Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour

Heaven touching 6,638 m tall, the magnificent Mount Kailash is more than just a mountain. It’s a legend and symbol of faith for devotees. Located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of Tibet Mount Kailash is very popular among the pilgrimage of Hindu, Buddhist, Bon, and Jain.

Hindus believed that their supreme god Lord Shiva resided there. Thousands of Pilgrimage visit holy Mount Kailash to worship and pray. Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour is specifically designed for religious people who want to visit Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. However, this tour is not just for pilgrimage but for those enthusiasts who want to see Tibet and it’s beautiful views and panorama.
Trip Code: KMHT41
Starts: Kathmandu
Finishes: Kathmandu
Duration: 10 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Apr-Jun,Sep-Oct
Elevation: 5800m/ 19028.9ft
Trip Views: 1127
Activities: Spiritual Journey
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 10
Lunch: 9
Dinner: 10
Flights
Helicopter
Jeep
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Kailash Mansarovar is a Scared Himalaya Mountain Situated in Tibet.
  • According to Skanda Puran (Supreme Hindu Text), it is stated that Kailash Mansarovar is supreme mountains where God Shiva dwells and is residential Himalaya home of Shiva.
  • Tibetan Buddhists profess that Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok who symbolizes supreme harmony.
  • The Tibetan religion of ‘Bon’ believes Mount Kailash as their spiritual seat of power.
  • In Jainism, Kailash referred to as Mount Ashtapada, is the place where the creator of their faith, Rishabhadeva, attained freedom from the cycle of life and rebirth.
  • In Hinduism, Lake Mansarovar is a personification of purity and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the abode of Shiva after death.

Why this Trip

  • Kailash is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus and Jains all over the world and is highly accoladed by religious people. This trip is also called spiritual by many religious gurus.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • Note
  • Foreign Passport Holders need to arrive at Kathmandu 03 Working days before the fixed dates (Day 01 in the itinerary) for the Chinese Visa (Saturday and Sunday are not considered as working days). 1. A charge of 10% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 25 days of the departure date. 2. A charge of 25% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 20 days of the departure date. 3. A charge of 50% will be applied for any cancellation made prior to 10 days of the departure date. 4. No refund for any cancellation made thereafter. 5. Verbal cancellation will not be entertained.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Dreaming about finding your true self in all those giant mountains, you will be landing in our compact yet hospitable airport. We will be receiving you at the airport and escorting you to our office for the detail discussion of the tour. Shortly after that you can breathe and relax at the hotel and we will gather together for a hearty dinner soon.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Guided Thamel Tour
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND FLY TO NEPALGUNJ
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Nepalgunj lies in the western part of Nepal which is the gateway to Simikot of Humla. The town itself is very interesting place with Hindu and Muslim cultures. After reaching to Nepalgunj, we will be able to see its differences and beauty. Sightseeing in Nepalgunj includes Mini Zoo, Muslim Bazaar and different cultures of Hindus and Muslims. We will be then staying at the hotel there and prepare for the next day flight to Simikot. Overnight in Nepalgunj;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Guided tour Flight to Nepalgunj
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY NEPALGUNJ TO TAKLAKOT
    Early morning after the breakfast we will take a brief flight to Simikot. After resting for a while we will take the helicopter ride to Hilsa, the helicopter ride will be about 2 minutes long having the weight limit of 12kg. Since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group so we make sure that all people gather together before we depart to Taklakot (3900m). Weather conditions can change the day plan, so better be prepared. Overnight at Taklakot

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Helicopter ride to Hilsa
  • placeDAY 4 : REST AT TAKLAKOT (3900M)
    Manasarovar Lake is situated at higher altitude so acclimatization is must before we visit the lake. We spend the day exploring the Taklakot and nearby.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : DRIVE PURANG TO MANSAROVAR (4558M)
    After breakfast, we drive to Mansarovar Lake. It’s about 2 and a half hours of beautiful relaxing drive of 110 km on the highest plateau in the world. Before reaching Mansarovar Lake we see Rakshyas Tal from the way. On this day, you have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We can also take a holy bath at Mansarovar Lake. Overnight at Mansarovar Guest House (At Mansarovar, travellers who want Mt. Kailash Parikarma with horses and porters will have to confirm with our guide beforehand so that he can arrange all before starting the parikrama)

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Manasarovar Lake
  • placeDAY 6 : DRIVE MANSAROVAR TO DARCHEN, BASE CAMP OF KAILASH (4620M)
    In the morning we visit the lake Mansarovar Lake. After lunch, we drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash. The drive takes about 1 & half hours (35 km). Dinner & Overnight at Guest House

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Darchen
  • placeDAY 7 : DRIVE NEARBY YAM DWAR. 1ST DAY OF PARIKRAMA TO DIRAPHUK (4860M)
    In the morning, we drive near to Yama Dwar via Darchen. It’s a 45 km drive of about 1 hr and 45 min. Here we will meet our yaks and yak men. We will load all logistics on yaks and start Parikrama. Visit Yama Dwar on the way. The first day of Kora is a gradual walking of about 5 hours. From the way, we have the view of the West face of Kailash. On this day, we halt at Dirapuk for overnight. From Dirapuk, we have a view of the North face of Kailash in a distance.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • drive and trek
  • placeDAY 8 : 2ND DAY OF PARIKRAMA TO ZUTHULPHUK (5800M)
    Early morning trek uphill Dolmala Pass. It takes about 4 to 5 hours of gradual walk. After reaching top of the pass 5800, we then trek down to the valley floor. It takes another 4 to 5 hours of gradual walk. After cross Dolmala when we move down we see Gauri Kunda. This day is the longest and toughest day of Parikrama. So be prepared in mind accordingly. Dinner & Overnight at Guest House

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 9 : 3RD DAY OF PARIKRAMA. DRIVE TO PURANG THEN HILSA (3770M)
    This is the last day of Parikarma. After breakfast, we trek down about 10 km with the winding gradual track which will take us around 3 hours and arrive at the place called Chongdo. Our transport will pick us up and drive us to Purang. It’s about 5 hours of drive. Our night halt will be at Hilsa.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
    • drive and Helicopter
  • placeDAY 10 : FLY SIMIKOT- NEPALGUNJ - KATHMANDU
    In the morning, we fly to Simikot by Helicopter. On the same day, we fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj by domestic airlines. The rest of day at leisure in Kathmandu Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight back
  • placeDAY 11 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • -

    Activities:

    • Departure from Kathmandu
  • Detail Inclusions
    • 02 Nights accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner [Pure Veg. Meals] using in Kathmandu in sharing basis in 05 Star Hotel
    • 01 Night accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner [Pure Veg. Meals] using the best available hotel in Nepalgunj in sharing basis.
    • Accommodation in Tibet with breakfast lunch & dinner [Pure Veg. Meals] using Guest Houses in sharing basis as mention above
    • Mineral water throughout Kailash Yatra.
    • Kathmandu airport arrival and departure transfers by AC Coach.
    • One half-day Kathmandu sightseeing covering Pashupatinath & Budanilkantha by coach.
    • Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu transfer by Air.
    • Simikot / Hilsa / Simikot by Helicopter.
    • In Tibet, land transfer by luxury bus.
    • Supporting truck to carry luggage, food, equipment, etc.
    • Yak & Yakmen for trekking equipment and food during Kailash Parikarma.
    • Highly qualified and experienced Sherpa staff throughout the trip.
    • Tibetan Guide.
    • Air compressor bag [Gammo Bag].
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Oxygen Cylinder.
    • Tibet & Simikot [Nepal] permits.
    • Normal Chinese Visa fee.
    • Local Mobile [Chinese] (will be charged as per the use).
    • Walky Talky.
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Tibet
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure,  due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs
    • Horse riding expenses during the Mount Kailash Circuit (Kora)
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the tour hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety ans security.
  • 6. For what purpose is this tour Popular ?
    Kailash Manasarovar Tour is specifically designed for religious people who want to visit mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. However, this tour is not just for pilgrimage but for those enthusiasts who want to see Tibet and it’s beautiful views and panorama. Kailash is the ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus and Jains all over the world and is highly accolade by the religious people. This trip is also called spiritual by many religious gurus.
  • 7. Is Kailash Manasarovar tour safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. As this tour is not so hard to finish, it is mostly done. You won’t be having any difficulty while doing this tour.
  • 8. What about security during this trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures during the trip to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in this tour ?
    This region provides few western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in this region ?
    There are plenty of water stations where you can easily get drinking water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. We fly to Nepalgunj and helicopter ride to Hilsa and Simikot. We use private transportation as per comfort of the client.We do pick up and drop from starting point till the end on private car/ jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for this tour ?
    Kailash Manasarovar Tour can be done every season excluding monsoon season. March, April, September and October are the best time to do this tour although in winter it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of any emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for this tour ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while doing this tour ?
    We contact the hotel owner for the reservation of room as per your own personal desire. We also contact the guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before this trip on a particular day.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trip route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount. While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the guesthouse owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on hiking ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at inside the Kathmandu Valley. While during the trip, you can make local and international call from the telephone that is provided by the guesthouse owner after paying him certain amount. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to this trip ?
    If you need extra day, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to the tour can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the tour without any complication.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to walk each day ?
    Usually it takes about 4-5 hrs of walk each day during this trip. But it depends upon the walking speed of the client during the trip. So it is really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the tour ?
    You cannot use the credit card during the trip. You have to withdraw the money before you start this tour. You can use the credit card only inside Kathmandu Valley.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to walk. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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