Best SeasonSpring and Autumn Season
Package TypeHill, River, Lakes, Glacier and Mountain
Elevation5636m. Dolma La Pass
Group Size2 Pax
Tour Hours3-8 Hours walk
Kailash Helicopter Yatra is physically comfort and shorter than the other route. This tour is suite for elderly people and also devotee those physically impaired. There are high chances of flight cancellation between Nepalgunj and Simikot in summertime. We suggest for busy business man and officers not travel by this route specially in in July and August. Sometime flight cancellation last for week long.
Kailash Helicopter Yatra group meet in Kathmandu and fly to Nepalgunj. You also come to Nepalgunj and join with group. From Nepalgunj to Simikot we fly by schedule fixed wing aircraft. We acclimatize for a night at Simikot. As our experience yatri those acclimatize in Simikot are more fit than direct flying Nepalgunj to Hilsa. Flying straight from Nepalgunj to Hilsa and drive to Purang is high risk to catch altitude sickness. Our suggestion is more acclimatize daily and stay fit during yatra. If you have not plenty of time for acclimatization no comfortable on yatra. If a member of group family sick than trouble for whole group team. We fly to Hilsa by Helicopter and drive to Purang by Bus. We will acclimatize more a night in Purang and preserve our energy for final destination. Next day morning we drive to Lake Manasarovar and holy bath and Puja. Than continue heading to Kailash Parikarma. Those pax not going Parikarma are waiting for other yatri in Darchen. Than can also split the group and come before but need to pay extra China visa split charge and private transport. In case not sufficiency pax for helicopter than they have to wait for other pax in Hilsa.
Kailash Helicopter Yatra package cost includes all food, hotels, Guesthouses in Nepal and Kailash region. All rooms are sharing basis. 2 pax sharing in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. 3-4 pax sharing in Simikot and in Kailash region 2-6 pax sharing basis depend room arability. One can also up grade room paying by extra charges. The room we are providing are China Indian Pilgrimage Service Center (CIPSC) contracted. That type bed rate is Yuan 80-120 per bed.
Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (1300m)
Upon your arrival at culturally affluent Kathmandu, warm welcome from Shambhala Holidays Team and transfer to your hotel with evening briefing aon the holy Mount Kailash and sacred Lake Manasarovar tour. Over night at Kathmandu with full board plan.
Visit to Pashupatinath temple and afternoon flight to Nepalgunj (1300m)
Today, we go for morning visit around holy Pashupatinath temple which is also believed to be the winter resident of Lord Shiva and after noon transfer to airport for your flight to Nepalgunj the western southern border town. Over night at Nepalgunj on full board plan.
Domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot and helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa, proceed to Purang
Early morning transfer to airport and flight to simkot by fixed wing aircraft. After immigration formalities in Simikot then proceed to Hilsa Nepal China border by chartered helicopter. After arrival at Hilsa, we set out for Purang, a short walk to cross-river Karnali and get into Tibetan border where our land cruisers will be waiting. After brief introductions with our Tibetan guide, we will drive for Purang and on arrival transfer to guesthouse and rest. Over night at Purang on full board plan.
Acclimatization day at Purang:
Full day free for acclimatize and relax at Purang. If you are interested, then we will escort you to Bhilli Thanka and Lama Yutok monastery. Bhilli Thanka was the open market trading point of nomad of Tibet, Indian trader and Nepali trader till 2002. Now Chinese Government closed it. Over night at Purang on full board plan.
Drive from Purang to Manasarovar Lake (120 km – 3 Hrs) via Gur La Pass and Rakshas Lake.
You will have full day for holy bath and Puja or just relax at the edge of holy Manasarovar Lake. There are four bathing gates in Manasarovar Lake. Among them holiest one is Thogo, their Lord Shiva used to bath. That’s why shaman from west Nepal go to bath the same place at least 3 times in life time with there assistance from village, trident and tutelary God. Over night at Manasarovar Lake on full board plan.
Drive to Yamador via Darchen.
Yamador ‘s local name is Chhorten Kangni which is very next to Darboche flag pole. Here, Buddha Purnima festival (Saka Dawa Wesak festival) is held annually where many pilgrims from all over the world come to here to pay homage for Mount Kailash during the festival. Then we start walking Kailash Parikrama to Dira Phuk [12 Kms 4-5 Hrs.] it means female Yak horn cave monastery. Over night at Dira Phuk on full board plan.
Continue Parikrama over Dromala pass 3636m
We continue kora via many holy sites like Selwet Tsal cemetery just above the Dakini path, Bumju, Sin testing hole, Mehlah Doh hand print of Mila Repa, Digdoh, Guru Rinpoche horse than finally we reach to Dolma La Pass. After Dolma La holy sites are Gauri Kund, Senge Dongma, Syabje Dadok and Zuthul Phuk cave monastery [22 kms 7-8 Hrs.]. Over night at Zuthul Phuk on full board plan.
End Mount Kailash Parikrama in Dzongdud, near Darchen [9 kms 3-4 hrs]
Drive to Hilsa border via Manasarovar Lake Parikrama. Hilsa border lodge are budget and basic, reason to stay there is to catch early morning helicopter flight to Simikot for connection flight to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. If we stay in Purang it take lost of time for Immigration process in Purng morning time and high chances of missing connecting flight. Over night at Hilsa on full board plan.
Morning flight to Simikot by Helicopter and connecting flight to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.
From Hilsa, we fly on chartered helicopter towards Simikot. And we fly on domestic flight to Nepalgunj followed by another flight to Kathmandu. Over night at Kathmandu on full board plan.
Visit Kathmandu’s world heritages sites Baudhanath Stupa, Swoyambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar or Patan and Bhaktapur. Over night at Kathmandu on full board plan.
Fly back to home
- All arrival and departure transport
- All ground transport during tour
- Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
- Sharing basis room in Kailash Manasarovar region
- All meals, Nepali staff Guesthouse or camping equipment during trek / Tour
- Pick up from Nepal China border
- Chinese visa fee, tour guide and all entrance fees
- Domestic airfare and helicopter charter cost
- Upper Humla trek permit fees and DDC charges
- International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and central Tibet
- Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
- Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)
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