It was over a decade and half back, when a young entrepreneur freshly out of University and a vision for thembarked upon the journey to the Centre of Universe – what is commonly known as Mt. Kailash and Manasarover region in Tibet, ChWhat started as an exploratory trip with also the aim of fulfilling the adventurous streak within, had a soul churning impact due to the sheer spiritual energy that the place emanates.
Day 1 Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival:
Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel/ briefing/ Dinner
Day 2 Kathmandu:
Breakfast, trip to temples and back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for yatra i.e, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during yatra. If anybody needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company. Dinner.
Day 3 Drive to Nylam (150km), 3750m:
Morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu to commence yatra to Nyalam [3750M]. We reach Friendship Bridge China Boarder by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the journey to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 4 Rest Day at Nylam, 3750m:
It is more a day for acclimatization.
Day 5 Saga/4450m:
(Labug-La 5150m, Peku-tso and Saga, 232km) On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Day 6 Paryang (4600m) 230 km 7-8 hrs:
Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.
Day 7 Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours:
The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarover.Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Day 8 Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km:
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 9 Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m:
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 10 Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys:
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 11 End of Kailash Parikrama
and drive to Manasarovara: After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
Day 12 Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hr.
Day 13 Drive Paryang to Saga (230km) 7-8 hrs
Day 14 Drive to Nylam or Zangmu: (245km) 6-7 hr.
Day 15 Drive back to Kathmandu (150 km) 9-10 hr.
Day 16 Transfer to airport for your onward flight.