KAILASH YATRA

KAILASH YATRA Kailash Overland Tour

The Sanskrit word "Manasarovar" is a combination of two Sanskrit words; "Mānas" meaning "mind, while "Sarovar" means "a lake or a large pond" Mansarovar, which lies at an altitude of 14, 950 ft, is considered the highest freshwater body in the world. While Mansarovar has a deep spiritual significance, its antithesis, Rakshas Tal, was born of the intense austerities performed by the demon King Ravana to please Lord Shiva. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet, and neighboring countries. Bathing in Manasarovar and drinking its water is believed by Hindus to cleanse all sins. Kailash remains an unclimbed mountain for its religious significance. In 1926, Hugh Ruttledge made rigorous study from the north face, which he estimated was 6,000 feet (1,800 m) high and "utterly unclimbable" despite its massive terrain. The only person to ever reach its holy peak was a Tibetan Buddhist Yogi, Milarepa, in the 11th century. In the modern world, as the age of Science and Technology, one may raise a question, “Does Shiva reside at Kailash?” Indeed, Lord Shiva along with his consort Goddess Parvati and their children still resides in Mount Kailash, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is eternal who is of neither beginning nor end. If anyone doubts him, he/she does not understand his essence of being in the universe. Lakes associated at Mount Kailash, according to mythology, have significance in an individual’s life: Lake Manasarovar, sweet water, symbolizes brightness while Lake Rakshastal, filled with salty water and represents darkness, two faculties of mind which govern the entire human life. According to the Vedas, the mountain is a link between heaven and earth. The followers of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism believe that the peak is the gateway to heaven. The Pandavas along with Draupadi are believed to have attained moksha. As per ancient text, it is said that no mortal shall be allowed to walk atop Mount Kailash, where among the clouds is the home of the gods/goddesses, no one can dare to ascend the top of the mount to see the faces of the gods, whoever does will be put to death.

Kailash Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Tour 12 Days  |   Max : 4900m

In September 2017, Kailash overland tour from Kerung border underway as an alternative route, which is easily accessible to Mount Kailash from the suburbs of Nepal.

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter 11 Days  |   Max : 5613m

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter is the finest choice from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, stay overnight in Nepalgunj. From here, we fly to Simikot..

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