In an effort to try and strike the perfect balance between our personal and professional life, we often ignore the need to rejuvenate and take a break. Whether it's just a stroll in the park or take a ten-day break from your grueling schedule, we crave for a vacation every few months. With the autumn season upon us, it's time to head to the mountains and embrace the snow-capped peaks for our next vacation. It's time to drop everything and plan to trip to the picturesque Kailash Mansarovar for your next holiday.
Located near Mount Kailash, this region is considered sacred and holy for Hindus. According to ancient mythology, it's believed that Lord Shiva resided at the summit of Mount Kailash where he meditated along with his wife Goddess Parvati. Historically significant, this area has gained popularity, not just for tourism but for pilgrimage too. Being the home to Jainism, Buddhism and Bon, here's everything you need to keep in mind before you book your tickets.
To be noted that the pilgrimage primarily involves taking a round of Mount Kailash in a clockwise direction. It's often believed that the entire walk of 52 kilometers needs to be covered in a single day by the pilgrims. Before you head out on the pilgrimage, enroll yourself in physical endurance classes with a minimum of four weeks training. If you can't walk your way up, you can always ride a pony or take a helicopter ride around the mountain.
it is neded to mention here that you always need to keep the weather in mind before you head out to the Himalayas. The summer months(May to August) are ideal visit Mansarovar. Apart from the trek and pilgrimage, you can engage in outdoor activities and visit nearby tourist attractions too. Ideally, avoid travelling between September to November since you can expect a little rainfall and the temperature to drop. It's safer to avoid the chilly winters to ensure you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
As per the routes declared by the Ministry of External Affairs for 2018, there are two routes to head for the pilgrimage. The first route is through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand and the second route is through Nathu La Pass in Sikkim.