Want to go on a holy pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash? Dreaming of having a glimpse of Holy Kailash and Dip in Manasarovar Lake and at the same time take the highest train ride? These 20 days Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is designed for those Yatri’s who wish to see a bit of China, take the highest train on earth, and visit Kailash Mansarovar as well. As the trip is long it is not so popular tour route for our travelers. We have other popular three itineraries that we offer for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, click the link below and let us know which one is more suitable for you.
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This Holy Mt. Kailash Manasarovar 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 Mansarovar is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in the 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 the 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. Take advantage of our knowledge and expertise as Earthbound Expeditions have been taking people to Kailash Mansarovar safely last 20 years. Everyone claims they do operate Kailash Mansarovar Yatra but many of them are booking agents only, they take some commission and hand over groups to local agents.
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Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m 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 center 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 center 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 – Mansarovar Lake.
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 a very hard journey in the past; today we (Earthbound Expeditions) can bring you there with the help of Landcrusiors via Kathmandu. So it is a lot easy to reach to heaven now!
This Kailash Mansarovar yatra, an adventurous journey 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 Buddhists alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity 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 ( Indus, Sutlej, Bramhaputra, and Karnali), few mountains 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 a 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…!
For the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, 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 Lake Mansarovar for the bath at shower tent before puja and havan and prepare prasad.
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.
You can see some small video clips on Youtube( Earthbound Expeditions) of Haven at Mansarovar, the Parikrama walk, etc in the below links if you wish to see.
Today depart from your home, and head towards Beijing.
Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will meet you at the International airport, and then he will transfer you to the Hotel.
After a delightful breakfast, head towards the iconic Tiananmen Square. This square is flanked by the triumphant 1950 Soviet-style buildings, and the world’s largest public square is an immense flatland, that is made of paved stone. This building sits beautifully at the heart of Beijing. This square can hold up to a million people. We’ll visit the Temple of Heaven, which sits in the southeastern part of Beijing. Observe as people are involved in the ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. During the evening, enjoy a Kung fu show.
After breakfast, we take you to Badaling to visit the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is one of the most iconic landmarks of China. It is believed that it is the only manmade object to be seen from space. The wall was originally built as a military defense system. During the daytime, we’ll go to observe the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium, which was the main venue for the Beijing Olympic. Later we will visit the city’s cultural venues.
Today is a free day and you will spend it on your own. At evening, we will drop you to the train station. The train from Beijing to Lhasa will take about 44 hours. It is also regarded as the highest train trip in the world.
You will spend the day in the train
Today you’ll arrive at Lhasa after spending 3 days in a train. Our representative will come at the train station to pick you up and transfer you to the nearby hotel.
Today sightseeing in Lhasa, or at leisure and acclimatization. We will take a short hiking tour in Lhasa whose main objective is to acclimatize. The main trip can be done after the completion of the Kailash trip.
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.
We take an early morning drive to Saga, and the distance from Shigatse to Saga is about 450 kms. The drive 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 kms. The condition of the road is fine, 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 absolutely 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.
Today will be a day of rest in the Mansarovar.
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 awesome 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 clockwise direction, and after a few kilometers, the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 meters, and from there one can get a n stounding view of the southern face of Mt. Kailash. Any luggage will be carried by the porters and the camping equipment will be carried by the yaks. Start the parikrama which is about 20 kms.
Today is the second day of 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 5800 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 near by ZuthuphukGompa. If you have 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 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 and to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikrama. After that, we drive to Mansarovar for a holy bath. For those who are going for Inner Kora they will go for Inner Kora and then return to Manasarovar later in the evening Overnight in Manasarovar.
The drive from Manasarovar to Saga is about 450 kms.
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 Tashilampoo monastery and then drive towards Lhasa, and en route cross the beautiful high pass and the beautiful lake Yamdruksto.
Today is the last day of the trek, and you have the option of going to Chengdu, Beijing of even Kathmandu.