Simikot – Kailash- Lhasa Tour

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Overview 

Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour is one another alternative route to Tibet whereby you make encircle starting your trip from western part of the Country, Simikot, and the hidden valley of Humla district and then you end trekking at the northern part at Khasa, Nepal-Tibet border. While having this tour, you will have an exciting moment of spending time in the mythical Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.

Mt. Kailash (6,714 m) is one of the highest mountains in Tibet which is shaped like a diamond and adored like a lotus. Mt. Kailash has its own geographical significance. First it is a source of four major rivers—Karnali, Indus, Sutlej and Brahmaputra. The second it is regarded to be he holy mountains, therefore, why various religious groups mainly Buddhists, Hindus, Jain and Bon make it to Mt. Kailash primarily at Kailash Mansarovar lake in order to worship and flood their sins. Different religious group believe that peak is the abode of the god and the Kailash Mansarover lake as a sacred lake and if any of them take a bath in this lake, the water cleanse one's sins, therefore why thousands of pilgrimage visit to this lake for having bath and clean their sins every year. Whereas the Lhasa is one of the ultimate destinations of the travelers from across the world for exploring the ancient Buddhist art and architecture, unique Buddhist culture, lifestyles, beautifully built decorated house, unique landscapes and many more.

Having  this tour, you will have an exciting sight scene along the trail, pass through Dharapuri, Kerni, Yalbang Gumpa, Tumkot, Thado Dhuga and then you cross the Nara La pass (4450) m and trek down to Hilsa, Nepal-Tibet border and then have trek up to Sher and then Purang and subsequently drive up to Mansarovar Lake making an excursion around, you will visit to Darchen, Derapuk, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, similarly you will make a trip to Darchen, Paryang, Saga, Lhatse, Shigatse and finally get back to Lhasa, where you will visit to the ancient monastery, historical and religious sites, explore around and finally you will fly back to Kathmandu or return back by road along the friendship highway via Khasa, Nepal-Tibet border and subsequently return back to Kathmandu by road.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Tours preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 04: ly to Simikot (2985m/9790ft) and trek to Dharapori (2360m/7740ft) 4 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2860m/9383ft) 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2879m/9445ft) 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3073m/10082ft) : 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3663m/12017ft) : 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3647m/11965ft) via Nara La pass : 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 10: Hilsa to Manasarovar (3772m/12375ft) : 3-4 hours
  • Day 11: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km) : 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: Farewell
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

  • Day 02: Tours preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Day 11: Mansarovar – Tarchen (40 km) : 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: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • Aiport Pick Up and departure transfer
  • Three  nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  •  One night accommodation at a standard hotel in Nepalgunj with breakfast
  •  Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above programs.
  •  Twin sharing tent or guest house accommodation during Simikot trek and Kailash tour trek
  •  3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner on simikot Kailash tour trek
  •  Land Transfer by Jeep or bus or van during Tibet Kailash Tour.
  •  Chinese visa, and Tibet travel permit.
  •  English speaking guide during the tour.
  •  Camping gears for Kailash tour like two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
  •  Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash cora, Nepali guide, cook, helpers.
  •  Staff insurance.
  •  Monasteries entry permits, Lhasa city tour, flight as per the above itinerary.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Visa Information:
Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler traveling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

Weather Information:

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

 Passport:

  • All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
  • Passport - valid for 6 months
  • Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
  • Group Visa — whom entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
  • Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if a visa is in the passport)
  • Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
  • A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain
  • Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to the movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
  • Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

   Safety Guidelines

  • We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.
  • Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to unique alpine climate (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.
  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-140
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal

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