Kathmandu-NepalGunj-Simikot-Hilsa-Purang-Mansarovar Lake-Darchen-Yam Dwar-Diraphuk-Dolma La Pass–Zuthulphuk
Mt. Kailash is considered the most sacred destination in Tibet; there is a steady flow of Hindus as well as Buddhists to this holy place every year. It is not permitted to climb Mt. Kailash, but one can undertake a 52km total with 38 km trek circumambulation around the mountain.This is a journey by a chartered helicopter. Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot. At Simikot, make a charter helicopter flight to Hilsa, the place closest to China border and drive to Lake Mansarovar across the open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. Then take the fascinating trip to Mt. Kailash and make a circumambulation around the base of the mountain.On the tour of Mt. Kailash visitors can bathe in the sacred Mansarovar Lake, with a periphery 88km, depth of 90m and total area of 320 km2. The itinerary is planned so that visitors reach Mansarovar Lake on the full moon day. Asthapavat and Tirthapuri can be visited if pre-arranged. The total journey is 10days/9 nights and the maximum elevation is 5636 m.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m
OUR staff will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The group will be briefed about the tour and final preparations i.e. checking and demonstration of equipment to be used during the tour. Our staff will assist in buying and renting any necessary gear. Overnight stay at Hotel .
Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Fly to Nepalgunj.
A city tour guide will take you around the holy sites in the valley, including PashupatiNath, Jal Narayan, SwayambuNath in the morning. Then transfer to Kathmandu airport to catch up flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at Hotel .
Day 03 : Fly Simikot- Hilsa. Drive to Purang 3,770m.
Early morning flight to Simikot and a helicopter flight to Hilsa. Then cross the Karnalibridge over to Tibet. Drive to Purang (Taklakot). Immigration formalities at the border custom office before Purang. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 04 :Purang, acclimatization day 3,770m.
A day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated (3/4 litres a day) and be extremely aware of one’s physical condition, which the staff will also monitor at all times. The group have the option of hiking which would definitely help pilgrims/trekkers get used to trek conditions for KailashParikrama.
Day 05 :Purang to Lake Mansarovar 4,582m. (FULL MOON DAY)
A beautiful drive through the dramatic valleys, the rivers and through the grazing lands of yaks and sheep. The landscape is filled with snow capped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Many Tibetan nomads and traders in their traditional dress inhibit this area. By late afternoon, the drive through the green pastures and massive valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Chhesakhang. Walk through the small village of Sherlung and ThuguGompa on the banks of the holy lake or drive all the way to the western bank for an overnight stay at Chiu Gompa (monastery).
One can visit the lake and enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. GurulaMandhata 7,728m to the south and Kailash to the north.
Overnight stay at Guest House.
Day 06 : Lake Mansarovar to Darchen 4,670m. Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Dirapuk 4,900m.
The staff will set up individual bath tents on the banks of Lake Mansarovar for the pilgrims before circumambulating Mount Kailash. A ritual bath at Mansarovar is considered to attain moksha and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins. After lunch, drive north towards Darchen, a village considered the base camp for Kailash. If pre-arranged, one can visit Rakshasi Lake, Astha Parbat, Nandi Parbat and Tirthapuri.
Drive to Sershong. First day of walking around Kailash begins at Tarbuche. Along the way, one passes numerous chortens (stupas), Chukku monastery, the burial site of the 84 mahasiddhas and wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming waterfalls and the mighty west face of Kailash. After five hours one arrives at the Dirapuk monastery. The north face of Kailash is seen from a distance.
Stay overnight in Guest House
For those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Trek will return back to Darchan by evening and stay Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya or Similar .
Day 07 :Parikrama / Kora Mt. Kailash, Zuthulpuk 4,760m.
Long and challenging day of the parikrama. Cross Dolma-La pass 5,636m between two valleys, Yamastal and reach Shiva-sthal, where to symbolize death, pilgrims leave the old clothes, hair or drop of blood in hope that Yamarajan (God of death) will aceept these and allow the pilgrims to be born in spirit to pass Dolma-La. In Buddhism, the pass symbolizes with the goddess Container and in Hinduism to Parvati, wife of Shiva. On reaching the top, Shiva-stal, the offerings are placed and one can meditate. On the way down, one crosses Parvati-stal, GauriKunda and reaches Zuthulpuk (the cave of miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here) along the river. All along the way, there are wonderful views of high peaks, streams, waterfalls and mountain caves.
** For those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Trek will enjoy various shades of Kaialsh from the base of Kailash. Overnight at the Hotel Himalaya or Similar .
Day 08 :Parikrama / KoraZuthulpuk, Purang
After 3 hours' comfortable walking (10km) along the river valley, the jeeps/vehicles will start the journey back. Join Those Pilgrims not accompanying for the Yatra Followed by Lunch and than board the transport will drive to Purang. One can have a Mansarovar lake parikarma by drive. Night halt at either Purang or Hilsa.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09 : Fly Hilsa – Simikot- Kathmandu
Flight to Simikot by Helicopter. Same day flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Overnight stay at Kathmandu
Day 10 : Departure from Kathmandu
Morning check-out and drop at the airport.
For an optional tour to Manakamana, Pokhara and Muktinathdarshan, keep 4 days extra. For more information, please enquire with us on Info@iumdestination.com
Fixed Dates for KailashYatra 2020 by Helicopter - Ex-Kathmandu
3rd may(arrival ktm)
7th may (full moon at Manasarovar)
3rd , 7th , 16th , 20th ,24th,27th, 29th
1st June (arrival ktm)
5th june(full moon at Mansarovar)
3rd ,6th,10th .16th, 18th 24th
1st july (arrival ktm)
5 july (Full moon)
3rd, 10th ,22nd
29th July (arrival ktm)
3rd aug (full moon at Mandarovar)
8th , 16th . 20th 24th 28th
28th august (arrival ktm)
2nd sept (full moon at Mansarovar)
3rd ,5th ,8th , 15th
Registration Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2020
1.Fill out Booking form (Click Here) and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2.Scanned passport copies (Colored copied is required for Non-Indian Passport Holders)
3.Advance payment of INR 20,000 / USD 500 per person
• Arrival / departure transfers
• One half-day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple and temple of sleeping Vishnu (Budanilkanth)
• 2 nights accommodation at 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing & with all meals (vegetarian)
• Kathmandu – Simikot – Kathmandu flight
• Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by helicopter
• Land transfer by tourist coach in Tibet
• Support truck to carry luggage, equipment and food items
• All camping equipment
• Experienced staff comprising of 1 Nepali team leader, 1 cook experienced in preparing Indian cuisine and support staff
• Freshly cooked vegetarian meals (North & South Indian food)
• English / Hindi speaking Tibetan guide
• Best accommodation during the KailashYatra in Tibet
• Windcheater jacket on returnable basis
• Complementary Duffle bag , cap , passport pouch and backpack
• Yaks & yak-men for porterage during KailashYatra for NTP equipments
• All permits
• Tibet / China visa fee
• First aid-kit with altitude medicine and medical oxygen
• One roaming phone with the team leader for communication
• Water during Yatra
• Life and medical insurance for staff
• Airfare to Kathmandu and return
• Urgent visa fee ,
• Nepal visa fees for NRI / foreigners
• Travel / medical insurance
• Evacuation cost, if emergency
• Expenses of personal nature (telephone calls, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks, tips etc.)
• Any extra services such as extra vehicle / hotel nights / sightseeing tours other than mentioned in the itinerary
• Single room supplement in Kathmandu
• Tirthapuri and Astaparvat visit
• In Tibet , land cruisers (4 persons per vehicle), if booked for coach transportation.
• Horse’s and porter’s charges if engaged for kora / parikrama (to be paid directly to the horse herder or porter)
• Extra cost in the event of landslide etc for hiring additional transportation or porterage
• Hotel charge in Kathmandu if early return from Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu
• Extra cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
• Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.