Kailash Yatra by Helicopter for Nepali Residents - 7 Nights 8 Days

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Price : $1.00 : 130000.00

07 Nights / 08 Days

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Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

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

Price: NPR 2,00,000




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 52km 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 5636m.


2019 Fixed Dates – Kathmandu Arrival Dates for Helicopter







May 12 – FM
May 15 – FM
May 22
May 28

Jun 03
Jun 11 – FM
Jun 14 – FM
Jun 20
Jun 26

Jul 02
Jul 10 – FM
Jul 13 -FM
Jul 20
Jul 26

Aug 02
Aug 9 – FM
Aug 12 – FM
Aug 18
Aug 24
Aug 30

Sep 02
Sep 08 – FM
Sep 11 – FM


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


Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019


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


Tour Itinerary

Day 01:  Fly to Nepalgunj


Flight to Nepalgunj. Arrival Pick Check inn Dinner and Overnight stay at Nepalganj


Day 02: 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.


Day 03: 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 groups have the option of hiking which would definitely help pilgrims/trekkers get used to trek conditions for Kailash Parikrama.


Day 04: 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 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 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.


Day 05: 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 06: 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.


Day 07: 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.


Day 08: Fly Hilsa – Simikot - Kathmandu


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




  Arrival / departure transfers

  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

* Down Jacket on returnable basis 

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




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.


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Kailash Mansarovar Inner Kora

Lhasa with Mount Kailash Tour

Kathmandu-Lhasa-Ali-Kailash Yatra


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