Simikot Kailash Zhangmu Tour and Treks takes you to the wilderness that lies in the quaint Himalayas. Take time from your hectic life to relish the natural beauty as well as for spiritual healing.
Firstly initiate your journey from the most remote part of Nepal. Also, walk through the some less traveled trail to get wanderlust. We prepare trekking package with the best trekking route. So that you can experience the lifestyle of remote parts of Nepal. Similarly, it is an opportunity to blend with a popular spiritual place in Tibet i.e, Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
The Simikot Kailash Zhangmu Tour and Treks route is an awesome route from trekking perspective as well as a spiritual perspective. The Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake have a high religious value amongst the people who follow Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religion.
As per the Hindu mythology, it is a place where Lord Shiva resides and meditates with his wife Parvati. Jain people believe that Mt. Kailash is the holy place where Rishavdev, founder of Jain people had achieved nirvana.
Likewise, for Buddhist people, the place is a treasure in the snow as it is believed to be the birthplace of Guru Rinpoche. Each year, many Hindu, Buddhist and Jain pilgrims around the world visit this place to perform Kora. Kora is a need to ask forgiveness for the sins which they have done in the past.
There are two popular high altitude lakes near Mt. Kailash namely Mansarovar and Raksheesa lake which adds to the beauty of the place. The blue – turquoise-colored lakes embedded in between the white snowy Tibetan plateau is a superb combination that any nature lover would prefer to opt for.
So, come forward to rejoice this wonderful journey with Himal Eco Treks. The wild Himalayan plateaus, valleys, high altitude lakes and pinnacles of towering mountains are all set to welcome you for a blissful journey.
Welcome to Nepal. Our 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. (Breakfast included)
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. (Breakfast included)
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.