18Days Simikot to Kailash Pilgrimage Trek


Simikot Kailash Pilgrimage Trek

Trek From Simikot to Mt.Kailash & Journey Overland to Kathmandu

Simikot to Kailash Pilgrimage Trek is a rigorous trek & takes you through the hidden Humla valley in Nepal‘s western most Tibetan frontier. Trek to Tibet’s mythical Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, from 2745m to 4880m and Trekking to a Maximum of 5600m. Kailash Pilgrimage trek begins with a flight to Simikot in Nepal’s remote Humla District.

From Simikot the trek follows the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route towards the Nara Langa pass and to the border trade post at Taklakot. From here drive overland north past Gurla Mandata mountain to the shores of Lake Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal Lake and on to settlement of 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 make the ‘kora’ (holy-walk) of the mountain sharing the trail with many other pilgrims that head for Kailash during the summer months. After completing this trek camp by the banks of lake Manasarovar and then drive eastwards by jeep along the mighty 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 Kerong to re enter Nepal. This exclusive journey is made for travelers in search of a cultural and spiritual odyssey amidst the splendor of the Himalayan mountain range.


  • Trek from Western Nepal to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
  •  Circum-trek Mt. Kailash to complete your Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain.
  • Our tours are planned to arrive in the Kailash area during full moon period.
  • Special pujas and celebrations are held during full moon days giving you a rare
    opportunity to visit Mt. Kailash during the most auspicious time. This pilgrimage to
    Mount Kailash is considered a must for every human at least once-in-a-lifetime.
  • Duration 18 Days.
  • Best Season April to November.
  • Trek Availibility Only Private Treks for a minimum of Four Persons on Request. No Group Departures available.


Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot (2985m). Trek to Darapori (2,360m). Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Trek Dharapori to Kermi (2860m/6Hrs)). Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Trek Kermi to Yalbang (2879m/6Hrs.

Day 05: Trek Yalbang to Tumkot (3073m/6Hrs).

Day 06: Trek Tumkot to Yari (3663m/7Hrs).

Day 07: Trek Yari to Hilsa (3647m/6Hrs) via Nara La pass.

Day 08: Trek Hilsa to Purang (3772m/3Hrs).

Day 09: Purang to Montser (4450m/4Hrs) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri.

Day 10: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley,transfer to Darchen (4560m/4Hrs).

Day 11: First day of Kora. Trek to Dirapuk Monastery (5120m/6Hrs).

Day 12: Second day of Kora. Trek to Dzutul-puk (4790m/18km/7Hrs).

Day 13: Third day of Kora. Trek to Darchen (4560m/14km/4Hrs. Transfer to Manasarovar

Day 14: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake

Day 15: Mansarovar to Saga (4600m/495km/8 – 9Hrs).

Day 16: Saga to Kerong (2750m/325km/4 – 5Hrs).

Day 17: Kerong/Rasuwagdi to Kathmandu(155km/7Hrs).

Day 18: Final Departure. End of Simikot-Kailash Pilgrimage Trek.

Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.

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