To the western rim of Tibet, amidst the barren landscape lies a holy jewel, standing divine and aloft, this sacred mountain is called Mount Kailash. Hindus believe that this sacred mountain is an abode of Lord Shiva and his family. Apart from Hindus, this place is revered by Buddhist as a home of Buddhist Demchok, Bon as a place holding all the spiritual power of the world and Jain as a spiritual site where first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva, attained moksha. Every year, thousands of pilgrim make their trip to this holiest place on Earth to circumambulate the Mt Kailash on foot and get the blessing. The stairways on the Mt Kailash is believed to be connected to the heaven, whoever has pure heart without sins could embark on that path and reach heaven directly.
Apart from Mt Kailash, there is another important pilgrimage site called Lake Manasarover. It is believed that drinking and taking bath in the natural fresh water of the lake cleanse all the sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. Because of this, many pilgrims are attracted to visit this holy place once in a lifetime to seek divinity, purity and absolve oneself from their sins. Considering the popularity and needs of esteemed guests Well Nepal Travel and Tours have brought the unique package.
Mt Kailash is regarded as Paradise, the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. So, it is also called the “Navel of the world”. According to various Puranas, Mt Kailash has four faces are made of crystal, ruby, gold, and lapis lazuli. This is the pillar of the world rising and the center of the world mandala. As you see from above it is located at the heart of six mountain ranges symbolizing a lotus. From it flow four rivers, which stretch to the four quarters of the world and divide the world into four regions.
It is believed that there are two Kailash, one is in Cosmic World and other in Earth. The one on Earth is believed to situate in the western rim of Tibet. According to Vedic Hindu texts, Shiva, the god of destruction and regeneration built his abode at Kailash, which is beyond destruction even after the destruction of the universe. He along with his family and his devotee Kubera, resides at the summit of this legendary mountain.
To this days, No pilgrims climb Mt. Kailash; all four religions believe it would be a serious act of sacrilege to set foot on its slopes. Legend has it that the only person to have reached the summit is the Buddhist champion Milarepa (who flew to the top in the 12th century) and that all others who have ventured to defy the warning have died in the process. The mountain is located in a particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan Himalayas. Only those in the best health are able to undertake the journey even to the starting point of the circumambulation, let alone walk 52 km in a single day. A few modern amenities, such as benches, resting places and refreshment kiosks, exist to aid the pilgrims in their devotions.
According to various Puranas and Vedic books, Lake Manasarover was created by Lord Brahma in his mind and later it got manifested on Earth. This manifestation led to birth of purity and divinity. People start to believe that drinking and taking bath on this lake water will wash away sins and take to heaven after death. People bath and drink water to cleanse their lifetimes sins and get blessing. Like this people were attracted to visit this holy destination. Thousands of pilgrimage from India, Nepal, Tibet and other neighboring countries visit the place to get salvation. And as per Hindu Theology, Lake Manasarover is one of the five sacred lakes which is called Panch-Sarover.
Not only Hinduism revered this lake but also Buddhism too. Buddhist associate the lake with legendary Lake Anavatapta where Mayadevi (Gautam Buddha's mother) is believed to give birth to Buddha. According to various Buddhist literature, Buddha stayed and meditated at this lake time and again. So this is considered as "The Jewel of Tibet". Likewise, various religious leaders have given their opinion regarding this lake and they also regard this lake as holy manifestation.
Magnificent view of Mt Kailash & lake Manasoravar
Tibetian Culture & lifestyle
Life Time Experices
A will to go and the numerous ways to reach the destination. Likewise, there are many route to reach Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarover. Some of the route alternative are mentioned below:
Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot – Hilsa – Kailash Manasarovar and return back to Kathmandu. You will fly to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot and Hilsa, afterward trek to Kailash Manasarover. With the completion of kora, return back to Kathmandu via same route. You can charter the plane and finish this trek in short days too but it will increase your expense.
Best Season: May, June, September (July-August tours may be influenced by the monsoon)
Kathmandu – Kyirong – Kailash Mansarovar and return back to Kathmandu. This is a 14 days trip over the land surface. You can enter and complete kora via Kyirong country. Best time to go: May- September
Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kailash Mansarovar and return back to Kathmandu. You will fly to Lhasa and then by road to Kailash Mansarovar. You will get a chance to explore Mt Kailash along with Lhasa, the Tibetan city enrich with its own unique diversity.
Best time to go: May- September
If you are time bounded and have less days to explore Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarover, then this could be the best alternative. We will charter you the private Helicopter to visit Mt Kailash. This alternative is definitely the most expensive way to explore and the shortest route to visit and earn blessing. This trip could be customized as per your time availability. A 5-person group is recommended if you want maximum economic efficiency, since regardless the number of people, the cost of chartering the helicopter is fixed.
Best time to go: May- September
Weather and Climate Information for Mt Kailash & Manasoravara Tour
When you are planning to go holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar tour, you must be curious to know the temperature chart for Kailash Mansarovar region. We are giving below some tentative information based on our studies about weather and temperature near Lake Manasarovar, Mount Kailash and temperature chart for important destinations falling enroute to Kailash Mansarovar travel. This chart includes weather information for Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Lhasa, Shigatse, Nyalam, Saga, Darchen, Nepalganj, Simikot, Hilsa and other places nearby. We hope this Kailash Yatra weather information may offer some help to pilgrims for preparing for their visit to this holy land.
Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour is pilgrimage tour in Tibet, where you start your journey over to Tibet land along with holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manas... read more