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Simikot - Mt. Kailash - Simikot Trek (21 days)

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Trip Code: NETE-TB-SMKL3

  • Trip Type Camping Trek
  • Duration 21 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude
  • Min. Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Flight

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.


 Trip code: NETE-TB-SMKL3
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 21 days
 Trip Type: Camping Trek
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportation: Flight
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Accommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
2-3 Star Accommodation in Tibet


Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot. Today, explore the Simikot village and preparation for the trek. Stay overnight at camp in Simikot.

Trek from Simikot to Dhinga (3610m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Dhinga to Shinjungma (3620m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Shinjungma to Talung (4370m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Talung to Limi (3630m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Limi to Til (3590m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Til to Hilsa and drive from Hilsa to Tanakot (Purang) via Sher, crossing the border bridge, after the checking station, 30mintues (20km), you will come to Puyang county, a quite small town with mixed people such Tibetan, Nepali, Han Chinese, Uyger etc, overnight here

Drive from Puyang to Manasarovar lake, Today you will drive to Chiu Gompa – a quite small temple by the lake, en route, you could watch the Kailash peak from distance, you will also have a chance to make a comparison between Manasarovar (The holy lake )and Rakshas Tal lake (The ghost lake) while you drive through road between them. Idyllic pastoral scene is only part of the picture.

Manasarovar lake. Today you will prepare yourself for the scared but harshed 3-day’ kora both in mentally and physically, sitting by the lake under the quite sun but nothing to do, just imagine your inner world or a little talk with friends you may never know

Drive Darchen to Darchin and find a comfortable guest house to rest, then guide will have time to deal herds man on your packing animal. Stay overnight at guest house.

Mount Kailash kora to Dira Puk.  After an early breakfast, drive to Tarboche from where Kailash Parikrama begins. Trek to Driraphuk 12 km from Tarboche. The trail lasts 7-8 hours. On arrival, check in the guest house and Stay overnight in camp

Mount Kailash kora to Drolma la to Zuthul puk. After Breakfast at guest house, begin a 5-hour trek to Zuthul Puk via Dolma pass 22 km from Driraphuk, The awe-inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful Himalaya terrain takes 7-8 hours for completion. On arrival in Zuthul Puk, have dinner and rest overnight at guest house

Mount kailash kora to Darchen and drive to Purang. After Breakfast, begin a 5-hour trek to the end of point of Kailash Parikrama. On arrival, board the jeep awaiting your presence and drive to Puyang.

Drive from Purang to Hilsa. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Hilsa to Muchu. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Muchu to Sali Khola. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Sali Khola to Dharapani (2300m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Dharapani to Simikot. Stay overnight in camp.

Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel.

Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.


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    Hansjorg Pfaundler ,

    Simikot- Mt. Kailash-Tibet trek along with tour

    Dear Nava, 
    Many thanks for your perfect support, which allowed us to have a great time in Nepal and Tibet. 
    Also heartily thanks for your nice team: Shiva, Hari and Shyam. They were perfect service provider. 
    We never will forget you and our trip in these wonderful countries 
    Hansjorg Pfaundler 
    Helmut Huber 

    Bo & Elisabeth Malmlorg,

    Simikot – Hilsa – Kailash – Kora Tour - 18 September 2013

    We returned yesterday from our Simikot to Hilsa and Kailash Kora. We are very satisfied with your arrangements and except for the daily in Nepalgunj (we took off on the third day) everything has worked out fine. Our Nepali guide, Sailesh has been very helpful, both on the Nepali part and on the Tibet part.
    One comment we have is that the food on the Simikot to Hilsa trek was good, but not enough. Our European stomachs require more energy than standard Nepali food can provide. We had with us freeze dried food from Sweden that we had to take at one or two occasions to manage. The food in Tibet on the other hand was excellent. The Kora was completed in only two days and therefore we decided to return to Kathmandu one day early.
    To summarize: We are very pleased with the trip and would gladly use your services again!
    Bo & Elisabeth Malmlorg
    Anders Mild