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)
Fly Nepalganj – Simikot - start short trek to Dharapuri – 5 kms - 2 hours
The weather gods permitting, we will board our flight to the remote town of Simikot in north-western Nepal. Our Nepali camping crew will be there to greet us as we begin our trek towards Tibet and have our first night of camping at Dharapuri. Our cooks and porters are some of the sweetest people and everyone really appreciates how well they take care of us. Personally I find it to be the ultimate luxury to be camping in these beautiful and isolated spots on the planet and being fed and looked after by them!
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