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Kailash Yatra By Helicopter (11 Nights / 12 Days)
Kathmandu 1N - Nepalgunj 1N - Simikot 1N - Taklakot 2N - Darchen 1N - Dhirapukh 1N - Zuthulpukh 1N - Lake Manasarovar 1N - Taklakot 1N - Kathmandu 1N
- Private AC Car
- Luxury accommodations
- 24x07 dedicated service
- Personal expenses
- Cost due to any natural/political/medical crisis
- Meals not mentioned in package
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (elevation 1400 meters)
Depart from your hometown for Holy Mount Kailash Yatra and arrive at Kathmandu airport today. On arrival you will be greeted by our company’s representative and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and fly to Nepalgunj (elevation 150 meters) - 1 hr. flight
Breakfast will be in the hotel at Kathmandu. A visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Jal Narayan & Guhyeshwari Temple in the morning will be organized for the travellers. After the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu you will drive back to our hotel for lunch and later in the afternoon you will be transferred with the group to Kathmandu airport to board your flight to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj transfer to your hotel. A short briefing of the trip by the tour guides shall be organised at Nepalgunj hotel before dinner. The expert team will share necessary travel information for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra followed by a break for question answer session. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Simikot (3224m) – 45 mins flight
After early breakfast board your fixed wind chartered flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. Upon arrival at Simikot airport check in at the guesthouse. After lunch you can explore the surroundings and natural beauty of Simikot by walk. Later in the noon short trek to Mahadev temple via Simikot village can be arranged. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Simikot.
Day 04: Travel to Taklakot (Burang) via Hilsa – 25 mins helicopter ride
After a leisurely breakfast today you will get a chartered helicopter which will ferry the group to Hilsa (25mins), which has a non-metallic air-strip. Arrive Hilsa and wait for the rest of the group members to come as each helicopter flight carry only five person. After immigration formalities cross the Nepal-China friendship bridge on foot to reach your vehicle waiting in the other side.The vehicles will take the group to Taklakot after completing more custom and immigration formalities enroute. On arrival at Taklakot (Burang) check into your hotel for night stay.
Day 05: Free day at Taklakot to acclimatize
This day will be free at Taklakot to acclimatize to make your difficult pilgrimage of Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra little more comfortable. Do nothing beside rest at Taklakot and stay at your hotel. You may either take a short trek to practice for Mt. Kailash trekking or may roam around into the local market near the hotel. Taklakot has some clean and beautiful shops both sides of the road. One can buy many things here for the trip including trekking sticks, water gallon etc. A little bargain is possible.
Day 06: Drive to Darchen (4731m) via Chui Gompa, Mansarovar Lake (4590m)
The most awaited day of your Mount Kailash Yatra awaits for you. Today you will have the first darshan of Holy Lake Mansarovar and also Mount Kailash. After breakfast we start by drive to reach Darchen which is the base of Mt. Kailash. We travel through Rakshas Tal and Lake Manasarovar. Stop near the lake to take some beautiful photographs and capture the first glimpse of Mount Kailash from Lake Mansarovar. After that drive to Darchen to stay for the night and prepare for the next day trekking of Mount Kailash.
Day 07: Drive to Yam Dwar and Trek to Dhirapukh - 7 kms drive and 12 kms trekking
After breakfast we will drive to Yamdwar. Enter the holy gate and start your trek / parikarma. This is the starting point of the parikrama of Mt Kailash and the first day of your kora / circumambulation. If you wish to hire a horse or/and porter to carry you and your luggage during trekking of Mount Kailash, you have to take from here only. Today’s trekking is easy and almost on flat surface. After finishing the trek you will today have the closest darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash from North face) from Dhirapukh. Today we will stay in a lodge / dormitory at Dhirapuk.
Day 08: Trek to Zuthulpukh (5600m) – 22 KMS / 9-10 Hrs. trek
Wake up early today to have spectacular view of Golden Kailash in the morning. Worship here and then proceed for the second day trek to Zuthupukh Gompa. The day starts with gradual trek to Shivasthal from where the trek starts getting tough. One has to cross steep ascend and descend for about 5-6 kms under tough climatic conditions. The trekking route here is rocky, can be slippery and you will be crossing Dolma La (5800m above) which is the highest point of the Kailash Yatra. Prepare your mind accordingly for the second day Mount Kailash trekking. We continue our trek just under the holy Mount Kailash. From Dolma la have close darshan of Gauri Kund lake (Parvati Lake) and then continue to Zuthulphuk. From the valley below the walk becomes pleasant and relaxing a bit. The path takes you through some gentle slopes over the grassy field. Night stay and dinner will be at Zuthulpukh Gompa.
Day 09: Trek down and drive to lake Manasarovar – Trekking 8 kms and drive 47 kms / 2 Hrs
After light breakfast we will complete our trekking and reach Darchen from where we drive to Lake Manasarovar. Parikrama of Lake Manasarovar wil be done by vehicle either while coming to Kailash from Taklakot or while going back. During the parikrama of Lake Manasarovar we will find some good place to take holy bath in Lake Mansarovar and you will also have free time for puja and havan. After completing all spiritual activities we will drive to our dormitories / guesthouse near to the holy Lake Manasarovar. Stay and dinner will be at holy Lake Manasarovar in the dormitories.
Day 10: Drive to Taklakot (Burang) 110 Km/ 2 - 3 Hrs
Breakfast will be served near the guesthouse/ dormitories and our vehicles will be waiting to take the group to Taklakot for overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu Via Nepalgunj
After breakfast, complete the custom formalities at China – Nepal border. After finishing the formalities cross the friendship bridge again and reach Hilsa by walk. From Hilsa the chartered Helicopter will ferry the group to Simikot and further connecting flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj will be organised. Night stay in the hotel.
Day 12 : Kathmandu Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International airport at Kathmandu to board your flight back to home. Your trip concludes and you fly back home capturing everlasting memories of your visit to His homeland.