This extraordinary journey takes you to Tibet's mythical Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar and then through the hidden Humla valley in Nepal's westernmost Tibetan frontier. Starting from Kathmandu we travel overland west along the mighty Zangpo river and over high passes to reach Mt. Kailas. This holy mountain is revered by Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpos as the center of the universe. Once there we will make the 'kora' (holy-circuit) trek of the mountain, sharing the trail with many other pilgrims that head for Kailas during the summer months. Afterwards we will camp by the banks of lake Manasarovar and then head south to cross the Tibet-Nepal border into Humla. Once over the Nara Lagna pass we get 'over the hump' and south of the main Himalayan range to trek down the Karnali river, through alpine meadows, ancient villages and forested valleys to end with a flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj in the Nepal's Terai lowland. This exclusive journey is made for travelers in search for a cultural and spiritual odyssey amidst mountain splendor.
Rigorous overland driving, trekking and camping, through the remote and wild western Tibet and Nepal, in altitudes between 2,745m (9,000ft) and 4,880m (16,000ft) and hiking to a maximum of 5548m (18,200ft). Fully supported trip with all camping equipment and meals, led by experienced guide. Overland travel in Tibet using Japanese four-wheel-drive jeeps backed by a truck carrying provisions and equipment. On the trekking portion all equipment and luggage will be carried by porters. Clients carry day pack only and walk at an easy pace.
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Zangmu.
Day 2: Drive to Tingri.
Day 3: Drive to Sang Sang.
Day 4: Drive to Saga.
Day 5: Drive to Pryang.
Day 6: Drive to Manasarovar Lake.
Day 7: Drive to Darchen.
Day 8: Start Kailas trek to Drira Puk.
Day 9: Trek over Drolma La pass to Zuthul Puk.
Day 10: End trek at Darchen. Drive to Chiu Gompa.
Day 11: Drive to Taklakot.
Day 12: Drive to Ser. Trek to Hilsa.
Day 13: Trek over Nara La pass to Yari.
Day 14: Trek to near Yamkar.
Day 15: Trek to Chumsa Khola.
Day 16: Trek to Toling.
Day 17: Trek to Simikot.
Day 18: Fly Simikot/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu.