Tradition and Culture
For thousands of years this region has been the ultimate goal for pilgrims. It is the home of the Gods for Hindu, Jains, Buddhists and Bon. Mount Kailash – standing at 6714 metres high – is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche (Jewel of Snows). For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his partner Devi, whilst for Tibetans it is the home of God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo.
According to legend, it is here that Milarepa - a great Tibetan Yogi and master of Tantric Buddhism - contested with Naro-Bonchung - a grandmaster of Bon - to prove the superiority of Buddhism. Many contests took place, but the final one was to see who could first reach the summit of Mt Kailash at the crack of dawn. Riding his damaru (ritual drum) Naro-Bonchung flew towards the peak only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last second. Naro-Bonching was so astonished that he let go of his drum, which crashed down mountain leaving a vertical scar – a distinctive feature of the south face.
Read more about Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar and Lhasa .
Accommodation during this trip
Accommodation en route is very basic. However, we provide the best available Hotels/ Guesthouses on the way. Twin sharing rooms are available only in Kyirong. In rest of the places accommodation will be provided on triple sharing basis or in dormitory.
Meals & Drinking Water
We cater vegetarian Indians foods throughout the journey. Our experienced kitchen team along with Sherpas will travel with group throughout the tour. All provisions including drinking water will be taken from Nepal.
Level of Ease
This trek requires you to be physically and mentally fit. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, such as epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities or obesity. It is mandatory to get medical insurance, which also covers emergency evacuation for the trip.
During this tour you will be taking fixed wing aircrafts, 4-5 passenger helicopters (Euro-copter B3), road vehicles as well as your own legs. If you wish you may also hire horse for a part of the trek.
The best season to travel to Tibet is between Mid May and Mid September. Tibet is has a predominantly dry landscape with some of the most beautiful and sacred lakes.
Read more on when is the best time to travel to Tibet.
Visa & Travel Permit Information
Visa fees will be charged according to the rule of Chinese government.
Invitation Letter (for travel permit): A clearly scanned colour passport copy at least 30 days before arrival.
Visa Application: Original passport, Visa application form and supporting documents.
Please see more information regarding your Tibet Travel Permit and China Visa.
Luggage Allowance: We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage (per person) at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, WE STRONGLY REQUEST YOU NOT TO CARRY EXCESS WEIGHT THAN MENTIONED ABOVE.