Duration: 14 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 4,900 m
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Accommodation: Hotels & Lodges
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Very few mountains in the world can compete with the magnificence of Mount Kailash (6714m), the celebrated Holy peak in western Tibet.
Hindus worship Kailash as the spiritual centre of the world. Lord Shiva, one of the most powerful deities in Hinduism, sits in perpetual meditation and is accompanied by his wife, Parvati, goddess of power and love.
Tibetan Buddhists worship Mount Kailash as Kang Rinpoche or the precious jewel of snow. Mount Kailash is also observed as the home of Demchok, a multi-armed, enraged deity, and his consort, Dorje Phakmo.
For Bonpos (followers of the Bon religion) Mt. Kailash is considered as the seat of the world where the founder Tonpa Shenrab is said to have descended from heaven and for the Jains it is Mount Ashtapad where the noble prophet Rishabha achieved moksha or spiritual liberation.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Temples
Day 03: Drive Kerung (~2900m)
Day 04: Rest
Day 05: Drive Saga (4610m)
Day 06: Drive Mansarovar (4560m)
Day 07: Drive Darchen (4670m)
Day 08: Trek Dira-puk Monastery (5080m)
Day 09: Trek Zutul-puk Monastery (4820m)
Day 10: Trek/drive Darchen
Day 11: Drive Saga
Day 12: Drive Kerung or cross the border & drive Syabrubesi (1470m)
Day 13: Drive Kathmandu
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)
Tourist visa is avalable on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Before you head to the immigration counter, fill out the visa forms. Though there is a photo booth, we would advise you to carry passport photos to save time (and money). It will cost you US $ 30 (cash) for a thirty days visa.
Our staff will be waiting for you outside the international airport. Look out for someone carrying a sign with either “Expedition Himalaya” or your name written on it.
You can call Nabin (98 5100 4278) or Pasang (98 0102 5435) of Expedition Himalaya if you face any problem.
At the end of your trip, Expedition Himalaya will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.