Few places equal Tibet for pure magic and mystery.
Tibet's long forbidden capital, Lhasa, is now
within reach. We will witness the resurgence
of the ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion in
modern-day Tibet as we observe pilgrims praying
and circling the holiest shrines in complete
devotion. Discover the distinctive culture of
Tibet with us.
MT. KAILASH - 14 DAYS
In the far west of Tibet is Mt Kailash, the
most sacred mountain in Asia, which is venerated
by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and the ancient
Bon religion of Tibet. From it flow four great
rivers - the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej
and the Brahmaputra - which drain the vast Tibetan
Plateau. It is an important site for Tibetan
and Indian pilgrims who make a 53km circuit,
or kora, of the mountain. This circumambulation,
clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus and anti-clockwise
for Bon followers, is said to erase the sins
of a lifetime. The mountain itself is 6714m
high and with its four sheer walls and snow
capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight.
Only 30km from Mt Kailash is another important
pilgrimage site, the beautiful and serene Lake
Mansarovar. According to mythology it was formed
in the mind of Brahma, and Indian and Tibetan
pilgrims can also be seen circumambulating this
lake, a distance of 90km. On this trip, we drive
from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border at Zhangmu.
We then drive across the wide open spaces of
the Tibetan Plateau to Lake Mansarovar, before
completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there
we retrace our route to Kathmandu, enjoying
once again the arid beauty of
the vast plains. This is truly the trip of a
lifetime with its stunning scenery and cultural
DAY 01 DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750m)
DAY 02 DRIVE TO PEIKU-TSO
DAY 03 DRIVE TO ZHONGBA
DAY 04 DRIVE TO BELOW MAYUN- LA
DAY 05 DRIVE TO MANASAROVAR (4560m)
DAY 06 AT MANASAROVAR
DAY 07 DRIVE TO TARBOCHE (4750m)
DAY 08 TREK TO DIRA-PUK
DAY 09 TREK TO ZUTUL-PUK (4790m)
DAY 10 TREK TO DARCHEN (4560m)
DAY 11 DRIVE TO PARYANG (4750m)
DAY 12 DRIVE TO SAGA (4600m)
DAY 13 DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750m)
DAY 14 DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1400m)
Mt. Kailash / Lake Manasarovar Trek
Nepal/ Tibet (25 days)
In May 1993 the government of Nepal and China
reached an accord that allowed the first treks
across the border between the two countries.
It used to be a route for Nepalese Pilgrims
while foreign trekkers were never allowed to
trek form Nepal to Tibet. The journey takes
you to Humla, Nepal’s most remote district,
which is culturally and scenically rewarding.
The ethnic groups in Humla consist of mostly
Thakuris, Chettris and Bhotias.
A 50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj takes you
to Simikot (2910m.) the district head quarters
and starting point of your trek. The trek passes
through Nara La, a pass at (4580m.), then to
Hillsa (3720m.), the border town between China
and Nepal. From a nearby Tibetan salt trading
post at 3680m., you will catch a jeep to take
a 2 hrs drive to Taklakot (3920m.) via Kojarnath.
From Taklakot a 3hrs hour drive via Gurla La,
a pass (4560m.), at the base of Mt. Kailash,
which is the most sacred mountain in Asia .
to Hindus Kailash is the abode of lord Shiva
and lake Manasarovar is the soul of Brahma.
Form Darchan the 4 days Mt. Kailash circuit
begins, passing through Dolma La a pass at 5630m.,
the highest point of the trek. The return back
journey to Simikot is the same way back drive
to Taklakot and a then 7 days trek to Simikot
via Nara Lara La, Yari Tumkot, Yarbang, Kermi
and Tuling from your flight to Nepalgunj form