For a luxury and short days yatra to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter is the best option where we reach either from Kathmandu or reach from Lucknow of India. The helicopter is not allowed to land in Tibet, so it is still at Hilsa of Nepal – Tibet border. We walk for 25 minutes to catch our vehicle on the Tibet side to Taklakot, which is also known as Purang.
After that, we stay one extra night in Taklakot for the acclimatization toward Kailash. Then drive 200 Km to reach in holy Manasarovar Lake. This is the shortest route to reach Manasarovar and can be convenient for the busy pilgrims. A short flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or reach Nepalgunj via Lucknow, stay overnight in Nepalgunj. Next morning we will have a scheduled flight to Simikot, after the formalities of Immigration, then we take a Helicopter to Hilsa Nepal-Tibet border. After the immigration process of Tibet, we continue to drive to Taklakot. This is the best and shortest route to reach Tibet for Kailash Yatra. We operate 10 Days Kailash heli tour via Lucknow for those travelers who have a limited amount of time for traveling.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)
Day 02:Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m)- Hilsa and Drive to Taklakot (4025m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 04:Acclimatization day at Taklakot
Day 05:Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours). Overnight at Guest House
Day 06:Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour). Overnight at Guest House
Day 07:Start Kailash Kora and reach at Derapuk. (4920m - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 08:Second day of Kailash Kora. Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m - 8/9 Hours)
Day 09:Juthulpuk to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest House
Day 10:Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 11:DepartureDownload Detail Itinerary
Note: More than 3 nights accommodation and other activities in Kathmandu is extra. incase of delay permit from Tibet and peoples have to wait in Kathamandu, incase of early return from Kailash, flight cancellation due to weather or any other reason which is not in our hand. Change your flight date for earlier or late date becasue of those reason, clients have to bear all the expenses self.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our company representative from Touch Kailash Travels & Tours will welcome you, and transfer to hotel. After check in the hotel, we will brief short about Kailash tour and other necessary information - Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel After breakfast, forward for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple, Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple, at Lunch time back to hotel. After lunch, take 1 hour flight for Nepalgunj, reach in Nepalgunj, check in Hotel.
Day 03Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m)- Hilsa and Drive to Taklakot (4025m). Overnight at Guest HouseSimikot, a hilly area of Nepal with altitude of 2910 m is gateway for Kailash tour by Helicopter. Early Morning, drive to Nepalgunj airport to fly Simikot with schedule flight and it takes only 55 minutes with tiny aero-plane. Fly with 5/6 chartered helicopter to Hilsa from Simikot. Cross Nepal - Tibet boarder after completion of the immigration process of Nepal and Tibet. 25 minutes flight only allows 10 kg bags for each person. Drive 27 km to Taklakot. Staying one overnight here is for body acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 04Acclimatization day at Taklakot Rest for adjusting High Altitude. Walking around Takalakot yoga and meditation.
Day 05Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours). Overnight at Guest House After breakfast we start drive to reach one of the holy and beautiful lakes “MANASAROVER” - 4550m Elevation. It is 88 km distance from Taklakot to Manasarover, which takes 2 hours at the most. On the way, there is another lake called RAKAS Lake. We stop there for pictures and enjoy the view for few minutes. Then continue drive for Manasarover. When we reach there, check in guest house and take some rest. Meanwhile, lunch will be ready. After lunch, start drive to Manasarovar kora with vehicle.
Day 06Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour). Overnight at Guest HouseExploration and ritual puja at bank of Lake Manasarovar. You also can deep at Sarovar. After lunch short drive to Darchen. preparation for Kailash kora and overnight.
Day 07Start Kailash Kora and reach at Derapuk. (4920m - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest houseAfter breakfast, we drive to Tarboche (Valley of God), whoever book personal horse and helper waiting there for some formalities of Tibetan government. Start Kailash Kora. It takes 4-5 hours walking to reach in Derapuk, the north face of holy Kailash.
Day 08Second day of Kailash Kora. Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m - 8/9 Hours)Today early morning have a breakfast and ready to walk long, hardest up and down. Our staff provides you packed lunch before start the walk. Few hours walking is going up till Dolmala Pass (5613m), this is our main destination of kailash kora. When we reach on the top of pass, take some picture and start to walk down as soon as possible, after few meters walking, there is Gaurikunda situated on the right and 200 meter down from the our trail. Continue walk down around 2 hours, we will meet flat trail and continue walking until Zuthulpuk. Total walking distance 22 km with 8-9 hours.
Day 09Juthulpuk to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest HouseAfter early breakfast, walk 2 hours to catch our vehicle which takes us to Nepal boarder. Take lunch at Darchen prepared by our staff team, then continue drive to Nepal-Tibet boarder. Make immigration procedure to exit Tibet, after that walk until Hilsa in Nepal side and overnight.
Day 10Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Early morning after breakfast, fly from Hilsa to Simikot, then continue fly to Nepalgunj. In Nepalgunj our group can split if any member goes from Nepalgunj to Lucknow, and other member fly to Kathmandu. We will have short meeting about the whole yatra in the evening.
Day 11Departure We will drop you to the International Airport and farewell for your onward Journey
An amazing journey with Touch Kailash. Mr. Bashu has provided all the necessary arrangement for us to embark on our long planned yatra. Our guide Sushil and Amit Adhikeri and tibetan guide Tenzin simply incredible. Will anytime recommend Touch Kailash to all. Bashu is a very humble person
Review Date: 2023-09-19 Review by: Ravichandaran Murugian, Singapore
Thanks for the excellent tour arrangements made by you for our Kailash Manasarovar trip. Needless to say it was flawless and we truly enjoyed every moment of it. Every minute details was taken care by you and we were amazed when you made Chinese Immigration to open office at 8PM to accommodate our entry and so is our exit from China. You both appear to be agents of Lord Shiva who are taking care of every individual planning to take Kailash Manasarovar trip through your agency. Keep it up and we are sure to join you for another trip some time in near future
Review Date: 2016-07-04 Review by: Venkat & Madhavi Uppaluri, United States
Hi Mr Hemantha and Mr basu,
Thanks to both for fulfilling this devotees desire of shiva Darshan,sparshan and pradakshana. Excellent job done by your team members and very well managed and administered by u both from starting till the end. If everything goes well see u next year.
Review Date: 2016-07-02 Review by: Revathi Parthi, Australia
We feel privileged to have successfully completed Kailash Mansarovar Tour by Helicopter (Aug' 2015). Thank you "Touch Kailash" team for making this a pleasant & memorable experience!
Review Date: 2015-09-09 Review by: Ashish Khanduri, India
Itinerary can be changed as per main group require or in any situation out of our limit. We can make customize Itinerary in your private group tour as per requirement.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.