Simikot to Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Tour
This extraordinary journey takes you through the hidden Humla valley in Nepal's western most frontier and to Tibet holy Mount Kailash and mythical Lake Manasarovar. To begin this pilgrimage we start by taking the flight to Simikot in Nepal's remote Humla District. From here our trek follows the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route towards the Nara Langa pass and to the border trade post at Taklakot. We drive overland north past Gurla Mandata mountain to the shores of Lake Manasarovar and RakasTal Lake and on to Darchen situated at the foot of Mt. Kailash. This holy mountain is revered by Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpos as the center of the universe.
Once there, we will make the 'kora' (holy-walk) trek of the mountain sharing the trail with other pilgrims that head for Kailash during the summer months. After completing this trek we will drive eastwards by jeeps along the mighty Yarlung Zangpo river and through the vastness of the Tibet Plateau. Enjoy fantastic mountain views of the Himalayas as we journey south towards the border town of Zangmu to re-enter Nepal at the Friendship Bridge. This exclusive journey is made for travelers in search of a cultural and spiritual odyssey amidst the splendor of the Himalayan mountain range.
Rigorous trekking, camping and overland driving through the remote and wild western Nepal and Tibet, from 2,745m to 4,880m and hiking to a maximum of 5600m. Fully supported trek with all camping equipment, English speaking guide. Overland travel in Tibet using Japanese 4-wheel drive jeeps backed by a truck carrying provisions and equipment. While trekking, clients carry a light day-pack (back pack) only and walk at an easy.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, O/N Hotel BB basis
Day 02: Necessery preparation for trekking, O/N Hotel BB basis
Day 03: Fly or drive to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot. Trek to the Tibetan Boarder
Day 05: Trek to Darapani
Day 06: Trek to Salikhola
Day 07: Trek to Muchu
Day 08: Trek to Yari
Day 09: Trek to Sip
Day 10: Trek over Nara La Pass to Hilsa
Day 11: Jeep drive to Purang (3880m)
Day 12: Drive to Manasarowar (4650m)
Day 13: Drive to Darchan (4650m)
Day 14: Drive to Darboche and commence trek to Dera Phuk Gomba (4860m)
Day 15: Cross Dolma-La (5600 m.) and trek down to Zutul Phuk Gomba (4760m)
Day 16: Trek to Puk Gompa (4790m) via Dolma-La (5630m)
Day 17: Trek back to Darchan
Day 18: Drive to Paryang
Day 19: Drive to Saga
Day 20: Drive to Nylam
Day 21: Drive to Zhangmu and Kathmandu after border formalities
Day 22: Free in Kathmandu
Day 23: Transfer to International airport for your departure flight.