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- Trip Code: TIBKK
- Duration: 15 Days
- Trip Level: Demanding
- Max Altitude: 4,750m / 15,583 ft
- Starts at: Lhasa
- Ends at: Lhasa
- Best Season: May to mid October
- 1st Day Arrival in Lhasa
- 2nd Day Sightseeing around Lhasa
- 3rd Day Sightseeing around Lhasa and Pre-trip meeting
- 4th Day Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse
- 5th Day Shigatse – Sakya – Lhatse
- 6th Day Lhatse – Saga
- 7th Day Saga – Lake Monasarovar
- 8th Day Lake Monasarovar – Darchen
- 9th Day Kora at Mount Kailash – Darchen
- 10th Day Sightseeing around Darchen
- 11th Day Sightseeing around Darchen
- 12th Day Darchen – Shigatse – Lhasa
- 13th Day Sightseeing around Lhasa
- 14th Day Sightseeing around Lhasa
- 15th Day Departure from Lhasa
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Local transport as required.
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Tibet Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Tibet (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
Kailash Kora Trek Description
Mt. Kailash Kora is an important pilgrimage for Tibetans and many religions. Pilgrims come to worship the mountain and to walk around it. It has become a very popular trekking route for those visiting Tibet.
The Kora is 53 km long, starting at the town of Darchen just south of the mountain, going up the western valley, then crossing a high pass to the north of the mountain, and walking down the valley to the east of the mountain all the way back to Darchen.
Mt Kailash refers to the ‘sacred mountain’ in Tibetan. It is the place where the religion of Bon is originated. It is said that Mt. Kailash is the Sumeru Hill in Buddhism. Semeru means the center of the world.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »