Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra 2004.
      
   
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Holy Mt. Kailash
 
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MT. KAILASH -22,022 feet (6,714 m) claimed to be the apex of the Hindu religious axis is also one of the highest mountain in western Tibet .For thousands of years the Kailash area has been held sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and followers of Bon (Tibet's indigenous religion). Pilgrims carry out devotional circumbulation (Parikarma) here . It is believed that just a single Parikarma around Mt. Kailash can remove your sins of a lifetime while 108 Parikarmas will achieve Salvation (Mukti).

In the descriptions of this numinous mountain , Hindus consider it to be the Lord Shiva's Throne. Lord Shiva, sits in eternal paradise, the long strands of his matted hair falling and flowing all about him. The holy Ganges river is said to emanate from one of these strands.

Buddhists identify Kailash with the Mighty Mt. Sumeru, as the religious symbol to consciousness and enlightenment .

As per Bon religion Mt. Kailash is the soul of the country and assures perpetuity and protection On the other hand Lake Manasarovar at 14,950 feet (4,558 M) is said to be the highest fresh water lake in the world which is sprawled below Mt. Kailash. It is believed that a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

Further, The Indus, Sutlej, Ganges and Yarlong Tsangpo (Brahmapppputra) rivers, all originate on and around Mt.Kailash.

To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks is to be transformed into another way of life , to see and become part of such a devout pilgrimage as shown by pilgrims around MT. Kailash and lake Manasarovar is overwhelming and a life time experience.


Day 01

Arrival transfer in Kathmandu.Evening Mt. Kailash pre-departure briefing

Day 02

Sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanth. Pm last minute
shopping and final preparation for tomorrow's departure.

Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu (1303. m) to Kodari . Trek 8 kms
to Zhangmu (2220). Overnight in Nyalam Hotel at Nyalam (3750m)-150 Kilometers/ 8-9 hours.

Day 04

Drive from Nyalam to Yak Kharka (4675 m) – 240 Kilometers / 6-7 hours. Overnight at Camps .

Day 05

Drive from Yak Kharka to New Dongba (4500 m) -160
Kilometers/6-7 Hours. Overnight at Camps.

Day 06

Drive from New Dongba to Mayumla Phedi (4500 M)-210 Kilometers/7-8 hrs Overnight at camps.

Day 07

Drive from Mayumla Phedi to Mansarovar (4560m). 120
Kilometers/4-5 hours. Overnight in Camps.

Day 08

AM: Mansoravar Prarikarma by Landcruiser. Visit Chui
Gompa - subject to time permitting .
PM: Drive to Darchen (4560m) .O/N at Guest house in Darchen

Day 09

Drive Approximately 8-9 Kilometers from Darchen to Tarboche , the trek starting point of Kailash Parikarma. Trek to Dira Puk (4775) – 12 Kilometers/ 6-7 hours. Overnight at camps.

Day 10

Continue Parikarma over Dolma La Pass (5650 m) to Zuthul
Puk (4700 m)- 22 Kilometers/10-11 hours. Overnight at
camps.

Day 11

The Kailash Kora (Parikarma) ends today after an easy trek- 14 Kilometers, Proceed to Hor Qu (4560m) at Lake Mansoravar. Overnight at Camps.

Day 12

Drive from Hor Qu to Mayumla Phedi (4500 M)–120 Kilometers/6-7 Hours. Overnight at Camps.

Day 13

Drive from Mayumla Phedi to New Dongba ( 4500 M)- 210
Kilometers. 7-8 hours. Overnight at camps.

Day 14

Drive from New Dongba to Yak Kharka (4675 m) –160
Kilometers/ 5-6 hours. Overnight at camps.

Day 15

Drive to Yak Kharka to Nyalam (3750 m)-240 Kilometers / 6-7 Hours. Overnight at Camps.

Day 16

Drive from Nyalam downhill to Friendship bridge (Miteri
Sangu) border between Tibet and Nepal where our vehicle will be ready for the group for their journey to Kathmandu( 1300M)-150 Kilometers/ 8-9 hours.Overnight at the hotel In Kathmandu.

Day 17

Departure transfer to the airport.