This Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Lhasa has been designed for those pious pilgrims who want a glimpse of the abode of lord shiva – Kailash Parvat and Brahma’s Lake Mansarovar.
Mount Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go once in their lifetime.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau-like crown Mount Kailash is a magical mountain. About 46 KM from Kailash there is the giant lake of shifting colors – holy Mansarovar Lake .
A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and wash away all the sins of a man, accumulated during his life.
Mount Kailash, which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when the Himalayas were in their early stages of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas, where many saints, Guru’s, Masters, meditators, and seekers have been traveling for 1000s’ of years.
Mansarovar and Mount Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas for devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake this journey through the mountains ( could be treacherous and rigorous) and plains of China (Tibet) or Nepal and to reach this sacred land.
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 is the lowest hell and its summit kisses the heavens. On the top, live their most revered God – Lord Shiva (Paramashiva, Kailashapati and MahaRudra) and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains and the Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where Shiva 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.
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. Today Earthbound Expeditions make this journey easy for you. As we have over 20 years of experience bringing pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar with love and care. We serve good hot food, take good care, give good equipment and comfortable hotel stay for your journey of a Lifetime.
Our 12 days Lhasa – Kailash Lhasa adventure begins with the drive across the Himalayas in the west Tibet to Holy Mansarovar Lake. 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 – “Sumeru Parvat ”
Kailash enjoys great popularity by the folk religion of Tibet. It is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountainhead of four great Asian rivers, the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali and the few mountains surrounding it, reveals Kailash for its mystique isolation and prominence. It is the most interesting geography and magnetic place to visit once in a lifetime.
If you wish to visit Everest base camp in Tibet or want to add days to go to Tirtha Puri or Guge kingdom ( tholing Tsaprang ) or even add a day at north face ( touch Kailash or Charan sparsa) that is possible at extra costa nd need to add more days on your itinerary. Kindly let us know if you wish to customize the itinerary we will be happy to help.
Earthbound Expeditions have been taking 1000’s of people from around the work to Kailash Mansarovar with love and care since 1999.
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For the Kailash Mansarovar tour, we will arrange a Tibet travel permit for you. We will provide a duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag, Bennie, buff. We will provide everyday hot meals prepared by our trained cook ( south Indian, north Indian and mix of western food). Good caring staff to take care, good bus and supporting truck. We will perform Puja and haven at Mansarovar, we provide hot water from Mansarovar at the bank of Mansarovar Lake for the bath at shower tent before puja and havan and prepare prasad. We will bring the havan samagri as well.
We can drive all the way to Mansarovar by bus. The Parikrama of the Mansarovar we will do by bus( the bus provided by Nagri Kailash tourism Authority) and for Kailash Parikrama ( Kora) we will drive up to Tharboche – Yama Dwar and from there we will walk for 3 days. The total distance we walk while doing circumambulation of Kailash is about a total of 40 KMs in 3 days. 1st day walk up to Dairaphuk is about 14 KMs walk, 2nd day walk via Dolmala pass is about 18 KMS to Zutholphuk and 3rd-day walk is about 8 KMs to the ending point of Parikrama.
For the ones who can’t walk, they can use Horse or come back to Darchen from Yamadwar and wait for others to complete the Kailash kora.
Fly to Lhasa the capital of Tibet, ‘Lhasa’, the Holy city from Chengdu / Beijing / Shanghai / Guangzhou or any other town in China. (We recommend you spend a night in any of above city).
We will arrange the permit for you to enter Tibet and in respected hotel in those town where you will stay overnight. Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will take you to your hotel and rest.
Lhasa has so many tourist sites that a single day is not sufficient to visit each one. The famous landmark of Tibet is the mighty Potala Palace which was built in 637 AD, and it contains over 1000 rooms and 10,000 shrines.
Visit the immaculate Norbulingka or Summer Palace which is often referred to as the ‘Park of Treasure\' and was abode to the Dalai Lama. Depending on the time we will take you to different monasteries around Lhasa. Some of which are the Sera and Derphung monasteries.
After touring, we will head towards the bustling bazaar of Barkhor which provides ample opportunity to shop for souvenirs. After a delightful breakfast, drive towards Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, and its main attraction is the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This city beams with life, and it sprawls with life. Wander at the Potala-duplicate ShigatseDzong, perched high on top of the hilltop and the glorious view from the top is something that will ignite your imagination. Navigate inside the Tashilhunpo, which was the seat of the Panchen Lama.
Drive to Shigatse (3900 m), the second largest city in Tibet and evening visit Tashilampo monastery, home of Panchan Lama. Overnight in hotel.
We take an early morning drive to Saga, and the distance from Shigatse to Saga is about 450 km. The journey will be a bit long, but we will make numerous stops on the road, to prevent any discomfort.
The morning commences by departing from Saga to Lake Mansarovar. The distance is 470 km. The condition of the road is beautiful, and the trip can be completed in 9 to 10 hours. The route to Mayum La Pass is filled with several river crossings, and the scenery from that place is stunning with a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Today, you will get a first glimpse of the Holy Lake Mansarovar, along with the view of Mt. Kailash from the Horr Chu pass. We’ll stay overnight at Chiu Gompa, which is a beautiful place.
The experience of being in the abode of God, while we spend a day in Mansarovar Lake it will help us to acclimatize, we can take a bath and preform some Puja/Havan etc. Pack and prepare for 3 days Kailash Khora (PARIKRAMA)
Our morning starts by doing a morning puja and havan. After a delightful breakfast, we drive towards Darchen. The road to Diraphuk is lively and comprises of impressive sceneries. We start our first day of the Parikrama drive to Tarboche and then trek to the northern face of Kailash (DiraphukGompa).
We travel west in a clockwise direction, and after a few kilometers, the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 meters, and from there one can get an astounding view of the southern face of Mount Kailash. The yaks will carry the camping equipment. Start the Kailash parikrama which is about 18 km.
Today is the second day of Kailash Parikrama, which is sensitive, and you can hear talks about people saying that it is a challenging journey. The Parikrama continues, and we trek up to Dolma-La Pass, which is 5600 meters above the sea level. At Dolma La, we do our morning prayers.
The weather is pretty unpredictable in Dolma-La Pass, so be prepared for anything. On the route, we can have darshan of GauriKunda, where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the pristine waters of the lake.
The lunch will be as usual, and we will camp in front of the medicine Buddha Mountain nearby ZuthuphukGompa. If you have a problem of walking, then there is the option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.
NOTE: For those who are going for Inner Kora, they will be heading to Darchen Overnight in Camp/Tents.
Today is the 3rd day of the Parikrama. After breakfast, we will trek around ten km to complete the three days’ circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen and to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikrama. After that, we drive to Saga.
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the Nepali staff, as they will head towards Nyalam/Kathmandu, and you will drive to Shigatse via Lhatse. On the way, if the weather is clear, you will be able to see Mt. Everest. This will be a long drive, so make sure you have enough snacks.
In the morning, visit the monastery and then drive towards Lhasa, and en route cross the beautiful high pass and the beautiful lake Yamdruksto.
Today you will depart from Lhasa. You have the option of going to mainland China or fly to Kathmandu.