This journey takes you through the hidden Humla valley in Nepal's western most frontiers and to Tibet's holy Mount Kailash and mythical Lake Manasarovar. To begin this trip we start by taking the flight to Simikot. From here our trek follows the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route towards the Nara Langa pass and to the border trade post at Taklakot. We drive overland north past Gurla Mandata mountain to the shores of Lake Manasarovar and RakasTal Lake and on to Darchen situated at the foot of Mt. Kailash. This holy mountain is revered by Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpos as the center of the universe. Once there, we will make the 'kora' (holy-walk) trek of the mountain sharing the trail with other pilgrims that head for Kailash during the summer months. After completing this trek we will drive eastwards by jeeps along the mighty Yarlung Zangpo river and through the vastness of the Tibet Plateau. Enjoy fantastic mountain views of the Himalayas as we journey south towards the border town of Zangmu to re-enter Nepal at the Friendship Bridge. This exclusive journey is made for travelers in search of a cultural and spiritual odyssey amidst the splendor of the Himalayan mountain range.
Rigorous trekking, camping and overland driving through the remote and wild western Nepal and Tibet, from 2,745m (9,000ft) to 4,880m (16,000ft) and hiking to a maximum of 5600m (18,400ft). Fully supported trek with all camping equipment, English speaking guide. Overland travel in Tibet using Japanese 4-wheel drives jeeps backed by a truck carrying provisions and equipment. While trekking, clients carry a light day-pack only and walk at an easy pace, all equipment and luggage will be carried by porters/pack-animals.