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Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage tour HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THOSE PIOUS PILGRIMS, WHO WANT A GLIMPSE OF THE ABODE OF LORD SHIVA.
Mt. 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.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar.
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.
Mt. Kailash at 6,740 meters is the high peak, situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet.
Mansarovar and Mt. 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 the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China (Tibet) 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.
This adventure begins with the drive across the Himalayas in the 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
Kailash enjoys great popularity by 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, the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali and the few mountains surrounding it, reveals Kailash for its mystique isolation and prominence.
- Day 1 : Departure from Home either you coming from USA or UK
- Day 2 : Arrive at Chengdu
- Day 3 : Sightseeing in Chengdu and flight to Lhasa
- Day 4 : Lhasa sightseeing
- Day 6 : Lhasa to Shigatse
- Day 7 : Shigatse to Sage
- Day 8 : Saga to Dongba to Prayang to Mansarovar
- Day 9 : Rest day in Mansarovar
- Day 10 : Mansarovar to Darchen to Diraphuk
- Day 11 : Diraphuk to ZuthulphukGompa
- Day 12 : Zuthulphuk to Darchen to Manasarovar
- Day 13 : Manasarovar to Saga
- Day 14 : Saga to Shigatse
- Day 15 : Shigatse to Lhasa
- Day 16 : Departure