Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour, a 24 days Kailash Lhasa Tour with Simikot Trek is the most challenging adventures through green river valley, villages and sheep and yaks herd enjoying spectacular views of trans-Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. A scenic pilgrimage Simikot to Kailash Trek with Lhasa tour is all about amazing landscapes, cultures, traditional architectures, high passes and monasteries in Tibet. Likewise, Simikot to Kailash is also a beautiful trek through pristine, untouched and rarely visited area of Nepal to Kailash, the sacred and holy sites of Tibet. We first trek to Kailash from Simikot, secondly, take holy bath in Mansarovar lake and trekking around Mt Kailash and then drive to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet which holds the landmarks of Tibet like Potala Palace, Sera, Drepung, Jokhang and Barkhor streets. For booking inquire regarding Simikot Kailash Trek with Lhasa Tour Package price and dates 2023 and 2024, please email us at [email protected] or call or message on Whats App +977 9851023742.
Tour Name: Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour
Tour Duration: 24 Days
Tour Difficulty: Hard
Tour Season: April to November
Tour Altitude:165m- 4860m
Tour Cost: USD 6500- USD 7500
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Tour Package: Private/Group
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Tour: Kathmandu /Lhasa
Simikot Kailash Trek with Lhasa Tour is 24 days once in a lifetime journey to Kailash Mansarovar, further to Lhasa tour Tibet via Simikot trek Nepal.
Simikot Kailash Trek with Lhasa Tour connects three major parts of Nepal and Tibet such as Simikot Kailash Trek, Mansarovar Kailash Tour and Kailash Lhasa Tour. This trip starts from Simikot and ends in Lhasa. Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour offers an amazing landscapes, culture, lifestyle, arts, monasteries and crosses high passes of Nepal and Tibet.
Cover spectacular landmarks of Lhasa and Kathmandu, Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour is highly recommended if you want to see Buddhist traditions and culture, beautiful natural places, hidden valleys and indigenous religion. Simikot Kailash Trek gives a remote trekking experience of Humla valley and Burang County of Tibet. The another important highlights of Simikot Kailash trek with Lhasa tour is 3 days Kailash Trekking, holy bath in Manasarovar Lake and sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Mount Kailash lies in western part of Tibet. It is a source of the longest rivers in Asia. It is also sacred sites for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön. Manasarovar lake is next to Kailash is the most important lake. It is the highest freshwater lake in the world. It is also a holy lake in Asia and also an important pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists alike.
Lhasa is a capital city of Tibet. It contains important historical and heritage sites such as Potala Palace, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Barkhor street, Jokhang temple and Norbulinka Palace. Once we visit these places during Lhasa Tour, the 24 days Simikot Kailash Trek with Lhasa tour ends in Lhasa. At the end of Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour, it is possible to return to Kathmandu by flight from Lhasa and also possible to take train from Lhasa to mainland China.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, we receive you there and drive to Hotel. There are no planned activities for today, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your day on your own.
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour, and obtain Chinese visa.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Today we take a 45 minute flight to Nepalgunj in the far south-west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city which lies close to the Indian border. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2960m) and Trek to Dharapuri(2300m)
This morning we fly north for about 35 minutes to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal's most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, we set off on our trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat. We ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep descent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of Dharapokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Salli Khola (2700m)
Leaving our campsite, we cross a long scree slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the at Chachera. We then climb over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest we descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola and camp by the river. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Muchu (2920m)
We cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the grey waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge we come to a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and we cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Sipsip (4330m)
We follow the trail over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then walk along the rocky stream bed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. We pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari and beyond here the route climbs up the valley towards a pass, the Nara Lagna. We camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Hilsa (3720m)
From Sipsip we ascend steeply to a rock cairn marking the top of the Nara Lagna (4580m). Descending from the pass, we have views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa. Beyond here, we slip and slide on a surface of loose pebbles down to the Humla Karnali. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek to Taklakot (3930m) and rive to Manasarovar (4560m)
Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our transport and drive about 130km, via the large trading centre of Taklakot, to Manasarovar, the most venerated of Tibet's many lakes. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: At Manasarovar
Today will be spent at Manasarovar, allowing our bodies time to acclimatize to the altitude and exploring this fascinating place. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the north-west shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Drive to Tarboche(4750m)
We drive for about 35 km towards Mt Kailash and Tarboche which is marked by a tall pole adorned with prayer flags. This is the starting point for our Kora, the 53 km trek around the mountain. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Dirapuk (4900m)
From Tarboche, we walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the ancient monastery at Dirapuk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Zutulpuk (4790m)
We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5630m). It is a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zutul-puk, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion. At Zutul-puk, there is a monastery and several meditation caves and a cave containing an image of Milarepa. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Darchen (4560m)
On the final day of the Kora we cross several streams, and follow an impressive gorge. Along the way we are once again treated to magnificent views of Kailash. We then enter the Bharka plain and it is about an hours walk through this desert-like landscape to Darchen. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Drive to Paryang (4750m)
Today is a long drive, about 300km, along the way, we cross the Mayun-la and make several river crossings. The scenery along this section is one of the most panoramic of the entire journey. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Drive to Saga (4600m)
We continue driving today along a 255km stretch of road to Saga, passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba en route. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Today is the longest drive of our journey, 452km to Shigatse. Leaving Saga, we pass the turn-off for the northern route and skirt around a lake, passing through a series of valleys. Approaching Kaga, we will come across the first trees and agricultural fields that we've seen for many days and the town itself is situated next to a picturesque lake. We continue on to Lhatse where we join the paved Friendship Highway and follow it for the final 150km to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Sightseeing and drive to Gyantse(3950m)
This morning in Shigatse we have time to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, before driving 90km to Gyantse. Once in Gyantse, we can explore the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Sightseeing and drive to Lhasa (3650m)
A spectacular 261km drive today will take us over the Karo La (5045m), where we are treated to the awesome sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred metres of the road. Beyond the small, developing town of Nagartse, the road follows the bank of a beautiful turquoise lake, the Yamdrok-tso, for about 20km. We then cross the Khamba La (4794m) and continue on to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
We spend today visiting many monasteries in Lhasa one of this is Sera Monastery which is the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet, within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch we will visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Jokhang Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Sightseeing in Lhasa
In the morning, we visit Potala Palace which dominates the city of Lhasa it's a spectacular building, containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. We also visit Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century and was once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. Overnight at hotel.
Day 23: Lhasa to Kathmandu
You shall be driven to Gonggar airport in time to catch your flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 24: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home.
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individual travel plans based on your preferences. Meeting and receive at Kathmandu airport upon arrival and drive to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Lhasa at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)