Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour

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This pilgrimage yatra itinerary has been designed with a view to facilitate the best possible comfort with less traveling days. Being you have to drive very much less hours with compare to overland journey, we can say it focus your comfort of journey in luxury way as you will also have flight of domestic aircraft & helicopter in addition. Hence, it is specially planned for those pilgrims or travelers who wish to travel in short span of time with best available facility for their comfort journey.

This is 10 days program itinerary starting from Kathmandu. You will also able to cover major sightseeing of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple & Budhanilkantha Temple. Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva which we consider must to visit before your Kailash Yatra for smooth operation by the blessings of Lord Shiva.

In this tour, you will find everything goes in order and in comfortable; however we may sometimes face little upset in the smooth program if our program affect by bad weather. You can see in below itinerary that you will have flight to one of Nepal’s remote region like Simikot & Hilsa. Here our program sometimes affected by bad weather condition due to which our flights will not take off for another destination and we have to stay back in same destination for next day attempt. Due to this, our program will not go ahead and will impact in our normal program schedule. Hence, we would like to request our travelers to aware with such unexpected situation and be mentally prepare to avoid any misunderstanding during our program operation. Also, if possible please manage your return flight ticket with endorsement facility so that just in case of any changes require to postpone the ticket you can easily endorse with paying small amount of postpone charge. Sometimes, passenger bought non-refundable ticket being cheaper price which is not appropriate in this trip, especially for return ticket.

Kindly go through below day by day itinerary to review all highlighted places or monuments that you will visit in this tour program. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet by our tour officer who will greet you with warm welcome and transfer to the Hotel. Today you will have leisure day. We will keep short briefing program on your tour, lead by our tour manager in the evening at 7.30 pm and will have dinner later by 9 pm. • Overnight Hotel (twin sharing room with attached bathroom)
Morning, you will have very good breakfast in the hotel. And we will commence sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple & Budhanilkantha (Jal Narayan) temple (sleeping Vishnu). Return back to hotel and have lunch in hotel. Then we will transfer you to domestic airport for your onward journey to Nepalgunj by domestic flight. Our representative will receive you at the airport in Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel. Rest day at leisure and meeting with other group members in team who travel through Lucknow directly to Nepalgunj. • Overnight at Hotel Kalptaru or similar (twin sharing room with attached bathroom) • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by Aircraft: 1 hour (approx.)
You have to wake up very early morning, breakfast will be serve in hotel and then our tour manager will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight timing will be normally start by 6.00 am and the flight take off will depend on weather condition of Nepalgunk & Simikot region. Sometimes the flight will delay by few minutes or by few hours OR even cancelled also in case of unexpected bad weather in between. In such situation, we request the travelers to be patience and co-operate our team for smooth operation. If flight cancelled, we will stay in Nepalgunj and will try for next day. Upon landing in Simikot, our tour manager will assist you for completing immigration formalities and then arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border). In Hilsa, our local representative will take care in teahouse untill all group landed in Hilsa so the earlier flight group will have to wait for a while. And then he/she will escort you to go for Tibet border with the arrangement of necessary porters for carrying your luggage. Sometimes, we may have to wait in Hilsa for some extent even after all groups arrive because we have to check Tibet side whether the guide & vehilce reach in border or not. Sometimes, it takes little longer time for Tibetan guide in order to receive us along with all permit and military formalities. Once everything is in order, we cross border to Tibet and we drive to Taklakot (Purang - 3700 m.) from Sher (China border) which takes about an hour. • Overnight at Hotel Himalaya or similar (triple sharing room with attached bathroom) • Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour (by Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier aircraft with 18 seats) • Simikot to Hilsa: 15 minutes by B2/B3 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 or 6 seats • Hilsa to Sher trek: 15 minutes • Sher to Taklakot drive: 25 km / 1 hour by bus
You will have rest today in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization. You have to go for light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate. • Overnight at Hotel Himalaya or similar (triple sharing room with attached bathroom)
After early morning breakfast, we will be ready to leave for our ultimate destination at Lake Mansarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). Enroute our journey, you will see the breathtaking views of Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) with background view of Holy Mount Kailash, where our vehicle will take short break for photography. And you will stopover in Lake Manasarovar for holy dip and perform homage to Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar as per your own religious way. • Overnight at Guesthouse (all dormitory room) – Dharamshala type with common Tibetan toilet • Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 85 km / 2 hours • The distance of Manasarovar circumambulation: 72 km / 3 hrs
Today morning again you have to ready early as possible. We are not staying in Darchen; we continue our journey for Kailash Kora. In the morning we reach Yama Dwar (OR Sherson / 4750m) after driving about one & half hours. It is the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash. The group will have best opportunity for nearest view of Mt. Kailash and receive great darshan. Also, the group will split from this end in two parts. Those who are going ahead to attempt parikrama by foot or by horse ride will continue their trek journey. And who are not going for Parikrama will return back to Purang after Yama Dwar & Kailash darshan. Our guide will assist to manage the transport for their return journey into Hotel at Darchen and they have to wait for two days in Purang until trekkers group return back. And the parikrama / trekkers group will continue their trek towards Diraphuk. Today you will have easy and flat trekking trail with short gradual climbs. The trek will last for 5 hours covering about 14 kms distance in first day. Reaching Diraphuk, our guide or Sherpa will assist you for accommodation in the guesthouse and also serve hot tea/coffee in room. Here you will be lucky and will have blessings from Lord Shiva to see the closest view of North face of Mt. Kailash. Also, one who reached early in the afternoon and fit healthy can go for Charan Sparsh of Mt. Kailash with another short hike about 2 hours. • Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Lake Manasarovar to Darchen – 40 km / 1 hour drive • Darchen to Yam Dwar: 8 km / 30 minutes drive • Yama Dwar to Diraphuk trek: 14 km / 5 hrs
Today we have to start our trekking journey to Zuthulphuk before dawn. So, our team will serve you the earliest breakfast in the morning and begin uphill trekking continue till Dolma-la Pass (5600m). We can say this is the toughest day of the whole trip. The trail start from your guesthouse will continue ascent until you cross Dolma-la pass. After you descend from high pass, you will soon notice the holy lake – Gauri Kunda at bottom of the hill. It is believed that Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva) took holy bath in this glacial lake and thus it became holy water. The downhill trails rapidly drops to the valley of Zuthulphuk and then the trails will continue go flat alongside of river until Zuthulphuk Monastery where your guesthouse accommodation will also arrange. You will trek about 22 km distance within 8 or 9 hours today. • Overnight at Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Deraphuk to Zuthulphuk Gomba: 22 km / 8 to 9 hours trek
Trekkers (Parikrama) group will have flat and easy trekking today with short distance for 2 hours. After breakfast in the early morning, you will start your hike to near Darchen valley. The distance is about 11 km and at the end of trek point you will find our vehicle waiting for us. After all group members reach in that point, our vehicle will drop us at Purang via making kora of Lake Manasarovar. In Purang you will have short rest with quick lunch and transfer to Sher along with all group members who are waiting for trekkers. The guide will manage all formalities of immigration follow by military officer till Sher border. After customs process, we will exit to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing suspension bridge of Karnali River. Our Hilsa representative will assist to receive us in border with arranging necessary porters. You will have basic accommodation in local lodge at Hilsa with simple normal meals. • Overnight at Basic Lodge (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Zuthulphuk to trek ending point: 2 hours walk - 11 km (approx.) • Trek ending point to Purang: 145 km / 3 hours drive • Purang to Sher drive: 25 km/ 1 hr • Sher to Hilsa trek: 10 min
Early morning breakfast will be serve and you have to be in ready position for fly back to Hilsa. The helicopter can come at anytime in the morning as per weather situation to receive us. Our Hilsa representative will help to board you & your luggage in Helicopter and fly back to Simikot. On arriving Simikot, our tour manager or Simikot representative will assist you for next flight to Nepalgunj continuously as per flight schedule. And when you reach Nepalgunj our representative will again help you arranging connection ticket to Kathmandu flight. Here we would like to request that sometimes the travelers have to wait till evening or next day morning for their flight to Kathmandu because sometimes the flight seats will not be available in same day for all group members in case of big group at a time. However, our manager will arrange hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj if you have to stay back in Nepalgunj and we will manage the first flight in the morning to reach Kathmandu. • Overnight Hotel Shangrila or similar (twin sharing room with attached bathroom) • Hilsa to Simikot: 15 minutes flight by Helicopter • Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight by aircraft • Nepalgunj to Kathmandu: 1 hour flight by aircraft
After breakfast, our tour officer will do farewell transferring you to the International Airport for your flight to home.

Inclusion

  • Two nights hotel (5 star) on twin sharing in Kathmandu with vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • One night lodge in Hilsa (basic dormitory room) with all meals
  • Pick up & drop transfers in Kathmandu
  • One half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing – Yeti Air OR Buddha Air)
  • Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing – Twin otter aircraft OR Dornier)
  • Simikot - Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 5 OR 6 persons can be carried at a time with 12 kg weigh each incuding luggage & handbag)
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey) – except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet
  • All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the tour
  • Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus or Jeep/Van
  • Tour around Lake Manasarovar on vehicle
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • One tour Manager
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipments
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage
  • Oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • Free gifts – Duffle Bag & Backpack Bag
  • Complimentary use of Down Jackets if require (returnable after tour finished)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges

Exclusion

  • International air ticket to Kathmandu & return
  • Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs
  • Personal porter & riding Horse during the Parikrama
  • Your travel insurance
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled Drinks
  • Asthapad Darshan (Govt. prohibited this trip if permitted can arrange on additional cost)
  • Tips for leader, guide, service staff & driver
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from Kailash
  • Extra night charges for accommodation & meals in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

Review

Muralikrishna Cherukupalli.
Nepal & Tibet Tour

Dear RK,

We are immensely surprised to experience your dedicated ,devotional support and hospitality during our journey from 28th Aug till 12 sep for kailash , manassarovar yatra.

Me, Dr.Prasad and his family discussed repeatedly about yours and your Nepal team support .

It was really amazing and memorable journey we had for short period but it keep us engaged for lifetime.

Particularly your support during Pokhara to Jomsom journey was extraordinary.

We all thank you from the bottom of our heart and would like to join for another journey with you whenever possible.

While going through the photos of MS and Mt.Kailash , i felt that I must visit again and spend a day at Derupuk alone watching the mount and if possible to touch mt.kailash .

Yes , if Lord Shiva gives me permission , i would like to have it next year. Please do keep in mind . And I will directly contact you for such journey again.

Also please do share your email id to keep our contact.

My personal mail id. cmkrishna65@gmail.com

Muralikrishna cherukupalli

My whatsapp nos are 
+91 7738999428 (office)
+91 8008888397 (personal)

Please accept our warm regards and wishing you to grow more and more , ...

I want to explore Nepal aswell. 

Muralikrishna Cherukupalli.
Dr.PVN Ramprasad
Mrs.P.Kalyani
Ms.Alekhya
Mr.Balakrishna A
Mrs .Nagamani

We also invite you to India and to our Cities of Mumbai, Hyderabad and vijayawada to share our hospitality. Pl do let us know if you visit India.

By , India


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USD Price 3150 per person
INR Price 200,000 per person
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Trip Overview

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Destination: Nepal & Kailash (Tibet)
  • Entry / Exit Point: Hilsa / Sher
  • Maximum Altitude: 5600 M
  • Group Size: 25 People Or Above
  • Mode Of Trekking / Tour: Tea House/Lodge
  • Driving Hour: Approx 2-4 Hours
  • Trekking Hour: 5 To 8 Hours
  • Trip Type: Pilgrimage & Adventure
  • Best Season: May to October