Kailash Manasarovar Tour - 14 Days

Kailash Manasarovar Tour - 14 Days
  • Duration14 Days
  • DestinationTibet
  • Difficulty Level Hard

Every year thousands of spiritual seekers and nature lovers come to visit the holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, situated in Tibet. Kailash Manasarovar Tour is the supremely sacred destination of four major religions, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Bon. It is common to say that all his sins are gone away, a person who crosses the Kailash circuit once. Going around Mt. Kailash 108 times means directly receiving Nirvana (freedom). According to the description of Ramayana, one who takes a bath in Mansarovar Lake reaches Bramalok (heaven), whereas the one drinking the water from Kailash knows the world of Shivalok (Shiva’s abode).

A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet (6,714 meters), Mount Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world’s most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Mount Kailash, is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims every year. Before the dawn of Hinduism Jainism or Buddhism, the cosmologies speak of Mount Kailash as the mythical Mount Meru, the center and birthplace of the entire world. The mountain was already legendary before the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Mount Kailash is so deeply entrenched in the myths of ancient Asia that it was perhaps a sacred place of another era, another civilization, now long gone and forgotten. Hindus, to make the arduous pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and have the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion, the Kailash Manasarovar Tour is for you if you want a religious and breathtaking trek.

Highlights

MANSAROVAR LAKE

Lake Mansarovar, the word ‘manas’ means mind or consciousness: the name Mansarovar means Lake of consciousness and enlightenment. Mansarovar is lying at the height of 15,000 fits or 4560 meters from sea level. It is held deep spiritual influence and wide religious significance among Hindus and Buddhists. Making around Mansarovar Lake and taking a dip in it is believed to Purge one’s soul of sins and the body of sickness. By taking a dip in the Mansarovar Lake, one can retain youth and vitality, still, there are others, who believe one can clean his soul and secure his place in heaven after the end of mortal life. One more school of thought is that taking a dip in it helps one attain moksha (free from the cycle of birth and re-birth in worldly life). Mansarovar Lake is so big that making round by walking path takes 3 days for locals and pilgrimages or adventure lovers. It takes 5-7 days for camping. Round Mansarovar Lake, we can also see eight Buddhist Monasteries, popular is Chiu Gompa monastery. Here we can see birds and wild ducks. For all adventure travelers, the Tibet-lying Mansarovar Lake promises treasures of Shangri – La. Visiting this pilgrimage area and adventure paradise is a lifetime achievement.

RAKSHAS TAL (LAKE)

Rakshas Tal is named after the flesh-eating demons of Hindu mythology believed to lurk beneath its dark waters. Pilgrims generally shun a representation of dark, evil forces, this Lake. According to legend, the water of this Lake was poisonous. This condition changed when a goldfish from Mansarovar Lake tunneled through a narrow isthmus to let sacred water flow into Rakshas Tal, thus neutralizing the poison. Rakshas Tal is the Lake where Ravana has done penance to invoke Lord Shiva. Local people say that the water from this Lake should never be drunk. This Lake is located in the western part of Mansarovar Lake at 4545 meters from sea level, and Rakshas Tal is 15 meters below Mansarovar Lake. No one can see many birds and wild ducks in this Lake.

TIRTHAPURI

Situated 70 kilometers to the west part of Mount Kailash. One has to first get to the Major village by automobile from where Tirthpuri is situated at a distance of 4 kilometers on the bank of the river Sutlej. There is no Himalayan mountain range around Tirthpuri. The region has red-colored dried-up mountain hills that are beautiful in their sense. It is believed that it was here in Tirthpuri that the demon Bhasmasur was burnt to ash. It is also known as the first Tirthankar of the Jain faith meditated hare. Hot springs are also located in this region believed to have curative powers. Similarly, Tibetans believe that minerals found here, known as ringers, have special curative powers swallowed by them. Tirthapuri is also well known for its medical hot springs believed to have powerful healing properties.

KHOJARNATH

Khojarnath is a small village between Taklakot and Hilsa, an ancient temple of (Monastery type) Shree Ram, Goddess Sita, and Lakshman. This temple was built around the 7th century and had a big gold-painted statue of Shree Ram, Sita, and Lakshman. Getting to Khojarnath temple is easier by Helicopter from Simikot –Hilsa; it is 8KM distance from hilsa by land transportation. So, one can catch plain from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Simikot, then connect with a helicopter service. It is 85 Kilometers away from Mansarovar Lake, a one-way drive. It takes 3 hours round trip from Mansarovar Lake.

ATMA LINGAM

Ancient Puranas and many Hindu traditions eulogize the sanctum sanctorum Kailasa, filled with beautiful, silvery snow-clad mountains to be the abode of lord parama Shiva. Aruna Mountain stretching on the western side of Kailasa, contains great pearls, dhatus, and Herbal medicines; this blessed part of Kailasa is further adorned with Nandhi and Ganapati mountains. On the western side of Kailasa Mountain, the Atmalinga of Siva glows in his heart. This Atmalinga is formed from the snow named pushpadanta, which emanates through the path created by Ashtapadu from the tip of Kailash. The holy water of sailed river stream originates from Atmalingam. The yogis and the Saptarishis (the blessed seven saints) will have a holy dip in pious waters and receive lord shivas' benediction in the form of jnana (wisdom); hence this is the most blessed part of the Kailash mountain and acquires great prominence in Hindu culture.

ASTAPAD (EIGHT STEPS)

Astapad is another holy mountain near Mount Kailash; it lies in front of Nandi Mountain. Astapad means mountain of Eight steps; many saints, Rishi, and Monks, have used caves at Astapad for meditation. Drive from Darchen to Serlung Monastery, walk 10 minutes a little climb up, visit Astapad, then walk down for 10 minutes and drive back to Darchen. It takes a 3-hour round trip from Darchen.

NANDI PRABHAT

Nandi Mountain is situated in the southern part of Kailash. One can be reached Nandi Mountain; Jeep drives from Darchen to Serlung Monastery, then walk on the trail on the river’s shore, which flows through Darchen and originates from Mt. Kailash. We can also see Atmalingam. To complete Nandi Parikarma, you need about 10-12 hours from the Darchen round trip. In general, Sapatrishi cave is very steep and we climb on the climbing rope which our mountain climbing staff helps for climbing up to Sapatrishi cave. We can see Sapatrishi cave end of Mount Kailash which is we can also say base camp of Mount Kailash. The altitude of Sapatrishi cave is 5800 meters from Sea level. After Sapatrishi cave, climb up 200 meters and pass hills and descend the will be another side very steep down till the end of the hills after follow the small river till to Serlung Monastery. The jeep is waiting our whole day here. According to Hindu myth, well-known Rishis, Saints have meditated at Sapta Rishi cave which is in the basement of Mount Kailash from where Atmalingam can be viewed. Therefore, only physically fit, and spiritually clean people can pay homage to this cave and Nadi Parikrama. Monterosa Treks and Expedition provides mountain guides, Mask-regulator and Oxygen bottles for emergency rescue if needed, and a climbing rope.

All Nepal Hiking provides the best trekking plan and guides for Kailash Manasarovar Tour. For detailed information, you can Contact Us.

Itinerary

Well Come to Nepal, upon your arrival, ANH will receive you from Airport and Drive to the hotel/ briefing/ if time permits our guide will take you to Pashupatinath Aarati Puja,

 

 

    Breakfast, a trip to temples, and back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for yatra i.e., checking and demonstration of equipment which will be used during yatra. If anybody needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company.

     

     

      Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi or Timure.
      Drive to Dhunche (2000m / 127 km / 6 hrs) or Syabrubesi (1600m / 141 km / 7 hrs) or Timure (1983m / 152 km / 8hrs) . Overnight stay Lodge.

        Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi) or 10 to 15 minute walk to border from timure, then complete immigration & custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, and then continue further drive to Kerung county (2850m) – 1 hrs / 40 km. Overnight stay Guesthouse

         

          On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like the lake, and nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon, you will cross the Bhramha Purtra River way to the typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for the night.

           

            Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow-covered peaks near you, lots of rocky peaks, and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depending on the season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired in beautiful traditional costumes, waiting for your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smiles.

             

              The longest driving day starts full of excitement, by late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar. Hore, a small village near Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there.

               

               

               

                The highest lake of fresh water with a turquoise complexion in the world is full of fish and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, and Lake Rashekshi are lying in its surrounding. The region is considered rich in gold and other mines, hot springs, and hundreds of wild living creatures. The night will be spent at Chu Gumba.

                 

                 

                  Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility, and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

                   

                    It is one of the most exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feel that the Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings to you. From time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For a 15 km trail, it takes almost 7 hrs.

                     

                      Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-that while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

                       

                        Overnight stay at Guest house.

                         

                           

                          From Sera, we walk back to the Hilsa helipad to wait for our flight back to Simikot. After immigration, proceed to Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive in Nepalgunj & further proceed to Kathmandu by flight [fixed wing]. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

                           

                            All Nepal Hiking will drop you in International Airport 3 hours before your take-off time

                             

                             

                              Cost Details
                              Includes
                              • Airport Transfers
                              • 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
                              • 01 Night accommodation in Timure, Langtang national park (Local Guesthouse)
                              • 10 Nights accommodation in Kailash (Local Guesthouses) 
                              • All veg meals during the entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
                              • English-speaking Tibetan guide  
                              • Nepali Team leader
                              • Experienced staff team
                              • All private transportation by Bus
                              • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa
                              • Permit fees for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash 
                              • Permit fees for Langtang National park 
                              • Duffel bag to keep your goods during the Kailash tour 
                              • Warm jacket and sleeping bag on a returnable basis if needed
                              • Emergency evacuation management 
                              Excludes
                              • Personal expenses, Insurance, Medical expenses, and Emergency Rescue
                              • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama
                              • More than 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu in case of unforeseen circumstances like late permit, or early arrival from Kailash
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                              Trip Date PriceStatus 
                              Start DateStartsJul 22, 2024End DateEndsAug 04, 2024PriceUS$2299StatusAvailable