Kailash Mansarovar Yatra From lucknow 8 Night 9 Days
According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spends his most of the time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine consort Pārbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the SOUL of all AUM followers in the world.
Divine Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been the most significant holy yatra for Hindus for its eternal religious & spiritual values "Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundreds of lifetimes."
Day 1: Lucknow to Nepalgunj: On arrival in lucknow will drive around 4-5 hrs in AC coach for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in evening. Overnight at Nepalgunj in Hotel Siddhartha.
Day 2: Nepalgunj Simikot Hilsa: Early Morning drives to Airport and catch flight for Simikot, rest for few hour at Simikot and then fly to Hilsa by Helicopter, wait for other group traveler and then drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang. Its 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalganj to Simikot & then 10-20 minutes helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa.
Day 3: Acclimatization at Purang: Entire day free for acclimatization and short trek may be taken in preparation for Mount Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay at Hotel Purang.Purang is small & very clean town with lots of shops at both sides of road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra. You can buy trekking sticks, water gallon for keeping Holy Mansarovar Water, some packed juices & other things. Some bargaining happens here at almost all shops. Its pleasant experience to roam around at Purang.
Day 4: Purang to Mansarovar Lake : Drive roughly 2 hours in AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake and then Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake. Complete Holy Lake Parikrama of approx. 105 KMs, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. While coming to Mansarovar Lake you will see first day of Kailash today. Its overwhelming experience to see Divine Mount Kailash, just next to Holy Lake Mansarovar while taking bath. Overnight stay at Guest House near Lake Mansarovar. If weather permits, You can visit to Lake Mansarovar in night or early morning (Brahm Muhurt) too to witness the divinity of the place.
Day 5: Mansarovar to Darchen: After short drive from Lake Mansarovar you will reach to Darchen which is base for Kailash Parikrama. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 6: First Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash: Early in morning after breakfast we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk ( 10 KMS first day Parikrama). You get blessed with darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Those who are not doing Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen for approx. 30 minutes and stay there in Hotel for 2 nights. You can see & pray to Mount Kailash from Darchen. **Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.
Day 7: Second Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash:Early morning start trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and then Zuthulpuk. Total trek is of 22 KMs on second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey in throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass descend to Gauri kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Overnight stay Lodge / Guest House. First 6-7 KM (till Dolma La Pass at 5600 m) of 2nd day has very steep climb & most difficult part of Yatra. Yatris are advised to take comfortable time to cover it & take rest wherever you feel problem. After 1st 6-7 KM, remaining 16 KMs are comparatively plain / downwards & comfortable. Important : Parikrama (Day 2). You will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, you get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside river. You will see East face of Mount Kailash here.
Day 8: Drive to Purang:Third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete. Generally it gets completed by 9:00 to 10:00 am. After this short trek drive to Darchen and continue drive to Purang. Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 9 : Hilsa Nepalgunj Lucknow:Drive to Hilsa by AC luxury vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter then to Nepalgunj by flight & then drive to Lucknow
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