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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra , Muktinath by Helicopter ,Janakpur and Everest View flight


Welcome to Nepal

Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)

A warm welcome as we receive you at the airport and drive you to a palace hotel – Hotel Shankar. We will collect your passport to obtain VISA for Tibet. Late afternoon we will have a group meeting to prepare for the Yatra and collect sleeping bags, Down jacket, and Duffle Bags. Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in the Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu.



pasupatinath temple

Day 02:Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit

After Breakfast, we will depart at approx 9am to Pashupatinath temple. Proceed for sightseeing tour to Boudhnath and Patan Darbar square. Lunch on your own. Final Preparation for Yatra, shopping, etc Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu





way to tibet

Day 03:Drive to Nylam (12,303 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 - 6 Hours

After early breakfast we depart for the Tibet border. Lunch at the border. Clear Nepali customs/immigration and a 15 minute walk across Friendship Bridge to Tibet where the Chinese border police will check passport & visa. Here, our land cruiser awaits (4 yatris plus a driver per vehicle). 30 minute drive from Kodari to Zhangmu, where second immigration formalities have to be done. From Zhangmu to Nylam is 3 to 4 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Guesthouse in Nylam.



nylam

Day 04:Rest day in Nylam to acclimatize (12 303 Feet Elevation)

After breakfast we will take a small walk through Nylam village to visit monastery. An option for a 2 hour trek for acclimatization or rest at the guesthouse. Overnight at the same guesthouse.





saga

Day 05:Drive from Nylam to Saga (14,409 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 -6 hours (with Lunch break) (365km)

The road today is bumpy. Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; we will be passing through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga. Hot Shower Houses available here




mansarovar lake

Day 06:Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 6 - 7Hours (370km)

Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Mt.Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement: here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in a tent/camp or Guesthouse






kailash

Day 07:Drive around Mansarovar towards Raksas Lake (14,975 feet Elevation) Overnight at Mansarovar

Early Morning Havan Puja on lake before breakfast. After Breakfast, you may choose one of the options below:
Visit to Astapad and Nandi Parvat – Additional cost of USD $100 per jeep (4 people)
Visit to Tirthpuri – Additional cost of $200 per jeep (4 people)
Day trip to Saptrishi Cave and Nandi Parikrama – USD 200 per jeep (4 people)
Parikrama of Mansarovar by jeep and visit Raksas Lake – USD $200 per jeep (4 people)
Overnight at the Mansarovar Lake Guest House. We will pack our Back Pack and Repack our luggage for Parikrama days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed.




Mount Kailash

Day 08:Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation)

Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. The feeling of today can only be experienced by one and not described…Have your camera handy to capture amazing views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse or tent




prayer flag

Day 09: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation)

Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 19,500 ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. Overnight in tents




lake

Day 10: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga

After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by Evening.






Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu. (6 – 8 hrs)

Back from tibet

Early morning, we will depart Saga and drive to border town of Zhangmu where we will clear customs and continue our journey to Kathmandu




Day 12:Rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel Shankar

Overnight Stay in a palace hotel – Hotel Shankar.
4pm: We will meet for Briefing at Hotel Shanker meeting room to discuss the details of Muktinath and Janakpur



Day 13: Early Morning Everest View Flight for a Scenic view of the Himalayan Range

everest view flight One hour Everest Flight takes off from Kathmandu Airport and flies east. It’s an hour of breathtaking scenic beauty of the Mighty Mountains. It is a sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga – 3rd highest,
Afternoon Fly Janakpur (overnight in Janakpur)

Day 14:Morning visit around Janakpur and late after flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

Janakpur city is the birth place of Goddess Sita, and is the home of the unique Mithila culture in Nepal. Janakpur city is about 84 miles (135 km) from Kathmandu. It has a temple named Janaki, which is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Sita. This region also offers an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about Mithila culture, and people from in and around this peaceful region of Nepal. Hindu pilgrims from India and Nepal visit this region to pay their respect to the Goddess, while many foreigners make a side-trip to the region to learn about the unique Janakpur-life! Janaki Temple Janakpur has the Janaki Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Sita, and also has a Ram and Sita Marriage Mandhir which is said to have been built in the spot where they got married. Marriage anniversary of Ram and Sita is observed every year here through a festival which is also observed throughout Nepal. Rama Mandir Visit the Rama Mandhir, a pagoda-style temple built in 1882, which is located south-east of the Janaki Mandhir. On the Rama Nawami or also written as Ram Navami festival (the celebration of Lord Ram's Birthday), this temple gets thousands of visitors.

Day 15:Take a Private Helicopter to Muktinath.

Muktinath After Early Breakfast, transfer to Airport, fly to Muktinath by Helicopter. Arrival at Ranipauwa walks to Muktinath temple 40 Min. It takes 10 min if you go by motor bike (2 wheeler) to the main entrance of temple, arrive in temple, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts & 2 Kunda, Have darshan and worship to Muktinath god walk to Jwalamai Temple and walk back to Ranipauwa, fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, free time for rest, overnight.

It is believed that all miseries / sorrows are relieved once you visit this temple (Mukti=Nirvana, Nath=God). The main shrine is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Set into the wall around it is 108 waterspouts from which pour holy water. For Hindus, beside the natural fire representing Brahma and the holy waters, the central meaning of the Muktinath area is the veneration of the god Vishnu in the form of ammonites (shilas) called Salagrama-Shilas. There are many stories which tell of Vishnu turning into stone and all of them are closely connected to the holy Kali Gandaki River. This river, also known as the Salagrami, is a few hours walking from Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 16:Fly Home Sweet Home :)

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your holiday tour of Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost for Kailash only (minimum 24 people in a group)

$2450/person (paid in full by Feb 15)
$2550/person (paid in full by April 15)
Muktinath By Helicopter/Janakpur/Everest view flight:$2300.00 per person (minimum 8 people)

NOTE: if you wish to not take the Everest View Flight, please deduct $180 from the above price

For India Citizen: Please email

COST INCLUDES:

  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 3 night’s accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin share basis with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents
  • All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra
  • English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetan Guide
  • Yaks and Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
  • Portable altitude chamber bags
  • Oxygen cylinders in each Land Cruiser
  • Specially designed Kailash Yatra T-Shirt
  • Sleeping bag (return upon completion of journey)
  • Down Jacket (returned upon completion of journey)
  • Duffle Bag (returned upon completion of journey)
  • 6 nights (guest house in Jomsom ) hotel with breakfast
  • Everest View Flight
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur and back to Kathmandu
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back to Pokhara
  • All transportation as per itinerary by private coach
  • Trekking permits
  • Trekking guide
  • Breakfast for 7 days

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home
  • All beverages, photography charges, web usage, and Telephone Calls
  • Tibet Visa Cost US $180 per person, due upon arrival
  • Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • Travel Insurance of Client
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • All Lunches while in Kathmandu
  • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $200) or personal porter (Approx Cost US $150)
  • Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended).
  • We advise you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
  • Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary
  • Staff and Driver Tips (10% of the Yatra cost is customary)
  • Visit to Astapad and Nandi Parvat $100 per jeep with 4 people
  • Visit to Tirthpuri $200 per jeep with 4 people
  • Visit to Saptrishi cave $200 per jeep with 4 people

(Note: this requires moderate walking)

Recommended Packing List

  • 4 pairs of pants (1 Cargo, 1 jogging or Yoga, 1 windproof- waterproof - breathable, 1 Ski Pants)
  • 2 long sleeves Shirts (Fleece or Hoodies)
  • 2 pairs of short sleeves (tees or polos)
  • One Towel (light weight)
  • 2 pairs of cotton and 5 pairs of woolen Extra Thick socks
  • One Warm Scarf, One Shawl, and a PillowCase
  • 3 pairs of warm hand gloves (1 ski gloves, 2 fleece or soft)
  • One pair of Sneakers or Tennis Shoes AND One Pair of sandal with back strap
  • One pair of Gore-Tex, waterproof Hiking Boots (should be 1 ½ size bigger than your foot measure)
  • 8 Under garments, 5 Large ziplock bags, and 5 large garbage bags, 10 plastic grocery bags
  • Two winter hats with ear covers and one Ball Cap
  • One Wind breaker jacket with a hood( water proof)
  • One oversized heavy duty Poncho
  • Two Thermals (two legging and two top) (microfiber thermals are great and comes in black)
  • One set of warm Pajamas for night sleep
  • 2 Combination Locks for your luggage’s
  • Down jacket (provided -May choose to bring your own)
  • Small Back Pack (Day Pack) (Water proof or with rain cover)
  • Video and Digital Camera with extra batteries (bring Asia plug adaptor for plug ins)
  • Headlamp or small Flash light with extra batteries
  • UV protective Sunglasses with retainer (Thread/chain)
  • Slim Thermos for hot water and a plastic durable water bottle (small)
  • Camal-Bak (small one or 2 liter) for drinking water during Parikrama (optional)
  • 2 Trekking Poles to be used during Parikrama (optional)
  • 2 copies of Passport Photos

TOILETRY

Travel size Sun block, Tooth paste and brush, Travel Size Soap, Travel Size Lotion, Travel size tissue packs (10 per person), Wide tooth comb, Lip balm, Travel SizeShampoo, Hair Moisturizer or oil, hand sanitizer, and Deodorant

MISCELLANEOUS

  • I-pod or Mp3 player (Option: I-pod Speakers and/or CD’s)
  • Note book journal and a pen, Your Favorite book to read, Swiss army Knife, Travel Sewing kit FIRST AID MEDICAL KITS Consulting with your physician is highly recommended and bring the medications as per his/ her advice. Only bring enough to last for 13 days
  • Sudafed (Congestion), Mucinex (productive cough), Delsym (dry cough), Nyquil, Tylenol ES, Advil, Imodium, Ciprofloxacin(Rx – Traveler’s diarrhea), Cough drops, Emergen-C, Saline, Visine Eye Drops, multivitamins, antibiotics, band aid, Neosporin, Vicks Vapor Rub, Muscle Relaxer Cream
  • Motion sickness and high altitude sickness medicine (Diamox is Highly Recommended and provided by Himalayan Glacier Trekking. If you choose to bring your own, you may do so)

SNACKS

Bring your favorite snacks like biscuits, Hard Candy, Chocolates, dry sweets, dry fruits, and Nasto

PACKING INSTRUCTIONS:

Pack all items in extra large clear zip bags for easier access. Pack all items in one suitcase as per airline size. We will provide a Large Duffle bag for your Journey and leave behind your Suitcase at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Medical Test details:

All participants will need to provide a medical clearance form completed by their doctor confirming that they are fit to undertake this Yatra. Please note you will be traveling in remote areas in altitude up to 19,500 feet. Some of the recommended tests include: blood pressure, hemoglobin, blood sugar, stress test, E.C.G. and any other tests according to your particular health status. A high Altitude medicine DIAMOX is necessary for everyone to take while on journey to Kailash. Download Medical Clearance Form

DIAMOX:

It is necessary for everyone traveling to through the high plateau of Tibet on the way to Kailash to take 250miligram pill twice daily. Please consult with your doctor for any side effects if taken with your current prescribed medicine that you plan to bring along with you. Along with this Medicine, you must drink 3-4 liters of water per day while traveling with high elevation.

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Day Description  
17 Early morning Heli to Kagbhusandi Taal Havan Puja, Meditation, and Holy Bath Heli back to Kathmandu, Overnight in Kathmandu
Kagbhusandi Taal
18 Fly Home Sweet Home
   
   
   

To better prepare for our Yatra, I sincerely encourage you to register as soon as possible. The more time you will have for mental and physical preparation, the better you will enjoy and experience the journey to Kailash.