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According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes.
Those who have visited the holy spots of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry with them a memory of a lifetime which remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives and gives them a feeling of peace and tranquility. The pristine beauty and serenity of these religious sites is truly awe inspiring and instills in people the feeling of being one with Shiva.
Hindus who walk around the 32 mile circumference of Mount Kailash use the term Parikrama. Tibetans refer to the clockwise circumambulation as a Kora. Both words mean the same thing: pilgrimage. The parikrama of Kailash Parvat is an essential part of your overall journey to Mount Kailash. Trekking through this long path is difficult and physically taxing. However, with proper preparation devout pilgrims are able to complete this Parikrama.
|Day 01 Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02 Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 03 Kathmandu to Kerung||2,800m/9,187ft|
|Day 04 Rest day in Kerung to acclimatize||2,800m/9,187ft|
|Day 05 Drive from Kerung to Saga||4,600m/15,093ft|
|Day 06 Drive from Saga to Manasarovar||4,590m/15,060ft|
|Day 07 Parikrama of Mansarovar by Bus/Jeep. Drive to Rakshas Lake||-|
|Day 08 Parikrama to Dehara Puk||-||6-8 hrs|
|Day 09 Hike to Charansprash||-||8-9 hrs|
|Day 10 Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass - Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (Pass) between two valleys||5,943m/19,499ft||10-12 hrs hrs|
|Day 11 Parikrama ends and drive to Saga||4,600m/15,093ft||3 hrs|
|Day 12 Saga to Kerung||2,800m/9,187ft|
|Day 13 Kerung to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 14 Buffer day in Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 15 Fly Home Sweet Home.||-|
A warm welcome as we receive you at the airport and drive you to a 4 Star City Hotel – Yatri Suites and Spa. We will collect your passport to obtain VISA for Tibet. Late afternoon we will have a group meeting to prepare for the Yatra and collect Down jacket, and Duffle Bags. Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After Breakfast, we will depart at approx 9am to Pashupatinath temple. Proceed for sightseeing tour to Boudhnath and Patan Darbar square. Lunch on your own. Final Preparation for Yatra, shopping, etc Dinner on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We begin our drive to Kerung very early in the morning. We need to drive 154km to reach Rasuwagadi. From here we drive for an additional 23 km to reach Kerung. Since we pass through Langtang National Park, we are required to deal with a number of check-posts. Overnight stay in Kerung.
After breakfast we will take a small walk around Kerung village. Spending an extra day in Kerung will help us acclimatize to the high altitude, thus preparing us for the journey ahead. Overnight at the same guesthouse.
Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; we will cross the high pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga. Hot Shower Houses available here.
Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement, here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in a tent/camp or Guesthouse.
Early Morning Havan Puja on the Lake. After Lunch, We will pack up and drive to Darchen via Visiting Raksas Lake. Overnight at Darchen Guesthouse. We will pack our back pack and repack our luggage for Parikrama Days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed.
Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. The feeling of today can only be experienced by one and not described…Have your camera handy to capture amazing views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse or tent.
Charansprash – where we will have an auspicious opportunity to be as close as possible to Mt. Kailash. For those, who are equipped to walk in the snow, we will walk to touch the Holy Mount Kailash and receive ultimate blessings from Lord Shiva. After breakfast, we will depart to hike up to 21,000 feet elevation toward Mt. Kailash. Half way up the hike we will encounter snow. Today is a 8-9 hour hike. We will return back to guesthouse in Dherapuk for an overnight. This is an optional hike for all. For those who wish to stay and rest at the guesthouse may do so.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles). Overnight in tents.
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by Evening.
We retrace our journey back to Kerung from Saga. Kerung is a border town where we will spend the night. Overnight at a hotel in Kerung.
We clear our customs in Kerung before driving back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Yatri Suites and Spa Hotel in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for your Flight home sweet home.
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Staff and Driver Tips (10% of the Yatra cost is customary)(Note: this requires moderate walking)
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