Mount Kailash trekking tour is one of the most demanding and challenging of treks for pilgrims in the world. This trek route in Tibet is widely known as the kora around the Mt. Kailash which is sacred to four religions and a deeply numinous place. Pilgrims throng to the mountain: not just Tibetans, but Hindus and Buddhists from India to Japan, joined by Western and Chinese travelers who travel to Tibet to visit this holy mountain and the nearby sacred Lake Manasarovar.
The Mt. Kailash kora starts at the charm-free village of Darchen, opens up unending stretches of barren land, lush green valleys, snow capped peaks and pristine blue lakes, winding past mani walls and skirting the base of the Kailash massif. The average altitude of this trekking in Tibet is nearly 5,000m, so it is very a great challenge and requires strong perseverance. It is a true test of the mind and spirit. But simple accommodation and food are available on the trail, so hikers can enjoy the trek to their heart’s content.
Many Tibetans do the kora in a single day; but most foreigners take two to three days. No matter whether you are a believer or not, it is inspiring to share the path with these pilgrims, often the simplest illiterate nomads who have saved for years to make the trip. You will meet a huge range of people here, including prostrators who will take three weeks to complete the circuit by prostrating.
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Mt. Kailash trek
I am seriously wanted and will be trekking on the Mt. Kailash route, but my friends said I need 21 days only trek 3 days the rest of my time will be driving and flying? It will be 3 of us. Could you please kindly provide me some information, please. Thank you. We will be trekking in Kilimanjaro and Kailash within the next 6 months. Paula Teal 239-593-6708
Hi, can you please tell me the dates of your group tours trekking Mt Kailash in July? Also, can you please provide prices for private tours? Thank you
How to get to Mount Kailash
What is the distance from Lhasa to Mount Kailash as you recommend taking a 4WD? Is Lhasa the nearest airport?