Simikot Kailash Tour
Kailash tour from Simikot begins with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu then fly to Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai plains of Nepal. From Nepaljung you will take the flight to Simikot from where your trek begins.
In May 1993 the governments of Nepal and China reached an accord that allowed the first treks across the border between the two countries. While it had been a route for Nepalese pilgrims for years, foreign trekkers were never allowed to trek from Nepal into Tibet. The journey through Humla, Nepal’s highest, northernmost and most remote district is culturally and scenically rewarding. It is only near Simikot, the district headquarters, that you will encounter people of other ethnic groups, mostly Thakuris and Chhetris.
A trip to Mt Kailash has always been regarded as a pilgrimage. It satisfies the romantic in us that the pilgrimage to Kailash is a difficult one. Whether you drive for seven days or walk for six days, it is still not possible to make a quick, easy visit to Kailash and Manasarovar. You cannot yet travel all the way to Kailash by helicopter or airplane. This is certainly as it should be.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu for China visa procession
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, stay over night at hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950m) then trek to Dharapuri (2330m)
Day 05: Trek to Yanger (2850m)
Day 06: Trek to Torea (3380m)
Day 07: Trek to Yari (3600m)
Day 08: Rest day in Yari
Day 09: Trek to Hilsa (3650m) Via Nara-La (4580m)
Day 10: Jeep drive to Purang (3880m)
Day 11: Trek to Manasarovar (4650m)
Day 12: Rest at Manasarovar
Day 13: Drive to Darchan (4650m)
Day 14: Trek to Dierrapuk Gompa
Day 15: Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m) via Dolma-La (5630m)
Day 16: Trek back to Darchan and drive to Manasorovar
Day 17: Drive back to Paryang
Day 18: Drive back to Saga
Day 19: Drive to Lhatse
Day 20: Drive to Sigatse and Visit Sakya and Tashilunpo
Day 21: Drive to Lhasa
Day 22: Visit Sera and Drepung
Day 23: Visit Potala palace and Jokhang Temple
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 25: Kathmandu free day
Day 26: Transfer to international airport.