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Simikot Hilsa Manosarovar

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Overview

Kailash Tour via Simikot begins with visits to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. then fly to Nepalgunj,from Nepalgunj to Simikot , a city in the western Terai plains of Nepal followed by a visit to one of the most remote towns of Nepal, Simikot.Travellers along ancient pilgrimage routes and trade links, trekking across the border into Tibet. journey  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

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour
For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. Itinerary as  Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj(400m)
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj ,flight hour  40minute and O/N at Hotel on Nepalgunj. (Breakfast included)
Day 04:Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot Trek to Dharapuri
Flight from Nepalgunj  to Simikot from Nepalgunj ascending about 750m. This flight will take about 50 minutes and offers extraordinary views to Nepalese Himalayas. This flight will offer a thrill of flight between tall hills and mountains, which you might not find easily in any other part of the world. The landing at the tiny mountain airstrip at Simikot is an unforgettable experience and  the initial climbing of few hours through the villages of Tuling, following trial that passes through walnut and apricot trees to the village of Dharapari.O/N at Dharapuri.
Day 05:Trek from Dharapuri to  Kermi (2682m)
Trek start follows the Hulma Karnali and trek through the rice and wheat fields to a point where the valley narrows and the river is choked with the huge mountain rocks. As per the legends these rocks represents the silver fishes that swam up from the Ganges and couldn’t make it any further. Rice is not grown above this point and be passing through small fields of buck wheat and open pine woodland.  Right infront of us well be towering snow capped mountains and beautiful waterfalls. O/N at Kermi.
Day 06: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang Gompa(2950m)
Trek  passes  first pass i.e. the Soli La (2990m). Then descend to cross the sturdy suspension bridge built in 1995. We will then climb above the Humla karnale to the Gompa at Yalbang which is an excellent Campsite. Here the views are awesome and there will be lots of friendly monks speaking excellent English.O/N at Yalbang Gomba on Tented Camp.
Day 07: Trek from Yalbang Gomba to Tumkot Khola( 2800m)
Trek follows the trial that at many occasions comes close to the river. passing  through the path built up with rocks and timber. Then cross the Humla Karnali River and climb steadily to Munchu which lies at the altitude of 2920m above the sea level. Here is across a police check post.Then follow the trial that passes below Gomba and the stone houses of the village. Continue gently descent to the river bank where O/N at Tumkot Khola on Tended Camp.
Day 08:Trek from Tumkot Khola to Yari (3663m)
Trek  Today's trek is on a relatively easy trail above the Karnali River. After walking a few miles we begin to notice the change in climate, vegetation and landscape which becomes more rocky and secluded. The trees that you see are not pine trees anymore. They are now short and low junipers. Walk 4 hours, O/N  Yari on Tended Canp.
Day 09: Trek from Yari  to  Hilsa(3720m)
Trek start climb from campsite to Nara Lagna- 4850m, which takes about 3 and half to 4 hours of time. The summit is marked by two huge cairns draped with prayer flags. Below, views  look into Tibet where the arid hillsides are a stark contrast to the greenery of the Humla region recently trekked through. It’s a steep downward climb to Shar where our Land cruisers .. En route it  might come across the traders with lots of sheeps and goats carrying rice for the Tibetan side or salt for the Nepalese side.O/N at Hilsa on Tended Camp .
Day 10: Trek from Hilsa to Purang (3,772m)
Trek across the Friendship bridge at Hilsa where the Chinese officials will check our permits and passports also meet our Tibetan guide here and ascend from Hilsa to Purang and pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa and Kangje Village along the way. In Purang, visit the ancient Purang Gompa and explore the unique Buddhist frescoes of IIX century.walk 5-6 hours, O/N at Purang on Tended camp.
Day 11: trek from Purang to Montser (4,450m) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri
Trek from puran  to Montser passes through Rakshas and Mansarover lakes. After reaching Montser  settle down for a while then visit Tirtapuri (4510m). Located northwest of Mount Kailash, the Tirthapuri Hot Springs are closely associated with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Pilgrims bathe in pools fed by the springs, visit the monastery containing the guru's footprint and dig for healing stones along a one-hour pilgrimage route. After touring Tirtapuri return back to Montser ,walk 3-4 hours, O/N at Montser on tended camp.
Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560m)
It takes around 2 hours to reach the Garuda Valley that lies to the southwest of Mt Kailash. It contains mysterious caves, some of which have never been explored. Many believe that this was the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the time of the Shang Shung kings, long before Buddhism reached the roof of the world. For those interested in the archeological and historical sites, Garuda Valley will be a dream come true. After touring the amazing valley than  move to Darchen a small town, situated right in front of the sacred Mount Kailash.walk 4-5 hours, O/N at Darchen on tended camp.
Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys (5120m)
Today,begin  Kora of Mt. Kailash. The first day out of Darchen involves a six-hour hike in a deep valley through walls of red rock.and continue across the plain to Shershong.further cross a bridge leading to Chhuku Gompa high on the hill visible from the valley. The trail leads to Dirapuk from where we will have a stunning view of the north face of Mt. Kailash.walk 5-6 hours,O/N at Dirapuk on tended camp.
Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790m): 18km,
Today will be the most difficult section of our journey and  climb Drolma-la Pass at 5,750m. The pass whose name literally means the pass of Tara is beautiful and is filled with five-colored praying flags. From Drolma-la Pass,descend to Dzutul-puk. At Dzutul-puk,and across the incredible Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) and a few ancient meditative caves.walk 6-7 hours, O/N at Dzutul-puk on tended camp.
Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m): 14km, and transfer to Manasarovar
 gradually wind out of the valley towards Barka plain. After completing the holy Kora of Mount Kailash at Darchen, and  drive for 2 hours to Mansarovar Lake. The lake holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. As per Hindu theology, Lake Mansarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake is believed to go to the abode of Lord Shiva after death. Buddhists also associate the lake with the legendary lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived Buddha. Walk 3-4 hours,O/n at Mansarovar on tended camp.
Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake
Today, circumambulate the beautiful Mansarovar Lake which has a circumference of 90 km making it one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. The belief is that the Kora of Mount Kailash is completed only with a holy dip in the lake and a drink of its holy water relieves one from the sins of a hundred lives and circle round Mansarovar by Jeep, and if time permits,visit Chui Gompa, another attraction of Manasrovar. O/N at Mansarovar on Tended camp.|
Day 17:  Drive from Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m) 495 km,
Today long drive from Mansarovar to Saga traversing through the sacred historic Chiu Monastery. We continue driving past Hor Quo and across the Mayum La pass (5,200m). While passing through,the  glimpses of small towns like Zhongba and Paryang. This journey covers 270 km from Mansarovar to Paryang and adjoins Saga, 255 km away from Paryang. From Saga instead of going towards Lhasa, we drive along a different route to Kathmandu. O/N at Saga on tended camp.
Day 18:Drive from  Saga to Zhangmu (3,750m) 325km,
At our return,cross the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra River and then drive to Nyalam. At the first pass stumble upon Paigu-Tso, a huge lake with Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m) at its background and also get a glimpse of Mt. Everest as the road climbs the Lalung La Pass (5,124m). After crossing yet another pass, Tong La (5,120m), we finally reach the border town Zangmu. O/N at Zangmu on tended camp.
Day 19: drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km
Drive to the border check point to go through the custom formalities. After reaching Friendship Bridge, be leaving our Tibet-side vehicles, and will walk for around 15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari, it takes another 4-5 hours drive to reach Kathmandu.o/N at Kathmandu on Hotel(Breakfast included)
Day 20: Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel and drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights, one night on Nepalgunj, on BB basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Flight From Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Via Simikot return drive from Mansarovar to Saga to Zhangmu Via Kathmandu by vehicle.
*Accommodation & transportation on  guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea, Coffiee, hot chocolate and boiled Water).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porters services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
*International airfare and departure airport tax
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary.

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Duration 20 Days

Grade Hard

Max-Altitude 5120m

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Country Nepal

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