The Manasa Sarovar or popularly called as the Mansarovar lake is a fresh water lake in the independent region of China popularly known as Tibet. Surrounding this lake is Mount Kailash in the north and Lake Rakshastal. It is a holy pilgrimage spot for Lord Shiva devotees and pilgrims.
One can reach the Mansarovar Lake in four ways:
Road is one of the ways in which one can reach Mansarovar. The Indian Government arranges trips to the Mansarovar Lake. This trip is of around thirty days trail. One must register in advance for this trek as the number of seats is limited and the list of people is selected by a draw done by Indian Ministry of External affairs. Every year near about four hundred people are chosen for this tour out of six thousand applicants.
One can also reach Mansarovar Lake by air. One can easily get a plane from Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata and Mumbai in India to Kathmandu and from there he can carry his trip on road to Lake Mansarovar through the foothills of Mount Kailash.
Helicopters are also one of the ways by which one can reach Mansarovar Lake. People who have the problem of time shortage or cannot bear the rigours of high altitude road journey can hire helicopters. In this trip one can get an aircraft from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepalganj. And after reaching Simikot one can get a helicopter to reach Hilsa. From Hilsa one can take a land craft to reach Manasarovar.
This best time for the trip to Mansarovar is between the months of April to September. Fitness is very crucial and people with acute asthmatic or back problems are not advised to take the trip.