Mount Kailash Via Simikot Trekking

Trip Level
Max Altitude
Trip Duration
23 Days


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-story 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 (the Yarlung Tsangpo, east). 

Nepal highpoint trekking & expedition offers special fixed trips to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar 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 a 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.

Detail 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 Dharmapuri Camp.

Day 5: Trek to Kermi Camp.

Day 6: Trek to Yalbang Chaur Camp.

Day 7: Trek to Machu 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: Mount Kailash 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.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.