Monday, October 19, 2009

Mt Kailash-Mansarover Yatra


Holy Mount Kailash - Mansarover is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go. Mount Kailash, which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.

Mt Kailash- God Shiva's Paradise.

An Enchanting Pilgrimage

Mt Kailash in Tibetan Himalayas.

6714 m tall mountain.

Tibets's Mt Meru, cosmic centre of the universe.

The foot of Mt Kailash is sacred to Jain's as their first thirthankara attained nirvana here.

Lake Mansarover --88 km circumfrence.

Source of Asia's four great rivers

Brahmaputra

Indus

Karnali

Sutlej

Aug 1998 landslide killed 200 people.

Medical fitness is done for yatra.

Trek begins at Mangti.

40 Km uphill.

2740 m high camp at Budhi.

Spectacular Chiyalekh valley of rare wild flowers.

cobra flower, iris,may apple flower, kasturi kamal.

Gunji camp-3500 m -ved vasya cave.

5334 m- highest indian point on the peak.

Takalakot-4000m

Bone rattling 140 km bus ride

pass Rakshas tal- the salty lake

Deraphuk village

Three day 56 Km parikarma.

Drolma la pass at 5550 m.

Shiv Sthal ---flat strech-- Yama god of death judges people

discarded clothes put here for it will delay yamas summons.

Gauri kund-emarald green lake where parvati bathed-lord shiva's wife.

88 km lake mansarover.

Mt kailash