Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with Helicopter (13 Nights | 14 Days)
Kathmandu - Nepaljung - Taklakot - Mansarovar - Kathmandu
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
At the Kathmandu international airport, you will receive by our guide and transferred to hotel. In the evening, you will get tour briefing followed by dinner.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Manakamna Darshan
After breakfast, you will drive to Manakamna Temple that requires about four hours by road travel and half an hour cable car. After Darshan, we will back to Kathmandu late night and have oversight stay in Nepal.
Day 3: Kathmandu
This day is dedicated to your leisure and preparation for Kailash Yatra. You can have optional tours of Kathmandu on your own too.
Day 4: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
The morning after breakfast, you will set off for the sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Mata Guheswori Temple and Budanilkantha Temple at the feet of the Shivapuri National Park.
Day 5: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
After breakfast, you will transfer to Kathmandu airport for flight to Nepalgunj. You will have overnight stay in Nepalgunj to prepare and acclimatize.
Day 6: Nepalgunj - Simikot
Early morning check out and transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where weather often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the early morning, is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning. You will have the entire day to have the personal tour in Simikot and familiar with the Himalayan culture.
Day 7: Simikot - Hilsa - Taklakot
Early morning from Simikot airport; we board helicopter and continue to fly to Hilsa. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Hilsa. The flight route passes through deep Karnali river-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy and cloudy from late morning onward. After all group members shifted to Hilsa by helicopter, you will cross the border then drive to Taklakot.
Day 8: Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar
As usual, after having the morning meal, checkout and proceed to holy Lake Mansarovar. We continue our journey on the vehicle to make circumambulation around the lake and perform Homage and Pooja on the way. The entire circumference of the lake is presumably 82 km, and it demands a minimum two hours to accomplish this part of the journey.
Day 9: Lake Manasarovar - Yama Dwar - Deraphuk
Today is the prime day of our journey. The most exciting part, sacred circumambulation around Kailash, commences today from Yama Dwara. Morning, after breakfast, we depart from lake strand to Yama Dwar (also called ‘tarboche’ in tibetan) that demands approximately one and half-hour to reach there. We should make a brief halt in darchen because some travel documents obtained from local police and army officials as well as we have to make group entry in the region. From darchen, it is another half an hour to reach Yama Dwara.
Day 10: Trek, Deraphuk to Zutuphuk
Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the landscape around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. You have to commence your journey from Deraphuk very early in the morning. Right from the initial moment, the trial commences leading you rapidly up, however, in between, it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La, the path keeps you taking up and up. Dolma La is the highest bit of this journey. From here onward, the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay to continue attention while trekking down.
Day 11: Parikrama Finishes - Mansarovar - Taklakot
After breakfast, we trek for about 6 km to reach Zongdau (the ending point). It takes around 3 hours to reach the ending point. We will pick you up from jongdau and proceed to holy Lake Mansarovar. If time permits, we will do Puja at Mansarovar. Later proceed to Taklakot for the overnight stay.
Day 12: Taklakot - Simikot
In the morning; we will drive to China - Nepal border fly back to Simikot.
Day 13: Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
In the early morning, you will fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. You will have the remaining day of the individualized tour.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight back to home.
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