Old Dongba to Manasarovar
On the 6th day of the yatra we travelled from Old Drongpa to Manasarovar. Had the first darshan of the Lord and took the holy bath in Manasarovar.
Designs on the mountains ( The left one resembles OM symbol)
As the rainfall in this top of the world is scanty, it is a mountain desert hence we can witness sand dunes all along the way as in any desert along with snow covered peaks and lakes which are formed from the melting waters of snow..
Some of our group members
In the background you see the snow covered peaks of Daulagiri ranges.
To adjust time there were many halts on the way in one of there stops we were in front of the Daulagiri ranges these photos were taken there.
The Highway in which we travelled this day
It was a long journey this day also we started from Old Dongba crossed Prayang which usede to a halting place earlier and travelled further. First Daulagiri ranges gave company to us. There were vast fields with little grass on the both sides and occasionally we saw herds of Sheep and Yaks grazing . There was hardly any human settlement.
A beautiful arch on the way
Different shapes of snow covered peaks
On the route at a check post just before the entry into Kailash Manasarovar area, the checking was very strict. It took about teo hours to clear that hurdle. Everyone's passport was also checked. As already mentioned every check post is fitted with CCTV cameras for survillience. In this particular check post they had set up a camouflaged tent which is not visible easily and were watching the vehicle movement. After crossing the check post we had our lunch.
Tiresome bus journey
After sometime the peaks of Gurla Mandata came into sight. immediately we realised that we are nearer to Manasarovar and were waiting for that moment. It arrived shortly. The driver stopped the vehicle at Tokchen and told have a nice darshan. Yes we had a nice first darshan of the Lord. Please wait for the nest post to have that darshan.
The Holy yatra continues . . . . . . . . .