Kailash Tour via Simikot

Kailash Tour via Simikot

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

19 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

5120m (Dira Puk Monastery).

Group Size

2 - 12 pax

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive with domestic flight within Nepal.

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr.

Kailash Tour via Simikot starts with the exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. After exploring the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites i.e. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath, we fly to Nepalgunj from TIA. Nepalgunj is situated at the far western development region of Nepal. And from there we move towards the urbanest and isolated area of Nepal i.e. Simikot. We drive and follow the ancient path of pilgrimage and trade routes, trekking to the boundary of Tibet. In this 19 days trip, we also visit the Kailash and have a tour of Manasarovar Lake. Mansarovar and Kailash are very famous and one of the treasures of Tibet. It has both cultural and religious implication. Also mostly, they grip a very exceptional place in the heart of the devotee and trekkers. Each year devotees from different parts of the world come here to enjoy the natural beauty and to worship.

Starting Price

USD 5249 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city with thousands temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Flying in Kathmandu is a panoramic excitement on a clear day. The view of snow-capped mountain peaks gives you the ecstatic pleasure for the beginning of the memorable experiences that stay with you throughout your lifetime. And when your plane lands, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we have a full day sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath. Pashupatinath is one of the sacred Hindu temples in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath is also renowned as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This is a spiritual place with the two eyes of Buddha conveying the message of peace to you. Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Swoyambhunath is also popular as "Monkey Temple" situated at the height of Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Nepalgunj.

Meals included: BB

Today we take our early flight from TIA to Nepalgunj. It is about an hour flight to Nepalgunj, situated at the far western part of Nepal. It is a city which is near to the border of Nepal and India is also the door to Simikot, Humla. It is a Terai belt of Nepal and can experience the varied cultures of Nepal. We explore the local villages, market, and zoo in Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: an hour flight

Day 4

Fly to Simikot (2,985m) and Trek to Dharapori (2,360m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we take an early flight of about 40 minutes to Simikot from Nepalgunj. From flight, we can see the panoramic view of the gigantic mountains. Simikot is the headquarters of the Humla district. Here, we can experience the hospitality of the local people, culture and traditions as well as the lifestyle of the people. The culture of the people of here is quite similar to the Tibetans because of the proximity the places. And here we have our lunch and climb up and after some hours of ascends, we come downwards to the Tuling village. From here, we move towards Dharaponi all along Karnali River throughout settlements and dense forests. We stay overnight at Dharaponi.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 5

Trek to Salli Khola (2,700m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we walk on a flat route until we arrive at Kermi. From Karmi, we go to the Humla Karnali Basin. We can find two hot springs of water near Kermi. Here we can spend some time by dipping our body into the hot water to relieve the pain and aching. When we pass throughout the Kermi village we go into the wide valley which provides a passage to the thin pines. After that, we pass Salli La pass (2,990 m) and moves downwards to Salli Khola where we stay overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays/tented camp

Day 6

Trek to Muchu (3,120m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our journey and at Salli Khola, we cross suspension bridge and heads towards the flat surface to arrive village named Yalbang. Here Monks from the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery will welcome us. We can experience the lifestyle of the Monks here. After that, we move from above the Karnal River. When we ascend upwards the less we see plants. When we cross the Karnali Suspension Bridge, we arrive at Muchu. We stay overnight at Muchu.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodge

Day 7

Trek to Sipsip (4,300m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We head from the check post of Muchu to the tumor. We descend down and from where we can see the superb view of Dhungkar Choezam Monastery up of the hill. When we depart from the Karnali River we trek to the higher elevation to reach Yari. Here also we go through the check post of police and reach to the barren lands. While moving we can see the stunning view of gigantic Erega Mountain and the superb view of the Thado Dhunga (4,043 m). we stay overnight at Sip Sip.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges

Day 8

Trek to Hilsa (3,720m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast we climb up to the Nara La Pass and get pleasure from the magnificent Tibetan Plateau. While coming down from this point we can see the small settlement of Ranipauwa Village. After some hours of descending, we will reach the Humla Karnali River which is the way to Hilsa. Hilsa is the border on the side of Nepal on the Nepal-Tibet border and also a falling point for the devotees on their way to Mt. Kailash by Heli. We stay overnight at Hilsa.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges

Day 9

Trek to Tritapuri (4,560m).

Meals included: BB

Today we cross the border of Nepal-China and arrive at Taklakot. Taklakot is a trading city on the border of the Tibetan side. After that, we arrive at Talakot's customs office by driving. We can see the prehistoric Purang Gompa and can visit the exclusive Buddhist frescoes of IIX century on the way to Tritapuri. We stay overnight at Tritapuri.

Accommodation: Local hotel/ lodges

Day 10

Explore Garuda Valley, and then move to Darchen (4,560m).

Meals included: BB

Today we explore the Garuda Valley which is situated to the southwest part of Mt. Kailash. Here we can find strange caves which have never been visited. It is one of the resources of the old kingdom of Shangshung. Shangshung is an untimely Tibetan society with bust caves and cities in the valley. For the historical and archeological lover, this valley gives superb exploration. From here, we move back to Manasarovar. We stay overnight at Darchen

Accommodation: Local hotel/lodge/ guest house

Day 11

Trek to Dira -Puk Monasteries (5,120m).

Meals included: BB

From today we start our visit to Mt. Kailash. The initial day of Darchen is about 6 hours of walk in the bottomless valley all the way through the red rock walls. We walk to the Shershong and pass a bridge which leads to Chhuku Gompa high which can be seen from the valley. The route heads to Dirapuk from where we can see the panoramic view of the northern side of Mt. Kailash. We stay overnight at Dirapuk.

Accommodation: local hotel/lodges /guest house

Day 12

Trek to North Face of Kailash.

Meals included: BB

Today is the second day and we ascend up to the northern face of Mt. Kailash. While walking we can see the beauty of Mt. Kailash with the natural scenery as if it is a paradise of the world. It is a memorable experience throughout your life to come face to face with Kailash.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ hotel

Day 13

Trek to Dzutul-puk (4,790m).

Meals included: BB

Today is the third day and most difficult day of our trip. Today we ascend to the Drolma-La pass at a height of 5,750 m. The literal meaning of Pass is magnificent and is fulfilled with five different colored praying flags. From this pass, we come down to Dzutul-Puk. At Dzutul-Puk, we arrive at the unbelievable Lake of Compassion called Thugje Zinbu and very few in numbers antique pondering caves. We stay overnight at Dzutul-Puk.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ local hotel

Day 14

Trek to Darchen (4,560m) and move to Mansarovar.

Meals included: BB

We walk out of the valley to the Barka. After finishing the sacred worship of Mt. Kailash, we move to Manasarovar Lake by 2 hours of driving. The Manasarovar has sacred implication for Hindus and Buddhists religions. As Hindu mythology, Manasarovar Lake is an epitome of transparency and those who drink water from this Lake will go to the heaven of Lord Shiva after their death. Buddhists also consider this Lake as the Legendary Lake called Anavatapta in Sanskrit where Queen Maya Devi is supposed to have visualized Buddha.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ local hotel.

Day 15

Explore around the Mansarovar Lake by Jeep.

Meals included: BB

Today, we explore the magnificent Manasarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake has a 90 Km of perimeter and is considered as one of the elevated freshwater Lakes in the globe. There is a belief system that visits of Mt. Kailash is fulfilled only who drinks the water from the lake and who take a sacred dip in the water. It is also believed that those who take the dip on the water will sweep all the sins of the people even sins of lives of hundreds. After that, we take a round of the Manasarovar Lake by driving and explore Chui Gompa. We stay overnight at Manasarovar.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ hotel

Day 16

Drive to Saga (4,600m).

Meals included: BB

Today we visit the Chuli Gompa and complete a long drive to Saga from Manasarovar. We pass through the Hor Quo and Mayum La Pass (5,200 m). while driving we will see the tiny settlements like Paryang and Zhongba. This trip wraps 270 Km to Paryang from Manasarovar. From Saga, we returned back to Kathmandu rather going to Lhasa. We stay overnight at Saga.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18

Drive to Keyrong.

Meals included: BB

Today we pass Yarlung Tsangpo / Brahmaputra River and arrive at Nyalam. In the beginning, we pass the Paige-Tso which is a big lake with Shishapangma Mountain (8,027 m) in its setting. We can also see the world's highest peak Mt. Everest as we head towards Lalung La Pass (5,124 m). When we cross Tong La Pass (5,120 m) we ultimately arrive at the Keyrong, a border area. We stay overnight at Keyrong.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18

Drive to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast we head towards the check post of the border and arrive at Friendship Bridge. At this point, we take to leave the Tibetan vehicles and walk about 20 minutes towards Nepal Border. And from Kodari, we drive back to Kathmandu, which takes about 5 hours. Overnight at Hotel of Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive.

Day 19

Final departure.

Finally, our Kailash tour concludes successfully. Today we exchange your feelings and experience about the trip while we move to the airport for the final departure. Hope to see you again!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, and Keryong, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Mount Kailash special permit.
  • All flights as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Accommodation in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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