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Trip Overview
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Trip Overview:

Mt. Kailash is considered as the most visited sacred destination in Tibet. There has been a flow of
Hindus as well as Buddhist to this holy place every year. Mt. Kailash is not permitted for
climbing but one can do 52km circumambulation around the mountain.
Along the tour to Mt. Kailash, visitors can bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake, having periphery
88km, depth 90m and total area 320 km 2 . The itinerary is planned accordingly so that the visitors
reach Mansarovar Lake on the full moon day. Asthapavat and Tirthapuri can be visited if pre-
arranged. The total journey is 13days / 12 nights and the maximum elevation is 5636m.

Fixed departure dates for Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra 2016

Month
Date of Departure
Mansarovar (full moon day)
April
27
May
04, 13, 18, 25
13
June
01, 08, 15, 22, 29
15
July
06, 11, 14, 20, 27
14
Aug
03, 10, 17, 24, 31
10
Sept
07

Note: The above are provisional dates for joining.

Outline Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m.
Kathmandu city sightseeing. Visit Pashupati Nath temple and the temple of Vishnu, Jal Narayan.
Drive to Nyalam 3,782m (150 km, 7 hrs))
Nyalam, acclimatization day
Drive to Dongba / Paryang 4,500m (375 km, 7 hrs)
Drive to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar Lake 4,582m (350 km, 6 hrs)
Drive to Darchen 4,670m (55 km, 1 hr)
Drive to Sershong 4,860m. First day of Kailash parikrama upto Derapuk 4,900m (13 km, 5 hrs)
Second day of Kailash parikrama upto Zhuthulpuk 4,760m (18 km, 9/10 hrs)
End of Kailash parikrama (10 km, 2/3 hrs), drive to Paryang (390km, 7 hrs)
Drive to Nyalam (450 km, 7/8 hrs)
Early morning drive from Nyalam, where transportation awaits for the group’s final leg of journey to Kathmandu.
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Day 01
Day 02
Day 03
Day 04
Day 05
Day 06
Day 07
Day 08
Day 09
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m.

Climb High Himalaya staff will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. If time
permits, one can tour the city or visit Pashupatinath temple for ‘arati’ in the evening and meet for dinner meet for dinner.

Day 1
Day 2
Kathmandu valley sightseeing

A city tour guide will take you around the holy sites in the valley, including Pashupati Nath, Jal
Narayan, Swayambu Nath in the morning. In the afternoon, the group will be briefed about the tour
and final preparations i.e. checking and demonstration of equipments to be used during the tour. Our staff will assist in buying and renting any necessary gear.

Day 2
Day 3
 Drive to Nyalam 3,782m.

The group embarks on the Kailash Yatra by driving through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel to reach Kodari (Nepal-China border). One will need to walk for 25 minutes to cross the ‘Friendship bridge’ where you meet the Tibetan guide and complete the immigration and custom formalities which takes about an hour. After the clearance, the group boards the Chinese vehicles (land cruisers or the buses) and
continues to Zhangmu 2,300m and Nyalam 3,782m. Stay overnight.

Day 3
Day 4

Nyalam, acclimatization day 3,782m.

A day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated (3/4 litres a day) and be extremely aware of one’s physical condition, which the staff will also monitor at all times. The group have the option of 3 hours trekking to Nyalam hill which would definitely help pilgrims / trekkers get used to trek conditions for Kailash Parikrama.

Day 4
Day 5

Nyalam to Dongba / Paryang 4,500m.

The drive from Nyalam climbs up to La Lung Pass 5124m, the highest pass, then drops down before
heading to west of Tibet. The drive provides stunning views of the Himalayas, in particular
Mt.Shishapanga 8012m, Mt.Dorje Lakhpa and Gauri Shankar which more than make up for the rough ride. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake 4,400m till late afternoon crossing the river ‘Yarling Tsangpo’ also known as Brahmaputra and reach the town of Saga. Continue to drive further to Dongba / Paryang. Stay overnight.

Day 5
Day 6

Dongba / Paryang to Lake Mansarovar 4,582m. (FULL MOON DAY)

A beautiful drive through the dramatic valleys, the rivers and through the grazing lands of yaks and
sheep. The landscape is filled with snowcapped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Many
Tibetan nomads and traders in their traditional dress inhibit this area. By late afternoon, the drive
through the green pastures and massive valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Chhesakhang. Walk through the small village of Sherlung and Thugu Gompa on the banks of the holy lake or drive all the way to the western bank for an overnight stay at Chui Gompa (monastery).
One can visit the lake and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Gurula Mandhata 7,728m to the south and Kailash to the north.

Day 6
Day 7
Lake Mansarovar to Darchen 4,670m.

The staff will set up individual bath tents on the banks of Lake Mansarovar for the pilgrims before
circumambulating the Mount Kailash. A ritual bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain moksha and a drink of it’s water relinquishes the sins. After lunch, drive north towards Darchen, a village considered the base camp for Kailash. If pre-arranged, one can visit Rakshasi Lake, Asthaparbat, Nandi Parbat and Tirthapuri.

Day 7
Day 8

Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk 4,900m.

Drive to Sershong. First day of walking around Kailash begins at Tarbuche. Along the way, one passes numerous chortens (stupas), Chukku monastery, the burial site of the 84 mahasiddhas and wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. After five hours one arrives at the Dirapuk monastery. The north face of Kailash is seen from a distance. Stay overnight.

Day 8
Day 9
Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk 4,760m.

Long and challenging day of the parikrama. Cross Dolma-La pass 5,636m between two valleys,
Yamastal and reach Shiva-sthal, where to symbolize death, pilgrims leave the old clothes, hair or drop of blood in hope that Yamarajan (God of death) will aceept these and allow the pilgrims to be born in spirit to pass Dolma-La. In buddhism, the pass symbolizes with the goddess Container and in hinduism to Parvati, wife of Shiva. On reaching the top, Shiva-stal, the offerings are placed and one can meditate. On the way down, one crosses Parvati-stal, Gauri Kunda and reaches Zuthulpuk (the cave of miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here) along the river. All along the way, there are wonderful views of high peaks, streams, waterfalls and mountain
caves.

Day 9
Day 10
Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Paryang

After 3 hours comfortable walk (10km) along the river valley, the jeeps/vehicles will start the journey back. Some pilgrims take bath at Mansarovar on the way back.

Day 10
Day 11
 Paryang to Nyalam

Drive through Drongpa Tradum (Zhongpa) to reach Nyalam. The drive is 450km, 7-8hours long. This Tibetan town has restaurants and shops where the pilgrims can indulge in.

Day 11
Day 12
Nyalam to Kathmandu

Drive to ‘friendship bridge’ after morning tea, complete immigration and custom formalities, 10
minutes walk across the bridge at the border town of Kodari. Drive to Dhulikhel for lunch, another 6hrs drive to Kathmandu and check-in at the hotel.

Day 12
Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu

Morning check-out and drop at the airport.
For an optional tour to Manakamana, Pokhara and Muktinath darshan, keep 4 days extra. For more information, please enquire with Climb High Himalaya.

Day 13

Visa for entering Tibet
All nationals require a Chinese visa and a Tibet permit to enter Tibet.
You will need to send a coloured scanned copy of your passport details and passport photos at least 45
days prior to the commencing your trip.
We will send you a Chinese visa form, which you need to fill it up, attach a passport photo, scan it and
email it back to us.
On arrival in Kathmandu, we will need your original passport with two passport size photos and home
address detail.

Visa for entering Nepal
Indian passport holders will not need a visa to enter Nepal, but all other foreign passport holders will
need a 15 days multiple entry Nepal visa which can be availed on arrival at the airport. You need to
have 2 copies of recent photograph along with USD 25 for 15 days valid multi entry and USD 40 for
30 days valid multi entry..

Please note:
1.Visa fees are subject to change.
2.Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
3.If you intend to enter Tibet via Kathmandu (Nepal), your Chinese visa must be issued from
Kathmandu and it is mandatory. Please do not apply for Chinese visa in your country, it will stand
void.

Weather
Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty and night is much colder than the day.
The best months for Mt. Kailash trip are from May to September. During this period, the maximum
temperature will be 22 o C and minimum temperature will drop to -10 o C.

Fitness
Anyone who can walk for an average of 4-5 hours a day can make this trip. The itinerary is
accordingly programmed to help get the clients acclimatization to the gradual rise in altitude.
All are advised to check their fitness before joining the trip.

 

Altitude
An altitude sickness may be felt above 3000 m. But with the acclimatization day and the gradual rise
in altitude, one shouldn’t feel too much at discomfort. It’s always advised to stay hydrated or drink
lots of water.

 

Transportation
Transportation in Tibet will be by Land Cruiser or Tourist Coach. A support truck will be travelling
along to carry all the camping gears, food provisions and luggages.

 

Accommodations
A four star hotel accommodation will be provided in Kathmandu. In Tibet, accommodation will be in
lodges for every stay overnight, whereas during the Kailash parikarma and at Mansarovar, there will
be tents with foam mattresses and sleeping bags.

Sometimes the lodges in Tibet may not be sufficient to provide individual rooms, so one may have to
share with fellow participants.

 

Food
While on the trip, all main meals, tea, coffee, juice and drinking chocolate are included. Foods are
prepared by our trained cook and are served hot, however while travelling, packed lunch will be
provided till one reaches the next stopover. Proper boiled water/mineral water will be provided.

 

Communication
There will be less means of communication during the trip, but the team leader will be have a roaming
phone to convey messages in an emergency. Besides, it also enables you to call your home. Also
telephone lines are available at various points of the journey.

 

Insurance
Each participant must be covered by travel and medical insurance that should include helicopter
evacuation in an emergency. Please hand us a copy of your insurance.

 

Emergency
Bottled oxygen with mask and regulator for all emergency/medical purpose will be carried during the
tour and the parikarma.
Prior to departure from Kathmandu each participant must leave a bond with Climb High in the form of
an authorization letter. This enables Climb High, in the event of an emergency to initiate emergency
services and nay other services necessary without delay.

 

Currency
In Tibet, only Chinease currency 'Yuan' is accepted. So one is advised to exchange the required
currency before the departure for Tibet. One can exchange INR/ USD to Yuan in any money exchange
in Kathmandu or at border. There are no ATM facilities available anywhere during the tour.

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Tour Leader/Cook/Helpers
Each group will have a tour leader/guide accompanied by an experienced cook and the required
number of helpers as per the group size. They are courteous and are fully committed in providing the
best of their services. The tour guides are highly experienced with years of Kailash trips behind them.
Similarly the cooks too are experienced and well trained to prepare all dishes as per the requirements.

Clothing

  • Enough warm clothing
  • Sports shoes for walking with spare laces
  • Sandals
  • Woolen gloves
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs)
  • Woolen / thermal wears
  • Woolen cap
  • Rain coat /umbrella

Accessories

  • Small backpack
  • Torch light with extra batteries
  • Walking pole
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermos flask
  • Plastic pouch (medium / large)

Personal Hygiene / Toiletry

  • Toiletries kit
  • Sun block lotion (20-30spf for UV protection) / cold cream
  • Lip balm
  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Wet wipes / Body wipes
  • Sanitary hand wash
  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Soap
  • Face and body moisturizer

Extras

  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Bed sheet
  • Shawl / blanket
  • Dried fruits and snack
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Tour Cost (per person) :
Nationality
By Land Cruiser
By Luxury Coach
Indian passport holder (group joining basis)
INR 133000.00
INR 121000.00
Foreigner & NRI (Non Resident Indian)
US$ 2500
US$ 2300
Extra Cost
Upgrade to 5* hotel on twin sharing basis
US$ 180 per person per day
Extra days in Kathmandu (3* star)
US$ 50 per person per day
Tirthapuri
US$ 200
Astaparvat
US$ 60

*The above mentioned cost is based on per person. Schedule and rate are subject to change under
unavoidable circumstances.

The US dollar payment can be paid in Indian rupees equivalent as per the existing exchange rate then.

Group Size: Minimum 16 people in each group (if travelling by coach)

Booking: Passport details must reach 30 days prior to the date of tour with 35% of total group amount
as non-refundable advance payment. The remaining amount has to be paid in full before arriving in
Kathmandu.

  • Services Includes:
  • Arrival / departure transfers
  • One half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and temple of sleeping Vishnu
    (Budanilkanth)
  • 3 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing & with all meals
    (vegetarian)
  • Kathmandu – Kodari – Kathmandu transfer by coach
  • Land transfer by tourist coach in Tibet
  • Support truck to carry luggage, equipment and food items
  •  All camping equipments
  • Experienced staff comprising of 1 Nepali team leader, 1 cook experienced in preparing Indian
    cuisine and support staff
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals (North & South Indian food)
  •  English / Hindi speaking Tibetan guide
  • Best accommodation during the Kailash Yatra in Tibet
  • Windcheater jacket on returnable basis
  • Sleeping bag on returnable basis
  • Climb High duffel bag
  • Yaks & yak-men for porterage during Kailash Yatra
  • All permits
  • Tibet / China visa fee
  • Kailash permit
  • First aid-kit with altitude medicine and medical oxygen
  •  Pulse oxymeter
  • One roaming phone with the team leader for communication
  • Mineral water during Yatra
  •  Life and medical insurance for staff
  • Services Excludes:
  • Airfare to Kathmandu and return
  •  Urgent visa fee
  • Nepal visa fees for NRI / foreigners
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Evacuation cost, if emergency
  • Expenses of personal nature (telephone calls, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks, tips etc.)
  • Any extra services such as extra vehicle / hotel nights / sightseeing tours other than
    mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement in Kathmandu
  • Tirthapuri and Astaparvat visit
  • In Tibet , land cruisers (4 persons per vehicle), if booked for coach transportation.
  • Horse’s and porter’s charges if engaged for kora / parikrama (to be paid directly to the horse herder or porter)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porterage
  • Hotel charge in Kathmandu if early return from Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu
  • Extra cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.
  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES COST:
  • Horse for Kora US$ 350 per person
  • Horse for day trip to Astaparvat US$ 60 per person
  • Manakamana day trip (including both ways cable car and transportation) US$ 60 per person
  • Muktinath and Manakamana day trip (including 2 nights in Pokhara, 1 night in Jomsom, round
    trip flight with meal, transport) US$ 550 per person
  • TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • For all cancellation, only a written notice will be accepted. A verbal notice will not be entertained.
  • 20 days before the commencement – 10% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  •  15 days before the commencement – 50% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  • 10 days before the commencement – 90% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  • 07 days before the commencement – 100% of the total cost as cancellation charges.

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  • Trip Duration: 12 Nights 13 Days
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
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  • Best time for travelling: End of April, May, June, July, August and September
  • Mode of transport in Tibet: by land cruiser / coach
  • MaximumAltitude: 1350m to 5636m

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  • Trip Duration: 12 Nights 13 Days
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
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  • Best time for travelling: End of April, May, June, July, August and September
  • Mode of transport in Tibet: by land cruiser / coach
  • Maximum Altitude: 1350m to 5636m
Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

Trip Overview:

Mt. Kailash is considered as the most visited sacred destination in Tibet. There has been a flow of
Hindus as well as Buddhist to this holy place every year. Mt. Kailash is not permitted for
climbing but one can do 52km circumambulation around the mountain.
Along the tour to Mt. Kailash, visitors can bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake, having periphery
88km, depth 90m and total area 320 km 2 . The itinerary is planned accordingly so that the visitors
reach Mansarovar Lake on the full moon day. Asthapavat and Tirthapuri can be visited if pre-
arranged. The total journey is 13days / 12 nights and the maximum elevation is 5636m.

Fixed departure dates for Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra 2016

Month
Date of Departure
Mansarovar (full moon day)
April
27
May
04, 13, 18, 25
13
June
01, 08, 15, 22, 29
15
July
06, 11, 14, 20, 27
14
Aug
03, 10, 17, 24, 31
10
Sept
07

Note: The above are provisional dates for joining.

Outline Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m.
Kathmandu city sightseeing. Visit Pashupati Nath temple and the temple of Vishnu, Jal Narayan.
Drive to Nyalam 3,782m (150 km, 7 hrs))
Nyalam, acclimatization day
Drive to Dongba / Paryang 4,500m (375 km, 7 hrs)
Drive to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar Lake 4,582m (350 km, 6 hrs)
Drive to Darchen 4,670m (55 km, 1 hr)
Drive to Sershong 4,860m. First day of Kailash parikrama upto Derapuk 4,900m (13 km, 5 hrs)
Second day of Kailash parikrama upto Zhuthulpuk 4,760m (18 km, 9/10 hrs)
End of Kailash parikrama (10 km, 2/3 hrs), drive to Paryang (390km, 7 hrs)
Drive to Nyalam (450 km, 7/8 hrs)
Early morning drive from Nyalam, where transportation awaits for the group’s final leg of journey to Kathmandu.
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Day 01
Day 02
Day 03
Day 04
Day 05
Day 06
Day 07
Day 08
Day 09
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m.

Climb High Himalaya staff will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. If time
permits, one can tour the city or visit Pashupatinath temple for ‘arati’ in the evening and meet for dinner meet for dinner.

Day 1
Day 2
Kathmandu valley sightseeing

A city tour guide will take you around the holy sites in the valley, including Pashupati Nath, Jal
Narayan, Swayambu Nath in the morning. In the afternoon, the group will be briefed about the tour
and final preparations i.e. checking and demonstration of equipments to be used during the tour. Our staff will assist in buying and renting any necessary gear.

Day 2
Day 3
 Drive to Nyalam 3,782m.

The group embarks on the Kailash Yatra by driving through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel to reach Kodari (Nepal-China border). One will need to walk for 25 minutes to cross the ‘Friendship bridge’ where you meet the Tibetan guide and complete the immigration and custom formalities which takes about an hour. After the clearance, the group boards the Chinese vehicles (land cruisers or the buses) and
continues to Zhangmu 2,300m and Nyalam 3,782m. Stay overnight.

Day 3
Day 4

Nyalam, acclimatization day 3,782m.

A day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated (3/4 litres a day) and be extremely aware of one’s physical condition, which the staff will also monitor at all times. The group have the option of 3 hours trekking to Nyalam hill which would definitely help pilgrims / trekkers get used to trek conditions for Kailash Parikrama.

Day 4
Day 5

Nyalam to Dongba / Paryang 4,500m.

The drive from Nyalam climbs up to La Lung Pass 5124m, the highest pass, then drops down before
heading to west of Tibet. The drive provides stunning views of the Himalayas, in particular
Mt.Shishapanga 8012m, Mt.Dorje Lakhpa and Gauri Shankar which more than make up for the rough ride. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake 4,400m till late afternoon crossing the river ‘Yarling Tsangpo’ also known as Brahmaputra and reach the town of Saga. Continue to drive further to Dongba / Paryang. Stay overnight.

Day 5
Day 6

Dongba / Paryang to Lake Mansarovar 4,582m. (FULL MOON DAY)

A beautiful drive through the dramatic valleys, the rivers and through the grazing lands of yaks and
sheep. The landscape is filled with snowcapped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Many
Tibetan nomads and traders in their traditional dress inhibit this area. By late afternoon, the drive
through the green pastures and massive valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Chhesakhang. Walk through the small village of Sherlung and Thugu Gompa on the banks of the holy lake or drive all the way to the western bank for an overnight stay at Chui Gompa (monastery).
One can visit the lake and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Gurula Mandhata 7,728m to the south and Kailash to the north.

Day 6
Day 7
Lake Mansarovar to Darchen 4,670m.

The staff will set up individual bath tents on the banks of Lake Mansarovar for the pilgrims before
circumambulating the Mount Kailash. A ritual bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain moksha and a drink of it’s water relinquishes the sins. After lunch, drive north towards Darchen, a village considered the base camp for Kailash. If pre-arranged, one can visit Rakshasi Lake, Asthaparbat, Nandi Parbat and Tirthapuri.

Day 7
Day 8

Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk 4,900m.

Drive to Sershong. First day of walking around Kailash begins at Tarbuche. Along the way, one passes numerous chortens (stupas), Chukku monastery, the burial site of the 84 mahasiddhas and wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. After five hours one arrives at the Dirapuk monastery. The north face of Kailash is seen from a distance. Stay overnight.

Day 8
Day 9
Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk 4,760m.

Long and challenging day of the parikrama. Cross Dolma-La pass 5,636m between two valleys,
Yamastal and reach Shiva-sthal, where to symbolize death, pilgrims leave the old clothes, hair or drop of blood in hope that Yamarajan (God of death) will aceept these and allow the pilgrims to be born in spirit to pass Dolma-La. In buddhism, the pass symbolizes with the goddess Container and in hinduism to Parvati, wife of Shiva. On reaching the top, Shiva-stal, the offerings are placed and one can meditate. On the way down, one crosses Parvati-stal, Gauri Kunda and reaches Zuthulpuk (the cave of miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here) along the river. All along the way, there are wonderful views of high peaks, streams, waterfalls and mountain
caves.

Day 9
Day 10
Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Paryang

After 3 hours comfortable walk (10km) along the river valley, the jeeps/vehicles will start the journey back. Some pilgrims take bath at Mansarovar on the way back.

Day 10
Day 11
 Paryang to Nyalam

Drive through Drongpa Tradum (Zhongpa) to reach Nyalam. The drive is 450km, 7-8hours long. This Tibetan town has restaurants and shops where the pilgrims can indulge in.

Day 11
Day 12
Nyalam to Kathmandu

Drive to ‘friendship bridge’ after morning tea, complete immigration and custom formalities, 10
minutes walk across the bridge at the border town of Kodari. Drive to Dhulikhel for lunch, another 6hrs drive to Kathmandu and check-in at the hotel.

Day 12
Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu

Morning check-out and drop at the airport.
For an optional tour to Manakamana, Pokhara and Muktinath darshan, keep 4 days extra. For more information, please enquire with Climb High Himalaya.

Day 13

Visa for entering Tibet
All nationals require a Chinese visa and a Tibet permit to enter Tibet.
You will need to send a coloured scanned copy of your passport details and passport photos at least 45
days prior to the commencing your trip.
We will send you a Chinese visa form, which you need to fill it up, attach a passport photo, scan it and
email it back to us.
On arrival in Kathmandu, we will need your original passport with two passport size photos and home
address detail.

Visa for entering Nepal
Indian passport holders will not need a visa to enter Nepal, but all other foreign passport holders will
need a 15 days multiple entry Nepal visa which can be availed on arrival at the airport. You need to
have 2 copies of recent photograph along with USD 25 for 15 days valid multi entry and USD 40 for
30 days valid multi entry..

Please note:
1.Visa fees are subject to change.
2.Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
3.If you intend to enter Tibet via Kathmandu (Nepal), your Chinese visa must be issued from
Kathmandu and it is mandatory. Please do not apply for Chinese visa in your country, it will stand
void.

Weather
Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty and night is much colder than the day.
The best months for Mt. Kailash trip are from May to September. During this period, the maximum
temperature will be 22 o C and minimum temperature will drop to -10 o C.

Fitness
Anyone who can walk for an average of 4-5 hours a day can make this trip. The itinerary is
accordingly programmed to help get the clients acclimatization to the gradual rise in altitude.
All are advised to check their fitness before joining the trip.

 

Altitude
An altitude sickness may be felt above 3000 m. But with the acclimatization day and the gradual rise
in altitude, one shouldn’t feel too much at discomfort. It’s always advised to stay hydrated or drink
lots of water.

 

Transportation
Transportation in Tibet will be by Land Cruiser or Tourist Coach. A support truck will be travelling
along to carry all the camping gears, food provisions and luggages.

 

Accommodations
A four star hotel accommodation will be provided in Kathmandu. In Tibet, accommodation will be in
lodges for every stay overnight, whereas during the Kailash parikarma and at Mansarovar, there will
be tents with foam mattresses and sleeping bags.

Sometimes the lodges in Tibet may not be sufficient to provide individual rooms, so one may have to
share with fellow participants.

 

Food
While on the trip, all main meals, tea, coffee, juice and drinking chocolate are included. Foods are
prepared by our trained cook and are served hot, however while travelling, packed lunch will be
provided till one reaches the next stopover. Proper boiled water/mineral water will be provided.

 

Communication
There will be less means of communication during the trip, but the team leader will be have a roaming
phone to convey messages in an emergency. Besides, it also enables you to call your home. Also
telephone lines are available at various points of the journey.

 

Insurance
Each participant must be covered by travel and medical insurance that should include helicopter
evacuation in an emergency. Please hand us a copy of your insurance.

 

Emergency
Bottled oxygen with mask and regulator for all emergency/medical purpose will be carried during the
tour and the parikarma.
Prior to departure from Kathmandu each participant must leave a bond with Climb High in the form of
an authorization letter. This enables Climb High, in the event of an emergency to initiate emergency
services and nay other services necessary without delay.

 

Currency
In Tibet, only Chinease currency 'Yuan' is accepted. So one is advised to exchange the required
currency before the departure for Tibet. One can exchange INR/ USD to Yuan in any money exchange
in Kathmandu or at border. There are no ATM facilities available anywhere during the tour.

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Tour Leader/Cook/Helpers
Each group will have a tour leader/guide accompanied by an experienced cook and the required
number of helpers as per the group size. They are courteous and are fully committed in providing the
best of their services. The tour guides are highly experienced with years of Kailash trips behind them.
Similarly the cooks too are experienced and well trained to prepare all dishes as per the requirements.

Clothing

  • Enough warm clothing
  • Sports shoes for walking with spare laces
  • Sandals
  • Woolen gloves
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs)
  • Woolen / thermal wears
  • Woolen cap
  • Rain coat /umbrella

Accessories

  • Small backpack
  • Torch light with extra batteries
  • Walking pole
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermos flask
  • Plastic pouch (medium / large)

Personal Hygiene / Toiletry

  • Toiletries kit
  • Sun block lotion (20-30spf for UV protection) / cold cream
  • Lip balm
  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Wet wipes / Body wipes
  • Sanitary hand wash
  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Soap
  • Face and body moisturizer

Extras

  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Bed sheet
  • Shawl / blanket
  • Dried fruits and snack
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Tour Cost (per person) :
Nationality
By Land Cruiser
By Luxury Coach
Indian passport holder (group joining basis)
INR 133000.00
INR 121000.00
Foreigner & NRI (Non Resident Indian)
US$ 2500
US$ 2300
Extra Cost
Upgrade to 5* hotel on twin sharing basis
US$ 180 per person per day
Extra days in Kathmandu (3* star)
US$ 50 per person per day
Tirthapuri
US$ 200
Astaparvat
US$ 60

*The above mentioned cost is based on per person. Schedule and rate are subject to change under
unavoidable circumstances.

The US dollar payment can be paid in Indian rupees equivalent as per the existing exchange rate then.

Group Size: Minimum 16 people in each group (if travelling by coach)

Booking: Passport details must reach 30 days prior to the date of tour with 35% of total group amount
as non-refundable advance payment. The remaining amount has to be paid in full before arriving in
Kathmandu.

  • Services Includes:
  • Arrival / departure transfers
  • One half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and temple of sleeping Vishnu
    (Budanilkanth)
  • 3 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing & with all meals
    (vegetarian)
  • Kathmandu – Kodari – Kathmandu transfer by coach
  • Land transfer by tourist coach in Tibet
  • Support truck to carry luggage, equipment and food items
  •  All camping equipments
  • Experienced staff comprising of 1 Nepali team leader, 1 cook experienced in preparing Indian
    cuisine and support staff
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals (North & South Indian food)
  •  English / Hindi speaking Tibetan guide
  • Best accommodation during the Kailash Yatra in Tibet
  • Windcheater jacket on returnable basis
  • Sleeping bag on returnable basis
  • Climb High duffel bag
  • Yaks & yak-men for porterage during Kailash Yatra
  • All permits
  • Tibet / China visa fee
  • Kailash permit
  • First aid-kit with altitude medicine and medical oxygen
  •  Pulse oxymeter
  • One roaming phone with the team leader for communication
  • Mineral water during Yatra
  •  Life and medical insurance for staff
  • Services Excludes:
  • Airfare to Kathmandu and return
  •  Urgent visa fee
  • Nepal visa fees for NRI / foreigners
  • Travel / medical insurance
  • Evacuation cost, if emergency
  • Expenses of personal nature (telephone calls, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks, tips etc.)
  • Any extra services such as extra vehicle / hotel nights / sightseeing tours other than
    mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement in Kathmandu
  • Tirthapuri and Astaparvat visit
  • In Tibet , land cruisers (4 persons per vehicle), if booked for coach transportation.
  • Horse’s and porter’s charges if engaged for kora / parikrama (to be paid directly to the horse herder or porter)
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porterage
  • Hotel charge in Kathmandu if early return from Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu
  • Extra cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.
  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES COST:
  • Horse for Kora US$ 350 per person
  • Horse for day trip to Astaparvat US$ 60 per person
  • Manakamana day trip (including both ways cable car and transportation) US$ 60 per person
  • Muktinath and Manakamana day trip (including 2 nights in Pokhara, 1 night in Jomsom, round
    trip flight with meal, transport) US$ 550 per person
  • TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
  • For all cancellation, only a written notice will be accepted. A verbal notice will not be entertained.
  • 20 days before the commencement – 10% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  •  15 days before the commencement – 50% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  • 10 days before the commencement – 90% of the total cost as cancellation charges.
  • 07 days before the commencement – 100% of the total cost as cancellation charges.