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Simikot Kailash Tour

Trip Level
Moderate Strenuous
Destination
Tibet
Trip Duration
26 Days

Overview

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.

Detailed Itinerary

  • 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 ManasarovarDay 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.

Cost Details

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights’ hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
  • Two nights’ hotel in Pokhara on BB plan as per category.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Local fresh fruits where available.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
  • Annapurna area Trekking map, one in a group.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • Ground transportation by tourist coach from Kathmandu to Pokhara and VV and by private vehicle from Pokhara to trekking starting point and back.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP fees).
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Airfare if required.

Equipments Checklist

  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • water Bottle

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.