Kailash Yatra by Helicopter

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter

Trip Overview

Mt. Kailash ( at 6714 mtr.) is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas . Mt. Kailash , also known as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche(Jewel of the Snows), Few mountains rival Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar for its mystique. Isolation, beauty and prominence. It is considered to be the ‘Center of the Universe’ by Hindus, Buddhists, Jain and Bonpo and its flanks give birth to four great Asian rivers the Indus, Brahmaputra , Ganges and Sutlej . Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.

Mount Kailash is famed as the Roof of the World, the Tibet Autonomous Region has fascinated by mankind. This mysterious land was forbidden not only by man but also by nature. An average elevation of 4,000 m. is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the north and the Himalayas to the south. People have been visiting Kailash – Mansarovar for centuries. Almost all the major passes of Himalayas lead to Kailash – Mansarovar.

LHASA
Tibet ‘s capital Lhasa (elevation 3,700 m) is a cultural city with a history going back 1,300 years. The magnificent Potala Palace , former seat of the Dalai Lamas, presides over the city. Built in 1645 on the top of a hill, the palace contains 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 religious statues. The old city revolves around the Jokhang Temple and the quaint Barkhor market that surrounds it. The Jhokhang, built in the seventh century, is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Tibet . Its mural paintings, finely worked golden roofs and other works of art are something to see. At a little distance from the old city core, Lhasa is also a modern capital of concrete high-rises, fancy department stores and wide boulevards.

Norbulingka consists of wooded greenery and three palaces once used by the Dalai Lamas as a summer retreat.

How to Go Kailash & Lhasa
Mt. Kailash, which lies in the Southwestern part of Tibet, is an incredible 11-day journey, an epic pilgrimage that is expeditionary in nature. This is for those who want to experience the majestic beauty of Kailash but is limited by time. The trip begins by fly from Kathmandu to the Lhasa. After our stay in Lhasa, we drive to the drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahma Putra river (Yarlung Tsangpo),Gyantse, the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Xigatse, through the highest point, Gyatchu La pass, Lhatse, Saga, Paryang & Lake Manasarovar across widely spread open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau known as ‘ roof of the world’. It is undoubtedly the toughest and most rewarding of all such journeys known to man. En route you can see the world’s highest mountains, travel on the world’s highest plains, meet nomadic Tibetan pilgrims and walk amidst burning butter lamps and chanting monks of Tibet ‘s ancient and legendary Buddhist monasteries. Rivers and streams are crossed and re-crossed, treacherous passes are climbed and conquered. The numbing cold at night, the fierce sun during the day, the bitter winds, the looming solitude and the everlasting dust are constant companions.
Then we make our most attractive Kora trip to Mt. Kailash and follow the track across huge dry plains for Nepalese border lies to the south. Finally, we take the trip back to Kathmandu .

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu afternoon Darshan of Pashupatinath and evening briefing of program overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Yatra Preparation and afternoon fly to Nepalgunj, overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Morning fly to Simikot (3000m) by fixed wing, Fly to Hilsa (3700m) by Helicopter then cross the boarder drive to purang (3800m) overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Purang full day acclimatization.

Day 05: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4500m.), Start Parikrama of Mansarovar- 105km and Holy Bath, Puja etc.

Day 06: After Lunch we drive to Darchen.

Day 07: Drive to Yam Dwar and Trek to Diraphuk.

Day 08: Trek Dolma la Pass (5650m.) and over night at Zuthulphuk.

Day 09: Trek 2hrs and Drive to Hilsa via Purang and fly to simikot by helicopter overnight at hotel

Day 10: Fly to Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

Day 11: Drive to Airport and fly back to Home.

Cost Included

 

  • 2 nights accomodation in 5* Hotel on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu
  • Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in Hotel
  • One night accommodation in Nepalgunj and in Simikot with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • Pick up & drop transfer in Kathmandu + sightseeing tour
  • Necessary transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing)
  • Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing)
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet for the entire journey
  • All vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
  • Manasarovar Parikrama by Jeep
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas, tour Manager from Nepal)
  • All necessary camping equipments for Parikrama
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mt. Kailash
  • Gamow bag (pressure bag) and oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges

 

Cost not Include

 

  • Riding Horse and porter during the Parikrama for personal use
  •  visit to Khojarnath temple on the rest day in Taklakot
  • Your travel insurance
  • Visit of Asthapad
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Hotel in Nepalgunj for day use while returning
  • Any additional cost due to changes of itinerary on your own wish
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
  • Services other than specified

 

Note: Sometimes the weather can be bad on the flight route of Nepalgunj to Simikot, at that time we will transfer to Surkhet and Bajura then we will shuttle by Helicopter to Simikot but at that time there will be cost extra  which will be bear by clients directly pay on the Spot.

Before You Go

What we provide to our clients:

 

  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Gamow bag and Oxygen.
  • We don’t charge extra for the parikrama. If you wish to take help of a yak or horse, the cost will be per person per day approx US$ 60 for Yak and USD 100 for horse payable directly to the yak herder. All Indian pilgrims are advised to hire one. You have to understand that the yaks are not domesticated but are meant to carry luggage

 

Payment Policy:

 

  • 60 days prior to tour departure date, 30% of the total cost should reach Tirupati Holidays Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with passport of client.
  • And full payment should be making before departure to Manasarovar & Mt. Kailash Yatra.

 

Tour Cancellation policy:
All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained. The cancellation policy as following.

 

  • 20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.
  • 15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.
  • 07 days before trip departure 100% of total trip cost or no-show.

 

IMPORTANT PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION:

Clothing:
We highly recommend one down jacket, one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do) one warm windproof cotton jacket, four cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, warm sweaters, two thermal vests, one rain coat or windbreakers, one pair comfortable shoes & light rubber sandal, light leather boots in case of snow, six pairs of warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust, two towels, Wind – Rain Jacket, sun hat, sun glass, sun cream, chap stick.

Bring with you:
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; ‘namkeen’ etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

Health:
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit – no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness :
Altitude Sickness is an environment related condition that can effect anyone who ascents too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly. Clients may have required oxygen cylinders with mask which should bring by the clients on their own as these items are not easily available in Kathmandu . Since clients should travel. In high altitude, they need to submit the certificate, which indicates that he/she can travel in high altitude. These certificates should be provided by the medical doctor. This required specially for the Indian nationals. Tourists need to drink liquor as much as possible during the journey and must avoid the alcohol.

Currency:
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 7.9 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 5-6 approx; Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal .

Risks & Liability:
We and our its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, we and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Best Time: May - September
  • Group Size: 2pax - 12pax + Above

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