Simikot – Kailash – Lhasa

Simikot – Kailash – Lhasa

“There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalya and in the areas of high Asia. Yet the view from Gosul Gompa cross the lake and the surrounding mountains surpasses everything I have seen,” wrote Sven Hedin in “Trans Himalaya” (1909). A month-long sampling of this area

“There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalya and in the areas of high Asia. Yet the view from Gosul Gompa cross the lake and the surrounding mountains surpasses everything I have seen,” wrote Sven Hedin in “Trans Himalaya” (1909). A month-long sampling of this area, we begin in Kathmandu and fly to Simikot (2,910m) in West Nepal to begin the trek. Savor the views through a magnificent mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri, along small rivers and across Nara Lagna Pass. From the 4,580m high pass you’ll be enchanted by the view of the vast Tibetan Plateau. Continue on to the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, where we catch transport to Taklakot. Geographically we are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the “center of the world”. We will pass Lake Mansarowar on our way to this holy mountain, setting camp along the way, in order to take time in the amazing scenic land.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj, transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Flight: Nepalgunj – Simikot, trek to Dharapari, camp.
Day 05: Trek to Kermi, camp.
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang, camp.
Day 07: Trek to Muchu, camp.
Day 08: Trek to Yari, camp.
Day 09: Trek to Sip Sip, camp.
Day 10: Drive to Taklakot, camp.
Day 11: Drive to Mansarovar, visit Rakshak Taal (lake), camp.
Day 12: Hike to Tseti, drive to Darchen, camp.
Day 13: Trek to Drira Phuk, camp.
Day 14: Trek to Zuthul Phuk, camp.
Day 15: Trek end and drive to Thirthapuri, camp.
Day 16: Drive to Toling, camp.
Day 17: Visit Tsaparang, overnight in Toling, camp.
Day 18: Drive to Ali / Shiqun.
Day 19: Drive to Gertse – camp.
Day 20: Drive to Tsochen – camp.
Day 21: Drive to Lhatse, camp.
Day 22: Drive to Shigatse visit Shigatse market, hotel (BLD).
Day 23: Visit Tashilungpo, Drive to Gyantse, hotel (BLD).
Day 24: Visit Khumbum monastery, drive to Lhasa, hotel (BLD).
Day 25: Lhasa: Sightseeing – Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Potala, Jokhang temple, hotel (BLD).
Day 26: Lhasa: Sightseeing – Barkhor market, Norbulingka, hotel. (BLD).
Day 27: Day trip to Gyanden if possible we go sightseeing in Lhasa, hotel (BLD).
Day 28: Flight: Lhasa – Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (BLD).
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel (BLD).
Day 30: Final departure, transfer to airport.

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