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 to Tirthapuri
Tirthapuri has strong connections with one of Tibet’s most revered Mystics – Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche. The hillside is dotted with caves, small gompas, mani walls and prayer flags and there is a smaller kora there that is a very beautiful walk. Tirthapuri sits on the banks of the river Sutlej: one of the four great rivers that has its source at Mount Kailash and has hot springs bubbling up from the earth for those who want a bath!
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