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Kailash Trip Via Simikot

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Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered : Kathmandu, Tibet, Nepalgunj

Tour Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys

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Kathmandu, Tibet and Nepalgunj Tour Overview

Mount Kailash Tour through Simikot is an amazing spiritual journey to the Tibet. The route of this tour from Simikot is the shortest and most practical route for hikers in terms of elevation and distance. This journey offers you an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take in Nepalese and Tibetan sights while also enjoying the rich natural beauty of the region. Similarly, you will also be able to explore the magnificent scenery along with Lake Mansarovar.

Every year, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees/ pilgrims come to worship Mount Kailash and lake as these places hold a religious value. Mansarovar Lake is located just below the Mt. Kailash at the altitude of 4,580 m. According to Hindu belief, Mt. Kailash is the Hindu god Shiva's home, where he resides with his wife, goddess Parvati. Bypassing Mount Kailash on foot is considered by pilgrims from various regions to be a sacred ritual practice that will bring them good luck. Hindus and Buddhists both take the walk in a clockwise direction while, the Jain and Bon perform a counterclockwise circumambulation around the peak. The serene landscape surrounding this beautiful snowcapped summit is breathtaking and heavenly.

The tour to Mount Kailash begins at Simikot after an hour flight from Nepalgunj. The tour then takes you on a road trip to east of Kathmandu to Nepal- Tibet border. After entering Tibetan territory, you travel through magnificent Tibetan countryside and villages before arriving Mansarovar and doing the sacred Mt. Kailash circumambulation. Taking a holy bath in the Lake and circumnavigating Lord Shiva's residence provides you the sacred spiritual feelings and brings your life closer to Moksha.

Prepare yourself to be enthralled by a tour that is rich in both natural and cultural features, while you will also discover the unspoilt beauty of two countries.

Kathmandu, Tibet and Nepalgunj Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Once you are in arrival terminal of Kathmandu International Airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal. Then you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel and after completing the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at your hotel room. After having a rest for a while, we take you to short Thamel tour to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money exchangers, supermarket, gear shop and other necessary thing that you might require during the tour. You will then be taken to our office for trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for the next day.
Day 2
Enjoy your first breakfast in Nepal at your Hotel and prepare for delightful city tour. The sightseeing tour involves visiting two religious and cultural important sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath Temple: Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, Pashupatinath temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in South-Asia. This place is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Bagmati River flowing behind the temple is religiously and spiritually important for Hindus where cremation of dead body takes place. Pashupatinath temple holds the most of prominence during Shivaratri – Shiva’s birthday in which thousands of pilgrims gather to celebrate the auspicious day. Other occasional festivities and celebrations take place in the complex regularly. Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest Stupas in terms of size and height in Nepal dedicated to Buddhism. The site is peaceful and culturally full with intermixed influence of Tibetan and Sherpa roots. Stupa built in the trading route between Kathmandu and Tibet has four pairs of eyes directed towards all four directions. The Stupa and philosophy around is influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. After short tour of city we return to hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight will be spent at hotel.
Day 3
On this day, you will take a flight to Nepalgunj which is about 515 km to the west from Kathmandu. It is an hour flight where you can view the civilization of the sub-tropical lowlands of the Terai. You can explore the market area of this region later, in the evening. Overnight at local lodge.
Day 4
After an early morning breakfast, you will fly to Simikot of Humla district from Nepalgunj. The flight offers amazing views of the high Himalayan peaks. Once you land at Simikot, you will be able to see the culture and way of life of the people residing in the western mountains of Nepal. The distance of the spot and straightforwardness in a way of life is just about as great and beguiling as the mountains. We will begin our hike to Dharapori which is pretty much 5 hours journeying distance from Simikot. Overnight at local lodge at Dharapori.
Day 5
We will trek towards Kermi today after an early morning breakfast. The trail is relatively flat alongside the Karnali River, where we have to pass through cultivation field mainly comprised of barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Taking in and capturing the wonderful sights of the trail, we will reach in Kermi after 5 hours of hiking. Once we reach Kermi, we can visit some Buddhist monasteries- Laikyo Gumba and Lhundrup Choeling Gumba and we can also go for a natural hot spring bath. Overnight at local lodge at Kermi.
Day 6
Today we will hike for around 5 hours to get to Yalbang, which is at an elevation of 2880 m above the sea level. The trail that we pass today is flat and steep until we reach a small pass and cross a suspension bridge over the Salli River. You can enjoy the views of the beautiful pine trees and the mighty Karnali river from this spot. Similarly, we will come across Namkha Khyung Dzong monastery and pay a short visit there. Overnight at local lodge at Yalbang.
Day 7
As we ascend further, we can see that lush green vegetation vanishing with the increase in height. We will only be able to see pine trees and bleak rocky hills. 5 hours of trek will take us o Tumkot, where we will tour the area and visit a monastery there. Overnight at local lodge at Tumkot.
Day 8
Tumkot to Yari (3665 m) | Walking Duration: 7 hours Trekking for 7 hours from Tumkot will lead us to Yari, which is relatively an easy trail above the Karnali River. As we reach to the higher elevation, we will notice the difference in the climate, vegetation and lifestyle of the people. You can also notice trees with short height and low junipers. The distant alpine area's general mood will be breathtakingly distinct and equally appealing. Overnight at local lodge at Yari.
Day 9
Today, we head our way to Hilsa- Nepal Tibet border town. We will hike for about 6 hours passing through different trails and traversing the Nara La pass (4620 m above sea level). We will be welcomed by an amazing view of the beautiful Tibetan plateau and Yari village after crossing the Nara La pass. Overnight at Hilsa.
Day 10
We will be entering Tibet today. We will meet our Tibetan guide after crossing the friendship bridge and passing through checkpoints. The guide will take us to Purang. We ascend from Hilsa to Purang and pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa and Kangje Village along the way. Once we reach Purang, we will visit various monasteries and explore the local area. Overnight stay at Purang.
Day 11
Today, we will walk for 4 hours to reach Montser. On our way there, we will pass across two beautiful lakes Rakshas and Manasarovar. We will then visit Tirthapuri (4510 m) after reaching Rakshas lake. The Tirthapuri Hot Springs are closely related with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), so pilgrims from different regions come to take bathe in the pool, visit the monastery containing the guru's footprint and dig for healing stones along a one-hour pilgrimage route. After a brief tour to Tirthapuri, we will return back to Purang. Overnight stay at hotel in Purang.
Day 12
For the first half of the day, we will go to Garuda valley for sightseeing. It is a sacred place, located to the southwest of Mount Kailash, where we can see lots of mysterious caves. There is belief that it was a cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the time of Shang Shung kings, long before Buddhism reached the roof of the world. Later in the evening, we will move to Darchen to spend our night. We will start our parikarama from Darchen on the next day. Overnight stay in Darchen.
Day 13
Today we are going to start the first day of circumnavigation of the holy Mount Kailash. The first day after leaving Darchen entails a six-hour journey through a deep valley with red-rock walls. We make our way to Shersong through the plain. We continue on to a bridge that leads to the Chhuku Gompa that is visible from the valley. The trail then leads to Derapuk from where can view the north face of Mount Kailash. (If you feel difficulty in walking, there is an option for horse or yak ride). Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 14
After an early morning breakfast, we will climb the Dolma La Pass (5650 m), the most difficult section of our journey. The pass is filled with five-colored praying flags. After crossing the pass, we carefully descend to Zuthulpuk on a narrow, slick track. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 15
Today is the third and final day of parikrama. We will walk back to Darchen to catch a vehicle that takes us back to Mansarovar. After 4 hours of walk we reach to Darchen where a vehicle will be waiting for us. After we reach there at Mansarovar, we will circumambulate the beautiful lake and there is a belief that Kora of Mount Kailash is completed only with a holy dip in the lake. Also, it is believed that one can be relieved from the sins of a hundred lives after taking a dip and drinking its holy water. Overnight in Mansarovar.
Day 16
We will leave early in the morning and drive to Zangmu. It will be a long drive. We will be driving whole day on the highway, stopping only for lunch and other necessary breaks. Overnight stay in Zangmu.
Day 17
Today we will drive back to Nepal. We will reach Kathmandu- Nepal's bustling capital city, after driving for about four hours on Tibetan land and four hours on Nepali land. After you reach Kathmandu, check in to a hotel, freshen up and relax at your room.

Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 18
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the International Airport of Kathmandu 3 hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.

More Details about Kathmandu, Tibet and Nepalgunj Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Airport Pick Up and Drop
  • Nepal 3 star standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All food in Tibet
  • Tea House Accommodation
  • Accommodation as per program in Tibet on a guest house
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Tibet Visa and permit
  • An English speaking government license holder Tibetan guide
  • Private transportation pick up you from Nepal Tibet border to Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • All service charge and government tax

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flight ticket
  • Airport tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue and emergency cost
  • Additional jeep driving
  • Bar bills
  • Personal yak and horse riding
  • Personal equipment, insurance, medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and tipping
  • Tips and gratitude to staff and driver

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Equipment Checklist

  • The list below outlines the necessary things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have of your own choice. The equipment can be bought and hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
  • Documents
  • You are recommended to carry a document bag so that you can manage the following documents properly:
  • Passport with photocopies, passport size photographs, identity card, diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills
  • Maps/ Books
  • Airline/ Railway tickets/ vouchers
  • Any other document for personal purpose
  • General
  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow from us if required)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow from us if required)
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (you can borrow from us if required)
  • Flash liner (you can borrow from us if required)
  • Walking poles (optional, you can borrow from us if required)
  • Water bottle with purification tablets
  • Liquid hand wash
  • Lip-guard
  • Sunblock cream
  • Toiletry kit including toilet paper stored in plastic bag, hand wipes, hand sanitizers, towel, soap etc.
  • Upper Body- Head/ Ears/ Eyes
  • Cap and ears covering hat
  • Glacier glasses
  • Head torch
  • Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)
  • Hand and Core Body
  • Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)
  • T- shirts
  • Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top
  • Light jacket and vest
  • Wind and rain jacket
  • Shirts and warms shirts
  • Lower Body- Legs
  • Long and short hiking pants
  • Lightweight and warm long underwear
  • Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers
  • Feet
  • Thin and thick socks
  • Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal
  • Trekking Gaiters
  • Medicine and First Aid Kits
  • (Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
  • Headache and fever medicine
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Burnt cream
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • Antibiotics
  • Blister treatments such as moleskin, hand plasts Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Passport and extra 2 copies of it, 2 passport sized photos
  • Durable wallet/ pouch for travel documents, money and transport
  • Pocket knife
  • Bandanas
  • Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweight.
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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