Humla & Kailash Saga with Western Tibet Overview
This is a Three in One Trek that 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 is filled with immense beauty of Nepal and remains of the Old Era Silk route, where you can witness old men (more of Asian descent) cherishing their hookah, 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 persist in this very part of the world.
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 four villages and the locals are too spiritual, practicing their old religion. While we continue our trekking, we encountered many eternal villages and monasteries guiding us 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. Humla particularly stands out from the other regions of Nepal due to a unique touch of Central Asian culture in the region.
Kailash & Western Tibet
One of the most famous places, Mount Kailash, located in the far western Ngari province of Tibet, is known to the Tibetans by the name of ‘precious snow peak’. Conjoining with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs, Mount Kailash serves as the home to their supreme god. Without a doubt, Kailash is the most sacred place in Asia, revered by Hindus, Buddhists, 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.
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 Humla Kailash Saga Western Tibet Trek
- 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