Trip Profile

size: 1 to 12 people  Highest Alt:  6,638 meters
 Duration: 25days  Grade: Strenuous
 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
 Type of trek:  Tea house & Camping
 Best season:  May to August


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.




 Day 01 Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel

Day 02 Fly to Simikot, and camp at Simikot
Day 03 Trek to Dharapuri -2400m
Day 04 Trek to Salle Khola 2550m to
Day 05 Trek to Tumkot Khola-2800m
Day 06 Trek to Ship ship -4300m
Day 07 Trek to Hilsa-4325 crossing over the Nara La-4620m
Day 08 After breakfast trek half an hour to Sher (Nepal – Tibet border), after finishing the immigration formalities drive to Purang

(Taklakot)-4000m over night at hotel
Day 09 Trek to Chhugu Gompa-4600m
Day 10 Drive to Darchen-4300m the base camp of Mt. Kailash and overnight at Darchen Guest house
Day 11 Trek to Drira Phuk
Day 12 Trek to Zutulphuk crossing over the Drolma La-5620m
Day 13 Trek for about 4 hours and drive to Tirthapuri
Day 14 Drive to Toling
Day 15 Drive to Tsaparang – ruins of Guge Kingdom, Tunnel in the castle and drive back to Toling
Day 16 Drive to Miser Chu
Day 17 Drive to Manasarovar
Day 18 Rest at Manasaravar lake and exploration of the area
Day 19 Drive to Hilsa (Nepal border)
Day 20-24 Trek back to Yari, Muchu, Yalabang, Dharapuri and Simikot
Day 25 Flight from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Itinerary is flexible. We can prepare as per clients wish
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