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Simikot Kailash Tour, Simikot Kailash Pilgrimage Trekking from Nepal

  • Overview

The old caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet, Kailash Simikot pilgrimage trekking tour start from Simikot airport treks through the far remote western part of Nepal called Humla district following the Humla Karnali river to Nepal-Tibet border on foot travel. A longest but amazing Kailash manasarovar tour ends either in Lhasa or Zhangmu, the overland Nepal Tibet border. Kailash Manasarovar tour via simikot is helpful to acclimatize your body in the high altitude travel to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar. Once receiving at the border line of Nepal/Tibet by Tibetan crew of guide and driver, we do continue overland tour to Manasarovar lake and Mt.Kailash. We have 3 days Kailash trekking in Tibet, once the 3 days Kailash trek ends, we then continue our Kailash overland tour via simikot to the end point at Zhangmu or in Lhasa.

Once a life changing Kailash trekking tour via Simikot cathes the pretty landscapes of Nepalese and Tibetan mountain, crosses the adventure high passes of Nara La and Droma La. A worthwhile Kailash travel route, though very few kailash tour group travel to Manasarovar Kailash via Simikot.The green and wet monsoon weather in Nepal changes into dry, cold and sunshine in the plateau of Tibet.There is always deep blue sky with scattered cloud. Despite the barren and dry features of Tibet, the Manasarovar lake and the Mount Kailash has magnetic influence to Kailash devotees and visitors alike. The challenging century old Kailash Manasarovar pilgrimage tour presents extraordinary experience that beyond human imagination with the most spectacular scenery.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival: 
Pick up from the airport/transfer to your hotel. Time permitting; you may want to start exploring the capital city. In the evening, meet the group for dinner and a trip briefing.

Day 02: Kathmandu:
After breakfast, begins trip to city and temples and back to hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for the journey, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during journey. If any body needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company.

Day 03: Fly to Nepalganj: 
Today we take almost the two hours flight to Nepalgunj in the far south west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city which lies close to the Indian border.

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2965m) then trek to Dhara Pokhari (2310m):
After break fast, fly north for about 55 minutes to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal's most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, we set off on our trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat. We ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep descent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of Dhara Pokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola.

Day 05: Trek to Salli Khola (2750m):
Leaving our campsite, we cross a long screed slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. We then climb over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest we descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola and camp by the river.

Day 06: Trek to Muchu (2900m): 
We cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the grey waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge we come to a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and we cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river before we cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.

Day 07: Rest day at Muchu: 
Today is a rest day which we'll spend in and around Muchu, exploring the village with its stone houses and Buddhist gompa.

Day 08: Trek to Sipsip (4320m): 
From Muchu, we follow the trail over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then walk along the rocky stream bed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. We pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari and beyond here the route climbs up the valley towards a pass, the Nara Lagna. We camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip.

Day 09: Trek to Hilsa (3700m): 
From Sipsip we ascend steeply to a rock cairn marking the top of the Nara Lagna (4580m). Descending from the pass, we have views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa. Beyond here, we slip and slide on a surface of loose pebbles down to the Humla Karnali.

Day 10: Trek and drive to Taklakot (3930m): 
Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our transport and drive via Khojar Nath (Temple of Rama, Sita and Laxman) Takla kot is the large trading centre of west Nepal Tibet border.

Day 11: Rest day for acclimatize at Taklakot.

Day 12: Holy-Manasarovar (4558m): 
Today you will be sent your time to the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Over night at Chu Gumba.

Day 13: Puja and drive to Tarchen (4600m): 
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

Day 14: Trek to Dira Puk (5000m): 
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

Day 15: Hardest day with Dolma-La Pass (5600m): 
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles). The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

Day 16: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar: 
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.

Day 17: Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hrs.

Day 18: Drive Paryang to Saga (185km) 7-8 hrs.

Day 19: Drive to Nyalam (285km) 6-7 hrs.

Day 20: Nyalam to Kathmandu (1300m)
Drive to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel.

Day 21: Transfer to airport for departure flight. 
OR you may extend the stay at Kathmandu for Mountain Flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour by Helicopter/flight, pokhara, chitwan Tour etc.

Cost Info

Service Includes:

  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above programs,
  • Land Transfer by Jeep,
  • Chinese visa and Tibet travel permit,
  • English speaking guide during the tour,
  • Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program,
  • Camping gears for Kailash tour like two men,
  • tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears,
  • Full board meal during the camping section,
  • Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash kora,
  • Nepali guide, cook, helpers, Staff insurance,
  • Monasteries entry permits,
  • Lhasa city tour, flight as per the above itinerary.

Service Excludes:

  • Alcoholic beverages and personal items,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Extra expenses for transportation, porter age, accommodation, meals due to snowfall, landslide, political unrest, strike etc.. 
  • Internet, telephone call, tips for guide, driver, helpers and any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.