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Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour

Trip Code: EKT/KM/2
Duration: 11 days
Trip starts from: Kathmandu
Trip ends at: Kathmandu
Mode of Trip in Nepal: By Coach, Air & Helicopter
Mode of Trip in Tibet: By Coach
Best time of travelling: May, June & September
Maximum altitude: 1350m to 5850m

Trip Overview
This is an ultimate journey to Mt. Kailash famed as the 'Center of the Universe' by Heli charter flight. It begins by airways from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and continues to Simikot. After Simikot, you make a charter helicopter flight to Hilsa, the place close to China boarder and drive to the Lake Manasarovar and base camp of Mt Kailash. This is the truly trip of a lifetime with a divine experience and stunning scenery.

Date Details Altitude / Distance Meals
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel.
(Clients should reached Kathmandu by 11:00 AM so, that we can apply Tibet Visa on same day ).
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350 m L,D 5 Star Hotel
Day 02 Breakfast at Hotel
In the morning, Halfday Sightseeing Tour to Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkantha the sleeping Bishnu.
Lunch at Hotel.
Fly to Nepalgunj , you will transfer to domestic airport to take the Nepalgunj flight.
Our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 450 m Kathmandu Flight Time: 45 Mins B,L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 03 Early morning Fly Simikot- Hilsa then Drive to Purang
Early morning you will be transfer to domestic airlines to take the flight to simkot with packed breakfast
Upon reaching Simikot airport take a Helicopter Flight to Hilsa
Fresh up at local guest house with tea/coffee . Then crossing Karnali bridge arrives to Chinese land. Drive to Purang (Taklakot). Before Purang have immigration formalities at Chinese custom office.
Drive to Purang (Taklakot).
Alt: 3770 m Simikot Flt:
45 mins Hilsa Flt: 25 mins Driving Dist: 15 km Driving Hr: 45 mins
B,L,D Himalaya Hotel with attached bath
Day 04 Rest at Purang (Taklakot)
Full day rest day in Purang (Taklakot) for acclimatization purpose. You may do shopping at Purang market and rest.
Alt: 3770 m B,L,D Himalaya Hotel with attached bath
Day 05 Drive Purang to Mansarovar
After breakfast drive to Mansarovar Lake. Before reaching Mansarovar Lake you see Rakshyas Tal from the way. Today is the day of lifetime as you have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and holy lake Mansarovar. Have Pooja and Holy bath at Mansarovar.
Overnight at Mansarovar Guest House.
(At Mansarovar, yatris who want Mt. Kailash Parikarma with horses and porters will have to confirm our guide so that he can arrange all before starting the parikarm)
Alt: 4558 m Dist: 110 km
Driving hr: 2 1/2 hr
Driving hr: 45 mins
B,L,D Guset House
Day 06 Drive Mansarovar to Darchen, Base Camp of Kailash.
In the morning have Pooja and take holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash. The drive takes about 1 & half hours.
At Darchen yatris who wants horses and porters for Mt. Kailash Parikarma need confirm our guide so that he can arrange all before starting the parikarma.
Drive to Darchen.
Dinner & Overnight at Guest House.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 35 km
Driving hr: 1 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 07 Drive nearby Yam Dwar. 1st Day of Parikrama to Diraphuk.
Morning drive near to Yama Dwar via Darchen. Here you will meet our yaks and yak men. We will load all logistics on yaks and start Parikrama. Visit Yama Dwar on the way. The First day of Kora is a gradual walking of 5 hours. From the way you have Darshan of West face of Kailash. Today your night halt at Dirapuk. From Dirapuk view of North face of Kailash in a distance.
Dinner & Overnight at Guest Hotel.
Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 45 km (Drive)
(Walking) Driving hr: 1 hr 45 mins
Walking hr: 5 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 08 2nd Day of Parikrama to Zuthulphuk
Early morning trek uphill Dolmala Pass. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. After reaching top of the pass 5800 m then trek down to the valley floor. It takes another 4 to 5 hours. After cross Dolmala when you move down you see Gauri Kunda. This day is the longest and toughest day of Parikarma. So be prepared in mind accordingly..
Dinner & Overnight at Guest House.
Alt: 5800 m
Dist: 22 km
Walking hr: 10 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 09 3rd Day of Parikrama. Drive to Purang then Hilsa, if weather permits fly to Simkot by Helicopter.
Today is last day of Parikarma. After breakfast you trek down of 10 kms with the winding gradual track and arrive at the place called Chongdo. Our transport will pick up you and drive to Purang. Before moving towards Purang you will have Mansarovar lake parikarma by drive. Today your night halt will be either Hilsa Or Simkot.
Overnight Night will be at Hilsa or Simkot.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 3770 m
Dist: 145 min
Walking hr: 3 hr
Driving hr: 5 hr
B,L,D Hotel
Day 10 Fly Simikot- Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
Morning fly to Simikot by Helicopter. Same day fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj by domestic airlines.
The rest of day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350 m
Simikot Flt: 25 mins
Nepalgung Flt: 45 mins
Kathmandu Flt: 45 mins
B,L,D 5 Star Hotel
Day 11 Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for onward journey.


Month Normal Arrival Dates Arrival Dates for Reaching Mansarovar on Full Moon Day
May 03 (Wed), 10 (Wed), 17 (Wed), 24 (Wed) 01 (Mon), 31 (Wed)
June 07 (Wed), 14 (Wed), 21 (Wed), 28 (Wed) 29 (Thur)
July 05 (Wed), 12 (Wed), 19 (Wed), 26 (Wed) 28 (Fri)
August 02 (Wed), 09 (Wed), 16 (Wed), 23 (Wed), 30 (Wed) 27 (Sun)
September 06 (Wed), 13 (Wed)

Note: The above is provisional dates of Kailash Mansarovar Group Joining Tour.

Explore Kailash Treks Pvt. Ltd. will do it best to make the tour with safe and smooth. As all the tour programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), Explore Kailash Treks will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover Explore Kailash Treks will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the clients on the spot.


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