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Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions.

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09 Days Fixed Departure Overland tour to Kailash Mansarovar by Helicopter





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Detailed itinerary for 09 Days Overland tour to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 by Luxury Bus/Jeep: Fixed Departure Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour from Nepal side

Tour Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered: Kathmandu - Nyalam - Saga - Mansarovar Lake - Darchen - Sershong (Tarboche) - Zuthulphuk - Saga

Day 01: Arrival Nepalganj (450 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight

Day 02: Fly Nepalganj - Simikot (2950 m) – Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter, walk uphill to Sher and drive to Purang (3900 m) 50 km / 2 hrs.

Day 03: In Purang for acclimatization

Day 04: Drive from Purang to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar (4560 m) 72 km/ 3 hrs. drive

Day 05: Puja at Mansarovara and dive to Darchen (4620 m) 40 km/ 1.5 hrs.

Day 06: Drive to Sershong (40 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 7-8 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.

Day 08: Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. & drive to Hilsa 150 km/6-7 hrs.

Day 09: Fly to Nepalganj

Day 01: Arrival Nepalganj (450 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
Arrival Nepalgunj from Lucknow approx.. 7 hrs. drive. Transfer by local bus to Hotel Cygnet Inn/similar. Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Fly Nepalganj - Simikot (2950 m) – Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter, walk uphill to Sher and drive to Purang (3900 m) 50 km / 2 hrs.
After early breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your scheduled flight to Simikot on Fixed Wing Aircraft. From Simikot, the chartered helicopter will ferry the group to Hilsa which has an unmetalic air-strip. Our sherpa team will assist the group for a short 45 minutes uphill walk to the Tibetan Border city called Sher. Here, our land cruisers would be waiting to take the group to Purang after completing custom and immigration formalities. Overnight at Hotel Purang Himalaya or similar.

Day 03: In Purang for acclimatization
You will spend a full day (doing nothing beside rest) to acclimatize yourself to undertake the most difficult pilgrimage on earth called Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Day 04: Drive from Purang to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar (4560 m) 72 km/ 3 hrs. drive
This day is the ultimate day for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as you will have the first darshan of Holy lake Mansarovar.After breakfast, drive to Chui Gompa (4560 m) through a rough terrain via RakshasTaal. Today is the day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (darshan) of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar. We shall reach our guest house by doing lake Mansarovar Parikrama. Time permitting, visit Hot Spring. Overnight at Chui Gompa Guest House.

Day 05: Puja at Mansarovara and dive to Darchen (4620 m) 40 km/ 1.5 hrs.
Today, you can again take a holy dip in Lake Mansarovar. There shall be time for Puja / Havan (at your own) beside bath in The Holy Lake Mansarovar. Afterwards, drive to the base camp – Darchenaand overnight at Kailash Himalaya Hotel.

Day 06: Drive to Sershong (40 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 7-8 hrs.
After breakfast, drive to Shershong also known as Tarboche, the trek starting point of Mount Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as the outer "Asthapath". The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 7-8 hours trek. (Trek shall start once all ponies / yaks are ready to move along with the group). Those not feeling themselves fit to continue Parikarma will drive back to Darchen and wait for the Parikarma group to return. Overnight at Hotel Dirapuk.

Day 07: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La (5680 m). before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight stay after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10 hrs.
After early breakfast, group will set off as the sun's rays break over the ridges above. After the footbridge the trail rises up a rocky slope. Take this gently but steadily. It soon reaches a level walk. The peak of Mount Kailash rises to the right and can now be seen linked to a long spur, which joins the eastern ridge. This is the top edge of the glacial valley from which the Lhachu ("Divine River") flows.
This day is the climax of this holy journey & is the most difficult day of our journey. One has to pass through Drolma La Pass - 5680m - highest altitude on this tour. Physically it is the most arduous day. At the pass is a large boulder depicting Tara, festooned with prayer flags. Here too Tibetans leave a memento of themselves such as a tooth, a lock of hair or even a personal snapshot.
After perhaps 30 minutes, we descend a steep, rock-strewn path to the valley below. Just below the pass is Lake Tu-jeChenpoDzingbu (Gauri Kund) i.e. "The Pool of Great Compassion". Take great care now because it is easy to sprain your ankle or worse. You must negotiate steep staircases down to a snowfield. On the ridge above is a formation known as the Lekyi Ta-ra ("Axe of Karma"), as though one's moment ripen in an accident, suffering or death.
A final steep descend brings you to the valley floor. From here it is still about 5 hours to the day's destination with no shelter in between. It is vitally important to remain on the right-hand side of the river, the West bank. If not, you will get trapped, unable to cross it. The walk now becomes very pleasant and relaxing (as long as the weather is clear and there is no howling gale.) The path follows the gentle slope of the valley over grassy fields and clear brooks for several Kilometers before it narrows and turns further south to merge with another valley before reaching Zuthulphuk, the "Miracle Cave" of Milarepa. Overnight stay in the newly setup Fixed Luxury Camp.

Day 08: Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. & drive to Hilsa 150 km/6-7 hrs.
The morning can be spent exploring the caves and visiting the temples and shrine that has been built around Milarepa's cave. A married elderly couple supervises the temple, which is usually an active residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers, or relatives who continuously busy themselves with the tasks of maintaining the buildings. One imagines Milarepa's disciples meditating here. Many of the caves contain meditation platforms, self-contained by dry stonewalls which divide them from their cooking partitions and entrance areas. It is well worth the short climb up to these caves before beginning the final stage of the trek.
The winding gradual track finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs. Once we reach at the trek end point near Darchen. (Those who could not do parikarma would be waiting to welcome other group members at this point). Our bus will be waiting to take the group to the Hilsa. Time permitting, airlift to Simikot.

Day 09: Fly to Nepalganj
If the group is staying in Hilsa, the Helicopter will ferry the group to Simikot (or to Nepalgunj depending upon the availability). Stay overnight in Nepalganj or drive back to Lucknow.
Group NoArrival NepalganjDeparture NepalganjReturn in NepalganjDeparture for LucknowRemark
01 10 May 11 May 18 May 19 May
02 17 May 18 May 25 May 26 May
03 24 May 25 May 01 June 02 June
04 31 May 01 June 08 June 09 June
05 07 June 08 June 15 June 16 June
06 14 June 15 June 22 June 23 June
07 21 June 22 June 29 June 30 June
08 25 June 26 June 03 July 04 July Full Moon Departure
09 02 July 03 July 10 July 11 July
10 24 July 25 July 01 August 02 August Full Moon Departure
11 31 July 01 August 08 August 09 August
12 07 August 08 August 15 August 16 August
13 14 August 15 August 22 August 23 August
14 21 August 22 August 29 August 30 August
15 28 August 29 August 05 September 06 September
16 04 September 05 September 12 September 13 September
17 11 September 12 September 19 September 20 September
18 18 September 19 September 26 September 27 September
 

Oriental Vacations and Journeys advantages during Kailash Yatra:

  • The only Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Operator to have its associated guest houses / hotels in Prayang / Mansarovar, Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk hence guaranteed comfort.
  • Services of an accompanying experienced Nepalese escort throughout Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter.
  • Pure vegetarian meals prepared by our expert cooks well experienced in cooking Gujarati, North and South Indian cuisine - ample variety during meals (except during Kailash parikarma).
  • Gemow bag / medical oxygen cylinders / first aid kit during Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter.
  • Down jacket on returnable basis to all pilgrims.
  • Yatra completion certificate to all successful pilgrims who undertake the Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter.
  • ZERO casualty record since inception the best in the industry on Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter as well!


The tour cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018 is as below:

Indian Nationals holding Indian passport:
INR 1,86000 per person on twin sharing basis
INR 1,96,000 per person on single occupancy basis (Single occupancy shall only be in Nepalganj)

Foreign Passport Holders / NRIs:
US$ 3,799 per person on twin sharing basis
US$ 3,999 per person on single occupancy basis (Single occupancy shall only be in Nepalganj)

VISA Fee supplement for US, UK and Canada Passport Holders would be US$ 120 Per person
(Twin sharing / single occupancy will only be applicable in Nepalganj whereas at all other places, dormitory / twin / triple sharing accommodation would be provided)


The tour cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018 includes:

  • Arrival / departure transfers.
  • 1 Half day sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath&Bodhnath.
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Cygnet Inn / Sneha or similar on twin sharing & full board basis in Nepalgunj.
  • 1 Night at Sun Valley Resort or similar on twin sharing & full board basis in Simikot else very basic accommodation in Hilsa.
  • 6 Night accommodation in Tibet Side at Lodges/Guest Houses/Tent -as per itinerary
  • Lucknow / Nepalganj / Lucknow transportation by an A/c Innova/Sumo.
  • Nepalgunj-Simikot-Nepalgunj Flight.
  • Charter Heli shuttles between Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot.
  • Special Simikot permit fee (Humla Fee) for guests and helicopter landing.
  • Luxury Bus on Tibet side.
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Trek staff comprising of experienced Nepali Tour Manager, Cook and a strong Sherpa Team.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals.
  • Yaks & Yak-men for porterage during Kailash Kora.
  • All Permits.
  • First aid-kit, Medical Oxygen, Pulse Oxy meter and Gamow bag.
  • Yatra completion certificate.
  • 1 Dawn Jacket on returnable basis.
  • China VISA fee for guests and staff.


The tour cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018 excludes:

  • Extra cost in the event of delays due to any unforeseen reason for accommodation, meals and hiring of extra transportation including flights etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Evacuation cost in the event of sickness or emergency.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Hot Spring fee at Chui Gompa.
  • Domestic excess baggage charges and airport taxes (baggage allowance is 15 kg.).
  • Cost towards Pony ride during Kailash Parikarma.
  • GST as applicable at the time of billing.
  • Airfare to Kathmandu and back.


Special instructions for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018:

  • We shall require guests passports to be in Kathmandu atleast 7 days before guests arrival in Nepalganj, to process Tibet Group VISA
    We strongly advise to allot 2-3 extra days to overcome any delays.
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its partners shall not be liable for any such delays
  • Oriental Vacations and Journeys has the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen reason
  • The group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.


Booking conditions for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018:

  • Booking shall be accepted with a non-refundable deposit of INR 50,000 per person.
  • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Letter from a doctor certifying that the participant is fit to undertake this pilgrimage.
  • Booking MUST be made minimum 2 months prior to each departure date.


Cancellation Policy for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018:

  • Once a booking is made, the deposit fee is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation made 30 days before the departure date 50 % of total package cost.
  • Cancellation made 21 days before the departure date 75 % total package cost.
  • No refunds for any cancellation made within 15 days from date of travel.
  • Services partially used / not used shall NOT be refundable.


Special Notes for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter for 2018:

  • We strongly advise to keep a provision of 2 3 extra days to overcome any delays.
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its associates shall not be liable for any such delays
  • We or our associate agents have the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  • The Group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions or technical snags with the helicopter, there could be a possibility of helicopter being un-operation for a couple o days, under such circumstances, every effort shall be made to provide them lodging / boarding etc. and the best available efforts shall be made to make alternate arrangements if possible however under such circumstances, all additional charges (if any) shall be borne by the guests.

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