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Inspiring Journey to Holy Mt. Kailash

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Trip Facts

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Best Season :
May to October
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Simikot
End Point:
Zhangmu
Altitude:
5630m, Dolma La Pass
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and camping
Transportation:
Flight, Trekking and Drive
Average Altitude:
3000m to 4200m
Hotel nights:
4 Nights
Lodge/Guesthouse nights:
5
Camping nights:
11
Phone Network Access:
Partly

Highlights

  • Fascinating world’s highest and largest plateau.
  • Roof of the world and steeped with ancient history.
  • Panoramic views of world’s highest mountains and vast landscapes.
  • Age old Buddhist Culture and Traditions with renowned Buddhist Monasteries and ancient courtyard and palaces.
  • Visit of holy majestic Mt. Kailash and sacred Lake Manasarover.
  • Beautiful Emerald and Turquoise Lakes with scenic High Passes.

Overview

Mount Kailash, an amazing holy mountain at an elevation 6.714 m / 22,028 ft located within South West Tibet. On the Nagari vast flatland which is more inner of Himalayan range of mountains completely. In General this majestic mountain is a wonder that four river system source originates from Holy Mt.Kailash. These river are, the Indus, Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej.

Other than that it is also the holy and spiritual center for four great religions. Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – the Bonpo are thew four great religion. Above all for Tibetans it is a special pilgrims place as the poet saint and tantric Guru Milarepa. They spent several years meditating in a cave at Kailash area. Likewise for the Hindus Mount Kailash is their spiritual center of the universe, ‘world pillar’ on top lives the most cherished God Shiva.

Himal Eco Treks offers this holy journey with a scenic flight to the South West of Nepal at Nepalgunj. And towards Simikot where this holy Yatra begins travelling through high hills. Also passing from rural farm villages to Hilsa the border village near to South Western Tibet. Likely from there a short uphill to Sher the Tibet entry post. There we meet the Tibet guide and vehicle for the drive to Darchen town for the spiritual walk around “Kora”. Lastly with Kora (Parikrma) the high pass of Droma-la at 5,470m /18,525ft, ends this fabulous trip with a drive to Nepal. Driving back with an alternative route on the scenic highway. We pass the town of Parang, Saga and to Nylam and to the border post of Zhangmu from here drive to Kathmandu after a memorable journey with Himal Eco Trek.


Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 04: Nepalgunj - Simikot (Dharapuri)
Day 05: Trek to Kermi
Day 06: Trekking to gompa Yalbang
Day 07: Trek to Tumkot
Day 08: Trek to Yari Sim (3,700 m)
Day 09: Trek to the border - drive Purang
Day 10: Gosul Gompa Manasarowar lake
Day 11: Chiu Gompa Manasarowar lake
Day 12: Tholing - Tsaparang (Tibetan family Guest house.)
Day 13: Trip to Tsaparang. O/N at family Guest House.
Day 14: Tsaparang Tarchen/Tarboche
Day 15: Tarboche - Dirapuk Gompa
Day 16: About the Dolma La to Zutrulphuk Gompa
Day 17:Zuthrul Puk - Horchu Manasarowar
Day 18: Manasarovar - Zhongba
Day 19: Zhongba - Paikutso - Nyalamu or Zhangmu
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure Day


Detail Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Pick up form Air port & drop to Hotel. If time is, you can already see the sunset from the nearby stupa Svayambunath over Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

A day in Kathmandu for preparation and compliance. Boudnath visit with his great stupa and the many Tibetan monasteries.

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, in the lowlands near the Indian border, overnight Napalgunj. Possibly. On the same day flight to Simikot (2,910 m). This flight in a small machine is weather dependent. If you do not reach Simikot on this day, sleep in a hotel in Nepalgunj.

If you are a morning in Simikot, you already start the day with a trek to Dharapuri. The route takes you on a hill above the village Simikot. From there it goes steeply down to the Karnali River.They camped at a beautiful place on the river at Dharapuri (2,330 m). (About 3 ¾ hours).
If you can take off until the day of Nepalgunj, you stay in Simikot.There the rest of the day is at leisure to rest, acclimatize and for walks.
Simikot is the district headquarters of Humla, the "Wild West" of Nepal. The remote valleys are still trade routes from Tibet. Sheep carrying rice & salt to Nepal, there will be exchanged for salt. In Simikot and living environment Thakuris, Nepalese Hindus. Most traders and residents of northwest Simikot but Bhotias from her immigrant Buddhist Tibet.

Walnut and peach trees line the path that leads along the Karnali River to Kermi (2,650 m). Here live primarily Bhotia Buddhists.Are above the village, hot springs and a small monastery. 4.1 / 2 hrs walk.

A narrow path leads along the river Salli Khola by Yalbang (2,890 m) to the Yalbang Gompa. The sometimes steep path runs through a pine forest on a hill (2,990 m) down to the Sali Khola Camp near the river in Sali Khola (about 3 ¾ hours). Then slow accent to Yalbang gompa next 2.1/2 hrs. Slowly take the Tibetan influences.The population of the villages is mostly Tibetan Buddhist faith with. Here you go camping. With a little luck you can clock up 16 the evening puja experience in the monastery. (Approx. 6 hours).

About Yangar (2,850 m) and Muchu (2,920 m). reach you today Tumkot (3,200 m). Along the way you encounter repeatedly salt traders, who transport their goods with sheep and goats in Nepal.Farmers planted on that level yet millet, barley, banquet & potato Camp Tumkot.(About 6 hrs.)

After the bridge rises to the pilgrimage route. On a beautiful trail you go to Yari (3,670 m), the last settlement on Nepalese territory.Views on Saiphal Himal (7,000 m). The landscape is barren and receives Tibetan character. Their camp is situated above one hours of Yari, close to the Nara La Pass.

An easy path leads to Sipsip (4,300 m). You can reach the Nara La (4580 m). From the pass you can enjoy the first glimpse of the Tibetan highlands. In an impressive way you get down to the Karnali River (3720 m). (Approx. 6 hours) A newly constructed steel bridge marks the way to Tibet. Here you will find the Tibetan Department. After customs formalities, take jeep and trucks continue to Purang (approx. 1 hour). En route visit the first monastery in Tibet in Khojarnath.
The market town Purang (3,800 m) lies at Karnali River near the border with Nepal and is also called Taklakot. She is touched by the old pilgrimage route across the Lepu Lekh Pass into India. In her bazaars Tibetan wool, sheep, yaks, and a colorful selection of Chinese, Indian and Nepalese goods are traded. In the interesting city to meet nomadic Khampa, Nepalese and Chinese. On a hill above the town the remains of the once glorious Simbiling Gompa can be seen. Overnight in a simple guesthouse in Purang.

3 hrs drive to your camp via Gurla la, Rakash Tal . Over night at Camp.

3 hrs hiking along the lake bank or, 30 minutes jeep drive to your camp. Take hot spring bath and visit of Chiu Gompa.

Drive to Tholing. Visit Tholing with its white and red temples and Tsaparang are the focus of your investigation. 20 M.more Drive to Tsaparang overnight at family guest house.

We visit Guge Kingdom with the Morning view in Sutklej valley. Tholing and Tsaparang, the former royal cities of the Kingdom of Guge are located in a spectacular canyon in the Sutlej river, not far from the Indian border. During its heyday in the 11th Century and were Tholing Tsaparang the most important cities in Tibet. 1042 of the scholar Atisha was invited to India by Tholing. Particularly impressive is the amazing murals in the palace and the monasteries are perched on a hilltop in the bizarre landscape. In the 10-12. Century they were the center of Tibetan culture, which still testify to the impressive murals.
Overnight in Tsaparang.

3 and half hr continue back to the main route towards Kailash Tarchen.. Day trip to Gangda and sirliung Gompa. Over night stay in the Sun Moon guesthouse opened by Swiss Kailash Hospital in Tarchen.

After Sakadawa , we Walk around the holy mountain of Kailash
The highlight of the trip is the three-day circumnavigation (51 miles) of the Holy Mountain, which is called by the Tibetans and the Hindus Kora Parikrama.

The climb takes you past the graveyard after Shiva Tsal Vajrayogini. As a symbol of death, pilgrims leave here back a piece of clothing or a little hair.
The Dolma La Pass (5630 m) is the physical and spiritual high point of the whole trip. He awaits you with colorful prayer flags.After the pass appears Gauri Kund Lake (Tso Tuksche). Hindus break the ice and swim in the small lake. The eastern valley is associated with Milarepa, the famous Tibetan hermit, whose history is closely interwoven with the mountain.
You stay in a camp near the Zutrulphuk Gompa have the ability to go between the latching points individually, all at his own pace. The western valley with Padmasambhava, the great magician brought together. They beat their camp at Dirapuk gompa at 4.900m height. From there, offers a fantastic view on the north side of the mountai.

3 hrs hiking to the ending point of Kora after the atendence with the Pooja at Zutrulphuk Monastery. Say good bye to the Yakpas, Pick up by jeep, 30 minutes drive to Horchu (Lake side Camp) before Seralung Monastery.

All-day ride along the Tsang Po river (Brahmaputra) and the Himalayan range to Zhongba. Along the way, give views on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massiv and on the north side of the Kingdom of Mustang.
Trugo Gompa the start of the circumnavigation of Lake Manasarovar
You walk along the eastern shore to Trugo Gompa (about 8 hours walking time alternatively jeep drive partly as you wise. , an alternative may be down). From here you have wonderful views of Mount Kailash, which rises behind the bright Manasarovar lake in the sky. Camp.

One last night on the Tibetan plateau at Peigu Tso, a large, deep blue lake with views of the 8,000-meter Shishapangma. They left the Tibetan plateau and drive via Nyalam through a spectacular gorge down to the border. You overcome within a few hours almost 4000 meters and come from the Tibetan plateau directly to the 1100 m above sea border in Zhangmu

Free day in KTM for Shoping. Evening fare well dinner.


Service Includes

  • Our package is inclusive of all ground transport which includes airport transfers as well.
  • You will be assisted in acquiring visa to China.
  • Accommodation in three star hotel wherever available.
  • Tented camps or guesthouse wherever not available.
  • The package includes full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • All the permit fees during the tour.
  • An experienced local guide.
  • Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.
  • First aid kit

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
  • International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
  • Chinese visa fees.
  • Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.
  • Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
  • Personal trekking equipment if any.
  • Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (Tip is subject to your judgment. Offering
  • tip is not a compulsion)
  • Travel insurance

Trip reviews

Claudine

France
September 2015

Dear Bharat and HET team

I did Mount Kailash trip via simikot with HET team , I had wonderful l time with them. They were very professional and helpful throughout the trip and I was very impressed with their interest related ecological responsibility and I’d be happy to return to your beautiful country and make an adventurous trekking with your company.

 All my best,
Claudine
Foxx Galerie
Claudine Francine Bandi
Rämistrasse 33
CH-8001 Zürich

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