Mt. Kailash is situated in Tibet, which is an autonomous region of China at the altitude of 6638 Meters. Mansarovar lake is located in same region just approx. 45 Kms before the Mt. Kailash at altitude of 4590 Meters.
Usual period for Yatra is from May to October every year but the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is May to June & August to October. Yatra in july in not advisable due to considerable rain during the period.
Mt. Kailash is located in Tibet (China) & accessible through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand, Nathu-La pass in Sikkim, Nepalgunj & Kathmandu. Lipulekh Pass & Nathu-La pass is being organized by the Government of India. Kathamandu route is being followed by private tour operators only.
Since there are 3 routes available as of now for the divine yatra. Nathu-La pass & Lipulekh Pass route is being followed by the government of India. Nepal (Kathmandu) route is being followed by private operators. The major difference has been mentioned below;
Lipulekh Pass: Its most conventional route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra operated by the Govt, but it’s very tidy & lengthy. It takes approx. 24 days to complete & covers approx. 183 Kms by trek. Estimated cost is INR 160000/Person.
Nathu-La Pass: Its newly opened route for the sacred Yatra, organized by the Government. Its comparatively comfortable than Lipulekh route & takes 21 Days to complete the yatra. Trek involved in the route is 43 Kms. Estimated cost is INR 160000/Person.
Kathmandu/Nepalgunj: This route is being followed by private tour organizers. It’s very short & comfortable as well as. Just 11 days required to complete the yatra. Whole yatra will be covered by Helicopter, Luxury Bus & just 43 Kms by trek. Estimated cost is Approx INR 170000/Person.
Minimum 10 days required to complete Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Lucknow/Delhi via Nepal route. Other 2 routes take 21 days & 17 days from New Delhi.
The climate of Kailash Mansarovar is usually cold & dry. The Mt. Kailash is snow covered across the year. Season starting May to August are moderately cold with average temperature of 15°C & pleasant. September to November is comparatively more chilling with average temperature 10°C. December & onward is used to get heavy snowfall.
Only passport required for the registration. The permit & Visa also required later & will be arranged by us only.
The person need to get registered for the Yatra. Initially they need to provide copy of the passport with booking amount. We arrange permit on the basis of that. Later approx. 10 Days prior to departure, guest need to submit their passports in original for Visa formalities. The original passport along with Visa will be given to the guest before departure.
There is no specific age limit for the yatra but people between age of 18 Yrs to 70 Yrs with good health are most suitable for the Yatra.
No medical test required through Nepal route. Since the yatra is supposed to go through high altitudes, so one need to consult with doctor for cautions & medicines in case of High Altitude Sickness, Respiratory problems etc.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter can be booked on same procedure as normal packages. Registration process & formalities are same for all the packages.
Helicopter package for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is approx. INR 165000/Person all-inclusive for India citizens. It takes 10-11 days to complete the yatra.
Only 43 Kms trek is involved in the yatra via Nepal route. These 43 Kms will be covered in 3 days during the Kailash Parikrama. First day approx. 11 Kms,Second day approx. 22 Kms and 3rd day approx. 10 Kms by trek. The trek can be avoided by hiring Yak. No helicopter service available for Kailash Circumambulation/Parikrama.
Since the Mt. Kailash is located out of India & not accessible throughout the year, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is considered slightly complex & expensive as well as. Lake of decent accommodation on few locations are another constraint. Physically fitness is key to complete the Yatra smoothly. Advance planning, proper guidance & support for Visa/Permits & regular Yoga/exercise is essential for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Most of thing related particularly to the Yatra will be provided by us. However, one need to carry Heavy Woolen clothes, dry fruits, Light Weight sport shoes, Personal toiletry items, Small First Aid Kit, Sun Screen Lotion, Spare Batteries etc.
Yes, there are many state governments, offering different-2 amount as an aid for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. In most of cases, one can avail this facility once in a whole life. Few states are offering the aid in advance also (prior to the yatra) & few are offering after the Yatra.
There is prescribed format to avail the subsidy depending upon the state governments. One need to follow newspapers & other media to get complete details. Few states are having dedicated departments on religious issues. We also help our guests in this regard.