Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour Via Lucknow

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Lucknow & transfer to Nepalgunj

Morning arrival in the lucknow station or airport and receive by our driver then transfer to Nepalgunj. Reach in the hotel and refresh. In the evening, our tour manager will brief you shortly about trip program. Today you have rest & relax day in Nepalgunj. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight Hotel Kalptaru or similar * Lucknow to Nepalgunj: approx. 4.5 hrs drive * Bus or Jeep (A/C) will be facilitate for transfers between Lucknow & Nepalgunj
Very early morning, you should be ready to go to the airport for your flight to Simikot. Normally, the flight leaves for Simikot at around 6.00 am, if there is a clear weather in all places (Nepalgunj, en route and Simikot). Delay by an hour OR two is quite normal in this sector. So, passengers are requested not be panic. The flight requires about an hour to reach Simikot. Our representative in Simikot will assist for completing immigration formalities and then arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border), our local representative in Hilsa will receive you and escorted to his house (tea shop). Here, you have to halt until all group members arrive. Travelers are requested to have patient and let us arrange everything smoothly because we have to wait our Tibetan guide to come border to receive us along with all permit and military formalities which may takes few time to receive us. Then after we cross border to Tibet and it takes about an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang - 3700 m.) by drive from Sher (China border). Overnight Hotel Himalaya (triple sharing room with attached bathroom). * Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour (by Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier aircraft with 18 seats) * If the weather is not good in Simikot OR en route to Simikot, the flight will be canceled * Simikot to Hilsa: 15 minutes by B2 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 or 6 seats * Hilsa to Sher trek: 10 minutes * Sher to Taklakot drive: 1 hour by bus
Today you will rest in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization with light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate. Overnight Hotel Himalaya (triple sharing room with attached bathroom)
Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Manasarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). On the way, we will take a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to see the breathtaking views of Rakshas Taal with back ground view of holy mount Kailash. Pilgrims can take holy dip and perform homage to Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar as per their own religious way in Lake Manasarovar. Overnight Guesthouse OR similar (all dormitory room)–Dharamsala type with Tibetan toilet * The distance of Manasarovar circumambulation: 72 km / 3 hours * Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 2 hours
Morning drive to Yama Dwar (OR Serson, 10 kms / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash. Yama Dwar is the place, from where the group, normally, splits in two parts. Some members will start attempting Parikrama and some will return back to Darchen and wait for those members who have gone for Parikrama. MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: You will start trekking from “Yama Dwar” to Diraphuk. The trail is quite easy & flat. You have to cross the river a couple of time, other than this, it is quite easy day today. Roughly, you will be crossing 14 km today and it takes around 5 hours. MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: After having Darshan from Yamadwar, you will be returning back to Darchen and wait for those who have gone for Parikrama. Overnight Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory bed room) * Lake Manasarovar to Darchen - 1 hour drive * Darchen to Yama Dwar: 30 minutes drive * Yama Dwar to Diraphuk trek: 5 hrs (approximately 14 km)
MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Early morning start uphill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). Today is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La rapidly up. The holiest water pool (glacial lake – Gauri Kunda) is just situated beyond the Dolma-La. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva takes bath. From Dolma-La the trail rapidly drops down to the valley floor (Zuthulphuk). After making downhill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zuthulphuk Gomba requires another two hours. From the valley floor, the trail is flat all the way to Darchen. Today, you will be crossing approximately 22 km in 8 to 9 hours time. MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: Waiting in Darchen. Overnight Local Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory bed room) * Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk Gomba: 8 to 9 hours trek (approximately)
MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Today, you will complete your trekking (Parikrama), near Darchen the trek period will be about 2 hours for 11 km distance and in the end trek where you will find our vehicles waiting to fetch you and transfer to Purang (2 hours journey). In Purang (Taklakot), all group members will be gathered and having quick lunch, you will transfer to Sher border accompany by Military offier. After customs formalities, you will exit to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing Suspension bridge of Karnali River. In Hilsa, your overnight stay will be very basic in local lodge with simple meals. Overnight Guesthouse - basic dormitory room * Zuthulphuk to trek ending point: 2 hours walk - 11 km (approx.) * Trek ending point to Purang: 2 hours drive by bus * Purang to Sher drive: 1 hr * Sher to Hilsa trek: 10 min
In early morning take breakfast and be ready for Helicopter flight. Our Hilsa representative will assist you to board in Helicopter from Hilsa then brought back to Simikot. Upon arrival in Simikot our Simikot representative will meet you and will manage continue flight to Nepalgunj. Similarly, you will receive by our Nepalgunj representative and will manage for your onward destination to Lucknow as per available transportation at earliest possible. * Hilsa to Simikot: 15 minutes flight by Helicopter * Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight by aircraft * Nepalgunj to Lucknow: 4.5 hours drive Tour Finished !!


  • Lucknow pick up & drop transfers
  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • One night lodge in Hilsa (basic dormitory room) with all meals
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • 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 Bu
  • 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


  • International air ticket or train tickets to Lucknow & return
  • Hotel in Lucknow
  • Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs
  • 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 guide, service staff & driver
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu / Nepalgunj 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 circumstances

Fixed Departure Dates

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

USD Price 3050 per person
INR Price 190,000 per person
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Trip Overview

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Destination: Nepal & Kailash (Tibet)
  • Entry / Exit Point: Hilsa / Sher
  • Maximum Altitude: 5600 M
  • Duration Of Trip: 08 Days
  • 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