Kailash Mansarovar Yatra means mainly doing a parikrama of Mount Kailash and taking a holy baptism in Mansarovar Lake. It is said that these can alleviate any sins of the pilgrims and bring them salvation.
People who are between 18 and 70 years old and in good health are eligible to take the Kailash Manasarovar trip. The yatra can be done on foot, by bus, or by helicopter. To undertake the yatra, please book either through the Ministry of External Affairs or through a Tibet/Nepal tour operator.
How to Take a Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
To reach Kailash Mansarovar, Indian pilgrims can take a road trip from Dehli. Because the Ministry of External Affairs organizes the yatra from June to September each year through two different routes — Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand) and Nathu La Pass (Sikkim).
The yatra is in batches with a certain number of pilgrims each year.
Alternatively, you can go to Kathmandu to join the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage trip starting here.
So if you have a US passport or other passport, you can fly to Lhasa to start your Kailash parvat trek. For instance:
Via Lipulekh Pass
The route through Lipulekh Pass involves some trekking.
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra cost is about Rs 1.6 lakh per person/USD2133. This is the lowest cost.
And the duration of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is 24 days, including 3 days of preparation in Delhi.
After completion, it cuts travel time from 5 days by a trek to just two days by a vehicle.
Via Nathu La Pass
The route connects Sikkim India with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region).
And the cost is about Rs.2 lakh per person/USD2667. The duration would be 21 days including 3 days in Delhi for preparatory work.
Because it passes through scenic spots such as Hangu Lake and the vast landscape of the Tibetan Plateau.
Because the helicopter package is easier and faster, which takes 12 days and costs RS 210,000/USD2800 per person.
You will be flying from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepalgunj. And then take a helicopter ride from Simikot to Hilsa.
In addition, the view over the Himalayan mountains is breathtaking and wonderful. So after entering Tibet we will drive you to Kailash and Mansarovar.
This route will take 12 ~15 days. And the Kailash Mansarovar tour cost via Great Tibet Tour ranges from Rs 140,219/1930USD per person.
Along the way, you can visit the Potala Palace, Yamdroktso Lake, Everest Base Camp, and view the sand dunes, beautiful grassland, local’s villages, etc.
What’s more, this Kailash Mansarovar yatra will be an unforgettable experience for you. Because you will not only enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snow-capped mountains but also the vast plains.
And after having your Mt.Kailash parikrama and dipping in Lake Mansarovar, you will return with fresh energy and a refreshing perspective on life.
What Is The Ideal Time For Mount Kailash Yatra?
Although the Tibetan mountains have unpredictable and irregular snowfall. And the limited supply of oxygen, cold temperatures, and rough terrain all make it difficult to visit. It is important to choose a particular time to go on this Yatra.