Kailash by Helicopter with Muktinath Chitwan and Janakpur – 20 Days

20 Days
  • Muktinath Temple
  • Mansarovar
  • Havan at Mansarovar
  • Holy Mount Kailash

 

TOUR DATES
DEPARTURE RETURN
08/05/2018 27/05/2018
17/05/2018 05/06/2018
22/05/2018 10/06/2018
29/05/2018 17/06/2018
04/09/2018 23/09/2018
TOUR PRICE
Adult : 3595 per person
PRICE
INCLUDES:
International economy class air ticket
Airfare (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Kathmandu)
Nepalgunj-Hilsa-Nepalgunj by Helicopter
FOR KATHMANDU ONLY: Accommodation in 5* hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis
Accommodation in Guest Houses / Tents / Lodges in Tibet and other part on Multi sharing basis (in Tented accommodation, Dining and Toilet Tents will be on Multi sharing basis)
Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Permit to Travel in Kailash Area and Chinese Visa Fee ( For British
holders only)
Services of Tour Manager (for Group Only) / Local Representative services
Tibet part by non a/c bus
PRICE DOES
NOT INCLUDE: 
Nepal Visa ( Available on arrival at Kathmandu airport)
Travel insurance
Tips £20 per person
Single Supplement £495 Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Janakpur only
Evacuation Cost by helicopter or Overland
Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring Porterage or additional transportation
Expenses of personal nature.
Pony or Porter for Kailash Parikrama
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other place , if arrive early in case of evacuation
Medical and other expenses in case of emergency and evacuation
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions, natural calamities etc.

 

 

DAY 01: UK- KATHMANDU:

Depart UK to Kathmandu. ( Dinner on Flight)

 

DAY 02: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL :

Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport & transferred to Hotel. ( Dinner) - Airport- Hotel: 5 km | 30 minutes

 

DAY 03: KATHMANDU- POKHARA- VIA MANOKAMNA ;

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara stopping en route at Kurintar for Cable car ride (subject to availability) to MANOKAMNA TEMPLE – "Wish Fulfilling Goddess". After visiting temple we descend to the highway and proceed to Pokhara. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel
- Kathmandu to Pokhara: 200 km | 7 hours drive

 

DAY 04: FLIGHT; POKHARA TO JOMSOM:

After breakfast, we transfer you to Pokhara airport for your flight to Jomsom. Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom often operates in the morning time because the weather in the mountain area will be clear with less wind. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Jomsom and another 45 minutes will require to reach Muktinath by Jeep. After doing snan and Pooja; you will return back to Jomsom for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Guesthouse-
- Pokhara to Jomsom flight: 25 minutes
- Aircraft type: Dronier or twin otter
- Carrying capacity: 15 passengers
- Jomsom to Muktinath: 45 minutes by Jeep
- Altitude of Muktinath: 3710 m. | 12,170 ft.
- Altitude of Jomsom: 2700 m. | 8856 ft.

 

DAY 05: FLIGHT; JOMSOM- POKHARA + SIGHTSEEING TOUR:

Early morning fly back to Pokhara. Afternoon you will do sightseeing tour around the city. Today, we will show you Barahi temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave and Vindvasini temple. Evening free time on your own. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 06: POKHARA- VALMIKI ASHRAM- CHITWAN:

After breakfast, check-out and you will proceed to Chitwan National Park. On the way, visit Valmiki Ashram (also known as ‘DEVGHAT’). Evening halt at a Resort in Chitwan National park. Enjoy the evening with live Tharu culture Dance. Tharu are the native people of Chitwan. They are known as the Malaria proof people. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Pokhara- VALMIKI ASHRAM- Chitwan National Park (Sauraha)- 140 km | 4 hours
- Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 07: CHITWAN – JANAKPUR DHAM:

Morning after breakfast, you will proceed to Janakpur via East-West highway of Nepal. Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple of Janakpur in Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita. It is the primary temple of Maithali native indigenous to Nepal. It is an example of 'Hindu-Rajput' Nepali architecture. It is often considered the most important model of Rajput architecture in Nepal. Fully built in bright white and constructed in an area of 4,860 sq. feet in a mixed style of Islamic and Rajput domes, the temple is 50 meters high. It is a three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble. According to legends and epics, King Janak ruled this area (called Videha) during the Ramayana period. His daughter Janaki (Sita), during her swyambar, had chosen Lord Rama as her husband, and become queen of Ayodhya. There marriage ceremony had occurred in the nearby Temple.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Hotel - Chitwan to Janakpur: 251 km | 6 hours drive.

 

DAY 08: JANAKPUR- KATHMANDU:

In the morning, darshan at Janaki Mandir. Later on you will fly to Kathmandu. We will transfer to hotel and do preparation for the next day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight Hotel - Janakpur- Kathmandu: 35 minutes flight

 

DAY 09: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR:

Morning after breakfast, you will set off for sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath temple (the most sacred temple of Hindus), Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple (Shesh Shaiya Vishnu, also known as sleeping Vishnu). Overnight Stay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 10: KATHMANDU – NEPAL GANJ:

After breakfast, check-out from hotel. Transfer to Kathmandu airport for flight to Nepalganj. Arrival, Check-in at Guest House. Overnight Stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour

 

DAY 11: NEPALGANJ -SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY:

Early morning (5 a.m.) check out & transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where weather often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the early morning, is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning.
Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m., this is also an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive.. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Simikot : Guesthouse
- Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour
- Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter
- Carrying capacity: Only 15- 18 people at a time.

 

DAY 12: SIMIKOT-HILSA-TAKLAKOT:

Early morning from Simikot airport; we board on Helicopter and continue fly to HILSA (the border town of Nepal and China). It takes about 25 minutes (one way) to reach HILSA. The flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward.

We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 4-5 persons + 12 kg luggage at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry in higher altitude, WE STRONGLY ADVISE ALL OUR PASSEGERS TO KEEP THE LUGGAGE WEIGHT WITHIN 12 KG. This is including hand bag.

After all group members shifted to HILSA by helicopter, you will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (Purang). As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come to Hilsa, no one can cross the border. The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes. The driving distance is about 27 k.m.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Taklakot: Guesthouse - - Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter
- Flight duration: 25 minutes (one way) - Carrying capacity: 4-5 persons + 12 kg baggage each.
- Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher village): only 10 minutes walk.
- Sher to Taklakot: 27 km | 45 minutes drive by Bus. - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts.

 

DAY 13: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR:

As usual, after having morning meal, check-out and proceed to Holy Lake Mansarovar. We continue our yatra on vehicle to make circumambulation around the Lake and perform Homa and Pooja on the way. The entire circumference of the lake is presumably 82 km, and it demands a minimum two hours to accomplish this part of the journey. (Weather Permitted). Overnight Stay.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Ashram guesthouse (dormitory room with common Tibetan toilet).
- Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km | one & half hour.
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14,925 fts
- Circumference of the lake: 82 km | 4 hours (approx.)
- Expected temperature: day time:- 10-15 degree Celsius | night time:- -3 to -4 degree.
- Climatic condition: windy.

 

DAY 14: LAKE MANASAROVAR – YAMA DWAR - DERAPHUK:

Today is the highlighted day of our journey. The most exciting part, sacred circumambulation around Kailash, commences today from Yama Dwara. Morning, after breakfast, we depart from lake strand to Yama Dwar (also called 'Tarboche' in Tibetan) that demands approximately one & half hour to reach there. We should make a brief halt in Darchen because some travel documents obtained from local Police and Army officials as well as we have to make group entry in the region. From Darchen, it is another half an hour to reach Yama Dwara.

Our Yaks, porters and horses are waiting here for us. Those who are making circumambulation around Kailash on feet can instantly proceed for Deraphuk; rest of members can commence their journey after taking their horse/s and porter/s. The Total walk to Deraphuk is for 4 to 5 hours but the timing depends on your own pace. The route is quite easy, flat but mild ascend. Due to its extreme elevation, we feel tired while walking and need to have break very frequently.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight at Guesthouse (dormitory room with no toilet facility)
- Lake Manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km, 1 & half hour drive.
- Yama Dwar – Dhriraphuk (10 km): 5 to 6 hours trek.
- Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 4920 m./16,138 fts
- Expected temperature: day time: 10 to 15 degree Celsius/night time: -5 to -8 degree.
- Average climatic condition: windy and partly cloudy & rainy.

NOTE: Those members, who are not participating for Kailash circumambulation, will return to Darchen from Yama Dwar and wait until other members come back from the circumambulation.
- Overnight at Guesthouse at Darchen
- Elevation of Darchen: 4664 m./15,285 fts.
- Expected temperature: day time:- 10 to 15 degree Celsius/night time: -4 to -5 degree.
- Average climatically condition: windy and partly cloudy

 

DAY 15: TREK, DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK :

Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the landscape around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. You have to commence your journey from Deraphuk very early in the morning. Right from the initial moment, the trail commences leading you rapidly up, however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & up. Dolma La is the highest bit of this journey. From here onward, the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay continue attention while trekking down.
While descending from Dolma La, we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva.

Once we make descend journey to the valley floor, the trail becomes flat & easy. The trail is easy and flat up to the Zutulphuk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight Mud house - dormitory.
- Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km | 8 - 9 hours trek.
- The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m. | 18,368 fts)
- Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m. | 15,810 fts.
- Expected temperature: 10 to 15 degree Celsius | night time: -3 to -5 degree.
- Average climatic condition: windy

 

DAY 16: PARIKRAMA FINISHES- MANSAROVAR - TAKLAKOT

After breakfast we trek for about 6 km to reach Zongdau (the ending point). It takes around 3 hours to reach the ending point. We will pick you up from Jongdau and proceed to Holy lake mansarovar. If time permit, we will do Puja at Mansarovar. Later proceed to Taklakot for overnight stay.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight stay at Guesthouse (Mud house)- dormitory.
- Zutulphuk to ending point (Jongdau) | 6 km | 3 hours
- Ending point to lake Manasarovar: 45 km | 1 hour
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14,925 fts
- Taklakot Guesthouse
- Lake Manasarovar to Taklakot: 88 km | one & half hour.
- Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts.

 

DAY 17: TAKLAKOT- SIMIKOT:

Morning; drive to border (HILSA), fly to Simikot. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Overnight stay - Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter: 25 minutes

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DAY 18: SIMIKOT- NEPALGUNJ- KATHMANDU

Morning, fly to Kathmandu via Nepalganj. If weather is clear then we reach to Kathmandu on same day otherwise might have to stay in Nepalganj
Simikot- Nepalgunj: 45 minutes by flight - Nepalgunj- Kathmandu: 1 hour by flight

 

DAY 19: KATHMANDU :

At leisure in Kathmandu. You are free to do any independent activities.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) - Overnight stay at Hotel

 

DAY 20: KATHMANDU- UK:

After breakfast. Drop to the airport to catch your return flight back to home. (Breakfast)

Price:£3,595.00