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Kailash Helicopter Tour

10 days
Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour

Trip Fact

Trip duration: 10 Days

Start and End: Kathmandu

Grade: Easy Grade

Kailash Helicopter Tour - Overview

Kailash Heli Tour is a luxurious tour package to travel the holy mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake in Tibet. You will be flying out from Kathmandu to the far western part of Nepal at Simikot and Hilsa. The tour destination is very close to Nepal from there.

Mt. Kailash, the most consecrated pilgrimage site which stands as no more than the world's most respected spot where pilgrims passionately enroll despite many days stint of demanding and mind-boggling journey. Moreover, it may even be dream of miles away for many people who decide on just straight forwarded and stress - free trip to holy Kailash.

One has to travel a long distance from Lhasa or Kathmandu to the Mt. Kailash. Life Dream Adventure offers this exotic Kailash Helicopter tour to make your dream come true at holy Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet by our representative with warm welcome then transferred to Hotel. At evening, short briefing program on tour by our tour manager and dinner. Overnight Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour & Fly to Nepalgunj

Breakfast in the hotel. And go for sightseeing visit of Pashupatinath temple & Budhanilkantha Vishnu temple (sleeping Bishnu).

Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight Hotel

·         Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight

·         A very basic transport (non-ac Bus) will be available in Nepalgunj

Day 03: Fly to Simikot (by aircraft) & to Hilsa (by helicopter) then drive to Taklakot

Very early morning, you should be ready to go to the airport for your flight to Simikot. Normally, the flight leaves for Simikot at around 6.00 am, if there is a clear weather in all places (Nepalgunj, en route and Simikot). Delay by an hour OR two is quite normal in this sector. So, passengers are requested not be panic. 

The flight requires about an hour to reach Simikot. Our representative in Simikot will assist for completing immigration formalities and then arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border), our local representative in Hilsa will receive you and escorted to his house (tea shop). Here, you have to halt until all group members arrive. Travelers are requested to have patient and let us arrange everything smoothly because we have to wait our Tibetan guide to come border to receive us along with all permit and military formalities which may takes few time to receive us. Then after we cross border to Tibet and it takes about an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang - 3700 m.) by drive from Sher (China border).

Overnight Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached toilet) - basic but the best available

·         Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour (by Twin otter aircraft with 15 seats OR Dronier aircraft with 15 seats)

·         If the weather is not good in Simikot OR en route to Simikot, the flight will be canceled

·         Simikot to Hilsa: 25 minutes by B2 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 seats

·         Hilsa to Sher trek: 10 minutes

·         Sher to Taklakot drive: 1 hour by bus

Day 04: Acclimatization Day.

Today you will rest in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization with light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate.

Overnight Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached toilet) - basic but the best available

Day 05: Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) – 4560 m.

Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Manasarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). On the way, we will take a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to see the breathtaking views of Rakshas Taal with back ground view of holy mount Kailash. Pilgrims can take holy dip and perform homage to Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar as per their own religious way in Lake Manasarovar.

Overnight Guesthouse OR similar (all dormitory room)–Dharamsala type with Tibetantoilet

·         The distance of Manasarovar circumambulation: 72 km

·         Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 2 hours

Day 06: Yama Dwara Darshan then start trek to Deraphuk (4920 m)

Morning drive to Yama Dwar (OR Serson, 10 kms / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash.

Yama Dwar is the place, from where the group, normally, splits in two parts. Some members will start attempting Parikrama and some will return back to Darchen and wait for those members who have gone for Parikrama.

MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: You will start trekking from “Yama Dwar” to Deraphuk. The trail is quite easy & flat. You have to cross the river a couple of time, other than this, it is quite easy day today. Roughly, you will be crossing 18 km today and it takes around 5 hours.

MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: After having Darshan from Yamadwar, you will be returning back to Darchen and wait for those who have gone for Parikrama.

Overnight Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)

·         Lake Manasarovar to Asthapad - 1 hour drive

·         Asthapad to Yam Dwar: 45 minutes drive

·         Yama Dwar to Deraphuk trek: 5 hrs (approximately 18 km)

Day 07: Trek to Zutulphuk (4780 m) via Dolma La Pass (5600 m)

MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Early morning start uphill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). Today is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La rapidly up. The holiest water pool (glacial lake – Gauri kunda) is just situated beyond the Dolma-La. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva takes bath. From Dolma-La the trail rapidly drops down to the valley floor (Zutulphuk). 

After making downhill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zutulphuk Gomba requires another two hours. From the valley floor, the trail is flat all the way to Darchen. Today, you will be crossing approximately 22 km in 8 to 9 hours time.  

MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: Waiting in Darchen.

Overnight Local Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)

·         Deraphuk to Zutulphuk Gomba: 8 to 9 hours trek (approximately)

Day 08: Finish Trek near Darchen & Drive back to Purang and continue exit to Hilsa

MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Today, you will complete your trekking (Parikrama), near Darchen the trek period will be about 3 hours for 11 km distance and in the end trek where you will find our vehicles waiting to fetch you and transfer to Purang (2 hours journey). In Purang (Taklakot), all group members will be gathered and having quick lunch, you will transfer to Sher border accompany by Military offier. After customs formalities, you will exit to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing Suspension bridge of Karnali River. In Hilsa, your overnight stay will be very basic in local lodge with simple meals.

Overnight Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached toilet) - basic but the best available

·         Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 3 hours walk - 11 km (approx.)

·         Trek ending point to Purang: 2 hours drive by green bus

·         Purang to Sher drive: 1 hr

·         Sher to Hilsa trek: 10 min

Day 09: Fly, Hilsa – Simikot (Heli) – Nepalgunj (fixed wing aircraft) - Kathmandu

In early morning take breakfast and be ready for Helicopter flight. Our Hilsa representative will assist you to board in Helicopter from Hilsa then brought back to Simikot. Upon arrival in Simikot our Simikot representative will meet you and will manage continue flight to Nepalgunj. Similarly, you will receive by our Nepalgunj representative and will manage for your onward destination to Kathmandu as per available flight schedule. Our tour officer in Kathmandu will meet you in the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest & relax in hotel with warm refreshment.

Overnight Hotel

·         Hilsa to Simikot: 25 minutes flight by Helicopter

·         Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight by aircraft

·         Nepalgunj to Kathmandu: 1 hour flight by aircraft

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for your flight back home.

 

Cost Info

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Two nights hotel (5 star) on twin sharing in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • One night lodge in Hilsa (basic dormitory room) with all meals
  • Pick up & drop transfers in Kathmandu
  • One half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing – Yeti Air OR Buddha Air)
  • Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing – Twin otter aircraft OR Dornier)
  • Simikot - Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 OR 5 persons can be carried at a time)
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey) – except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet
  • All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the tour
  • Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus or Jeep/Van
  • Tour around Lake Manasarovar on vehicle
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • One tour Manager
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipments
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage
  • Oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges


SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • International air ticket to Kathmandu & return
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Riding Horse during the Parikrama
  • Your travel insurance
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Asthapad Darshan (Govt. prohibited this trip if permitted can arrange on additional cost)
  • Tips for guide, service staff & driver
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from Kailash
  • Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

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Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour

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