Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5,943m/19,499ft
  • Countries Visited: Nepal, Tibet
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 8 Lunch , 9 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/hotels in Tibet

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter makes your holy tour faster and easier. In this tour you will fly from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot in domestic flights and onwards take a Helicopter ride to Hilsa. After entering Tibet, drive to Mansarovar Lake and do the Kailash Parikrama or circumference of Kailash.

Trip Highlights

  • Pashupatinath Darshan
  • 3 days parikrama or circumference around Mt Kailash
  • Highest Altitude reach is 5,943m/19,499ft
  • Feeling of the deep connection with Shiva
  • Domestic flights and Helicopter Ride

Trip Cost Includes

  •  4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights in Kathmandu
  • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation for 1 Night in Nepalgunj
  •  Guest house/hotels for 6 Nights in Tibet
  •   Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during yatra and Breakfast in Kathmandu
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  English speaking Nepalese and Tibetan guides
  • Humla Region Restricted Area Permit and royalties
  • Tibet VISA and all Permit Fees
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket
  • Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket 
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 to 6 persons can be carried at a time)
  • Oxygen cylinders 
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap and Duffel Bag

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu not mentioned in itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Yaks and Yakmen to carry luggage during parikrama days
  • Any cost not mentioned in inclusion

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, there will be a short briefing about Kailash Yatra.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Pashupatinath Darshan and fly to Nepal gunj (150 meters)

Early morning we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Overnight:  3 Star Hotel in Nepalgunj

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2900m)/Helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa (3700m)/Drive from Hilsa to Taklakot (3900m)

Early Morning – Domestic Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot.
Morning – From Simikot take Helicopter to Hilsa (20 min – 12kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in a group)
Afternoon – From Hilsa drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. On the way we pass up to 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post

Overnight: Guest House at Taklakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4 : Rest day in Taklakot to acclimatize

Spending an extra day in Taklakot will help acclimatize to the high altitude, thus preparing us for the journey ahead.

Overnight: Guest House in Taklakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m)

After Breakfast – Drive towards Manasarovar Lake (95 km). On the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 kms from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Tal. On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat and first view of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km).
Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km – 3hr by Private A/C Coach). Take holy dip & perform Puja.

Overnight: Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m)

After Breakfast – Drive to Darchen (35 km – 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) – the starting point for Kora. From Yama Dwar we will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Travelers who do not want to do Parikrama or circumference walk of  Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.

Overnight: Guest House 

Included Meals: Breakfast at Mansarovar,  Lunch, Dinner on the way during parikrama

Day 7: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m

After Breakfast – Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass (8 km). About 3 kms before reaching Dolma La Pass is steep hill and quite difficult to walk. Also descending from Dolma La Pass is the same for upto 3 km. While descending you can see Gaurikund on the right. After walking for about 2 – 3 hrs we will reach Phedi. After some rest we will start trek to Zuthulpuk (12 km trek for 6 hours). If you are not doing parikrama, you will be at Darchen waiting for the group, today as well.

Overnight: Guest House

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot

After Breakfast – After short easy Trek (8 km – 3 hrs), we will reach our Private A/C Coach pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 kms) and pick up the members not doing parikrama. From there drive to Hilsa. We will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation, today or tomorrow

Overnight: Guest House

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Fly Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj & Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly to Hilsa to Simikot (20 mins) by Helicopter – Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (around 1 hr)/ Surkhet and fly back to Kathmandu.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Included Meals: Breakfast


  2. ARRIVE KATHMANDU AT LEAST 3 WORKING DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE (for Chinese Visa)[Saturday and Sunday are not considered as working days]

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

In Kathmandu, you will stay in 4 Star Hotels with breakfast included. In Nepalgunj you will stay in 3 Star Hotels. In Tibet you will stay in lodges and guesthouses in a twin sharing or dormitory basis. Hotels in Kathmandu can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

In Kathmandu breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner are provided. While on Kailash Yatra, vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner is provided.

Best Months for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

May and September are the best months for Kailash Yatra.  Although you can visit any time from April to September, flights can be cancelled due to rain in June July

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter?

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter is difficult during 3 days of parikrama walk, due to high altitude and has a risk of altitude sickness. You walk long distances amidst steep slopes to a maximum altitude of 5,943m/19,499ft. Previous hiking experience in high altitude will be better. So get your trips booked way ahead and start preparing for it to enjoy your pilgrim tour to its fullest.

When is the best time to trek?

May, June and September are the best months for Kailash Yatra.  Although you can visit any time from April to September, the views will be clear and climate will be perfect in May, June and September.

Can I change the travel date after the trip is booked?

Sorry cannot change the travel date once you have booked the trip. In that case, we give you the flexibility to rebook another departure date available the same year or next years. You will have to pay the difference amount, if any. But the payment will not be refunded, in case you do not travel for any reason.

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

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