Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter

simikot-kailash tourMt. Kailash is a mysterious mountain for travelers. It is the abode of God Shiva and sacred land. Manasarover Lake; which is situated at 4500 meter above sea level. It is at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of south Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahamaputra and Karnali. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain has magnetic influence to devotees and visitors alike. The journey starts from Simikot, travel to Yari, cross a high pass at Nara La and descend to Humla Karnali River to reach the border village of Hilsa and Khojarnath. Drive to the region’s trading center at Taklakot (Purang). Green and wet monsoon weather changes to dry, cold and sunshine at the plateau. The sky there is deep blue with scattered cloud. From Taklakot drive to Manasarover Lake and onward to Darchen. Walk around Mt. Kailash and drive back to the border for the return trek to Nepal.

One can fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2910m) in West Nepal and start your trek, which leads through a magnificent mountain area, passes villages of the Thakuri, along rivers and across the Nara Lagna Pass. From the 4580m high pass you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, from where you will pick you up and drive to Taklakot. Geographically you are directly south of Mt. Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "center of the world". On your way to the holy mountain; you will wander along the western shore of Lake Manasarovar and camp. "There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalaya and in the areas of high Asia. The mighty rock dome of Kailash comes closer. Together with pilgrims from far and wide you follow the trail (Parikrama) across the Dolma La pass (5600m), which is adorned with countless prayer flags. It takes three days to circumambulate the snow-covered cupola of the 6714m tall mountain

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