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Simikot - Hilsa, The adventurous trek with 'Pleasure' of low oxygen en-route !!


it is beautiful trek with huge mountains and high altitude. People suffering high altitude sickness should avoid this trek as lack of oxygen is felt in between. You can fly from Nepalgunj to 'Simikot', the nearest STOL air-strip. From Simikot start your trek in the morning. In about 8 hours you will be in 'Dhandkermi' You can camp in 'Kermi' for night stay (Kermi is 1 hour walk from 'Dhandkermi'). 'Kermi' is considered a good place for camping.

Second day you can continue From Dhandkermi or Kermi to 'Tumkot' in about 6 to 8 hours. You can camp here for night.

Third day from Tumkot you will reach 'Yari' in about 5 hours or to 'Thado dhunga' 1.5 hours from 'Yari'. Keep in mind there might be no hotels depending upon season in Thado dhara. so if you want to stay in hotels, stay in Yari. There are hotels in Yari. This area is of high altitude (about 3800 metres) so some sensitive people may feel lack of oxygen.

Fourth day start for Nara (2 to 3 hours) It is highest point on this trek so everyone feels lack of oxygen. Better trek here slowest possible. The altitude is about 4550 metres. From here now you will descend to 'Hilsa'. Hilsa is Nepal side town of the Nepal-China border.

On the whole way you will find the view of Simikot - Hilsa road under construction.

Now from here, if you want to go to 'Mansarovar' lake in China you need to have passport and Visa for China. Cross the border and after immigration process you can catch taxis in 'Shera'. 'Shera' is border town of China. These taxis will take you to 'Taklakot'. From Taklakot, Mansarovar is about 2.5 to 3 hrs away.


Nepal China border area near Hilsa


For an Package tour you can contact 'Hotel Batika' which is organising a number of packages for trekking.
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For an Package tour to Mansarovar you can contact 'Hotel Batika' which is organising a number of packages for Mansarovar trek in season.

All pictures on this page are copyright Mr.Ashok Parajuli, Mr.Govind Rokaya, Mr. Mim Bahadur Hamal and Mr. Padma Raj Neupane for nepalganj dot net and may not be replicated or used in any form without the written permission of nepalganj.net



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Nepalgunj dot net gratefully thanks to : (alphabetically ordered)
Mr. Ashok Parajuli, SNV-Nepal. Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepalganj
Mr. Govind Rokaya, SNV-Nepal. Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepalganj
Mr. Mim Bahadur Hamal, SNV-nepal. Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepalganj
Mr. Padma Lal Bhandari, SNV-Nepal. Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepalganj
Mr. Padma Raj Neupane, SNV-Nepal. Netherlands Development Organisation, Nepalganj
for providing pictures and information presented in this page.

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