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Explore Mansarovar Lake and Mt. Kailash from Simikot

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Embark on a Spiritual Odyssey: ‘Explore Mansarovar Lake and Mt. Kailash from Simikot’

In a world forever at a fast pace, the pilgrimage to explore Mansarovar Lake and Mt. Kailash from Simikot unfolds as a timeless retreat, a precious chance to decelerate and immerse oneself in the spiritual sanctuary within you. Nestled in the awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan expanse, this pilgrimage is a harmonious blend of introspective exploration and marvelling at the grandiosity of nature. Commencing from the peaceful retreat of Simikot and culminating in the lively soul of Kathmandu, this expedition transcends a mere journey, emerging as an odyssey traversing realms that resonate with spiritual depth as vividly as they dazzle the eye.

An Untouched Start: Simikot

Your sacred voyage commences in Simikot, a region seemingly frozen in time, shielded from the unyielding march of modernity. Encircled by magnificent mountains and verdant valleys, Simikot offers a tranquil prelude to your spiritual odyssey, instilling a sense of peace and readiness for enlightening experiences.

The Spiritual Oasis: Mansarovar Lake

Venturing forth, the trail unveils the magical Mansarovar Lake, pulsating with divine energy. A beacon in Hindu mythology, the lake promises purification from sins and liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Flanked by majestic peaks, the lake showcases mesmerizing dawns and dusks, where golden rays of sunlight grace the heavens in hues of pink and orange, ushering a wave of sublime peace and spiritual elevation. This revered site echoes the principles of unity and harmony in Buddhism, Jainism, and the ancient Bon religion, fostering a spirit of universal spirituality.

The Divine Mountain: Mt. Kailash

Ascending further, Mt. Kailash emerges, a sacred mountain epitomizing the dwelling of Lord Shiva according to Hindu belief. A magnet for spiritual seekers and adventurers, the mountain invites a ritualistic circumambulation, the Kailash Kora, allowing pilgrims to absorb its divine essence and undergo a spiritual rejuvenation. Its mystical allure and splendid vistas craft a realm of divine serenity, facilitating a profound connection with your inner sanctum.

Cultural Fusion at Kerung Border

Descending from the sacred heights, the journey navigates towards the Kerung border, a vibrant hub showcasing the harmonious amalgamation of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. The bustling markets and friendly locals here provide a delightful snapshot of the traditions and daily lives of the inhabitants of this region.

A Vibrant End: Kathmandu

Your pilgrimage finds its vibrant conclusion in the heart of Nepal – Kathmandu. A melting pot of tradition and contemporary vibes, it promises a lively culmination to a spiritual vacation. Kathmandu, a city embracing its rich past while adapting to modern nuances, is a testament to the evolving spirit of the pilgrims, enriched with ancient insights and renewed perspectives on life.

Conclusion: A Lifetime Adventure

The trek from Simikot to Kathmandu via the Kerung border transcends a mere pilgrimage, evolving into a journey of self-realization. It beckons you to break away from the ordinary and plunge into a universe where spirituality and nature intertwine, bestowing transformative and enriching moments.

As you traverse the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, you grasp that this venture transcended the confines of a physical journey. It blossomed into a soulful exploration, fostering a deeper connection with the cosmic energies mirrored in the majestic vistas surrounding you and the newfound depth within your spirit. This pilgrimage assures a journey through enchanting landscapes and profound inner revelations, offering moments of reflection, serenity, and spiritual renewal amidst the awe-inspiring embrace of the Himalayas.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Departure Time

Between 7 – 9 am

Price Includes

  • Twin-sharing accommodation as per the itinerary (BB Plan)
  • 1 English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Monastery entrance fees and necessary documents for Kailash region
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Transfer from Kerung border to Kathmandu city by jeep

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Unforeseen natural or political disturbances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tips, porter charges, and others
  • Visa Fees: USD 125 per person (Extra USD 225 for USA and Canadian passport holders)
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Welcome ceremony at the airport
  • Check-in to your hotel
  • Briefing about the trek and tour

Day 2:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Visit to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
  • Exploration of Pashupatinath Temple
  • Evening: Preparation for the trek

Day 3:Fly to Nepalgunj

Highlights:

  • Early morning flight to Nepalgunj
  • Leisure evening exploring the local markets

Day 4:Fly to Simikot

Highlights:

  • Morning flight to Simikot
  • Acclimatization walks in the surrounding hills.
  • Overnight stay at Simikot.

Day 5-7:Trek to Hilsa (via Kermi, Yalbang, and Tumkot

Highlights:

  • Passing through beautiful villages and monasteries
  • Experiencing the diverse landscapes and cultures
  • Crossing the Nara La pass (4,620m)

Day 8:Enter Tibet and Drive to Taklakot

Highlights:

  • Crossing the Nepal-Tibet border
  • Drive to Taklakot for an overnight stay.
  • Rest and acclimatization

Day 9:Drive to Mansarovar Lake

Highlights:

  • First sight of Mt. Kailash from the Chiu Monastery
  • Conduct ceremonies and immerse yourself in the sacred waters of Mansarovar Lake.
  • Overnight stay beside the serene lake.

Day 10:Drive to Darchen

Highlights:

  • Short drive to Darchen, the base of Mt. Kailash
  • Preparation for the Kailash Kora

Day 11-13:Kailash Kora Trek

Highlights:

  • Day 11: Trek to Dirapuk (4,890m)
  • Day 12: Cross Dolma La pass (5,630m) and trek to Zutulpuk
  • Day 13: Trek to Darchen and drive back to Mansarovar

Day 14Drive to Saga

Highlights:

  • A scenic drive through the vast Tibetan plateau
  • Visit picturesque lakes and nomadic settlements.

Day 15: Drive to Kerung

Highlights:

  • En route visit to Peiku-Tso Lake
  • Arrival at Kerung, the border town

Day 16: Exit Tibet and Drive to Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Cross the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu through scenic landscapes.

Day 17:Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Leisure Day in Kathmandu

 

Day 18:Departure

Highlights:

  • Leisure morning in Kathmandu
  • Proceed to the airport for your subsequent travel.

This detailed itinerary encompasses spiritual sights, trekking adventures, and a deep immersion into Nepal and Tibet’s beautiful landscapes and rich cultures. Note that the itinerary might change based on the weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Always allow a day or two extra for potential delays.

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