It is a great adventure in history, in landscape and in the faiths of Asia. In the heart of the highest mountains on earth, Mount Kailash rises to an altitude of 6,714 metres, and is one of the most elegant and entrancing peaks in Tibet. For the traveller, this is a dream destination, almost inaccessible until just a few decades ago because of bad roads, political prohibitions, and the presence of bandits. But no Westerner has ever felt lonely in the area around Mount Kailash.
The Kailash "Gang Rinpoche", which means "Jewel of snow" is striking in the way it rises high above the surrounding range and always remains snow - capped. Traditional Buddhist cosmology has often connected Kailash with Mount Meru, the great mythological mountain that forms the axis of this world system. Because of its religious associations, many Hindu and Buddhist ascetics, hermits and pilgrims have been drawn to the area of the mountain for the past two thousand years or so to see it, offer prayers, absolve sins, circumambulate it and to practice austerities and meditation. South of Mount Kailash, across the base of the majestic Mount Gurla Mandhata, are the two lakes Mansarovar and Rakkshas Tal (lake). They are the highest bodies of fresh water in the world, with Manasarovar (330 sq. km), at 4,558 meters, about fifteen meters higher than Rakshas Tal. Manasarovar considered by Buddhist and Hindus to be more worthy of veneration. Buddhist believe that Queen Maya, the Buddha's mother was carried here by the gods and washed prior to giving birth to the Buddha.
Day 01: All members assemble at Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 02 / 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Obtain the Tibet Visa / Necessary preparations for Trek.
Day 04: Flight to Nepalgunj. (Explore the town, if you prefer). Stay Overnight Hotel.
Day 05: Flight to Simikot. Commence the trek to Tuling (3hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Day 06: Continue trek to Kermi (5 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Day 07: Continue trek to Yangar (6 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Day 08: Continue trek to Muchu (6 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Day 09: Continue trek to Yari (5 hrs trek). Overnight Camp.
Day 10: Meet the group at Shera border, drive on to Purang (3780 meters). (50kms, 2hrs). Hotel.
Day 11: Continue to Manas Lake (4500 meters). (90kms, 3hrs) . Camp Overnight.
Day 12: Continue to Darchen (4580 meters). (30kms, 01hr). Overnight Guesthouse. Start of Trek
Day 13: Start trek. 14kms, 7 to 8hrs. Camp.
Day 14: Trek. 4680meters. Camp.
Day 15: Complete the trek (15kms / 03 to 04 hrs). Camp Overnight.
Day 16: Spare day to explore surrounding of the Mansarowar Lake. Camp Overnight.
Day 17: Drive to Paryang (4700 meters). (292 kms / 08 to 09 hrs). Camp Overnight.
Day 18: Drive to Saga (4600 meters). (252 kms / 07 to 08 hrs). Camp Overnight.
Day 19: Drive back to Nyalam (3700 meters). (232 kms / 07 hrs). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 20: Cross the border (Zhangmu) (38kms / 1 hr)and continue drive to Kathmandu (115 kms / 05 hrs).Hotel Overnight.
Day 21: Free day to explore Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 22: Final Departure.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing. Hotel / (B / D)
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show at evening.
Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing. Hotel (B)
Day 04: Fly to Nepalgunj. Hotel (B)
Day 05: Fly to Simikot.
Trek to Yakba Khola (4-5 hours, 270m ascent, 980m descent). (B / L / D)
Day 06: Trek to Chumsa Khola (5-6 hours, 740m ascent, 230m descent) (B / L / D)
Day 07: Trek to Muchu (4-5 hours, 260m ascent, 160m descent) (B / L / D)
Day 08: Trek to Torea (4 hours, 710m ascent, 70m descent) (B / L / D)
Day 09: Trek to Tharo Dunga (4 hours, 570m ascent, 60m descent) (B / L / D)
Day 10: Trek to Sher (4-5 hours, 560m ascent, 860m descent) (B / L / D)
Cross the border, and drive to Taklakot
Day 11: Drive to Darchen (B / L / D)
Day 12: Trek to Tarboche & Chuku Gompa (B / L / D)
Day 13: Trek to Dira-puk (B / L / D)
Day 14: Trek to Mani Camp (over the Drolma La) (B / L / D)
Day 15: Trek to Darchen, Drive to Tarboche. (B / L / D)
Day 16: To Chiu Gompa and Lake Manasorovar (B / L / D)
Day 17: Drive to Paryang (4700 meters) (292 kms / 08 to 09 hrs) (B / L / D)
Day 18: Drive to Saga (4600 meters) (252 kms / 07 to 08 hrs) (B / L / D)
Day 19: Drive to Lhatse (4080 meters) (200 km / 06 hrs) (B)
Day 20: Drive to Shigatse (3900 meters) (157 km / 05 hrs) (B)
Day 21: Drive to Lhasa (3650 meters) (B)
Day 22: Lhasa Sightseeing (B)
Day 23: Lhasa Sightseeing (B)
Day 24: Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel (B)
Day 25: Final Departure (B)
In hotels, breakfast is provided. On expedition, all food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.
Our policy is to match your needs rather than to state a particular flight or class of travel for each departure. We can provide very competitive prices for airfares to connect with our itineraries.
Medical and Personal Insurance is not included although it is compulsory.
Departures: 10th April 2013
4th Sep 2013
Post Monsoon: March/April/September/October