Mount Kailash trekking holiday in Tibet
Description of Mount Kailash trekking holiday in Tibet
For Buddhists and Hindus, Mount Kailash ('Precious Mountain') is one of themost sacred places on Earth. A single circuit around the mountain's base is believed to erase the accumulated sins of a lifetime – though you will need to go around 108 times to achieve Nirvana...
But this holy pinnacle is just the end point in a glorious journey through Tibetan landscape and culture, with epic views of Himalayan peaks. You'll also visit two sacred lakes representing powerful cosmic forces - the smooth bright Lake Manasarover (associated with goodness) and the often strangely turbulent Lake Rakshas (linked to darkness).
Travelling by road from Kathmandu, traverse a luxuriant gorge to Nyalam and then onto Saga (4280m), then upwards again to the 5120m Thong-La Pass and nearby Lalung-La Pass, with views to Mt. Shishapangma (8012m). Crossing a sparsely beautiful plain the peak views are superb.
Reaching Lake Manasarowar, you have a free day of exploration before hitching up with yaks/ponies for the Kailash circuit trek – covering around 35 miles in three days. You'll cross the Drolma-La Pass (5630m) to reach Gauri Kund Lake (5608m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters. The end of your trek is an easy 2-3 hour walk down to where a river emerges onto the Barga plain. Time to head back to Kathmandu - perhaps a changed person...
1 Reviews of Mount Kailash trekking holiday in Tibet
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2019 by Clare Daly
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
We had an amazing time and the company was fantastic, they took care of everything! We were also paired with a wonderful guide in Tibet who
helped make our trip even better. The most memorable part was actually seeing Kailash for the first time (a long awaited dream) - it was breathtaking!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
I would strongly recommend taking the altitude medication (Dimox) and also doing some suitable preparation such as hill walking.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes I feel it did benefit local people (our guide was Tibetan and so was our porter). Also, we walked the whole kora (around the mountain) so this reduced our environmental impact.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
I would rate our holiday 10/10 - everything was organised for us so that we could just relax and enjoy the trip.
PlanetWe provide information on how to preserve the environment, for example putting trash in the proper place like the rubbish box and using established fire pits which can burn disposable wastage. Non disposable things are brought back and handed over to the garbage management organization. The group size of 4-8 people will minimize the impact we have on the environment.
PeopleOur tourism generates income for the local community. We purchase local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks and fresh vegetables. We use local Tibetan guides and drivers on this trip and stay at Tibetan standard hotels and guest houses.
We give support to local schools and health organizations. We donate money and educational materials to kids according to the condition of the school and facilities. We provide support to local health posts by giving medical materials. We also provide support to the Kvresthali Women Society to help repair Culvert Bridge. It also helps goat farming and adult literacy for women projects.
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