MT Kailash Tour By Simikot
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- Trip duration : 21 days
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MT KAILASH (6,714 m) is the holiest mountain in TIBET. The grandeur of MT KAILASH can be rivaled by a very few mountains in the world. Situated in the far western corner of the Tibetan plateau, this legendary snow-capped jewel is revered by four different religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism & Bonpo) as one of the most sacred and challenging pilgrimages in the world. Four of the Orient’s greatest rivers; the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, the Indus & the Karnali originate from and around the MT KAILASH. At the base of the mountain are two vast lakes, MANASAROVAR & RAKAS TAL.
For the Hindus, MT KAILASH is regarded as the earthly manifestation of MT MERU, a spiritual centre of the universe, which is described in the Hindu mythology as a fantastic pillar of 84,000 miles around which everything revolves with its root to the lowest hell and summit touching the heaven. MT KAILSH is itself an abode of LORD SHIVA, lord of the universe, who shares this magnificent mountain with his consort PARVATI. There at the base is the sacred LAKE MANASAROVAR, where a bath offers a pilgrim an access to Brahma’s (Hindu god for creation) paradise and drink of its holy water wipes out the sins of hundred lifetimes. For the Jains, a religious group in India with many similarities with Buddhism, MT KAILASH is taken as the holy pilgrimage where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.
The 53 km Kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet's pilgrimages and it has been drawing increasing number of travelers from all over the world. It is said that a single Parikarma (circumambulation) erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 circumambulations will achieve Salvation or Nirvana.
One time inaccessible MT KAILASH can be reached from three directions. One is through the nearest border point of Nepal: ZHANGMU, the 2nd one is through LHASA by flight and the third via SIMIKOT with a bit strenuous trekking of 5-6 days in Nepal side. Trekking lovers prefer the last option as the route is still almost virgin and prestine. So, this tour offers an opportunity to explore Mt Kailash and Manasarovar via Simikot.
Compared to earlier days, facilities in terms of road, accommodation and food in the Kailash are increasing day by day. This way, the pilgrimage is getting cheaper and affordable. The road condition has been improved with well black topped high way so as to make the journey as comfortable as possible. Besides, Mt Kailash is easily assessable by flight of about 1½ hours from and to Lhasa with a four hours highway drive from ALI to Mt Kailash or vice versa where there is a newly built international standard airport.
This way, more and more visitors are undertaking the pilgrimage day by day.
Just, join our pilgrimage tour and take a chance to wipe out your sins of hundred past lives.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu via Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Shoyambunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and evening visit to Thamel area
Day 03: Preparation and Tibet visa procedure day: In this day we will proceed for Tibet visa and also have little shopping for personal equipment at Thamel area necessary for Tibet tour. In evening we will have little briefing for Tibet.
Day 04: Fly KATHMANDU - NEPALGUNJ - Overnight hotel.
Tamang Heritage Day 05: Transfer to airport and fly to SIMIKOT - start trek to MAJHGAON (2270 m)(3 hrs) – Camp
Day 06: Trek MAJHGAON - KHERMI (2690 m)(5-6 hrs) – camp
Day 07: Trek KHERMI - YANGER (2850 m)(5-6 hrs) – Camp
Day 08: Trek YANGER - PALBANG (3380 m)(5-6 hrs) – Camp
Day 09: Trek PALBANG - NARA LA (4330 m)(5-6 hrs) – Camp
Day 10: Trek NARA LA - SHER (3860 m)(3-4 hrs)(enter TIBET) - drive to PURANG (TAKLAKOT)(3930 m) – Guest House
Day 11: Drive TAKLAKOT - MANASAROVAR (5410 m) - Guest House.
Day 12: Drive MANASAROVAR - DARCHEN (4560 m) - Guest House
Day 13 – 14 – 15 : Trek (kora) around MT KAILASH and on the last day, after trekking, drive to TIRTHAPURI where one can enjoy hot water spring for relaxation - Guest House
Day 16: Drive TIRTHAPURI - PARYANG - Guest House
Day 17: Drive PARYANG - SAGA - Guest House
Day 18: Drive SAGA – NYALAM- Guest House
Day 19: Drive NYALAM – KATHMANDU via ZHANGMU – Transfer to your hotel in KATHMANDU
Day 20: Rest or final shopping day: In this day we will rest at hotel or have some shopping for memorandom of Nepal and Tibet visit. And at evening we will have dinner all together with Nepalese staffs and members for memory.
Day 21: Final departure to your next destination