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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 centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. 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 pours into 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.



Major Tour Routes


Day 01 : Drive to Nylam from Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Drive to Pigu Tso Lake.

Day 03 : Drive to dongba.

Day 04 : Drive to mayumla.

Day 05 : Drive to Manasarovar Lake.

Day 06 : Explore Manasarovar Lake

Day 07 : Drive to Darchen.

Day 08 : Trek to Dira Phuk gomba (first day of Kora).

Day 09 : Trek to Juthulpuk crossing Dolma pass (Second day of Kora) On Camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Darchen and drive to Manas Lake (Third day of Kora).

Day 11 : Drive to Paryang.

Day 12 : Drive to Saga.

Day 13 : Drive to Tingri.

Day 14 : Drive to Everest camp.

Day 15 : Drive to Nyalam.

Day 16 : Drive to Kathmandu.


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