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.