Simikot Kailash Tour is prime route linked to far western remote region of Nepal. Simikot Kailash Tour trail follows gradual climb up with mixed of cultural inhabitant areas. Along the hiking journey in lower elevation area you have lush green wish landscapes sceneries and upper valley semi-Tibetan type of vegetation zone. Total duration for this trip can be 23 days, depends on walking distance, weather condition and place to visit. Flight to Simikot or fly back from Simikot is more weather depended and it is better to use one way only since you need to follow the same trail on the way back.
Simikot Kailash Tour follows the Karnali River valley it is one of the beautiful nature trail to nomad caravan journey. Since the road from Tibet is planned to connect with simikot air port, this trail will not be trekking trail any more in years to come. High mountain lives, green river valley, sheep and yaks heard, snow-cap mountains, this is really one of the nice treks in Nepal. At least 4 people in one group is better to have. The cost of the trips depend on the duration and size of group. If you are group of seven+ and interested to start or end the trek from or to Simikot the trek costs almost US $3000.00 per person is which includes a Kailash and including Everest Base Camp trek.
Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival: Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
Kathmandu: Breakfast, trip to City and temples, back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for yatra i.e, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during Yatra. If any body needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company.
Fly to Nepalganj:
Fly to Nepalganj: Today we take the ninety minute flight to Nepalgunj in the far south west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city which lies close to the Indian border.
Fly to Simikot (2960m) then trek to Dhara Pokhari (2300m): This morning we fly north for about 50 minutes to Simikot,
Fly to Simikot (2960m) then trek to Dhara Pokhari (2300m): This morning we fly north for about 50 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 Dhara Pokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola.
Trek to Salli Khola (2700m):
Trek to Salli Khola (2700m): Leaving our campsite, we cross a long scree slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp 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.
Trek to Muchu (2920m):
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 before we cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.
Rest day: Today is a rest day which we'll spend in and around Muchu,
Rest day: Today is a rest day which we'll spend in and around Muchu, exploring the village with its stone houses and gompa.
Trek to Sipsip (4330m):
Trek to Sipsip (4330m): From Muchu, 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.
Trek to Hilsa (3720m):
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.
Trek and drive to Taklakot (3930m):
Trek and drive to Taklakot (3930m): Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our transport and drive via Khojar Nath ( Temple of Rama, Sita and Laxman) Takla kot is the large trading centre of west Nepal Tibet border.
Rest day for acclimatize or explore around and enjoy local cultural activities.
Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m.
Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. Today you will be sent to the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km:
Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km: Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m:
Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m: It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys:
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovara:
End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovara: After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
Drive Pary to Saga (500 km) 7-8 hrs, check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Drive to Tingri 6-7 hr, check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Drive to Rongbok, check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Drive to Nylam or Zang Mu: (296km) 6-7 hrs,
Drive to Nylam or Zang Mu: (296km) 6-7 hrs, check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Drive back to Kathmandu (163 km) 9-10 hrs,
Drive back to Kathmandu (163 km) 9-10 hrs, check in at hotel, rest and overnight.
Transfer to airport for your onward flight.