Pilgrimage Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour

Group offer
Price
$2400 per person
Duration
13 Days
Destination
Tibet
Travellers
1+
  • Website : https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/
  • Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
  • WhatsApp : +977- 9851138875
  • Address : Thamel, Marg Kathmandu
  • Email : info@himalayanadventuretreks.com
Max Altitude:
5600 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Pilgrimage Tour
Route :
Darchen, Mansarovar Lake, Kailash
Group Size :
1-16
Tour Customize :
On request
Trip Grade :
Difficult
Best Season:
Feb-Nov

Highlights

  • Important pilgrim for four faiths Hindu, Buddhist, Jain Pilgrimage, and Tibetan religion of Bon.
  • Lake Mansarover where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
  • Tibet is also called the Roof of the world.
  • Above 5000m height.

What's included

Destination
Price includes
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Supporting truck to carry logistics.
  • Visa arrangements
Price does not include
  • Any additional cost (transport, hotel, visa split charge) that occurs due to illness or rescue of the member.
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Hotel can upgrade on other additional costs.
  • Increases in airfares or Government imposed taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and rescue insurance.

“Travelling the road will tell you more about the road than google tells you about the road” Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour is known as the mother of all Teertha Sthal. The holy Mount Kailash & Manasarovar tour is considered to be one of the most difficult Pilgrimage trails in Asia. Located in the far reaches of western Tibet, and the north part of Nepal and India.

Mount Kailash & Manasarovar is one of the most sacred mountains in the world, the most prominent diamond-shaped symmetrical peak height of 6,638m (21178 ft) and is made up of black solid rock. It is one of the highest parts of the Himalayas and serves as a source of some of the longest rivers in Asia. Mt. Kailash is also known as Gang Tise or Gang Rinpoche in the Tibetan language.

Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar Lake has become an important pilgrim for four faiths: Buddhists, Jains, Hindus, and Tibetan religion of Bon. To the Buddhists, Kailash is associated with a tantric meditational deity called Demchog and his consort Samding Dorje Phagmo. The beautiful and holy lake Mansarover where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

For many years, people have made Mount Kailash & Manasarovar tour pilgrimages destination from all over the Asian continent to see this mountain. Besides the people of Tibet, people from all parts of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Central Asia, and from even western countries further having devotedly made the journey to Mount Kailash & Mansarovar Lake.

At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we provide you with the best services on this Tour. We also have skilled and licensed guides to lead you on the trip. Likewise, we also have other trips to Nepal and Bhutan.

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Services
  • Notes
  • Gears
  • Trip Dates
  • Review

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & trip Preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) 6-7 hours.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Nyalam.

Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba (4500m) 5-6 hours.

Day 06:  Drive from Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4550m) (Drive over Mayum La pass) (5200m) 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4680m) 45 minutes walk.

Day 08: Trek from Darchen to Tarboche (4920 m) 5-6 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Deraphuk to Zutul Phuk (Passing through Dolma La pass) (5800m) 8-9 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Zutul Phuk to Dongba (4500m) 3-4 hours.

Day 11: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam (3750m) 5- 6 hours.

Day 12: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Departure to Airport.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & trip Preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) 6-7 hours.
  • Day 04:  Acclimatization day in Nyalam.
  • Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba (4500m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 06: Drive from Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4550m) (Drive over Mayum La pass (5200m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar Lake to Darchen (4680m) 45 minutes walk.
  • Day 08: Trek from Darchen to Tarboche (4920 m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek from Deraphuk to Zutul Phuk (Passing through Dolma La pass) (5800m) 8-9 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek from Zutul Phuk to Dongba (4500m) 3-4 hours.
  • Day 11: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam (3750m) 5- 6 hours.
  • Day 12: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu 6-7 hours.
  • Day 13: Departure to Airport.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the tour members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & trip Preparation.

After breakfast, we start for Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO heritage site in the Kathmandu valley.

Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.

 Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and the holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. It is also known as the Monkey temple among tourists.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) 6-7 hours.

Early morning after pickup the packed breakfast we headed to Tibet. We need to complete extensive immigration formalities in Kathmandu and China. We need to get to Kodari (the border town of Nepal) from Kathmandu. Although the distance is just 115 km, because of its mountainous built, the journey takes around 6-7 hours.

Once we reach there, our border crew will ferry all baggage and supplies to the other side. You will get your baggage on the other side in the evening in a place called ‘Nyalam’. Make sure to bring your personal backpack where you can keep your valuable belongings with a water bottle, tidbits, warm clothes, and raincoats with you.

Our Chinese guide at the other end will receive you after you complete immigration formalities in Nepal. You will then be provided with a checking visa and other formalities. Depending on the crowd, it might take some time to complete the overall formalities. After you are done with these formalities, you will be boarded on the vehicle. You will be taken to Nyalam via Zhang Mu. You will reach Nyalam in the evening.

Day 04:  Acclimatization day in Nyalam.

For acclimatization purposes, you will be resting today. Nyalam is at an extreme height than sea level. So for proper acclimatization purposes, you will be resting for 2 nights here.

During your stay here, it is advised to walk around in the city and make short walks. This helps to keep your body active. Symptoms of altitude sickness, like, headache, short-breathiness, dizziness, etc. are normal. It is also advised to keep drinking plenty of water and eat fluids. - Overnight Shisapangama Guesthouse or Nyalam Hotel-dormitory bedroom.

Day 05: Drive from Nyalam to Dongba (4500m) 5-6 hours.

After breakfast, you will set off to visit Milarepa Monastery. This legendary monastery is approximately 10 km from Nyalam and around 10 minutes downhill walk from the roadside. Tibetan Scholar meditated here for some time. His followers built the monastery here. You can witness the rock with Milarepa's' footprint inside this monastery.

The journey to Labung La (5100m) starts from here. You can take short breaks to take a look at the stunning views of the entire Himalayan range and other mountains. You can also see the tallest mountain in Tibet, Mt. Shishapangma (8013 m/26289 ft). Immediately after Labung La, you will cross another high pass (Thong LA) then head towards the west to Shishpangma grassland. You will be served lunch in Lake Peiku Tso. You can witness the magnificent view of Ganesh Parvat from here.

After lunch, we will continue our drive to Saga after crossing over two small high passes and the River Brahmaputra. The origin of the river is in Kailash and flows east to the Lhasa, Tsangpo George then drops down to Arunachal. It eventually merges in the Bay of Bengal via Asham. This is the longest river in Asia.

We continue to drive to Dongba. The distance between Saga and Dongba is about 150 km and the drive takes about 2 hours.

Day 06: Drive from Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4550m) (Drive over Mayum La pass (5200m) 5-6 hours.

We will depart from Dongba in the early morning. Our next destination is the famous Lake Mansarovar. We will be taking the holy dip in the river. We will also perform Pooja (worship) in the lake. You need to pack your clothes and other necessary accessories accordingly.

We will drive along the banks of the River Brahmaputra for our journey. We will traverse through a couple of high passes with some wide pastures and sand dunes on both sides before we reach Paryang. Paryang is a small country. It has a regional base for the Chinese military force. They have a couple of hotels and guesthouse arrangements for Indian pilgrims/tourists.

We will drive for another 2 hours until we reach the military barricade. After clearing out the security checks, we will stop for a lunch break after around 15 minutes drive. Picnic lunch will be served.

We will drive over the Mayum La pass (5200m) after lunch. This is the highest pass we will be crossing on the vehicle. We will drive for another 2 hours to reach Lake Mansarovar after driving through pastures, small lakes, and some Tibetan villages.

The Chinese government has been operating pollution-free vehicles in this region. Hence, we need to swap vehicles. It will take around half an hour to purchase tickets and swap the vehicles. We will take the drive around Lake Mansarovar for around 1 hour. If time and weather conditions permit, we will also take the holy dip and perform pooja over here.

Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar Lake to Darchen (4680m) 45 minutes walk.

From Lake Mansarovar, it takes only 45 minutes to reach Darchen, the foothill of mount Kailash. We leave from Lake Mansarovar late after breakfast. We will take an uphill trek to Chiu Gompa Monastery. This will help in developing stamina into the body if you are willing to take parikrama (trekking around Mt. Kailash).

Darchen is the administrative headquarter of the local area and the main base of mount Kailash. Generally, tourists/local devotees/Indian pilgrims stay overnight here and commence their further journey around Mount Kailash the next day. The Chinese government has established Police and Military posts here to check all travel documents.

Darchen has more options for hotels and guesthouses. If you are looking forward to trekking, you should manage everything, from horses, porters, and yaks from here.

Day 08: Trek from Darchen to Tarboche (4920 m) 5-6 hours.

Darchen is situated on the foothill of Mt. Kailash and is the gateway of trekking around Mt. Kailash. This is the start and the endpoint of the complete circumlocution of Mt. Kailash 52 km.

We will be ready to move to Tarboche (Yam Dwar) after breakfast. It takes around 25 minutes to drive to reach there. It is an ideal point to enjoy closed and stunning views of the south and west faces of Mt. Kailash.

Tarboche is the gathering point of horses, yaks, and porters for trekking. Trekkers move ahead to Deraphuk from here and the non-trekkers return to Darchen from here. It takes around 3 days to complete the trek.

The entire trail up to Deraphuk is reasonably flat with gentle ascend. However, you may feel extreme exhaustion because of its extreme elevation. You might need to have broken on the way very frequently. The last legs of the journey are tough with rapid ascend. But, it is only for half an hour.

Deraphuk stands at an elevation of (4920m). The north face of Mount Kailash is just a few thousands of meters away from here. This is the only place to have a close view of the north face.

Day 09: Trek from Deraphuk to Zutul Phuk (Passing through Dolma La pass) (5800m) 8-9 hours.

This day is the toughest and the longest journey of this entire trip. We have to trek almost 22 km through rugged Highland to reach Zutulphuk. We have to literally start our day early today. We need to pack up our gear and set off from the hotel at 5 a.m. Chinese time.

Initially, from Deraphuk it is an uphill trek. After walking for about an hour or so, the trail turns into a mild ascend. Half of the trail passes through an elevation of 4900 m./16,000 ft. or above. So, altitude sicknesses like a headache or breathlessness are normal. However, it is advised to keep your pace slow & steady.

It is also advised to carry basic stuff, like the water bottle, down jacket, raincoat, and some dry fruits and chocolates. You need to be self-dependent on basic things while trekking this way.

You will reach a high pass after you make an uphill trek for about around 4 hours. You will find Tibetan prayer flags fluttering. This is ‘Dolma La pass’ (5800m.) and this is the highest point that we will be crossing over during this divine trip.

We will find ourselves near a tiny glacial lake after making a gentle descend from the pass. This is ‘Gauri Kunda’.

From Gauri Kunda, the trail leads us rapidly down through the area full of boulders and loose pebbles. It is tougher and painful to go down than come up. Even horses cannot be used in this trial. It takes an hour or half long trekking down from Gauri Kunda to eventually reach the valley floor. The trail is easy & flat from this point. It is another 2 hours easy-walk to reach Zutulphuk from here.

Day 10: Trek from Zutul Phuk to Dongba (4500m) 3-4 hours.

It is the last day of this divine circumambulation. The morning after breakfast, we pack up our gear and move on to Darchen. The entire trail is easy and flat. The trek takes about 3 hours to complete.

Our Vehicle will be waiting for us at the final point, before Darchen. We board on the Bus and start our journey to a further destination. First, we reach the Eastern shore of Manasarovar where we had left our vehicle. We board on the same vehicle and move ahead.

We will traverse the same route back through Mayum La pass, military barricade, Paryang country, sand-dunes area then eventually get too old Dzongba in the evening. Picnic lunch will be served.

Day 11: Drive from Dongba to Nyalam (3750m) 5- 6 hours.

After breakfast in the morning, we pack up our belongings and finally set off for Nyalam. Today, we will be traveling approximately 450 km through the dry plateau to reach Nyalam. On the way, we drive through Saga, cross over the bridge of river Brahmaputra then drive towards Peiku lake then eventually get to Nyalam.

Day 12: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu 6-7 hours.

We drive to Zhang Mu after breakfast, which takes about one and a half hours to reach the friendship bridge. We continue to drive to Kathmandu after completing the immigration formalities both in China and Nepal side. It takes around three & a half hours to drive to reach Kathmandu. The evening is free for independent activities. In the evening we will have dinner in a Nepalese Restaurant along with the cultural dance program.

Day 13: Departure to Airport.

A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What’s included?

  • Three nights 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Pick up drop by private vehicle.
  • Private Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an Experience tour guide.
  • All necessary transfers in Kathmandu (arrival/departure).
  • Kathmandu-Kodari-Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle.
  • Tibet group visa & all necessary permits.
  • All necessary Tibet permits including Parikrama of Kailash & Mansarovar.
  • Three-star standard hotel for the rest of the tour.
  • All accommodation in Kailash in Guesthouse (dormitory room).
  • Transportation in Tibet.
  • Supporting truck to carry logistics.
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (to carry foods and equipment).
  • Entry fees (Kailash & Manasarovar).
  • Medical kit bag & Oxygen for emergency use.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What’s excluded?

  • Air ticket to Kathmandu & return.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Rescue and evacuation service.
  • Personal expense.
  • Horse for riding during the Parikrama.
  • Bottled drinks & Beverages.
  • Tip for guide & driver.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from Kailash.
  • Any additional cost (transport, hotel, visa split charge) that occurs due to illness or rescue of the member.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.

Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:

Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places, and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.

The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit them.

Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.

Entrance Fees of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal

About Country

Tibet lies in the shadows of the Great Himalayas to the southwest of China. Known as the Roof of the World, Tibet is located at an average elevation of 4,000 meters resulting in unique geographical and climatic variations.

It is one of the most sought out destinations in Asia because of its secretive lands that hide natural wonders that take your breath away. Its unchartered mountains, serene lakes and gorges, lush alpine forests, and cool temperatures make it the perfect place for travelers to go on a trip of their lifetime. The Tibetan Plateau, Himalayas, and eastern canyons form the majority of the geography in Tibet.

What is even more mesmerizing is the ancient Tibetan culture and heritage which are proudly displayed by the Tibetans. The majority of the Tibetans follow Tibetan Buddhism along with a small number following Animism and Hinduism.

Country Visa and Entry Procedure

Obtaining a Visa and entry procedures are a little hectic when it comes to traveling to Tibet. If you are planning to travel from mainland China or Hong Kong, you will need a valid Chinese Visa. You need to have a passport with a validity of at least six months and will be required to fill a Visa form which includes detailed information of your destinations as well as your travel itinerary.

If you are planning to travel from Nepal, then your only option is a group visa as a Chinese Visa is useless in this condition. Apart from the Visa, you will also need to have a TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) Permit to board a train or plane to Tibet. For you to get the TTB permit; you will need to have a pre-planned detailed itinerary, pre-arranged travel facilities, and an official guide for the whole trip.

Popular Destinations to Visit

There are plenty of mesmerizing places to visit in Tibet. Mt. Kailash is one of the most visited sites in Tibet and is revered by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The nearby Lake Manasarovar and Rakshas Lake are also prominent tourist destinations.

Other must-visit sites in Tibet include the residence of Dalai Lama, the famous Potala Palace, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, and Lulang Forest are some of the best destinations to visit. Namtso Lake, also known as the heavenly lake, is the largest saltwater lake in China. Following closely are the Yamdrok Lake and the magnificent Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon(the deepest canyon in the world). Finally, you can also visit the northern Everest Base Camp and relish the views of some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m).

Things to do in Country

Treks and tours are the most popular activities to take part in Tibet. Surrounded by tall mountain peaks and high forested hills, you will find plenty of opportunities to lose yourself among nature in Tibet. Tibet is located to the north of the Great Himalayan Range and boasts an incredible array of natural wonders. As such, the Everest Base Camp is a brilliant destination for tours and treks. Likewise, Tibet is also the trailhead to some of the most famous mountaineering expeditions. Cho Oyu Expedition and Mt. Everest Expedition are two of the prominent expeditions which begin from Tibet.

You can also enjoy sightseeing the popular lakes and gorges or plan long road trips around Lhasa. Kailash Mansarovar Kora, a journey around the holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to cleanse your soul of evil is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss out on. You can also travel around Tibet and enjoy Tibetan culture, festivals, and cuisine.

Trekking Seasons in Country

March to May signifies the season of spring with blossoming flowers and chirping birds. It is one of the best seasons to trek in Tibet along with autumn which starts in September and lasts till November. During this time, the weather is clearer so you will have more chances of viewing the vast mountain ranges. What is even more inviting is that the temperature is also just perfect as it is warmer even in higher altitudes but the heat is bearable.

Winter in higher altitudes is almost unbearable and the path is dangerous because of heavy snowfall and snowstorms. The temperature in the lower region also plunges low so, people don’t generally trek during the winter. Whereas in summer/monsoon, Tibet experiences heavy rainfall which also increases the chances of landslides. The trekking trails also get slippery during this season as a result, it is better to tour during the monsoon.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a major health concern for many traveling to Tibet. While in Tibet, you will be traveling mostly above the altitude of 4,000 meters so, the risks of altitude sickness are pretty great. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are nausea, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid pulse, and headache.

What you need to do in case you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness is immediately inform your travel guide and descend to a lower altitude. In severe cases, emergency evacuations and Heli rescue are also options. Remember not to rush and give your body time to rest and adapt to the climate around Lhasa. Also, be prepared with the necessary medication to be used in case of emergencies. It is beneficial for you to have proper information on AMS before you start your trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will come in handy in conditions of medical emergencies, theft, and trip or flight cancellations. Since traveling in Tibet requires you to explore destinations around 4,000 meters of altitude, you will need travel insurance that covers all the medical issues on the trip.

Be careful of the policies you choose though and make sure it also covers emergency helicopter evacuations. Likewise, the travel insurance must also cover trip cancellations since some parts of Tibet are closed for any tourism activities without any prior information. Likewise, travelers must carry the necessary documentation with themselves while traveling around Tibet.

Meals and Accommodations

In main cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, you can stay at the accommodation of your choice from star hotels to basic lodges. Thus, the cost of accommodation varies upon the standard. During treks, most of your nights will be spent in tents as there is a lack of accommodation on higher altitudes. However, there is also a fair share of lodges and teahouses.

You can find a variety of foods in Lhasa ranging from traditional local cuisine to western foods as well. You can also find Nepalese and Indian delicacies in the marketplaces. However, Chinese and Sichuan dishes are popular across Tibet.

Banking, ATM’s and Money

Yuan or Chinese Renminbi is the currency that is used across Tibet. Both banknotes and coins are used widely here. As such, it must be noted that the use of foreign currencies is banned in Tibet; so, you must exchange your currency while in Tibet. The rural areas in Tibet only accept Chinese currency so you should stock up on exchanged money while in Lhasa.

The Bank of China facilitates most of the tourists in Tibet. There are branches of the Bank of China in Lhasa, Shigatse, and other major cities where you are given facilities for exchanging your currency into the local currency. You can bring along US dollars or Euros with you which are easier to exchange. There are also several ATMs available in these cities which accept foreign cards as well. Credit cards are not that effective except in some five-star hotels in Lhasa.

Internet and Communication

Communication has been steadily improving in Tibet. As such, many hotels in major cities provide Wi-Fi, telephone, and fax services. However, you will not be able to find Wi-Fi services at higher altitudes.

You will also find phone booths while trekking to higher altitudes. Mobile phone connection in areas in lower regions is very good as well. Tibet also offers wide and reliable coverage of 3G and 4G services. However, in higher altitudes, there are still problems with proper mobile phone connectivity.

Travelers must be aware that social media sites like WhatsApp and Facebook are banned in Tibet. So, tourists must install VPN applications before entering Tibet to use these sites and apps.

Internal Flight Delays

The diverse geography of Nepal and Tibet causes flights to be delayed and canceled especially in monsoon and winter because of unclear skies and chances of an accident. During winter, the skies are cloudy or covered with fog, and, during monsoon, heavy rainfall causes the flights to be delayed or canceled.

Thanks to the stable weather conditions in the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons, they experience fewer flight delays and cancellations. Flights are also more frequent during these seasons. Thus, you need to be aware of the weather conditions beforehand while booking flights to Tibet. Taking an early morning flight can decrease the chances of getting your flight delayed or canceled.

Health and Safety Including Traveling alone in Country

When you are traveling to higher altitudes in Tibet, be careful of health issues like AMS, cold, sprains, etc. Altitude sickness is one of the major concerns when traveling to Tibet since most of Tibet lies around and over the altitude of 4,000 meters. If anyone starts to show symptoms of altitude sickness, you must immediately inform your travel guide so that necessary actions can be taken. Travelers should also carry the first aid kits and other necessary medical supplies while traveling around Tibet.

It is prohibited for foreigners to travel alone. Thus, you must either travel in a group or hire a travel guide and driver when you are traveling in Tibet. They will keep you company throughout the trip and provide proper information regarding the various destinations on the trip.

Equipment List for Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour:

Mount Kailash & Manasarovar is a difficult  Tour but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking & tour to Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour and we hope, this information will be helpful to you so success your trip.

Luggage/Duffle bag:

You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for the tour (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.

A day backpack:

You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with the need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).

Trekking/Hiking boots:

Mount Kailash & Manasarovar is a difficult Tour and It is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit your feet and comfortable during walking.

Sneakers:

Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour is difficult to tour so sneakers can use during the traveling but not suitable while Kailash rounding.

Sleeping Bag:

You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 20 degrees.  Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the tour.

Fleece jacket: 

You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during the tour.

Down jacket:

Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour.

Socks:

You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks.

Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:

You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use them like the weather.

Short-sleeved shirts:

You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal.

Long-sleeved shirts: 

You need to have at least three shirts.

Underwear:

You need to have a few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day.

Waterproof jacket: 

You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour and waterproof pants may be an option.

Head and face gear:

Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.

Hand gear:

You need warm gloves.

Traveling supplies:

Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).

Toiletries:

Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).

Medication:

First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.

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We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.

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“Customer satisfactions is our Motto” Our aim is the highest quality in customer service, that’s why we have fully satisfied and repeated customers. We pledge to take you in your destination, in safely and satisfaction, so that our clients will always remember and recommend us in future for their next trip.

Free Cancellation

We follow a simple free cancellation policy. You can cancel your booked trips at your will, a full refund of your deposits is possible, if you cancel the booking on the first 7 days after you booked. After 7 days a minimum of 10% cancellation charge will be levied.

Best Price Guarantee

Booking your adventure trip with a local company always has its perks. When you book with third party travel companies, they impose a high commission for more benefits. Since we are a local company in Nepal, we assure you a best price out there.

Eco-Friendly Trip

We are concerned about our environment, it is deplorable to only do business and not care about our world. Our company focuses on sustainability, recycling of resources and making the visitor aware of environment friendly.

Guaranteed Departure Dates

Our Guaranteed Departure dates make sure that you will go on that trip on the exact day. We are aware that you have planned your trip in tight schedules, so we make sure that all our departures are fixed.

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Mount Kailash & Manasarovar Tour

Price
$2400 per person
Duration
13 Days
Destination
Tibet
Travellers
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