Kailash with Mohanji

KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA – KAILASH MANASAROVAR VIA KATHMANDU


TRACK OVERVIEW


This is an ultimate journey to Mt. Kailash famed as the ‘Center of the Universe’. On day 1, you arrive at Kathmandu, meet and greet fellow pilgrims, get oriented about the pilgrimage and the significance of this journey. On day 2, you vist Pasupathinath temple and Budhanikantha temple, called the sleeping Vishnu. This is an open air Hindu temple and the main statue is a black stone structure carved from single block of black basalt. Pasupathinath temple is a famous and sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (called Pasupathinath). It is not known for certain when this Temple was built. But according to legends, the Temple’s existence dates back to 400 B.C. The visit to the temples will be followed by a Havan (fire ceremony) to burn all negativities and hindrances to evolution.

The following day, you fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and rest in the evening. The next day, fly to Simikot. After Simikot, you take a charter helicopter to Hilsa. Hilsa is the Nepal/ China border. Once you land at Hilsa, you cross the Karnali River through a suspension bridge and enter into China. You finish the immigration formalities in Customs office, before you drive to Taklakot (Purang). You get a full day rest at Purang the next day and it is a day when one can do shopping at Purang market. Day 7 is the ultimate day when you get to drive towards Lake Rakshastal and Lake Manasarovar. This day will also be the day of the lifetime where you get to see the Holy Mount Kailash. Then, you drive to Darchen.

When the Outer Kora pilgrims proceed for parikrama, this group will travel till Yama Dwar (literally The Gates of the Lord of Death) – the starting point of the Outer Kora parikrama and then heads back to the holy Manasarovar lake and completes the Manasarovar parikarma (circumambulation) by road driving through the scenic panoramic routes of Tibet. You will spend time at Darchen doing local sightseeing in addition to visiting the Manasarovar lake (pending requisite permissions from the Chinese government). You will rejoins with the Outer Kora via Kathmandu group and fly back the same route to Kathmandu. This is the truly trip of a lifetime with a divine experience and stunning scenery.

 

NOTE: Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji will be with the pilgrims on 29th & 30th of July at Kathmandu where he will conduct a satsang (discourse with Q&A) and a Havan (fire ceremony).

PILGRIMAGE LOGISTICS


Date: 28th of July till 10th of August 2018

Length: 14 days

General Information

  • Maximum altitude: 1350m to 4590m
  • Mode of Trip in Nepal: By coach, air, helicopter
  • Mode of Trip in Tibet: By coach
  • The trip starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu
  • Passport should be valid at least 6 month after the completion of the trip.
  • Participants SHOULD NOT apply for the Chinese visa in their country themselves if they are intending to travel to Tibet via Kathmandu (Nepal). If they had applied for the Chinese visa in their country prior to arrival in Kathmandu, it would be automatically cancelled when we get the Tibet visa here in Kathmandu.
  • The Chinese/Tibet visa that we get in Kathmandu is a “Group Visa” and is not entered in travellers’ passports but on a separate sheet of paper – be it one person or a group consisting of two or more persons.

DISCLAIMER


Please be aware that the “Kailash with Mohanji” pilgrimage is demanding pilgrimage both physically and mentally and requires the pilgrim to be in good physical condition.

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 individual. This may exacerbate the health condition for people with pre-existing medical conditions that are unsuited to high altitude environments. Further, Kailash is an energy powerhouse that, in the presence of a Master, will effect powerful spiritual transformation that may manifest as physical symptoms such as pain, body ache, etc. or emotional upheavals. Hence, the participants must ensure that they have the requisite fitness levels and the flexibility and agility to navigate such terrains as also the mental fortitude to deal with the travails of intense spiritual transformation. Physical fitness plays a key role in adapting to such environments which can be enhanced through regular practice of yoga, pranayama or any other form of physical conditioning. Any additional expenses for emergency evacuation will need to be borne by the pilgrims themselves. Further, any additional costs the pilgrims have to bear on additional stays at Kathmandu or elsewhere, before they return home, will have to be borne by the pilgrims themselves.

We would strongly recommend that you consult with a physician to help you take a studied call on your health condition vis-a-vis high altitude environments before you embark on the trip. 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.

RISK & LIABILITY


We will do our best to make the tour safe and smooth. Our tour operator conducts all the tour programs strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). However, Mohanji Foundation will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover, we will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the pilgrims on the spot.