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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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