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Kailash Helicopter Tour from Lucknow Full moon Mansarovar Lake on 26 August 2018 (Janai Purnima)

In this world, though people living in different places follow different religions, their ultimate faith is in God as omniscient and omnipotent. The holy Mount Kailash (6714m) is perceived differently by different religion followers. Such as, Hindus believe it as an abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. For Buddhists, it is the meditating spot of Lord Buddha. Jain worships it as a place for liberation and Bon-po as a ‘Pillar of the Universe’.

Yamadwar (Gate of Heaven) is the beginning spot of Kailash Parikrama (Circumambulation). Those who cannot proceed from here can round the Yamadwar and return back as well. This provides them satisfaction as of circumambulating Mount Kailash itself. There are different mythological stories associated to this black bulky peak.

An autonomous region of china, Tibet is a significant pilgrimage destination as it is sacred home to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Accepting the strenuous journey of circumambulating the Kailash Parvat to have divine view of Shiva’s abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and delusion of life. It is believed that one can obtain ultimate Salvation: ‘Mokshya’ by doing Kailash Korra. Moreover, nature lover can also be closer with the diversity of flora and fauna on the same rounding.

Mansarovar Lake: Just in the middle of Mount Kailash and Mount Gurla Mandata (7728m) there is another important pilgrimage destination, Mansarovar Lake (4580m). In Sanskrit language, the meaning of this Lake is ‘Consciousness of Mind’.

It is believed that this lake is called as Mansarovar to show omnipotence of Lord Brahma (god of creator). Buddhist believes it as a place where Lord Buddha meditated and obtained Knowledge of reality of life. Hence, drinking its water and taking holy bath into this Lake is believed to be the means of getting ultimate Salvation purifying oneself from all bad deeds of our life. It opens door to heaven if done with right intention and peaceful mind as per ancient mythologies.

If you want to venture these holy places, it is just far from your sight not far from your reach. Monterosa Treks and Expedition organizes pleasurable trip to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar every year. We are always at your service. Here is our itinerary for this year trip.

Meeting point: Your arrival to Nepalgunja hotel as per your time table, our staff will meet you and briefing for Kailash tour.

Important highlights

  • 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora/round, 38 km must be walk/trek from Yamdwar to Chongdo. There is no any car/bus and jeep service available. So, everybody should walk or ride horse. It is also possible to hire pony and local porter for 3 days.
  • Age limit for enrolling Kailash tour is 12-65 year old for Indian passport holder. 12-60 year old people can only do Kora and 61-65 year old people can travel only up to Yamdwar.  Although you don’t need any heath certificate from doctor you need to be physically fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour.
  • The minimum age restriction for other country passport holder is 10 years old while there is no such maximum age limit. 
  • Your passport must have at least 6 months or more validation from travel date.
  • Though popular as Shiva’s abode, we cannot see any temple of Lord Shiva but at Khojarnath there is the temple of Lord Ram, Sita & Laxman in Khojarnath. You can see Rashes Lake one the way.
  • Hor - Chiu Gompa (Nearby Manasarovar Lake)- Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Hor. Eco vehicle blue bus must be used compulsorily for travelling which we can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau in Darchen.
  • Every Yatri have Life, Medical, Rescue Jeep or Helicopter insurance before getting enrolled in Kailash Tour. Do insurance at home country.
  • We provide Pressure checking machine, Oxygen level checking machine, enough oxygen bottle, Mask-regulator & Medicine Dimox (Latitude medicine) for safe journey.

Helicopter Kailash tour from Lakhanau

22 August 2018 Day 01: After arrival in Nepaljunja hotel and our staff will meet and briefing Kailash tour and introduction team leader of Nepali. Take vegetarian meals.

23 August 2018 Day 02: In Morning, there will be 45 minutes flight to Simikot (2950m). We will take Lunch and in afternoon walk down and visit Shiva Temple for Darshan.

24 August 2018 Day 03: Early in the morning after taking breakfast, we get down at Simikot airport and fly for 25 minutes in a small helicopter with 5-6 seats to Hilsa. After crossing the Nepal-Tibet boarder drive for 1 hour to Purang /Taklakot and stay in hotel.

25 August 2018 Day 04: We acclimatize and rest in Purang/Taklakot

26 August 2018 Day 05: Drive to Mansarovar Lake (4580m) for 2 hours and we can see Rashes Lake on the way, after reaching Mansarovar Lake, we continue kora and reach Chiu Gompa that is nearby Mansarovar Lake. (Full moon night in Mansarovar Lake)

27 August 2018 Day 06: Early in the morning, we take holy bath in Mansarovar Lake then after we do Pooja, Habana by Swami, Braman Pandit or ourself. We do provide 1 Brahmin pandit in Mansarovar Lake. Finishing all Pooja rituals we take lunch and drive to Darchen, Base camp of Kailash as well as last city of Kailash tour. You will get 4 star Kailash Himalayan hotel in Darchen for night stay.

28 August 2018 Day 07: Drive for 20 minutes to Yamdwar (Tarboche) from Darchen. It is the beginning spot of Kailash Parikarma. Trek to Dirapuk (4860m) for 6-7 hours. Overnight will be spending in Shishapangma guesthouse.

29 August 2018 Day 08: Trek to Dolma La pass (5636m), Trek to Zuthulpuk (4790m). After 10-11 hours walk you will get to spend your night at a basic guesthouse in Zuthulpuk.

30 August 2018 Day 09: Trek to Chongdo then drive to Mansarovar Lake (4580m) to take holy water for Prasad and drive to Taklakot and Hilsa. You will get simple guest house to stay here.

31 August 2018 Day 10: Morning fly by Helicopter to Simikot. After that aero plane flight takes you to Nepalgunja. Drop to Hotel or Nepal – India boarder and good bye.

Cost; NRIs or Foreigners/tourists passport holder (group join basis / privet)

Kailash ManasoravarPer person USD 3000 + 175 Visa fee US passport holder = 3175
Per person USD 3000 + 155 Visa fee Canadian passport holder = 3155
Per person USD 3000 + 85 Visa fee other passport holder = 3085
4 star hotel Nepalgunja, Nepal, 4 star hotel in Taklakot and Darchen
Single supplement USD 250 per person (who use single room in Nepal)

Indian Passport holder (Group Join basis/ privet)
Per person INR 1,65,00 (minimum 17 Person) 4 star hotel in Nepalgunja Nepal,                 
4 star hotel in Taklakot and Darchen
Single supplement INR 3500 / 2500 person (who use single room Nepal

Cost Includes

  • 1 night- Nepalgunja, 1night Simikot double bed-sharing basis
  • Nepalgunja - Simikot – Nepalgunja scheduled fixed wing flight
  • Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot(Charter flight 5-6 persons) 1helicopter
  • Tibetan guide for Kailash tour from Hilsa, Nepali team leader
  • Supporting cooking team - assistant Sherpa guide for Kailash
  • Life, medical insurance- Nepali team leader Kailash tour staff
  • Chef cook (who can prepare vegetarian dishes) cook & helper
  • All guesthouse / mud houses during Kailash -Mansarovar tour
  • Deluxe luxury air-condition coach(India passport holder/NRIs)
  • Kailash ManasoravarSupport truck carrying Kailash food, luggage and Nepali staff
  • Oxygen cylinder, mask - regulator Kailash for emergency use
  • Upper Humla permit for helicopter and clients trekking permit
  • Yak and yak man for mount Kailash Parikrama (Kailash Kora)
  • All entrance and conservation fee of Nepal and mount Kailash
  • A duffel bag, completed certificate for Mt. Kailash (if required)
  • Travel permit and Tibet visa Kailash tour all Yatri, Nepali staff
  • Baggage allow per person 15kg total who travel by helicopter

Cost Excludes

  • Day back pack 3 days Kailash Kora
  • Travel insurance for life and medical
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee for tourist/NRIs
  • Domestic excess baggage cargo cost 
  • Beverages(cold drinks & hard drinks)
  • Photography and telephone charges
  • Additional expenses incase-bad weather
  • Emergency evacuation expenses in case
  • Kailash ManasoravarTips for Tibetan / Nepali guide and staff 
  • Sleeping bag, down Jackets

Packing list for Kailash Yatra

  • Small back is pack for 3 days Kailash Parikrama/Kora
  • Basic medicines (for minor injuries or life saving kit)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (Shop, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (2 litters)
  • Sport shoes good for walking for Kailash Kora, gloves
  • Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs) Torch light, rain coat
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments for Kailash tour
  • Shirt and pants which is easier to be while doing Kora)
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion/cold cream - Kailash tour/Yatra
  • Sweets, Zinger/garlic candies, dry fruits, lozenges, etc
  • Enough warm clothing for mount Kailash Yatra / tour

Cancelation Policy

  • Cancellation made up to 7 days before the trip departure will incur a 50% fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation made less than 1 week before departure/upon arrival in KTM will be charged full price

Notice for Helicopter Route:

  1. Kailash ManasoravarVisa for Indian passport holder should be received from Chinese embassy in New Delhi.
  2. 5 days before departure, original passport must be sent to New Delhi office for assessment.
  3. If Indian passport holder lives out of India, Passport should be sent 5 days earlier in New Delhi, India.
  4. India to Kathmandu journey can be set with Voter Id as well and you will get your passport just a day before Kailash tour departure.
  5. If we do not receive your passport on time, you may lose your tour package as we cannot guarantee your visa.
  6. You cannot depend upon us for two cases, 1. Weather condition, 2. Tibet Visa and Permit.
  7. We recommend our Yatris not to take helicopter for Kailash Tour because of unpredictable weather. You may face difficulties on the way to Kailash and while returning back. At least 3 extra days should be invested for relax journey. The route of Nepalgunja – Simikot or Simikot - Nepalgunja has the most fluctuating weather condition. The cost of extra days exceeding the original itinerary will be added on the shoulder of the travelers themselves. The cost per day is USD 35 or INR 2200. Helicopter charge is excluded from this cost for the flight journey. The charger cost must be bear by the travelers if they wish to travel by helicopter.
  8. Every traveler must do insurance for rescue helicopter, land transportation and medical expenses.
  9. In case of delay of Visa from Chinese Embassy, the cost of extra day’s exceeding our original itinerary; accommodation should be bear by travelers.
  10. We request every traveler including NRIs not to choose helicopter route and follow Land route. The land journey will be from 01 September 2017. In land route, travelers will have flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Then they will be overland to Shigatse then Saga and then Kailash Manasarovar circumambulation.

    Or, we can directly fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa then to Ali airport from Lasha. Mansarovar Lake is just 200 km drive from Ali Airport and Mount Kailash is nearby Mansarovar. We will do Kailash and Mansarovar Circumambulation and return back.
  11. We organize Kailash-Mansarovar tour as per our guests’ interest and time schedule. We can make both Land Journey and Flight Journey. But, the extra cost excluding our original itinerary should be bear by the guests themselves. Booking is open at Monterosa Treks and Expedition for Kailash-Mansarovar Holy Tour. Haar Haar Mahadev.

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