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Kailash Tour via Simikot -20 Days

Messanger tours and travel pvt ltd was founded by a team of professional trekking & climbing guides with a decade long experience in adventure tourism in the Himalaya. It is officially registered with the Ministry of Tourism, government of Nepal and associated to different national tourism– related organizations – Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project (KEEP) we are located in the central Kathmandu at Thamel, the tourist hub.

It specializes in organizing outdoor activities such as heritage/ culture and pilgrimage tours, trekking, peak climbing, mountain expedition, whitewater rafting, jungle safari, paragliding, bungee jump, and many other adventure sports in Nepal and outbound tours to Tibet(China), Bhutan and India (Darjeeling/Sikkim/Ladakh). Each itinerary is well-researched & developed to suit any particular interests & requirements of our clients.

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$4,605

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Duration

20 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

      Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
      After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative will drop us off at our hotel.
      Duration: 5 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Hotel

      Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

      Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
      On our second day, our city guide will take you for the sightseeing of world heritage sites of UNESCO in Nepal. As it is not possible to visit all heritage sites of Kathmandu, have to choose 3 to 4 sites.
      Duration: 8 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

      Stop At: Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj, Bheri Zone, Mid-Western Region
      After short exploration of Kathmandu Valley, we take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
      Duration: 8 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Nepalgunj

      Day 4: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapori

      Stop At: Simikot, Simikot, Karnali Zone, Mid-Western Region
      After 40-minute flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot we will reached to an isolated and elegant village namely Simkot, the headquarters of the Humla District which cut off from the rest of the country due to its remoteness. We have lunch at Simikot and also register for the permit at the police office. From Simikot, we ascend for a while, and then descend towards the village of Tuling. We continue walking through jungles and villages along the Karnali River towards Dharapori. Overnight in Dharapori.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Dharapori

      Day 5: Dharapori to Kermi

      Stop At: Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India
      After a walk about four to five hours the trek takes you to the flat trails alongside of the Karnali River and then you need to walk along the fields which are cultivated mainly with barley, Buckwheat, rice and potatoes. There are two hot springs near Kermi where we may soothe our aching bodies. We can also visit ancient Buddhist monasteries close to Kermi --Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.Overnight in Kermi.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Kermi

      Day 6: Kermi to Yalbang

      Stop At: Yalbang, Muchu 21000, Nepal
      Today’ trek is a flat and take you to Yalbang. Crossing steep hills and a suspension bridge over the Salli River we can enjoy views of the beautiful pine trees and the mighty Karnali River. We will also visit the remote Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Overnight in Yalbang.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Yalbang

      Day 7: Yalbang to Tumkot

      Stop At: Yalbang, Muchu 21000, Nepal
      You will trek to Tumkot khola. Walk on a trail above the Karnali River. There will be no trees and greenery as you ascend further. You will cross some village like Anger and Muchu. It is the biggest village on your trip. After reaching Thumkot you will visit Dhungkar ChoeZom Monastery. This Monastery is the most important Monastery in the Tibetan region. Overnight in Tumkot.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Tumkot

      Day 8: Tumkot to Yari

      Stop At: Karnali River, India
      Today's trek is on a relatively easy trail above the Karnali River. After walking a few miles we begin to notice the change in climate, vegetation and landscape which becomes more rocky and secluded. The trees that you see are not pine trees anymore. They are now short and low junipers. Overnight in Yari.
      Duration: 7 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Yari

      Day 9: Yari to Hilsa via Nara La pass

      Stop At: Hilsa 21000, Nepal
      We cross the first pass of the trek today, the Nara La pass (4,620m). The vegetation is bleak by now and the landscape is familiar to that of Tibet. After crossing the pass we will be greeted by excellent views of the beautiful Tibetan plateau and Yari Village. From here on, it is a shaky descent down until Hilsa, a border town which is also a dropping point for the pilgrims on their way to Mt. Kailash by helicopter. Overnight in Hilsa.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Hilsa

      Day 10: Hilsa to Purang

      Stop At: Hilsa 21000, Nepal
      We walk across the Friendship Bridge at Hilsa where the Chinese officials will check our permits and passports. We also meet our Tibetan guide here. We ascend from Hilsa to Purang and pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa and Kangje Village along the way. In Purang, we visit the ancient Purang Gompa and explore the unique Buddhist frescoes of the 12th century. Overnight in Purang.

      Duration: 3 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Purang

      Day 11: Purang to Montser and sightseeing in Tirtapuri

      Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
      On our way to Montser we pass through Rakshas and Mansarover lakes. After reaching Montser, we settle down for a while then visit Tirtapuri (4510m). Located northwest of Mount Kailash, the Tirthapuri Hot Springs are closely associated with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Pilgrims bathe in pools fed by the springs, visit the monastery containing the guru's footprint and dig for healing stones along a one-hour pilgrimage route. After touring Tirtapuri we return back to Montser to spend the night.
      Duration: 4 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Montser to spend the night

      Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen

      Stop At: Gurada, Madhya Pradesh 450991, India
      It takes us around 2 hours to reach the Garuda Valley that lies to the southwest of Mt. Kailash. It contains mysterious caves, some of which have never been explored. Many believe that this was the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the time of the Shang Shung kings, long before Buddhism reached the roof of the world. For those interested in the archeological and historical sites, Garuda Valley will be a dream come true. After touring the amazing valley we move to Darchen, a small town situated right in front of the sacred Mount Kailash. Overnight in Darchen.
      Duration: 4 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Darchen

      Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys

      Stop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
      Today, we begin our Kora of Mt. Kailash. The first day out of Darchen involves a six-hour hike in a deep valley through walls of red rock. We continue across the plain to Shershong. We further cross a bridge leading to Chhuku Gompa which is high on the hill visible from the valley. The trail leads to Dirapuk from where we will have a stunning view of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in Dirapuk.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Dirapuk

      Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk 6 - 7 hours

      Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
      Today will be the most difficult section of our journey. We climb Drolma-la Pass at 5,750m/19,910ft. The pass whose name literally means the pass of Tara is beautiful and is filled with five-colored praying flags. From Drolma-la Pass, we descend to Dzutul-puk. At Dzutul-puk, we come across the incredible Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) and a few ancient meditative caves. Overnight in Dzutul-puk.

      Duration: 7 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Dzutul-puk

      Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen 3 - 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar

      Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
      We gradually wind out of the valley towards Barka plain. After completing the holy Kora of Mount Kailash at Darchen, we drive for 2 hours to Mansarovar Lake. The lake holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. As per Hindu theology, Lake Mansarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake is believed to go to the abode of Lord Shiva after death. Buddhists also associate the lake with the legendary lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived Buddha. Overnight in Mansarovar.
      Duration: 4 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Mansarovar

      Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

      Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
      Today, we circumambulate the beautiful Mansarovar Lake which has a circumference of 90 km making it one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. The belief is that the Kora of Mount Kailash is completed only with a holy dip in the lake and a drink of its holy water relieves one from the sins of a hundred lives. We circle round Mansarovar by Jeep, and if time permits, we visit Chui Gompa, another attraction of Manasrovar. Overnight in Mansarovar.
      Duration: 6 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Mansarovar

      Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga

      Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
      Today, we have to accomplish a long drive from Mansarovar to Saga traversing through the sacred historic Chiu Monastery. We continue driving past Hor Quo and across the Mayum La pass (5,200m). While passing through, we will have glimpses of small towns like Zhongba and Paryang. This journey covers 270 km from Mansarovar to Paryang and adjoins Saga, 255 km away from Paryang. From Saga instead of going towards Lhasa, we drive along a different route to Kathmandu. Overnight in Saga.
      Duration: 9 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Saga

      Day 18: Saga to Shigatse

      Stop At: Shigatse, Shigatse, Tibet
      From Saga we travel to Shigatse via Latse. Our trail will be along the Tsangpo River in a region crisscrossed by the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Upon reaching Shigatse, we freshen up and later visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which was founded by Pachen Lama in 1447. Overnight in Shigatse.
      Duration: 9 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Shigatse

      Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa

      Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
      After breakfast, we drive towards Lhasa. On the way, we visit Shalu Monastery. Founded in 1040, Shalu Monastery is known for its beautiful and ancient mural paintings. After the tour we continue to Lhasa. On the way, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m). Before reaching Lhasa, we also cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief halt to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Lhasa.
      Duration: 5 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa

      Day 20: Final Departure

      Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
      The Kailash adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today. We will drop you to the airport.
      Duration: 3 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
      Departure Time :
      12:15 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Messenger Tours and Travel

    Activity ID: V-216279P16

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