Day 01 :New York
Depart New York JFK Airport via major carrier.
Day 02 :New York - Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will be taken to your hotel. After reaching the hotel, check in, freshen up, and take some rest. The evening is meant to be spent at leisure. Have your dinner and enjoy the overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03 :Kathmandu - NepalGunj
Wake up the next morning, get fresh, have your breakfast and get ready for a sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu. Enjoy the visit to Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkantha Temple.
Return to hotel and then reach domestic airport to board flight for NepalGunj. After reaching Nepalgunj, you will be escorted to your hotel. Check in the hotel, get fresh, have your dinner and enjoy the overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04 :NepalGunj - Simikot - to Hilsa - Purang
Morning fly to Simikot (3000m) by fixed wing, Fly to Hilsa (3700 m.) by Helicopter then cross the border drive to Purang (3800 m.)
overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 :Purang
Purang - Guests need a full day of acclimatization.
Day 06 :Purang - Mansarovar
Wake up the next morning, get fresh, have your breakfast, and get ready for the road journey to Lake Mansarovar. Enjoy the midway halt at Rakshastal and enjoy the serene surroundings of Rakshastal with Mount Kailash in the background. Enjoy the swim in the Lake and then feast on your lunch. After lunch, get ready for the jeep journey to Lake Mansarovar for circumambulation. Return to your Tibetan guest house for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 07 :Mansarovar - Asthapad & Yama Dwar Darshan- Parikrama- Diraphuk
Wake up the next morning, get refresh, have a quick breakfast and head directly to Asthapad in Darchen. Enjoy the sightseeing excursions at Asthapad and then drive to Yama Dwar, where your group will be divided into two subgroups. Those who decided to go for Parikrama trek will head to Diraphuk from Yama Dwar while the rest will return to Darchen and enjoy the hospitality of the guesthouse till the other group return from Parikrama. Spend an overnight stay in a guesthouse at Diraphuk.
Day 08 :Diraphuk - Zhulthulphuk
Wake up the next morning, get refresh, have a quick breakfast and head to trekking tour to Dolma-La Pass which is the toughest and steepest route throughout the journey. Enjoy viewing the The holy Gauri Kund Lake, located just beyond Dolma-La Pass. From there you will trek downhill towards Zhulthulphuk valley. From there you will be taken back to Darchen where you will be joined by the other sub-group. Spend an overnight stay after having your dinner at the guesthouse.
Day 09 :Darchen - Hilsa
Wake up the next morning, have your breakfast, and aboard the land cruiser for the road journey drive downwards to Hilsa. After reaching Hilsa, you will be taken to a guesthouse. Relax at the guesthouse, and enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at Hilsa.
Day 10 :Hilsa - Simikot - Kathmandu
Wake up the next morning, get fresh, have your breakfast and aboard the helicopter to fly back to Simikot. Avail the flight to NepalGunj from Simikot and then from Simkot to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay after you check in the hotel.
Day 11 :Kathmandu
Wake up the next morning to a breakfast feast, and enjoy a leisure/shopping day in Kathmandu. At the end of the day, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and get a good night’s rest.
Day 12 :Kathmandu - New York
After breakfast, pack and get ready for the trip back home. Head to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for your flight back to New York…….
Inclusions & Exclusions
Package Includes :
- International Flights - New York - Kathmandu - New York
- Arrival/departure transfers from airport to hotel.
- 04 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj with all vegetarian meals.
- Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot both way air fare.
- Helicopter from Simikot/Hilsa both way.
- Accommodation at hotel/guest house during Kailash Yatra full board vegetarian meals.
- A/C coach & supporting truck for luggage.
- Nepali Team leader and supporting team.
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Chinese visa.
- Permit fee of Nepali staff & Client.
- Humla Restriction fee.
- Sleeping mat, Jacket and Sleeping Bag while on Kailash Tour.
- Free Duffel Bag.
- Yak for Kailash Parikrama for luggage only.
- Gamow bag, oxygen cylinder.
Package Excludes :
- Extra cost for accommodation.
- Food & transport in the any delay due to weather or unforeseen reason.
- Evacuation cost.
- Travel insurance & Expenses of personal nature etc.
- We strongly advise to allot 1-2 extra days to overcome any delays.
- Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its partners shall not be liable for any such delays.
- Tiwari Tours has the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen reason.
- The Group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule
IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Woman Pilgrims are strictly advised not to wear Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
What to take:
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though expensive is highly recommended to beat the chilling cold. Also carry down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust and cold.
Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets.
Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude), Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes), sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit - no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests, it is essential that you be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation.
This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nylam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes.
Be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage.
We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability:
Tiwari Tours and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Tiwari Tours and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.