Kailash Tour via Simikot

Duration

20 Days

Grade

Leisurely (2)

Altitude

** m / ** ft

Service Level

Basic

Rating

Overview

Kailash Tour via Simikot is an excellent journey to Mt. Kailash whereby we experience trekking in one of the most remote western parts of Nepal before entering Tibet.  We arrive in Kathmandu and spend a day resting and preparing for the trip and fly to Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai plains of Nepal the next day. On our Simikot to Kailash journey, we travel along ancient pilgrimage routes and trade links, trekking across the border into Tibet. Our Tibet tour starts with a visit to the Garuda Valley, a place believed to be the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the ancient times when bon religion was practiced throughout Tibet, long before Buddhism was introduced. Next, we circumambulate Mt. Kailash and tour Mansarovar Lake, both of which hold great natural, cultural and religious significance. The Kailash Tour via Simikot ends in Lhasa which is called the ‘cradle of Tibetan civilization.

Trip Itinerary

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

02 Free day in Kathmandu with visa and trip preparation

03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

04 Fly to Simikot (2,985m/9,790ft) and trek to Dharapori (2,360m/7,740ft) 4 - 6 hours

05 Dharapori to Kermi (2,860m/9,383ft): 5 - 6 hours

06 Kermi to Yalbang (2,879m/9,445ft): 5 - 6 hours

07 Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073m/10,082ft): 5 - 6 hours

08 Tumkot to Yari (3,663m/12,017ft): 6 - 7 hours

09 Yari to Hilsa (3,647m/11,965ft) via Nara La pass: 5 - 6 hours

10 Hilsa to Purang (3,772m/12,375ft): 2 - 3 hours

11 Purang to Montser (4,450m/14,599ft) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 - 4 hours

12 Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560m/14,956ft): 3 - 4 hours

13 First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys (5120m/16,792ft), 5 - 6 hours

14 Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790m/15,765ft): 18km, 6 - 7 hours

15 Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft): 14km, 3 - 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar

16 Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

17 Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m/15,088ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours

18 Saga to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft): 445km, 8-9 hours

19 Shigatse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft): 265km, 4-5 hours

20 Final Departure

Inclusion

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • Hotels in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Tibet. Teahouse during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Tibet
  • All meals while trekking in Nepal (only)
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Simikot with airport departure taxes
  • Assistance in acquiring the Chinese visa
  • All necessary permit(s) and entry fees (including Tibet Travel Permit)
  • Hilsa, Kailash, Garuda valley, Lhasa transfer by private vehicles (van or Hiace or bus)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced local guide(s)
  • Fees for porter or horse from Simikot to Hilsa and during Kora
  • T-Shirt, sleeping bag , down jacket, and duffle bag
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lake Mansorver Kora bus fee
  • All necessary paperwork

Exclusion

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