Best Time for Kathmandu - Kailash - Lhasa Tour
The Mt. Kailash trekking is suitable only from April to October. Among these months, the best time for Mt. Kailash Tour from Kathmandu is May, June, September, and October. During this time, the surrounding of Mt. Kailash is warm and pleasant. Also, the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Also, the chances of rainfall are minimal which provides extra beauty to your trip. However, Kathmandu and Lhasa can be visited throughout the year.
Permits for Kathmandu - Kailash - Lhasa Tour
The Mt. Kailash tour is possible only after obtaining the required permits. If you don't have these permits, your entry to Tibet will be rejected by Tibet Tourism Bureau. You need to have three permits for this tour and they are;
Greater Himalaya will look after all the required permits and application processes, so you don't need to worry about these permits. Just send us all the required documents at least 1 and half months before the tour as it takes a minimum of 1 month to obtain all these permits.
1. Aliens' Travel Permit
You need to have an Aliens' Travel Permit if you want to travel to Ngari Prefecture. Mt. Kailash is in Pulan country of Ngari Prefecture. So, you must obtain this permit.
This permit can be obtained only through the travel agency. They need to have your passport and Chinese visa. It only takes 25-30 minutes to get this permit and it is issued by the Public Security Bureau.
2. Tibet Military Permit
You need to issue a Tibet Military Permit when traveling to military areas such as Mt. Kailash. It is issued by the Military office in Lhasa.
3. Tibet Travel Permit
Tibet Travel Permit is mandatory for any foreign traveler to enter Tibet. Also, solo travel to Tibet is not allowed. So, the permit must be issued through a registered travel agency and licensed guide. It takes around 8-9 working days to issue a Tibet visa.
Visa Requirements for Kathmandu - Kailash - Lhasa Tour
1. Nepal Visa
To visit Nepal, you need to obtain a Nepal Visa. It is mandatory for every traveler from any country except India. This visa can be obtained after your arrival in Nepal. You just need to submit to us your passport having at least 6 months of validity from the start date of the tour.
If you are planning for cross-country tours, then remember to obtain a multi-entries Nepal visa.
2. Chinese Group Visa
To travel to Tibet from Nepal, you need to obtain a China Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. China Group Visa allows foreign travelers to fly or drive to Tibet. Since you are traveling from Nepal, this group visa will be obtained only from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.
It takes around 3 to 5 days to issue this visa. So, we recommend you arrive in Kathmandu in advance.
3. Tibet Visa
Tibet Travel Permit is mandatory for any foreign traveler to visit Tibet. Also, solo travel to Tibet is not allowed. So, the permit must be issued through a registered travel agency and licensed guide. It takes around 8-9 working days to issue a Tibet visa.
Book your Kathmandu - Kailash - Lhasa Tour with us and we will assist you to obtain a Nepal visa, Chinese Group Visa, and Tibet Visa to provide hassle-free traveling.
During Kathmandu - Kailash - Lhasa Tour, you will be traveling to the towns with an altitude above 4,000m. You will also cross the Drolma La Pass situated at 5,470m. So, there might be a chance of you suffering a bit from altitude sickness in this tour if you haven't traveled to high altitudes before.
However, there is nothing to worry about as the high elevation can be acclimatized in 2 to 3 days. Also, the itinerary prepared by Greater Himalaya has enough time for acclimatization which decreases the chance of altitude sickness. Besides these, our guide will be there to guide and take care of you.
Note: We suggest you practice hiking, take cardio and strength training beforehand of the journey. Also, carry medicines to prevent the chance of suffering from High Altitude Sickness. Remember to drink plenty of water and eat more veggies and carbohydrates.