ailash 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.
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|Helicopter (08 Days)|
Valid till MAY 31, 2017
|INR 165,000 – Indian|
USD 3000 – Foreigners
*For Foreign (USD) – Excluded price for Tibet Permit / Chinese Visa fees USD 360 (USA) / USD 260 (other)
*Note cost excludes Lucknow- Nepalgunj- Lucknow Transportation which is INR 5000 / USD 80
Route: Nepalgunj – Mt. Kailash / Mansarovar Lake – Nepalgunj via Lucknow
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: New Purang Hotel
Day 03: At Taklakot (3900m) – Rest Day – Overnight in Taklakot
All Day – Entire day free for Acclimatization
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: New Purang Hotel
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 Himalaya Hotel – Kailash 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: Mansarovar Guest House at Simikot or similar
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
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Note: You can pick your own date as well if you have bigger group
|May 04 (Full Moon)|
May 07 (Full Moon)
|June 03 (Full Moon)|
June 06 (Full Moon)
|July 06 (Full Moon)|
Aug 31 (Full Moon)
|Sep 03 (Full Moon)|
Note: Full Moon at Lake Mansarovar
|Visa Type / Requirements||Indian Passport Holders||Non-Indian Passport Holders|
|Nepali Visa Immigration Nepal||Not Required Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi||Required -Visa is given upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport.|
|Chinese Visa / Tibet Permit||Required -Send Passport to Delhi Agent||Required -Color Passport Copies is required during KTM Arrival|
Very well conducted yatra by team of Kailash Journeys. Personal touch at each and every moment. in fact team was helping other groups.