Kailash Mansarover Yatra Tibet>>
Western Region of Tibet
Best time to travel
June to September
About Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash, which is
believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their
early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of
shifting colours - Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (‘Man’) for
the creation of a lake (‘Sarovar’), hence its name. A pilgrimage to Mount
Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is
situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the
perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual
centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion
and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as
Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the
world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and
from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. Trips to Kailash -
Mansarovar through the Lipulekh pass. The number of people allowed visiting
Kailash - Mansarovar is limited and it is hoped that in the near future, more
Indian pilgrims will be allowed to visit Western Tibet, the region of sacred
mountains and lakes.
Kailash - Mansarovar for
centuries. Almost all the major passes of Uttarakhand lead to Kailas - Man
sarovar. Because of the Indo-chinese border dispute, Indians were not
allowed to visit Kailas - Mansarovar for nearly two
decades. However, since 1981, under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of
External Affairs and with the cooperation of the Chinese Government,
Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam has been conducting trips to Kailas-Mansarovar
through the Lipulekh pass. Even though only a limited number of
people are allowed to visit Kailas - Mansarovar today, the very fact that
the trips have been resumed raises hopes that, in the near future, more Indian
pilgrims will be allowed
to visit Western Tibet, the region of sacred mountains and lakes. It
is because of Kailas -Mansarovar, which is 865 Kilomet. from Delhi, that
Kumaon is sometimes called 'Manaskhand'.
About Mansarover Lake
The circumference of Mansarovar
is 88-km, its depth is 90m and total area is 320-sq-kms. The lake freezes in the
winters and melts only in spring. It looks unbelievably fascinating on moonlit
nights when an ethereal ambience pervades the atmosphere. The circumference of
Rakshas Tal, also known as “Ravan Kund”, is 122-km. A 6-km long natural channel
- “Gangachhu” - connects Manas with Rakshas Tal.
On this "Holy Mt. Kailash Yatra
(Journey) Travel" trekkers require some "Useful Tips" without these preparations
our trekkers effected with there climate or may be facing some accommodation
problems because there usually arrange the camps to stay there. Depending upon
the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant
and quite warm with about 15-20 degrees Celsius. During afternoon time 1-4 pm
can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree
We recommend one down jacket, one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two
warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, one warm windproof cotton jacket, four
cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, two thermal vests, one rain
coat, one pair each of light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, six pairs of
warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk
scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & sun hat, two
towels, Wind - Rain Jacket, sun hat, sun glass, sun cream, chap stick.
for more... Information to "Travel Tips, Kailash yatra"
Travel Itinerary to
Kailash Mansarover Yatra
Start your Kailash Mansarovar Tour at Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in
Day 02 :
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu that will include a visit to the
Pashupatinath Temple, Bodhnath and trip to the Medieval Town of Bhaktapur.
Day 03 :
Take the morning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. On arrival, transfer to the
Hotel. Take a good rest to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude. Overnight
Day 04 :
After breakfast, sightseeing of Lhasa that includes Potala Palace, Jokhang
Temple, Barkhore Street.
Day 05 :
After early breakfast, drive to Shigatse (340 Km. / 6 - 8 hrs). Lunch en route.
Arrive at Shigatse. Dinner and over night stay in the Hotel.
Day 06 :
After early breakfast, leave for Latse (308 km. / 6 - 7 hrs). Lunch en route.
Arrive at Latse. Dinner and overnight at the Guest House.
Day 07 :
After early breakfast, leave for Saga that is 300 km away and takes 8 - 9 hrs.
Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House or tents, if needed.
Day 08 :
After early breakfast, proceed for Parayang (200 km. / 6 - 7 hrs). Lunch en
route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House OR tents, if needed.
Day 09 :
After early breakfast, drive to Mansarovar (250 km. / 7 - 8 Hrs). Lunch en
route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House/Tents.
Full day on Holy banks of Mansarovar. Yatris will perform Mansarovar Parikrama
by Jeeps. Dinner and overnight stay at Guest House/Tents.
Day 11 :
After early breakfast, depart to Tarboche (starting point for Kailash Parikrama).
Trek to Driraphuk (12 km. / 7 - 8 hrs). Packed Lunch. Dinner and overnight
Day 12 :
After early breakfast, start trekking to Zutulphuk via Dolma Pass (highest point
of entire journey, 5750 m). The distance is 18 km with approximate time taken 9
- 10 hrs. Packed Lunch. Dinner and overnight camping.
After early breakfast, trek further for 10 km. (4 - 5 hrs) to arrive at the
ending point of Parikrama where jeeps shall be waiting to drive the pilgrims
back to Mansarovar. Packed lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Guest
Day 14 :
After early breakfast, drive to Parayang (250 km / 7 - 8 Hrs). Lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight at Guest House/Tents.
Day 15 :
After early breakfast, proceed for Saga (200 km / 6 - 7 hrs). Lunch en
route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House or tents if needed.
Day 16 :
After early breakfast leave for Nyalam (210 km / 8 - 9 hrs). Lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel / Guest House / Tents.
Day 17 :
After early breakfast at around 5:00 hrs., start driving to Zhangmu (26 km. / 1½
hrs.). After completing immigration formalities, cross Friendship Bridge on
foot. Drive back to Kathmandu. Packed lunch en route. Arrive Kathmandu in
evening to check in the hotel for dinner and overnight. (140 km. / 5 : 6 hrs.).
Day 18 :
Day free for rest and own activities.
19 Nights 18 Days
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