Strikingly beautiful sights, enchanting mountains and lakes and therapeutic energies, the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra offers all of this in abundance.
Located in the majestic trans-Himalayas of Tibet, lies the splendid wonders of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. This sojourn is once in the lifetime experience. Known as the adobe of Lord Shiva, it is one of the highly revered places in the world.
Surrounded by towering snow-clad mountains, the serene Lake Manasarovar is aptly named as “The Jewel of Tibet,” and a brilliant marvel of blue crystal-clear water.
The place has attracted the attention of pilgrims from time immemorial. As per mythology beliefs and ancient sages, it is one of the places where one can attain Nirvana. Everyone interprets the importance of this place in their own different ways. It is believed that the circumambulation of Mount Kailash and taking a dip in the holy water of Lake Manasarovar absolves a person of their sins.
A journey to Kailash Manasarovar takes you through the rocky terrains, high altitude, and extreme weather conditions, but this does not stop thousands of pilgrims from visiting this mystical place every year.
Mythological Significance of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra
While four major religions in this world consider Mount Kailash as their highest pilgrimage, Hindus in specific regard Mount Kailash as the mortal manifestation of Mount Meru, the spiritual center of the universe and an omnipotent force that washes off one’s mortal sins.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Get your first glimpse of vibrant Kathmandu as you are transferred to your hotel. Bring your day to an end with a Satsang and orientation.
Day 2: Fly to Timure
Enjoy the sight of small hamlets and villages nestled in the lush greenery of Himalayas as we take a helicopter ride to Timure, the Nepal border town. We complete the immigration at Nepal as well as Tibet side before further driving to Kyirong.
Day 3 & 4: Drive to Saga
Feast your eyes on the enchanting beauty of Tibet, the awe-inspiring landscape and the changing hues and colors of the surrounding mountains as we drive down to the city of Saga. You will stay here for an extra night to acclimatize to the high altitude before continuing the journey to Lake Manasarovar. This bustling city is also the last stop to shop for any last-minute supplies.
Day 5: Manasarovar
Prepare yourself for incredible vistas of sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, and large lakes as you travel to Manasarovar. Your first view of this freshwater lake will be truly breathtaking. Stay overnight on the banks of the lake and drink in the peace that surrounds this space.
Day 6: Manasarovar / Darchen
The sixth day of your Kailash Manasarovar Yatra will be a mystical day of meditation and invocation. Experience a refreshing shower from the water of Manasarovar Lake, which is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and said to have the power to wash off all mortal sins. After lunch, drive to Darchen, a small town at the base of Mt. Kailash for overnight.
Day 7: Kailash
On the seventh day of your holy trip, get ready for a trail that is as challenging as it is rewarding. Pack up and drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamadwar, and begin the trek to Dirapuk.
En route, behold the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the western face of Kailash. Finally, experience the powerful and indescribable phenomenon of this revered mountain. As you stay the night at its base, indulge in the beauty and immensity of the esoteric Kailash.
Day 8: Kailash
Today, we trek from Dirapuk to the north face of Kailash for meditation in its mighty presence. It’s time to allow the essence of Kailash to take root in you. Staying another night at Dirapuk, in the company of this enchanted peak will allow you to fully imbibe and take in your experience.
Day 9: Darchen
The trek comes to an end as we head back to Darchen, a small town at the base of Mt. Kailash. Get a glimpse of the south face of Kailash as we journey to this town.
Day 10 & 11: Drive to Saga & Kyirong
After the immensity of Kailash, enjoy a relaxing journey back to Nepal – Tibetan border. Along the way, we will visit the cave where Milarepa spent a long time in meditation.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu after completing the immigration formalities at Nepal-Tibet border. Devote the day to exploring this 2000-year-old city.
Visit the ancient Pashupatinath temple, considered the holiest temple in Kathmandu and Patan, the city of fine arts. We close the sojourn with a Satsang and Guru Pooja, an offering of gratitude to the great Masters of the past and present.
Day 13: Departure
You return from the sojourn carrying, as Sadhguru says, “a little bit of Kailash with you, in your heart and your mind.”
Best time to visit Kailash Manasarovar?
Usually, the beginning of June till the end of September is very suitable for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Why travel with Sacred Walks?
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is a sacred journey known for its spiritual and mystical experiences. The journey requires long travel and trek through high altitude, very cold weather and places with little or no facilities. Isha Sacred Walks aims and plans the sojourn in a way that allows you to make this journey without experiencing the rigors of altitude and weather or lack of facilities so that you can enjoy the magic of these spaces.
A lot of care goes into ensuring the well-being of all the participants which includes travelling with a highly experienced team along with a doctor, a stationed team at every overnight place consisting of doctors and volunteers, every meal is freshly cooked to ensure hygiene and health, emergency evacuation measures if needed and above all, meditations and satsangs every day to enhance one’s receptivity and deepen the experience of these spaces.
Every year, with Sadhguru’s grace and blessings, thousands of seekers make their pilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar and carry back an experience of a life time.