If you are preparing for travel to mount Kailash or Yatra, you are kindly requested to be fully aware that it is really demanding tour where we will be spending most of the time at high altitude. At least two months of regular exercise is recommended such as running, swimming, hiking, etc which help accomplish your Kailash tour successfully. Moreover, you’d better cut alcoholic beverage and smoking and consult with your doctor about your health condition and personal prescriptions from your physician if required and First Aid Kit is important for the travel.
Travel to mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is suitable for the average travelers who are physically and moderately fit and no previous experience is required. However, it is suggested that some physical fitness is essential such as swimming, running, and hiking and etc. It is very important to consult with your physical about your physical and health condition before you make a plan for Mt. Kailash tour. Please bear in mind that while in Kora, you will be crossing above 5000m and trekking for about 7-8 hours.
We provide standard rooms in 3 to 4 star hotels with twin sharing bed room with breakfast included. However, the accommodation while in the tour is basic in guest houses. The guest houses are considered very basic and are of dormitory bed rooms, no attached bathroom, outside bathroom (acceptable), no shower facilities and etc. Although, some of the guest house are pretty good but these are fully booked most of time.
On the other hand, we can send our Sherpa crew from Kathmandu who fixes tents and prepare food. We can accommodate you in tent and serve food ourselves which is far better than staying at the local guest house.
Well, if you are traveling with a stay at guest house, our guide will help you find good restaurant with reasonable price. The guest houses provide local food like MOMOs, noodles, or any Tibetan authentic cuisine. Dinners will be provided either in the hotel or restaurant. While on the road, lunch will be provide at any one of the Local Tibetan tea houses along the way. Expect spend about 20 USD per day for meals with soft drink. If you are vegetarian, Please inform us earlier so that we can inform our guide or cook to prepare the same.
HimalayanWindows is all about providing with local insights, lifestyles as well we adventure. We use private vehicles for sightseeing such as Car, Hiace, Van, and Coaster in a city tour in Nepal (Please check out our vehicle service provider at HimalayanWindows Vehicle Services ) and For Mt. Kailash tour, we use the best Toyota 4WD, SUVs and comfortable coasters to drive across the Tibetan highland. These vehicles are completely comfortable and reliable and they make your journey as smooth as possible. For big groups, we also use supporting vehicles such as Mini Trucks, Vans and etc.
The Best season for touring in Mt. Kaialsh is between April and October.
The classic route is from Kathmandu to Kodari via Friendship Highway to Tibet and split from Shegar to Saga and further to Mansarovar Lake. The climate of Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, dusty, and windy and night is colder than a day. Flooding rivers and landslide are common especially in the Nepal portion. Unfortunately, the route to Mt. Kailash via Kodari border has been obstructed since an earthquake in April, 2015. We believe it will re-open as soon as possible.
Yes, there are other borders except Kodari border such as Lhasa, Hilsa Border, Rasuwa port (Recently open in 2017) and etc. Recently, Mt Kailash tour via Lhasa has been running regularly since Earthquake in Nepal and you also get an opportunity to travel central Tibet while joining this trip.
The best season to travel to mount Kailash is between April to end of September and the visit to central Tibet is from until November. The Extreme change in weather makes it unfavorable to travel to Everest Base Camp from early November to April, also during winter season roads can be closed due to heavy snow fall in the east Tibet and especially at Mt Kailash and western Tibet.
The currency used in Tibet is Chinese Currency, Yuan and also other currencies like USD, EURO, and POUND are accepted in Tibet. However, we recommend you exchange your money into Yuan before you travel to Tibet. If you are entering via Kathmandu, exchange your money at any money Exchange in Kathmandu. Or, If you are entering from mainland China, you can also exchange or use ATMs in Lhasa. As you are traveling to distance and remote region of Tibet, finding ATMs or Banks is very difficult, so that it is suggested bring CASH with you to cover you all the expenses. Please consult with your travel agent how much should you bring for the trip as it depends on your package of trip.
Clothing: Choosing clothing is an essential factor of traveling to high altitude regions. As you will be traveling above 5000 meters and climate could be harsh at any time. While traveling to Mount Kailash tour, as soon as you come out from your vehicle, warm clothing will necessarily be required. We have listed some of the important clothing and accessories which are highly recommended to carry while traveling to Tibet.
We recommend you buy some Diamox (250mg) or consult with your doctor, You can use if you feel uncomfortable due to altitude sickness. Apart from this, you can bring throat lozenges, nasal decongestant, Aspirin, cold and flu tablets, Multivitamins, Diarrhea tablets, iodine, Motion sickness Tablets and water purifying tablets. First Aid Kit with Compression Bandages, Small Scissors, Tweezers, Band Aids and etc. And do not forget to bring your other medication prescribed by physician. And bring Camera with good quality in order to keep you memorized of your travel for lifetime.
Note: These sorts of services and equipments are provided only if you are in a group of four or more with Full Board Package.
HimalayanWindows suggests every Kailash tour traveler needs to have the complete Insurance policy from your home country. This complete insurance must cover for tour cancellation, travel disturbance or delays, Emergency Medical support and evacuation, Medical expenses, lost of baggage and etc.
In order to book or confirm you Mt. Kailash Mansarovar tour, if you will requested to fill up the form of HimalayanWindows with at least 30% of the total cost as an advance deposite (Refundable). Please check our Terms and Conditions for more details.
Here are the lists of document that you need to send while making booking with HimalayanWindows: