Mount Kailash Via Simikot Trekking

Mt. Kailash, at 6714 m also known as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche(Jewel of the Snows), has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi. And as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Buddhist, Jains, the Hindus & the Bonpos. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Lord Shiva; for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dhyani-Buddhas & Boddhisatvas….The Wheel of Life; for the Bonpos, Kailash was the sacred nine storey Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originates from here: the Karnali, which feeds into the Ganges (south); the Indus (north); the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo, east).

Nepal highpoint trekking & expedition offers special fixed trips to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasorovar to facilitate pilgrims & foreign tourists. We are probably one of the few outfits that provide Nepali Sherpa staff support for all of our treks in Tibet so as to ensure similar high quality trek services that exist in Nepal. All trips are planned to arrive at Kailash on a full-moon day to obtain total & unhindered view of the holy mountain.With the opening up of the border crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Taklakot(Purang) in 1994, Mt. Kailash is now accessible for foreign trekkers with 6 days of trekking from the beautiful region of Simikot (3900 M). For this trek we follow the Humla Karnali route and trek through rice and wheat fields, through surging waters of the Humla Karnali, meet well educated friendly monks who speak excellent English and yes, see some of the finest views

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 23 Days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Region: Nepal / Tibet
  • Grade: Hard
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Nov-Jan
  • Max. Altitude: 5000m
  • Transport: Fly in -Drive Out

Mount Kailash Via Simikot Trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Alt. 1,350m/4,428 ft
Day 2: Preparation for the trip
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj Hotel
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj - Simikot, trek to Dharapuri Camp
Day 5: Trek to Kermi Camp
Day 6: Trek to Yalbang Chaur Camp
Day 7: Trek to Muchu Camp
Day 8: Trek to Yari Camp
Day 9: Trek to Narala Pass Camp
Day 10: Exit Nepal and drive to Taklakot Camp
Day 11: Drive to Manasarovar Camp
Day 12: Drive to Darchen, trek to Tarboche Camp
Day 13: Trek to Driraphuk Monastery Camp
Day 14: Cross Drolmala and trek to Zuthulphuk Camp
Day 15: Trek to Darchen, drive to Tirthapuri Camp
Day 16: Drive to Toling Camp
Day 17: Tsaparang & Toling Camp
Day 18: Drive to Lake Manasarovar Camp
Day 19: Manasarovar Camp Puja day
Day 20: Drive to Saga Camp
Day 21: Drive to Nyalam Camp
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 23: Free to depart onwards destination

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