The kailash – manasarovar: the Nepal routeSacred Mountains, Sacred Waters | July 23, 2010
The pilgrimage to mount kailash and manasarovar in the western region of Tibet has always been inspiring and a place to frequently visit for the Hindus, the Buddhist, the jains, and all the other people who come here to undertake a sacrament which is called the parikrama of the sacred mountain. . Over here there are many scenic sites and places to look at and be amazed. Mount kailash over here is a superb place. The energy and enigma that is felt here is something everyone should get a chance to experience. This mountain here dominates most of the landscape. There are a lot of ambiguous tracings and designs that have been found in all the four faces. Another mountain is shaped like a moon, another one is the rakshas Tal, brooding, glittering and serene. If you look at the background of what you see in the directions of these mountains are that they just keep going on and on till they go out of your focus.
This is s sight that has been an inspiration to many artists and filmmakers, photographers and painters.
There are pilgrimages which go all the way to sarvovar, crossing many different landscapes. This terrain can sometimes be inhospitable. Make sure you have the right kind of equipment and training which you could get from the local trainers and touring agents. For the trek you have to be physically fit, if you have injuries or a weak heart then coming to this part of the mountain should be avoided. Check the weather listings and ask around at the authorities if there are any upcoming storms in the region.
If you complete the yatras, it is believed that after crossing these parikramas, you will be filled with a strong spiritual peace for the rest of your life.
Even people who just go here casually feel like the have experienced something magical and life changing. A lot of unexplainable and extra ordinary occurrences have happened that makes these people feel like they feel spiritually elevated, calm and in control of everything around them.
The feeling is according to them, quite empowering!!
Go join the fellow yatris and find out what preparations they are doing. There is a general itinerary and the yatra is schedules for about eighteen days or sometimes even less. The whole journey along with going up the mountain would take about twenty five days.
On the first and second day of the yatra:
The journey begins at Kathmandu. Takes about two days to get your visa formalities sorted out so if possible get it done proactively before the start of the journey. Then you purchase all the equipment and supplies that you would need. There are tour operators who can arrange for trips to walk to many Hindu and Buddhist religious sites.
The swayambunath and the pashupatinath temples, the baudha stupa and the cities of patan and bhaktapur. There is also a hanuman dhoka palace of the Nepal royals.
One of the nicest things here are the many restaurants in the region with the speciality international cuisines.