Mt. Kailash, the name refers to Lord Shiva, taken as the sacred mountain. Hindu epic has mentioned this as the navel of the earth. This holy mountain is situated in the south west corner of Tibet at an elevation of 6714 m. This is the place regarded as the heaven, said to have been meditated by the supreme god, Shiva. Hindu believes that Mt. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. There are other religions, which pay their great homage to Kailash interpreting in their own way. Hindu says, this is the domain of Shiva (Destroyer and Transformer), Buddhist believes, Kailash is the abode of Samvara (A multi-armed wrathful deity), Tibetan takes it as Khang Rinpoche or ‘precious jewel of the snow’, and Bonpo and Jains have illustrated Kailash differently.
Kailash is the great source of four great rivers which flow in four different directions. The Karnali falls into the Ganges (South), Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra, east), Sutlej (west), and Indus (north). The credit goes to these rivers for the ancient civilizations.
There are two Lakes on the lap of Mt. Kailash: Mansarovar and Mapham Tso (Victorious Lake).It is said that Lord Brahma, the creator of Hindu god, created Mansarovar in his sons’ request. So, the Hindus take holy baths get rid of the sins of hundred life time. Hindus and Buddhists make Kora (circumambulation) around the lake as pilgrimage.
This is the tour to attain the sheer spiritual energy. This tour can be organized in vivid way. The trek to Kailash- Mansarovar is for those religious aspirants who are endowed with the sense of adventure and having keen desire to unravel the mysteries of the unknown.
Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu (1350 m) to Nyalam (3750 m). O/N at Guest house
Day 02:Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. O/N at Guest house
Day 03:Drive from Nyalam to Saga (4,050 m). O/N at Camp
Day 04:Drive from Saga to Parayang (4,500 m). O/N at Camp
Day 05:Drive from Parayang to Mayamla Phedi, 5-6 hrs. O/N at Camp
Day 06:Drive from Mayumla Phedi – Mansarovar – Chu Gompa (4,560 m). O/N at Camp
Day 07:Drive from Chu Gompa – Darchen (4,600 m). O/N at Guest house
Day 08:Circumambulation Darchen to Dirapuk (4,890 m). O/N at Camp
Day 09:Circumambulation continues from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk. O/N at Camp
Day 10:Ends trek at Darchen-drive to Horchu. O/N at Camp
Day 11:Drive back from Horchu to Parayang. O/N at Camp
Day 12:Drive from Parayang to Saga. O/N at Camp
Day 13:Drive from Saga to Nyalam. O/N at Guest House
Day 14:Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu