|KAILASH LOCATION:||Western Tibet|
|Altitude:||Kailash peak (6714m) above the Sea level.|
|Base Camp||Darchen (4560m) above Sea level.|
|CLIMATE:||Unpredictable (Max 20 degree Celsius to Min. –16 degree Celsius).|
|BELIFES:||Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Ban-Po (all AUM followers).|
|Idea time for Parikarma:||Mid May to Mid September, The best time June/July/August|
|HolyKailash extended with (Nandi+Crystal Face and Guge Kingdom):||Austapad or Serlung Gompa-Kailaslh Ganga-5km driving or walking- day trip|
|Indrayani Cave/ falls or Hanuman Asan-5 km driving_2 km walking- day trip|
|Saptarishi Caves/Nandi/Kuber Parbat Parikarma-13km including 9km walking with Serdung Chuksum_La (pass)-5858m- day trip|
|49 km including 37km walking distance- Inner route/Khado Sanglam Pass-5675m- 3 days|
|52 Km including 40km walking distance-Outer Kora,Dolma la-pass 5660m- 3 days|
|Manasarovar:||On 4550m from sea level, 102km outer (road) distance for parikarma,|
|Total (both way)- (KTM):||1645km (total 12+ days)- road with black topped.|
|Dress:||Light with down jackets on travelling, 3 layers with down/wind proof on walking days are recommended.|
|Standard time:||2+15 hrs on Nepali time.|
|Currency:||Yuan or Renimbi which has value of 6.35+ for each US $|
From the beginning of human history billions believe, The Holy Himalaya, where the universe sprang from a place so divine that just a glimpse of it can devour all evil, a palace of the Gods who protect the universe from the clutches of evil, ignorance, arrogance, and delusion. This place, which has been revered as the epicenter of the universe is none other than Kailash Mansarovar.
To the Hindus, Kailash, which means crystal in Sanskrit, is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru and the abode of Lord Shiva who with his consort goddess Parvati lives atop the mountain in utmost harmony performing yoga austerities. The Buddhists consider, it as a heaven on earth where saint Padmasambhava gained enlightenment. It is also assumed to be the place where queen Maya was brought to before giving birth to Lord Buddha. To the Bonpos, it is the precious snow mountain or Gang Rinpoche a gigantic mandala that is the epicenter of all Tantric forces. To the Jains it is the mystical mountain of Astapada where the founder Rishabhadeva attained spiritual liberation. In Sikh scriptures, it is believed that the founder Guru Nanak Dev learnt meditation techniques atop the mountain and he is believed to be one of the few people to have ascended the mountain peak.
The lake Manasarovar is the source of the four great rivers of Asia--the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmaputra and the Karnali(Ganga). It is believed that bathing in the lake and drinking its water cleanses all sins. The Hindu mythology states that the lake was first created in the mind of lord Brahma, hence its name Manasarovar, which is a combination of two Sanskrit words Manas which means mind and Sarovar which means lake.
However, the pilgrimage to this mystical region, holy Himalaya, which is believed to be the navel of the universe, is difficult and arduous. In fact, it is considered to be one of Asia’s most religious and difficult trips and yet this holy region is one of the most visited places on earth. It is believed to have invisible magnetic powers, which lures people across the globe to it.