Mt. Kailash Tour via Lhasa 11 Days is one of the most popular tours in the cultural and mountain categories. During this tour, we will be visiting the turquoise Mansarovar lake and snowcapped Mount Kailash. We will also visit the ancient capital of Tibet, Lhasa, and its ancient monasteries, art and cultures.
In this 11 days tour, we will be visiting Lhasa, Shigatse, Saga, Mansarovar lake, Darchen, Derapuk, Dolmala and Zutulphuk. We will be visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street in Lhasa. In Shigatse, we will be visiting Panchen Lamas and Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Then, we will be visiting Mansarover lakes and the views of Mt Kailash. All four religions of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Bon regard Mt Kailash as a holy place. Likewise, we will view Nandi Parvat and Aasthapad. Then, we will trek to Derapuk and Zutulphuk.
A short Introduction to Mt Kailash
Mt Kailash is a famous mountain residing in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is a holy place for Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Bon.
In Hindu scripture, Mt Kailash is the home of the main god Shiva who lives with his consort Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya.
Likewise, in Jainism, it is the place where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva attained moksha.
In Buddhism, the Vajrayana Buddhism sect believes that Mount Kailash is the home of the buddha Cakrasaṃvara.
Similarly, in Bon, Mt Kailash, is “nine-story Swastika Mountain”, is the axis Mundi, Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring.
A short Introduction to Lhasa
Lhasa is the ancient capital of Tibet. According to the Tibetan language, Lhasa is the “place of gods”. The first written form of Lhasa was in a treaty drawn up between China and Tibet in 822 C. It has many tourist spots. Among them, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO world heritage sites.
In the past, the Potala Palace was used by King Songtsen Gampo to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng of the Tang dynasty of China.
The Norbulingka palace was the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas until the 14th’s self-imposed exile.
The Jokhang Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in China. They also have statues of Chenresig, Padmasambhava and King Songtsan Gampo and his two foreign brides, Princess Wen Cheng (niece of Emperor Taizong of Tang) and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal and others.
Highlights of 11 days tour of Mt Kailash Tour Via Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Panchen Lamas and Tashilhunpo Monastery
Sightseeing of Mt. Kailash
Nandi Parvat & Aasthapad.
Derapuk and Zutulphuk.
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