Simikot - Kailash - Kyirung Trip

Simikot - Kailash - Kyirung Trip

Overview And Highlights

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950m)

Day 03: Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri (2300m)

Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Kermi (2670m)

Day 05: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020m)

Day 06: Trek from Yalbang/Sali Khola to Muchu (2,912m.).

Day 07: Trek from Muchu to Yari (3720m.). 

Day 08: Trek from Yari to Hilsa and drive to Purang

Day 09: Drive from Hilsa to Taklakot(Purang)(3900m) takes about 45 minutes. 

Day 10: Drive from Purang to Lake Manasarovar (4,558m.).

Day 11: Drive to Darchen (4700m.).

Day 12: Start KailashParikrama. Trek to DiraPuk (4909m.).

Day 13: Continue KailashParikrama over Domala Pass (5650m.) to ZuthulPuk.

Day 14: End KailashParikrama near Darchen (4700m.).

Day 15: Drive from Darchen to Paryang (4540m.).

Day 16: Drive from Paryang to Saga (4840m.).

Day 17: Drive from Saga to Kerung via Peigutso (4850m.).

Day 18: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu.

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Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
150

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about an hour. Nepalgunj is a border town along Nepal-India border in the southwestern part of Nepal. Stay overnight at Lodge/Hotel.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2950

Take early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot in Northwestern Nepal. Simikot is a gateway to Humla as well as Tibet. Enjoy scenic mountains such as Mt. Saipal and wonderful valleys. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

Your trekking starts from today. Most of the trail passé through uninhabited land dotted with green vegetation and pine forests till you reach Majgaon. One of the peculiar experiences is of seeing donkeys carrying loads-the only mode of transport in this remote area. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2670

The trail further goes alongside the Humla-Karnali River passing over high rocky slopes. You will see typical Neplali houses flanked by blooming barley, buckwheat, potatoes and rice. Once you reach Kermi you will get introduced to Buddhist culture. Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa are two popular monasteries in the area. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3020

Much of today’s walk is through barley and buckwheat fields and pine forests. You will be crossing the first suspension bridge over the Sali River. Don’t forget to visit the monastery of the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. The monastery hosts a big statue of Sakyamuni Buddha as well as of Guru Rinpoche. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2912

You cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the grey waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge you come to a meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and you cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river before you cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu. Stay overnight at lodge.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3720

This is a long day trek but the view is outstanding. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3900

After you reach the Hilsa on foot, you will cross the border and our meet Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will drive to Purang (3900 meters). On the way, you will visit Koujia monastery that takes around 45 minutes. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy (28 kms, 3900 meters). Stay overnight at hotel in Purang.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3900

After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Purang(3900 meters), on the way visit Koujia monastery. It takes around 45 minutes. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy. 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4558

After breakfast we will drive to Manasarovar, spent time at Manasarovar, allowing our body to acclimatize to the altitude and exploring this fascinating place. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the North West shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background. Stay overnight in hotel. 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4700

About 30 kms north of Lake Manasorovar is Darchen, the main gateway and the village. Get prepared for Mt. KailashParikrama. Stay overnight in hotel.  

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4909

Today, we begin our Kora of Mount Kailash, the day starts with trekking from the Sershong and a steady walk with many other local pilgrims chanting and praying. We can see the Chuku Monastery up on the hillside from the valley. Then the trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Derapuk where we will see many more Bon pilgrims circumambulating in the opposite direction (Anti clock-wise). Stay overnight at mud house.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
5650

Today our trek leads to much higher altitude of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The hiking will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La Pass, and the pass is quickly descends to the gradual field towards Zuthulpuk monastery. In Tibetan it means magical cave. This small monastery is connected to an interesting story of talent competition between Great Yogi Milarepa (Buddhist) and Naropa (Bon). Rest of the night we will spend here. Stay overnight at mud house. 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4700

The final end of the parikrama is an easy 2-3 hrs walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. Today, we complete the 3 days circuit. Stay overnight in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4540

Today, we will accomplish a long drive from Mansarovar Lake to Paryang.  We continue driving past Hor Quo and across the Mayum La pass (5,200m). While passing through, we will have glimpses of small towns like Dongba and Paryang. This journey covers 250 km from Mansarovar to Paryang.Stay overnight in hotel.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4840

You continue driving for another 230km to Saga passing through dusty town of Zhongba and a few smaller passes. Stay overnight in hotel. 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4850

At our return journey, we cross the YarlungTsangpo or Brahmaputra River and then drive to Kerung.  At the first pass we stumble upon Peigu-Tso, a huge lake with Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m) at its background.  After crossing yet another pass, Tong La (5,120m), we finally reach the border town Kerung. Stay overnight in hotel.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast at hotel in Kerung, we drive to the border check point to go via the custom formalities. Reaching at Friendship Bridge, we will be saying good bye to our Tibetan guide and drivers and will walk for around 10 to 15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kerung, the border town, it takes 7 hours drive to reach Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel. 

What Is Included ?

a) Nepal Part:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 participants during Nepal part
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek wherever applicable and some nights in camping
  • Required equipments: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, cooking utensil and trekking poles
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Special trekking permit
  • Entry permit for National Park
  • Local government entry fee
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot
  • Land transportation from Kyirung to Kathmandu by private 4-WD jeep
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • All tax, vat and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

b) Tibet Part:

  • English speaking Tibetan guide and Nepali guide
  • Land transportation by a mini van
  • Hotel accommodation on twin-sharing basis, guesthouse accommodation on bed basis at the dormitory room
  • All meals 3 times a day at local restaurant
  • Yaks and yak men to carry the luggage for the 3 days Kailash Kora
  • Chinese/Tibet visa
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Entrance fees

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Expense due to unforeseen circumstance
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

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