Simikot Kailash trek, In May 1993, the government of China and Nepal reached an accord that allowed the first treks across the border between the two countries. While it had been a route for Nepali pilgrims for years, foreign trekkers weren’t allowed to cross from Nepal into Tibet. Early English explorers visited Mt. Kailash in variety of disguises whereas numerous individual trekkers managed to make their way from Tibet into Nepal.
as for this Simikot Kailash trek, We begin our itinerary for this trip with a flight to Simikot, located in the far west region of Nepal . Then we spend few days trekking across Humla region of Nepal before we enter Tibet with a cross- over of Nara la Pass 4325m at Taklakot. Humla is Nepal’s highest , northernmost and most remote region which is culturally and scenically very reward to trek through. The people of the Northern Humla are Bhotia people whose roots are in Tibet and they still enjoy the privilege to graze their animal in the Tibetan plateau.
Taklakot an interesting town where you will see Indian traders and tourists, Chinese and Tibetan traders, Muslim traders from Khasgar, Nepali traders from Humla trading salt, wool and Indian goods and Chinese government officials and army men.
After Taklakot, we drive for one day to reach Mt. Kailash and the sacred lake of Manasarovara . Kailash is the holiest mountain both to the Buddhist people who live in the Himalayan belt and the Hindu people who live down in the plains of India. Known as Kang Rimpoche among the Himalayan Buddhist, Mt. Kailash represent the center of the universe. For the Hindus, it is the abode of Shiva – the God of all Gods in Hindu mythology. Manasaravar, also holiest among all lakes is also the origin of three great rivers of Indian sub-continent the Sutlej, Brahmaputra and the Indus. It is believed that any one taking a dip in this lake is released of any sin he has committed in his life.
After the holy dip ,we prepare for the traditional three day kora ( circumambulation )of the Mt. Kailash , joined by pilgrims from Tibet, Nepal and India. Some Tibetan pilgrims prostrate hundreds of miles to make this life time pilgrimage. After we complete our kora ,we drive to Taklakot and make out return trek to simikot .
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Free day and sight-seeing around Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive by deluxe coach to Nepalgunj
Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot 2856m.and trek to Majgaon 2400m
Day 5-11: Trek Simikot ~ Taklakot
Day 12-17: Drive to Manasaravar, Kora of Mt. Kailash, and Trek to Darchen
Day 18-24: Return trek to Simikot
Day 25: Fly Simikot ~ Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj ~ Kathmandu
Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu,
Day 27: End of Service
- Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
- All meals during trek in Local Lodge in Nepal area
- English speaking guide
- Local porters during trek in Nepal
- All necessary trekking permit fees Tibet permit and visa
- Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with inclusive of monuments entry fees.
- Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
- Insurance for all staff & porters
- All applicable government tax
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40 Details in Visa Page
- International flight
- Meal in tibet
- Rescue flight if needed
- Extra baggage charges (All together only 15 kg is allow by domestic airline)
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
- Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
- Any other tours, transfer and service other than mentioned above
- Your insurance and medical Expenses