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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 Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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