Since 1999 we have been taking people to Kailash mansarovar so we are the experts .. come and do this pligrimage of a life time with us
This Holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra tour is designed to all the pious pilgrims (Yatris) who cross oceans and continents in order to have a glimpse of the abode of Lord Shiva…
Holy Mount Kailash – Mansarover is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go. 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.
Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas to devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China ( Tibet) to reach this sacred land.
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 mtr. high peak is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with four great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva ( Paramashiva, Kailashapati, MahaRudra), and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (Man) for the creation of a lake (Sarovar), hence its name Mansarovar. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washed away all the sins of life. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. People have been visiting Kailash – Mansarovar for centuries. It used to be very hard journey in the past; today we (Earthbound Expeditions) can bring you there with help of Landcrusiors via Kathmandu. So it is lot easy to reach to the heaven now!
This Kailash mansarovar yatra, an adventure travel begins with the drive across the Himalaya west into Tibet to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who, for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity the folk religion of Tibet – it is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers ( Indus, Sutlej, Bramhaputra and Karnali), few mountain reveals Kailash for its mystique, isolation and prominence, for 3 days you will walk with pilgrims around this almost perfectly symmetrical mountain before the trek back into Nepal. Your trek / tour pioneered by Earthbound Expeditions takes you into northern riches of the country where only few trekkers have walked these trials, unchanged over the ages. The encounter with the herders, pilgrims and the local people will be lively and make for precious memory. It is an experience of a lifetime…!
Since 1999 we have been taking people to Kailash mansarovar so we are the experts …
This 16 days Kailash Mansarovar tour is the shortest and the most direct approach to Mt. Kailash mansraovar, is best suited for those on pilgrimage. Specially for Indians and NRI. We fly to Lhasa and drive through Tibetan Pletu in rout Sigetse, Saga, Holy Lake Manasarovar and then to Mt. Kailash.
Please go through the outline itinerary below, and let us know if you have more questions.
B = Breakfast , L = Lunch, D = Dinner
We will come to pick you up at the Airport and take you to the Hotel In Hotel. Afternoon time permits we will take you for sightseeing.
Kathmandu Sightseeing. B.L.D
Darshan, Pashupatinath Temple & sightseeing. Early in the morning we will perform Rudrabhishek at Pashupatinath Temple. After lunch, we can proceed for a sightseeing tour of Buddha Nilakantha and Swayambhunath and drive to Nagarkot for Acclimitization walk.
Explore and hiking day in Nagarkot. Visa Processing time, later back to Kathmandu B.L.D
Lhasa arrival. B.
Fly to Lhasa(flight not included). Airport and take you to the Hotel. Later we try to cover few sightseeing places including bharkhor Market.
Overnight stay in Hotel.
Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing. B
Overnight in Hotel.
Lhasa -> Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B)
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel.
Sigetse ->Sage (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D)
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.
Saga-> Dongba->PRAYANG ->MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D)
This morning depart from Saga to Manasaravor, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be.
Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.
Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around. B.L.D
MANSAROVAR -> DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D)
Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.
Overnight in Camp /Tents.
DIRAPHUK->ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D)
The 2nd day of Parikarma, which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can’t walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.
Overnight in Camp/Tents.
ZUTHULPHUK -> DARCHEN -> Manasarovar -> Sage (B, L, D)
The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma.
Overnight in Manas.
Sage -> Sigetse 9 hours drive
Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse B.L.D
Sigetse ->Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM. B.L.D
After breakfast we drive to the boarder and then to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Hotel. B. L.D
Fly from Lhasa ->Kathmandu (1:15 hrs) B.L.D
Kathmandu ->Fly Home. B
Morning after breakfast we take you to the airport and goodbye.
(Can add extra trip to Muktinath Yatra ( place of Bishnu), Manakamana (Manasa Devi), Pokhara or to Chitwan National Park. Janakpur Dham, Lumbini and Amarnath etc.
Also we organize trip to Chardham in India like Gangotri, Jamunotri, Badri nath, Kedarnath , Haridwar and Rishikesh. Please let us know if you are interested.
If you have a STRONG WILL POWER and belief in LORD SHIVA, no one can stop you in completing this HOLY Kailash Mansarovar YATRA, join us for this journey to the Heavens…
“As the dew is dried up by the morning Sun so are the sins of human beings by the sight of Himalaya, Holy Mt. Kailash – Skanda Purana (Hindu Ritual Text Book) – 6th Centrury BC
Holy Mt. Kailash :
“We do not Experiment, We Excel with Experience” :
We have leaders that have been to Kailash mansarover over 20 times, the trip planner Mr. Badri have been to Kailash over 45 times in last 16 years, please hear from our clients who have been to Kailash – mansarover Yatra with us and know how much they enjoyed it with us.
Mount Kailash – The abode of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati : Mt. Kailash is claimed to be the apex of the Hindu religious axis, is also one of the holist mountains in Tibet. Lord Shiva resides in Kailash among the peaceful Himalayas. A mythological story says that Lord Shiva once built a house for himself but gave it away to a devotee who asked for it. Thus without changing his residence he settled in the mountain of Kailash. This is his abode where he stays with his whole family including his wife Goddess Parvati and children Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikiya and the other Shiv Ganas (group of Shiva Devotees) like Nandi and others. According to ancient religious texts, the abode of Lord Vishnu is called Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Bhrama is called Bhramaloka and the abode of Lord Shiva is called Kailash. Of the three, one can only go bodily and return in this life from Kailash having experienced divinity. The Hindus, buddhist and Jains all alike travel to this place as pilgrims. A journey to Kailash mansarovar is considered as once in a lifetime achievement.
Note: You have to adjust the itinerary according to local conditions if any and also depend on the daily schedule of the flight to Lhasa. There could also be possibility those who do outer kora may not be able to do inner kora because of the limited time.
Please note that facility in Tibet is very basic and the roads are rough, it is not for luxury, it is more for experience and pilgrimages.
Some dates are to reach Mansarovar on
Full Moon day but other customize dates are available according to your travel shedule.
We need minimum number to operate this tour and our maximum group size is 25 in a batch, unless some family or friends want it to be customised trip with smaller number which will make cost more.
|No.||Batch||Arrival Date Kathmandu||Depart date from Kathmandu|
|01||May||26th May 2019||10th June 2019|
|02||July||23rd July 2019||7th August 2019|
|03||August||11th August 2019||26th August 2019 Limited Space|
|04||August||25th August 2019||9th August 2019 Limited Space|
|05||September||8th September 2019||24th September 2019 Full|
|06||September||8th September 2019||23rd September 2019 Full|
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