Duration: 10 days
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Mode of Trip: By Air, Helicopter & Coach Best time of travelling: May, June & September Maximum altitude: 1350m to 5850m
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 across widely spread open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. Then you proceed for your most fascinating trip to Mt. Kailash. Have a circum trek of Mount Kailash. Then trip back to Kathmandu via the same previous route. 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. Evening there will be briefing about the trip at hotel.
|Alt: 1350 m||D||Hotel|
|Day 02||Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Fly to Nepalgunj
In the morning, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkantha the sleeping Bishnu. Then transfer to Kathmandu airport to catch up flight to Nepalgunj.
Optional tour: Everest Mountain flight can be done early in the morning.
|Alt: 450 4 hours S/s in Kathmandu Flight Time: 45min m||B,L,D||Hotel|
|Day 03||Fly Simikot- Hilsa. Drive to Purang
Early morning fly to Simikot by domestic airlines. Upon reaching Simikot airport take a flight to Hilsa by Helicopter. Fresh up at local guest house with tea/coffee. Then crossing Karnali bridge arrive to Chinese land. Drive to Purang (Taklakot). Before Purang have immigration formalities at Chinese custom office.
Simikot Flt: 45
Hilsa Flt: 25 min
Driving Dist: 15 km
Driving hr: 45 min
|Day 04||Rest at Purang (Taklakot)
Full day rest day in Purang (Taklakot) for acclimatization purpose. You may do shopping at Purang market.
|Alt: 3770 m||B,L,D||Guest House|
|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. Your overnight will be at Chu Gompa nearby Mansarovar.
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 parikarma.
|Alt: 4558 m
Dist: 110 km
Driving hr: 2 ½ hr
|Day 06||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.
|Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 45 km (Drive)
Dist: 16 km (Walking)
Driving hr: 1 hr 45 min
Walking hr: 5 hr
|Day 07||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. Like yesterday today also your overnight will be in tented camp at Zuthulphuk.
|Alt: 5800 m
Dist: 22 km
Walking hr: 10 hr
|Day 08||3rd Day of Parikrama. Drive to Purang or Hilsa
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 Purang or Hilsa.
|Alt: 3770 m
Dist: 145 km
Walking hr: 3 hr
Driving hr: 5 hr
|Day 09||Fly Hilsa – Simikot- 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.
|Alt: 1350 m
Simikot Flt: 25 min
Nepalgunj Flt: 45 min
Kathmandu Flt: 45 min
|Day 10||Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for onward journey.
GROUP JOINING DATES OF KATHMANDU ARRIVAL FOR 2017
|Month||Normal Arrival Dates||Arrival Dates for Reaching Mansarovar on Full Moon Day|
|May||09(Tue), 15(Mon), 18(Thu), 22(Mon), 25(Thu), 29(Mon)||06(Sat)|
|June||01(Thu), 08(Thu), 12(Mon), 15(Thu), 19(Mon), 22(Thu), 26(Mon)||05(Mon)|
|July||03(Mon), 10(Mon), 17(Mon), 25(Tue)||05(Wed)|
|August||09(Wed), 14(Mon), 21(Mon)||03(Thu)|
|September||07(Thu), 11(Mon), 14(Thu)||02(Sat)|
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.
If you wish to extend your trip to any pilgrimage site such as Muktinath, Janakpur Dham, Damodar Kund, Kagvusundi Lake etc. or you want to go for any short trips such as Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot etc. please ask us.