Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour – 10 Day

09 Nights 10 Days
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Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour – 9 Nights 10 Days is another one of the Mount Kailash Mansarovar shortest routes to approach in the fastest way possible. On this shortest trip to Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour, you will fly from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepaljung and take a Helicopter/Chopper Ride near to Hilsa Border, then after a little bit of walk to the border crossing of Nepal-Tibet (China), you will be greeted by the Tibetan guide and escorted to the route of holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar. Alternatively, you can also us Simikot Hilsa Trek which takes about 5/6 days through the trekking trail of Dharapori (2360m)- Kermi (2860m) – Yalbang (2879m)- Tumkot (3073m)- Yari (3663m) -Hilsa (3647m). Let us know if you want us to customize this Simikot Kailash trip via the trekking trail of Simikot Hilsa Trek.

Simikot Kailash Mansarovar Tour – 9 Night 10 Days allows you to explore the scenic picturesque landscapes along with Mansarovar Lake. Every year, thousands of devotees and travelers visit this holy Mountain Kailash, following a custom going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several regions consider that circumambulating Mt. Kailash on foot is a holy ritual practice that will carry good fortune. The walk is made in a clockwise directing by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bon religions circumambulate the peak in a counterclockwise direction. The trekking trail around Mount Kailash Kora is 52 Km long which starts and ends at Darchen with two halts at Diraphuk & Zuthulphuk.

You explore two different countries on this Kathmandu Simikot Kailash Tour learning different cultural and picturesque Himalayan landscapes of two different nations of Nepal and Tibet.

If you would like to have a taste of Tibetan culture and explore cultural and Heritage sites of Tibet including Lhasa, check out our another popular itinerary Lhasa Mount Kailash tour – 13 Nights 14 Days.


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Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Max. Elevation: 5670m

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 01: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj by flight

    Kathmandu to Nepalgunj on schedule flight and stay in Hotel Siddhartha. Morning sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and after lunch fly to Nepalgunj and stay in hotel.

  • Day 02: Nepalgunj – Simikot - Taklakot (Purang)

    Early morning, fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot on schedule flight and continue helicopter flight to Hilsa and cross the border with 10 min walking. Then Tibetan guide will receive us and clear immigration formalities then drive to Taklakot (aka Purang). Guesthouse.

  • Day 03: Rest in Taklakot

    Today we will rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purposes so you should stroll around the Purang area to warm up your body with their climate. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Day 04: Parang to Mansarovar

    Morning drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) and you can do puja and holy bath in the lake along with we will make circumambulation of Lake. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Day 05: Mansarovar to Darchen (4560m.) then start trek to Diraphuk (4890m.)

    Today we drive to Yama dwar via Darchen and then we start parikrama of Mt. Kailash after Yama dwar. From Yama Dwar, we can see the first closest and clear view of Mt. Kailash. Those who cannot go for trekking will make darshan of Kailash from here and return back to Darchen waiting for another kora group. This day we have to walk about 5 hours at all. Yak will carry our all-essential types of equipment. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

  • Day 06: Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750m.)

    This day is very sensitive and has to Pass Dolma-La (5,670m) above sea level. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma-La and any time can change and start to a snow storm. So we try to start our journey as earlier as possible. In route can Darshan Gaurikunda. But it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk, Campsite.

  • Day 07: Zuthulphuk to Purang

    This is the day to finish Parikrama (Kora) of Kailash at Zongjerpu. And drive to Purang via Mansarovar Lake. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Day 08: Purang to Hilsa- Helicopter ride to Simikot, then fly to Nepalgunj & Kathmandu

    Purang to Hilsa and flight to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu After breakfast, we clear immigration formalities and drop down to Hilsa then take a helicopter flight to Simikot and connecting schedule flight to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Alternatively, you can proceed to the Kyirong border or Lhasa after the Kailash tour instead of returning the same way via Simikot.

  • Day 09: Spare day in Kathmandu (If time does not permit flying to Kathmandu)

    Spare day in Kathmandu; attend Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
    Spare day in Kathmandu (or in Simikot in case of weather problem)

  • Day 10: Departure home

    Our team will drop you at the airport for your departure flight home.


  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing – Yeti Air OR Buddha Air)
  • Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing – Twin otter aircraft OR Dornier)
  • Simikot - Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 OR 5 persons can be carried at a time)
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey) – except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet
  • All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the tour
  • Transportation in Tibet by 4WD Landcruiser
  • Tour around Lake Manasarovar on vehicle
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • One tour Manager
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipments
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage
  • Oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges


  • Hotel, transportation & meals in Kathmandu
  • Riding Horse during the Parikrama
  • Your travel insurance
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Asthapad Darshan (not permitted by Chinese Governemnt for this year by till date notice)
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

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