Mount Kailash Tour via Helicopter - 12 Days

Mt Kailash (6638m) is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus all over the world. Mt Kailash is situated near Lake Mansarovar and the Lake Rakshastal. Believed by devotees to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, Mt Kailash is visited by thousands of devotees over the year. According to mythology, Lord Shiva had spent his time in Kailash meditating and smoking sacred marijuana.

Mt Kailash tour offers a unique combination of natural beauty with spiritual and religious significance. The Great Adventure Treks provide an exclusive helicopter tour of Mt Kailash for your comfort. A specially chartered helicopter from Simikot will take you to Hilsa in the Tibet-Nepal border. From there you will drive to Mansarovar and complete the pilgrimage.

Mt Kailash is not open to climb for these religious reasons and can only be visited as a 52 km long walking circuit. It is believed that the visit to this holy site will release a person from the trappings of delusion and worldly things and relation. Many saints and sacred gurus have practiced tantric yoga in their quest of attaining enlightenment.

Mt Kailash is also revered as a holy site by Buddhists in Tibet. According to Buddhist scriptures, Lord Buddha had visited Mt Kailash, and Buddhism spread in Tibet through these routes. After the tour of Mt Kailash, devotees take a plunge at the nearby lake Mansarovar. The Lake Mansarovar means the lake of consciousness. Dipping in the lake is equivalent to attaining enlightenment as per the legends. So don’t delay any further. Take this once in a lifetime spiritual tour of Kailash. Go through the following itineraries before starting your journey.

Day 01  Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)

Day 02  Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.

Day 03   Fly to Nepalgunj and stay overnight

Day 04  Fly to Simikot (2910m). Overnight at Hotel

Day 05  Fly Simikot - Hilsa and reach Taklakot in Tibet (4025m). Overnight at Guest House

Day 06  Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours). Overnight at Guest House

Day 07  Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour). Overnight at Guest House

Day 08  Start Kailash Kora and reach at Derapuk. (4920m - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Day 09  Second day of Kailash Kora. Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m - 8/9 Hours)

Day 10  Juthulpuk to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest House

Day 11  Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel 

Day 12 Departure to Home

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

A representative of The Great Adventure Treks will pick you at the airport and help you check in at your respective hotel. You will get briefed about the tour, and you can relax at the hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley for half day

You will be sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and its important landmarks like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Basantapur Durbar Square. After the sightseeing is complete you can rest at your hotel and prepare the long journey ahead. You will spend the night at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Morning sightseeing in Kathmandu, fly to Nepalgunj

An early morning sightseeing to religious places like the Swayambhunath from where you will have a birds-eye view of the Kathmandu valley and a breathtaking sunrise. After a brief sightseeing tour, you will return to the hotel for lunch and head to the airport for the flight to Nepalgunj. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 4: Fly to Simikot(2910m) from Nepalgunj

You will board your flight to Simikot from Nepalgunj. An early morning flight in a small plane will take you to the hill region of Simikot. You can wander around simikot for one full day to acclimate your body in the high altitude region. You will stay overnight in a local lodge in Simikot.

Day 5: Fly to Hilsa from Simikot, drive to Taklakot(4025m) in Tibet

You will fly to Hilsa in a chartered helicopter with a group of 6.each person is only allowed 10 kilos of his/her personal belongings. After the completion of the immigration process, you will drive 27 km to Taklakot in Tibet. You will spend the night at the local guest house in Taklakot.

Day 6: Drive to Mansarovar(4550m) from Taklakot

You will drive early morning to the holy lake of "Mansarovar." The Mansarovar lake is around two hours away from Taklakot. On the way, we stop at another beautiful lake called the Rakshastal. You will have lunch upon arrival at Mansarovar at guest house and prepare for the Mansarovar circuit drive.

Day 7: Mansarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m)

At the holy lake of Mansarovar, you can perform religious puja. You can explore the lake and get overwhelmed by the serenity of the lake. You can take a plunge at the pristine lake. After lunch, we drive to Darchen on a short drive of 1 hr. We stay overnight at the guest house where you can relax and prepare for the Mt Kailash circuit.

Day 8: Start Kailash circuit and arrive at Derapuk(4920m)

We arrive at Tarbooche, also known as the valley of god. After some immigration formalities you can begin your you're Kailash yatra on foot, on a horse or carried by a helper. It takes about 4 - 5 hours to reach Derapuk. The Derapuk is the north face of Mt Kailash.

Day 9: Kailash Kora from Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m)

The hardest climb of the journey is on day 9. A few hours of the walk will take you to the Dolma la pass (5613m). We take a break to take pictures and experience nature at the top of the pass. We make our descent from the past and reach Gaurikund. Two hours of origin from Gaurikund will take you to Juthulpuk. On day nine we cover the total distance of 22 km in 8-9 hours. We spend the night at a guest house in Juthulpuk.

Day 10: Drive to Juthulpuk from Hilsa.

We start our day by walking for two hours to catch a vehicle. The vehicle will take you to the Tibet -Nepal border. After the immigration formality at the Tibetan border, we walk further till Hilsa in Nepal where we stay overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Fly to Simikot- Hilsa- Nepalgunj and then Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will fly to Hilsa from simikot and then to Nepalgunj from Simikot. The weather conditions in the hills change rapidly; hence, the flights can be delayed or called off. The members who want to drive to Lucknow and other places in India bid goodbye. Others will fly back to Kathmandu. We have a closing meeting as the sacred yatra come to an official end.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

The Great Adventure Treks representative will drop you to the airport, and you can board your flight to your destination.

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Halfday sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing based
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Simikot
  • Schedule flight of Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Kathmandu
  • Schedule flight of Nepaljung-Simikot-Nepaljung
  • Chartered helicopter from Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot
  • group sharing guesthouse in Kailash part as per itinerary
  • Buffet Indian veg. meals (breakfast/dinner/packed lunch) during the trip
  • transportation by bus/van
  • Truck to keep goods, your bid bags and foods
  • Kailash permit and visa
  • Entrace fees of Lake Manasarovar and kailash
  • All camping equipment for kitchen
  • Enough oxygen cylinders and pillow
  • Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama.
  • All service charges and taxes

  • Personal Horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama/ Kailash Round/ Kailash Kora
  • Using extra nights in hotel/ guesthouse (except the hotels mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra costs incurred due to split from the main group or serious health condition
  • insurance
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Any extra expenses due to flight delay/ cancel with valid reason
  • Any extra cost due to late permit/visa from Tibet part
  • Tipping to staffs
  • Hotel/ Guest house upgrading
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