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Mt Kailash and Mansaravor Tour - 16 Days

Mt Kailash and Mansaravor Tour

Overview

Trip Standard

Guest House, Lodge and Hotels

Trip Grade

Moderate & high altitude.

Total Duration

16 Days

Best Season

April to October

Highest Spot

5,630m /18,525ft at Dromo-la

Trip Highlights

  • The ultimate holy pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover
  • In the windswept territory of the world’s highest and largest plateau
  • Encountering amazing places with traditional and cultural Tibetan villages
  • Nonstop panorama of the world’s highest mountains bordering Tibet / Nepal
  • In the southwestern wildest areas of Tibet with nomadic camps on route

Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Tour is a pilgrimage. Both Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar are considered pilgrimage sites in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. According to Hindu and Buddhist Mythology, this is the mountain where God Shiva resides. The lake is located near Mansarovar Lake. God Shiva would sit for his perpetual meditation on this mountain with his wife Parvati. This mountain also stands for power and prosperity. Many pilgrims believe that the pilgrimage on foot around Mt. Kailash brings good fortune in life. The distance around Mt. Kailash is 52 km. And the people believe that they have to accomplish this pilgrimage in one day which is sometimes challenging. The stairways in this mountain lead people to the gate of Heaven. Because of inconveniences and altitude sickness, people find it hard to complete this journey in a single day.

Manasarovar is a high freshwater lake fed by glaciers from Mt. Kailash. This lake is considered to be the first lake created by God Brahma. Hindus and Buddhists believe that if people have a chance to drink water or wash their bodies with the water from this lake, they will cleanse all sins of their life and they will go to heaven. This lake is also a personification of purity, wisdom, and knowledge. Buddhists also claim that lord Buddha sat for meditation near this lake and got enlightened.

Mt. Kailash and Manasoravara Tour is connected by both Kathmandu and Lhasa. If we choose to fly from Kathmandu, we can get a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then we have a drive to Mt. Kailsah. If we choose to drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa, that is also possible.

So, this tour is purely a pilgrimage tour to two holy sites located in Tibet. They carry great religious and cultural significance.

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.

Our guide will inform you of the details regarding a trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at a given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zangmu 2,300 m – 06 hrs.

Early departure from the hotel drive towards Kodari (Tibet / Nepal border) through scenic countryside, with a brief stop at scenic Dhulikhel town then continue the drive to Nepal frontier at Kodari and then to Zhangmu, after completion of immigration formalities at Kodari and Zhangmu, continue to drive for another two hours to Nylam town through winding uphill road passing enchanting the last of the green forest, after Nylam all tree lines disappear, in Nylam and check into the best available guest house, lodge or hotels.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3450
Day 4 : At Nylam rest day for acclimatization.

On a necessary acclamatisation day, at Nylam one can go for a short walk and visit the 11th-century poet saint Milereppa Cave and its monastery which is about an hour walk or short drive.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3450
Day 5 : Drive to Drive to Saga 4,400 m -5 hrs.

Morning after breakfast drive continues on the wide and vast Tibetan windswept plateau passing high passes of Lalung-La at 5,050m with a great view of Mt. Shishapangma 8,013 m – Mt. Gaurishanker 7,134 m and Mt. Langtang Lirung 7, 234 m with other mountain range, the drive continues with some small stop through numerous villages and farm fields and nomads camps with sheep’s and yak grazing, then the journey turns southwest heading towards most remote corners of Tibet passing many farm villages and passes. The drive reaches the bridge over the great Yalung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River which flows from the source at Mt. Kailash.

Saga a growing town into a city with several lodges, hotels, and restaurants, on arrival, check into the best available hotels or guest houses.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400
Day 6 : Drive to Paryang 4,550 m. – 05 hrs.

Starting the morning drive leading past Saga in complete wilderness, after a few hours’ drives the road winds and climbs to a pass of about 4,900 m and then descends to a long stretch of flat area, on a clear day great view of the distant snow-capped peaks towards North West Nepal, after few hours of scenic drive then reaching a windswept village at Paryang for an overnight stop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 7 : Drive to east Manasarover Lake 4,550 m – 05 hrs.

Today’s drive leads to more barren, arid landscapes with few stops and through many small farm villages and nomad camps with large Tibetan tents serving as teahouses and restaurants, the drive continues on this vast flat land and then climbs up to the pass at Mayam-la at 5,050 m the road meanders to a long ascend the road gains altitude rapidly at first, then levels crossing the barren base below the pass and with a gradual drive of few hours reaches at the shore of Lake Manasarover for the overnight stop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 8 : At Manasarover acclimatization and rest day.

Another leisure and rest day for acclimatization at holy Lake Manasarover, located in West Tibet between Mt. Kailash 6,714 meters and the Gurla Mandhata Mountain Range at 7,694 meters. Lake Manasarover floats beneath the shadow of holy Kailash as the lake formed in the mind of God.

In any language, this is the holiest and most famous lake in Asia; the best time to go around Lake Manasarover is in late autumn and early spring when the streams and rivers are low. It is then possible to walk very near the shoreline, an optional drive around Manasarover Lake can be done on request which takes about four hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 9 : Drive to Tarboche trek to Dhirapuk 5,010 m – 05 hrs.

After a rest day, the morning starts with a short drive on the Barkha windswept valley near Darchen town, which is a busy place with bazaar, during auspicious times this place is flooded with Tibetan and Indian pilgrims for kora, parikrama, or holy circuit walks.

Our journey continues further from Darchen town to Tarboche, one of the holy spots of this region with views of the West Face of Mt. Kailash, from here our holy walk begins leading north on the wide arid terrain to Shershong, and with a gradual climb and pleasant walk reaches to our overnight stop at Dhiraphuk Gompa, with magnificent view of holy Mt. Kailash North Face. Here depending upon the season pilgrims crowd either in guest houses or tents with our camping.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5010
Day 10 : Trek to Tuk-Tuk 4,790 m – 06 hours.

From Dhiraphuk with the highest camping of this trip, the morning walk continues on the uphill trail onto the moraine for more than two hours, then with a steep climb at Dromo-la at 5,630m /18,525ft the highest point of this awesome journey, a big boulder represents the goddess Dolma or Dromo (Tara) festooned with thousands of prayer flags and ritual offering by both Hindu’s and Buddhist pilgrims.
This holy spot is also a physical and spiritual high point for the pilgrimage or kora, after a nice break here walk leads to descends towards a wide valley a flat area, on reaching the bottom of Dromo --la pass the walk is pleasant reaching at Zutul-Puk Gompa for overnight stop.

Zuthul means cave in Tibetan, this place is named after a holy cave in which poet and saint Milareppa meditated in the early 11th century, his footprints can be seen on the cave rooftop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4790
Day 11 : Trek near Darchen and drive near Mayum-la 5,050m.

Today is the last day of this holy circuit and kora, morning walk leads to a nice gradual walk for a few hours on the winding trail, reaching a narrow valley Gorge, from here our walking route turns west towards Darchen, just before Darchen ending this holy trek for a drive towards near Mayum-la pass base for overnight camping, around this area chances of spotting some wildlife and the beautiful Kang a wild ass can be seen herds around this place.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5050
Day 12 : Drive to Saga 4,500m – 06 hrs.

Morning drive over the high Mayum-la pass at 5,050 meters, then reaching the other side of the valley with interesting drive and parallel snow-capped mountains views that border Nepal and Tibet, this long scenic drive reaches Saga town for overnight stop, probably in the comfort of nice guesthouses and hotels after passing couple of towns like Paryang, Saga town a growing place with more building construction, this town which is situated on the bank of great river Yamdrok Tsho or Bhramaputra River.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4500
Day 13 : Drive to Nyalam 3,560 m – 05 hrs

From Saga onwards gets closer to the Nepal border as the drive leads just on the other side of the snow-capped mountains in Tibet that straddle the border with Nepal, an interesting drive today with a panorama of snow-clad mountains on the vast valley overlooking great views of Langtang mountains with Mt. Shishapangma.

The drive leads towards the high pass of Laylung-la at 5,050 meters with an awesome panorama of the high central Himalayan range of mountains from Langtang, Dorji Lakpa, Shishapangma, Gaurishanker to Numbur, all these mountains border Nepal, from here the drive descends along with the altitude passing through interesting countryside, villages and farm fields then finally reaching at a moderate size town at Nyalam for the last overnight stop in Tibet.

Nylam is the starting and ending point of the large Tibetan Plateau from here onwards to the Nepal border getting back to lush vegetation and pristine dense forests of rhododendrons, oaks, and pine tree lines.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3560
Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu via Tibet / Nepal border – 06 hrs.

Today is the last day in Tibet, our morning drive leads downhill on the winding road coming across green vegetation and a dense forest of pines -rhododendron and oak tree lines, the road narrows into a river gorge looking at several beautiful waterfalls cascading from high steep rocky cliff shelves, drive follows Bhoti Koshi River most of the way towards Nepal side, then reaching at Zhangmu the frontier and border town here on completing passport- visa formalities, farewell to Tibetan staff driver and guide then heading back to Kathmandu with a nice and pleasant scenic drive to Kathmandu after a great drive reaching at Kathmandu and then transfer back to respective hotels, after a long fascinating trip to Far North West of Nepal and Tibet.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 15 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

We have reserved this day to relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu with another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Nepal and Tibet with a trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover with Team Himalaya and transfer to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.
 

Food
Breakfast

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What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel /airport.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on a bed/breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on route Kailash at basic and standard hotels, lodge-guest house where available on full board (B-L-D)
  • Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing tents, including a separate kitchen unit for Nepali cook-kitchen staff accompanied by Nepali and Tibetan guides.
  • Applicable Tibet Visa and Kailash Road permit.
  • Service of Nepali / Tibetan guides and staff with daily medical insurance, and meal allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kit.
  • All drinks (tea-coffee-drinking chocolate and drinking water) are provided on camping trips.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of a personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks.
  • Expenses of a personal nature in Tibet, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks.
  • Personal travel / trekking gear or types of equipment and personal pony or yak hiring.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal/medical problems in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trip and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide /porters.

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After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.
Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.
All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per personal basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

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We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

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The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

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Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 

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03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
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20 days before departure 100%

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Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

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If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

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Children and Elderly people:

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A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany he/she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.
In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to bear accommodation and food costs yourself.

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Our entire tour/trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserves all authority during tours and trekking/rafting or on climbs.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however, we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.
Weather is another factor that directly impacts some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before heading is a must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage/luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies, or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions so that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.

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Mt Kailash and Mansaravor Tour - 16 Days

Mt Kailash and Mansaravor Tour

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Guest House, Lodge and Hotels

Trip Grade

Moderate & high altitude.

Total Duration

16 Days

Best Season

April to October

Highest Spot

5,630m /18,525ft at Dromo-la

Trip Highlights

  • The ultimate holy pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover
  • In the windswept territory of the world’s highest and largest plateau
  • Encountering amazing places with traditional and cultural Tibetan villages
  • Nonstop panorama of the world’s highest mountains bordering Tibet / Nepal
  • In the southwestern wildest areas of Tibet with nomadic camps on route

Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Tour is a pilgrimage. Both Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar are considered pilgrimage sites in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. According to Hindu and Buddhist Mythology, this is the mountain where God Shiva resides. The lake is located near Mansarovar Lake. God Shiva would sit for his perpetual meditation on this mountain with his wife Parvati. This mountain also stands for power and prosperity. Many pilgrims believe that the pilgrimage on foot around Mt. Kailash brings good fortune in life. The distance around Mt. Kailash is 52 km. And the people believe that they have to accomplish this pilgrimage in one day which is sometimes challenging. The stairways in this mountain lead people to the gate of Heaven. Because of inconveniences and altitude sickness, people find it hard to complete this journey in a single day.

Manasarovar is a high freshwater lake fed by glaciers from Mt. Kailash. This lake is considered to be the first lake created by God Brahma. Hindus and Buddhists believe that if people have a chance to drink water or wash their bodies with the water from this lake, they will cleanse all sins of their life and they will go to heaven. This lake is also a personification of purity, wisdom, and knowledge. Buddhists also claim that lord Buddha sat for meditation near this lake and got enlightened.

Mt. Kailash and Manasoravara Tour is connected by both Kathmandu and Lhasa. If we choose to fly from Kathmandu, we can get a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then we have a drive to Mt. Kailsah. If we choose to drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa, that is also possible.

So, this tour is purely a pilgrimage tour to two holy sites located in Tibet. They carry great religious and cultural significance.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.

Our guide will inform you of the details regarding a trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at a given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zangmu 2,300 m – 06 hrs.

Early departure from the hotel drive towards Kodari (Tibet / Nepal border) through scenic countryside, with a brief stop at scenic Dhulikhel town then continue the drive to Nepal frontier at Kodari and then to Zhangmu, after completion of immigration formalities at Kodari and Zhangmu, continue to drive for another two hours to Nylam town through winding uphill road passing enchanting the last of the green forest, after Nylam all tree lines disappear, in Nylam and check into the best available guest house, lodge or hotels.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3450
Day 4 : At Nylam rest day for acclimatization.

On a necessary acclamatisation day, at Nylam one can go for a short walk and visit the 11th-century poet saint Milereppa Cave and its monastery which is about an hour walk or short drive.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3450
Day 5 : Drive to Drive to Saga 4,400 m -5 hrs.

Morning after breakfast drive continues on the wide and vast Tibetan windswept plateau passing high passes of Lalung-La at 5,050m with a great view of Mt. Shishapangma 8,013 m – Mt. Gaurishanker 7,134 m and Mt. Langtang Lirung 7, 234 m with other mountain range, the drive continues with some small stop through numerous villages and farm fields and nomads camps with sheep’s and yak grazing, then the journey turns southwest heading towards most remote corners of Tibet passing many farm villages and passes. The drive reaches the bridge over the great Yalung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River which flows from the source at Mt. Kailash.

Saga a growing town into a city with several lodges, hotels, and restaurants, on arrival, check into the best available hotels or guest houses.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400
Day 6 : Drive to Paryang 4,550 m. – 05 hrs.

Starting the morning drive leading past Saga in complete wilderness, after a few hours’ drives the road winds and climbs to a pass of about 4,900 m and then descends to a long stretch of flat area, on a clear day great view of the distant snow-capped peaks towards North West Nepal, after few hours of scenic drive then reaching a windswept village at Paryang for an overnight stop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 7 : Drive to east Manasarover Lake 4,550 m – 05 hrs.

Today’s drive leads to more barren, arid landscapes with few stops and through many small farm villages and nomad camps with large Tibetan tents serving as teahouses and restaurants, the drive continues on this vast flat land and then climbs up to the pass at Mayam-la at 5,050 m the road meanders to a long ascend the road gains altitude rapidly at first, then levels crossing the barren base below the pass and with a gradual drive of few hours reaches at the shore of Lake Manasarover for the overnight stop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 8 : At Manasarover acclimatization and rest day.

Another leisure and rest day for acclimatization at holy Lake Manasarover, located in West Tibet between Mt. Kailash 6,714 meters and the Gurla Mandhata Mountain Range at 7,694 meters. Lake Manasarover floats beneath the shadow of holy Kailash as the lake formed in the mind of God.

In any language, this is the holiest and most famous lake in Asia; the best time to go around Lake Manasarover is in late autumn and early spring when the streams and rivers are low. It is then possible to walk very near the shoreline, an optional drive around Manasarover Lake can be done on request which takes about four hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550
Day 9 : Drive to Tarboche trek to Dhirapuk 5,010 m – 05 hrs.

After a rest day, the morning starts with a short drive on the Barkha windswept valley near Darchen town, which is a busy place with bazaar, during auspicious times this place is flooded with Tibetan and Indian pilgrims for kora, parikrama, or holy circuit walks.

Our journey continues further from Darchen town to Tarboche, one of the holy spots of this region with views of the West Face of Mt. Kailash, from here our holy walk begins leading north on the wide arid terrain to Shershong, and with a gradual climb and pleasant walk reaches to our overnight stop at Dhiraphuk Gompa, with magnificent view of holy Mt. Kailash North Face. Here depending upon the season pilgrims crowd either in guest houses or tents with our camping.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5010
Day 10 : Trek to Tuk-Tuk 4,790 m – 06 hours.

From Dhiraphuk with the highest camping of this trip, the morning walk continues on the uphill trail onto the moraine for more than two hours, then with a steep climb at Dromo-la at 5,630m /18,525ft the highest point of this awesome journey, a big boulder represents the goddess Dolma or Dromo (Tara) festooned with thousands of prayer flags and ritual offering by both Hindu’s and Buddhist pilgrims.
This holy spot is also a physical and spiritual high point for the pilgrimage or kora, after a nice break here walk leads to descends towards a wide valley a flat area, on reaching the bottom of Dromo --la pass the walk is pleasant reaching at Zutul-Puk Gompa for overnight stop.

Zuthul means cave in Tibetan, this place is named after a holy cave in which poet and saint Milareppa meditated in the early 11th century, his footprints can be seen on the cave rooftop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4790
Day 11 : Trek near Darchen and drive near Mayum-la 5,050m.

Today is the last day of this holy circuit and kora, morning walk leads to a nice gradual walk for a few hours on the winding trail, reaching a narrow valley Gorge, from here our walking route turns west towards Darchen, just before Darchen ending this holy trek for a drive towards near Mayum-la pass base for overnight camping, around this area chances of spotting some wildlife and the beautiful Kang a wild ass can be seen herds around this place.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5050
Day 12 : Drive to Saga 4,500m – 06 hrs.

Morning drive over the high Mayum-la pass at 5,050 meters, then reaching the other side of the valley with interesting drive and parallel snow-capped mountains views that border Nepal and Tibet, this long scenic drive reaches Saga town for overnight stop, probably in the comfort of nice guesthouses and hotels after passing couple of towns like Paryang, Saga town a growing place with more building construction, this town which is situated on the bank of great river Yamdrok Tsho or Bhramaputra River.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4500
Day 13 : Drive to Nyalam 3,560 m – 05 hrs

From Saga onwards gets closer to the Nepal border as the drive leads just on the other side of the snow-capped mountains in Tibet that straddle the border with Nepal, an interesting drive today with a panorama of snow-clad mountains on the vast valley overlooking great views of Langtang mountains with Mt. Shishapangma.

The drive leads towards the high pass of Laylung-la at 5,050 meters with an awesome panorama of the high central Himalayan range of mountains from Langtang, Dorji Lakpa, Shishapangma, Gaurishanker to Numbur, all these mountains border Nepal, from here the drive descends along with the altitude passing through interesting countryside, villages and farm fields then finally reaching at a moderate size town at Nyalam for the last overnight stop in Tibet.

Nylam is the starting and ending point of the large Tibetan Plateau from here onwards to the Nepal border getting back to lush vegetation and pristine dense forests of rhododendrons, oaks, and pine tree lines.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3560
Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu via Tibet / Nepal border – 06 hrs.

Today is the last day in Tibet, our morning drive leads downhill on the winding road coming across green vegetation and a dense forest of pines -rhododendron and oak tree lines, the road narrows into a river gorge looking at several beautiful waterfalls cascading from high steep rocky cliff shelves, drive follows Bhoti Koshi River most of the way towards Nepal side, then reaching at Zhangmu the frontier and border town here on completing passport- visa formalities, farewell to Tibetan staff driver and guide then heading back to Kathmandu with a nice and pleasant scenic drive to Kathmandu after a great drive reaching at Kathmandu and then transfer back to respective hotels, after a long fascinating trip to Far North West of Nepal and Tibet.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 15 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

We have reserved this day to relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu with another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 16 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Nepal and Tibet with a trip to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover with Team Himalaya and transfer to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.
 

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport/hotel /airport.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on a bed/breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on route Kailash at basic and standard hotels, lodge-guest house where available on full board (B-L-D)
  • Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing tents, including a separate kitchen unit for Nepali cook-kitchen staff accompanied by Nepali and Tibetan guides.
  • Applicable Tibet Visa and Kailash Road permit.
  • Service of Nepali / Tibetan guides and staff with daily medical insurance, and meal allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kit.
  • All drinks (tea-coffee-drinking chocolate and drinking water) are provided on camping trips.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of a personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks.
  • Expenses of a personal nature in Tibet, gratitude (tips) hard/soft drinks.
  • Personal travel / trekking gear or types of equipment and personal pony or yak hiring.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal/medical problems in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trip and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide /porters.

Additional Information

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms and conditions, after having read carefully the mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for the long term.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.
Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.
All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per personal basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follows:

The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last-hour booking a minimum of a week prior to the tour departure date for all the trips, in this case, full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us at 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type: Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code: HIMANPKA.

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic/medical or personal problems from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserves the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted on our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance, changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as a compulsion in all our tours and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour/trekking/climbing/rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and a level of fitness before signing the booking with us, the client should always check with their local Doctor or Physician regarding their health and fitness before the trip departs to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely the client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly people:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.
A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany he/she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.
In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to bear accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour/trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserves all authority during tours and trekking/rafting or on climbs.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however, we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.
Weather is another factor that directly impacts some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before heading is a must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage/luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies, or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions so that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.

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