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Mount Kailash in Ngari, Tibet

Nestled in the remote regions of western Tibet, Mount Kailash is the most famous holy mountain in Asian history. It is recognized as the "center of the world" by Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon religion and Jainism, and is believed to be the abode of deities and a source of spiritual energy.

The journey to Mount Kailash offers awe-inspiring travel highlights, with its challenging yet rewarding trekking route and pristine natural surroundings. The surreal scenery includes snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and legendary Buddhist temples, creating an enchanting backdrop for self-reflection and spiritual awakening. To facilitate your travel, we present you with the latest experts’ guide on Mount Kailash travel and tours below.

Basic Facts:

Chinese name: 冈仁波齐 Gāngrénbōqí Fēng

Location:Burang County, Ngari Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region

Altitude: 6,638 m (21,778 ft)

Type: Landmark of Tibet; holy mountain of Tibet

Opening Hours & Ticket: 9:00--17:00; 200CNY/person

Travel Documents:Tibet Travel Permit, Aliens’ Travel Permit, Military Permit

How to Get There:1) overland from Lhasa to Mount Kailash; 2) overland from Kathmandu to Mount Kailash via Gyirong border; 3) travel from Kashgar to Mount Kailash by road.

Best Time to Visit: May to June and September to October. During these periods, the sky is clear, clouds are pale, air is fresh and temperature is comfortable.

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All Articles about Mount Kailash

To make sure you can enjoy the best Mount Kailash travel experience available, we kindly prepare the latest and most easy-to-use Mount Kailash travel and tour guides below for you. From the best time to visit Kailash to Mount Kailash tour cost, etc, you can follow the insider’s tip and won’t miss a single moment when visiting the holy mountain in Tibet.

How to Plan a Mount Kailash Trek Tour 2024? A Step by Step Guide

Mount Kailash trekking tour is one of the most demanding and challenging treks in the world. The average altitude of this trekking is nearly 5,000m, so it is a very great challenge and requires strong perseverance. It is a true test of the mind and spirit.

However, with a full preparation and tourist-friendly support from a professional team like us, you can enjoy the spiritual walk to your heart’s content. Before you hit the road, let’s find out what to expect and how to plan for the Mt.Kailash tour.

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Best Time to Visit Kailash Manasarovar: New Updates for 2024

Kailash is known as Ghang Rinpoche in Tibetan word, which means the Precious Mountain. Majorities of tourists and pilgrims are attracted here to enjoy the pure air and do the Kailash Manasarovar kora or the yatra trip every year. So what’s the best time to visit Kailash and Manasarovar Lake?

Just follow our ultimate guide below to find out the detailed temperature and travel experience in each month, so that you could better plan a once-in-a-lifetime Mount Kailash trip.

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How to Get to Mount Kailash: the ultimate guide for 2024

Traveling to Mount Kailash, far in the west of Tibet, is not as hard as it may sound. While the mountain does lie in one of the most remote areas of Tibet, it is well served by road from Lhasa, and can be easily reached from both Kathmandu in Nepal and Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Prefecture of China. As with any travel in Tibet, a pre-booked tour is required, and once your tour is booked we will provide the tour guide and driver for your trip to the world’s most sacred mountain.

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Mount Kailash Travel Permit

As we all know, all foreign travelers are required to have a valid China Visa with Tibet Travel Permit to enter and tour Tibet. However, because Mount Kailash is located in the remote Ngari in the far west of Tibet, there are more travel documents required for visiting Mount Kailash.

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Ultimate Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour Maps

Mt. Kailash, known as the “king of the holy mountains” In Buddhism, Hinduism, Bon religion and Jainism, has been an ultimate pilgrimage destination for global pilgrims for thousands of years. In the pilgrimage season (June-Sept), Pilgrims of different religions from Tibet, India, and Nepal form endless streams along the holy mountain roads. It is said that going one circle round the holy mountain can wash away all sin in the whole year life...

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Altitude of Mt. Kailash Tour or Kora and How to Avoid the High Altitude Sickness

In Tibetans’ hearts, Mt. Kailash kora is not only an act of accumulating merits but also a purification for all the sins in their lives and 108 rounds would bring enlightenment for them. It is said that the zodiac symbol of Buddha Sakyamuni is the horse. One round completed in the Tibetan year of the horse is equal to 13 rounds in other years. Consequently, you can see the larger scale of pilgrims in that year.

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Climbing Mount Kailash: Can I Climb up to Mount Kailash? Is It allowed?

Lying in the far west of Tibet, in the Gangdise Mountain Range, sits the most sacred mountain in the world. Known in different tongues as Gang Rinpoche, Kangrinboqê, and Mount Kailāsa, in English it is more well known as Mount Kailash, the sacred mountain of four religions.

Part of the Transhimalaya range of mountains, which cross the center and north of Tibet, the Gangdise Mountains form the boundary of the Himalayas with the northern plains of Tibet. On the southern edge of these mountains, somewhere in the middle of the range’s length, lies this holy mountain that exists both in reality and in legend.

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What to Pack for Mount Kailash Tour and Trekking

Though being one of the most spectacular and spiritual treks in the world, the Mount Kailash kora is also one of the hardest treks in Tibet and not for the faint-hearted. Covering 52 kilometers over rough terrain and a pass of more than 5,000 meters, this trek around the world’s most sacred mountain is one of those defining bucket-list adventures that will leave its mark on your forever.

And at these altitudes - exceeding 4,000 meters for almost the entire trek - it is important that you come well prepared for just about every eventuality. This is not some afternoon stroll in the woods, so you need to make sure you have the right gear for the job.

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Hotels in Mt. Kailash

Here are a number of hostels available for you as you travel in Mt.Kailash region. But Kailash is still under the development, please kindly do not hold a high expectation.The accommodation level would be much lower than that in other cities...

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Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal: Kailash tour options from Kathmandu, Nepal

Getting to Kailash can be done from either Lhasa, Xinjiang, or Kathmandu in Nepal, and while many people travel from the Tibetan capital, it is fast becoming more popular to start the tours from Nepal, the only country with direct flights to the Lhasa Gonggar International Airport...

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Mount Kailash Tour Cost: How Much to Cost for a Mt Kailash Trip?

Mount Kailash, far out in the west of Tibet, is one of the most popular tours in the region, as well as being the single most popular destination for both Buddhists and adventurers.A trip to Mount Kailash, which usually includes Lake Manasarovar, is a 15-day tour that is not a cheap Tibet trip.

When budgeting, there are usually these factors to be considered: the cost of the hotels you will stay in, the season in which you will travel, the means of transport that will be used, taking a private tour or joining a small group tour, and other personal and incidental expenses.We will help you with the total Mount Kailash costing in the article.

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