Mount Kailash Mansarovar via. Simikot
11 Days 10 Nights

Tibet, an autonomous region of China and a sacred home to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, is a famous pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon religions and an epitome of beauty and awe to the rest of the world. The abode of ‘Lord Shiva’, Mount Kailash standing tall, giant and majestic, lies in the part of Transhimalaya in Tibet. It is believed all the sins are washed off after bathing in the holy Mansarovar Lake, the reason why thousands of pilgrims do ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’ or Kailash circumambulation every year. Besides being holy, Mount Kailash is also an incredible mountain of utmost beauty, with four grand faces representing jewels, as eastern face believed to represent crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire and northern gold. This route is the shortest and most practical for trekkers in terms of elevation and distance. Besides that, it treats its visitors with astounding views and great richness in culture and history.

Simikot Kailash tour is the one of the popular tours in Tibet. Simikot Kailash Mansarovar tour offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Everest , Holy Himalaya Mt. Kailash, ancient cities, lush valleys, beautiful landscape and Tibetan monasteries. Kailash Mansarovar trek via. Simikot is the journey to the holiest place by means of domestic flights via Simikot.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites & trek Preparation

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Fly or drive to Nepalgunj

After breakfast, we usually take a flight to Nepalgunj but if you want to experience bus drive, we can manage that with private vehicle service. It takes an hour by flight whereas it takes around 11 hours by private vehicle service. Once arrived, we move into hotel for rest and overnight.

Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot & Heli to Hilsa and Drive to Taklakot

Early Morning, we take a flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr) and rest for few hours at Simikot. We then take Helicopter to Hilsa (20 min – 12 kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group). From Hilsa, we drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Simikot or Taklakot depending upon the weather & other situations. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)

Day 5: Drive to Mansarovar

Drive to Mansarovar (4 hrs). This is where you will have the first glimpse of Mt Kailash. The entire circumference of the Lake is about 102 kms. Stay rest of the day ashore Mansarovar meditating and taking a holy dip at the Lake. Overnight at Mansarovar.

Day 6: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk

After Breakfast, we drive to Darchen (35 km – 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) – the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and the touching feet of Mt. Kailash.

Day 7: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk via Trek to Dolma La Pass

We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5630m) which is the highest point of our trek. It’s a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zuthulpuk, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, the breathtaking Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion.

Day 8: 3rd day of circumambulation

Back to Taklakot. To finish Kailash parikrama, we trek for 3 hours to arrive at Darchen, where our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive us to Taklakot. We also go for the last holy dip to Mansarovar and finishing off the puja, we drive via Tirthapuri (where demon Bhasmasur was burnt to ashes) to the guesthouse at Taklakot.

Day 9: Drive back to Hilsa and then heli back to Simikot

Today after breakfast, we will drive for an hour and a half to reach to Hilsa which is a tradepoint between Nepal and Tibet. We then take a helicopter flight to Simikot taking around 20 minutes to reach there. We stay there overnight.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu via. Nepalgunj

After breakfast early, we take a flight back to Kathmandu via. Nepalgunj or can be driven after landing at Nepalgunj to Lucknow for departure in case of Indians. Otherwise flight to Kathmandu. You can enjoy last minute shopping as it is the last day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Departure day

Our tour ends today, hence our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you’ll never forget about.

- Airport Pick Up / Drop service
- All ground transportation service by private vehicle
- Star Hotel accommodation service
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at hotel
- Campfire, Music & Dance
- English speaking Government licensed Tour guide
- Government tax and office service charge

 

- International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Temples and Monasteries entry fees
- Personal expenses and gear
- Tips and gratitudes
- Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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