Mt. Kailash — anyone have any advice?
Does anyone plan to go to – or has been to – Mt. Kailash, Tibet over the course of the next couple years? It is one of the more restricted regions of Tibet and somewhat expensive, but I wonder what the options are in terms of arranging this. Would be grateful for anyone’s advice!
Hi Alex, I just posted a request re Kailash May 10-27. I tried last year Sept. (also from KTM) but no-go for various political reasons. Re current arrangements, best info I have from my KTM agent is that it’s open now, he just successfully sent a tour. All his tours are booked thru Lhasa & I understand the group-tour rule (min. 2 pax. same-nat.) applies wherever you go in Tibet outside Lhasa. And yes, it’s expensive, esp. for me as I’m used to trekking independently on a slim budget, but it’s the only way to go. It might be cheaper if you’re already in Tibet, but the situation is still so restrictive (for ex. EBC North is currently closed) that I decided just to try for Kailash from KTM again. … Thanks for the welcome to the site & hope we both get to Kailash someday!Reply