Simikot lies far western part of Nepal in Humla District, one of the most remote and beautiful regions in Nepal. We trek across the border following the ancient pilgrimage and trading route into Tibet and start our dive on the dry land and arrive at the sacred lake of Manasarovar at the height of 4590m. The lake is relatively round in shape covering the area of 320 square kilometer and the depth of max 90 meter. In Hinduism, lake Manasarovar is personification of purity. The lake has a few monasteries on its shores, the most notable of which is the ancient chiu Monastery built on a steep hill. We further drive to Darchen and start our high-altitude trek to circumambulate the holy Mt Kailash crossing over Dolma la pass (5630m) to wash away the sin and fly back from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Welcome to the Capital of Nepal “KATHMANDU”. Upon Arrival our representative will welcome you and drive you to Hotel. Refresh and Relax
"Kathmandu" which has exclusive blend of art, culture, history and religion. It bears varieties from pre-history to modern art, culture and custom. Today we explore some of it most popular UNESCO heritage sites. Afternoon walk around the main tourist hub of Kathmandu and prepare for your trek.
Explore some of the old town out of kathmandu city and then we head toward Nagarkot a beautiful hill station with lush hill and great mountain views.
The cities in the Kathmandu Valley are made up of 3 ancient cities and Patan is located across the Bagmati River to the south of Kathmandu city. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts. According to legend the founding of Patan dates back to Pre-Christian times. As opposed to the Malla cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur that were mainly influenced by the Hindu religion, Patan was for many years a major Buddhist city. It is believed that it was founded in the third century B.C. by the famous Buddhist emperor, Ashoka, who visited the town while on a pilgrimage from Northern India and built four stupas that enclosed the center of the old town.
Khokana is tiny traditional village lies about 8 km from south of Kathmandu which has hold its own tradition and culture. The village is popular for its oil pressing center where mustard seeds are pressed using traditional methods. Traditional weaving done by elderly ladies, men crushing seeds on the street and courtyards are the daily activities that could be seen in this farming communities.
Bungamati is also known as a winter home of the Red Machhendra god of Patan who inhabit every winter in a big temple in Bungmati. Its large courtyard is often used for spreading grain to dry in the sun at harvest time. The long array of local houses attached to each other with similar style can be seen together with hanging red chilies in threads.
Overnight is at Nagarkot, a most popular hill station with great view over the majestic Himalayas and equally popular for fantastic sunrise and rural atmosphere.
Bhaktapur which is one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu valley. It is the home of true medieval art and architecture and without a doubt the most historically authentic.
Attend a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung which is the south west lowland of Nepal close to the Indian boarder. The city is extremely hot during summer. Explore the city on man pulling rikshaw or take a horse cart and stay overnight.Flight Time: approx.1 hr
Leaving the hot and humid Nepaljung we fly to a small mountain village of Simkot, the headquater of Nepal most remote district Humla. We climp up from the airstrip on a rocky trail pass fields and ascend to forested ridge and descent to Dundaphage, take level walk to the village of Dharapani.Height: 2600m
We cross a long scare slop and follow the river pass by waterfall and shephered camp then give a climb over a ridge to the village of Kermi.Height: 2800m
After kermi we enter a big valley with field of potatoes and buckwheat, pass through small pine forest and descend to salli khola. After crossing the river the trail climb over a rocky ridge before descending to Humla Karnali. We follow the valley crossing over the ridges several times and arrive at Yalbang. Explore Yalbang and the monastery.Height: 3000m
The trail twists its way above the river and come to Muchu village after crossing over the bridge. Then the trail follows over a ride to Tumkot.Heights: 3150m
Passing the rocky trail, we climb through a rocky George and pass by palbang and its beautiful mustard field to a small settlement of Yari.Height: 3700m
A tough day ascending steeply to the top of Nara la (4620 meter) and descend down overlooking the Tibetan plateau which we will be following from the next day to rani pauwa and follow the loose stony trial down to hilsa.Heights: 3720m
A short walk to cross the border after the necessary formalities our tibetan guide and drive will fetch us just the other side of boarder and drive to Taklakot.Height: 3930m
Today we drive though the wonderful dry landscape of Tibet to Manasarovara, the highest freshwater lake with turquoise complexion in the world surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula Mandata and Lake Rashekshi. The lake has a few monasteries on its shores, the most notable of the which is the ancient Chiu Monastery built on a steep hill.Heights: 4600m
After exploring the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss we head toward Darchen considered as a base camp for holy mt. Kalilash marked with thousands of praying flags.Height: 4600m
It is one of the exciting day walking 18 km along the beautiful steep rocky cliffs; waterfalls and narrow canyon with some clouds in the clear blue sky above you to the 13th centuries monastery of Dehra Phuk.Height: 5000m
Hardest but Holiest day of your tour crossing over Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between Drolma chu and Lha chu valley. The pass is decorated with thousands of praying flags and it’s a steep climb up to the pass and descend down Zuthal pukParvati-sthal and GauriKunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive at ZuthalPuk the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here.Height: 4790m
On the final day of the kora we cross several streams, and follow an impressive gorge. Along the way we are once again treated to magnificent views of Kailash. We then enter the Bharka plain and it's about an hour's walk through this desert-like landscape to Darchen and drive to East bank of Manasarovar. We continue drive back to Saga.Height: 4450m
Drive back to Shigatse. Remaining of the day will be free for relax or explore the market.Heights: 3900m
Drive back to Lhasa. Remaining of the day will be free for relax or personal activities.Height: 3650m
Drive to airport and upon arrival transfer to hotel and free time to walk around to local market and shopping.
Drive to airport and farewell
Understood exactly what we were looking for first time
"Thank you for the trekking to Ghorepani and Poonhill. The trek was beautiful, the Daal Bhaat was tasty, my guide's experience and the service left nothing to complain about!
Wish you all the best,"
I had a wonderful time trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail with Highlander Nepal. Our guide and porter were highly professional and experienced. The views on the trail are amazing, and I highly recommend both Highlander Trekking & Expedition and the Tamang /Langtang region.
It was wow experience to be in the team for ABC trekking. Weather was not so good, but my bad, can't blame on that to Highlander. All the best for the team and hopefully I could manage EBC next year.
We, a team of 15 friends from Norway, are very pleased by Highlander’s very good guiding and service during our trekking. We reached the base camp on October 24. Great experience and fantastic scenery!
We had wonderful hike to Annapurna base camp. Thanks Highlander Trekking and a very warm and special thanks to our guide. You were excellent and we really enjoyed our time. We never had to worry about anything.
Congratulation to you and your team, you made it possible for us to complete our fist trek. This is not a small accomplishment as it made a guy of 125 kg able and happy to endure the trek with great joy. We will definitely have Nepal with fond memories of Nepal, the Nepalese people and the excellent service of Highlander.
Thank you very much for a very interesting and beautiful trek to Bhairab kunda. Highlander is a very professional company that has been a great help in our stay and travel in Nepal.
I have now been trekking in Annapurnaura Region 16 times with Highlander. I hope we can continue some more years. See you again.
I spent 16 dyas in Khumbu region going to Gokyo, Everest base camp and kalapathar. Thank you for such a wonderful adventure. The view from Goko ri was well worth standing at 5:45 am in -5 degree c weather.
Explore your interests at your own speed.
The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.
Hand picked by us or our local partners as the best available.