Mt. Kailash Manasarovar tour
Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain in so many and stands serene with all its awesome beauty four great faces look out to this world and the one beyond.
It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo.To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also it is a particularly special place where poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.
For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fanatastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high and around which all else revolves.Its roots are firmly rooted in the lowest hell and its summit rises so high to kiss the heavens. On the top their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati live.
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. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightement or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enourmous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.
Day 01 :Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700mt)
Day 02: Drive to seger O/N Guest House / Tent
Day 03: Drive to Ronbuk O/N Tent
Day 04: Explore Everest Base Camp: Drive Back to Thingri O/N Guset House
Day 05: Drive to Saga O/N Guest House.
Day 06: Saga to Paryang (4450 mt.) – After breakfast proceed to Paryang for about 06:30 hours which is 195 Km distance. Overnight at Paryang in tent or guesthouse.
Day 07: Paryang to Mansarovar (Hor 4500 mt.) – After breakfast leave for Mansarover in a distance of 225 Km which takes about 08:00 hours. This is the first day stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake. Overnight stay in tent or guesthouse.
Day 08: Drive to Chho-kue Gompa- Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. We will choose the special point to take deep in Manasarovar Lake and to Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there.
Day 09:Excursion around Darchen (4560mt) – After breakfast drive around for an hour to Darchen, which is the base camp of Kailash Parvet. Full day is free for acclimatization. Visit Serlung Gompo (5200mt) & Astapath, Nandi Parbat. Overnight stay in guesthouse at Darchen.
Day 10:Darchen to Dri –ra phuk (4890 mt) – This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry our all goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Driaphuk in tent.
Day 11:Dri-ra phuk to Zuthulphuk (4790mt.) – The day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 mt. above sea level. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikunda but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhuthulphuk in tent.
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)