It is a dream trip, on which there is an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of a country that has been closed to foreigners for centuries. This is where the expedition of N.K. Roerich in search of the legendary Shambhala. Hitler sent his men to Tibet to study the phenomenon of the Superman. According to the beliefs of four religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, and Jainism – in Tibet on Mount Kailas live their main gods. There are legends that the Great Teachers – Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Zarathustra, Confucius – were in the “sarcophagus” of Kailas in a state of deep meditation (samadhi). What will you discover in Tibet?
Only personal experience is real.
“We have before us the way to Kailas. One of the fifteen sacred wonders calculated in the books of Tibet is towering. Bell Mountain! On sharp ridges walk to the top of it. It stands on top of the last juniper, on top of all the yellow and white folds of the mound. PadmaSambhava also walked here, as the ancient Gando-La monastery testifies. This is where Milarepa’s caves are.
And not one, but many, hallowed by the name of the hermit who listened before the dawn to the voices of the devas. Here are also the spiritual strongholds of Gautama Buddha. Not far away, too, are the legends that have been put together near Pahari Baba. Many Rishis have walked here.”
On this journey we will make a kora (kora is ritual circumambulation) around a shrine, the most powerful place on our planet, a place where all spiritual seekers have sought to go in order to gain intimate knowledge of Man and his possibilities, to have a mystical experience.
Kailas is believed to be one of the main occult sites on earth, which accelerates one’s spiritual development and promotes connection with conscious beings.
We will make an exit to the North Face of Mount Kailash and touch it! Touching Kailas, the most powerful energy point on the planet, is a special moment. The classic path around the mountain doesn’t provide that opportunity – you only see the mountain from a distance. On this itinerary, we purposely added 1 day to touch the mountain and possibly have a mystical experience.
On this trip, the circumambulation of Mount Kailas falls on the Full Moon of August 1. This day is the culmination of the route – you will pass the Pass of the Green Tara and reach the highest point on the route – the height of 5669 m above sea level. One bark passed on a Full Moon counts as three.
- Tour dates: July 23 – August 5, 2023 (dates of stay in Tibet, no flight).
- Number of days: 14 days / 13 nights in Tibet.
- Where to: Tibet (territory of China).
- Number of people in the group: Number of people in the group: from 6 to 20.
- Where to fly: Lhasa airport, the capital city of Tibet.
- What we do: We make a kora (ritual circumambulation) around Mount Kailas. We will visit Everest Base Camp, temples and monasteries. We will see the beautiful capital city of Lhasa.
- Accommodation: in 4*, 3* hotels and guest houses.
- Difficulty of the route: The bark around Mount Kailash is a 4-day hike of medium difficulty that is accessible to many people with good physical fitness and prior preparation.
- Visa: tourist visa to China + Permit (permission to enter the territory of Tibet) – processed through us. Citizens of Belarus do not need a visa.
- Insurance: standard medical insurance for traveling abroad.
- Cost of the tour: from $2,000.
- The group is accompanied by an experienced Tibetan guide and a Russian-speaking interpreter (if necessary).
- Organizer: Travellers’ Club “All Ways”.
- Pre-registration to the group: on WhatsApp / Telegram +1 530 8440836.
About the peculiarities of the route and organization
Tibet is high in the mountains. The most important point in such a program is competent acclimatization, which, in our experience, should take place in comfortable conditions. We arrive in the capital Lhasa and immediately get to an altitude of 3650 m. First we spend 2 days in Lhasa, resting and visiting local monasteries and temples, as well as the Potala Palace, the historical residence of the Dalai Lamas. On the third day we ascend to an altitude of 4,885 m, where the Drak Yerpa cave complex is located (35 km from Lhasa), and then we go back down to Lhasa. Then we gradually gain altitude and with stops and excursions reach the sacred Lake Manasarovar, located at an altitude of 4557 m. Here we stay overnight and spend one day, which allows us not only to acclimatize better, but also to get attuned to the place of power, to meditate on the lake with a view of Mount Kailas, to tune in for a 4-day trek around the mountain (bark).
The bark around Mount Kailash is a hike of moderate difficulty that is accessible to many people with good physical fitness and prior preparation. It’s not mountaineering, but you will need to walk at altitude for a long time. The hike begins from the settlement of Darcen at an altitude of 4,576 m. Here we acclimatize. And only after that we make a detour around Mount Kailas beginning at an altitude of 4,576 m. On the second day of the bark we reach the maximum point of our route – 5669m. Then the altitude decreases.
For good health in Tibet, in addition to competent climbing and drinking plenty of water, it is important not to overcool yourself and to eat well. Therefore, we do not save on accommodation, and stay in good hotels 4 * and 3 *, where there must be hot water in the showers and heating (air conditioners work on heating). The hotel in Lhasa receives a doctor at any time who can measure your blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen levels and help you with “mountain sickness” if necessary.
Ascesis time will come, it’s also part of the program – 4 days of hiking the pilgrim trail around Mount Kailas at high altitude, without showers and in hostels. But by the beginning of the bark around Mount Kailas, you must be healthy and strong enough to make the journey you have come for.
Yes, you also don’t have to carry all your stuff behind you during the hike. Your belongings will be carried by porters (porters) or yaks.
All transfers are made on a comfortable tour bus, which always has drinking water, warm tea, and oxygen tanks. It’s all included in the price.