Being located at a great height of 6,638 m above sea level, snow-capped Mount Kailash and serene Lake Mansarovar is no less than natural wonders for the tourists who visit there. They call it them ‘The Jewels of Tibet’ because of the natural brilliance that evokes out of these two sites. For tourists and pilgrims who visit these sites from different parts of the world every year, knowing well about the weather here, the people, climate, best time to visit here etc. is important before planning a trip. With proper knowledge and guidance, one can enjoy the trip to the most, without facing any challenge of physical or mental health. Also, as per the religious values, doing this trip at the right time and in the right manner brings good fortune to the tourists.
Here is a complete travel guide to help people to plan their Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:
When to Visit Kailash Mansarovar
Weather is one of the most common concern for people who wish to make a visit to these sites, without any inconvenience. Since the weather around Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar remains good and open during the summer or monsoon season, people are generally recommended to plan visiting there in the time duration from the month of May to September. Because of good weather, tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty there to the most, while also do outdoor activities like trekking etc. more easily. Furthermore, good weather does not cause any problems for those people whose sole purpose to visit there is of pilgrimage.
The temperature of that region during the best time of visit is generally around 5 to 10 degree Celsius, which is still cool than the temperature in the plains of India. So, people are recommended to carry woolen wear with them, to stay protected in terms of their health while doing the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Ways to Reach Kailash Mansarovar
Unfortunately, there is no big International airport near to the site. One can only reach to the nearest airport of Ngari Gunsa, which is connected to Kashgar in China. Certain airlines like China Eastern Airlines, Tibet airlines etc. give service to this airport.
Other than that, the other airport from where the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from India can be started is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Tourist from different Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc. or those coming from a foreign land to any of the major Indian cities, can reach to the Lucknow Airport easily via a flight.
Another airport that can be chosen is Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, which is also well connected to different cities of India and around the globe.
Depending on the itinerary made by the tour operator chosen, a tourist needs to travel via road or even trek, to reach Kailash Mansarovar from any of the airports mentioned above. Generally, the flights to these nearest airports are available without delays, except in winters when heavy fog can cause delays. Since Kailash Mansarovar is a part of Tibet, one should also know about the permits that foreign nationals need to enter the region.
What to Do There
People from several different religions visit Kailash Mansarovar as per their thoughts and preferences, Some of them visit there as pilgrims, to cleanse their souls by drinking water of or bathing in the Lake Mansarovar. While there are also those tourists, who visit there just to enjoy the scenic beauty at that great height. The picturesque beauty, which is impossible to be seen in the plain areas of India or other parts of the world, can be enjoyed and witnessed at this site. For pilgrims, people take their Pandits with them to this site and do Havans there.
Trekking as an outdoor activity under the guidance of tour operators, is possible there. Weather
In the region near to the Kailash Mansarovar, the climate is cold and dry, as typical in Tibet. Summers starts from May to September, with average temperature of around 10 degree Celsius. When it rains there, temperature falls to low values. Winter occur from December to April and temperature can reach to – 10 degree Celsius.
In Hindu mythology, the site of Kailash Mansarovar has great value. Hindu people consider the Kailash mountains religious, believing that it is a home of Lord Shiva and Parvati. This site has also been mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. Also, it is believed that Lord Brahma thought of the first lake in his mind, which later became Lake Mansarovar. As per Buddhism, Lake Mansarovar also hold religious significance, and is talked about with several teachings in the Buddhist literature. It is also associated with one of the Buddhist Gurus, Guru Rinpoche, who is known to spread Buddhism in the region.
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I have gone to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with other three female family members in a conducted tour by Trip to Temple ( batch no-H1824) from 22 Aug 2018 to 1st September 2018. It was really a amazing trip, Lord shiva full filled my life long wish and we have such a nice and memorable yatra. Except ...
Mr. Ankit Kedia ( Ranchi )
It was a dream come true moment for me to travel such a divine and holy place kailash mansarovar yatra. Such a dificult yatra has been made so easy and simple by our travel agency trip to temple. I heartly thanks to all staff member of trip to temple for making this diffucult yatra so wonderfull. May lord shiv gave all blessing to trip to temple working memeber in there life for doing such a wonderfull job.
Ajit Garg ( Meerut )
I have gone to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with other three female family members in a conducted tour by Trip to Temple ( batch no-H1824) from 22 Aug 2018 to 1st September 2018. It was really a amazing trip, Lord shiva full filled my life long wish and we have such a nice and memorable yatra. Except initial hiccups at Nepalgunj due to bad weather for two days The complete yatra is completed quite comfortably without any tension. In all 68 (28+40) members were there in the group. The complete group members were very good to each other and moved as a cohesive group without any problem. Credit goes to the temple to trip team management for proper arrangement and nice cooperative behavior of all the group members. It was not easy to manage such a large group with some limitations but your staff managed it nicely and the service staff was humble and supportive. Though through out the trip we were well taken care by the trip organizer (Trip to Temple) but few points ( as stated below) are worth mentioning here to prove the point that all possible efforts were taken by the organizer to make the trip comfortable & enjoyable without any additional monitory burden on the trip members. 1- Throughout the trip ,hot food was arranged with sweet dish inspire of limited facilities available for them in all remote areas. Here it is worth mentioning that at Derapuk, hot night dinner and hot water was served in each room by your staff. 2- Good gesture by them by providing hot water and tent facility for ladies for bath at Mansarovar lake. 3- Arranging Pandit ji for group Puja at Mansarovar Lake after bath. 4- Gladly listening with patience and accepting the suggestions given by group members time to time, e.g.,creating "KMY Kailash Yatri2018" Watsapp group for better communication, listing group members in sub groups for taking helicopter trip etc. 5- During the trip attending courteously and patiently all the queries about us from our family members. 6- Last but not the least, inspite of two days additional stay at Nepalgunj in hotel due to bad weather, no additional money was demanded by them and the complete expenditure was absorbed by them. As stated above the trip was nicely organized by you, but as you know, one should always look for improvement. So keeping this in mind, I suggest that you may arrange for low power CFL/LED bulbs in place of regular high power filament bulbs at all places in your night halts (where electricity supply was provided by solar power). so that with the same available solar power lights can be provided in the rooms during early morning hours also. This will certainly make early morning activities much easier. I am sure you will take it as a suggestion and not as a compliant. In one sentence I want to record that I am fully satisfied after completing my Mansarovar yatra and Kailash three days parikrama ( though on horse) comfortably and safely with God grace and due to well organized trip & all trip members support and good wishes. With all the good wishes and blessings to all the group members and Trip to Temple team.
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