Kailash Mansarovar Yatra


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Going on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a dream for all the devotees of Lord Shiva. The Mansarovar Yatra is conducted under extraordinary circumstances at high altitudes. One needs to have detailed information about it and prepare well before taking the Kailash journey so that it becomes once in a lifetime experience for them. 
Having all the questions and doubts cleared before visiting Kailash Mansarovar is essential. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra FAQ clears all the doubts of the pilgrims willing to take the Mansarovar Kailash Yatra. We make sure to provide all the information that is authentic and transparent to the Bhole Bhakts. 
We have divided the frequently asked questions into the most relevant categories making them easy to understand for the readers. You can go through this page to prepare well for your dream trip. This page provides you with detailed information on the following topics:


It is strictly prohibited to click pictures of Chinese soldiers and the immigration centre, so do not click their pictures and follow the rules.

You will be seeing the following places during the whole Kailash yatra:-
i) Rakshastal- It is located to the west of Lake Mansarovar. Rakshastal is a saltwater lake which means the lake of demons. It is said that the demon king Ravana meditated here and recited Shiva Tandav Stotram to impress Lord Shiva.
ii) Lake Mansarovar- This is the point where we get the first view of Mount Kailash. It is a freshwater lake that was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma and then manifested on earth.
iii) Chu Gompa- It is a monastery near Lake Mansarovar. 
iv) Yamdwar- One of the most prominent attractions of the Kailash Yatra, Yamdwar is the Gate of Salvation. It is believed that passing through this gate washes away your sins. This is the point from where Mount Kailash Parikrama starts.
v) Mount Kailash- The main motive to go on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is to get the darshan of the Holy Mountain Kailash. It is believed that Mount Kailash is the resting abode of Lord Shiva and his family. 
vi) Nandi Parvat- Next to Mount Kailash is the Nandi Parvat. Nandi Ji is believed to be the Vehicle (Vahan) of Lord Shiva, so wherever there is Lord Shiva, Nandi Ji will be there. The Nandi Parvat is a mountain in the shape of Nandi Ji.
vii) Dhirapuk- After completing the first day Parikrama of Mount Kailash we reach Dhirapuk. It is the place that gives the most beautiful view of Mount Kailash between two other mountains. One can spot the Golden Kailash in the morning from this point. 
viii) Shiva Sthal- On the second day of Mount Kailash Parikrama, we get to see Shiva Sthal which is the place where people donate clothes and ornaments as it said that if you donate something at Shivasthal, you will get it in your next life.
ix) Dolma La Pass- This is the highest point of the Kailash Parikrama which is situated at an elevation of 6800 meters above sea level. You get to visit Dolma La pass on the second day of Mount Kailash Parikrama.
x) Gaurikund- It is a perfectly round-shaped lake just ahead of Dolma La Pass and is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. It is said to be the lake in which Mata Parvati used to take bath and created Lord Ganesha.

Incase you are starting the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Kathmandu, then the Kailash Yatra Tour Package will also include the sightseeing of Kathmandu- Pashupatinath ji Temple, Bodhnath Stupa, and Jal Narayan Vishnu Temple.

The first thing in planning for Kailash Yatra is taking an oath or a resolution (Sankalp). From starting to think about the Kailash Yatra, itself is planning for it. You can contact Trip To Temples- India’s leading Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Travel Agency at https://www.triptotemples.com/package/kailash-mansarovar to execute your planning.

Security and Support are not a major concern on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Trip To Temples ensures the safety and security of the pilgrims travelling with us. The destination is altogether very safe. As Kailash Mansarovar is a pilgrimage tour, people from good families and good intentions go on this pious trip. Thus ladies, senior citizens, or those who are coming alone must feel secure on the Kailash Yatra.

It takes more time while going and less time while returning on the same route because

i) We move from low altitude to higher altitude slowly by acclimatizing to the weather.

ii) While going on the Kailash yatra, we have many attractions en route.

iii) We stop at various attractions to take pictures.

You will get plenty of picturesque spots to click photos on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, however, clicking photos of Chinese soldiers and the Immigration centre is strictly prohibited.

The shopkeepers in Tibet speak the local language. They use calculators to communicate with tourists. They will type the rate of the product on the calculator and if you do not agree with the price quoted, then you can type their rate on the calculator and show it to the shopkeeper, in this way negotiation takes place between customers and the shopkeeper. You can also take the help of the Tibetan guide in bargaining.

It entirely depends on you from where you want to start Kathmandu or Lucknow. However, the majority of the people prefer to start Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Lucknow, making it the most popular route of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road starts only from Kathmandu because comfortable roads for Kailash Yatra are not available from India. The Kailash Yatra through this route is the cheapest way to visit Kailash Mansarovar. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road Package of Trip To Temples includes 3 nights stay in Kathmandu along with Kathmandu sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Jal Narayan Vishnu.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter starts from both Lucknow and Kathmandu. It is the most popular Kailash Yatra route. The Kailash Yatra through this route starts from India, so yatries get to save money on international travel and it is easy to manage in case of trip delay due to any reason. Since Nepal side travelling is by flight and helicopter, hence it takes lesser time in travelling, making it the shortest route to Kailash Mansarovar. Trip To Temples provides 2 nights complimentary stay on the Heli route at both destinations. Sightseeing in Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Jal Narayan Vishnu is also included in the Kailash Yatra Package if starting from Kathmandu.

Any inflammable objects such as matchstick, ghee, etc and sharp objects such as knives, scissors etc are not allowed on the Flights and Helicopters on Kailash Yatra. A portable Oxygen cylinder is also not allowed in Helicopters, so it is better to purchase one in Tibet.

The Central Government of India does not offer subsidies on any pilgrimage tour. However, different state governments in India offer subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. UP Government is the most liberal in giving subsidy on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. To promote tourism, UP Government gives a subsidy of Rs. 1,00,000/- once in a lifetime to the pilgrims going on the Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra only if the address on your Passport and Aadhar is of UP. You need to apply for a subsidy online within 2 months after the completion of the Kailash yatra. The authority responsible for giving subsidies to Kailash yatris is UP Dharmarthya Karya Vibhag which is located in Lucknow. You can log in to their official website for the same. Documents required for applying for subsidy are- Soft copy of the Group VISA & Yatra Permit, Invoice bill, Yatra Certificate, and a photo near Mount Kailash.

You can contact Trip To Temples for support and assistance on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Subsidy.

For more information visit https://www.triptotemples.com/subsidies-for-kailash-yatra or SMS / Whatsapp KMY UP Government Subsidy on 9911937751

The VISA issued for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a Group VISA. The Staple VISA for Kailash Yatra is a sheet of paper in which the name of each group member is mentioned. The VISA is neither stamped nor pasted on the passport of group members. First Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Group Permit is applied in Tibet about 45 days prior to the Kailash Yatra start date. After the Group Permit is issued, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Group VISA is applied in the Chinese Embassy. For people travelling from India, Group VISA is applied at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi and for people travelling from outside India, Group VISA is applied at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

Physical Fitness: Earlier, the Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Yatra used to be tough when people had to trek for about 200 km. Now with the development of road networks, the Adi Kailash Yatra has become comparatively easy. However, you must take some precautions, like you should be physically and medically fit to go for the yatra and people with severe medical medications should avoid coming to Adi Kailash Om parvat yatra. one should always stay hydrated throughout the yatra and should avoid fasting.

Basic Accessories: Carry warm clothes as the region is colder comparatively and is also in high altitude.Carry basic medicines for your own good as resources are limited in the area. Always carry your stock of dry fruits and accessories according to your need.You won’t find basic shops above Dharchula.

Weather condition: The weather condition in mountain areas is always unpredictable hence pilgrims should understand that itinerary might change accordingly for their comfort, Sometimes it may take more than the usual days to complete the yatra.Yatris are advised to always keep calm and be patient during yatra.

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