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Kailash Mansarovar Trek Via Simikot and Exit from Kerung 19 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 19 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 4,900 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Tea House

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/Pilgrimage

Accommodation: Camps/Lodges

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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The scenic beauty of Mount Kailash and its surrounding terrain is not the only reason why thousands of people flock to this site. The religious and cultural importance of Mount Kailash spreads to four different religions; Hindus, Buddhists, Bons, and Jains. Take this journey to seek out the soul satisfaction this site is revered for. The holy aura this place exudes, along with the serenity of the high mountain air makes this an adventurous journey layered with spirituality in its every step.

 

Mount Kailash is a pilgrimage site that lies next to two lakes, Mansarovar and Rakshastal. There is a conviction that a circumambulation of Mount Kailash and a plunge in Lake Mansarovar will wash away all the sins. Not only that, a Kora (circumambience) around this site is considered to bring good fortune. For the purpose of Kora, you will trek from and back to Darchen, via Dira-puk and Zutul-puk monasteries, all the while basking in the sight of the holy mountain. Travel on trails that will take you through lovely valleys, forests and icy paths. The natural backdrop of rocky mountainous terrain adds to the aesthetic of spiritual journey. You will have the wonderful opportunity of witnessing the culture of two significant lands, Nepal and Tibet, both of which possess their unique aspects in terms of history and architecture.

 

Expedition Himalaya.Com has put together this trip with incredible precision. Taking in all the needs of the traveler, this journey includes the most efficient pathway which also includes days of rest. Safety procedures have been duly arranged which also includes days set aside for acclimatization process. With a carefully penned out itinerary, Expedition Himalaya.Com strives to make this a quality journey worth remembering all your life. So if you are up for it, do check the itinerary we have prepared for you.

 


  • Itinerary:

    Day 1: Fly to Kathmandu

    You will arrive at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This city offers you a look into the unique culture that makes up the population of the country. Our representatives will aid you to reach your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

     

    Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

    Explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu. Visit the world-renowned heritages like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Basantapur, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. These places offer you a look at the history and culture of the city.

     

    Day 3: Extra Day for Paperwork

    This day has been set aside to sort out the paperwork required for your journey. Spend the evening exploring the city’s local culture and taste some local cuisine.

     

     

    Day 4: Fly to Nepalgunj

    Take a comfortable 1-hour flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a city that lies near the border of Nepal and India. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

     

    Day 5: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dhara Pokhari

    From Nepalgunj, you will take a flight to Simikot, a town located in the remote Humla district. Take a trail towards Dhara Pokhari. Overnight in Dhara Pokhari.

     

    Day 6: Trek to Salli Khola

    From Dhara Pokhari, take a trail towards Salli Khola. This trail will take you through forest areas where you will be able to witness the diversity of the local nature of the region. Overnight in Salli Khola.

     

    Day 7: Trek Muchu

    Hike towards the village of Muchu from Salli Khola. This village offers a beautiful view of the rocky mountain terrain that surrounds the area. Overnight in Muchu.

     

    Day 8: Rest

    This day has been set aside for you to rest and enjoy the mountain air. You can explore the village of Muchu, also interact with the locals in order to get an insight of their daily life.

     

    Day 9: Trek to Sipsip

    Take a trail from Muchu to Sipsip. This place lies at an altitude of 4330m. Overnight in Sipsip.

     

    Day 10: Trek to Hilsa

    Trek towards the town of Hilsa from Sipsip. This town lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet. As you walk through the place, the view of the encompassing mountains is a joy. Overnight in Hilsa.

     

    Day 11: Trek/Drive to Taklakot

    You will cross the border into Tibet and trek/drive towards Taklakot. Taklakot is a town located in Tibet at an altitude of 4755m. Overnight in Taklakot.

     

    Day 12: Rest/Acclimatize:

    You will spend the day getting used to the climate of the region. We will spend the day here acclimatizing in order to prevent cases of altitude sickness.

     

    Day 13: Drive Lake Mansarovar

    Take a ride from Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar. Lake Mansarovar is the highest body of the freshwater lake in the world, lying on an altitude of 4590m. This place offers you a panoramic view of Mount Kailash in the background.

     

    Day 14: Drive to Darchen

    Take a comfortable drive to the small village of Darchen. This village lies at an altitude of 4670m. Overnight in Darchen.

     

     

     

    Day 15: Trek to Dira-puk Monastery

    You will take a trail from Darchen to Dira-puk monastery. Lying on an altitude of 5080m, this holy site for Buddhists offers you a beautiful view of the North face of Mount Kailash. Overnight in Dira-puk monastery.

     

    Day 16: Trek to Zutul-puk Monastery

    From Dira-puk, you will trek towards Zutul-puk monastery. This trail takes you through lush green valleys which is a beautiful sight to behold. Overnight in Zutul-puk monastery.

     

    Day 17: Trek/Drive to Darchen

    From Zutul-puk, you will trek/drive back to the village of Darchen. Overnight in Darchen.

     

    Day 18: Drive to Saga

    You will take a ride to the town of Saga which lies at an altitude of 4640m. This town is a popular rest stop for those bound to Mount Kailash. Overnight in Saga.

     

    Day 19: Drive Sybrubensi via Kerung

    You will take a ride and cross the border from Tibet to Kerung which is the border village in Nepal. From Kerung, you will drive to Sybrubensi that lies in the Langtang area. Overnight in Sybrubensi.

     

    Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu

    From Sybrubensi, you will drive towards the capital city, Kathmandu. This journey will take you around 7 to 8 hours. You can choose to spend the evening exploring the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

     

    Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

    Congratulations! Your journey has come to an end. Our representatives will aid you to the airport. We hope you have had a wonderful time and will join us in our future
  • Cost Info
  • Nepal Visa

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Tibet travel permit (hyperlink) and necessary fees
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary.
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD or Bus (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Staffs and equipment transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees for Nepal and Tibet, English speaking guide, assistant guide, cook and necessary crew members from Nepal
  • Yaks and yak herders for transportation during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Tented/Guest House accommodation with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Transportation to airport from hotel (in Nepal)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights including
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu (if travelling by air)
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities including Lhasa
  • Beverages and snacks during trekking
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Expenses incurred due to natural calamities such as bad weather, landslide, snowfall etc. (routes may get altered in such situations)
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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