The journey to Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar Lake is a very pious one. It is a sacred place of importance for not just Hindus but other faiths as well like the Buddhists, Jains and Bons. The trip to Kailash Mansarovar is extremely challenging owing to its extremely high altitude location in China. It is all worth it since this place is known for being the residence of Lord Shiva. The Parikrama of the mountain peak and a holy dip in the Mansarovar Lake will be an enriching experience. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter attempts at making this arduous journey as easy and accessible as possible. The journey starts off from Kathmandu, Nepal and takes you to China, the location of Kailash Mansarovar.
Darshan at the holy Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
Shaktipeeth visit and Darshan in Kathmandu.
Spectacular views via the helicopter ride experience.
Holy dip in Mansarovar Lake along with puja ritual.
Holy Parikrama of Kailash Parvat.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu, Nepal. Move to the hotel in Kathmandu to freshen up and rest a little bit. By afternoon or evening head on to the holy Darshan at the Pashupatinath Temple. Night stay and dinner at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Post breakfast, check out of the hotel in Kathmandu and head to the airport. Board the flight to Nepalgunj. Arrive at Nepalgunj and check in to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. The rest of the day will be free for you to spend as per your wish.
Day 3 Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Taklakot
After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Nepalgunj and head to Simikot. After reaching Simikot and relaxing for a couple of hours, fly to the next destination of Hilsa in a helicopter. After arriving at Hilsa, drive to Taklakot via the purang border. This road trip to Taklakot may take some time since there are 3 different checkpoints and each checkpoint takes around 1 hourto cover. On reaching Taklakot, check in to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 Acclimatisation day at Taklakot
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra takes place at an incredibly high elevation. It is important to acclimatise first before moving higher up in elevation. Acclimatisation helps the pilgrims with properly getting used to the high altitude conditions and avoid the onset of high altitude mountain sickness. This day will be reserved for this purpose.
Day 5 Taklakot - Mansarovar Lake
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel in Taklakot, a drive to Mansarovar Lake will take place. This road journey will be 95 km overall. After covering a distance of 70 km you will reach Rakshastal. Further 25 km ahead Mansarovar Lake will be reached. At the lake of Mansarovar pilgrims will take a holy dip in the lake accompanied with the performance of some puja rituals. After the Mansarovar Lake check in to the hotel for dinner accompanied with an overnight stay.
Day 6 1st day of Parikrama
The first day of Parikrama around the holy Kailash Parvat will take place early morning after breakfast. The journey will start off with a drive to Darchen (35 km) followed by Yam Dwar (8 km). This is the starting point of Kora from where the pilgrims will cover a trek of 14 km in order to reach Dirapuk. Dirapuk is the start off point for the north face of Kailash Parvat. Here the pilgrims will do a Charan Sparsh of the mountain. Lunch will be provided on the way to the Parikrama. After lunch, head back to hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Dirapuk.
Day 7 2nd day of Parikrama
After breakfast the 2nd day for Parikrama will commence. This trekking journey from Dirapuk to Dolma la will begin early in the morning. Although the first couple of kms is moderate level, the remaining 3 km of the route is extremely challenging. On returning back from dolma la, visit Gauri Kund. After further walking for 2 to 3 hours reach Phedi. Here you can rest for a while before heading to the next destination of Zuthulphuk for rest, dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8 3rd day of Parikrama
Post breakfast in the morning a short and easy trek will take place. Head to the private bus or coach waiting at the end of the trekking journey. This bus will take you to Darchen. From Darchen the way back to Hilsa will take place. The return to Hilsa will be dependent on the remaining time. From hilsa, get a helicopter ride back to Simikot. The check in to the hotel at Simikot will be followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9 Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu - Lucknow
Check out of the hotel after breakfast in the morning. Helicopter ride from Simikot to Nepalgunj followed by a further helicopter ride to Kathmandu. Finally from Kathmandu head back to Lucknow. On reaching Lucknow, check in to the hotel will be followed by a dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10 Departure Day
After checking out of the hotel in Lucknow, head on to the point of departure to go back. You will also be provided with a certificate for the completion of your journey to Kailash Mansarovar Parvat.
Private vehicle for sightseeing and where required
Quality accommodation as discussed before
Taxes included such as transportation and hotel
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
All personal expenses such as laundry, tips, porter charges etc.
Extra charges to be levied if covering sightseeing places not mentioned in the itinerary
Extra charges in case of any unexpected natural calamity
Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions or discussed with the manager beforehand
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. When Is The Best Season To Visit Kailash Mansarovar?
Ans. The summer season from May to September is the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar.
Q. How Much Does Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Cost?
Ans. On an average the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra costs between 1.6 to 2 lakh rupees or above, depending on the tours and Travel Company.
Q. What Is The Difficulty Level Of Kailash Yatra?
Ans. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a very challenging and difficult undertaking for people of any age.
Q. What Is The Age Limit For Pilgrims To Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Ans. Pilgrims aged between 18 to 70 years are allowed to make the trip.
Q. Do Indians Need Passport For Kailash?
Ans. Yes. The applicant for Kailash Mansarovar should possess an ordinary Indian passport valid for 6 months as of 01 September for current year.