Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (05 Days Trip By Helicopter)

Kailash is considered the holiest mountain on earth by a number of faiths and religious. Through millennia, monks, yogis and pilgrims from all over the world have braved unimaginable hardships to reach this abode of Gods. Its exceptional isolation and the peculiar contours of black granite, that gives it the appearance of a Shivalinga, have caused Kailash to be venerated as a place that is both representative and emblematic of Shiva. For Hindus, a journey of Kailash is considered the ultimate yatra due to both the difficulty of reaching it and the level of sanctity attached to it.

Duration : 05 Days
Location : Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Manasarovar - Hilsa - Nepalgunj - Lucknow.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 :
Our journey starts from Nepalgunj which is 165 kms from Lucknow and around 100 kms from Gonda Railway Station. Delhi Lucknow by flight and evening transfer to Nepalgunj. O/n Hotel Vatika or Sneha. ( The Second Option and is more convenient take a O/N Train from Delhi by Vaishali Express 19:50 Hrs / 06:15 + Hrs )

Day 02:
Report Nepalgunj Airport at morning board flight to simikot. Before 12:00 noon, 1st leg of journey will be over. On arrival check in Sun Valley resort for staying overnight. Rest of day will be for acclimatization. (Simikot is located at the altitude of 10,000 ft)

Day 03 :
With early breakfast and along with the packed lunch proceed towards Hilsa from Simikot Camp by 25 minutes chopper ride. Hilsa helipad to Chinese check post distance is approx. km walk. After clearing the formalities at Chinese seciruty check post, board awaiting Jeeps which will take us to Purang (Taklakot ). This is the second day of acclimatization at altitude of 12,800 ft. We stay overnight at Purang Guest House.

Day 04 :
Day start IST 05:00 Hrs and proceed for Rakshesh Tal (1 Hrs drive ). Further 30 min. drive for Manasarovar. Take Holy bath and performa pooja and further proceed to Mt. Kailash which is 40 kms from Manasarovar. After completing chinese formalities at base camp we will drive towards inner Kora (inner parikarima ) nearer to ashtapad. It is believed that Adinath Rishabdeva, the first Tirtnankar attained Nirvana here. At this point we are at the altitude of 16,000 ft. and this is the nearest point one can have sight of Kailash and trinetra. Spend few hours for meditation and is also the turning point for return journey. On the way back complete Manasarovar Parikarma by jeeps (at chu Gompa which is the completion point of Parikarma, there is the hot spring one can spent sometime to take a bath ). Late evening return back to Hotel at Purang.

Spend few hours for meditation and is also the turning point for return journey. On the way back complete Manasarovar Parikarma by jeeps (at Chu Gompa which is the completion point of Parikarma, there is the hot spring one can spent sometime to take a bath ). Late evening return back to Hotel at Purang.

Day 05 :
Early morning IST 07:30 Hrs, after completing immigration return back to Hilsa, onway one can visit Khojar Nath Buddhish Temple. Catch Helicopter to Simikot. Brunch at the Sun Valley Resort and afternoon latest by 13:00hrs catch the flight to return back to Nepagunj. and proceed for Lucknow.

* Above tour is organised from May till Oct.
* Mansoon time there is no fix departure but operation will continue, one has to keep few days extra in hand to accommodate any disruptions due to bad weather.
* Starting point of the tour is Napalgunj. One can reach there via Lucknow / Gonda / Kathmandu.
* Total duration is 05 days.
* Tailor made Itanerary suiting only for groups will be made as on request...

Fixed Departure Dates for 2011 5 days Kailash(Helicopter Trip):

Arrival Nepalgunj Reach Simikot Reach Taklakot Arrival Kailash Return Journey
14th May 15th May 16th May  17th May(Full Moon) 18th May
16th May 17th May 18th May  19th May 20th May
18th May 19th May 20th May 21th May 22th May
12th May 13th June 14th June 15th June (full moon) 16th June
14th June 15th June 16th June 17th June 18th June
16th June 17th June 18th June 19th June 20th June
12th July 13th July 14th July 15thJuly(fool moon) 16th July
10th August 11th August 12th August 13thAugust(fool moon) 14th August
9th sept. 10th sept. 11th sept. 12th sept.(fool moon) 13th sept.
11th sept. 12th sept. 13th sept. 14th sept. 15th sept.
13th sept. 14th sept. 15th sept. 16th sept. 17th sept.

Mode of Transport: :
* Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Lucknow will be done by a car.
* Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj will be done by Flight.
* Simikot - Hilsa will be done by Charter Helicopter.
* From the first border town (Shera) of Tibet, the transfers to and from will be done by Toyota Land cruisers.

Accommodation & all meals are inclusive. Accommodation will be provided in Hotels/ Guest house OR Tents as per available facility.

Medical Facilities : 
Very limited medical facility is available in Tibet. That too is very distantly located. Our Guide having certificate of paramedic courses will accompany the group, who will take care of only few Medical issues at high altitudes. Personal Medical kit & medicines are recommended.

Guide : 
Tibetan guide will accompany the group, supported by Tour Leader from India or Nepal.

Tour Cost:  
US $ 3400 + tax per person For Non Indian Passport Holders OR INR 1,50,000 + tax per person for Indian passport holders. (This is 2010 rate. Tour cost is subject to change depending on the Rates announced by TAR for 2011).

The above tour cost includes :  
* From Lucknow to Lucknow all expenses are included except expenses of personal nature.
* Helicopter Charter charges, Advance Camping Arrangements in Hilsa / Taklakot for acclimatisation.
* Chinese Visa, Tibet permit and Kailash permit. Nepal permit (Humla ), Officers fee, Sherapa supporting staff, Nepalese Tour Leader, Tibetan local guide.

The tour cost excludes :  
* Travel/ Personal Insurance
* Emergency evacautions/ Rescue, if required.
* Any expenses of personal nature and NOT included in the "tour cost includes" section above, are additional.
* Additional days due to weather condition, Chinese Govt rule or any other unavoidable situation, Visitors have to directly incur these additional unforseen expenses.

Permission and Official Formalities:  
* No permission is required from the Indian or the Nepalese Govt.
* To undertake this tour all yatris should have valid passports.
* Tibetan Permit & Chinese Visa are required for this tour, which is included in the tour cost.
* Medical Fitness certificate stating that the traveller is not suffering from any type of respiratory diseases such as Asthma (issued by registered medical practioner) is needed.