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Simikot Kailash Tour

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:18 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Max. Altitude:5613m Dolma La Pass

Simikot Kailash Tour is one of the best trails to get experience in high mountains. Simikot is a far western part of Nepal join with Tibetan region. The upper valley of Kimiko is the semi-Tibetan type of vegetation and culture. The trekking trail follows one of the biggest and beautiful rivers “Karnali” which is the longest and hard water river of Nepal. Where you can fill different culture, ethnic people, language, different vegetation, high hills with high snow-capped mountains. Mount Kailash is one of the holy, adventure and natural beauties, another hand it is “God gifted”. Hindu people believed Mt. Kailash is a house of Lord Shiva (God of God). If you make kora of it, you would be blessed by Lord Shiva.

The trip starts flying with a scheduled flight to Nepaljung and next from Nepaljung to Simikot. We start trekking to gently up hills and it will continue day by day. This way will be very good acclimatizing for Kailash and Kailash kora. Kailash Kora/ parikrama have to cross 5613 m high pass (Dolma la). After 7 days trekking in Nepal side, we will enter Tibet from near Lake Manasarovar. From Mansarover the views are magnificent of Mt Kailash and one right Mt. Gurla Mandhata. It seems two mountains are protecting this lake, where we can see many swans in the blue water. After this amazing view, we start for our Kora of Mt. Kailash which is very fascinating views surrounding of Kailash with high elevation. When we finish our 3 days Kora, we start driving another couple of days to reach Nepal via a different way. Simikot Kailash Tour also has the option to reach Lhasa at the end. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu - (1335m) Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03:Flight to Nepalgunj - (150m) Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Flight to Simikot (2910m) and Trek to Dharapuri - (2270m) 50 minutes flight and 3 hours trekking. Overnight at camp.

Day 05:Trek to Kermi - (2690m – 5 Hours) overnight at camp

Day 06:Trek to Albang Monastery/School - (2890m – 6 Hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 07:Trek to Tumkot Khola - (3060m – 6 Hours) Overnight at Camp

Day 08:Trek to Thado Dhunga - (3745m – 7 Hours) Overnight at camp

Day 09:Trek to Nara La pass (4580m) and Hilsa (3720m – 5 Hours trek) drive to Purang (3770m) Overnight at Camp or in Local guest house

Day 10:Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m- 2 Hours) Overnight at Local Guest House or in Camp

Day 11:Drive to Darchen (4670m – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12:Trek to Dirapuk (5000m – 5 Hours) Overnight at Guest house or in Camp

Day 13:Trek to Juthulpuk (4600m) crossing by Dolma La pass (5613m) 8/9 Hours. Overnight at Camp or in Guest house.

Day 14:Trek 3 hours and drive 1 hour to Horchu (Manasarovar). Overnight at Camp or in Guest House.

Day 15:Drive to Saga (4640 m – 5 Hours) Overnight at Camp or in Guest House.

Day 16:Drive to Zhangmu (2300m – 6 Hours) Overnight at Hotel

Day 17:Cross Tibet immigration and drive to Kathmandu (7 Hours – 1350m). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18:Departure

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Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure arrangement
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing in 3 star category hotel
  • Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide, transportation and entrance fees
  • Fly ticket of Kathmandu – Nepaljung – Simikot  
  • Restricted area permit of Simikot
  • Necessary trekking crew during Simikot trekking
  • Three times food and hot drinks during simikot trekking
  • Accommodation in camp and Guest houses in entire trip
  • Camping materials like; sleeping tents, Mattresses, dinning &Kitchen tents   
  • Tibet travel permit and Visa
  • Entrance fees of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
  • Private transportation in Tibet/ Kailash
  • Private transportation pick up you from Nepal Tibet boarder to Kathmandu
  • An English speaking government license holder Tibetan guide
  • Yak or helper to carry your goods during Kailash parikrama/ Kailash Round
  • Kodari immigration formalities and luggage transfer
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • All service charge and government tax 

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All the foods in Kailash/ Tibet region (Option to take Nepali staffs continue from Simikot trekking to Tibet and provide you all the help and fresh cooked foods)
  • Personal equipment, Insurance, Medical expenses, Emergency evacuation and Tipping
  • Extra expenses due to any natural calamities
  • Personal horse and helper during kailash round/ Kailash parikrama   

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu - (1335m) Overnight at Hotel You will be warm welcomed at airport by our office representative and then transfer to hotel. You will get brief explanation about the program. This day you can stay within the hotel or enjoy night at Thamel

Day 02Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel. Today, you will visit many cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath stupa . You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuffs in this day. And Back to hotel for overnight.

Day 03Flight to Nepalgunj - (150m) Overnight at Hotel Take late afternoon flight to Nepalgunj about an hour. Nepalgunj is far west crowded city. This city is close to India. Nepalgunj is low elevation with hot weather, this is why we manage late afternoon flight. Transfer to Hotel from Nepalgunj airport about 4 to 7 kilometers. Overnight Hotel

Day 04Flight to Simikot (2910m) and Trek to Dharapuri - (2270m) 50 minutes flight and 3 hours trekking. Overnight at camp. An early morning we will take another domestic flight for Simikot/Humla. Simikot is district head quarter of the Humla. Flight goes through stunning and an adventurous above high hills and sometime between big hills. After get off from the aircraft, we continue our destination Dharapuri. Short trekking trails is field of buck wheat, barley, wheat & potatoes. We ascend at first hour rocky trail hills of Simikot & then steeply down through blue pine forest, as second hour but trail is wide. The last hour walking is almost flat & left down river is shouting you which called Karnali River. It is only one that big river in Nepal which following west to east and longest too.

Day 05Trek to Kermi - (2690m – 5 Hours) overnight at campTrek After breakfast for Kermi. We walk today about four to five hour. Normally, we make lunch camp at Kermi. Trekking route is to walk total member together. Wild trekking trail sometime view wild animals. Today we encounter with a beautiful waterfall & we do follow Karnali river. It is really amazing scenery of the trip. Late afternoon visit hot spring, about 30 minutes above your camping ground.

Day 06Trek to Albang Monastery/School - (2890m – 6 Hours) Overnight at Campwe fallow scenic trail along the peaches tress & big pine forest. At first hour will be sunny, so protect it. We can see the Api & Saipal Himal & beautiful valley as well if weather is permitted. We will have lunch in between around Salle Khola then after continue for today’s campsite. Trail is wide & partly built off road. Before lunch place at the top, where another trail goes to Limi Valley, just continue down from the top for Albang Monastery.

Day 07Trek to Tumkot Khola - (3060m – 6 Hours) Overnight at CampWe will across scenic villages as usual, village like Anger, Muchu. Muchu village is available mostly phone services & a check post. Muchu is one of the biggest villages of our trip trail. Normally people reach to the campsite little early which allows washing dirty stuffs & taking bath into the river. Enjoy cold Lhasa beer and other soft drinks from local tea shops.

Day 08Trek to Thado Dhunga - (3745m – 7 Hours) Overnight at campImmediately after leaving the camp ground & cross suspension bridge then steeply climb up hill about an hour. Trail gradually ascends today and starts wind too. Landscape seen barren and good view Mount Saipal too. We leave left hand side below a big Yari village which is picturesque village. This evening will be cold because we are camping just below of the Nara La pass.

Day 09Trek to Nara La pass (4580m) and Hilsa (3720m – 5 Hours trek) drive to Purang (3770m) Overnight at Camp or in Local guest houseToday, we wake up earlier than previous day because better to cross the Nara La pass before it gets wind. Normally, camp to the top {pass} takes 2 hour then descend to Hilsa border next three hours. Just behind the pass from where we can see the land of Tibet with barren valley. And the opposite side can be seen big hill where trail fallows for the Limi valley. Next side of the Hilsa where our crew from Tibet, waiting to us. Drive to Purang takes about half an hour.

Day 10Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m- 2 Hours) Overnight at Local Guest House or in CampAfter breakfast drive to Manasarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake is one of the biggest Lake situated in high altitude of Tibetan plateau. Thousands of pilgrimages every year come to take holy bath in Manasarovar Lake. You will have enough time to explore Chui gumba and hot spring near the Lake. The clear view of Mount Kailash is also seen from Manasarovar.

Day 11Drive to Darchen (4670m – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House.We drive to Darchen {foot of the mount Kailash}, Darchen town & also Tibetan medicine center as well as big city in Kailash area. We repack our bags here to leave some at hotel and carry minimum at our 3 days kailash Parikrama/ Kora. This is also the place to fix personal horse and helper for Kailash kora. This is in case of you need, but normally fit peoples do not need. You also can buy some dry foods for 3 days trekking.

Day 12Trek to Dirapuk (5000m – 5 Hours) Overnight at Guest house or in Camp Start Mt. Kailash Kora Today, we start Mount Kailash kora from Darchen. Our first 6 kilometer distant is driving with our regular transportation and rest of 14 kilometer is easy trekking. We will carry only certain and important camping stuffs which is carried by Yaks or by helper. Reach north face of Kailash, Derapuk.

Day 13Trek to Juthulpuk (4600m) crossing by Dolma La pass (5613m) 8/9 Hours. Overnight at Camp or in Guest house. Second day Mount Kailash Kora from Derapuk. We start earlier today to reach Juthulpuk. Today is tough day of the trip which takes 8 to 9 hours walking. Gradually up hills is the hard part until reaching Dolma La pass. After Dolma la, trekking path immediately start downhill. Reach at Juthulpuk for overnight.

Day 14Trek 3 hours and drive 1 hour to Horchu (Manasarovar). Overnight at Camp or in Guest House. Exploration of Juthulpuk Monastery at morning. Start trekking again for about 3 hours up to near Darchen and drive with our own driving crew to Horchu near Lake Manasarovar. Explore and take rest more than half day timing.

Day 15Drive to Saga (4640 m – 5 Hours) Overnight at Camp or in Guest House. Drive toward Nepal from different road. Drive in well paved road provides scenic landscape of Tibetan plateau. Typical settlement of local Tibetan villages are also passing through our driving. Reach Saga town, another big city after Darchen and overnight.

Day 16Drive to Zhangmu (2300m – 6 Hours) Overnight at HotelToday, we drive to Dzangmu via Thong la pass above 5100m & massive view of Mount Shishapangma to the right hand side and front peaks. Some of them lies in Tibet & some in Nepal like peaks of Rolwaling. And road brings you descend via Melarepa cave before reach to Nyalam 3782m. While descend from Thong la, it’s bring you greenery scenery and easy to taking breath. From Nyalam, drives between big hills and follow the Bhote Koshi, its scenic scenery along the way.

Day 17Cross Tibet immigration and drive to Kathmandu (7 Hours – 1350m). Overnight at Hotel. Early in the morning drive down to Nepal Tibet friendship bridge. Final bye bye to Tibetan crew and cross Nepal side. Continue drive with Nepali transportation to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 18DepartureDrop you to International Airport for your final departure.

Trip Note

  • Simikot Kailash Tour/ Trek itinerary can be customized; you also can include Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse cities in this tour and drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
  • You also have option to add Everest Base Camp of Tibet 

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats


Usefull Info

  • Do not bring any books, magazine, pictures about Tibet, Buddhism or about any Lama’s. Custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds matteriels.
  • Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, liquids like Ghee, Oils are not allow entering from Chinese custom at Kodari.
  • Do not take any pictures and videos in Chinese customs, Army and police station
  • Make quei in every customs and in checking post as per your visa list number (your guide will give you instruction from first day)
  • Take cooperative position from every Nepali and Tibetan staffs and in Immigration sites

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • 7 days trekking in Simikot, Well preserve tradition and scenic Himalayas
  • Fresh watered and holy Lake Manasarovar at high altitude
  • Natural hot springs, oldest Monasteries
  • Tibetan Tradition, culture, lifestyle and scenic Landscape
  • 3 days Mount Kailash round trekking crossing highest pass Dolma La (5613m)
  • Decorative high passes on the way back and view of picturesque Himalayas  

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