KAILASH AND MANASAROVAR

Mt. Kailash stands prominently in a remote south-west corner of Tibet, an amazingly symmetrical 22,028 foot striated pyramid with a diagonal gash on one of its faces. It has been described as 'compelling, dome-shaped peak, rising above a desolately beautiful 13,000 ft plateau of rainbow-colored rocks'. Mt. Kailash is called Kang Rinpoche, or the Precious Mountain in Tibetan. It is believed that poet-yogi, Milarepa (11th C,) was the only person to have set foot on its peak, and he accomplished the feat by flying there.
The Bön, an aboriginal religious sect of Pre-Buddhist era call it Yung-drung Gu-tzeg "9-storey Swarika" because on the south face of Kailash can be seen a swastika. The 6,714 metre peak is believed to be the actual home of Lord Shiva, and also the sacred seat of Adinath, the first of the Jains. 
This peak is the earthly manifestation of Mount Sumeru or Meru, as it is also known. Sumeru is believed to be the axis of the universe. The point or very tip, that is, the spot about which the entire cosmos spins is Mount Meru. 
The journey to Mt. Kailash is an important pilgrimage for millions of Buddhists and Hindus, in addition to Jains and also to Bonpos. It is believed that one circuit of the sacred Mt. Kailash(54 km/32-mile) is sufficient to wipe out all the sins of your lifetime. Wiping out all the sins of your lifetimes is a much bigger task; that major sin clean-up requires 108 revolutions. Bathing in the icy sapphire waters of Lake Manasarovar at the mountain's base is said to remove the sins of innumerable lifetimes.
Since Mt. Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva, for Hindu people it is also the highest blessing to take darshan of the mountain -- to be in its presence; to be seen by and to see it.
Tibetan poet and seer of 11th century Milarepa's remarks on Mt. Kailash is worth quoting: "There is no place more powerful for practice, more blessed, or more marvelous than this. May all pilgrims and practitioners be welcome!" 
Although main focus of this tour is Mount Kailash in Tibet, the journey through Nepal’s border with Tibet at Zhangmu, Saga and Paryang to Darchen is culturally and scenically rewarding. 
Lhasa one of the highest cities in the world and capital city of Tibet is above 3,760 meters situated in the banks of the Lhasa River. The majestic city of Lhasa is now a blend of traditional Tibetan culture and modern cyber civilisation.
Major landmarks: Potala Palace, Jokhong Monastery, Sera Monastery, Drepung Temple, Norbulinka Palace. Lhasa's original look and old lifestyle are largely intact at Barhkor Street in the old part of Lhasa, where all sorts of arts and crafts are on sale. Lhasa is linked with Beijing, Chonqing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Kathmandu by air. The Xining Lhasa and Chengdu-Lhasa highways also provide major accesses to Lhasa.

Mount Kailash which stands prominently in a remote south-west corner of Tibet at the altitude of 22,028 feet is the holiest of all holy peaks. Believed to be the axis of the earth, Mt. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and Kang Ringboche of Tibetans Buddhism. In ancient period, it took years for sages and saints to reach Mt. Kailash for salvation (Mukti), and above that it was inaccessible for common people. But now because of modern transport system, the path to salvation is no longer an isolated dream. Now it doesn't take more than three weeks to materialise your much awaited life time dream. As sacred scripture says the path to divinity is always difficult, your trip to Mt. Kailash will be adventurous making you longing for Mt. Kailash. The trip begins with a scenic drive to Zhangmu in Tibet crossing Nepalese border. After Zhangmu comfortable Japanese Landcruiser made for rough and tough road will take you to the holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash for the pilgrimage circumbulation which is also called kora. You will be blessed with holy bath and parikrama to achieve your ultimate spiritual goal before returning back to Kathmandu.

ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Airport Pickup & Tranfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Drive to Kodari
Day 03: Drive Kodari to Nyalam
Day 04: In Nyalam: Rest day for Acclimatization
Day 05: Nyalam to New Dongba
Day 06: New Dongba to Manasarovar Lake
Day 07: Puja / Holy dip at Lake Mansarovar & Drive to Darchen
Day 08: Start Kailash Kora/Outer Parikarma from Darchen. On to Dirapuk
Day 09: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass to Zuthul-Puk
Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Dongba
Day 11: Dongba to Nyalam
Day 12: Drive Kathmandu from Nyalam
Day 13: Transfer to Airport

Considering the busy schedule and time constraints we have has developed a special program that would make it possible to do Holy Kailash Mansarovar Tirtha Yatra within a very short span of time. The special itinerary designed by our expert team has avoided the long arduous journey through the rugged Tibetan Plateau.Just fly in to Kathmandu and less than an hour flight take you to Nepaljung for connecting flight to Simikot. And, finally helicopter will take you to Hilsa which borders with Tibet. Along with acclamisation and Oxygen support, you will make your way to Mt. Kailash in easy pace.

ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Packing fly to Nepalgunj
Day 03: Fly to Simikot/Hilsa and Taklakot
Day 04: In Taklakot: Rest day for Acclimalization with an excursion.
Day 05: Drive to Mansarovar Lake(Full Moon Bhagvat Katha)
Day 06: Start Kailash Kora/Outer Parikarma from Darchen. On to Dirapuk.
Day 07: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass to Zuthul-Puk
Day 08: Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to Taklakot
Day 09: Fly back to Simikot/Nepalgunj and Kathmandu (Arrival Kathmandu)
Day 10: Transfer to Airport

Our Kailash Mahatirtha Yatra to the forbidden kingdom begins with a sweeping flight to Lhasa- "Roof of the World". Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world, a towering 3,760 meters on the banks of the Lhasa River. In Lhasa, you will be visiting interesting places like the busy markets of Barkhor, Jokhong Monastery, Sera Monastery, Drepung Temple monasteries, and Potala Palace, official residence of Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetans.Lhasa is also good for acclimatised with climate and culture. After Lhasa our Kailash Mahatirtha Yatra proceeds further through the famed city of Gyantse, Shigatse and finally reach Mt.Kailash. Mt. Kailash is a compelling, dome-shaped peak, rising above a desolately beautiful 13,000 ft plateau of rainbow-coloured rocks. It is holiest of all holy peaks revered by millions of Hindus, Jain and Buddhists as the abode of Lord Shiva. This peak is the earthly manifestation of Mount Sumeru or Meru, as it is also known. Sumeru is believed to be the axis of the universe. All these factors make this mountain a very special spot in this universe enshrined with great grandeur.This Kailash Mahatirth Yatra ends with a holy pilgrimage walk around Mt. Kailash and holy dip at Lake Mansarovar. You will be driven back to Kathmandu via the Tibet-Nepal frontier town of Zhangmu and Kodari with enchanting views of Tibetan valley across the high Himalayas.

ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu / Lhasa.
Day 04: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse.
Day 07: Drive to Lhatse
Day 08: Drive to Saga.
Day 09: Drive to Paryang.
Day 10: Drive to Mansarovar.
Day 11: Parikrama of Mansarovar by Jeep &  Drive to Darchen.
Day 12: Excursion to Sherlung Monastery and Nandi Parbat, Return to Darchen.
Day 13: Trek to Diraphuk
Day 14: Cross Dromola, trek to Lamchu Valley.
Day 15: End Kora and drive to Paryang.
Day 16: Drive to Saga.
Day 17: Drive to Nyalam.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to airport for departure.