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Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days

  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
  • Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal’s Simikot) – 18 days
Manasarovar lake

Journey to the heartland of Tibet’s ancient civilization.

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Kailash and Mansarover (via Nepal's Simikot) - 18 days
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  • Trip Highlights:
    • Visit the exquisite lake Mansorover and the holy Mt. Kailash
    • Spectacular flight to Nepalgunj and Simikot
    • Journey to the heartland of Tibet’s ancient civilization rarely visited by many tourists
    • Normal sightseeing place like Potala Palace and monasteries around Lhasa
    • You can see the insight into this mysterious land.
    • Scenic drive to the roof of the world

    We fly to Nepaljung and stay overnight at Nepaljung. The next day early in the morning we take a scheduled flight to Simikot, a remote airstrip in the Humla district of Nepal. From Simikot we walk 6 days to the border and cross the Tibet border to Khojarnath and Sera. Dive to Taklakot (Purang for Nepalese). Drive further to Mansarover (4558m), a holy lake. We walk around Mt. Kailash and then descend to Darchen. Travel onward on the northern highway to Donga and descend to Kiyrung country and to Kerung. Cross the Kerung bridge and drive to Kathmandu. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain have a magnetic influence on devotees and visitors alike. Your journey to Mt. Kailash would be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

    Mt. Kailas is a mysterious mountain for travellers. But for Buddhist, Hindus and Bonpo faithful it is the abode of God Shiva; it is their sacred land. Kailas peak and Mansarover Lake are situated at 4500 meters above sea level; it is at the highest elevation on the Tibetan plateau. It is the source of holy rivers of south Asia like Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali. Despite its barren and dry features the lake and the mountain have a magnetic influence on devotees and visitors alike. The journey starts from Simikot, travel to Yari, cross a high pass at Narala and descend to Humla Karnali River to reach the border village of Hilsa and Khojarnath.

    Drive to the region's trading centre at Taklakot (Purang). Green and wet monsoon weather changes to dry, cold and sunshine at the plateau. The sky is deep blue with scattered cloud. From Taklakot drive to Mansarover Lake and onward to Darchen. Walk around Mt. Kailas. Drive to Kyirong - Nepal's Kerung border and then to Kathmandu.

    Tour begins and ends at Kathmandu


    The itinerary and schedule as shown are guidelines only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control. Flights to remote mountain airstrip like Simikot are subject to weather and technical condition. In such a situation Kailash Himalaya Trek and its agent / representative reserve the right to alter (lengthen or shorten) any programme when necessary. Any cost resulting from such change must be borne by the members.


    During the journey guest house and camping (two-person tent with mattress) are provided. The guest houses can be categorized as simple to the middle class with or without attached bathroom and hot-water.

    Best time visit:

    Best time to travel is in summer and autumn - from March to October. Overland journey is best from early May to the middle of October. This is because of the snow condition in a high Himalayan pass in winter and late spring. During the monsoon season (July to August) heavy rain can often disrupt the road to the Kerung border.

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. In Kathmandu (BB).
    Our office representative will meet your at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Free day to explore the street of Thamel. Evening a welcome dinner and with a cultural snow.

    Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.(BB)

    Obtain trekking permit and sort our equipment-Stay in Hotel in Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour can be organized upon request. Evening a short briefing about the program.

    Day 03: In Kathmandu, Stay in Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)
    Finalize everything for the journey
    Day 04: Afternoon: Fly to Nepalgunj, transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Nepalgunj(BB)

    Transfer to airport. Fly to Nepaljung. Upon arrival at Nepaljung, your guide will welcome you and provide a transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Nepaljung. Your flight to Nepaljung takes about one hour. Nepalgunj is located in the far south-west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city, which lies close to the Indian border.

    Day 05: Fly to Simikot (2856m) then trek to Dharapuri (2400m) – Local Home Stay

    Fly by fixed-winged Charter flight to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal’s most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, set out for trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat, ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep decent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until you come to the scattered village of Dhara Pokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola.

    Day 06: Trek to Salli Khola (2400m) - Local Home Stay

    Leave campsite and then cross a long screed slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds’ camp at Chachera. The trail then climbs 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 you will descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola. Camp by the river.

    Day 07: Trek to Muchu (2920m) - Local Home Stay

    Cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the gray waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge there comes a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river before you cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.

    Day 08: Trek to Sipsip (4330m)- Local Home Stay

    From Muchu, the trail follows over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then along the rocky streambed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. 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. Camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip.

    Day 09: Trek to Sher, drive to Taklakot - Guesthouse Accommodation

    After a short climb from the river you will reach Sher, which is a small but busy trading post. You should reset your watch here to China time, which is 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of Nepal. At Sher, your Tibetan guide and vehicle will be waiting for you. Board the vehicle for an hour and a half’ drive to Taklakot, which is also known as Purang.

    Day 10: Drive to Manasarovar ((4558m) - Guesthouse Accommodation

    Acclimatization, layover day can be used for any other emergency requirement.Explore Mansarover Lake and Chiu Monastery (44500m). This day allows your bodies to acclimatize to the altitude by exploring fascinating places around the holy lake. You may visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the northwest shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background.

    Day 10: Explore Mansarover lake and Chiu Monastery (4450m) - Guesthouse Accommodation

    Free day at Manasarovar. This rest day allows your bodies to acclimatize to the altitude. Exploring fascinating places around the holy lake. You may visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the northwest shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background.

    Day 11: Drive to Darchen (4500m) – Guesthouse Accommodation

    Continue to drive north from Chiu Gompa towards Mt. Kailash. Darchen is a small settlement at the bottom of the southern slopes of Holy mountain and until recently this used to be a Drokpa (nomadic herder) tented village with no permanent homes. Now there is a mixture of stone houses and nomadic tents. All the pilgrims visiting Mt. Kailash start their parikrama (or circumambulation) from here. In the afternoon walk around the village and visit the tents selling commodities to pilgrims. Overnight stay would be at the Guest House.

    Day 12: Trek to Dira Phuk Gompa (4900m) - Guesthouse Accommodation

    The trek around Kailash is a pious thing to do for both Hindus and Buddhist. On the first day, you hike up the western valley or the Lha Chu. At Tarpachan meadows there is a flagpole and, if the weather is clear, you can have a stunning view of the Holy mountain The Gompa of Chugu is seen on the far side near a tall waterfall. From your camp the north face of MT. Kailash presents an amazing sight to a lucky few. Camp will be made opposite the Monastery at Dira-Phuk.

    Day 13: Trek to Drolma La pass (5400m) to Zuthul Phuk Gompa (4700m) - Guesthouse Accommodation

    The trail to the Drolma La pass gains height steadily through fields of stone structures built by countless pilgrimages. The terrain is rocky and there is usually some snow on the pass. At the Drolma La pass, there is a huge boulder festooned with strings of colourful prayers flags that marks the highest point in the journey around this holiest of mountains. On your descent, you pass by the holy Gauri Kund lake where pilgrims fill their bottles to take home. The water flows on the beautiful eastern valley of the Dzong Chu river. You will reach the cave monastery at Zuthul Phuk. Camp at near Zuthul Phuk.

    Day 14: Trek to Darchen (4500m) - Guesthouse Accommodation

    This morning before setting off down the valley you will visit the cave monastery of Zuthul Phuk. This is famous as the meditation retreat of the Tibetan saint Milarepa. The prints of his psalms on the roof of the rock cave are believed to have been left behind when he lifted the rock to make more room inside. Afterwards you will continue down the valley to get to Darchen. It takes about 3 hours. The rest of the afternoon is free to rest or walk up the hill behind Darchen for a great view of Mt. Kailash. Overnight stay at Darchen guest house.

    Day 15: Drive to Kyirong, at Kyirong Country – Guesthouse Accommodation
    Drive back the same dusty ungravelled road to Kyirung country.
    Day 16: Drive Kyirong to Kathmandu- Minibus or coach – Hotel Accommodation

    After going through immigration, you will drive down to the bridge and cross the bridge to Nepal. Transport will be waiting for you to bring back to Kathmandu, arrive Kathmandu in the evening.

    Day 17: In Kathmandu- free day
    Day 18: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu
  • COST-Private Trip: Net per person in US$

    • 2     pax:    US$4290
    • 3-5   Pax:    US$3600
    • 6-9   Pax:    US$2950
    • 10-15 Pax:  US$2640
    • SGL Suppliment: US$ 265

    Cost Includes:

    • All airport transfs
    • All meals, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, Home stay during trek , guest house accommodaion in Tibet
    • Land transfers as per itinerary by Van or Mini bus in Tibet
    • English speaking Tibetan guide
    • Porters or yak to carry personal baggage (each 15 kgs),
    • Tibet travel permit, trek permit
    • accident insurance for staffs and porters, cost (surcharge) for sending and bringing staffs and porters.
    • Domestic flight as per programme
    • Pickup from Kyirong to Kathmandu by Van or Coach

    Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal and China/Tibet Visa fees,
    • personal clothing and equipments, sleeping bags,
    • Single supplement, International airfare, excess baggage,
    • personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost,
    • medical box, bottled beverages, laundry, tips,

    *Government fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date.
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