Holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover are among the holiest of all places on this planet. The journey to this area is made possible over the past ten years with good motor-able road on World's highest and largest Tibetan plateau where Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover is located.
HimEx Nepal offers pilgrimage for interested people to pay homage to World's greatest holy sites - Holy Mt. Kailash and Sacred Lake Manasarover.
This unique journey takes you to remote side of Tibet South West of Ngari area bordering West Nepal-North West India of Ladakh and close to Pakistan frontier.
This Journey offers mind-blowing scenery of windswept dry and high terrain, lined with array of snow capped mountains that straddles border with Nepal and Tibet.
Although a desert like appearance with moonscape, journey to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover is an experience of a life time in the high altitude where the average elevations above 4,000 meters high, one can also witness ancient Bon (pre-Buddhism) and Tibetan Buddhism culture with fascinating customs which makes this trip so special.
Mt. Kailash at 6,714 m / 22,028 ft high, wholly within Tibet, is an amazing mountain of beauty and grace, with four great cardinal faces, eastern face is believed to be crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire and the northern gold.
It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jain and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion-Bonpa.
Our journey to Holy Mt. Kailash & Manasarover starts with an interesting overland drive from Kathmandu towards newly opened frontier post of Nepal and Tibet / China at Kyirong with overnight at Syabrubesi around Langtang / Rasuwa area.
At Kyrong Tibet / China, our Tibetan guides and drivers receives you for onward journey in the comfort of Four Wheel Drive and supporting Truck to load our camping gear and foods for this trip.
On going through immigration and custom formalities, you'll head toward the inner Tibet on leaving green vegetation and forested area towards dry, arid arctic region on high and vast Tibetan plateau with great views of Mt. Shishapangma, Dorji Lakpa, Ganesh Himal (Yangra) at 7,422 m and Langtang range of peaks as the drive leads past over several high passes and towns of, Saga, Paryang to reach at Horpa eastern side of sacred Lake Manasarover with first view of Mt. Kailash.
From here, drive towards Darchen town located on vast Barkha plain and to Tarboche a holy spot, where this Kora / Parikrama / Circuit begins with fantastic views of Mt. Kailash West Face; walk commences, gradually up to reach at Dhiraphuk with views of magnificent Mt. Kailash North Face and then climbing on top of high and holy spot at Dorma-la pass adorned with prayer flags and offering.
The highest point of this trip is at 5, 470 meters high on top of holy Dorma –la pass; from here after some prayers and offering descend to Lamchu valley at Zutul-Puk 4,760 m and then a pleasant walk back to Darchen, completing the holy pilgrimage and kora in Tibetans.
A short drive from Darchen leads to Lake Manasarover, a huge emerald colored lake where one can perform religious rites and puja.
After a great spiritual moment, feeling high, we head back on the same route to reach Kathmandu with great lifetime experience on holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover trip with outmost service of HimEx Nepal / KailashMansarovar.com team of Nepalese and Tibetan staff.
At present, due to broken road from 25th April & 12th May 2015 earthquake, the normal route from Kodari / Zhangmu is closed, however this holy Yatra or pilgrimage can be done from newly opened Kyirong border.