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Why People Go Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ?

Key Points on Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

  • Mt Kailash - 6638m                                            Mansarovar Lake - 4590m
  • Difficulty - Medium to Hard                              Duration - 11 to 15 days
  • Age limit - 18 to 70 years                                  Best Time - Mid May to Mid Oct
  • Routes - Nepal, Tibetian, China or India         Located in - Nepal
  • Price - 1.6 lakhs to 3 lakhs                               Max altitude - 4890 m     

Why do people go kailash yatra is because of the belief that one trip around sacred Mt Kailash or the Lake Mansarovar will erase the sins from one's life what attracts travellers who follow hindu religion. Jains, Bon and Buddhist have equal share on the believe that their god resides on Kailash. The shape of Kailash seems like pyramid to easter people where in Asia, specially for hindus, it is the symbol of navel of universe and Lake Mansarovar is the symbol of creation. The holy mountain is forbidden for climbing and it's prikrama is performed in persuit of salvation. The challenging trails, streams, rocks and snowy path demands human physical endurance thus, few are able to do the 3 days long round trip of the base of mountain.  

Lake Mansarovar: At an elevation of 4510m is significance for Hindus for bathing; believed to cleanse the sins and redeem to attain salvation. Near this lake there is another lake Rakshas Tal, the ‘Demon Lake’.

The hardship of the tour and the fruits of salvation it bears gives people enough fuels to visit this beautiful landscape of religious belief. 

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra From India

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra From India

Existing huge at 6705 meters, Mount Kailash, a residence of Lord Shiva according to Hindu Mythology is one of the holiest places in the world. Mount Kailash lies at the Transhimayan region in Tibet. Every year, only a few thousands of pilgrims are able to accomplish the journey to Kailash. Every year many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims join Kailash Mansarovar yatra from India and Nepal.

The major activity in Kailash Mansarovar yatra either from Nepal or India is making a complete rotation around the Mount Kailash and dipping in the Mansarovar lake. This place is holy for Hindus in a sense it is where Lord Shiva and Parvati used to reside. Likewise, for Buddhists, the Kailash is the place where the power and bliss of Lord Buddha still resides. Bon Buddhism has its own belief towards the mountain. Every religion may have different religious belief towards the place, however, everyone believes a single fact that entire region boasts the spiritual power and peace.

How difficult is Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

Well, it is among the extreme pilgrimage journey and only a few thousands of pilgrims are able to make it up to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from India every year. However, at good weather conditions and well-equipped travel journey, pilgrims can make it up to Kailash and Mansarovar. Likewise, the people who cannot do trek can do Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter tour as well.

When is the best time to go to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

The months during May to October are the best months for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Join the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from India through Nepal during these months for the best travel experience.

Is this tour only for Hindus and Buddhists?

It is not mandatory that you are Hindu or Buddhist to do this tour. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is doable for anyone fit for the tour. Indian citizens do not need a Nepal visa for doing this tour through Nepal. However, Nepal visa and China visa is mandatory for everyone.