Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a spiritual and life changing journey can be accomplished via Kyirong on jeep. It is a great choice for those pilgrims who enjoy scenic drive over Tibetan plateau and want to explore two sacred sites Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar at affordable cost. This tour is less expensive than tour by helicopter and it is affordable to many. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kyirong on jeep makes the difficult and challenging terrains of Kailash Mansarovar accessible with modern road system and transportation facilities at Nepal as well as Tibet.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is named after two holy, spiritual and religiously significant sites: Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Mt. Kailash (6,638m), familiar to Hindus as Kailash Parvat is the most sacred mountain of Asia. Hindus believe that the mountain is the abode of Lord Shiva and his family. Not only Hindus, the mountain is sacred to Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo religions as well. Buddhists believe that Mt. Kailash is the home of Buddha Demchok and Bon, a religion in Tibet believe that the mountain is the seat of all spiritual power. In Jainism, the site is the nearby place where the first Jain prophet Rishabhadeva attained Nirvana (liberation). Circumambulating the mountain (parikrama) on foot, an ancient ritual of devotion is still practiced by pilgrims with a faith that it will bring good fortune in one’s life. Hindus and Buddhists believe circumambulating the mountain in clockwise direction whereas Jain and Bonpo religions followers believe in other way around i.e. anticlockwise. Another major highlight of this yatra (journey) is Lake Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world (4500m). Pilgrims believe that drinking water from the lake or taking dip or bath in the lake will wash away all their sins.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kyirong on jeep will be of 14 days. Our tour begins with Kathmandu sightseeing and then we take a long scenic drive of several days to reach Lake Mansarovar admiring Tibetan landscape and enjoying natural views on our way. After exploring the lake and performing puja or holy bath, we take a drive to Yam Dwar from where we start parikrama. This is an amazing tour at affordable cost and also suitable for those with limited time schedule.
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