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Simikot kailash trek via West Nepal

Simikot Karnali Hilsa kailash trek via West NepalMt. Kailash (6714 m.) and  Mansarovar Lake  most sacred Mountain  - Holy Lake and very popular among  pilgrimage for  Buddhists and Hindus. It's  located in a high and isolated enclave of West Tibet. It's called The center of univeres.  It is one of the 3 pilgrimage sites in the area, known collectively as Kangri Tsosum, the other two are Ponri Ngaden and Lake Manasarover. All are said to be at the heart of the ancient Shangshung kingdom, the supposed land of origin of pre-Buddhist sect Bonpos. Mt. Kailash is their soul mountain (lari), which they also call Yungdrung Gu Tse (the Nine story Swastika Mountain). This is the very place where it is stated that the sects legendary founder, Tonpa Shenrab, descended from heaven to earth. Lord Shiva both the creator and destroyer of life is believed by Hindus to reside in the holy mountain .

Before opening Simikot-Hilsa Eco trek route used to travel to Mt. Kailash &  Lake Manasarovar either via Lhasa or via Zhang-Mu. From 1993, travelers  started to make tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar via Simikot-Hilsa  route frequently. This route is the shortest and most practical for trekkers  in terms of both elevation and distance. The tour to Mt. Kailash commences  from Simikot, which is situated at an elevation of 2910 meters and climbs up  to Nara-La pass (4330 meters) before reaching the arid Tibetan Plateau.  From Simikot, it takes  6 day's trek to reach the Tibetan border town,  which is plenty of time to be acclimatized in high altitude. 
There is no direct air service from Kathmandu to Simikot, so travelers  generally have to fly Simikot via Nepalgunj, the regional hub of Western  Nepal. Just take an hour flight  to reach there and enter special trekking to Hilsa Border through old Tibetan caravan trade trail and crossing many times suspension bridge over Karnali River then driving amazing in highland to lake manasarovar  and walk around mt. Kailash 52 meeter as a well pilgrimage is a good karma in this live. Overnight Camping on near by Mt. Shishapangma with it's stunning Views and cross down to kodari via high passes lalung-la pass is another highlight of this pilgrim journey to Kailash & Mansarovar Lake in Tibet.


Facts fo This Trip

Trip Duration:
21 Days
Trip Grade:
Best Season:
April to Octobet
Maximum Altitude:
Trip Cost:
Us $ 4300
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Location Map

Simikot Kailash Trek Map

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, O/N Hotel BB basis 

Day 02: Necessery preparation for trekking, O/N Hotel BB basis 

Day 03: Fly or drive to Nepalgunj. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 04: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri.

Day 05: Trek to Salikhola 

Day 06: Trek to Tumkot Khola 

Day 07: Trek to Yari 

Day 08: Trek over Nara La Pass to Hilsa 

Day 09:  Cross Hilsa Border & Jeep drive to Purang (3880m)  to Manasarowar (4650m)

Day 10: Explore Around Manasarowar(4650m), Visit Chu Monastry, Hot Spring and Rakaschstal

Day 11: Drive/walk to Darboche and commence trek to Dera Phuk Gomba (4860m) 

Day 12: Cross Dolma-La (5630 m.) and trek down to Zutul Phuk Gomba (4760m) 

Day 13: Trek back to Darchan and drive to Manasoravar Horchu. 

Day 14: Drive to Brahma Putra river Side near by old Dongba and camp 

Day 15: Drive Lhatse. Guest House. 

Day 16: Drive to Lhasa. 

Day 17:Visit Lhasa, Potala Palace and Monastery around.

Day 18:Lhasa City, Jhokang Temple and Norbulinka Monastery visit..

Day 19: Morning Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: EXplore around Kathmandu, Free time for Shopping & Refreschment. 

Day 21: Transfer to International airport for your departure flight

Note: Itinerary Can be Customize as your Requirement. If this above itinerary is not suffice or have any questions, you can ask one of our expert team member for holidays.

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
    Two Men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Mattresses for trekking in Nepal and Tibet
    Trekking crews - Cook, Cook helper till Saga. Tibetan guide till lhasa.
    Fresh food cooked by our cook, meal will be pure vegetarian & Non vegetaria
    (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Tibet Travel permit and Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu
    Private Transport support truck for carry food + staff
    (from Taklakot to Saga)
    Fly Kathmandu -Nepalgunja and next day fly to Simikot (flight ticket)
    English speaking guide from Tibet and Nepali guide
    Monastery Entrance fee
    Mount Kailash Permit & Mansarovar travel permit
    7 days special permit from Simikot to Hilsa
    Yaks and Yak man for 3 days round Mount Kailash
    Gamo Bag (Altitude Air pressure bag )
    Airport -Hotel - Airport transfer
    Emergince Call Service (Pay calls)
    Fare well dinner typical Nepali resturent

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses for Nepal-Tibet insurance
    All expenses of personal nature
    Bar bills and Beverage
    Tips for staff
    Photography charges
    Kailash Tour Rescue jeep incase needed if some one go back earlier than group
    Extra cost incurred in case of Landslide or natural problem.
    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as per ieinerary
    Sleeping bag & Jacket
    Nepal visa and Re-Entry Nepal visa and Tibet Visa Charge
    Phone calls
    Personal clothes & equipment for trekking tour

Weather Information

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    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    GPO No : 6427
  • Tel : +977 14700302, 4701768
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