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Fixed Date For Full Moon Day 2021
23 May(arrival Lucknow/Nepalgunj)
26th May (full moon at Manasarovar)
3rd, 7th, 16th, 20th, 24th,27th, 29th
21 June (arrival Lucknow/ Nepalgunj
24 June (full moon at Mansarovar)
3rd, 6th, 10th, 16th, 18th, 24th
21 July (arrival Lucknow/Nepalgunj
24 July (Full moon)
3rd, 10th, 22nd
19 Aug (arrival Lucknow/Nepalgunj)
22th Aug (full moon at Mansarovar)
8th, 16th, 20th, 24th 28th
18th August (arrival Lucknow/Nepalgunj
21th Sept (full moon at Mansarovar)
3rd, 5th, 8th, 15th
Day 1: Arrival at Lucknow and then drive to Nepalgunj
|Lucknow – Nepalgunj – 225 hours (5 hours)||Lucknow- 123m; Nepalgunj- 150m||Hotel|
|Day 2: Fly to Simikot then Hilsa and finally drive to Taklakot||Simikot – Hilsa – 51kms (1 hour fly in helicopter)|
Simikot- 2910m; Hilsa- 3640m;
|Day 3: Acclimatization day||around Taklakot||4755m||Hotel|
|Day 4: Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar||49.7km (3-4 hours)||Purang: 4755m, Lake Mansarovar: 4,590 m||Guest House|
Day 5: Drive to Darchen and Then Yamdwar and Trek till Dhiraphuk
|Darchen to Yamdwar- 4kms, Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk- 10kms||Darchen – 4670m ; Yamdwar- 4750m ; Dhiraphuk- 4775m||Guest House|
|Day 6 : Charansparsh (back to Dirapuk)||06 hrs||Altitude 5332 m||Mud House/ Guest House|
Day 7: Dhiraphuk to Zuthulphuk
|22kms||Dhiraphuk – 4775m, Zuthulphuk – 4700m||Mud House / Guest House|
Day 8: Trek back till Darchen and drive back to Taklakot
|8kms||Darchen – 4670m, Taklakot: 4755m||Hotel/Guest House|
Day 9: Departure
Hilsa-Simikot-Nepalgunj and then drive to Lucknow
Why Kailash Yatra
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra requires complete dedication and faith towards the lord. Spirituality evolves a mortal being into a nice personality. It is a pilgrimage tour designed for ensuring a better aftermath life in heaven. In Hinduism, spirituality is celebrated all the times. One always follows the path of spirituality to cleanse the committed sins. Kailash Yatra offers such mental peace that is hard to experience in real life. Kailash Yatra is the journey of faith of an individual. In this journey, a connection with divinity is established. In Hindu religious scriptures, Mt. Kailash is described as the heavenly abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. Mt. Kailash is a sanctified space where one has to be pure in soul. One travels to this pristine land to catch the glimpse of grandeur manifestation of Lord Shiva. Kailash Yatra comprises of two parikramas, one around Mt. Kailash and one around Lake Mansarovar. Before stepping in the holy sanctum of Mt. Kailash one cherishes to purify his soul by taking a dip in the holy water of the lake. Unlike other adventure trails, this arduous pilgrimage tour brings the pilgrims close to the almighty. The pilgrims take this tour in search of that spiritual energy. In Hinduism, the idea of moksha is widely celebrated.
The real meaning of the word Pilgrimage is a sacred journey. The main purpose of such a journey is to encounter the divine power. One takes pilgrimage tour is in search of inner peace. In life, one needs guidance to follow the path of righteousness. Divine power always helps the aimless souls to achieve the goal. The integral point of pilgrimage tour is to confront spiritual perception. The divine power appears in front of the devotees in a different manifestation. One takes a pilgrimage tour to reinforce the eternal meaning of life and its purpose. One finds solace in divinity after losing aim in the course of life. We all are the cog of the cycle of birth and death. In Hinduism, it is believed god can be achieved only when one renounces worldly pleasure. In the path of darkness, one loses real identity through pilgrimage tour one reclaims own self. One tries to get freedom from the shackles of samsara to encounter the beauty of divinity. Kailash Yatra establishes a cosmic connection with God. It is the tour of sacred revelation. To reach the pristine land of Mt. Kailash, one takes the route of Nepal. This pilgrimage tour achieves completeness when the pilgrims visit the holy sites of Nepal as well. So while going for Kailash Yatra, one gets the opportunity to encounter the Supreme Vision. The soul surrenders to the lord in search of inner peace. One takes voluntary austerities to relieve themselves from Karma. As per the laws of nature, one faces consequences in terms of vices and virtues. In the pilgrimage tour, one goes through self-penance to evolve the soul in a positive way. NTP ensures
In Asia, Mt. Kailash is one of the sacred lands for offering prayers. One can access the mountainous terrains of Mt. Kailash only through treacherous hikes. Its unique shape shows its majestic qualities with sides pointing towards main cardinal directions. In Hindu and Buddhist cosmology, Mt. Kailash is the worldly manifestation of Mt. Sumeru. It is the central axis of the universe. The top of Mt. Kailash is believed to the central point of fixation for cosmos rotation. In Hindu pantheon, Lord Shiva stays there with his consort Parvati and divine vehicle nandi. In Buddhism, Demchong, the tantric god is worshiped in the holy lands of Mt. Kailash. According to Bon mythology, Shenrab, profound founder of the Bon religion came to Mt. Kailash directly from heaven. The followers of Bon also believe Mt. Kailash is a swastika-shaped nine storied mountains which is a complete site of spiritual power. It is the source of four main life-giving rivers like Karnali, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Indus. As per the course of the river, the world is divided into four regions.
Like religious figurines like Shiva, Rishabhadev, Agyastyamuni all chose Mt. Kailash as the pristine location to preserve their symbolism of work. The world of mysticism always allures the common man with its magical realism. Everyone wants to explore this world of mysticism but very few can access. Mt. Kailash has located in such a treacherous route one lose hope to complete the trekking. Only the committed devotees can accomplish this pilgrimage tour to establish the soul connection with the divinity. The very idea of the trek around Mt Kailash is a kind of achievement of own self. It is the journey of self-discovery. In the course of the journey, you will start revealing your own identity. You will be subjected to arduous trek to know yourself better. It is an evolutionary process where the pilgrims metamorphose physically and mentally.
In the branch of philosophy, the human soul is the source of all our wishes and desire. The human soul takes shape under the influence of emotions and desire. If the human mind gets associated with little things then it gets entangled in the maze of desire. In search of happiness, human souls become engaged with actions. Karma is what we mean actions that can either good or bad. As per committed karma, one faces consequences. Consciously or unconsciously human soul becomes an integral part of this karma. So karma is a celebrated concept among the mortals to achieve reward or punishment. What one achieves in life that is the definition of pure karma. When spiritual thinkers suggest of renouncing worldly pleasure they advise to follow the path of righteousness. Human life is all about the continuous process of metamorphosis. So through Kailash yatra, one re-establishes the eternal relationship with the lord. In front of Kailash, everyone becomes a mere entity of mortality.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a majestic experience which you cannot feel unless taking the tour. The pilgrimage tour has always been a constant part of pilgrims to engage in pious culture. So traveling miles to seek the blessings of Lord is the only aim for these pilgrims. One can attain nirvana by maintaining a complete balance between the soul and the body. All across Mt. Kailash you will find pilgrimage sites where one seeks solace. These holy shrines are the pathway to attain eternal bliss. This tour is a self-emancipated tour that requires a complete devotion towards lord. The idea of virtue and vices results in our destination to heaven or hell. Through good deeds, everyone seeks the pathway to heaven. Kailash Yatra assigns the route to heaven for every pilgrim. This pilgrimage tour is for rediscovering own-self in the path of spirituality. Without hardship, it is difficult to find the existence of god. In a similar way, one has to endure destitution to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Those who are in search of inner peace, attain liberation in the pristine land of Mt. Kailash. In a lifetime, very few get the opportunity to revive their journey following a righteous path. Kailash yatra actually guides these souls to the right direction of Lord. Mostly on auspicious days of full moon, the pilgrims take this journey to witness the divine madness of the natural beauty.
Nirvana can be attained when one completely submerges in the devotion. One surrenders his own soul to find the ultimate abode of the lord. Purification of the soul is significant before stepping into the holy lands of Mt. Kailash. The circumambulation comprises of two phases – One around Mt. Kailash and other around Lake Mansarovar. In the course of trekking, Lake Mansarovar holds an important role of purifying the human body and soul. One has to be pure from heart and soul to get the darshan of the Almighty. Before the parikrama around Mt. Kailash, one takes holy bath in the water of Lake Mansarovar to clean the sins of the past and present life. Life is not only about your own identity, but there is also a beautiful world around you. The life achieves completeness after dismantling the sins and surrenders them in the world of purity. The pilgrimage tour to Kailash Mansarovar shows you the path of nirvana in harmony.
Many have the concept of spirituality is well celebrated among elderly people only. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not the holy tour designed only for grandparents but also it is the tour of knowing your own self. In our mundane life, inner peace is absent. We are in constant search for happiness. We forget to celebrate little things in our life. We always engage in mere competition with our own selves. In the course of a lifetime, one has to be self-content to understand the primary cause of life. We come to this cosmic world, not for birth and death. Life is a journey with a constant process of learning and unlearning. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stands out to be the symbolism of purity. Religion has been the constant striving force for the elderly class of society. For the young generation, it is about peace. Through traveling to this pristine land, they want to explore the beauty of nature and its existence. Many young travelers want to explore theological history and the folklore around Mt. Kailash. For religious and philosophical inquisitiveness, the young generation wants to travel to Mt. Kailash.
One can take Kailash Mansarovar either on road or via helicopter. Many pilgrims prefer the route of Lucknow to enter the holy land of Kailash Mansarovar. It is preferably a shorter route. Time is a constraint for many; through this route, one can complete the Kailash Yatra within a week. Pilgrims all across ages take this tour, so with a longer tour plan, it will be a difficulty. Over the road, you can enter the territory of Nepal easily. The followers of Jainism, Buddhism, and Bon Po travel to this spiritual land in search of liberating the souls. This majestic journey is for liberating souls from the shackles of sin and ignorance. The pilgrims aim to attain salvation. We act a medium of divine coordinator to take you to this saintly land by using our best resources.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Meal : Lunch and Dinner
Altitude: Lucknow- 123m; Nepalgunj- 150m
Distance: Lucknow – Nepalgunj – 225 hours (5 hours)
Mode of transport: Bus coach
After reaching the city of nawabs of Lucknow, you will be driving to Nepalgunj. If you are traveling from any part of India or abroad, then you can explore the beautiful city of Lucknow. From here you will cover a distance of 225kms in 5 hrs. After checking into the hotel, our representative will brief the itinerary of the whole tour. Nepalgunj is a small city built upon Karnali River. Stay overnight at Nepalgunj.
Meal: Breakfast , Lunch and dinner
Altitude: Simikot- 2910m; Hilsa- 3640m ; Taklakot: 4755m
Distance: Simikot – Hilsa – 51kms (1 hour fly in helicopter)
Hilsa to Taklakot – 21.2kms
Mode of transport: first flight and then bus coach
After early breakfast, you will be boarding a flight to Simikot. If you are an ardent lover of nature, then you will definitely love your 45 minutes flight to Simikot. The airport of Simikot is located at higher altitude with a relatively short runway. You will be boarding Dornier helicopters with STOL characteristics. These small helicopters will have a seating arrangement for 16-20 passengers. It is necessary to carry minimum requirements during your trip to Kailash Mansarovar.
You will be flying across beautiful topography. The mountains will allure you to explore more. After landing, you will find small town settlement across the airport. From Simikot you will be a boarding helicopter to Hilsa. It is a 20minutes flight. From this time onwards, you will be stepping out of your comfort zone. You will be crossing the border here as a whole group. We arrange group departure for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Here, you will meet the Tibetan crew and drive to Taklakot. This region falls under the Tibetan Autonomous Region (China). It developed on the beautiful valley of Sarayu Karnali river. From Hilsa you will take around 1hour to reach Taklakot. Earlier this town was used for the trading purpose. In Taklakot, a modern day complex is under construction. On the way, if you have enough time then you can visit the crematoria of Zorab Singh, the then senapati of the king of Kashmir. There is a temple as well nearby called Khojarnath temple. As per archaeologists, this temple is more than 800 years old. Now it has become an important post in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. You can roam around the town for adapting the extreme weather conditions and mountainous terrains. Stay overnight in Taklakot.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Distance: around the city
Mode of transport: on feet mostly
In Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, acclimatization day is required to understand the strenuous features in further trekking towards Mt. Kailash. In this pilgrimage tour, one has to acclimatize physically and mentally to complete the parikrama around Mt. Kailash. Many tourists cannot adopt the high altitude easily during Kailash Yatra. This acclimatization day is to keep the body and soul of the tourist’s ideal for the upcoming stretch of the trip. You will stay overnight at Taklakot.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Altitude: Purang: 4755m, Lake Mansarovar: 4,590 m
Distance: 49.7km (3-4 hours)
Mode of transport: bus coach
Today early in the morning you will be driving to Lake Mansarovar. You will be getting the sight of the lake and Mt. Kailash for the first time. Mt. Kailash is believed to be the pristine location. One steps into this holy land to secure mental peace. This journey is all about self-revelation. Impurities of soul and body can be cleaned off by taking a bath in Lake Mansarovar. The holy water of the lake is believed to be remedial of sin. The pilgrims perform ceremonial rituals on the shores of the lake addressing the souls of ancestors. Many pilgrims perform these rituals for eternal peace of the ancestor’s souls in heaven. Hinduism believes in rebirth as well. If anyone does any virtue in the mortal world then he will get peace in heaven. The word Mansarovar means the lake that fulfills yours wishes. It is connected with Rakshas Taal via the Ganga Chhu channel. Lord Brahma creates this lake in his mind. It is the spiritual abode of Hamsa, swan. After coming to this pristine location the mind builds a bridge of connection between consciousness and spirituality. The first encounter of Mt. Kailash in Lake Mansarovar will be an enchanting moment. After bathing, you will be taking a parikrama across the lake by bus. At night you will be staying in a guesthouse near Chhui Gompa Monastery.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Altitude: Darchen – 4670m ; Yamdwar- 4750m ; Dhiraphuk- 4775m
Distance: Darchen to Yamdwar- 4kms, Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk- 10kms
Mode of transport: Bus coach and then trekking
Today early in the morning you will be going to take holy dip in the fresh water of Lake Mansarovar. Before stepping into the holy mountainous terrains, the pilgrims rinse off impurities by taking bath. Many perform ceremonial rituals on the shore of the lake dedicating to the souls of ancestors. Our representative will arrange tent for bathing purpose near the shore of the lake. After breakfast, you will be driving to Darchen. It is a small village located in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. This place is the base camp for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. This beautiful village is now home for Tibetan pilgrims. This village is also helpful for nomads for grazing of sheep. For Kailash Yatra, this town becomes an important initiation location for the journey.
From today onwards you will be engaging in parikrama across Mt. Kailash. No one is allowed to climb high of Mt. Kailash due to its mythical and religious significance. You will be driving towards Yamdwar. From Darchen it is 10 km away taking an hour to reach. From Yamdwar, you will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk. The total parikrama across Mt. Kailash covers 38km. You will be trekking towards Dhiraphuk on foot on that very day covering a distance 10kms.
If you are physically not fit then you will have to take a pony. We carry our kitchen resources and camping logistics on yak or pony for the pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After reaching there, you will get to view the beautiful and enormous sights of Mt. Kailash. Due to extreme weather conditions, you will have to take your food early.
**Circumambulation is optional. Age and health are the constant constraints for parikrama across Mt. Kailash. Few complete it either by walking or on a pony. Those who prefer not to complete the parikrama can come back to Darchen after the darshan at Yamdwar. Those who will be staying back in Darchen can witness amazing views of Mt. Kailash with the changing shades of sun rays. They can actually visualize the beauty of mountains closely.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Altitude: Charansparsh – 5332m ; Dhiraphuk- 4775m
Distance: Darchen to Charansparsh and back (06hours 5.5 km oneway)
Mode of transport: Trek
A trip to Kailash Charan Sparsh is rewarding in itself but little tricky also due to severe climatic conditions and rocky treks. It takes around 6hrs to reach and come back.
Pilgrims with intense physical and mental ability only can perform this trek. We will reach the last point and touch holy charan (feet) of the Lord Shiva Kailash.We will halt here for little rest and then commence downwards trek back to Dhirapukh. It is said that Charansparsh is the origin of sacred river Bhagirathi which is first water source on the planet Earth as per Bhagawat Purana.Night stay will be at Dhirapukh lodge.
Altitude: 5332 mtrs Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, soup tea/ coffee cookies and Dinner Accommodation: Mud House/Guesthouse sharing room
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Altitude: Dhiraphuk – 4775m, Zuthulphuk – 4700m
Mode of transport: Trekking
Today you will be going out of your comfort zone. You will be trekking for 22kms today to reach Zuthulphuk. It is one of the most strenuous treks. One has to walk through deep layers of snow. The sharpness of stones is really scary for the pilgrims. Without proper guidance of sherpas, it will be very difficult to trek. At times you will feel hopeless in completing the trek. The inner faith will take you close to the Almighty. Stay overnight at Zuthulphuk.
*Optional: As many people are staying back in Darchen due to health or age issues, they can enjoy the beauty of surrounding Mt. Kailash from there. Else they can go for a one day excursion either to Astapadh or Saptarishi Caves. For this excursion, one has to hire private vehicle from the local stands. The vehicle will drop you at nearby location and from there you will be walking to your destination.
Meal : Breakfast , Lunch and dinner
Mode of transport: trek till Darchen and then bus coach
Today you are in the last stretch of your journey. You will be trekking from Zuthulphuk to Darchen covering a distance of 8-10kms. You will need around 4hours to complete this trek. Mostly in this entire trek, you need a professional guide to know about the trekking route. The sharpness of stones, covered snow, and the relentless journey will make you exhausted. At times you will lose hope in completing the trek. Your inner strength and complete devotion towards god will provide you accomplishment in your journey. After reaching Darchen, the driver will meet you on the other side of the trail. From there you will be driving back to Taklakot. Stay overnight at Taklakot.
*Optional: If any of your family members is completing circumambulation and other is staying back in Darchen, then you will reconcile with your family in Darchen. From there you will be taking a drive to Taklakot.
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch
Altitude: Taklakot – 4755m, Hilsa-3640m, Simikot- 2910m, Nepalgunj-150m, Lucknow – 123m
Mode of Transport: Taklakot to Hilsa (foot or drive)
Hilsa to Simikot (Helicopter 40 minutes flight)
Simikot to Nepalgunj (flight 40 minutes)
Nepalgunj to Lucknow (drive)
Today is the last day of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The entire day will be passed in the journey as you will be covering a long distance. Early in the morning, you will be walking back to Hilsa. Here you will have to complete your immigration formalities as a group. After immigration process, you will be boarding flight to Simikot. After reaching Simikot, you will again be flying back to Nepalgunj. You will be driving back to Lucknow.
Optional: As the entire day you will be traveling therefore your flights should be well connected on time. Delaying of the flights happens mostly due to adverse climate conditions. In that case you can stay overnight in Simikot and then on the following morning you can board flight to Nepalgunj.
When the pilgrims take the journey to the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, then they want pure veg food facility even in the distant land. We take care of such intricate details of our clients. In the detailed tour itinerary, we provide the clients with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We send our own Maharaj (Indian cook) along with helper to give the taste of homely delicacies to our clients even in such alien land. Many pilgrims are quite unaware of the hygiene of food items. We never compromise with food services. Due to extreme climatic conditions, many face gastrointestinal issues, so we want our clients to enjoy every moment in the spiritual journey. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves a complete reincarnation of the body and soul of an individual. Every year, the pilgrims take this journey to rinse off the committed sins and take the path of complete liberation. We provide pure veg food (without onion garlic) to our tourists because we know this journey is a complete metamorphosis of an individual. We do not want to compromise with our kitchen services as our clients take an important role in our tourism business.
Best time to go: It is between May to October. This is the perfect time frame for visiting Kailash Mansarovar. The average temperature in summer is around 15 to 30 degree Celsius. The winters fall down to minus degree temperature.
Minimum age: Due to its extreme rigorous landscape one has to start exercising 6 months prior to the journey. At such a high altitude one faces different kinds of health issues. One has to be between the ages of 18-70 years for this pilgrimage tour.
Total Distance covered: You will have to cover around 32km on foot. Due to its religious significance, Mt. Kailash has never been scaled. Unlike an adventurous journey, one has to understand the sacred insights of the journey. This pilgrimage tour allows the devotees to encounter the divine power of the lord.
Festivals: If you are traveling between May to October it is advisable to travel during the full moon time. If you visit Lake Mansarovar on full moon night you will confront the religious saga of the beauty. Some beauties are quite difficult to express in words. The beauty of Kailash Mansarovar is kind of like that type of sacred beauty. Another recognized festival, Saga Dawa is widely celebrated in Mt. Kailash.
Physical fitness: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a lifetime journey that engages the transformation of souls. While traveling to such a heavenly land one learns about the manifestations of divine power. One needs to sacrifice the vices to understand the supreme power of the divinity.
Height altitude: The optimum height to be reached in the course of the journey is 6637m (21778ft).
Local bus network: till Yamdwar our driver will drop you to carry out your further journey. From there onwards you will have to move forward mostly by foot.
Temperature: Due to its snow cladded mountains you will get cold weather all around the year. Summers are comparatively moderate in temperature but winters are literally cold. Mostly the pilgrims avoid such avoidable conditions for its extremities.
Basic Preparatory strategies
Kind of clothing
First Aid kit