Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Duration
April 23st – May 12th
Price
RMB 13’400 CNY
(app $2010 USD)
Tour Category
Expedition
Difficulty
Easy-Moderate

This tour is simply designed to activate your inner powers of masculine and feminine energies. We are not going to do much of a sightseeing and rouming around. This tour is a powerful tool to reunite with oneself using the Best the Power Places of Tibet Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Those two are the jewels that connect outer Universal strength and inner strength of the Earth, male and female, powerful activity and blissful wisdom…And is only being connected through you, inside you because of you.

POWER OF MOUNT KAILASH

The most sacred mountain in the Tibetan Buddhist world is also considered by many to be the center of the universe. Uncannily symmetrical, this remote and remarkable peak is located in the far west of Tibet, 1200 km from Lhasa. Mt. Kailash (6714m) is not only geographically one of the most important mountains in Asia, it is also the source of four major rivers, namely, the Indus, Sutlej, Karnali and Tsang Po which nourish Asia with water. In Sanskrit Kailash means ‘luminous crystal’. Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. Tibetan Buddhists call the mountain Kang Rinpoche, the ‘Jewel of Snow’, and regard it as the body mandala of Korlo Demchog and his consort, Dorje Phagmo (Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi). A pilgrimage to this great sacred and magical landscape is the most precious of pilgrimages for both Tibetan and Indian people, a journey they hope to experience at least once in a lifetime.

BLISSFUL LAKE

Manasarovar is the female principal and represents the wisdom aspect, meanwhile Mt. Kailash represents the male and Diamond (Vajra) aspect. In Hindu tradition Manasarovar Lake is regarded to be the spirit of Brahma where all life is being born.

During the Lake kora (circumambulation around the lake) beauty and endurance come together. Overcoming inner and outer difficulties become profoundly essential in such a powerful wisdom site.

We have designed the completion of the Mt. Kailash kora and the arrival on Lake Manasarovar to be on a full Moon. So the two main aspects of the tour are united.

Plus, the tour is especially beautiful in this early time of the year when it is crisp and pure. The nature in the holy region is very untouched with almost no people, moreover Lake Manasarovar is fully or partially frozen and there will also be snow along the Drolma La Pass (Mt Kailash). It is a journey for people who like the pure and deserted nature.

At this time on the lake we will walk you through meditation invoking your feminine aspect to flow through your being. Whether you are man or women those feminine wisdom and intuition energies are good to be activated, enhanced for a greater life experience and deepening your blissful happiness.

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ITINERARY

April 19th: Arrival in Kathmandu; handover the passport and Chinese visa form, 10-17.00 Latest handover before 10 AM, April 20st – the next morning! At 4 pm briefing for the tour.

April 20-23th: Chinese visa; Free days

May 11th: Earliest departure, evening 22.00

1. Early morning transfer to the Nepalese border, 130km, 5h drive, immigration Nepal, after that walk over the Friendship Bridge where the Tibetan guide and drivers are waiting for you. Border formalities in Zhangmu after another 8 km drive. Lunch break, after that 60km drive in about 1.5h to Nyalam at 3700m.

2. Rest and acclimatisation day at Nyalam. For your comfort and safety it is best to just relax. After lunch, we make a short visit to Milarepa cave by land cruiser 15km and walk about 2-3km back through nomad villages and then drive back to the hotel. If you don’t feel well simply relax!

3.During these two days in Nyalam we offer short treks, a bit longer every day, so that we can adjust to the altitude. Day 3: Phukaro cave about 3-5h, easy walk.

4.Trek to Dara Tso at 4300m in about 6-7 h. This is a medium trek.

5.   7-8h drive from Nyalam to Saga (4300m). We begin our overland journey with a day drive, along the way we cross the Tongla pass (5120m) with a marvellous view over the Himalayas. Along the foot of Shisha Pangma (8012m), we drive through a paradise-like environment. We stay the night in a simple pilgrim guesthouse.

6.   6-8h drive from Saga to Chiu (4560m). We cross over a pass of 4800m and will enter the high desert of western Tibet. We pass Paryang with a nice Himalayan view in the grasslands. Then, through beautiful landscape, we travel 270km from Paryang to Darchen (4560m), to the base of Mt. Kailash. After crossing the Mayumla pass (5216m), we drive along the shores of Gung Gyu lake, before getting the first glimpse of the holy Mt. Kailash. In Chiu Gompa village at Lake Manasarovar (4560m). We stay in a simply guest house.

7.    We have almost a whole day on the Lake to stroll around, visit Chiu Monastery where Guru Rinpoche was meditating in a cave. Here we can also have a bath in the hot springs (50 CNY). In the later afternoon we will drive to Darchen around 40 minutes, where we will settle down and prepare for the Mt. Kailash Kora.

8-9.    Starting the Kailash kora. First, the trek takes us to Tarpoche, the so-called centre of the universe, and then we pass Chuku monastery (those who have lots of energy can go for a short visit). After a 6-7h casual walk, we will stay just below the north face of Mt. Kailash near Dirapuk monastery (4900m) where we have one full day for rest and acclimatisation. During the rest day we will have time to do some small excursions to the north face for two hours and/or to Dirapuk monastery where we can find a small cave in which the famous yogi Gyalwa Gotsangpa practiced meditation for a long time!

10. Now the heart of the kora begins. We slowly start to walk up to the Tara-Pass/Drölma-La (5630m) where we have a break before we descend to the valley. From here we trek all the way down to the Zutulpuk monastery (4790m). This will be a solid 8h hike and we will need all the energy reserves we have built up the day before.

11. Finally, the easy part is coming, we walk 3-4h to Darchen where we have lunch in a simple restaurant. Afterwards we will drive to Chiu Gompa village at Lake Manasarovar (4560m). Here we can have a bath in the hot springs (50 CNY). Afterwards we drive to Seralung gompa where we stay in the monastery guesthouse with the most amazing view of Lake Manasarovar, Gurla Mandata (7728m) and Mt. Kailash.

12-15. Manasarovar Lake Kora. 4 days from monastery G.H. to the next monastery G.H. This kora is so beautiful, that it cannot be put in words. During the kora we will engage in the wisdom bliss activation meditations and reunite with our true feminine. 

16-17. Driving back from Manasarovar back to Paryang, Nyalam. G.H.

18. 4h drive to Nyalam, we descend the high desert and enter the green of Nepal. In Zhangmu we leave the Tibetan crew and a private bus will take us back to Kathmandu in 4-5h.

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TOUR OPERATOR AND A TOUR LEADER

PRICE FORMATION

INCLUDED: drive from Kathmandu to the border in a private bus with Nepalese guide; Private Transport – drive from the border to Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar and back to the (see itinerary); all permits and road tolls in Tibet; local guide, driver; Western guide

EXCLUDED: Chinese visa fee; visa for Nepal; all cost for food and overnight, all entrance fees, horse and horse driver for personal ride; porter, cost in case of an emergency; airport transfer and hotel in Kathmandu; personal expenses; insurances; tip.

Of course we cannot determine or foresee your spending behaviour, however with a moderate way of spending you will need about 100-150 CNY / day this will cover food , simple accommodation & entrance fees (Grass land 65Y/ Kailash 300Y). A porter on the kora will cost extra 120 CNY / day.

REMARK: ACCOMMODATION / ACTIVITY ADD-ONS IN NEPAL: Chinese visa fee; visa for Nepal; all cost for food and overnight, all entrance fees, horse and horse driver for personal ride; porter, cost in case of an emergency; airport transfer and hotel in Kathmandu; personal expenses; insurances; tip.

PLEASE NOTE

We will not be responsible for extra cost incurred by landslides, road blockages and other weather-related or political problems.
You are responsible for your own health. Our arrangements are designed to allow sufficient time for acclimatisation.
Accommodation will occasionally be in shared rooms (small dormitories). During the Kailash kora accommodation will be very simple. We assume you are prepared to share rooms/tents with others, regardless of gender.
We reserve the right to increase the tour price should the Euro in relation to the Chinese Yuan (RMB) depreciate significantly.

VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION

VISA NEPAL

Is best applied for upon arrival in Nepal. You will need a passport photo. For your first entry in a calendar year you get a 30 day or 90 day multiple-entry visa valid from the date of entry. The visa costs US$ 40 or US$ 100, respectively.

TIBET GROUP VISA

Will be obtained in Kathmandu. For this, we need one passport photo and a filled in visa form. Visa- Fee US$ 114 in cash, payable upon arrival when handing over the passport. (US citizens must pay US$ 198.)

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We will not be responsible for extra cost incurred by landslides, road blockages and other weather-related or political problems.
You are responsible for your own health. Our arrangements are designed to allow sufficient time for acclimatisation.
Accommodation will occasionally be in shared rooms (small dormitories). During the Kailash kora accommodation will be very simple. We assume you are prepared to share rooms/tents with others, regardless of gender.