The ancient pre-Buddhist bon religion of Tibet saw mountains as power points linking heaven and earth, and Mount Kailash assimikotkailashthe soul Mountain of the kingdom of Zhang Zhung. The struggle for the hearts and minds of Tibetans between traditional Bon and modern Buddhist centered on Kailash, and the story of the contest of Magic between the Bon deity Naro Bon Chung and the Buddhist saint Milarepa to decide which cult could claim the sacred mountain is still told today Legend has it that Milarepa won, but was magnanimous enough in victory to bequeath a nearby peak to the Bon-po and agree that they might still circumambulate Kailash.
Simikot Kailash Lhasa trip one of the cherishfull journey because it includes one of the best trekking trail from simikot to hilsa border, after Kailash we will travel through this amazing country, staying in the best traditional hotels Tibet has to offer. In the towns of Lhatse, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa we explore further monasteries and fully immerse ourselves in the Buddhists culture. In addition we will see the highest and biggest lake in Tibet.
Spring, Summer and Autumn
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and evening 4 PM flight to Nepalgunj.
Day 03: Fly to Simikot (2950m) 45m. free in Simikot
Day 04: Trek to Darapori (2600m) 3-4 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Salli Khola (2750m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Tumkot (3150m) 8-9 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Thadodunga (3950m) 9-10 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Hilsa and drive to Purang (3800m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Drive to Thugo Manasarovar Lake (4580m) 3 hrs.
Day 10: Afternoon drive to Darboche(4660m) 1-1.5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Diraphuk (4800m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4850m) 8-10 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Darchen & drive to Dongba
Day 14: Drive to Saga (4200m)
Day 15: Drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Day 16: Shigatse & Gyantse (3800m) Sightseeing
Day 17: Drive to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake; Visit Jokhang and Barkhor
Day 19: Lhasa Sightseeing; Visit, Potala, Norbulinka, Drepung and Sera
Day 21: Lhasa – Kathmandu Flight or train or flight to mainland China.