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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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Very few mountains in the world can compete with the magnificence of Mount Kailash (6714m), the celebrated Holy peak in western Tibet.

Hindus worship Kailash as the spiritual centre of the world.  Lord Shiva, one of the most powerful deities in Hinduism, sits in perpetual meditation and is accompanied by his wife, Parvati, goddess of power and love.

Tibetan Buddhists worship Mount Kailash as Kang Rinpoche or the precious jewel of snow. Mount Kailash is also observed as the home of Demchok, a multi-armed, enraged deity, and his consort, Dorje Phakmo.

For Bonpos (followers of the Bon religion) Mt. Kailash is considered as the seat of the world where the founder Tonpa Shenrab is said to have descended from heaven and for the Jains it is Mount Ashtapad where the noble prophet Rishabha achieved moksha or spiritual liberation.

Our excursion starts from Kathmandu; from Kathmandu we board a flight westwards to Nepalgunj and continue to Simikot from where the actual trek commences.

We begin this pilgrimage by following the historic salt trading route towards the Nara Pass and continue the trek to the Tibetan ancient trading hub of Taklakot aka Purang from where we drive to the Lake Manasarovar where we perform our Pooja, holy bath and a clockwise Parikrama of the Lake.

We then drive about 8 km to Tarboche (Yama Dwar) from where we start our Kailash Parikrama. Once we complete the Parikrama we continue towards Saga and drive to Nyalam from where we return to Kathmandu.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilakantha Temple, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly to Simikot

Day 05: Trek to Salli Khola

Day 06: Trek to Muchu

Day 07: Trek to Sipsip

Day 08: Trek to Hilsa

Day 09: Trek to Taklakot

Day 10: Drive to Manasarovar

Day 11: Drive to Darchen

Day 12: Trek to Dira-Puk (4900m)

Day 13: Trek to Zutul-Puk 

Day 14: Drive Zutulphuk

Day 15: Drive to Parayng

Day 16: Drive to Saga

Day 17: Drive to Nyalam

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu

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)


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