Kailash Mansarovar Trek, situated along the border between Nepal and Tibet, the autonomous province of neighboring China, is one of the beautiful lakes alongside the Tibetan border and has attracted a lot of attention amongst the tourists because of its exotic location and pure natural beauty. It is situated around 940 kilometers far from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Kailash Mansarovar Trek is one of the most popular pilgrimage tours for the Buddhist as well as the Hindu followers. The location of the Lake might be a cause of hindrance for the adventure and nature lovers as there is no easy access to reach the revered Mansarovar Lake. However, it is a relatively easier trek and does not require much physical strength to accomplish the Kailash Mansarovar Trek. The months from June to September are the best ones for the trek to Mount Kailash.
Kailash Mansarovar, a holy pilgrimage destination, is mesmerizing in its beauty mostly because of the beauty of the calm and bluish looking lake. The location of the Mansarovar Lake, in between the mountains, and on a considerable height from the sea level is one of the major attractions of the trek. According to the Hindu mythology, Kailash Mansarovar used to be the abode (place for staying) of Hindu Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. The beauty of Mansarovar Lake is quite mystique and unique, drawing hundreds and thousands of both domestic and international tourists to the vicinity of the lake.
Kailash Mansarovar Trek is also effective from the spiritual point of view as well as the tourists and trekkers will have plenty of private time to ponder and think about themselves, their life and draw pleasure from the calm nature and the surroundings of the lake. The lake stretches over the large massif of the Tibetan plateau and is located at an altitude of around 14950 feet above the sea level.
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Flight to Nyalam (3700m)
: Trek to Dongha/ Paryang (4500m)
: Trek to Mansarovar
: Trek to Darchen (4600m)
: Trek to Diraphuk (4890m)
: Trek to Zhulthulphuk (4790m)
: Trek to Mansarovar
: Trek to Dongba
: Dongba to Nyalam
: Back to Kathmandu
: Departure from Kathmandu!!!
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport and then be transferred to the hotel safely. After reaching the hotel, you will be briefed in short about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day of your itinerary, you will be busy sightseeing around different places of Kathmandu like Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, three different Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, among other sites. Most of the places you visit on the second day are enlisted in the UNESCO’s list of world heritages which carry historical and religious significance. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (3700m)
The third day we will begin our real tour from the capital city of Kathmandu reaching Nyalam which is situated at 3700 meters of altitude from the sea level. Nyalam is located around 160 kilometers far from the Capital. After taking breakfast in the morning, we will drive from Kathmandu to the border of China which will take around 5 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Acclimatization
On the fourth day, we will take full rest in Nyalam and acclimatize to the conditions. We will stroll around Nyalam and visit the places nearby. After getting some time we will prepare for Dongha/ Paryang (4500m). Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 05: Nyalam to Dongha/ Paryang (4500m)
On the 5th day of the tour, we will be moving from Nyalam to Dongha/ Paryang (4500m). In the early morning we will head to Dongha / Paryang, after having breakfast as it takes about 8 hours. We will take some snaps while on the way to Dongha. Dongha is a beautiful place and we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Mansarovar
This is an important day of the tour that we all are waiting so eagerly. So, on this particular day we will take our breakfast in the dawn as it takes almost 7 hours from Dangba / Paryang to reach Mansarovar. This will be the very first day that we will be spending our night on the banks of the Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600m)
According to Hindu mythology, Mansarovar was the place where Hindu Lord Shiva lived along with his wife goddess Parvati. After reaching the Mansarovar Lake, you can even take a holy dip at the lake and carry out religious Pooja on the banks of the holy lake. Mansarovar Lake is one of the beautiful creations of nature with its bluish color and amazing landscape around. On this day we can engage ourselves in spiritual activities or just simply enjoy the amazing beauty around. From Mansarovar, we then walk to Darchen. Overnight stay at Darchen.
Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890m)
Darchen to Diraphuk (4890 m-12kms) trekking takes around 6 -7 hours. On the 8th day of our tour we will take a long walk from Darchen. So, we have to start our trekking early in the morning after talking a breakfast. We have to carry our all belongings with ourselves. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m)
This day is exceptionally insightful and we have to pass Dolma –La pass, which is popular for “Pooja” and “Hawan”. The weather is changeable in Doma-La Pass and at any time we might encounter snowstorm. So, we have to try to begin our trip as fast as possible. For that we have to pass from Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m- 22kms). Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 10: Trek to Mansarovar
On the 10th day of the Mansarovar Tour, we will reach to Zhulthulphuk from Mansarovar. You can also take spiritual water from Mansarovar. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 11: Mansarovar to Dongba/ saga
On the 11th day after taking breakfast, we will move for Dongba/ Saga from Mansarovar. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 12: Dongba/saga to Nyalam
As we will reach to Nyalam we can conclude that this is our final day in Tibet. On the 12th day we will be returning from the Mansarovar Tour to Nyalama from where we earlier started the tour. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 13: Nyalam to Kathmandu
After completing custom formalities, we will leave from Nyalam and continue our drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours and check into the same hotel where we stayed earlier.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu!!!
This is the final day of our tour package. On the 14th day you will be returning your own home town from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or move forward to the next destination.
- Everyday, we provide the breakfast
- Accommodation ( three starred category Hotel )
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- All Government Pepar (Visa)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- International Flight ticket for one way
- International Airport Tax
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
- Meal ( Lunch and Dinner )
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014