Mt. Kailash Tour via Simikot is one of the most demanding Tibet Tour which takes you into the remotest far west of Nepal to the most sacred power point for Hindus, Buddhist, Jain and Bon religions. Lake Mansarovar (4510m), a sacred lake situated into the heart of Himalaya is believed to be adobe of purity. Taking a bath will cleanse all your sins you have committed over a hundred lifetime. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights with Himalayan wilderness in a land of Buddhist culture, Artistic Monasteries and Centuries-old caravan trails.
Every year, hundreds of devotees participate in this spiritual and holy trail seeking for blessings of the Lord and take a dip in the holy lake of Mansarovar. Followers of Bon-Po revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 will achieve Salvation.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft)
Day 3: Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2900m/9514ft) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m/12139ft )
Day 4: Free day at Taklakot for acclimatization
Day 5: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4,590m/95km)
Day 6: First Day of Parikrama - Drive to Darchen (5465m/40km, 2Hrs) & Trek to Dirapuk (5000m/16404ft, 7Hrs)
Day 7: Second Day of Parikrama onto Zuthulphuk (4790m/15715ft, 22kms, 8-9Hrs)
Day 8: Third Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot.
Day 9: Fly Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure from TIA
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. You will have a brief explanation about the travel itinerary. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast commence for half day sightseeing tour of 2 biggest power places of Kathmandu City consists of Pashupatinath and Budanilkantha. Later we will fly an exotice flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning we transfer to Nepalgunj airport and flight to Simikot and upon arrival Simikot we will fly to Hisla (20min-12kg weight limit) by Helicopter and drive to Taklakot via Tibetan Border. Stay overnight at Guest House Lodge.
Today you will have a free day for acclimatizing our body with Tibetan high altitude to prepare us for our journey ahead. You will have enough time to explore the surroundings. Stay overnight at Guest House Lodge.
After Breakfast we drive towards Manasarovar Lake (95 km), on the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 km from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Tal (Devil's Lake). On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat & first view of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25km). Stay overnight at Tented Camp or Guest House.
On the way to Darchen, we can also see the panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) on the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility and also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. Stay overnight at Guest House Lodge.
This day is the hardest yet holiest day of your Kailash Trek. With the first dawn of the light on Holy Mt. Kailash, start your trek towards Zuthulphuk with packed lunch. The trial ascends continuously upto Dolma-La Pass (5600m/18372ft) and descends steep down to Gauri Kunda. Once you reach the top, make your holiest offering. You can find the place called Shivasthal covered with holy flags and the personal related things like clothing, ornaments. There is strong belief in Tibetan religion that you will get it (whatever you offered here) in heaven after your death.After the downhill trial you will catch flat trial till Zuthulphuk. Please keep in mind that the one riding on horses also have to walk for 2-3 hours as the decents from Dolma-La is steep. By late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Phuk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. Stay overnight at Guest House Lodge.
After Breakfast we will short easy trek (8 km - 3 hrs) to our Private A/C Coach pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 km). From there drive to Hilsa (also we will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation). Stay overnight at Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast we will fly from Hilsa to Simikot (20 mins) by Helicopter, then fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (around 1 hr). After lunch we will fly back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.