Kailash Helicopter Tour

Kailash Helicopter Tour
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Facts About Kailash Helicopter Tour

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5600

Transportation

Jeep/Helicopter

Accomodation

Hotel

Major Activity

Tour

Himalayan Sights

Tibet Himalaya

Starts/Ends

Nepalganj - Nepalganj

Duration:

9 Days

Trip Overview

Kailash Helicopter 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.

Kailash Helicopter Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

You will be met in airport and transfer to the hotel. After the arrival, we will be briefing about your tibet trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Then evening visit to Pashupatinath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and Fly to Nepalgunj
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
150

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square and Evening by to Nepalgunj. overnight at Hotel.

Day 3 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot - Hilsa and drive to Purang (Taklakot - 3400 m.)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

Early morning transfer to airport (10 minutes from Hotel) for flying to Hilsa (the border between Nepal and China). But before reaching Hilsa, your Helicopter must land at SIMIKOT (the administrative head quarter of Northern frontier of Nepal) because the boarder immigration office of Nepal is situated here only and according to the regulation of Nepal, you must put exit stamp on your Passport before you leave for China (Kailash). The entire formalities take about 30 to 45 minutes. After completing the formalities in Simikot, you continue our journey to Hilsa. Once you land at Hilsa, you cross the River Karnali through a suspension bridge and get entered to the China side then continue TREKKING up to the "Sher village". The Chinese immigration Office and Boarder Check Post is situated in Sher village. Your vehicles (Land Cruisers & truck) are waiting there as well. The actual trek takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to reach Sher from the suspension bridge. Due to the different pace of walking, it may take at least two hours to gather all group members & luggage in immigration office up in Sher. However, the formalities don't take long time but it depends on the mood of Chinese Police. From Sher, it takes another an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang -3700 m.).

Day 4 : Free Day in Purang (Taklakot) for acclimatization
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

Today, you will have rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. In fact, you have gained an enormous height within a day while coming in Taklakot, so before making any further journey to the higher elevation, your body should be acclimatized properly with the atmosphere in high altitude. So, it is significantly important to spend a day here for your safety pourpose. However, we can also arrange a short visit to the Khojarnath temple (the ancient temple of Ram, Sita and Laxman) which is an optional program and you have to pay for transport (going and coming back) as well as the entrance fee of the temple. OR, you may stroll around the city on your own and visit the ruins of ancient Taklakot. Khojarnath temple: Khojarnath temple is the ancient temple of Ram, Sita and Laxman. The temple (Monastery) is 1100 years old. - Takalakot to Khojarnath temple: 45 minutes (one way) by Jeep.

Day 5 : Drive from Purang to Mansarovar (4560m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4560

Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Mansarovar.  Your Kailash Parikrama begins today. We drive for about 75 km to Mansarovar via Rakshash Tal. We will have a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to take some pictures & observe the sceneries. After taking a short break in Rakshas Taal, you will continue your journey to Lake Manasarover. This route takes us to the beautiful and sacred Mansarovar Lake set amidst extraordinary landscape. After taking a holy bath and performing Puja, we perform Parikrama at the sacred Mansarovar. From this vantage point, we can even get a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. This journey leaves us spiritually fulfilled. 

Day 6 : Drive from Manasarovar to Darchen- Yam Dwar and Trek to Deraphuk (4920 m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4920

After performing Puja and taking a holy dip in the Lake, we drive to Yam Dwar (OR Serson, 10 Km / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around Mt. Kailash. As well as, this is the sky burial sites of local Tibetan people. From here, you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash. Also, this is the particular place from where the group normally splits in two parts. Those, who are willing to perform the holy circumambulation around the Mt. Kailash will start trekking from "Yama Dwar" and the rest of the people who are not willing to go for trekking will return Darchen on Jeep and wait for others to come. The trail to Deraphuk is easy & flat however because of the high elevation, you will find difficulty to walk. The total journey to Deraphuk Gompa (4890m/18 km) Requires a 5 to 6 hours respectively. However, it depends on your pace.

Day 7 : Trek to Zutrul Phuk (4780 m) Via Dolma Pass (5600 M)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4780

Early morning start up hill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). This is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La is gradually up and from here the trail rapidly drops down to the next valley floor (Zutulphuk). The holiest water pool (glacial lake - Gauri kunda) is just situated beyond this pass. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva used to take bath. After making down hill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zutulphuk Gomba requires another two hours. - Deraphuk to Zutrul phuk Gomba - 9 hours.  Those who are not performing Parikrama can rest at Lake Mansarovar or take optional tour to Astapath, Thirthapur, etc. at their own expense. 

Day 8 : Parikrama ends - drive towards Purang (4200m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4200

Today is the final day for Parikrama. After completing Parikarma, you will be drive back to Purang (Taklakot). Refresh and drive to Sher. After completing immigration formalities, walk down to Hilsa (45 minutes). 

Day 9 : Fly Hisha to Nepalgunj via Simikot and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu connection Flight (2950m)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

After breakfast, you will be flying to Simikot by Helicopter flight to Nepalgunj via Simikot. From Nepalgunj airport catch connecting flight to Kathmandu. You will be met on airport and transfer to your hotel.  You can spend the free time shopping for souvenirs or as you like in Kathmandu. 

Cost 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

Cost 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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