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Mt. Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot

Mt. Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot trek gives you an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape. In this trip we make our way to Mount Kailash after a long and strenuous walk from Simikot in Nepal, and after a pleasant drive from the Nepal-Tibet border.

Mt. Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot gives you a new experiment and support for proper acclimatization. This is why, many more tourists prefer Mt Kailash trek via Simikot. If you decide Mt. Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot, you might get some flight hassle from Nepalgunj to Simikot due to weather. The Mt Kailash trek via Simikot passes through the spiritual and beautiful landscape of remote western Nepal.

This Kailash Manasarovar trek serves both the adventure seekers and religious tourists. Mt. Kailash holds great value to Hindu and Buddhist people. For Hindu people this is a holy place, a pilgrim and other people who don’t belong to this religious group this place is a heaven. For thousands of years people have journeyed to this special place to pay their respect and to circumambulate and this process continues to the date.

In the later centuries this place has changed its image from just a Hindu pilgrimage site to the most beautiful mountain region in the world. You can visit Gyandrag Monastery if you make one more night at Darchen. It is located about five kilometers from Darchen village. It takes three hour to get Gyandrag Monastery. It was built in 12th century by Zhikon Kuyay Ganpa and has more than 800 years history. This monastery was belonged to Kagyu sect. This monastery was renovated in 1985. It makes you better acclimatization.

Mt Kailash is a symbol of belief not only nature beauty.The king of Holy Mountain, Mt Kailash also known as Mt. Meru, the center world of Buddhism where founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni used to perform Buddhist rites or the hall of the Lord Shiva in Hinduism. It is not an imaginative world mentioned in Abhidharmakosatra of Buddhist scripture but Real Mountain. The Mt Kailash peak is the highest snowcapped peak in the Grandiose range, meaning “precious snow mountain or saint in Tibetan”. Mt. Kailash is a sacred Mountain in Tibet.

Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition organizes Mt. Kailash Manasarovar Trek via Simikot from Kathmandu for you. Join us for the tour.

Trip Highlights

– Mt. Kailash, Kora/Parikrama (56km trail) for two and a half days.
– Spiritual journey to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.
– Natural Hot Springs, Old Monasteries, Tibetan Medical School at Darchen.
– Landscape of Tibet plateau
– Acclimatization of potential altitude via Simikot

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m) – Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) – Overnight in Nepalgunj 

Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2900m) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m) – Overnight in Taklakot

Day 04: At Taklakot (3900m) – Rest Day – Overnight in Taklakot
All Day  Entire day free for Acclimatization

Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) – Overnight in Mansarovar.

Day 06: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m

Day 07: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m)

Day 08: 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot – Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot

Day 09: Fly Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu – Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure. 

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m) – Overnight in Kathmandu.

Your Arrival Time – Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel.
Evening  A short briefing about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly to Nepalgunj (150m) – Overnight in Nepalgunj 
After Breakfast – Half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Temple.
Afternoon  Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1hr) & Transfer to Hotel in Nepalgunj OR drive to Surkhet (2hrs) and stay overnight at Surkhet depending upon situation.
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch in Kathmandu, Dinner at Nepalgunj

Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2900m) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m) – Overnight in Taklakot
Early Morning – Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot.
Morning – Take Helicopter to Hilsa (20min – 12kg 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)
Afternoon – From Hilsa 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)
Meal: Breakfast at Nepalgunj / Simikot, Lunch at Hilsa, Dinner at Taklakot |

Day 04: At Taklakot (3900m) – Rest Day – Overnight in Taklakot
All Day  Entire day free for Acclimatization
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) – Overnight in Mansarovar
After Breakfast – Drive towards Mansarovar Lake (95 km). On the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 kms from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Tal. On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat & first view of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km).
Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km – 3hr by bus). Take holy dip & perform Puja.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m) – Overnight in Dirapuk 
After Breakfast – 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 touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsha). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Meal: Breakfast at Mansarovar, Lunch & Dinner on the way during Parikrama
Hotel: Mud house on the way during Parikrama or Stay in Himalaya Hotel – Kailash at Darchen
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen (4650m)

Day 07: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m) – Overnight in Zuthulpuk
After Breakfast – Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass (8 km). About 3 kms before reaching Dolma La Pass is steep hill and quite difficult to walk. Also descending from Dolma La Pass is the same for upto 3 km. While descending you can see Gaurikund on the right. After walking for about 2 – 3 hrs we will reach Phedi. After some rest we will start trek to Zuthulpuk (12 km trek for 6 hours).
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  (Zutulpuk)
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen

Day 08: 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot – Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
After Breakfast – After short easy Trek (8 km – 3 hrs), we will reach our bus pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 kms) and merge with other members who were waiting. From there drive to Hilsa (also we will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Fly Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu – Overnight in Kathmandu
Fly to Hilsa to Simikot (20 mins) by Helicopter – Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (around 1 hr)/ Surkhet and fly back to Kathmandu (or proceed to Lucknow by Road), End Trip.

Day 10: Final Departure. 

Trip Cost US$ Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Twin sharing basis hotel in Nepalgunj with meals.
  • Guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff during the trek
  • Porters or Mules, all meals,
  • Camping & cooking equipment
  • Nepal restricted area trekking permit fee.
  • Hilsa to Sher porter charges.
  • English speaking guide,
  • Overnight at Guest House/ Tented Camp on Full Board Basis
  • Monastery entrance fee,
  • Tibet alien travel permit,
  • Yak, Yak men during trekking.
  • All Service Charge and Government Taxes.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal beverages.
  • Photography charges.
  • Insurance of any kind and Helicopter evacuation cost.
  • Domestic access baggage charges.
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.( all arrangement in Kathmandu)
  • Flight fare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Hiring porter or Horse.
  • Rescue and evacuation service.
  • Any additional cost due to Natural Calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: Nepal /Tibet
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Minimum altitude: 1300 MTRS
  • Maximum altitude: 5700 MTRS
  • Season: March-May-Oct-Dec.
  • Grade Info: Moderate
  • Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Flight
  • Total Days: 10 Days

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