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Trip Facts

Price:
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Best Season :
MARCH-NOVEMBER
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Simikot
End Point:
Lhasa
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and camping
Transportation:
Drive/Flight

Overview

Make your way through one of the most remote places in Nepal to the Kailash, Mansarovar lake in Lhasa. The journey might be quite challenging. Despite the challenging journey the adventure of camping and walking along the untouched and remote terrain would be an extraordinary experience. The ultimate destination of Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour is the holy pilgrimage site in Tibet i.e. Mt. Kailash. Many pilgrims visit this place each year but this challenging route is only preferred by those adventure lovers who have high level of endurance.

As you opt for this trek, you should forget about spending your nights in comfortable lodges and resting in some attractive cafes on the way. Because during the entire trek, you will be staying in camps and enjoying some locally cooked food.  Also there are no tea houses on the way as you will be traveling through some most remote parts of Nepal and Tibet.

A special permit lets initiate your journey through Simikot.  As you walk through this route, you will get some insights on how remote a place can be. You will feel like you have no connection to the outer world. The wilderness this route possesses is captivating but wild most of the time. As you come to end of your journey, you will get the opportunity to admire the relishing views of wild Tibetan plateaus, mountains and high altitude lakes. The Mansarovar lake embedded besides the tranquil mountain Kailash is spectacular and it would be the most heavenly place one could ever be in the entire world.

Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake is holy and sacred place religiously for Hindu and Buddhist people. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this place every year to perform Kora. As per Hindu mythology, Mt. Kailash is a home of Lord Shiva. It is a place where he resides and meditates along with his wife Parvati. Accordingly, Buddhist and Jain people have their own religious importance about this place. Mansarovar lake is considered as a lake of miracle. Most people believe that a bath in this lake purify your body from the sins.

So, if you are willing to experience the wild landscape of Tibet along with the remote places of Nepal. Join Simikot Kailash Lhasa Trek with Himal Eco Trek. Get athe best views of mountains and high altitude lakes.


Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Tour preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri
Day 05: Dharapuri – Kermi
Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang
Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot
Day 08: Tumkot to Yari
Day 09: Yari to Hilsa
Day 10: Hilsa to Mansarovar
Day 11: Mansarovar – Tarchen
Day 12: Tarchen – Tarboche – Dirapuk
Day 13: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk
Day 14: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen –Mansarovar – Dongba
Day 15: Drive to sigatxe
Day 16: Drive to lhasa
Day 17: flight back to kathmandu
Day 18: Farewell


Detail Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal. Your representative will pick you up at the airport and escort you to hotel for check in. Your guide will provide you detail information about your journey further. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath which will be followed by visit to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

We take a flight to the far south west region of Nepal i.e. to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj being a border town, it is very busy and crowded. The temperature there is also high. It is the hottest city all over Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Nepalgunj. (Breakfast included)

Today, we take another flight to Simikot. We fly to the north for about 35 minutes to one of the remote locations in Nepal – Simikot. It is the headquarter of Humla district. At Simikot, we meet our crew who will assist us for our journey ahead. We start our trekking journey by climbing up from the airstrip and walking on a rocky trail. We pass the fields of barley and wheat and ascend to a forested ridge above the town of Simikot. We make a long steep descend and pass Dandaphoya. We continue our trail through walnut and apricot trees until we reach the village of Dharapokhari. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Leaving Dharapari, we walk on relatively flat trails along the Karnali River. We pass the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes on our way. We can enjoy a hot water bath at two natural hot springs located near Kermi. The hot water bath can be an ailment to soothe our aching bodies. On the way, we visit two popular gompas on our trail namely Kermi Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Our trail goes flat and then takes a steep ascend over a rocky ridge before descending down to the greyish blue water of the Humla Karnali. We cross another ridge to a sandy meadow where the camps are set by the goat herders by the side of the river. Passing the meadow, we reach a valley that down as we cross more ridges to reach the village of Yalbang On the way, we visit a remote monastery - Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery and walk ahead enjoy the views of pine trees and Karnali River. We will also visit the remote. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Today, we walk through a trail above the Karnali River. As we ascend up, the lush in the environment starts to disappear and few small comes to sight. Then we make our way through pine trees and rocky hills to Tumkot. Upon reaching Tumkot, we visit the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery. It is one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Our walk for the day is comparatively easy. The change in climate and vegetation is drastically noticeable. As we move forward, the landscape grows more wild, secluded and rocky. You can only see small bushes and low junipers in the name of vegetation. We continue our trail until we reach Yari. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Our journey today is exciting as we cross the first pass of our journey - the Nara La pass (4,620m). The vegetation and landscape at this place is similar to that of Tibet. As we cross the pass, we will be blessed by the outstanding views of Tibetan plateau and Yari Village. From the pass, we descend down to Hilsa. Hilsa is a border town near Tibet. It is a point where the pilgrims on the way of Mt. Kailash are dropped by helicopter. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Today, we cross the Nepal/ Tibet Border. Here, the border is marked just by a stone pillar. As soon as we cross the border, we reach to our vehicle which will be waiting for us. Jumping over our vehicle, we drive ahead via Taklakot, to Manasarovar. Overnight at tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, we wake up and take a dip in the holy lake of Mansarovar. It is said that all our sins will be forgiven by God and we will be blessed with bliss if we take a bath in that lake. After completing our bath and parikrama, we drive towards Tarchen. Tarchen is a base camp for Kailash parikrama. During the auspicious religiously important dates, the base camp is filled with tents with pilgrims. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Today, we actually start our Kailash yatra. The path starting from Tarchen is also known as Asthapath which means “Way of Faith”. We walk along a rocky cliff and pass waterfall to Dirapuk. The whole landscape is wild but alluring. The blue sky with hint of few white clouds is absolutely amazing. The random view of face of Mt. Kailash will add to our walking journey. The atmosphere around will give us a heavenly feeling. Overnight at a guesthouse in Dirapuk.

We continue our trail up until we reach Dolma La Pass. At Dolma La pass, the weather can be quite unreliable. Therefore, it is recommended to cross the pass as early as possible to avoid storm and bad weather. From the top of the pass, we descend down to Gauri Kund. After visiting Gauri Kund, we continue our trek to Zuthulpuk Overnight at a guesthouse in Zuthulpuk.

Today is the last day of our parikrama. In the morning, we explore the temples, shrines around the Milarepa cave. Then we retrace our jouney back to Tarchen. From Tarchen, we drive in our land cruiser to Dongba. Overnight at a guesthouse.

We join the road that takes us to the Nepal- china border and drive towards Tingri. Moving forward from Tingri, we cross two high passes namely Lalung La (5124m) and Shung La (5200m). From the pass, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Leaving the pass, we descend down to Nyalam. Overnight at a guesthouse in Nyalam. (Breakfast included)

Today, we bid Tibet a goodbye and enter Nepal. We fulfil all the formalities in border and cross the friendship bridge over Bhotekoshi river. We enter Kodari border and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

A leisure day in Kathmandu. You can utilize the day on your own! Explore the streets of Kathmandu or opt out for visit to some popular places as per your preferences. There are many malls in the city, therefore, you can also utilize the day by shopping in the malls of Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will escort you to airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead. Hope you had a great time with us.


Service Includes

  • Our package is inclusive of all ground transport which includes airport transfers as well.
  • You will be assisted in acquiring visa to China.
  • Accommodation in three star hotel wherever available.
  • Tented camps or guesthouse wherever not available.
  • The package includes full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • All the permit fees during the tour.
  • An experienced local guide.
  • Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.
  • First aid kit

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
  • International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
  • Chinese visa fees.
  • Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.
  • Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
  • Personal trekking equipment if any.
  • Extra baggage charge
  • Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility.
  • Travel insurance of trekking staff

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