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“Holy Pilgrimage”
Review of Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash
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Owner description: Gangs Rin-po-che is the Tibetan name of Mt. Kailash which is considered as a sacred place in four regions: Bon Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash for the faith they believed that circumambulating Kailash by foot will bring good luck and clear the sins. The trek begins and ends at Darchen which is at 4,575m elevation.Mount Kailash trekking is one of the most challenging and sacred treks in the world. The trek is widely known as Mt. Kailash kora which is scared in four religions, Bon Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. What’s more, this holy mountain is also the headstream of four famous rivers in Asia: Indus River (also called Shiquan River in China), Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), Yarlungzangpo River (also called Brahmaputra River) and Ganges River. Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash for the faith they believed that circumambulating this holy mountain by foot will bring good luck.
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Before doing the Kailash trek, I was concerned about the altitude and not being in the best shape. The Kailash area is very remote and if you're coming from Lhasa, it takes a while to get there. As anyone who's done some high altitude hiking knows, your success depends on 3 variables: the weather, acclimatization and calorie-intake.

The first one is uncontrollable but it is essential that you spend at least a week in Tibet at the higher elevations before doing the trek. Being in a remote location, the small towns in western Tibet do not have running water and meals can be skimpy and do not provide much in the way of nutritional value. Bring your own Power Bars.

Lastly, I would strongly recommend booking your trip with a Tibetan outfit based in Tibet. Conditions on the ground change constantly according to the dictates of the Chinese military and police. Due to border disputes with India, this is a very heavilly-policed area with multiple checkpoints that require special permits. It quickly became apparent to me that the outfit that I was traveling with, Tibetan Expeditions, www.tibetanexpeditions.com was much better organized and resourceful than some of the groups that were organized out of Nepal.

Even though this is not a difficult trek for anyone who is in shape, try not to join one of the groups that cater to religious pilgrims from India. Most of them have never been on a mountain and will end up being hauled out by donkey or yak after the first day.

Disclosure: I am in no way associated with Tibetan Expeditions nor will I receive any benefits or compensation from recommending them.

16  Thank dstnrunner
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I travelled with karnalli escursinons of kathmandu to my mt kailash trip since last 4 years , and each trip was safe, carring ,and most hospitality staff. Hira bhai and Sarlaben always took care of the yatries while we was doing the parikrama ,like taking oxgen levels sevral time s a day. also we had good variety of food that suites the high altitudes.the sherpas treated the group with lots of care and were very pataince with us caring the lugages.thankyou Hirabhai and Sarlaben for the ospicious trip. without you all and the karnalli staff our yatra would not have been pleasant.I always choose this company for my kailash yatra.

2  Thank latatravelling g
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a journey where do i start. The Most difficult trip ever., but the best experience of my life
its a 53kms trek around mt kailash. No hotels, toilets or bathroom very basic accomodation but i would do this trip again

7  Thank Lutchmee M
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

“RAGHUKUL Reet Sada Chali Aai, Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye” (रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आयी, प्राण जाये पर वचन ना जाये )

I experienced this truth with “RAGHUKUL HOLIDAYS” during Kailas – Manas Sarovar Yatra July-Aug 2012. I feel very proud to say that whatever they committed – promised us Before Tour-In Tour- and After the Tour are completed without any alterations-sacrifices and adjustments.

Mount Kailas Darshan and Holy Bath in Manas Sarovar is the life changing experience for me, special thanks to Amit-Rohan and all Sherpa Dai.

Normally all travel companies arrange – staying at hotel, morning Tea to Dinner, Travel Arrangements, Announcements for next day schedule, Visa Guidance, Currency Changing etc… but the major difference I feel here is Amit & Rohan did this things as each one of us are very important – special for them.

And whatever the situation comes they face it very calmly and cleverly, in other way they did the job by wearing the “JOKERS MASK” as even if they are facing any serious issue – problem, they showed us nothing is serious and solve in minutes.

I feel very proud that I am the part of “RAGHUKUL HOLIDAYS”. So what to say more Amit Dai, you are the BEST and remain always BEST…………

Rahul Narkhedkar

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

i had a wonderful experience travelling to kailash manasarovar with raghukul holidays.i am doctor by profession so this change from a routine life was marvellous. our tour manager was fantastic we were a group of 66 people, he managed it fabulously. everything was awesome from accomodation to food,travelling to enjoyment all was excellent. didn't want this tour to end and come home!!!!!!!!

3  Thank dnyanada
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