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Kailash Yatra with Swami Paramananda

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Date(s) - 19/Aug/2018 - 03/Sep/2018

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Mount Kailash

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Kailash Yatra 2018

with Swami Paramananda

Dear Friends,

Pranam!

Last year, 26 of us Yatris had a wonderful Kailash pilgrimage. For those wishing to participate in the Holy Yatra this year (via Nepal), the details are as follows.

  • The Lhasa route is the best one at the moment by which we have gone thrice now. There are 2 flights at present but the frequency may increase in future. So the earlier we book the tour the better. Delay in confirming the Tour may result in higher airfares.
  • Havan will performed on the banks of Lake Manasarovar
  • Every morning & evening Bhajan, Kirtan & Satsang on a Upanishad or some other sublime text. We contemplate on Ashtavakra Gita (2017), Aparoksha Anubhuti i.e Direct Experience (2014), Jeevanmuktananda Lahiri i.e Song of Liberation (2012) & Atma Bodha i.e Self Knowing (2002)
  • As per the present rule of Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu they need minimum 3 working days to issue Tibet visa. Embassy is closed on Saturday and Sunday. If passports are submitted on Monday before 12 noon, visa will be issued on Wednesday after 10.30 to 12 noon. Due to this rule, the length of stay in Nepal before going to Tibet will be longer than earlier. This rule may or may not change later as per the information given by the embassy.

Itinerary – Kailash Manasarovar via Lhasa

Aug 2018 ITINERARY OVERNIGHT
19
Sun
Arrive Kathmandu. Assist and greet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening – briefing on Lhasa and Kailash Manasarovar tour. Hotel Royal Singi
20 Mon Visit Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Soyambhunath and Budhanilkanth. We apply for Tibet visa. Hotel Royal Singi
21 Tue AM – Everest flight (at extra cost)
PM – Free for preparation.
Hotel Royal Singi
22 Wed Transfer to airport and fly to Gongar. Transfer to Lhasa (1 hr). Rest of the day free for getting acclimatization. Manasarovar or similar
23 Thu Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Manasarovar or similar
24 Fri Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. 6 hrs Hotel Gesar
25 Sat Drive from Shigatse to Saga. 10 hrs Hotel Grand or similar
26 Sun Drive to Manasarovar Lake. 9 hrs. Take dip in the Lake, pooja etc
FULL MOON – Havan  on the banks of Lake Manasarovar
Hotel Manasarovar
27 Mon After lunch drive to Darchen. 1 hr. Before driving, you may take dip in the Lake again. Hotel Himalaya
28 Tue Drive to Yama Dwar 30 min and start “Parikrama” on foot to Diraphuk. 6 – 7 hrs. Shishapangma Guesthosue
29 Wed Cross Dolma La and arrive Zutulphuk. 10 hrs Norbel Guesthouse
30 Thu End parikrama and drive to Saga. Hotel Saga or similar
31 Fri Drive to Shigatse. Hotel Yak
Sept 01 Sat Drive to Lhasa. Hotel Kyichu or similar
02 Sat Transfer to Gongar, fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Hotel Royal Singi
03
Sun
Free until departure transfer to airport for flight home. End of service

For mixed nationality group tour minimum participants required is 17 pax. Our net price for mixed group (Indian passport and foreigners) is given below: 

Group size Price in US $ per person
17 and above pax 3670.00 + airfare
Single supplement 385.00

US passport holder will have to pay extra US $ 100.00 and Canadian US $ 50.00 for Tibet visa (charged by Chinese embassy)

Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu airfare starts from US $ 750.00 onwards depending on the availability of seats. 

Flight No.       Sector                          Departure                   Arrival
CA 408             KTM/LXA                     1210                            1600
CA 407             LXA/KTM                     1210                            1110

Please note: Airfare and flight schedule are subject to change.

Above price includes:

  1. Arrival, departure transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by AC coach as per the program.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 nights on full board with vegetarian meals.
  3. Accommodation in Lhasa and Shigatse at hotels in double/twin or single bed rooms and at rest of the places at the best available hotels/guesthouses on room sharing 4 – 8 bed in a room.
  4. All transfers and sightseeing tours in Tibet by coach with English speaking guide and baggage, equipment by truck.
  5. All vegetarian meals throughout the tour in Tibet (breakfast and dinner is served hot in the dining room and picnic lunch is served in the hot-cases during long drives)
  6. All kitchen equipment.
  7. Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments).
  8. Warm jacket (on returnable condition)
  9. Bottle for taking Manasarovar jal home.
  10. Steel hot cases for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  11. Experienced tour leader / coordinator (accompanying the group from Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  12. Services of cook, kitchen boys and helpers
  13. Oxygen cylinder.
  14. Pulse and Oximeter.
  15. Gemow bag (life saving bag at high altitude) and basic First-Aid box.
  16. Tibet visa fee and permit fee for Kailash and Manasarovar.
  17. Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making parikrama of Mt. Kailash.
  18. Certificate on successful completion of the tour.

Price does not include:          

  1. Sleeping bag (not required as hotels and guesthouses provide beds with blankets).
  2. Extra cost of transportation, porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall, political and natural disturbances and any other unforeseen conditions.
  3. Extra cost of accommodation and meals in Kathmandu for staying more than 4 nights as per the program to match the flight schedule or for any other reasons.
  4. Expenses of personal nature such as insurance, beverage, telephone calls, tips etc.
  5. Charges of pony and driver and porterage if required to ride on for Kailash parikrama.
  6. Any other cost not mentioned as included.

Validity of price:
We will endeavor to maintain the prices given up to end of September 2018, but in the event of circumstances beyond our control are subject to change with/without prior notice.

Itinerary – 6 Days / 5 Nights Muktinath Extension

Sept 2018 Places of visit Overnight
03 Sun Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. En-route visit Manakamana temple by cable car. (on this day Kailash group leaves Kathmandu for home) Hotel Meera
04 Mon Transfer to airport for schedule flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival drive to Muktinath by Jeep, visit temple and drive back to Jomsom. Hotel Om’s Home
05 Tue Fly to Pokhara. Half day sightseeing in Pokhara. Hotel Meera
06 Wed Transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
PM: Visit Doleswor Mahadev (believed to be the head part of Kedarnath located in Uttarakhand, India)
Hotel Royal Singi
07 Thu Reserve day Hotel Royal Singi
08 Fri Transfer to airport for departure flight. Tour ends
Group size For foreigner/NRI US $ per person For Indian passport holder INR Per person
10 and above pax 500.00 + airfare 20000.00 + airfare
Single supplement 100.00 4000.00

Airfare Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu (subject to change):
For foreigner/NRI – US $ 370.00 per person
For Indian passport holder – INR 13788.00 per person

Above price includes:

  1. Arrival, departure transfers in Pokhara and Kathmandu by private AC coach as per the program.
  2. Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by private AC coach as per the program.
  3. Accommodation with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for 2 nights in Kathmandu for 2 nights in Pokhara and 1 night in Jomsom.
  4. Cable car tickets to visit Manakamana temple.
  5. Permit fee for Muktinath, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  6. Airfare Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  7. Charges of Jeep (non AC) drive for Jomsom/Muktinath/Jomsom
  8. Domestic airport tax.
  9. Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) fee

Price does not include:                      

  1. Extra cost of transportation, accommodation and meals in the event of flight cancellation delayed or any other reason whatsoever.
  2. Guide and entrance fees of monuments during sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  3. Bed tea, evening tea cold drinks etc.
  4. Boating on Phewa Lake.
  5. Expenses of personal nature.
  6. Any other cost not mentioned as included.

Next Steps

  1. Please send a coloured Passport Copy in PDF format by email asap.
  2. Book yourself before Saturday 31st March 2018 by depositing AUD$1000in National Australia Bank or INR 65000 in Hdfc Bank into the a/c given below & please email the receipt & in description write your name so we know from whom the monies have come. Please mention your Name & Kailash Yatra in description.

Bank: National Australia Bank
Name: Navin Bhujang
BSB No: 083-266 Account No: 56-030-6980

For people living in India, they can deposit a Cash/NEFT into the Bank Account given below: (And Please inform by phone or email me the copy of receipt)

Name: Navin Bhujang
Bank: HDFC Bank
IFSC: HDFC0000328
Account No: 03281010001099

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Please read the following carefully & note:

1. If anyone is sick and is not able to proceed with the pilgrimage, no refunds will be given as we have to pay in advance and all other emergency costs they will have to bear personally.
2. Please get yourself inoculated and vaccinated for Tuberculosis and Malaria & Hepatitis. Contact your local doctor to advise you.
3. Everyone must arrive before or on the date specified in Katmandu & if anyone has not arrived, then the whole group will continue on the pilgrimage without that person concerned.
4. Everyone will have to bear the cost of accommodation
if they choose to stay in Katmandu for a few more days for other activities before or after.
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Let’s have a great pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar again!

Om Namah Shivaya,
Swami Paramanandam: 0410 698 650 e: swamiparmananda@yahoo.com
 

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