Winding through India, Nepal and China (Tibet), the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra is a gritty test of will and endurance, but its rewards are manifold and ethereal.Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly been braving their way to Mt. Kailash in order to attain spiritual enlightenment despite the harsh weather and often forbidding terrain. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is undertaken by thousands of Yatris every year and is best known for its religious value, cultural significance, and entrancing natural beauty.Here are 5 interesting facts on the holy Mt. Kailash – Mansarovar:
Fat tyres, a soft padded seat and 17 more gears than the average bike – the mountain bike is an ideal, go anywhere, versatile machine for explorers and keen cyclists. Enjoy the nature and the cool breeze as you cycle through a fascinating world to timeless splendor, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery. This cross country trip leads adventure lovers all the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu along the Friendship Highway. It is an ideal route in that it takes in most of Tibet’s main sights, offers superb scenery and features a spectacular roller-coaster ride down from the heights of the Lalung-la into the Kathmandu valley.
The sixth highest mountain (8,201 meters) in the world and the most frequently climbed 8,000m peak, Cho Oyu needs no introduction. Often regarded as a stepping-stone to an attempt on Everest, Cho Oyu presents one with an excellent opportunity to extend one’s experience to extreme altitudes. The literal meaning of Cho Oyu is “Goddess of Turquoise’, as its stark shadows appear turquoise against the light of the setting sun when viewed from Tibet. Located on the Tibet and Nepal border and a part of the Great Himalaya Trail, this expedition not only tests your limits in high altitudes but also provides a unique chance to experience the Himalayan Tibetan culture.
Relish the best of Tibet through its cultural routes across Lhasa via Tsedang with us. This Buddhist Kingdom that remained long closed to foreigners and isolated to the world outside until recently, holds a strong fascination for many people, scholars, pilgrims, travelers and explorers alike who are all in pursuit of real “Shangri La”.
The tour features intriguing blend of historic-cultural heritage rooted in ancient past and the fascinating natural landscapes of Tibet Following a scenic route from Tsedang to Lhasa, you explore Samye monastery, Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery, Yambulakhang palace and the tranquil Chim Phu caves in Tsedang. Later you visit the historical landmarks of Lhasa like Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, Tibet Museum and Barkhor Bazaar. You also take a day trip to the great Namtso Lake, considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet situated gorgeously along the Nyenchen Tangla Mountains. The lake Namtso, a turquoise brilliance in itself was also featured as one of the top five most beautiful lakes of China by the Chinese National Geography magazine.
Nepal offers some of the finest biking trails on earth with virtually millions of track under its belt. The best way to see Nepal, it has long been said, is to walk. However, mountain biking is a remarkable alternative that offers a wealth of exotic places, varied landscape, rich flora-fauna and timeless cultures. Peddle through some of the hidden trails and experience Nepal like never before. There are myriads of adventures on offer, from village day rides in the Kathmandu Valley to challenging mountain trails that take you through some of the remotest corners of the country.
Tibet, the “forbidden land’ that was once shunned to the outer world, lies beyond the mighty Himalayas on the highest plateau in the world. Located 5,000 meters above sea level, Tibet is also known as the ‘Roof of the World’. This Buddhist Kingdom that remained long closed to foreigners and isolated to the world outside until recently, holds a strong fascination for many people, scholars, pilgrims, travelers and explorers alike who are all in pursuit of real “Shangri La”. The land of snows – Tibet never fails to charm visitors from all over the world. Heavenly lakes, mysterious rivers and breathtaking landscape, Tibet is nature’s paradise and is sure to leave you amazed with an unforgettable experience of land, people and mysticism. Apart from its geographical and natural wonders, Tibet’s long history, ancient culture, heritage and religion appeals people worldwide to visit this mysterious land.