Simikot_ Kailash Tour (Tibet)

20 Days 19 Nights
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Simikot Kailash Tour is an excellent journey which combines the sense of adventure and essence of spirituality. This trek offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of both Nepalese and Tibetan landscapes. Diverse climate, vegetation and landscape, and the firsthand experience of the richness of Hinduism and Buddhism are what make Simikot Kailash Tour special.

Simikot Kailash Tour starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After exploring some of the spiritual centers of Kathmandu—Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath—you take a scenic flight to Nepalgunj, a border city in the southern plains of western Nepal. A consecutive flight from Nepalgunj takes you to the beautiful district headquarter of Humla, that is, Simikot. The trek begins from Simikot and takes you through trails of remote western Nepal. Trekking alongside Karnali River, you pass through traditional villages, farmlands, pine trees, and many ancient monasteries to arrive at the Tibetan border. After entering Tibet, you get to enjoy the barren yet beautiful landscape as you make your way towards the holy Mount Kailash (6714m) via the sacred lake of Mansarovar. Upon completion of the 3-day Kora via different ancient monasteries and the high pass of Dolma La (560m), you drive to the sacred Mansarovar Lake where you can take a bath as it is believed to cleanse off your sins. En route, you will be sightseeing at Tirthapuri and exploring Garuda Valley. You can see many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims during this trek as Mount Kailash (6714m) is a holy mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists. The latter part of the trek takes you to the Tibetan towns like Shigatse and Lhasa that allow you to observe the Buddhist culture dominating the cultural spectrum of Tibet. You also get to explore the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, Dira Puk Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and several other monasteries during this holy trip.

Epic Adventures is a reputed company in the travel and tourism sector in Nepal. We take care of your transport, permit, accommodation, and every other travel need. We provide you with high-quality tents, healthy food, refreshing beverages, and assure you top quality of service. Traveling with us will make your journey enjoyable and memorable.

  • All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
  • Major meals in Cities
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control




Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu

The trip starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport, then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.


Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu with visa and trip preparation

Our company will take care of the permits and documentation required for this trek. In the free time, our company van will take you around the valley to visit some of the prominent sites like Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath while stopping at authentic Nepali diners for lunch and dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: |1 hour

Today our company van will take you to the airport. From there, you take a 60-minute scenic flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a busy city in the lowlands of western Nepal which lies near the Indian border. In the free time, you can visit the bustling market of Nepalgunj and try some local delicacies. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Fly to Simikot 2,985m and trek to Dharapor |2,360m| 4 – 6 hours

From Nepalgunj, you take another flight to Simikot, the district headquarter of Humla. You meet the rest of the crew here and then start trekking. The trail goes through wheat fields and then ascends to the rocky hills. Then you descend through the blue pine forest to reach Dharapor. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 05: Dharapor to Kermi |2,860m| 5 – 6 hours

You begin the flat walk alongside Karnali River. Pass through the cultivation areas to arrive in Kermi. There are natural hot springs near Kermi where you can take a refreshing bath. You can also visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa in Kermi. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 06 : Kermi to Yalbang |2,879m| 5 – 6 hours

Today’s trek is mostly flat except the upper hill section. After reaching a small pass, you cross the suspension bridge over Salli River. Continue the trek to arrive at a meadow and then pass through several ridges to reach Yalbang. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot |3,073m| 5 – 6 hours   

Walk on the trail above Karnali River. You move away from the lush green vegetation and come across conifer and pine trees. Continue the trek further via Ilig Lagna (3516m) to arrive in Tumkot. Upon arrival, you can explore Dhungkar Choezom Monastery and the surrounding areas. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 08: Tumkot to Yari |3,663m| 6 – 7 hours

You walk on a higher elevation today. As you proceed further, you can see the change in climate and vegetation. Part of the trail goes over the dirt road that is being built at the moment. You cross the small village of Pani Palwang and then make your way to Yari. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 09: Yari to Hilsa |3,647m| via Nara La pass: 5 – 6 hours

Ascend steeply to reach the top of Nara La (4620m). You can see the views of Tibet and all the way back to Yari from the top. Then you make a long descent to reach Hilsa which lies in the Tibetan border. The peak of the holy Mount Kailash (6714m) starts to appear in the skyline. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 10: Hilsa to Purang |3,772m| 2 – 3 hours

Today you enter Tibet. Cross the friendship bridge where the Chinese officials will check your passport and permits. Your Tibetan guide will be waiting for you across the border. You will then head to Purang, where you explore the ancient Purang Gompa. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 11: Purang to Montser |4,450m| and sightseeing in Tirthapuri| 3 – 4 hours

Enjoying the Tibetan landscape, you hike from Purang to Montser today. En route, you pass through the infamous Rakshas Lake and the holy lake of Manasarovar. After a short break in Montser, you visit Tirthapuri which is famous for its hot springs and Tirthapuri Monastery. After sightseeing here, you return to Montser for the overnight stay.


Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen |4,560m| 3 – 4 hours

It will take you 2 hours to reach Garuda Valley. Garuda Valley is an ancient complex of living caves and meditation caves set in the mountains on the north bank of the Sutlej River. After touring the valley, you move towards Darchen. Darchen is situated right in front of the sacred Mount Kailash (6714m) and is the starting point of Kailash Kora. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery |5120m| 5 – 6 hours

Today is the first day of Kora. It will be a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims who will be praying and chanting. Passing a few up and downs you arrive at the ancient Dira Puk Monastery. This is the best location to enjoy the north views of Mount Kailash (6714m). Overnight at tented camp.


Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-phuk |4790m| 6 – 7 hours

Today’s trek is the most challenging segment of Kailash Trek as you will need to climb to Dolma La (5660m), the highest point in this trek. Take a small break before starting the steep ascent before reaching Dzutul-phuk. En route, you come across the pure Gauri Kund (Lake of Compassion). In Dzutul-phuk, you can visit Dzutul-puk Monastery and offer your prayers to Mount Kailash (6714m). Overnight at tented camp.


Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen |4,560m| 3 – 4 hours and transfer to Mansarovar

Today’s trek is leisurely and short. You trek back to Darchen easily as there are no ups and downs on the way. After completing Kora of the holy Mount Kailash (6714m), you drive to Lake Mansarovar in a jeep.  It is said that anyone who drinks from this lake will go to the abode of Lord Shiva after death. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

You circle around the Mansarovar Lake in a jeep. The circumference of the lake is 90km and it is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Pilgrims take a holy dip in this lake as it is supposed that one dip here can wash away all the sins. Overnight at tented camp.


Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga |4,600m| 8 – 9 hours

You take a long drive from Mansarovar to Saga passing through historic Chiu Monastery. En route, you will have glimpses of small towns like Zhongba and Paryang. Saga lies on the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo River and is the last town on the southern route and a preferred overnight stop on the Kailash Trek route. Overnight at hotel.


Day 18: Saga to Shigatse |3,900m| 8-9 hours

Follow the trail along the Tsangbo River in a region crisscrossed by the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries. Upon arrival in Shigatse, you visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery which is 600 years old. This town has dozens of other monasteries belonging to different sects which enhance the atmosphere with the practices of Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.


Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa |3,650m|4-5 hours

From Shigatse, you drive to Lhasa, the former capital of Tibet Autonomous Region in China. On the way, you visit Shalu monastery and cross two passes: Karo La (5045m) and Kamba La Pass (4794m). You make a stop to admire the beauty of the magnificent Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) before heading on to the vibrant city of Lhasa. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 20: Final Departure

The 20-day trip ends here. After a fulfilling breakfast, our office representative will take you to the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

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