Weather & Climate
Summers: 15°- 30°C.
Winters: Below freezing to 24°C
The climatic conditions are very uncertain. The weather is unpredictable and at any time snowstorm can fall. Rain or snowfall may take place at any time or place during the Yatra.
Weather conditions from May to September: Mid-day temperatures in this region could rise as high as 22°C with evening temperatures as low as 8°to 12° below zero.
July and August: day time temperatures can be as high as 22 degrees centigrade in Tibet. The average daily temperature will be 10°C.
Best time to visit
The temperature at Mansarovar is very cold during the day and below freezing at night. The best time to embark upon a journey to Mansarovar is during late August or the middle of May to the middle of October. The weather is generally stable and visibility is at its best during this time. This is the time when the rainy season ends and all mountains and river lakes are frozen. The roads are open and the weather is likely to be most stable by then.
Temperatures are cool during the day and below freezing at night. Mid-day temperatures in this region could rise as high as 22 degrees Celsius with evening temperatures as low as 8 to 12 degrees below zero.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra - Information
Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas to devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China ( Tibet) to reach this sacred land.
Mansarover is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China ( Tibet) to reach this sacred land. Mt. Kailash is also called Kang Rinpoche, or the Precious Mountain in Tibetan. It is believed that poet-yogi, Milarepa (11th C,) was the only person to have set foot on its peak, and he accomplished the feat by flying there.
Mount Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. Near Mansarovar there is a beautiful lake called Rakash Tal - or Ravehahalad. In the north of these two lakes is Mt. Kailash and its series (22028 ft./6675 mts.) in the south Mount Gurala is situated.
The journey is along the fixed route chosen by the Indian and Tibetan governments and bookings have to be made with the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam. Another way is to fly to Kathmandu, and then drive to Mansarovar - this is a relatively easy route. The trip begins with a scenic drive to Zhangmu in Tibet crossing Nepalese border. After Zhangmu comfortable Japanese Landcruiser made for rough and tough road will take you to the holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash for the pilgrimage circumbulation which is also called kora. You will be blessed with holy bath and parikrama to achieve your ultimate spiritual goal before returning back to Kathmandu.