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					      Lhasa - Kailash & Mansarovar - Nyalam (15 Days)
The tour starts with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational
trans- Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many of the highest peaks in
the world. Mt. Kailash is the holy abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. Only
30km from Mount Kailash is another important pilgrimage site, the beautiful and serene Lake
Manasarovar.

Myth has it that the gods come to bathe every morning in this lake between 3 to 5 am and this
time is called 'Brahmamuhurta'. Another legend has it that Parashuram's ashram also situated
on a hill on the banks of Manasarovar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu / Overnight Hotel
Day 02 - Kathmandu (AM- Puja at Pashupatinath Temple/PM - preparation for the trip)
Day 03 - Fly Lhasa (3660 meters), meet & transfer to hotel
Day 04 - Sightseeing in Lhasa (Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor
Square) / Overnight hotel
Day 05 – Drive to Shigatse (3900m)/ Overnight hotel.
Day 06 – Drive to Saga (4600m) / Overnight Hotel
Day 07 – Drive to Manasarovar (4560m)/ Overnight Guesthouse
Day 08 – Drive to Darchen (4560m) / Overnight Guest house
Day 09 – Dive to Darboche & Trek to Dira-puk (4900m)/ Overnight Guesthouse or Camping
Day 10 – Trek to Zutulpuk (4790m)/ Overnight Guesthouse or Camping
Day 11 – Drive to Horchu / Overnight Guest house
Day 12 – Drive to Saga (4600m)/ Overnight Guest house
Day 13 – Drive to Nyalam (3780m)/ Overnight Guest house
Day 14 – Drive to Kathmandu/ Overnight Hotel
Day 15 - Depart Kathmandu

Fixed Departures 2011

May 5, 10, 17, 24
June 2, 14, 23, 28
July 5, 14, 28
August 4, 18, 25
September 1, 11, 22
October 1, 9, 13
Cost
For Indian Nationals: INR 1,39,000/- per person on twin sharing
Single Supplement: INR 10,000/- per pax (Compulsory if no one to share room with)
For NRIs: Total Cost + USD 250/- per person on twin sharing

ADDITIONAL COSTS
Visa processing fee
     140/- USD extra for nationals from non-SAARC countries
     198/- USD for American Citizens

COST INCLUDES
    Hotel accommodation
    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English speaking local guide and entry fees
    Pashupatinath Darshan, Puja & Havan
    All surface transfers in Nepal
    Flight (Fixed Wing aircraft )fare
    Domestic airport taxes
    Tibet group visa and travel permits
    Camping expenses
    Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser.
    English speaking Tibetan local guide
    Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpa, Tour Manager from Kathmandu)
    Yaks & Yak herders for transporting luggage during the Parikrama (circumambulation)
       around Mt. Kailash
    Medical Oxygen & Gammow Bag for emergencies
    Medical kit bag
    All applicable taxes & service charges
    Trek permit
    Arrival and departure transfers

COST EXCLUDES
    International Air fare, Airport tax
    Horse or Yak rides during the Parikrama (upon your request, we can provide this facility
      on extra cost)
    Any expenses due to natural calamities such as bad weather landslide, snowfall. Route
      may be altered in such situations.
    Any expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
    Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, hot shower, tip to staff
    Your Insurance
    Drinks & beverages
    Nepal visa fee
MODE OF PAYMENT
20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Explore Himalaya
Travel account by telex transfer with passport copy (valid at least 6 months from the date of
departure). Full payment should be made before departure to Kailash Yatra.


YATRA REQUIREMENTS

      Health certificate from a practicing physician confirming that the participant is fit to
       travel to an altitude of 5700 meters.
      Passport copy with 6 months validity.

(Note : If the client is travelling directly from any of the Indian cities to Kathmandu or
Nepalgunj, then he/she is requested to hand over the original passport at our branch office in
New Delhi 15 days before the trip starts. )

CLOTHING:

      Down Jacket
      Wind proof Jacket
      Cotton socks
      Long Johns
      Sweaters
      Woolen Shirts
      Gloves
      Scarf /Muffler
      Thermal under wear
      Pure woolen and thick pullovers
      Woolen trousers
      Woolen or fleece cap
      Towels
      Raincoat or umbrellas
      Comfortable warm walking shoe for evening use.
      Hiking Boots, water resistant, ankle supported and soft interior
      Personal clothing as required.
      Swim wear to bathe at Mansarovar.

TOILETRIES & MISCELLANEOUS
Sun block cream, Skin moisturizer, tissue paper, wet wipes, sunglasses, water bottle, extra
plastic bags, torchlight (with extra batteries), camera and film, snacks/eatables etc.

INSURANCE:
All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provides care and services for
sickness, accidents, emergency rescue, etc. related to international travel.
HEALTH
Although our itinerary will allow your body to acclimatize properly and to handle the low
oxygen rate, we suggest you to consult your doctor before booking your trip, especially if you
have suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint. The main health
consideration in high altitude is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some
mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these
should lessen within a few days. For your safety, we also carry the ‘Portable Altitude Chamber’
or ‘Gamow Bag’. A supply of bottled oxygen is carried in the vehicle at all times. For your
service, we carry a medical kit with standard prescribed medicines along with a users’ manual
which you can use upon your own risk. We do not take any medical liability since our staffs are
not qualified to prescribe medicines.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

   1. It is fundamental for you acknowledge that this is an adventure tour. This requires some
      flexibility. The day to day itinerary can be taken only as a guideline. We cannot be held
      responsible for any delays caused by international or domestic flights, strikes,
      Government regulations, weather or natural calamities etc. In such cases, Explore
      Himalaya shall provide suitable alternatives which could be decided upon mutual
      agreement. If an agreement cannot be made, Explore Himalaya shall only be responsible
      for refunds after deducting the expenses already incurred.
   2. Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of INR 10,000/-
      with passport copy and the signed copy of booking form and contract.
      The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less
      than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of
      confirmation by us.
   3. Those joining the tour in Kathmandu can pay the balance on arrival.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

      Written notice of cancellation must be sent to our office.
      Verbal cancellation will not be entertained.
      Charge incurred on cancellation
       » 30 days before departure - 25% of total trip cost
       » 15 days before departure - 50% of total trip cost
       » Less than 15 days before departure - 100% of total trip cost

BOOKING PROCEDURE
If you still have any questions regarding this trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all
enquiries within 24 hours (Sunday-Friday). If you want to book a trip, you can e-mail us at
kailash@explorehimalaya.com or contact us directly by phone: +977-1-4418100.

You can also visit us at our website http://www.explorehimalaya.com/kailash-yatra/lhasa-
kailash-nyalam.php or Facebook - http://facebook.com/explorehimalaya

				
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