After a one hour flight over Mt. Everest to Lhasa, we drive to Shigatse, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar westward through the Tibetan plateau. Driving across the Chang Tang Plain, we follow the trails of the ancient salt caravan route.
At the foot of Mt. Kailash, we will perform the ancient rite of circumambulating known as “Parikrama”- a full circuit of the peak. After visiting Lake Mansarovar and traveling southward to Khasa, we return to Kathmandu via the Zhangmu border.
An optional trip to the Silk Road takes 6 days or more. Another three days optional trip to the ruins of the Guge Kingdom from Darchen is offered if time permits. It starts at Tsaparang, passes through Shichenhe and Xingliang, and ends at the Pakistan border on the Karakoram Highway. We then arrive in Kashgar just in time for the well - known “Kashgar Sunday Market”.
Trek Grade: C (Challenging)
Trek Duration: 9 Days
Trip Duration: 29 Days
Season: May to Oct
Day 01: Arrival KTM transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Free day in KTM Hotel.
Day 03: Flight: KTM - Nepalgunj transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Flight: Nepalgunj - Simikot Trek to Dharapari, Camp.
Day 05: Trek to Kermi, Camp.
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang, Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Muchu, Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Yari, Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Sip Sip, Camp.
Day 10: Drive to Taklakot, Camp.
Day 11: Drive to Mansarovar visit Rakshak Tal,camp.
Day 12: Hike to Tseti Drive to Darchen, Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Dri ra Phuk, Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Zuthul Phuk, Camp.
Day 15: Trek end and drive to Thirthapuri, Camp.
Day 16: Drive to Toling, Camp.
Day 17: Visit Tsaparang, overnight in Toling, Camp.
Day 18: Drive to Ali / Shiquqn He .
Day 19: Drive to Gertse - Camp.
Day 20: Drive to Tsochen - Camp.
Day 21: Drive to Lhatse, Camp.
Day 22: Drive to Shigatse visit Market, Hotel.
Day 23: Visit Tashilungpo, Drive to Gyantse, Hotel.
Day 24: Visit Khumbum Drive to Lhasa, Hotel.
Day 25: Lhasa: Visit- Sera, Drepung, Potala, Jokhang, hotel.
Day 26: Lhasa: Visit - Barkhor, Norbulingka, Hotel.
Day 27: Flight Lhasa - KTM, transfer to Hotel.
Day 28: Free day in KTM Hotel.
Day 29: Final departure transfer to airport.