12 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Trip style: Hotels & Lodge
Highest altitude: 5, 600 m at Dolma-la pass.
The abode of ‘Lord Shiva’, Mount Kailash standing tall, giant and majestic, lies in the part of Transhimalaya in Tibet. The mountain lies near Mansoravar Lake and Rakshastal Lake in Tibet, China. It is believed all the sins are washed off after bathing in the holy Mansarovar Lake, the reason why thousands of pilgrims do ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’ or Kailash circumambulation every year.
Besides being holy, Mount Kailash is also an incredible mountain of utmost beauty, with four grand faces representing jewels, as eastern face believed to represent crystal, the western ruby, the southern sapphire and northern gold. This interesting and holy journey includes stopover at sacred and beautiful Lake Mansarovar Lake and circumambulation (parikrama) around the holy Mount Kailash.
Kailash Mansarovar tour via Simikot is the journey to the holiest place by means of domestic flights via Simikot. This tour is specially designed for the religious poeple and all arrangements made by Nepal Adventure Team itself. For any questions regarding this tour, please drop your email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02:Flight to Simikot
Day 03:Flight to Hilsa and drive to Burang
Day 04:Drive to Mansarovar.
Day 05:Drive to Darchen
Day 06:Darchen to Dirapuk - First day of circumambulation
Day 07:Second day of circumambulation
Day 08:3rd day of circumambulation
Day 09:Back to Simikot
Day 10:Flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 11:Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 12:International departure.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mAirport pickup and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner.
Day 02Flight to SimikotAfter breakfast, get to the airport for the scenic flight to Nepalgunj. Helicopter ride to Simikot. Rest of the day for acclimatization while enjoying the beautiful vista of Himalayan valley.
Day 03Flight to Hilsa and drive to BurangEarly heli flight to Hilsa from Simikot for about 25 mins. Clearing all the formalities at Chinese check post, board the awaiting jeep to Burang (Taklakot) and enjoy rest of the day while acclimatizing. Buy the necessary items for the upcoming journey.
Day 04Drive to Mansarovar.Drive to Mansarovar (4 hrs) 4500m. This is where you will have the first glimpse of Mt Kailash. The entire circumference of the Lake is about 102 kms. Stay rest of the day ashore Mansarovar meditating and taking a holy dip at the Lake.
Day 05Drive to DarchenDrive to Darchen. After having breakfast early morning, drive 30kms to reach Darchen (4560m), the base camp of Mt. Kailash. Acclimatization and the preparation time for the parikrama.
Day 06Darchen to Dirapuk - First day of circumambulationDrive 30 mins to Yama Dwar (Death door). From here, the willing yatris (pilgrims) will start the trek towards Dirapuk (4750m) for five hours. From your resting place, you will see the magnificent view of North face of Kailash and the amazing sunset.
Day 07Second day of circumambulationTrek to Zuthulpuk (4850m) via Dolma La Pass (5600m). Toughest day of the circumambulation. This day we will trek for 7-9 hrs, sight of Gaurikund (5630m) en route.
Day 083rd day of circumambulationBack to Taklakot. To finish Kailash parikrama, we trek for 3 hours to arrive at Darchen, where our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive us to Taklakot. We also go for the last holy dip to Mansarovar and finishing off the puja, we drive via Tirthapuri (where demon Bhasmasur was burnt to ashes) to the guesthouse at Taklakot.
Day 09Back to SimikotDrive to Hilsa and after clearing the formalities, heli flight to Simikot.
Day 10Flight back to Kathmandu via NepalgunjScenic flight early morning back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and relax in the evening.
Day 11Kathmandu sightseeingFull day sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide and private car. Farewell dinner.
Day 12International departure.Our staffs will drop you off in the airport for your nice flight back home.
Car, jeep, land cruiser, helicopter and domestic flight.
All the accommodation & meals are included. Accommodation will be provided in Hotels/ Guest houses or tents as per available facility.
The place we travel is one of the remotest parts in China. Therefore, very limited medical facility is available in Tibet. Our guide will handle all the medical related issues so consult with him anytime. Your own personal Medical kit & medicines are also recommended.
Well – experienced Tibetan guide supported by Tour Leader from Nepal.
The groups safety is very important for us. 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. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of various circumstances in which case you have to flexible.