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How To Reach Kailash Mansarovar?

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Dipang, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Dipang

    Dipang New Member

    Hello members!
    A group of us friends would like to go to Kailash Mansarovar, and it is some distance away so the trip needs to be well planned. I thought I would join this forum and get some expert or even experienced advice on how to reach Kailash Mansarovar. Some information I would like is the easiest way to reach, and when the best time to visit would be.
    Looking forward to the reply.

  2. Preet

    Preet New Member

    There are two main routes to reach Kailash Mansarovar from India

    The Lipulekh Pass route in Uttarakhand. This route is the most popular and takes about 24 days to complete. The journey starts from Delhi and goes through Dharchula, Tawaghat, Lipulekh Pass, and finally to Mansarovar.

    The Nathu La Pass route in Sikkim. This route is shorter and takes about 21 days to complete. The journey starts from Siliguri and goes through Gangtok, Nathu La Pass, and finally to Mansarovar.

    Both routes require a permit from the Chinese government, which can be obtained through a travel agency. The permits are usually issued 3-4 months in advance.

    In addition to the two main routes, there is also a third route that goes through Nepal. However, this route is not as popular as the other two, as it is more expensive and requires a longer travel time.

    Here is a table summarizing the different routes to Kailash Mansarovar:

    For the Lipulekh Pass route the starting point would be Delhi and the duration would be 24 days, for this you will require a permit.

    For the Nathu La Pass, your starting point would be Siliguri and the duration would be 21 days and a permit is required.

    For the Nepal route the starting point would be Kathmandu, the duration would be 30 days and you don't need a permit.

    The best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is during the summer (June-September) or autumn (October-November). The weather is pleasant during these months and there are fewer crowds.

    Here are some tips for planning your trip to Kailash Mansarovar:

    • Start planning your trip early. Permits can take several months to obtain, so it is important to start the process as early as possible.
    • Choose a reputable travel agency. There are many travel agencies that organize trips to Kailash Mansarovar. It is important to choose a reputable agency that has experience organizing these trips.
    • Be prepared for the altitude. Kailash Mansarovar is located at an altitude of over 16,000 feet, so it is important to be prepared for altitude sickness.
    • Pack light. You will be doing a lot of walking, so it is important to pack light.
    • Be respectful of the local culture. Kailash Mansarovar is a sacred place for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. It is important to be respectful of the local culture and customs.