Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter – 13 Days

13 Days
  • Holy Mount Kailash
  • Kailash by Helicopter
  • Havan at Mansarovar
  • Mansarovar
  • Muktinath Temple

 

TOUR DATES
DEPARTURE RETURN
08/09/2017 20/09/2017
TOUR PRICE
Adult : 2950 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 Passport 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 £15 per person
Single Supplement £200 Kathmandu part 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. Evening tour briefing. ( Dinner)

 

DAY 03: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR, THEN FLY TO NEPALGUNJ

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).

After finishing the tour, you will return to the hotel. Lunch will be served between 12 Noon to 1 p.m. After lunch, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj, situated south-west from Kathmanu, is the gateway to far Western mountain regions of Nepal. The duration of flight is about an hour. Our representative will meet you at Nepalgunj airport then transfer to hotel. Evening, you will have leisure time on your own.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour

 

DAY 04: FLY TO 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 whether 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 but we are heading out to Taklakot today and stay there for two nights for acclimatization. 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 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)
Simikot or Hilsa or Taklakot: Guesthouse
- Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour
- Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter
- Carrying capacity: Only 15- 18 people at a time.
- Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter
- Flight duration: 25 minutes (one way)
- Carrying capacity: 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 05: TAKLAKOT REST

Rest day in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. We can take you to Khojarnath temple (Monastery) for Darshan. The monastery is 1100 years old it consists the statues of Ram, Laxman and Sita.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- O/N Guesthouse
- Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts

 

DAY 06: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

As usual, after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and be ready to move towards Lake manasarovar. Right from the beginning, the highway commences making a gradual ascend. The road still keeps ascending up to the high pass, that lies before Rakshas lake. The lake 'Rakshas' represents the devil force. This is where Ravana, 'the mighty King of Lanka', had performed a penance to lord Shiva for 5000 years. We will take a brief halt at the shore of lake Rakshash, soak in views and take pictures; then continue our journey towards lake Manasarovar.

Near Chiu Gompa; our Kitchen crew will head out to the Guesthouse (lake shore) whereas 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.
(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 07: 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 08: 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 09: PARIKRAMA FINISHES- LAKE MANASAROVAR

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 drop to the Lakeshore.
(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

 

DAY 10: MANASAROVAR- TAKLAKOT

After finishing religious pooja – hawan, you will drive back to Taklakot for overnight stay.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Taklakot Guesthouse
- Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km | one & half hour.
- Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts.

 

DAY 11: TAKLAKOT- SIMIKOT- NEPALGUNJ- KATHMANDU

Morning; drive to border (HILSA), fly to Simikot by helicopter then continue flight to Nepalgunj and onward journey to Kathmandu.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight stay can be in Simikot/Nepalganj/Kathmandu due to weather conditions
- Taklakot- Hilsa: 27 km | 45 minutes
- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter: 25 minutes
- Simikot- Nepalgunj: 45 minutes by flight
- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu: 1 hour by flight

 

DAY 12: KATHMANDU

At leisure in Kathmandu. You are free to do any independent activities.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight stay at Hotel

 

DAY 13: KATHMANDU- UK:

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

Price:£2,950.00