In this post, you will find a full set of detailed videos that show you, step by step, how to prepare for a Mt Kailash trek. We taped these videos as Yolanda was preparing for an actual trip in 2017. For a trip to Mt Kailash you also need to prepare to visit Lhasa and Everest Base Camp — since you usually visit both of them on the way. This is one traveler’s experience, and none of it is set in stone — we invite you to share your best Tibet travel tips and tools in the comments, to help other travelers.
In addition to the videos on this page, check out our collection of detailed posts on the Mount Kailash journey: Mt. Kailash: How to Travel to the Holiest Mountain on Earth.
Mt Kailash Trek Prep #1: Timelines for Planning your Trip
The first video gives you guidelines on how far in advance you need to prepare the various stages of your trip — from international flights to special permits.
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#2: Staying Healthy at Altitude
This is a second of a series of videos walking you through the process of planning a trip for Tibet’s famous Mt. Kailash.
#3: Setting up a 30 Day Itinerary
Here’s the third in a series of videos on preparing for a trip to Mount Kailash in Central Tibet — which includes preparing to visit Lhasa and Everest Base Camp — since you visit both of them on the way.
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#4: Booking Hotels In Mainland China for Tibet Trip
This one focuses on researching and choosing hotels in mainland China on your way in and out of Tibet. Here Yolanda talks about how to research and book hotels in Xining and Chengdu.
#5: Focus on the Altitude Medication Diamox
This video focuses on the altitude sickness medication call Diamox. We talk about the current recommended dosages, when to start and stop taking it, and a few tips about it. (This is not medical advice! Please see your doctor for advice about Diamox.)
#6: Booking Hotels inside Tibet
This is the 6th in a series of videos preparing you for a trip to Mt. Kailash in Tibet. This one focuses on choosing and booking hotels inside Tibet. Here Yolanda talks about how to book your hotels with a focus on getting good Tibetan-owned ones.
Today is about what to pack for your Mt Kailash trek and trip.
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