Raju Thapa
27th April 2003, 04:24 PM

Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash (6714 m), the famed holy peak in Western Tibet. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, it is the domain of Shiva. It is also the abode of Samvara-a multi armed, wrathful deity worshipped in the Chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which the first saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred Lake Manasarover (4560m), where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred life times.

The 53 Km Kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet’s pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most travelers to Western Tibet. It is said that a Single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumbulation will achieve Salvation Or Nirvana.

DAY 01: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) – 150 Kms/8-9 Hrs. O/nt at Htl Nyalam.
DAY 02: Drive Nyalam to Yak Kharkha (4675m) – 240 Kms/8-9 Hrs. Camp
DAY 03: Drive Yak Kharkha to New Dongba (4500m) – 160 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Camp
DAY 04: Drive New Dongba to Mayumla Phedi (4500m) – 210 Kms. Camp
DAY 05: Drive Mayumla Phedi to Manasarovar (4560m) – 120 Kms. Camp
DAY 06: AM Manasarovar Parikarma by Jeep. Time permitting visit Chui Gompa. PM
Drive to Darchen (4560m). O/nt at Guest House in Darchen.
DAY 07: Drive approx. 8 Kms from Darchen to Tarboche, the trek starting point of
Kailash Parikarma. Trek to Dira Puk (4775m) – 12 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Camp
DAY 08: Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass (5650m) to Zuthul Puk (4700m)- 22
Kms/10-11 Hrs. Camp
DAY 09: The Kailash Kora ends today after an easy trek – 14 Kms. Proceed to Hor Qu
(4560m) at Lake Manasarovar. Camp
DAY 10: Drive to Hor Qu to Mayumla Phedi (4500m) – 120 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Camp
DAY 11: Drive Mayumla Phedi to New Dongba (4500m) – 210 Kms/7-8 Hrs. Camp
DAY 12: Drive New Dongba to Yak Kharkha (4675m) – 160 Kms/5-6 Hrs. Camp
DAY 13: Drive Yak Kharkha to Nyalam (3750m) – 240 Kms/6-7 Hrs. Camp
DAY 14: Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the Groups
Final leg of journey to Kathmandu (1300m) – 150 Kms/8-9 Hrs.


(From Kathmandu)

APRIL : April 26th Saturday
MAY : May 14th Wednesday & May 27th Tuesday
JUNE : June 09th Monday* & June 24th Tuesday
JULY : July 08th Tuesday* & July 23rd Wednesday
AUGUST : August 07th Thursday*
SEPTEMBER : September 05th Friday* & September 28th Saturday

* Indicates Full Moon. Departure dates fixed with Fu7ll Moon at Lake Manasarovar & Kailash Region.

Full Moon Dates 2003
May : 16th
June : 14th (Saga Dawa Festival)
July : 13th
August : 12th
September : 10th
October : 10th




Arrival / Departure Airport Transfers, 3 Nights at Hotel Gangjong or similar on Twin Sharing & BB Basis, 1 half day Pashupatinath & Boudhanath Guided Sightseeing Tour.

14 Days accommodation on twin sharing basis at Guest Houses & two men tent during camping, Sherpa staff, Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals, Dining & Toilet tents, Japanese Landcruiser 4 WD and Support Truck, English speaking Tibetan guide, Monastery entrance fees, Satellite phone, Gamow bag, Oxygen, Basic first aid kit, Kailash permit and normal Tibet / China Visa fees.

COST EXCLUDES: Urgent visa fee, Nepal re-entry visa fee (not applicable for Indian Passport Holders), Travel Insurance, Evacuation cost, Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring porters or additional transportation, Phone charges made through satellite phones and expenses of personal nature.

GIFT JACKETS: Participants will receive certificate of Kailash Yatra, Wind Proof Jacket and a water bottle.
Feel free to contact me for further information.
Peace and Love
Raju Thapa