Kailash Mansarovar By Helicopter - 9 Nights 10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Price : $3,500.00 : 185000.00

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ITINERARY


Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights

Destination Covered : Kathmandu - NepalGunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Purang - Mansarovar Lake - Darchen - Yam Dwar - Diraphuk - Dolma La Pass – Zuthulphuk

Cost: INR 1,85,000 USD 3,500

 


Helicopter Yatra Ex. KTM 2020 Kailash Overland Yatra 2020 Kailash & Lhasa Yatra 2020   Kailash Helicopter Ex. LKO Yatra 2020

 

Mt. Kailash is considered the most sacred destination in Tibet; there is a steady flow of Hindus as well as Buddhists to this holy place every year. It is not permitted to climb Mt. Kailash, but one can undertake a 52 km total with 38 km trek circumambulation around the mountain.

 

This is a journey by a chartered helicopter. Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot. At Simikot, make a charter helicopter flight to Hilsa, the place closest to China border and drive to Lake Mansarovar across the open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. Then take the fascinating trip to Mt. Kailash and make a circumambulation around the base of the mountain.

On the tour of Mt. Kailash visitors can bathe in the sacred Mansarovar Lake, with a periphery 88km, depth of 90m and total area of 320 km2. The itinerary is planned so that visitors reach Mansarovar Lake on the full moon day. Asthapavat and Tirthapuri can be visited if pre-arranged. The total journey is 10days/9 nights and the maximum elevation is 5636 m.

 

2020 Fixed Dates – Kathmandu Arrival Dates for Helicopter

 

April

May

June 

July 

August

September

28-April          

3rd may (arrival ktm)

7th may (full moon at Manasarovar)

3rd, 7th, 16th, 20th, 24th, 27th, 29th

1st June (arrival ktm)

5th june (full moon at Mansarovar)

3rd, 6th,10th, 16th, 18th, 24th

1st  july (arrival ktm)

 5 july (Full moon)

 3rd, 10th, 22nd

29th July (arrival ktm)

3rd Aug (full moon at Mandarovar)

8th, 16th, 20th, 24th, 28th

28th August (arrival ktm)

2nd Sept (full moon at Mansarovar)

3rd, 5th, 8th, 15th

 

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

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Days itinerary

Distance

Altitude

Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

around the city (20-30mints)

1400m

Hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Fly to Nepalgunj

around the city

1400m

Hotel

Day 3: Fly Simikot- Hilsa. Drive to Purang

Nepalgunj to Simikot(1hr flight)

Simikot to Hilsa-51kms(20minutes flight) Hilsa to Taklakot- 21.2km (2hrs)

 

Nepalgunj-415m, Simikot-2910m, Hilsa-3640m, Taklakot-4755m

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 4: Purang, acclimatization day

around the city

4755m

 

Hotel/Guest house

Day 5: Purang to Lake Mansarovar (FULL MOON DAY)

49.7km(4hrs)

 

Purang-4755m, Lake Mansarovar-4590m

Hotel/Guest house

Day 6: Lake Mansarovar to Darchen. Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk

Darchen to Yamdwar- 4kms, Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk- 10kms

Darchen to Yamdwar- 4kms, Yamdwar to Dhiraphuk- 10kms

 

Mud house

Day 7: Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk

22kms (7-8hrs)

Dhiraphuk – 4775m, Zuthulphuk – 4700m

 

Mud house

Day 8: Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Purang

Zuthulphuk to Yam dwar- 8- 10kms (4-5hrs) Darchen to Purang-140kms (4-5hrs)

 

Yam dwar-4730m

Mud house

Day 9: Fly Hilsa – Simikot- Kathmandu

Hilsa to Simikot- 20 minutes flight

Simikot to Nepalgunj- 1hr flight

Nepalgunj to Kathmandu- 45 minutes flight

Nepalgunj-415m, Simikot-2910m, Hilsa-3640m, Kathmandu – 1400m

Hotel

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Around the city

 

 

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m

 

OUR staff will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The group will be briefed about the tour and final preparations i.e. checking and demonstration of equipment to be used during the tour. Our staff will assist in buying and renting any necessary gear. Overnight stay at Hotel .

 

Day 02 : 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. Overnight stay at Hotel .

 

Day 03 : 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. Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 04 : 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 for Kailash Parikrama.

 

Day 05 : 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 snow capped 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 Mansarovar from 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 Chiu 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.

 

Overnight stay at Guest House.

 

Day 06 : 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, Astha Parbat, 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 in Guest House

 

For those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Trek will return back to Darchan by evening and stay Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya or Similar .

 

Day 07 : 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.

 

** For those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Trek will enjoy various shades of Kaialsh from the base of Kailash. Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya or Similar.

 

 Day 08 : Parikrama / Kora Zuthulpuk, Purang

 

After 3 hours' comfortable walking (10km) along the river valley, the jeeps/vehicles will start the journey back. Join Those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Yatra Followed by Lunch and than board the transport will drive to Purang. One can have a Mansarovar lake parikarma by drive. Night halt at either Purang or Hilsa.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

 Day 09 : Fly Hilsa – Simikot- Kathmandu

 

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

Overnight stay at Kathmandu

 

Day 10 : 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 us on info@nepaltourism.net

 

Includes

 

·        Arrival / departure transfers

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

·         2 nights accommodation at 4 star hotel 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 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 equipments

·         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. 

 

ð  Option One Additional Muktinath Tour  Along with Kailash Tour(Yatra)

 

Price per person  Indian Citizen

Price per person NRI (Foreign)

InR Rs. 28500

US Dollar $.850

 

Itinerary:

 

·          Day 11: Before or After  the kailash Tour start Muktinath tour Early morning drive to Pokhara via Manakamana Temple O/N hotel halt in Pokhara.

·         Day 12: Early morning flight to Jomsom then drive to Muktinath temple (By Jeep), giving plenty of  time for yatris to do pooja, bath etc. Afternoon drive back to  Jomsom  overnight stay in Jomsom at Hotel,Meals Plain(B/L/D).

·         Day 13: Early morning flight back to Pokhara, Afternoon half day pokhara sightseeing and drive  back to Kathmandu transfer to hotel,Meals Plain (B/ L/D).

·         Day 14: After breakfast  departure transfer trip conclude.(B)

 

Above price include

 

Hotel accommodations in tour:- one nights in Kathmandu, one nights in Pokhara  & one nights in Jomsom. Manakamana cable car tickets. Entry permit, schedule air tickets:- Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara, Airport tax. Kathmandu to pokhara and back, By drive, Jomsom Muktinath / Jomsom Jeep drive. Meal Indian vegetarian food, All hotel tax.

 

Above price not  include


Tips, Personal expenses (beverage, phone call, cold drinks, mineral water etc), if need any things more than program, rescue and emergency charge, in case flight cancel additional day hotel stay expenses,. International air tickets, travel insurance.

 

ð  Option 2 Additional Janakpur Tour  Along with Kailash Tour (Yatra)

 

Price per person  Indian Citizen

Price per person NRI (Foreign)

InR Rs. 11000

US Dollar $. 550

 

Itinerary:

 

·         Day 11:  After  the kailash Tour start Janakpur Early morning Fly  to Janakpur Pick up and city tour of Temple O/N hotel halt in Jankpur

·         Day 12: Early morning flight back to Kathmandu Afternoon half day free for shopping, Meals Plain (B/ L/D).

·         Day 13: After breakfast departure transfer trip conclude.(B)

 

Above price include

 

Hotel accommodations in tour:- one nights in Kathmandu, one nights in Pokhara  & one nights in Jomsom.  Manakamana cable car tickets. Entry permit, schedule air tickets:- Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara, Airport tax. Kathmandu to pokhara and back, By drive, Jomsom Muktinath / Jomsom Jeep drive. Meal Indian vegetarian food, All hotel tax.

 

Above price not  include


Tips, Personal expenses(beverage, phone call, cold drinks, mineral water etc), if need any things more than program, rescue and emergency charge, in case flight cancel additional day hotel stay expenses,. International air tickets, travel insurance.

 

Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 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

 

ð  Option 3

 

Everest Flight ex Kathmandu @INR8500 / $230 per person

 

Complementaries

 

  • Duffle Bag
  • Cap
  • Jacket
  • Carry Bag
  • Yatra Completion Certificate 

 

General Information

 

Weather

 

Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty and night is much colder than the day. The best months for a Mt. Kailash trip are from May to September. During this period, the  maximum temperature will be 22oC and minimum temperature will drop to -10oC.

 

Fitness

 

Anyone who can walk for an average of 4-5 hours a day can make this trip. The itinerary is programmed to help get the clients acclimatisation to the gradual rise in altitude. All participants are advised to check their fitness before joining the trip.

 

Altitude

 

Altitude sickness may be felt above 3000m, but with the acclimatisation day and the gradual rise in altitude, you shouldn’t feel too much at discomfort. It’s always advisable to stay hydrated and drink lots of water.

 

Transportation

 

Transportation in Tibet will be by Land Cruiser or Tourist Coach. A support truck will be travelling along to carry all the camping gear, food provisions and luggage.

 

Accommodations

 

Four star hotel accommodation will be provided in Kathmandu. In Tibet, accommodation will be in lodges for every stay overnight, whereas during the Kailash Parikarma and at Mansarovar, there will  be tents with foam mattresses and sleeping bags.

Sometimes the lodges in Tibet may not be sufficient to provide individual rooms, so you may have to share with fellow participants.

 

Food 

 

While on the trip, all main meals, tea, coffee, juice and drinking chocolate are included. Food is prepared by our trained cook and is served hot – however while travelling, a packed lunch will be  provided until the next stopover. Proper boiled water/mineral water will be provided.

 

Communication

 

There will be restricted means of communication during the trip, but the team leader will have a roaming phone to convey messages in an emergency which you can also use to call your home. Also telephone lines are available at various points of the journey.

 

Insurance

 

Each participant must be covered by travel and medical insurance that should include helicopter evacuation in an emergency. Please hand us a copy of your insurance.

 

Emergency

 

Bottled oxygen with mask and regulator for all emergency/medical purposes will be carried during the tour and the parikarma.
Prior to departure from Kathmandu each participant must leave a bond with Climb High in the form of an authorization letter. This enables Climb High, in the event of an emergency, to initiate emergency services and any other services necessary without delay.

 

Currency

 

In Tibet, only Chinese currency ‘Yuan’ is accepted. So it is advisable to exchange the currency you need before your departure for Tibet. You can exchange INR/ USD to Yuan in any money exchange in Kathmandu or at border. There are no ATM facilities available anywhere during the tour.

 

Tour Leader/Cook/Helpers

 

Each group will have a tour leader/guide accompanied by an experienced cook and the required number of helpers as per the group size. They are courteous and are fully committed in providing the best of their services. The tour guides are highly experienced with years of Kailash trips behind them. Similarly the cooks too are experienced and well trained to prepare all dishes.

Fixed departure dates for Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra 2019

 

Tibet and Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Programs  :-


Kailash Fixed Departure Date
Kailash Yatra by Overland   
Kailash Tour by Helicopter

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter via Lucknow
Kailash Mansarovar Inner Kora

Lhasa with Mount Kailash Tour

Kathmandu-Lhasa-Ali-Kailash Yatra

 

Above price not include:-

·         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.

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.

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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