From the 4580m high pass you can see the vast Tibetan plateau. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till 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 Manosarovar and camp.
Roof of the world behind the Himalayas, Tibet is a culturally, religiously, ethnically, linguistically and geographically distinct region of Asia.
Almost surreal appears the canyon-like valley of the Sutlej. Imbedded 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, dip the barren vastness in tinges of pastel green, yellow deep blue and violet.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 3: Flight: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj transfer to Hotel.
Day 4: Flight: Nepalgunj – Simikot Trek to Dharapari.
Day 5: Trek to Kermi.
Day 6: Trek to Yalbung.
Day 7: Trek to Tumko.
Day 8: Trek to Yari
Day 9: Trek to Hilsa.
Day 10: Half an hour trek to Sher and drive in a truck to Taklakot.
Day 11: Drive to Purang.
Day 12: Drive to Darchen.
Day 13: Trek departure around Mount Kailash; night in hotel.
Day 14: Trek to Chuku/Nyan Ri Gompa; night in tent.
Day 15: Trek to Dira Phung; night in tent.
Day 16: Trek to Dolma La; on to Zutrul Phuk.
Day 17: Trek to Darchen; night in tent or lodge.
Day 18: Drive to Tholing.
Day 19: Visit of Guge kingdom; night in Tholing.
Day 20: Drive to Darchen.
Day 21: Departure to Payang.
Day 22: Payang to Saga.
Day 23: Saga to Xigaste.
Day 24: Xigaste to Gyantse.
Day 25: Gyantse to Lhasa.
Day 26: Lhasa sightseeing.
Day 27: Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Day 28: Final departure transfer to onward destination.