This trip departs on 16 September 2017 (View the Outline Itinerary to view other departure dates for 2017).

A journey to holy Mt. Kailash via Limi Valley begins with an exciting flight to Simikot in western Nepal. The trek starts by following the ancient salt trade route through the Limi Valley, the land of Bonpos and ancient monasteries. The trek offers a fascinating opportunity to experience the true Tibetan culture, lifestyle and hospitality. The journey gives ample time to take a ritual dip in holy Mansarovar Lake. It is believed that a ritual plunge into Lake Mansarovar cleanses the sins of a lifetime. A trek around Mt. Kailash, the holiest mountain for Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon followers, is believed to offer endless spiritual merit to those who take on this sacred journey.

The overland journey back to Lhasa offers a chance to observe and experience the nature of Tibet and the Tibetan culture and picturesque landscapes. We visit highly revered ancient monasteries as we find our way back to Lhasa.

Kailash-Mansarovar via Simikot-Limi Valley with Everest Base Camp & Lhasa


  • Total Duration: 28 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,650 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: May to June and September to October
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels, basic guest houses and tented camps.

Trek Highlights

  • Cultural and historical heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Experience Bonpo culture of Limi Valley
  • Circumambulation of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake
  • Close view of Tibetan nomadic culture and lifestyle
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Everest

Dates & Prices

This trip departs on 16 September 2017, and completes on 13 October 2017

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Explore the best of Kathmandu

Trek Days

  • Day 03: Morning: briefing on trek, Afternoon: fly to Nepalgunj
  • Day 04: Fly to Simikot and start trek to Dharapuri (2,270m); overnight in tent
  • Day 05: Trek to Kermi (2,670m); overnight in tent
  • Day 06: Trek to Shinjungma (3,850m) via Nyalu La; overnight in tent
  • Day 07: Trek to Dharmashala (4,350m); overnight in tent
  • Day 08: Trek to Talung (4,370m); overnight in tent
  • Day 09: Trek to Hot Spring (4,070m); overnight in tent
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilgune (4,000m); overnight in tent
  • Day 11:  Trek to Manepeme (3,990m); overnight in tent
  • Day 12: Trek to Hilsa (3,720m); overnight in tent
  • Day 13: Enter Tibet and drive to Taklakot (3,770m); overnight in guest house
  • Day 14: Drive to holy Mansarovar Lake (4,588m); overnight in guest house/tent
  • Day 15: Explore Tirthapuri and Mansarovar Lake; overnight in guest house/tent
  • Day 16: Kora begins with trek to Diraphuk (4,900m); overnight in guest house/tent
  • Day 17: A day at Diraphuk to explore North Face of Kailash and Diraphuk Monastery
  • Day 18: Trek to Zutulphuk via Dolma Pass (5,650m); overnight in guest house/tent
  • Day 19: Kora ends at Darchen (4,700m) and begin the drive Saga; overnight in guest house
  • Day 20: Drive to Rongbuk Monastery; overnight in guest house
  • Day 21: Explore Everest Base Camp and drive to Shigatse; overnight in hotel
  • Day 22: A day tour to Shalu Monastery; overnight in hotel
  • Day 23: Drive to Lhasa via Gyantse and Yamdruk Tso Lake; overnight in hotel
  • Day 24: Explore Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple; overnight in hotel
  • Day 25: A day tour to Ganden Monastery; overnight in hotel
  • Day 26: Drive to Gonggar Airport and fly to Kathmandu; overnight in hotel

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 27: A leisure day in Kathmandu; overnight in hotel
  • Day 28: Trip concludes and depart for onward journey

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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