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  1. #1
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    Apr 2010

    Kailash Mnasarovar Yatra 2012

    Itinerary: Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Overland 14 Days
    Day 01: Katmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival, our representative will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel, Free at own and Evening dinner, overnight stay in Katmandu.
    Day 02: Katmandu - After breakfast start to Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.
    Day 03: Katmandu to Nyalam (3700 mts. - 160kms.) - This is the first day of the Yatra. After breakfast depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet - an autonomous part of China. After lunch drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam by Land Cruiser. Overnight stay at Nyalam Guest House. Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided.
    Day 04: Nyalam Full day acclimatization - Full day free for excursion of Nyalam city.
    Day 05: Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500mts. - 375kms) - After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 08:00 hours. Overnight stay at Dongba in tent or guesthouse.
    Day 06: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. - 335kms) to Mansarovar - After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar 07:00 hours. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake Mt. above sea level. Pooja and hawan, this is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake, Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
    Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. - 110kms.) - Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost.
    Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. - 12kms.) - This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in tent.
    Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. - 22kms.) - This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 pooja and hawan, The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey
    as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.

    Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar - We will Trek down to Darchen, Drive to Mansarovar fill up spiritual jaal, later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.
    Day 11: Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga - Drive back to Dongba/Saga.
    Day 12: Dongba/Saga to Nyalam - Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.
    Day 13: Nyalam to Katmandu - After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into same hotel.
    Day 14: Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination.
    Options for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour
    (Contact Samrat Tours & Travels for more information about option day trip at additional cost) .

    Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Overland 14 Days
    (Guaranteed Fixed Departure Date 2012)
    Fixed Dates by Land Cruiser
    Fixed Dates by Bus
    April 20, 27
    May 01 (Full Moon-Buddha Purnima-06 May), 11, 24, 30 (Full Moon- Purnima-04 June) 11, 30 (Full Moon)
    June 05, 08, 13, 18, 24, 28 (Full Moon-Guru Purnima-03 July) 08, 28 (Full Moon)
    July 05, 10, 17, 22, 28 (Full Moon-Janai Purnima/Rakhi-02 Aug) 05, 28 (Full Moon)
    August 02, 08, 15, 21, 26 (Full Moon-31 Aug)
    Inner Kora - 15 August
    08, 26 (Full Moon)
    September 02, 07, 12 07

    1. The Yatris for Lhasa - Kailash Tour should arrive in Kathmandu, 01 Day earlier than above mentioned date.
    2. Highlighted dates are full moon trips to Kailash Mansarovar.

    Tour Cost:
    Deluxe Tour by Land Cruiser
    Standard Tour by Bus
    INR 85,500.00 per person for Indian INR 78,500.00 per person for Indian
    USD 2290.00 per person for NRIs/Foreigners USD 2050.00 per person for NRIs/Foreigners

    • Horse for personal ride on kora days is around US $200.00
    • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad US $22.00
    • Extra day in Kathmandu INR 1800.00 for Indian and 45.00$ for others with 2 meals and accommodations.
    • INR 2200.00 for Manakamana day trip including both way cable car tickets and transportation.
    • Muktinath and Manakamana day trip INR 16500.00 per person including one night in Pokhara, one nights Jomsom round trip flight with meal, transport.


    • Arrival & departure transportation
    • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.
    • 3 nights hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all meals
    • Transfer to Kodari by tourist bus
    • Tibet side: accommodation in decent hotel/tents
    • While camping we provide two-man tents, mattresses, sleeping bag & camping equipments like dining & toilet tents
    • Pure vegetarian meals, Japanese land cruisers (4WD)/Bus & 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.


    • Airfares from Home - Kathmandu - Home
    • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
    • Travel Insurance of clients
    • Emergency evacuation expenses.
    • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
    • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation
    • expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified

    What we provide to our clients:

    • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Gamow bag and Oxygen.
    • We don't charge extra for the parikrama. If you wish to take help of a yak or horse, the cost will be approx US$ 100 for Yak and USD 200 for horse payable directly to the yak herder. All Indian pilgrims are advised to hire one. You have to understand that the yaks are not domesticated but are meant to carry luggage.

    Model of payments

    • 20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Samrat Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with passport of client.

    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.


    Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule of Tibet . Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to down right cold. Indian Pilgrims strictly 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 is 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, 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.

    Altitude Sickness:
    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 Nyelam (12000ft) and a night in Simikot those who take journey of Helicopter 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. USD 1 = 6.50 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 7.50 approx; 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:
    Samrat 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, Samrat 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, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

    Please contact: Kailash Srinivasan C/O R.Meenakshi,

    Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
    Kumbakonam Grope
    11/6, Viyasar Street,
    Kumbakonam- 612001.
    +91 9444066141 / 9486053179

    PH: +977 -1- 4701351
    MOBILE: +977 98510 305

    SALEM - 636 007.
    PH: +91 - 427 - 4262888 / 3203220
    MOBILE: +91 9444066141 / 9486053179 / 9677070960 / 9600991111 / 9362333601 / 9443258696

    * Subject to Salem Jurisdiction only
  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Mr. Srinivasan:

    Looks like this could be a wonderful trip. Can you please clarify if you dont mind, the following:

    1. How does have you been conducting these trips?
    2. Are there any members of this forum who have gone on these trips, and what is their experience?

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  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Thank you for the response.
    2011 was my first trip organized by Samrat Tours and Travels, head office at Katmandu and Branches office at Salem, Chennai, USA and UK.
    Tibet China has authorized Samrat tours and Travels to operate this Yatra.
    When i was under taking Yatra, i found lot of Tour operators of India and abroad had engaged this company to coordinate their yatraes.
    This tour operator had charged heavily and made money.
    so i thought that i can guide the Yatraes to select the right authorized operator.
    I am planning to visit again because, there is lot of things to explore.
    I am creating a Yatra group at Kumbakonam.

    I request you to contact for further Clarification.

    Thanking you,
    Kailash Srinivasan
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  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Kailash Yatra 2011 - photos and videos

    During 2011 August-September I got a chance to go on this yatra through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
    I am sharing my experiences through a series of photographs and videos uploaded to YouTube at:

    Kumar's Photo Diary -- Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2011:
    view the playlist "PL4064D8976802BF16" in YouTube videos

    Kumar's Video Snippets -- Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2011:
    view the playlist "PL325A66E66F88EE7E" in YouTube videos

    Watch and enjoy. If you like these videos, feel free to share them with all your friends through your social contacts.

    If you have any questions, about this yatra feel free to contact me.
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