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NORTH EVEREST BASE CAMP VIA MOUNT KAILASH MOTORBIKE PILGRIMAGE TOUR

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Destination

Mount Kailash and North Everest Base Camp

Region

Western Tibet, Eastern Tibet and Langtang Region

Max.Altitude

5,236 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Jeep,Riding Adventure and Trekking

Duration

17 Days

Route

Rasuwa gadi - Saga - Kailash - Everest Base Camp

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Guest House

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Kailash / Everest Base Camp / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

The goal of this trip is to make a pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash Tour and explore Everest Base Camp from North Side. Mount Kailash Tour stands at 6638 meters from sea level in a remote southern western part of Tibet and is the most sacred place for Hinduism and Buddhism in the world, and because of being Holy Mountain; no one has made attempt to climb on this peak. 

Besides a holy tour around Mount Kailash Tour and an excursion of Mansarovar Lake; the package offers a trek to Everest North Face Base Camp, guided tours to UNESCO's heritage sites - imperial palaces, shrines, temples, and monasteries- wonderful panoramic views of the Himalayas, alpine lakes, meadows, valleys, traditional villages, yak pastures and terrain, nomad's land and many other enthralling sights of Nepal and Tibet.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Parikrama Treks & Expeditions staff will meet you at the airport. Transfer to your hotel followed by a quick briefing and collection of passports for Tibet Permit & Visa final application process.

02
Visa Preparation and Sightseeing

Visit the temple of Pashupatinath, one of the biggest Hindu Temple. After paying homage to the lord Pashupati, we will explore Kathmandu city including Budhanolkantha, famous for its large idol of Lord Vishnu laying on the bed of snakes in the water.

03
Ride from Kathmandu to Rasuwa gadi (2400 M - 152 KM / 7 HRS)

From this day we will start ride to Kailash and Everest Base Camp. Early morning drive to Rasuwa Gadi, the drive will take about  7 – 8 hours. Drives offer a view of terraced fields, rivers, and rustic villages of Nepal before we enter the Langtang National Park Area. Upon reaching Rauswagadi we will have a night stay. The guide will collect the passport for tomorrow's Nepal Tibet Border Crossing. 

04
Ride from Rasuwa gadi to Kyirong (2700 M - 40 KM / 1 HOUR)

Early morning we will enjoy breakfast while the guide will make all the necessary paperwork. We will have the entry to Nepal Tibet border and get checked before entering Tibet, China. We take a  short ride to the first city near Nepal - Tibet border.  Later we will take a short hike around the area to get used to the high elevation. 

05
Drive from Kyirong to Saga (4640 M - 169 KM / 6 – 7 HRS)

Today we drive approx 169 km, 6 to 7 hours to Saga. It is driving via high passes with panoramic Mountain View On the way we stop at a huge lake called Peiku Tso crossing high pass. 

06
Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (4590 M - 480 KM / 8 – 9 HRS)

From Saga, we set out across the plains to Manasarovar located just 30km south of Mt Kailash. The lake is separated from another lake, Rakshas Tal, the myth has it here Ravana prayed and had the audience with Shiva.

07
Ride to Darchen (4560 M / 40 KM)

After taking a holy bath and morning Puja, we will take you to Parikrama of Mansarovar lake by Land Cruiser and proceed to Darchen. Stay at Guest House.

08
Trek to Dira Puk (4900 M)

Drive about 8 km to Tarboche, the starting point for Kora. Then trek to Derphuk followed by 55km trek around Mt.Kailash. Those who do not want wish to trek around Kailash can go back to Mansarovar / Darchen and wait for the Kora group to return.

09
Trek to Zutul Puk (4790 M)

We will again proceed to Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5640m). It’s a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill to Zutul-Puk. Stay at the camp.

10
A Short trek and drive to Darchen (4560 M) Drive to Dongba

After completing Kora, we will go for a further 2 hrs trek. Then drive to Mansarovar via Darchen. Later we will ride all the way to Dongba.

11
Ride from Dongba to Tingri / Lhatse ( 4050M / 285KM)

Drive to Tingri after the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung la pass (5050m). Stay at the lodge.

12
Ride from Tingri / Lhatse to Rongbuk (5050M / 68KM)

Drive to Tsho La (4500m) and further to Rombuk monastery. Stroll around the monastery. Stay at hotel Rongbuk.

13
Excursion around Everest Base Camp. Drive from Rongbuk to Kyirong (3800 m / 370 km)

Hike up to Rongbuk Monastery and we will also enjoy the north view of Mount Everest and drive to Kerung.

14
Drive to Kyirong to Katmandu (1400 m / 156 km)

Early in the morning proceeds to Kerung Border. Complete formality and enter Nepal. Drive further 6 to 7 hours to Kathmandu.

15
Depart from Kathmandu

We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight back to your home. Our staff will take care of your safe and timely arrival at the Tribhuvan International Terminal and help you arrange your last-minute departure details. Tour ends.

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What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer to and from Kathmandu Airport
  • 3 nights hotel in Ktm on BB basis and Guesthouse/ hotels accommodation in Tibet on Full board basis
  • Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Kathmandu transfer for luggage
  • All trekking equipment such as two men tent, dining tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tents, sleeping mattresses, camp chairs tables, all foodstuff
  • Monastery entrance fee
  • All sightseeing as per Itinerary with English speaking guide
  • All necessary Travel Permit to Kailash along with all necessary transfer by 4500cc Toyota Land cruise and Supporting Truck
  • One Local Tibetan English speaking guide
  • Oxygen incase needed

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What is Excluded

  • Air ticket and Air tax if needed
  • Lunch and dinner in Nepal 
  • Tibet/China Visa fee 
  • Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel / medical insurance / Personal insurance * Nepal visa fee of $ 40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border (Need two passport size photos)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses and Medical treatments
  • Costs associated with cancellations, delays & porters due to roadwork
  • Bank transfer fees, cancellation fee if there is an unforced situation, Politically disturbance any region of Visa rejected by Chinese Embassy.
  • Personal nature expenses such as tips, alcoholic beverages, Down jackets, and Sleeping bags
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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