July 2014

Day 1: Kathmandu to Tato Pani

Distance Traveled: 120 Kms Travel Time: Almost 5 hours. Left Kathmandu at 9 AM and reached Tato Pani around 2 PM The big day had finally arrived. After all the uncertainty that had preceded this day, we were all exited to be finally leaving on the yatra. Here is the road map from Kathmandu to […]

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Day 2: Tato Pani to Nyalam

Distance Covered: About 50 Kms Travel Time: 2 hours Waiting for Chinese Immigration: 5 – 6 hours … Immigration formalities: 30 mts. Crazy day of travel. Distance traveled was way too short, but we spent almost the entire day in transit. Here is the road-map, from Tato Pani to Nyalam, via Kodari Tato Pani is […]

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Day 3: Nyalum to Saga

Distance Traveled: About 250 Kms Time Traveled: About 7 hours + an hour for lunch along the way. Left Nyalam by 9:30 AM and reached Saga by 5 PM. Here is the road map from Nyalam to Saga. The 250 km journey does go through some beautiful parts of the Tibetan plateau, but due to […]

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Day 4: Saga to Mt. Kailash

Distance Traveled : Almost 600 kms Time Traveled : About 8 hours. We left Saga around 8 AM and reached the entrance to Mt. Kailash and Manasa Sarovar around 3:30 PM. Here is the road map from Saga to Manasa Sarovar and Mt. Kailash : This was the day we had all planned for, waited […]

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Day 5: Chui Gompa to Darchen

Distance Traveled: About 25 Kms Did not have too much of travel scheduled for this day as pooja on the banks of Manasa Sarovar were planned. We were extremely lucky that our guruji, Sri Krishnamurthy ji, and his team of pundits were traveling with us and they had come fully prepared to conduct Rudra Homa […]

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Day 6: Darchen to Drirapuk

Mt. Kailash parikrama means one perambulation around the Mt. Kailash peak by walk. The total distance of this parikrama is about 52 kilometers and is typically covered over three days. Refer to the map below: Day 1 : Darchen to Drirapuk Gompa (pronounced Derapuk) – 22 Kms, 8 kms by bus / jeep and 12 […]

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Day 7 : Drirapuk to Darchen

Mt. Kailash playing hide and seek in the cover image above. Mount Kailash is a peak in the Kailas Range (Gangdise Mountains), which in turn are part of the greater Trans-Himalaya mountain ranges. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary […]

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Day 8: Darchen to Saga

Distance Traveled:  About 600 kms Travel Time: About 9 hours. Left Darchen at 10 AM and reached Saga by 7 PM This was the first day of our travel back to Kathmandu from Mt. Kailash. On our way to Mt. Kailash, we had taken 4 days to reach, but took only 3 on the way […]

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Day 9 : Saga to Nyalum

Distance Traveled: About 250 Kms Time Traveled: About 5 hours. Left Saga around 9:30 AM and reached Nyalam by 3 PM. On our way to Mt. Kailash, our buses did not stop at any photography points and given that even we were keen to get to Mt. Kailash as early as possible, none of us […]

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Day 10: Nyalam to Kathmandu

Distance Traveled: About 160 Kms Time Taken: Almost 10 hrs. More than it being the last day of our journey, we wanted to get out of the dirty hotel where we were put up the night before. We left Nyalam at 8 am and reached Kathmandu around 7 pm that evening, due to some issues […]

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