Tibet, the mystic Shangrila, the forbidden kingdom on the Roof of the World has captured man's imagination for centuries.
Great explores and adventures of the century have ventured into this holy region rendered inaccessible by the hostile natural condition and bandits that waylaid them as they traveled across the Himalayas to search for the elusive Shangri-La.
Despite untold ravages brought about during the Cultural Revolution, Tibet's mystery still remains undiminished. One can still see today nomads heading their Yaks, Pilgrims work shipping at sacred shrines and the expansive, striking and enduring Himalayan topography. Tibet is truly an adventurer's paradise.
The trip to the Mt. Kailash has always been regarded as a pilgrimage. It satisfies the romantic in us that pilgrimage to Kailash is a difficult one. This trek is possible only in the summer monsoon season, from May to September.
Mount Kailash (22025 ft) the famed holy peak is situated in western Tibet. Kailash, the most sacred mountain, believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mountain.
Meru said to be the center of the universe. Kailash is holy to followers of our different religions. For Hindu, the Kailash is the abode of Shiva, Tibetan calls Kailash Khangrimpoche. Buddist regards the Kailash as the earthy manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of universe. For the Jains it is acclaimed as the site,where their first Prophet achieved enlightenment for the Bon Po religion, it is the site, where its founder Shranab is belived to have descended from the heaven. The most impoetant part of Kailash pilgrimage is parikrama, which takes at least 3/4 days reaching the height of 5600m. One, who completes the parikrama will get mokcha in life.
Mansarovar, at 14950 ft /4588m. above the seal level is the highest body of fresh water in the world. Its circumferences are 64 miles for the circuit with area of 200 sq.miles. It is created by Brahmais mind, manas. Tibetan call as Mampha Tso, the unconquerable lake in any language, this is the holiest lake in Asia. It is the believed that when anyone is touches with water or lake bath therein, shall be released from the sin of 100 births.
TREK # 01: 21 NIGHTS 22 DAYS TIBET MT. KAILASH TOUR.
A trip to Mt. Kailash has always been regarded as a pilgrimage. It satisfies the romantic in us that pilgrimage to Kailash is a difficult one. This trek is possible only in the summer monsoon season, from May to September.
Mt. Kailash (22025ft.) the famed holy peak is situated in western Tibet. Kailash,The most sacred mountain, believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru said to be the center of the universe. Kailash is holy to followers of four different religions. For Hindu, the Kailash is the abode of Shiva, Tibetan calls Kailash Khangrimpoche. Bhudhist regards the Kailash as the earthy manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of universe. For t he Jains it is acclaimed as the site, where their first Prophet achieved enlightenment for the Bon Po religion, it is the site, where its founder Shranab is believed to have descended from the heaven. The most important part of Kailash pilgrimage is parikrama, which takes at least 3\4 days reaching the height of 5600 m. One, who complete the parikrama will get mokcha in life.
Mansarovar, at 14950 ft. 4588m. above the sea level is the highest body of fresh water in the world. Its circumferences are 64 miles for the circuit with area of 200 sq. miles. It is created by Brahmas mind, manes. Tibetan call as Mampha Tso, the unconquerable lake in any language, this is the holiest lake in Asia. It is believed that when anyones touches with water or take bath therein, shall go to the heaven of Shiva and shall be released from the sin of 100 births.
Package Includes:Hotel in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel on MAP basis, all land transfers,
full day sightseeing of Kathmandu with tour guide, TibetVisa,
Special Permit for Kailash area, guide from Tibet side, land cruisers,
Trucks to Carry food and equipment,full board on Tibet portion,
cook, Sherpa Crew, yak and Yak man during Kailash circuit trek, all
Camping gears Includes two men tent, mattresses Kitchen
Package excludes: Nature of personal expenses, Nepal re-entry visa and urgent
Visa Processing charge, Alcoholic beverages, and Personal insurance Etc.
To participate in this program you must plan on arriving in Kathmandu before departure.
For this Package Tour program a minimum of 05 participants is required!
Day: 01: Arrival in kathmandu & transfer to hotel on EP basis.
Day: 02: Free day in Kathmandu, Tibet visa formalities, over night at hotel on EP basis.
Day: 03: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu with city guide.
Day: 04: Drive to Zangmu and over night at the hotel.
Day: 05: Full day drive to Peigutso Lake cross the Lalungla Pass over night camp.
Day: 06: Drive to Chompa, crossing the Tarlung Gyagya. Over night camp near the Chompa.
Day: 07: Drive to Majomla Pass over night camp.
Day: 08: Drive to Tachen over night camp.
Day: 09: Trek to round Kailash
Day: 10: Trek to round Kailash and crossing the Dromala Pass.
Day: 11: Trek to round Kailash.
Day: 12: Morning rest and after lunch drive to Lake IV.
Day: 13: Drive to Paryang, over night camp.
Day: 14: Drive to Zhongba, over night camp.
Day: 15: Drive back to Peigu Tso Lake, over night camp.
Day: 16: Drive to Zangmu, over night at the hotel.
Day: 17: Cross the border, and drive to Kathmandu, over night at hotel on EP basis.
Day: 18: Free day in Kathmandu, over night hotel on EP basis.
Day: 19: Final departure.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDES
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Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari & Zhangmu to Lhasa by private coach, sightseeing tours throughout the trip with English Speaking Tibetan Guide, Monastery entrance fees, Accommodation for 7 nights with breakfast on twin sharing basis and travel permit.COST EXCLUDES:
Lhasa Kathmandu flight cost, Tibet/China Visa fee (Vary according Nationality), Nepal re-entry visa, airport tax, Extra cost in the event of Landslide and expenses of personal nature.(NOTE: Group sizes minimum Five people.)
Lhasa by private coach, sightseeing tours throughout the trip with English Speaking Tibetan Guide, Monastery entrance fees, 4 nights accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis and travel permit.PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
Lhasa Kathmandu flight cost, Tibet/China Visa fee (Vary according Nationality), Nepal re-entry visa, airport tax, nature of personal expenses.(NOTE: Group sizes minimum Five people.)
(28 nights, 29 days Package Tour.)
Hotel in Kathmandu on MAP basis, hotel in Nepalgunj, Air tickets to Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj/ Simikot, Trek permit, Liaison officer, all manpower, camping gears, land transfer, Air ticket Lhasa/Kathmandu, land cruisers, trucks in Tibet side, 4 nights hotel in Tibet side, guide in Tibet side, Tibet visa, special permit for Kailash region.
EXCLUDES: Nature of personal
expenses, drinks and alcoholic beverages, Nepal re-entry visa.
The Barren and Sacred Highlands.
Tibets vast Chang Tang Plateau sweeps to its highest and most forbidding in the great western region called Nagari (a.k.a. Ali). Only scattered Drokpas Tibets sturdy nomads and their herds roam beyond their horizons here. And south of Nagaris ancient gold fields lie holy Mount Kailash, known to Tibetans as Tise or Khang Rinpoche, "Precious Jewel of Glacial Snow" perhaps the most exquisitely beautiful mountain on earth.
Nagari stretches 550 miles northwest and southwest, from the 16,000-ft. high Aksai Chin plateau and Lingzti Tang plains to the pass above Lhatze. This Far Western region of Tibet is situated directly east of the India region of Ladhak and just north of the India region of Garhwal and the Nepali regions of Humla, Dolpa and Mustang. Its northern border is the Kunlun Range, beyond which lies Sinking.
"All along the successive Himalayan Ranges, thousand of trials criss-cross through magnificent alpine terrain and valleys inhabited by colorful people with a pantheon of gods and goddesses and extraordinary beliefs and rituals. Two of the most prominent religions of the Himalayas are Hinduism and Buddhism. However, the Hindu god of destruction and procreation is the most predominant deity in the Himalayas. The name Shivaliks is infects a deviate from ShivLoks, the land of Shiva. Legend has that the Shivliks witnessed a war between the gods and Demons and dead bodies literally littered the whole area. The valley was deserted by all except Lord Shiva, who roamed the hills wearing a necklace of skulls. Thus the entire area came to be known as Shiva-Lok, meaning the abode of Lord Shiva.
Shiva is therefore, referred to as Lord of the Mountains with Mount Kailas as his capital, which is our destination.
Manas (Holy Lake)
The sacred Lake Manasarovar situated at a height of 4588 m. is located between Mount Kailas and the Gurla Mandhata Range (7694m.)
For Hindus, "Manas" floats beneath the shadows of Holy Mount Kailas the lake formed in the in the mind of God. It was created to show the omnipotence of Bhramas mind, "Manas". To Tibetans it is known as Mapham Tso (Lake), "The Unconquerable Lake".
Kalidas wrote in the 3rd century:
When the earth of Manasarovar touches anyones body or when he bathes therein, he shall go to the paradise of Brahma, and he who drinks its waters shall go to the heaven of Shiva and shall be released from the sins of a 100 births. Even the beast that bears the name of Manasarovar shall go to the paradise of Brahma. Its water is like pearls.
The Kailas Circuit:
Day 01: Darchen Drira Phuk (5 ¾ hours walk)
Day 02: Drira Phuk- Zutrul Phuk (6 ¾ hours walk)
Day 03: Zutrul Phuk- Darchen/Manas (2 ¾ hours walk)
Day 01: KATHMANDU- ZHANGMU (A.K.S. KHASA):
We depart early in the morning at 05:00 hours from to Zhangmu on the famous Arniko Highway. The drive to the frontier checks post of Kodari will take us approximately 5 hours and from there to Zhangmu will take us another 35/45 minutes. Overnight will be at simple lodging with basic facilities. (Alternatively depending on the time we reach Zhangmu, we may then drive another 30 Km. to Nyalam, a small village in the Tibet, where we shall stay at a simple lodge).
Distance: 122 Km. Altitude: 1900 meters (Zhangmu)
3900 meters (Nyalam)
Day 02: ZHANGUM-NYALAM or NYALAM:
We drive after breakfast for the small town of Nyalam on steep switchback roads. The drive should take us about 1-½ hours. On arrival here, we will rest for the remainder of the day to help our bodies acclimatize to the high altitude. If we arrived here the previous day, we will still stay here to acclimatize. Overnight will be at a simple lodge with basic facilities.
Distance: 30 NYALAM-SAGA DZONG:
After breakfast, we drive down to kilometer marker 615 and past Khunnmen Tso, Slinling and Karru Ochen Tso to paigut Tso. We will have great views of Tibets highest mountain, the mighty Mt. Shishapangma (8012 m). We stop here briefly to rest and take pictures before continuing our drive from the western side of the lake then turn north before reaching Saga. Saga Dzong is an uninteresting Chinese Army camp and we will camp nearby.
Distance: 188 km. Altitude: 4600 meters.
Day 04: SAGA DZONG-HORPA or PARYANG:
After breakfast, we continue our drive across the vast Tibetan plateau, heading west on the left bank of the Matseng Tsangpo River through the villages of Shue. We will make camp nearby.
Distance: 252 km. Altitude: 4650 meters.
Day 05: HORPA/PARYANG-MAYUMLA:
As usual, we set out again after breakfast & cross the paryang River, and in route, we may come across the occasional herd of wild asses (Kang) and some nomadic tribes, before making a halt for the night at the settlement of Mayumla.
Distance: 87 km. Altitude: 515 meters.
Day 06: MAYUMLA-DARCHEN (THERCHEN):
As usual, we set out after breakfast, climbing and crossing the Mayumla pass and through Rongyu Tso and Thongchen where we get our 1st m views of our objective. "Kailas & Manasarover", in the far distance. We drive Past Lake Manasarover to Darchen, our halt for the night, which is also, know as the base for the Kailas Parikarma.
Distance: 239 km. Altitude: 4588 meters.
Day 07/09: HOLY MT.KAILAS PARIKARMA:
We start our Prikarama of Mt. Kailas, after an early breakfast, and it will take a good part of 2 ½ days for us to complete. Those of you, not making the Parikarma, will move a short distance, to Lake Manasarovar, where we can perform our ablutions & prayers to Lord Shiva.
Distance: 55 km. (Parikarma)
Day 10/13: MANASAROVAR-ZHANGMU:
We come back as fast as possible using the same rout we have traveled. Our last night in Tibet will be in Nyalam.
Day 14: NYLAM/ZHANGMU-KATHMANDU:
Our last Morning Tibet and by late afternoon we will be back in the luxurious comfort of our Hotel in Kathmandu.
Note: - The above program is a guideline only of the route we will be travelling and is not an indication of a fixed schedule. All our programs are based on flexibility and the actual road and weather conditions, more importantly the health and acclimatization of members and we reserve all rights to make any changes we deem necessary, for the safety of our clients and the successful completion of our program.
Health & Altitude Awareness: A trip to Tibet takes the ascending order and can be rather exhausting at the initial stages. Travelers are advised to consult their physician before participating in our programs. Altitude sickness is rarely experienced but one can never say. It is normal to experience minor headaches, Fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders before getting used to altitude. Persons with heart, lung or blood diseases should consult their PHYSICIAN before the tripe. Do not exert yourself and drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages/liquids. Proper hydration is acclimatization.
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