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Simikot Kailash Trekking via Rara Lake

Simikot Kailash trekking via Rara Lake is upwards  to the Khasa culture and settlement villages as well as alpine meadows, constituent parts are indistinguishable forests. Rara lake to Simkot Kailash trekking is the incredible views of foothills, arid lands, lush forest as well as mountains. Rara lake, itself the biggest lake in Nepal and it lies in Rara national park in Mugu District of Nepal.   This trekking follow upward to Karnali river which is the longest as well as flows West to East. Rara area is the home of birds, wild animals, and species of plants as well as tree. This trekking can be done from Simikot – Humla to Mugu Rara lake and end at Jumla. There is no direct flight to Jumla from Kathmandu. This is why, we must stay one night in Nepalgunj for next day early morning flight. It depends on whether so far. 

This region people are Khasas, Brahmins, Byansis Thakuris, Shahi, Lama and they all depends on the agriculture occupational cast. This trekking is divided into three parts like rara lake trekking, Humla or Simikot trekking and Kailash, Tibet trekking tour, this is why we can say it three in one trekking in Nepal. Of course, you can see blended culture in this trekking like Hindu and Buddhist Tibetan.


Trip Facts

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 02: Preparation {Kathmandu sightseeing}

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla 2370m , stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 05:  Trek  to Padmara 2900m/5 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Trek  to Danphe Lagna 3230m/5 hours via Khari Langa pass 3642m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Trek  to Chautha 2770m/7 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Trek to Dhotu 2410m/7 hours via Ghurchi Lagna Pass 3446m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Trek  to Rara Lake 2980m/6 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Explore Rara Lake, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek  to Luma village 2110m/6 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek  to Changkheli 3600m/6 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek  to Dharma Village 2550m/7 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Trek  to Melcham 2800m/6 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Pomkha 2800m/7 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Ghatte 2600m/7 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Trek to  Simikot 2950m/8 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Trek to Dharapuri 2270m/3 hours

Day 19: Trek to Kermi 2690m/5 hours

Day 20: Trek  to Yalbang 2890/6 hours

Day 21: Trek  to Tumkot 3060m/6 hours

Day 22: Trek to Thado Dhunga 3745m/8 hours

Day 23: Trek from Thado Dhunga to Nara La/4580m, Hilsa/37220m (5 hours walk) then cross the border and drive to Purang 3770m about half an hour

Day 24: Drive to hot spring/Tirthapuri 4320m/3 hours drive

Day 25: Rest day 

Day 26: Drive to Darchen 4670m/1.30 hours

Day 27: Trek to Deraphuk 5000m/5 hours – starts Mount Kailash Kora

Day 28: Trek to Dolma La pass 5630m/3 hours – Zutulphuk 4600m/3 hours

Day 29: Trek to Darchen 4 hours  – drive to Hortchu 4582m/ 45 minutes

Day 30: Rest day

Day 31: Drive to Thrugu Gumba  {Manasarovar lake kora}  an hour

Day 32: Drive to Chiu Gumba [Manasarovar lake Kora} 1.30 hours

Day 33: Rest day

Day 34: Drive to Dzongba 4500m/5 hours

Day 35: Drive to Pigutso 4330m/5 hours

Day 36: Drive to Dzangmu 2300m/4 hours

Day 37: Drive to Kathmandu – Nepal

Day 38: Free day – evening farewell dinner

Day 39: Fly back to home country


Cost Include

 All ground transports by private vehicle as per itinerary required

 Kathmandu accommodation inclusive breakfast as per itinerary

 Nepalgunj accommodation/food on full board

 All entry fees as per itinerary (Mugu special permit for the first 7 days US $ 90 per person then after first 7 days US $ 15 per person, Rara National Park fee 1000 rupees per person, Humla special permit for the first week US $ 50 per person then after first  week US $ 7 per person per day and monasteries fees in Nepal and Tibet}  

 Present Chinese visa US $ 85 per person {subject to be changed)

 Kathmandu Nepalgunj Jumla airfare US $ 328 and airport tax {subject to be changed} and cargo

 Three times meals (Non veg.) including Lunch, Dinner and breakfast during the trek with hot water/tea/coffee

 An English speaking, highly experienced, friendly and helpful Nepal trekking guide

 An experience cook for camping trek

 Sleeping, dining, kitchen and toilet  Tents, mattress, chair, table and cooking utensils during camping

 Camping charge

 Needed mules for luggage in Nepal part, Yak and Yak man for Kailash Kora

 Jeep/van or bus + one supporting truck in Tibet as a group size 

 Oxygen cylinder and first aid kit 

 Guest house in Tibet as per itinerary

 An English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet

 Guide, cook, needed Sherpa and porters, their salary/food/accommodation/insurance and required transports

 Rain protection duffel bag for luggage

 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip

 The Company guarantees the rescue services if needed; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us

 Government taxes and office service charge


Cost Exclude

- International airfare

- Nepal visa fee which obtained at the airport on arrival, a multiple tourist visa for 15 days US $ 25, for 30 days US $ 40 and for 90 days US $ 100 or Equivalent convertible currency (bring 2 copies            passport size picture)

- Helicopter charter to Simikot from Nepalgunj on flight cancelation due to bad weather 

- Extra nights Hotel in Nepalgunj on flight cancelation due to bad weather

- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks bottle of mineral water and snack  foods during trekking

- Meals in Kathmandu

- Restaurant food bills during camping if out of plan

- Guest house charge in Tibet if out of itinerary

- Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel Insurance

- Extra porter for the personal day bag pack

- Horse/Yak riding along the trek

- Political disturbance blockade expenses  

- Extra cost on natural disaster

- Sleeping bag, can be rented from company @ USD 00.80 cent per day per piece

- Kathmandu sightseeing {it will be extra because we should arrange according your  staying in Nepal}

- Any other expenses which is not mentioned in the cost include

- Tips to staffs



Contact Information

  • Nepal Kailash Trekking Pvt. Ltd
    Nayabazaar 16, Kathmandu, Nepal
    P. O. Box No. 20213
  • Tel: +977-1-4365099
    Cell: +977 - 9851064386
  • Skype: nepalkailshtrekking

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