Introduction: A fascinating, wonderful journey in the Far North West at Humla & Mt. Kailash with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trip begins with a scenic flight to Nepal’s south west low area at Nepalgunj then another short flight to the Himalayan North Mid Hills at Simikot in Humla region, then heading north through magnificent remote country side, farm villages and valleys with fabulous scenery of snow capped peaks of Mt. Api & Saipal and of Tibetan mountain ranges, then reaching at our adventure destination at Hilsa close to the border of South West Tibet on route to Mt.Kailash.
This trip offers an indigenous Tibetan cultured people settled here with their own Tibetan dialogue and language a unique tradition and culture; large beautiful villages like Simikot, Hilsa and Darchen in Tibet located in the wild pockets of Limi Khola and Karnali River.
The views and scenery, tranquility of this region is awesome amidst its enchanting forest and landscapes, After a wonderful time at Humla & Kailash region in Tibet return to Simikot by an alternative route offering you the best of this beautiful country, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the several passes at near 5, 000m till the treks ends at Simikot, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trekking to Humla & Mtr.Kailash concludes with a memorable journey with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Mount Kailash 6,714m / 22,028ft situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with four great faces, the eastern face is believed to be crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire and the northern gold. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion-Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche(Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the naval of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions.
Over the centuries, pilgrims from all corners of the world, have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves from sins, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.
HUMLA – Nepal’s Wild West.
Humla was once part of the great Malla empire administrated from Sinja near Jumla. Until 1787 this empire extended as far as to Purang (Taklakot) and the ‘Lost’great villages of Toling (Zanda) and Tsaparang located in a remote south western Tibet, and to the north of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal. Taklakot is an extraordinary melting pot with traders and merchants from the nearby countries, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Muslim traders from Kashgar, Nepalese entrepreneurs trading wool, salt and Indian goods along with Chinese Government officals and a huge army contingent. In Humla the traditional salt / grain trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal, because of the import of Indian salt and the other reason is that China has eliminated many border trading posts in remote regions.
THE NGARI – in Tibet.
Kailash and Manasarover are in the Ngari region of Tibet, perhaps the most inaccessible place on earth. This region is mostly populated by Dokpas, nomads who herd sheep, goats and yaks on these arid desolate plains, Most Dokpas do not have houses and they wander endlessly across the vast Tibetan windswept plains, living in yak hair tents. Ngari is the last frontier of Tibet: On this trip, after leaving Kathmandu and other cities enroute you feel as if you had suddenly transported back in the past even early than Marco – Polo times.
Trip Highlights: “Remote wild north west Nepal, less visited region, dramatic scenery, traditional Bon and Buddhist culture & religions, interesting villages, route to holy Mt . Kailash and the pristine sacred Lake Manasarover, view of Mt.Kailash from different angle (south-west- north & east).”
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot 2,910m. & trek to Dharpuri 2,600m.
Day 05: Trek to Sally khola 2,690m. 5 hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Muchu 2,920m. 5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Torea 3,380m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800m. via Muchu 4 - 5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Hilsa 3,720m. via Nara Lagna 6 hours.
Day 10: Border Crossing: A short walk and 2 hours drive to Taklakot 3,770m.
Day 11: Drive to Lake Manasarover 4,510m. 3 hours drive.
Day 12: Acclimatization Rest Day at Manasarover.
Day 13: Drive to Darchen 4,600m. and begin 2 - 3 hrs Kora at 4,890m.
Day 14: Trek & Camp at Jarok Donkhang (before Dromo-la past Dirapuk Gompa) 5,210m. 5 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Zutul-Puk. 4,790m. approx 6 hour walk.
Day 16: Trek to Darchen and drive to Chui Gompa. Approx: 3 - 4 hr.walk. and 2 hrs drive.
Day 17: Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot and camp at Hilsa 4 - 5 hrs drive.
Day 18: Trek back to East Yari. 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 19: Trek back to Yalbang 6 hrs.
Day 20: Retrace the journey to Dharpuri 6 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Simikot for the last / final camp 2 - 3 hrs.
Day 22: Fly Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu.
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 24: Transfer to Airport for International flight.