The Himalayas - land of Gods, are truly blessed with extraordinary charm to mesmerise everyone’s wandering soul. Adorned with the beauty of snow-peaked mountains, gurgling rivers, massive glaciers, shimmering lakes and verdant valleys, this majestic mountain range is highly revered by Hindus and Buddhists for various devotional and spiritual factors.
According to Shivpuran (a holy text in Hinduism), this snow-clad mountain range is the abode of Lord Shiva - the destroyer of this world. Interestingly, there are 5 holy peaks in the upper reaches of Himalayas that are blessed by the holiness of Lord Shiva and considered being his mystic abodes. Collectively, these 5 Himalayan peaks are known as ‘Panch Kailash’ and highly revered by both pilgrims and adventure buffs.
These fascinating and challenging Himalayan treks are considered being the ‘gateway to salvation’ and will take you to a mesmerizing journey amidst mighty Himalayas.
The celestial abode of Lord Shiva, Kailash mountain in Tibet region is revered by four religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon. This symmetrically cone shaped Himalayan peak is located at an altitude of 21,778 ft above sea level. Overlooking stunning Mansarovar (the highest freshwater lake), a month-long journey to this sacred spot amidst Himalayas will not only treat you with gorgeous landscapes but also diverse cultures, languages and of course spiritual bliss. It is believed that walking around Kailash peak once will clear away lifetime sins. An official Govt. permit and complete health checkup is required to go for Kailash Mansarovar trek keeping in mind the harsh weather conditions.
How to get there-
Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand), Kathmandu (crossing Nepal-Tibet border) and Nathula Pass (Sikkim) are main starting point for Kailash Mansarovar trek.
By Air: Nearest airports are Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Bagdogra (West Bengal) and Tribhuvan (Kathmandu).
By Train: Nearest railhead is at Kathgodam (Uttarakhand) and Laukaha Bazar (Bihar).
By Road: Govt. of India & private tour operators organizes trek to Kailash Mansarovar from Delhi by road followed by 26 days trek.
Best time to visit-
Trek to Kailash Mansarovar is only accessible during the months of May and June. Monsoon and Winter season makes it difficult to be on this trail.