Simikot is the administrative headquarters of Humla District of Karnali zone in the northwestern Nepal. Access to Simikot from developed parts of Nepal is mainly by air. Simikot airport at the elevation of 2818 mt above sea level, is relatively short 549 mt. It requires passenger planes with STOL characteristics for the operation of flights.
Simikot is the place where the journey to Kailash and Mansarovar starts for many pilgrims. Besides the Pilgrim tour, it is the most popular trekking destination as well. As you land at this airport, you will be greeted with sumptuous views and a welcoming culture that is a hallmark of Nepali mountain communities. The itinerary for pilgrim tours is mentioned as follows :