Kailash Yatra By Helicopter From Kathmandu - 06 Nights / 07 Days
Places Covered: Kathmandu » Kathmandu to Nepalgunj Simikot » Hilsa » Purang » Acclimatization
Arrive at Kathmandu airport where our representative will greet you and transfer you to Hotel.
En-route visit Pashupatinath Temple & other holy temples as well.
Overnight Stay at 4 Star Hotel ( Hotel Shankar / Hotel Royal Singi or similar).
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
After your breakfast, we'll proceed to the airport and will fly for Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.
Our representative will brief you about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in the evening.
Overnight stay at Nepalgunj in Hotel Siddhartha / Hotel Cygnett.
Nepalgunj -Simikot- Hilsa - Purang
Wake up early morning and drive to Nepalgunj airport. Catch the flight for Simikot and rest for few hours at Simikot followed by a helicopter ride to Hilsa.
Wait for other group travelers to reach Hilsa and drive to Purang.
Overnight stay at Hotel Purang / Hotel Himalaya or similar.
Flight duration from Nepalgunj to Simikot is 40-50 mins and then 10-20 minutes helicopter ride from Simikot to Hilsa.
Acclimatization at Purang
You will be acclimatizing at Purang and might go for a small trek in preparation for Kailash Mansarovar Parikrama.
Overnight stay at Hotel Purang / Hotel Himalaya or similar.Purang is a small & very clean town with lots of shops having necessary items for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and Parikrama as well. You can buy trekking sticks, water gallons for storing Holy Mansarovar Water, some packed juices & other necessary items.
Don’t forget to bargain because bargaining happens at almost every shop.
Purang to Mansarovar Lake
Start your journey to Mansarover Lake in the AC Volvo category bus (2hours) then proceed for Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake.
Take a dip along with performing Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar and complete the Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar in 2-3 hours covering around 105Km.
While coming to Mansarovar Lake catch the first glimpse of Kailash Parvat. It's an overwhelming and undeniable view to see Divine Mount Kailash just next to Holy Lake Mansarovar.
Overnight stay at Guest House near Lake Mansarovar.
If weather permits, you can visit Lake Mansarovar in the night or early morning (Brahm Muhurt) too to witness the divinity of the place.
Mansarovar to Darchen
After a short drive from Lake Mansarovar, you will reach Darchen which is the base for Kailash Parikrama & Ashtapad darshan.
Important : We will visit Asthapad only if we get permission from Chinese authorities.
Overnight stay in Hotel Himalaya or similar.
First Day Parikrama of Mount Kailash
Wake up early in the morning and drive to Yamdwar where you’ll take the first step towards the Parikrama of Kailash Parvat and begin the trek to Dirapuk which is a 10Km trek on the first day of Mount Kailash Parikrama. Get enlightened and feel blessed by the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash on the first day of Parikrama which is considered to be most auspicious.
Those who will not be going for Parikrama will travel from Yamdwar to Darchen which is just 30 minutes away and stay there in a Guest House for 2 nights and enjoy the undeniable view of the holy Mount Kailash.
Important: Parikrama is optional. There are few who would be doing Parikrama by walk, few by horse & few old age people may not be doing Parikrama. Those who are not doing Parikrama will return from Yam Dwar to Guest House at Darchen. We will arrange meals & accommodation there. Holy Mount Kailash is easily visible from there & one can do puja from there too. People staying at Darchen will join other group members in 1st half once they complete 3rd day of Parikrama.