Kailash Manas Yatra : 5 Days Trip By Helicopter

For those, who cannot take out two weeks from theier busy lives, but have deepest aspiration to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva at the feet of Mt. Kailash, this 5 day tour plan is the perfect answer. The itinerary does not include the 2.5 days parikrama around Mt. Kailash. Therefore, this tour plan is also very well suited to elders and those with lower fitness levels. The major part of the journey is covered by specially chartered helicopter.

Duration : 05 Days
Location : Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Manasarovar - Hilsa - Nepalgunj - Lucknow.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Lucknow - Nepalgunj
Our journey starts from Nepalgunj which is 165 kms from Lucknow and around 100 kms from Gonda Railway Station. Delhi – Lucknow by flight and evening transfer to Nepalgunj. Overnight Hotel Siddharth. ( The Second Option and is more convenient take a O/N Train from Delhi by Vaishali Express 19:50  Hrs  /  06:20+  Hrs ).Overnight at Hotel Siddhartha or Similar on full board

Day 02 : Nepalgunj - Simikot - Taklakot

Early morning fly to Simikot by domestic airlines. Upon reaching Simikot airport take a flight to Hilsa by Helicopter. Fresh up at local guest house with tea/coffee. Then crossing Karnali bridge arrive to Chinese land. Drive to Purang (Taklakot). Before Purang have immigration formalities at Chinese custom office. (Simikot Alt: 3770m Flt: 45 min, Hilsa Flt: 25 min, Driving Dist: 15 km, Driving hr:  45 min). Overnight at Hotel Purang or Similar Attached Toilets & Bath.

Day 03 : Taklakot
Full day rest day in Purang (Taklakot) for acclimatization purpose. You may do shopping at Purang market. Overnight at Hotel Purang or Similar Attached Toilets & Bath.

Day 04 : Taklakot - Rakshesh Tal - Manasarovar - Yumdwar - Darchen
Day start IST  05:00  Hrs and proceed for Rakshesh Tal  (1 Hrs. drive ). Further 30 min. drive for Manasarovar. Take Holy bath and perform pooja and further proceed to Mt. Kailash which is 40 kms. from Manasarovar. After completing Chinese formalities at base camp we will drive towards inner Kora  (inner parikarima ) nearer to ashtapad. It is believed that Adinath Rishabdeva, the first Tirtnankar attained Nirvana here. At this point we are at the altitude of 16,000 ft. and this is the nearest point one can have sight of Kailash.

Spend few hours for meditation and is also the turning point for return journey. On the way back complete Manasarovar Parikarma by jeeps (at chu Gompa which is the completion point of Parikarma, there is the hot spring one can spent some time to take a bath ). Overnight will be either Darchen / Purang 4 Star Hotel Kailash Himalayan Attached Toilets & Bath.

Day 05 : Taklakot - Hillsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Lucknow
Early morning IST 07:30 Hrs, after completing immigration return back to Hilsa, Catch Helicopter to Simikot. Brunch at the camp site and afternoon latest by 13:00hrs catch the flight to return back to Nepagunj. and take Cab for Lucknow.

Notes : We do exclusive tours or VIP tours as well for that we require minimum 5pax. 
* Above tour is organised from May till Oct.
* Mansoon time there is no fix departure but operation will continue, one has to keep few days extra in hand to accommodate any disruptions due to bad weather.
* Starting point of the tour is Napalgunj. One can reach there via Lucknow / Gonda / Kathmandu.
* Total duration is 05 days. (Kailash Parikrama is not included in this trip).
* Tailor made Itanerary suiting only for groups will be made as on request...

Fixed Departure Dates for 05 days Kailash(Helicopter Trip) Year 2016 :

Arrival Nepalgunj

Overnight at Simikot

Overnight at  Taklakot

Full Moon At Manasarovar

Return Journey

18th May

19th May

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REMARK : Because of Weather, one has to keep few extra dates in hand.


Mode of Transport: :
* Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Lucknow will be done by a cab.
* Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj will be done by Flight.
* Simikot - Hilsa - Simikot will be done by Charter Helicopter.
* From the first border town (Shera) of Tibet, the transfers to and from will be done by Toyota Land cruisers or Bus.

Accommodation: 
All the accommodation & all meals are included in the tour cost. Accommodation will be provided in Hotels or Guest house.

Medical Facilities : 
The region that we travel to, is one of the remotest parts of the world. Therefore,very limited medical facility is available in Tibet. That too is very distantly located. Our Guide having certificate of paramedic courses will accompany the group, who will take care of only few Medical issues at high altitudes. Personal Medical kit & medicines are recommended.

Guide : 
Well – experienced Tibetan guide will accompany the group, supported by Tour Leader from India or Nepal.

Tour Cost:  
US $ 3100 + tax per person For Non Indian Passport Holders OR INR 1,85,000 + tax per person for Indian passport holders. (This is 2015 rate, Tour cost is subject to change depending on the Rates announced by TAR - Tibet Autonomous Region for 2015).

The above tour cost includes :  
* From Lucknow to Lucknow all expenses are included except expenses of personal nature.
* Helicopter Charter charges..
* Chinese Visa, Tibet Restricted permit and Kailash permit. Nepal Humla Vally permit, Officers fee, Sherapa supporting staff, Nepalese Tour Leader, Tibetan local guide.

The tour cost excludes :  
* Travel/ Personal Insurance
* Emergency evacautions/ Rescue, if required.
* Any expenses of personal nature and NOT included in the "tour cost includes" section above, are additional.
* Additional days due to weather condition, Chinese Govt rule or any other unavoidable situation, Visitors have to directly incur these additional unforseen expenses.

Permission and Official Formalities:  
* A valid passport is mandatory to undertake this tour.
* Tibetan Permit & Chinese Group Visa are required for this tour, which is included in the tour cost.
* Medical Fitness certificate stating that the traveller is not suffering from any type of respiratory diseases such as Asthma (issued by registered medical practioner) is needed. The certificate should clearly state that the person concerned is fit to travel at high altitude.
* No permission is required from the Indian or the Nepalese Govt.