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Kailash Helicopter Tour - 12 Days

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 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1310m (D, Hotel Vaishali or Similar)
One of our representatives will pick you up at the airport and guide you to your hotel room. In the evening, we will meet up in a small dinner to welcome you and brief you about the tour. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and flight to Nepalgunj (B,L,D, Hotel Siddhartha or Similar)
After breakfast, we will be visiting the world heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley. First, we will visit the Pashupatinath and the Boudhanath. Pashupatinath is the holy temple of Lord Shiva and Boudhanath is the holy place for Buddhists. After the exploration, we will be Visit Jal Narayan and flying to the city of Nepalgunj after lunch at Hotel. After we land at the airport, we will head to our hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 03: Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot from Simikot to Hilsa and drive to Taklakot (B, L, D Purang Hotel or Similar)
Early morning flight to the village of Simikot takes us about an hour. Today, we will acclimatize for the day to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness. Simikot is the headquarters of Humla district and is also one of the remote villages of Nepal cut off from the rest of the villages as the place lies in a very remote place. Here, we will explore the Tibetan influenced culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local people of the village. Here, we can stroll around the edge to find a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. From here, we will be able to see the Humla Karnali River and also the Kalikot stone and some 6000 meters high peak. A chartered chopper will take us to the bordering village of Hilsa where the Karnali crosses from the Tibetan Plateau into the mountain regions on its descent to the Ganges. There, we will finish the immigration process and drive to the village of Taklakot which is 56 kilometers up the Karnali. Overnight in Taklakot.

Day 04: Rest Day (B,L,D Purang Hotel or Similar)
Burang Town, also called ‘Taklakot’ in Nepal, is an ancient trading post which was believed to be the abode of the incarnation of Buddha, Sudhana. Today, we will stroll around the village of Taklakot. We will learn about the culture and tradition of the village during the stay. Overnight at Taklakot

Day 05: Drive from Taklakot to Manasarovar (B,L,D Ashram Guest or Similar)
After having breakfast, we will be driving to one of the holiest and prettiest lake of Manasarovar sitting still at the height of 4560 meters above sea level. Before reaching the lake of Manasarovar, we will stop at the Rakshas Tal to admire its tranquil beauty. The lake is also called the ‘lake of the demon’ and ‘Ravana Tal’ as it is thought to be created by Ravana to garner superpowers through devotion and meditation of Lord Shiva. The lake contains salt water and is thought to be poisonous by the locals. From there, we will move towards the ‘sun’ shaped lake of Manasarovar. The lake is said to overflow the salty water of Lake Rakshas. We will drive around the Manasarovar Kora while the lunch is being prepared. The Kora is said to be a pilgrimage route around a sacred temple, a mountain or a lake. Overnight in Manasarovar.

Day 06: Explore Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (B,L,D Himalaya Hotel or Similar
Today, we will get into our religious outfit and mood and explore the lake of Mansarovar. We will perform some rituals at the bank of the lake. We will view the glorious Mt. Kailash and travel to Darchen to prepare for our Kailash Kora the next day. Darchen, previously known as Lhara, is a small village situated right infront of the sacred mountain, Mt. Kailash. It is the starting point for the pilgrimages in the region. Overnight in Darchen.

Day 07: Kailash Kora and Derapuk (B,L,D Guest House)
After breakfast, we will drive to Tarboche which is approximately 4 kilometers from Darchen. Tarboche is covered with prayer flags. The most important annual festival, Saga Dawa is held here in Tarboche. There’s a place called the Yamadwar in Tarboche which means ‘the gateway of the god of death’ in Indian language. It isthe internal point of moving around the Mt. Kailash. It takes 4 to 5 hours of walking to arrive in Derapuk, the north face of Kailash. We will be able to see beautiful views of the Gurla Mandata, Ape, Kamet and other high peaks. Overnight in Derapuk.

Day 08: Kailash Kora 2nd day and Juthulpuk (B,L,D Guest House)
The hardest and longest walk up and down through the Drolma La Pass to arrive at the village of Juthulpuk. After having an early breakfast, we will head off east to cross the Lha-chu by a bridge and reach the Drolma La village. An hour after that, we will be walking along the valley of Jarok Donkhang from where we will be heading towards the Shiva-tsal, where pilgrims are supposed to undergo a symbolic death just to be reborn again after arriving at the top of the Drolma La Pass. Up and up all the way to find a great cubic rock ‘Drolma Do’ that marks the top of the Drolma La Pass. The local people follow some rituals to have their sins forgiven. Rest for about an hour to start on a steep descent downwards. An hour descent through snowfield will take us to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir. Along the way, we will be able to find the Buddha’s footprints. Along the southern part of the Lham-chu Khir comes the Khando Sangam La which provides the only eastern face of the Mt Kailash. After some time, you will be finding yourself in a grassy land in an Indian camp. 10 minutes walk from the camp will take us to the village of Juthulpuk. The place got its name from the famous cave of Juthulpuk also known as the miracle cave. Overnight at tea house.

Day 09: Drive to Hilsa (B,L,D Guest House)
After an early breakfast, we will be walking for about two hours to catch our vehicle which will then transfer us to the Nepalese border. In between the drive, we will stop at Darchen for lunch. We will finish all the immigration process and walk up to the bordering village of Hilsa. Overnight in Hilsa

Day 10: Flight to Simikot then to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu (B,L,D Hotel Vaishali or Similar)
After breakfast early in the morning, we will take a flight to the village of Simikot. Again, after arriving at Simikot, we will fly towards one of the biggest cities of Nepal, Nepalgunj and again take a last flight to the capital city of Nepal. In the evening, we will meet up for a short discussion about the tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11:
Extra day in Kathmandu in case of weather or any other cases (B,L,D)

Day 12: Departure
Our representative will take you to the international airport of Nepal for your departure. Cost Includes

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. )