Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet
Trip Duration: 23 Days
Grade: Moderate adventure
Starts in: Nepalgunj – Simikot
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck & flights
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during tour
Day 01: Departure from Kathmandu to Nepaljung, by plane .night in Guest house.
Day 02: Departure by plane from Népalganj to Simikot (2856m) and start of trek to Darapari.(night in tent)
Day 03: Departure Trek from Darapari to Danda Kermi (2550m). (Night in tent)
Day 04: Departure Trek to Yalbang gompa (2700m). (Night in tent)
Day 05: Departure Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot Khola [Muchu] (2800m). (Night in tent).
Day 06: Departure Trek to Yari (3400m). (tent)
Day 07: Departure Trek by the Nara La Pass (4325 m) and camp at Hilsa. (Night in tent)
Day 08: Trek of half an hour to arrive at Sher and car or truck for Taklakot, we enter in Tibetan territory, Chinese formalities and visit Lhamo Yutak monastery. (tent)
Day 09: Departure by jeep to Darchen village-market installed at the bottom of Mount Kailash. Guest house
Day 10/ 11/12: Trekking (Circumambulation) around of Mount Kailash following as pilgrims who turn around the sacred mount in ritual sense, crossing by the red cliff of LHA CHU cave then climbing by the Domala pass 5600M which get round of Mount Kailash. GAURIKUND lake at 5400m, where the pilgrims take a ritual bath and do some offerings then coming down toward the Zutrul Phuk monastery (about 5h of walk per day) Transport of all camping materials, of kitchen, of lodge etc… and the luggage of participants is kept by the yaks. You can hire a yak to transport you during these 3 days.
Day 13: About 3h of walk and departure by jeep to Tirthapuri. (tent)
Day 14: By jeep to Tholing we leave for the "kingdom of Guge". (tent)
Day 15: By jeep to Tsaparang - visit of ruins of the Guge kingdom, and of the tunnel in the castle and return to Tholing. (tent)
Day 16: By jeep to Miser Chu. (tent)
Day 17: By jeep departure for the Manasarovar lake (4.510 m). (tent)
Day 18: Day around the Manasarovar lake or Tibetans camping. (tent)
Day 19: By jeep for Mayumla. (tent).
Day 20: By jeep for Zongba. (tent)
Day 21: By jeep for Pigutso and the lake. (tent)
Day 22: Departure to Zhangmu at the Tibet/Nepal border. Night in Guest House.
Day 23: Departure from ZHANGMU Chinese exit formalities post, cross by walk towards "Friendship bridge", Nepali formalities at Kodari and return by local bus at Kathmandu (about 5h). Return in same hotel.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Katmandu while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the trip will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
Private bus will be transportation to border from Kathmandu and 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on Tibet site. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided ( for an additional cost)
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet visa and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the tour. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult you doctor for all prescription medicine.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA