Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour

Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour

Duration
22 days
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate, Strenuous 
  • Group Size
    Min 4 Pax
  • Best Time
    April - June and Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour is a challenging journey that takes you through the pristine, untouched and rarely travelled area of Nepal to the sacred pilgrimage site in Tibet – Mt. Kailash. Your trekking journey starts from Simikot – one of the most remote area of Nepal. And a special permit is required to enter through this area.

Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour takes you to the holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake and let you relish the beauty of wild mountain and alluring lake in its most beautiful attire. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this place every year for Kora. It is believed that all your sins with pass away if you perform Kora and dive into the holy lake of Mansarovar. Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar has its own religious importance amongst Hindu and Buddhist people. According to Hindu mythology, Mt. Kailash is home of Lord Shiva where he meditates along with his wife Parvathi. Similarly, the place has its own myths associated with Buddhist and Jain religion.

The journey takes you to some of the wild landscapes in the Tibetan plateaus and showers you with the best mountain views. The tranquil lakes with fishes preserved in its own natural habitat is a pleasing experience. Driving through the exotic cities to visit the artistic monasteries can be the best memory for your lifetime! So, set out for a journey to the Mt. Kailash via the remote location of Simikot. You will be blessed with everything that the wild nature can offer.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Tours preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2985m/9790ft) and trek to Dharapori (2360m/7740ft) Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2860m/9383ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2879m/9445ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3073m/10082ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3663m/12017ft) Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3647m/11965ft) via Nara La pass, duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 10: Hilsa to Manasarovar (3772m/12375ft) Duration : 3-4 hours

Day 11: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km) Duration: 2-3 hrs

Day 12: Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) – Dirapuk (4860m.) (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs)

Day 13: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5600m)

Day 14: Zuthulpuk – Tarchen (Darchen) (10 km / 4-5 hrs) – Mansarovar- Dongba (end of Kailash Parikrama) 277 km

Day 15: Drive Dongba to Nyalam

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Leisure day

Day 18: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Simikot including departure tax
  • A night accommodation at a standard hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek in Nepal part
  • Best available twin sharing Lodge/Guesthouses during the Tibet tours till Saga without meals
  • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel in Xigaste and Lhasa with breakfast
  • All your standard meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking Nepal part
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment etc. for Nepal part trek
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved guide for Tibet tours
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage while Kailash Parikrama
  • Tibet entry travel permit, Chinese visa and applicable entry fees during the trek/tours in Nepal/Tibet
  • Lhasa to Kathmandu flight in economic class
  • All government taxes and official expense

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Nepali staff for Tibet tours
  • Shopping, laundry, internet, phone bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra cost of transportation, porters involved due landslides, snowfall
  • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.