There are two popular land routes for entering Tibet from Nepal. One is the Kodari border in Sindupalchowk district in central Nepal and the other is Simikot in Humla district in the western Nepal.
Since Mt. Kailash (Mt. Tise) and Mansarovar lies in Western Tibet, Simikot border lies closer to Mt. Kailash. Many travelers often choose to go to Mt. Kailash via Simikot border, which was opened following an agreement between the governments of Nepal and China in 1993.
The goal of Simikot Kailash Trek Tour is to reach Mt. Kailash. The tour combines both the experience of trekking and travelling in four wheel vehicles through the majestic landscape of Tibet. We will have plenty of opportunities to see the highest snow capped mountains, observe the culture and lifestyle of Tibetan people and appreciate the its unique ecological biodiversity.
Mt. Kailash or Mt. Tise in Tibetan is a spiritual pilgrimage and venerated shrine for four major religions of Asia: Bons, Tibetan Buddhism, Hindus and Jains.
Also known as Khang Rimpoche in Tibetan language, which means ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’ Mt. Kailash is regarded as the naval of earth. The mountain is the source of water for four great rivers of Asia: the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. The great saint and poet Milarepa is said to have spent several years here meditating in a cave.
It is a impending ritual for pilgrims to make a circumambulation or kora of Mt. Kailash. It is believed that such a kora forever frees human soul from the vicious circle of life and death.
Our Simikot Kailash tour begins with a picturesque flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. We will then head to Hilsa, the border along Nepal and China and the entry point for our journey to Tibet.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu, Pick up from TIA airport by private van, car, or, bus.
Day 02:Guided day trip to Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath
Day 03:Preparation for trekking
Day 04:Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by evening flight (260m)
Day 05:Nepalgunj to morning flight to Simikot. And 3.5 hrs trek to Dharaphuri (1960m).
Day 06:Dharapuri to Kermi followed by 4.5 hrs of trek to Camp. Lunch. Afterwards take hot spring bath located 30 Minutes above your camp (2670).
Day 07:Trek from Kermi to Yalbang for 6 hrs. Take Lunch in Salle Khola. Camp beside Yalbang Gompa (3040m).
Day 08:Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot /Muchu. After Morning Puja in Yalbang Gompa walk along the Karnali River. Lunch in Gerung Pani (3110m).
Day 09:Trek fromTumkot/Muchu to Thadodhunga Yari. Lunch in Bhyagute Pani after 4 hrs walk from Tumkot. Enjoy views of Mt. Saipal along the way. Camp located below Narala Pass (3390m).
Day 10:2 hrs ascend from Thadodhunga Yari to Purang Taklakot and cross Nara la pass (4600m). This is followed by 3 hrs decent to Hilsa at Nepal/Tibet border and then cross Sera (Tibet) border. From here we will drive for 35 Minutes to Purang (Taklakot). En route
Day 11:5 hours drive from Purang Taklakot to Tirthapuri via Darchen.
Day 12:Today we will take a whole day rest in Tirthapuri. You can relax in hot spring or visit of the Padma Shambhava caves and local monastery.
Day 13:Drive from Tirthapuri to Tholling. On our way visit Gurucae, a huge Cave monastery from the period of Sangshung Kingdom. Camp at Sutlej River bank infront of the ruins of Kindom Sangshung nearby a small Tibetan settlement.
Day 14:Jeep drive directly to Tsaparang (Guge Kingdom), along the Sutlej River Via Dawa Jong. Today we will stay in Hei-Bei Hotel in Tholing).
Day 15:Tholing to Khyunglung
Day 16:Khyunglung to Darchen (4750m)
Day 17:Darchen to Diraphug (4775m)
Day 18:Diraphug Dolmala pass to Campsite at Zuthrulphug (4700m)
Day 19:Campsite to Mansarobar (4560m)
Day 20:Rest in Mansarobar
Day 21:Mansarobar to Parang (4750m)
Day 22:Parang to Saga (4600m)
Day 23:Saga to Gyatche (3950m)
Day 24:Gyatche to Tingri
Day 25:Tingri to Everest Base Camp (5250m). Stay at Tingri overnight.
Day 26:Tingri to Nayalam (3750m)
Day 27:Nalayam to Kathmandu
Day 28:Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 29:Shopping and others activities in Kathmandu
Day 30:International departure
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