Highlights

   Airport / Railway Station transfers for Arrival & Departure

   10 Nights Accommodation as per itinerary

   Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Airfare

   Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj Airfare

   Airfare for Simikot - Hilsa - Simikot Charter Helicopter Flight

   Special Simikot Permit Fee (Humla Fee) for Guests and Helicopter Landing

   1 Half-day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

   Luxury Bus on Tibet side

   English-speaking Tibetan Guide

   Trek staff comprising of experienced Nepali Tour Manager, Cook and a strong Sherpa Team

   Freshly-cooked vegetarian meals

   Yaks & Yak-men for porterage during Kailash Kora / Kailash Parikrama Tour

   All Permits

   First aid-kit, Medical Oxygen, Pulse Oxy meter and Gamow Bag

   1 Complimentary Duffel Bag per Guest

   Yatra completion certificate

   1 Down Jacket on returnable basis

   China VISA fee for guests and staff

Overview

This Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter is a 10 Nights , 11 Days Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage tour with Helicopter rides for quite a big part of the journey - a luxury that cuts down the duration of the Yatra by almost 4 days!

The route taken is different from that of the by-road pilgrimage tour - we take the flight to Nepalgunj; hop on to a helicopter for the ride to Simikot and thereon, we board another helicopter for the ride to Hilsa. Crossing over to China, Tibet, we stay for two nights in Purang for acclimatization, before starting on our trip to Lake Mansarovar for the Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle.

Yaks and porters carry your luggage as you trek and begin your Kailash Parikrama; Sherpas guide you and take care of the meal arrangements; and night stay is organized in the best of the hotels and guest houses throughout the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

In addition, Down jackets, medical kits with oxygen, pulse oxy-meter and Gamow Bag, Yatra completion certificates and a complimentary duffel bag are just some of the extras that make this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter stand out from the rest.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Itinerary


Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu

This Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter pilgrimage tour begins with your arrival at Kathmandu. A Jetways representative will greet you on arrival and escort you to the pre-booked hotel for check-in. As no activities are scheduled for today, guests are free to relax after the long flight, go out exploring and enjoy the ambience of this Himalayan kingdom on their own leisurely pace.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - Flight to Nepalgunj

After breakfast, enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu; attractions that we visit on this day of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra include the famous temples of Kathmandu, namely, Pashupatinath and Boudhnath. Later, we will proceed to the Kathmandu airport in time to board our flight to Nepalgunj, where we will stay for the night before continuing on our pilgrimage tour.

Overnight in Nepalgunj

Day 03 : Nepalgunj - Flight to Simikot - Flight to Hilsa - Trek & Road Trip to Purang

Day 3 of this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrimage tour has a full itinerary and requires an early start. Early in the morning, check out from your hotel in Nepalgunj and proceed to the heliport to board the helicopter to Simikot; thereon, we board another helicopter to Hilsa.

At Hilsa, we will wait for the entire group to arrive before we can crossover to Tibet. Helicopters have limited space and it will take some time for the whole group to assemble at Hilsa. Once everyone has arrived, we trek across the Karnali River Bridge to the Immigration Check Post at Sher, China.

Once across, board the waiting coach / Jeeps and embark on the road trip to Purang. We will stay for two nights in Purang as it takes the body time to accustomed to the change in altitude. Check in at the pre-booked hotel and rest after the hectic journey.

Overnight in Purang

Day 04 : Purang

No activities are scheduled for the day. Rest and relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Overnight in Purang

Day 05 : Purang - Road Trip to Lake Mansarovar - Mansarovar Parikrama

The Mansarovar Parikrama is scheduled for this day (Day 5) of our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Purang and embark on the road trip to Lake Mansarovar; here, we do a Mansarovar Parikrama - or a holy circumambulation of the Holy Lake Mansarovar.

Time permitting, we will also visit the Hot Springs at Chiu Gompa and other attractions. Later, proceed to check in at the pre-booked hotel.

Overnight at Lake Mansarovar

Day 06 : Holy Bath & Puja at Lake Mansarovar - Road Trip to Darchen

Early in the morning, proceed for a Holy Bath at Lake Mansarovar and puja. Later, have breakfast and check out from the hotel and embark on the road trip to Darchen; proceed to pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Darchen

Day 07 : Darchen - Road Trip to Sershong - Trek to Dirapuk

This day is an important day of this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrimage tour, for today we will reach the starting point of the Mount Kailash Parikrama. After breakfast, check out from the hotel in Darchen and embark on the road trip to Sershong; from here, we will begin our trek to Dirapuk. En-route, charan sparsh or touch the feet of Mt Kailash and visit the North face of the holy mountain. Halt for the night in Dirapuk and check in at pre-booked hotel.

Overnight in Dirapuk

Note: Any guest not feeling up to the Parikrama can stay back at Darchen and wait for the Parikrama group to return.

Day 08 : Dirapuk - Trek to Zuthulphuk

Arise early and well-rested for the Kailash pilgrimage trek today will be the hardest part of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

After an early breakfast, check out from your guest house / hotel and continue on your Kailash Parikrama. Trek on and cross the Drolma La Pass, the highest altitude you reach on this pilgrimage tour. Once you cross the Drolma La Pass, brace yourself for a steep descent - this part of the Kailash Parikrama trek requires great care as the path is strewn with rocks and boulders as well!

On your descent, you will come across the Gauri Kund - The Pool of Great Compassion on your right, just below the Drolma La Pass.

Descend down a final steep staircase and you will find the Kailash Parikrama trek becoming easier. However, it still is a 5-hour long trek with no place to stop in-between. Pilgrims need to be cautious and stay on the right side of the river to ensure a continuous walk; if you get on the left side, you will not be able to cross further on and will get trapped on that side.

Today's trek ends at Zuthulphuk, a site famous for the "Miracle Cave" of Milarepa. At Zuthulphuk, we will halt for the night and sleep in fixed tents.

Overnight in Zuthulphuk

Day 09 : Zuthulphuk - Road trip to Hilsa - Helicopter Flight to Simikot

We are nearing the end of the Mount Kailash Yatra / pilgrimage tour. After breakfast, check out from the Zuthulphuk hotel and continue on your trek - returning to Darchen. Once at Darchen, board the waiting vehicles for the road trip to Hilsa.

We board the helicopter at Hilsa for the flight to Simikot, where we halt for the night. Check in at the pre-booked hotel.

Overnight in Simikot

Day 10 : Simikot - Helicopter Flight to Nepalgunj - Flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Simikot and proceed to the heliport to board the helicopter for the flight to Nepalgunj. On arrival at Nepalgunj, wait for the rest of the group to arrive and then proceed to the airport terminal for your connecting flight to Kathmandu.

On arrival at Kathmandu, proceed to pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11 : Kathmandu - Flight to Home

Check out from your hotel and proceed to the Kathmandu Airport in time to board your flight back home with happy memories of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter with JetwaysHolidays.com!

Package Price

Indian Passport Holders Foreign Passport Holders
Group using helicopter between Simikot - Hilsa - Simikot, fixed wing aircraft for Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot / Kathmandu sector and luxury bus for remaining journey INR 1,15,000 + USD 1100 USD3600
Single room supplement in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj only INR 10,000 per person USD 200 per person
Other Expenses *VISA Fee supplement for US and Canadian Passport Holders would be US$ 150 per person
Other Expenses *VISA Fee supplement for US and Canadian Passport Holders would be US$ 150 per person
5% GST Extra on Complete Booking Amount
The Above cost is calculated on the basis of a total group size of 18 guests minimum.

DEPARTURE DATES FOR THE YEAR 2017

Arrival in Kathmandu Departure for home Remark
15 May 25 May
22 May 1 June
29 May 08 June
05 June * 15 July Full Moon Departure
12 June 22 July
19 June 29 July
26 June 06 July
03 July* 13 July Full Moon Departure
10 July 20 July
17 July 27 July
24 July 03 August
31 July 10 August
03 August 13 August Full Moon Departure
07 August 17 August
02 September* 12 September Full Moon Departure
09 September 19 September
16 September 26 September
23 September 03 September
*Denotes Departure on Full Moon Day

Hotels

City Hotel Name Additional Information
Kathmandu Hotel Shanker or Similar 4-star Hotel; On Full Board Basis
Nepalgunj Hotel Sneha or Similar On Full Board Basis
Purang Purang Himalaya Hotel or similar
Lake Mansarovar Parmarth Ashram Guest House
Darchen Kailash Himalaya Hotel or Similar
Dirapuk Hotel Dirapuk
Zuthulphuk Zuthulphuk Guest House
Simikot Hilsa Lodge/Sun Valley Resort or Basic Accommodation in Hilsa

Inclusions

   Airport / Railway Station transfers for Arrival & Departure

   02 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu

   01 Night Accommodation in Nepalgunj

   02 Nights Accommodation in Purang

   01 Night Accommodation at Lake Mansarovar

   01 Night Accommodation in Darchen

   01 Night Accommodation in Dirapuk

   01 Night Accommodation in Zuthulphuk

   01 Night Accommodation in Simikot OR very Basic Accommodation in Hilsa

   Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Airfare

   Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj Airfare

   Airfare for Simikot - Hilsa - Simikot Charter Helicopter Flight

   Special Simikot Permit Fee (Humla Fee) for Guests and Helicopter Landing

   1 Half-day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

   Luxury Bus on Tibet side

   Local best-available vehicle for transfers in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj

   English-speaking Tibetan Guide

   Trek staff comprising of experienced Nepali Tour Manager, Cook and a strong Sherpa Team

   Freshly-cooked vegetarian meals

   Yaks & Yak-men for porterage during Kailash Kora / Kailash Parikrama Tour

   All Permits

   First aid-kit, Medical Oxygen, Pulse Oxy meter and Gamow Bag

   1 Complimentary Duffel Bag per Guest

   Yatra completion certificate

   1 Down Jacket on returnable basis

   China VISA fee for guests and staff

Exclusions:

   Extra cost in the event of delays due to any unforeseen reason for accommodation, meals and hiring of extra transportation including flights etc.

   Travel Insurance

   Evacuation cost in the event of sickness or emergency

   Expenses of personal nature

   Hot Spring fee at Chui Gompa

   Domestic excess baggage charges and airport taxes (baggage allowance is 15 kg)

   Cost towards Pony ride during Kailash Parikrama

   Airfare to Kathmandu and back

Note

   5% GST applicable on complete booking amount

   We strongly advise to allot 1-2 extra days to overcome any delays

   Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its partners shall not be liable for any such delays

   We have the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen reason

   The group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.

Cancellation Policy