Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a spiritual journey to the Trans Himalayas in Tibet i.e. to Mt. Kailash, which is considered as one of the most sacred places in Himalayas. Mt. Kailash is very popular amongst the Hindu pilgrims as an abode place of Lord Shiva. Many Hindu, Buddhist and Jain pilgrims visit this place annually to seek blessings from the god they worship. They perform Kora around the mountain and take a holy dip into the Mansarovar Lake with a belief that all their sins will be removed by performing this holy act. It is also regarded as an act of healing and is believed to be ailment for any kind of pains or weaknesses in body. Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a dream journey of every spiritual person who is looking for a journey of self purification and self realization.

The holy Mt. Kailash is the source of four great rivers namely – Sutlej, Indus, Brahmaputra and Karnali. The Tibetan plateaus, mountains, high altitude lakes, pristine and serene nature within wilderness are the main features of Kailash Mansarovar Tour. Kailash Mansarovar Tour starts with a drive from Kathmandu valley to Nepal China border at Kodari. At the immigration point, all the procedures for immigration are cleared and the tour follows with an awesome drive via Zhangmu to Nyalam. We further drive to Dongba and pass Lalung La at an elevation of 16000ft and Paigu Tso lake. The scenic view around from the windows of our ride is fascinating. The Tibeatan plateaus, mountains, rivers, lakes and high passes looks phenomenon. As you reach Mt. Kailash, you can spend few days wandering around by performing Kora and taking holy dip into the Mansarovar Lake. After Kora, you will be driven to Dirapuk via Darchen. From Dirapuk, you can trek through Dolma La pass to Gauri Kund which is also a beautiful high altitude lake. A little bit of walk from the lake to Zuthulpuk and the Kailash Mansarovar Tour ends with a return back journey via same route.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and sightseeing tour
  • Day 02: Drive to Kodari and then to Nyalam
  • Day 03: Acclimatization at Nyalam
  • Day 04: Nyalam to Dongba
  • Day 05: Donga to Mansarovar
  • Day 06: Mansarovar to Tarchen
  • Day 07: Tarchen – Tarboche to Dirapuk
  • Day 08: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk
  • Day 09: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen to Mansarovar – Dongba
  • Day 10: Drive to Nyalam
  • Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Leisure Day
  • Day 13: Farewell

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Welcome to Nepal. Your representative will pick you up at the airport and escort you to hotel for check in. Your guide will provide you detail information about your journey further. If you have enough time, your guide will escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath which will be followed by visit to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast included)

Today we catch up our vehicle early in the morning. The vehicle will escort us to Nepal China border i.e. Kodari. On the way, we can stop at Tatopani and enjoy hot water bath. At the immigration point, all the custom formalities will be cleared and then we will further drive to Nyalam via Zhangmu. We stay at a hotel in Nyalam for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we spend our day in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. As we are driving up to higher elevation, altitude sickness can cause a problem. Therefore, we drive slow but safe. The view of Tibetan plateaus, mountains and pristine nature looks stunning. We stay at a hotel in Nyalam for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we leave Nyalam and head towards Dongba. On the way, we cross a pass called Lalung La at an elevation of 16000ft. From the pass; we can get an awesome view of Paigu Tso lake and Brahmaputra river which is truly breathtaking. We continue through the ride until we reach Dongba. We stay at a guesthouse in Dongba for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we drive ahead until we reach our real destination i.e. Mt. Kailash and the holy Mansarovar Lake. On the way, we pass Mayumu La pass at an elevation of 17000ft. This is the highest point that we will be driving throughout our entire tour. Once, we reach Mt, Kailash and Mansarovar lake, the wild and surreal form of mountains, high Altitude Lake will fascinate us. We can stay either at a camp or Chieu Gompa for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, we wake up and take a dip in the holy lake of Mansarovar. It is said that all our sins will be forgiven by God and we will be blessed with bliss if we take a bath in that lake. After completing our bath and parikrama, we drive towards Tarchen. Tarchen is a base camp for Kailash parikrama. During the auspicious religiously important dates, the base camp is filled with tents with pilgrims. Overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we actually start our Kailash yatra. The path starting from Tarchen is also known as Asthapath which means “Way of Faith”. We walk along a rocky cliff and pass waterfall to Dirapuk. The whole landscape is wild but alluring. The blue sky with hint of few white clouds is absolutely amazing. The random view of face of Mt. Kailash will add to our walking journey. The atmosphere around will give us a heavenly feeling. Overnight at a guesthouse in Dirapuk (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We continue our trail up until we reach Dolma La Pass. At Dolma La pass, the weather can be quite unreliable. Therefore, it is recommended to cross the pass as early as possible to avoid storm and bad weather. From the top of the pass, we descend down to Gauri Kund. After visiting Gauri Kund, we continue our trek to Zuthulpuk. Overnight at a guesthouse in Zuthulpuk (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today is the last day of our parikrama. In the morning, we explore the temples, shrines around the Milarepa cave. Then we retrace our jouney back to Tarchen. From Tarchen, we drive in our land cruiser to Dongba. Overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We join the road that takes us to the Nepal- china border and drive towards Tingri. Moving forward from Tingri, we cross two high passes namely Lalung La (5124m) and Shung La (5200m). From the pass, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Leaving the pass, we descend down to Nyalam. Overnight at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Breakfast included)

Today, we bid Tibet a goodbye and enter Nepal. We fulfill all the formalities in border and cross the friendship bridge over Bhotekoshi river. We enter Kodari border and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel (Breakfast and lunch included)

A leisure day in Kathmandu! You can utilize the day on your own! Explore the streets of Kathmandu or opt out for visit to some popular places as per your preferences. There are many malls in the city, therefore, you can also utilize the day by shopping in the malls of Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast included)

Your guide will escort you to airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead. Hope you had a great time with us. (Breakfast included)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation at a hotel or guest house or tented camp (Best available)
  • Ground transport will be on a 4WD Land cruiser
  • Sightseeing tour and entrance fee
  • All travel and trekking related permit fees
  • Trekking Equipment that includes mattress and tent
  • A guide and a porter
  • Three time full board meals during the trek
  • All other government taxes and applicable service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal re entry visa fees
  • Laundry expense, Telephone and other communication expense, wifi and hot water bottle
  • Other personal kind of expenses
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver though it is not mandatory
  • International airfare
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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Best value and Best Service 

We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service. 
 
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
 
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
You guys are best value and service provider team in Nepal. 
Best value and service trekking company
Sami Muneer,
United States

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!

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whysoscherious,

You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

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Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

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Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.

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melissabartonnn,

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

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Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.

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olivieryiu,

Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

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Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

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Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

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