How to Plan a Tibet Mount Kailash Tour?
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Planning a Tibet Mount Kailash tour can be a complex process, with many factors to consider. As a foreign visitor, you are required to travel with a registered travel agency and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit, and Tibet Military Permit before visit Mount Kailash, which can add to the complexity of planning your trip. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of travel information to help you plan your Tibet Mount Kailash tour. Check out our latest and useful articles on topics such as How to Obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Top Attractions to See, Best Things to Do, how to get to Mount Kailash, and the Best Time to Visit Mount Kailash. Start planning your Mount Kailash trips today and discover the unique culture and natural beauty of this charming land.
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For most travelers, the journey to Mount Kailash begins in Lhasa and ends in Lhasa, with a typical tour taking around 15 days to complete. Along the way, travelers can enjoy stops at various points of interest, such as Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, and Mount Everest, before embarking on the physically demanding Kora trek around Mount Kailash, which usually takes around three days to complete.
However, there are also other tour options available for visiting Mount Kailash, such as starting in Lhasa and exiting Tibet from the Gyirong Border to Nepal, or entering Tibet from Nepal and ending the tour in Lhasa, with visits to Mount Kailash and Mount Everest along the way.
No matter which option you choose, the duration of your Mount Kailash trip can be fully customized to meet your individual preferences and requirements.
To experience the beauty and spirituality of Mount Kailash, it's best to plan your visit between April to June and September to October. During these months, you can avoid the rainy season and muddy roads, which can make travel difficult and uncomfortable.
It's important to note that at other times of the year, such as during winter months, the entire region is often covered in thick snow, making it unsuitable for sightseeing or undertaking the Kora trek.
The most common way to reach Mount Kailash is by road from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The journey takes around three to four days, with stops at some spots along the way, such as Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, and Mount Everest. From Lhasa, you can go with a private tour or join a guided tour to reach Mount Kailash. Another option is to travel to Mount Kailash from Nepal. You can cross the border at the Gyirong Port and then join a guided tour to reach Mount Kailash.
The Mount Kailash trek covers a distance of about 52 kilometers, and involves crossing several high passes and steep ascents and descents.
(1) On the first day of the trek, you'll start from Darchen, the base camp for Mount Kailash, and hike for around six to seven hours to reach the first campsite at Dirapuk Monastery. Along the way, you'll pass through stunning landscapes, including the Lha Chu Valley and the rocky cliffs of Drolma Chu.
(2) On the second day, you'll continue the trek and cross the highest point of the Kora, the Drolma La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 5,630 meters (18,471 feet). From here, you'll descend to the second campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery, which is located in a picturesque valley with stunning views of Mount Kailash.
(3) On the final day of the trek, you'll hike for around three to four hours to reach the end of the Kora at Darchen. Along the way, you'll pass through the beautiful countryside and small villages, before finally arriving back at the base camp.