Mount Kailash, one of the most sacred destinations in the world.
We invite you to join us in celebrating life on top of the ‘roof of the world’ where the solitude, clean air, and spirituality are at its peak. Alpine Eco Trek will truly appreciate the life of peace and meditation here in the Himalayas.
Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is one of the most revered Hindu Pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region, dedicated to Lord Shive it is the ultimate pilgrimage which every devotee would like to take, to complete the Parikarma (circumnavigation) of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Believed to have been formed 30 million years ago, during the early stages of the Himalayas. Mt Kailash is one of the most sacred sites in the entire mountain range and one of the holiest places for the Pious Pilgrims, who cross oceans and continents the world over to catch a glimpse of the abode of Lord Shiva and Parbati.
Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar are sacred sites forfollowers of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of people undertake the holy journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and Tibet (China) to reach this sacred Land.
A great mass of black rock soaring over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash (6,741 m) is located to the north of the Himalayan barrier, fully within the border of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. With a majestic beauty and four sperate faces it is a truly phenomenal mountain. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, the Jain Religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. For the Hindus, Mt. Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual center of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘World Pillar’ 84,000 miles high. Around this world pillar all else revolves, its roots reaching the depths of hell and peak kissing the heaven skies. Atop this grand mountain lives the God, Shiva and his consort Parbati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from the Heavens.
Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is a giant lake of changing colors – Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (Man) for the creation of a lake (Sarovar), hence its name Mansarovar. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washes away all the sins committed in life. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, treacherous weather and bandit attacks. People have been visiting Kailash & Mansarovar for centuries. The journey used to be one of the most dangerous to undertake in the past but today we (Alpine Eco-Trek) can bring you there with help of a comfortable bus or Land Cruiser via Kathmandu. Making heaven accessible to you!
Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar tour, the adventure commences with a drive across the Himalayas, west into Tibet to the Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who, for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumnavigate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Kailash also enjoys a historic popularity amongst folk tales in Tibet, it is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers (Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali), very few mountains can compare to Kailash for its mystique, isolation and prominence, for 3 days you will walk with pilgrims around this almost perfectly symmetrical mountain before trekking back into Nepal. Your trek / tour pioneered by Alpine Eco Trek takes you into northern riches of the country,trails walked by only a few trekkers, unchanged over the ages. The encounter with the herders, pilgrims and the local people will be lively and make for precious memories. It is an experience of a lifetime…!