Mt. Kailash presents probably the biggest irony in the tourism world and pilgrimage destinations. It is the most renowned and divine place visited by the devotees across the borders. It is an important religious destination for many religions like Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism and holds different significance to different religion just like the various names it has. The mountain towers up to 22,000 feet above sea level and is considered to be one of the toughest high rises to climb or even reach. Pilgrims even with the toughest of vehicles take weeks to reach here through a journey, which is nothing less than a great challenge.
For Hindus, Mt. Kailash is the sacred abode of Lord Shiva, ‘The God of Destruction’ of evil and sorrow. Hindus consider this mountain as eternal heaven and the center of soul and spirituality. As the legend has it, Lord Shiva sits at top of Mt. Kailash meditating and practicing yoga. The mountain is assumed to be the center of the world and the four rivers flowing through Kailash dividing the world into four different regions. In fact, the famous rock-cut Ellora caves in Maharashtra is named after Mt. Kailash. The walls of this cave have many carvings related to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Buddhist calls it Mountain Kang Rimpoche, ‘The Precious One of Glacial Snow’. The locales of Tibet call it Tise. They consider this to be the resting place of Buddha Demchok and the place where the intimidating battle between Milarepa and Naro Bonchung took place. Milarepa was the master of Tantric Buddhism (magic), and Naro Bonchung was the champion of Bon religion. After a long battle, no results were in sight and both came to the conclusion that the one who reaches the top of the mountain first wins. Soon Naro Bonchung got on his magic drum and proceeded towards the tip, but to everybody’s amazement, Milarepa sat there meditating. As Naro Bonchung was about to reach the top, Milerapa sprang into action and overtook him by riding the rays of Sun. Since then Buddhism prevails in Tibet.
This begins from Kathmandu with city tours. This is a big opportunity to know about history, Culture and People lifestyle of Nepal and Tibet. The drive to Mt Kailash from Kathmandu through the scenic countryside offers you a lovely view of the high mountain range.
Best Seasons for Kailash and Manasarovar Pilgrimage Tour
Around Tibet with Lhasa tour one can visit from April to October including the monsoon wet months of June to August, as Tibet falls within rain-shadow where all black heavy rain clouds blocked by high Himalayan Mountain that makes Tibet a dry and arid country.
The best times from April to June during spring and pre-summer season and from September and October months during autumn / fall.
April to June much longer sunlight hours where most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time.
September and October during autumn / fall when days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, but days are shorter with sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades.
Lhasa and Everest base camp tour provided with standard Itinerary days where some day tour can be shorter or longer, designated overnight stops provides you with all meals while on tour in Lhasa and around Tibet.
We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of bad weather and local political and government rules, our leader and guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Inc, USA.
Climate & Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around high hills.
Other best months during September and October great times for tour when most days are clear for views, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.