Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour is a challenging journey that takes you to the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet through some remote and untouched sections of Nepal. It allows you to traverse through some alluring terrain to the Tibetan highlands and plateaus. The diverse landscape, dry and isolated terrain, sparse populated rural area, and traditional people with their authentic culture and religion are the major highlights of this tour. Embark your tour from the capital city of Kathmandu. Take connecting flights to Simikot via Nepalgunj. Simikot is the headquarter of Humla district, one of the remote places in Nepal. From here, the trail goes through rural villages, forests, and rivers to Tibet. We walk pass Kermi, Yalbang, Tumkot, Yari, and Hilsa to Mansarovar.
Mansarovar is one of the astonishing places to be at on the earth. The turquoise colored freshwater lake in the backdrop of holy Mt. Kailash, it’s an amazing sight to bless your eyes with. Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour is an opportunity to perform kora around the sacred Mt. Kailash. Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake are a holy site for Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain pilgrims. The place receives many people around the globe yearly. They come here for religious purposes. Taking a holy bath in Mansarovar lake and performing a kora around the Mt. Kailash is considered to be a holy deed.
After performing the kora, Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour continues with a drive to Lhasa city. Lhasa city is an administrative center of Tibetan territory. It consists of many religious, historical, and cultural heritage sites. We visit important places like Potala Palace, Norbulingka palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Temple, Bakor street, etc. in Lhasa. Finally, we conclude our Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour with a flight back to Kathmandu.
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The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, exceptional culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
In the morning, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport for a flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is considered to be the hottest place in Nepal. It lies close to the Indian border and is an important trade center in Nepal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Nepalgunj. In the evening, you can walk around the streets of Nepalgunj. Tonight, at a hotel in Nepalgunj (Inclusive of breakfast)
We take another flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot today. It is a thirty-five minutes flight over the sky to Simikot - the headquarter of Humla. Humla is one of the remote places in Nepal. Here, you meet our trekking crew and set off for your trekking journey to Kailash. At first, we ascend up the forested area and pass a rocky trail over crop fields. Then we descend down steep to Dandaphoya. We move a few trees of walnut and apricot to the village of Dharapani. Tonight, we stay at Dharapani (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Dharapani, we walk through a flat trail along the Karnali river. We pass cultivated farmlands full of barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes to two natural hot springs near Kermi. Here, you can enjoy a hot water bath to soothe your body and senses. Further, we head towards Kermi. On the way, we visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, namely Laikyo gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Tonight, we stay at Kermi (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
At the initial phase of the day, we walk along a flat trail. Then we ascend up steep until we open up to a small pass. We cross a suspension bridge over the Salli River and walk ahead to Yalbang. The route is scenic. We can enjoy some stunning views of lush rhododendron forests and the Karnali river. On the way to Yalbang, we come across a dzong. We visit Namkha Khyung Dzong on the way and continue until we reach to Yalbang. Tonight, we stay at Yalbang (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we ascend up through the trail above the Karnali River. We slowly traverse the above treeline, where greenery starts to vanish. Only the small bushes come to our sight. We make our way along the rocky hill and bushes to Tumkot. Ar Tumkot, we visit the Dhungkar Choezom monastery. It is one of the important Shakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. Tonight, we stay at Tumkot (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we walk through an easy trail. As we move ahead, we can slowly notice the change in weather, climate, vegetation, and landscape. The lush terrain slowly turns into rocky and isolated regions. At some point, we come above treeline and observe no presence of trees around us. We continue our walk through the trail until we reach Yari. Tonight, we stay at Yari (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we climb up to Nara La pass at an elevation of 4620 meters and cross the pass. now, the landscape starts to resemble to that of Tibetan plateaus. As we cross the pass, we will be welcomed by some outstanding views of Tibetan plateaus and Yari village. We pass the community and descend down along the trail to Hilsa. Hilsa is a beautiful border town where you can observe helicopter dropping the pilgrims who have come here to visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake. Tonight, we stay at Hilsa (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving the village of Hilsa, we walk across the Friendship bridge. As soon as you cross the border, our Chinese crew will meet you and escort you through the next half of the journey. At the border, we clear all the custom and immigration formalities. Further, you hop on a ride that will drive you to Mansarovar. Tonight, we stay at Mansarovar (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
In the early morning, we take a holy bath in the freshwater of Lake Mansarovar. After breakfast, we continue for a drive around the lake. After exploring around the lake through the land cruiser, we head towards Tarchen. It is considered as the base camp for performing parikrama around the holy Mt. Kailash. If time permits, we shall visit a gompa called Chui Gompa on the way to Tarchen. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Tarchen (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We enjoy our breakfast at Tarchen and drive to Tarboche, which is the starting point of our holy parikrama around Mt. Kailash. We walk through a beautiful trail full of rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and mountainous terrain to Dirapuk. We cover around seven kilometers in the time of seven hours today. The parikrama really builds up your spirituality. You will feel a real connection between you and the mighty during this trip. Tonight, at a government guesthouse in Dirapuk (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Dirapuk, we head up to Dolma La pass at an altitude of 18600ft. As we climb up the pass, we will be blessed with some astounding views of mountains, throws, and surrounding mountainous terrain. The holy Mt. Kailash looks fabulous. From the pass, we descend down to Zuthulpuk. Tonight, at a government guesthouse in Zuthulpuk (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We wake up early in the morning to explore some ancient caves, temples, and shrines around the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we walk for around three hours to reach a place where our driving crew will be waiting for us. Then, you will be driven to New Dongba via Tarchen and Mansarovar Lake. Tonight, at a guesthouse in New Dongba (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After breakfast in the guesthouse, we will continue our return journey. We drive back via the same stunning landscape to Nyalam. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Concluding our trip, we leave Nyalam and drive towards Nepal China Border. As we leave the border, we bid goodbye to our Tibetan crew and drive along the Bhotekoshi River, enjoying the scenic countryside landscape. We continue our drive along the highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)
After 17 days long tour, it’s a leisure day in Kathmandu. You have many options for the day. You can either relax at your hotel or opt for sightseeing around some more heritage sites or spend your time shopping in Kathmandu. Tonight, at a hotel in Kathmandu (Inclusive of breakfast)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)