Kailash Mansarovar yatra is one of the most spiritual journey one can ever experience in a lifetime. The parikrama(kora) of the mighty mountain Mt. Kailash and holy dip in lake Mansarover is pious experience to rinse your soul and explore the world in the holiest way possible. Mt. Kailash(6638m) is a majestic pyramid of rock and snow situated in western Tibet following the reverent lake Manasarover in the same region 45 km away at the altitude of 4590m. Mt. Kailash Sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, it is known as the “Navel of the Earth”, where the divine takes an earthly form. The Mt. Kailash is not only highest parts of the world but the source of four mighty rivers of the region— The Brahmaputra, The Sutlej, The Ganges and the Indus. In Jainism Kailash is also known as Mount Meru. According to Jain scriptures, Ashtapada, the mountain next to Mt. Kailash, is the site where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha, attained moksha (liberation) Mount Kailash (Kailasa) is known as Mount Meru in Buddhist texts. It is central to its cosmology, and a major pilgrimage site for some Buddhist traditions
Vajrayana Buddhists believe that Mount Kailash is the home of the buddha Cakrasaṃvara (also known as Demchok) who represents supreme bliss.
The mountain is known as “Kailāsa” in Sanskrit. The name also could have been derived from the word “kelāsa” which means “crystal”. According to Hinduism, Shiva, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailāsa, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Pārvatī.
The Tibetan name for the mountain is Gangs Rin-po-che. Gangs or Kang is the Tibetan word for snow peak analogous to alp or hima; rinpoche is an honorific meaning “precious one” so the combined term can be translated “precious jewel of snows”.
Lake Mansarover As per the Hindu methodology, the lake was first conceived in the mind of the Lord Shree Brahma. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is simply a combination of the two words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake). The lake is majestic and divine and is the source of four holy rivers, Bramhaputra, Sutlej, Ganges and Indus. Every year thousands ofpilgrims undertake divine Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from different parts of the world where most of them come from USA, UK, & Indian cities – Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Chennai, Pune, and Ahmedabad to experience a spiritual revelation.
The life-changing Kailash Mansarovar yatra is a pious journey which takes more than just a day. The most popular route to the yatra is from Kathmandu, a beautiful ancient city of Nepal.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra booking is both costs effective and efficient. Devotees have to face a lot of hardships, as the journey is long and tedious. At a height of more than 5600 meter, the Mount Kailash Yatra trek is considered to be a toughest but most rewarding trek of Asia in terms of spiritual healing and soul inspiration. Thus, the tour operator provides comfort and facilities such as tour map and camping facility for Kailash Mansarovar yatra to all the pilgrims.
Kailash Manasarovar yatra becomes easy and accessible with the modern road infrastructure at Nepal as well as Tibet with the help of modern transport system. This 16 days long trip filled with the spirit of adventure begins like follow:
Day 1 :Arrive Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2 :Sightseeing and visa preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3 :Visa Received and trip preparation day. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 :Kathmandu to Kerung, 6 Hrs Drive. Overnight at Hotel
Day 5: Kerung to Saga (4500mts. – 375kms). Overnight at guesthouse or Camp.
Day 6 :Saga to Mansarovar (Horchu), Overnight at guesthouse or Camp
Day 7 :Acclimatization at Mansarovar (4510mts). Overnight at Guest House or camp
Day 8 :Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.) . Overnight at Guest House or camp
Day 9 :First day Kora: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.), Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 10 :Second day Kora: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.), Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 11 :Third day of Kora: Zhulthulphunk to Horquo. Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 12 :Drive back to Dongba/Saga. Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 13 :Dongba/Saga to Kyirong. Overnight at hotel
Day 14 :Kyirong to Border, China exit then drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15 :Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16 :Transfer to Airport and Fly back home.