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Manasarovar Yatra

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Manasarovar Yatra
Trip Duration 6 Days
Max-Altitude 3600m
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Nepalgunj
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 3760
US$ 2650 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Manasarovar Yatra

Experience the soul-stirring Manasarovar Yatra, a sacred pilgrimage nestled in the majestic Himalayas. Revered by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers, this journey centers around the breathtaking Manasarovar Lake, the world’s highest freshwater lake.

Imagine crystal-clear waters reflecting snow-capped peaks, a landscape imbued with spiritual significance. The Manasarovar Yatra, including the circumambulation (Parikrama) of Mount Kailash, offers a chance for profound self-discovery for each faith.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Manasarovar Yatra

Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 150m

Your Manasarovar Yatra begins in Nepalgunj! After arriving, settle in at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a comprehensive briefing about the upcoming pilgrimage.

This informative session will cover important details about the journey, acclimatization tips, and cultural insights. Get ready for a spiritually enriching adventure!

Flight 30-60 minutes
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Max-altitude 2910m

Gear up for adventure! After breakfast, transfer to the Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot, a quaint mountain town nestled at an altitude of 2910 meters.

The flight takes approximately 45 minutes, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayas (depending on weather conditions). Upon arrival in Simikot, check in and relax at your hotel. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner as you prepare for the next leg of your Manasarovar Yatra.

Helicopter 4-6 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Max-altitude 3700m

Buckle up for a thrilling helicopter ride! After breakfast, transfer to the Simikot airport for your scenic flight to Hilsa. The 15-minute helicopter journey offers breathtaking aerial vistas of the majestic Himalayas (weather permitting). Upon landing in Hilsa, check into your hotel and take a moment to refresh.

Crossing Borders: Next, navigate the Nepal immigration process before transferring to the China border. After completing Chinese immigration and customs procedures, embark on a scenic drive to Taklakot (Purang), a town situated at an altitude of 3700 meters. Enjoy delicious meals throughout the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as you prepare for the spiritual heart of your Manasarovar Yatra.

Bus 7-9 hours
Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 4600m

Embrace the sacred heart of your Manasarovar Yatra. The day begins with a captivating drive to the holy Manasarovar Lake, nestled at an altitude of 4600 meters. Take an hour to perform puja (prayers) and immerse yourself in the cleansing waters of the lake, a cherished tradition for pilgrims.

Circumambulating the Sacred: Embark on the Manasarovar Parikrama, a 90-kilometer circumambulation of the lake. This sacred walk, steeped in spiritual significance, allows you to connect with the divine and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Darchen and Yamdwar: After completing the Parikrama, continue your journey to Darchen, the gateway town to Mount Kailash. Later, drive to Yamdwar for another hour of puja and to experience the first glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash.

Return to Taklakot: As the day draws to a close, embark on the return drive to Taklakot, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Helicopter 1-3 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
Max-altitude 3700m

Enjoy a scenic return journey, reflecting on the profound experiences of your Manasarovar Yatra. Depart from Taklakot and embark on a scenic drive back to Hilsa, a town nestled at an altitude of 3700 meters.

Soaring Back: Upon arrival in Hilsa, bid farewell to the Tibetan landscape and board a return flight to Simikot. The flight takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Relaxation in Simikot: Once back in Simikot, check in to your hotel and unwind. Enjoy a delicious final meal (dinner) before preparing for your departure on the following day.

Helicopter 1-3 hours
Accommodation 3-Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 150m

Conclude your incredible Manasarovar Yatra with a smooth return journey. Savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the Simikot airport.

Soaring Back: Board your flight back to Nepalgunj. The 45-minute flight offers a final chance to witness the majestic Himalayas (weather permitting).

Arrival in Nepalgunj: Upon landing in Nepalgunj, your Manasarovar Yatra concludes. Take a moment to cherish the profound experiences and spiritual insights gained during this unforgettable pilgrimage.


Added Insights

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

Manasarovar Yatra Inclusions:

  • Tibet Permit & Visa (Urgent Visa fee not included)
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Clients only, Nepal side)

Accommodation:

  • Nepalgunj: Twin-sharing with dinner (Day 1)
  • Simikot: 3-4 person shared with breakfast, lunch & dinner (Days 2 & 5)
  • Taklakot: Twin-sharing accommodation (Day 4)

Meals:

  • Nepalgunj: Dinner (Day 1)
  • Simikot: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Days 2 & 5)
  • Tibet: Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Days 3 & 4)

Transportation:

  • Airfare (Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj)
  • Ground transfers in Tibet (Hilsa – Taklakot – Manasarovar – Yamdwar – Taklakot – Hilsa)
  • Charter helicopter flight (Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot, shared by 5)

Other:

  • First Aid Medicine Box, oxy-meter & Emergency Oxygen

What's Excluded?

Transportation:

  • Scheduled flight or overland transportation cost (Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu) – This leg is not included in the Manasarovar Yatra itinerary.
  • Simikot Restricted Area Trekking Permit Fee & Simikot Gaupalika Fee (not required for Nepali citizens)

Luggage:

  • Domestic excess baggage charges exceeding 10 kgs

Accommodation:

  • Single supplement at any accommodation

Meals & Beverages:

  • All beverages during the trip

Unexpected Expenses:

  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen events (landslides, flight cancellations, strikes, road blockages, etc.)
  • Additional hotel nights due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Medical emergencies (helicopter rescue costs)

Personal Expenses:

  • Photography charges
  • Telephone calls
  • Hot shower fees
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Shopping
  • Tipping

Other:

  • Trekking poles and water bottles
  • Tips for guides, staff, and driver
Good to Know

Essential Information - Manasarovar Yatra

Manasarovar Yatra Information: Plan Your Transformative Journey

Unforgettable experiences await on your Manasarovar Yatra! Here’s everything you need to know to plan this sacred pilgrimage.

Best Time to Visit:

  • The Manasarovar Yatra is ideally undertaken between May and June or September and October. During these shoulder seasons, the weather is generally mild with clear skies, offering breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Additionally, you’ll encounter fewer crowds compared to peak summer months.Mount Kailash Tour (13)

Difficulty Level:

  • The Manasarovar Yatra involves moderate physical challenges. High altitude is a significant factor, with some portions exceeding 4,500 meters. A moderate fitness level is recommended to comfortably navigate hikes and potential altitude variations.

Itinerary Flexibility:

  • Please note that the itinerary might be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions. Your safety and well-being are our top priority, and we will adapt the itinerary as necessary to ensure a successful Manasarovar Yatra experience.

Fitness and Preparation:

Physical Fitness:

  • Good physical health and a moderate level of fitness are crucial for enjoying the Manasarovar Yatra. Regular exercise and conditioning beforehand are highly recommended to prepare your body for the demands of high altitude and potential hikes.Mount Kailash Tour (4)

Altitude Acclimatization:

  • Gradual acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness. The itinerary incorporates time for acclimatization to allow your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels. Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to descend to a lower altitude and consult your guide immediately.

Recommended Gear:

Packing the right gear is essential for a comfortable and safe Manasarovar Yatra. Here’s a list of essential items:

  • Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece jacket, down jacket)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support
  • Backpack
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Personal toiletries and medications

Visas and Permits:

  • A Tibet visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals visiting the Manasarovar Yatra region. We will assist you with the visa application process. Additionally, a Simikot Restricted Area Trekking Permit is required (except for Nepali citizens).Mount Kailash Tour (7)

Travel Insurance:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended for your Manasarovar Yatra. Ensure your insurance covers medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and helicopter evacuation (if not already included in our package).

Currency Exchange:

  • The currencies accepted in Nepal are Nepali Rupees (NPR) and major credit cards in tourist areas. Tibet primarily uses Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). We recommend exchanging some Nepali Rupees for smaller purchases in Nepal.

Communication:

  • Phone and internet access can be limited in remote areas during the Manasarovar Yatra. You may consider purchasing a local SIM card in Nepal if needed.

Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Respecting local customs and traditions is paramount throughout the Manasarovar Yatra. Your guides will provide guidance on appropriate behavior at monasteries and religious sites.

Manasarovar Yatra Booking and Payment Information: Secure Your Place!

Plan your unforgettable Manasarovar Yatra pilgrimage with ease! Here’s everything you need to know about booking and securing your spot on this sacred journey:

Booking Lead Time:

  • To ensure a smooth experience, we recommend booking your Manasarovar Yatra trip at least one month in advance. This allows ample time to process your information and obtain necessary permits.

Confirmation Requirements:

  • To confirm your booking, kindly send a scanned copy of your valid color passport in full color.

Passport Validity:

  • Your passport must hold a minimum validity of six months from your Manasarovar Yatra departure date.

Payment Schedule:

A secure payment system ensures a convenient booking process:

  • A 50% deposit of the total trip cost is due 25 days before your scheduled departure date. Please make this payment to Alpine Luxury Treks Pvt. Ltd.
  • The remaining 50% balance must be paid in full 15 days before your Manasarovar Yatra departure date.Mount Kailash Tour (5)

Payment Methods:

We offer two secure options for your Manasarovar Yatra booking:

  • WeTravel Secure Payment System: This online platform allows safe and convenient payments using major credit or debit cards. We prioritize secure transactions through WeTravel.
  • Wire Transfer to Our Company Bank Account: For those preferring traditional methods, you can initiate a wire transfer directly to our company bank account. We will provide detailed bank account information upon booking confirmation.

Please Note:

  • Specific instructions and details regarding each payment method will be provided upon initiating your Manasarovar Yatra booking.
  • Any transaction fees associated with wire transfers will be the responsibility of the client.

Manasarovar Yatra Cancellation Policy: Plan for a Smooth Journey

Unforgettable experiences await on your Manasarovar Yatra! To ensure a smooth pilgrimage, kindly review our cancellation policy:

Cancellation Method:

For a valid cancellation, written notification must be sent to our email addresses:

Verbal cancellations are not accepted.

Cancellation Fees:

The cancellation fee depends on the time of notification before your Manasarovar Yatra departure:

  • 25 days or more before departure: A 30% cancellation fee of the total trip cost will apply.
  • 15 days to 24 days before departure: A 50% cancellation fee of the total trip cost will apply.
  • 10 days to 14 days before departure: A 90% cancellation fee of the total trip cost will apply.
  • Less than 7 days before departure: A 100% cancellation fee of the total trip cost will apply.

Understanding:

  • We understand that unexpected situations can arise. This policy helps us manage expenses incurred while planning your transformative Manasarovar Yatra journey.Mount Kailash Tour (9)

Ready to Begin Your Pilgrimage?

  • If you’re ready to start your unforgettable Manasarovar Yatra experience, contact us today! We recommend booking at least one month in advance to ensure a seamless experience.

Important Note:Manasarovar Yatra 2024 from Simikot Update Latest

  • As of today, the Manasarovar Yatra departing from Simikot in 2024 is currently open to Nepali citizens only. We will continue to update our website with the latest information as it becomes available.
Most asked questions

FAQs about Manasarovar Yatra

The ideal timeframe for the Manasarovar Yatra falls between May and June or September and October. These shoulder seasons offer pleasant weather with clear skies, perfect for witnessing the majestic Himalayas. Additionally, you’ll encounter fewer crowds compared to peak summer months, allowing for a more serene pilgrimage experience.

The Manasarovar Yatra involves moderate physical challenges due to the high altitude, with some areas exceeding 4,500 meters. A moderate fitness level is recommended to comfortably navigate hikes and potential altitude variations. Regular exercise and conditioning beforehand are highly beneficial for acclimatization.

While we strive to maintain the planned itinerary, unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions may necessitate adjustments. Your safety and well-being are our primary concern, and we’ll adapt the itinerary as needed to ensure a successful Manasarovar Yatra experience.

Packing the right gear is essential for a comfortable and safe Manasarovar Yatra. Here’s a list of essential items:

  • Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece jacket, down jacket)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support
  • Backpack
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Personal toiletries and medications

Here’s a quick rundown of some important details:

  • Visas and Permits: A Tibet visa is mandatory, and we’ll assist with the application process. A Simikot Restricted Area Trekking Permit is also required (except for Nepali citizens).
  • Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is highly recommended, covering medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and helicopter evacuation (if not already included in our package).
  • Currency Exchange: The accepted currencies are Nepali Rupees (NPR) in Nepal and Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) in Tibet. Consider exchanging some Nepali Rupees for smaller purchases in Nepal.
  • Communication: Phone and internet access can be limited in remote areas. You may consider purchasing a local SIM card in Nepal if needed.

Cultural Sensitivity: Respecting local customs and traditions is paramount throughout the Manasarovar Yatra. Your guides will provide guidance on appropriate behavior at monasteries and religious sites.

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