Kailash Yatra by Helicopter with Muktinath Yatra - 13 Days

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ITINERARY


Duration: 12 Nights 13 Days

Location: Katmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, Nepalganj, Simikot, Hilsa, Purang, Lake Mansarovar, Darchen

Price: INR 2,15,000 USD 4,200

 

Fixed Departure Date (Chart) By Helicopter

    

May

June

July

August

September

         

 

Note: Above date is Kathmandu Arrival date and Full Moon (FM) will be at Lake Mansarovar 

 

Itinerary Overview:

 

Days

Distance

Altitude

Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Kathmandu: around 20-25 minutes from airport

Kathmandu: 1400m

Hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara: 210kms(7-8hrs)

Pokhara: 1400m

Hotel

Day 3: Pokhara to Jomsom to Muktinath and back

Pokhara to Jomsom: 185km via road

Jomsom to Muktinath: 25kms (1.5-2hrs)

Jomsom: 2743m

Muktinath: 3710m

Hotel

Day 4: Arrive Jomsom Pokhara Kathmandu

Jomsom to Pokhara: 25minutes flight

Pokhara to Kathmandu: 210km (7-8hrs)

Jomsom: 2743m

Kathmandu and Pokhara: 1400m

Hotel  (Join Kailash Group)

Day 5: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Fly to Nepalgunj

Kathmandu to Pokhata: 516km (40minutes flights)

Nepalgunj: 150m

Hotel

Day 6: Fly Simikot- Hilsa. Drive to Purang

Simikot to Hilsa: 51kms (20 minutes flight)

Hilsa to Purang: 22km (2hours including immigration formalities)

Simikot: 2910m

Hilsa: 3640m

Purang: 3770m

Hotel

Day 7: Purang, acclimatization day

Around the city

Purang: 3770m

Hotel

Day 8: Purang to Lake Mansarovar . (FULL MOON DAY)

Purang to Lake Mansarovar: 102km (7-8hrs)

Lake Mansarovar: 4582m

Guest House

Day 9: Lake Mansarovar to Darchen. Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk

Lake Mansarovar to Darchen: 53kms

Drop till Yadwar and then trek till Dhiraphuk (8kms trek)

Darchen: 4670m

Dhiraphuk: 4900m

Mud house

Day 10: Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk

Dhiraphuk to Zuthulphuk: 22kms

Zuthulphuk: 4760m

Dolma La Pass: 5636m

Mud house

Day 11: Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Purang

Zuthulphuk to Yamdwar: 10kms

Purang: 4760m

Guest house

Day 12: Fly Hilsa – Simikot- Kathmandu

Hilsa to Simikot flight and then fly back to Kathmandu

Hilsa: 3640m

Simikot: 2910m

Kathmandu: 1400m

Hotel

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

Around the city

 

 

 

Tour Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

 

Arrive Kathmandu Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel

Check inn Lunch / Dinner Overnight stay at Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara

 

Early Breakfast check out and drive Kathmandu to Pokhara En route Manokamna stopover (cable car ticket on direct payment) Arrive Pokhara by evening Check inn Dinner Overnight stay at Pokhara

 

Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom to Muktinath and back

 

After Breakfast, early morning fly to Jomsom. Upon arrival at Jomsom, walk over to the hotel which is 2 minutes from the airport.

 

Please do note that Jomsom is a small village in the Mountains. Only basic accommodation is available here. The clients will have to walk from the airport to the hotel which takes about 2 minutes. Porters are sent to the airport to carry the luggage by the hotel. 15 Kg luggage per adult and 7 kg per child is allowed by the airlines on this sector. The aircraft is a Twin Otter or Doniar - average 15 seats.

 

Darshan of Muktinath temple.

 

To visit Muktinath, the clients will have to walk for about 15-20 minutes over the Kali Gandaki River. Here there is no means of transport as on the river there is a narrow bridge - vehicles cannot cross. After crossing the bridge take the Jeep on sharing basis for Muktinath.  Originally the route from Jomson to Muktinath was a trekker’s route only. Recently the route has been widened and 4x4 vehicles can only drive. The path is a Dirt road. The ride is Bumpy all the way. The drive takes about 1.5 hours one way. Upon arrival at Muktinath it is another 30 minutes walk from the base to the Temple.

Darshan on your own of Muktinath & following the same route return to Jomsom.

 

Day 04: Arrive Jomsom Pokhara Kathmandu

 

Fly back to Pokhara Pick up Sightseeing Davids Fall, Gupteshwor caves and Bindyabsini temple. Drive back to Kathmandu Check inn and meet other accompanying Group members to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Dinner and Overnight stay at Kathmandu

 

Overnight will be in Kathmandu at 3* equivalent hotel on twin/triple sharing basis. (Meals included: Veg Dinner)

                                   

Day 05: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Fly to Nepalgunj

 

A city tour guide will take you around the holy sites in the valley, including Pashupati Nath, Jal Narayan, Swayambu Nath in the morning. Then transfer to Kathmandu airport to catch up flight to Nepalgunj.

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Day 06: Fly Simikot- Hilsa. Drive to Purang 3,770m

 

Early morning flight to Simikot and a helicopter flight to Hilsa. Then cross the Karnali Bridge over to Tibet. Drive to Purang (Taklakot). Immigration formalities at the border custom office before Purang.

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Day 07: Purang, acclimatization day 3,770m

 

A day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated (3/4 litres a day) and be extremely aware of one’s physical condition, which the staff will also monitor at all times. The group have the option of hiking which would definitely help pilgrims/trekkers get used to trek conditions forKailash Parikrama.

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Day 08: Purang to Lake Mansarovar 4,582m. (FULL MOON DAY)

 

A beautiful drive through the dramatic valleys, the rivers and through the grazing lands of yaks and sheep. The landscape is filled with snowcapped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Many Tibetan nomads and traders in their traditional dress inhibit this area. By late afternoon, the drive through the green pastures and massive valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovarfrom Chhesakhang. Walk through the small village of Sherlung and Thugu Gompa on the banks of the holy lake or drive all the way to the western bank for an overnight stay at Chui Gompa (monastery).

 

One can visit the lake and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Gurula Mandhata 7,728m to the south and Kailash to the north.

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Day 09: Lake Mansarovar to Darchen 4,670m. Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk 4,900m

 

The staff will set up individual bath tents on the banks of Lake Mansarovar for the pilgrims before circumambulating Mount Kailash. A ritual bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain moksha and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins. After lunch, drive north towards Darchen, a village considered the base camp for Kailash. If pre-arranged, one can visit Rakshasi Lake, Asthaparbat, Nandi Parbat and Tirthapuri.

 

Drive to Sershong. First day of walking around Kailash begins at Tarbuche. Along the way, one passes numerous chortens (stupas), Chukku monastery, the burial site of the 84 mahasiddhas and wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. After five hours one arrives at the Dirapuk monastery. The north face of Kailash is seen from a distance. Stay overnight.

 

Day 10: Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk 4,760m

 

Long and challenging day of the parikrama. Cross Dolma-La pass 5,636m between two valleys, Yamastal and reach Shiva-sthal, where to symbolize death, pilgrims leave the old clothes, hair or drop of blood in hope that Yamarajan (God of death) will aceept these and allow the pilgrims to be born in spirit to pass Dolma-La. In Buddhism, the pass symbolizes with the goddess Container and in Hinduism to Parvati, wife of Shiva. On reaching the top, Shiva-stal, the offerings are placed and one can meditate. On the way down, one crosses Parvati-stal, Gauri Kunda and reaches Zuthulpuk (the cave of miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here) along the river. All along the way, there are wonderful views of high peaks, streams, waterfalls and mountain caves.

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Day 11: Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Purang

 

After 3 hours' comfortable walking (10km) along the river valley, the jeeps/vehicles will start the journey back. The transport will drive to Purang. One can have a Mansarovar lake parikarma by drive. Night halt at either Purang or Hilsa.

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Day 12: Fly Hilsa – Simikot- Kathmandu

 

Flight to Simikot by Helicopter. Same day flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

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Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

 

Morning check-out and drop at the airport.

For an optional tour to Manakamana, Pokhara and Muktinath darshan, keep 4 days extra. For more information, please enquire with info@nepaltourism.net

 

Compliments by Kailash Yatra Team of NTP

 

· Duffle Bag

· Cap

· Jacket

· Carry Bag, Passport Pouch

· Yatra Completion Certificate 

 

Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2021 – Enquiries Open – Bookings Starting 17 OCT 2020

1.        Fill out Booking form (Click Here) and email it to us at info@nepaltourism.net

2.        Scanned passport copies (Colored copied is required for Non-Indian Passport Holders)

3.        Advance payment of INR 20,000 / USD 500 per person

 

Muktinath Package

 

Includes:-

 

Airfare Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara

Arrival and Departure transfers by Private vehicle

Accommodation with breakfast and dinner 

City tour of Pokhara

Same day Sharing jeep Jomsom Muktinath and back

All hotel tax


Package exclude: 

 

ACAP, Guide, meals, entry tickets, laundry, telephone, portage, tips, Puja, emergency evacuation and extras not mentioned as inclusions

 

Includes:-

 

·         Arrival / departure transfers

·         One half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and temple of sleeping Vishnu (Budanilkanth)

·         2 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing & with all meals (vegetarian)

·         Kathmandu – Simikot – Kathmandu flight

·         Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by helicopter

·         Land transfer by tourist coach in Tibet

·         Support truck to carry luggage, equipment and food items

·         All camping equipment

·         Experienced staff comprising of 1 Nepali team leader, 1 cook experienced in preparing Indian cuisine and support staff

·         Freshly cooked vegetarian meals (North & South Indian food)

·         English / Hindi speaking Tibetan guide

·         Best accommodation during the Kailash Yatra in Tibet

·         Windcheater jacket on returnable basis

·         Complementary Duffle bag, cap, passport pouch and backpack

·         Yaks & yak-men for porterage during Kailash Yatra for NTP equipment’s

·         All permits

·         Tibet / China visa fee

·         First aid-kit with altitude medicine and medical oxygen

·         One roaming phone with the team leader for communication

·         Water during Yatra

·         Life and medical insurance for staff

 

Excludes

 

·         Airfare to Kathmandu and return

·         Urgent visa fee,

·         Nepal visa fees for NRI / foreigners

·         Travel / medical insurance

·         Evacuation cost, if emergency

·         Expenses of personal nature (telephone calls, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks, tips etc.)

·         Any extra services such as extra vehicle / hotel nights / sightseeing tours other than mentioned in the itinerary

·         Single room supplement in Kathmandu

·         Tirthapuri and Astaparvat visit

·         In Tibet, land cruisers (4 persons per vehicle), if booked for coach transportation.

·         Horse’s and porter’s charges if engaged for kora / parikrama (to be paid directly to the horse herder or porter)

·         Extra cost in the event of landslide etc for hiring additional transportation or porterage

·         Hotel charge in Kathmandu if early return from Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu

·         Extra cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances

·         Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.

           Initially at the time of booking we would require the following

 

Step I

 

- Duly filled booking form

- 02 photos 

- Passport copy color 1st and last page

- Advance payment of 20,000/$500

 

Step II 

 

Balance payment by 40 DAYS Before the tour 

 

Step III 

 

15 days before arrival original passport 

 

General Information regarding Kailash Mansarovar Tour

 

  • Personal Horse riding expenses, Personal use porter.
  • Travel insurance, Rescue and emergency evacuations service, medical and hospital expenses (in case you become sick on the way)
  •  Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu /Timure/Kyirong/saga/ Darchan /Nepalganj/ Simikot or else at other places due to bad weather or any other Chinese reason is charged.
  • if returning earlier from Kailash Yatra ,groups visa splitting charge each RMB 165 & extra transportation cost each $USD 100 / day.(China Govt –FEC rules)
  • Beverage/drinks and additional tips.
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Process, Term& condition 

 

  • Necessary to send color Scan copy of Passport of pilgrimage with name list 40 days before departure for permits processing.
  • We need 6 Month valid ordinary Passport but Diplomat passport is not acceptable. 
  • We need Yatri’s  scan copy of  PAN card (Indian citizen only).
  • Should non refundable deposit Rs 20,000 or USD $ 500 per person as advance before processing.
  • Underutilized services due to unforeseen circumstances stands non refundable
  •  Indian pilgrimage  Should send Original Passport to our Delhi office By courier or speed post  15 days before from the departure date for China visa Process.
  • NRI/Other Citizen’s Original Passport will collect after arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Indian Pilgrims who are  70  Years or above:
  1. Has to submit Medical Report from Indian Government Hospital within 6 months before your journey starts. 
  2. Two direct relatives required.
  3. Has to deposit 1000$(USD) before the journey to the company (China GOVT) for any sudden demise.
  4. Health examination is done before Parikrama by Chinese doctors. once you get the approval from doctor then only you can go for Parikrama.
  • Before the Kailash departures, must clear all remaining Payment.
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Cancellation Policy:

 

  • Initial amount for booking is INR 20,000/- for Indians & USD 500 for NRI and Foreigners being non-refundable & nontransferable, once booked subsequently intended cancellations & delays caused due to natural, terrorist attack ,political or by the Pilgrim modification reason  If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 30,000 for Indians & USD 600 for foreigners would be charged as cancellation amount.
  • If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost will be into cancellation process.
  • If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be no refund.

If suddenly program has changed Due to weather problem, natural disaster, landslide, technical problem and political movement, Chinese reason, all additional expenses should be paid by themselves

 
General Information regarding Kailash Mansarovar Tour.

 

  • Insurance: Medical Insurance not compulsory for visa processing but will usefully you do insurance in case any health problem arises during travel.
  • Oxygen cylinder: Our Company will provide oxygen cylinder in emergency. Usually, oxygen cylinder is not required. However, some pilgrimage we prefer to carry their own handy oxygen cylinders. You may buy small portable cylinder in Tibet. It may cost approx. Yuan 20-30 per cylinder.
  • Food during Tour: Our cooks will be traveling with you during the entire trip.Our Staff will carry all necessary cooking items and will provide Indian vegetarian food during Yatra..
 

We recommend that you bring the following items to make your journey more comfortable:

 

  •  Wind Proof Jackets -1/ Towel-1 / Washing Kit – 1, Warm Thick Pullover-1, Rain Coat-1
  •  Pants-4/ Sun Heat-1, Cotton Full Sleeve-shirt – 4, Thermal Underpants-2        
  • Long/Vest /Warm Full T-Shirt – 2, Trekking Shoes -1, Rubber Sandal 1.
  • Warm Woolen Shocks – 5, Warm Gloves-1 – Water Bottle (1Ltr. Capacity)-1
  • Sun Glass-1 Flash Light with Extra Batteries-1, Sunscreen Lotion UV30+, lip guard /Moisturizer Cream-1
  • Pocket Knife/Sewing Kit/Button/Cigarette Lighter/Dust Masks-1

China Government Notice!!!-  Don’t take any picture, tape record, newspapers, political things or anything related to Dalai Lama , If found in Tibet, on the spot China Army will control and take legal action.  

  • Should carry dry food Items to make your journey  more comfortable              
  • Carry regular medicine – Diamox250 mg. 20 tablets and Personal First Aid Kit.
  • Money exchange: Others currency (except UDS $) are not accepted in China but is acceptable in Nepal. Pilgrimage should exchange your Currency to Chinese Currency in Kathmandu/Nepal.
  • Temperature - Average (May to September): 4 – 20 ºC Day Time / -1-2ºC Night Time

 

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