Amidst the travellers that wish to make a visit to the Holy Kailash Mansarovar, there is always a great surge of excitement. No matter to which country or religion they belong, they want to experience the peace and serenity of the region around Mount Kailash, and to cleanse off their sins by taking a bath in the Lake Mansarovar. But to all of them, one common concern of planning a trip to the Kailash Mansarovar is about selecting the best way to reach there. Because of the great height Kailash Mansarovar is located at, one cannot expect all the urban, modern ways of travel there. This is why, it is very important for every tourist who want to visit Kailash, to know well about all the possible ways of reaching to this Holy place. The more one get to know about different ways of traveling to Kailash, the easier it will be for him to plan his journey.
Here, we are going to discuss all possible ways to travel to Kailash Mansarovar:
Traveling by flight is one of the most common, and most preferred ways people follow in the modern world, to reach to distant places. But that mode of travel is not possible for the journey to the Kailash Mansarovar, as there is no major airport located in the region around this Holy site. One of the nearest airport is Ngari Gunsa Airport, which is located in China. Even though a number of Chinese and Tibet airlines are connected to this airport, going there means you have to first reach China from your home country, to continue your journey towards Kailash Mansarovar.
Similarly, you can reach to Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, which is located in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. This airport is very well connected to most of the Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai etc. Even people coming to do Kailash Yatra from foreign countries like Dubai, Riyadh etc. can easily reach to this airport, as a part of their journey.
Also, one can reach to Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is very well connected to major cities across the globe in terms of flight travel.
Even after reaching to any of the airports mentioned above, you have to travel at least two hundred kilometres or more, to reach Kailash Mansarovar. So, to make arrangements for the remaining journey after the air travel, you are advised to book a trip from a renowned tour operator.
For those who cannot afford air travel to Kailash Mansarovar, or do not want to use it, road transport is also available to fulfil their wish to make a visit to this Holy place. Buses for this journey are available from a number of regions of India, China and Nepal. If you are from India, you can easily get to know about tours to Kailash Mansarovar that are regularly organized by Indian Government. Since the number of tourists who wish to visit this sacred, unique place are always turn out to be more than expected every year, the number of seats in the buses are limited. So, you are advised to book your seats earlier in time.
In terms of road routes to be followed to reach Kailash Mansarovar, the site can be reached using four routes, including Indian border in Uttarakhand state, Shigatse in Tibet, Kashgar in China, and Hilsa in Nepal.
There is no railway station of Kailash Mansarovar.
Since the Kailash Mansarovar site is located in Tibet, any foreign national, whether he is from India, Nepal, China or others, needs to get the special permits to enter the region. More details of these permits can be best obtained by the tour operator you choose.
If the travel plan of a tourist includes visit to Kailash Mansarovar after passing through a number of countries, he should take permits or make arrangements for the trip accordingly.
As a matter of fact, you should also know that the best route you can follow to reach Kailash Mansarovar depends on the country / city you belong to. If you are a native to India, Nepal, China or Tibet, it would be easier for you to plan your journey, than in the case where you belong to any other foreign country.
To plan your journey to Kailash Mansarovar, it is thus, important to make booking with the help of a renowned tour operator. The Agent will do all the arrangements.
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