Simikot Kailash Guge Kingdom Trek

Duration: 26 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

Simikot Kailash Guge Kingdom trek is a popular journey in Tibet. The Guge Kingdom founded in 868 and became a focal point for the preservation of Buddhism in Tibet until the 17th century. After the assassination of King Lang Darma in 842 by his own brother, the Buddhism in Tibet was completely snuffed out for nearly 100 years. In 1040, a renowned Indian Pandit named Atisha arrived in the Guge Kingdom and spent some time at Toling Monastery where he created a resurgence of interest in Buddhism which eventually spread all over Tibet. Tsaparang and Toling retained their importance within Western Tibet as political and religious center until the 17th Century. Today, more than 300 years later, all the remains is a huge complex of caves, living quarters and temples, some of it in an excellent state of preservation, the rest in ruins. This place can be visited combining with Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar via either Simikot, Hilsa or from southern route via Saga - Paryang and Mansarovar. The tour itinerary can be varied according to the time frame and places you would like to cover within the itinerary.

Simikot Kailash Guge Kingdom tour trek includes adventure trekking, rigorous overland driving, camping through remote regions of Simikot, at altitudes of 2,745m and 4,880m, hiking to a maximum of 5600m. The tour will be more luxurious and interesting by the dedicated and quality services of a Nepalese Sherpa team that includes a camp cook and guide. All the camping equipment will be included in the tour price. While trekking, we make available porters for carrying the equipment and luggage, clients will carry a small daypack only and hike at an easy pace. 


  • Trek through the classic route to Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarovar 
  • Discover the magical and holiest Garuda valley and 3 days Kora 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 0Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, reception and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02Tibet visa and permits preparation. You can buy or rent things in Kathmandu. If you need any help our guide will be with you. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Morning flight Nepalgunj to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri, and tented camp.
  • Day 05Trek to Kermi, and tented camp.
  • Day 06Trek to Yalbang Gompa, and tented camp.
  • Day 07Trek to Tumkot, and tented camp.
  • Day 08Trek to Thado Dhunga, and tented camp.
  • Day 09Trek over Nara La Pass (4,450 meters.) and trek down to Hilsa (Nepal – Tibet border), and tented camp.
  • Day 10Enter from Sher, transfer to Purang. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 11Purang - Chim Gompa . Camping.
  • Day 12Trekking Chiu Monastery to Hor Qu (7.5 hours). Camping.
  • Day 13Trekking Hor Qu to Seralung Monastery (3 hours). Camping.
  • Day 14Trekking Seralung Monastery to Trugo Monastery, (7 hours). Camping.
  • Day 15-16Trekking Trugo Monastery to Chiu Monastery (9 hours). Camping.
  • Day 17Chiu monastery – Tsada. Guesthouse.
  • Day 18Tsada - visit Guge Kingdom and Toling Temple. Guesthouse.
  • Day 19Tsada - Tirthupuri. Camping.
  • Day 20Tirthupuri – Darchen. Guesthouse.
  • Day 21Trek to Dirapuk. Guesthouse.
  • Day 22Trek to Zuthulpuk via Dolma la pass. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 23Trek to Darchen and drive to Saga. Overnight Guesthouse.
  • Day 24Saga – Kerung. Guesthouse.
  • Day 25Kerung – Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 26Transfer to Airport for your final departure.
Detail Itinerary


  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as per above programs.
  • Land Transfer by bus/Van.
  • Chinese visa and Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking guide during the tour.
  • Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program.
  • Camping gears for Simikot trek like two men tent/dining tent/kitchen tent/toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
  • Full board meal during the camping section.
  • Yak and Yak men for Mt. Kailash cora, Nepali guide, cook, helpers.
  • Staff insurance.
  • All domestic flights as per the above itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages and personal items.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses for transportation, porter age, accommodation, meals due to snowfall, landslide, political unrest, strike etc..
  • Internet, telephone call, tips for guide, driver, helpers.
  • And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.
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Useful Information

Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corners 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 the tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Cost Information

The trip cost will vary depending on the number of the persons 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. 

List of Gears

  •  1 large duffel bag or backpack  
  •  1 small backpack or day pack 
  •  2 pair of 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 of 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 the sun) 
  •  1 towel 
  •  Water bottle 2/lts 
  •  1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries) 

Toilet items

Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, 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. The 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 of scissors /tweezers/thermometer 
  • Antibiotics (consult a doctor) 
  • Full supply of all current prescription medications. 

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