Mount Kailash Kora
Tour led by Jeremy Ball
Kailash is a mountain venerated as the centre point of the manifest universe. It is the ultimate pilgrimage. Mount Kailash or Gang Rinpoche as it is affectionately and reverentially known to Tibetans translates as “Snow Jewel”. It is honoured by the Bön, Buddhists, Hindu and Jain traditions. For the Hindus it is the abode of Siva and for the Tibetans many mystical and miraculous things have occurred there. It is set high on the Tibetan plateau, in the far west of Tibet, in a very remote part of the world. This makes it incredibly appealing to the eye and the senses.
A kora (or devotional circumambulation) of Mount Kailash forms the main part of this journey however we will also explore the major religious and cultural sites of Tibet, spending five days in Lhasa and visiting monasteries and sacred sites on the way to Kailash. We will travel to Tibet via the ancient Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, and visit the North Face of Chomolungma (Mount Everest) and Za Monastery on the return journey. The kora of Kailash and travelling on the Tibetan plateau for the first time is both a liberating and taxing experience emotionally, physically and spiritually. To allow for a smoother experience and more time for devotional practice and appreciation of the mountain we take a gentle five day kora.
To cater for varied needs and fitness levels, we also have tents, yaks, excellent guides and cooks and provide high standard four wheel drive vehicles and the best drivers to transport the group.
Day 1 - 18 May - Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Bodhanath
Price: $AUS6950 ex Kathmandu (including flight to Lhasa)
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