Simikot – Kailash – Lhasa Tour (27 and 23 Days)
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The holy Mt. Kailash (6714 m), and the Lakes Manasarovar are situated in the arctic Tibetan Plateau in western Tibet between the Mt. Gurla Mandala (Memo Nangni in Tibetan, 7694 m) in the southeast and Mt. Kunlung in the north-west. This tour will offer the unique type of trekking experience, which takes you to Tibet’s mythical Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, via the hidden Humla valley in Nepal’s western most Tibetan frontier starting from Simikot. The remarkable feature of this trip is Kailash kora (Circumnavigate) plus sightseeing tour in and around Lhasa. This worth visiting city offers abundant Buddhist monasteries including Sera Monastery, one of the best preserved monasteries in Tibet, where several hundred monks live and study within its whitewashed walls & golden roofs. Besides, Jhokhang temple which is probably the most sacred shrine in Tibet where there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through complex. Pre-dominating the city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace that comprises the private quarters of Dalai Lama as well as several grand state rooms and many important chapels is another highlight of this tour. This trip is highly recommended to those who are fond of experiencing Buddhist traditional culture, tradition and life style of Tibetan Buddhists.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Morning flight Nepalgunj to Simikot & trek to Dharapuri, overnight at camp
Day 05: Trek to Kermi, overnight at camp.
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang Gompa,
Day 07: Trek to Tumkot,
Day 08: Trek to Thado Dhunga,
Day 09: Trek over Nara La Pass (4450 m) and trek down to Hilsa (Nepal – Tibet border). Overnight at camp
Day 10: Half an hour trek to Sher, and drive to Purang.
Day 11: Drive to Manasarovar Lake,
Day 12: Rest day at Manasarovar Lake (visit Chiu Gompa in the morning)
Day 13: Drive to Darchen, overnight at camp
Day 14: Trek to Derapuk, overnight at camp
Day 15: Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600 meters.) and trek down to Zudulpuk, and camp.
Day 16: Trek to Darchen. Overnight at camp
Day 17: Drive to Paryang, overnight at camp.
Day 18: Drive to Saga, overnight at camp.
Day 19: Drive to Lhatse, overnight at camp.
Day 20: Drive to Shigatse, overnight at camp.
Day 21: Drive to Gyantse, overnight at camp.
Day 22: Drive to Lhasa, overnight at camp.
Day 23-24: Lhasa Sightseeing tour
Day 25: Early morning transfer to Gongar airport for your flight to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Free day / Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 27: Final Departure

Simikot – Kailash Trek (Optional Itinerary without doing Lhasa Tour)

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu such as Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar square & Swaymbhunath (monkey temple).
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Fly to Simikot. Trek to the Tibetan Boarder.
Day 05: Simikot/Tibet border trek to Darapani. Overnight at Darapani
Day 06: Dharapnai trek to Salikhola. Overnight at Salikhola
Day 07: Salikhola trek to Muchu. Overnight at Muchu
Day 08: Munchu trek to Yari. Overnight at Yari
Day 09: Yari trek to Sip. Overnight at Sip
Day 10: Sip trek over Nara La Pass to Hilsa. Overnight at Hilsa
Day 11: Hilsa Jeep drive to Pyarang (3880m). Overnight at Pyarang
Day 12: Pyarang drive to Mansarovar (4650m). Overnight at Mansarovar
Day 13: Mansarovar drive to Darchan (4650m). Overnight at Darchen
Day 14: Darchen drive to Darboche and commence trek to Dera Phuk Gomba (4860m). Overnight at Darboche
Day 15: Cross Dolma-La (5600 m) & trek down to Zutul Phuk Gompa(4760m)
Day 16: Zutul Phuk Gompa trek to Puk Gompa (4790m) via Dolma-La (5630m). Overnight at Puk Gompa
Day 17: Puk Gompa trek back to Darchen. Overnight at Darchen
Day 18: Darchen drive to Paryang. Overnight at Paryang
Day 19: Paryang drive to Saga (4600m). Overnight at Saga
Day 20: Saga drive to Nyalam (3700m). Overnight at Nyalam
Day 21: Nyalam drive to Zhangmu and Kathmandu after border formalities.
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Transfer to airport for journey back home

What’s included

  1. Accommodation in Kathmandu – twin sharing basis
  2. Accommodation in Tibet – twin or multiple sharing basis depending on places
  3. Breakfast in when staying at hotels
  4. All land transfers as per the itinerary – coaches in Nepal side, land cruiser, support truck in Tibet side
  5. English speaking guide for trip
  6. Camping in trekking places
  7. Camping equipments –tents, sleeping bags, mats etc.
  8. Team of sherpas, cooks, kitchen helpers, porters etc.
  9. All meals on camping daysTibet entry permit
  10. Sightseeing as per the itinerary givenYaks and yak man if required

What’s not included

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
  2. Lunch and dinner other than on camping days.
  3. International flights and departure taxes.
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Royal Mountain Travel (e.g. landslides)


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