- by Caroline
- Last Updated: 2018-12-11
Regarded as the center of the world, Mt. Kailash is the holiest place for Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Bon (an original Tibetan religion). For the devotees of the above four religions, to have a Kailash Kora tour is an aim at least once in a lifetime. Because according to the scriptures, a kora around Mt. Kailash could reduce the sins they’ve made. The more times you make, the less punishment for the sins you have to bear.
Mt. Kailash is located in Ngari Prefecture, the western part of Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The elevation of Kailash is 6,656 meters (21,838 feet). Although it’s not the highest peak in this area, it’s the only peak you can see the sunshine glittering on the top, where there is white snow covered all year round. Besides, the shape of Kailash is so different from the other mountains. It looks like a huge pyramid from the distance. The snow-capped peak surrounded in the golden sunshine, what a propitious picture! It is said by the locals that you are so lucky if you could see such a scenery.
But due to the extremely bad geographic situation and climate condition, to do a trekking tour around Mt. Kailash is never to be easy. You need to be accompanied by an experienced guide and protect yourself well enough. And you have to choose the good time to make this tour. So, when is the best time to do a Kailash Kora tour? For devotees and travelers, the best time is different.
When is the best time for devotees to do a Kailash Kora tour?
Nearly all the Tibet tour companies offer a three-day trekking tour package for Kailash Kora. The classic route covers around 38-40 kilometers. You can see many devotees prostrating and praying on the road along the way. Their hands and clothes are dirty, while their eyes and soul are pure clean. You will be impressed definitely. That’s why we call a Kailash Kora tour is a spiritual journey. To avoid the heavy snowfall and rainy days, the best time for devotees to do a Mt. Kailash trekking tour is from April to mid-June and September to mid-October.
Tips: In light of the myths, when you make a trip to Mt. Kailash in the Chinese year of Horse, you can easily get your blessings which is 12 times powerful than in other years. However, this is not a common date, as it comes only once every 12 years.
When is the best time for travelers to do a Kailash trekking tour?
For foreign travelers, there is another special time to have a Kailash trekking tour - 15th, April in the Tibetan calendar(Notice, it's the Titetan calendar. The date will be different each year. Consult our customer service team for the date of this year!), which is the date of famous Tibetan festival Saga Dawa Festival. Saga Dawa Festival is to honor the birth, enlightenment, and death of Sakyamuni. During this time, hundreds of the Tibetan locals will have a trekking tour around Kailash with the international pilgrims. And you can see many religious ceremonies that are rarely-seen at the ordinary days. So, it’s the best time to explore Tibetan culture.
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