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Inner Kora Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Trip Code: EKT/KM/5
Duration: 17 days
Trip Starts from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends from: Kathmandu
Best time of Travelling: August
Mode of Trip: By Coach
Maximum altitude : 1350 m to 5000 m

Trip Overview
Mt. Kailash, the most sacred mountain of the world is also considered as the center of the universe. In inner Kora Kailash Tour you get an opportunity to move very close up with this holiest mountain and also do parikarma of Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. In fact it is one of the most sacred and challenging tour among devotees. To succeed their tour our team will be equipped with all climbing and camping gears and give them basic climbing training on the spot. In our following itinerary first of all you do outer parikarma of Mount Kailash. After finishing it you set for inner kora via Asthapad. Visiting Sapta Rishi Cave and parikarma of Nandi you drive back to Kathmandu night halting at Darchen, Dongba and Nyalam.

Date Details Altitude / Distance Meals
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel. Evening there will be briefing about the trip at hotel.
Alt: 1350 m D Hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
In the morning, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkantha, the sleeping Bishnu. Today your night halt will be either at Kathmandu or Nagarkot, hill station 35 km east of Kathmandu city.
Optional tour: Everest Mountain flight can be done early in the morning.
4 hours sightseeing tour in Kathmandu B,L,D Hotel
Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam
Early morning you will drive towards Friendship bridge at Kodari border. After crossing the friendship bridge you go through immigration formalities. Then drive to Nyalam.
Alt: 3900 m
Dist: 160 km
Driving hr: 6hrs
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Day 04 Rest at Nyalam
Rest day in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. Today you go for a short hiking above Nyalam for a couple of hours. This will help you to be acclimatized properly.
Alt: 3900 m B,L,D Guest House
Day 05 Drive Nyalam to Dongba
The journey starts with newly built road smooth and pleasant. Today you pass 5000m high pass, the Lung La with great views over the Himalayas including the closest Mt. Sashibangma. You also cross beautiful Peiku Lake, Brahmaputra River and Saga.
Alt: 4400 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
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Day 06 Drive Dongba to Mansarovar
Today you travel to Mansarovar via Prayang and Mayum La Pass (5200 m) and arrive at Hor Quo (4560 m). Lunch on the way. From Hor Quo you go for parikarma of Mansarovar Lake by drive and arrive at Chu Gompa for night halt. Today is the day of lifetime as you will have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar.
Alt: 4540 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
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Day 07 Drive Lake Mansarovar to Darchen, Base Camp of Kailash
In the morning do Pooja and take holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash. The drive takes about 1 & half hours.

At Darchen yatris who wants Mt. Kailash Parikarma with horses and porters will have to confirm our guide so that he can arrange all before starting the parikarma.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 35 km
Driving hr: 1 hr
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Day 08 1st Day of Parikrama to Diraphuk
Morning drive near to Yama Dwar. Here you will meet our yaks and yak men. We will load all logistics on yaks and start Parikrama. Visit Yama Dwar on the way. The First day of Kora is a gradual walking of 5 hours. From the way you have Darshan of West face of Kailash. Today your night halt at Dirapuk. From Dirapuk view of North face of Kailash in a distance.

Yatris who are not going Mt Kailash Parikarma will stay at Darchen till those people going Parikarma return back.
Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 4 km (Drive)
Dist: 16 km (Walking)
Driving hr: 30 min
Walking hr: 5 hr
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Day 09 Day at Diraphuk
Today is rest day at Dirapuk. In the afternoon excursion to Charan Sparsha. From Dirapuk you will have close up view of North face of Mt. Kailash.
Alt: 4860 m
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Day 10 Inner trek to Zuthulphuk
Today you commence your inner Kora journey. Early morning start walking towards uphill. It takes around 4 hours. After you reach top of the hill you see Kuber Kunda. Move close to Kuber Kunda. Darshan and puja at Kuber Kunda. Then continue your walking and arrive to Zuthulpuk.
Alt: 5850 m
Dist: 18 km
Walking hr: 10 hr
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Day 11 Parikrama, to Darchen
After breakfast you trek down of 10 kms with the winding gradual track. Once you reach the place called Chongdo, our land cruisers or bus will pick up you and drive back to Darchen for night halt.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 5 km (Driving)
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Day 12 Trek to Astapad. Then move towards Saptarishi Cave
Morning set off your journey to Astapad by walking. After darshan of Astapad then continue walking towards Saptarishi Cave. Visit Saptarishi Cave. Puja and Darshan. Overnight at tented camp.
Alt: 5000 m
Dist: 22 km (Walking)
Walking hr: 8 hour
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Day 13 Nandi Kora Parikarma. Back to Darchen
After breakfast go on for Nandi Kora and arrive to Asthapad. From Asthapad you drive back to Darchen. Rest of the day leisure at Darchen.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 10 km (Driving)
Walking hr: 3 hr
Driving hr: ½ hr
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Day 14 Drive Darchen to Dongba
Morning after breakfast you set off your journey to Dongba with sweet memory of Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
Alt: 4400 m
Dist: 280 km
Driving hr: 6 hr
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Day 15 Drive Dongba to Nyalam
After Breakfast you will be heading back towards Nyalam.
Alt: 3900 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hr
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Day 16 Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu via Zhangmu
From Nyalam you drive back to the friendship bridge at Kodari. After completing Chinese immigration formalities you drive to Kathmandu.
Alt: 1350 m
Dist: 160 km
Driving hr: 6hrs
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Day 17 Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for your onward journey.


Month Normal Arrival Dates Arrival Dates for Reaching Mansarovar on Full Moon Day
August 16(Wed) 03(Thu)

Note: The above is provisional dates of Kailash Mansarovar Group Joining Tour.

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