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Simikot Kailash Tour 19 days, Kailash Trek via Simikot

Simikot Kailash Tour is a good 19 days Kailash Trek via Simikot going through a beautiful scenery and landscapes of Nepal and Tibet-Kailash Tour. Simikot Kailash Trekking Tour is the best way to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the trans-Himalayas. Kailash Tour via Simikot is an ancient trade and travel route to Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. The trip begins from Simikot,  and trek along Karnali river to Taklakot, the border of Nepal and Tibet. You will then drive by jeep to Mansarovar Lake and Darchen, the base camp of Mt Kailash before trekking around Mt Kailash. Once completing Kailash Kora Trek, you will drive to Gyirong enjoying superb Himalayan scenery and Tibetan landscapes. Hence, Simikot, the entry point and Gyirong, the exit point of Simikot Kailash Tour. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to know more about Mount Kailash Tour via Humla Simikot Trek information. We offer a cheap basic, budget, standard Simikot Kailash Tour cost from $5500-$7500 with departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Simikot Kailash Tour

Tour Duration: 19 Days

Tour Difficulty: Hard

Tour Season: April to November

Trip Altitude: 2300m- 5800m

Tour Cost: USD 5500-USD 7500

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Tour Package: Standard/Budget

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight

Start/End of Tour: Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Kailash Tour via Simikot is a 19 days trips of  6 day Simikot trek Nepal and Kailash Mansarovar tour Tibet.

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Simikot Kailash Tour is a holy tour to Kailash and Manasarovar Lake via Simikot of Nepal following an ancient travel route of Nepal and Tibet. Once a very busy and popular caravan trade route between Nepal and Tibet in medieval time. Kailash Tour via Simikot is a combination of 7 days Simikot Hilsa Trek, and Tour to Kailash Mansarovar, a stunning trip with traditional culture and architecture. The landscape is simply the best as we trek from Simikot to Kailash Mansarovar.

Simikot Kailash Kathmandu tour is the best Kailash Tour route offers the beauty of Nepal and Tibet, it helps to acclimatize in altitude before Mansarovar Kailash Tour though it takes bit more days to make Kailash Tour via Simikot. The holy Kailash Manasarovar Tour starts from Simikot trek through the remote part of Humla such as Dharapuri, Yalbang, Kermi and Muchu following the Humla Karnali river to the border with Tibet. Then we take 4WD land cruiser to the holy lake Manasarovar and trekking around Mount Kailash. After completing Kailash Kora, we continue overland tour back to Kathmandu via Zhangmu/Gyirong border of Tibet.

If you want to make an adventure holidays in the Himalayas, Kailash tour via Simikot is best for it. May to September is the best time for Kailash Manasarovar Tour via Simikot since the weather is very pleasant with moderate climate.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
We receive all tour members of Simikot Kailash tour and drive to Hotel in Kathmandu. In the afternoon, take a rest or visit our office.
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu visit Basantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu and Boudhanath. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(1 hours)
After our short excursion in Kathmandu, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Western part of Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is an interesting Terai town that showcases the diverse culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the local market, mini zoo and nearby villages. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,985m) and trek to Dharapuri (2,360m, 4/6 hours)
We take a 40-minute flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot and admire the beauty of the soaring mountain cliffs from the flight. Simikot, the head quarter of the Humla District, is cut off from the rest of the country due to its remoteness. From Simikot, we ascend for a while, then descend towards the village of Tuling. We continue walking through jungles and villages along the Karnali River towards Dharapuri. Overnight in Dharapuri.
Day 05: Dharapuri to Kermi (2,860m, 5/6 hours)
Our walk is on relatively flat trails beginning with the trail alongside the Karnali River. We walk along the fields cultivated mainly with barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. There are two hot springs near Kermi where we may soothe our aching bodies. We can also visit ancient Buddhist monasteries close to Kermi. Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Overnight in Kermi.
Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2,879m, 5/6 hours)
Today' trek is a flat and steep ascent until reaching a small pass and crossing a suspension bridge over the Salli River. From here one can enjoy views of the beautiful pine trees and the mighty Karnali River. We will also visit the remote Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Overnight in Yalbang.
Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073m, 5/6 hours)
We walk on a trail above the Karnali River. As we ascend further, the greenery begins to vanish and so do the smaller bushes. They give way to pine trees and rocky hills. After reaching Tumkot, we visit Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. Overnight in Tumkot.
Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3,663m, 6/7 hours)
Today's trek is on a relatively easy trail above the Karnali River. After walking a few miles we begin to notice the change in climate, vegetation and landscape which becomes more rocky and secluded. The trees that you see are not pine trees anymore. They are now short and low junipers. Overnight in Yari.
Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3,647m) via Nara La pass (5/6 hours)
We cross the first pass of the trek today, the Nara La pass (4,620m). The vegetation is bleak by now and the landscape is familiar to that of Tibet. After crossing the pass we will be greeted by excellent views of the beautiful Tibetan plateau and Yari Village. From here on, it is a shaky descent down until Hilsa, a border town which is also a dropping point for the pilgrims on their way to Mt. Kailash by helicopter. Overnight in Hilsa.
Day 10: Hilsa to Purang (3,772m, 2/3 hours)
We walk across the Friendship bridge at Hilsa where the Chinese officials will check our permits and passports. We also meet our Tibetan guide here. We ascend from Hilsa to Purang and pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa and Kangje Village along the way. In Purang, we visit the ancient Purang Gompa and explore the unique Buddhist frescoes of 2nd century. Overnight in Purang.
Day 11: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4558m, 4/5 hours)
Drive to Manasarovar lake, the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mount Kailash, 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. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Day 12: Puja and drive to Tarchen (4900m, 40km)
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning, bath and puja we will be heading towards Darchen. It is considered as a base camp for the holy Mt Kailash trekking parikrama.
Day 13: Kailash Kora Trek tp Dirapuk(5120m, 12km, 5/6 hours)
Today, we begin our Kora of Mt. Kailash. The first day out of Darchen involves a six-hour hike in a deep valley through walls of red rock. We continue across the plain to Shershong. We further cross a bridge leading to Chhuku Gompa high on the hill visible from the valley. The trail leads to Dirapuk from where we will have a stunning view of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in Dirapuk.
Day 14: Kailash Kora Trekking to Zuthulpuk(4790m, 18km, 9/10 hours)
The most difficult section of our Kailash journey. We climb Drolma-la Pass (5,750m). The pass whose name literally means the pass of Tara is beautiful and is filled with five-colored praying flags. From Drolma-la Pass, we descend to zuthulpuk. At zuthulpuk, we come across the incredible lake of compassion and a few ancient meditative caves. Overnight in zuthulpuk.
Day 15: Zhuthulpuk to Paryang (4600m, 290km, 8/9 hours)
Kailash Kora Trek to Darchen (4,560m, 14km, 3/4 hours) and drive back to Paryang (4600m, 270km, 5/6 hours). We continue driving past Horquo and across the Mayum La pass (5200m) to Dongba or Paryang.
Day 16: Paryang to Saga (4400m, 255km, 5/6 hours)
Saga is 255km away from Paryang. Today we drive to Saga passing arid grassy land with herds of sheep, yaks and nomads. From Saga instead of going towards Lhasa, we drive along a different route to Kathmandu. Overnight in Saga.
Day 17: Saga to Zhangmu/Gyirong (3,750m, 325km, 4/5 hours)
Our returnd drive cross Brahmaputra River and then drive to Nyalam. At the first pass we stumble upon Peiku-Tso lake, a huge lake with Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m) at its background. We also get a glimpse of Mt. Everest as the road climbs the Lalung La Pass (5,124m). After crossing yet another pass, Tong La (5,120m), we finally reach the border town Zangmu. Overnight in Zangmu.
Day 18: Zhangmu/Gyirong to Kathmandu (153km, 4/5 hours)
We drive to the border check point to go through the custom formalities. After reaching Friendship Bridge, say goodbye to all Tibetan team of drivers and guide and walk for around 15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari, it takes another 4-5 hours drive to reach Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Kathmandu Airport
Final departure transfer to Kathmandu airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight back to home.

Cost Included:

  • Airport Pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin share hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above programs.
  • Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot Flight Cost
  • Private Land Transfer by Jeep during Kailash Tour.
  • Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation as per tour itinerary.
  • Camping gears for Kailash tour like two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
  • Full board meal during Simikot Trek.
  • Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash Kora, Nepali guide, cook, helpers.

Cost Excluded:

  • 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.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • All the cost not mention on above cost Includes
  • And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for Lhasa Kailash Tour. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before Lhasa Kailash Tour. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Lhasa at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost. 

Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection 

Lower Body: Under Garments Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body: T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket Down vest and/or jacket

Hands: Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal) 

Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero DC Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottle (2) or camel bag Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) 

Toiletries: 1 medium sized quick drying towel Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) Deodorants Nail clippers Face and body moisturizer Feminine hygiene products Small mirror 

Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash 

Extras/Luxuries: Binoculars Novels Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen iPod Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)


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