Humla-Limi Valley to Mount Kailash Trekking, 17 Days (Private Trip)
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Humla-Limi Valley to Mount Kailash Trekking, 17 Days (Private Trip)

Days: 17 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)

Humla-Limi Valley to Mount Kailash Trekking is one of the unforgettable and unusual experience in terms of culture, nature and adventure. The Limi Valley to Kailash trekking trail is opened in 1997 to foreign tourists. Since then traveling to mount Kailash was more easier and of course with more cultural exploration of Humla, one of the geographically remote but culturally rich and its flora and fauna. Simikot to Kailash trekking makes a tremendous cultural exploration along the ancient salt caravan route between Tibet and Nepal.

Mt. Kailash, considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru, is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. Its snow dusted rock pyramid is located in the scenically rich area of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges. From its peak, one can enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometers circuit (32 miles parikrama). In fact, the entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion's founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the 'Sumeru Parbat' in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!


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Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in our company van. 
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
Meal: N/A

Day 02: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
Today you will visit some of the popular sites of Kathmandu valley like the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist shrines of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Your tour guide will give you a brief introduction about all of these places. You can also take the recommendation from the guide and try the local food. 
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van 
Today you will be visiting the ancient durbar squares of Bhaktapur and Patan. These world heritage sites consist of several Hindu temples, museums, and excellent examples of the ancient craftsmanship which you can observe on the wooden structures. After a full day of sightseeing tour, our company van will take you back to the hotel for your overnight stay. 
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Humla Restricted Area Permit Procedure and afternoon fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by plane
Today you have free day in Kathmandu. And afternoon your trip will start with the flight to Nepalgunj. Transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot 2910m/45 minutes and trek to Dharapori 2300m/2.5 hours
After landing in Simikot, at 2910m, the thing is lunch. Our 65-km trek to the Tibetan border begins by climbing from the Simikot air-strip, and passing by the water source for the upper Simikot Khasa village. Climbing the trail from here, we reach the Simikot Lagna Pass, at 3000 m. It does not look far, but it is a long 300-metre pull to the top of forested ridge overlooking the town. After descending for 1 hour the rail goes toward Dharapori our overnight halt.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Dharapori to Kermi 2690m/6 hours
The trail this day starts off reasonably level. We pass by a Thakuri village called Tuling, and wild nut and apricot trees provide welcome shade along the bank of the River Karnali as the trek passes through Dharapori at 2300m. We cross the Yabka Khola (also known as Dhara-pori Khola), and soon We reach the campsite of Dharapori, which has a few teashops. Walking another 10 minutes brings us the Thakuri village of Dharapori situated on the top of a ridge which also has a police check-post. Below this village, a bridge over the Humla Karnali leads to a couple of Lama villages called Jad Kholsi and Khangalgaon. These villages belong to the Tugchulungba community and the route to these villages passes the Thakuri village of Hitan (thakuri) Kholsi. This is the last Thakuri village in the valley and the upper limit of rice cultivation. From Dharapori, the trail goes straight along the right bank of the Karnali River to the Gharapori Khola, a small tributary of the Karnali. Ascending from this stream of Dharapari Khola,the trail undulates along the Karnali River up to Chachera at 2350 m, a cave campsite used by sheep caravans. Thre is also nice waterfall nearby. Just above this waterfalls is a Lama village called Chyadog, which also belongs to the Tugchulungba community. Then climb over a ridge past swarms of lizards sunning themselves as we approach Kermi, situated besides a stream, at 2690 m. Kermi is the last Tugchulungba village.The actual route by passes Kermi and the only camp nearby is below the village.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Kermi to Tsongsa 3400m/8 hours 
Today we follow the Sechi river toward Langdok La and climb up Langdok La Pass 4200m. From the pass we will have beautiful views of Sechi valley and surrounding peaks. Then the trail steep ascends from Takhor Khola and continues to Sengjungma. After one hour ascend you will reach your camp site Tsongsa. It is the base camp of Nyalo Pass.
Accommodation: Tented Camp 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Tsongsa to Talung Valley 3500m/8 hours via Nyalo Pass 4800m
Today is a very tough, but rewarding climb to the highest point during the trek via Selimon Lake (4630m) exploration along the way, the Nyalu La Pass 4950m. There can be snow, which makes the climb more challenging. From the pass we can see breathtaking 360 degree views into Humla and into Tibet. We can see the holy Mt. Kailash on nail size in far Tibet and Mt. Saipal 7031m and the many more mountains. From the pass it is a steep down trail toward Talung valley. Talung is a beautiful valley. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Talung Valley to Jang 3450m/7 hours 
The trail goes up slowly but gradually down from Takchi bridge and enter in to Zang village also known as Zhabuk valley via Tsomgo Lake. Jang is the one of three villages in the Limi valley and, as with the other villages, it is very special place where the Buddhist culture still continues relatively untouched by the modern world. We camp near the village place call Chekjur on the corner there is hot spring. You can enjoy bath in hot spring. Degung Kyapgon Rinpoche highest guru of Digung Kagyu bless the place and named it Tashithang. From Takchi there another route leads north that is the way to Chhyakpalung and Lapcha Syar. From Lapcha Syar one can view Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar clearly. That is two days walk from Takchi river. Nowadays easily drive to Lapcha Syar and come back by truck in one day. From Talung Tagkarbu via Zhabuk (Gonba Yok) ruined village slowly walk toward Takchi. Zhabuk was biggest and most prosperous village before it ruins in Limi valley. Lama Palya is the richest one among the villagers. To save his mother, sister and wealth from enemy he had forcefully turned village into ashes, now you still see ashes turned it to white sand. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Jang to Til Jung or Tilchu 3680m/5 hours 
Today is also an easy walk from Jang’s Tashithang to Halji, following the Limi river. Following the trail upstream of Limi river crossing the wooden bridges. Once we reach at Halji village, visit the Rinchhenling monastery and wander around in the villages. In Halji the monastery, Rinchhenling Gompa, is in the village built in the 14th Century and belongs to the Kagyugpa Sect.  This is the biggest and most important monastery in the Limi Valley. You will have lunch at Halji with visiting the Monastery. Then further a short 2 hours trek to Tilchu following Limi river, that is your camp site for overnight halt.
Accommodation: Tented Camp 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Till Jung or Tilchu to Manepeme 3850m/6 hours
From Tiljung the trail passes 4200m pass Lamka La and then The trail leads inside Lamka La with thorny bushy zigzag trail till Chukrangma then the trail leads steep descend .  We see some white buildings attached high to a slope along the trail. This is the monastery from Til with some retreat houses next to it. The village is surrounded by Himalayan red birches and terraced fields, which both are bright yellow in September-October. Til is a beautiful authentic Buddhist village, as all are villages in the Limi valley. Most villagers still wear the original Tibetan dress. The most of trail follows Karnali river until reaching Mani Pedme.
Accommodation: Tented Camp 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Manepeme to Hilsa 3700m/4 hours and then drive to Purang 3900m/1 hour
The path climbs gradually most part of the path is rocky. We walk in a dramatic landscape, where is a small flat area close to the huge Rock written Buddhist Mantra “OM MANE PADME HUM” the place is name after the Mantra. Once we leave Manepeme the trail follow Karnali river little far off. It is a slightly difficult trail winds its way over a slope, until it connects with a larger trail high on the slope. After that we reach Hilsa just about 100m far from Chinese immigration by crossing suspension bridge. You will be served lunch before heading toward inside Tibet part. After lunch immigration formalities and then you will be transfered to Purang. Purang also called Taklakot locally is one of the economic hub in western Tibet specially Ali prefecture. It is also trading hub between Western Nepal and Western Tibet. 
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Manasarover Holy deep and Circumambulation by vehicle 102km/3 hours, visit Chiu Monastery & Evening drive to Darchen 4560m/60km/1 hours
Today you will be dropped to Mansarover and check in Guest House and after Lunch your Manasarover Parikrama Circumambulation on vehicle will start which takes 3 hours it is aprox. 90km, after that you have a short visit Chiu Monaster overlooking Manasrover Lake. Chiu Monastery is one of the old monastery dedicated to Guru Padma Sambhaba (Guru Rimpoche) the tantric master of Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche made long time meditation at the Monastery cave during 7th Century while Buddhist propagation in western Tibet. Evening you will be transfered to Darchen the foot of Kailash.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Drive to Tarboche 12km and Trek to Diraphuk 4900m/12km/6 hours
Today our Kailash trek starts. From Darchen we drive around 12km to Tarboche the starting point of Kailash. All our yaks are waiting at Tarboche for our baggage. We start walking from Tarboche to Diraphuk having different Kailash South west faces. If you would like to visit the Chuku Gompa it is along the way but you need to hike up to rocky mountain for half an hour. Evening we will have visit of Diraphuk monastery.
Accommodation: Guest-house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Trek over Dolma La 5630m to Dzutulphuk 4790m/23km/8.5 hours
Today we have long way, that's why we start early morning around 7 AM Beijing time in order to pass Dolma La pass which is the toughest one during Kailash yatra tour. It takes around 4 hours to get passed the pass, once the pass is done the trail follow steep down toward Dzutulphuk.
Accommodation: Guest-house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Trek Ends at Mani Wall 2.5 hours and Further Drive to Paryang or Dzongba 7 hours 
After 2.5 hours trekking from Dzutulphuk, our vehicle will meet at Mani wall then we will drive to Darchen. After lunch we will drive to Paryang or Dzongba if time permits the night stay may be Saga too.
Accommodation: Guest-house 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Dzongba/Paryang – Saga - Kyirong 2800m
From Dzongba or Paryang the road follows same until Saga and Pelko lake. After that you the road will be separated toward border town Kyirong and it is 60km far to reach exact border location the Rasuwagadhi.
Accommodation: Hotel (Twin Bed Sharing)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Kyirong – Rasuwagadhi Border Cross – Kathmandu 
Today a short drive toward Border immigration point, From here all Tibetan guide and driver will say you good bye after immigration formalities. You will be checked in Nepal side and have visa for Nepal all will assist by our border representative, after lunch you will have drive toward Kathmandu. The road toward Kathmandu some portion is bumpy but overall it is good countryside road. As the road follows from Langtang national park you could explore local typical Nepalese villages and people along the way. After reaching Kathmandu, we transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu 
Today you have free time until your airport reporting time, you could have shopping around Thamel or walk around city or visit somewhere. After that you will be dropped off to airport to connect your flight back to Home or next destination. 
Accommodation: N/A
Meal: Breakfast

Trip Cost: (Private and Group Joining Trip)
2 Persons Group Size Basis: USD 4230 Per Person
3-4 Persons Group Size Basis: USD 3825 Per Person
5-7 Persons Group Size Basis: USD 3520 Per Person
Single Supplement: USD 450

Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

2 Persons 4 Persons Status *
USD 4,230
EUR 3.943
SFr 3.914
GBP 3.299
AUD 6.303
CAD 5.626
USD 3,825
EUR 3.566
SFr 3.539
GBP 2.984
AUD 5.699
CAD 5.087
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trekking and Tour Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights deluxe single/double/twin sharing bed accommodation with breakfast at 4 star hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe single/double/twin sharing bed accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Nepalgunj.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Domestic flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot and airport tax.
* Restricted Area or Special permit for Humla region.
* Mule and Mule driver for 8 days trek (Nepal side).
* Kyirong-Kathmandu Land Transportation.
* Transportation by Luxury Bus/Jeep while in Tibet.
* English Speaking Local Tibetan Guide while in Tibet.
* All local and monastery entrance fees.
* Yak & Yak man for baggage and other stuff supply during mount Kailash trek.
* All hotel & guest-house accommodation in Tibet side.
* Freshly cooked full board meals during the trekking in Nepal and Tibet side.
* Chef and Kitchen crews with all kitchen utensils/equipment.
* Mineral waters & Juices during Kailash Yatra.
* All land transportation in Nepal and Tibet Tour.
* Tibet Travel Permit and all necessary permits.
* Oxygen and first aid kit.
* Insurance for guide & Kitchen Crews.
* Government Tax and VAT.
* Office Service charge.



Our Trekking and Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Photographic charges in the monasteries.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees and Nepal re-entry Visa.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                                Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Humla-Limi Valley to Mount Kailash Trekking, 17 Days (Private Trip)


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