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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Helicopter - 10 Nights/11 Days
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Helicopter - 10 Nights/11 Days

Itinerary


DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to Hotel.

 

Overnight at Hotel Grand OR Similar

 

DAY 02: FLY, KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ


Morning: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Pashupati temple, Baudhanath stupa and Budhanil Kantha Vishnu temple.

 

Afternoon: Fly to Nepalgunj. The flight takes about an hour to reach Nepalgunj airport. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel

 

Overnight at Hotel Grand OR Similar

 

DAY 03: FLY, NEPALGUNJ – SIMIKOT (BY SMALL AIRCRAFT)


Early morning transfer to airport (10 minutes from Hotel) for flying to SIMIKOT (the administrative head quarter of Northern frontier of Nepal). You will stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization. As well as you should go through the immigration formalities (put an exit stamp on your Passport) before you leave for China (Kailash).

 

Overnight at Sun Valley Resort (dormitory room) -basic

 

-Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour.

 

DAY 04: FLY, SIMIKOT TO HILSA (BY HELICOPTER), THEN DRIVE TO PURANG (Taklakot – 3400 m.).


Early morning Fly from Simikot to Hilsa. The flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa (the border town of Nepal). Our representative will receive you at Hilsa then help you to cross the border (River Karnali through a suspension bridge) and get entered to the China. It is just a 10 minutes’ walk (flat road) to reach the Sher immigration check post in China side. You will find our vehicles (Land Cruisers & truck) standby at Chinese immigration office.

 

Due to the different pace of walking, it may take some times to gather the whole group. Once, we gather all, we will go through the immigration formalities in China then drive to Taklakot (Purang – 3700 m)

 

From Sher, it takes another an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang -3700 m.).

 

Overnight at Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached bath) -normal

 

-Simikot to Hilsa flight: 20 minutes.


-Hilsa to Sher trek: 1 hour.


-Sher to Taklakot drive: 1 hour.

 

DAY 05: REST DAY IN TAKLAKOT (PURANG) FOR ACCLIMATIZATION


Today, you will have rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. In fact, you have gained an enormous height within a day while coming in Taklakot, so before making any further journey to the higher elevation, your body should be acclimatized properly with the atmosphere in high altitude. So, it is significantly important to spend a day here for your health.

 

Overnight at Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached bath) -normal

 

-Takalakot to Khojarnath temple: 45 minutes (one way) by Jeep.

 

DAY 06: DRIVE, PURANG TO LAKE MANSAROVAR (Chiu Gompa – 4550 m.)


Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Manasarovar (4560 m-Chui Gompa). The drive takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. On the way, we will have a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to take some pictures & observe the sceneries.

 

After taking a short break in Rakshas Taal, you will continue your journey to Lake Manasarover. After having holy dip and lunch, you will depart for a circumambulation around the lake Manasarovar on jeep. The journey around the lake requires approximately 3 hours.

 

Overnight at Paramartha Ashram Guesthouse OR Others (dormitory room – Dharamsala type) – basic

 

-The distance of Mansarovar circumambulation: 72 km


-Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 3 hours.


-Jeep tour around Lake Manasarovar: 3 hours.

 

DAY 07: DRIVE TO YAM DWAR THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK (4920 m)


Morning Pooja then drive to Yam Dwar (OR Serson, 10 kms / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around Mt. Kailash. As well as, this is the sky burial sites of local Tibetan people. From here, you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash.

 

Also, this is the particular place from where the group normally splits in two parts. Those, who are willing to perform the holy circumambulation around the Mt. Kailash will start trekking from “Yama Dwar” and the rest of the people who are not willing to go for trekking will return Darchen on Jeep and wait for others to come.

 

The trail to Deraphuk is easy & flat however because of the high elevation, you will find difficulty to walk. The total journey to Deraphuk Gompa (4890m/18 km). requires a 5 to 6 hours respectively. However, it depends on your pace.

 

Overnight at Guesthouse

 

-Darchen to Yam Dwar drive: 45 minutes.


-Yam Dwar to Deraphuk trek: 5 to 6 hours

 

DAY 08: TREK TO ZUTULPHUK (4780 m). VIA DOLMA PASS (5600 m.)


Early morning start up hill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). This is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La is gradually up and from here the trail rapidly drops down to the next valley floor (Zutulphuk). The holiest water pool (glacial lake – Gauri kunda) is just situated beyond this pass. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva used to take bath.

 

After making down hill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zutulphuk Gomba requires another two hours.
Overnight at Guesthouse

 

-Deraphuk to Zutulphuk Gomba: 8 hours walk

 

DAY 09: FINISH TREK NEAR DARCHEN THEN DRIVE BACK TO HILSA


Today, you will complete the circumambulation around Mt. Kailash. The trek will be finished near Darchen
Where our vehicles will be waiting to fetch you and transfer to Hilsa. Overnight in Hilsa.

 

Overnight at Local Guesthouse


-Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 3 hours walk


-Darchen to Hilsa: 3 hours drive

 

DAY 10: FLY, HILSA – SIMIKOT (HELI) THEN CONTINUE FLY TO KATHMANDU BY AIRCRAFT


Early morning (after breakfast), you will drive to Sher village then trek down to Hilsa (45 minutes) and take


Helicopter flight to Nepalgunj via Simikot.


From Nepalgunj airport, you will directly fly to Kathmandu.


Overnight at Hotel Grand OR Similar

 

-Hilsa to Simikot: 20 minutes flight by Helicopter


-Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour by flight


-Nepalgunj to Kathmandu: 1 hour by flight

 

DAY 11: DEPARTURE


Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:


  • 2 nights Hotel (twin sharing) in Kathmandu with vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • One night accommodation in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • Pick up & drop transfer in Kathmandu + sightseeing tour
  • Necessary transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Kathmandu -Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing)
  • Nepalgunj -Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing)
  • Simikot -Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet (for the entire journey)
  • All vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
  • Manasarovar Parikrama by Jeep
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas, tour Manager from Nepal)
  • All necessary camping equipments for Parikrama
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mt. Kailash
  • Gamow bag (pressure bag) and oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges

 

SERVICE EXCLUDES:


  • Riding Horse or Yak during the Parikrama
  • A visit to Khojarnath temple on the rest day in Taklakot
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Lukhnow – Nepalgunj – Lukhnow transfer
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances