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Mount Kailash is situated in Tibet, which is an autonomous region of China at the altitude of 6638 Meters. Mansarovar lake is located in same region just approx. 45 Kms before the Mt. Kailash at altitude of 4590 Meters. The Mount. Kailash is not only highest parts of the world but the source of four mighty rivers of the region— The Brahmaputra, The Sutlej, The Ganges and the Indus. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is holiest form of expedition to Lord Shiva’s own house called Mount Kailash. Every year thousands of pilgrims undertake the divine yatra from various parts of the country & world as well as. The Kailash or Mount Kailash with the Manasarovar lake is deeply integral to the heart of spiritual Asia, igniting the imagination of human beings since time immemorial. As per the Hindu methodology, the lake was first conceived in the mind of the Lord Shree Brahma. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is simply a combination of the two words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake). Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a lifetime experience for every mortal soul. Located in the range of Himalayas at a height of 21,778, this pilgrimage site provides inner peace and holiness to its pilgrims. As per Hindu mythology, Kailash is the sojourn of Lord Shiva and Mansarovar Lake was created in the mind of Lord Bramha. The lake is majestic and divine and is the source of four holy rivers, Bramhaputra, Sutlej, Ganges and Indus. Thus, a few days of holiness can be life changing.
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Arrive at Lucknow where our company team will welcome you and brief you about the trip. Start the travel from Lucknow to Nepalgunj at. You are requested to reach the designated spot well within time. A wholesome vegetarian lunch will be served by at the guesthouse/hotel in Nepalgunj. Post lunch, you will be introduced to your co-travelers who will be starting their trip from Nepalgunj. A briefing session will be conducted during the evening, at your guide’s discretion. You will be spending the night at the guesthouse/hotel in Nepalgunj. A sumptuous dinner will be served to wind off an eventful day.
After an early piping hot breakfast, you will proceed towards Nepalgunj airport where you will board the scheduled flight to Simikot (fixed wing aircraft). On arrival at Simikot, a chartered helicopter will ferry the group to Hilsa. This town has a non-metallic air-strip. From Hilsa you will be taken to the Tibetan city in 45min through a bus, escorted by our Sherpa team. Once you complete your custom and immigration formalities at Sher, our vehicles (jeep/bus/van) will take you to Taklakot. At Taklakot (Burang), you will be checked into a comfortable hotel for a relaxed, night halt.
Relax in your in your hotel room in Taklakot as you physically, mentally and spiritually prepare yourself for the journey of your life – your pilgrimage to Mount Kailash Mansarovar. If inclined, you can take a short trek/walk or visit the local markets an hour before you commence your yatra.
This is the D day when you will be embarking on Mount Kailash Yatra. You are about to have your first Darshan of the Holiest of the Holy Mansarovar Lake. After breakfast the group will march to Chui Gompa (Altitude: 4560 m) by road, negotiating the undulating, picturesque terrain via Rakshas Taal. Once there, you can take a quick dip into the Holy Lake, do your puja. Havan is usually done on full moon nights and we will pick this day to ensure that this would be a full moon date on the Hindu almanac. Depending on the availability of time, a visit to the Hot Spring would be arranged in the evening. You will be spending the night at a beautiful guest house near Lake Mansarovar
After breakfast at Mansarovar, the group will travel to Tarboche (Shershong), which is 35 kms drive away. On the way, we will cross the Yama Dwar, the gate to the Kingdom of the Gods. At Tarboche, you will get to meet the Yak and the Yak men. This would be the starting point of your Parikrama and the first day of Kora. Here, you can hire a Yak and a porter to carry your luggage for you, if you like. During the trek to Dirapuk you will have your first darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash (North face). You will be spending the night at our beautifully-done camp at Dirapuk. A Satvik hot dinner would be served at the campsite to our guests.
Important note: Yatris who do not wish to take up the Mt. Kailash Parikrama will be requested to return to Darchen from this spot. During your wait for the return of the other yatris, you will be accommodated at our guesthouse to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Yak Charges and porter charges are not included in the package.
You can start your morning with a stunning view of the Mount Kailash. After breakfast, you would be asked to begin your trek uphill towards Zuthulphuk. As a forewarning, we must tell you that this trek is not going to be an easy one, so please prepare yourself both physically and mentally. But if you bear in mind that this is a pilgrimage of a lifetime, you can successfully undertake it. Trekking under the Holy Mount Kailash, you will reach the Drolma La pass (5800 m), which is the highest point of the trek to Mount Kailash. This trek is going to be a little rocky and steep, so you must be in a fit condition. From the Drolma La Pass, we will descend towards the gradual undulating field of Zuthulphuk. As you move down, on a clear morning, you will be blessed with the Darshan of Gauri Kunda. The walk becomes pleasant and relaxing from the valley below, with gentle slopes over the grassy fields. At Zuthulphuk, you can relax, soak in the breath-taking view around you and spend the nippy night at our pleasant guesthouse/camp that would be kept warm for you
After breakfast, at the guesthouse/camp, you would want to while away your morning time in solitude, exploring the caves and visiting the temple and shrines of Zuthulphuk, as per your wishes. An old, married couple supervises the temple here, which houses about half a dozen Tibetan devotees and helpers who maintain the building in a Spartan condition. You will see meditation platforms in the cave that are deeply invitingIt is worthwhile climbing up to these caves before you end your final trek to the holy Kailash Mount. After a 10 km walk (4-5 hours) you will reach the final destination of your trek near Darchen. Here you will re-unite with the pilgrims, who could not do the Parikarma. From here our vehicles will take you to the hotel in Taklakot for a restful, overnight stay
This would be the last leg of your trek that can quickly be completed in three to four hours, so you can wake up at your regular time before beginning your descent downhill towards the Darchen town. From there, you will be picked up and transported to C Guest House at Darchen, where the other group members will be waiting for you. Once there, you will continue your journey to Taklakot, completing the remaining course of Lake Mansarovar Parikrama by road on a vehicle. You can relax and spend the night at our Taklakot Guest House.
Congratulations! You have completed your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After an early breakfast at Taklakot, you will be driven towards China-Nepal border (22 kms). The border will have to be
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