Our once-in-a-lifetime journey to Simikot western of Nepal & Tibet to Mount Kailash Kora Guge Kingdom pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists Tour. The trek route leads through a magnificent mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri community of Nepal, and across the Nara Lagna Pass. From this 4580m high pass, you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border to the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, where a vehicle will pick you up and drive to Taklakot.
Geographically you are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "center of the world". On your way to the holy mountain, you will wander along the western shore of Lake Manasarovar and camp. “There are countless beautiful landscapes in the Himalayas, in the Trans-Himalaya, and in these areas of high Asia. Yet the view from Gosul Gompa across the lake and the surrounding mountains surpasses everything I have seen," wrote Sven Hedin in "Transhimalaya" (1909). The mighty rock dome of Kailash comes closer. Together with pilgrims from far and wide, you follow the trail (Parikrama) across the Dolma La (5600m), which is adorned with countless prayer flags. It takes three days to circumambulate the snow-covered cupola of the 6714m tall mountain. In Tibetan tradition, you will conclude this pilgrimage in Tirthapuri -which is one of the most important pilgrim destinations along with Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej and here lie the ruins of Tsaparang, the capital of the former kingdom of Guge. After visiting the 900-year-old site, our drive through the canyon of the Sutlej starts long the north route to Lhasa. The light and shadows of the summer clouds make for a magical atmosphere in the barren vastness reflecting tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue, and violet. En route, we visit two of the most sacred temples of Tibet: Tshilunpo in Shigatse and Kumbum in Gyantse. In Lhasa, Tibet’s spiritual and secular center, we will have two days at our disposal.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.
Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works. We will submit all your passport and details to the Chinese Embassy in Nepal
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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