Simikot Tholing Guge Kailash Trek – itinerary
Day 1. Departure from Kathmandu to Nepaljung, by plane .night in Guest house.
Day 2. Departure by plane from Népalganj to Simikot (2856m) and start of trek to Darapari.(night in tent)
Day 3. Departure Trek from Darapari to Danda Kermi (2550m). (Night in tent)
Day 4. Departure Trek to Yalbang gompa (2700m). (Night in tent)
Day 5. Departure Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot Khola [Muchu] (2800m). (Night in tent).
Day 6. Departure Trek to Yari (3400m). (tent)
Day 7. Departure Trek by the Nara La Pass (4325 m) and camp at Hilsa. (Night in tent)
Day 8. Trek of half an hour to arrive at Sher and car or truck for Taklakot, we enter in Tibetan territory, Chinese formalities and visit Lhamo Yutak monastery. (tent)
Day 9. Departure by jeep to Darchen village-market installed at the bottom of Mount Kailash. Guest house
Day.10/ D.11/ D.12/. Trekking (Circumambulation) around of Mount Kailash following as pilgrims who turn around the sacred mount in ritual sense, crossing by the red cliff of LHA CHU cave then climbing by the Domala pass 5600M which get round of Mount Kailash. GAURIKUND lake at 5400m, where the pilgrims take a ritual bath and do some offerings then coming down toward the Zutrul Phuk monastery (about 5h of walk per day) Transport of all camping materials, of kitchen, of lodge etc… and the luggage of participants is kept by the yaks. You can hire a yak to transport you during these 3 days.
Day 13. About 3h of walk and departure by jeep to Tirthapuri. (tent)
Day 14. By jeep to Tholing we leave for the "kingdom of Guge". (tent)
Day 15. By jeep to Tsaparang - visit of ruins of the Guge kingdom, and of the tunnel in the castle and return to Tholing. (tent)
Day 16. By jeep to Miser Chu. (tent)
Day 17. By jeep departure for the Manasarovar lake (4.510 m). (guest house)
Day 18. Day around the Mansarovar lake or Tibetans camping. (guest house)
Day 19. By jeep for Mayumla. (guest house).
Day 20. By jeep for Zongba. (guest house)
Day 21. By jeep for Pigutso and the lake. (guest house)
Day 22. Departure to Zhangmu at the Tibet/Nepal border. Night in Guest House.
Day 23. Departure from ZHANGMU Chinese exit formalities post, cross by walk towards "Friendship bridge", Nepali formalities at Kodari and return by local bus at Kathmandu (about 5h). Return in same hotel.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.
Arrive Kathmandu 2 days prior to trip departures dates.
Contact us if you would like to reach Lhasa by train from Beijing.
Essential info on Trek:
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
A Luxury bus or van or Jeeps will be your transportation throughout the tour. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet Kaliash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Physical Fitness :
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
Personal Gear :
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Lhasa. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
List of Gears:
- 1 large duffel bag or backpack
- 1 small backpack or day pack
- 2 pair warm synthetic or cotton pants
- 1 pair light hiking pants
- 2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
- 1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
- 1 down jacket
- 1 Sleeping bag
- 1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
- 1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
- 6 pair warm socks
- 1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
- I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
- 2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
- 1 pair warm gloves or mittens
- 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
- Sunscreen / lip salve (at least SPF 25)
- 1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from sun)
- 1 towel
- Water bottle 2/lts
- 1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
First Aid / Medical Kits :
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
- Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
- Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
- Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
- Antihistamine (for allergies)
- Aspirin or ibuprofen
- Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
- Hydration powder
- Throat lozenges / cough medicine
- Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
- Antibiotics (consult doctor)
- Full supply of all current prescription medications.