Going for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a dream trip for mountain lovers and is a chance that comes once in a lifetime. Make the best of it with affordable and exciting travel packages from Sailani Tours. This tours and travels website will give you all the needed information about the packages for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Moreover, this is not only a dream place for nature enthusiasts but also a holy pilgrimage spot for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here is a short introduction to the spots that are a must-visit on this route and how you can reach this holy place.
How to reach Mansarovar?
Travelling by road to Mansarovar is a very long and hectic journey, which is quite unfeasible. For a better, shorter, and safer journey, people usually take the helicopter ride, which is the best option here. You can include the helicopter service in your travel packages so that you need not worry about arranging for it.
The helicopter can be boarded from Lucknow in India or Kathmandu in Nepal and takes you till Hilsa of Nepal-Tibet border as it is not allowed to land in Nepal. Thereafter, you need to enter Tibet by road and reach Taklakot or Purang. People can halt here for a night for acclimatization. The next drive is finally towards Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
Another alternative route that can be taken is reaching Nepalgunj from Kathmandu, taking the next flight to Simikot, and after that, taking the helicopter service till Hilsa and driving off to Tibet’s Taklakot from Hilsa.
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has two major holy sites, namely, Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, but there are several places on the route which are worth taking in this hectic route.
Darchen is a spot near Purang in Tibet as soon as you enter the country by road. It is the starting point of the pilgrimage where the pilgrims get their travel permits stamped officially. You can enjoy the picturesque beauty of this starting point of Kailash Yatra from the few restaurants located here to let the tourists refresh themselves.
Diraphuk and Zuthulphuk
After you start the journey and cross Yam Dwar, the first halt comes at Diraphuk and the second halt at Zuthulphuk. Both these places are isolated and have breath-taking scenic views of Mt.Kailash. It is a difficult but aesthetically enriching journey because of the magnificent beauty of the area.
The peak of Mt. Kailash in the evening with the starry sky in the background from Diraphuk is a sight never to forget. Taking a guide and a pony becomes necessary here, and the trek can be quite gruelling.
Another essential attraction on this route is the Gauri Kund, which is also known as Parvati Sarovar. The reflection of Chhota Kailash, one can see in the clear water of the lake. You can come across this lake while passing the Dolma La on your route from Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk.
This spiritual lake is located at an altitude of 4,556m and is very sacred to the Hindus. As the name suggests, the lake was created by the mind of Lord Brahma. It is also very sacred to the Buddhists as well and several monasteries, for instance, the notable Chiu Gompa can be found here.
People believe that a dip in the holy lake can absolve you from your sins. The azure water of the lake enclosed by the lofty peaks is the pinnacle of the aesthetic beauty of nature.
In the western direction from Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are the Rakshashtal. It is the point of origin of River Sutlej and is also a tourist attraction. It is believed to have been the home of Ravana and is known for the natural beauty around it.
Kailash Mountain is a holy spot for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. While Hindus consider the Kailash Parvat to be the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists believe it the house of Buddha. Jains also find it to be the spot where prophet Rishabhadeva attained Nirvana. On the whole, it is the highest seat of spiritual attainment and is entirely worth the difficult route that takes you to the top. Both the natural and spiritual serenity here is the prize that you get at the end.
Mt. Kailash is located near Lake Mansarovar and also near the origin of the largest rivers of Asia, the Karnali River, Brahmaputra, Indus, and Sutlej. Once you witness the beauty of Mt. Kailash, you know why it is called the abode of the gods. A place where God would reside could only be as beautiful as this, which inspires awe in human minds. The snow-capped views of the peak are the most serene thing you can ever come across. The tranquillity is genuinely unparalleled.
The Kailash Mansarovar trip is one of the most challenging routes you can ever come across but also offers heavenly serenity and beauty at the end, which surpasses all the trouble you take. Plan this exhilarating trip with the travel packages made by Sailani Tours N Travels to let your dream come true.