RPTT TB 01 – TIBET: 13 DAYS – MT. KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA BY LUXURY COACH OR JEEP SAFARI (OVERLAND) – KATHMANDU/KATHMANDU
MT. KAILASH TOUR PACKAGE ITINERARY: 13 DAYS
DAY 01: Arrival transfer from TIA International airport Kathmandu - hotel check in Kathmandu – brief about yatra – overnight stay at Kathmandu:
Our representative will be there to receive the guest at TIA airport, Kathmandu – Kathmandu - At an height of 1400meters / 4600 feet lies the central region of Nepal - Kathmandu is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal - The city has a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years - Most of Kathmandu's people follow Hinduism and many others follow Buddhism - Nepali is the most commonly spoken language - English is understood & spoken by educated & professional residents – welcome & receive the guest at TIA airport - transfer – transfer to hotel – hotel check in – evening brief about yatra by our representative – overnight stay at Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Mountain Flight (Optional) - Local sightseeing Kathmandu – overnight stay at Kathmandu:
Early morning Himalayan mountain flight tour (Optional) - breakfast - Katmandu sightseeing including PASHUPATI NATH TEMPLE - 05 kilometer east of Kathmandu city centre - Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important holiest sites for Hindus all over the world - there are so many legends about Pashupatinath - the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva - according to an ancient chronicle, the temple was constructed at the present site by Lichavi King Supushpa Verma and the present temple claimed to have been built in 1697 A.D. by King Bhupalendra Malla - BUDDHANILKANTHA TEMPLE ( Sleeping god Vishnu): Situated 09 kilometer north of Kathmandu in a small pond at the foot of the Shivapuri hills lies the half - submerged massiveblack stone statue of the reclining Vishnu resting on a bed of Snakes – after sightseeing back to hotel or drop to market – free for roam shopping mall, Thamel (Tourist Hub) or Packing for yatra – overnight stay at Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Early morning transfer to China border to Nyalam – custom formalities in the border – overnight stay at Nyalam:
Early morning with pack breakfast We start our Yatra Katmandu to China border (142kms) takes 05 hours from Kathmandu - our representative will complete custom formalities and other needed in the border & check into Tibet (The autonomous part of China) - Lunch at border - after lunch drive to a small Tibetan town Nyalam (3700mts. - 160kms.) - This is the first day of the Yatra (Journey) - overnight stay Nyalam at Guest House.
Day 04: Acclimatization – overnight stay at Nyalam:
Full day acclimatization – free for excursion Nyalam - It is advisable for guest to roam around the place - overnight stay at Nyalam.
DAY 05: Transfer Nyalam to Dongba /Paryang (4500mts. - 375kms) – overnight stay Dongba at Guest house.
Breakfast - After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba/Paryang(4500mts. - 375kms.) takes 08 - 09 hours - overnight stay Dongba at Guest House.
DAY 06: Transfer Dongba to Mansarovar – overnight stay at the bank of the lake:
Breakfast - Transfer Dongba / Paryang (4500mts. - 335kms) to Mansarovar takes 07 - 08 hours - Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle - overnight stay the bank of the Manasarovar Lake (Guest House).
DAY 07: Transfer Mansarovar to Darchen – holy bath in Mansarovar Lake – overnight stay at Darchen:
Transfer Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. - 110kms.) - Our tour Guide/Escort suggest you the special point to take dip(Bath) in Manasarovar Lake and conducting Pooja, hawan and spiritual activities according to your tradition - after pooja & other activities drive around 03 hrs to Darchen - overnight stay at Guesthouse. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost (optional).
DAY 08: Transfer Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts - 12kms) - Mt. Kailash Parikrama – overnight stay Diraphuk at Mud house or Tent:
First day of Kailash Parikrama - we start our journey after breakfast as early as possible - drive up to Yumdwari and start walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours - Horse can be hired (optional) - overnight stay at Diraphuk mud house or tent as availability.
DAY 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts - 22kms) – cross Dolma La pass (5400mts) – Gaurikund Darshan – overnight stay Zhulthulphuk at Mud house or Tent:
The journey is bit complex for this day - we have to pass Dolma-La Pass - 5400 meter in height - The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can hit & fall - we start our journey as early as possible - in route Darshan of Gaurikund – very hard to go and touch it - overnight stay at mud house or tent at Zhulthulphuk as availability.
DAY 10: Zhulthulphuk to Paryang - Filling spiritual jaal – back to Kathmandu following same route – overnight stay at Prayang:
Trek down to Darchen - catch our vehicle and Drive to Mansarovar Lake - take spiritual jaal - back to Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies - overnight stay Paryang at Guesthouse.
DAY 11: Back Prayang to Nyalam – overnight stay at Nyalam:
Drive back to Nyalam – the last stay in Tibet - overnight stay at Nyalam.
DAY 12: Transfer Nyalam to Katmandu – Custom formalities – overnight stay at Kathmandu:
Drive back Nyalam to Katmandu - Reach Nepal - China border (Tibet) - After custom formalities & other needed at border - picked up Nepal side by our Nepal no vehicle and continue our journey to Kathmandu about 06 hours - check in at hotel Kathmandu – overnight stay Kathmandu.
DAY 13: Departure:
Departure transfer to TIA airport for onward Journey
· Arrival & departure transportation
· Half day local sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha Temple.
· 03 Nights accommodation at 3 star hotel int Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals
· Kathmandu to Kodari transfer by tourist Bus
· Tibet side accommodation in Guest house/hotel/tents
· Camping on two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents etc.
· At the time of Yatra pure vegetarian meals prepare & provide by our escort.
· A/C coach & support trucks
· English speaking Tibetan guide
· Nepali tour leader
· Gamow bag, oxygen, basic first-aid kit.
· Kailash permit & normal Tibet/China visa fee.
· Kodari land tax.
· Copy of passport of client with 02 copy photograph.
TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY
· All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.
· 20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.
· 15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.
· 10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.
· 07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.
IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
What to take:
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.
Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability:
Red Planet Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Red Planet Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.