Simikot Mount Kailash Tour

Simikot Mount Kailash Tour is most practical tour route because, we start our Kailash Tour from low land of Nepal to highland of Tibetan arid plateau. This tour route gives us plenty of time for acclimatization and full enjoyment with Nature and culture of west Nepal. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is holy pilgrimage destination in west Tibet. It is the faith of different religions Buddhist, Hindus, Bonpo and Jain. Hindus belief a dip at sacred Lake Manasarovar cleanses the sins of lifetime and it is the home of God Shiva. Buddhist beliefs a circuit of holy Mount Kailash scrub the sins of lifetime. 12 circuits permit inner Kora and 108 circuits will guarantee achieve Nirvana. Bonpo Mount Kailash is Yundung Gutsek and for Jains it is where their first leader was enlightened. One can extend the trip to another pilgrimage place Tirthapuri, Guru Gyam monastery and Khuynglung known as Garuda valley. That all are situated west of Mount Kailash. Khyunglung is the ruins capital city of ancient Zhang Zhung Kingdom. Further half day drive we reach to Tholing and Tsaprang. Tholing played vital role to preserve Buddhism in Tibet. Second diffusion of Buddhism started from Tholing and spread all over Tibet. Tsaprang is the capital of ancient kingdom Guge and still we can see the ruins palace of Tsaprang. A day trip to Piyang and Dungkar monastery is also possible.

During Simikot Mount Kailash Tour, our all group gather in Kathmandu. We visit in Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sights and fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot. A night we spend in Nepalgunj since flight to Simikot is takes only morning. Simikot is the district headquarter of Humla.  We trek a week long to Nepal – China border Hilsa passing through beautiful villages of Chhetri, Thakuri and Buddhist’ like Majgaun, Dharapori, Kermi, Yalbang (Yalbang Taklung monastery is situated here), Muchu, Tumkot, Yari and finally we cross Nara La pass 4500m. (Nara Lagna) and descend to Hilsa. This trek is one of beautiful trekking trail along the Karnali River which use for salt trade route in ancient time. From Hilsa drive to Darchen base camp of Mount Kailash via Purang (Taklakot) and Lake Manasarovar. We make circumambulation (Kora) 3 days round the Mount Kailash and cross the Dolma La pass 5636m. highest pass of entire journey, then we continuous drive toward either to Lhasa capital city of Tibet or Kyirong / Zangmu borderland of Nepal – China.

Simikot Mount Kailash Tour need well preparation both physically and mentally. Since we are traveling very remote place of the earth. We have to take all camping equipment and food from Kathmandu. Need at least a month advance booking to secure our flight ticket and apply China – Tibet visa approval. We Shambhala Holidays every year organize 10 to 12 groups from this route. We are local Tour organizer from Simikot, Humla.

Trip Facts

Tour Duration: 23 Days
Tour Starting Place: Kathmandu
Tour Ending Place: Kathmandu
Tour Grade: Medium to Hard
Tour Cost: USD 4550 Per person
Tour Destination: Simikot Mount Kailash Tour
Tour Average: 3-8 Hours walk
Tour Group Size Minimum: 4 Pax
Tour Best Season: Spring and Autumn Season
Tour Minimum Altitude: 150m. Nepalgunj
Tour Maximum Altitude: 5636m. Dolma La Pass
Tour Geography: Hill, River, Lakes, Glacier and Mountain
Tour Special Interest: Ethnic Group, Culture, Spiritual, Wildlife and Nature


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of historical and pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 03: Morning for free for preparation afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. O/N Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapori. O/N Camp
Day 05: Trek Dharapori to Salli Khola. O/N Camp
Day 06: Trek Salli Khola to Tumkot Khola. O/N Camp
Day 07: Trek Tumkot Khola to Thado Dunga. O/N Camp
Day 08: Trek Thado Dunga to Hilsa and drive to Purang. O/N Hotel
Day 09: Drive Purang to Manasarovar Lake. O/N Guesthouse
Day 10: Drive Manasarovar to Darchen. O/N Guesthouse
Day 11: Trek Darchen to Dira Phuk. O/N Guesthouse
Day 12: Trek over Dolma La pass to Zuthul Phuk. O/N Guesthouse
Day 13: Trek Zuthul Phuk to Dzongdud and drive to Dongba. O/N Guesthouse
Day 14: Drive Dongba to Lhatse. O/N Tibet Farmers’ Hotel
Day 15: Drive Lhatse to Shigatse via Sakya Monastery. O/N Hotel
Day 16: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse and explore. O/N Chenjang Hotel
Day 17: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 18: Visit Lhasa Potala, Norbu Lingkha and Jokhang. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 19: Visit Lhasa Depong and Sera Monastery. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 20: Drive to Tsedang via Samye afternoon explore Yumbu Lakhang. O/N Snow Pigeon
Day 21: Drive to Gongkar and fly to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 22: Spear day in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 23: Drop to airport fly back to home


Trip cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during tour
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Sharing basis room in Kailash Manasarovar region
  • All meals, Nepali staff Guesthouse or camping equipment during trek / Tour
  • Pick up from Nepal China border
  • Chinese visa fee, tour guide and all entrance fees
  • Domestic airfare
  • Upper Humla trek permit fees and DDC charges

Trip cost excludes:

  • International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and central Tibet
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
  • Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)

Trip Extension Tirthapuri, Garuda valley and Guge Kingdom

Day 01: Drive to Tirthapuri and Guru Gyam and Garuda valley
Day 02: Drive to Tholing and explore
Day 03 Explore Tsaprang and drive to Darchen

Note: If you like to visit Piyang and Dungkar monastery than you need 1 more day. Trip Extension to Indus “Senge Khambab”, Karnali “Mabcha Khambab” and Sutlej “Langchen Khambab” is possible on special permit.

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