MT KAILASH TREK VIA SIMIKOT
Believed to have been formed about 30 million years ago, Mount Kailash,
"Jewel of Snow" or " Snor Jewel," rises an altitude of
of the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Tibetan Bön faiths come to Kailash
to complete a ritual circumambulation around the base of the mountain.
Kailash has a unique shape,
with four sheer faces matching the cardinal points. Kailash is regarded as the earthly manifestation
of mythic Mount Meru, or Sumeru, the spiritual center
of the universe in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cosmology. To Tibetan Buddhists, Kailash is the abode
of Demchog. Hindus see Sacred Mt Kailash as the
throne of Shiva, while the Jains revere Kailash as the
site at which their first prophet received enlightenment. A yatra or
sacred pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is
believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).
Mount Kailash Pilgrimage via Simikot Itinerary
01 Arrive Kathmandu,
meet our representative and transfer to Hotel
02 Full Day sightseeing
around the Kathmandu Valley. Join the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese
Preparations for the trip. Hotel Overnight.
Flight: Kathmandu- Nepalgunj. Free to explore the town on arrival or rest prior
to the start of the trek. Stay Overnight Hotel.
Flight: Nepalgunj - Simikot and prepare for the trek. Commence the trek to Tuling which will take about 3
hours.). Overnight Camp.
the trek to Kermi , taking about 5 hours. Overnight Camp.
Continue trek to Yangar (6 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
trek to Muchu (6 ½ hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Continue the 5,5 hour trek to the settlement of Yari
its stone houses and checkered fields.
10: Meet the Tibetan team or your Mt Kailash trek at Shara border and drive to Purang. Overnight in a Hotel
Drive about 90km to Manas Lake at
4500m. It is advisable to get some sleep
on arrival due to the increase in altitude. Camp Overnight.
Continue the drive to Darchen at 4580m.
of Trek to Mt Kailash
Today we start the trek up to an altitude of 4800m. It will take us
about 7 hours to complete a distance of 14km's, due to the altitude.
Today, we will drop in altitude as we trek about 24kms over 9 hours
to about, 4680meters. Camp overnight
On this final leg of the trek, we will walk for 15km in about 3-4
hours and then drive on to Horchu, Manasarovar Lake at
4500 meters. Camp Overnight
Spare day to explore the surrounding area of Mansarovar Lake. Camp Overnight
will be our last night of the trek near the base of Mount Kailash.
Today will drive to Paryang , rising up to about 4700 meters, 292 kms away.
Today, we will drive about 252km to Saga at 4600 meters. Camp Overnight
Our camp tonight will be at Lhatse at
4050 meters, a 9 hour drive away. Camp Overnight
After a 5 hour drive, we will arrive at Shigatse at 3700 meters. Hotel
is the second largest city in Tibet with lovely markets and also the Tashilhunpo
Monastery. This monastery is one of the largest functioning
monasteries in Tibet.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Drive to Gyangtse (3800meters). (95kms, 02hrs). Hotel Overnight.
Today we will continue
our overland journey along the Friendship Highway towards Lhasa, at 3680m. We will cross
several high passes today, beautiful valleys and Tibetan
23: This morning we will
visit the Potala Palace, which dominates the city of
Lhasa. This spectacular building
contains the private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as
numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has
been a palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the
present palace was constructed in the 17th century.
visit to the Drepung Monastery this afternoon will complete a truly
awe-inspiring day. Founded in the 14th century, this monastery was
once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000
monks. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is
still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during
the Cultural Revolution.
Flight: Lhasa Kathmandu. Free
day to explore the attractions. Hotel Overnight.
day for shopping and etc. Hotel Overnight.
26: Final Departure at the end of your Mt Kailash Tour
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