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Kailash Helicopter Tour

Kailash helicopter TourMount Kailash (22028 feet) is the holiest and hardest pilgrimage mountain travel in the world. In Tibetan language it is called Kang Ringpohe ( a pious mountain). Mt. Kailash lies in remote western part of Tibet. Mount Kailash is the main source of water forming the major rivers Indus river, Sutlej, Brahmaputra Indus, and Karnali river….it is believed to be the sacred place of eternal bliss. In front of Kailash lies Holy Lake Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal. The Majestic view of Holy Mount. Kailash can be viewed in crystal clear water of Lake Manasarovar. Hindu People believe that Holy Kailash Parbat is the home of Lord Shiva. Having the ritual bath of Holy Lake Manasarovar water it is believed that the sin we have committed will go away.

Actually the helicopter can only go till the boarder of Nepal called Hilsa in the western part of Nepal. So, the best solution of taking Heli- copter service would be taking normal flights from Kathmandu to Nepal-jung and then to Simikot. Form Simikot we will take Helicopeter to Hilsa and drive to Taklakot. Next day we drive to Manasarovar Lake and rest. Then we drive to base camp of Kailash for Parikrama /Kora. After Kora/ circumbulating Mt. Kailash, we proceed to Nyalam and come back to Kathmandu driving. Or instead of Helicopeter from Simikot Limi Valley trek can be combined with Mt. Kailash Tour. It will take a week more days trek that combines best trek in Nepal at Humla valley and trek to Mt. Kaialsh. It keeps you fit in altitude. The people are culture is unique and the best part is this trek is it we would be seeing a relatively untouched part of this world.

The following is the trip outline of Simikot- Holy Mansarovar-Kailash Tibet tour:

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
We will come to airport with your name and Touch Kailash name plate. We will meet you and greet you and escort you to the hotel. Check in hotel and rest. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing – visit temples
Half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu: Budhanilkantha temple (lying Bishu temple), Boudhanath Stupa (biggest stupa in Nepal), Pashupatinath Temple (one of the most scared hindu temple in the world.) Check the list of things that you want for the Holy Mount. Kailash tour, if you need to buy anything or rent something our Touch Kailash Team will assist you. Briefing about the Helicopeter trip to Holy Mt. Kailash. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Today we will drive to domestic airport at Kathmandu to fly to Nepalgunj. Fully relaxed and rest day at Nepalgunj. Enjoy!!! Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Hilsa (3722m) Drive to Purang (Taklakot, 3802m)
Early in the morning we fly to Simikot with regular flight by aero-plane/ domestic airbus. We will finish immigration and fly to Hilsa by Heli copter. We will also have to stop for immigration at Sera in Tibet which is 30 minute of walk from Hilsa. From Sera our Land Cruiser/ Jeep ride for around 55 km will lead us to Purnang /Taklakot (3802m). It drive takes about 2 to 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Rest in Taklakot (3802m):
Today we hike to hill to acclimatize in altitude. Hiking in the hills and descend in slow pace this is the best way for your body to get fit to high altitude. It is also good to drink plenty of water, soup, juice to get fit at altitude. Please don’t smoke and drink alcoholic beverages. Altitude kills when we neglect it, please do inform your health condition to the group-team leader, supporter. We keep you in Gambo Bag pump oxygen and bring down as quick as possible. We will also take oxygen Cylinder and Pillow. So, no worries. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06:Purang ( Taklakot) to Manasarovar (4590m)
We will further drive to holy Lake Mansarovar. This holy lake in Tibet is also renowed with name Brahma’s Lake. In Tibetan Language Lake Manas is called Mapham Yum Tso. We will do Kora/Parikrama/ going round on clockwise direction of holy Lake Manasrovar by Land cruiser. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Drive to Darchen (4690m)
Today we bath at Holy Mansarovar. We will provide you hot boiled water and tents to have holy bath at Lake Mansarovar. After ritual bath at Holy Lake Manas, we can have Homa. On time permits paying extra to the driver we can visit Austapad and Trithapuri otherwise we will drive to Darchen. It is also called Tarchen which is also called Base Camp of Mt. Kailash. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Drive Darchen to Darbochhe (13 km drive) – Walk to Diraphuk (4860 m.) (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs)
Today we drive to Darbochhe. It is also called Tarboche please don’t get consufed. It is 13 km drive from to Darbochhe from Darchen. Darbochhe is well know with the name of valley of Gods. It is the starting point of walking (going Kora on foot) or hiring horse. So, our actual kora starts from Valley of Gods with the foot. Those unable to walk will be provided horse, horseman and helper. Today is easy walk of 5 to 6 hours to Diraphuk. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek from Diraphuk to Zutul-puk (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 km) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,200 mt
Today is the hardest day of Kora where we have to cross pass Drollma-La (5620m). The ascending part is less difficult than descending as all Yatris/ Pilgrim have to walk getting off from the horse for about 9 km on loose stone. So, we recommend you to have good shoes and walking sticks that will be more helpful. We can visit or come across Gauri Kunda and Parvati-stal for darshan/ homage. There is also cave of Miracles, it is believed that Milerappa is said to have visited and performed miracles. After descending down we can again ride horse before reaching Zutul-puk. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Walk from Zutul-puk for about 6 km and Drive to Tarchen (Darchen) (10 km / 4-5 hrs) (end of Kailash Parikrama) and further to Manasrovar.
We explore the shrine, stupas and temples around this beautiful valley. Today is third day i.e last day of Holy Mt. kailash Kora. Around 3 to 4 hours of walk will lead us to Jeep/ Land cruiser from where we can drive to Holy Mansarovar Lake. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Drive to Dongba (366 km) 7-8 hrs.
Today we drive from Mansarovar to Dongba for about 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 12: Drive Dongba to Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs.
Today drive for 7 to 8 hour from Dongba to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 13: Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu (156 km) 6-7 hrs.
Today we shall finish all formalities at immigration in Tibet and Nepal and reach Kathmandu by 4 to 5 p.m. In the evening after dinner we will have meeting and feedback of the Holy Mountain Kailash Yatra/tour. Overnight at Hotel

Day 14: Transfer to airport for your onward flight or continue other pilgrim tour in Nepal
We will take you to international airport for your onward flight or you can continue other tour/Yatra in Nepal.

Service Included:

  1. One night accommodation in Nepalgunj on full board basis (twin sharing)
  2. All Pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  3. Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight by schedule (regular) flight.
  4. Hotel in Nepalgunj on full board basis.
  5. Nepaljung to Simikot by regular flight early morning.
  6. Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter.
  7. All domestic airport taxes.
  8. Permit of Humla/simikot restricted area permits and royalties.
  9. Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  10. Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet
  11. All meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  12. Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
  13. English speaking Tibetan guide.
  14. Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas/ supporters)
  15. An experienced Team Leader (co-ordinator)
  16. All necessary camping equipments for Parikrama
  17. Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mt. Kailash
  18. Gamow bag (pressure bag) and oxygen for emergency use
  19. Medical kit bag
  20. Supporter cost in Hilsa i.e. transferring the luggage from Hilsa to Sera.
  21. All applicable taxes & service charges.

Service not Included:

  1. Riding Horse, Horseman and helper during the Parikrama/ kora of Holy Mt. Kailash. (approx. USD 280 to USD 350)
  2. Personal insurance. We do the evacuation but bill comes to you.
  3. Personal expenses and bottled drinks/beverages.
  4. Tips for guide, driver and supporting crews.
  5. Cancellation charge as per the Tibet agent policy.
  6. Additional cost due to Natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  7. Reshedulation of flights and shorten of the tour by Tibet agent. We have to follow their policy and agreements.

Note: We can take you to Ice Lingma and Sapta-Rishi Cave which is also called Inner Parikrama/Kora. For this we have to be physically fit. We have to have spare day to go for it. )