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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. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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