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Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Tour

` 207,000   ` 197,000  per person

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Duration: 11 Days

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The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, is not only a spiritual journey, but one of spectacular sights and adventures. The journey is no longer an arduous task but has been made much easier with the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter, especially for those who are unable to trek all the way. Both Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar have a special significance for followers of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Bon religion. Mount Kailash, towering at a height of 21,778 ft., has been a pilgrim destination for thousands of years. It is a peak in the Kailash range which is part of the Trans-Himalayan range in Tibet. At the foothills of Mount Kailash lies Lake Mansarovar, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. The lake is considered a symbol of purity and it is believed that a dip in its holy waters cleanses one’s sins. The 11-day Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Tour will also take you to Kathmandu, Taklakot, Darchen, Derapukh, Zuthulphuk, and many other places.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. If you have arrived early, you can step out and explore the city and its local markets. The city lies at a height of 1400 m and is a gateway to Nepal.
 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and arrival in Nepalgunj (150m) (1.5 hr flight) (Kathmandu - Nepalgunj)​

After breakfast, get ready to explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu with a visit to the ancient Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha temples. After you return to the hotel, transfer to the domestic airport to board your 1-hr-30-min flight to Nepalgunj to begin your journey to Kailash Manasarovar. On arrival at the Nepalgunj Airport, head to the hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Day 3: Arrive in Simikot (Nepalgunj - Simikot) (150 m) (2910 m) (50 min flight) 

Early morning, leave for Nepalgunj Airport and board the 50-min flight to Simikot. As weather conditions keep changing, there are often delays in the flights; hence, it is advisable to take the first available flight to Simikot. On reaching Simikot, take the helicopter flight to Hilsa that will take around 25 mins. On arrival, walk for 10mins and cross the border and drive to Taklakot to fill out all the formalities for immigration. Then, proceed to the hotel and check in at Purang Guest House.

 

Day 04: Acclimatization at Purang (4,755 m)​

Spend the day resting at your hotel or go out for a walk to visit the local markets. This day is meant for acclimatization for the tedious yet rewarding Kailash Mansarovar Yatra ahead.  
 

 

Day 05: Drive from Purang to Lake Mansarovar (Taklakot - Manasarovar, 90 KMS | 1.5 hour) (4,590 m)​

Post breakfast, board a bus to Lake Mansarovar. As the bus passes through scenic locales, it will make a stop at Rakshas Tal (Lake of Demons) where you can get the first glimpse of the sacred Mount Kailash. You will then head to Chiu Gompa located near Lake Mansarovar and halt at the guest house for the night. You can spend the rest of the day experiencing the beauty of Lake Manasarovar, take a dip in its holy waters, or perform rituals, it is all up to you.

 

Day 06: Drive Upto Darchen and Overnight stay (4,575 m| 53 km | 2 hrs )​

Today morning, after relishing your breakfast, you’ll drive up to Darchen covering a distance of 53 km. It will take you around an hour to complete the distance, post which you can check-in at the guesthouse to keep your belongings. You can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure, or head-out to explore your surroundings.
 

Day 07: Drive to Yama Dwar (1 hr) | Trek to Dirapuk (4,920 m | 5-6  hrs)​

Freshen up in the morning and eat breakfast served hot and fresh. Firstly, you will be driven to Yama Dwar where you will meet Yak and Yak men. This marks the beginning of the parikrama and is the first day of kora. If you wish to avail the services of a Yak and/or a porter to help you with your luggage, you will hire one right here. In the course of your trek today, you will have the first darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash (North face). Rest in the night at our camp in Dirapuk..

 

Day 8: Dirapukh - Domla La - Zuthulphuk, 22 KMS | 9-10 hour | 5800 m​

Get up before dawn to witness the first rays of the sun falling on Mount Kailash, creating a spectacular sight of a “Golden Kailash”. After a light breakfast, trek towards Zuthulphuk. This is a steep trek upto Dolma La Pass (5630 m) for 3-4 hours and a steep descent to Gauri Kunda. From there on, you will trek a flat valley for 2.5 hours and walk for 2-3 hours on flat land. You must carry a packed lunch and hot drinking water. On crossing the Dolma La Pass, you will able to see Gauri Kunda. After walking for some time, you will break for lunch. You need to be careful while walking downhill as the terrain is steep and rocky. You will soon reach flat trail that leads to Zuthulphuk, your destination for the night halt. Check in at the guest house or in a tent. After dinner, you can wind up for the day for much-deserved rest. Travelers who are riding on a yak/horse also need to walk for 2-3 hours on the trek downhill after Dolma La Pass..

 

Day 9: Trek to Darchen (10 km) (3 hrs) & Drive back to Sher and continue exit to Hilsa

Begin early today and set out on a 10 km trek (4-5 hours) to reach the final stop of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra near Darchen. Meet with our team waiting in vehicles to be driven to Sher. On reaching, descend from there and cross a bridge to reach Hilsa. Overnight stay in the hotel/guesthouse

 

 Day 10: Hilsa to Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu 

Wake up to eat a scrumptious breakfast. Following that, take the chattered helicopter to Simikot and then take the connecting flight to Nepalgunj. Arrive in Nepalgunj and further fly to Kathmandu. On reaching, check-in at a hotel for overnight stay.
 

Day 11: Depart from Kathmandu​

After breakfast, transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back home. Your trip will conclude here as you fly home with unforgettable memories of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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Package Details

Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Tour

Price (Per Person):   ` 207,000
Duration:   11 Days
Cancellation Policy   |   Payment Policy

Special Cases and its cost

  • In case one want to hire a horse or a porter for Parikrama the following mentioned are the rates and it can be booked and paid at Mansarovar (Note - Horse cannot be hired alone without a porter, it is a standard in Tibet to provide employment opportunity to the Tibetan locals. It is not mandatory to hire a horse if one only needs a porter to carry his or her bag)  The cost of hiring a porter is RMB 800 per person and for a horse is RMB 2400
  • In case the tour gets delayed in any point of time after the start date of the Yatra due to any reason beyond the control of Adventure Nation or its partners the cost of additional stay will be as followed
    • The cost of an extra night stay with food and transportation per person 
      • @ Kathmandu is Rs. 2850/- on twin sharing and Rs. 5500/- on Single
      • @ Nepalganj is Rs. 3800/-
      • @ Simikot is Rs. 2400/-
      • @ Hilsa is Rs. 1800/-
      • @ any other place as per itinerary is Rs.1500/-
  • Supplement cost for American Passport helder is USD 360 and all other Non Indian passport holder is USD 260

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Inclusions:

  • All necessary Tibet entry for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
  • Tibet group Visa for  Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
  • Chinese Visa for Kailash Yatra
  • Tibetan guide from China Tibet Tourism Board. (CTTB)
  • A trip leader for every group, maximum group size of 35 pax
  • Enough Sherpa support staff. The guest to staff ratio will be 1:7
  • Accommodation
    • Kathmandu - 02 Nights accommodation in Hotel Singi or Hotel Manaslu on twin / double sharing.
    • Nepalganj - 01 Night accommodation in Hotel Central Plaza or Hotel Siddhartha on twin / double sharing.
    • Taklakot -  03 Night accommodation in Hotel Himalaya on triple sharing
    • Mansarovar -  01 Night accommodation in basic Guest House on multiple sharing with common toilet with no running water.
    • Darchen - 01 Night accommodation in Hotel Himalaya on triple sharing (03 Night accommodation in Hotel Himalaya on triple sharing for the guest who opt out to do Parikrama)
    • Diraphuk -  01 Night accommodation in basic Guest House on multiple sharing with common toilet with no running water.
    • Zuthulphuk -  01 Night accommodation in basic Guest House on multiple sharing with common toilet with no running water.
  • Transportation
    • Pick up from airport to  hotel on day 01 and drop to airport from hotel on day 11 (last day of the trip) in an air conditioned vehicle.
    • Pasupathi Nath Temple and Boudha visit in an air conditioned vehicle
    • Transportation from Kathmandu  to Nepalgunj in a 50 seater fix wing aircraft
    • Transportation from Nepalganj  to Simikot in a 16 seater fix wing aircraft
    • Transportation from Simikot  to Hilsa(Nepal China Border) in a Helicopter (Maximum of 05 to 06 pax (500 KG) max in helicopter
    • Border crossing on foot for 1KM
    • After crossing border to China, from China border to Yamadwar and from Sersong back to China -  Nepal border in a non air conditioned Chinese deluxe bus with push back seats.
  • Meals - Basic vegetarian meals throughout the trip 
    • Sample Menu 
      • Bed Tea(Served in common area / Room) - Tea / Coffee
      • Breakfast - Milk / Tea / Coffee, Corn Flakes / Muesli,  Aloo Puri or Chole bhature or upma or Idly & Sambar or Poha or Bread Butter Jam
      • Lunch -  01 Dal, 01 Sabji, 01 Pickle, 01 Pappad, Rice, Tawa Roti, 01 sweet dish or Fruit 
      • Pack Lunch - Aloo Puri or Sandwich pr  Paratha with Pickle, Fruit, Tetra Pack Juice, Small chocolate.
      • Dinner -  01 Dal, 01 Sabji, 01 Pickle, 01 Pappad, Rice, Tawa Roti, 01 sweet dish or Fruit 
    • Note - In Nepal food will be served by the hotel or guest house we stay and in Tibet food will prepared and served by our sherpa team.
  • Bottled mineral water - 02L per day in Kathmandu and 04L per day in all other places.
  • A supporting truck for carrying kitchen equipment and food
  • Complimentary brand new duffel bag and daypack.
  • Complimentary brand new down jacket
  • All camping equipment ( dining tent, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, table, chairs, toilet tent etc.)
  • Emergency Kit which will have Gamow Bag, oxygen cylinders and mask, and basic first aid kit.

Exclusions:

  • GST 5%
  • Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs or Foreign Nationals
  • Horse / Porter during the Parikrama
  • Personal expenses , Bottled drinks
  • Travel Insurance, Emergency Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for tour leader, Tibetan guide, Sherpa staff & Driver;s .
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from Kailash.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

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