The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (pilgrimage) in Tibet is known to be one of the most
sacred pilgrimage journeys. Tibet can be entered from China or you can travel through
Kathmandu by air. The pilgrimage tour visits Holy Mount Kailash and serene
The holy mountain of Tibet, Mount Kailash lies in the far west. Mount Kailash has a
height of approximately 6714 meters. The Holy Mount is also famous as Tise, Kailasa,
Kang Rinpoche, or Mount Meru. It really is the jewel of snows, as it stands high like a
pyramid of Egypt in between the barren landscapes of Tibetan plateau. The Holy
mountain is known to be an important pilgrimage destination for thousands of people
who visit every year.
It is one of the most beautiful mountains in China. The mountain constitutes of four
different sides. The peak of the mountain is almost always enveloped in clouds, and it is
believed by the locals that anyone who gets to view the peak clearly will be very lucky.
The Mount Kailash is sacred for:
- For Hindus, it represents the seat of Lord Shiva
- For Buddhists, it represents a terrestrial projection. A projection cosmic mandala of Dyani Buddhas and Boddhisatvas (the circle of life)
- For the Jains, it represents the place where the creator of faith attained freedom from the cycle of life and death
- For the Bonpos it represents the ancient spiritual seat of power
Five Buddhists temples all with a history of mystery and legends lie near the Mount
Lying at a distance of around 15 miles from Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is spread
with all its beauty and serenity. The Lake Manasarovar brings is famous for its
remoteness. The solitude and serenity it offers to the adventure lovers and tourists
make it even more special. At the Lake Manasarovar, the pilgrims who want to clean
themselves from all the sins, take pride in taking a dip in the clean and clear pristine water
of the lake.
The area around Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is the origin of four of the major rivers in
- The Sutlej
- The Brahmaputra
- The Indus
- The Ganges
Festivals at Mount Kailash
During the month of June, a delightful Saga Dawa festival is being hosted in Mount
Kailash every year. The maximum number of trips to the place arrives during the full
moon in June and gives the participants of the festival, some new experiences. This journey
is truly called as once in a lifetime kind of journey.
Pilgrimage (Yatra) to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake
The Kailash and Manasarovar yatra (pilgrimage) is known to be one of the most sacred
pilgrimage journeys. Thousands of people decide to visit Mount Kailash and Lake
Manasarovar, every year to experience an adventure-filled journey towards the
consecrated lands with enthusiasm for eccentric virtue of belief and hope that they can
surrender their past deeds and come out cleanse off the pristine water of the lake.
One part of the Yatra is to walk the kora around Mount Kailash, which brings good
fortune, and pilgrims do this during the month of the yatra.