Holy Manasarovar and Mount Kailash Tour
HOLY MANASAROVAR AND MOUNT KAILASH (Mt. TISE) TOUR:
Mt. Kailash (6,740 m.) is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Bon-po, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and the Jain religion. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain feed a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West.
Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.
For the Hindus Mt. Kailash or Mt. Tise in Tibetan language is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru , the spiritual center of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves. Its roots lie in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Mt. Kailash/Mt. Tise is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual center of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet . Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.
Package Cost: US$ 3500 Per Person for Foreigner & NRI Passport holders on twin sharing.
Single Room Supplement: US$ 380 Single person.
Mount Kailash with its huge body mass of Lake Manasarovar Tours overland via Kyirong - Full Moon date Departure 2018
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May 17th 2018 June 2nd, 2018 Guaranteed Departures
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