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Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour the adventure of camping and walking along the untouched and remote terrain

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Trip Facts

Best Season :
Mid April - First week of November
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
Simikot
End Point:
Lhasa
Altitude:
5600m, Dirapuk
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Accomodation:
Hotel and camping
Transportation:
Drive/Flight

Highlights

  • Enjoy the wilderness in nature as you walk through the remote and untouched terrain of Nepal
  • Rejoice the picturesque beauty of Tibetan plateau and Yari village from Nara La pass
  • Perform kora around Mt. Kailash
  • Explore temples and shrines around Milarepa cave
  • Relish the tranquil nature around Mansarovar lake
  • Reward your eyes with the spectacular beauty of mountains like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar from Lalung La (5124m) and Shung La (5200m)

Overview

Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour, Make your way through Simikot-Humla, one of the remote places for trekking in Nepal to reach the Mt.Kailash and Mansarovar lake in Tibet. 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 a 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 the 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 beside 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 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 a miracle. Most people believe that a bath in this lake purifies your body from the sins. The likely tour and trekking are Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar via Limi Valley Treks and Tour, Inspiring Journey to Holy Mt. Kailash and other most amazing trekking and tours in Nepal and Tibet.

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 the best views of mountains and high altitude lakes.


Itinerary Overview

Day 01 to Day 02: Arrive in Kathmandu and Tour preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - O/N Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj - O/N Hotel.
Day 04 Day 09: Fly to Simikot and trek to Hilsa - O/N Camp. ( Nepal Part)
Day 10 to Day 14:  Tented camp - Mansarovar - Around Mount Kailash ( Tibet part )
Day 15 to Day 17: Drive to Shigatse & Lhasa - O/N Hotel
Day 18 to Day 19: flight back to Kathmandu and Leisure day in Kathmandu - O/N Hotel.
Day 20: 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.

Today, we drive to Sigatse through Lhasa-Kailash highway, Finally, we will reach the Sigatse and you take amazing Tibetan cultural experience in Sigatse with Tasi Limphhu monastery sightseeing. Overnight at hotel in Sigatse.

Today, We drive to Gyatse which is one of the old traditional markets of Tibet in the insane time. When we visit the Gyatse Monastery then continue to drive to Lhasa via Yamdroksee Lake with the high passes including trans Himalaya view of Tibet. Finally, We reach Lhasa and overnight in Lhasa at the Hotel.

Lhasa is the second most populous urban area on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of 3,490 meters (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. So Today we visit Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace and old Tibetan markets around Jokhang temple.
Overnight at Hotel.

Today, we bid Tibet a goodbye and enter Nepal. We drive to the Gonger airport and fly back to Kathmandu with magnificence view Nepal Himalayas including top of the world Mount Everest ( Chomolungma), Mount Choyu and others top the highest point of the world. Our staffs will be in there for pickup you and transfer to the 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

Essential Infos

Regarding your visa and arrival

You can obtain Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.

Getting into Tibet

You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a drive via Kodari border in Nepal.

Best time to visit

Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, for any traveler who would like to have best views of Mt. Everest from the base camp, April to mid June and September to October would be the best time.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Lhasa would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.

Meals and drinking water

During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.

Currency Exchange

The currency of Tibet is denominated as Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.

 


Trip reviews

Ch-Trekking

Germany
2018

Unique Experience Trekking and Tours to Simikot – Manasarovar – Kailash -Lhasa with Himal Eco Treks

Traveling with Bharat and his excellent team starting our Trekking from Simikot to Hilsa, then going into the old kingdom of Guge and proceeding the trekking around Mount Kailash was a unique experience. Even going through difficulties (mainly health problems) outgroup felt assisted and supported in the best possible way – not to talk about the incredible food, our early morning tea, the fresh coffee offered at the highest pass …..
Thank you so much

ch-trekking
From Munich, Germany

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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