Kailash ManasarovarYatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is undertaken by thousands of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists. The Yatra is organized every year between June and September. It is open to eligible Indian citizens, with holding valid Indian passports, who wish to proceed to Kailash-Manasarovar for religious purposes.
A surreal phenomenon. A majestic epiphany. A staggering revelation- Mount Kailash is not a destination, it’s a journey- Kailash Mansarovar Yatra beyond all form of human imagination that takes you to an elevation of 21,788 feet, and changes your life forever. Conquering formidable peaks, walking along arduous terrains, a sense of isolation envelopes you on more instances than one during this expedition. Overcoming this emotional upheaval while being constantly challenged physically, you return home a winner beaming with invincibility. An evolution so palpable, the story of this metamorphosis is going to be the stuff of bestsellers.
The abode of Lord Shiva for Hindus, home of Buddha Demchok according to Buddhists, the spiritual seat of power per Bon followers, and the place where Rishabhadeva, the creator of Jain religion attained Nirvana- Mount Kailash is a hero of mythological legends and an ultimate spiritual destination. While thousands of pilgrims attempt this cathartic journey, only the ones truly driven are able to complete it successfully. And if you are reading about it so intently, we are in no doubt about your superlative motivation.
The first step to this two-part life altering experience begins at Kathmandu where we offer prayers at Pashupatinath and Budhanilkanth Temples to seek strength for the next 13 days. The prime reason that drives people to take this demanding sojourn is the Lake Manasarovar Parikrama in which you circumambulate around the mountain to wash away all your sins. This place is also known to be the gateway to Nirvana or Moksha. Deem 70% of this ritual complete once you reach the highest glacial lake near Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar. The remaining 30 ends with the trek.
While on the trek, you cross some of the most stunning landscapes, serene mountain towns, unique mountain terrains, and high passes. A thrilling yet gruelling ordeal, your climb to an important milestone of the route - the Derapukh, is worth every ounce of energy spent on the hike. The breathtaking view of the first rays of the sun touching the peak, Mount Kailash painted gold, often called the “Golden Kailash” will concretise your faith in it being called God’s very own.
Fierce winds, harsh weather, testing situations- you will have a million reasons to give up. But no one said reaching God is going to be easy. The courage to keep going is deep within your heart and call it transcendental, but to every impediment on the way lies a solution that appears in front of you just when you think you have hit dead end.
Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Taklakot and Kailash and Mansarovar
4 Nights & 5 Days
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU & ARATI PUJA AT PASHUPATINATH Dinner only
Arrival at Tribhuban International airport (1,350 M), meet and welcome by our office representative & transfer to hotel. After get refreshed, if time permit proceed to Pashupatinath temple for Arati Puja Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: FLY NPG&HELI FLIGHT TOSIMIKOT/HILSA& DRIVE TO TAKLAKOT B/L/D
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport for a flight to Nepalgunj (150 M, 45 Minute flight). Upon arrival at Nepalgunjproceed to helipad for chartered helicopter flight to Simikot(2,910 M) for immigration formalities.After immigration formalities proceed toHilsa (3,704 M) by chartered helicopter flight. After arrival at Hilsa walk for 10 minute to Sera where our vehicle and guides are waiting we set out for Purang (3,700 M), a short walk to cross river Karnali and get into Tibetan border where our land cruisers and tour guide will be waiting. After brief introductions with our Tibetan guide, we will drive for Taklakot [known to Chinese as Purang] and on arrival check into hotel and overnight.
DAY 03: DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR/ MANSAROVARPARIKRAMA/ VISIT YAMADWAR &DRIVE TO TAKLAKOT B/L/D
After breakfast, drive to MansarovarLake (4,590 M, 120 KM, 3 hrs drive). Take a holy bath and Puja or just relax at the edge of holy ManasarovarLake. After having holy dip and lunch, you will leave for a MansoravarParikrama – 82 KM, 2 hours drive) around the lake Manasarovar. After Holy Parikrama drive to Darchen, Yamadwar and Tarboch Flag Pole -the first prostration point - an auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground. Visit Yamadwar and Tarboch flag pole and drive back to back to Taklakot. Overnight stay at best available hotel.
DAY 04: FLY TO NEPALGUNJ BY HELICOPTER & FLIGHTTO KATHMANDU B/L/D
Breakfast and drive to Hilsa (3,704 M, 30 Km, 1 hour drive).After Immigration formalities proceed to Helipad for Chartered Helicopter flight back to Simikot (2,910 M). After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter. Arrive Nepalgunj (150 M)& further proceed to Kathmandu (1,350 M) by scheduled flight. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Evening Holy water offering with Arati Puja at Pashupatinath temple. Overnight stay at Soaltee Crown Plaza or similar.
DAY 05: FLY FOR ONWARD JOURNEY Breakfast only
Final Departure transfer to airport for onward flight.