Private Simikot Mt. Kailash is the most sacred pilgrimage tour in Tibet. Tours to mount Kailash has been very popular among the believers of Hindu, Jain and Bhuddist from various part of world.
This tour starts from Nepal. We will be entering from Simikot where our team will be waiting for your group. majority of your means of transportation for the tour in western Tibet is by trekking. During trek you will explore the most explored areas in western Tibet. Once when you reach Taklakot we will have our Tibet Guide and car waiting for you. From that day onward you will witness the folks devotees coming to pay homage to the holy Lake and the other holy spot in the region. Then for some days you will be following the pact with other devotees. After completing entire tour in the western Tibet region you will be travelling to Shigatse and then to Lhasa.
In Lhasa and Shigatse you will be visiting the historical places and monsateries in the respective region. We have prepared this tour itinerary with our pass experiences. Although we always custom made tour to fit your numbers of days and other criteria.
|Day 01||Fly from Kathmandu to Nepal Ganj|
|Day 02||Fly to Simikot and trek to Dhara Pokhari|
|Day 03||Trek to Sallie Khola, Leaving our campsite|
|Day 04||Trek to Muchu|
|Day 05||Rest day|
|Day 06||Trek to Sipsip from Muchu,|
|Day 07||Trek to Hilsa from Sipsip|
|Day 08||Trek to Taklakot and drive to Manasarovar|
|Day 09||At Manasarovar Lake|
|Day 10||Drive to Tarboche Leaving the lake|
|Day 11||Trek to Dira-puk fromTarboche|
|Day 12||Trek to Zutul-puk|
|Day 13||Trek to Darchen|
|Day 14||Drive to Paryang|
|Day 15||Drive to Saga|
|Day 16||Drive to Shigatse|
|Day 17||Sightseeing and drive to Gyantse|
|Day 18||Sightseeing and drive to Lhasa 261km drive|
|Day 19||Lhasa Sightseeing visit Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera monastery-|
|Day 20||Lhasa sightseeing- Potala Palace-Drepung Monastery|
|Day 21||Free day Lhasa Explore|
|Day 22||Fly to Kathmandu|
This day you will be taking ninety minute flight to far south west of Nepal. Nepal Ganj is a busy crowded town lies close to the Indian border.
In the morning you will take flight towards north for about 50 minutes to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal’s most remote district of Humla. After meeting our crew. We will trek in forest above the town of Simikot, and make 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 Yakba Khola.
Today is a rest day which we’ll spend in and around Muchu, exploring the village with its stone houses and Gompa.
Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our transport and drive about 130km, via the large trading centre of Taklakot, to Manasarovar, the holiest lake of Tibet’s many lakes.
Today will be spent at Manasarovar, allowing your body to acclimatize to the altitude and exploring this fascinating place. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the North West shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background.
We drive for about 35 km towards Mt Kailash and Tarboche which is marked by a tall pole adorned with prayer flags. This is the starting point for our Kora, the 53km trek around the mountain.
We walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira-puk.
We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La [5630m]. It’s a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zutul-puk, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion. As well as the monastery at Zutul-puk, there are several meditation caves and another cave containing an image of Milarepa.
On the final day of the Kora we cross several streams, and follow an impressive gorge. Along the way we are once again treated to magnificent views of Kailash. We then enter the Bharka plain and it’s about an hour’s walk through this desert-like landscape to Darchen.
Today is a long drive, about 300km, to Paryang. Along the way, we cross the Mayun-la and make several river crossings. The scenery along this section is some of the most panoramic of the entire journey.
We continue driving today along a 255km stretch of road to Saga, passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba en route.
Today is the longest drive of our journey, 452km to Shigatse. Leaving Saga, we pass the turn-off for the northern route and skirt around a lake, passing through a series of valleys. Approaching Kaga, we’ll come across the first trees and agricultural fields that we’ve seen for many days and the town itself is situated next to a picturesque lake. We continue on to Lhatse where we join the paved Friendship Highway and follow it for the final 150km to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.
This morning in Shigatse we have time to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, before driving 90km to Gyantse. Once in Gyantse, we can explore the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals.
Today will take us over the Caro La [5045m], where we are treated to the awesome sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred metres of the road. Beyond the small, developing town of Nagartse, the road follows the bank of a beautiful turquoise lake, the Yamdrok-tso, for about 20km. We then cross the Khamba La [4794m] and continue on to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
Today will be spent visiting several of Lhasa’s many monasteries in the company of a guide. we will visit Jokhang temple in old Lhasa city, Norbulingka Palace, which is situated in the west side of Lhasa is just around a km southwest of Potala Palace and the Sera Monastery at the foot of Tatipu Hill is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City.
This morning we will visit the Potala Palace and the Drepung Monastery in the afternoon.
Your final day in Lhasa is a day of leisure in which we are free to explore further, revisit a favourite monastery or simply sit in a café overlooking the Barkor and watch the pilgrims as they circumambulate the Jokhang, stopping regularly to peruse the merchandise at the stalls lining the route. There is also the option of an additional tour to places such as the Tibetan Medical Centre, Ganden Monastery and Tsurphu Monastery, but this will incur extra costs.
We leave Lhasa early in the morning for the 2 hour drive to Gongkar Airport and our flight back to Kathmandu. Your flight will takes you right across the main Himalayan range and the mountain views are spectacular. Your beautiful Tibet tour services ends.