• Trip Duration
    09 Days
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    Group Joining
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Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow

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.

Trip Schedule

08 Nights / 09 Days from Lucknow to Lucknow by Road + Helicopter + Flight

01 Day

Lucknow To Nepalgunj

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

Fly Nepalgunj To Simikot

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.

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.

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

03 Day

Fly Simikot To Hilsa By Helicopter. Drive To Taklakot

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.

Important Remark: Hilsa is a deserted border town of 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

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)

04 Day

Taklakot – Day Free To Acclimatize

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)

05 Day

Taklakot To Lake Manasarovar

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.

Night view of Lake Mansarovar : it is absolutely safe to go to 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.

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

06 Day

1st Day Kora/Parikrama Of Mt. Kailash, 12 Kms Trek To Dirapuk

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.

Note : Don’t forget to fill hot drinking water in your flask and carry your snacks packet.

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

Note : 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 should visit Yam Dwar and have close darshan of Mt. Kailash.

Visit Charan Sparsh from Dirapuk : Charan Sparsh (5475 m is 3 kms trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch feet of Mt. Kailash. This is not a part of the package and depends on guide’s decision. (Distance 3 kms / 01 hour / tough trek)

07 Day

2nd Day Parikrama, 22 Kms Trek To Zuthulpukh Via Gauri Kund

Get up early today and come outside your guesthouse if you don’t want to miss the magical moment when Mount Kailash changes its colour in the morning and you get the darshan of ‘Golden Kailash’. Be attentive and focused and if lucky you will witness many other magical activities near the mount.

After this memorable time, continue your 22 kms long challenging trek to Zuthulpuk. About one hour after the trek from Dirapuk starts you will reach Dolma La pass which is the highest and toughest part of the trek. Near Dolma La you will also see ‘Shiva Tsal’ (also spelled as Shiva Sthal sometimes). Pilgrim leave their clothes, ornaments, a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life. After completing the trek steep up to Dolma La and then steep down you will sight Gauri Kund (also referred as Parvati Kund) on the right side of your trek. Have holy darshan and continue your trek to Zuthulpuk for night stay. The trek after Dolma is mostly flat but you must not exhaust yourself and consider to walk slowly and remain in the group.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner,
Max Elevation : 5630 m,
Distance covered : 22 kms trekking

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

Important Note : Those who decide to change their schedule here at Dirapuk and want to go back to Darchen must pay directly for all additional expenses including hotel at Darchen, food, transport etc.

08 Day

3rd Day Trek To Darchen, Drive To Taklakot

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 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 06 kms / 2-3 hours walk we reach to the final destination of our Mansarovar Yatra trek near Chongdo where our vehicles are waiting to pick us. A 6 kms drive will bring us to Darchen where other group members are waiting to welcome us. After some refreshment continue drive back to Taklakot. Stay in the hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Max Elevation : 4575 m,
Distance covered : 105 kms , 02 hours drive

09 Day

Taklakot To Nepalgunj Via Simikot And Drive To Lucknow

After early breakfast 45 kms drive towards China-Nepal border. After immigration formalities cross the border by walk and reach Hilsa, Nepal side. Take 25 minutes helicopter flight to Simikot and then connecting flight to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj drive to Lucknow for your onward connection

Important Note: As informed the air sectors Hilsa-Simikot-Nepalgunj is very complicated and totally weather permitted. Delay or rescheduling or interruption in flights on this sector is a common problem of this journey. If, due to climatic conditions, shortage or rescheduling of flights, or any other reason you get stuck at Hilsa please note that Hilsa has basic accommodation and limited facilities for visitors Health issue, especially with old age people are quite possible, therefore it is advisable to stay with the group so that help may reach you in the event of necessity. Additional night stay at Hilsa/Simikot/Nepalgunj on return are not included in the package and if need occur, additional stay and food which is payable directly by the travelers to Nepalese team. There is no refund or adjustment applicable for any unutilized stay, food or any other service. We provide first aid facilities but all other additional medical expenses in the event of hospitalization and/or emergency evacuation charges are to be paid by the pilgrim/traveler only. On returning from the trip no hotel accommodation at Nepalgunj is included in this package and will be charged, if demanded by you.

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

Yatra Map
Map of Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 185,000 + 5% GST Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Included in package cost

Important remark: The above trip prices are subject to change in the event of increase in cost of any tour services or item mentioned in our list of inclusions here. Such increase in the cost by the concerned authorities, flight companies, local vendors, transport owners, hotels etc. may occur for post pandemic travel due to several reasons including, but not limited to, currency rate fluctuation, hike in govt taxes, hike in diesel/petrol charges, escalation in prices of goods and services in the country of travel etc. These situations are beyond our control and if any increase in cost takes place after bookings, before travel or even during the travel; we shall inform the same to affected trip participants. All those additional charges will be payable by the travellers only, in addition to the agreed amount for the trip.

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow Cost

INR 185,000

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

Kailash Yatra Dates 2023 for Helicopter Trip ex Lucknow
Travel Month
Trip Start Date
May'2023 02 (FM), 10, 19, 26, 31 (FM)
June'2023 05, 09, 15, 22, 29 (FM)
July'2023 07, 12, 18, 23, 28 (FM)
August'2023 07, 19, 24, 27 (FM), 31
September'2023 03, 06, 10, 20, 24 (FM)
October'2023 02, 08, 13, 25 (FM)
What is Included or Not Included
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,
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,
Hot drinking water in Tibet,
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,
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,
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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