Simikot-Mt. Kailash-Tsaparang-Lhasa trekking
A pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash, the sacred mountain of Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Mt Kaliash is the source of four great asian rivers. For Hindus it is the throne of Shiva, for Buddhists, a gigantic natural Mandala. Also the epicenter of Tantric forces for both religions. This trek takes you from the far western town of Simikot, along an old trade route into Tibet. An arid, wild, country dominated by the peaks of Api and Saipal Himal, this is the world of the Nepalese and Tibetan traders. You will encounter travelers with horses and yaks laden with goods. After a few days trek on the Nepal side we take you to Tibetan border market Purang where Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian traders meet to exchange wares. The highlight of the trip is to visit Rakshastal (Devil Lake), the holy Lake of Mansarovar, "born from the mind of Bramha", trek around the Mt. Kailash and visit the former Gu-ge kingdom with its two main centres of Toling and Tsaparang.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Pick up from the airport and transport to your hotel.
Day 02-03 Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 04 Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 05 Fly to Simikot, Trek to Dharapuri -2400m.
Day 06 Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi-2550m.
Day 07 Trek from Kermi to to Yalabang Gompa-3020m.
Day 08 Trek from Yalabang to Tumkot Khola-2800m.
Day 09 Trek from Tumkot Khola to Yari-4300m.
Day 10 Trek from Yari to Hilsa-4325 crossing over the Nara La-4620m.
Day 11 After breakfast trek half an hour to Sher (Nepal - Tibet border), after finishing the immigration formalities drive to Purang (Taklakot)-4000m and visit of Lhama Yutok Gompa overnight at Purang Guest house.
Day 12 Drive to Darchen-4300m the base camp of Mt. Kailash and overnight at Darchen Guest house.
Day 13 Trek to Chhugu Gompa-4600m.
Day 14 Trek to Drira Phuk.
Day 15 Trek to Zutulphuk crossing over the Drolma La-5620m.
Day 16 Trek for about 4 hours and drive to Tirthapuri
Day 17 Drive to Toling
Day 18 Drive to Tsaparang - ruins of Guge Kingdom, Tunnel in the castle and drive back to Toling
Day 19 Drive to Miser Chu
Day 20 Drive to Manasarovar
Day 21 Rest at Manasaravar and exploration of the area
Day 22 Drive to Hilsa (Nepal border)
Day 23-27 Trek back to Yari, Muchu, Yalabang, Dharapuri and Simikot
Day 28 Flight from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 29 Rest days in Kathmandu
Day 30 Transport to the airport and fly out
Day 15 Departure