Simikot - Kailash - Tsaparang - Mansarovar Trek

Trip Facts

Price: USD

Duration: 27 days

A pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash the sacred mountain of Tibet is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Mt Kaliash is the source of four great Asian rivers. For Hindus it is the throne of Shiva, for Buddhists, a gigantic natural Mandala. Also the epicenter of Tantric forces for both religions. This trek takes you from the far western town of Simikot, along an old trade route into Tibet. An arid, wild, country dominated by the peaks of Api and Saipal Himal, this is the world of the Nepalese and Tibetan traders. You will encounter travelers with horses and yaks laden with goods. After a few days trek on the Nepal side we take you to Tibetan border market Purang where Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian traders meet to exchange wares. The highlight of the trip is to visit Rakshastal (Devil Lake), the holy Lake of Mansarovar, "born from the mind of Bramha", trek around the Mt. Kailash and visit the former Gu-ge kingdom with its two main centres of Toling and Tsaparang.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1:Warm welcome with the Nepaese cultural way at the airport by Himalaya Thunder team.

Day 2:Kathmandu valley Sightseeing full day.

Day 3:Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel. -2400m

Day 4:Fly to Simikot, and camp at Simikot

Day 5:Trek to Dharapuri Trek to Tumkot Khola-2800m

Day 6:Trek to Salle Khola 2550m

Day 7:Trek to Ship ship -4300m

Day 8:Trek to Hilsa-4325 crossing over the Nara La-4620m

Day 9:After breakfast trek half an hour to Sher (Nepal - Tibet border), after finishing the immigration formalities drive to Purang (Taklakot)-4000m over night at hotel

Day 10:Drive to Darchen-4300m the base camp of Mt. Kailash and overnight at Darchen Guest house

Day 11:Trek to Chhugu Gompa-4600m

Day 12:Trek to Drira Phuk

Day 13:Trek to Zutulphuk crossing over the Drolma La-5620m

Day 14:Trek for about 4 hours and drive to Tirthapuri

Day 15:Drive to Toling

Day 16:Drive to Tsaparang - ruins of Guge Kingdom, Tunnel in the castle and drive back to Toling

Day 17:Drive to Miser Chu

Day 18:Drive to Manasarovar

Day 19:Rest at Manasaravar lake and exploration of the area

Day 20:Drive to Hilsa (Nepal border)

Day 21:Trek to Yari, and Simikot

Day 22:Trek to Muchu

Day 23:Trek to Yalabang,

Day 24:Trek to, Dharapuri

Day 25:Trek to simikot

Day 26:Flight from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day 27:Patan heritage site sight seen full day
Memorable Nepal Day concludes sunrise View at Nagarkot, sightseeing at Bhaktapur and Nepalese dinner in typical Nepalese cultural setting. See off at Airport in Nepalese Cultural manner for final Departure

Trip Cost Includes

  1. Airport transfer
  2. Hotel accommodations in (2 star standard) on fallboard basis in Nepalganja
  3. 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
  4. Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
  5. Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  6. Restricted area trekking permit
  7. Transfers and trekking in Tibet as per the itinerary
  8. Align Travel permit and visa fee for Tibet
  9. Airfare Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kahmandu

Trip Cost Excludes

  1. Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  2. Personal equipment sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc.
  3. Access luggage charge (if any)
  4. Kathmandu airport departure tax
  5. Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  6. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.