000 minimum for the emergency .
Exchange rates might variate but usually cost around
INR100 =NPR160
INR100 =Yuan 12
USD1 = CNY 6
Indian denomination and USD is acceptable at Kathmadu
Where as in Tibet on CNY is acceptable so you may change at Kathmandu or at the Kodari Border (Nepal-Tibet Border)
Most of the Yatris exchange at Kathmandu or at the Border
If any unused currency than the same can be exchanged at the border or in Kathmandu

What all is provided by the travel company ?

We usually provide the following

  • Duffle Bag (you may take back home after the yatra )
  • Down Jacket (This is to be returned after the Yatra)
  • Sleeping bags (to be returned)
  • Oxygen Cylinders and essential medicines
  • Souvenir and Kailash yatra certificate

Any kind of Medical certificate is required for the Yatra ?

Till date there is no such ruling but we would suggest patients with the Asthma and Heart ailment should refrain from the yatra and all must get the check up donein order to avoid any issue on the high altitude during the Yatra .liek TMT Test , PFT Tesr , ECG and Blood test.

What all documents are required for the Yatra ?

Passport is the most important documents for which photocopy is required at the time of booking and in original 10 days before departure for the Visas and you will have to carry original along with you during the Yatra in order to clear the formalities enroute .

Can we do Kailash yatra on the full moon day ?

Yes the same can be conducted on the full moon day and every month we have departure schedule for the full moon.

Are the children allowed for the Yatra 6-10 years?

There is no restriction till date and you are best aware of your childs health so if they are physically normal than they may accompany for the yatra

Any specific precaution for the children ?

The same precaution as the elder is taking the same is applicable for the children

Do we need to pay additional for the visa ?

Group Visa cost is included for the Yatra price for China but for Nepal visa you will have to pay extra (applicable only for the other than Indian passport holders only) Indian nationals with Indian passport do not require Visa for Nepal.

Are there frequent landslides during the travel ?

All would depend upon the weather only and cannot be anticipated at this juncture .

How is the sanitation on our way ?

Kathamndu and onward journey has toilets but during Parikrama and Mansarover basic resources are available only .

How is the availability of the drinking water ?

We provide ample amount of Jar water or mineral water during the Yatra and suggest as well to drink as much as possible in order maintain the good health on the high altitude .

Can we carry digital cameras/video cameras ? How is the possibility to recharge and is there any restriction ?

As such there is no restriction and guest may carry still or digital camera . The voltage is 220V in the Tibet area and you may re charge them but there is no such provision durig the Kailash Parikrma so it is advisable to carry additional battery .

How is the communication availability en route the Yatra ?

These days mobiles are connected upto Darchan (The base of Kailash) and you may purchase local card or your mobile for the same on roaming . Else our guide will also be carring the mobile you may use the same or the PCO's available available by paying directly at an extra cost .

When should we book Kailash yatra and how ?

These days there are various payment plans and payment modules (pls call our sales team ) and minimum 35 days before Yatra booking is closed .
For the Booking we would require the following

  • Duly filled Booking form
  • Passport photo copy 1st and last page (color copy)
  • 02 photos
  • Advance payment INR20,000 or US$500 (Non refundable deposit)

How can we make the payments ?

Payments can be made through the following mediums '

  • Bank transfers through bank (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
  • Swift transfers /wire transfer (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
  • Credit /Debit card payments through our corporate site payment gateway www.ntpgroups.com
  • Cash or Cheque payment can be made at our company account in HDFC or Syndicate bank in your own city

What all essentials to be carried during the Yatra ?

Total Baggage allowance is 15 kg so we all must ensure to keep it minimum for all the emergencies and an easy baggage managements

  • Day back pack for an immediate personal items like medicine , towel , cream , torch etc .
  • Minimum clothings for the Yatra
  • Toilet Kit (Shampoo , tooth brush , paste , soap , toilet paper etc.)
  • Water bottle / Flask for hot water minimum 2 litres
  • Comfortable trekking shoes and sandals
  • Wollen cotton based socks
  • Thermals with long underwear comfortable during travel and parikrama
  • Ladies must ensure to carry Pyjama or kurta salwar for the parikrama saris or dresses are not advicable
  • Monkey cap
  • Underpants , Gloves , Dust Mask
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen , lipguard
  • Rainwear
  • Matchbox , candle
  • Also it is advicable to carry ? Glucose , electrol an easy enery mediums , dry fruit , biscuits , energy bars , candy etc . (please care to carry things in use and minimum quantity only)

Is there any restriction with the age ?

Usually there is no age restriction but during the rush time and considering weather China Government sometime restrict with the 70 years passengers

What is the cancellation policy ?

Cancellation Policy

  • Advance sum of INR20,000 or $500 is non refundable
  • If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 30,000 for Indians & USD 600 for foreigners would be charged as cancellation amount.
  • If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost will be into cancellation process.
  • If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be no refund.

* Should Chinese authorities in their regulatory and administrative concern exercise their authority to disallow travel permit/ visa or restrictions for certain dates, areas, nationalities, shall be abiding by all of us the organizers and subscribers no claim in such a case for compensation will be entertained however the cancellation and refunds can be followed as ritually as in terms.