Simikot Kailash EBC Lhasa Trip
21 Days •
- Trip Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
- Group size: 1-20 Pax
- Ends in: Lhasa
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 5600m
- Activities: Sightseeing/Tour/Trekking
Simikot is the gate way to Mt. Kailash from the north western part of Nepal. It is also called hidden valley and hidden Himalaya. It is one of beutiful 6 day trek from Simikot to the Tibet / China border. The trail follows the mighty Karnali river toward the Tibetan land. It is also a ancient caravan trade route between Tibet and Nepal. The treks provides an experience of unique land, people, tradition and its cultural diversity.
After border we reach Purang one of the ancient trande hub. It is a local town where once upon a time people from Nepal side and Tibet used to exchange their business which is still exist and can be explored. After that the trip combines some spiritual and historical detours around Mt. Kailash to Mt. Everest Base Camp north then the real Tibetan cultural journey starts toward Lhasa via visiting Shigatse & Gyantse city with nomorous cultural sightseeing along the way to the Lhasa city.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing and evening 4 PM flight to Nepalgunj.
Day 03: Fly to Simikot (2950m) 45m. Trek to Darapori (2600m) / 3 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Kermi (2750m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Yalbang Gompa (2850m) / 7 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Tumkot (3150m) / 7 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Thadodunga (3950m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Hilsa and drive to Purang (3800m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Afternoon drive to Darboche(4660m) 1-1.5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Diraphuk (4800m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4850m) 8-10 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Darchen & drive to Dongba
Day 14: Drive to Saga (4200m) – 6 hrs
Day 15: Drive to Rongbuk (5050m) – 8 hrs
Day 16: Explore Everest Base Camp & Drive to Shigatse
Day 17: Shigatse & Gyantse Sightseeing
Day 19: Lhasa Sightseeing; Visit, Norbulinka, Drepung and Sera
Day 21: Lhasa – Kathmandu Flight or flight train to Mainland China.
Have just returned from my second tour with Tibet Holidays; last year's trip to Mt Kailash was very well arranged and managed, a comprehensive experience of Tibet, and this second trek into the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit was equally well conducted, with many great experiences. Thanks Pema for all your kind and professional assistance.
Roger Weston, Perth Australia