Kailash Charan Sparsha

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Feb 29, 2024

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Overview of Kailash Charan Spash Tour

Charan Sparsh is a sacred pilgrimage that spans approximately 7 kilometers from the Derapuk monastery to the base of Kailash Parvat on the north face of the mountain. This journey involves reaching the feet of Mount Kailash, symbolizing a connection with the divine. The path takes pilgrims from the vicinity of the Derapuk monastery. During the walk, there is the presence of milky water and snowfall from the summit of Mount Kailash, believed to bestow blessings from Lord Shiva, providing individuals with positive energy. These blessings, akin to invisible armor, serve to motivate and strengthen devotees. Notably, this pilgrimage site is considered the axis point of the Ganges.

The act of touching the miraculous feet of Mount Kailash at the Ganges axis is believed to lead to mokshya prapti, signifying liberation. According to the belief, the Ganges are formed from the locks (Jatta) of Lord Shiva, and the water flowing from the melted snow of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar contributes to its sacred nature.

Ideal Time to Attend Kailash Charan Sparsh Yatra:

When is the ideal time to visit Kailash Charan Sparsa? Mid-May to September is the time for Charan Sparsh and Mansarovar Yatra. Nonetheless, July through the first half of August marks Nepal's monsoon season, and there might be some rail during your yatra. The winder will start in November in Tibet, bringing with it a drop in temperature. What makes October through March a bad time to go on the Kailash Journey, then? Mansarovar Lake and Mount Kailash will be completely encased in snow. It is extremely difficult to travel to Kailash Kora and to cross the Dolma La Pass and Gauri Kund during this time. There will be no services and the local lodges closed as well.

Preparation of Kailash Charan Sparsa walking

Since it is only a day of walking, there is not much preparation for it. You have to keep in mind that this is adventure walking. Only about 7 kilometers of walking through the rocky and irregular trail. One should carry enough food and drinks for the daytime and have to go with proper clothing. Climbing equipment is not like crampons or ice axes. You can expect sleepary ice on the way to careful. Your guide will be there to guide you, and it is also suggested to hire a personal helper to carry your day bag. Local army permission is sometimes required. If the path is fully snowed and if the local army feels no safe route, they may close this walking. It all depends on the current situation.

Updates for the 2024 Kailash Tour Visa and Permit:

Travel permits and visa requirements for Tibet and Mount Kailash have been updated by the People's Republic of China for 2024. Travelers or pilgrims visiting the Tibet Autonomous Zone must obtain a special travel permit from China's Foreign Affairs Department. The local travel agents in China and Tibet control the issuance of the permits. All members of the group receive entry permits and sponsor-granted papers after submitting a copy of their passports and departing. Subsequently, all foreign nationals (including those in India) must submit the 11-page visa application form to the China Visa Centre. The group travel permits and visas for Tibet and Mount Kailash are then sent by the Chinese embassy within three to four working days. Therefore, each traveler must arrive in Kathmandu at least four working days ahead of schedule and is responsible for covering any additional costs.

Trip Itinerary of Kailash Charansparsa

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2- 4: Days in Kathmandu to prepare final Kailash visa

Day 5: Drive towards Nepal Tibet border

Day 6: Drive to Kayrong after crossing the border from Nepal to China (immigration process).

Day 7: Kerung to Saga.

Day 8: Drive to Parayang.

Day 9: Travel to Tsu Gompa, or Mansarovar Lake.

Day 10: travel to Darchen in the afternoon time after spending the day in Lake Mansarovar

Day 11: Take a car to Yamadwar and hike to the Dirapuk.

Day 12: Kailash –Charan Sparsh Yatra. Back to Dirapuk for overnight

Day 13: Trek across Gauri Kund and Dolma La Pass to get from Derapuk to Zutulpuk Monastery.

Day 14: Drive Saga along the Brahmaputra River.

Day 15: travel to Keyrong via the same route.

Day 16: travel to Kathmandu via the same route.

Day 17: final departure.

Charan Sparsa is part of Kailash Inner Kora

Sparsha is part of Kailash inner Kora. When Kailash's inner Kora is formally permitted by the local army of Darchen Tibet, It is driven towards Asthapath from Darchen then to trek Saptarishi cave, Atmalingam, and Icelingam. It is 3 three-day hard journey of the south part of the Kailash mountain staying in a tenting camp and touching the base of the Kailash. Charan Sparsh is another one-day hiking to the closer north part of Kailash. This auspicious walking is also part of Kailash's inner Parikrama. This walk also reaches at feet of Mt Kailash's north site. Multiple walking is not necessary but a single day of hiking reach and return from Dirapuk.

Conclusion: Kailash Charan Sparsha (Kailash Inner Kora)

In conclusion, the Kailash Charan Sparsh Yatra with Nepal Highland Treks unfolds as a transformative spiritual odyssey, offering seekers a unique opportunity to connect with the divine at Mount Kailash. The meticulously crafted itinerary, encompassing sacred sites like Pashupatinath and Mansarovar Lake, ensures a holistic experience. With updated visa and permit procedures for 2024, Nepal Highland Treks facilitates a seamless journey for pilgrims. Choosing Nepal Highland Treks guarantees not only a spiritual adventure but also a commitment to excellence in service, safety, and cultural immersion. The expertly organized itinerary, coupled with our renowned hospitality, makes it the ideal choice for those seeking a profound and enriching pilgrimage to the revered Mount Kailash.

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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