Hilsa is a small town on the northwestern corner of Nepal bordering china. Located on the altitude of 11,940 ft, Hilsa is the last destination for the pilgrims at the land of Nepal.
From Hilsa a rough road extends 51 kilometers into Nepal as far as Simikot. From Simikot transport onward to the rest of Nepal is on foot or by air, therefore goods arriving from the south are expensive.The trees are gone by now and the landscape looks more like that of Tibet. Every few hundred meters you bump into the herd of dzopas, mules and even yaks.
Situated near Nepal-China border in Purang region, it is one of the important destination during Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. In Hilsa, the pilgrims have to complete all the formalities as they have to prepared to enter in the Chinese territory.
From hilsa you need to travel towards Simikot through helicopter or by foot. Local means of transportation are always available troughout the your journey towards Mount. Kailash.