A great mass of black rock soaring to over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash has the unique distinction of being the world's most venerated holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. The supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is seen by no more than a few thousand pilgrims each year. This curious fact is explained by the mountain's remote location in far western Tibet. No planes, trains or buses journey anywhere near the region and even with rugged over-land vehicles the journey still requires weeks of difficult, often dangerous travel. The weather, always cold, can be unexpectedly treacherous and pilgrims must carry all the supplies they will need for the entire journey.
|Activity||Trekking in Nepal | Tours|
|Max Altitude||4600 m|
|No. of Days||19|
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Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel (Holy Himalaya).
Breakfast, trip to City and temples, back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for the trip.
Today we take the ninety minute flight to Nepalgunj in the far south west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city which lies close to the Indian border.
Fly to Simikot (2960m) then trek to Dhara Pokhari (2300m). This morning we fly north for about 50 minutes to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal’s most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, we set off on our trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat. We ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep descent past Dandapauwa. The trail is then fairly comfortable, through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of Dhara Pokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola.
Leaving our campsite, we cross a long scree slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. We then climb over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest we descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola and camp by the river.
We cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the grey waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge we come to a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and we cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river before we cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.
From Muchu, we follow the trail over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then walk along the rocky stream bed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. We camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip.
From Sipsip we ascend steeply to a rock cairn marking the top of the Nara Lagna (4580m. Descending from the pass, we have views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa. Beyond here, we slip and slide on a surface of loose pebbles down to the Humla Karnali.
Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our transport and drive via Khojar Nath Temple and Takla kot is the large trading centre of west Nepal Tibet border.
Rest day for acclimatize or explore around and enjoy local cultural activities.
Today you will be sent to the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing a walk and viewing we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky/15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at Paryang Valley.
we can stay in town or wilderness.
Check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.
This is one of the treks that will always rank as one of Bhutan's finest treks. The route offers fantastic mountain views at close range including Mt.
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