Kailash Manasarovar Trek from Zhang Zhung Southern Gate

  • Kailash bu zhang Zhung
  • way-to-tibet
  • kailash-way-tibet
Trip duration : 26 Days Trip Grade : Challenging

“Life is a pilgrimage, but sometimes it takes a pilgrimage to discover life.”


Kailash Manasarovar Trek from Zhang Zhung Southern Gate is an amazing trek to Kailash region which goes through the very famous Zhang Zhung Southern Gate. The elevation of Mt. Kailash is 6714m. In the distant past, the nation called Zhang Zhung was acknowledged as a great kingdom all the way through the Orient. Other empires have left behind ruins that have been dug up as evidence of their existence but because Zhang Zhung was essentially an itinerant civilization a small amount of traces of its physical presence linger. The history of Zhang Zhung, however, has been conserved in both Bon and Buddhist ethnicity.

The whole of Tibet in ancient times was known as the Zhang Zhung. Zhang Zhung is the source of Tibetan culture and history. The capital center of Zhang Zhung was Kailash Manasarovar region which is still unknown where its lies. Humla’s Lapcha valley is known as Zhang Zhung southern Gate. All Buddhist people of Humla came to Nepal using Lapcha La pass with their family God “Pholha”, ancient Zhang Zhung culture, Yaks and sheep folks 19 generation before. Now tourist cannot enter from exact Zhang Zhung southern gate to Tibet except Humla’s Shamanic God only. Canny Karnali traders therefore had extra rice from Achham and salt from Tibet. It seemed as dependable as the sunrise in the east the land of salt was the north, Tibet, and the land of provisions was the Achham plains. It seemed as if the salt traders would tread this loop forever. The promises all parties involved made, the lengths they went to ensure trust and reliability created an aura around Tibetan salt that is evident even today. The Nyinbas of Humla still keep a wooden box full of old Tibetan salt in the most sacred room of their house dedicated to the family god. Humli Khyampa “Duluwa” people, who are now settled in Bajura are still reluctant to use the iodized salt distributed in Martadi. They continue to use salt from the Tibetan plateau. As a matter of course, the farmers from the south who barter their red rice and barley and salt traders in Tibet establish ritual friendships with people they deal with, sealed with a vow to Mt Kailash and the holy Manasarovar Lake. This pact on mutual objects of faith ensured there was no treachery or distrust. Our Journey route follows the same route of Salt traders’ in Upper Humla to Mt. Kailash.

All in all, Kailash Manasarovar Trek from Zhang Zhung Southern Gate is an extremely diverse, exciting and enthralling trekking experience for the backpackers who intend to go for a culturally rich yet adventurous trekking experience. Preferably summer and autumn are the best seasons to trek in this region. If you have the urge to spend your holiday in such an exciting trekking trail, Lower Manaslu Trekking is the perfect option for you. Come join Sunny Travels & Tours right now and go for Kailash Manasarovar Trek.


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S.N. Start Date End Date Status

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu O/N Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu O/N Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj O/N Hotel

Day 04: Fly to Simikot acclimatization O/N Hotel

Day 05: Trek to Darapori O/N Camp

Day 06: Trek to Kermi O/N Camp

Day 07: Trek to Singjyungma O/N Camp

Day 08: Trek to Talung valley O/N Camp

Day 09: Trek to Explore (Zhang Zhung Southern Gate ) O/N Camp

Day 10: Trek to Jang O/N Camp

Day 11: Trek to Halji village O/N Camp

Day 12: Trek to Til village O/N Camp

Day 13: Trek to Mane Peme O/N Camp

Day 14: Trek to Sher drive to Taklakot O/N Guesthouse

Day 15: Drive to Manasarovar O/N Camp

Day 16: Explore Manasarovar Lake O/N Camp

Day 17: Drive to Darchen O/N Guesthouse

Day 18: Trek to Dira Phuk gomba O/N Camp

Day 19: Explore Kailash North Face O/N Camp

Day 20: Trek over Dolma La pass Syabje Dadok O/N Camp

Day 21: Trek / drive to Manasarovar Hor O/N Camp

Day 22: Drive to Saga O/N Camp

Day 23: Drive to Nyalam O/N Guesthouse

Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu O/N Hotel

Day 25: Sightseeing Kathmandu O/N Hotel

Day 26: Drive to airport and fly to back to sweet home.

Price Includes

  • Double sharing BB basis hotel in Kathmandu Hotel 4 star
  • All airport pick up and drop services
  • Double sharing Hotel with all meals in Nepalgunj
  • Double / Triple sharing Hotel with meals in Simikot
  • DDC charges and Upper Humla Trek permit fee USD 50+10 per person
  • Airfare to Simikot /KTM 2 ways USD 750 per person and Chinese visa fee
  • Sightseeing by Tourist bus and Supporting truck for luggage,
  • English speaking guide, Monastery entrance fee,
  • Tibet alien travel permit, Yak and Yak man for Kailash Parikrama Luggage only
  • Twin sharing basis guesthouse as per program.
  • Supporting staff as per group sizes
  • All meals, tents ,camping & cooking equipments

Price Excludes

  • Personal beverages and Photography charges.
  • Insurance of the clients and Helicopter evacuation cost.
  • Sightseeing, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and water bottle
  • Tips for supporting staff, guide, driver and cook
  • Chinese visa fee excess for USA nationality USD 100 per person

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