Kailash Yatra by Helicopter via Nepalgunj - 07 Days
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra without trekking is special designed for senior citizens and for those who want to get once in a life time darshan of Holy Mount Kailash and The Manasarovar Lake. It is starting from Lucknow or Nepalgunj thereafter we will complete this Yatra to Hilsa via Simikot by helicopter/fixed wing aircrafts. After completing custom formalities at Tibetan border, we will have to board our vehicle bus/land cruisers from Tibetan side to reach Taklakot and rest of our journey will be covered by road. In Taklakot (Purang) which is a tiny and beautiful unexplored place, you will have 02 nights stay to acclimatize yourself. Afterward we will proceed towards The Holy Manasarovar Lake to perform puja/havan. This package includes airport transfers, meals, visa/ permit, accommodating charges and etc.
Kailash Manasarovar 07 Days by Helicopter
INR 1,69,000 / $ 3180
||07 days / 06 nights
Day 01 : Reach Lucknow and drive to Nepalgunj (180 m) – 4-5 hours drive
Today morning the group members will report at a designated point to start the trip to Nepalgunj. On the way stop for tea/coffee and then continue drive to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel/guesthouse. Lunch, dinner and stay will be at Nepalgunj.
Distance covered : 180 kms, Altitude : 150 m , Meals Included : Dinner
Day 02 : Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2910m) – 50 minutes flight
The flight between Nepalgunj to Simikot is a complicated part of this trip as the operation of those small aircrafts completely depends on the weather conditions. The weather keeps changing very frequently near Simikot and it sometimes causes short or long delay in taking flight to and from Simikot. We will reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning as directed by the guides to ensure that we can board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to acclimatize with the weather conditions. Stay in a hotel / guesthouse in dormitory style.
Distance covered : 275 kms, Altitude : 2910 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03 : Fly Simikot (2910m) – Hilsa (4025m) 25 minutes flying time. Drive to Taklakot – (4755m)
Early breakfast and then reach Simikot airport to connect with your Helicopter flight to Hilsa. From Hilsa walk to China immigration and after completing the visa formalities walk to your bus waiting on the other side of the border. To reach your bus, you will be crossing a river by swinging bridge to reach Sher, Tibetan border region. A short 22 kms drive (45 minutes) will take you to your hotel in Taklakot. Relax till the guide is organising rooms for your stay. After a tiring day you have reached to a height of over 4755 meters and health issues are quite common here. Please eat properly, drink good amount of liquids, follow the instructions of the guide and do not expose yourself to air. Dinner and stay will be at the hotel in Taklakot.
Distance covered : 155 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04 : Taklakot – Day free to acclimatize (4025m)
After breakfast entire day at leisure for acclimatize you body. In the afternoon short treks will be taken in preparation for the Kailash Yatra, overnight stay at Hotel.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05 : Drive Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar (4590m) - 90 kms / 1 ½ hour drive
We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar. After breakfast start drive in the bus to Lake Mansarovar. Approx one and a half three hours drive through beautiful mountains and terrains will bring you to Lake Mansarovar. Before reaching Chui Gompa, our destination for the night near Lake Mansarovar, make a stop near Rakshas Tal (Lake of Demons) for a while. From here you will have the first glimpse of Holy Mount Kailash. Continue drive to Chui Gompa and check into your guest house. Rest of the time free to explore the beautiful lake, performing rituals and prayers, taking dip in the lake and other personal activities. Meals and stay will be at the guesthouse.
Distance covered : 110 kms, Altitude : 4590 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06 : Drive to Darchen (4025m) 35kms drive and drive to Taklakot (3-4 hours trek and 3-4 hours drive)
Today morning, we will wake up comfortably and we will find a good place for holy dip in the Lake Manasarovar for our pilgrims and then we take a short drive to Darchen. On the way, we can also see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) in the other side of Lake Mansarovar. At Darchen all pilgrims have opportunity to visit Yama Dwar and have close darshan of Mount Kailash, before we continue our drive back to Taklakot. Relaxed time and stay in guesthouse at Taklakot.
Distance covered : 155 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07 : Taklakot to Nepalgunj via Simikot (Drive + Helicopter + Flight)
After early breakfast 22 kms drive towards China-Nepal border. Cross the border by walk and after completing immigration formalities reach Hilsa, Nepal side. Take 25 minutes helicopter flight to Simikot and then 55 minutes flight to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj drive to Lucknow. Drop off at Lucknow railway station/airport.
Distance covered : 585 kms, Altitude : 150 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018 is as below:
Instalment Price :
For Indian Nationals: INR 1,69,000 Per Person
For Foreign Nationals & NRI: USD 3180 Per Person.
Price Includes :
Lucknow to Nepalgunj return transport by airconditioned bus / car
01 night stay at Nepalgunj with all meals
01 night stay at Simikot in a guesthouse/best available hotel.
Nepalgunj to Simikot return air tickets in regular flights
Simikot to Hilsa return helicopter flights on sharing basis
02 + 01 nights stay in a hotel/guesthouse at Taklakot with all meals
01 night stay near Lake Manasarovar on sharing basis with all meals
Transportation in Tibet side by jeep or van or bus
First aid kit with tour guide
Oxygen Cylinders in Tibet side for emergency
English speaking Tibetan tour guide in Tibet side
English / Hindi speaking Nepalese tour leader
Nepalese chef with helper and a Sherpa
Support van/truck to carry kitchen equipments and other material
Necessary group permit for visiting Mt. Kailash
Normal Tibet single entry group visa fee to visit Kailash Manasarovar.
Humla restricted area permit fee
Yak for carrying kitchen and trekking equipments
01 duffle back, 01 backpack bag and 01 wind cheater on complimentary basis
Nepal-China border tax
All Nepalese and Tibetan Govt taxes
* Food will be pure vegetarian
* There is no refund for unutilized services
* First meal Dinner. Last meal breakfast on the trip
* 12 KG luggage per head is permitted in flight/helicopter
What is not Included in our package price :
Travel and medical insurance, Nepal visa fee for NRIs and foreigners, air tickets to reach Kathmandu and back, emergency evacuation service charges, emergency medical expenses, Ashtpad visit charges, extra cost for additional stay and food in the event of delay in trip due to any reason, riding yak/horse, porter, any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee if required, GST 5%, Nepal visa fee for foreigners and NRIs, visa splitting charges and additional vehicle expense for returning early from the trip due to any reason, hike in trip price due to any sudden change in permit fee/visa fee/currency exchange rate etc, any other additional expense incurred due to weather conditions, natural disaster, technical failure, delay or cancelation of flights, delay by authorities in visa or permit, strikes, riots, or any additional expense incurred due to any other unforeseen reasons/circumstances.
Trip Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights
Travel Type : Helicopter Yatra without trekking
Yatra starting point : Lucknow/Nepalgunj
Yatra finishing point : Lucknow/Nepalgunj
Mt. Kailash Elevation : 6,638 meters
Peak season : May, June and September
How to register for kailash mansarovar yatra
If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below
STEP 1 If you have questions, please fill Enquiry Form or send us email at To check availability of seats in our group, please fill Yatra Booking Form or send us email at email@example.com
STEP 2 Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send scanned copy (coloured copy) of your passport via email at or firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of yatra)
STEP 3 Send advance payments to our office.View payment options
Important Remarks : While you request booking with us you confirm having read and accepted the Terms of Bookings with us as mentioned on our website and on ‘Yatra Registration Form’ .
Passport & Visa
Indian Passport Holders
Nepal portion - Indian national does not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for travelling in Nepal.
China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the yatra. Please send a scanned copy of your passport to our Delhi headquarters for obtaining China Visa and Tibet Permit for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Foreign Nationals and NRIs
Nepal portion - A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on Arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.
China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra. Please send a scanned copy (coloured) of your passport to our Delhi headquarters and also carry a coloured copy of your passport alongwith 2 passport size photographs upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.
It is strictly advisable and is mandatory to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering medical expenses, emergency evacuation expenses, additional stay and food expenses etc for traveling to Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price of Travel Insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim / traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately insured for the full duration of the trip. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully
We require a valid copy of health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveler is in perfect condition to undertake yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet and above. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue. All expenses for medical treatments, evacuation, hospitalisation, embulance etc are to be paid by the traveler only. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully.
Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar
Based on our experience, we are hereby mentioning about unpredictable climatic disturbance in heli trips to Kailash which is a common factor of heli trips to kailash mansarovar. We operate trips in regular fixed wings flights between Nepalgunj to Simikot and regular helicopter service between Simikot and Hilsa. This tripis dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter and is completely weather permitted. We are sharing with you herein below tentative information about the additional expenses which may incur on you during the trip in unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, political closure, strikes, riots, technical failures etc.
Know about Nepalgunj – This is a small town at India-Nepal border (200 kms from Lucknow) with more facilities and infrastructure. All flights to Simikot depart from here only. Nepalgunj and Simikot are not connected by road hence flight is the only option. Flights from Nepalgunj to Simikot are the small aircrafts operated by local airline. Even in minor climatic disturbance these flights gets delayed or cancelled for safety reasons and it is totally at the description of the local authorities and flight operators. We do not bear any liability for such delays and/or cancelations.
Know about Simikot – Simikot is a very small hill settlement in Nepal and a point of air connection between Hilsa and Nepalgunj. Simikot is better place in terms of living climatic conditions and service standard, as compare with Hilsa. The flight connectivity between Nepalgunj to Simikot and Simikot to Hilsa is totally depending on weather conditions, which is beyond our control. In the event of climatic problems, flight cancelations, flight delays or any other unforeseen situation our team will help you in managing accommodation, food and other services which will be on direct payment basis.
Know about Hilsa – Hilsa is a deserted border town in Nepal, close to China border from where pilgrims enter to visit Kailash Manasarovar. In the event when the pilgrims get stuck at Hilsa due to climatic conditions, flight delays etc the facilities of accommodation, food, medical etc are very limited. Longer delays are also expected in rare cases as faced in May trip. Managing with the best available resources is the only option we get at Hilsa and discomfort is very obvious at this place especially if the hault gets longer than expected. The accommodation at HIlsa is in backcountry style and available food will be very basic (rice, noodles, soup, local water etc).
The unpredictable weather conditions and other limitations with the flights operating between these sectors mentioned above, sometimes causes short or long delays in onward and/or return journey to/from Kailash Manasarovar, making the situation little tough and we only can wait for our turn to get the flight to next destination.
Alternatively, there are few privately operated helicopters with capacity of 06 seats and 24 seats who offer their charter services for emergency evacuation and they charge as below:-
Nepalgunj to Simikot (one side)
05 seat Helicopter – USD 4000 each helicopter / one side fly
22 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
Simikot to Hilsa
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1800 each helicopter / one side fly
18 seat helicopter – USD 5500 each helicopter / one side fly
Hilsa to Simikot
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1500 each helicopter / one side fly
15 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
strong>Simikot to Nepalgunj (one side)
06 seat Helicopter – USD 4000 each helicopter / one side fly
24 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
We are a tour operator and we work under agreement with various airlines, hoteliers, transport agencies and other local service providers in India, Nepal and China. We therefore do not take any responsibility of additional expenses incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions. Our liability is to provide services as mentioned in the list of inclusions of our tour package, assistance of our team for evacuation and arrangements of accommodation, food etc. But all additional expenses incurred due to such situation will be payable by the traveler only