Lucknow to Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

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Group Size: Min 2 Pax

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9 Days

Trip Overview

Kailash Mansarovar yatra is one of the most popular pilgrimages in the world, but it is also one of the most difficult and physically demanding pilgrimages in Asia due to the high altitude of 19,500 feet and hostile circumstances. The helicopter yatra from Lucknow is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to see Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. This nine-day helicopter tour takes you to the Nepal-China border via flights, from where you may see Kailash Manasarovar through comfortable and short drives.

The pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash is more than just a trip to the top of a mountain. It is a spiritual journey. For Hindus, it is the residence of Lord Shiva, for Buddhists, it is the home of Buddha Demchok, and for Jainists, it is the site of Nirvana. Each year, thousands of devout tourists bathe in the holy waters of Mansarovar and gaze at the sunset over Mt. Kailash. Many have termed the path the "steps to heaven," and it is intended for both devout pilgrims and enthusiastic trekkers eager to explore and self-actualize.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter will reduce the inconvenience of traveling difficult terrains to reach truly isolated areas. The harsh weather and the difficulties of traveling lengthy distances might detract significantly from this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. However, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which departs from Nepalgunj by helicopter, securely avoids all of this, providing just the best experiences to the pilgrims. It is designed for pilgrims with a limited amount of time. This journey will provide you with breathtakingly beautiful vistas, mysterious mountains and lakes, and new inspiration.

Driving from Lucknow to Nepalgunj via the India-Nepal border is the first step. After that you will take a regular flight to Simikot and then later you will use chartered helicopter to reach Hilsa. Following the completion of your immigration formalities, you will travel to Taklakot (also known as Purang) and drive to the holy Lake Manasarovar. You can bathe in the holy lake or drink its water if you choose, as Hindus believe it will purify your all sins. You will eventually complete the Mt. Kailash parikrama in the next days, which is the most difficult stage of the Yatra, but you will gain new energy and a new perspective on life. After the excursion, you will return the same way you came before. This journey will cleanse your mind and rejuvenate your body and it is not to be missed.


Day 1: Arrive at Lucknow and then drive to Nepalgunj

Our representative will transport you to Nepalgunj from the Lucknow Airport or Railway Station. After that, you will check into your hotel and enjoy some welcome beverages. Our team will arrange for you to meet your other travelers during a briefing in the evening.

Day 2: Flight from Nepalgunj – Simikot – Hilsa and then drive to Taklakot

Early in the morning, catch your planned flight to Simikot on a fixed-wing aircraft to begin your first day of the adventure. Later that day, after arriving in Simikot, a rented helicopter will transport the entire group to Hilsa, which has a non-metallic airstrip. After arriving in Hilsa on time, trek for 45 minutes with the Sherpa team to Sher, the Tibetan border city. After clearing immigration and customs inspections, meet with our staff in Hilsa to be taken to Taklakot (Burang). 

Day 3: Acclimatization at Taklakot

You will spend the day relaxing at your accommodation or exploring the local markets on foot. This day is for acclimatization in preparation for the arduous but rewarding Kailash Mansarovar Yatra that lies ahead.

Day 4: Drive from Taklakot – Lake Manasarovar

You will go to the holy Mansarovar Lake today. Prepare to be driven to Chui Gompa across a tough terrain near Rakshas Taal by waking up early and freshening up. You can take a bath in the Mansarovar Lake, and those who wish to perform a puja or a havan will be allowed free time (on Full Moon trips, it will be a full moon day at Mansarovar for your puja). 

Day 5: Drive from Lake Manasarovar – Darchen

You'll drive up to Darchen today, covering a distance of 53 kilometers, after enjoying your breakfast. It will take you around an hour to cover the distance, after which you can check into the guesthouse and store your goods. The rest of the time is yours to do as you like, or you can go out and explore your surroundings.

Day 6: Drive from Darchen – Yama Dwar and then trek to Derapuk

In the morning, shower and eat a delicious, freshly prepared breakfast. You will first be transported to Yama Dwar, where you will encounter Yak and Yak men. This is the first day of the kora and the start of the parikrama. If you require the services of a Yak and/or a porter to assist you with your luggage, you may do it right here. Today, on your hike, you will get your first glimpse of Holy Mt. Kailash (North face). At our camp in Derapuk, we will rest for the night.

Day 7: Trek from Derapuk – Zuthulpuk via Dolma La Pass

A beautiful sunrise over Mount Kailash greets you in the morning. The uphill walk will begin after breakfast. This is a challenging section of the walk that leads to Dolma La Pass, the highest point on the Kailash Mansarovar trek. From here, you will descend through Gauri Kunda to the Zuthulpuk fields across an easy terrain. This section of the walk is a breeze and will provide spectacular views of the mountains.

Day 8: Trek from Zuthulpuk – Darchen and then drive back to Hilsa

You will start early today on a 10-kilometer (3-hour) hike to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra's final halt near Darchen. You will meet up with the members of our team who are waiting in automobiles to be driven to Sher. After arriving, you will descend down and cross a bridge to reach Hilsa.

Day 9: Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Lucknow via (Helicopter + Flight + Drive)

Get up and enjoy a delicious breakfast. After that, fly to Simikot on a rented chopper and then to Nepalgunj on a connecting flight. You will arrive at Nepalgunj and grab your hotel luggage before driving to Lucknow. This is where your spiritual trip to Mount Kailash comes to an end.


Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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