Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Yatra with Muktinath
The trip to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with Helicopter by Muktinath offers an opportunity for devotees with a very busy schedule to travel in a quickest possible time to Kailash Manasarovar and pay homage to Lord Shiva.
This Helicopter trip let a devotee to reach at two important pilgrims of Hindus, Muktinath as well as Kailash Manasarovar by flying over the highest mountain on the Earth. The trip is also very suitable for elders and physically weak people who can’t take this journey long and along over land.
Kailash Manasarovar Heli with Muktinath
INR 2,05,000 / $ 3065
||14 days / 13 nights
Day 01 : Arrive Katmandu and Drive to Pokhara
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International drive straight towards Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple - visit temple by cable car ride – really its wonder full and exciting cable car ride – reach Pokhara in evening - overnight
Distance covered : 206 kms, Altitude : 827 m , Meals Included : Dinner
Day 02 : Fly to Jomsom and Drive to Mukinath
Morning – transfer to Pokhara airport and flight to Jomsom - 30Minutes flight – reach Jomsom – some time walk get jeep stand drive to Muktinath temple 2HRS - Holy Snnan and Darshan temple Pooja back to Jomsom overnight
Distance covered : 175 kms, Altitude : 3710 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03 : Fly back to Pokhara and Pokhara city tour
After breakfast fly back to Pokhara pick form Airport transfer to hotel and day city tour at Pokhara, overnight stay.
Distance covered : 175 kms, Altitude : 827 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04 : Drive to Kathmandu to join your group to Mount Kailash
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, check into your hotel after some refreshment, rest of the day at leisure for independent activities, you can explore the local market for the mean time but, do not forget to attend short briefing at 1900 hrs in your hotel. Dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.
Distance covered : 206 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05 : Pashupatinath Temple visit and fly to Nepalganj (150 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
Breakfast will be in the hotel. A visit to Pashupatinath Temple in the morning will be organized for the travelers. The visit may also include Boudhnath Stupa depending on availability of time. In the afternoon you will be transferred with the group to the Domestic Airport Terminal to board your flight to Nepalgunj. On arrival at Nepalgunj transfer by bus to your hotel. Meet with other co-travelers who starts there trip from Nepalganj and night stay at your hotel. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Distance covered : 510 kms, Altitude : 150 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06 : Fly Nepalganj - Simikot (4025 m) – Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter, walk uphill to Sher and drive to Taklakot.
Today after early breakfast transfer to the Nepalgunj airport from where you board your scheduled flight to Simikot on fixed wing aircraft. On arrival at Simikot you will get a chartered helicopter which will ferry the group to Hilsa which has an non-metallic air-strip. On arrival at Hilsa our sherpa team will escort the group on a 45 minutes trek to the Tibetan Border city Sher. Here at Sher, you will find our vehicles (jeeps/van/bus) waiting for you to take the group to Taklakot after completing custom and immigration formalities. On arrival at Taklakot (Burang) check into Hotel for night stay.
Distance covered : 275 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07 : Day free for acclimatization at Taklakot ( Burang)
This day will be free at Taklakot to acclimatize you to undertake the most difficult pilgrimage of Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Do nothing beside rest at Taklakot and stay at your hotel. You may also take short trek/walk and visit local markets
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08 : Drive to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar (4590 m).
The ultimate of your Mount Kailash Yatra awaits for you today. Today you will have the first darshan of Holy Lake Mansarovar. After breakfast we take a drive to Chui Gompa (4560 m) through a rough terrain via Rakshas Taal. Besides taking bath in the Holy Lake Mansarovar you will also have free time for puja and havan at your own cost (on Full moon trips, it will be a full moon day at Mansarovar). After all this if time permits we will also visit the Hot Spring (additional charges for bathing in Hot Spring not covered in the package). Night stay will be at your guest house in near the lake Manasarovar.
Distance covered : 110 kms, Altitude : 4590 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09 : Mansarovar to drive to Tarboche. Trek to Dirapuk (16 kms / 5-7 hrs).
After breakfast we drive to Tarboche which is also known as Shershong. Enroute we will visit Yama Dwar. Enter the holy gate and continue further to Tarboche. At Tarboche you will meet Yak and Yak men. This is the starting point of the parikrama and the first day of kora. If you wish to hire a Yak and a porter to carry your luggage, you have to take from here only. During the trek you will today have the first darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash (North face). Today we will stay at our camp at Dirapuk.
Distance covered : 61 kms, Altitude : 4910 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 : Trek to Zuthulphuk (5600 m) – 22 kms / 9-10 hrs trek.
Early morning after having stunning view of Mount Kailash, we start our trek uphill. This is going to be difficult trek and full of climax on the holy yatra of Mount Kailash. Be prepared in your mind accordingly. We trek just under the Holy Mount Kailash. The trek will bring you to Drolma La pass (5800m) which is the highest points of the trek to Mount Kailash. The trek is rocky and steep upward and then downward. From here we descend towards gradual field of Zuthulphuk. When you move down you will see Gauri Kunda. From the valley below the walk becomes pleasant and relaxing a bit. The path takes you through some gentle slopes over the grassy field. Reach Zuthulphuk and stay in a guesthouse/camp. (Meals included: Light Veg Breakfast /Fruits, Frooty, Chocolates, Water as Lunch, Light dinner)
Distance covered : 22 kms, Altitude : 5600 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 : Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. and drive to Taklakot 110 km/ 4 - 5 hrs.
Breakfast will be served near the guesthouse/camp and one can enjoy the morning time in exploring the caves, visiting the temples and shrine built around. Here you will see a married old couple supervising the temple. The temple is a residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers or relatives who keep busy themselves busy with the maintenance of the buildings. The cave also contains meditation platforms. Climbing up to these caves before ending the final trek of the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is worth. After a 10 kms / 4-5 hours walk we reach to the final destination of our Mansarovar Yatra trek near Darchen. (Those who could not do parikarma would be waiting to welcome other group members at this point). Our vehicles will be waiting to take the group to the hotel in Taklakot for overnight stay.
Distance covered : 165 kms, Altitude : 4025 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 : Drive Taklakot to Sher, Trek down till Hilsa and fly to Simikot
After breakfast we drive to Sher and descend down to Hilsa by crossing the bridge. From Hilsa the chartered Helicopter will ferry the group to Simikot and stay overnight in guest house.
Distance covered : 155 kms, Altitude : 2910 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
After breakfast we will be taking scheduled flight to Nepalganj. From Nepalganj connect with your flight to Kathmandu for night stay.
Distance covered : 950 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 : Leave Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International airport to board your flight back to home. Your trip concludes and you fly back home capturing everlasting memories of your visit to His land.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with Muktinath by Heli for 2017 is as below:
Instalment Price :
For Indian Nationals: INR 2,05,000 Per Person
For Foreign Nationals & NRI: USD 3065 Per Person.
Price Includes :
Arrival / departure transfers
2 night accommodation) on twin sharing & full board basis – vegetarian meals only.
1 Half day sightseeing Tour to Pashupatinath Temple & Bodhnath Stupa.
1 night accommodation full board basis in Nepalganj.
3 night accommodation at full board basis in Taklakot (meals to be prepared by our sherpa team).
1 night each accommodation at Manasarovar, Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk on full board basis (meals to be prepared by our sherpa team).
Charter Heli flight from Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot.
Special Simikot permit fee.
4500 Model Japanese Landcruiser on Tibet side.
Services of an English speaking Tibetan guide.
Trek staff comprising of experienced Nepali team leader, cook and a strong sherpa team.
Freshly cooked vegetarian meals.
Yaks & Yak-men for porterage during Kailash Parikarma.
All necessary travel permits.
Tibet / China VISA fee.
First aid-kit, medical Oxygen and Gaemow bag.
1 complimentary duffel bag and a certificate.
1 down jacket on returnable basis.
Private vehicle with A/C for all transportation & sightseeing in Muktinath Tour
All hotel accommodations on twin sharing room with breakfast in Muktinath Tour
Jomsom - Pokhara - Jomsom flight,
Jomsom - Muktinath Temple - Jomsom by sharing Jeep
Muktinath permit fee
What is not Included in our package price :
Extra cost in the event of delays due to any unforeseen reason for accommodation, meals and hiring of extra transportation.
Evacuation cost in the event of sickness or emergency.
Expenses of personal nature viz. tips, porterage, laundry, beverages, pony hiring etc.
Hot water spring bathing fee at Chui Gompa.
Airfare to Kathmandu and back.
Anything not specifically mentioned in the clause, “The above cost includes”
Entrance fee for Muktinath tour (Total Approx. INR 800),
Lunch and Dinner are excluded except at Jomsom, Muktinath tour
Optional Manakamana Cable Car (INR 365), Rescue & Evacuation services
The tour cost for Kailash Manasarovar Overland Yatra from with Muktinath for 2017 is as below:
Trip Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
Travel Type : Helicopter Yatra with Muktinath Darshan
Yatra starting point : Kathmandu, Nepal
Yatra finishing point : Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Kailash Elevation : 6,638 meters
Highest point on trek : Dolmala Pass (5,600 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. Nepalganj and Simikot are not connected by road hence flight is the only option. Flights from Nepalganj 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 Nepalganj. Simikot is better place in terms of living climatic conditions and service standard, as compare with Hilsa. The flight connectivity between Nepalganj 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:-
Nepalganj 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 Nepalganj (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