Discover the spiritual transcendence of Tibet’s sacred places and the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. Whether you are part of a dharma center or a meditation group or simply exploring your own path to spirituality, embark with us on a special Spiritual Kailash Pilgrimage to Tibet. Mt. Kailash is year-round snow-capped. Thousands of devotionals will visit mount. Kailash every year to get a blessing and wash away their lifetime sins. Other than spiritual ground, Mt. Kailash places a significant role in our river valley. Kailash is the source of four rivers of Tibet, Nepal, and India. In another word, many nearby countries depend so much on Mt. Kailash.
Kailashi – Spiritual beliefs.
In Tibetan, We called Kangrinpoche, The Precious holy mountain. Kailashi Located in a high and isolated enclave of western Tibet, Mt. Kailash (6,714 m) is considered Asia’s most sacred mountain. Mt. Kailash is worshiping by four different religions namely; Hindu, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. To Buddhist believers, it is the abode of Demchok and Dorje Phagmo, the wrathful manifestation of Buddha Sakyamuni. Hindus believe mount Kailash to the abode of Lord Shiva. For Hindu believers, Kailash is at the center of the universe and the sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Parvati. Because of its religious significance, the mountain has never been climbed. As per the legend, A person’s all sins are gone of one crosses the Mt. Kailash Circuit once in their lifetime.
For Jainism, the Mt. Kailashi is also known as Mt. Meru and is considered sacred because the Mt. Kailash is the site of their first Trithankara (Saints)entered Nirvana. For an ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Mt. Kailash was the sacred Yungdrung Gutseg (Nine-Stacked-Swastika Mountain) upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from Heaven.
Pilgrimage to Kailash
Reaching Kailash and Manasarovar lake sites is a tough and hard journey. This trip always requires more than 15 days in whole. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long. Some pilgrims believe that the entire walk around Kailash should be made in a single day, which is not considered an easy task. A person in good shape walking fast would take perhaps 15 hours to complete the entire trek. Completing Kailash circle in three days is the safest way when you are around 6,714m above the sea level. Due to harsh weather and high altitude, it’s also wise and safe to opt for the most suitable way to complete the circle no matter how much devotionate you are. Every year there are hundreds and thousands of local people circumambulating the sacred Kang Rinpoche.
Western point of View
Kailash’s popularity hit up in western tourist due to its high peak and altitude. Many of western people came to know about Kailash from a spiritual ground or from the geographical ground. Many showing their interest in Kailash as Mountain trekker and they are in keen to claim the mountain. Many western explorers wanted to summit the mountain and few have given the permission to claim the mountain yet landed in vain due to protest from local people and devotionals. Climbing Mount Kailash is a big dream and many people still looking for opportunities to claim the peak snow-capped mountain. But base from the spiritual ground, its next to impossible for the climbers to claim the sacred mountain.
Manasarovar Lake Lake Manasarovar, known in Tibetan as Mapham Yum Tso མ་ཕམ་གཡུ་མཚོ། or “invincible/unconquered turquoise lake,” is Tibet’s holiest lake. Mansarovar is located in far western Tibet’s Ngari Prefecture and is over 1,200 kilometers from Lhasa. The lake is only 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mt. Kailash, and many locals combine a trek around Lake Manasarovar with their Mt. Kailash pilgrimage.
Trip To Kailash and Manasarovar Lake
There are many travel agents in Tibet offering a different trip to Kailash according to the interest of the tourist. However, if you are interested in exploring this option, Conscious Journeys happy to offer a customized trip for you. Mount Kailash Journey, We normally spend a day for a trek, visit local monasteries and caves, and mingle with Tibetan nomads. Some travelers prefer to combine their experiences of trekking Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. We do not recommend this option, as it might be too time-consuming and challenging for most foreigners.