Mt. Kailash is not just a peak on the map, the pilgrimage to this Himalayan wonder is a spiritual exploration. It is the abode of Lord Shiva for Hindus, home of Buddha Demchok, according to Buddhists, and the place of Nirvana for the creator of Jainism. Thousands of ardent travelers dip their bodies in the holy waters of Mansarovar and marvel at the sunset over Mt. Kailash each year. The journey that has been dubbed by many as the, “stairs to heaven,” is meant as much for dedicated pilgrims as it is for zealous trekkers ready to explore and self-actualize. God’s very own spectacle beckons only the truly deserving,
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter will ease the inconvenience one feels while traversing through tough terrains to access really remote regions. The harsh weather and the difficulty of trekking for long distances can take away a lot from this lifetime experience. However, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by a helicopter from Nepalgunj safely avoids all that to offer only the best experiences to the ones interested.
The trip begins as you arrive in Nepalgunj. You will be first flown to Simikot on a fixed wing aircraft and later on a chartered helicopter to Hilsa. From Hilsa, drive to Taklakot to begin your journey to holy Lake Mansarovar. Bathe in the holy lake and perform a puja or havan, if you so wish. You can also visit the hot springs nearby.
In the course of next few days on the yatra, you will eventually reach Dolma La (4,560 m), the highest point on the Mt. Kailash trek. Waking up to a sun pouring down on Mt. Kailash is the climax of this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Tour. As you journey back from Zuthulphuk to Simikot and back, know that you have had an experience of a lifetime.
Day 1: Arrive in Lucknow
Arrive Lucknow at your own and then transfer to Hotel. Have your dinner at the hotel with overnight stay.
Day 2: Drive to Nepalgunj and Check-in (150m | 190 km | 4-5 hrs)
Once you reach Nepalgunj, our local staff will meet you in person and guide you to the hotel. Shortly, you will meet with the co-travellers in your batch. A brief trip in the evening will be arranged by our staff.
Day 3: Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (3415 m) | Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter | Trek Uphill to Sher (45 min) |Drive to Taklakot (3865 m |40 km | 2 hrs)
Wake up early today to begin your first day of the trip by boarding your scheduled flight to Simikot on a fixed wing aircraft. Once in Simikot, later that day, a chartered helicopter will fly the whole batch of travellers to Hilsa that has a non-metallic air-strip. Upon due arrival in Hilsa, trek with the Sherpa team for around 45 minutes to reach the Tibetan Border city Sher. In Hilsa, meet with our team in waiting to be driven to Taklakot (Burang) after completing immigration and custom checks. Check into the hotel for night stay at Purang Guesthouse.
Day 4: Acclimatization at Taklakot / 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 5: Purang to Manasarovar (4,560 m | 110 km | 4-5 hrs)
Today you will visit the holy Mansarovar Lake. Wake up early to freshen up and get ready to be driven to Chui Gompa via a rough terrain near Rakshas Taal. You can bathe in the Mansarovar Lake and for those interested in performing a puja or a havan, free time will be given (on Full Moon trips, it will be a full moon day at Mansarovar for your puja).
Enjoy the night stay at a guest house situated close to Lake Mansarovar.
Day 6: Drive Up To 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 7: 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 the 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: Trek to Zuthulphuk via Dolma La Pass ( 5800 m |22 kms | 9-10 hrs )
Wake up to a splendid view sun pouring down of Mount Kailash. After breakfast, trekking uphill will begin. This phase of the trek is difficult to hike and will take you to Dolma La Pass, the highest point on the Kailash Mansarovar trek. From here, descend through an easy terrain to the fields of Zuthulphuk through Gauri Kunda. This part of the trek is a smooth sail and will offer breathtaking mountainous beauty.
After reaching Zuthulphuk, stay overnight in a guesthouse/camp. (Meals served shall include light veg breakfast/fruits/fruit juice/chocolates/water for lunch and a light dinner)
Day 9: Trek to Darchen (10 km | 3-4 hrs) & Drive back to Sher and Continue Exit to Hilsa
Begin early today and set out on a 10 km trek (3-4 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: Simikot to Nepalgunj to Lucknow (Helicopter + Flight+Drive)
Wake up to eat a scrumptious breakfast. Following that, take the chartered helicopter to Simikot, and then the connecting flight to Nepalgunj. Arrive in Nepalgunj and collect your leftover luggage from the hotel and drive to Lucknow. Overnight stay at Lucknow.
Day 11: In the morning have your breakfast and then you can proceed to your home destination. Your spiritual journey to Mount Kailash will complete here.
Note: There can be some changes in the itinerary in case of some unavoidable circumstances.