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Mount Kailash Tour via Simikot

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Max. Elevation
5120 m / 16797 ft
Group size
Min 1+
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
Best Season
Mar to May, Oct to Nov
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel/Lodge during the trip.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.


  • Traverse rugged terrain and remote landscapes on a unique route via Simikot, Nepal.
  • Undertake the revered Kailash kora, a pilgrimage of profound spiritual significance.
  • Witness the majestic peak, revered by multiple religions as the abode of the divine.
  • Experience the serene beauty of this sacred lake, believed to cleanse sins and grant blessings.
  • Engage with local Tibetan and Nepali communities, experiencing their unique traditions.
  • Reflect and meditate amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery.
  • Explore the remote and less-traveled path to Mount Kailash, offering a sense of adventure and discovery.
  • Depending on timing, witness the vibrant festivities of Saga Dawa, celebrating Buddha's life events.


Adventure Metro Everest offers an exhilarating journey to the sacred Mount Kailash via Simikot, an experience that intertwines spirituality with adventure. This tour presents a profound overview of the mystical region, inviting travelers to delve into the rich cultural tapestry and breathtaking landscapes. Located in the remote reaches of Western Tibet, Mount Kailash stands tall as a symbol of divinity for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bonpos alike, making it a revered pilgrimage site. The route from Simikot encompasses rugged terrains, high mountain passes, and serene valleys, providing an immersive journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Major attractions along the route include the holy Lake Manasarovar, known for its crystal-clear waters and spiritual significance, and the revered Mount Kailash itself, a pinnacle of sacredness and natural beauty.

The best experiences on this tour include witnessing the sunrise over Mount Kailash, participating in the circumambulation (kora) around the sacred mountain, and immersing oneself in the spiritual ambiance of the region. Adventure Metro Everest organizes major trips to Mount Kailash via Simikot, ensuring meticulous planning and expert guidance throughout the journey.

The best season for this tour is during the summer months, typically from May to September, when the weather is relatively mild and conducive for trekking. However, travelers should be prepared for the rapids and difficulties posed by the high altitude, rugged terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions, making it essential to be in good physical condition and adequately equipped for the journey. With Adventure Metro Everest, embarking on the Mount Kailash tour via Simikot promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, spirituality, and cultural immersion amidst the majestic Himalayan landscape.

Our Mt. Kailash Tour via Simikot is a soul-stirring odyssey that takes you on a spiritual quest through the heart of the Himalayas. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the remote trails of Simikot and beyond, this journey is an immersive encounter with the ancient traditions and natural splendor of the region.

Major Attraction Places
Throughout the tour, travelers will encounter a plethora of major attraction places, each steeped in myth and reverence. From the majestic presence of Mt. Kailash, revered as the center of the universe by multiple faiths, to the tranquil shores of Lake Mansarovar, where pilgrims seek spiritual purification, every destination holds a profound significance that resonates with the soul.

Mount Kailash:
Revered as the abode of Lord Shiva and a symbol of spiritual enlightenment, Mount Kailash stands tall amidst the Himalayan range, captivating pilgrims from all over the world.

Lake Mansarovar:
A tranquil body of water known for its crystal-clear waters and spiritual significance, Lake Mansarovar is believed to cleanse the soul and grant inner peace to those who visit.

Situated in the remote Humla district of Nepal, Simikot serves as the starting point for the trek to Mount Kailash, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Taklakot (Purang):
A historic town nestled in the Tibetan Plateau, Taklakot serves as a vital stopover for pilgrims en route to Mount Kailash, offering insights into Tibetan culture and tradition.

Location and Route
The Mt. Kailash Tour via Simikot begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, from where you'll embark on a scenic flight to Simikot. From there, the journey takes you through rugged mountain terrain and remote villages, crossing the Nepal-Tibet border at Hilsa. The route then continues through Taklakot before reaching Lake Mansarovar and finally, Mount Kailash.

Best Experience
The Mt. Kailash tour via Simikot promises a deeply transformative experience for all who embark upon it. Trekking through pristine mountain scenery, engaging in ancient rituals, and circumambulating the sacred mountain are experiences that leave a lasting impression on the soul. The sense of awe and reverence inspired by the majestic Himalayas and the spiritual significance of Mount Kailash create moments of profound introspection and connection with the divine.

Major Trips
Our pilgrimage includes sacred rituals such as the circumambulation (kora) of Mount Kailash, symbolizing purification and enlightenment. Additionally, the holy dip in Mansarovar Lake is a deeply spiritual experience believed to cleanse the soul and bestow blessings upon pilgrims. These transformative rituals form the cornerstone of our journey, offering pilgrims a profound opportunity for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Mount Kailash Kora: Embark on the sacred pilgrimage of circumambulating Mount Kailash, a transformative journey that brings inner peace and spiritual fulfillment.
Lake Mansarovar Visit: Pay homage to the sacred waters of Lake Mansarovar, participate in traditional rituals, and soak in the serene ambiance of this holy site.
Taklakot Exploration: Explore the ancient town of Taklakot, visit monasteries, and interact with locals to learn about their unique customs and traditions.

Best Season
The optimal time to embark on the Mt. Kailash tour via Simikot is during the summer months, from May to September. During this period, the weather is generally favorable, with mild temperatures and clear skies, making trekking and pilgrimage activities more enjoyable. The vibrant greenery of the Himalayan valleys and the colorful landscapes add to the beauty of the journey, creating unforgettable memories for travelers.

Rapids and Difficulty
While there are no white-water rapids involved in the Mt. Kailash Tour via Simikot, the journey presents its own set of challenges. Trekking through high-altitude terrain requires acclimatization and a moderate level of physical fitness. Additionally, unpredictable weather conditions and rugged mountain trails may pose difficulties, but with proper preparation and guidance, these challenges can be overcome.

Embark on a soul-stirring adventure to Mount Kailash with Adventure Metro Everest's Mt. Kailash Tour via Simikot. Immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of the Himalayas, explore sacred sites, and forge lifelong memories on this transformative journey. Join us as we traverse through stunning landscapes and ancient cultures to reach the pinnacle of spiritual enlightenment.

Trip Itinerary

Your journey to Mount Kailash via Simikot commences with your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 1,350 meters (4,429 feet), Kathmandu welcomes you with its bustling streets and rich cultural heritage. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize to the altitude.

Today is a free day in Kathmandu, allowing you time to explore the city's fascinating sights and sounds. You may choose to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, or the historic Durbar Square. Take this opportunity to finalize your trip preparations, gather any last-minute essentials, and ensure your visa is in order for your journey ahead.

Depart from Kathmandu on a scenic flight to Nepalgunj, a bustling city located in the western Terai region of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 150 meters (492 feet), Nepalgunj offers a stark contrast to the mountainous terrain of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will have time to relax and unwind before continuing your journey to Mount Kailash.

Today, you will board another flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot, the gateway to the remote Himalayan region of Humla. From Simikot, your trekking adventure begins as you make your way to Dharapori. Trekking at an elevation of 2,400 meters (7,874 feet), you'll immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of the Himalayas, passing through charming villages and lush landscapes along the way.

Trek from Dharapori to Kermi, a picturesque village situated at an altitude of 2,860 meters (9,384 feet). As you trek for 5-6 hours, you'll traverse through terraced fields, dense forests, and traditional Tibetan settlements, experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of the region.

Continue your trek from Kermi to Yalbang, located at an elevation of 2,879 meters (9,446 feet). The 5-6 hour trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, winding rivers, and pristine valleys, providing you with ample opportunities to connect with nature and soak in the tranquility of the Himalayas.

After breakfast, set out on a trek from Yalbang to Tumkot, situated at an altitude of 3,073 meters (10,083 feet). The trek takes approximately 5-6 hours and takes you through scenic landscapes and traditional Tibetan settlements. Upon reaching Tumkot, check into your accommodation and unwind after a day of trekking.

Journey from Tumkot to Yari, a scenic village located at an elevation of 3,663 meters (12,018 feet). Trekking for 6-7 hours, you'll gradually ascend higher into the Himalayas, crossing rugged terrain and alpine meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers, before reaching your destination for the day.

After breakfast, trek from Yari to Hilsa, passing through the challenging Nara La Pass, situated at an altitude of 4,620 meters (15,158 feet). The trek takes approximately 5-6 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Upon reaching Hilsa, check into your accommodation and rest for the night.

Today, trek from Hilsa to Purang, a small town located at an altitude of 3,772 meters (12,376 feet). The trek takes approximately 2-3 hours and offers opportunities to explore the local culture and architecture. Upon reaching Purang, check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

After breakfast, drive to Montser and visit the Tirtapuri Hot Springs, known for their healing properties. Spend the day exploring the hot springs and surrounding areas, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region. In the afternoon, transfer to Darchen, situated at an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,421 feet). Check into your accommodation and rest for the night.

Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of the Garuda Valley, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Later, transfer to Darchen, the starting point of the Mount Kailash trek, situated at an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,421 feet). Enjoy a scenic drive through the rugged landscape, passing by towering peaks and pristine lakes.

Commence the first day of the Kora, the sacred circumambulation around Mount Kailash, by hiking to Dira Puk Monastery. As you ascend to an altitude of 5,120 meters (16,799 feet) over 5-6 hours, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and pristine valleys, experiencing a profound sense of spirituality and reverence.

On the second day of the Kora, trek to Dzutul-puk, situated at an altitude of 4,790 meters (15,716 feet). The challenging 6-7 hour trek takes you through rocky terrain, steep ascents, and sacred sites, offering moments of reflection and connection with the natural world.

Conclude the third day of the Kora by hiking back to Darchen and then transferring to the holy Manasarovar Lake, located at an altitude of 4,590 meters (15,060 feet). Enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and its surroundings during the 3-4 hour drive, reflecting on your spiritual journey around Mount Kailash.

Today is dedicated to a tour of the mystical Manasarovar Lake, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world and a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. Take a leisurely stroll along the lake's shores, participate in rituals and prayers, and immerse yourself in its spiritual aura and natural beauty.

Depart from Mansarovar and journey to Saga, a scenic town situated at an altitude of 4,600 meters (15,093 feet). As you travel through the rugged terrain of the Tibetan plateau, you'll be treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, vast grasslands, and remote villages, offering glimpses into the traditional Tibetan way of life.

Continue your journey from Saga to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet and a cultural hub of the region. Explore the historic monasteries, vibrant markets, and architectural wonders of Shigatse, situated at an altitude of 3,900 meters (12,796 feet), before retiring for the night in comfort.

Depart from Shigatse and embark on a scenic drive to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and a treasure trove of cultural heritage and spiritual significance. At an altitude of 3,650 meters (11,976 feet), Lhasa beckons with its iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, inviting you to explore its rich history and vibrant culture.

This morning, you'll transfer to Lhasa Gonggar Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace, do some last-minute shopping, or simply rest after your incredible journey through Tibet. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reminiscing about your adventure.

Your unforgettable Mount Kailash tour via Simikot concludes today. After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your international departure. As you board your flight, you'll carry with you cherished memories of the majestic landscapes, rich cultures, and warm hospitality experienced during your journey. Safe travels homeward bound!

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  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal and Tibet
  • 3-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Tibet
  • Sightseeing tours per itinerary
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  • Private vehicles for overland drives in Tibet
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Tibet/Nepal border
  • Airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu as per itinerary

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