The best time or seasons to visit Kailash Mansarovar are the Spring season (i.e. March, April, and May) or the Autumn season (i.e. September, October, and November).
Leaving behind the cold and freezing temperatures of the Winter season where it is substantially tough to complete this trek, the Spring season is a great time to visit Mount Kailash. There's snow for the pilgrims to enjoy while the views and scenery become clearer. Spring is a great time for this trek leaving behind the winter seasons and dodging the rainy season.
Another great time to embark on the Kailash Mansarovar yatra besides Spring is during the Autumn season. After the gloom of the Rainy season has ended, the skies clear out for excellent views and mild warm weather makes this trek mesmerizing. However, the nighttime is still very cold in this part of the world, so you might want to pack some jackets as well if you're planning to venture on this yatra.
If you ask one out of these two seasons as the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar, the Spring season stands out with more merits.
Mount Kailash is a holy mountain for 4 religions located in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet. It has an altitude of 6638 meters from the sea level. Mount Kailash is believed to have never been ascended however a few climbers claim to have done it.
Mount Kailash is considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. Pilgrims from around the world, mainly from China and South Asia, visit this region for various religious beliefs. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed to be the earthly manifestation of Mount Semeru. Mount Semeru is believed to be the spiritual center of the universe. The region around Mount Kailash is also believed to be the realm between the earthly world and heaven world in some Hinduism beliefs and also the throne of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides on this mountain's peak.
In Bon, Mount Kailash is said to be the site from where Shenrab, the great founder of the Bon religion, came down from heaven. Mount Kailash is said to be the seat of all spiritual powers in Bon mythology. In Jain, Mount Kailash is believed to be the place where Rishabhadeva attained nirvana.
Due to these various reasons, the Kailash yatra is popular throughout the world.
Lake Manasarovar is a high-altitude freshwater lake located in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar holds high religious values for the four religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jain, and Bon. It is located at a height of 4590 meters from the sea level.
One of the most fabulous things about Lake Mansarovar is that you will see the color of the water near the shores is sky blue, but as you look further into the center, you will see that the color of the water is emerald green.
Bathing in Lake Manasarovar is considered to wash out your sins. However, you are not allowed to dip into the water but you will be allowed to take a bath by drawing water from the lake. Bathing from this water and drinking it is believed to give you strength and clarity in life.
A full Kailash Mansarovar yatra will cost in the range of INR 1 Lakhs to 2 Lakhs depending on your starting point and the route you take.
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The months of June, July, and August aren't much suitable for this journey as they fall under the Rainy season. During this time, you're schedules are likely to be postponed due to road conditions and traffic. The clouds make the views disturbed and unclear.
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Kailash Mansarovar yatra is a short and moderately difficult trek to embark on. The trails are not as difficult as many would say but due to the high altitude, one might feel tiredness and mild headache sometimes.
With good preparation, you can complete this trek with pristine views.
Like any other trek, you will mainly need warm clothes during the night and comfortable stretchy clothes during the day when you will be walking. Try to pack as light as possible.
Here's a short checklist that you can refer to for your Kailash Mansarovar yatra:
Comfortable stretchy tracks
Warm pants/trousers for the night
3-4 Extra pairs of socks and inner wears
Recommended to update and customize to your needs.
The journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is heavily disturbed by ice-cold winds and snow making it difficult for transportation and walking provided you reach the starting point of the trek. Winter season is highly inadvisable for Kailash Mansarovar yatra.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra during the monsoon can be difficult due to the rain. Transportation up to the Darchen, starting point of the trek, shall not be disrupted however, walking might be difficult in the rain.
It is possible to visit Kailash Mansarovar during this season, but it is recommended to pick between Spring and Autumn.