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Mount Kailash Map

Mount Kailash (Coordinates 31°4'0"N / 81°18'45"E) is located at Puran County, southeastern corner of Tibet Autonomous Region in China. It is not far from borders to Nepal and India, but now there is no overland port open for tourists to enter Tibet and continue to Mount Kailash. Tourists have to fly to Lhasa firstly and then travel overland to Mount Kailash.


Mount Kailash Location Map

There are totally around 1200km from Lhasa to Mount Kailash via Shigatse, Lhatse and Saga. The road from Lhasa to Lhatse is part of China-Nepal Friendship High Way, while, from Lhatse the road turns northwest towards Nagri area in western part of Tibet. The Lhasa to Lhatse part is mainly the farming area in Tibet, while, the Lhatse to Mount Kailash part is mainly the nomadic area. Enroute, many tourists will also choose to have a detour to the Mt. Everest Base Camp that is not far away from Lhatse.

Lhasa to Mountain Kailash Road Map
Lhasa to Mountain Kailash Road Map

There’s also a way go to Mount Kailash overland from Kathmandu, Nepal. There’s a border crossing between Nepal and Tibet at Gyirong Port. However the border crossing has been closed since the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. It’s not an option for foreign passport holders at this moment because both Chinese and Nepalese governments still have some reconstruction work to finish after the earthquake, after the new port at Gyirong is ready (said to be open for international tourists in 2018), tourists can cross the border here and continue travelling northwest to mount Kailash from there. If tourists choose to travel in this way, two days stay in Gyirong Town at 2700 meters high is advised for acclimatization reasons, because Kathmandu is very low at only 1370 meters high. We do not advise to reach Saga (4500 meters high) and Mount Kailash region in a quick manner.  

Kathmandu to Mountain Kailash Road Map
Kathmandu to Mountain Kailash Road Map

Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are two of the most important sites to visit in the area, both of these sites are regarded holy in Buddhism, Hinduism, Bön and Jainism; those two sites are about 34km away from each other. Most of the tourists visit the holy lake firstly before doing the kora around Mount Kailash. The main road turns left towards the holy lake about 22 km left before arriving Darchen, a 12km drive leads tourists to the shore of the holy lake. On this small detour, one can see also the Lake Rakshas Tal.  

Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash Map
Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash Map

Mount Kailash trekking (kora) is one of the most spiritual and tough walk in the world for both pilgrims and tourists. The 52 km long trekking trail with the average height over 4800 meters is not easy for most of the travelers, only a few strong and devoted pilgrims are able to finish it within one day by starting very early and ending very late. While most of local people finish it by two days, and most of tourists need 3 days for safety reason. The first day covers about 20 km with small ascending; the second day covers 19km with sharp up and down by passing over the Drolma-la Pass at 5640 meters high; the third day will be an easy and relaxing walk of only 13km.  

3 Days Mount Kailash Trekking Map
3 Days Mount Kailash Trekking Map

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The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. Mi*** from: Mount Kailash Tour from Kathmandu, Nepal

I want to do tour from Kathmondu, coming from USA. what do you recommand in August 2019? Thanks.

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Mi***, 

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet tour, and I am glad to be at your service. Please kindly let me know your nationality firstly since your tour will be involved with Kailash. If you will enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you must leave 3 working days in Kathmandu for you to apply your China visa there, and also if you would like to visit Kailash for sure, I recommend you fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa to join in a group tour as almost all the group tour start from Lhasa. I recommend you to fly to China from USA then go to Kathmandu after the tour as we can drop off you at the border so you can go Kathmandu by overland. Anyway I will send you more details by email. Best regards. 


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user portrait Mr. Ge*** from: 1 Day Lhasa World Heritages Tour

Dear we are a couple planning to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa on march 2020 by flight.
We eould like to know the price for the 1 day Lhasa tour
Can we stay 2 additional days without tour-guide ? what about the price of tibet visa??


regards!

Ge***

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ge***,

Thanks very much for your enquiry. Please kindly note that the Tibet will closed to foreign tourists in March every year, I was wondering whether you could adjust your travel time or not. Sure, we can arrange 1 day Lhasa private tour for you, the quotation is based on your travel time. Please check your email for more details. Warm regards,


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user portrait Mr. Ma*** from: 18 days Tibet Mount Kailash & Guge Kingdom Expedition

Hello there

I am favouring with one of your tours including the pilgrimage around mount kailash.
What is the level of fitness required ?
I am female, 54 years old and I gues medium fit. I dont do too much sports but regularly hiking.
The timeframe for me would be mid May until Mid june.

Thanks

Ma***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ma***, 

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet tour, and I am glad to be at your service. As we do not have group to Guge, but we do have 15days Lhasa to Kailash trekking pilgrim tour on 15th May and 10th June, both dates are available for you to join in. 10th June group tour will come cross the Saga Dawa festival in Kailash on 17th June, so if you can make it that would be great. Your age is quite young, please worry free, and most of our clients were your same age, some are more than 70 years old even did the tour quite well, and 3days pilgrim tour would be no problem. You will leave most of your luggage in hotel, and carry the necessary stuff, and also there are some tea house there providing hot water, simple food and basic shelter for sleeping, but of course please do not expect too high about it. And we will do the outer circle for the pilgrim trekking which will be 54km in total. I will send you more details to your email please check it there. Best regards.  


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