Simikot Mt. Kailash Lhasa Tour- A COMPLETE PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO TIBET (27 Days)
Total duration for this trip can be 27 days, depending on walking distance, weather condition and place to visit. Flight to and from Simikot is more weather depended and it is better to use one way only since you need to follow the same trail on the way back. Following the Karnali River valley it is one of the finetrails to follow. Since the road from Tibet is planned to connect with Simikot airport, this trail might not be trekking trail any more in coming years. High Mountain lives, green river valley, sheep and yaks herd, snow-cap Mountains, makes this one of the wonderful treks in Nepal.
At least 7 people in one group are better to have. The cost of the trips depends on the duration and size of group. If you are group of seven and interested to start or end the trek from or to Simikot the trek costs almost US $3500
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m.)-Arrival: after arrival you will be picked from airport and transferred to hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu-After breakfast there will be trip to City and temples, and will be back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch final preparation for tour,i.e., checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during tour. If anyone needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company. Dinner and overnight will be at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj- Today we take the ninety minute flight to Nepalgunj in the far south west of Nepal. It is a busy and crowded city which lies close to the Indian border.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2960m) and trek to DharaPokhari (2300m).-This morning we fly north for about 50 minutes to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal's most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, we set off on our trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat.From Simikot we will trek to DharaPokhari (2300m). We ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep descent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of DharaPokhari which is divided by the YakbaKhola.
Day 05:Trek to SalliKhola (2700m)- Leaving our campsite, we will cross a long screed slope following the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. We will then climb over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest we will descent from the ridge to the SalliKhola and camp by the river.
Day 06:Trek to Muchu (2920m)-On this day we cross the river and climb over a rocky crest before descending to the grey waters of the HumlaKarnali. After crossing another ridge we will be to a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and we will cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail will then winds its way precariously above the river before we cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.
Day 07:Rest day-Today is a rest day which we will spend in and around Muchu, exploring the village viewing its stone houses and gompa.
Day 08:Trek to Sipsip (4330m)
From Muchu, we will follow the trail over a ridge to the TumkotKhola and then walk along the rocky stream bed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. We will pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari and beyond here the route climbs up the valley towards a pass, the Nara Lagna. We will camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip.
Day 09: Trek to Hilsa (3720m)- From Sipsip we will ascend steeply to a rock cairn marking the top of the Nara Lagna (4580m). Descending from the pass, we will have views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa. Beyond here, we slip and slide on a surface of loose pebbles down to the HumlaKarnali
Day 10: Trek and drive to Taklakot (3930m)-Shortly after crossing the Nepal-Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we will meet our transport and drive via KhojarNath(Temple of Rama, Sita and Laxman)to Taklakot .Taklakot is the large trading centre of west Nepal Tibet border.
Day 11: Rest day to acclimatize-On this day we will take whole day rest for acclimatization.
Day 12: Holy-Manasarovar-Manasarovara is at 14950-ft/ 4558m. Today you will be sent to the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion, one of a kind in the world and is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Day 13: Worship (Puja) and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss.After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy KailashParikrama (circumbulance).
Day 14: Trek to DeharaPuk/5000m
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 15: Hardest but holiest day of your pilgrimage (Yatra) of Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys
We will cross Yamasthal to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation so as to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and GauriKunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive atZuthalPuk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 16: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar- After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
Day 17: Drive to Paryang (277km)-On this day we will drive to paryang for 7-8 hr.
Day 18: Drive Paryang to Saga (230km)-On this day we will drive to Saga for 7-8 hr.
Day 19: Drive to TingriOn this day we will drive to Tingri for 6-7 hr.
Day 20: Drive to Rongbok-On this day we will drive to Rongbok from Tingri.
Day 21: Drive to Lhatse.-On this day we will drive to Lhaste from Rongbok .
Day 22: Drive to Shigatse.-On this day we will drive to Shigaste from Lhaste.
Day 23: Drive to Gyantse.-On this day we will drive to Gyantse from Shigaste.
Day 24: Drive to Lhasa.- On this day we will drive to Lhasa from Gyantse.
Day 25: Complete Day in Lhasa.
Day 26: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour- On this we will have sightseeing tour.
Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu- On this day we will fly back to Kathmandu.
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