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Mt. Kailash Kora, the Best Pilgrimage Trek in Tibet

Latest Update: May,23 2018

Mount Kailash has been regarded as the world’s center by Jainism, Buddhism, Bon, and Hinduism. It has been said that doing Mount Kailash Kora can release all bad karmas in your lifetime. Therefore, every year, thousands of pilgrims from four corners of the earth trudge to Mount Kailash to finish the 52km kora, averaging above 4000m in altitude, on foot or prostration.

Besides the devout pilgrims, on the way, you will view many unknown but impressive lakes, vastly alpine meadow, herds of yaks, and cheerfully running horses. At the same time, trekking around Mount Kailash, you will face many physical and mental challenges, such as exhaustion, the risk of altitude sickness, even the attack from wild dogs. Despite all these difficulties, nothing can stop people from experiencing such spiritually-uplifting journey. The pilgrimage will become the most unforgettable moments in your life. Before the arrival of your kora, now, let us experience by our eyes at first.

In general, Darchen is the beginning of the whole 52-kilometer kora. From here, the trail will ascend from 4600m to 5500m. It usually takes 2 or 3 days, but there are many pilgrims with strong health condition who can finish the kora within one day, about 20 hours. For tourists who join our Mount Kailash tour, we recommend you spend 3 days trekking, because the safety is the most important thing, you need to acclimatize yourself to the high altitude gradually. - Read more about altitude of Mt. Kailash Kora and how to avoid high altitude sickness in Kailash trek

Mount Kailash KoraYou can appreciate the holy Mount Kailash on the way

The 3-day kora will offer you enough time to enjoy the natural scenery along the road. You will appreciate the herds of grazing yaks or sheep on the meadow nearby the lakes, lots of smaller turquoise lakes on the valley, all kinds of unfamiliar but beautiful wildflowers, the quadrate Mount Kailash in the distance, glaciers scattered by trickling streams…Certainly, there are more enchanting sceneries that are waiting for you to explore.

In addition to the natural beauty, this kora is also a cultural and mental pilgrimage. Leaving Darchen, you will be accompanied by many Tibetan Mani stones painted with Tibetan, scripture, or Sanskrit everywhere, encountering the flock of pilgrims from all over the world. Particularly, Tibetan pilgrims who turn their smaller prayer wheels will impress you with the devout prostration. At that moment, you can’t help respecting them. Continuing to move ahead, you will also meet some Tibetan-style temples, nomadic guesthouses, and pass by the site for “sky burial”. However, it can’t be visited, for it is the most sacred way of burial in Tibet.

To be honest, the journey will not always be full of happiness. The real significance of Mount Kailash kora may be the sense of achievement after conquering all kinds of difficulties on the way, including the physical fatigue caused by thin air and long distance, the risk of altitude sickness, the extremely poor facilities of guesthouse, the quite basic food during the kora, slight sunburn aroused by strong sunshine, and even the attack from wild dogs, etc.

As a reliable Tibet travel agency specializing in top treks in Tibet, we promise to offer you a safe and divine experience for Mt. Kailash tour. Only our best Tibetan guides will be assigned to guide you for the trek; we help you arrange warm accommodation and clean food; Yak caravan and porters can also be easily booked with our help. With enough oxygen supply and first-aid skills, our Tibet guide will ensue your travel safety, etc.

At the same time, you still need to pay more attention to preparation. Trekking gears, sufficient warm clothing, shoes, and other necessary equipment you need and of course a certain amount of hiking and jogging, cycling will also help to build up your stamina. And you shall respect the pilgrim and their actions, religions. Please never for a single moment cut yourself off from the group, or you may meet the wild dogs, which is quite dangerous.

If you eagerly wait for the holy kora, now, let appreciate some pictures of Mount Kailash kora before your arrival.

Read more articles about Mount Kailash Kora
>>Ultimate Guide to Mt.Kailash Trek and How to Plan a Kailash Tour
>>Best Time to Visit Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake
>>What to Eat during Mt.Kailash Trekking?
>>Hotel and Accomodations for Mount Kailash Tour

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