What does terms like ‘yatra’, ‘parikrama’, ‘kora’ mean?

What is a yatra? Yatra in Hinduism refers a pilgrimage undertaken for spiritual purposes which usually involves a procession. What is Parikrama? Parikrama or Pradakshina refers to circumambulation of sacred places in Hindu, Jain or Buddhist context. Parikrama means “the path surrounding something” in Sanskrit, and is also known as Pradakshina (“to the right”), representing circumambulation. Both words are mostly used in the context of religious deities in a temple,…

How should I prepare for a visit to Manasarovar?

While the Manasarovar yatra does not involve much trekking, it requires the pilgrims to grapple with low oxygen environments due to high altitude. As the pilgrim is traveling over high terrain, they are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until their body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on the…

When does the yatra start & end?

The pilgrims are booked for accommodation from: 28th July (check-in) 2pm to 10th August (check-out) 11am – For Outer Kora via Kathmandu 28th July (check-in) 2pm to 10th August (check-out) 11am – For Kailash Manasarovar via Kathmandu The pilgrims need to arrive on the 28th anytime after the check-in time and depart on their scheduled end date (i.e.) 10th August 2018 anytime before the checkout time. We hope that this…

How does one prepare for “Outer Kora”?

The Outer Kora yatra involves a strenuous 50km parikrama (circumambulation) around Mount Kailash over 3 days. In particular, the second day of the parikrama is a long and tough day involving a 22km trek up and down Dolmala Pass which is at an altitude of 5800m. Mules and porters are available at additional cost to transport the pilgrim and their baggage respectively through the parikrama. However, low oxygen environments due…

Are pilgrims required to make health assessment?

While the Master’s and Lord Shiva’s grace is always there to help the pilgrim complete the yatra, it would be advised for the pilgrim to ensure and work on their physical fitness to avert the possibility of a debilitating or an emergency medical situation. This Kailash with Mohanji pilgrimage is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems like epilepsy, heart ailment, psychological problems and major…

Where will I stay in Kathmandu?

The yatra bookings in Kathmandu will be made with a 5 Star Hotel which will be communicated once we receive the payment and make necessary logistic arrangements for the pilgrims. If you would like to come in earlier or continue at the same hotel, we can help in getting a group rate if you want. You can also do your bookings there through most online travel sites since it’s an…