Kailash Manasarovar Overland Yatra with Muktinath

Muktinath is a place of worship both for Hindus & Buddhists. It is located in Muktinath Valley at a height of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas), Mustang, Nepal. Hindus consider Muktinath as a scared place. Mukti Kshetra as called by Hindus means a place of “salvation or moksha”

Some people said this place to be Salagrama. Many Shaligrams as found here are known to be as incarnation of lord Vishnu and he worship them. According to Hindu believes lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brinda's Curse.

The waterway downstream from Muktinath along Kali Gandaki is the origin of all Silas or Shaligrams that are needed to construct Lord Vishnu’s temple anywhere in the world. Thus this makes it as the holiest place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, and Vaishnavas. At Muktinath there could be found around 108 water springs and this number has great value in Eastern philosophy. In Hindu astrology, there are 12 zodiacs or Rashi and 9 planets or Graha, giving a total of 108 combinations.

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  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple 200km

    Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport meet our company’s representative and get transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, you can explore the local market and then return back overnight at hotel.

    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple 200km

    Today morning after breakfast take a drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple - visit temple by cable car ride – really its wonder full and exciting cable car ride – reach Pokhara in evening - overnight

    Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and Drive to Mukinath

    Morning – transfer to Pokhara airport and flight to Jomsom - 30Minutes flight – reach Jomsom – some time walk get jeep stand drive to Muktinath temple 2HRS - Holy Snnan and Darshan temple Pooja back to Jomsom overnight

    Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara and Pokhara city tour

    After breakfast fly back to Pokhara pick form Airport transfer to hotel and day city tour at Pokhara, overnight stay.

    Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu to join your group to Mount Kailash

    After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, check into your hotel after some refreshment, rest of the day at leisure for independent activities, you can explore the local market for the mean time but, do not forget to attend short briefing at 1900 hrs in your hotel. Dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

    Day 06: City tour of Kathmandu

    Today Morning after breakfast explore the Kathmandu city included: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later return back to hotel for Lunch, rest of the day at leisure you can make your packing arrangements or do some shopping for tomorrow. Dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

    Optional: Passengers can also book the Mountain Flight as an optional tour for this morning. This is an hour flight over World’s highest Mountain peaks. The flight departure time is at 6.30 am so those passengers who booked for this incredible flight should be ready by 5.30 and be in the hotel and one of our tour officers will pick up and transfer to the domestic airport.

    Day 07: Kathmandu to Nyalam via Kodari border

    Today, we are going to take our first step towards Kailash Yatra as per the schedule we will depart early in the morning about 0600 hrs. On the way, we will make short break for tea/coffee with pack breakfast.
    Upon arrival at Kodari border our officers will make all possible arrangements. In the mean time you will have packed lunch. Then get ready to cross the border in Tibet region and board your Chinese vehicle for onward journey to Nyalam. After dinner stay overnight in the hotel / guest house at Nayalam.

    Day 08: Day free in Nyalam for Acclimatization

    Today after breakfast our team and passengers may organize a short trip around Nayalam for acclimatisation to face the Tibet’s climate because at this altitude every cell in the human body needs a constant supply of oxygen to survive. Let’s warm up your body to adjust with Tibet climate. Later return to hotel / guest house for overnight stay.

    Day 09: Drive to new Dongba / Saga

    After having breakfast take another one drive towards New Dongba / Saga our journey begins to reach our ultimate destination.
    We leave friendship highway that goes to Lhasa and change the direction to the west. We halt for half an hour on the way at near Peiku Tso for lunch.
    Star drive our onwards destination, enroute you may also stop at the bank of River Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo). Finally, we will reach at our destination, after some refreshment you will have dinner and stay overnight in hotel / guest house.

    Day 10: Drive to Lake Manasarovar

    The day we’ve been waiting for, today you will get the first “darshan” of holy lake Manasarovar and the Mount Kailash. After breakfast start drive towards Lake Manasarovar en-route we will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx 70% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. Upon arrival check into your hotel / guest house for overnight stay.

    Day 11: Drive to Darchen

    Today wake up comfortably in the morning before breakfast do spiritual activities thereafter find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar., in the mean time our representative will make arrangements for shower tent nearby the bank of lake for changing the clothing. Our crew member will assist you if any helps require. After completing holy bath and puja, our team will ready to serve you breakfast.
    Later take a short drive to Darchen, you may also see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) in the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Darchen is also known as base camp and major administrative hub of Kailash region, from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can explore the small market in Darchen in the afternoon. Have dinner and stay overnight at guest house in Darchen.

    Optional: we can also arrange excursion trip to Asthapad from Darchen on request.

    Day 12: Drive to Yama Dwar and start Parikrama

    Wake up early as per today’s schedule, have breakfast. Later drive to Yam Dwari from where you will start your trekking towards Dirapuk. All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before trek commence. Also, the members who are not going for parikrama will return from Yama Dwar after very close darshan of Mt. Kailash from this point and get back to Darchen waiting for parikrama group.
    For those who wanted to explore the land of Kailashpati Maharaj will start trekking ahead through horse or by foot. Today’s trek is flat and gradual ascend along through the bank of Glacier River so it will be pretty easy to reach Diraphuk.
    Our officers make all required arrangements for stay. After first trek reach Dirapuk and have dinner, stay overnight in guest at Dirapuk.

    Day 13: Parikrama to Zutulphuk via Gauri Kunda

    Wake up early in the morning have quick and light breakfast and start towards Zuthulphuk. Today on the way at Dolmala pass (5600 m.) at this point blood oxygen levels may fall in some of travellers. You don’t worry about it as we have trained medical assistance to face this kind of problems.
    Continue trek downwards Zuthulphuk via Gaurikund. Reach at the destination take your seats for dinner, thereafter go to warm bed for overnight stay in guesthouse.

    Day 14: Last Day of Parikrama near Darchen and drive back to Dongba

    Today is the last day of our trekking, after breakfast lets trek upto where the road is accessible and drive to Darchen, have lunch and board the vehicle with the other group’s members staying at Darchen. Thereafter drive towards New Dongba by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Reach at destination have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house.

    Day 15: Return to Nyalam

    After breakfast drive towards Nayalam. Check into the hotel / guest house and rest of the time at leisure you may explore the local markets or surrounding of Nayalam city. Stay overnight at hotel / guest in Nayalam.

    Day 16: Return journey to Kathmandu

    Today is the last day in Tibet; the land of snow. Wake up comfortably after breakfast start drive towards Kathmandu via kodari border. Our team will help to complete the custom formalities. Thereafter, enter in Nepal and start drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check into the hotel rest of the day at leisure. After a long trip the dinner smells delightfully delicious just waiting for you at the dining table, stay comfortably overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

    After breakfast get departure transfer to onwards destination according to your flight schedule.

  • The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with Muktinath for 2016 is as below:

    Indian Passport Holders:
    INR 1,52,000/- per person

    Note : Chinese visa and permit fee is likely to increase by US$80 for 2016 bookings and if do the same shall be charged extra.
    For Kailash Yatra additional USD 300 per person will be applicable if the chinese government applies the rule of 17 passengers per bus in Tibet side

    The inclusions in the above package price are listed below for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2016 :-

    All airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in kathmandu by car/coach.
    Hotel accommodation at Kathmandu with pure vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinners, for total three nights (02 nights on arrival before the start of the journey and 01 night before the final departure)
    02 Nights stay at Nyalam on sharing basis with common toilet facility.
    One or Two nights stay in Prayang on sharing basis with common toilet facility.
    Two nights stay in Saga on sharing basis with attached toilet facility.
    Two nights stay in a guest house at Darchen.
    One or Two night accommodation at Manasarovar in a guest house.
    One night stay at Hotel Dirapuk or a guest house.
    One night accommodation at Zuthulpuk in fixed camps.
    One half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    Transport services from Kathmandu to Nepal Border and back by an non air conditioned coach.
    Facilities of a support truck to carry baggage, food and camping equipments for the pilgrims.
    Camping arrangements and all meal facilities arranged by Nepalese sherpa crew in Tibet side.
    Charges for sleeping bags for the journey.
    A Nepalese team leader (English speaking) from Kathmandu and an English speaking Tibetan guide from Kodari border for escorting during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
    Yaks & Yak-men for carrying kitchen equpment during parikarma.
    All monasteries entrance fee.
    Normal Tibet visa for the yatra.
    One duffle bag per person.
    Down jacket on returnable basis.(Subject to availability)
    A certificate for completion of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra to each person.
    Insurance charges for our sherpa crew.
    Private vehicle with A/C for all transportation & sightseeing in Muktinath Tour
    All hotel accommodations on twin sharing room with breakfast in Muktinath Tour
    Jomsom - Pokhara - Jomsom flight,
    Jomsom - Muktinath Temple - Jomsom by sharing Jeep
    Muktinath permit fee

    Package services does not include :

    Travel and Medical insurance
    Rescue evacuation cost in case of emergency.
    Insurgent fee INR 500 per person approx.
    Air ticket cost to Kathmandu and back.
    Extra cost incurred in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porterage on The Arniko Highway (INR 500 - 700) per person approx.
    Soft / hard beverages, photography charges, porterage at the airports / hotels, laundry, tips, telephone calls etc. and any other expenses of personal nature.
    Yak / Pony hiring charges for riding during Kailash Parikarma
    Any other item which is not mentioned in our above mentioned inclusions list.
    Entrance fee for Muktinath tour (Total Approx. INR 800),
    Lunch and Dinner are excluded except at Jomsom, Muktinath tour
    Optional Manakamana Cable Car (INR 365), Rescue & Evacuation services
  • Overland Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Overview

    Trip Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights
    Travel Type : Overland travel by deluxe bus with Muktinath Darshan
    Yatra starting point : : Kathmandu, Nepal
    Yatra finishing point : : Kathmandu, Nepal
    Mt. Kailash Elevation : 6,638 meters
    Highest point on trek : Dolmala Pass (5,600 meters)
    Peak season : May, June, August and September

    How to register for yatra

    If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below

    STEP 1If you have questions, please fill Enquiry Form or send us email at To check availability of seats in our group, please fill Yatra Booking Form or send us email at kmybookings@gmail.com

    STEP 2 Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send scanned copy (coloured copy) of your passport via email at or info@kailash-yatra.org (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of yatra)

    STEP 3 Send advance payments to our office.View payment options

    Important Remarks : While you request booking with us you confirm having read and accepted the Terms of Bookings with us as mentioned on our website and on ‘Yatra Registration Form’ .

    Passport & Visa

    Indian Passport Holders

    Nepal portion - Indian national does not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for travelling in Nepal.

    China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the yatra. Please send a scanned copy of your passport to our Delhi headquarters for obtaining China Visa and Tibet Permit for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

    Foreign Nationals and NRIs

    Nepal portion -A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on Arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.

    China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra. Please send a scanned copy (coloured) of your passport to our Delhi headquarters and also carry a coloured copy of your passport alongwith 2 passport size photographs upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.

    Travel Insurance

    It is strictly advisable and is mandatory to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price for travel insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim/traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately ensured for the full duration of the trip. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully

    Medical Certificate

    We require a valid copy of health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveler is in perfect condition to undertake yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully.

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