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Route: Nepalgunj – Simikot – Hilsa - Kailash Mansarovar in Nepal route is a popular route to reach Mt. Kailash where you travel by Air and take a helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa. Taking a helicopter is quicker and convenient but is comparatively little bit costly. Through this route, the trip to Mt. Kailash takes 8 days with parikrama and 5 days without parikrama ( from India) ex. Lucknow or from (Nepal) ex. Nepalgunj. This route is strongly recommended if you have less holiday time for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Best time to visit this place is on May, June, September (July-August tours may be influenced by the monsoon)
Every year thousands of Hindu religious people come to visit the sacred Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake, situated in the China's Autonomous Region of Tibet from around the globe and neighboring country India via Nepal.
As per the legend, a person who crosses the Kailash circuit once, all his sins are gone away. Going around Mt. Kailash 108 times means that one is directly receiving Nirvana (freedom). According to the description of Ramayana, one who takes bath in Mansarovar Lake reaches Bramalok (heaven); whereas the one drinking the water from Kailash knows the world of Shivalok (Shivas abode).
A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet, (6,714 meters) Mount Kailash has unique distinction of being the world's most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Mount Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims every year. Before the dawn of Hinduism Jainism or Buddhism, the cosmologies speak of mount Kailash as the mythical mount Meru, the center and birth place of the entire world. The mountain was already legendry before the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, were written.
Mount Kailash is so deeply embedded in the myths of ancient Asia that it was perhaps a sacred place of another era, another civilization, now long gone and forgotten. Hindus believe mount Kailash to be abode of lord Shiva. For Hindus, to make the arduous pilgrimage to mount Kailash and have the darshan (divine view) of Shiva's abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion.
For many travelers or visitors, Tibet has a special appeal. This is particular true of the remote south – western corner where the great curve of the Himalaya swings northwards tilting the Tibetan plateau towards the "heavens"
Lake Mansarovar, the word 'manas' means mind or consciousness: the name Mansarovar means lake of consciousness and enlightenment. Mansarovar lying at the height of 15,000 fits or 4560 meters from sea level. It is held deep spiritual influence and wide religious significance among Hindus and Buddhists. Making round Mansarovar Lake and taking a dip in it is believed to be Purge one's soul from sins and the body from sickness. By taking a dip in the Mansarovar Lake, one can retain youth and vitality, still there others, who believe one can not only clean his soul but also secure his place on heaven after the end of mortal live. One more school of thought is that taking a dip in it helps one attain moksha (free from the cycle of birth and re-birth in worldly life). Mansarovar Lake is so big, for making round by walking path, it takes 3 days for locals and pilgrimage or adventure lovers its takes 5-7 days for camping. Round of Mansarovar Lake, we can see also eight Buddhist Monasteries and popular is Chiu gompa monastery. Here we can see birds and wild ducks. All adventure travelers, the Tibet lying Mansarovar Lake promises treasures of Shangri – La. Visiting once this pilgrimage area and adventure paradise is a life time achievement.
Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Simikot- Hilsa Mt. Kailash/Mansarovar Lake
Day 01: Transfer to Airport & Fly to Nepalgunj, overnight in Nepalgunj
Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj-Simikot & Heli to Hilsa & Drive to Taklakot, overnight in Taklakot
Day 03: At taklakot- Rest day, overnight in Taklakot.
Day 04: Drive to Mansorovar Lake, overnight in Mansarovar.
Day 05: 1st Day of Parikrama- Drive to Darshan & Trek to Dirapuk, overnight in Dirapuk
Day 06: Day 06: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk – Overnight in Zuthulpuk
Day 07: 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot – Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
Day 08: Fly to Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu
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