Overland Kailash Tour (Kathmandu – Kyirong Border – Kailash – Kyirong Border – Kathmandu)
Holy Mt Kailash Spiritual Tour lies on west Tibet on Nagri region at Garuda valley. It has many spiritual values for all religions. According to Hindu myth the most sacred Mt. Kailash formed six millions years ago when the mountains were in their formatting stage. Mt. Kailash is the youngest mountain that lies in Karakoram Range and Nanga Parbat. Holy Mt. Kailash “Kang Rinpoche”; the sacred pilgrimage of Asia that lies in the South-West of Tibetan autonomous region of China-Nagri is accessible By road via Nepal. Despite being a sacred and venerated pilgrimage site for billions of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains & Practitioners of the Bon religions, thousands outside from Tibet make trip each year. Mt. Kailash is a unique and the most venerated destination, yet least visited among the world’s major holy places. Booking a trip through few reliable agents, who are operating Mt. Kailash Tour via Nepal, is the best way to visit Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to Vedas, immortal Shiva lives on the top of Kailash Parbat where he spends most of his time practicing yogic austerities. Making joyous and love with his divine companion Parvati. For a Hindu, to make the laborious pilgrimage of Kailash and have Darshan (divine view) of Shiva abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and disillusions. The Jain calls the mountain Astapada and believes it to be the place where ‘Rishabh Dev’, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained liberations.
Followers of Bon, Tibet’s pre-Buddhist Shamanistic religion call the mountain, Sipai Man (Sky Goddess). Additionally, Bon myths regard Tise as the site of a legendary where 12th century battle of sorcery between the Buddhist Saga Milarepa and the Bon-Shaman Naro-Bon-Chug took place Milarepa’s win over Saman displaced Bon as the primary religion of Tibet, firmly establishing Buddhism into prominence. Although Buddha is believed to have magically visited Kailash in the 5th century BC, the religion of Buddhism only entered Tibet via Nepal and India in the 7th century AD. Tibetan Buddhist call the mountain Kang Rimpoche,” the precious one of Glacial Snow” and regard it as the dwelling place of Demchog (also known as Chakra Samvara) and his consort, Dorsephagmo.Three hills rising near Kang Rimpoche are believed to be the homes of the Bodhisatvas Manjushree, Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara.
The journey to the foot of Mt. Kailash is hard but the task of circumnutation the sacred peak is even harder. This hardest journey round Mt. Kailash is called Kora or Parikrama that normally takes three days. In hopes of gaining extra merit of psychic powers, some pilgrims complete the journey in just a day, which is a miracle. Others take two to three weeks for the Kora by making full body prostration through the entire way. Buddhists and Hindus round the peak clockwise while Bons route it anticlockwise.
Mt. Kailash a glittering dome of snow towering 6714 meters (22022 ft) above the windswept landscape of Tibetan Plateau is a mesmerizing jewel. West of Mt. Kailash lies the ruins of the “lost cities” of Tsaprang and Tholing, once the capitals of the powerful kingdom of Guge, where some of the finest and earliest Buddhist murals still stand.
Spiritual Expeditions, Nepal offers spiritual Mt Kailash Spiritual Tour itinerary which covers most part of spiritual destinations around the region, we include “touch Kailash” or charan sparsh tour on 2nd day of Kailash kora from Dirapuk. First part of this Overland Kailash Tour cum trek involves a bus ride from Kathmandu through Nepal Tibet border. The second part of the journey starts from Tibet border to Darchen by private vehicle for four days. The third and the final part is the four-day Parikrama or kora from Darchen. This is the part, which holds optimum passionate of the pilgrimage. The first day trek takes you from Darchen to Driaphuk Gompa. At second day we will hike up to base of Mt. kailash north face from dirapuk which we call Touch kailash or charan sparsh tour, after some spiritual activities at base of Mt. Kailash, we return back to Dirapuk and prepare for next day. The third day, known to be the most difficult part of the trek is from Driaphuk through Dolma-la pass (5600 meters) to Zuthulphuk Gompa. The fourth and the final day of the Parikrama is a short one of 8 km. After that, vehicle takes over for the return journey via the same route.
(Spiritual Kailash program via overland)/ Standard tour with Touch Kailash (4 Days Kailash kora)
- Once supporting truck for Kitchen and meals
- Nepali cooks, staffs and equipments from Kathmandu via Kerung border
- All veg. meals from kitchen (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) for Tibet Kailash part
- Supporting experience Nepali staffs for Kailash kora as per group size