Mount Kailash

冈仁波齐峰

by Thomas Chu

Mount Kailash

冈仁波齐峰

by Thomas Chu

Mount Kailash

冈仁波齐峰

by Thomas Chu

Tibet




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Introduction

Mount Kailash is a 6,638 m (21,778 ft) high peak in the Kailash Range (Gangdisê Mountains), which forms part of the Transhimalaya in the Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The best time to visit the region is from April to the first half of October. During these periods, the temperature at the area hovers around 8 to 9 degrees Celsius on average. Monsoon season begins in July up to August. Winter is from November to March. Mount Kailash is a holy site for in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

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Elevation

6,638m

Trip Details

Due to its religious significance, Kailash remains an unclimbed mountain.The trek around mount Kailash is one of the most important pilgrimages in Asia. The total distance is around 50 kilometers. Usually, 2-3 days are enough to finish it. The average altitude of this trekking is 5000 meters, with the highest pass at 5700 meters. The difficulty level is medium.The get there, you need to fly to Lhasa, and drive 2-3 days to Darchen. You are required to get a permit.For Photographers, it is recommended to shoot near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal.