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Mount Kailash, (6714m/ 22027ft) high peak is situated to the north of the Himalaya in Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with splendid beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heaven. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains (an Indian religious group), Kailash is the site where their first diviner 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.
Kailash is surrounded by two great lakes; Manasarovar, borne out the minds (Manas) of Bramha. It is the highest fresh water lake in the world. Sacred Lake Manasarovar is round like Sun signifying solar force and inner consciousness (Prajnam) leading to higher Atmic awareness. The water of the Manas is pure and Turquoise blue. It is always calm. A bath in the holy waters of Manas is said to wash away the sins of many Janmas (lives) leading to spiritual path ultimately leading to Eternity. The second lake Rakshas; Rakas or Ravan Tal, is crescent Moon shaped signifying lunar force and influences the lower desires i.e. demonic impulse. The waters of Rawan Lake are brownish and it is often rough. Pilgrims normally avoid taking bath in its waters.
According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spends his most of the time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the SOUL of all AUM followers in the world.
"Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred of lifetimes."
- Mansarovar & Holy Mt. Kailash –
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Early morning Sightseeing of Kathmandu with Guide; including Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha- Narrayanthan emple.
Afternoon briefing and final packing.
After breakfast proceeds to Kodari (Nepal - China Border). At our 5 hours driving. The Bhotekoshi River leads us up to Kodari is the second wilderness river in the world. Our boarder agent will complete custom formalities at Kodari. Check in to the Tibetan autonomous part of China after Lunch. We drive to a small Tibetan town is called Nylam by Land Cruiser.
Free full day at Nylam for acclimatization. Excursion of Nylam city.
After breakfast, we proceed from Nylam to Saga, it will take around 7 hours drive crossing about 220 Km. On the way we cross Lablungla Pass (5040m). Our trail leads us continuously on the Silk Road crossing the beautiful Tibetan Himalayan Shisha Pangma on the south. Grazing Ship, Yaks and nomadic remove once dizziness. Overnight stay at Saga, Guest House.
After breakfast, drive from Saga to Ngari Punsum via Paryang, around 7 hours driving cross about 225 Km. The beauty of nature will pursue you continuously, wild lives and farm animals keep you busy during the driving period. Overnight stay at Ngari Punsum, Campsite.
After breakfast, we proceed from Ngari Punsum to Manasarovar Lake, around 6 hours drive, crossing about 180 Km. This is the first day stay at the bank of Manasarovar Lake (Thrugu / Chiu) and to get a divine view of Holy Kailash Parbat. Overnight stay at the bank of Manasarovar Lake.
Morning free for holy program- dip and Pooja. After Lunch we drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (Base Camp of the Kailash Parbat). Late afternoon we drive to Serlung Gompa by Jeep to have divine view of Astapada, Nandi Parbat, Kailashi Ganga, Kuber Parbat, Astamatrikagan Parbat and Dakshinmurti Shivalaya.
This is the first day of the Holy Kailash Parikrama. We start our Parikrama after breakfast as earlier as possible. This day we have to walk about 7 hours continiously. Yak will carry our all-essential equipments. Overnight stay at Driaphuk, Campsite.
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La altitudes of 5,670 meters above sea level. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma-La and any time can change and start to snow storm. So we try to start our journey as earlier as possible. In route, we can Darshan Gaurikunda. But it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk, Campsite.
This is the day we finish our Parikrama of Kailash at Zongjerpu. We drive to Manasarovar. Overnight stay at the bank of Manasarovar (Hore), Campsite.
Now onward our tour starts back in same way up to Kathmandu, same systems will be applicable. Overnight stay at Paryang.
Drive back to Saga. Over night stay at Saga, Guest House.
Drive back to Nylam. Overnight stay at Nylam, Guest House.
After clearing the boarder formalities our Nepal part will pick up you from boarder by tourist coach and continue proceeds to Kathmandu.
Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandus Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
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