Trip Profile

size: 2 to 12 people  Highest Alt:  5,120 meters
 Duration: 20days  Grade: Strenuous
 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
 Type of trek:  Tea house & Camping
 Best season:  May to August
 Cost:

USD 4500/-  per person

Trip introduction

Kailash, at 6714 m also known as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche(Jewel of the Snows), has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi. And as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Buddhist, Jains, the Hindus & the Bonpos. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Lord Shiva; for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dhyani-Buddhas & Boddhisatvas.The Wheel of Life; for the Bonpos, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originates from here: the Karnali, which feeds into the Ganges (south); the Indus (north); the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo, east).Tibet Travels & Tours offers special fixed trips to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasorovar to facilitate pilgrims & foreign tourists. We are probably one of the few outfits that provide Nepali Sherpa staff support for all of our treks in Tibet so as to ensure similar high quality trek services that exist in Nepal. All trips are planned to arrive at Kailash on a full-moon day to obtain total & unhindered view of the holy mountain.

 With the opening up of the border crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Taklakot(Purang) in 1994, Mt. Kailash is now accessible for foreign trekkers with 6 days of trekking from the beautiful region of Simikot (3900 M). For this trek we follow the Humla Karnali route and trek through rice and wheat fields, through surging waters of the Humla Karnali, meet well educated friendly monks who speak excellent English and yes, see some of the finest views nature has to offer.

 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.

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu with visa and trip preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,985m/9,790ft) and trek to Dharapori (2,360m/7,740ft) 4 - 6 hours

Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2,860m/9,383ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2,879m/9,445ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073m/10,082ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3,663m/12,017ft): 6 - 7 hours

Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3,647m/11,965ft) via Nara La pass: 5 - 6 hours

Day 10: Hilsa to Purang (3,772m/12,375ft): 2 - 3 hours

Day 11: Purang to Montser (4,450m/14,599ft) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 - 4 hours

Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560m/14,956ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys (5120m/16,792ft), 5 - 6 hours

Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790m/15,765ft): 18km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft): 14km, 3 - 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar

Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m/15,088ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours

Day 18: Saga to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft): 445km, 8-9 hours

Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft): 265km, 4-5 hours

Day 20: Final Departure

 

Cost includes

Cost includes

  • 3star Hotel in Kathmandu with BB(Breakfast and bed) , Nepalgunj and Tibet. Teahouse during the trek
  • All meals while trekking in Nepal 
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Simikot with airport departure taxes
  • Assistance in acquiring the Chinese visa
  • All necessary permit(s) and entry fees (including Tibet Travel Permit)
  • Hilsa, Kailash, Garuda valley, Lhasa transfer by private vehicles (van or Hiace or bus)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced  guide and porter
  • Guide and porters insurance
  • Fee for porter or horse from Simikot to Hilsa and during Kora
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lake Mansorver Kora bus fee
  • All necessary paperwork
  • Pick up and drop

Cost excludes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • international air ticket
  • Personnel travel insurance we don’t get it in Nepal for foreigners
  • Cost that does not in cost included in above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips to staffs if you like

Gears

Gears

  • Sun hat or scarf ,Sun glasses, Sun cream
  • Thin & Warm Socks - 4pairs
  • Trekking Shoes for the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities
  • 2 pair of Warm gloves
  • 3 T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash


Itinerary is flexible. We can prepare as per clients wish
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