Kailash Simikot trekking is a great experience offbeat trek in Nepal that follows the trading route to Tibet Border Hilsa. The trek is pilgrimage faith around the sacred mountain, and Mansarovar lake in the center of the universe on Tibet.
Mt. Kailash is the sacred, deep spirituality, holy mountain ranges, wide-open landscape and the source of 4 major great rivers. And unspoiled nature, culture and pilgrimage holiday destination of Tibet in China. The Kailash and lake Mansarovar are sacred mountains for Hindus and Buddhists. Kailash journey takes you from western Nepal Simikot to Hilsa and take a mt. kailash circle back to Kathmandu. The trail is non-tourist trekking zone of Nepal. And on ancient ways of the salt caravans across the border to Tibet, one of the most mystical world.
You Trek through varied diverse, climate, and vegetation zones and experience the firsthand richness of cultures in the Himalaya Buddhism. In the beginning, you receive lush greenery, into the arid expanses of Tibet. On the banks of Lake Mansarovar feel like begin of another planet. Fresh clear air, the deep and wide blue lake Mansarovar, the Mt. Kailash is amazing to see. The Tsu Gompa, Melerapa Cave, the fluttering prayer flags on the high pass and the enchanting Peace Stupas looks amazing.
The Sacred Walk – Kailash Kora
After Visiting Lake Mansarovar and Tsu Gompa, We go sacred walks of the pilgrimage route around the mount Kailash circuit. Walk along with the pious Tibetan pilgrims in their colorful robes, giving deep belief in the walk a very special spiritual dimension. The View of the highest lodge 5200m. at the Dhi Ra Puck Monastery looks dramatic. The striking north wall of the sacred mountain is particularly at sunrise sunset and unforgettable experience of your lifetime.
Mt. Kailash is the holiest mountain in the Himalaya known as the Center of the world for the four great religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bonpo, and Jain. Mountain Kailash is perfectly symmetrical and according to more description, these faces are made of Crystal, Ruby, Gold, and Lapis Lazuli. Near the base of the mountain rises four of the most significant rivers of the Hidden sub-continent. The name of the Rivers are: Indus, Sutlej, Karnali (A tributary of the Ganges River and Nepal Longest River), and the Brahmaputra.
The Dolma- La pass (5630m)
Dilma La is the highest crossing pass on the Mount Kailash Journey tour. After that, drive across the Tibetan plateau, infinite width on the northern edge of the great Himalayan mountains of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri massif. It seems close enough to touch the mighty Shishapangma Mountain Range. Before you reach Border drive via famous lake Pikutso and driveway back through wild gorges and Famous pass Lalung La pass 5200m.
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- Trip Code: NFH
- Trip Type: Trekking tour
- Start/End: Kathmandu -
- Group Size: 2-14 Pax
- Accommodation: Hotel, Camping
- Best Season:
- Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 9 Hours
2 Travel around Kathmandu. get prepare.
Free morning, Kathmandu city sightseeing by guide and Tibet visa process hotel with B/ B plan.
3 Fly to Nepalgunj.
Sleep in lowest town in the whole kailash journeys. Nepaljung is a Western Hub -Capital of Nepal. Flat farming area close open border to India, Vihar and is a largest city in the Terai with a hot and humid climate. In the afternoon by domestic flight you reach in there and transfer to hotel nearby airport. Stay on comfort hotel with full board meal plan.
4 Fly to Simikot, Trek to Dharapuri
Fly to Simikot and short trek to Dharapuri Village.
Is depend on your good luck and need good weather. Early morning enter to Airport for simikot flight. The flight are always not on time. You might need to wait few hours. The 45 minute flight to Simikot you reach on 2700m. Simikot is Humla Capital. Meet the our support team, prepare the trek crew and after lunch we walk to Dharapuri village via Majhgaon within 3 to 4 hours. First hour, we pass a interesting places where local Humli people take bath and washing cloth on natural water tap. In there you see the real Humli face and community. Than continue uphill to Simikot hill where you can have panoramic view of All simikot Valley and Airport with the mountain and lost horizon. After a short break walk down to Majhgoan village via Seda village and along right bank of Karnali River. Karnali is Nepals Longest River, it source is Mt. Kailash and in India it became Gangas. After easy walk you reach in Dharapuri village. Just close form camp site you can have fresh mountian water river where you can wash and refresh your body by cleaning that water. Fixed camp and stay on Tented camp with full board meal and Tented toilet.
5 Trek to Kermi village.
Get enclose to Local community. After breakfast, begin the new day for you. Hike to Kermi camp not that much long. Along the way you will pass few small stream and beautiful waterfall. After that a steep stone steps climb on the rock is interesting. Some tome you need to wait because of caravan crossing. Within 3 to 4 hours trek you reach in Kermi camp. Lunch will be ready. After lunch set the camp, afternoon a short sight trip to Real Kermi village. Kermi is a Small Buddhist village, Have 1 Monastery and in higher section there is 1 natural hot spring as well. To go Hot spring takes 2 hours more if you are perfect hiker with assistance of our crew you can go there. Otherwise visit the village and talk with local people. Mostly house owner are farmer. Also this village is famous for Butter Tee Drinking Pot production. Every house you can see they working and making that pots if you wish you can buy with directly. All house are build in join settlement style and flat roof. Small Health post and school are in there. Back to Camp and Variety of Dinner, sleep on tented camp with tent toilet share.
6 Trekking to Yalbang Monastery.
A biggest Monastery in route to Kailash from Simikot. Cross Salle la Pass and River. Today your journey goes to the salle pass with in 2 to hours walk along the dry landscape and pine forest. You can have great view of Mt. Saipal and Api Himal. Salle is small pass before reaching the salle Khole. People offer small stone to pass for blessing and wishing. Cross suspension bridge in Salle Khola and lunch along the river side. Than continue follow the Karnali river bank uphill to Yalbang take another 2 hours. Yalbang is another village where they offer community based school. Big Himalayan Buddhism School in Yalbang Monastery and Guru Rimpoche Monastery. Afternoon we visit the Monastery and learn about the Thanka Painting story form Monks. Attend for Evening Ceremony prayer celebration with Butter lamp. Visit the local community based school and stay on tented camp.
7 Muchu village trek
Begin Dry landscape and Alpine Zone. After short walk we reach small village Yanger. A join settlement houses village belong to farmer. Than narrow trail walk to Muchu village you will get swatting. Walk along the Karnali river and crossing the many local trader caravan with small pocket nice to see. Just before Muchu village cross karnali bridge and hike uphill to the top of village. Here you will connect another local trade trail form Chalna. Very less trekkers visit this hidden village. Nepal Footprint Holiday organize on special request that trip for you. Lunch, than a side trip to Tumkot village. Tumkot top village where you can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery and wide range of View. In Muchu there is Police post, Custom Tax Office and Post office as well. A completely farmer village they grow Potatoes and Buckwheat on season. Back down to Camp and overnight stay.
8 Trek to Yari village.
Trek to Yari follow the Tibetan Trail and new under construction road to Simikot form Tibet.
From here the vegetation will change and getting more dry, windy, less greenery views and finished the tree lines. Cross Tumkot River by suspension bridge, climb up about 1 hour than walk along the new under constriction road to Toria – SipSip. Where we stop for lunch. After continue walk to Yari village take another 3 hours. Today you need to climb more from 3100 to 3700 meter. Yari is the last village before crossing Nara -La pass and Tibet Border. Hilsa is another seasonal village people staying not always. Yari small divided 2 part. There is small school, many interesting Buddhist Stole Prayer walls, Colorful stuppas and yak villages. Nice farming land they grow Buckwheat and potatoes. You can have great view of sunset and the mountain view from campsite.
Side Trip from Yari Village –
If your plan is staying 1 more night in Yari village for Acclimatization there are few option for you to explore around. You may climb on the high point or walk to Yak yarder trail to Yak Kharka on the west Yari village. A day hiking brings you so close to the mountain nature point. Just few hour bustling hiking you will reach yak kharka where you will see many yaks farms with harder. Green landscape along the small river valley and icy cold windy area. Or if you climb on top can have better view of Saipal Mountain, down valleys and some time groups of mountain goats. Please dont forget to carry wind proof jackets and stick. Sometime can be very windy and step down there are not such trail, you need to follow yaks trail which are hard to walk down. If you take stick that help lot.
9 Trek across Nara-La pass 4600m to Hilsa
A challenge hike before entering to Tibet. Today is the big day for us before entering to Tibet. Early morning we pack up our camp and begin trek to Hilsa. Few hour steep ascent for Nara La pass where there are good views of Mt. Saipal, Tibetan Mountain range and out over the Tibetan Plateau to the Share village and Purang – Taklakot wide range. Descent don form the pass is on a dusty, slippery, rocky and snaky trail to Humla Karnali river Hilsa. In Hilsa there are few seasonal guest house and campsite.
10 Hilsa to Mansarovar Lake via Purang
After a short break in Morning, we cross the Karnali Bridge and enter to Tibetan Check point for Immigration process to Kailash.
After crossing Hilsa border, we meet our Tibetan Guide, driver and support team we drive to Purang for overnight stay at Tsu Gompa. On the way when possible visit famous Buddhist and Hindu Monastery Khojernath Teemple/Khojer Monastery one of the oldest monastery in Purang County. After finished the immigration process today we drive only about 120km to Mansarovar lake. It is our one of most highlighted part of the Kailash Journey. Drive to Mansarovar lake via Rakes Tal – Gorla Pass and ancient landscapes. In the drive you will see and cross many cave monastery just after the Purang village. The road goes form 3700 meter to 4500. Along the road you will cross many Tibetan Yaks, Goats and Sheep Harder, Caravans and Wild Horses, Dears, Tibetan Antelopes, Mountain Rabbits. The pass Gorla has own legend. Sand Color pass offer great view of Mt. Gorla Mandata on East. After few km. drive you will front of Rakshes /Rakes Tal. Where you can have first view of Mt. Kailash with green lake view. After short drive to top dry and windy place you can have great view of Mansarovar lake, Mt. Gorla Mandata, Mt. Kailash and wide range of Tibetan Plateau. Stop in near by Tsu Gompa on Camp/Guest house. After that, Self exploration to the holy kale, visit the Tsu Monastery and around.
11 Exploration day at mansarovar lake.
Visit and travel around Tsu Gompa, Old Tibetan village, great view of Kailash and prayer walls, Hot spring and small excursion around the lake. Camp or Guest house.
12 Travel to Darchen and Trek to Derapuck monastery.
Drive to Darchen and Trek to Derapuck monastery, Camp.
Saga Dawa Festival in Darboche – On the lap of Mt. Kailash. The festival celebrate the day Lord Sakyamuni Buddha was born, the day 15th of 4 month in Tibetan Calendar and the most important religious festival in West Tibet, achieved enlightenment and passed away. This auspicious day coincides with three important events in Buddhas life namely this birth, nirvana and parnirvana death. The whole ceremony is lead by a Highest position Lama form the nearby monastery and Tibetans and Buddhists gather here that day to attach their prayer flags they brought from home, to pray and to help erect the flagpole. By praying form group of Buddhist Lamas they change the Last year prayer flags and the pull up new holy pole in Darboche ground just front of Yama Dwar The gate to go to Haven Thousand of Tibetan Devotes visit with their wish and pray with 5 different color prayer flags, offer some food and flower.
13 Cross Dolma-La pass trek to Zutulpuck Monastery.
Early Morning the holy journey goes up to Dolma-La pass 5630m. On the way great view of Kailash Parbat, Mt. Kailash North View, Shivatshal, Milerapa mediation stone, whole of good karma and bad karma, Blessing place and Parbati Kunda. Than step walk down to another south east kailash valley. Walk to Zutulpuck. Guest house.
14 End Kailash Kora – Drive back to Mansarovar Lake.
After visiting Zutul Phu monastery, Pilgrimage trail trekking to Zhongdo. Is ending point of hiking. Many of hikers take car/jeep from here to Darchen, kora and sacred walk finished then drive to Mansarovar lake north side or Tsu Gompa, it depend on the Chinese rules and condition. Camp or Guest House.
15 Drive to Saga.
Drive to Saga via Old Dongba along the Brahmaputra River side.
Today we pass one of beautiful part of kailash journeys. After parayang the landscape is like desert, cross small pass and drive along he brahmaputra river valley is amazing. A long drive after the kailash we reach to Saga. A small modern hub along the river bank. From here we drive south west to Nepal Border. Stay at good Hotel.
16 Drive to Jilong/Kerung Border.
A bumpy road after cross the Brahmaputra river, we heading up to 5000 mtr passes and cross few lakes. Reach Jilong city and stay at Guest house. It s near by Kerung Border.
17 Cross Kerung Border and back to Kathmandu.
Short drive to Kerung Border and Immigration process, Enter Nepal and drive back to Kathmandu. A long drive and bumpy road take about 9 to 10 hours.
- International airport pickup and drop service.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj in double occupancy on tourist standard.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Flight ticket; Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Simikot.
- Fully catered camping trek at Kailash supported by Nepalese Guide, Cook, Helpers crew
- Simikot Special trekking permit.
- Local Tax to Simikot entry.
- Transportation by private van/Mini coach as per group size.
- Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary.
- Monastery entrance fees.
- Tibet visa and travel permit.
- Grassland fees for Kailash tour.
- Fully catered camping trek and local guest house at Kailash supported by Nepalese Guide, Cook, Helpers crew and Tibetan guide up to Dongba, then Full board meal till Kathmandu with tourist standard hotel in twin share basis.
- Langtang National Park Entry fees.
- Private drive from Kerung border to Kathmandu
What’s Not Include
- Nepal visa and Re-Entry Nepal visa.
- International Flight from and to Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses for Nepal-Tibet Travel and trekking insurance which most cover Helicopter and rescue.
- Bar bills and Beverage during the tour.
- Tips for staffs, guide and crews.
- Extra cost in case of Landslide, bad weather or natural problem.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
- Trekking and tour personal equipment.
The given prices is per person and exclude international flights. Fixed departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable for you, please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.