KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA – KAILASH OUTER KORA VIA KATHMANDU
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 flight 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 for Kailash parikrama. 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, the base camp of Kailash and prepare for the parikrama the following 3 days. After parikrama, you 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).
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.
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 to high altitude coupled with the intensity of effort puts a lot of physical toll on the pilgrim. 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.
The Chinese authorities may reject the entire group if they deem anyone from the group to be unfit to continue on the parikrama. Further, if the pilgrim health breaks down during the parikrama, it puts the pilgrim’s life at peril at a location where emergency medical help is unavailable and emergency evacuation is the only way out. Any additional expenses for emergency evacuation will need to be borne by the pilgrims themselves. This also creates undue pressure on the support apparatus for the rest of the group due to diversion of sherpas to escort the pilgrim(s) back.
Hence, our Sherpas assess every pilgrim’s health condition before we start off on the parikrama and take decisions on the spot on whether to permit the pilgrim to continue on the parikrama or not. The pilgrims deemed unfit will proceed back to Kathmandu along with the pilgrims from the Manasarovar track. This decision will be binding and non-negotiable and no refunds will be given if the pilgrim’s health is deemed unfit. In case you have doubts on your fitness condition, kindly choose the Manasarovar track which is not as physically challenging. 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 clients on the spot.