Humla Simikot is the shortest and most realistic route to visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarover in terms of gaining elevation and distance. As Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar is the sacred shrine of Hindus, Buddhists, Bonpo, and Jainism, thousands of people from India, Nepal, Tibet, and other countries visit every year. This is the most popular spiritual journey to Tibet and is being developed as a transit point between India and China. The Governments of Nepal and China officially agreed to open the Hilsa border in May 1993, for prosperity and easy access between the two countries. From that time on, travelers are able to make tours to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake through the Hilsa border. Simikot is located far northwest of the country as the most remote district of Nepal's border with Tibet. Besides Holy Tour, it treats its visitors with amazing landscape views and great richness in culture and history.
According to the Hindu myth “Vishnu Purana”, Mount Kailash (6,638m) is the holiest mountain in the Himalayas known as the central pillar of the world with four faces made of crystal, ruby, gold, and lapis lazuli. Similarly, the holy lake Manasarovar situated at 4,590 meters elevation, is an epitome of purity, and people who drink water from this lake will go to heaven. It is associated with nearby Lake Rakshas Tal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel, four of the most significant rivers of the Hidden sub-continent - Indus, Sutlej, Karnali (A tributary of the Ganges River and Nepal's Longest River), and Brahmaputra.
Mt. Kailash Tour starts from Simikot (2985 m), as there is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Simikot, you need to spend at least one night at Nepaljung to catch the morning flight to Simikot. The trail goes through the Karnali river bank, beautiful mountain scenery, and villages into the nontouristic region of Nepal, the earliest ways of the salt caravans across the border to Tibet, one of the most magical countries in the world. It climbs up to Nara La pass (4560 m) through the Dharapori, Kermi, Yalbang, Muchu, and Yari on the way to the Limi Valley trail and gets at Hilsa before reaching the arid Tibetan Plateau. Sera is the first place on the Tibet side. Trekking from Simikot gives you plenty of time to acclimatize at the higher altitudes. Even if we reached Manasarovar before Mt Kailash, according to the religious view first we need to complete Mount Kailash pilgrim’s Kora (Trek) 50 kilometers (31 miles) cross by Dolma- La pass at 5,600m. It takes four days to complete the Kora giving you time for the necessary acclimatization as well as the opportunity to visit three main monasteries with many pilgrims. Simikot to Kailash tour goes along the religious Tibetan pilgrims in their colorful robes, giving deep belief in the walk a very special spiritual dimension. You see close enough to touch the mighty Shishapangma Mountain. Before you reach the border drive via the famous Lake Pikutso and driveway back through wild gorges and the famous pass Lalung La Pass 5200m, which is located directly at the Dhi Ra Puck Monastery, on the striking north wall of the sacred mountain is particularly at sunrise sunset and unforgettable experience of your lifetime.
This is a tour through varied diverse, climate and vegetation zones with unique cultural experiences in the Himalayas. You drive across the Tibetan plateau, endless width on the northern edge of the great Himalayan range of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif and then cross the border back into Nepal near the town of Zhangmu. We at Nepal Mother House are glad to organize your Tibet tour via Simikot with local expertise according to your holiday schedule and requirements.