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7 Days Simikot Taklakot Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage for Indian Pilgrims

Highlights

The 7 Days Simikot Taklakot Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage for Indian Pilgrims gives many Indian travelers a great opportunity to worship holy lake Manasarovar and finish Mt. Kailash yatra. The trip starts and ends in Taklakot (Purang) near Hilsa border and it is easily accessible from Simikot and other cities in Nepal. You will have plenty of time doing holy dip in Lake Manasarovar and do Pilgrimage kora around Mt. Kailash. As a local Tibetan travel agency, TibetCtrip has been organizing this trip for our Indian guests for many years. Full board Indian vegetarian meals are also included on the tour. Contact us now at service@tibetctrip.com for best group deals!

7 Days Simikot Taklakot Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage for Indian Pilgrims

 

Route

Activities

Accommodations

Meals

D1

Arrive in Hilsa by helicoptor and transfer to Taklakot(Purang)

Rest for acclimatization.

Taklakot(Purang) hotel

D

D2

Taklakot(Purang)-Lake Manasarovar

Drive to visit the holy lake, do holy dip and kora/parikrama, visit Chiu monastery.

Manasarovar, Guesthouse (dorm)

B, L, D

D3

Lake Manasarovar-Darchen (50km)

Drive to Darchen and prepare for the kora.

Darchen, Guesthouse/ Himalaya Kailash Hotel

B, L, D

D4

Mt Kailash Kora: Darchen > Dirapuk (20km, 5-6 hours)

Mt. Kailash, Tarboche Flagpole, Drirapuk Monastery

Dirapuk, Guesthouse (dorm)

B, L, D

D5

Mt Kailash Kora: Dirapuk > Zuthulpuk (18km, 6-8 hours)

Mt. Kailash, Drolma-la Pass, Zuthulpuk Monastery

Zuthulpuk, Guesthouse (dorm)

B, L, D

D6

Mt Kailash Kora: Zuthulphuk > Darchen (14km, 3-4 hours), drive to Taklakot(Purang)

Finish Mt. Kailash Kora, return to Taklakot(Purang).

Taklakot(Purang) hotel

B, L, D

D7

Depart from Taklakot(Purang) for Nepal

Fly to your next destination in Nepal

B

Holy Kailash Trip Highlights:

  • Handpicked Tibetan travel guide and driver;
  • Comfortable Tourism Licensed vehicle
  • 100% Tibet Kailash Travel Permits Guarantee;
  • Using reputable accommodation recommended on TripAdvisor

Low Price is guaranteed for both private or group tours! For authentic Tibetan experiences, our offer is the most reasonable in whole Tibet. Should another local Tibetan tour operator offer the identical itinerary at lower cost please email the identical itinerary to us and we will match it. Our email address is service@tibetctrip.com.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hilsa and transfer to Taklakot (Purang).

You will arrive at Hilsa border checkpoint. Our local Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to Takloakot (Purang) and stay there overnight. You rest for acclimatization.

Overnight in Taklakot (Purang). 

Day 2: Taklakot(Purang)-Lake Manasarovar(90km)

We drive to holy lake Mansarovar. You will first reach Rakshas Tal and get wonderful views of Gurla Mandhata Parvat. You will also catch first glimpse of Mount Kailash in the distance. After arriving at Manasarovar, we start Manasarovar kora and do holy dip & perform Puja.

Overnight in Manasarovar guesthouse. 

Day 3: Manasarovar > Darchen (50km)

Attractions: Lake Manasarovar 

Lake Manasarovar is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. It is especially sacred to Hindus, who have been walking round it for approaching 2,000 years. Buddhists associate Lake Manasarovar with Maya, Buddha's mother. Take your time with Lake Manasarovar this morning, afterwards we will drive to Darchen, the starting point of Mt Kailash Kora, which is only about half an hour’s drive away. This afternoon you can go to the local market here in Darchen, where you can find food supply, yaks, horses, and porters for the coming 3-day trek.

Overnight in Darchen. 

Day 4: Mt Kailash Kora day 1: Darchen > Dirapuk (20km, 5-6 hours) 

Attractions: Mt. Kailash, Tarboche Flagpole, Dirapuk Monastery

You trek around Mt Kailash, Asia’s holiest mountain begins today, begins on the western edge of Darchen. Shortly you will enter Berkha plain with clear views of Gurla Mandata (7728m), 4km into the path, we reach the height of 4790m and the first prostration point that marks the first views of Mt. Kailash’s southern façade. The next important landmark is Tarboche Flagpole (4750m), where the main rituals of Saga Dawa Full Moon Festival takes place here every year. You can pay a visit to the nearby Chorten Kangnyi and Sky-Burial Site of the 84 Mahasiddhas. Coming up next is Chuku Monastery (4820m), where you can find a revered marble statue inside. Take your time from Chuku Monastery to the coming Dirapuk Monastery, as this stretch has some of the best views of the entire 3-day My Kailash Kora. The second prostration point is a short distance ahead, with its prayer flags and clear view of the east side of Mt Kailash. There are several trails to reach our final destination of the day: Dira-Puk Monastery (5080m), where can see the north face of Mt Kailash, Chana Dorje, Jampelyang, and Chenresig.

Overnight in Dira-puk Monastery (dorm without bathroom). Sleeping bag is recommended. 

Day 9: Mt Kailash Kora day 2: Dirapuk > Zutulpuk (18km, 6-8 hours) 

Attractions: Mt. Kailash, Zutulpuk Monastery

We continue on the main Kora path towards the east. We pass through Kangkyam Glacier and Jarok Donkhang (5210m) meadowland. A short distance later is Shivatsal (5330m). Pilgrims go through a symbolic death here and are reborn at Drolma-la (5630m), which is half an hour away. After some rest and refreshments, we soon arrive at Lake Gauri Kund (5608m), literally meaning Lake of Compassion in Tibetan. We gradually descent to the grand Lha-chu Valley. The third prostration point is at the valley mouth. The day concludes at Zuthul-Puk Monastery. zuthul puk means miracle cave in Tibetan, and as its named you will find a cave built by Milarepa here, where you can find his handprint and footprint

Overnight in Zuthul-puk Monastery (dorm without bathroom). Sleeping bag is recommended. 

Day10: Mt Kailash Kora day 3: Zutulpuk > Darchen (14km, 3-4 hours). Return to Taklakot (Purang).

Attractions: Mt. Kailash

We follow the river and then climbs the Gold & Red Cliffs. Pilgrims search for holy stones on these cliff walls. We will see prayer flags across the river, and Lake Rakshas Tal in the far distance. After reaching the fourth prostration point, the final walk back to Darchen is quite easy. We then return to Taklakot (Purang) past Lake Manasarovar again.

Overnight in Taklakot (Purang) hotel. 

Day 11: Leave Taklakot (Purang) for Nepal

We will transfer you to the border and drop you off at Hilsa. You can fly from there to Simikot or other destinations.

Dates & Price

7-Day Taklakot Kailash Pilgrimage for Indian Pilgrims Schedules 2018

Available Departure Dates

Trip Price

April-October. For specific departure dates, please inquire at service@tibetctrip.com

$1450 per person

Single supplement applies when there is single room used.

Service Details

Service Included:

  • English-speaking local Tibetan guide
  • Transport by shared tour van or coach with driver
  • Nepal/Tibet border pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary (twin share room basis, single room may apply)
  • Full board Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet as specified
  • Cooking and camping equipment and cook
  • All entrance tickets
  • Oxygen cylinder in the car
  • All Tibet Travel Permits (The duration of your entire time in Tibet covered)

Service not included:

  • Flight or train to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa, Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips to the driver and guide

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