It is a beautiful and Introductory trip of Kailash Yatra and a path to Nirvana.
Legends, Myths & Beliefs
Among the thousands of deities of Hinduism, Lord Shiva is the most beloved and the most sort after lord. The Buddhists, the Jains and the Bonpas of Tibet too, all revere this spot with great fervour and devotion. Therefore, it is not surprising for a devotee to come across the worlds “Om Mani Padme Hum” (“Hail to the jewel (of Creation) in the Lotus) written on stones and taken from Buddhist scriptures. The Bonpas make an anti-clockwise pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash whereas the believers of the jain faith specially visit astpaad near the southern face of Kailash in the Kailash Mansarovar region.
Lord Shiva finds a great place in the heart of all devotees be it the Human beings, the Devataas or the Rakshasaas. He is even called Bhola Baba because of his uniqueness of being simple and he grants whatever the devotee asks for. This is the reason why he is having a large following in all the 3 worlds of Akash, Bhumi, & Patal. Bhola Baba filled with Vairagya (dispassion) is a joy of all spiritual seekers.
Significance of the Yatra
For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, the spiritual centre of the universe around which all else revolves. With its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens, where on top live Lord Shiva and Parvati.
Jains call the mountain Astapada and believe it to be the site where Rishaba, their first Tirthankara (spiritual leader) achieved enlightenment. For Tibetans, Mt. Kailash is known as Kang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and is seen as the navel of the world and the abode of Chakrasamvara. Followers of the older, more ancient religion of Bon believe the mountain is the where their founder Shenrab is said to have descended from heaven.
Below we are giving the example Itinerary for Kailash Yatra.
Upon arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu , a representative of our associate will meet the client at the airport and provide transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel. D.
Free day for the clients whereas we will go ahead with the necessary visa formalities. Overnight hotel. B , L , D.
We depart early in the morning after the breakfast at 5:30 am for Zhangmu (1900 mts.) the road follows the river valleys of the Sunkosi and Bhotakosi rivers, passing through green mountains and cliffs. By the afternoon we get to the Tibetan boarder. After completing custom and immigration formalities, Depending on the road conditions, we may stay in Zhangmu. If road conditions permit, we will continue 30km to Nyalam (3700 mts) .Over night at Guest house Nyalam . B , L , D.
Here we have to spend for acclimatization the entire trek. Overnight at the Tibet Guest Hose. little hiking of 3-5 kms. and walking is highly recommended. for a 3 hrs Trek in Nyalam . Over night at Guest house Nyalam . B , L , D.
After breakfast, we drive down to marker and drive past Khunnmen Tso, Sinling and Karru Ochen Tso to Paigu Tso. Road to east goes to Lhasa , capital city of Tibet . The driving is difficult, but the stunning views of the Himalayas views of Tibet ‘s highest mountain, the mighty Mt. Shishapangma (8012 m.). We stop here briefly to rest and take pictures before continuing our drive from the western side of the lake then turn north By late afternoon we will cross the Bhramaputra river and a quick drive will bring us to Saga ( 4200 mts.). We will make a camp nearby. Over night at Camps Guest House. B , L , D.
After breakfast, we continue our drive across the vast Tibetan plateau, heading west on the left bank of the Matseng Tsangpo River through the villages of Shue. This gigantic valleys following the various rivers through the grazing lands of yaks and sheep. The landscape is highlighted by snow capped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Depending on the season, many Tibetan nomads and traders in traditional dress will inhabit this area. We will fix our camp nearby. Over night at Camps Guest House. B , L , D.
This is the longest driving day of the trip. By late afternoon the drive through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar . We will drive to Thogu holiest bathing gate of Manas . We will fix our camp nearby. Over night at Camps. B , L , D.
Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba. B , L , D.
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. B , L , D.
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs. B , L , D.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here). B , L , D.
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp. B , L , D.
We continue driving today along a 255km stretch of road to Saga, passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba en route. O/N At our Tents B , L , D.
This day you will drive back to Nylam or if possible then Zangmu. Over night at Guest House Camps. B , L , D.
This day you will drive back to Kathmandu. Over night at Hotel. B , L , D.
This day we will Transfer you to the Airport for your ownward journey to reach at your home. B.
B – Breakfast , L- Lunch , D- Dinner.