My Travel Resolution.
discover hidden myths, taste diverse food and sleep below a sky full of shooting stars and galaxies every night
Mount Kailash is the most sacred mountain for four religions: Buddhist, Hindus, Jains and Bon followers. Mt. Kailash is located near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal and it has an elevation of 6638 meters above sea level. This sacred mountain is part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet, the only mountain that has never been climbed by humans.

The Buddhists believe that the Mt. Kailash is the home of the Buddha Cakrasamvara, who represents supreme bliss. In Hinduism, Mt. Kailash is home of Shiva, Parvati and their children, Ganesh and Kartikeya. Jainism followers believed that Mt. Kailash is the place where Tirthankara, Rishabhadeva attained liberation.

The Bon religion believes that the mountain is the home of the Sky Goddess Sipaimen. Every year thousands of pilgrims from Tibet, India and Nepal travel to Mt. Kailas to take a pilgrimage journey known as 'kora'. Many tourists around the world book a Mount Kailash tour at the same time when the pilgrims are going on a journey, to be part of this amazing trek and part of the tradition and religious culture of the Buddhists.

mount kailash mansarovar yatra

Best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar


When is the best time to visit Mt. Kailash is maybe the most often asked question from the travelers. To avoid the rainy season and muddy roads, the best time for Mt. Kailash tour is from April to June and September to October. The period from July and August is the rainy season and from Middle October the roads are covered with thick snow which makes the trek more difficult.

Also, the small guest houses around Lake Manasarovar are closed during the winter, so if you plan to trek during this period, you'll need to stay in a tent, which is not such a good idea. However, summer is the best period for trekking to Mt. Kailash. At this time of the year many pilgrims, both Buddhists and Hindus visit Mount Kailash, so it is an excellent opportunity to be part of the journey together.

How to choose the best Mount Kailash Tour


The travel agencies provide great packages for trekking to the Mt. Kailash. After you choose the period you want to visit Mt. Kailash you need to decide which is the best tour for you. You should consider that almost every Mt. Kailash tour is longer than seven days. However, some packages last even shorter, but if you want to have truly Mt. Kailash experience, you should book a tour longer than one week.

Also, a significant thing when booking Mount Kailash tour is the travel agency. Always choose the Chinese or local travel agency, because a local travel agent knows the place well. All the travel information comes from their first-hand experience. Also, a local Chinese travel agency is more likely to arrange local guides and drivers for you.

Mt Kailash tour during the Saga Dawa Festival


If you decide to go on Mt. Kailash tour in the summer, you should consider booking your trip to the mountain during the Saga Dawa Festival. Trekking with local pilgrims will give you for sure the best lifetime experience and incredible spiritual purification. Saga Dawa festival celebrates the birth, death and enlightenment of Buddha, a great time to experience Tibetan religion and culture.

After you arrive in Lhasa, you will have two days for acclimatization, and a great opportunity to visit the attractions near Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka summer palace. On this Mt. Kailash tour you will visit the Yamdrok Lake- one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and famous stupa- Gyantse Kumbun, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet.

With your group, you will continue to Rongbuk, where you will have a magnificent view on Mount Everest.

• On the first day of the Saga Dawa celebrations, you will start trekking to Dira-Puk Monastery, which is 20 km or 6 hours trekking.

• The second day of trekking leads to the much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. You'll be crossing Drolma-la Pass at 5 200 meters above sea level.

• The third day of this Mt Kailash tour is also trekking about 14 km back to Darchen. After a short break in Darchen, you will be arranged to drive about 50km to Lake Manasarovar, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Enjoy your view over Lake Manasarovar when the sun will rise in the morning, then start driving back to Saga retracing the same route, you will have a last look of the Mt.Kailash on the way.

• Next day you will be driving back to Shigatse, and the next day you'll arrive in Lhasa, where your trip will end.

Mt. Kailash tour is just one of the many tours that travel agencies are offering but is one of the most wanted tours of the tourists. If your vacation days didn't match with Saga Dawa Festival dates, there are Mt. Kailash tours that are also one in a lifetime journey like this Mt. Kailash tour for example.

Required documents for Mt. Kailash Tour


To enter Tibet, you will need a Tibet Travel Permit. To apply for this document, you will need a valid passport and a approved Chinese visa. You will need to email a scanned copy of your passport and Chinese visa to your travel agent, and they will apply on your behalf.

For visiting Mt. Kailash, you will also need Alen's Travel Permit, Military Permit, Foreign Affair Permit and Frontier Pass, which your travel guide will get for you after you arrive in Lhasa. This is another reason to book a Mt. Kailash tour with a local Chinese travel agency. They surely know which is the best way to get all the necessary permits for you.

mount kailash mansarovar yatra

Final words

I hope that my experience will help you to choose easily Mt. Kailash tour for your journey in Tibet. Every traveler has his own experience about each trip, but for the Mt. Kailash journey is almost the same for everyone. Almost everyone experiences it the same way and returns home with a purified mind and inner peace. It's not easy to trek to Mt. Kailash but certainly is the most valuable journey.
  •  
  •  
  • 6
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Kalyan Kalyan Author

6 comments:

  1. I have never done any mountain climbing for my travel experience and may be I should try out once. Kailash Mansarovar seems like a good choice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've always wanted to visit Mt. Kailash! Thank you so much for this information, especially about the travel permit!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks like a stunning place to.visit with my friends. Truly a bucket list materials.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like an incredible trek. Thanks for sharing your experiences and information on it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is beautiful..I love mountains & hiking. I have never been up so high but certainly would love to try one day. Thank you for these amazing photos as well!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow these are some incredible shots! Def on my list now!

    ReplyDelete

Contact Us

Name

Email *

Message *

Blog Archive

Featured

kalyan panja lonely planet kalyan panja natgeo

Pageviews last month