Kailash Helicopter Tour
  • Trip Code:  


  • Duration:  

    14 Days

  • Trip starts from:  

    In Kathmandu

  • Trip ends at:  

    Out Kathmandu

  • Mode of Trip in Nepal:  

    By Coach, Air, Helicopter

  • Mode of Trip in Tibet:  

    By Coach

  • Best time of travelling:  

    May, June, July, August & 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.


Day Details Altitude Meals Overnight
1 Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel.

(You have to reach Kathmandu by 10:00 am as we need your passport for visa purpose)

Lunch at Hotel

Free Evening

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1400m L,D Hotel
2 Breakfast at Hotel

Morning Time free for (Visa Processing -DAY 01)

Lunch at Hotel

After Lunch Visit Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Alt: 1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D Hotel
3 Swoyambhunath - Kathmandu Durbar Square

Later drive to Nagarkot – (Visa Processing DAY 02)

After morning breakfast, visit Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. They are holy because Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning was raising the hill which the stupa stands on, later drive towards one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit Svayambhu Mahachaitya, Kasthamandap, Gaddhi Baithak, Kumari Ghar and Hunuman Dhoka Durbar Square.

After lunch at Hotel , drive to Nagarkot

View Sunset for Nagarkot hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Nagarkot.

Alt: 1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D Hotel
4 Nagarkot – Kathmandu drive –( Visa Processing DAY 03)

Early Moring View Sunrise for Hotel Terrace

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu

Lunch at Hotel


Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Alt: 1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D Hotel
5 Kathmandu – Nepalgunj Flight (Visa Process Day 04 )

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning time will be free

Lunch at Hotel

After lunch transfer to Domestic airport to take Nepalgunj Flight

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Alt: 1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D Hotel
6 Early morning Fly Simikot- Hilsa then Drive to Purang ( Taklakot) – Visa Received Day

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)

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

Alt: 3770m Simikot Flt: 45 min Hilsa Flt: 25 min Driving Dist: 15 km Driving hr: 45 min B,L,D HIMAYA HOTEL OR SIMILAR
7 Rest at Purang (Taklakot)

Full day rest day in Purang (Taklakot) for acclimatization purpose. You may do shopping at Purang market and rest.

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

8 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. Drive to Darchen

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

(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)

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

Alt: 4558 m Dist: 110 km Driving hr: 2 ½ hr Driving hr :45min B,L,D HIMALAYA HOTEL OR SIMILAR
9 Drive to Mansarovar from Darchen

Morning day trip to Holy Lake Mansarovar enroute view Rakshas Tal. Today is the Day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (Darshan) of Holy Mt.Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar.

Head towards Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash.

Lunch at Darchen Hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

Alt: 4620 m Dist: 35 km Driving hr: 1 hr B,L,D HIMALAYAN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
10 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 House

Alt: 4860 m Dist: 45 km (Drive) Dist: 16 km (Walking) Driving hr: 1 hr 45 min Walking hr: 5 hr B,L,D NEW GUEST HOUSE
11 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.

Dinner & Overnight at New Guest House

Alt: 5800 m Dist: 22 km Walking hr: 10 hr B,L,D NEW GUEST HOUSE
12 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 km Walking hr: 3 hr Driving hr: 5 hr B,L,D HILSA OR SIMKOT HOTEL
13 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 min Nepalgunj Flt: 45 min Kathmandu Flt: 45 min B,L,D HOTEL
14 Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for onward journey.