18-Day Simikot to Kailsh Trek
18-Day Simikot to Kailsh Trek
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This extraordinary journey takes you through the hidden Humla valley in Nepal's western most frontier and to Tibet's holy Mount Kailash and mythical Lake Manasarovar. To begin this pilgrimage we start by taking the flight to Simikot in Nepal's remote Humla District. From here our trek follows the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route towards the Nara Langa pass and to the border trade post at Taklakot. We drive overland north past Gurla Mandata mountain to the shores of Lake Manasarovar and RakasTal Lake and on to Darchen situated at the foot of Mt. Kailash. This holy mountain is revered by Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpos as the center of the universe. Once there, we will make the 'kora' (holy-walk) trek of the mountain sharing the trail with other pilgrims that head for Kailash during the summer months. After completing this trek we will drive eastwards by jeeps along the mighty Yarlung Zangpo river and through the vastness of the Tibet Plateau. Enjoy fantastic mountain views of the Himalayas as we journey south towards the border town of Zangmu to re-enter Nepal at the Friendship Bridge. This exclusive journey is made for travelers in search of a cultural and spiritual odyssey amidst the splendor of the Himalayan mountain range.
Rigorous trekking, camping and overland driving through the remote and wild western Nepal and Tibet, from 2,745m (9,000ft) to 4,880m (16,000ft) and hiking to a maximum of 5600m (18,400ft). Fully supported trek with all camping equipment, English speaking guide. Overland travel in Tibet using Japanese 4-wheel drive jeeps backed by a truck carrying provisions and equipment. While trekking, clients carry a light day-pack (back pack) only and walk at an easy pace, all equipment and luggage will be carried by porters/pack-animals/truck.

Program Outline
Total Days -› (18)
Max. Altitude -› (5630m./18471ft.)
Route Nature -› Lodge + Camping [TH or FOT]
Difficulty -› Easy
Season -› April to November.

Program Itinerary (Short)
Fly Katmandu to Nepalgunj. Hotel.
Fly to Simikot and start trek up the Humla Karnali river through the villages of Dharapari, Kermi, Yalbang, Yari and over the Nara Pass [4450m] to the Tibetan trade post of Taklakot or Purang. Camping. 
After a day of acclimatization and exploration on the shores of the mythical Lake Manasarovar continue to Darchen situated dramatically at the foot of Mt. Kailash. Camping/Guest House. 
Around Kailash trek to Drira Puk, over Drolma La pass [5630m] and Zuthul Puk to the shores of Lake Manasarovar. Camping. 
Drive overland along the Tibetan highlands past the snow-capped Himalayan range to Nyalam near the Nepal-Tibet border. Camping. 
Cross over the Friendship Bridge into Nepal and drive to Kathmandu. End of simikot to Kailash Trek.