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Kailash Tour via Simikot

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Situated in-between the border of Nepal and Tibet, Kailash Mountain is one of the most famous mountains among trekkers all around the world. This awe-inspiring trek will also provide a great opportunity for its trekkers to encounter with exotic Tibetan cultures, old and ancient monasteries, and vibrant settlements.

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    All about the Kailash Tour via Simikot.

    Overview

    If you are raring to go and enjoy an exotic and fascinating tour of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and the holiest and most delightfully natural and culturally rich site at Kailash, at the edge of Tibet and Nepal, then please let us know. We are here to make your dreams come true. Situated in-between the border of Nepal and Tibet, Kailash Mountain is one of the most famous mountains among trekkers all around the world. This awe-inspiring trek will also provide a great opportunity for its trekkers to encounter with exotic Tibetan cultures, old and ancient monasteries, and vibrant settlements. Mt. Kailash, at a height of 6714 meters, is also known as Tise, Kang Rinpoche, and Kailasa, which is held as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu people consider ‘Bonpos’ a dwelling spot of Lord Shiva, Kailash peak as a holy nine-story Swastika peak burning from heaven, while Buddhist people consider Kailash Peak as a word ridge of the immense Mandala of Boddhisatvas and Dhyani-Buddhas.

    The Kailash Tour trek via Simikot!

    After an exploration of the major Kathmandu sightseeing hotspots including Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunth Temple, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa, the excellent journey of the Kailash Tour via Simikot begins with an amazing flight to Nepalgunj, where you can witness wonderful scenery of white and green mountains. This fascinating journey to Kailash will provide you with one of the most rewarding tour experiences in the remote areas of western Nepal. As you reach Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai plains, you will take domestic flight for Simikot and officially begin the trek to Kailash by following and exploring ancient pilgrimage routes and trade links. During your trek, you will cross the border to Tibet. As you pass by several villages, you will reach Garuda Valley, a famous place of the Tibetan civilization, where the Bon religion was born long before Buddhism was introduced. Here you can explore the place and experience its rich history. You will also get an opportunity to explore Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. These both are a major attractions of this trek, where adventurers will get to explore the great natural, cultural, and religious significance of the place. After exploring, you will head to Lhasa and end your trek there.

    The best time to trek

    Most travelers prefer the summer to explore Kailash Tour via Simikot. The summer happens from May to September, which are ideal months to undertake this journey. In this season, the weather and temperature are pleasant with a moderate climate. You will find the average temperature around 0 to 20C. Enrich yourself on the Kailash Tour.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
    Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu with visa and trip preparation
    Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
    Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,985 m/9,790 ft) and trek to Dharapori (2,360 m/7,740 ft) 4 – 6 hours
    Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2,860 m/9,383 ft): 5 – 6 hours
    Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2,879 m/9,445 ft): 5 – 6 hours
    Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073 m/10,082 ft): 5 – 6 hours
    Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3,663 m/12,017 ft): 6 – 7 hours
    Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3,647 m/11,965 ft) via Nara La pass: 5 – 6 hours
    Day 10: Hilsa to Purang (3,772 m/12,375 ft): 2 – 3 hours
    Day 11: Purang to Montser (4,450 m/14,599 ft) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 – 4 hours
    Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560 m/14,956 ft): 3 – 4 hours
    Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery (5120 m/16,792 ft), 5 – 6 hours
    Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-Puk (4790 m/15,765 ft): 18km, 6 – 7 hours
    Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560 m/15,000 ft): 14km, 3 – 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar
    Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake
    Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga (4,600 m/15,088 ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours
    Day 18: Saga to Shigatse (3,900 m/12,795 ft): 445km, 8-9 hours
    Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa (3,650 m/11,972 ft): 265km, 4-5 hours
    Day 20: Final Departure

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after)  with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal/Tibet Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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    1. Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

      Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After a short rest, you will be provided a welcome drink and introduced to the trekking guide and another member of our team. One of the representatives will provide you with a short orientation about the Kailash Tour via Simikot. In the evening, you can stroll around the vibrant Thamel Bazaar and can do some shopping with the guide. In the evening, you can enjoy a welcome dinner with Nepali cultural programming. Stay overnight in the same hotel.

      Overnight in the Hotel. Dinner Included.

    2. Day 02 Free day in Kathmandu with visa and trip preparation

      Have an early breakfast and for the whole day you will visit the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with your guide. You will explore the famous Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the royal Kathmandu Durbar Square. In today’s tour, you will explore the rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts. In the evening, you can prepare for the next day’s trek. Put all the essentials into your backpack. Have dinner with us and stay overnight in the same hotel.

      Overnight in the Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

    3. Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

      After having breakfast, you will take a domestic flight to Nepalgunj, western Nepal from Kathmandu. Around one-hour of flying will offer you amazing aerial views of the green and white Himalayas. As you reach Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, you will be taken to one of the best hotels in the area, where you can rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the Nepalgunj bazaar and explore the interesting Terai town with its diverse local cultures. In Nepalgunj, you can also visit the local market, mini-zoo and nearby villages. Have dinner and stay overnight in Nepalgunj.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    4. Day 04 Fly to Simikot (2,985 m/9,790 ft) and trek to Dharapori (2,360 m/7,740 ft) 4 - 6 hours

      On this day, have breakfast and take a domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. Around 40 minutes’ scenic flight will take us to the Simikot, at the elevation of the 2985 meters and begins the trek onwards to Dharapori, which is situated at the summit of 2360meters. You have to trek through the remote areas, where you can encounter with the local people and their rich culture, which is closely tied to the Tibetans. The further trek ascends trail and some descend trail will take us to the village of Tuling and follow the trek through jungles and villages along the Karnali River, and finally reach to Dharapori. Have dinner and stay overnight in Dharapori.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    5. Day 05 Dharapori to Kermi (2,860 m/9,383 ft): 5 - 6 hours

      Next morning, after having breakfast, we will continue our journey to Kermi, at an elevation of 2860 meters. We will continue to trek on relatively flat trails alongside the Karnali River and then along the fields cultivated mainly with barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. The further trail will allow you to explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries close to Kermi –Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Have dinner and stay overnight in the village of Kermi.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    6. Day 06 Kermi to Yalbang (2,879 m/9,445 ft): 5 - 6 hours

      As morning begins, you will have breakfast and continue to journey onwards by following the flat then steep ascent until you reach a small pass. Then, you will cross a suspension bridge over the Salli River, where you can enjoy views of the beautiful pine trees and the mighty Karnali River. You can also visit the remote Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery and finally arrive at Yalbang, at an elevation of 2879 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight in Yalbang.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    7. Day 07 Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073 m/10,082 ft): 5 - 6 hours

      Continue the trek onwards after having breakfast. As we begin, we will continue on the trail above the Karnali River and ascend further through the forest and greenery. You will follow the way filled with the pine trees and rocky hills. The trail will take you to Tumkot, where you can visit and explore the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Tumkot.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    8. Day 08 Tumkot to Yari (3,663 m/12,017 ft): 6 - 7 hours

      Today after breakfast, we will begin our journey onwards Yari, which is situated at the elevation of the 3663 meters. As we follow the relatively easy trail above the Karnali River and get chances to witness beautiful vegetation and landscape. The further trek will take us to the Yari. Have dinner and stay overnight in Yari.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    9. Day 09 Yari to Hilsa (3,647 m/11,965 ft) via Nara La pass: 5 - 6 hours

      Have breakfast and start the trek towards Hilsa, at a summit of 3647 meters. The trail will take us to the Nara La pass (4,620 m), from where you can view the stunning surroundings and continue to trek ahead by following the beautiful vegetation and the beautiful landscape of Tibet. Continue to trek with the excellent views of the beautiful Tibetan plateau and Yari Village. From here, you can descend down and reach Hilsa. Have dinner and stay overnight in Hilsa

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    10. Day 10 Hilsa to Purang (3,772 m/12,375 ft): 2 - 3 hours

      After having breakfast, continue the trek to Purang, at an elevation of 3772 meters. As we continue we will cross the Friendship Bridge at Hilsa and ascend up to Purang, pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa, and Kangje Village along the way. The rest of the trek will take us to Purang, where we will get chances to visit the ancient Purang Gompa and explore the unique Buddhist frescoes from the 12th century. Have dinner and stay overnight in Purang.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    11. Day 11 Purang to Montser (4,450 m/14,599 ft) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 - 4 hours

      This day, have breakfast and continue the trek to Montser by passing through the Rakshas and Mansarover lakes. As you reach Montser, you will explore the Tirtapuri hot spring (4510 m), which is located northwest of Mount Kailash. It is closely associated with the Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and the ancient monastery. Have dinner and stay overnight in Montser.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    12. Day 12 Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560 m/14,956 ft): 3 - 4 hours

      After having breakfast, you will continue the trek to Darchen. It takes us around 2 hours to reach the Garuda Valley that lies to the southwest of Mt. Kailash. It contains mysterious caves, some of which have never been explored. Many believe that this was the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the time of the Shang Shung kings, long before Buddhism reached the roof of the world. For those interested in archeological and historical sites, Garuda Valley will be a dream come true. After touring the amazing valley, we move to Darchen, a small town situated right in front of the sacred Mount Kailash. Have dinner and stay overnight in Darchen.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    13. Day 13 First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery (5120 m/16,792 ft), 5 - 6 hours

      Today, have breakfast and begin the Kora of Mt. Kailash. As we continue our trek, we will reach Darchen, which involves a six-hour hike in a deep valley through walls of red rock. We continue across the plain to Shershong. We will then cross a bridge leading to Chhuku Gompa which is 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. Have dinner and stay overnight in Dirapuk.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    14. Day 14 Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790 m/15,765 ft): 18 km, 6 - 7 hours

      Today we will have to conquer the longest trail of our journey. After breakfast, we will climb up to Drolma-la Pass at 5,750 m/19,910 ft and explore the pass full of five-colored prayer flags. Then we will descend down to Dzutul-puk by crossing the incredible Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) and pass a few ancient meditative caves. Have dinner and stay overnight in Dzutul-puk.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    15. Day 15 Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560 m/15,000 ft): 14 km, 3 - 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar

      Have an early breakfast and continue the trek to Darchen, which is situated at the altitude of the 4560 meters. As we continue, trek gradually with the wind out of the valley towards Barka plain and enjoy stunning views of the holy Kora of Mount Kailash at Darchen. After exploring the Darchen, you can drive around 2 hours to reach Mansarovar Lake, which holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. There you can bathe in the lake and drink water from the lake, which has religious meaning. Have dinner and stay overnight at Mansarovar.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    16. Day 16 Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

      Today, after having breakfast, we will travel to Mansarovar Lake. As you reach the amazing Lake, you can take a holy dip into the water and drink its holy water. It is believed that only with the holy bath and drinking of the holy water will you complete your journey to Mansarovar. It is also believed that the water has a healing power that will release the sins of one hundred lives. You can also stroll around the lake and explore the ancient and famous Chui Gompa, situated over there. Have dinner and stay overnight in Mansarovar.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    17. Day 17 Mansarovar to Saga (4,600 m/15,088 ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours

      Today, have an early breakfast and continue your tour onwards to Saga, which is situated at an elevation of 4,600 meters. Today, we have to complete around 8 to 9 hours’ drive from Mansarovar to Saga. During your journey, you will get chances to explore the sacred and ancient Chiu Monastery. As we go ahead, we can discover Hor Quo and the Mayum La pass (5,200 m), which offers us stunning mountain views. After pleasing mountain views, we will again continue our journey onward, passing various small towns such as Zhongba and Paryang. The further drive will take us to Saga, at an elevation of 4600 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Saga.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    18. Day 18 Saga to Shigatse (3,900 m/12,795 ft): 445 km, 8-9 hours

      After having breakfast, we will continue to trek ahead to Shigatse via Late. We will continue our journey along the beautiful Tsangpo River for a stretch, then cross the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The tour will then take us to Shigatse and we will a chance to explore the Tashilhunpo Monastery which was founded by Pachen Lama in 1447. Have dinner and overnight in Shigatse.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    19. Day 19 Shigatse to Lhasa (3,650 m/11,972 ft): 265 km, 4-5 hours

      After having breakfast, we will continue on a scenic drive towards Lhasa. On the way, we can visit the fascinating Shalu Monastery, known for its beautiful and ancient mural paintings. Then we will cross Karo La Pass (5,045 m) and Khamba La Pass (4,794 m) and the most beautiful Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), – which is recognized as one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet – and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252 m). Finally, you will reach Lhasa, at an elevation of 3650 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight in Lhasa.

      Included Meals: Breakfast

    20. Day 20 Final Departure

      Today is the last day of the Kailash adventure tour. On this day, after breakfast, one of our representatives will drop you to the airport, 3 hours ahead of your flight. Please have a safe fight to your homeland.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

    Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

    You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

    Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

    Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

    In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)