Day 01: Drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple 200km
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport meet our company’s representative and get transfer to you pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure you can explore the local market over there - overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple 200km
Today morning after breakfast take a drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple - visit temple by cable car ride – really its wonder full and exciting cable car ride – reach pokhara by evening - overnight
Day 03: 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 at temple. After Pooja return back to Jomsom - overnight
Day 04: 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.
Day 05: Drive to Kathmandu to join your group to Mount Kailash
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival 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.
Day 06: Kathmandu city tour and fly to Nepalganj - 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
After breakfast in the hotel, start exploring the capital of Nepal “Kathmandu” a half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city included Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa.
Later in the afternoon have lunch in your hotel and then get departure transfer to the domestic airport of Kathmandu to board you flight towards Neapl Gunj.
Upon arrival in Nepal Gunj get transfer to the hotel / guest house. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Fly to Hilsa via Simikot (2950 m) and drive to Taklakot (3700 m)
After breakfast board your chartered helicopter towards Hilsa via Simikot. Upon arrival in HIlsa helipad get transfer to Taklakot. En- route complete the custom formalities and start drive towards Taklakot. Have first dinner at the Tibetan land and stay overnight in the hotel / guest at Taklakot.
Day 08: Acclimatization at Taklakot (Purang)
Today after breakfast our team and passengers may organize a short trip around Takalakot for acclimatization to face the difficulties of Tibet’s climate because at this altitude every cell in the human body needs a constant supply of oxygen to survive. Let’s warm up your body to adjust with Tibetan climate. Later return to hotel / guest house for overnight stay.
Day 09: Drive to Mansarovar (4560 m)
The day we’ve been waiting for, today you will get the first “darshan” of holy lake Manasarovar and the Mount Kailash. After breakfast start drive towards Lake Manasarovar en-route we will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx 70% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. Upon arrival check into your hotel / guest house for overnight stay.
Day 10: Drive to Yam Dwar and start Parikrama
Wake up early as per today’s schedule, have breakfast. Later drive to Yam Dwari from where you will start your trekking towards Dirapuk. All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before trek commence. Also, the members who are not going for parikrama will return from Yama Dwar after very close darshan of Mt. Kailash from this point and get back to Darchen waiting for parikrama group.
For those who wanted to explore the land of kailashpati Maharaj will start trekking ahead through horse or by foot. Today’s trek is flat and gradual ascend along through the bank of Glacier River so it will be pretty easy to reach Diraphuk.
Our officers make all required arrangements for stay. After first trek reach Dirapuk and have dinner, stay overnight in guest at Dirapuk.
day 11: Parikrama to Zutulphuk via Gauri Kunda
Wake up early in the morning have quick and light breakfast and start towards Zuthulphuk. Today on the way at Dolmala pass (5600 m.) at this point blood oxygen levels fall in some of travellers. You don’t worry about it, we have trained medical assistance to face this kind of problems.
Continue trek downwards Zuthulphuk via Gaurikund. Reach at the destination take your seats for dinner, thereafter go to warm bed for overnight stay in guesthouse.
Day 12: Last day of Parikrama near Darchen and drive back to Taklakot
Today is the last day of our trekking, after breakfast lets trek up to where the road is accessible and drive to Darchen, have lunch and board the vehicle with the other group members staying at Darchen. Thereafter drive towards Taklakot by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Reach at destination have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house / hotel.
Day 13: Drive to Hilsa and fly to Kathmandu
Today after breakfast drive to Hilsa to board your chartered helicopter and fly back to Simikot – Nepal Gunj –Kathmandu. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities, have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast get departure transfer according to your flight schedule to board your onward flight with life time memories of a spiritual journey to within.
Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Yatra with Muktinath Darshan Overview
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 yatra
If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below
STEP 1If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com (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 Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price for travel insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim/traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately ensured 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. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully.
Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar
Based on our experience and reactions of the pilgrims of above said group, we are, hereby, communicating you once again about such unpredictable climatic disturbance in heli trips to Kailash. We operate trips in regular flights between these stations and the trip is dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter trips. However, we are sharing with you the additional expenses which may incur during the trip in such unforeseen situations.
Know about Nepalganj – 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
Simikot to Hilsa
22 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1800 each helicopter / one side fly
Hilsa to Simikot
18 seat helicopter – USD 5500 each helicopter / one side fly
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1500 each helicopter / one side fly
Simikot to Nepalganj (one side)
15 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
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