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Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Trek (16 days)

As per Hindu theology, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.

Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manasa Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the Kailash Manasa Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the lake.

Manasa Sarovar lake has long been viewed by the pilgrims as the source of four of the greatest rivers of Asia namely Brahmaputra, Karnali, Indus and Sutlej. So it is an axial point which has been thronged by pilgrims for thousands of years. The region was initially closed to pilgrims from outside and no foreigners were allowed between 1949 and 1980. But after the 80s it has again become a part of the Indian pilgrim trail.

According to Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, in [[Sanskrit]] it is called "Manas sarovara", which is a combination of the words manas (mind) and sarovara (lake). The lake, in Hindu religious belief, is also supposed to be the summer abode of Hamsa goose. Considered to be sacred, the Hamsa is an important element in the symbology of the subcontinent, representing wisdom and beauty.

Which has been built right onto a steep hill. It looks as if it has been carved right out of the rock. Lake is very popular in Buddhist literature and associate with many teachings and stories in Buddhism. Lord Buddha used to stay and meditate near this great lake for several occasions. It is a saying that famous Uturu-kuru divaina (island or mountain range) was nearby the Anavatapta Vila. However, more evidence show that Uturu-kuru divaina was Kuril islands kuril islands, as the sanskrit meaning of Uturu-kuru is Nothern-men as Kur meaning man, in Ainu language Same  as Buddhists also associate the lake to the legendary lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit and Anotatta in Pali, where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived . The lake has a few monasteries on its shores. The most notable of which is the ancient Chiu Gompa Monastery. 

Price USD 2200.00 Per Person above 20 pax
Duration 16 Days
Best Months Aug-Dec, Mar-July
Mode of Travel Air,Jeep, Trek
Number of Participants 10+
Style of Treks Moderate

Detail Itinerary

Itinerary:


 Day 01:
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 02: 
City tour including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. This day we issue Chinese visa at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 03:
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Friendship Bridge and drive to Nyalam (3750m).
Total distance: 125 km from Kathmandu to Nyalam.
Approximate driving: 5 hrs.
Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 04: 
Acclimatization day at Nyalam with an excursion to Milarepa’s Cave. Overnight at same Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 05:
Drive to Saga (4450m) via Lalung La Pass (5050m), Paiku Tso and cross the Brahmaputra river (known here as the Yarlung Tsangpo).
Total distance: 250 km.
Approximate driving: 8 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 06:
Drive to Paryang (4610m).
Total distance: 250 km.
Approximate driving: 7 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 07: 
Drive to Manasarovar (4560m).
Total distance: 280 km.
Approximate driving: 8 hrs.
Overnight Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 08: 
In the morning after breakfast. Manosarovar Lake Parikrama by jeep and if time permitting visit to Chiu gompa and proceed to Darchen (4570m). Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 09:
Start Kailash Kora/Parikarma from Darchen pass the first prostration point, Tarboch Flag Pole, the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground, to Drira-Puk (4765m), from where you have superb views of Mt. Kailash.. Overnight at camp/Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 10: 
Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass (5610m) to Zuthul-Puk (4700m). Just below the Dolma La is the Gauri Kund. Overnight at camp, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 11:
Crosses third and fourth prostration point, Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to Hore (Hor Qu) at 4560m near Lake Manasarovar. Overnight at camp, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 12: 
Drive to Paryang. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 13:
Drive to Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 14: 
Drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 15: 
Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge following the gorge of Bhote Kosi River for the final leg of the journey to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 16: Fly at  your home


Necessary Equipment yourself


Sleeping bag, down jackets ,water proof jacket , full slivers shirt ,T shirt, trekking boots ,sandal, wool shocks ,sun hat, beanie, Gloves,  sun blocks for lips, sun lotion , sun glass, long under wear thermo, water bottle , sewing kit, medicals-first aid kit, flash light , batteries and bulbs , Swiss army knife  towel, personal toilets and medicals tablets .  Nylon and cotton easy trouser , t shirt and  shocks  etc .

Includes

Cost Include :
Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis as per the hotel plan, all necessary sightseeing tour as per the programmed, all necessary monastery entrance fees, English speaking guide, private ground transfers, Tibet travel permit.

Excludes

Cost Exclude :
Hard & Soft drinks, all expenses of personal nature, Nepal re-entry visa fee, Airport Departure Tax, Charge for photography, Travel Insurance, Emergency evacuation, Visa fee, Urgent Visa Fee & Airfare

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