Simikot to Mt. Kailash Trekking and Guge Kingdom Ruin, Tibet trek route leads through a magnificent mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri, along rivers and across the Nara Lagna Pass. From the 4580m high pass you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, where a vehicle will pick you up and drive to Taklakot. Geographically you are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "center of the world". On your way to the holy mountain you will wander along the western shore of Lake Manosarovar and camp. "There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalaya and in there areas of high Asia , Yet the view from Gosul Gompa cross the lake and the surrounding mountains surpasses everything I have seen", wrote Sven Hedin in "Transhimalaya" (1909). The mighty rock dome of Kailash comes closer. Together with pilgrims from far and wide you follow the trail (Parikrama) across the Dolma La (5600m), which is adorned with countless prayer flags. It takes three days to circumambulate the snow-covered cupola of the 6714m tall mountain. In Tibetan tradition you will conclude this pilgrimage in Tirthapuri -which is one of the most important pilgrim destinations along with Kailash and Lake Manosarovar .
Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej . Imbedded lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge . After visiting the 900 year-old site our drive through the canyon of the Sutlej starts long the north route to Lhasa . The light and shadows of the summer clouds make for a magical atmosphere, dip the barren vastness in tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue and violet. En route, we visit two of the most sacred temples of Tibet : Tshilunpo in Shigatse and Kumbum in Gyantse. In Lhasa , the spiritual and secular center Tibet 's, visited by many pilgrims from allover the country, we will have two days at our disposal.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free day for Tibet Visa.
Day 03: Flight to Nepalginj, hotel.
Day 04: Morning flight to Simikot (2910m) and acclimatization
Day 05: Morning local immigration formalities. and afternoon short trek to Majhgaon (2270m.) 2.5 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2690 m) 7 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Tsongsa (3400m aprox.) 8 hrs
Day 08: Trek over Nyalo Pass (4800m) camp at Talung Valley (3500m) 8 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Jang (3450m) 7 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Tilchu (2900m) 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3850m) 7/8 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Sher (3860m) 4 hrs and further drive to Purang (3930m) O/N guesthouse.
Day 13: Drive to Chiu Gompa (4400m) 3.5 hrs
Day 14: Manasarover Excursion day (4500m)
Day 15: Drive to Tirthapuri (4200m) 4 hrs visit- Hot Spring and surrounding area
Day 16: Drive to Tholing (4520m) 4/5 hrs
Day 17: Drive to Tsaparang 1 hr and further trek to Guge 2/3 hrs and explore entire Guge Palace .
Day 18: Drive to Darchen (4500m) 7/8 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Dira Phuk (5160m) 6.5 hrs
Day 20: Trek over Dolma La pass (5630m) camp near Zutul Phuk (4700m) 8 hrs
Day 21: Trek to Darchen and further drive to Hor Chu (4400m) 7 hrs
Day 22: Drive to Paryang (4540 m.)- 277 Kms. 7-8 hrs
Day 23: Drive to Saga (4840m.)- 185 Kms. 8 hr.
Day 24: Drive to Shigatse (3900m) 157 km
Day 25: Drive to Lhasa (3650m)
Day 26: Lhasa - Visit
Day 27: Lhasa - Visit
Day 28: Flight: Lhasa to Katmandu (1300m)
Day 29: Kathmandu Free day, hotel
Day 30: Final Departure, tranfer to airport