Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung is an adventurous journey that allows you to witness the glory of Nepalese and Tibetan landscapes in a single go. The journey starts with a scenic flight to the remote section of Nepal. The trekking starts from Simikot which is the headquarter of one of the remote districts in Nepal – Humla district. We pass some appealing landscapes in the backdrop of Himalayas and ascend up along an off beaten trail towards the Tibetan border. We pass lush forests and climb up along a secluded environment to traverse into no tree area. Slowly, the surrounding turns dry, barren and rocky. It adds to the wilderness of this journey. We pass Kermi, Yalbang, and Tumkot to cross Nara La pass at an altitude of 4580 meters and descend down along a tough section of the trail to Hilsa. It is a beautiful village that borders with Tibet. This is also a helicopter landing point for those pilgrims who are going for Kailash Parikrama Tour via helicopter.
Leaving Hilsa, Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung continues with a walk along the Tibetan border to enter into Tibet. As we enter Tibet, we take a drive along a scenic route towards Tirthapuri. On the way, we pass the fascinating Mansarovar and Raksheesa Lake. At Tirthapuri, we visit a monastery and enjoy a hot water bath in a natural hot water spring of Tirthapuri. Further, we drive to Tholing where we can visit an ancient monastery. Located in Zanda Country, in the Ngari Region of western Tibet, the monastery was built by the second king of the Guge Kingdom in 996. It is considered to be the oldest Buddhist temple in the region enjoy a wonderful day in the Guge Kingdom.
Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung further takes you to the Guge Kingdom, a kingdom that was founded by the descendants of the Tobo dynasty in the 10th century. With over 700 year’s long history, the kingdom had created an advanced civilization that was destroyed after a war that broke out between the Guge kingdom and Muslim kingdom from Kashmir. The rival kingdom got victory over Guge which led to its massive destruction. Since then, the land is barren and abandoned.
After exploring the kingdom, we drive back to Tholing and head towards Tarchen. Tarchen is the foot of holy Mt. Kailash. We begin our Kora from Tarchen and pass Derapuk, Zutulpuk to form a circle around holy Mt. Kailash. After performing Kora around Kailash, the trek takes you to Mansarovar Lake where you can relish the serenity and purity of Mansarovar lake in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Finally, the trek concludes with a drive back to Nepal via the Kerung border.
In this way, Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung ends with various delightful experiences. The isolated and untouched sections of remote Nepal, mountainous landscapes of Tibet, Holy Mt. Kailash, serene Mansarovar Lake and the authentic culture and lifestyle of traditional Tibetan people are some incredible highlights that make Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung worth it. And our another similar package is Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour
Did you know?
This might be your last chance to go to Mt. Kailash over Nara La pass along the off the beaten trekking trail. The development of road and transportation from Hilsa to Simikot is in the phase of construction. Once the construction work is completed, you will never get a chance to walk over an untouched natural trail to Nara La pass. The trail over Nara La pass is a pleasing experience enriched with wonderful views of isolated landscapes.
Enhance your journey by being a part of Saga Dawa Festival
Saga Dawa Festival is a month of merits. It’s a month-long festival that honors the birth, enlightenment, and nirvana of Buddha Sakyamuni. The word Saga refers to fourth and Dawa refers to month. So, Saga Dawa is the festival of the fourth month. In the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, when the star of Saga appears in the sky, Tibetan Buddhists start to celebrate this festival. This month is considered as the most auspicious and significant month of the year. At the time of death of Buddha Sakyamuni, he instructed his followers to celebrate than to grief over his death. Hence, people celebrate this festival in the honor of Buddha Sakyamuni. On this day, people perform various religious rituals, chant prayers and perform Kora around Mt. Kailash. They attend a flag pole erecting ceremony at Tarboche.
If you want to be a part of this festival, plan your Simikot Kailash Trek via Kerung in June. In 2020, the festival will be held on the 5th of June. It is the fifteenth day of the fourth month in the Tibetan Calendar. You can observe the vividness of festivals, people, their belief and faith as you attend the pole erecting ceremony in Tarboche. So, come Join Himal Eco Treks for this sensational journey to the land of Himalayas! We are all ready to serve you with an exceptional experience.
Our Fixed Departure dates in 2020
- Group Required number of participation: Minimum 2 person
(SDT2020-01) Saga Dawa Tour – Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung
Arrive in Kathmandu: May 23, 2020
Depart from Kathmandu: June 12, 2020
(SKTTK2020-02) Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung
Arrive in Kathmandu: June 14, 2020
Depart from Kathmandu: July 04, 2020
(SKTTK2020-03) Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung
Arrive in Kathmandu: Sept. 06, 2020
Depart from Kathmandu: Sept. 26, 2020
(SKTTK2020-04) Simikot Kailash Treks and Tour via Kerung
Arrive in Kathmandu: Sept. 28, 2020
Depart from Kathmandu: Oct. 18, 2020
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Hotel and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Extra nights hotel and foods in Nepalgunj on flight cancellation due to the bad weather to Simikot.
- The helicopter charter cost to Simikot from Nepalgunj, on flight cancellation due to bad weather.
- Expenses of personal nature and any alcoholic drinks.
- Riding horse along the trek, if required.
- Extra porter for the personal daypack, if required.
- Extra cost on natural disasters.
- Tips to the Guide, driver and supporting Staff.
Regarding your arrival in Nepal and Nepal Entry Visa
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter into Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
Regarding your Chinese visa
You can obtain a Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to the Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for a 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 a photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees.
Getting into Tibet
You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a trek/drive via the Hilsa and Kerung 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 the best views of Mt. Everest from the base camp, April to mid-June and September to October would be the best time.
Accommodation would be a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. For the rest of the places, expect a very normal kind of food and accommodation with a camping and guest house basis.
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 are not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own. Boiled drinking water will be provided by our kitchen during the camping and Bottel of mineral water payable on your own.
The currency of Nepal is denominated as Nepalese Rupee (NPR) and The currency of Tibet is denominated as the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). You may change in your arrival in Nepal or Tibet.
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it ensures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Personal Health Condition
You should be mentally and physically fit with the good experience of hiking in the hilly region.