Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Ex. Lucknow (08 Days)

  • Trip Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Group Size: +2

Trip Overview

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow will make the journey much easier and faster. It is suitable from Lucknow as Nepalgunj is 3-4 hrs drive. Therefore travelers can save money by arriving to Lucknow by train and drive to Nepalgunj.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Pickup from Lucknow. Nepalgunj arrival
Pick from Lucknow. Arrival at Nepalgunj. Transfer to Hotel in Nepalgunj OR drive to Surkhet (2hrs) and stay at Surkhet based on situation.
Meal: Dinner at Nepalgunj Hotel | Hotel: Hotel Batika or similar

Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2900m) & Heli to Hilsa (3700m) & Drive to Taklakot (3900m) – Overnight in Taklakot
Early Morning – Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot.
Morning – Take Helicopter to Hilsa (20min – 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 one group)
Afternoon – From Hilsa drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Simikot or Taklakot depending upon the weather & other situations. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)
Meal: Breakfast at Nepalgunj / Simikot, Lunch at Hilsa, Dinner at Taklakot | Hotel: Guest House

Day 03: At Taklakot (3900m) – Rest Day – Overnight in Taklakot
All Day  Entire day free for Acclimatization
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Guest House

Day 04: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) – Overnight in Mansarovar
After Breakfast – Drive towards Mansarovar 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 & first view of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km).
Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km – 3hr by bus). Take holy dip & perform Puja.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Mansarovar Lake Side Mud House

Day 05: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen (4650m) & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk (4880m) – Overnight in Dirapuk 
After Breakfast – Drive to Darchen (35 km – 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) – the starting point for Kora. 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 Sparsha). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Meal: Breakfast at Mansarovar, Lunch & Dinner on the way during Parikrama
Hotel: Mud house on the way during Parikrama or Stay in Dormitory Guest House at Darchen
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen (4650m)

Day 06: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Trek to Dolma La Pass (5700m) – Overnight in Zuthulpuk

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).
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel:  Stay at the Mud House (Zutulpuk)
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen

Day 07: 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot – Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
After Breakfast – After short easy Trek (8 km – 3 hrs), we will reach our bus pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 kms) and merge with other members who were waiting. From there drive to Hilsa (also we will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Guest House

Day 08:  Fly to Nepalgunj – Transfer to Lucknow.
Fly to Simikot. Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj / Surkhet and proceed to Lucknow.
Meal: Breakfast at Simikot

Cost Included

  1. One night in 3 star Hotel – Hotel Batika with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  2. Tibet side it will be dormitory Guest House on sharing basis with Tibetan common toilet.
  3. Pick up & drop transfers in Kathmandu and One half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  4. Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj.
  5. Lucknow – Nepalgunj – Lucknow Group Transportation (Estimated Pick up Time 12 pm)
  6. Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (Fixed wing – Twin Otter aircraft OR Dornier)
  7. Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 to 6 persons can be carried at a time)
  8. All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) provided from CIPSC Fixed Kitchen
  9. Transportation in Tibet by Private luxury a/c coach and Tour around Lake Manasarovar
  10. English speaking Tibetan guide & one professional tour Manager
  11. Necessary experienced supporting crew (Sherpas, tour Manager)
  12. Oxygen for emergency use, Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  13. One duffle bag, One backpack, One cap, One passport holders, One waterproof windcheater jacket as a souvenir gift from our company
  14. Kailash Yatra completion certificate
  15. Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  16. All applicable taxes & service charges

Cost not Include

  1. Horse riding expenses during the Mount Kailash Circuit (Kora)
  2. Your travel insurance, Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  3. Personal expenses and Tip for guide, driver
  4. Extra accommodation charge in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa if flight is cancelled  due to bad weather or delay in Permit /Visa from Tibet (Please make sure your air ticket is flexible to change dates)
  5. Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.
  6. Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
  7. 5% GST charge  for Bank Deposit in our Indian Bank Account

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