Simikot-Mt. Kailash-Tsaparang-Lhasa trekking
(Entry from Sher and exit from Lhasa-31 days)
A pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash, the sacred mountain of Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Mt Kaliash is the source of four great asian rivers. For Hindus it is the throne of Shiva, for Buddhists, a gigantic natural Mandala. Also the epicenter of Tantric forces for both religions. This trek takes you from the far western town of Simikot, along an old trade route into Tibet. An arid, wild, country dominated by the peaks of Api and Saipal Himal, this is the world of the Nepalese and Tibetan traders. You will encounter travelers with horses and yaks laden with goods. After a few days trek on the Nepal side we take you to Tibetan border market Purang where Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian traders meet to exchange wares. The highlight of the trip is to visit Rakshastal (Devil Lake), the holy Lake of Mansarovar, “born from the mind of Bramha”, trek around the Mt. Kailash and visit the former Gu-ge kingdom with its two main centres of Toling and Tsaparang.
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Day 01 Pick up from the airport and transport to your hotel..
Day 02-03 Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 04 Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 05 Fly to Simikot, Trek to Dharapuri -2400m.
Day 06 Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi-2550m.
Day 07 Trek from Kermi to to Yalabang Gompa-3020m.
Day 08 Trek from Yalabang to Tumkot Khola-2800m.
Day 09 Trek from Tumkot Khola to Yari-4300m.
Day 10 Trek from Yari to Hilsa-4325 crossing over the Nara La-4620m.
Day 11 After breakfast trek half an hour to Sher (Nepal – Tibet border), after finishing the immigration formalities drive to Purang (Taklakot)-4000m and visit of Lhama Yutok Gompa overnight at Purang Guest house.
Day 12 Drive to Darchen-4300m the base camp of Mt. Kailash and overnight at Darchen Guest house.
Day 13 Trek to Chhugu Gompa-4600m.
Day 14 Trek to Drira Phuk.
Day 15 Trek to Zutulphuk crossing over the Drolma La-5620m.
Day 16 Trek for about 4 hours and drive to Tirthapuri
Day 17 Drive to Toling
Day 18 Drive to Tsaparang – ruins of Guge Kingdom, Tunnel in the castle and drive back to Toling
Day 19 Drive to Miser Chu
Day 20 Drive to Manasarovar
Day 21 Rest at Manasaravar and exploration of the area
Day 22 Drive to Hilsa (Nepal border)
Day 23-27 Trek back to Yari, Muchu, Yalabang, Dharapuri and Simikot
Day 28 Flight from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 29-30 Rest days in Kathmandu
Day 31 Transport to the airport and fly out
Please Contact us Price & more Details
The cost includes the following services:
Kathmandu airport transfers.
Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj (2 star standard) on bed & breakfast basis.
Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu valley.
Transfers and trekking in Tibet as per the itinerary.
Guide, Sherpa, Porter fees and insurance.
All trekking arrangement, including visa of Tibet.
Services of yaks.
Airfare Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kahmandu.
Special trekking permit.
Restricted area fee and Liaison Officer allowance.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Cost does not include:
Meals in Kathmandu.
Access luggage charge.
The cost of your passport.
The cost of your Nepal visa and re-entry visa
The cost of your international air travel between your home and Kathmandu and other stops enroute.
The cost of your Nepal visa.
The Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport tax.
Insurance of any kind, rescue helicopter.
Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, mineral water, tips and gratuities etc.