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Kailash Mansarovar By Helicopter – 16 Days

Tour Highlights:

  • 4* or 5* Accommodation at Kathmandu
  • Visit Chandragiri Hills & Bhaleshwar Mahadev
  • Visit to Pashupatinath & Buddha Neelkanth, Doleshwar Mahadeav
  • All Vegetarian Meals
  • Rudrabhishek in Kathmandu
  • Surprise Gifts
  • Early departure & stopover in india available

ADULT: from £3395 per person on twin / double / triple sharing basis

Departure Date Return Date
24/05/2020 08/06/2020
05/09/2020 20/09/2020

KAILASH MANSAROVAR BY HELICOPTER – 16 DAYS

(PRIVATE – MINIMUM 8 PAX)

Adult : £3795 per adult 01/06/19 OR 09/09/19 OR YOUR OWN DATES FROM MID MAY TILL MID JUNE & WHOLE OF SEPTEMBER

Things provided by Skylink: (Free of Charge)

  • Shoulder Bag
  • Holdall
  • Cap
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Rudraksh Mala
  • Sphatik Shivling
  • Down Jacket on returnable basis
  • Poncho

Baggage allowance: International flights give more baggage allowance but during yatra, limited baggage allowance is allowed so follow the rules of allowed baggage allowance by us.

Please Note:  This Itinerary is for guidance purpose only and can be changed during Yatra due to circumstances

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DAY 01:  UK- KATHMANDU
Depart UK to Kathmandu.  (Dinner on flight)

DAY 02: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport & transferred to Hotel. Evening tour briefing. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.         

(Dinner)

 

DAY 03: KATHMANDU – CHANDRAGIRI HILLS & BHALESHWOR MAHADEV - KATHMANDU
After early breakfast, Morning free for leisure. After Lunch, proceed to Chandragiri Hills. Visit Bhaleshwor Mahadev. After visit proceed back to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight Stay.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Note: If Cable car is not operating due to weather conditions, We will do Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing instead.

 

DAY 04: DOLESHWAR MAHADEV:

After breakfast, proceed for Sightseeing tour of Doleshwor Mahadev. Dinner & Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 05: PASHUPATINATH DARSHAN AND HAVAN IN KATHMANDU:
Morning after breakfast, You will visit Pashupatinath temple (the most sacred temple of Hindus), Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple (Shesh Shaiya Vishnu, also known as sleeping Vishnu). Rudrabhishek in Kathmandu. 

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu  

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

 

DAY 06: KATHMANDU – NEPAL GANJ:
After breakfast, check-out from hotel. Transfer to Kathmandu airport for flight to Nepalganj. Arrival, Check-in at Guest House. Overnight Stay in Nepalganj.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour

DAY 07: NEPALGANJ -SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY

Early morning (5 a.m.) check out & 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.

Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m., this is also an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Simikot : Guesthouse

- Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour
- Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter
- Carrying capacity: Only 15- 18 people at a time.

DAY 08: SIMIKOT-HILSA-TAKLAKOT

Early morning from Simikot airport; we board on Helicopter and continue fly to HILSA (the border town of Nepal and China). It takes about 25 minutes (one way) to reach HILSA. The flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward.

We operate Euro copter that can carry only 4-5 persons + 12 kg luggage at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry in higher altitude, WE STRONGLY ADVISE ALL OUR PASSEGERS TO KEEP THE LUGGAGE WEIGHT WITHIN 12 KG. This is including hand bag.

After all group members shifted to HILSA by helicopter, you will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (Purang). As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come to Hilsa, no one can cross the border. The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes. The driving distance is about 27 km.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Taklakot: Guesthouse

- Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter
- Flight duration: 25 minutes (one way)
- Carrying capacity: 4-5 persons + 12 kg baggage each.
- Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher village): only 10 minutes walk.
- Sher to Taklakot: 27 km | 45 minutes drive by Bus.
- Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts.

DAY 09: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

As usual, after having morning meal, check-out and proceed to Holy Lake Mansarovar. We continue our yatra on vehicle to make circumambulation around the Lake and perform Homa 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.  (Weather Permitted). Overnight Stay.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight at Ashram guesthouse (dormitory room with common Tibetan toilet).
- Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km | one & half hour.
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14,925 fts
- Circumference of the lake:  82 km | 4 hours (approx.)

- Expected temperature: day time:- 10-15 degree Celsius | night time:- -3 to -4 degree.

- Climatic condition: windy.

 

DAY 10: LAKE MANASAROVAR – YAMA DWAR - DERAPHUK: ( 1ST DAY OF PARIKRAMA)

Today is the highlighted 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 & 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.

Our Yaks, porters and horses are waiting here for us. Those who are making circumambulation around Kailash on feet can instantly proceed for Deraphuk; rest of members can commence their journey after taking their horse/s and porter/s. The Total walk to Deraphuk is for 4 to 5 hours but the timing depends on your own pace. The route is quite easy, flat but mild ascend. Due to its extreme elevation, we feel tired while walking and need to have break very frequently.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight at  Guesthouse (dormitory room with no toilet facility)
- Lake Manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km, 1 & half hour drive.
- Yama Dwar – Dhriraphuk (10 km): 5 to 6 hours trek.

- Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 4920 m./16,138 fts

- Expected temperature: day time: 10 to 15 degree Celsius/night time: -5 to -8 degree.

- Average climatic condition: windy and partly cloudy & rainy.

NOTE:
Those members, who are not participating for Kailash circumambulation, will return to Darchen from Yama Dwar and wait until other members come back from the circumambulation.

- Overnight at Guesthouse at Darchen

- Elevation of Darchen: 4664 m./15,285 fts.

- Expected temperature: day time:- 10 to 15 degree Celsius/night time: -4 to -5 degree.

- Average climatically condition: windy and partly cloudy

 

DAY 11: TREK, DERAPHUK TO ZUTULPHUK: (2ND DAY OF PARIKRAMA)

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 trail commences leading you rapidly up, however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & 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 continue attention while trekking down.

While descending from Dolma La, we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September.  This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva.

Once we make descend journey to the valley floor, the trail becomes flat & easy. The trail is easy and flat up to the Zutulphuk.  

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight  Mud house - dormitory.

- Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk: 21 km | 8 - 9 hours trek.
- The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m. | 18,368 fts)

- Elevation of Zutulphuk: 4820 m. | 15,810 fts.

- Expected temperature: 10 to 15 degree Celsius | night time: -3 to -5 degree.

- Average climatic condition: windy

 

DAY 12:  MANSAROVAR – TAKLAKOT: (PARIKRAMA FINISHES)
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 permit, we will do Puja at Mansarovar. Later proceed to Taklakot for overnight stay.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight stay at Guesthouse (Mud house)- dormitory.
- Zutulphuk to ending point (Jongdau) | 6 km | 3 hours
- Ending point to lake Manasarovar: 45 km | 1 hour
- Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14,925 fts
- Taklakot Guesthouse

- Lake Manasarovar to Taklakot: 88 km | one & half hour.
- Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m. | 13202 fts.
 

DAY 13: TAKLAKOT- SIMIKOT
Morning; drive to border (HILSA), fly to Simikot. Overnight stay in Simikot.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

- Overnight stay can be in Simikot due to weather conditions
- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter: 25 minutes

DAY 14:  SIMIKOT- NEPALGUNJ- KATHMANDU

Morning, fly to Kathmandu via Nepalganj. If weather is clear then we reach to Kathmandu on same day otherwise might have to stay in Nepalganj. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Simikot- Nepalgunj: 45 minutes by flight
- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu: 1 hour by flight

DAY 15:  KATHMANDU :
After breakfast, Visit Patan Darbar and Doleshwar Mahadev. ( This sightseeing is complimentary from us and only will be done if group arrives on time to Kathmandu from Kailash yatra. This day might be used as reserve day)

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16: KATHMANDU- UK:
After breakfast. Drop to the airport to catch your return flight back to home.

(Breakfast)

  • International economy class air ticket
  • Airfare (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Kathmandu)
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter 
  • FOR KATHMANDU ONLY: Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotel in standard room on twin / double / triple sharing basis
  • Accommodation in Guest Houses / Tents / Lodges in Tibet and other part on Multi sharing basis (in Tented accommodation, Dining and Toilet Tents will be on Multi sharing basis)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Permit to Travel in Kailash Area and Chinese Visa Fee (For British Passport holders only)
  • Services of Tour Manager (for Group Only) / Local Representative services
  • Tibet part by non a/c bus
  • Nepal Visa (Available on arrival at Kathmandu airport)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips £30 per person
  • Single Supplement £295 Kathmandu part only)
  • Evacuation Cost by helicopter or Overland
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring Porterage or additional transportation
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Pony or Porter for Kailash Parikrama
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other place, if arrive early in case of evacuation
  • Medical and other expenses in case of emergency and evacuation
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, weather conditions, natural calamities, etc

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