The Mount Kailash Trek

Tibet's Sacred Mountain and Western Tibet

By Siân Pritchard-Jones, Bob Gibbons

This guidebook describes the Mount Kailash trek in Tibet, which follows the pilgrims' route around the sacred mountain. The trek has been a pilgrimage site for more than a thousand years, and leads around the peak in 3-4 days. Also included is a visit to the lost kingdom of Guge, still almost unknown in the west.

Seasons

Seasons

spring (late April, May and early June) or autumn (mid-September to late October)
Centres

Centres

Simikot, Kathmandu, Lhasa; Darchen; Zanda
Difficulty

Difficulty

A high-altitude trek in a very remote area. Acclimatisation essential. Long access journey to Kailash itself.
Must See

Must See

Guge's lost cities of Toling and Tsaparang; amazing landscape around Kailash; the pilgrimage/trekking experience
ISBN
9781852845148
Availability
Published
Published
7 Aug 2007
Edition
First
Pages
208
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
290g
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Jones

Siân Pritchard-Jones

Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since then they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal, Algeria and Niger, and exploring the world. However, they regularly return to their first love, Kathmandu and the Himalayas, and have published several books on the region.

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Gibbons

Bob Gibbons

Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since they met they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal, Algeria and Niger, and exploring the world. However, they regularly return to their first love, Kathmandu and the Himalayas, and have published several books on the region.

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