Kailash Mansarover Yatra Tibet
Altitude : 4,175m (13,700ft)
Fix Season : July to August
Language : Kashmiri & Hindi
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 - Mansarovar. 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 Celsius.
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Travel Itinerary to Kailash Mansarover Yatra
Places Covered : Kathmandu-via-Nyalama-Saga-Prayang-Darchen-Mount-Kailash-Kailash Mansarovar Lake
Day 01 : Start your Kailash Mansarovar Tour at Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
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 at Hotel.
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.
Day 10: 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 camping.
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.
Day 13 : 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 House/Tents.
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.
Day 19: Tour end.