Simikot, Limi Valley, Kailash and Lhasa tour is an enchanting spiritual journey. Adventure lovers with a high level of endurance will enjoy a physically challenging pilgrimage. It is a camping trek that begins by following an ancient trade route through the remote Limi Valley. It is like trekking through a living museum of ancient Tibetan culture and tradition. The highest pass you will cross is Nara La pass, 4620m, a great viewpoint where you to try to take in the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. When you reach the border of Tibet, you will be directly south of Kailash. Finally, you go by vehicle to the holy mountain, wandering up the western shore of Lake Mansarovar to your campsite.
Mt. Kailash, 6714m, known as the “precious jewel of snow”, dominates the wild Tibetan plateau with its four sheer walls and the snow-capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight. Nestled beside it is Mansarovar Lake, 4590m. It feels like the most heavenly place in the entire world. The holy Mt. Kailash is known as the navel of the universe and the birthplace of the Tibetan civilization and the Bon religion, which was practiced throughout Tibet, long before the 2500-year-old Buddhist religion was introduced. It will surely be the most spiritually enriching journey of your life.
Additional Spiritual Significance: Mt. Kailash is the spiritual epicenter and the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Buddhists, Hindu, Jain and Bon religions. Buddhists believe Mt Kailash is the abode of Guru Rinpoche – Padma Sambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet as well as the home of one of the great Tibetan yogi – Milarepa. Hindus pay reverence to Mount Kailash as the throne where Lord Shiva meditates. Jains believe that their religious founder, Rishavdev, attained Nirvana – The Ultimate Happiness there. According to the pre-Buddhist, Bon religion, Mt Kailash is the abode of Sky Goddess Sipaimen and is in the form of a giant Mandala that is the central point of all Tantra Rituals and Forces. The founder of Bon Religion, Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche is believed to live on Mt Kailash, which is considered to be a nine-story Swastika Mountain and the central pillar of the world. Bonpo pilgrims walk counter-clockwise around the Mt Kailash.
Every year, thousands of devotees make the pilgrimage to the holy Mt. Kailash to attain spiritual purification by circumambulating its fifty-three-kilometer circuit which is also known as Kailash Kora. Upon completion of the circuit, a bath in Mansarovar Lake is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.
Another enchanting fact is the rivers that drain the Tibetan Plateau become the four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent: Sutlej, Karnali, Brahmaputra and Indus. They originate within hundred kilometers of Mt. Kailash.
- Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
- Day 03Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot
- Day 04Trek to Dharapuri
- Day 05Trek to Kermi
- Day 06Trek to Yalbang
- Day 07Trek to Tumkot
- Day 08Trek to Yari
- Day 09Trek to Hilsa
- Day 10By Jeep to Purang
- Day 11By Jeep to Manasarovar Lake
- Day 12Puja and drive to Darchen
- Day 13First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery
- Day 14Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk
- Day 15: Complete Kailash Kora: Trek to Darchen and Jeep to Paryang
- Day 16Paryang to Saga
- Day 17Saga to Zhangmu/Gyirong
- Day 18Zhangmu/Gyirong to Kathmandu
- Day 19: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Day 20Departure from Kathmandu Airport
- Transfers between airport and hotel
- Simikot special permit for 2 weeks
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (breakfast included) for 6 nights
- Transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu-Nepalganj-Simikot by flight
- Accommodation in Nepalganj (breakfast included)
- Necessary transportation for staff and transport of equipment by land or cargo from Nepalgunj to Simikot.
- 3 times meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee) during the trek
- Required trekking staff and trekking equipment for camping.
- Food, accommodation, salary, and insurance for the trekking staff
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Meals in Nepalganj
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and mineral water
- Personal trekking equipment
- Rescue charge if necessary
- Any cost such as flight cancellation due to the bad weather.
- Yak or horses to ride during kora
- Tips for trekking staff, drivers etc (tips for staff is customary )
- All expenses which are not mentioned in price include section.