Kailash with Mohanji

KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA – KAILASH MANASAROVAR VIA KATHMANDU


TRACK OVERVIEW


This is an ultimate journey to Mt. Kailash famed as the ‘Center of the Universe’. On day 1, you arrive at Kathmandu, meet and greet fellow pilgrims, get oriented about the pilgrimage and the significance of this journey. On day 2, you vist Pasupathinath temple and Budhanikantha temple, called the sleeping Vishnu. This is an open air Hindu temple and the main statue is a black stone structure carved from single block of black basalt. Pasupathinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (called Pasupathinath). It is not known for certain when this Temple was built. But according to legends, the Temple’s existence dates back to 400 B.C.

The following day, you fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and rest in the evening. The next day, fly to Simikot. After Simikot, you take a charter helicopter to Hilsa. Hilsa is the Nepal/ China border. Once you land at Hilsa, you cross the Karnali River through a suspension bridge and enter into China. You finish the immigration formalities in Customs office, before you drive to Taklakot (Purang). You get a full day rest at Purang the next day and it is a day when one can do shopping at Purang market. Day 7 is the ultimate day when you get to drive towards Lake Rakshastal and Lake Manasarovar. This day will also be the day of the lifetime where you get to see the Holy Mount Kailash. After dips in the Holy lake, Havan (pooja) will be performed. Then, you drive to Darchen.

When the Outer Kora pilgrims proceed for parikrama, this group will travel till Yama Dwar (literally The Gates of the Lord of Death) – the starting point of the Outer Kora parikrama and then heads back to the holy Manasarovar lake and completes the Manasarovar parikarma (circumambulation) by road driving through the scenic panoramic routes of Tibet. You will spend time at Darchen doing local sightseeing in addition to visiting the Manasarovar lake (pending requisite permissions from the Chinese government). You will rejoins with the Outer Kora via Kathmandu group and fly back the same route to Kathmandu. This is the truly trip of a lifetime with a divine experience and stunning scenery.

 

NOTE: Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji will be with the participants on 10th & 11th of July at Kathmandu. He will subsequently travel via Lhasa. And He will meet all the participants again at Manasarovar on 16th & 17th July where he will conduct a satsang (discourse with Q&A) and a Havan (fire ceremony).

PILGRIMAGE LOGISTICS


Date: 10th of July till 22nd of July 2017

Length: 13 days

General Information

  • Maximum altitude: 1350m to 4590m
  • Mode of Trip in Nepal: By coach, air, helicopter
  • Mode of Trip in Tibet: By coach
  • The trip starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu
  • Passport should be valid at least 6 month after the completion of the trip.
  • Participants SHOULD NOT apply for the Chinese visa in their country themselves if they are intending to travel to Tibet via Kathmandu (Nepal). If they had applied for the Chinese visa in their country prior to arrival in Kathmandu, it would be automatically cancelled when we get the Tibet visa here in Kathmandu.
  • The Chinese/Tibet visa that we get in Kathmandu is a “Group Visa” and is not entered in travellers’ passports but on a separate sheet of paper – be it one person or a group consisting of two or more persons.

PILGRIMAGE PRICING


Manasarovar via Kathmandu: INR –

The pilgrimage package includes the following:

Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights accommodation using 5 star hotel in Kathmandu on sharing basis
  • 1 Night accommodation using best available hotel in Nepalgunj on sharing basis
  • Accommodation in Tibet using Guest Houses on sharing basis
  • Mineral water throughout Kailash Yatra

Transportation:

  • Kathmandu airport arrival and departure transfers by coach.
  • One half-day Kathmandu sightseeing covering Pashupatinath & Budanilkantha by coach.
  • Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu transfer by Air.
  • Simikot / Hilsa / Simikot by Helicopter.
  • In Tibet, land transfer by luxury bus
  • Supporting truck to carry luggage, food, equipment etc

Staff:

  • Highly qualified and experienced Sherpa staff throughout the trip
  • Tibetan Guide.

Others Equipments:

  • Table & Chair
  • Sleeping bag & Mattress
  • All necessary equipments

Rescue Equipments:

  • Air compressor bag [Gammo Bag]
  • First Aid Kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder

Permit / Fees:

  • Tibet & Simikot [Nepal] permit
  • Normal Chinese Visa fee

Communication Facilities:

  • Satellite Phone (will be charged as per the use)
  • Local Mobile [Chinese] (will be charged as per the use)
  • Walky Talky

Complimentary:

  • Windcheater Jacket & Pant
  • Duffle bag
  • Trip Certificate

 

The pilgrimage package excludes the following:

  • Airfare to Kathmandu and return
  • Nepal visa for NRIs & foreigners.
  • All personal expenses like telephone calls, tips, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks etc.
  • Personal call from mobile phones, there will be charge as per the use.
  • Single room supplement in Kathmandu.
  • Any extra services such as extra vehicle / hotel nights / sightseeing tours than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation cost
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra cost such as extra night stay than mentioned in the itinerary, ill health, cancellation, changes in itinerary that are incurred due to unforeseen reasons such as road blockage due to landslide, heavy snowfall, strikes, flight cancellation etc.
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet
  • Any service that is not mentioned above in inclusion part

DISCLAIMER


Please be aware that the “Kailash with Mohanji” pilgrimage is demanding pilgrimage both physically and mentally and requires the pilgrim to be in good physical condition.

While the Manasarovar yatra does not involve much trekking, it requires the pilgrims to grapple with low oxygen environments due to high altitude. As the pilgrim is traveling over high terrain, they are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until their body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on the individual. This may exacerbate the health condition for people with pre-existing medical conditions that are unsuited to high altitude environments. Further, Kailash is an energy powerhouse that, in the presence of a Master, will effect powerful spiritual transformation that may manifest as physical symptoms such as pain, body ache, etc. or emotional upheavals. Hence, the participants must ensure that they have the requisite fitness levels and the flexibility and agility to navigate such terrains as also the mental fortitude to deal with the travails of intense spiritual transformation. Physical fitness plays a key role in adapting to such environments which can be enhanced through regular practice of yoga, pranayama or any other form of physical conditioning. Any additional expenses for emergency evacuation will need to be borne by the pilgrims themselves. Further, any additional costs the pilgrims have to bear on additional stays at Kathmandu or elsewhere, before they return home, will have to be borne by the pilgrims themselves.

We would strongly recommend that you consult with a physician to help you take a studied call on your health condition vis-a-vis high altitude environments before you embark on the trip. While the Master’s and Lord Shiva’s grace is always there to help the pilgrim complete the yatra, it would be advised for the pilgrim to ensure and work on their physical fitness to avert the possibility of a debilitating or an emergency medical situation.

RISK & LIABILITY


We will do our best to make the tour safe and smooth. Our tour operator conducts all the tour programs strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). However, Mohanji Foundation will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover, we will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the pilgrims on the spot.