Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash Overview

Chinese Name: 冈仁波齐峰 English IPA: Mount Kailash Location: In the Southwest of Tibet, North of Burang County Population (city): 10000(2014) Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: 859500 Tel code: 0897 Time zone: (UTC+8)

Mount Kailash is located in Burang County, Ngari, near  Lake Manasarovar  and Lake Rakshastal, close to the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali also known as Ghaghara (a tributary of the Ganges) in India. Mount Kailash means King of mountains. The major peak Kangrinboqe in west is the most famous divine mountain in Tibetan Buddhism, which is famed as one of four sacred mountains. At the altitude of 6721 meters, Mount Kailash is not the highest mountain in Ngari prefecture. However, only its snowy peak can reflect fantastic and brilliant light under the sunshine.  Mount Kailash is considered to be sacred in four religions: Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Highlights of Mount Kailash

  • Mount Kailash Pyramid: The peak of Mount Kailash resembles astonishingly a pyramid with four almost symmetrical sides. It’s unnatural shape, beautiful snow covered peak and it’s remote location in the beautiful Himalayan mountain range have enthralled people throughout the times to tell myths and legends about the mountain. 
  • Mount Kailash Pilgrimage: Mount Kailash is considered to be sacred in four religions: Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Every year thousands of religious people make pilgrimages devoutly around it. You may also join our Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tours to do Kailash kora. 
  • Lake Manasarovar:  Covering more than 400 square kilometers of waters, Lake Manasarovar is the world’s highest freshwater lake. with 4587 meters above sea level and the water depth of 77 meters. It is located between the main peaks of the Gangdise Mountains-Mount Kailash and Gurla Mandhata Peak of Himalayas, in Burang County of Tibet.  Manasarovar means “undefeated, victorious” in Tibetan Language, known as “Holy Lake.” It is revered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.  Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Tour is recommended to you.
  • Saga Dawa Festival: April of  the Tibetan Calendar is the time to celebrate Saga Dawa Festival in order to commemorate Sakyamuni, who is the founder of Buddhism. Tens of thousands of pilgrims spare no effort to walk around the holy lakes and mountains like Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Join in a Saga Dawa Festival Tour to have a site watch of the grand and sacred festival and better understand the local culture.

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    Mount Kailash Attractions

    The main attractions around Mount Kailash include Lake Manasarovar (玛旁雍错), Lake Rakshastal (拉昂错), Gurla Mandhata Peak (纳木那尼峰) and Dolma La Pass, etc. There are 8 temples around Mount Kailash, including Zuchu Monastery(祖楚寺), Dirapuk Monastery(热普寺), Chuku Monastery(曲古寺) and the like.  Attractions at Mount Kailash Mount Kailash is one of famous holy mountains and Buddhist shrines in the world. There are a lot of famous historical sites remained around Mount Kailash, it is the Holy Land in the hearts of all [...]

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    Mount Kailash Tours

    Mount Kailash tours usually include Lake Manasarovar, Dolma La Pass, Chuku Monastery, Dirapuk Monastery and Zuchu Monastery, as well as other Shigatse highlight attractions like Mount Everest and Lhasa highlight attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor street and the like. Mount Kailash is one of famous holy mountains and Buddhist shrines in the world. There are a lot of famous historical sites remained around Mount Kailash, it is the Holy Land in the hearts of all [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    In fact, the Mt. Kailash weather is very hard to predict, since it changes rapidly. Different Mt. Kailash weather condition give tourists different sceneries.  We believe that no one wants to miss the beautiful scenery of Mt. Kailash because of bad weather. To escape the bad weather, tourists are advised to learn about the Mt. Kailash weather conditions before getting there. Climate and Weather of Mount Kailash Like most areas of Tibet, the Mount Kailash have a large temperature difference between daytime and [...]

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    Mount Kailash transportation is not very convenient. It is located at Darchen Town of Burang County, the starting and ending point of the Mount Kailash Trekking. Since foreign tourists are not allowed to travel alone in Tibet, after entering Tibet, travel to Mount Kailash must be arranged by travel agents. It is a long journey to drive to Mount Kailash. Generally speaking, it takes at least 4 days departing from Lhasa to Mount Kailash in Ngari, and sometimes longer.  How to [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Festivals and activities at Mount Kailash tell you what to do during the festival tour in Ngari, and they will surely enrich your Tibet tour. Most Tibetan festivals are full of religion features. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. Saga Dawa Festival and Korjak Monastery Buddhist Celebration are the ones you shouldn't [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Mount Kailash travel tips provide information for Mount Kailash tours, such as useful numbers, Mount Kailash weather and climate, the best time to visit Mount Kailash, preparation for Mount Kailash trekking, what to eat during Mount Kailash trekking, Mount Kailash accommodation and permits needed for Mount Kailash pilgrimage, etc. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Weather Broadcast: 121  Area code of Ngari: 0897 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Local Phone Number Inquiries: 114 Tourist complaint Center: 0891-6833476 Long-distance Phone Number Inquiries: 113 Read More: Useful Numbers for Travelers in Tibet Climate and Weather of Mount [...]

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    Useful Maps

    To help you have a better understanding of Mount Kailash and for your full preparation for Mount Kailash Tour, we provide you different Mount Kailash maps including Mount Kailash transportation map, Mount Kailash tourist attractions map, Mount Kailash trekking map, Mount Kailash region map and Mount Kailash location map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Mount Kailash and how to finish Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour. [...]

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    Mount Kailash Accommodation

    The conditions of Mount Kailash accommodation is relatively much more basic and simpler due to its remoteness and tough environment. Most of the travelers choose to stay at Darchen Town at the foot of the Mountain Kailash, it is also the starting and ending point of the Mount Kailash Trekking. There are three Tibetan monasteries along the trek – Chuku Monastery, Dirapuk Monastery to Zutulpuk Monastery. The houses are in or near the monasteries, constructed by stones and earth. Camping is always the [...]

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