Dira Puk (5160m)
Min 2 Pax
Private Vehicle / Flight
Oct - Dec & Mar - May
The Three in One Trek is the combination of Humla (Limi Valley), Kailash Saga Dawa & Guge Kingdom Western Tibet. Our road to the sacred Mount Kailash begins from renowned Humla, located in the far west of Nepal. The starting point of our journey is a wild trek from Simikot to remote Limi Valley following up the trails along the Tibetan border, encountering the locals - Bhotias (Tibetan Tribe). The road to the valley was filled with immense beauty of Nepal and remains of the Old Era Silk route, where we witnessed; old men (more of an Asian descent) cherishing their Hookah, a rather surprising Rajasthan women ornamented with all sorts of round traditional jewelry made from mirrors and silver coins and of course the Bhotias, covered with a turquoise attire and amber necklaces performing their pujas in Tibetan Buddhist Gompa, which reminds us that animism and shamanism still persists in this very part of the world.
About the Spot
Humla & Western Nepal
The Nyimba Valley, in Humla, is the region where less number of tourists makes a trip due to less prominence of human sightings. It only comprises of four villages and the locals are too much spiritual, practicing their old religion. While we continue our trekking, we encountered many eternal villages and monasteries guiding through the Saipal range and revered Takh and Changla Himalayas. The land is still flourishing with high grasslands, frozen lakes, engaging rivers, mountain ranges and varieties of flora and fauna. One of the endangered species of Snow Leopard is still visible in secluded mountains.
.It is said that Khasa is an Indo-Aryan tribe, believed to have dwelled from the lands of Persia during early migration. Humla particularly stands out from the other regions of Nepal due to a unique touch of Central Asian culture in the region. Bhotias of Humla is divided into five castes namely Limi, Nyimba, Tsangba, Yultshoden, and Trugchulung. In a surprising manner, all were observed to follow the most ancient rites of polyandry.
Kailash & Western Tibet
One of the most famous places, Mount Kailash, located on the far western Ngari province of the Tibet, is known to the Tibetans by the name of ‘precious snow peak’. Conjoining with Buddhist and Hindu belief, Mount Kailash serves as the home to their supreme god. Without a doubt, Kailash is the most sacred place of Asia, revered by Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and other ancient religions. According to the belief, Mount Kailash caters as the pathway to atone for the sins of life. One cannot take a trip to Mount Kailash without dipping in the waters of Lake Manasarovar. It is more of religious practice followed by all people irrespective of its religion. Mount Kailash is peaked at 6714 meters accounting for the snow-clad mountains, filled with the Tibetan pilgrims alongside the valley to pay homage to their sacred place. Four great rivers of Asia: the Ganga (Karnali), the Indus, the Sutlej and the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) flow around the never-ending Tibetan plateau.
Tirthapuri, one of the pilgrimage sites for Buddhists, is located along the banks of the river Sutlej. The scenery can only be compared to the land of eternity. Along the Indus River, dwells the ancient capital city of Kyunglung, once a city of the Kingdom of Zhangzhung. It amounts for some of the most ancient Gompas and arts of the Tibetan Buddhist religion, which foreshadows the tales of the ancient world, which now lay waste as a nothing else but ruins. The locals refer to the regions of Humla and Ngari as the real Shangri-La. This certainly calls for a visit to make it worthwhile.
Why Three in One Trek (Humla+Kailash saga+Western Tibet)
- Sacred Mountain Mt. Kailash
- Traditions and culture of Local Bhotias.
- Saga Dawa Festival.
- Passes over 5000 m.
- Crystal clear Manasarovar Lake.
- A pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
- A mix of Buddhism and Bon Po culture.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Half day Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (150m)
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2910m)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2270m)
Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2780m)
Day 07: Trek to Tsongsa Khola
Day 08: Trek to Talung (over Nyalu La)
Day 09: Trek to Chekjur (Jang Village)
Day 10: Chekjur Rest Day
Day 11: Trek to Halji 3600m
Day 12: Trek to Tilchu 4100m
Day 13: Trek to Mane Peme 3800m
Day 14: Trek Sher. Drive Taklakot (Purang) 3930m
Day 15: Drive to Darchen 4560m (Tarboche)
Day 16: Trek to Dira-Puk 5160m
Day 17: Trek to Mani Camp 4650m (over the Drolma La)
Day 18: Trek to Tarboche
Day 19: Tarboche. Saga Dawa. Drive to Tirthapuri 4550m
Day 20: Drive to Kyunglung
Day 21: Drive to Tzada (Toling Gompa & Tsaprang)
Day 22: Tzada. Visit Toling & Tsaprang
Day 23: Drive to Manasarovar
Day 24: Drive to Paryang 4750m
Day 25: Drive to Saga 4600m
Day 26: Drive to Shigatse 3900m
Day 27: Drive to Lhasa 3650m
Days 28 -29: Lhasa
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 31: Free Day
Day 32: Final Departure