Humla Simikot is shortest and most realistic route to visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarover in terms of gaining elevation and distance. As Mt. Kailash and Mansarover is sacred shrine of Hindus, Buddhist, Bonpo and Jainism, thousands of people from India, Nepal, Tibet and other countries visit every year. This is most popular spiritual journey to the Tibet and being developed as transit point of India and China. The Governments of Nepal and China officially agreed to open the Hilsa border since May 1993, for the prosperity and easy access between two countries. From that time on, travelers are able to make tours to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake through Hilsa border. Simikot is located far northwest of the country as most remote district of Nepal border of Tibet. Besides holy Tour, it treats its visitors with amazing landscape view and great richness in culture and history.
According to Hindu’s myth “Vishnu Purana”, Mount Kailash (6,638m) is the holiest mountain in the Himalaya known as the center 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 the heaven. It is associated to nearby Lake Rakshas Tal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel, four of the most significant rivers of Hidden sub continent - Indus, Sutlej, Karnali (A tributary of the Ganges River and Nepal Longest River) and Brahmaputra.
Mt. Kailash Tour starts from Simikot (2985 m), as there is not direct flight Kathmandu to Simikot, you need to spend at list one night at Nepaljung to catch the morning flight to Simikot. The trail goes through the Karnali river bank, beautiful mountains scenery and villages into the non touristic region of Nepal, an 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, Yari on the way to Limi Valley trail and get at Hilsa before reaching the arid Tibetan Plateau. Sera is first place of the Tibet side. Trekking from Simikot gives you plenty of time to acclimatize at the higher altitudes. Even 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 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 border drive via famous Lake Pikutso and drive way back through wild gorges and 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 tour through varied diverse, climate and vegetation zones with unique cultures experience in the Himalaya. 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 Nepal Mother House glad to organize your Tibet tour via Simikot by local expertise according to your holiday schedule and requirements.