contact us


Hiking maps, maps and atlases, cartography around the world. Maps of the trails, cartography for cyclotourism and mountain biking


Alpine guides, hiking guides, technical manuals for summer and winter mountaineering. Mountain literature and filmography


Nautical manuals, nautical cartography, books and literature for sailboat and motor


Travel guides and travel literature for Italy, Europe and the rest of the world


Collection of the best publications (books and DVDs) on the mountain war on the Alps and the rest of Italy and Europe
advanced search ricerca avanzata
The Mount Kailash trek
Cicerone | escursionismo | Sian Pritchard Jones | Bob Gibbons | U.K. | 2007 | pages 208 | 11,6 x 17,2

The Mount Kailash trek

Tibet's sacred mountain and western tibet

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.

spring (late April, May and early June) or autumn (mid-September to late October)
Simikot, Kathmandu, Lhasa; Darchen; Zanda
A high-altitude trek in a very remote area. Acclimatisation essential. Long access journey to Kailash itself.
Must See
Guge's lost cities of Toling and Tsaparang; amazing landscape around Kailash; the pilgrimage/trekking experience


This guidebook describes the trek that leads around the sacred Mount Kailash, in western Tibet following the pilgrims’ route. Though short, this high-altitude trek is not to be undertaken lightly – Mount Kailash remains isolated and remote, and getting there is an epic journey in itself.

Isolated for centuries behind the Himalayas in Tibet is a mysterious and mythical mountain, Mount Kailash, standing 6714m (22,028ft) high. The mountain has for more than a thousand years been a central pilgrimage site for some of the world’s major religions. 

Also included in the guide is a visit to the lost kingdom of Guge, still almost unknown in the west. The ethereal ruined fortress of Tsaparang, Guge’s former capital, is Tibet’s greatest Buddhist treasure-house of art and paintings – a stunning location not to be missed.

The Kailash trek, and other treks in the region, described in detail
Extensive practical information for planning and preparation
The key approach routes (by foot and road) and return route to Kathmandu or Lhasa
Historical, cultural and religious background information

For adventure-seeking trekkers this comprehensive guide opens a door into the enchanting world of Kailash and western Tibet.

add to wish list
€ 9.00
instead of € 18.00
- 1 +
ship to :: Italia
Corriere espresso € 5.50
add to cart