Mount Kailash has unique difference of being the world’s most respected sacred place and at the same time visited by few thousand people only. A huge amount of black rock towering to over 22,000 feet, mount Kailash is supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people. With weeks of difficult and often dangerous travel in the cold weather, Mount Kailas is visited by least number of pilgrimages.
Temperature and Weather
Weather condition from June to September in Mount Kailash, TIBET, can be expected to be dry and sunny, with precipitation in July and August day time temperature can be as high as 22 degrees centigrade in Tibet the average daily temperature will be 10 degree centigrade, however, the intense sun at high altitude can bake it feel even hotter. At this time of year, there is an incredible drop in temperature from early afternoon to evening time; temperature at Nighttime will drop as low as zero to -10 degrees centigrade at altitudes of 5000 meters, our highest camp during the Parikarma.
All participants must provide health certificate given by a reputed doctor confirming that the participant is fit to travel in altitude of 5700 meters. We do ask you to bring along your own small first aid kit (available at Pharmacies). Some of the items we ask you to bring in the kit are antiseptic cream or wound disinfectant Iodine and tube-squeeze cream. Foot care and Blister Treatment, band-aids, adhesive roll & strips, gauze pads, moleskin, (please bring trusted and broken in waling boots). Gauze Pads: 3" at least 6 pads-Gauze roll: 2-3 rolls adhesive tape "2" rolls. Ace bandage for the Ankle. Elastic Bandage 3" rolls water disinfectant tablets Antibiotics: (Triethoprim/sulfamethoxazole - Bactrim DS or Septra DS - Double strength (160mg 800mgs). Antidiarrheals-Lomotil & Pepto - Bismol tablets and make sure you bring Charcoal tablets!! Please see your doctor for more advice! Concerning antibiotics & antidiarrheals.
Deamox : 20 Tablets
Advil, Rufen or Mortin. Aspirin/ Tylenol or general Painkillers.
Strong sunscreen oil, Skin antibiotic cream/ Antifungal Ointment Lozengers. Strepsils (Plenty)
Small Scissors & Knife, Waterproof matches safety pains. Thermometer, Lighter Dehydration sall Packets, Fool powder and cream, Heat balm for muscles/ joints. Vicks etc.
Please start to get in shape now! Good 30 minute walk, jogging daily, stretching and regular exercise should put you in the right shape (concentrate on your heart & legs- Aerobics), Porters will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are fit enough to carry shacks, filled water bottle/Canteen food. Snacks, camera, film, map, jumper, sun hit, first ad kit, light weight, rain gear, extra clothes etc.
This is an environment related condition that can affect anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly.
Please click below on Altitude Sickness Button to get detail information on altitude sickness.
All arrangements within Tibet are solely at the discretion of the China Tibet Tourism Bureau (CTTB) a Government Organization, and we have no control over the quality of the vehicles or the facilities. Moktan Adventure Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. reserve the right to change itineraries without advance notice, depending on the weather and road condition and China Tibet Tourism Bureau (CTTB) reserve right to change itineraries without advance notice, depending upon any various diseases characterized by a high fever or any other strike in China.
All Major Foreign currencies and Tcs are accepted in Zhangmu Bank in return for Yuen. The basic unit of Chinese Currency, Yearn equal Rs 9. Jiao and 1 Jiao equal 10 Fen, at Present US $1=8 Yean (Approx), Credit card not accepted. I yean=INR 7/- (Approx).
Valuable goods taken for personal use (radio & video cameras etc) should be declared at customs office by completing a customs declaration from and brought back on return journey. Antiques must be properly certified, otherwise they may be confiscated.
Kathmandu to Kodari Private Minibus will be provided for the group. Border crossing from Kodari to Zhangmu (Tibet) will be on trucks, approximately 30 min. ride. Throughout the journey in Tibet you will be traveling in 4500 Land cruiser or 62 model Land cruiser. Trucks will be provided for luggage and all camping equipment and food supplies.
Our highly experienced Sherpa staff will be responsibility for all camping & cooking arrangements
Local English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the tour in Tibet.
One oxygen cylinder will be provided in each vehicle and during the PARIKARMA. Please note that Oxygen is to be used only in case of emergency.
Briefing and orientation
There will be a briefing on the program on next day of your arrival in Kathmandu. It is very important that all participation attend this briefing.
Accommodations in all palaces are Lodge, but during to time of PARIKARMA and stay at Manasarovar over Night will be in tent. The rooms at these places are very basic without any modern facilities. You will be required to bring sufficient supplementary fool like chocolates, biscuits, nuts and your favorite tinned products to add variety to the meals. Lunch will be packed of light, snacks.
VISAS and Documentation
Your must be in possession of valid passport for at least 6 months. We will obtain your VISA for Tibet and will require the following information, when making your reservation. Full name as it appears in your passport, passport number, date of expiry, place of issue, nationality, date of birth, occupation, Two passport size photographs are also required. Additionally, you must allow a minimum of 10 full working days in Kathmandu for the visa. Getting a visa for Tibet on the Indian passport is guaranteed once the tour is booked. Your passports should reach us no later than 20 days prior to your departure. Your Passport incase of delay receive with us, you have to additional pay $43 per person for emergency VISA, here we would like request you resume your passport before 20 days of Departure.
Still cameras, home video cameras, are allowed to in China, but beware, please do not take photos, video Chinese Government area, like Army camp, Chinese Govt. home etc.
We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, EMERGENCY rescue, accident hospitalization, cancellation etc. As we accept no responsibility for damages or expenses which may arise from mishaps to persons of their belongings during those pilgrimages.
There are must of overnight stay area have communication connection. However, please be informed that is may be difficult at times to get the connection. If any urgent messages have to be send to any of the participants, please contact us at our Kathmandu head office address.
Clothing is for both extremes of climate and temperature. While driving to Kailash, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing will be required, but as soon as you step out of the vehicle, warm clothing's will be required to keep off the cold winds of the Tibetan Plateau. Evening will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required we recommend that you bring along the following clothing and accessories with you.
· Down Jacket - One (can be rented in Kathmandu)
· Warm Think pullover-one
· Warm Thin Pullover- One
· Warm Pants - two
· Light Loose cotton pants- two
· Warm windproof jacket - one
· Cotton sleeve T-Shirts - four
· Thermals under Pants I long - Two
· Thermal vest/ warm full T-Shirts - two
· Rain coat with hood/ Poncho (should be roomy) - one
· "Broken - in" pair of ankle high walking boots & one extra shoe laces.
· Light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal.
· Warm woolen socks- six
· Light cotton or silk scarf- one
· Large cotton or silk scarf-one
· Warm gloves.
· Soft paper tissues and handkerchief- plenty
· Monkey cap and sun heat- one each
· Towels (one big, one small)
· Washing kit.