Journey to Holiest of the holy place on earth. Kailash Yatra by Helicopter is journey of a life time and experience unmatched to anything else on earth or beyond.
Mt. Kailash (6714 m, 22156ft.) holiest of all peaks, abode of the great Hindu God Lord Shiva and Kang Ringboche to Tibetan Buddhism is situated in the southwestern part of Tibet. On the lap of Mt. Kailash is Lake Mansarovar.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, a visit to this holiest place was some thing of
a dream for mankind in the past. Now a good combination of Air and Road route has turned the dreams into relatively comfortable and quick journey.
Before starting this journey to Kailash Manasarovar, you will have opportunity to get blessing from Pashupatinath and then visit Boudhanath. Both of these sites are declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
You will be briefed about this journey of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by our expert team who have more than 30 years of experience in this field.
We fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot by regular flights and Simikot – Hilsa (Nepal – Tibet border) by chartered
helicopter. From the border we drive by coach or jeeps to Manasarovar, the most beautiful and peaceful place incomparable to rest of the places on this planet.
We take “parikarma” (circumambulation) of Mansarovar by coach or jeeps and of Kailash on foot. Hindus believe that a ritual bath in the sacred Manasarovar delivers a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise, a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of hundred life times and a single circumambulation (Kora) of Mt, Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime.
The journey is indeed a rare opportunity and privilege for devotees who have been dreaming to be close to the home of the Gods and have limited time.
10 Days/ 9 Nights
01: Arrive Kathmandu. Evening – Visit Pashupatinath for "Aarati". 1370m.
02: Morning briefing and Yatra preparation afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. 165 m.
03: Morning fly to Simikot afternoon visit Shiva Mandir. 2910 m.
04: Fly to Hilsa and drive to Purang. 3900 m.
05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake & Holy Bath, Puja etc. 4590 m.
06: Drive to Sersang and walk to Diraphuk. 4909 m.
07: Walk over Dolma La pass to Zuthulphuk. Passing through highest altitude in our tour 5630 m. Camping at 4790 m.
08: Walk to Mani walls and drive to Hilsa via Purang.
09: Fly to Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
10: Transfer to airport for departure flight.
01: Arrive Kathmandu. Evening – Visit Pashupatinath for "Aarati".
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will met, assisted and transferred to hotel. In late afternoon visit Pashupatinath temple to observe "Aarati". Overnight at hotel.
02: Morning briefing and Yatra preparation afternoon fly to Nepalgunj.
PM – Transfer to domestic airport for regular scheduled flight to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
03: Morning fly to Simikot afternoon visit Shiva Mandir
Transfer to airport and fly to Simikot by regular scheduled flight. Transfer to hotel.
PM – Visit Shiva temple. Overnight at hotel.
04: Fly to Hilsa and drive to Purang.
Since there is no road between Simikot and Tibet border, the only way travel is by air. You fly by chartered helicopter flight to Hilasa situated on the bank of Karnali River. Walk for about 20 minutes for crossing the border. From the other side of the border, drive for 45 minutes to Purang which is also known as Taklakot. Rest of the day at leisure for getting acclimatized. Overnight at guesthouse.
05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake & Holy Bath, Puja etc.
From Purang drive for about 2 hours to Manasarovar (14957 ft, 4590 mt) and stay on the shore of Lake Manasarovar. Take a dip the lake and spend rest of the time doing religious performances. Overnight at guesthouse.
06: Drive to Sersang valley via Darchen and walk to Diraphuk
From Lake Manasarovar drive to Sersang valley via Darchen and start trekking through Shersang, the rebuilt Chukku Gompa, Dambing Donkhang (16137 ft, 4890mt.) and to Dirapuk (16200 ft, 4909mt). Distance 8 Km, 5 miles drive and 11 Km, 7 miles walk. Approx 6 hrs walk. Overnight in guesthouse at Diraphuk. Those not doing the trekking will drive to Darchen from Sersang and wait here for the trekking group and stay at guesthouse.
07: Climb through a moraine to a meadow at 17193 ft, 5210mt and then pass rock cairns to emerge to Dolma La at 18579 ft, 5630 mt (highest altitude on this Yatra). From the pass descend via Guari Kunda Lake to the La Chukkir Villy at 16995 ft, 5150mt where you should look for the foot prints, which pilgrims believe belonged to Buddha. Descend further along, a long gentle path to Zutul-Puk Gompa (15807 ft, 4790mt.), where there is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. Total distance 23 Km, 14 miles. Approx 10 hrs. overnight in guesthouse.
08: Trek along the Zhong Chu river to a bridge, cross it and climb a little before descending to 15213 ft, 4610 mt. Meet the rest of the group members at the pick-up point and drive to Hilsa via Purang.
09: Fly to Simikot by helicopter and connect regular scheduled flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
10: Transfer to airport for departure flight.