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SIMIKOT TO KAILASH GUGE KINGDOM LHASA TOUR

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Destination

Guge Kingdom

Region

Western Tibet

Max.Altitude

4,500 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Jeep Tour and Hiking

Duration

30 Days

Route

Simikot - Manasarovar - Guge Palace - Lhasa

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Guest House

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot and Lhasa / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

Our once-in-a-lifetime journey to Simikot western of Nepal & Tibet to Mount Kailash Kora Guge Kingdom pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists Tour. The trek route leads through a magnificent mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri community of Nepal, and across the Nara Lagna Pass. From this 4580m high pass, you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border to 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 Manasarovar and camp. “There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalaya, and in these areas of high Asia. Yet the view from Gosul Gompa across 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 Mansarovar.

Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej and here 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 in the barren vastness reflecting 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, Tibet’s spiritual and secular center, we will have two days at our disposal.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

02
Sightseeing and apply for Tibet Visa

Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works. We will submit all your passport and details to the Chinese Embassy in Nepal


03
Flight to Nepalgunj, hotel.

04
Morning flight to Simikot (2910m) and acclimatization

05
Morning local immigration formalities and afternoon short trek to Majhgaon (2270m.) 2.5 hrs

06
Trek to Kermi (2690 m) 7 hrs

07
Trek to Tsongsa (3400m aprox.) 8 hrs

08
Trek over Nyalo Pass (4800m) camp at Talung Valley (3500m) 8 hrs

09
Trek to Jang (3450m) 7 hrs

10
Trek to Tilchu (2900m) 6/7 hrs

11
Trek to Manepeme (3850m) 7/8 hrs

12
Trek to Sher (3860m) 4 hrs and further drive to Purang (3930m) O/N guesthouse.

13
Drive to Chiu Gompa (4400m) 3.5 hrs

14
Manasarovar Excursion day (4500m)

15
Drive to Tirthapuri (4200m) 4 hrs visit- Hot Spring and surrounding area

16
Drive to Tholing (4520m) 4/5 hrs

17
Drive to Tsaparang and further trek to Guge 2/3 hrs and explore the entire Guge Palace.

18
Drive to Darchen (4500m) 7/8 hrs

19
Trek to Dira Phuk (5160m) 6.5 hrs

20
Trek over Dolma La pass (5630m) camp near Zutul Phuk (4700m) 8 hrs

21
Trek to Darchen and further drive to Hor Chu (4400m) 7 hrs

22
Drive to Paryang (4540 m.)- 277 Kms. 7-8 hrs

23
Drive to Saga (4840m.)- 185 Kms. 8 hr.

24
Drive to Shigatse (3900m) 157 km

25
Drive to Lhasa (3650m)

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Lhasa - Visit

27
Lhasa - Visit

28
Flight: Lhasa to Katmandu (1300m)

29
Kathmandu Free day, hotel

30
Final Departure, transfer to airport

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What is Included

  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers for International and domestic flights
  • All hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing with bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • In Tibet accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast as per the itinerary
  • In Kailash part tented camps and hotel/guesthouses as per itinerary on full board basis
  • English speaking experienced Tibetan guide in Tibet
  • All trekking equipment such as two men tent, dining tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tents, sleeping mattresses, camp chairs tables, all foodstuff
  • Daily wages, insurance, food for trekking staffs
  • Nepal Trekking permit fee
  • All meals during trekking in Nepal
  • Gamow bags (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness)
  • Portable oxygen cylinders in case of emergency
  • Yak and Yak man for porterage of luggage and equipment
  • English speaking experienced Nepali guide in Nepal
  • All transportation in Tibet by TOYOTA Landcruiser jeep as per the itinerary
  • All sightseeing and Monastery entrance fees and necessary Tibet permits as per our itinerary
  • All entrance fees in Nepal

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What is Excluded

  • Tibet Visa Fee
  • Airfare Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Simikot and Kathmandu - Lhasa
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Lhasa and Kathmandu parts Lunch and Dinner in hotels
  • Alcoholic beverages & bar bills
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket
  • All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Any kind of travel insurance, Emergency evacuation cost
  • Extra charges for hiring horse ride meals accommodation in case of staying back instead of doing Kailash kora and vehicles in case of landslide and other natural calamities
  • Tips to staff
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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SIMIKOT TO KAILASH GUGE KINGDOM LHASA TOUR $7500$7500save $00 30 Days
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