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Mount Kailash Trekking Tips

Time: 14-03-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Mount Kailash is a 21,778 ft high peak in Tibet. It's one of the most beautiful and unique trekking tours in Tibet and it's also one of the most difficult treks in Asia. Many pilgrims even embark on this journey for spiritual reasons.

The trekking circuit is not easy even for experienced climbers, but it's absolutely worth it. The pyramid shape of the mountain, the changing landscape, and the holy Lake Manasarovar offer a mesmerizing view from the beginning to the end of your trek.

Trekking Mount Kailash
Trekking Mount Kailash

The challenging trek requires some preparation, so let's take a look at the best tips that'll allow you to enjoyably trek Mount Kailash:

The Best Season for Trekking Mount Kailash

The rainy season in Tibet creates dangerous muddy roads that you should avoid. This is why it's best to visit Mount Kailash either between April and June, or September and October.

The early summer will give you an astonishing experience - crystal clear water, warm days, cool nights, and flocks of cattle on green pastures. Even to the non-religious, this season will bring spiritual peace.

Fall, on the other hand, has its own magic. A golden blanket covers the landscape and offers quite a different experience of this peak.

Getting a Permit

Once you've decided on the season for your Mount Kailash trek, you should acquire a Tibet permit. All foreigners that visit Tibet must do so through a Tibet travel agency since independent travel is not allowed.

But this is nothing that you should worry about, as your tour operator will handle all permits, and help you plan your whole journey.

Altitude Sickness

The average elevation of the Kailash Kora is about 16,410 ft, and this is what makes this trek so dangerous. Such a high altitude can cause very serious problems, so always have this in mind.

If you experience altitude sickness, it's best that you descend to lower ground. It's good to have medicine and oxygen on hand, which is available at the hotels, just in case.

Accommodation

There's plenty of hotels and guest houses, so you'll always be able to find a place to sleep. Most places where you can stay have no electrical supply after dark. So, if you want to recharge your phones, cameras, and other devices, pay attention to the electricity schedule.

Mount Kailash Trekking
Mount Kailash Trekking

Food

Monasteries and guest houses will offer you some basic traditional Tibetan dishes like buttered tea, noodles, and beverages. There are a few stops along the route where you can replenish your food supplies, and it's a good idea to have a small stove and some cookware at hand so that you can prepare your own meals.

What to Pack

Planning what to pack is one of the most important things when you start off on this journey. You want to have all the necessities, but make sure that your backpack is light enough for you to carry.

Porters are available for hire if you would like, but you should still keep your luggage as light as possible.

Some of the necessities include gloves, sunscreen, headlamps, trekking poles, any medicine you might need, food, cookware, stove, thermos, sleeping bags, jackets, boots, and pants.

Trekking Mount Kailash is a wonderful experience, and it doesn't have to be too difficult if you come prepared. Get started by booking your Tibet tour today!

Travelers' Questions Might Help

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 Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

Questions:

1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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