Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Overland – 13 Days
(Guaranteed Fixed Departure Dates on 2018)
Location: Tibet, Asia
Mt. Kailash (6714m) is the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or navel of the world . Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs throughout both Buddhista and Hindu parts of Asia. Mt Kailas is holy to followers of four religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake is the means or soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailas Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. Followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre- Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailas as the soul of Tibet. Mt. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of samvara-a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetrian Buddhism. The joins of India also reverse the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the secred nine storeys Swastika Mountain, upon which the Banpo founder Shenrab alighted from haven. The 53 Km. Kailash circuit is the holist of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveller to western Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 cicurmbulation will achieve Salvation.
Lake Mansarovar: At an elevation of 4510m, is more important to Hindus than to Buddhists. Hindu pilgrims make an 85km. circuit around Manasarovar that is made longer and more difficult by marshes and complicated stream crossings. The Tibetans, being more pragmatic, often make a circuit of the lake in the winter when the streams are frozen and the route is shorter. Near Manasarovar is another large lake, Rakshas Tal, the Demon Lake that holds far less spiritual significance.
Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred lake Manasarovar (4510m), where ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to brahm’s paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
Itinerary: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Overland – 13 Days
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet by our officer and transfer to hotel. Evening Pashupatinath darshan. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 6.5 hrs) or Timure (1800m / 157 km / 7 hrs). Overnight at normal Lodge.
Day 03: Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1950m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi), then complete immigration & custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, then continue further drive to Kerung town (2900m) – 1hrs / 35 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Drive to Saga (4400m / 150 km / 4 hrs). Overnight at Hotel
Day 05: Short walking to Bramaputra river and Rest day in Saga for acclimatization. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06: Drive, Saga to Lake Manasarovar (4600m) – 9 hrs / 510 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Puja / holy dip in Lake Manasarovar & drive to Darchen (4700m) by afternoon after lunch – 1hr/ 40 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Drive to Yama Dwar (9 km / 30 min), start Parikarma on foot to Diraphuk (4950m) – 5 hrs / 12 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Parikarma continues, Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk (4950m) crossing Dolma La Pass (5600m) enroute – 8-10 hrs / 22 km. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Our Parikarma continues upto near Darchen (2 hrs / 08 km) and then drive to Darchen for lunch and meet all group members then continue drive to Saga (4400m /9 hrs / 560 km. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Drive to Kerung County – 150 km / 4 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border completing immigration formalities – 8-10 hrs / 195 km. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: After breakfast, departure to the airport for your flight to home or further program accordingly.
Options for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour. (Contact Samrat Tours & Travels for more information about option day trip at additional cost) .
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Overland – 13 Days
Kathmandu Arrival Dates
|May||11, 16, 25 (Full Moon Trip), 30|
|June||06, 13, 20, 23 (Full Moon Trip), 27|
|July||04, 11, 18, 22 (Full Moon Trip), 25|
|August||01, 08, 15, 21 (Full Moon Trip), 29|
|September||05, 12, 20 (Full Moon Trip)|
- The Yatris for Lhasa – Kailash Tour should arrive in Kathmandu, 01 Day earlier than above mentioned date.
- Tibet entry date is 3rd day of Kathmandu arrival.