Manasarovar is the most popular pilgrimage destination which is located in the western part of Tibetan Himalayas. Manasarovar Lake is considered as the source of all creation. It is believed that Brahma created this lake for his meditation and worship. This lake is about 90 meters deep and spreads over 320 sq km, at an altitude of 4556 m from the sea level. This lake is surrounded by Mount Kailash on its north, Mount Gurala Mandhata on its south, Lake Rakshas-Tal or Ravan Harda on its west and hilly areas on its east. Mt. Kailash is the holy mountain which is considered as the holy abode of the Lord Shiva. Kailash Manasarovar is a holy place which is visited by the follower of different religion like pre Buddhist Bonpo, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Every year thousands of Hindu, Buddhist pilgrim from all around the world journeyed immense distances to Kailas Manasarovar to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. They believe that that the holy ritual of circumambulation of Mount Kailash will bring them good fortune. Mount Kailash is venerated as a place that is both representative and emblematic of Hindu Lord Shiva.
From Kailash Manasarovar four major rivers originates- the Indus River, Brahmaputra (yarlung Tsangopo), the Karnali and the Sutlej River. Manasarovar tour starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot. From there you start walking to Manasarovar. In this pilgrimage tour you also get chance to explore the Himalayan landscapes, culture and lifestyle of the Himalayan and Tibetan people enjoying the view of the mountains as well as the Himalayan landscapes.
Day 01: From Kathmandu, drive to Kodari and Nyalam (Depart Kathmandu)
Day 02: In Nyalam: Rest day for Acclimalization with an excursion to Milarepa's Cave
Day 03: Drive to Dongba / Saga (crossing the Brahmaputra river)
Day 04: Drive to Mansarovar Lake
Day 05: Puja / Holy dip at Lake Mansarovar & Drive to Darchen
Day 06: Start Kailash Kora/Outer Parikarma from Darchen. On to Dirapuk
Day 07: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass to Zuthul-Puk
Day 08: Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to Hore (Hor Qu)
Day 09: Drive to Dongba / Saga
Day 10: Drive to Nyalam
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu (Arrive Kathmandu)