Mt Kailash (6638m) is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus all over the world. Mt Kailash is situated near Lake Mansarovar and the Lake Rakshastal. Believed by devotees to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, Mt Kailash is visited by thousands of devotees over the year. According to mythology, Lord Shiva had spent his time in Kailash meditating and smoking sacred marijuana.
Mt Kailash tour offers a unique combination of natural beauty with spiritual and religious significance. The Great Adventure Treks provide an exclusive helicopter tour of Mt Kailash for your comfort. In fact, a specially chartered helicopter from Simikot will take you to Hilsa in the Tibet-Nepal border. From there you will drive to Mansarovar and complete the pilgrimage.
Due to several religious reasons, Mt. Kailash is not open to the summit. Generally, people visit it as a 52 km long walking circuit. There is a myth that the visit to this holy site will release a person from the trappings of delusion and worldly things and relations. Many saints and sacred gurus have practiced tantric yoga in their quest of attaining enlightenment.
Buddhists in Tibet revers Mt Kailash as a holy site. According to Buddhist scriptures, Lord Buddha had visited Mt Kailash, and Buddhism spread in Tibet through these routes. After the tour of Mt Kailash, devotees take a plunge at the nearby lake Mansarovar. In particular, the Lake Mansarovar means the lake of consciousness. Dipping in the lake is equivalent to attaining enlightenment as per the legends. So don’t delay any further. Take this once in a lifetime spiritual tour of Kailash. Go through the following itineraries before starting your journey.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)
Day 02 Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03 Fly to Nepalgunj and stay overnight
Day 04 Fly to Simikot (2910m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 Fly Simikot – Hilsa and reach Taklakot in Tibet (4025m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 06 Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m – 2 Hours). Overnight at Guest House
Day 07 Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m – 1 Hour). Overnight at Guest House
Day 08 Start Kailash Kora and reach at Derapuk. (4920m – 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 09 Second day of Kailash Kora. Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m – 8/9 Hours)
Day 10 Juthulpuk to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest House
Day 11 Fly Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 12 Departure to Home