• Trip Duration
    25 Days
  • Start Point
    Delhi
  • Finish Point
    Delhi
  • Trip Type
    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense
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Kailash Yatra by from Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand

One of the most popular pilgrimages trips of the world, Kailash Mansarovar yatra is very arduous and physically challenging pilgrimage in Asia because one has to travel through high altitude of 19,500 feet and inhospitable conditions. One of the quickest and most convenient ways to perform a trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the helicopter yatra from Lucknow. Preferably, for elders as well as people who are not able to take long drives to visit Kailash Mansarovar, a helicopter yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is the best option. This nine days long helicopter tour takes you to Nepal-China border by flights from where Kailash Mansarovar can be visited by short and comfortable drives.


Important Announcement: Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand and Nathula Pass Uttrakhannd routes are operated by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) India. For more information and registration on these routes, please contact MEA office directly. Tour Companies are not eligible to accept bookings and payments for Sikkim and Uttrakhand routes of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. The information shared here on this page are 'tentative' for the pilgrims. It is advisable that those who wish to get updated information and want to make bookings of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from Lipulekh Pass or Nathula Pass routes should contact MEA office directly. Indian tour companies operate other routes of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nepal and Tibet


Trip Itinerary

24 Nights / 25 Days from Delhi to Delhi via Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand

01 Day

Arrival at Delhi

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


02 Day

Medical checkups, Passport Collection, Apply Visa

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


03 Day

Medical at ITBP

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


04 Day

MEA Briefing, Payment, Visa Collection, Foreign Exchange

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


05 Day

Delhi to Almora via Ghaziabad Kathgodam

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


06 Day

Almora to Dharchula via Sheraghat

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


07 Day

Dharchula to Budhi via Mangti Najang by Jeep

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


08 Day

Budhi to Gunji via Chialekh, Garbyang Trek

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


09 Day

Gunji to Nabi Trek (acclimatization and medical check)

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


10 Day

Nabi to Gunji Trek (Medical checks, if required)

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


11 Day

Gunji to Kalapani Trek

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


12 Day

Kalapani to Navidhang Trek

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


13 Day

Navidhang to Lipulekh Trek, Drive to Taklakot

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


14 Day

Taklakot stay for acclimatization

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


15 Day

Taklakot to Darchen

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


16 Day

Darchen to Derapukh Trek

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


17 Day

Deraphuk to Zunzhui Pu (Zuthulpukh) Trek

Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel,
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


18 Day

Zunzhui Pu (Zuthulpukh) to darchen Trek, Drive to Qugu

The flight between Nepalgunj to Simikot is very complicated part of this trip as the operation of those small aircrafts completely depends on the weather conditions. The weather keeps changing very frequently on this route and it causes short or long delay in flight to and from Simikot. We shall reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning as directed by the guide to ensure that we can board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. On reaching Simikot our representative will meet you at the airport and will take care of your checked in luggage. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to adjust with the weather conditions. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. If weather permits, we may take further helicopter trip to Hilsa today itself.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,
Max. Elevation : 2910 m,
Distance covered : 297 kms by flight / 45 minutes,
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


19 Day

Qugu stay near Lake Mansarovar

Depending on the departure time of our helicopters to Hilsa, the group will be brought to Simikot airport. From Simikot a 25 minutes flight in helicopter will take the group members to Hilsa in a bunch of 05 travelers at one time maximum. From Hilsa walk through the swinging bridge to cross the river and reach immigration counter at Nepal side. After this cross Nepal-China border by walk and in China side you will have bus waiting for you. The bus will take you to China immigration building which is just 5 minute drive away from the border. After completing the immigration check formalities take a short 22 kms drive to Taklakot. Before reaching your hotel we have to stop again at China customs building for checking. Proceed to your hotel and take rest in your room. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Taklakot.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Max Elevation : 4025 m,
Distance Covered : 25 mins by helicopter Nepal side + 22 kms drive China side,
Accommodation style : 4* equivalent hotel at Taklakot (or lodge stay if at Hilsa)


20 Day

Qugu to Taklakot via Zoravar Singh's Shrine

This day will be free at Taklakot to acclimatize. Do nothing beside rest at Taklakot and stay at your hotel. You may also enjoy walking in the nearby markets in Taklakot. There are number of local shops, restaurants and stores at Taklakot and you may buy small items related to your travel such as gloves, stick, empty water bottle, trekking shoes etc.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Max Elevation : 4025 m,
Distance covered : 0 kms,
Accommodation style : 4* equivalent hotel at Taklakot (or lodge stay if at Hilsa)


21 Day

Taklakot to Gunji via Lipulekh, Navidhang, Kalapani (Trek + Drive)

This is the day we all are waiting for as today we leave from Taklakot to reach Mansarovar Lake. Today we will not only have the opportunity to stay near the lake but we will also get the first glimpse of holy Mount Kailash also. Start your drive from Taklakot after breakfast. On the way we will make a stop near Lake Rakshas Taal (Lake of Demons) which is also known as Ravana’s Taal. From here you will get a beautiful sight of Mount Kailash standing tall among many other peaks covered with snow. At Rakshas Taal spend some memorable time and enjoy photography with your friends and family. Proceed to Chiu Gompa to check into your guest house near Lake Mansarovar. Later visit the lake to take holy bath and do puja hawan as per your own customs. Later join the group for parikrama of the holy lake by bus. This 90 kms parikrama of Lake Mansarovar takes about three hours and if possible the driver will make a stop the bus in between the kora from where you will get view of the lake and mount Kailash from a different angle. Come back to your guesthouse after parikrama and take rest.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Max Elevation : 4590 m,
Distance covered : 70 kms to Chiu Gompa + 90 kms parikrama of Mansarovar by bus,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


22 Day

Gunji to Budhi Trek via Garbyang

In the morning early if someone wants to go to Lake Mansarovar for holy bath and puja, please do so quickly and with prior discussion with your guide. Today we are going to start our trekking of Mount Kailash from Darchen and we have a long day ahead. After breakfast take a 35 kms drive to reach Darchen which is a fairly big settlement near the base of Mount Kailash with lot many hotels, guest houses, shops, markets etc. From Darchen the parikrama of Mount Kailash starts as we continue 06 kms drive by bus to Tarboche flagpole. At Tarboche you can find horse/pony and porter to hire for trekking but sometimes due to rush of pilgrims you might face shortage or non-availability of horse/pony and porters.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner,
Max Elevation : 5210 m,
Distance covered : 35 kms drive + 12 kms trekking,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis


23 Day

Budhi to Dharchula Trek + Drive

In the morning early if someone wants to go to Lake Mansarovar for holy bath and puja, please do so quickly and with prior discussion with your guide. Today we are going to start our trekking of Mount Kailash from Darchen and we have a long day ahead. After breakfast take a 35 kms drive to reach Darchen which is a fairly big settlement near the base of Mount Kailash with lot many hotels, guest houses, shops, markets etc. From Darchen the parikrama of Mount Kailash starts as we continue 06 kms drive by bus to Tarboche flagpole. At Tarboche you can find horse/pony and porter to hire for trekking but sometimes due to rush of pilgrims you might face shortage or non-availability of horse/pony and porters.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner,
Max Elevation : 5210 m,
Distance covered : 35 kms drive + 12 kms trekking,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis


24 Day

Dharchula to Jageshwar via Pithoragarh

In the morning early if someone wants to go to Lake Mansarovar for holy bath and puja, please do so quickly and with prior discussion with your guide. Today we are going to start our trekking of Mount Kailash from Darchen and we have a long day ahead. After breakfast take a 35 kms drive to reach Darchen which is a fairly big settlement near the base of Mount Kailash with lot many hotels, guest houses, shops, markets etc. From Darchen the parikrama of Mount Kailash starts as we continue 06 kms drive by bus to Tarboche flagpole. At Tarboche you can find horse/pony and porter to hire for trekking but sometimes due to rush of pilgrims you might face shortage or non-availability of horse/pony and porters.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner,
Max Elevation : 5210 m,
Distance covered : 35 kms drive + 12 kms trekking,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis


25 Day

Jogeshwar to Delhi (via Almora/Kherna/Kathgodam)

In the morning early if someone wants to go to Lake Mansarovar for holy bath and puja, please do so quickly and with prior discussion with your guide. Today we are going to start our trekking of Mount Kailash from Darchen and we have a long day ahead. After breakfast take a 35 kms drive to reach Darchen which is a fairly big settlement near the base of Mount Kailash with lot many hotels, guest houses, shops, markets etc. From Darchen the parikrama of Mount Kailash starts as we continue 06 kms drive by bus to Tarboche flagpole. At Tarboche you can find horse/pony and porter to hire for trekking but sometimes due to rush of pilgrims you might face shortage or non-availability of horse/pony and porters.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner,
Max Elevation : 5210 m,
Distance covered : 35 kms drive + 12 kms trekking,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis



Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lipulekh Pass Route Map
Map of Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lipulekh Pass Trip Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 18,000 Approx* Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Included in package cost
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lipulekh Route Cost

INR 180,000 Approx*

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required for Indians
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age



Dates for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lipulekh Pass
May’2022 Check MEA Website
June’2022 Check MEA Website
July’2022 Check MEA Website
August’2022 Check MEA Website
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October’2022 Check MEA Website
What is Included or Not Included
Transportation
Transfer from Lucknow to Nepalgunj and back in an air conditioned bus,
Transportation in Tibet side by Chinese bus,
Nepalgunj to Simikot return trip in scheduled flights,
Simikot to Hilsa return trip by helicopter on sharing basis,
Support van/truck to carry kitchen equipment and other food material,
Pony / Porter to carry kitchen equipment during Mt. Kailash trekking,
Accommodation
01 night stay in a 3-4 star equivalent hotel in Nepalgunj on sharing basis,
01 night stay at Simikot or Hilsa in a guesthouse,
03 nights stay in a hotel at Taklakot with all meals,
01 night stay in guesthouse near Lake Manasarovar on sharing basis,
01 night stay at Dirapukh during the first day of parikrama,
01 night stay at Zuthulpukh during the second day of parikrama,
Food & Water
Snacks box, 01 bottle mineral water and tea on the way to Nepalgunj,
Total 08 breakfast, 08 lunches and 08 dinners,
Tea/coffee,
Hot drinking water in Tibet,
Medical
First aid kit with tour guide,
Routine health check-up by accompanying guides,
Oxygen cylinders / Oxygen pillow during Kailash parikrama,
Support team
English / Hindi speaking tour escort with chef, helpers & porters,
Compulsory Govt. approved Tibetan tour guide in Tibet,
Permits, Visa & Taxes
Necessary group travel permits for visiting Mt. Kailash region,
Normal Tibet single entry group visa to visit Kailash Manasarovar,
Humla restricted area permit,
Nepal-China border tax,
All Nepalese and Tibetan Govt taxes,
Others
01 duffle back and 01 backpack bag on complimentary basis,
Kailash Yatra completion certificate,
Transportation from hometown to Lucknow and back,
Extra cost for additional stay, food & transport in the event of delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons,
Emergency evacuation expenses in case of emergency,
Hospital bills and medicine expenses,
Insurance,
Riding yak/horse, porters for Mt. Kailash parikrama,
Any expenses of personal nature,
Urgent Chinese visa fee if required,
Any additional expense incurred on travellers due to delay in trip or any other unforeseen situation,
Govt of India GST @ 5%,

Important: Our package does not include any other item or expense not mentioned in our list of inclusions. We do not take responsibility of any other expense incurred on traveller before or during the trip due to any unexpected or unforeseen reasons or situation. All such expenses are payable by the travellers directly on their own. Please check booking and cancellation policy carefully, before booking.

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