This is recently opened Simikot – Hilsa route to mystic Tibet (Western Tibet), endows you with the best of both Nepal and Tibet, Trekking pilgrims from Nepal have been frequently crossing over Tibet via Simikot – Hilsa route from the time immemorial. Access to Tibet from Simikot is the shortest and the most practical forng from Nepal’s western region airstrip town called Simikot to Tibet was open only in 1993. However travelers in every aspect from acclimatization to cultural endowment. Unless customized, Simikot Trek normally commences from Simikot (2,910m) itself. As there is no direct flight from Kathmandu, transition would be in Nepaljung Airport. Then the trail winds through the picturesque valley of Humla and the Nepal's largest river Karnali. Humla is Nepal's highest, northernmost and most remote region which is culturally and scenically very rewarding to trek through. The people of the Northern Humla are Bhotia(many hundred years ago they are migrated from Tibet) people whose roots are in Tibet and they still enjoy the privilege to graze their animal in the Tibetan plateau. As the trek prolongs, it unravels pristine culture, landscape and flora and fauna. This six days trek eventually ends in Hilsa after traversing Na Lagna pass (4,330m). Simikot Trek beside its cultural affluence and natural beauty would provide quite an opportunity to well acclimatize before you arrive to an arid Tibetan Plateau. A detour from Limi Valley could be more exciting and adventurious.
Further tour could be customized to Guge Kingdom (Toling and Tsaparang), Kailash Mansarovar or to Everest Base Camp eventually flying out from Lhasa or driving to Kathmandu.

Trip Informaton




Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

5670m at Drolma La Pass

Trip Duration:

28 days

Trip Grade:

Moderate Hiigh


Hotel in city, tent in trek


Full board on trek, breakfast in city


Private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Driving hours:

4-6hrs per day

Day 01

Arrive Kathmandu International Airport meet "NEAT" airport representative transfer to selected hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03

Flight Kathmandu/Nepalgunj (260 m), Overnight at Guest house

Day 04

Flight Nepalgunj/Simikot. Trek to Dharapuri (2330m, app. 4 h), Camp

Day 05

Trek to Kermi (2800m, app. 5-6 h), Camp

Day 06

Trek to Yalbang (3000, app. 5-6 h), Camp

Day 07

Trek to Thunkot (3500 m, app. 6-7 h), Camp

Day 08

Trek to Yari (3800 m, approx. 6 h), Camp

Day 09

Trek over Nara La Pass (4530 m) to Hilsa (3650 m), Camp

Day 10

Crossing the Tibet Border at Sher and Jeepdrive to the south side of Manasarovar Lake (4680m, app. 5-6 Std.), Camp

Day 11

Free day at Manasarovar Lake, Camp

Day 12

Drive to Toling (approx. 7 – 8 hrs), Camp

Day 13

Drive to Tsaparang and back to Toling, Camp

Day 14

Drive to Tirthapuri (4140 m, app. 6 hrs) Hot spring and visit to Padmasambhaba cave.

Day 15

Drive to Tarpoche (3 hours) Over night at tent.

Day 16

Start Parikrama to Diraphuk (5200 m, app. 6 h), Camp

Day 17

Trek over Drolma-La Pass (5670 m) to Zhutul Phuk (4850 m, app. 7–8 h), Camp

Day 18

Trek to Darchen (app. 3 h) and drive to Manosarovar (Seralung gomba (app. 2 h),

Day 19

Rest day and explore Seralung Monastery

Day 20

Drive to Dongba (7/8 housr) camp

Day 21

Drive to Sang Sang (7/8 hours) guest house

Day 22

Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) (app. 6 h), Guest House

Day 23

Drive to Gyantse (3800 m) (app. 6 h), Guest House

Day 24

Drive to Lhasa (3680 m) (app. 6 h), Hotel

Day 25

Sightseeing in Lhasa. (Potala Palast, monastry in Sera und Drepung)

Day 26

Sightseeing in Lhasa. (Potala Palast, monastry in Sera und Drepung)

Day 27

Early morning transfer to airport , 1 hour flight to Kathmandu

Day 28

Depart Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

• Kathmandu, tour
• All the visa and entry fees (for Tibet), Indian passport holders do not need visa for Nepal and for others they can have 3 days transit visa on each visit (free of cost) which is good enough.
• Meals (Good Breakfast cities) and 3 meals on the entire trip.
• Accommodations twin sharing room in cities and group sharing rooms on the entire trip. Tented camp will be used for accommodation only in case of any emergency and overflow of people.
• Kathmandu-Lhasa flight
• Guided tour for all trip
• Sleeping bag and jackets
• Guide, supporting staff.
• New Model (4500) jeep with 4 plus driver one

Cost Excludes:

• Meals, personal expenses, airport tax, insurance, emergency visa fees, tips, incase of land slide on the way porter fee etc.

CLOTHING ACCESSORIES: From Oct.- March warm clothes are required to fight the frosty cold. From April-September light clothes to shun the scorching heat. However a jacket and a sweater are advised throughout the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. The recommended items are: A domestic first aid kit, toilet and tissue papers, flashlight, sleeping bag, comfortable walking shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and a limited number of clothes.

CUSTOMS: There is no permission on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese Government are prohibited. Customs regulations forbid the export of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive.

FOOD & DRINKS: Tibet has only a handful of towns and Tibetan cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world. It is a handy to carry. Anything that can be brewed with hot, water instant coffee, drinking chocolate, tea (bags) soup cubes, powdered milk, other food items worth considering are instant noodles, vegemite nuts and raisins, chocolate, dry foods and biscuits.

BUSINESS HOURS: Government offices are usually closed on SATERDAY and SUNDAY.

CURRENCY: RENMNBI, The people’s money used by millions of Chinese everyday, circulates in notes a of 1,2,5, 10 and 50, 100 Yuan, 1,2 Jiao, 1,2 and 5 fen. There are also coins for 1, and 5 fen. With the Chinese Currency Renminbi, one Yuan is divided into 10 jiao, into 10 fen. (US$ 1 =10 yuan).

AIRPORT: Lhasa Gonggar Airport is approx. 96 kms. Away from Lhasa.

AIR TICKET RECONFIRMATION: Your guide will reconfirm the air ticket upon payment of RMB 30, which is the reconfirmation fee charged by China Southwest Airlines.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A cancellation charge of 50% for confirmed booking up to SEVEN DAYS before departure to TIBET will be charged after which NO REFUND will be entertained. Further, under no circumstance will there be a refund on NO SHOW UPS and DELAY in ARRIVALS.

HEALTH & ALTITUDE PROBLEMS: Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite and stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Advised, drink approx. 03 liters. Of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests please do not smoke & do not drink alcohol.

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