The best time to visit this holy place is from mid-May to mid-October, as the weather is clear and cool during these days. Daytime temperatures are bearable, but nighttime temperatures drop below zero.
1.Procedure of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra organized by Govt
1) Travel Registration – After the travel registration date is announced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the traveler has to register by visiting this website kmy.gov.in.
2) Journey Selection Information – Passenger selection is informed via email or mobile.
3) Reporting in Delhi – The passenger has to mark his presence in Delhi as per the scheduled itinerary.
Stayed in Delhi for four days before the trip and finished the work
Day 1 – Delhi Gujarati Samaj Sadan reached and registered attendance and stayed.
Day 2 – Medical check-up at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute (DHLI).
Day 3 – Final medical checkup at ITBP Hospital.
Fourth Day – Working Chinese Visa, Chinese Currency Yuan, Travel Fees etc.
The following documents have to be submitted after getting selected in the Yatra organized by the Govt
Indian Passport – Valid for at least six months.
Photocopy of front and back pages of passport.
Photograph – 6 recent passport size photographs.
Indemnity Bond (Form 1) – Passenger is traveling at his own risk. One such non-judicial 100/- stamp paper attested by First Class Magistrate or Notary.
Undertaking (Form-2) – Letter of consent for evacuation by helicopter in case of emergency.
Consent (Form-3) – Letter of consent for cremation of body after death of tourist on Chinese soil.
Government of India planned Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route
1) Lipulekh Pass (Uttrakhand) 2) Nathu La Pass (Sikkim)
1) Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand) Road
Duration of journey – 21 days
Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam of Uttarakhand is responsible for facilitating the travel route from Lipulekh Pass Uttarakhand.
Lipulekh Pass Yatra Route in Indian Land
from the bus
Delhi to Almora, Almora to Darchula. Darchula to Bundi is 42 km by jeep.
Trekking by foot or horse – 66 km
Darchula to Bundi 12 km, Bundi to Gunji -17 km, Gunji to Nabi – 6 km, Gunji to Kalapani – 10 km, Kalapani to Nabhidhang – 9 km, Nabhidhang to Lipulekh China border – 12 km.
Lipulekh Pass Travel Route in Chinese Land
by bus –
Lipulekh Chinese Border to Taklakot, Taklakot to Darchen Base Camp.
Nathu La Pass (Sikkim)
Travel time – 18 days
The Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) is responsible for facilitating the travel route from Sikkim to Nathu La Pass.
Nathu La Pass Yatra Route in Indian Land
Delhi to Bagdogra
by bus –
Bagdogra to Gangtok, Gangtok to Sherthong China border
Nathu La Pass Travel Route in China Land
by bus –
Sherthong to Kangma, Kangma to Lazy, Lazy to Dzongba, Dzongba to Darchen Base Camp.
What precautions should be taken while travelling
Consume adequate food and fluids.
Do not wear tight or tight shoes.
Do not wear wet socks.
Do not ignore minor injuries like cuts, blisters on the body.
Do not sleep with boots on.
Do not carry excess weight (maximum 5 kg)
Do not smoke and consume alcohol during travel, especially at altitude, as it is dangerous. There could be serious consequences.
6.What things to take with you on the trip
Woolen sweater, monkey cap, woolen gloves, woolen and polyester socks, sun glasses, trekking shoes, battery, large size rain coat. Sun screen lotion, walking stick etc.
Mansarovar is a lake in China Tibet. It is considered sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism. This lake is spread over an area of about 320 square kilometers. Mount Kailas to the north and Rakshastal to the west. It is situated at an altitude of about 4556 meters above sea level. It has a circumference of about 88 km and an average depth of 90 m.
Religious beliefs of Mansarovar
It is considered very sacred in Hinduism. Thousands of people participate in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra every year to bathe in Mansarovar. According to Hindu mythology, this lake was first born in the mind of Lord Brahma. In the Puranas it is described as ‘Ksheer Sagar’. It is also considered sacred in Buddhism. It is said that Queen Maya met Lord Buddha here. Jainism and the local Bonpa people of Tibet also consider it sacred.
Mount Kailash is a mountain range located in China Tibet. Many important rivers originate from here – Brahmaputra, Indus, Sutlej etc. This mountain is also called Ashtapada, Ganaparvat and Rajatgiri. The height of Mount Kailash is 6,638 meters. According to Hindu belief, Mount Kailash is Mount Meru, the axis of the universe and the main abode of Lord Shiva.
Mount Kailash is considered a very sacred place by the 4 major religions of the world – Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The importance of Mount Kailas is not due to its height but due to its special shape. The four-faced shape of this mountain is considered to be like the four points of a compass showing the direction. The southern part of Kailash mountain is considered to be sapphire, the eastern part is crystal, the west is ruby and the north is considered to be gold.
Buddhist Lord Buddha and Manipadma they believe in Dham. Buddhist believers believe that by coming to this place they attain Nirvana. They believe that Lord Buddha’s mother visited here.’ Rishabhadev is said to have traveled to Kailas in eight steps. Some Sikhs believe that Guru Nanakji also stayed here for a few days and meditated. Hence it is also a holy place for Sikhs.