Mount Kailash Manasarovar tour via simikot trek is another route to travel to Mount Kailash. This alternative route is specifically suitable for the adventurer rather than pilgrimage devotees. One should be perfectly physically fit and strong in order to travel to Mount Kailash via simikot. It requres a special restricted area permit to travel to Kailash manasarovar via western part of Nepal. From Kathmandu we take a domestic flight to Nepalganj and again take another domestic flight to Simikot. Simikot is the trekking starting point to travel to Mount Kailash. It requires 5 and half days trek to reach to Nepal - china border. The trekking trail enters forests of Himalayhan blue pine and spruce to the banks of the karnali river. Passing through a villages called Dharapani, kermi, Yalbang. Tumkot, yari crossing the highest pass in Nepal side "Nara La Pass" and all the way to Hilsa we reach to the borderland. Our vehicle will be waiting for us a Tibet side to drive us to the base of Holy mount Kailash. After finishing immigration formality we enter to a Holy land of Tibet and continue our journey towards Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar. We pass through Purang, holy lake Mansarovar and darchen (base camp of Mount Kailash) before beginning Mount Kailash Kora (trek). We then do Kailash kora for 2 and half days then return back by driving passing through a villages called Saga, Paryang, Nyalam, Zhangmu to the border. We cross the border and enter Nepal where our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Kathmandu and our trip ends with a beautiful memories of a holy land (Nepal and Tibet).
General Facts of Mount Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot Trekking :
Starting: Kathmandu, enter tibet via Simikot.
Ending: Kathmandu, exit tibet via Zhamgmu.
Trip Days: 19 Days.
Tibet Accommodation: bBudget guest house.
Kathmandu Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel.
Transportation: Van, Hiace, jeep or bus as per group Size.
Maximum Altitude: Dolma La Pass 5630 m.
Season : May - Oct.
Group Size: Minimum 02.
Tour Code: KMST 0015.
Mount Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot Trekking Summary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Chinese Visa preparation Day.
Day 03: Nepal restricted Area permit.
Day 04: Fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 05: Fly to Simikot, and trek Dharapari.
Day 06: Trek Dharapari - Kermi.
Day 07: Trek Kermi - Yalbang Gompa.
Day 08: Trek Yalbang Gompa - Tumkot Khola.
Day 09: Trek Tumkot Khola - Yari.
Day 10: Trek Yari - Hilsa drive Purang.
Day 11: Drive Purang - Lake Manasarovar.
Day 12: Drive Tarpuche via Darchen, trek Diraphuk.
Day 13: Trek Diraphuk - Zuthulphuk.
Day 14: Trek Tangsar and drive Mansarovar (Hor Qu).
Day 15: Drive Mansarovar - Saga.
Day 16: Drive Saga - Nyalam/Zhangmu.
Day 17: Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu.
Day 18: Transfer to airport for final departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel. Free and relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Chinese Visa preparation Day. Kathmandu Sightseeing.
The day is free and relax for you. We will take your passport, fill the visa application form and then submit it to chinese embassy for visa processing. Visit: Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Nath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhu Nath Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Nepal restricted Area permit . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Fly Kathmandu - Nepalganj.
Have breakfast and drive to domestic airport to fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to your hotel. Nepalgunj is in the sub-tropical lowlands of the Terai close to the border with India. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Fly Nepalganj - Simikot. Trek Dharapuri.
Fly to Simikot 2960m, and begin trek to Dharapuri 2250m. The flight takes 50mins and offers some fantastic views of Himalayan peaks. The landing at the tiny mountain airstrip at Simikot is an unforgettable experience. There is an initial climb above Simikot before descending towards the village of Tuling and follow a level trail through walnut and apricot trees to the village of Dharapuri. Overnight at Camp.
Day 06: Trek Dharapuri - Kermi 2682m. 6/7 hours trek.
We follow the Humla Karnali and trek through rice and wheat fields to a point where the valley narrows and the river is choked with large boulders. According to legend, these represent silver fish that swam up from the Ganges and could make it no further. Above this point rice is not grown and we trek through small fields of buckwheat and open pine woodland. Towering above the surging waters of the Humla Karnali are snow capped peaks and a series of gentle waterfalls that provide ideal shower facilities. Overnight at Camp.
Day 07: Trek Kermi - Yalbang Gompa 2950m.6/7 hours trek.
Today we cross our first pass, the Soli La (2990m), and descend to cross the Soli Khola on a sturdy suspension bridge built in 1995. Our trail climbs above the Humla Karnali to the gompa at Yalbang that makes an excellent campsite. The views are superb and the friendly monks speak excellent English. Overnight at Camp.
Day 08: Trek Yalbang Gompa - Tumkot Khola 2800m.6/7 hours trek.
The trail continues, at times close to the river, on a path that is built up with rocks and timber. We cross the Humla Karnali and climb gradually to Muchu (2920m) where there is a police checkpost. The trail passes below the gompa and stone houses of the village before gently descending to our camp by the river. Overnight at Camp.
Day 09: Trek Tumkot Khola - Thado Dunga 3854m.6/7 hours trek.
After crossing the Tumkot Khola we leave the Humla Karnali behind and will meet it again in two days time. A two hour climb brings us to a ridge crest at 3310m marked by a large cairn. We continue through open juniper woodland past Palbang to the village of Yari where there is a small shop and a school. About half an hour beyond Yari there is a nice camping place in an area of small meadows known as Dzungjen. As an aid to acclimatisation we can climb one of the ridges above Dzungjen for some excellent mountain views of the Saipal Himal.Overnight at Camp.
Day 10: Trek Thado Dunga - Hilsa 3720m.
The high pass of the Nara Lagna (4580m) is reached after a 31/2 to 4 hour climb. The summit is marked by two large cairns draped with prayer flags. Below, we can look into Tibet where the arid hillsides are a stark contrast to the greenery of the Humla region we have recently trekked through. It looks a long way down to Sher where our landcruisers await. The descent is steep and loose in places as the trail crosses scree and debris slopes. We may meet traders with large herds of sheep and goats. Each animal carries saddlebags loaded with rice from the Terai which is bound for Tibet, or if travelling in the opposite direction loads of salt bound for Nepal. Overnight at Camp.
Day 11: Drive Hilsa – Purang 3400m.
We climb a short distance to Sher, a Tibetan salt trading post at 3860m that is a windswept place of government buildings where passports and daysacks will be inspected. At Sher we meet our Tibetan guide and board our landcruisers for the two hour drive to Purang, (Taklakot) at 3930m. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Drive Purang - Lake Manasarovar 4558m.
It is a rough fantastic drive that gives a taste of what lies ahead. En route visit Khojarnath where a large red gompa of the Sakya sect of Buddhism. We continue drive mansarovar parikrama & stop at Chiu Gompa. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13: Drive Manasarovar - Darchen.
It is around 7-8 hours drive to Darchen, a cluster of buildings within a walled compound that marks the pilgrim's gateway to Mt Kailash. Overnight at Guest Hose.
Day 14: Trek Tarpuche - Diraphuk(5010 m).
Parikrama around Kailash begins at Tarpuche . Our way of trekking passes numerous chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas . We will also have wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming water falls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku Gompa and 6 hrs later arrive at the Dirapuk Gompa where we will set up camp or stay at the guest house on the basis of availability. Overnight at fixed tented camp.
Day 15: Trek Diraphuk - Zuthulphuk (4820m).
Today is the hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage. We will cross through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of the holiest sites to view/ visit from the top. Further hiking brings us to the accent up to Dolma -La pass (5630m). After a nice break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery (the cave of miracles where Milarepa meditated) .Total hiking for the day will be 18 km 8 hrs. Overnight at Fixed tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to Tangsar (Hike 10 km) and drive to Mansarovar.
Trek to Tangsar Tangmar and drive to Manasarovar Hor a 3 hrs walk brings us to where the river emerges onto the Borkha plain. Our jeeps will be waiting to transport us to our camp at Lake Mansarovar. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 17: Drive to Saga 10 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu .
Wake up early in the morning and get ready to drive to Kathmandu crossing Nepal – China border. This is a long day drive you will reach Kathmandu late in the evening. Upon reaching Kathmandu check in at Hotel. Free and relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 19: Transfer to airport for final departure.
One Night accommodation (twin sharing) in Nepalgunj with Breakfast.
Hotel Sneha or similar hotel to Airport transfer in Nepalgunj
All transportation in nepal part by private Vehical
Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Simikot flight by fixed wing plane
Domestic airport taxes
Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
Budget Guest House accommodation in tibet as mentioned in itinerary with local toilet.
Airport pickup and drop.
All meals during trek in Nepal Part (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (in one Land Cruiser)
English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet part.
Cook, helper in Nepal part only.
All necessary camping equipments in Nepal part.
Two porters to carry luggage only during Mt kailash Kora (circumbulate).
Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
All applicable taxes & service charges
4 Nights in Kathmandu on 3 star hotel with breakfast twin room.
Chinese Visa Fee.
Matresses and sleeping bag during Nepal trekking only.
Riding Horse or Yak during the Parikrama for personal
A visit to Khojarnath temple
Your travel insurance
Rescue and evacuation service
Bottled drinks, bar and beverages.
Tip for guide & driver
International Flight and taxes.
Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Nepalgunj.
Meals in Tibet part.
Attach bath and private.
Camera and other electronic equipments fees.
Sghtseeing places entrance Fee in Nepal part.
Any additional cost due to changes of itinerary on your own wish.
Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.