"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Simikot to Kailash Mansarowar

Hindus, Buddhists; Jain and Bon followers see 6714 m high Kailash as the holiest mountain in the world. It is considered to be the axis of the cosmos, from which four rivers, the Indus, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and the Karnali have their source and flow into the four directions. The ritual circumambulation of the mountain is part of the pilgrimage around lake Manasarowar.

You will start your trip "Trails of Enlightenment" at Lake Manasarowar. Stepping on its shore and taking a bath, or drinking from the water cleans the sins of a hundred rebirths. The trail around the lake is a serene experience in crystal clear environment. In summer, wild geese and Himalayan swans swim on its waters. Six of the eights Gompas have been rebuilt. On a rock high above the Lake is Gosul Gompa, which offers a splendid view.

We follow the canyon-like Sutlej in western direction. In midst a fantastic scenario of ochre colored castles and towers lie the 900 years old ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the old kingdom of Guge. We drive on to Darchen, where we begin our mythical journey around Kailash ; the parikrama or kora.

Kailash resembles a huge natural temple. Stones, springs and hills along the way have a deeper religious meaning to the pilgrims. The trail leads through a golden-yellow steppe into the valley of the holy river and through canyons before the ascent to its highest point, Dolma La (5,636 m)starts. Pious wanderers mumble their prayers and ring their brass bells infornt of the holy rock in which, according to legend the goddess Dolma disappeared after she had guided the first pilgrim here. To pilgrims it is the symbolic passage through the gates of death after which one is cleansed and prepared for a good rebirth.

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Itinerary :

Day 1.                  Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 2.                  Full day KTM sightseeing O/N at hotel
Day 3.                  Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 4.                  Fly to Simikot, trek to Dharapani,camp
Day 5.                  Trek to Kermi,camp
Day 6.                  Trek to Yalbang,camp
Day 7.                  Trek to Muchu,camp
Day 8.                  Trek to Yari,camp
Day 9.                  Trek to Sip Sip,camp
Day 10.                Drive to Taklakot,camp
Day 11.                Drive to Mansarovar, camp
Day 12.                Trek to Tschiu Gompa, camp
Day 13.                Drive to Tirthapuri, camp
Day 14.                Drive to Toling-Tsaparang, camp
Day 15.                Drive to Darchen, camp
Day 16.                Trek to Dri ra Phuk, camp
Day 17.                Trek to Zuthul Phuk, camp
Day 18.                Drive to Tirthapuri , camp
Day 19.                Drive to Hor-Seralung, camp, cam
Day 20.                Drive to Paryang,camp
Day 21.                Drive to Sags camp
Day 22.                Drive to Zhangmu
Day 23.                Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 24.                Kathmandu hotel, free day
Day 25.                Final departure

Price per person :

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Service Includes :

  • Airport Pick up Drop
  • 4 nights hotel in KTM on B/B
  • One full day sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing in Tibet with local Tibetan Guide
  • Lhasa hotel and Lodge en-route on F/B
  • 1 Sherpa guide and one assistant guide for each 5 member
  • All night camp during the trek with tent ,food and cooking crew
  • 1 porters per each two member to carry luggage
  • Potters equipment
  • Tibet entry & exit permit, Road permit
  • Trekking permit, National  park fee
  • Simikot special permit fee
  • Liaison officer(entry and exit simikot)
  • All Nepali staff  insurance
  • Farewell dinner
  • Flight: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj- Simikot
  • Cargo : Nepalgunj-Simikot- Nepalgunj

Service excludes:

  • Lunch & dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal Equipment
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket
  • Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
  • Kathmandu entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Tibet visa fee

Best Season:

Spring – May- Jun- Jul- Aug
Autumn – Sep- Oct- Nov