In this Kailash Mansarovar route from Nepal, you will explore two different countries traveling from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar via Simikot in a short time and be able to learn about different cultures and enjoy the picturesque Himalayan landscapes of two great nations. Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour – 9 Nights 10 Days is another of Mount Kailash Mansarovar's shortest routes to approach in the fastest way possible. On this shortest trip to Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour, you will fly from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepaljung and take a Helicopter/Chopper Ride near to Hilsa Border; then, after a little bit of walk to the border crossing of Nepal-Tibet (China), you will be greeted by the Tibetan guide and escorted to the route of holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar. Alternatively, use the Simikot Hilsa Trek, which takes about 5/6 days through the trekking trail of Dharapori (2360m)- Kermi (2860m) - Yalbang (2879m)-…
In this Kailash Mansarovar route from Nepal, you will explore two different countries traveling from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar via Simikot in a short time and be able to learn about different cultures and enjoy the picturesque Himalayan landscapes of two great nations.
Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour – 9 Nights 10 Days is another of Mount Kailash Mansarovar’s shortest routes to approach in the fastest way possible. On this shortest trip to Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour, you will fly from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepaljung and take a Helicopter/Chopper Ride near to Hilsa Border; then, after a little bit of walk to the border crossing of Nepal-Tibet (China), you will be greeted by the Tibetan guide and escorted to the route of holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar.
Alternatively, use the Simikot Hilsa Trek, which takes about 5/6 days through the trekking trail of Dharapori (2360m)- Kermi (2860m) – Yalbang (2879m)- Tumkot (3073m)- Yari (3663m) -Hilsa (3647m). Let us know if you want us to customize this Simikot Kailash trip via the trekking trail of Simikot Hilsa Trek.
Simikot Kailash Mansarovar Tour – 9 Night 10 Days allows you to explore the picturesque scenic landscapes along with Mansarovar Lake. Thousands of devotees and travelers visit this holy Mountain, Kailash, every year, following a custom going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several regions consider circumambulating Mt. Kailash on foot a sacred ritual that will carry good fortune. The walk is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bon religions circumambulate the peak counterclockwise. The trekking trail around Mount Kailash Kora is 52 Km long and starts and ends at Darchen, with two halts at Diraphuk & Zuthulphuk.
If you would like to taste Tibetan culture and explore cultural and Heritage sites of Tibet, including Lhasa, check out our other popular itinerary Lhasa Mount Kailash tour – 13 Nights 14 Days.
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj on schedule flight and stay in Hotel Siddhartha. Morning sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and after lunch fly to Nepalgunj and stay in hotel.
Early morning, fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot on schedule flight and continue helicopter flight to Hilsa and cross the border with 10 min walking. Then Tibetan guide will receive us and clear immigration formalities then drive to Taklakot (aka Purang). Guesthouse.
Today we will rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purposes so you should stroll around the Purang area to warm up your body with their climate. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Morning drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) and you can do puja and holy bath in the lake along with we will make circumambulation of Lake. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Today we drive to Yama dwar via Darchen and then we start parikrama of Mt. Kailash after Yama dwar. From Yama Dwar, we can see the first closest and clear view of Mt. Kailash. Those who cannot go for trekking will make darshan of Kailash from here and return back to Darchen waiting for another kora group. This day we have to walk about 5 hours at all. Yak will carry our all-essential types of equipment. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
This day is very sensitive and has to Pass Dolma-La (5,670m) above sea level. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma-La and any time can change and start to a snow storm. So we try to start our journey as earlier as possible. In route can Darshan Gaurikunda. But it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk, Campsite.
This is the day to finish Parikrama (Kora) of Kailash at Zongjerpu. And drive to Purang via Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Purang to Hilsa and flight to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu After breakfast, we clear immigration formalities and drop down to Hilsa then take a helicopter flight to Simikot and connecting schedule flight to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Alternatively, you can proceed to the Kyirong border or Lhasa after the Kailash tour instead of returning the same way via Simikot.
Spare day in Kathmandu; attend Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Spare day in Kathmandu (or in Simikot in case of weather problem)
Our team will drop you at the airport for your departure flight home.
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Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek, especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.
Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch, and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross-country tours.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and are ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon seasons.
Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.
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