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Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Nepalgunj

In order to visit Kailash Mansarovar, the shortest possible route is via Simikot by helicopter. This 08 days’ Kailash Yatra trip is based on regular group joining and it will take you to holy Lake Manasarovar, the homeland of Shiva Mount Kailash and other beautiful places nearby. This trip involves travel by flights and helicopter to and fro which is an enjoyable experience yet complicated sometimes as the flights are completely weather permitted. Nevertheless, visiting Kailash Manasarovar and having Darshan of almighty is a lifetime achievement. Do contact our Kailash Yatra booking experts to enrol yourself in one of our groups.

Trip Schedule

07 Nights / 08 Days from Nepalgunj to Nepalgunj by Flight + Helicopter + Road
  • Day 01 : Reach Nepalgunj

    On reaching Nepalgunj, you will be met by our representative in the pre booked hotel. Room will be provided by the Company in same hotel where other group members are staying. In the evening join the trip briefing session organised by your tour guide in the hotel. Deiiner and night stay will be at Nepalgunj.

    Meals included: Veg Dinner, Max. Elevation: 152m, Accommodation Style: Hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 02 : Nepalgunj to Simikot by flight

    On reaching Nepalgunj, you will be picked up by our tour representative who is going to assist your transfer to Simikot by flight. Arrive at Simikot and from there, head towards your pre-booked hotel/guesthouse/lodge. Overnight stay at your hotel today.

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

    Important remark: Based on our past experience with weather problems, we have added a night stay at Simikot prior to reaching Tibet. If weather and situation permits, the local representative may organize helicopter trip to Hilsa or Taklakot today itself.

  • Day 03 : Fly Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter. Drive to Taklakot

    Wake up and then get escorted to Simikot’s airport for boarding a chartered helicopter that shall be taking you to Hilsa in a time period of 25 minutes. Reach there, complete your immigration as well as other custom formalities for entering the Tibet side. Cross the friendship bridge and then finally reach Sher. From there, you will be picked up by a Chinese bus that would be dropping you to your pre-booked accommodation in Taklakot. Overnight stay at your Taklakot’s hotel/lodge/guesthouse.

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

    Important remark: Close to the Tibet, China border Hilsa is a deserted town in Nepal with extreme inhospitable climatic conditions. It is compulsory for the group members to cross Nepal-China border together as all will be travelling under a group permit & visa. In the event of delay in crossing the border due to any reason one must spend time relaxing, doing yoga meditation or in other personal activities. The delay in crossing the border, if happens, might cause health related issues as the dusty air, scorching heat or cold winds here are tough to bear. Stay at Hilsa is not planned but if situation occur we might also face shortage of eatables and other living facilities. Please carry your water bottles, light eatables with you and keep patience. Cooperate with the crew members as they try their best to offer you best possible comfort.

  • Day 04 : Taklakot – Free day for acclimatization

    Today you are free to acclimatize yourself in the climatic conditions as well as the environment of Taklakot that is located at a high elevation. Enjoy your stay and meals in your hotel. Also, you can walk through the local markets at Taklakot.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4025m, Distance Covered: 0km, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel
  • Day 05 : Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar

    Wake up in the morning, have some luscious breakfast and then it’s the time for you to indulge in a scenic drive to the holy Lake Mansarovar in your air conditioned bus. The Lake Manasarovar’s Parikrama/Kora/circumambulation will be done in these vehicles/buses only. Give a midway halt and take some dips in the pious water of Lake Manasarovar. Stay overnight at your pre-booked lodge/camp/guesthouse nearby Lake Manasarovar.

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

    Night view of Lake Mansarovar: It is absolutely safe to visit Lake Mansarovar in the night under the starts to witness its beauty. It is advisable however to go in a small group and if possible take your Sherpa guide with you for any required help. Also remember to wear warm clothes, carry your torch and stick.

    Important Remark: Kindly take a note that holy dip in the lake is no more permitted and has been categorized as an offence by the Chinese govt. At lake you must ask our sherpas to bring the water from the lake in a bucket so that you may take bath on the shore of the lake and perform puja.

  • Day 06 : 1st Day Kora/Parikrama of Mt. Kailash, 12kms trek to Dirapuk

    Wake up early morning and then be a part of the puja that is performed near Lake Manasarovar. Later, have some breakfast and then head towards Darchen through a scenic drive and after that further continue to reach Tarboche. On reaching there, pass through the holy gate Yam Dwar and then start your trek to Dirapuk. You will be participating in a 12 kms of walk today out of which 9 kms will be done on a flat surface whereas the remaining 3 kms shall be done on a little ascended surface. Reach Dirapuk and stay at your pre-booked lodge/guesthouse there from where you can have the view of Mount Kailash’s Northern Face.

    Note: Hot drinkable water and packed snacks for lunch will be made available in the morning by our crew. Please remember to carry it.

    From here you can have beautiful sight of the South Face of Mount Kailash and also see Yam Dwar just few minute walk away from. Yam Dwar (Gate to Moksha) is considered to be the start point of the trek from here Dirapuk, which is the ultimate destination for today, is 12 kms away. It takes 4-6 hours to pilgrims to cover this distance by walk. The trek today is flat almost with some slight ups and downs. Lack of oxygen in air makes you restless and the trek becomes little difficult. Walk slow, drink water or juice and keep moving towards your destination. We will make a stop in between at a tea stall where you can buy some more water and juices etc. if you need.

    After completing our trek, we will reach to a huge valley dotted with some small buildings and chortens. On the right side of our trek we will see a huge black colour diamond shaped mountain standing tall dominating other mountains around. This is the North face of holy Mount Kailash. Take pictures, do some meditation, have your food and quickly go to your bed as the night will be very cold here.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5210m, Distance Covered: 35 kms drive + 12 kms hiking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important remark: Those who wish to change their schedule and do not want to go for trekking will stay at Darchen and pay directly for their accommodation, food and other additional expenses. However, if health permits they can visit Yam Dwar and have close darshan of holy Mt. Kailash.

    Charan Sparsh (Touching the feet of the Lord): Charan Sparsh (5475 m is 3 kms trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch the holy Mt. Kailash. This is not a part of the package schedule and depends on guide’s decision. (Distance about 03 kms, Time 02-03 hours, Level Challenging trek)

  • Day 07 : 2nd Day Parikrama, 22 Kms trek to Zuthulpukh via Gauri Kund

    Today you can wake up early morning in order to have a heartthrob view of the Golden Mount Kailash as the first sunlight reaches this peak’s surface. It is known to be a ‘capture worthy’ view during the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. After that, start your second day trek to reach Zuthulphuk and also this one considered to be the toughest one since you will passing through different kinds of surfaces. This trek is a total of 22 kms and firstly, you will be climbing up continuously till you reach the highest point Dolma La Pass and then on arriving there, start a gradually descending trek till the Gauri Kund and then finally indulge in a walk on a flat surface till you ultimately reach Zuthulphuk. Stay overnight at your pre-booked lodge in Zuthulphuk.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5630m, Distance Covered: 22 kms trekking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important remark: Those who wish to change their schedule and do not want to go for trekking will stay at Darchen and pay directly for their accommodation, food and other additional expenses. However, if health permits they can visit Yam Dwar and have close darshan of holy Mt. Kailash.

    Charan Sparsh (Touching the feet of the Lord): Charan Sparsh (5475 m is 3 kms trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch the holy Mt. Kailash. This is not a part of the package schedule and depends on guide’s decision. (Distance about 03 kms, Time 02-03 hours, Level Challenging trek)

  • Day 08 : 3rd Day Trek to Darchen, Drive to Taklakot

    Wake up and then return back to Darchen by a walk. Walk for about 8 kms and then our vehicles will be there to pick you up for taking you to Darchen and then finally continuing further to Taklakot. Reach Taklakot and then stay at your pre-accommodation there.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4575m, Distance Covered: 06 kms trek + 105 kms drive, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel

    Note: If situation and weather is favouring, we might drive straight to China border and try to fly to Nepalgunj/Simikot via Hilsa.

  • Day 09 : Taklakot to Nepalgunj via Simikot

    Have some tasty breakfast early in the morning and then you will be driven to the Nepal China border for the completion of some custom and immigration formalities and then enter Hilsa. Board a helicopter from Hilsa in order to reach Simikot. After that, reach Simikot and take your flight to Nepalgunj. On arrival at Nepalgunj your tour terminates as you leave to your next destination or home.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast Max. Elevation: 3640 m (Hilsa), 2910 m (Simikot), 152 m (Nepalgunj) Distance Covered: 1.30 hours drive + 25min helicopter + 45min flight + 190m drive Accommodation Style: Not Applicable

Tentative Cost for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Nepalgunj

NATIONALITY COST PER HEAD OTHER CHARGES
INDIAN TRAVELLERS INR 210,000 China Visa & Tibet Permits Included
NON INDIAN TRAVELLERS Not Applicable Not Applicable

Kailash Yatra Dates 2024 for Helicopter Trip from Nepalgunj

TRAVEL MONTH START DATE END DATE BOOKING
MAY'2024 02nd May* 10th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
10th May 18th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
19th May 27th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
26th May 03rd June BOOK YOUR SEAT
31st May* 08th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
JUNE'2024 05th June 13th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
09th June 17th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
15th June 23rd June BOOK YOUR SEAT
22th June 28th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
29th June* 07th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
JULY'2024 07th July 15th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
12th July 20th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
18th July 26th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
23rd July 31st July BOOK YOUR SEAT
28th July* 05th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
AUGUST'2024 07th Aug 15th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
19th Aug 27th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
24th Aug 01st Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
27th Aug* 04th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
31st Aug 08th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
SEPTEMPBER'2024 03rd Sep 11th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
06th Sep 14th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
10th Sep 18th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
20th Sep 28th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
25th Sep* 03rd Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
OCTOBER'2024 02nd Oct 10th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
08th Oct 16th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
13th Oct 21st Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
25th Oct 02nd Nov BOOK YOUR SEAT

Note: Dates marked above with (*) are proposed to reach Lake Mansarovar during the Full moon day. It is considered to be more auspicious to take a holy bath here, during full moon time.

Tour Package Cost Inclusions & Exclusions

India / Nepal portion of the trip

  • 01 night stay in a 4 star equivalent hotel in Nepalgunj on sharing basis,
  • 01 lunch, 01 dinner and 01 breakfast in Nepalgunj hotel,
  • Nepalgunj to Simikot return air tickets in scheduled flights,
  • 01 night stay at Simikot or Hilsa in a guesthouse with all meals,
  • Simikot to Hilsa return helicopter flights on sharing basis,
  • Humla restricted area permit to fly from Simikot,
  • Nepal-China border tax,

Tibet portion of the trip

  • Return transfers from border to Taklakot hotel,
  • 02 + 01 night stay in a hotel at Taklakot with all meals,
  • 01 night stay in dormitory near Lake Manasarovar on sharing basis with meals,
  • 01 night stay at Dirapuk with all meals (Light food and snacks),
  • 01 night at Zuthulpukh with all meals (Light food and snacks),
  • Transportation in Tibet side Deluxe non air-conditioned bus,
  • Basic first aid kit with tour guide,
  • Oxygen cylinders during trekking in Tibet for emergency requirement,
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide cum officer,
  • Nepalese chef with helper and sherpa crew,
  • Support van/truck to carry kitchen equipments and other material,
  • Necessary group permits for travelling to restricted areas in Tibet,
  • Normal Tibet single entry group visa to visit Kailash Manasarovar region,
  • Yak to carry kitchen and trekking equipment during parikrama,

Other Inclusions

  • English and Hindi speaking tour leader throughout,
  • 01 duffle bag, 01 backpack bag and 01 wind cheater or cap on complimentary basis,
  • Down Jacket on returnable basis (subject to availability),
  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra completion certificate,
  • All Nepal and Tibet Govt taxes,

Important Remark: All meals on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will be pure vegetarian. All above services and facilities are subject to availability. We do not warrant for the accuracy and completeness of the same in adverse situations.

Please check the list of extra expense that may have to be paid by the traveller for this trip:

  • Travel expense for travelling from home to Nepalgunj and back,
  • Travel and medical insurance (kindly buy an insurance which is valid for high altitude travel and emergency evacuation expense),
  • Mule (Pony) and porter charges for Mount Kailash parikrama,
  • India Govt. GST (Goods and Service Tax),

List of other cost exclusions that may have to be taken care by travellers in extreme cases:

  • Additional hotel accommodation and meals for extra stay in the event of delay of the trip due to any unforeseen reason or changes,
  • Transport services for any additional sightseeing service which is not mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Emergency evacuation expenses,
  • Emergency medical expenses in the event of hospitalisation,
  • Extra expense for additional necessary permissions or visa splitting charges and all additional services in the event of change in tour plan by the traveller before or during the yatra,
  • Urgent visa fee if required,
  • All additional expense for returning early from the trip due to any personal reason,
  • Any and all additional expense or increase in cost of any trip item or service due to sudden hike in permit fee, visa charges, flight fares, hotel prices or price for other trip services by concerned authorities or flight companies or hotel owners or vendors etc. or due to any other reason or situation which is beyond our control,
  • Our services also does not include any other additional expense incurred before or during the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances including, but not limited to, weather conditions, natural disaster, act of God, technical failure, flight delay or cancelation, delay by authorities in issuing permits or entry visa, strikes, riots, political closures, not opening of the borders due to lockdown situation or any other reason, war situation, and/or any other situation or circumstances which are beyond our control,
  • Any service/s which is not mentioned in our above 'list of package cost inclusions' does not fall under the liability of the Company and the same will be paid by the traveller only in advance or at the time of consuming the service, as may be the requirement of the case,
  • Any expenses of personal nature,

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