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Mount Kailash and The Wild West - Himalaya Expedition: The adventure Sports | HimEX NEPAL

mount kailash and the wild west

  • 24 days

  • Moderate To Strenous

  • Spring,Autumn

  • people

Situated within Tibet to the Northern part of the Himalayas, Mount Kailash is considered the spiritual center for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - the Bonpo. For the Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of their spiritual center of the universe, a ‘world pillar’(84,000 miles) around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens and on top lives their most revered god Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parvati. The governments of Nepal and China reached an accord some years ago that allowed the first treks across the border between the two countries. While it had been a route for Nepalese pilgrims for years, the foreign trekkers were never allowed to trek from Nepal to Tibet. Located in the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet, Mt. Kailash (6,714m / 22,028ft) is a perfect mountain of spectacular beauty with four great faces. The eastern face is believed to be crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire while the northern gold. The mountain is also known as Ghang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) amongst Tibetans who see it as the naval of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from there Horse Mouth River to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south whereas the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. One fascinating fact is that four major river systems of the Indian Sub-Continent originate from Mount Kailash: the Indus, Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), Karnali, and the Sutlej. Tibetans also believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. Other than being a holy site, from the early days up till now, Tibetans have considered it to be a sacred place where the poet saint, Milarepa, spent several years meditating in a cave. For the pre-ancient religion Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven and it was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon empire that once included all western Tibet. Bon people circumambulate this holy mountain in an anti-clockwise manner unlike the other religion does it clockwise. Over the centuries, pilgrims from all corners of the world have regularly journeyed immense distances to get here in pursuit of enlightenment or cleansing themselves from sins, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.


What's included

Price includes following services:

1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

2. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Nepalgunj for 1 night on half board basis.

3. Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj.

4. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.

5. Internal flight Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot & Simikot / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

6. Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.

7. Applicable Trekking Permit.

8. Transportation inside Tibet by Private vehicle.

9. English speaking Tibetan Guide in Tibet.

10. Necessary Yak & Yakmen for the trek around Kailash.

11. Applicable Travel Permit & Tibet Visa

12. Transfer of staff and equipment to / from Simikot.

13. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Not included

Our price does not include followings:

1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.

2. Nepal entry visa fees.

3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotels.

4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.

5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.

6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.

7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.

8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.

9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

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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 remote south western Tibet, and to the north of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal. Taklakot is an extraordinary melting pot bustling with traders and merchants from the nearby countries India, China, and Tibet as well as Muslim traders from Kashgar. The place is also occupied by Nepalese entrepreneurs trading wool, salt and Indian goods along with Chinese Government officials and a huge army contingent. In Humla, the traditional trade of salt grain with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal because of the import of the Indian salt. Another reason is China eliminating 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 tents made out of yak fur. Ngari is the last frontier of Tibet. On this trip, upon leaving Kathmandu and other cities enroute, you feel as if you have suddenly been transported back to the past as old as the times even before Marco-Polo.