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Inner Kora Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Trip Code: EKT/KM/5
Duration: 18 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 meet our office representative. He will assist to transfer the hotel. Rest at the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350m D 4 Star Hotel
Day 02 At Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing Tour to Pashupatinath & Budhanilkanth. Evening Tour briefing at hotel in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350 m B,L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 03 Kathmandu – Syaphrubeshi
After Breakfast continue the trip to Syaprubeshi, a small town near Rashuwa Gadhi, the Border of Nepal and China.
Overnight at Hotel in Syaphrubeshi.
Alt: 1450m
Dist: 150 km
Driving hr: 5hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 04 Drive Syaprubeshi - Kerung
After breakfast we drive to China border ( Friendship bridge). After completion of custom formalities drive to Kerung.
Overnight at Kerung in Guest House.
Alt: 4130m
Dist: 45 km
Driving hr: 1 hr 30 min.
B,L,D Guest House
Day 05 At Kerung – for acclimatization
Rest Day at Kerung for acclimatization.
Overnight at Kerung Guest House.
Alt: 4130 m
B,L,D Guest House
Day 06 At Saga ,for acclimatization
Drive Kerung to Saga. After breakfast you drive from Kerung to Saga.
Overnight at Saga Guest House.
Alt: 4500 m
Dist: 375 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 07 Drive Saga - 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..
Overnight at Mansarovar at Guest House
Alt: 4540 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 08 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.
Overnight at Darchen at Guest House
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 35 km
Driving hr: 1 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 09 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.
Overnight at Dirapuk at Guest House.
Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 4 km (Drive)
Dist: 16 km (Walking)  Driving hr: 30 min
Walking hr: 5 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 10 Day at Diraphuk. Visit Charan Sparsh
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
B,L,D Guest House
Day 11 2nd Day of Parikrama to Zuthulphuk
Early morning trek uphill Dolmala Pass. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. After reaching top of the pass 5850 m then trek down to the valley floor. It takes another 4 to 5 hours. After cross Dolmala when you move down you see Gauri Kunda. This day is longest and toughest day of Parikarma. So be prepared in mind accordingly. Like yesterday today also your overnight will be in tented camp at Zuthulphuk.
Overnight at Zuthulpuk at Guest House.
Alt: 5850 m
Dist: 22 km
Walking hr: 10 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 12 Parikrama, to Darchen
After breakfast you trek down of 10 kms with the winding gradual track. Once you reach the place called Chongdo, our vehicle will pick up you and drive back to Darchen for night halt.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 5 km (Driving)
B,L,D Guest House
Day 13 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 Guest House.
Alt: 5000 m
Dist: 22 km (Walking)
Driving hr: 8 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 14 Nandi Kora Parikarma. Back to Darchen
After breakfast go on for Nandi Kora and arrive to Asthapad. From Asthapad you back to Darchen. Rest of the day leisure at Darchen.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 18 km (Walking)
Walking hr: 6-7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 15 Drive to Saga
After breakfast drive to Saga .Today you night halt will be at Saga.
Rest day at Saga.
Overnight at Guest House.
Alt: 4500 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 280 km (Driving) hrs
Walking hr: 3 hr
Driving hr: 6 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 16 Drive Saga to Kerung
Morning after breakfast you set off your journey back to Kerung with sweet memory of Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
Overnight at Kerung Guest House.
Alt: 3770 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 17 Drive Kerung to Kathmandu
From Kerung you drive back to the friendship bridge at Rasuwa Gadhi, the Border of Nepal and China. After completing custom formalities you drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 160 km
Driving hr: 6 hr
B,L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 18 Final Departure
After breakfast final departure.



Month Normal Arrival Dates Arrival Dates for Reaching Mansarovar on Full Moon Day
July 26 (Wed)
August 16 (Wed), 23 (Wed)

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

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