Simikot, Kailash & Manasarovar Trek with Central Tibet Tour-25 Days
The ancient pre-Buddhist bon religion of Tibet saw mountains as power points linking heaven and earth, and Mount Kailash as the soul Mountain of the kingdom of Zhang Zhung. The struggle for the hearts and minds of Tibetans between traditional Bon and modern Buddhist centered on Kailash, and the story of the contest of Magic between the Bon deity Naro Bon Chung and the Buddhist saint Milarepa to decide which cult could claim the sacred mountain is still told today Legend has it that Milarepa won, but was magnanimous enough in victory to bequeath a nearby peak to the Bon-po and agree that they might still circumambulate Kailash.
The Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1951, subsequent internal unrest and the devastation wrought on Tibetan monastic culture during the Cul.Rov resulted in the hermetic sealing of borders with India and Nepal. Ancient trading links and pilgrimage routes were instantly abolished and many remote frontier communities were pitched into economic oblivion.
In a remarkably conciliatory gesture, the Chinese agreed to reopen the border on the Humla Karnali in northwest Nepal early in 1993, allowing foreigners to approach Mount Kailash on foot legally for the first time in history. Today, it is possible to make your own pilgrimage to kailash through one of the most enchantingly beautiful and unspoiled corners of Nepal, instead of suffering the week-long ordeal of an overland journey from Lhasa. For travelers interested in the ancient history and culture of the Himalaya, this is a unique opportunity.
After our Kailash journey we'll travel through this amazing country, staying in the best traditional hotels Tibet has to offer. In the towns of Lhatse, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa we explore further monasteries and fully immerse ourselves in the Buddhists culture. In addition we will see the highest and biggest lake in Tibet.
Detail Itinerary for Simikot, Kailash & Manasarovar Trek with Central Tibet Tour
Fly to Kathmandu to Nepalgunj O/N Hotel.Day 2
Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapari & Camp (2400m) 4 hoursDay 3
Trek to Kermi & Camp (2800m) (Hot Spring visit) 5 hoursDay 4
Trek to Yalbang & Camp (2900m) (Visit Yalbang Monastery) 5-6 hoursDay 5
Trek to Tumkot on Camp (2950m) (6-7 hours)Day 6
Trek to Thado Dhunga (4100m) (6-7 hours)Day 7
Rest day in Thado Dhunga for acclamitazationDay 8
Trek over Nara Pass (4500m) and drive to Purang. (3775 m) O/N GH.Day 9
Drive to Chiu monastery Manasarovar Lake. (4550m) O/N Camp.Day 10
Explore Manasarovar Lake. & take bath in hot spring (optional).O/N Camp.Day 11
Drive to Darchen (Foot of Mt.Kailash) (4600m O/N GHDay 12
Trek to Dira Phuk gompa on Camp (5000m)Day 13
Trek over Dorlma La pass (burning flam rock) [5630m] camp at Khando Shanglham on Camp (4900m)Day 14
Trek to Darchen and drive to Ngari Phuntshom (4500m) on CampDay 15
Drive to Saga on Guest HouseDay 16
Drive to Lhatse on Guest HouseDay 17
Drive to Shigatse (3900M) sightseeing O/N HotelDay 18
Drive to Gyantse (3950M) sightseeing O/N HotelDay 19
Drive to Lhasa (3650m) O/N HotelDay 20
Lhasa: Depong and Sera monastery. O/N HotelDay 21
Lhasa: Potala, Norbulingkha and Jokhang. O/N HotelDay 22
Drive to Namtsho Lake and O/N Guest HouseDay 23
Explore Namtsho Lake and drive back to LhasaDay 24
Drive to Lhasa airport and fly to KathmanduDay 25
All Entry fees for Kailash and other Monastries in Tibet.Price Includes:
01. Airport pick up / drop services
02. Airfar Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot 250 $
03. Airfare Lhasa-Kathmandu. 316 $
04. Maoist Donation
05. Simikot special permit
06. Full board camping during trek
07. English speaking Tibetan guide
08. Nepalese guide & staff for Camping
09. Mule and Yak or porter for carrying luggage in Nepal and Tibet.
10. New Model land cruiser and support Truck
11. All camping cooking equipment
12. All Entry fees for Kailash and other Monastries in Tibet.
13. Travel permit
14. Tibet visa fee
15. Guest houses in Purang, Darchen, Saga , Lhatse & Namtsho
01. Emergency evacuation if needed
02. Beverages and personal expenses
03. Personal equipments
04. Travel insurance
05. Tips and local donation
06. Anything not mentioned above
07. Excess baggage Kathmandu to Simikot.
08. Lunch and Dinner in Lhatse, Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa. & Namtsho
Group joining or your own private group (all prices are in USD)
On Request per person
Fixed Departure Dates
No fixed departure dates for this trip. Please contact us for your intrested date.