Simikot Kailash Guge Kingdom Tour

Trek through the classic route to Mt Kailash and lake Mansarovar and discover the magical and holiest Garuda valley and 3 days Kora

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27 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5610 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: Apr. to Nov.
  • Trip type: Culture & Adventure
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Camp

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Simikot Kailash Guge Kingdom is a popular tour in Tibet. 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 Guge Kingdom and spent some times 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 includes adventure trekking, rigorous overland driving, camping through remote regions of Simikot, at altitudes of 2,745m/9,000ft and 4,880m/16,000ft, hiking to a maximum of 5600m/18,400ft. The tour will be more luxurious & interesting by the dedicated & 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 equipments & luggage, clients will carry a small daypack only & hike at easy pace.

Simikot kailash Guge Kingdom– itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, reception and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Tibet 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 03: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Morning flight Nepalgunj to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri, and tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Kermi, and tented camp.
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang Gompa, and tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Tumkot, and tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Thado Dhunga, and tented camp.
Day 09: Trek over Nara La Pass (4450 meters.) and trek down to Hilsa (Nepal – Tibet border), and tented camp.
Day 10: Enter from Sher, transfer to Purang . Overnight at guesthouse
Day 11: Purang - Chim Gompa . Camping
Day 12: Trekking Chiu Monastery to Hor Qu (7.5 hours). Camping
Day 13: Trekking Hor Qu to Seralung Monastery (3 hours). Camping
Day 14: Trekking Seralung Monastery to Trugo Monastery (7 hours). Camping
Days 15-16: Trekking Trugo Monastery to Chiu Monastery (9 hours). Camping
Day 17: Chiu monastery – Tsada. Guesthouse
Day 18: Tsada    - visit Guge Kingdom and Toling Temple. Guesthouse
Day 19: Tsada - Tirthupuri. Camping
Day 20: Tirthupuri – Darchen. Guesthouse
Day 21 -22: Mt.Kailash kora   Camping or guest house
Day 23: Lake Manasarovar – Saga. Guest house
Day 24: Saga – Nyalam. Guesthouse
Day 25: Nyalam - Zhangmu – Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 26: Rest in Kathmandu, evening dinner with culture show. Overnight
Day 27: Transfer to airport for your final departure.

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.

Trip cost: 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.

Service Includes

  • 3 night's standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share BB basis
  • 10 nights accommodation in Tibet using guesthouse /camp with meals
  • Mt.kailash Permit Fee
  • Yaks & Yak Men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers or bus as applicable
  • Services of English speaking guide in Tibet
  • Services of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff
  • All Trekking & camping equipments
  • Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinder.

Service Excludes

  • Using extra nights in lodge (Except the mentioned on itinerary).
  • Yak/porter for personal use.
  • Rescue/ evacuation or the entire extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious.

Essential info on Trek

Accommodation
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. While trekking in Simikot, we will provide the tented camp with all kitchen services. 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.

Food
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.

Transportation
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.

Insurance
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 Sickness

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)

Toilet items:
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.
1. Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
2. Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
3. Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
4. Antihistamine (for allergies)
5. Aspirin or ibuprofen 
6. Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
7. Hydration powder
8. Throat lozenges / cough medicine
9. Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
10. Antibiotics (consult doctor)
11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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