Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter is a spiritual tour package which fulfills your thirst of visiting to Mt. Kailash and holy lake Mansarovar. This is a easier and faster way to complete the tour. It is preferable for elders as well as people who are physically weak to move on difficult terrain of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The helicopter journey covers distance till Nepalgunj on land then to Hilsa by Helicopter and then by a drive to Manasarovar.

Mount Kailash isn’t only a mountain, it is a symbol of believing & faith among four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism & Bon. The mountain lies near lake Manasarovar and lake Rakshastal. It is the source of four major holy river in Asia: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali are them. People whoever can’t able to perform a holy bath at Lake Manasarovar goes into above rivers with the same believe and faith.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter Facts

Trip Duration: 10 Nights /11 Days
Travel Type: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) by Helicopter
Starting point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishing point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Kailash Height: 6,638 meters from sea level
Highest point on trek: Dolmala Pass (5,600 meters)
Best season : May, June and September

Mansarovar is the other holy place which lies north of Mt. Kailash. As like Mt. Kailash, it has also own religious value among some religion. They have their own believes and faith about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as per their devotional texts.

Tibet, a naturally rich and beautiful, is located in South-West part of China. Potala Durbar, unique Buddhist culture, rare wildlife, snow capped mountains, Yarlung Tsangbo river, ancient ruins, places and monasteries are some major attraction around Tibet. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet.

In peak tourist season, there are daily flights are available between Kathmandu and Lasha. During the off season there are 3 flights are available in a week. In the flight time also you could get a chance to explore the spectacular mountains, which are laying by Nepal’s Tibet border.

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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Your Arrival Time – Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel.
6:00PM – Short briefing about your tour program. If you are arriving late (after 4PM) then we will have briefing next morning at 9:00AM.
Meal : Dinner Included
Hotel : Yak and Yeti / Soaltee / Equal
Altitude : 1400M

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing andFly to Nepalgunj
After breakfast, you will do a half day sightseeing in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Mata Guheswori temple. 11 AM return back to hotel and check out from hotel, take a lunch and drive to airport, fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Hotel : Sneha / Sidhhartha / Vatika
Distance covered : 510 kms
Altitude : 150M

Day 03 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2910 m)
Early morning after tea, you will drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch the flight to Simikot. Simikot (2910m) is the district Headquarter of Humla, a mountain district of Nepal. It is also a gate way to Kailash tour by Helicopter. You will spend the rest of the day there  to acclimatize; and if you will have a little more time, you will do a short trek around Simikot. In the mean time we will finish immigration process in Nepal side. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : Potala Palace Inn
Altitude : 2910M

Day 04 : Simikot – Hilsa – Taklakot 
After breakfast, we will walk to Simikot airport and take helicopter to Hilsa. It takes 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. You will see the scenic view of green hills and snow capped mountains along with deep river gorge of River Karnali from the helicopter. After 30 minutes walk from Hilsa, we will reach at the immigration office and we will get the pass to enter into Tibet. Our vehicle will be waiting us in the Tibet side. Nearly after 45 minutes drive, we will arrive at Taklakot/Purang (4025 m). Overnight stay at Hotel in Taklakot. 
Meals : Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : New Purang
Distance covered : 155 Km.
Altitude : 4025M

Day 05 : At Taklakot – Rest Day Full Day – Free for acclimatization.
Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : New Purang
Altitude : 4025M

Day 06 : Drive from Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar (4550 m)
After breakfast, we drive to the holy and beautiful lake MANSAROVAR (4550m). It is 88 km far from Taklakot to Mansarovar which will take 1.5 hours. RAKCHHAS TAL is another lake on the way to Mansarovar; we stop there for few minutes to catch an amazing beauty of the lake. Then we continue to drive to Mansarovar. When we arrive at Mansarovar, we will take rest with lunch at guest house; and we will be ready for Mansarovar kora with vehicle. It is the most auspicious day for us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. We will take holy bath on the bank of Mansarovar. Overnight stay at Guest house in Mansarovar. 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : Lake Side Guest House
Distance covered : 110 kms
Altitude : 4590M

Day 07 : Drive to Yama Dwara Trek to Deruphuk (4909 m) – 12 Km
Trek After breakfast drive towards Yama Dwate via Darchen. Yamadwar (Tarboche) is the starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also well known as an outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky which  makes you feel that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. We see Ganesh Parwat on its’ side. Time to time the north face of Kailash Parbat will  keep on appearing. Overnight at Guest house. If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will be waiting at Darchen till Group return from Parikrama; we will arrange accommodation and Meals.
Meals : Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : Mud Guest House
Distance covered : 61 kms
Altitude : 4910M

Day 08 : Trek to Zutulphuk (4820 m) 4760 m) (22 km ) –
After breakfast, we trek to East face Kuberknuda pass (5,700 m) and then descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go towards the Kuberkunda pass with climbing ropes and other equipments. Once we reach on the top we see many spectacular views of the east face of Mt. kailash and the origin of the Uma River which is not possible from other spot. From the top, we also can catch the close view of Nandi Hill, Asthapath and more. Then we descend towards Zuthulpuk passing moving rocks way. By late afternoon we will arrive in Zuthulpuk- the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have preformed miracles here. Overnight at Guest house, Breakfast, Packed Lunch; Dinner at Guest House.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : Mud Guest House
Distance covered : 22 kms
Altitude : 5600M

Day 09 : Zutulphuk to Hilsa or Simikot ( 8 Km Trek)
After early breakfast, we will walk 3 hours to catch our vehicle to the Nepal border. Our staff will prepare lunch in Darchen (on the way to Hilsa). After lunch we will continue drive to Nepal border. We will make immigration procedure to exit Tibet and do short walk to Hilsa in Nepal side. Dinner & Overnight at guest house in Hilsa or Simikot. in Hilsa very normal Basic accommodation available so we will try to reach Simikot if Time and weather permit.
Hilsa Altitude : 3640M
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 10 : Hilsa to Simikot, fly to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu
If you stayed in Hilsa then Early in the morning, fly by Heli to Simikot. We will catch another flight to Nepalgunj. Drive to the hotel at Neplagunj, have lunch and take rest for a while, in the evening 4:PM drive to air port, fly to Kathmandu. Dinner & over night at Kathmandu. 
Meals : Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner Included
Hotel : Yak and Yeti / Soaltee / equal
Altitude : 1400M

Day 11: Transfer to Airport
Final Departure Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will get back to your home with amazing and holy experience of Kailash Manasarovar and Nepal. We hope you would enjoy the holy tour and sure you will be back for the next pilgrimage tour somewhere in the Himalaya again. If anyone would like to go to Muktinath then the itinerary will be added as per the route.
Meal : Breakfast Included

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No of PassengersVehicle Type(A/C)Model
2-3 PersonsCarSkoda, Toyota, Tata Manza
4-6 PersonsVan / JeepToyota Van, Scorpio Jeep
7-12 PersonsHi-Ace VanToyota Hi-Ace Van
12-20 PersonsCoaster / Mini Bus
20-35 PersonsCoach

Note: All vehicle for local transfer within Nepal, will provide as per the group.

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Note: INR is for Indian National and USD is for Non-Indian National / Foreigners, all cost are per-person basis
Group SizeLuxury Package (5 Star Hotel)
Per PersonINR 1,65,000.00 | USD 32,00.00
Optional: Mt. Everest FlightINR 7000.00 | USD 190.00 (Including Transport)
Taxes and FeesIncluded

Inclusion:

  1. Arrival/departure transfers from Airport to Hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.
  2. 2 Nights decent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj with all veg. meal.
  3. Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  4. Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot both way Air fare.
  5. Helicopter from Simikot/Hilsa both way.
  6. Accommodation at hotel/guest house during Kailash Yatra full board Veg. meal.
  7. A/C coach/ 4W Japanese land cruiser, supporting truck for luggage.
  8. Nepali Team leader and supporting team.
  9. English speaking Tibetan guide.
  10. Chinese visa.
  11. Permit fee of Nepali staff & Client.
  12. Humla Restriction fee.
  13. Sleeping mat, Jacket and Sleeping Bag while on Kailash Tour.
  14. Free Duffel Bag.
  15. Yak for Kailash Parikrama for equipments and kitchen utensils only.
  16. Gamow bag, oxygen cylinder.

Exclusion:

  1. Personal expanses
  2. Cost for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  3. Food & transport in case of any delay due to weather or unforeseen reason.
  4. Poni/Horse Hire / Porter hire cost for Parikarma at Mt. Kailash
  5. Emergency Evacuation cost
  6. Travel insurance & Expenses of personal nature etc
  7. Any International Flight cost/Nepal visa fee if needed
  8. Service that isn’t mention above
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All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.

Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit to Nepal government official website here.

For online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.

20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.

15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.

10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.

07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.

If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below:

STEP 1: Please check the availability of travel date and seats our website which is  below with the cost table.

STEP 2: Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send scanned copy of your passport via email at sales.holidaystonepal@gmail.com (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of Yatra)

STEP 3: For booking confirmation we need advance payment of USD 300 / INR 15,000 per person. Balance amount can be paid 20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Holidays to Nepal Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with the copy of passport of client. For payment information. Click Here to know more about the Payment Options.

Tour Cancellation Policy

All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.

20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.

15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.

10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.

07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.

Indian Passport Holders

Nepal portion – Indian national does not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for traveling in Nepal.

China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the yatra.

Foreign Nationals and NRIs

Nepal portion – A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.

China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra.

Travel Insurance

It is strictly advisable and is mandatory to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price for travel insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim/traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately ensured for the full duration of the trip

Medical Certificate

We require a valid copy of health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveler is in perfect condition to undertake yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue.

Clothing
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult or impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though good quality is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; ‘namkeen’ etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

Health
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit .Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Kayrong (2700m) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

Currency
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange in Nepal Tibet Border. Re-exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at border itself before re-entering Nepal.

Risks & Liability
Holidays to Nepal Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Holidays to Nepal. Pvt. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Based on our experience and reactions of the pilgrims of above said group, we are, hereby, communicating you once again about such unpredictable climatic disturbance in heli trips to Kailash. We operate trips in regular flights between these stations and the trip is dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter trips. However, we are sharing with you the additional expenses which may incur during the trip in such unforeseen situations.

Know about Nepalganj – This is a small town at India-Nepal border (200 kms from Lucknow) with more facilities and infrastructure. All flights to Simikot depart from here only. Nepalganj and Simikot are not connected by road hence flight is the only option. Flights from Nepalganj to Simikot are the small aircrafts operated by local airline. Even in minor climatic disturbance these flights gets delayed or cancelled for safety reasons and it is totally at the description of the local authorities and flight operators. We do not bear any liability for such delays and/or cancelations.

Know about Simikot – Simikot is a very small hill settlement in Nepal and a point of air connection between Hilsa and Nepalganj. Simikot is better place in terms of living climatic conditions and service standard, as compare with Hilsa. The flight connectivity between Nepalganj to Simikot and Simikot to Hilsa is totally depending on weather conditions, which is beyond our control. In the event of climatic problems, flight cancelations, flight delays or any other unforeseen situation our team will help you in managing accommodation, food and other services which will be on direct payment basis.

Know about Hilsa – Hilsa is a deserted border town in Nepal, close to China border from where pilgrims enter to visit Kailash Manasarovar. In the event when the pilgrims get stuck at Hilsa due to climatic conditions, flight delays etc the facilities of accommodation, food, medical etc are very limited. Longer delays are also expected in rare cases as faced in many trip. Managing with the best available resources is the only option we get at Hilsa and discomfort is very obvious at this place especially if the hault gets longer than expected. The accommodation at HIlsa is in backcountry style and available food will be very basic (rice, noodles, soup, local water etc).

The unpredictable weather conditions and other limitations with the flights operating between these sectors mentioned above, sometimes causes short or long delays in onward and/or return journey to/from Kailash Manasarovar, making the situation little tough and we only can wait for our turn to get the flight to next destination.

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