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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

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

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!

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Mr. Ul*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature
September 15, 2019 05:31

Hi Nancy

I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?

Thanks

Answered by Nancy
September 15, 2019 07:06

Dear Mr. Ul***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.

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