Like every previous year, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for the year 2019 have been launched. This tour last for 11 days starting from Kathmandu. This is an easier and faster way to complete the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Alternately, people who want to join direct from Lucknow to Nepalgunj can complete the trip within 9 days. It is preferable for elders as well as people who are physically weak to move on difficult terrain of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Flights by aircraft is arranged up to Simikot and then from Simikot, fly by helicopter up to Hilsa. Major destinations covered are Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Simikot, Hilsa, Mansarovar and the base of Mt. Kailash.
What is Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a sacred journey to visit the home of Lord Shiva – the god of creator, preserver and destroyer. Thousands of devotees following different religions travel all the way to visit this holy place. The major part of this journey is the Parikrama of Mt. Kailash and holy dip in the lake Mansarovar.
Mount Kailash is the source of four mighty rivers of Asia the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus. This holy lake is one of the important pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhist and a few other religions as well.
The tour actually starts from Kathmandu. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will fly to Nepalgunj by domestic flight and from there to Simikot also by domestic flight. From Simikot helicopter ride is arranged to reach Hilsa. From hilsa next stop point will be Taklakot. You will spend one day at Taklakot to acclimatize and drive to Mansarovar the next day. From Mansarovar complete the Parikrama via Yama Darwa, Deruphuk and Zutulphuk. Finally trek down to Hilsa and fly back to Simikot by helicopter and to Kathmandu by domestic flight.
Importance and Myth about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
According to legend, immortal Shiva lives at the top of Mt. Kailash where he spends his time practicing yogic austerities and making joyous love with his divine consort, Parvati.
For Hindus, to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash and have a Darshan (divine visit) of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion. It is said that one circuit of the sacred Mt. Kailash (54 km/32-mile) is enough to wipe out all the sins of a lifetime. It is believed that a dip in the sacred water of Mansarovar wipes off your sins from the last 7 births.
There is also believed that the best time to visit a lake is in between 3 AM – 5 AM in the morning, the time when the Gods come to bathe in the lake.
Mount Kailash is elevated 6,638 meters from sea level and each of Mount Kailash’s faces reflects different moods. The southern face reflects majesty or splendor it is fully covered with snow. The western face is enveloped in an aura of compassion and benevolence. The north face is stark, forbidding and daunting, while the east, only visible from a long way off, is mysterious and distant.
Lake Mansarovar is located at the southern base of Mount Kailash. Lake Mansarovar is famed for its exceptional beauty. Its color changes from a clear blue around the shores to a deep emerald green in the center. It looks positively magical in the moonlight.
Yatra Starting Date from Kathmandu
May 15th and 28th
June and 14th and 27th
We require scanned copy of Passport, a recent passport sized photograph and an advance payment of INR 20,000 for Indian nationals and USD 300 for foreign nationals for booking process and permit issuance.
Note : If you make the full payment at the time of booking, you will get extra discounts.