The Kailash overland tour is a spiritual journey and a bucket list for devotees from all over the globe. This Yatra leads you to the holy territory of Mt Kailash through the recently opened Nepal-Tibet border of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung. This route takes you on a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash to pray and stroll around the sacred region.
The tour will amaze you as it takes you through the spectacular natural beauty of Tibet, fascinating culture, and breathtaking vistas. The excursion entails driving across the high mountain pass, lodging in isolated locations, and passing by the spanning rivers. But the benefits are tremendous.
As an alternative route to Mount Kailash, a Kailash overland tour via the Kerung border began in September 2017. This route has made Mt. Kailash omit accessible from Nepal's fringes.
The escorted holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar tour starts with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO world heritage sites. We then enter through the Langtang National Park and cross the Nepal-Tibet border before we arrive at Kerung. We will then approach the towns of Saga and Drive to Darchen via Mansarovar Lake.
En route, you will see spectacular views of the sacred Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurla-Mandala, Rakshash Lake, and Lake Mansarovar. On the eighth day, we will begin our three-day Kailash Kora. Kailash's sacred circulation, the holy Lake Mansarovar parikrama, and the highest pass of Drolma La are the main highlights of the Kailash Parikrama.
The Kailash and Mansarovar overland tour from Kathmandu takes 14 days to complete. May and August is the best season to visit the holy Mt. Kailash via the overland route. We can furnish this itinerary combining Muktinath and Kailash overland tours.
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Holy Mansarovar Lake and Cursed Rakshas Tal
One of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, Mansarovar Lake (4,590 meters) is situated in China's Tibetan Autonomous Region. Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon adherents all regard Lake Manasarovar as sacred, making it a popular pilgrimage destination. According to Hindu legend, Mansarovar Lake was built by Lord Brahma as a location for meditation and spiritual purification.
A saltwater lake called Rakshas Tal, often called Ravana Tal is about 3 kilometers from Mansarovar Lake. The Hindu epic Ramayana's evil lord Ravana is thought to be the inspiration for its name. Legend has it that Ravana atoned at this lake to appease Lord Shiva.
Rakshas Tal, in contrast to Mansarovar Lake, is thought to be cursed and is regarded as a location of evil. The lake's water is black and gloomy, and craggy cliffs and desolate hills encircle it.
The Lake is renowned for its magnificent view of Mount Kailash in the background and glistening blue water. Mansarovar Lake visitors should be aware of the following:
- Visitors should be aware of the lake's hallowed status and refrain from any activity that may be considered disrespectful or damaging.
- The only lodging options close to the lake are primitive lodges or camping, so guests should be ready for either option.
- Though taking a dip at Mansarovar Lake is thought sacred, the Government of China has restricted the activity
A spiritual Kailash Kora circles the revered Mount Kailash. During the first day of the Kora, you will pass through the Derapuk Monastery at 4900m with a view of the South Face of Mt Kailash in the beginning and approach to see the West face.
You'll pass by several sacred locations along the second day of Kora, including the Dolma La Pass, which is thought to be the psychological and spiritual zenith of the journey. This day is the challenge of the walk which entails a steep ascent and is a representation of the struggles and difficulties one must face to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
Pilgrims can feel the spiritual force of Mount Kailash and its surroundings as they travel. The voyage serves as a metaphor for the spiritual journey of life and the need to keep moving forward on the road to enlightenment on the third day of the Kora. During the Kora, Pilgrims can see all four faces of Mount Kailash.
The Kailash Kora is a profound spiritual trek that links travelers to Mount Kailash's divine energy. The voyage is a metaphor for the spiritual journey through life and the challenges one must face to reach enlightenment.
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You can also extend the Kailash Overland Tour with Muktinath, and add 04 more days to your itinerary. The combination of the Kailash and Muktinath tours takes 16 days to complete. You can make the Muktinath trip before or after the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
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