Thrilling Trek of Mount Kailash - 20 Days

Trekking and Walking
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction
  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than two decade
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

US$ 5,799 P/P

Book Now

Trip Info

  • Duration

    20 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Dolma La pass (5,630m) m

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private and comfortable drive with domestic flight

  • Best Season:

    • Summer (May,Jun)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Thrilling Trek of Mount Kailash Overview

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.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj & explore

🕑 50 mins

Max Altitude: 150 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4: Fly to Simikot & trek to Masigaun

🕑 20 mins flight & 4-5 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 2,750 m

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and you will get transferred to the airport for the adventurous flight to Simikot (2,750 m).

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 (2,270 m) 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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 5: Trek to Kermi

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,680 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local tea house/ tented camp

Day 6: Trek to Yangar

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,850 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 7: Trek to Torea

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,400 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 8: Free day to explore Sipsip

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,300 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house / local lodges / tented camp

Day 9: Ascend to Nara Lagna Pass & descend to Hilsa

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,600 m

On our journey through Nara Lagna Pass (4,600 m), 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 (3,700m). 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).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/ local lodges/ tented camp

Day 10: Drive to Purang to Lake Manasarovar

🕑 3-4 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 3,900 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ local lodges/ tented camp.

Day 11: Drive to trail head at Darchen & trek to Chukka gompa

🕑 An hour drive & 5-6 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 4,750 m

Early morning breakfast and we drive towards Darchen (4,600 m), 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 (4,750 m). 

Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local lodge/ tented camp

Day 12: Trek to Damding Donkhang

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,900 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local tea house/ tented camp

Day 13: Trek to Dikpa Karnak via Dirapuk Monastery

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,300 m

On the way to Dirapuk Monastery (5,120 m), 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 (5,300 m) by crossing the bridge at La Chu by the late afternoon. 

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

Overnight, 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges

Day 14: Trek to Zutul Puk Gompa via Dolma La Pass

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,630 m

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 (4,800 m). 

Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges

Day 15: Trek to Darchen & drive to Chukka Gompa

🕑 3-4 hrs trek & 3 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 4,750 m

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).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 16: Scenic drive to Saga

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,640 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 17: Drive from Saga to Kayrong

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,700 m

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

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18: Drive to the order & further ahead to Kathmandu

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 19: Free/spare day

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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.  

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 20: Departure Day

🕑 30 mins

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. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • 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 

Excludes

  • 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

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.

© 2023 Himalayan Trekkers. All rights reserved.