Kailash Helicopter Tour

Kailash Helicopter Tour

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

9N/10D

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

5300 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Resort

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  1. Spectacular Aerial Views: The helicopter tour provides an unmatched vantage point to take in the majestic beauty of Mount Kailash and its surroundings. As you soar above, you’ll witness the snow-capped peaks, rugged terrain, and the pristine landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau.
  2. Mount Kailash: The primary highlight of the tour is, of course, Mount Kailash itself. Revered by multiple religions and believed to be the abode of various deities, Mount Kailash holds immense spiritual significance. Seeing it from the air offers a unique perspective on its distinct shape and its prominence in the landscape.
  3. Lake Mansarovar: Along with Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is another sacred site in the region. Known for its serene blue waters and spiritual importance, the lake shines vividly from above, providing a breathtaking sight.
  4. Pilgrimage Circuits: The helicopter tour often includes flying over the traditional pilgrimage circuits around Mount Kailash. This gives you the chance to see devotees walking these circuits, adding to the spiritual aura of the journey.
  5. Diverse Landscapes: The region around Mount Kailash is marked by diverse landscapes, ranging from high-altitude deserts to pristine lakes and meadows. The helicopter tour allows you to appreciate the natural beauty and geographical diversity of the area.
  6. Cultural Insight: Along with the natural wonders, the tour might also provide insights into the local Tibetan culture and way of life, as you fly over settlements and monastic complexes that dot the landscape.
  7. Limited Time Commitment: Helicopter tours offer a quicker way to experience the area’s beauty, making it an ideal option for travelers with limited time. You can cover a significant portion of the journey in a shorter duration compared to traditional treks.
  8. Spiritual Experience: For those on a spiritual journey, the helicopter tour can offer a unique way to connect with the spiritual energy of the region. It allows you to appreciate the sacredness of Mount Kailash and its surroundings while avoiding the physical challenges of trekking.
  9. Memorable Photography Opportunities: The aerial perspective presents unparalleled photography opportunities. Capturing the landscapes, sacred sites, and local life from above can lead to stunning and memorable photographs.
  10. Exclusive Experience: Helicopter tours to Mount Kailash are relatively exclusive, providing a more private and luxurious experience compared to traditional pilgrimages or treks.

Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour is a popular choice for Hindu pilgrims and mountain lovers. It is a challenging but rewarding journey to one of the most sacred places in the world.

The tour typically begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, and flies to Nepalgunj. From there, it is a short flight to Simikot, the gateway to the Kailash region. The final leg of the journey is by helicopter to Hilsa, where you will begin your trek to Mount Kailash.

The trek to Mount Kailash is about 50 kilometers long and takes about 4 days to complete. The trail is well-maintained and relatively easy to follow. However, it is important to be in good physical condition, as the altitude can be challenging.

Once you reach Mount Kailash, you will have the opportunity to circumambulate the mountain. This is a sacred ritual that is believed to bring good luck and blessings. You can also visit the nearby Lake Mansarovar, which is also considered to be a sacred place.

The Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour is an unforgettable experience that will take you to one of the most beautiful and spiritual places in the world. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding journey, I highly recommend this tour.

Detail Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to Hotel.

Morning: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple & Budhanil Kantha Vishnu temple (sleeping Bishnu).

Afternoon: Transfer to domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. The flight takes about an hour to reach Nepalgunj. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel.

Very early morning (at 5 am) you should be ready to go to the airport for your flight to Simikot. Normally, the flight leaves for Simikot at around 6.00 am, if there is a clear weather in all places (Nepalgunj, en route and Simikot). Delay by an hour OR two is quite normal in this sector. So, passengers are requested not be panic.

The flight requires about an hour to reach Simikot. Our representative will receive you at the airport and take you to the Hotel. Our representative will do some immigration formalities whereas you will be having rest in hotel.

O/N Sun Valley Resort (dormitory room) – basic but the best available

Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour (by Twin otter aircraft with 15 seats OR Dronier aircraft with 15 seats)

• The flight can be delayed by an hour OR two, which is normal.

• If the weather is not good in Simikot OR en route to Simikot, the flight will be canceled

Jeep Early morning, you will be escorted to Hilsa (Nepal/China border) by our Helicopter. The flight takes about 25 minutes to reach Hilsa from Simikot. You will be met by our local representative in Hilsa and escorted to his house(tea shop). Here, you have to halt until all group members arrive.

Hilsa boarder is not officially opened for trading purpose; so there still are some certain restrictions and rules to follow while traveling through this boarder. We can’t just travel to Purang (Taklakot) with our guide and vehicles, we should have a military escort from the border to Purang (Taklakot) and it takes some time to manage this. So, at this point, it can be delayed to cross the boarder. Passengers are requested to have patient and let us arrange everything smoothly.

From Sher, it takes another an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang -3700 m.) by drive.

O/N Purang Guesthouse (twin sharing room with attached toilet) – basic but the best available

• Simikot to Hilsa: 25 minutes by KAWASAKI 117 Helicopter – 9 seats and B2 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 seats

• Hilsa to Sher trek: 10 minutes

• Sher to Taklakot drive: 1 hour by 4WD Land Cruiser

Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Manasarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). The drive takes about 2 to 2 & 1/2 hours. On the way, we will take a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to see the breathtaking views of Rakshas Taal with back ground view of holy Mount Kailash.

After having holy dip and lunch, you will depart for a circumambulation around the lake Manasarovar on jeep. The journey around the lake requires approximately 2 hours.

O/N Guesthouse OR similar (all dormitory room)–Dharamsala type with Tibetan toilet

• The distance of Mansarovar circumambulation: 72 km

• Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 2 hours by Land Cruiser

• Jeep tour around Lake Manasarovar: 2 hours by Land Cruiser

PujaMorning drive to Asthapad via Darchen. After spending some time in Asthapad, you will continue drive to Yama Dwar (OR Serson, 10 kms / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash.

Yama Dwar is the place, from where the group, normally, splits in two parts. Some members will start attempting Parikrama and some will return back to Darchen and wait for those members who have gone for Parikrama.

MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: You will start trekking from “Yama Dwar” to Deraphuk. The trail is quite easy & flat. You have to cross the river a couple of time, other than this, it is quite easy day today. Roughly, you will be crossing 10 km today and it takes around 5 hours.

MEMBERS WHO DIDN’T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: After having Darshan from Yamadwar, you will be returning back to Darchen and wait for those who have gone for Parikrama.

O/N Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)

• Lake Manasarovar to Asthapad – 1 hour drive

• Asthapad to Yam Dwar: 45 minutes drive

• Yama Dwar to Deraphuk trek: 5 hrs (approximately 10 km)

MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Early morning start uphill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). Today is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La rapidly up. The holiest water pool (glacial lake – Gauri kunda) is just situated beyond the Dolma-La. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva takes bath. From Dolma-La the trail rapidly drops down to the valley floor (Zutulphuk).

After making down hill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zutulphuk Gomba requires another two hours. From the valley floor, the trail is flat all the way to Darchen. Today, you will be crossing approximately 22 to 24 km in 8 to 9 hours time.

MEMBERS WHO DIDN’T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: Waiting in Darchen.

O/N Local Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)

Deraphuk to Zutulphuk Gomba: 8 to 9 hours trek (approximately)

Kailash MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Today, you will complete your trekking (Parikrama), near Darchen, where you will find our vehicles waiting to fetch you and transfer to Hilsa (3 hours journey). Today, you will trek for another 8 km in 3 to 4 hours time. After finishing Parikrama, the whole group will merge together & drive to Hilsa.

Despite of a very basic facility in Hilsa, we will take you there & keep overnight stay because the next day you will be picked up by Helicopter early morning, so you can catch your onward scheduled flights without any problem.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE OUR GROUP NOT TO FORCE US TO CHANGE THIS. IF WE ARE FORCED CHANGE, GROUP MEMBERS HAS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR MISSING FLIGHT OF ONWARD DESTINATION.

Instead of staying in Hilsa, if you stay in Purang, there is 90% chance of missing your flights from Simikot onward, some times, you even miss international flight.

Early morning, you will be picked up by our Helicopter from Hilsa then brought back to Simikot. From Simikot airport, you will be continuing fly to Nepalgunj then onward to Kathmandu.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for your flight back home.

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