Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu -final preparation and free time.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hr
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,985m.) and trek to Dharapori (2,360m.) 5- 6 hrs
Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2,860m.): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2,879m.): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073m.): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3,663m.): 6 - 7 hrs
Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3,647m.) via Nara La pass: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 10: Hilsa to Purang (3,772m.): 2 - 3 hrs
Day 11: Purang to Montser (4,450m.) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560m/14,956ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys (5120m/16,792ft), 5 - 6 hours
Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790m/15,765ft): 18km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft): 14km, 3 - 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar
Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake
Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m/15,088ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours
Day 18: Saga to Zhangmu (3,750m/12,300ft) 325km, 4 – 5 hours
Day 19: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4 – 5 hours
Day 20:Final departure
Kailash Tour via Simikot begins with visits to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj, a city in the western Terai plains of Nepal followed by a visit to one of the most remote towns of Nepal, Simikot. We travel along ancient pilgrimage routes and trade links, trekking across the border into Tibet. On our 20-day journey we also circumambulate the Kailash and tour Mansarovar Lake, both of which hold great natural, cultural and religious significance. Another important aspect of the trip is the opportunity to visit the Garuda valley, a place believed to be the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the ancient times when bon religion was practiced throughout Tibet, long before Buddhism was introduced.
|Group size||2 to 12 people|
|Trip Duration||21 days|
|Activity||Trekking, Trek and Tours|
|Max. Altitude||5,650m. /18,600ft|
|Accommodation||Hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj and tea houses en route|
|Meals||Breakfast in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj. All meals during the trek in Nepal.|
|Transportation||Private car, Jeep or public bus|
We will be staying at 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj and teahouses during the trek. While trekking in Nepal – Simikot to Hilsa, the accommodation facilities are fairly basic. Therefore, we can decide to either stay in the local tea houses or in tents (which will be arranged by Sisne Rover Trekking). Accommodations in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Tibet (except trekking) will be on twin-shared basis but while trekking (both in Nepal and Tibet); you will be accommodated in a common dormitory.
Breakfast is served in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. And, on our trekking journey within Nepal, we will be provided with all meals. A basic meal during trekking in Nepal, include – rice, potatoes, noodle with soup, etc. However, note that we will not be provided any meals in Tibet. Therefore, it is better to set aside a food budget of up to $20- $30 every day while in Tibet.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek entails a couple of days in high elevations, walking for long hours and 6-12 hours of driving per day in some days. Therefore being physically fit is highly recommended. It is also advised that we consult our doctor prior to the excursion and obtain necessary advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude.
Best Time to Travel to Kailash Tour via Simikot
Summer months between May to September is an ideal time to undertake this journey. The weather is pleasant with a moderate climate, with average temperature of around 0 to 20°C. Plus, summer is also perfect for all outdoor activities- temple visit, dip in holy waters and also for visiting nearby attractions.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Sine Rover. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes this trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members with the ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will be led by the best and professional leaders. All of Sisne Rover Trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experiences, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Sisne only employs local staffs who has adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region/s
Sisne Rover is firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated and well paid. Furthermore, Sisne Rover also provides the required level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members. We have previously used helicopters at company’s expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake, all trekkers keep the weight of their luggage under 15kgs/33 pounds. We also support the work of International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Like all Sisne Rover’s itineraries, this Trek/Tour is also planned to curb Acute Mountain Sickness which is very common during high altitude trekking. We ascend gradually so that we have optimum time to acclimatize to the high altitude environment. Trekkers with known heart, lung or blood diseases are required to consult their doctors before booking the trek.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us