The place where the four parallel religions bend their paths to meet the holiness of this world is a place to visit at least once in this lifetime. Mount Kailash is not just a mere mountain of stone and snow; it is a cluster of belief, spirituality, religion and hope. And day by day this pile is getting enormous with its mysticism and splendidness.
Sitting in the corner of south-western Tibet, dominating a large part of the region with its magnificence, Kailash rises at an elevation of 6638m(21778 ft) which is among the highest parts of the Himalayas. It is not just the home of the four different religions (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Bon religion), but the great Kailash also has four rivers flowing in four directions within 50km of range. The great Sutlej to west, Brahmaputra to east, Karnali to south and Indus flows to the north. And thus the great Kailash is also known as ‘Meru’ which means the navel of the earth.
The Mansarovar Kailash is one the holiest place for the Hindus, according to the legends it was the place where lord Shiva lived for years and still. Shiva the lord of destruction and creation resides at its peak along with his wife Parvati in a state of perpetual meditation. The mountain is defined as the pillar of the world because it is located at the heart of the six mountain ranges representing a lotus. The Kailash also has a narrative in the Puranas which dictates that the four faces of Mount Kailash are made of Crystal, Ruby, Gold and Lapis Lazuli.
Every year thousands of people from all across the world make their pilgrimage to Kailash to bathe in the divine Mansarovar Lake which is located at the foot of the holy mountain. The lake has a circumference of 110km which the tourists and locals cover in one single day to get washed away from their sins, not just of this birth but of the last 7 births. And if they do it for 108 times, they attain Nirvana or Moksha or Salvation which in real term means one’s own paradise.
Around the great mountain there are many other places for the pilgrims to visit, one of which is the divine Gauri Kund, a group of 5 natural small reserves with emerald green water. The lake is known as the lake of compassion and holds very significant importance in the Hindu religion. It is said that the goddess Parvati used to bathe in the lake and here only the lord of good fortune the great Ganesha was born. Apart from Gauri Kund; Trirthapuri, Yam Dwar, Asthapad, Siwasthal and Tarboche are few other tourist destination near the Kailash.
The greatness of the mountain cannot be truly explained or understood through mere words. It only can be grasped by feeling the aura of the place inside the heart, which can only happen when you are at Mount Kailash.
Posted On : 10-May-2018
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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