Simikot – Kailash Mansarovar Tour

24 Days
Tibet
2
Moderate
  • Trip Code: Simikot - Kailash Mansarovar Tour
  • Trip Type: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 5600 m
  • Travel Mode: Coaches

This route leads through a magnificent mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri, along rivers and across the Nara Lagna Pass. From the 4580m high pass you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till the village of Sherpa on the Tibetan side, where a vehicle will pick you up and drive to Taklakot.
Geographically you are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the “center of the world”. On your way to the holy mountain you will wander along the western shore of Lake Mansarovar and camp. “There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalaya and in their areas of high Asia, Yet the view from Gosul Gompa cross the lake and the surrounding mountains surpasses everything I have seen”, wrote Sven heading in “Trans Himalaya” (1909).

The mighty rock dome of Kailash comes closer. Together with pilgrims from far and wide you follow the trail (Parikrama) across the Dolma La (5600m), which is adorned with countless prayer flags. It takes three days to circumambulate the snow-covered cupola of the 6714m tall mountain. In Tibetan tradition you will conclude this pilgrimage in Tirthapuri – which is one of the most important pilgrim destinations along with Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.

Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej. Imbedded lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge. After visiting the 900 year-old site our drive through the canyon of the Sutlej starts long the north route to Lhasa. The light and shadows of the summer clouds make for a magical atmosphere, dip the barren vastness in tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue and violet. En route, we visit two of the most sacred temples of Tibet: Tashilhunpo in Shigatse and Kumbum in Gyantse. In Lhasa, the spiritual and secular center Tibet’s, visited by many pilgrims from allover the country, we will have two days at our disposal.

Overview
Trip Code Simikot - Kailash Mansarovar Tour
Trip Duration 24 Days
Trip Type Tour
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 5600 m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season April-Nov
Transportaion Coaches
Meals Bed and Breakfast
Acommodation Lodges/Tented Camp
Itinerary

Arrive in kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley .

Fly to Nepalgunj One night hotel.

Fly to Simikot (2856m) trek to Darapari (2400m).

Trek to Danda Kermi (2550m).

Trek to Yalbang Gompa (2900m).

Trek to Tumkot Khola (2800m).

Trek to Thado Dunga (3800m).

Trek over Nara La Pass (4325 m) camp at Hilsa (3500m).

Trek half an hour to Sher drive to Manasarovar Lake. (4440m).

Morning at Lake afternoon drive to Darchen (4500m).

Trek to Dira Phuk gomba (4800m).

Trek over Dolma La pass [5630m] camp at Khando Shang Lham (4900m).

Trek to Darchen (4500m).

Drive to Tirthapuri (4250m)

Drive to Tholing (3800m).

Drive to Ruins of Guge Kingdom & lost city of Tsaparang back to Tholing.

Drive to Misar Chhu (4350m).

Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4440m).

Explore Manasarovar Lake & Chiu Monastery.

Drive to Paryang (4400m).

Drive to Saga (4300m).

Drive to Kerung (3600m).

Drive to Kathmandu (1300m).

Service Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost Include:

» Accommodation as per program on bed and breakfast basis
» Transportation by 1 unit land cruiser/Van/Coaches
» All necessary permits
» 1 English-speaking Tibetan guide
» Entrance fee including Potala, Jorkhang, Yamdrok, Pelkor Chode& Kumbuk, Tashilunpo, Kailash admission
» Airpot pick up and drop

 

Trip Cost Exclude:
» Airfares and airport tax
» China visa
» Lunch and dinner not mentioned above
» Tips, drinks and expense due to nature
» Tibet Visa fee
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