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Mount Kailash is known by the name of Kailash, Mt Kailash, Kang Rimpoche, Tise, Kailas, Kailash Parbat, Mount Meru and Sumeru Parvat is a pillar of the world located in the heart of the six mountain ranges symbolizes a lotus. Thousands of Hindu Pilgrims from all over the world make an adventure pilgrimage tour to Kailash every year. Join us now, Kailash Mansarovar tour package booking open for 2017.
Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru or Sumeru which is the spiritual centre of the universe according to Buddhist, Jains and Hindu cosmology. Thousands of Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Bonpo pilgrims circumambulate the foot of Mount Kailash that is 52km long. Mt Kailash is believed to be the Axis of the world that provides a connection between the earth and heaven between the physical world and the spiritual worlds, the celestial centre of the world where heaven meets earth. For the followers of four of Asia's great religions, Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Bon, Kailash is the centre of the universe, the seat of all spiritual power, the summer residence of Shiva and home to the Buddha of supreme bliss. Kailash is the head mountain and the centre of all the religion.
Thousands of pilgrims travel to Kailash each year to complete a "kora"; walking 52 km around its base. Tibetans believe it takes seven lifetimes to accumulate enough merit for the right to travel there. Some pilgrims drop to the ground and offer body length prostrations each step of the way in a deeply devoted act of prayer and submission. Each kora, it's believed, amasses good karma and blessings. Located in a remote area of west Tibet, near the border of Nepal and India, Kailash is about a 1200km from Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. It's about 800km from the border to Nepal. It takes between two to five days to drive there.
As the region has opened to the world, the images of the incredible pyramid-shaped mountain have got out, adventurers, trekkers, spiritual seekers and devotees of the various faiths have begun travelling there from all corners of the world. Some keep returning, again and again."Mount Kailash is one of the most auspicious, powerful places you can be. The kora opens your perception, changes the way you look at and appreciate life. Kailash is like a guru; everytime you go, there is another lesson you learn, another obstacle that gets removed from your way to finding your inner truth.There's a driving power inside us which we can either supress or follow. Anyone who goes to Kailash never returns the same.
Kailash and Manasarovar are not a question of belief or a question of faith, it is not a question of religion. It is surely a very enhanced space compared to what you normally live in. Mount Kailash is more than just a mountain. Jains believe it's where a saint achieved enlightenment. Bonpos believe it's where their founder descended to Earth. Hindus believe it is where the god Shiva lives. Both Buddhists and Hindus believe it's the spiritual center of the universe. What they'll all agree on is that any good believer will make the pilgrimage there at least once and complete the 33-mile lap known as the kora around the mountain. An exemplary pilgrim will walk the loop 13 times. One seeking enlightenment will do it 108 times. Some will take several weeks to circumambulate performing prostrations the whole way.
People come to Kailash all year long, but it's especially busy during the Saga Dawa Festival, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment at a massive flagpole called a tarboche.Many Tibetans believe walking around the mountain in one day brings good luck. Worshipping Kailash doesn't mean that you have to restrain you normal daily behavior. It's not like visiting a church, where you have to be quiet and concentrate on the prayers. Many groups and families have a lot of fun worshipping Kailash. Mount Kailash or Mt Kailash is a striking peak in the Himalayan mountains of western Tibet. The source of some of the longest rivers in Asia, Kailash is a sacred mountain for four faiths: Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and followers of the indigenous Tibetan religion of Bön. Next to the mountain are two sacred lakes, the most important of which is Lake Manasarowar.
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating trekking around Mount Kailash will remove sins and bring good fortune. The pilgrimage around the sacred mountain is called the Kailash Kora.
It is said that one trip around Mount Kailash will wipe away all the sins means bad karma of one's current lifetime; 108 revolutions will remove the sins of all one's lifetimes and bring salvation from reincarnation or moksa. Alternatively, pilgrims who complete one circumbulation of Kailash and bathe in the frigid waters of Lake Mansarovar will also bring salvation. No pilgrims climb Mt Kailash. All four religions believe it would be a serious act of sacrilege to set foot on its slopes. Legend has it that the only person to have reached the summit is the Buddhist champion Milarepa who flew to the top in the 12th century and that all others who have ventured to defy the taboo have died in the process.
The rugged path around Mount Kailash is 52 km long, following a blue mountain stream much of the way. Altitudes range from 15,000 feet at the start to 19,000 feet at the Dolma Pass. The circumambulation is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists but counterclockwise by followers of the Jain and Bön religions. Other pilgrims seek special merit by taking much longer to circle the holy mountain instead of walking, they perform body-length prostrations for the entire 32 miles. The pilgrim bends down, kneels, prostrates full-length, makes a mark with his fingers, rises to his knees, prays, and then crawls forward on hands and knees to the mark made by his/her fingers before repeating the process. It requires at least four days of physical endurance to perform the circumambulation this way.
Mount Kailash is located in a particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan Himalayas. Only those in the best health are able to undertake the journey even to the starting point of the circumambulation, let alone walk 52 km in a single day. A few modern amenities, such as benches, resting places and refreshment kiosks, exist to aid the pilgrims in their devotions. Most pilgrims and trekkers take three days to complete trekking around Mount Kailash from the city of Darchen, aiming for Dirapuk Monastery on the first night, crossing Dolma La Pass and arriving at Zutrulpuk Monastery the second night, and finally returning to Darchen on the third day.
Monastery accommodation is not always available, so
travelers must carry tents and food. To help with the burden, yaks and
porters can be hired in Darchen. The path frequently crosses mountain
streams, so waterproof boots or an extra pair of shoes is essential. Mount Kailash Pilgrimage tour
starts from Kathmandu or Lhasa. From there, they travel over the
Tibetan plateau ranging 10,000-16,000 feet in elevation in a rented
Jeep. It is a long journey with four night stops in guest houses,
finally arriving at Darchen(4600m).
All Kailash travelers need a guide, vehicle, driver, and a military permit to visit Kailash, all of which are arranged on tours from Kathmandu or Lhasa by authorized Kailash tour operator. The short version of the tour takes 14 days cost USD 1,950 which can be split among four travelers. Mount Kailash Trek typically begins and ends in Darchen where foreigners must register and pay an admission fee to the Kailash area. Popular hostels in Darchen include the Yak Hotel and the Darchen Guesthouse where dorm beds are available.