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Useful Tips for a Mt. Kailash trekkintg tour

Useful Tips for a Mt. Kailash trekkintg tour

Top 5 FAQs about Mount Kailash trekking tour

Today we are going to talk about the sacred Mount Kailash and the frequently asked questions concerning the Mount Kailash kora.

The Mount Kailash is regarded as the center of the world infour religions: the Hinduism, the Jainism, the Buddhism and Bön, and Kora is a Tibetan word which means “circumambulation around a sacred building or mountain”.
Every year, thousands of pilgrims of these four religions come to Kailash to finish the kora and they believe that this holy ritual will bring good fortune.

You need two documents to go to Mount Kailash, the Chinese Visa and the Tibet Permit. We recommend you to start your trip from Lhasa, via Shigatse, Everest Base Camp and Manasarovar lake to Mount Kailash. After finishing the Kailash kora, you can decide to return all the way back to Lhasa or go beyond the border to Kathmandu, Nepal. The entire trip will be 15 days and the trekking around the Mount Kailash will last three days.

When is the Best Time for the Mount Kailash Kora?
The best time for trekking around the Mount Kailash is from April to June and September to mid-October. During these months, the weather is sunny and view to the mountains is clear, and there will not be so many snow and rain.
If you want to learn more about the tibetan culture and tradition, you should visit Mount Kailsh during the Saga Dawa Festival. The date of Saga Dawa festival is different from year to year, please ask our travel consultant for the exact date.
What is the Itinerary of the Mount Kailash Kora?
For a classic Lhasa to Mount Kailash tour, you need to spend 15 days to complete the entire tour. from Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp to Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash, this tour includes almost all the highlights of Tibet.
For travelers, you will spend 3 days to get acclimatized to the high altitude, before you go to the mountain regions. Via Everest Base Camp and Manasarovar Lake, you will reach Darchen where the Kailash Kora will get started. The entire trekking around Mount Kailash will last 3 days. Along the Kora route, a few Tibetan-run camps will offer accomodations and basic food, such as instant noodle, hot water, sweet tea, etc.

What to Pack for Mount Kailash Trekking Tour?
To make sure you have the right gear for this Kailash trekking tour, you can follow our checklist to prepare your luggage.
1.The first thing you should consider is clothes. In Tibet, especially the mountain regions, it could be very cold even in summer, and temperature varies widely from day to night. So you need some warm coats like down jacket.
2.A pair of durable and road-holding hiking boots is necessary, since you need to trek a long distance and encounter some rough ways.
3.A good, arctic sleeping bag is needed, as the accommodation conditions are quite limited during the kora. If you don’t want to bring your own sleeping bag, you can rent one from us for free in Lhasa.
4.Trekking poles are an essential part of your equipment, and acts well as an extra support for the rough terrain. You can rent a pair of trekking poles from us for free in Lhasa, if you don’t want to bring them by yourself.
5.Crampons are sometimes required since the road can be icy and snowy. They can prevent you from slippery and makes you trekking easier and more comfortable. To make your package lighter, you can rent Crampons from us for free too.
6.Do not forget your sun protection supplies. Due to the intense sunshine on the plateau, you need to bring a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen to keep you from UV radiation. A hat and long-sleeved clothes can also be very helpful.

Where to Stay During the Mount Kailash Kora?
During the 3-day kora around Mount Kailash, you will spend two nights in the guesthouses or tents with large communal sleeping area and very simple dorm beds. There won't be hot water or showering facilities, also there is no heating in the guesthouse. But think blanket will be available to keep you warm.

We wish you a pleasent journey to the Mount Kailash. If you have any more quetions, please ask us for further information.

What should we do with our luggage?

You can deposite your luggage in Darchen, 可以把大件行李寄存在Darchen (塔钦镇),只背一个小的登山包,带上3天需要的日常用品即可。如果一定要带着大行里,可以在山脚下雇佣一个藏族挑夫或者牦牛,不过我们不建议。
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