Humla - Mount Kailash, Everest North Face & Lhasa

Humla - Mount Kailash, Everest North Face & Lhasa

From US $ 5245 | 22 days

Our once-in-a-lifetime journey to Kailash begins in the fabled district of Humla, located in the remote far western corner of Nepal. From here we begin our five-day trek to the Tibetan border through the remote Humla, a place classed by many as the modern day Shangri-la. Here the inhabitants predominantly Bhotias, of Tibetan descent. This wild, remote trek takes us deep within a region of truly unspoiled natural beauty; here a diverse culture exists where people, nature and an abundance of rare wildlife exist in harmony. The path we will follow is of the ancient Silk trade route, where old men weathered, Central Asian face, still to this day trade supported by their of mule, horse and sheep. Here the men sit smoking a hookah and the women of Rajasthani descent adorn themselves in mirrors and silver coins, the Bhotias, in their turquoise, coral and amber necklaces.

In this swath of the Trans-Himalayan plateau, the mountain scenery is spectacular; the Saipal and Nalakankad range is never far away with its dominating presence over the nearby horizons. This is one of the few remaining places where the Tibetan culture stills exists in its pure form, a form untainted by the Chinese occupation which has otherwise affected much of Tibet.

The Kailash Kora, in the high plateaus of the Ngari region in western Tibet is one of the most spectacular short treks in the Himalaya, crossing the Dolma La (5,600 m) to erase the sins of a lifetime. Camping beneath the north face of Kailash, we complete the trek with a myriad of Tibetan & Indian pilgrims who have travelled through harsh conditions and over long distances to acquire merit for. Heading East across the Tibetan plateau over high passes we arrive at a truly awe-inspiring place, the true gem of Tibet – Mt Everest. It truly is an awe-inspiring experience to stand beneath the mighty North Face of this the world’s highest mountain and one can’t help but be humbled by its dominating presence. Nowhere is the view of Mt Everest as spectacular as it is from right here.

With plenty of trekking, a bit of exploring and some good karma under our belts, we embark on an epic cross-Tibet jeep expedition via the scenic southern route, thus seeing much of far- western Tibet and the Himalayan range en route. We visit the Menri monastery, resplendent gompa of Tashi Lhunpo in Shigatse and finally arrive at the exotic capital of Lhasa, where we explore this history-laden city and its ancient gompas and palaces.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Fly to Nepalgunj evening

Day 2: Fly to Simikot [2,950 m]

Trek to Dharapuri [2270 m] (4 hrs)

Day 3: Trek to Kermi [2470 m] (4 hrs)

Day 4: Trek to Yalbang Monastery [2,840 m] (6 hrs)

Day 5: Trek to Tumkot [3,240 m] (5-6 hrs)

Day 6: Trek to Thado Dunga - [3,900 m] (5-6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek to Hilsa [3,725 m] via Nara la Pass [4,580 m] (7 hrs)

drive Taklakot (Purang) [3,930 m]

Day 08: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (Thrugo Gomba) [4.600 m] - Camp

Day 09: Drive to Chiu - hot bath and trek to Cherkip - Manasarovar Lake - Camp

Day 10: Drive to Darchen via Barga plains [4.620 m] - Guest House

Day 11: Day one Mount Kailash Kora, trek to Dira Phuk from Darchen [4.998 m] - Cam

Day 12: Day two Mount Kailash Kora, trek over Drolma La [5.630 m] to Zuthul Puk - Khando Sanglam [4.800 m] – Camp

Day 13: Day three Mount Kailash Kora, trek to Darchen, drive to Ngari Phunsum

Day 14: Drive to Saga

Day 15: Drive to - Rungbuk

Day 16: Explore EBC & drive to Lhatse - Guest House

Day 17: Drive to Shigatse visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery - Hotel

Day 18: Drive to Gyantse

Day 19: Visit Khumbum and Palkhor and drive to Lhasa

Day 20: Visit Potala, Norbulingkha and Jokhang - Hotel in Lhasa

Day 21: Sight Seeing & Rest day and shopping gift for friend and family - Hotel in Lhasa

Day 22: Drive to airport and fly to Kathmandu

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Trip Facts

  • Starting From : Kathmandu
  • End at : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 22 Days
  • Max. Elevation : 5630m
  • Activity : Trekking Adventure

Includes / Excludes

Offer Includes:

  • Transfer in Land Cruiser in Tibet, All permits & Monastery entrance fees in Tibet with Tibetan Guide
  • One highly experienced guide who speaks English, Nepali & Tibetan
  • One cook and kitchen support staff in Nepal & the same in Tibet
  • Mules or porters for luggage up to Nepal – China border
  • Yaks and Yak men for luggage whilst completing the Kailash parikrama
  • All meals during the treks
  • Sharing on a twin room basis with Dinner and breakfast in Nepalgunj
  • Guesthouses in Purang, Darchen & Lhatse.
  • 3 star Hotel in Central Tibet with Breakfast
  • Airfare Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot
  • All camping and cooking equipment
  • All camping Charges
  • Nepal Restricted area Permit
  • Insurance for Clients and Emergency Rescue
  • Tips for Nepali and Tibetan support staff
  • Personal beverages
  • Lunch and dinner while in Central Tibet
  • Domestic access baggage charge
  • Tibet Visa (US $…. For American)
  • International flight (Lhasa- Kathmandu US $ 500 approx. per person)