Traveling is an extraordinary experience that
every person likes to try. It reveals a whole new and exciting world out there,
opens out your inner strength and presents with an unforgettable adventures
once in a life time. Traveling to Mt Kailash is something that many people like
to do once in a life time.
As we know there are different ways of traveling in the world, some
take their travel as a relaxing family holiday, some takes an adventure holiday
while many of the others take pilgrimage tours. Tibet is one of the most famous
destinations for both adventure holidays and pilgrimage tours. There are many
spiritual sites that you can visit in Tibet and traveling to Mt Kailash is one
of the most popular destinations for the people to have a mixture feeling of
Adventure holiday and spiritual journey.
Mount Kailash is one of the most sacred spot on earth and is holy
pilgrimages site for the people of the Buddhists, Hindu, Bon Religion and Jain.
And it is also known as precious jewel of
snow. Mt Kailash is located in far western Tibet called Ngari prefecture,
more than 1200 km from the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. it is not
particularly high as far as peaks in the Himalaya go as it only rises to 6714
meters 22027 feet but there is no other peaks in Tibet that is as holy as
Each year, thousands of Buddhists, Hindus, Bon and Jains are traveling
to Mt Kailash, starting their spiritual and adventure holiday from Lhasa, the
capital city of Tibet or from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and then
driving towards Nepal Tibet border, called Kyitong. Kyirong is also a very
sacred place for Buddhist as it is the birth place of Mila Repa Yogi who is
believed to get enlightenment in a life time.
All the tourists drive slowly to Mt Kailash by acclimatizing to the
high altitude and after around 4-5 days acclimatization and enjoying the most
beautiful landscape of western Tibetan plateau, you will finally reach
Mansarovar lake and Mt Kailash.
When you first see the lake
Mansarovar and Mt Kailash, you are full of emotion with delight and excited.
When you see the Mansarovar lake and Mt Kailash at first sight, you can not
believe how blue and clean the lake waters is, how beautiful and big the lake
is. The Mt Kailash is standing right in front of you, shining like a white
crystal, the shape of Mt Kailash is a like a cake offering or an compassionate
heart, showing to all the visitors. As scientists say that Mt Kailash is
located in the center of the universe. People are given too much energy by the
blessing of Mt Kailash when you are near it even if it is located at a very
high altitude. Everybody is not afraid of the high altitude and full of energy
to do the 52 km pilgrimage circuit around Mt Kailash, known as Mt Kailash Kora
and they believe in different ways such as Buddhist believes Mt Kailash as the
sacred seat of Samvara or Demchok in Tibetan which is one of the most important
figures in Kalachakara or the wheel of life. Hindus believe Mt Kailash as the
sacred seat of Shiva which is one of the most important figure in Hindu
religion where the other two religions also believe in a similar way.
There are thousands of Indians who are Hindus followers, traveling to
Mt Kailash every year, coming from Nepal for the purpose of only spiritual
journey. Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of lord Shiva. According to
the legend, immortal Shiva lives at the top of Kailash where he spends his time
practicing yogic austerities making joyous love with his divine consort Parvati
and smoking ganja the sacred herb known in the west as marijuana. Hindus do not
interpret Shiv’s behaviors as contradictory however but rather see in him a
deity who has wisely integrated the extreme of human nature and thus
transcended attachments to any particular and limited way of being. For Hindus,
to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash and have the Darshan-divine view of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from
the clutches of ignorance and delusion.
Pilgrims to Kailash after the difficult journey getting there are then
confronted with the equally difficult task of rotating the sacred peak.
The Buddhist, Hindus and Jains
followers walk around Mt Kailash as counterclockwise while the Bon
followers walk around Mt Kailash as anti-clockwise. The local Tibetans can walk
around Mt Kailash within a day where they start early in the morning from
Dharchen and finish the Kora in the late evening but for those of the pilgrims
who come from foreign countries, they take around 3 days to complete a Kora or
known a Parikrama.
Some of the Indians Yogi do Mt Kailash full Kora on bare foot and they
can finish the Kora within a day like other local Tibetans. Many of the
Tibetans, no matter whether they are Buddhist or Bon follower, they do full
body prostrations throughout the way.it is believed that a Pilgrim who
completes 108 journeys, known as Kora around Mt Kailash is assured
enlightenment. Most Pilgrims to Kailash will also take a short plunge in the
nearby highly sacred and very cold lake Mansarovar.
The word Mansarovar means mind or consciousness in Sanskrit and the
lake is believed to me a mental creation of their own Gods in different way of
belief by different religions.
Pilgrimage to this great sacred mountain and this magical lake is a
life changing experience and an opportunity to view some of the most magical
scenery on the entire planet.
Mt Kailash is not only visited by the spiritual people, but also many tourists from all the over the world come to travel to this most beautiful and mystical Mt Kailash/ Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to visit Mt Kailash and everybody believes walking around Mt Kailash, known as Kora is a challenging and once in a life time spiritual and adventure journey. Here is our Mt Kailash small group tour.
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