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Simikot Kailash Manasarovar Trek

Simikot to Kailash & Manasarovar Trek with Central Tibet Tour - 24 Days

Tibet was standing the pre-Buddhist Bon religion as power points linking heaven and earth, and Mount Kailash as the soul Mountain of the kingdom of Zhang Zhung. Later there had been 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 tell till 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.

After the Chinese occupation on Tibet in 1951, later 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 tour to Kailash through one of the most beautiful and unspoiled mid western north corners of Nepal, instead of suffering the week-long ordeal of an overland journey from Lhasa. The ancient history and culture of the Himalaya is interesting and unique opportunity for the travelers.

After the Kailash journey there are amazing ancient historical Buddhist Monasteries, culture and tradition of the people can visit according to traveler’s interest. Now there are many modern and traditional hotels for the travelers to stay. During the tours in the towns of Lhatse, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa explore further monasteries and immerse ourselves in the Buddhists culture. On the tour will see the highest and biggest lake Manosar in Tibet.
Trek Facts

Tour / Trek grade: Moderate / Adventure
Maximum Elev.: 5636m.
Trip Length: 25 Days Kathmand to Kathmandu
Best Time: Late April to Late October.

Itinerary of Simikot to Kailash & Manasarovar Trek in Detail

Day 01: Fly to Kathmandu to Nepalgunj O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapari & Camp (2400m) 4 hours
Day 03: Trek to Kermi & Camp (2800m) (Hot Spring visit) 5 hours
Day 04: Trek to Yalbang & Camp (2900m) (Visit Yalbang Monastery) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Tumkot on Camp (2950m) (6-7 hours)
Day 06: Trek to Thado Dhunga (4100m) (6-7 hours)
Day 07: Rest day in Thado Dhunga for acclamitazation
Day 08: Trek over Nara Pass (4500m) and drive to Purang. (3775 m) O/N GH.
Day 09: 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 GH
Day 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 Camp
Day 15: Drive to Saga on Guest House
Day 16: Drive to Lhatse on Guest House
Day 17: Drive to Shigatse (3900M) sightseeing O/N Hotel
Day 18: Drive to Gyantse (3950M) sightseeing O/N Hotel
Day 19: Drive to Lhasa (3650m) O/N Hotel
Day 20: Lhasa: Depong and Sera monastery. O/N Hotel
Day 21: Lhasa: Potala, Norbulingkha and Jokhang. O/N Hotel
Day 22: Drive to Namtsho Lake and O/N Guest House
Day 23: Explore Namtsho Lake and drive back to Lhasa
Day 24: Drive to Lhasa airport and fly to Kathmandu
Given Package includes the following services:

    * Airport pickup and drop service.
    * Airfar Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot 250 $
    * Airfare Lhasa-Kathmandu. 316 $
    * Simikot special permit
    * Full board camping during trek
    * English speaking Tibetan guide
    * Nepalese guide & staff for Camping
    * Mule and Yak or porter for carrying luggage in Nepal and Tibet.
    * New Model land cruiser and support Truck
    * All camping cooking equipment
    * All Entry fees for Kailash and other Monastries in Tibet.
    * Travel permit
    * Tibet visa fee
    * Guest houses in Purang, Darchen, Saga , Lhatse & Namtsho
    * Hotel in Nepalgunj, Shigatse , Gyantse and Lhasa with Breakfast.

Given Package does not include:

    * Emergency evacuation if needed
    * Beverages and personal expenses
    * Personal equipments
    * Travel insurance
    * Tips and local donation
    * Anything not mentioned above
    * Excess baggage Kathmandu to Simikot.
    * Lunch and Dinner in Lhatse, Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa. & Namtsho.

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