Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offers 9 days Kailash Helicopter tour mainly for pilgrims; however, it is also a suitable trip to all adventure enthusiasts. This is the shortest itinerary of Kailash-Manasarovar trip. Months from May to September are the best months to conduct Kailash Helicopter tours. Our itinerary begins and ends in Kathmandu. However, Indian pilgrims who want to begin and end the trip at Nepalgunj are able to start the trip accordingly.
It is possible to take a medium sized plane for Kathmandu-Nepalgunj sectors. Then, we fly with a tiny aircraft to Simikot from Nepalgunj from where our chartered Helicopter will take you to Hilsa, near Tibet. Since Helicopter is not allowed to fly in Tibet, you will start driving immediately after crossing immigration. The tour also includes walking during Kailash Kora/Parikrama. The Kailash Helicopter tour is suitable for those who only have limited time and do not want to trek for more than a week.
You will stay overnight at the bank of Holy Manasarovar Lake. Pilgrims can perform their activities at Lake Manasarovar with Mount Kailash view. You will return back following the same path and modes of transportation. Contact us to book or get more details about the Kailash Helicopter tour.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about an hour. Nepalgunj is a border town along Nepal-India border in the southwestern part of Nepal. Stay overnight at Lodge/Hotel.
Early morning, you will fly to Simikot (45minute). Then, you will shift to helicopter to fly to Hilsa takes. It is about 15 minute’s flight from Simikot to Hilsa border. After completing immigration formalities, you will drive to Taklakot (3900).
Early morning, you will drive (78 km.) to Holy Manasarovar Lake (4500 m). Rest of the day, you will perform spiritual activities such Pooja, Havana worship, meditation, holy bath etc. will be a lifetime -achievement. Stay overnight at lodge nearby Lake Manasarovar.
Drive from Manasorovar to Darchen (30km.) (4560 m):- After breakfast drive an Hour to Darchen, base camp of Holy Mt. Kailash. Later, you will have free time for acclimatization and preparing for circuit (Parikarma). Stay overnight at hotel.
Parikarma/Kora begins after 10 km. drive to Tarboche (yam dhwar). Walk approximately about 4 to 5 hours to Diraphuk (4890m). Stay overnight at lodge.
This is the day every pilgrims talks about, the most difficult journey through out the trip, trek up to Dolma La pass (5600m). We will offer very short prayers at Dolmala and move towards Gaurikunda. They are programmed in the same as usual, Zuthulphuk. Stay overnight at lodge.
After Breakfast, we will trek around 8 km. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen, Parikarma ends. After Lunch we will drive to Taklakot via Manasoravar parikarma (circuit). Stay overnight at hotel.
Early morning drive to Nepal border. As soon as possible, fly to Simikot by Helicopter, and then fly back to Nepalgunj by normal plane. Stay overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.
You will catch early morning flight to Nepalgunj and then a connecting flight to Kathmandu.
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b) Tibet Part: