30 nights / 31 days
A pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash, the sacred mountain of Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Mt Kaliash is the source of four great asian rivers. For Hindus it is the throne of Shiva, for Buddhists, a gigantic natural Mandala. Also the epicenter of Tantric forces for both religions. This trek takes you from the far western town of Simikot, along an old trade route into Tibet. An arid, wild, country dominated by the peaks of Api and Saipal Himal, this is the world of the Nepalese and Tibetan traders. You will encounter travelers with horses and yaks laden with goods. After a few days trek on the Nepal side we take you to Tibetan border market Purang where Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian traders meet to exchange wares. The highlight of the trip is to visit Rakshastal (Devil Lake), the holy Lake of Mansarovar, "born from the mind of Bramha", trek around the Mt. Kailash and visit the former Gu-ge kingdom with its two main centres of Toling and Tsaparang.
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary. We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Pick up from the airport and transport to your hotel..
Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley.
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Fly to Simikot, Trek to Dharapuri -2400m.
Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi-2550m.
Trek from Kermi to to Yalabang Gompa-3020m.
Trek from Yalabang to Tumkot Khola-2800m.
Trek from Tumkot Khola to Yari-4300m.
Trek from Yari to Hilsa-4325 crossing over the Nara La-4620m.
After breakfast trek half an hour to Sher (Nepal - Tibet border), after finishing the immigration formalities drive to Purang (Taklakot)-4000m and visit of Lhama Yutok Gompa overnight at Purang Guest house.
Drive to Darchen-4300m the base camp of Mt. Kailash and overnight at Darchen Guest house.
Trek to Chhugu Gompa-4600m.
Trek to Drira Phuk.
Trek to Zutulphuk crossing over the Drolma La-5620m.
Trek for about 4 hours and drive to Tirthapuri
Drive to Toling
Drive to Tsaparang - ruins of Guge Kingdom, Tunnel in the castle and drive back to Toling
Drive to Miser Chu
Drive to Manasarovar
Rest at Manasaravar and exploration of the area
Drive to Hilsa (Nepal border)
Trek back to Yari, Muchu, Yalabang, Dharapuri and Simikot
Flight from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Rest days in Kathmandu
Transport to the airport and fly out