Simikot - Mt. Kailash - Lhasa Tour

Duration: 28 Days

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kailash from simikot

Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej. Imbedded lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge.

From the 4580m high pass you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, where a vehicle will pick you up and drive to Taklakot. Geographically you are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "center of the world". On your way to the holy mountain you will wander along the western shore of Lake Manosarovar and camp. 

Roof of the world behind the Himalayas, Tibet is a culturally, religiously, ethnically, linguistically and geographically distinct region of Asia. 

Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej. Imbedded lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge. After visiting the 900 year-old site our drive through the canyon of the Sutlej starts long the north route to Lhasa. The light and shadows of the summer clouds make for a magical atmosphere, dip the barren vastness in tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue and violet.

Itinery

Day One
Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day Two
Free day in Kathmandu with sightseeing.
Day Three
Flight: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj transfer to Hotel
Day Four
Flight: Nepalgunj - Simikot Trek to Dharapari, Camp
Day Five
Trek to Kermi
Day Six
Trek to Yalbung
Day Seven
Trek to Tumko
Day Eight
Trek to Yari
Day Nine
Trek to Hilsa
Day Ten
Half an hour trek to Sher and drive in a truck to Taklakot
Day Eleven
Drive to Purang
Day Twelve
Drive to Darchen
Day Thirteen
Trek departure around Mount Kailash; night in hotel
Day Fourteen
Trek to Chuku/Nyan Ri Gompa; night in tent
Day Fifteen
Trek to Dira Phung; night in tent
Day Sixteen
Trek to Dolma La; on to Zutrul Phuk
Day Seventeen
Trek to Darchen; night in tent or lodge
Day Eighteen
Drive to Tholing
Day Nineteen
Visit of Guge kingdom; night in Tholing
Day Twenty
Drive to Darchen
Day Twenty-one
Departure to Payang
Day Twenty-two
Payang to Saga
Day Twenty-three
Saga to Xigaste
Day Twenty-four
Xigaste to Gyantse
Day Twenty-five
Gyantse to Lhasa
Day Twenty-six
Lhasa sightseeing
Day Twenty-seven
Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day Twenty-eight
Final departure transfer to onward destination.

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