To Buddhist, the “Father Mountain” represents the means to enlightenment; Lake Manasarovar, the “mother principle,” represents transcendental consciousness. Hindus consider Kailash to be the throne of Lord Shiva, one of the three principle gods of the Hindu pantheon, whose long, matted hair forms the holy Ganges River. As a Bon center it is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. Kailash is a glittering snow-crystal towering above the Tibetan Plateau like a beckoning jewel, visible from miles away. Manasarovar is famous as one of the highest lakes in the world. Mt. Kailash is considered the power place of Shiva’s head Chakra and thus the manifestation of the illusory wheel of sensory emanation. Since Kailash is Mount Sumeru its summit is considered the heaven for higher level Gods, it is also the five Buddha's heaven.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport meet with, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: City sightseeing at Kathmandu and Patan.
Day 3: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Morning flight Nepalgunj to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri. Overnight tented camp.
Day 5: Trek to Kermi. Overnight tented camp.
Day 6: Trek to Yalbang Gompa. Overnight tented camp.
Day 7: Trek to Tumkot. Overnight tented camp.
Day 8: Trek to Thado Dhunga. Overnight tented camp.
Day 9: Trek over Nara La Pass (4450 m) and trek down to Hilsa (Nepal – Tibet border). Overnight tented camp.
Day 10: Half an hour trek to Sher, and drive to Purang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Drive to Manasarovar Lake. Overnight tented camp.
Day 12: Rest day at Manasarovar Lake (visit Chiu Gompa in the morning).
Day 13: Drive to Darchen. Overnight tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Derapuk. Overnight tented camp.
Day 15: Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600 m) and trek down to Zudulpuk. Overnight: camp.
Day 16: Trek to Darchen.
Day 17: Drive to Paryang. Overnight tented camp.
Day 18: Drive to Saga. Overnight tented camp.
Day 19: Drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 20: Drive to Friendship Bridge, then to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 21: Sightseeing tour at Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar squares. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Drive to Airport for your onward journey.
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