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The Hindus consider Mt. Kailash as the holy abode for Lord Shiva. The tourists take a spiritual journey to this mystic land of piousness. Climbing the mountain is strictly prohibited by the authorities, but one can take 38 km circumambulation trek around the loft mountain. We believe in providing comfort to our customers. Kailash Helicopter tour via Kathmandu will be one of the memorable trips in your life. Kailash Mansarovar helicopter tour package gives you a marvelous overview of the majestic land. For the first timers, it will be a fascinating trip of Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Kathmandu. Your trip will start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to board a flight from Kathmandu for Nepalgunj, from there you will be going to Simikot. You will get a charter helicopter flight from Simikot Hilsa. It is the closest place to China border. We plan the itinerary in such a way that the tourists get the fascinating view of mystic spiritual land.
2020 Fixed Dates – Kathmandu Arrival Dates for Helicopter
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
Time take to reach the hotel:- 20-25 minutes
Mode of Transport:- Private vehicle
After reaching the capital city, you will get assistance from our representatives at the airport. Later you will be sent back to the hotel. Our tour guide will make a clear demonstration of the tour plan to you.
Distance:Kathmandu-Pashupatinath-Swayambhunath-Budhanilkantha :- 26km (2hours)
After Sightseeing drop at Airport:- 13kms (45minutes)
Mode of Transport:- Bus coach
After taking breakfast, you will start your day by taking a tour of the pious land. Today you will be going to visit the pilgrimage sites of Nepal. The tourists undergo a complete spiritual journey. You will be going to visit the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
Pashupatinath: The Hindus consider this shrine as the sacred place. This beautiful temple is located near the banks of the river Bagmati. Even the people of Nepal believe this as the holy land for cremation purpose as well. Every year, thousands of pilgrims take this mystic tour to experience the way of liberation.
Swayambhunath: The ornamented white domed structure is another iconic architecture that attracts pilgrims. This primitive Buddhist Stupa will offer you an overlook view of the capital city of Kathmandu. You will find beautiful statues, small stupas, temples around the temple. The other name of Swayambhunath temple is “monkey temple”. It is believed that the pilgrims should make a clockwise circumambulation around the temple.
Budhanilkantha: this beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is an open-air shrine built below the Shivapuri Hills. The largest stone piece of Lord Vishnu lying on the cosmic serpent named Shesha is an enchanting view to look at. It is the largest statue made of stone in Nepal. The word Budhanilkantha means “Old Blue throat”. This statue is made during the Licchchavi period in the 7th century.
Post lunch you will be dropped at the airport to board a flight to Nepalgunj.
Altitude:- Simikot: 3224m
Distance:- Nepalganj to Simikot (Flight)
Simikot to Hilsa:- 51kms (20minutes helicopter )
Hilsa to Purang:- 21.2 km (2hours including immigration procedures)
Mode of transport:- Nepalganj – Simikot(Flight) and Simikot to Hilsa (Helicopter)
Hilsa to Purang/ Taklakot (bus)
Very next morning, you will be taking your early morning flight to Simikot. From there, you have to board a helicopter for Hilsa. Here you have to cross the Karnali Bridge to enter the territory of Tibet. You have to take a drive to Purang, where you have to complete your immigration formalities.
Altitude: Purang:- 4755m
Distance:- Around Purang only
Mode of Transport:- Trekking
Take a day break to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of this elevated land. As you will be traveling further in the mountainous terrains it is better to accommodate your health condition for further trekking purpose.
Altitude: Purang:- 4755m, Lake Mansarovar: 4,590 m
Distance:- 49.7 km (7-8hours)
Mode of Transport:- Bus Coach
You will be driving across the beautiful valleys. The enigmatic sights of sheep, yaks, and snow-capped mountains will make your spirits high. You will come across the cultural practices of the Tibetan people in the valley. By afternoon, while taking the drive across the green pastoral valleys, you will catch the glimpse of Mt. Kailash from Chhesakhang. You will trek the small village of Thugu Gompa and Sherlung to make your overnight stay at the monastery around Chui Gompa. For the first time, you will be encountering the beauty both Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash.
Altitude:- Lake Mansarovar: 4,590 m; Darchen (4670m)
Distance:- 53kms (1.5hours)
Mode of Transport:- Bus coach
The shower tents for the tourists will be prearranged at the banks of Mansarovar lake. After taking bath in the holy water of Mansarovar, you will start your drive to Darchen. You will be staying in the mud houses there. It is the base camp for the pilgrims of Kailash. Take a drive to Sheshong. You will start your trekking at Yumdwar. From here you will be starting your trek for Diraphuk. You will take 6hours depending on the pace you are trekking to cover a distance of 10-12kms. On the way, you will find numbers of monasteries, stupas, waterfalls, cascading creeks and of course the magnificent Mt. Kailash. At the end of the day, you will reach Dirapuk monastery. Stay overnight at the Mudhouse.
Altitude: -Dhiraphuk4775m; Dolma La Pass: 5630m, Zuthulphuk: 4700m
Distance:- Dhiraphuk to Zuthulphuk 22kms
Mode of Transport:- Trekking
It is the day for which you have started your journey to this mystic land. You have to cross Dolma La pass to reach Shiva Sthal. This place symbolizes the complete salvation of the pilgrims. Usually, the tourists leave old clothes, a drop of blood, hair in the gateway of Yamraj (Yam sthala) in the hope of acceptance in passing the Dolma-la Pass. After making such offerings, the tourists can come down. On the way back, the pilgrims can take an overview of other mystic places like Gauri Kunda and Parvati Sthal. Today you will be trekking a distance of 22kms in 10-12hours. Today is the most hectic day as you will be covering the longest distance today. From Dhiraphuk you will trek till Zuthulphuk via Dolma La pass. Later reaching Zuthulpuk, you can visit the cave of Milerappa who performed miracles on the river.
Altitude:- Purang: 4755m
Distance:- 105kms (3hours)
Mode of Transport:- Trek till Yamdwar; then bus coach for Purang
Today you will be covering a distance of 6-8kms to reach Yamdwar. After completing walks along the gorgeous valley of Lake Mansarovar, you will start your journey back to Purang. The bus coach will be waiting for you to pick up for Purang. Stay overnight at Purang.
Altitude:- Hilsa: 3,640 m; Simikot:2,910 m ;Nepalgunj: 150 m; Kathmandu: 1400m
Distance:- Purang to Hilsa: 21.2kms (2 hours)
Hilsa to Simikot:- 25 minutes Flight (helicopter)
Simikot to Nepalgunj:- 40 minutes flight (flight )
Nepalgunj to Kathmandu:- 40 minutes flight
Mode of Transport: Bus coach up to Hilsa, then helicopter upto Simikot and Nepalgunj, Flight to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj
Today you will be driving back from Purang to Hilsa. From there you will be flying to Simikot by helicopter. On the same day, you can take a flight back to Kathmandu as well via Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Distance:- from the hotel it will take around 20-25 minutes
Mode of Transport:- bus coach
The driver will drop you at the airport for boarding the homebound flight.
When the tourists take the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, they wish to undergo the journey of MuktinathYatra as well. It happens once in a lifetime to get an opportunity to visit such spiritual land. This spiritually stimulating trip will treasure the lifetime experience for you. Along with Kailash Mansarovar yatra, the extended Muktinath trip will give you a tinge of ethereal experience around you.
Mode of transport: bus coach
Distance: 210kms (7-8hours)
You will be driving to Pokhara, a small city situated on the beautiful lake Phewa. This route is used mostly for the trekking purpose you will be visiting the shrine of Manakamana on a cable car on your way to Pokhara. This beautiful temple is devoted to goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Devi Parvati. It is believed that the visit to this pagoda styled temple is for materializing your own wishes. You will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Pokhara to Jomsom (2,743 m) to Muktinath (3710 meters) and Back
Altitude: Jomsom (2,743 m); Muktinath (3710 meters)
Mode of transport: Flight to Jomsom and then shared cabs
Distance: Pokhara to Jomsom (185kms via road)
Jomsom to Muktinath-25 km(1.5hours)
After breakfast, you will be taking an early morning flight to Jomsom. It is a small village remotely located. The tourists will get limited resources in Jomsom. The porters will settle down the luggage in the hotel.
For the Muktinath tour, you will get jeep services from our end to drop you at the nearby village called Rani Pauwa. It is a 2 hours journey to reach the beautiful village of Rani Pauwa. To reach Muktinath shrine, you will have to walk for another 15-20minutes over a suspended bridge constructed upon Kali Gandaki river. The shrine of Muktinath is equally famous between the Hindus and the Buddhists. It is located at a height of 3710m in the Muktinath valley. One attains liberation after visiting the pious land of Muktinath. In Buddhism, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche meditated in the sacred premises of the temple. The tourists find sila or Shaligrams in the waters of River Kali Gandaki. You will be traveling back to Jomsom after offering prayers in Muktinath.
Meal:- B/L/D (Veg)
Altitude:- Jomsom (2,743 m); Pokhara and Kathmandu (1400m)
Distance:- Jomsom to Pokhara (20-25 minutes)
Pokhara Sightseeing (Half day)
Pokhara to Kathmandu:- 210kms (7-8 hours)
Mode of transport:- Jomsom to Pokhara- Flight
Pokhara to Kathmandu:- Private car
You will get a drop till Pokhara from Jomsom. Later you will be going back to the capital city of Kathmandu.
**For Muktinath tour, you will have to extend your tour package for 3days extra.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
am not an experienced traveller, but from arriving at Kathmandu airport right through my whole trip I can honestly say that Himalayan Glacier as a whole have done their very best to accommodate, guide, port, and share any information to make my experience the best possible. Very genuine company that puts the customer first in all situations. And a very special Thank you to my guide for the second half of my trip Baburam, he spoke great English and we became good friends and shared lots of laughs. Also found the trip very competitively priced. Very happy.
My mother and brother have gone to this tour and have returned back safe and happy..My mother who is aged 65 years also was able to make it till the parikrama, thanks to all of your team’s efforts.Pooja has been really helpful in taking an initiative to inform all the details and also the ground realities which helped us prepare well for the tour. The tourist bungalows, the staff, food were all good and especially the staff who went a long way to make the stay and the trip comfortable for my mother.
A few places where we felt that this tour was memorable –
1. At the Mansarovar where enough time was given for the rituals.
2. When the staff and the tourists made hot pakodas and mint chutney and enjoyed them in the evening while watching the beauty of Kailash mountain.
3. The tourist bungalow which had a view of Kailash from its window was wonderful
The only thing that we felt could have made this tour more wonderful was to have time for acclimatisation. It seemed like a whirlwind tour and even when there was time and good weather, they pressed on with the tour not giving much time for acclimatisation. This may have been due to the fact that the weather conditions change frequently and they wanted to make the best use when the weather permitted them.
Overall a magnificent tour. A few Pics attached.
16th may 2018