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Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow - 09 Days

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Lucknow and Nepalgunj is done by helicopter from Purang region in Tibet. This route makes your journey to Kailash Manasarovar easier and faster. Nepalgunj is about 4-5 hours comfortable drive away from the town of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India.

For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter from Lucknow and Nepalgunj side one need to covers the distance till Nepalgunj by road and then fly to Simikot by fixed wings aircrafts and then to Hilsa by Helicopter from Simikot. From Hilsa, after crossing the China border the drive takes you to Taklakot (Purang) which is a tiny and beautiful border town of Tibet, China. Next morning drive to Mansarovar Lake amidst the beautiful views of natural beauty spread as far as possible. Kailash Yatra ex Nepalgunj is ideally designed for those pilgrims who are short of time and cannot take a long duration tour to Kailash Mansarovar but has great desire to worship at holy Mount Kailash and take a dip in holiest Lake Mansarovar. This itinerary is normally for 08 days but it can also be altered to a 06 days Kailash Mansarovar yatra for private groups.

Kailash Manasarovar from Lucknow and Nepalganj

1,65,000 / $ 3010

Duration - 09 days / 08 nights
Trip code - MH/FD/KY/123
Activity level - Challenging
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Day 01 : Lucknow to Nepalganj drive by bus. (180 kms / 5 hours approx)

Meet with our company team at Lucknow at the designated point to start the trip. We schedule to start our travel from Lucknow to Nepalgunj at around 09.00 AM, so please report to the point of gathering well in time. Lunch will be at your guesthouse/hotel in Nepalganj. At Nepalganj meet with other co-travelers who start their trip from Kathmandu/Nepalganj. Briefing session will be planned this evening, for which the guide will decide. Night stay at your hotel/guesthouse in Nepalganj. (Meals included : Veg Lunch/Dinner)

Distance covered : 180 kms,   Altitude : 150 m ,   Meals Included : Dinner

Day 02 : Fly Nepalganj - Simikot (4025 m) – Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter, walk uphill to Sher and drive to Taklakot (3700 m) 40 km / 2 hrs approx

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 03 : 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, if interest.

Distance covered : 0 kms,   Altitude : 4025 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04 : Drive to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar (4590 m) 110 km/ 4 - 5 hrs.

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 05 : 35 kms drive 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.

Important note : Yatris who are not willing to go for the Mt. Kailash parikrama will return back to Darchen from here and will wait for the other group members in their guest house at Darchen or Mansarovar.

Distance covered : 61 kms,   Altitude : 4910 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06 : 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.

Distance covered : 22 kms,   Altitude : 5600 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07 : 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 08 : Gradual trek 10 kms to Darchen and drive to Taklakot (3-4 hours trek and 3-4 hours drive)

This is our last trek day and we have to make short trek about 3-4 hours so we will wake up at normal time and begin descend trekking to Darchen town. Our transport will pick up us from Darchen, upto where the road is accessible and drive to guesthouse at Darchen where our other group member are waiting. Then after, we straight continue our drive to Taklakot by completing the remaining course of Lake Manasarovar parikrama by vehicle. Relaxed time and stay in guesthouse at Taklakot.

Note : One can take Lake Manasarovar water in a bottle to bring home as blessings of the lord.

Distance covered : 155 kms,   Altitude : 2910 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09 : Taklakot to Nepalgunj via Simikot and drive to Lucknow (Drive + Helicopter + Flights)

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 board your flight to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj drive straight towards Lucknow.

Distance covered : 430 kms,   Altitude : 150 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Price Details

The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from Lucknow for 2018 is as below:

Instalment Price :
For Indian Nationals: 1,65,000 Per Person
For Foreign Nationals & NRI: USD 3010 Per Person.

Price Includes :
Lucknow-Naplganj-Lucknow transport by a/c bus
01 night in hotel / guesthouse at Nepalgunj with all veg. meals
Nepalgunj/Simikot both way air fare by regular flights
Both ways Helicopter from Simikot/Hilsa by regular helicopters
Accommodation in guest house at Taklakot, Mansarovar Lake with all veg. meals
Accommodation in guesthouse / camp during parikraama with all meals as specified above
Van / Bus and luggage truck from Tibet border to Darchen and back
Nepali team leader and supporting team as per Chinese rules and regulations
English speaking Tibetan and Nepali guides
Chinese visa to visit Kailash
Kailash Yatra Tibet Permit fee
Humla Restriction fee
01 free Duffel Bag and 01 Free Backpack bag
01 Free Wind Cheater jacket
Yak for Kailash parikrama for carrying kitchen equipments
First Aid kit
Oxygen cylinder at Tibet side
Yatra completion certificate

What is not Included in our package price :

Air / train tickets to Lucknow and back, extra cost for additional stay, food & transport in the any delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons, evacuation expenses in case of emergency, travel insurance, riding yak/horse, porters for parikraama, any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee, GST5%, etc. Our package cost does not include any other item which is not listed in the above list of inclusions. We do not bear any liability for any other expense occurred during the trip and the same will be payable by the travelers on their own.

Kailash Yatra Information

Highlights :

Trip Duration : 09 Days / 08 Nights
Travel Type : Helicopter Yatra from Luchnow
Yatra starting point : Lucknow, India
Yatra finishing point : Lucknow, India
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

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 (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.

Travel Insurance

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

Medical Certificate
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

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