tibet june 2011
21 day itinerary
tuesday may 31st – monday june 20th
Day 1 (Arrive Kathmandu), Day 2 (Free day Kathmandu), Day 3 (Fly Kathmandu - Nepalganj), Day 4 (Fly Nepalganj – Simikot - start short trek to Dharapuri – 5 kms - 2 hours), Day 5 (Trek to Salli Khola – 12 kms - 5 hours), Day 6 (Trek to Tumkot – 14 kms - 7 hours), Day 7 (Trek to Sip Sip – 13 kms -7 hours), Day 8 (Trek to Hilsa – 10 kms - 6 hours), Day 9 (Enter Tibet and overnight at Taklakot/Purang), Day 10 (Drive Taklakot – Lake Manasarovar), Day 11 (Start kora/camp near Chuku gompa), Day 12 (Trek Chuku gompa – Dirapuk gompa), Day 13 (Free day at north face of Mount Kailash), Day 14 (Trek Dirapuk - Drolma La/camp Topchen valley), Day 15 (Finish kora/drive to Manasarovar), Day 16 (june 15th 2011, Saga Dawa festival), Day 17 (Drive to Tirthapuri), Day 18 (Drive Tirthapuri - Paryang), Day 19 (Drive Paryang – Pekhu Tso), Day 20 (Drive Pekhu Tso - Zhangmu), Day 21 (Enter Nepal and drive to Kathmandu)
Drive Taklakot – Lake Manasarovar
This morning we will drive to the most sacred lake on the planet. On the way we will get our first view of Mount Kailash towering over the surrounding plains. We will camp on the shores of Lake Manasarovar below Chiu gompa: one of the four gompas around the Lake. There are hot springs at Chiu gompa where you can take a bath. You can also explore Chiu gompa or take a walk along the shores of Lake Manasarovar. The Hindu pilgrims traditionally take a holy dip in the Lake while the Tibetans avoid it. They do not like to get the Lake dirty!
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