Things to do in Kailash
If you ask about the things that you can do in Kailash, simple reply will be trek, climb, breathe, and enjoy the natural scenic beauty all around you. According to religious believers, Kailash is a place to purify your soul and collect lifelong memories. It is a place to visit Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash, Gauri Kund, and Rakshas Tal.
You can also opt for a pony ride for a while, as you climb the steepness. Helicopter rides can also be arranged and it goes without saying that such rides are fascinating experiences.
Visit the monasteries at Mansarovar: Tibetan Buddhists believe that there are four gates of purification at Mansarovar. Pilgrims consume a tiny pinch of Jema Nanga which is a five-colored Crystal Sand, at the eastern gate. Pilgrims collect Pho Nanga, which is a plant that can be ignited as incense, at the south gate. They collect Bul Nanga, which is a white soil used for flavoring tea, at the west gate. The north gate is the place where pilgrims try to find small stones containing natural images of Lord Buddha as well as Tibetan writings. These four sought-after things are believed to purify all negative deeds and bring blessings from the sacred lake. Believers take these things with dried fish and water from the lake and carry these to their loved ones back home as blessings.
Visit Seralung: Its Eastern Monastery, located on the eastern bank of Lake Mansarovar. Although destroyed during the Chinese attacks, this monastery has been rebuilt around 1981.
Another monastery to visit is the Nyego Monastery. Atish Dipankar had stayed at this spot by the lake as he had found the place to be charmingly serene. He created small clay statues with a mould and subsequently structured a building to keep them. Later on, a Sakya Lama had expanded that small building into a full-fledged monastery. As it had been a place of rest for Atish Dipankar, the monastery had been titled “Pleasant Start”. The site can now be viewed as ruins, as the monastery has not been rebuilt yet, after the destruction caused by Chinese invasions.
The other monasteries to visit are Gossul Monastery on the south-west, Trugo Monastery on the southern bank, Chiu Monastery on the western bank, Bonri Monastery at the north-eastern point, Langbona Monastery in the north, and Chirkip Monastery on the north-west. Destroyed during the Chinese invasions, the Trugo Monastery had been rebuilt to an extent, in 1985. The diligence of Lama Chungma has made this monastery the biggest monastic community.