Kailash via Nepalgunj
Explore the holy Mountain Kailash via Nepalgunj and get the opportunity of learning both Nepali and Tibetan Culture. The breathtaking view of the first glimmers of the sun touching the peak, Mount Kailash painted gold, often called the “Golden Kailash” will concretize your faith in it being called God’s very own.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
Kailash Via Nepalgunj offers the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape. Tour starts with a scenic flight to Nepalgunj and to Simikot. And to Hilsa by Helicopter next day. This Kailash Manasarovar trek serves both adventure seekers and religious tourists.
Tibet, an autonomous region of China and home to the holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, is a famous pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon religions and an epitome of beauty and admiration to the rest of the world.
Mt. Kailash Manasarovar via Simikot trek allows you to get pleasure from the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape. This Kailash Manasarovar trek serves both adventure seekers and religious tourists. The tour proceeds from the border at Hilsa and then head towards Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar. Circumambulating the mountain, parikrama or kora on foot is an ancient ritual of devotion that is still practiced by devotees with a faith that it will bring good fortune in one’s life. Hindus and Buddhists perform kora/parikrama in the mountain in clockwise direction whereas Jain and Bonpo religions followers believe in other ways around i.e. anticlockwise. Kailash parikrama begins as soon as we reach Yama Dwar. We will cross the highest elevation during the trek- Dolma la Pass (5700m) while performing 2nd kora/parikrama. Another major highlight of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (journey) is Lake Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world (4500m). Pilgrims believe that drinking water from the lake or taking a dip or bath in the lake will wash away all their sins 100 lifetimes.
- Kathmandu arrival and departure
- Tibet travel permit and visa charges.
- Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and back to Kathmandu.
- Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot and back to Nepalgunj.
- Helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa and Back to Simikot.
- Sightseeing in Tibet and Nepal.
- Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved English speaking Tibetan guide
- English and Hindi speaking Nepali guide
- All private and comfortable ground transportation during the trip
- Accommodation during the trip
- All vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- One Jackets, one Cap, one duffle bag & one shoulder bag
- Walking sticks
- Hot water during the trip
- Supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas)
- All applicable taxes & service charges
- Oxygen for emergency use, First Aid kit
- International Flights
- Yak / Pony Charges during the Parikrama.
- All personal expenses
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, etc.
- Tips to guide, helper, drivers, hotel staff.
- Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnight
The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.
Half day Kathmandu sightseeing and evening flight to Nepalgunj.
Early morning after breakfast, our day begins with the visit to Ghuheswori and Pashupatinath. This Hindu temple is also revered as the guardian deity of the nation. The journey then heads towardsJalnarayan (the sleeping Vishnu) and we then return back hotel for lunch. After lunch, we will drive toward the domestic airport for our flight to Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing is given the evening at the hotel.
Early morning flight from Nepalgunjto Simikot (2900m). Overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.
Early Morning drive to Nepalgunj Airport and catch the flight to Simikot, it is 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. We will stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.
Fly through the Himalayan valley from Simikot to Hilsa in a Helicopter. Drive to Taklakot from Hilsa. (3900m)
Early morning, we will fly with a small helicopter to Hilsa from Simikot. Upon arriving hilsa we will wait for all the group members to arrive then proceed to the border immigration. Our drive to Taklakot will be waiting in the Tibet side. The drive to Taklakot is 27 km. The remaining day in Taklakot is to rest for acclimatization.
Taklakot is a small town with lots of shops on both sides of the road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra.
Early morning drive from Taklakot to Mansarovar Lake. (4450m)
After breakfast, drive roughly 2 hours in the AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake. On the way, we can see Rakshas Taal on our left where we will have a short break and take some pictures and enjoy the sceneries. The lake ’Rakshas’ represents the force of the devil. Upon reaching Mansarovar Lake we will start the Holy Lake Parikrama which is approx. 105 km, take holy bath and perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. The first glimpse of Mount Kailash is also visible from Manasarovar.
Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen. (4560m)
After a short drive from Lake Mansarovar, we will reach to Darchen which is base on Kailash Parikrama &Ashtapad darshan. We will visit Asthapad if you get permission from the Chinese authorities. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
First Day of Parikrama. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar& Trek to Dirapuk (4880m)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk (10 KMS for first day Parikrama). You get blessed with the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash during the first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious. Yatries who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Second Day of Parikrama. Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4670m) crossing the highest elevation during the trek - Dolma La Pass (5700m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk crossing the highest altitude in the trek which is Dolma La Pass. Total trek is of 22 KMs on the second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft height above sea level. From Dolma La Pass, descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk.
Day 2 is important as you will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside the river. You will see the East face of Mount Kailash here.
Completion of Parikrama and drive back toTaklakot. (3900m)
The third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete reaching our bus pick up point. We will then drive to Darchen (3 km) and merge with other members who were waiting in Darchen, and further proceed with the drive to Taklakot.
Drive back to Hilsa from Taklakot and fly back to Simikot in a helicopter.
Drive to Hilsa by private vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter. We will spend the night in Simikot.
Early morning flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and connecting flight to Kathmandu.
Early morning flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and flight to Kathmandu after the lunch in Nepalgunj. If we have enough time, we will visit Pashupatinath for the evening aarti.
Final departure to your home.
Our representatives will once again drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
Geography: Mountains/Hills/High altitude passes
Location: Nepal and Tibet of China
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 12Days
Max Altitude: 5,630m at Dolma La Pass
Ethnic People: Tibetan/Thakali/Manangi
Transportation: Private Car/Flight/ chopper
Minimum Pax: 2
- Breathtaking Mt. Kailash.
- Scenic Mansarovar Lake and holy bath.
- Lifetime experience of trekking in the Kailash Mountain
- Driving through amazing Tibetan plateaus.
- Ancient monasteries with historic values at different places on the way.
- Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
- Evening time’s aarti of Pashupatinath Temple