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Kailash Simikot Trekking - 21 Days

Kailash tour Simikot Hilsa Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Code: NFH 166
Country : Tibet
Start/End: Kathmandu
Trip Price : US$ 3900
Single supplementary: US$ 350
Trip Duration : 21 Days
Max. Altitude : 5631m
Group Size : Min. 4 Persons
Best Season : May-Oct
Trip Grade : Strenuous
Daily walking Hour: 5 to 9 hours
Trip Rating: Trip Rating

Trip Overview

A Spiritual journeys to Mt.Kailash  and Holy Lake Mansarovar from Simikot via border in Far-Western Border Humla, along  caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet forever.

Kailash - Manasarovar tour is a Great lifetime experience of pilgrimage faith around sacred mountain and lake in the center of universe  on Tibet.

Mt. Kailash is the sacred, deep spirituality, the highest mountain ranges, wide open landscape, wild upon source of 4 major great rivers source, and unspoiled nature culture and pilgrimage holiday destination of Tibet. The kailash and lake mansarovar are sacred mountain and lakes around the world. Your journey take you form Wild remote western Nepal Simikot. In six days short remote trekking to Tibet border Hilsa, into the non tourist trekking zone of Nepal on ancient ways of the salt caravans across the border to Tibet, one of the most mystical countries in the world.

You Trek through varied diverse, climate and vegetation zones and experience firsthand the richness of cultures in the Himalaya Buddhism. At the beginning you receive lush greenery, into the arid expanses of Tibet. On the banks of Lake Manasarovar feel like begin of another planet. Crystal clear air, the deep and wide blue lake mansarovar, the mountain Gorla Mandata and Mt. Kailash, many historical and Buddhist storied monasteries, Noisy fluttering prayer Buddhist lags flags on the high pass and around, enchanting Peace Stupas, and aerie of the Chiu Monastery with Melarapa Cave.

After Visiting Lake Mansarovar and Tsu Gompa, we follow three days sacred trekking of the pilgrimage route around the mount kailash circuit. You walk along the pious Tibetan pilgrims in their colorful robes, giving deep belief in the walk a very special spiritual dimension. The View of the Highest camp site 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. Kailash is the holiest mountain in the Himalaya known as the Center of the world for the four great religious of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bonpo and Jain. Mountain Kailash is perfectly symmetrical and according to more description these faces are made of Crystal, Ruby, Gold and Lapis Lazuil. Near the base of the mountain rises four of the most significant rivers of Hidden sub continent - Indus, Sutlej, Karmani (A tributary of the Ganges River and Nepal Longest River) and Brahmaputra.

The Dolma- La pass (5630m) is the highest crossing pass on your kailash tour. After that, drive across the Tibetan plateau, infinite width on the northern edge of the great Himalayan mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif . Seems close enough to touch the mighty Shishapangma Mountain Range. Before you reach Border drive via famous lake Pikutso and drive way back through wild gorges and Famous pass Lalung La pass 5200m.

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Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu hotel transfer welcome dinner.

Day 2: Kathmandu old city sightseeing and Tibet visa process hotel with B/ B plan.

Day 3: Self exploration, Fly to Nepaljung
Sleep in lowest town in the whole kailash journeys. Nepaljung is a Western Hub -Capital of Nepal. Flat farming area close open border to India, Vihar and is a largest city in the Terai with a hot and humid climate. In the afternoon by domestic flight you reach in there and transfer to hotel nearby airport. Stay on comfort hotel with full board meal plan.

Day 4: Fly to Simikot and short trek to Dharapuri Village.
Is depend on your good luck and need good weather. Early morning enter to Airport for simikot flight. The flight are always not on time. You might need to wait few hours. The 45 minute flight to Simikot you reach on 2700m. Simikot is Humla Capital. Meet the our support team, prepare the trek crew and after lunch we walk to Dharapuri village via Majhgaon within 3 to 4 hours. First hour, we pass a interesting places where local Humli people take bath and washing cloth on natural water tap. In there you see the real Humli face and community. Than continue uphill to Simikot hill where you can have panoramic view of All simikot Valley and Airport with the mountain and lost horizon. After a short break walk down to Majhgoan village via Seda village and along right bank of Karnali River. Karnali is Nepals Longest River, it source is Mt. Kailash and in India it became Gangas. After easy walk you reach in Dharapuri village. Just close form camp site you can have fresh mountian water river where you can wash and refresh your body by cleaning that water. Fixed camp and stay on Tented camp with full board meal and Tented toilet. 

Day 5: Walk to Kermi and Excursion to Village
Get enclose to Local community. After breakfast, begin the new day for you. Hike to Kermi camp not that much long. Along the way you will pass few small stream and beautiful waterfall. After that a steep stone steps climb on the rock is interesting. Some tome you need to wait because of caravan crossing. Within 3 to 4 hours trek you reach in Kermi camp. Lunch will be ready. After lunch set the camp, afternoon a short sight trip to Real Kermi village. Kermi is a Small Buddhist village, Have 1 Monastery and in higher section there is 1 natural hot spring as well. To go Hot spring takes 2 hours more if you are perfect hiker with assistance of our crew you can go there. Otherwise visit the village and talk with local people. Mostly house owner are farmer. Also this village is famous for Butter Tee Drinking Pot production. Every house you can see they working and making that pots if you wish you can buy with directly. All house are build in join settlement style and flat roof. Small Health post and school are in there. Back to Camp and Variety of Dinner, sleep on tented camp with tent toilet share.

Day 6: Walk to Yalbang Monastery
A biggest Monastery in route to Kailash from Simikot. Cross Sille la Pass and River. Today your journey goes to the salle pass with in 2 to hours walk along the dry landscape and pine forest. You can have great view of Mt. Saipal and Api Himal. Salle is small pass before reaching the salle Khole. People offer small stone to pass for blessing and wishing. Cross suspension bridge in Salle Khola and lunch along the river side. Than continue follow the Karnali river bank uphill to Yalbang take another  2 hours. Yalbang is another village where they offer community based school. Big Himalayan Buddhism School in Yalbang Monastery and Guru Rimpoche Monastery. Afternoon we visit the Monastery and learn about the Thanka Painting story form Monks. Attend for Evening Ceremony prayer celebration with Butter lamp. Visit the local community based school and stay on tented camp.

Day 7: Hike to Muchu village
Begin Dry landscape and Alpine Zone. After short walk we reach small village Yanger. A join settlement houses village belong to farmer. Than narrow trail walk to Muchu village you will get swatting. Walk along the Karnali river and crossing the many local trader caravan with small pocket nice to see. Just before Muchu village cross karnali bridge and hike uphill to the top of village. Here you will connect another local trade trail form Chalna. Very less trekkers visit this hidden village. Nepal Footprint Holiday organize on special request that trip for you. Lunch, than a side trip to Tumkot village. Tumkot top village where you can visit ancient Buddhist Monastery and wide range of View. In Muchu there is Police post, Custom Tax Office and Post office as well. A completely farmer village they grow Potatoes and Buckwheat on season. Back down to Camp and overnight stay.

Day 8: Trek to Yari follow the Tibetan Trail and new under construction road to Simikot form Tibet.
From here the vegetation will change and getting more dry, windy, less greenery views and finished the tree lines. Cross Tumkot River by suspension bridge, climb up about 1 hour than walk along the new under constriction road to Toria - SipSip. Where we stop for lunch. After continue walk to Yari village take another 3 hours. Today you need to climb more from 3100 to 3700 meter. Yari is the last village before crossing Nara -La pass and Tibet Border. Hilsa is another seasonal village people staying not always. Yari small divided 2 part. There is small school, many interesting Buddhist Stole Prayer walls, Colorful stuppas and yak villages. Nice farming land they grow Buckwheat and potatoes. You can have great view of sunset and the mountain view from campsite.

Side Trip from Yari Village -
If your plan is staying 1 more night in Yari village for Acclimatization there are few option for you to explore around. You may climb on the high point or walk to Yak yarder trail to Yak Kharka on the west Yari village. A day hiking brings you so close to the mountain nature point. Just few hour bustling hiking you will reach yak kharka where you will see many yaks farms with harder. Green landscape along the small river valley and icy cold windy area. Or if you climb on top can have better view of Saipal Mountain, down valleys and some time groups of mountain goats. Please dont forget to carry wind proof jackets and stick. Sometime can be very windy and step down there are not such trail, you need to follow yaks trail which are hard to walk down. If you take stick that help lot. 

Day 9: Crossing Nara-La pass 4600m
A challenge hike before entering to Tibet. Today is the big day for us before entering to Tibet. Early morning we pack up our camp and  begin trek to Hilsa. Few hour steep ascent for Nara La pass where there are good views of Mt. Saipal, Tibetan Mountain range and out over the Tibetan Plateau to the Share village and Purang - Taklakot  wide range. Descent don form the pass is on a dusty, slippery, rocky and snaky trail to Humla Karnali river Hilsa. In Hilsa there are few seasonal guest house, Final Nepali Police check post. We stop overnight in there.

Day 10: After a short break in Morning, we cross the Karnali Bridge and enter to Tibetan Check point for Immigration process to Kailash.
Meet our Tibetan Guide, driver and support team we drive to Purang for overnight stay at Tsu Gompa. On the way when possible visit famous Buddhist and Hindu Monastery Khojernath Teemple/Khojer Monastery one of the oldest monastery in Purang County. After finished the immigration process today we drive only about 120km to Mansarovar lake. It is our one of most highlighted part of the Kailash Journey. Drive  to Mansarovar lake via Rakes Tal - Gorla Pass and ancient landscapes. In the drive you will see and cross many cave monastery just after the Purang village. The road goes form 3700 meter to 4500. Along the road you will cross many Tibetan Yaks, Goats and Sheep Harder, Caravans and Wild Horses, Dears, Tibetan Antelopes, Mountain Rabbits. The pass Gorla has own legend. Sand Color pass offer great view of Mt. Gorla Mandata on East. After few km. drive you will front of Rakshes /Rakes Tal. Where you can have first view of Mt. Kailash with green lake view. After short drive to top dry and windy place you can have great view of Mansarovar lake, Mt. Gorla Mandata, Mt. Kailash and wide range of Tibetan Plateau. Stop in near by Tsu Gompa on Camp/Guest house. After that, Self exploration to the holy kale, visit the Tsu Monastery and around.

Day 11: Exploration day at mansarovar lake, Visit Tsu Gompa, Hot spring and small excursion around the lake. camp.

Day 12: Drive to Darchen and Trek to Derapuck monastery, Camp.
Saga Dawa Festival in Darboche - On the lap of Mt. Kailash. The festival celebrate the day Lord Sakyamuni Buddha was born, the day 15th of 4 month in Tibetan Calendar and the most important religious festival in West Tibet, achieved enlightenment and passed away. This auspicious day coincides with three important events in Buddhas life namely this birth, nirvana and parnirvana death. The whole ceremony is lead by a Highest position Lama form the nearby monastery and Tibetans and Buddhists gather here that day to attach their prayer flags they brought from home, to pray and to help erect the flagpole. By praying form group of Buddhist Lamas they change the Last year prayer flags and the pull up new holy pole in Darboche ground just front of Yama Dwar The gate to go to Haven Thousand of Tibetan Devotes visit with their wish and pray with 5 different color prayer flags, offer some food and flower. 

Day 13: Cross Dolma-La pass trek to before 2 hour form Zutulpuck Monastery if your not able trek to Zutulpuck. Early Morning the holy journey  goes up to Dolma-La pass 5630m. On teh way great view of Kailash Parbat, Mt. Kailash North View, Shivatshal, Milerapa mediation stone, whole of good karma and bad karma, Blessing place and Parbati Kunda. Than step walk down to another south east kailash valley. Walk to Zutulpuck. 

Day 14:  After visiting utul Phu monastery, Pilgrimage trail trekking to Darchen, kora and sacred walk finished then drive to Mansarovar lake north side  or Tsu Gompa, it depend on the Chinese rules and condition. camp or Guest House.

Day 15: Drive to Old Dongba or near by Brahmaputra River side Camp/guest house. Today we pass one of beautiful part of kailash journeys. After parayang the landscape is like desert, cross small pass and drive along he brahmaputra river valley is amazing. 

Day 16: Drive to Lhatse City via Saga, with the view of Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Everest. 7 to 8 hours overland journey through tibet nomad villages, yaks farms and brahmaputra river bank. Hotel.

Day 17: Visit the capital of Tibet Xigatse city and travel to Lhasa. In route you gone pass Yamdrok Lake and khamba la pass, great view of koral mountain and lhasa city. Hotel.

Day 18: Full Day in Lhasa city. Todya you gone visit most famous palace in Tibet, Potala palace, Bharkor Monastery and Tibetan Farmer Markets in the corner of coty. Hotel..

Day 19: Visit Jhokhang Temple and Norbulinka Monastery a biggest monastery of Tibet and city explore before heading the Nepal. Hotel.

Day 20: Morning fly back to Kathmandu and free day in Kathmandu city. Afternoon small walk around kathmandu city old market and farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Footprint Holiday.

Day 21: Free drive to Airport.

Price Includes

Cost include in Nepal.

  • International airport pickup and drop service.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj in double occupancy on tourist standard.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Flight ticket; Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Simikot.
  • Fully catered camping trek at Kailash supported by Nepalese Guide, Cook, Helpers crew
  • Simikot Special trekking permit.
  • Local Tax to Simikot entry.

Cost include in Tibet.

  • Transportation by private van/Mini coach as per group size.
  • Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary.
  • Monastery entrance fees.
  • Tibet visa and travel permit.
  • Grassland fees for Kailash tour.
  • Fully catered camping trek and local guest house at Kailash supported by Nepalese Guide, Cook, Helpers crew and Tibetan guide up to Dongba, then Full board meal till Lhasa with tourist standard hotel in twin share basis.
  • Sightseeeing in Lhasa city around as per plan with Guide and entry fees.
  • Amazing flight over the Himalayas mt. Everest to Kathmandu. 

Price Excludes

Cost exclude in Nepal.

  • Nepal visa and Re-Entry Nepal visa. 
  • International Flight from and to Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses for Nepal-Tibet Travel and trekking insurance which most cover Helicopter and rescue. 
  • Bar bills and Beverage during the tour.
  • Tips for staffs, guide and crews. 
  • Extra cost in case of Landslide, bad weather or natural problem. 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as per itinerary. 
  • Trekking and tour personal equipment.

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Travel Information

Nepal Holiday Suitability

Each of Nepal Footprint Holiday’s tours and treks are tailor made catering quality comfort appropriate tour pace and absolute safety. Our activities include cultural tours, trekking Mountain climbing, cycling of different grades and diverse adventure activities to give you an ideal holiday activities of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Our holiday packagesare designed as per the sustainable tourism principle conserving resources of every kind and helping the local communities, where we operate our tours and treks.

Tour Style & Comfort

During the stay in cities, we provide you the accommodation ranging from budget tourist hotels to five star hotels, which addresses your economic preferences. During the treks, we accommodate you either in the tented camps, teahouses or the home-stays. These are often small, family run establishments 'called tea-house/mountain lodge or campsites, which provide unique experience with adequate amenities and service standards. Sleeping arrangements are simple, typically with en suite facilities. Packed with adventure, these tours offer inspiring destinations and authentic travel experiences at a reasonable price. Using all kinds of transport and accommodation, Nepal Footprint Holiday will take you off the beaten trackto discover the true heart of the people and places you visit.

Your Tour Leader or Guide for Holidays to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

A Tour Leader, Climbing Guide and trekking guide is an integral part of our trekking, climbing and Mountain Biking holidays. One of our experienced Tour/Trek Leaders who have been handpicked and trained will lead your tour. We believe that our Tour/Trek/Bike Leaders are the key to the success; they are passionate travelers who are bursting with first-hand local knowledge, which they love to share. They will also take care of all the planning and organization throughout your journey. Their passionate approach will make this tour fun and inspiring, bringing the destination to life whether you are travelling alone or with others.

Your Arrival In Kathmandu and Accommodation

In TIA airport, one of our Tour Leaders or Guides will come to welcome you with surprise. In a comfortable vehicle, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can have free refreshment time after long flight to Kathmandu that we know. We will find you always better accommodation where you can have good sleep. All Hotels in Kathmandu include breakfast. Single room available as request but there will be extra charge for single accommodation.

Food and Drink

As per itinerary during the stay in Kathmandu, before and after the trek, the food and drinks are not included. However, Hotel you stay in always caters hearty Breakfast. During the trekking period all, the meals are included like breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the GAP (Guide, Porter, Accommodation) we do not provide meals so please make sure about the type of trek you have booked with us. Please be prepared to pay for non-included meals and all the personal drinks, bar bills and beverages. Note that costs for drinks and meals can vary depending on location.

Budgeting for your Tour

You will need some extra money to cover some of the extra meals, beverages, shopping and desired drinks, which are not included in the tour price. Any optional sightseeing that are not in the itineraries or buying souvenirs and items of a personal nature such as laundry and extra transport shall be paid by you. Of course, after an excellent adventure holiday the working team expects tips from you.

Tipping for Local Crew and Guide, Leader

Although not mandatory tipping is a part of tourism culture in this region of the world. Also this issue is always hard and difficult part of our business. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organize a group's tips and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you allow for tipping of trek staff, drivers, guides etc. Just small idea for you is generally the guide will get per day 5 to 7 US$ and other staff less than that. If you are capable and happy, you can tip them more.

Foreign Exchange

On your arrival in TIA after immigration, there is Money Exchange Counter. Please be careful they always give you less exchange rate. After arrive in Hotel and nearby, there are many Exchange counters, where you may get good exchange rate. If you prefer easier mode while exchanging the currency, you may ask your guide for help. If you arrive to Nepal by land from India or Tibet, there are Currency exchange counters and banks, where you may exchange the currency.

ATM Availability: Although you may occasionally find cash machines these, are some times very unreliable because of not electricity power off or layer ATM. In the major city there are many ATMS and are working good. Like in Thamel and Pokhara, Chitwan services are reliable. On the trek these services are not available. You must prepare in Kathmandu or Main city of Nepal by changing the Nepalese Currency.

Credit Card Acceptance: Credit cards are not generally accepted except in larger establishments of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara. However, if you go in tourist markets, restaurants and general store there are acceptable. You need to pay extra charge at list 3.5 to 4 percent.

Traveler’s Cheques: Traveler’s Cheques are not accepted as a valid mode of payments in Nepal.

Local Currency:

Nepali Rupee: Recommended Currency for Exchange: US$ or GBP, AUS$, SHF, HKD and some of popular currency easily accepted in major cities and towns if there are money exchange or bank service. In Kathmandu Airport, Touristic area of Nepal there is some of the authorized money exchange counter you will get easy cash change from there. Most of hotel they also offer cash exchange but some time the exchange rates are very low. Please ask our guide for further information about the agenda.

Important Information - Travel Insurance

It is a condition of joining any of our tours that you must have valid travel insurance. It must indicate that you have cover for 'at least' medical expenses and emergency repatriation in the event of illness or injury. We strongly recommend your policy include curtailment, personal effects and cancellation protection, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. You will also need to ensure your travel policy covers you for all activities you intend to do whilst on tour. Your insurer may charge an additional premium for certain activities. If you need any more help for that issue please let us know before arrival in Nepal then we can suggest to you some of the our Insurance Partner.

Visa Information

Nepal: An entry visa is required for all of international citizens except Indian.Visa can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu Airport and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighboring countries India and China/Tibet. This currently costs 25USD for a 15 Multiple Entries.

40USD for a 30 days Multiple visa

All visas are issued as multiple entry visas and are valid from the date they are issued. A passport-sized photograph for immigration is required. Payment must be made in cash, US dollars are accepted when you apply visa from abroad. Upon arrival in Airport or Nepalese land border, they need Nepalese rupees.

All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant Embassy prior to departure or you may contact us for further information.

Vaccinations & Protection Nepal

Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, infectious hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, polio and Japanese encephalitis. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Although not compulsory, travelers may wish to take immunization against meningococcal meningitis. If you are taking some of regular and special medicine, please prepare from home as sometimes it is not easy to find in Nepal.

Preparing for your Tour

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Climate of Nepal

Temperatures in the lower altitude regions are extremely pleasant. At Kathmandu and Pokhara variations in temperature are very limited: from the coldest recorded of 0°C to the highest of 38°C. The mountains are best admired, with greater air clarity, from October to March. Monsoon rains are strongest in June, July and August. The coldest months are December and January.


Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. The followingcheck list and notes to be sure that you have what you need for the actual trek.

Long Trousers: For everyday walking, light cotton trousers are the most suitable. Knee length shorts are acceptable in the more remote areas, but to avoid giving offence in the villages, you should cover up with trousers. Although comfortable, leggings are also unsuitable as they too cause offence to local people. Jeans are not recommended as they are often difficult to walk in over longer distances and become cumbersome when wet.

Down Jacket: After sunset, temperatures can fall below freezing point. A down jacket is the lightest and most convenient way of keeping warm when the temperature drops. Down jackets can be inexpensively hired or bought in Nepal. Our experience local guide in Kathmandu will give details at the briefing session.

Waterproofs: Breathable waterproofs not only protect against rain and wind but also stop you from overheating. They 'breathe' and avoid condensation, which you will experience from nylon waterproofs. Rain during the trekking season is rare but can be heavy if it does happen.

Gloves: They are especially useful in the morning and in the evening at higher altitudes. Thermal types are most suitable.

Socks: It is best to wear a pair of reasonably thick loop stitch socks. This helps to protect your feet against blisters. Avoid nylon socks, they are abrasive; do not breathe well as they can cause blisters. A thick fleece pullover or jacket is necessary, as nights can be very cold at altitude. Make sure that your waterproof jacket is loose enough to wear over your pullover or jacket.

Track Suit: Comfortable and much more practical (and warmer) to sleep in than pyjamas. Alternatively, thermal underwear is good. Thin Shirt/T-Shirt Thick Shirt or Thermal Vest Warm Hat.

Footwear: We strongly recommend you for good walking option and hence we suggest you to acquire, a comfortable pair of walking boots. Trainers and tennis shoes do not give the ankle support afforded by a decent pair of walking boots. Ideally, visit a specialist outdoor who will offer advice. It is a good idea to carry your boots in your hand luggage on international flights or wear them. Trainers and/or sandals are useful for post trek relaxation, whilst travelling and in towns.

Luggage: On Trek/Tour

Your luggage should consist of three main pieces:
Main Baggage: The item of luggage used to carry all your belongings in the hold of the plane and used to store all of the items you don't need on trek. This can be left behind at the group hotel used prior to the trek. We provide you free storage service in Kathmandu Hotel.

Trek Kitbag: All of our treks in Nepal receive a free Nepal Footprint Holiday kitbag on the tour prior to the start of the trek. Approximately 70 to 80 litters in size it is ideal for all items you need to take on trek and the luggage preferred by our porter. The weight limit for this is 10kg to 12kg but you will probably find that you do not need this much.

Day sac/Rucksack: 30-35 litters recommended, if you are keen to carrying more you may bring bigger to. During the course of a trekking day, you do not have to carry the luggage, which is being carried for you by our porters. In any mountain region, the weather can change rapidly and you must be equipped for this eventuality. Your day bag should therefore be large enough to carry waterproofs, fleece jacket/sweater, long trousers 'if walking in shorts', warm hat and gloves, sun hat, sun cream, water bottle 'minimum 1 liter' and your camera. On a few occasions, it is also necessary to carry your own packed lunch. We advise you to take a waterproof rucksack cover or alternatively line the sack with a large plastic bag to keep the contents dry. Advice on how and what to pack for the trek will be given at the tour briefing but it may be useful to do a trial pack before you leave home. Luggage allowed on tour is 15kg. If you are taking only the comfortable tours than there are no limit baggage because of transport.

General Information

Food: The prices for meals and drinks can vary greatly depending upon location and the prices detailed below are an average guide. In general, you would expect that drinks purchased in a supermarket or local bar to be less expensive, whilst drinks in an up market bar or restaurant may be more expensive. The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an up market restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.

  • Lunch $: 5 to 7.00
  • Dinner $: 7 to 10.00
  • Bottle of Beer $: 3 to 7.00
  • Water $: 0.30 to 2.00

The Land Info:

  • Population: 29,331,000
  • Size of Country: 147,181 sq km
  • Major Language: Nepali
  • Religion: Hinduism 80%, Buddhism 13%
  • Time Difference to GMT: +5

Electric Supply & Plugs

2 Pin Round (240V)

Why Choose Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks?

Nepal Footprint Holiday have been creating pioneer adventure holidays for over 10 years, earning the trust of hundred of delighted customers around the world, who feel safe and receive relevant information throughout the tours. Our trek and tour leaders have abundant local knowledge and our tours and mountains holidays are designed to take you off the beaten track to see the most exotic, inspiring and dramatic places in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. With over 10 years of experience, we are passionate about what we do. Responsible travel is and always has been one the driving principles of Nepal Footprint Holiday. OurTrekking and Cycling adventure holidaysare full of exciting things to see and do, exploring in small groups travelling by bus, bicycle, plane, rickshaw, horse, elephant, or any number of unusual forms of transport . Often you will stay in family run hotels and village houses and enjoy authentic local cuisine and their respective culture. In this way, it is easy to discover the true heart of the people and the place you travel to – and make some new friends along the way. Every tour is uniquely different, so please feel free to browse through our tours to the Nature, Culture and local.

Our commitment to the environment

We are passionate about sustainable travel and work hard to create tours where your holiday delivers real benefits to the local communities. We minimize our impact by travelling in small groups, respecting local cultures and traditional. When you travel with Nepal Footprint Holiday, you are directly contributing to local economies and helping empower the people you meet. We currently support a range of charities including: The Orphanage (which take caring child form the remote poor families and homeless), Education for All, sponsoring children through their secondary education in Nepal by using the"Save Our Children Nepal"Foundation.

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5.0 stars, based on 57 reviews

Rating: Excellent Review

"Great ABC trek, very safe very incredible!"

Planeamos nuestro viaje con meses de anticipacin, y en todo ese tiempo, pude discutir los detalles de mis tours en Nepal con Gokul , el dueo, l es encantador, te explica todo claramente y adapta el viaje a tus necesidades. Todo sali como lo planeamos, una experiencia maravillosa, recomiendo a todos hacer trekkings con ellos, unos paisajes preciosos con los himalayas al lado (con Santos, el mejor) mi viaje fue una experiencia nica que recomiendo a todos absolutamente, ( y a un precio ms que razonable tambin). Saludos outshine y gracias..volveremos!

From: Bergen, Norway

"Top class mounting bike tour in Kathmandu"

I took the 3 day Kathmandu Valley Bike Tour, through the Shivapuri National Park. We started and finished in Katmandu and it was excellent. The first morning was a steady climb to Shivapuri National Park from Kathmandu, where we had lunch. That afternoon we rode through beautiful forest trails and culturally rich villages. The second day we traverse the hills overlooking the Kathmandu valley and the deep into the national park. Day 3 we headed back through the park and then back down to Kathmandu.

Rating: Excellent Review

From: Österreich

"Trekking with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks"

We made West Nepal/Tibet Trekking, Kailash Trip with Bashu from Nepal Footprint Trekking and he was the best guide!! Excellent knowledge about religious, nature and peoples topics!! And an excellent cook too :-) It was really a pleasure to walk with him. Good German and English speaking!

Rating: Excellent Review


"Experience the Quality Trekking with Footprint Holiday"

Experience a quality Nepalese trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking holidays. Be guided through the great himalayan trails, along the dramatic many stories valleys, landscape and cluture or across the ridges of a majestic mountain range. Whether you are traversing the famous himalaya trekking mt. everest and it's base camp and biking, exploring adventure in the high Mountains or experiencing remote wilderness in the outback, you will be pampered at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Whether you call it walking, hiking, biking, touring or trekking , you'll love what we have to offer you. Come with Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks – Nepal's leading walking, trekking and cycling tour operator.

Rating: Excellent Review


"Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK"

Thank you so much Mr. Bashu and BK. for everything Good Organizing trekking and biking trips in Nepal. We are really lucky to made tour with you. We are sure gone be back again in Nepal for Another Manaslu or Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek with you. Namaste

Rating: Excellent Review

From: London

"Dear Ram and Footprint Team"

Greeting form London !!! It is not enough to write for you from here because unless always. We arrived safely London last week form Our Nepal and India trip after 5 weeks. Me and my boyfriend David. Now we connected with David family and enjoying here and remembering also explaining about your adventure holidays in Nepal including the Langtang National Park Trek. Once again thanks a lot for all support to us from there as a local and to be honest with us in trek specially Mr. Ram who was our guide for trek. Sure we will remember all of you guys form here and recommend for you from some of the people from our family to visit Nepal once from here. I am also already dreaming next trip but i need to work lot then finalize later.. Also namaste from David. We will keep touch with you Guys anyway.

Rating: Excellent Review

From: Osaka Sunshine, Japan

"Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal"

Dear Nepal Footprint Trek, Greeting form Osaka Sunshine Japan. When we back after 16 days our Nepal holidays we feel we miss something in kathmandu and Annapurna. The mountains, Kathmandu funny and our funny Guide Santosh. Still we really missing you from here. Thank you Santosh and Bashu for organize our special trek and tours in Nepal without any problem instate of Japanese Food. We enjoy lot and hope see you again for Everest Base camp Trek in December.

Rating: Excellent Review

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What Makes Your Holidays Different With This Trip ?

Firstly, All Nepal Footprint Holiday team are  locally experience guide team  owned trek  agency who have deep knowledge how to run a responsible adventure or tailor made holidays.  Provide you always fact and clear information as soon as possible, first class transport service and well paid for their guide, porter and working team as per international standard.  All of team are fully insurance and even if they got sick during their trip we are able to rescue by Helicopter. We always give high priority for the our back support team. The are Key person for  company.  Most of our team are from rural areas of Nepal.

Save Our Children Center Nepal

Nepal Footprint Holiday not only limit for the adventure trips and only earning the cash, but also works closely with  SAVE OUR CHILDERN NEPAL a non-profitable social organization and is one key supporter for Nepali Children, their education,  health care and bright future.  We run some of charity holidays trips to Nepal and from other tours than contribute our support to the remote villages of Nepali Children through donation, sponsorship, partnership and work relationship vie our local Team Member. Some percentage of our annual profit we always share for those children of Nepal.

We invite all of you to join with us for this successful project by join hand always. You may join as a Volunteer, Teacher, Doctor or Any Specialist and  get a great experience with remote Nepali Children lifestyle.  If you want can sponsorship for local children to learn, school stationary and other support for helpless and poor family child or you may directly donate your effort and cash for renovations of primary schools, community health posts and their needs.

If you are really interested  to support by your heart to help our mission please contact for further information. Save Our Children Center Nepal.

TRIP Highlights

  • Wilderness trekking to Tibet border than Tibet Tour.
  • Walking to old Tibet Caravan route.
  • Holy Monutan Mt. Kailash, Lake Mansarovar and Rakesh Tal in Tibet
  • Yalbang Monastery and Nara La Pass to Hilsa Border.
  • Kailash Holy circuit walk over Dolma-La pass and Many ancient Buddhist Monastery around.
  • Panoramic view of Tibetan Landscape, Wildlife of Tibet and Yaks caravan.
  • Tibetan Nomad People and Lifestyle.
  • Overland experience in Tibet and view of Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Everest and many High Passes.
  • Visit Potala Palace, Lhasa City and Jhokhang Temple, Norbulinka Monastery and Amazing flight to kathmandu over the himalayas.

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Simikot Kailash trek route map, Simikot Hilsa Trek map, Kailash Walking map

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Mr. Bashu Thapaliya
Location: Chakisabari Marga 16 - Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
GPO No: 6427
Tel: +977 14701091, 4701768
Fax: +977 14700122

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