An imposing 21,778-feet tall, the magnificent and majestic Mount Kailash is more than just a mountain. It’s a legend. Located in the South-Western corner in the Himalayas of Tibet, Kailash is not just one of the highest parts of the world and the source of four mighty rivers of Asia but it’s also one of the most significant spiritual spots in the world, revered by millions of people from different religions across the world.
But more than anything, the journey to Kailash Mansarovar is a life-changing experience for the few thousands of pilgrims who undertake it every year, teaching them a sense of self like nothing else can. For a pilgrimage to this isolated, timeless, breathtaking and fascinating spiritual spot is like a journey within yourself.
Kailash Sacred Walks, a program by Isha Sacred Walks, offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of embarking on this journey to Kailash Manasarovar. All our fellow travelers will unanimously agree that they all returned from this trip completely transformed. The magical and mystical spot has been drawing people to its divine presence for various reasons. Here’s why you should not miss the chance to be a part of the Kailash Manasarovar yatra.
The idea of going on a trek or a mountaineering feat is always toward a sense of achievement, to make yourself bigger than who you are. But the idea of a pilgrimage is to subdue yourself.
The Kailash Parvat or Mount Kailash along with the holy Manasarovar lake is deeply integral to the heart of spiritual Asia, capturing the imagination of human beings since time immemorial.
According to Hindu legend, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called Manasarovar, which is a combination of the words ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake).
Hindus also believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the holy centre of the earth and the manifestation of heaven itself.
Tibetan Buddhists profess that Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok who symbolizes supreme harmony.
The Tibetan religion of ‘Bon’ believes Mount Kailash as their spiritual seat of power.
In Jainism, Kailash, referred to as Mount Ashtapada, is the place where the creator of their faith, Rishabhadeva, attained freedom from the cycle of life and rebirth.
Just 20 kilometers away from Mount Kailash, the sacred blue and emerald green Manasarovar lake that lies at a height of 15,015 ft, is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and the power to wash off all mortal sins.
For these reasons and more, a trip to Kailash Manasarovar is an intense spiritual experience, complete with the inclusion of meditation sessions, satsangs ( spiritual discourses) and much more. The 13/14-day trip will commence at Kathmandu, where you will explore the ancient city along with its holy spots and includes the journey to Tibet, drive to Saga, overnight camping and meditation sessions at the breathtaking Manasarovar Lake. This will be followed by the challenging yet fulfilling trek to the North face of Kailash, where you will get a chance to meditate in the presence of the mighty peak before you journey back.
A sojourn to this roof of the world is an arduous, but rewarding one. Every single traveler of this incredible journey undergoes a humbling and enlightening transformation, which cannot be described, but can only be felt first hand.
Get ready for some incredible experiences. Soak in the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the mighty peaks of the Himalayas. But most importantly, get ready to have an honest peek into your own self. As Sadhguru says, you return home with “a little bit of Kailash with you in your heart and your mind”.
With our team of highly skilled, trained and dedicated teachers and volunteers ever ready to help you with every step you take on this memorable journey, you will be enveloped in a sense of endless energy, tranquility and oneness.
This year, our groups will embark on the Kailash Manasarovar Sacred Walk in July, August and September.
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