A Complete Travel Guide for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Travel Guide: Comprehensive details required for visiting Mount Kailash & Lake Mansarovar



A Complete Travel Guide for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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 them ‘The Jewels of Tibet’ because of the natural brilliance that evokes 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 travel to Mansarovar. With proper knowledge and guidance, one can enjoy the trip without challenging their physical or mental health. Also, as per 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 concerns 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 and monsoon seasons, people are generally recommended to plan to visit there during the months of May to October. Furthermore, good weather does not cause any problems for those people, whose sole purpose to visit there is a pilgrimage. 

The temperature of that region during the best time of visit is generally around 10 to 15 degree Celsius, which is still lower than the temperature in the plains of India at that time. Therefore, people are recommended to carry woolen wear with them, to stay protected in terms of their health while doing the Kailash Yatra

Ways to Reach Kailash Mansarovar

This section of the blog is about how to travel to Kailash Mansarovar. Unfortunately, there is no big International airport near to the site. One can only reach the nearest airport of NgariGunsa, 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. Tourists 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 Lucknow Airport easily via flight.

Another airport that can be chosen is Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, which is also well-connected to different cities in India and around the globe. 

Depending on the itinerary made by the tour operator chosen, a tourist needs to travel via road and 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 winter 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. 

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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 or bathing in Lake Mansarovar. While there are also those tourists, who visit there just to enjoy the amazing landscape 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 also possible there. 

Weather

In the region near the Kailash Mansarovar, the climate is cold and dry, as typical in Tibet. Summers start from May to August, with an average temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius. When it rains there, the temperature falls to low values. Kalash Mansarovar Weather varies from season to season. Winters occur from November to April and temperatures can reach -15 degree Celsius. Know More

History

In Hindu mythology, the site of Kailash Mansarovar or Manas Kailash has great value. Hindus consider the Kailash Parvat Yatra very religious, believing that Lord Shiva resides there with Mata 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 too, Lake Mansarovar, sometimes also known as Mansarovar River holds religious significance and is talked about with several teachings in Buddhist literature. It is also associated with one of the Buddhist Gurus, Guru Rinpoche, who is known to preach Buddhism in the region. Know More

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