Thrilling Trek of Mount Kailash

Thrilling Trek of Mount Kailash

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:

20 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Dolma La pass (5,630m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive with domestic flight

Best Season:

Sept - Dec & Feb - May

An adventure in two of the Himalayan paradise- Nepal and Tibet will always raise its position on top while accumulating to the Thrilling trek of Mount Kailash (Kora) can be a lifetime experience.

Humla Simikot is the main gateway, shortest, and the most popular route to visit the sacred shrines of Hindus, Buddhist, Bonpo, and Jainism- Mount Kailash and Mansarover. Humla and surrounding places until Hilsa provides you the ample opportunity to indulge in the culture and traditions of the local people and the Indo-Aryan ethnic group who are believed to have come from Persia. 

The trek in Nepal side can be concluded in Hilsa while learning the culture of locals, crossing the Karnali River, visiting old monasteries, watching blue sheep with other wildlife and vegetations, and start up the trip to Kailash through Tibetan Territory/Border by verifying all the necessary immigration formalities. Coming straight out of the pages of mythology, Mount Kailash houses unscratched beauty. Be it the scenic beauty or the thrill of tailing this mighty Himalayan range, Mount Kailash will be etched into a panorama of your mind for eternity. 

So, explore and enjoy the trek and tour with Himalayan Trekkers who will take you to every corner of the Himalayas.

Starting Price

USD 5799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon arrival at the Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will meet you and escort you to the designated hotel. 

You may stroll around the surrounding streets to get familiar with the city. 

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

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing to some of the UNESCO listed world heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest buddhsit pilgrimage site in Nepal, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, former royal palaces of Shah kings of Nepal. 

In the evening, you are free on your own to prepare for the trip. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Fly to Nepalgunj & explore

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, early in the morning, we will have a scenic flight to Nepalgunj, a city situated in the far western part of Nepal. It is a Terai belt of Nepal and can experience the varied cultures of Nepal.

Once we are in the city, we explore the local villages, market, and zoo..

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: an hour flight

Day 4

Fly to Simikot (2,750m) & trek to Masigaun (2,270m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and you will get transferred to the airport for the adventurous flight to Simikot.

Upon arrival in Simikot, we will have a brief break and meet the trekking crew. After gathering some basic safety guidance from them, we will finally embark on our trek and we will be on the way towards Masigaun where we will camp for the night. The fire, sharing a meal from the pot and the beautiful night sky embroidered with stars will prove to be one of the finest experiences for the trekkers.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 20 min flight & 4-5 hrs trek

Day 5

Trek to Kermi (2,680m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As usual, our day starts with a healthy and warm breakfast. We begin our todays' trek towards a village called Kermi. We walk through the trail that goes through Dharmapuri and Khanglagaon where we take short breaks for lunch and rest. After many ups and downs and crossing the Humla Karnali River, we reach our destination by the late afternoon. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Local tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Yangar (2,850m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we make our way towards Yangar Village, where we get to witness the Saipal Himal Range closely. The day will be mostly about making our way through ridges and rising in altitude. Once in the village, we will relax and stroll aorund the surrounding. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Torea (3,400m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving behind the Yangar village, we start the day another exciting hike towards Torea. While tailing the river towards Muchu, we will see immense lush greenery. Vast orchard fields and pasture grids will be regular sights. Past Muchu things will get a bit real. We have to make a ridge climb followed by a steep descent into a gorge.

Reaching Torea will put us through a fun bit of struggle as the trekkers have to make their way via Tumkot Khola and Bhumchi Khola and the steep valleys and ridges that came after or with it.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Free day to explore Sipsip (4,300m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As you are getting a bonus free day, we suggest you explore Sipsip. Buy some local goods and know more about an unknown culture. To your surprise, this route also acted as the traditional trade route. You can also take a short break on the meadow which apparently is a favorite grazing ground for several animals.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tea house / local lodges / tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 9

Ascend to Nara Lagna Pass (4,600m) & descend to Hilsa (3,700m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On our journey through Nara Lagna Pass, we will get a better view of Saipal as well as varieties of the landscape. As we reach the banks of Humla Karnali after descending from the Tibetan plateau, we will have to follow the river to finally reach Hilsa. This village has beautiful stone houses and the day will end by setting our camp here.

(Note: If in case we arrive at the right time then we can cross the border and drive to Purang, otherwise we have to rest until morning).

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/ local lodges/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 10

Drive to Purang (3,900m) to Lake Manasarovar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After immigration formalities at the Nepal-Tibet border at Hilsa, we cross the suspension bridge and ride towards Purang. 

Upon reaching Purang, we take our lunch and continue our drive to Manasarovar where we will have a shore-side camp for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ local lodges/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 11

Drive to trail head at Darchen (4,600m) & trek to Chukka gompa (4,750m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning breakfast and we drive towards Darchen, the trail head. We begin our hike from here to the Lha Chu Valley, where we take a short break. We will cross high pole clad with fluttering prayer flags, Shersong, Tarboche, and finally reach Chukka Gompa. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local lodge/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: An hour drive & 5-6 hrs trek

Day 12

Trek to Damding Donkhang (4,900m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our trek around the mighty Mount Kailsh continues with a downhill into a deep gorge. Once we reach our camping site at Damding Donkhang, we can feel the chill through our bones but the feeling of joy will lead us to more pleasure. 

Overnight. 

 

Accommodation: Local tea house/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 13

Trek to Dikpa Karnak (5,300m) via Dirapuk Monastery (5,120m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On the way to Dirapuk Monastery, we get to witness the breathtaking beauty of the vast landscapes, snow-covered peaks, and lush forest. We will spend some more time at the monastery absorbing its rich cultural history of Tibetan Buddhism. We will reach the destination, Dikpa Karnak by crossingthe bridge at La Chu by the late afternoon. 

If the time, weather and physical condition allow then we will roam around the place.

Overnight, 

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 14

Trek to Zutul Puk Gompa (4,800m) via Dolma La pass (5,630m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we follow the track taking us to the Dolma La Pass at 5,530 meters. From here, we continue our walk through a rocky trail with loose pebbles, boulders, and rocks and come across Gourikund Lake and Lhamchhukir. Then our trek is followed by a relaxing walk along the dramatic mountain view on the backdrop until we reach our camping site at Zutul Puk Monastery. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 15

Trek to Darchen & drive to Chukka Gompa (4,750m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will have to make our way back to Darchen via Horqua with an interesting down way and having the views of the Manasarovar Lake territories and landscapes as well as the Mani wall. Once we arrive in Horque we can call our vehicle to drive for Darchen and Chukka Gompa or complete the circuit at Darchen. Overnight.

(Note: As per your time and interest as well as the weather conditions, you can again drive to Manasarovar Lake, spend the night in Darchen or continue as per itinerary).

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek & 3 hrs drive.

Day 16

Scenic drive to Saga

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we have to accomplish a long drive to Saga traversing through the sacred historic Chiu Monastery. We continue driving past Hor Quo and across the Mayum La pass (5,200m). While passing through, we will have glimpses of small towns like Zhongba and Paryang.

Overnight at hotel in saga. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 17

Drive from Saga to Kayrong

Meals included: Breakfast

At our return, we will have a scenic drive to a town called kayrong for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 18

Drive to the order & further ahead to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we drive to the border checkpoint to go through the customs formalities. After reaching Neapl-China Friendship Bridge, we will be leaving our Tibet-side vehicle and walk for around 15 minutes towards Nepal-side. From here, we will drive to the capital, Kathmandu. 

Once in the center of the city, you will check-in at the hotel and relax. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 19

Free/spare day

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

You can explore the remaining UNESCO listed heritage sites, go for a hike or engage in the shopping of souvenirs for friends and family members, as it is a spare day for you.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.  

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 20

Departure Day

Meals included: Breakfast

As per your flilght schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the onward destination or homwtown. With mixed feelings, we bid farewell and wish for a safe journey. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, 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 or Farewell Dinners. 

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 domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Hotel Accommodation in Nepal and Tibet on BB basis
  • Available accommodation during the trek on full board (BLD) basis 
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • All required porters along with high quality camping equipments
  • A down jacket and a sleeping bag during the trek 
  • A duffle bag and first aid kit during the trek 
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All applicable taxes and surcharges 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • International Airfares and Airport tax
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the INCLUSION section


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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