Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Package
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Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Package

Price: USD 2700.0 USD 1900.0

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calender icon Duration 12.0 days
accommodation icon Accommodation 4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Guest Houses in Tibet
season icon Best Season Apr-Sep,
hiking icon Hiking,Sight Seeing 12.0 days
transportation icon Transportation Private vehicles days
altitude icon Max-Altitude 5210.0 m
meal icon Meal Full Board Meals
difficulty icon Difficulty hard
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Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Package Overview

One of the most respected and sacred locations for believers of numerous faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon, is Kailash Mansarovar, which is tucked away in the captivating Himalayas. Thousands of pilgrims visit the area each year due to its profound religious significance and stunning natural beauty.


At the heart of this divine abode stands Mount Kailash, often referred to as the "Center of the Universe." This magnificent peak, soaring to an elevation of 6,638 meters, is believed to be the dwelling place of Lord Shiva, the destroyer in Hindu mythology. As you circumambulate this sacred mountain, you can feel the spiritual energy coursing through every step, transcending you to a higher state of consciousness.


Mansarovar Lake: An Oasis of Tranquility

Mansarovar Lake, nestled at the base of the sacred Mount Kailash, is a divine oasis of tranquility that has enchanted spiritual seekers and adventurers for centuries. Its name translates to "Lake of Consciousness," signifying its profound spiritual significance across multiple faiths. Pilgrims undertake the arduous journey to this enchanting freshwater lake, believed to be created from the pure consciousness of the gods, to cleanse their souls through a sacred dip in its crystalline waters. 


The serene ambiance and majestic Himalayan backdrop make it an ideal sanctuary for meditation and introspection, where one can embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. The breathtaking beauty of Mansarovar Lake is a symphony of nature's serenity, with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas mirrored on its calm waters. 


Puja and Offerings on Kailash Yatra: 

At various points along the Kailash Kora, devotees stop to perform puja (worship) and offer prayers, incense, and other religious offerings. At the Mansarovar Lake, pilgrims gather during the evening to perform aarti, where oil lamps or candles are lit and waved in front of the sacred lake. 


Hindus perform abhishek (ritual bathing) of the sacred Shiva Linga, while Buddhists and followers of the Bon religion make offerings and perform rituals for their respective deities. At the monasteries of Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk, both significant stops during the Kora, pilgrims participate in puja and religious ceremonies led by the resident monks. The Mansarovar Lake, believed to be a manifestation of purity and enlightenment, is a site of special worship and offerings.


Chanting and Mantras: 

Throughout the pilgrimage, pilgrims recite sacred chants, hymns, and mantras from their respective scriptures. Chanting is considered a powerful form of spiritual practice that helps purify the mind and elevate the soul. Devotees believe that reciting mantras in the presence of the sacred mountain enhances the spiritual efficacy of their prayers.


Dips in Mansarovar Lake: 

Bathing or taking a dip in the holy waters of Mansarovar Lake is an integral part of the pilgrimage. It is believed that immersing oneself in the pristine waters purifies the soul and leads to spiritual liberation. Pilgrims perform ablutions and offer prayers at the lakeshore.


Kora - Circumambulation:

The Kora, or circumambulation, is an integral part of the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage and a symbolic dance of devotion around the sacred Mount Kailash. This arduous trek covers approximately 52 kilometers, taking pilgrims on a challenging path that winds through valleys, mountain passes, and rocky terrains.


The Kora comprises two circuits - the Outer Kora and the Inner Kora. The Outer Kora is a circumambulation of the entire Mount Kailash, covering a distance of around 32 kilometers. Pilgrims from all walks of life, with varying degrees of physical ability, undertake this circuit, drawn by the magnetic allure of the sacred mountain.


For those seeking a more spiritually intensive experience, the Inner Kora awaits. Covering a distance of about 20 kilometers, the Inner Kora takes pilgrims even closer to the mountain's base. The terrain becomes more rugged, and the journey demands greater determination and fortitude. The Inner Kora is believed to bestow even deeper spiritual rewards and blessings, as it takes one to the very heart of Mount Kailash's spiritual energy.


As pilgrims embark on the Kora, they step into the footsteps of countless devotees who have walked this path for centuries. The Kora is not merely a physical journey but a metaphorical one, signifying the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth. With each step, pilgrims leave behind their burdens and attachments, cleansing their souls of past karmic imprints and embracing the purity of the present moment.


Religious Beliefs of Mount Kailash, Mansarovar 

Kailash Mansarovar holds immense religious significance and is revered across multiple faiths, making it a place of profound spiritual importance and pilgrimage for devotees from around the world. Here are some of the vital religious beliefs associated with this sacred site:


Hinduism:

In Hindu mythology, Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in the Hindu pantheon. It is considered the ultimate destination for spiritual seekers and a place of eternal bliss. It is said that Lord Shiva meditates here and bestows blessings on those who undertake the arduous journey to Kailash Mansarovar. The circumambulation of Mount Kailash is a revered pilgrimage, known as "Parikrama" or "Kora," which is believed to wash away sins and facilitate spiritual liberation.


Buddhism:

For Buddhists, Kailash Mansarovar is associated with the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. The mountain is considered to be the residence of Buddha Demchok (Chakrasamvara), a deity embodying enlightened compassion and wisdom. Buddhists believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash and taking a dip in Mansarovar Lake purifies the soul and brings spiritual enlightenment. Additionally, the nearby cave of Milarepa, a highly revered Buddhist sage, is also visited by pilgrims seeking blessings and wisdom.


Jainism:

Jains also regard Kailash Mansarovar as a spiritually significant site. They believe that the first Tirthankara, Lord Rishabhdev, attained liberation (moksha) at Ashtapad, a mountain adjacent to Mount Kailash. Jain pilgrims visit this area as part of their spiritual journey, seeking spiritual awakening and divine blessings.


Bon Religion:

Kailash Mansarovar is revered by followers of the Bon religion, an ancient shamanistic tradition that predates Buddhism in Tibet. They believe that the region is the dwelling place of protective deities and that the sacred lake is a gateway to spiritual realms. Bon followers undertake pilgrimages to Mount Kailash to connect with the divine energies and seek blessings for protection and prosperity.






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Itinerary

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Upon arriving in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative at the airport. They will assist you with the immigration process and transfer you to your hotel.

day-2

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's ancient temples and heritage sites. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu shrine, known for its intricate architecture and rituals. Explore the peaceful ambiance of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, and Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, offering panoramic views of the city.

Later in the day, attend a comprehensive briefing session where our experienced guides will provide essential information about the upcoming pilgrimage. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow travelers and address any questions or concerns you may have.

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After your breakfast, we start our trip passing the Kathmandu valley through twisted roads along with up and down hills. Drive offers you dine view of the Annapurna Mountain range in the west and the Langtang Mountain range in the east after leaving Ranipauwa village. Lush green vegetation and dense flora and fauna via Langtang National Parks reached Kerung after 7-8 hours’ drive after immigration formalities at the border. Complete arrangements of accommodation are maintained along with typical Nepalese food.  

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As we depart from Kerung and cross the Nepal-China border at Rasuwagadhi, we ascend into the highlands of Tibet, revealing stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung and Shishapangma. The road then leads us through vast and arid plateaus, where we witness wide-open plains, snow-capped peaks, and occasional highland lakes, experiencing the grandeur of nature's purest form. After we drive through Khunmen Tso, Singing, Karru Ongchen, and Pleiku to Lake (4400m) we arrive at the mighty Brahmaputra River. The river symbolizes the essence of life for the region's people. Finally, we arrive in the picturesque town of Saga, nestled amid rolling hills, offering a warm welcome and serving as a vital stopover for pilgrims and travelers en route to Kailash Mansarovar.

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Leaving behind the tranquil shores of Mansarovar Lake, the road winds through the rugged Tibetan Plateau, offering enchanting vistas of the sacred Mount Kailash on the horizon. Along the route, we pass by Chiu Gompa, a sacred monastery perched atop a hill, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Mansarovar Lake. As we venture further, we encounter traditional Tibetan villages like Hor Qu, where yaks graze in the picturesque fields.

Finally, we arrive at Tarchen, the gateway to the Kailash Kora (circumambulation), where pilgrims prepare themselves for the sacred journey. Amidst the awe-inspiring backdrop of Mount Kailash, this drive serves as a prelude to the transformative pilgrimage ahead, connecting pilgrims with the spiritual essence and mystical aura of this hallowed land.

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Early in the morning after the holy bath and performing religious activities, we leave behind the tranquil shores of Mansarovar Lake, the road winds through the rugged Tibetan Plateau, offering enchanting vistas of the sacred Mount Kailash on the horizon. Along the route, we pass by Chiu Gompa, a sacred monastery perched atop a hill, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Mansarovar Lake.


As we venture further, we encounter traditional Tibetan villages like Hor Qu, where yaks graze in the picturesque fields. Finally, we arrive at Tarchen, the gateway to the Kailash Kora (circumambulation), where pilgrims prepare themselves for the sacred journey. Amidst the awe-inspiring backdrop of Mount Kailash, this drive serves as a prelude to the transformative pilgrimage ahead, connecting pilgrims with the spiritual essence and mystical aura of this hallowed land.

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The trek from Darchen to Dirapuk is a profound and awe-inspiring pilgrimage that marks the beginning of the Kailash Kora around the sacred Mount Kailash. Setting off from Tarchen, the trail leads pilgrims through a diverse landscape, from flat plains to rocky terrains. Along the way, the journey encompasses significant sites like Tarboche, where colorful prayer flags flutter in the wind, and Yamadwar, a sacred spot symbolizing the start of the afterlife journey.

As the trek progresses, the enchanting Lha Chu Valley unfolds, offering mesmerizing vistas and occasional wildlife encounters. Pilgrims pause at Charan Sparsh to show humility and reverence by touching their foreheads to the ground. Ultimately, the trek reaches the revered Dirapuk Monastery, nestled at the base of Mount Kailash's northern face.

Here, amid the tranquility of the ancient monastery, pilgrims find respite and behold the magnificent sight of the sacred mountain. This transformative journey from Darchen to Dirapuk deepens the spiritual connection with the divine energies of Mount Kailash, as seekers embark on a path of self-discovery and inner reflection.

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Early in the morning, we tighten our gears to explore Zuthulpuk. The trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk is a profound and challenging pilgrimage, forming the second part of the sacred Kailash Kora. Leaving Dirapuk Monastery behind, pilgrims embark on a transformative journey through rugged and scenic terrains.


The trail leads to the formidable Dolma La Pass, standing tall at an altitude of about 5,630 meters (18,471 feet), where seekers offer prayers and seek spiritual blessings. The route takes pilgrims to Gauri Kund, a holy site where devotees take a purifying dip in icy waters. The pilgrimage continues to Shiva-tsal, a sacred cave with natural rock formations resembling the face of Lord Shiva, evoking deep reverence and spiritual significance.


Finally, the trek culminates at Zuthulpuk Monastery, a place of solace and rest, known for its association with the revered Buddhist saint Milarepa. This transformative journey from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk is a test of both physical endurance and spiritual devotion, where pilgrims find inner strength and experience the profound energies of Mount Kailash. The pilgrimage is graced with the blessings of nature and the spiritual presence of countless seekers, making it an unforgettable spiritual odyssey.

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The trek from Zuthulpuk to Darchen is the final and most spiritually fulfilling part of the sacred Kailash Kora. Departing from Zuthulpuk Monastery, pilgrims continue their transformative journey through serene landscapes and rugged terrains. Ascending to the revered Drolma-la Pass, also known as the "Pass of Compassion," pilgrims offer heartfelt prayers and seek blessings amidst the panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. On the descent, they reach Gauri Kund once again, where the icy waters offer a sense of purification and spiritual renewal. The completion of the sacred circumambulation of Mount Kailash is a profound moment, signifying a spiritual rebirth and the attainment of blessings from the divine. Finally, as pilgrims return to Darchen, the journey's starting and ending point, they are filled with a deep sense of accomplishment and reverence, carrying with them cherished memories of a transformative pilgrimage that has strengthened their spiritual connection with the sacred mountain and its divine energies. The trek from Zuthulpuk to Darchen concludes the awe-inspiring journey, leaving pilgrims with a profound sense of fulfillment, inner peace, and a deeper understanding of the sacredness of Mount Kailash.
Leaving behind the spiritual ambiance of the sacred lake, the road leads through the vast and mesmerizing Tibetan Plateau, we drive back to Dongba.

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The drive from Dongba to Kerung is an exhilarating and visually captivating journey, taking travelers through the stunning landscapes of Tibet. Departing from Dongba, the road winds through the rugged terrains of the Tibetan Plateau, offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


Along the way, travelers may encounter notable places such as Pelgu Tso, a mesmerizing high-altitude lake with pristine waters reflecting the surrounding peaks. The drive also leads through the majestic Lalung La Pass, where travelers can revel in panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayan range. As the journey continues, the Kyirong Valley presents its lush greenery, charming waterfalls, and traditional Tibetan villages, providing a peaceful and picturesque interlude to the adventure.  


Viewing the desert tertian and bushy grassland we reach Kerung for our overnight stay after an 8-9 hours drive on high and rugged roads.  The drive from Dongba to Kerung is a memorable blend of excitement, tranquility, and cultural exploration, leaving travelers with cherished memories of the enchanting landscapes and the authentic experiences of the Tibetan Plateau. 

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The return drive from Kerung to Kathmandu is a journey that takes travelers back from the serene landscapes of Tibet to the vibrant city life of Nepal's capital. As travelers cross the Nepal-China border at Rasuwagadhi, they bid farewell to Tibet and complete necessary immigration formalities. The journey continues through quaint Nepalese villages, offering glimpses of traditional culture and lifestyle.

Along the way, travelers may encounter small towns with bustling markets, where they can stop for refreshments and to purchase local handicrafts. Finally, the drive reaches Kathmandu, where travelers are welcomed back to the hustle and bustle of the city, with its ancient temples, vibrant markets, and lively atmosphere. The return journey from Kerung to Kathmandu is a seamless transition from the tranquility of Tibet to the vibrant charm of Nepal, leaving travelers with a sense of fulfillment and gratitude for the memorable experiences and diverse landscapes they encountered throughout their pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.

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