Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath - Black Diamond Expedition
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Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath

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  • Duration
    Duration:16 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 6 Nights (Standard Hotel), 7 Nights (Tea House/Lodge), 2 Nights(Camp)
  • Meals
    Meals :15 Breakfast, 15 Lunch
    15 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Difficult
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Overview

Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath Tour offers cultural, religious and natural delights of both Nepal and Tibet. Nepal’s top two sacred and ancient temples Pashupatinath and Muktinath; and the legendry and holy mountain Mt. Kailash tour is a pilgrimage tour but it is also attractive for adventurous as well as nature lover travelers. The itinerary of Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath trek is so professionally designed thatyou will have a good acclimatization experience by first visiting the Muktinath temple. You will explore the topography of Tibetan plateau in Nepal. This experience makes your journey to Kailash convenient and superb.

This tour begins with scenic drive from cultural city Kathmandu to the naturally beautiful lake city Pokhara. From Pokhara, the exciting beautiful flight takes you to Jomsom and then you will be driven along Kaligandaki river and barren land giving you an opportunity to experience the culture and geography of the highland until we reach Muktinath. After exploring Muktinath temple and surrounding locale, we fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara for further journey to Mt. Kailash. Our journey to Mt. Kailash commences from Kathmandu. The continuous drive, with occasional rest, takes us through beautiful landscapes, high passes, rural villages, towns, rivers, Tibetan plateau. The journey further takes us from beautiful mountain scenery leading to the extremely beautiful turquoise lake of Mansarovar and the magnificent Mt. Kailash. When we reach Kailash, we perform two and a half day trek often called parikrama of Mt. Kailash (6741 m) from Tarboche and trek almost 13 Km and to Darchen. Mt. Kailash has a mythological significance as well. People believe that if they circumambulate Mt. Kailash on foot (52 km walk) all their sins get washed away whereas those who circumambulate 108 times get Nirvana. Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath trip gets concluded by driving back from Darchen via same route to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Cultural, religious and natural sightseeing of Nepal and Tibet
  • Scenic exploration of Muktinath and Mt. Kailash.
  • Scenic landscapes, High passes and Tibetan plateau
  • Rural villages, towns, rivers and splendid mountain scenery
  • Extremely beautiful turquoise lake Mansarovar
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Kailash (6741 m)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport meet our Company representative and escort to the hotel. Remaining time is free for leisure. Late evening welcome dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Meals: Dinner

Day 2Kathmandu to Pokhara

After breakfast drive to Pokhara by luxurious bus. After 6 hours pleasant and scenic drive, reach Pokhara and check into thehotel. Late afternoon proceed for boating in Fewa Lake and visit Barahi Temple. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom by jeep

After breakfast drive towards Pokhara Airport and fly to Jomsom. After 20 minutes scenic and adventurous flight reach Jomsom. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Walk for 15 minutes to catch jeep to Muktinath. After approx 1.5 hrs drive reach Muktinath. Visit Muktinath Temple, Jwala Mai and Monasteries. After pooja and sightseeing have a lunch on your own and drive back to Jomsom. Enjoy the cool climate, beautiful landscapes and splendid view of mountains- Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri and others. Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Jomsom to Pokhara by flight and sightseeing

After breakfast fly back to Pokhara. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and rest. Afternoon visit Bindabasini temple, Seti Gorge, Devi’s Fall and Gupteshwor Cave. In the evening explore the surrounding of Lakeside area. Overnight in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight and preparation for Kailash Yatra

After breakfast fly back to Kathmandu and proceed for sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple- biggest and the most scared Hindu temple in Nepal dedicating to Lord Shiva and Budhanilkantha Temple – sleeping Vishnu situated in the lap of Shivapuri hill. Late afternoon group meeting with detail briefing about the trip and do final preparation- collect sleeping bags, Down jacket and duffle bag. Evening can do shopping for remaining and required items. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari) by private vehicle. After completing the necessary immigration and custom formalities in border drive towards Zhangmu, the Tibetan border town and meet Tibetan Guide. After immigration formalities in Zhangmu continue scenic drive to Nyalam. Throughout the journey enjoy the fantastic view of landscapes, rivers, deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight stay will be in a simple and basic lodge or guest house in Nyalam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration : 5.5 hrs

Day 7In Nyalam for acclimatization

The day is free for acclimatization at Nyalam. After breakfast short walk to Nyalam village and visit monastery. An option 1 hour trek can be organized for acclimatization or rest at the guesthouse. Overnight in the same guesthouse in Nyalam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Drive Nyalam to Saga

After breakfast take a drive to Saga. This beautiful drive to Saga from Nyalam gives a fantastic view of snow capped mountains and also the opportunity to pass through many villages and camps of Yak herders. The journey passes through the first highest pass- Lalung La Pass (5000 m) from where the superb view of high Himalayan ranges from Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal can be seen. Continue the drive towards Saga passing through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen, Peigutso Lake (4400m) and finally the Bhramaputra River “Yarling Tsangpo”. On arrival at saga check into a local guest house for night stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration : 5 hrs 

Day 9Drive Saga to Prayang

Today drive through vast Tibetan plateau passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountain ranges. The journey this day will be through quite a flat and smooth road. After the comfortable drive reach Prayang and overnight at guest house.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration : 4-5 hrs 

Day 10Drive Prayang to Mansarovar

After breakfast take a drive to Mayum River (112 kms). Have lunch near the river and then continue drive to Mansarovar Lake. This is a day of lifetime as you will have the first glimpse of holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in tent/camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration : 6 hrs

Day 11Drive to Darchen

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Rakches Lake and then drive towards Darchen. Darchen is considered as the base camp for the Holy Kailash parikrama. Repack the luggage for following parikrama days. Overnight at guesthouse in Darchen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12Drive to Tarboche and trek to Dirapuk

This morning take a short drive of about 13 Km to reach Tarboche which is the starting point for the trekking on Holy Mount Kailash Parkrama. The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trek today leads to few ups and downs till the Dirapuk (4860 m). Night stay will be in the guest house or camp which offers the fascinating view of Mount Kailash, north-west face. Important point to note is that those who are not feeling fit to continue the mount Kailash parikarma will be driven back to Darchen where they will wait for the other group members to return.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration : 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 13Trek to Zuthulphuk via Dolmala pass

Today is hardest but holiest day of yatra of Kailash Mansarovar with Dolma-La Pass (5800 m) which is the highest point of the trek and lies between two sacred valleys- Yamasthal and Shiva-sthal. From Dolma-La gradual descent passing through holy Gauri Kund and Parvati-stal will leads to Zuthulphuk (the cave of miracles). overnight stay in a fixed tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek duration: 9 – 10 hr

Day 14Zuthulphuk to trek ending point and drive to Saga

One can enjoy the morning time by exploring the caves, visiting the temples and shrine built around. The temple is a residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers or relatives who keep busy themselves with the maintenance of the buildings. The caves also contain meditation platforms. Climbing up to these caves before ending the final trek of the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is worth. After a 10 kms / 3-4 hours walk, reach to the final destination of Kailash parikrama near Darchen. Those who did not do parikarma will be brought to this point to continue further journey with the group. Then drive to Saga. Arrive Saga by evening and overnight at guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15Drive to Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast get ready to take the journey back with everlasting memories Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar darshan. Drive back to Zhangmu and complete custom and immigration formalities. After then continue the journey to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 16Final Departure

After breakfast, free till departure time. One can do some last minute shopping around or other personal activities etc. Our representative will then transfer you to the airport for onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • Arrival transfers to/from airport
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and monuments fees
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Encounter Nepal- www.encounternepal.com or Hotel Norbu Linka- www.hotelnorbulinka.com) or similar 3-star hotel as per availibility.
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Pokhara at 3 star hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Jomsom at standard hotel with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Luxurious bus in SIC (Seat In Coach) basis
  • Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom by jeep
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents
  • All meals (Vegetarian-breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Tibet side.
  • English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetian Guide
  • Tibet Visa & Permit Fee
  • Ground transfers in Nepal by private vehicle and in Tibet by Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
  • Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
  • Portable altitude chamber bags
  • Oxygen cylinders in each Land Cruiser
  • Specially designed Kailash Yatra T-Shirt
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffle Bag (return upon completion of journey)
  • All government taxes and service charge

Excluded

  • All international flights
  • Nepalese visa fee (easily available after arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • All personal expenses (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
  • Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • Travel Insurance of Client
  • Tips, portage or any expense of personal nature
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $200) or personal porter (Approx Cost US id="mce_marker"00)
  • Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended). We advise you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.

Accomodation

Throughout your tour of Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath tour, we are committed to ensuring your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable. In Kathmandu, you will be accommodated at Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category hotel. As your tour commences, your accommodation will be in standard hotels, each offering twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms and convenient hot shower amenities. If you desire a single-supplement room, it is available for an additional charge. Booking a room in advance affords you better options to select the room or hotel that best suits your preferences.

Meals

During your Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath tour, Breakfast, Meals, and Dinner are included. At the Hotels where we spend an overnight during the tour, you will be served breakfast, dinner, and lunch.  Both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options are offered while you are on the tour. Black Diamond will also arranged a special Welcome dinner for our guests, accompanied by captivating cultural performances, creating a memorable and delightful experience.

When to Travel?

The best season for the tour to Kailash Mansarovar with Muktinath is between  April and May or  September and October. It is the best time for outdoor activities such as trekking, and pilgrimage, and also to explore major destinations. Trekkers can also enjoy the festive vibe of the Tibetan Buddhist festival called Saga Dewa at this time.

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