Simikot 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

Transport: Helicopter and Private Vehicle

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11 Days

Trip Overview

Pilgrims from all over the world have a deep confidence in Mount Kailash, which is viewed differently by worshippers from many countries and ethnic groups. The Kailash Helicopter Tour allows travelers who have a strong desire to visit this sacred site but have limited time to do so to visit Mt. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in a short amount of time. This excursion is meant for physically challenged or senior persons who wish to pay a visit to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva but are unable to trek the rocky and difficult pathways of Kailash.

Kailash and Manasarovar are the holiest places on the planet as per Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. According to Hindu myth, Mt. Kailash is Lord Shiva's home, while Manasarovar Lake is Shiva and Parbati goddess's bathing place. According to Buddhism, Kailash Manasarovar is the God of Snow Jewels and the meditation site of Buddha disciples (Guru Rimpoche). The 52-kilometer Kailash kora/parikrama is known as the sacred walk since it reveals many different religious philosophies at each step. Thousands of yatris participate in the world's most famous yatra every year, with Hindus and Buddhist devotees appreciating the religious significance, cultural significance, and natural beauty of Kailash Mountain and Manasarovar Lake in Tibet.

The Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour is considered a luxury tour in Tibet that begins from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. On a trip from above the country's mountains, the view from Simikot via Nepalgunj is truly stunning. Following our arrival on Simikot, we will board a private aircraft for a journey to Hilsa, where we may take in the breathtaking scenery beneath us. From here, the overland route to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is easy and pleasant. We will travel farther up to Darchen with the help of a professional guide and crew and then embark on a three-day Parikrama walk around Mt. Kailash (also known as Kora), allowing the spiritual belief to sink in.

We will embark on an overland trek to Lake Manasarovar after an exhilarating yet tranquil experience on Mt. Kailash. Most pilgrims consider the lake's water, which they refer to as "Jal," to be pure holy water. We will grab a small amount of water and continue on our way back to Taklakot. We will return to Simikot by helicopter and finish our adventure in Kathmandu on a regular aircraft.

The journey includes high and remote mountain flying, unique Hindu practices, Buddhist and Tibetan culture highlights and breathtaking panoramic vistas of Nepal and Tibet in the huge Karnali canyon with small hidden valley.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be greeted and received by one of our representative when you will arrive at Kathmandu International Airport. After that, you will be driven to your accommodation in our private tourist van. We will provide you a detailed briefing on the trip as well as the items you will require throughout your travel.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

The first part of our day is spent taking in the attractions of the city. Breakfast will be served in the hotel, and then the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu will begin. You'll go to Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha, two well-known holy sites of Kathmandu. We'll also see some UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Kathmandu Durbar Squares. Then you will return to your hotel, where you can spend your free time doing whatever you like as well as pre tour preparation.

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

After a lovely day in Kathmandu, we will fly to Nepalgunj in the morning on a regular airline. We will be taken to the hotel from Nepalgunj airport. The tour leader will give us a briefing regarding the helicopter tour in the evening.

Day 4: Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot then to Hilsa and then drive to Taklakot

With an early morning meal, we will depart Simikot by helicopter for Hilsa. When we will arrive at Hilsa, we will ascend up to the Chinese checkpoint, which is about a mile away across the river. We will then go across the bridge to meet our Sherpas, who will look after our bags. After completing all of the necessary paperwork, we will board on the waiting Jeeps that will transport us to Purang (Taklakot). Purang, a little Tibetan border town, is where we spend the night. In the local market, you can also purchase personal necessities.

Day 5: Acclimatization in Taklakot

Today, we will take a break in Taklakot to acclimate. Before continuing on to a higher elevation, our bodies must be fully acclimatized to the high-altitude atmosphere. As a result, it is critical that you spend a day here for your health. We may also arrange a quick visit to the Khojarnath temple as an optional program, or you can simply stroll around the city at your own.

Day 6: Drive from Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar

We will depart Taklakot in a private jeep after breakfast for Lake Manasarovar. The journey to Lake Manasarovar takes roughly two to three hours, with breathtaking views of the holy country along the way. On the way, we'll stop in Rakshas Taal for a quick photo opportunity and to take in the scenery. We'll continue our journey to Lake Manasarovar after a short stop. We will then depart for a private jeep circumambulation around Lake Manasarovar following a holy bath and lunch.

Day 7: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen and then to Derapuk

We drive to Darchen, where we may see the closest view of Mount Kailash, after conducting Pooja in the morning and taking a holy dip in the lake. Those who wish to make the holy circumambulation around Mt. Kailash will begin their trek from "Yama Dwar," while those who do not wish to trek will return to Darchen by Jeep and wait for others to arrive. The trek to Derapuk monastery takes 5 to 6 hours in total. It is, however, dependent on your speed.

Day 8: Trek from Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Dorla Pass

Today will be the most difficult day of our adventure. Early in the morning, we will begin our ascent to Drolma-La (5636 m). The entire trail up to Drolma-La is steadily ascending, and then the trail abruptly descends to Zuthulpuk, the next valley. Beyond this pass, the holiest water pond (Gauri Kunda) is located. People say that Parvati, Lord Shiva's wife, used to bath at this lake. The trip to Zuthulpuk monastery takes another two hours after the downhill climb to the valley. 

Day 9: End of Trek and drive back to Taklakot

Our trek/Kora will end today around Darchen, where our vehicles will be waiting to pick us up and bring us to Taklakot through the same route.

Day 10: Drive from Taklakot to Hilsa and flight from Simikot - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

Today, after breakfast, we will travel back to Sher village and then climb down to Hilsa, which will take around 45 minutes. After that, we will take a helicopter flight to Simikot and then to Nepalgunj. We'll travel back to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj airport. With a farewell meal in Kathmandu, our great adventure will come to an end.

Day 11: Final Departure

After breakfast, you will be taken to Kathmandu International Airport to join your trip back to your home. This is an incredible way to cap off a life-changing experience.


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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