Mt Kailash (6638m) is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus all over the world. Located in the beautiful Himalayan region, Mt. Kailash has many holy lakes, including Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakshastal. This incredible mountain is widely believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.
Thousands of pilgrims travel to this holy mountain every year to worship and perform rituals. According to mythological texts, Mt. Kailash is where Lord Shiva spends his time smoking sacred marijuana and meditating. Since it lies in remote terrains of the Himalayan region, travelers need to trek for many days to arrive at this destination.
Mt Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter is a great tour that provides you with scenic views of the Himalayas. The comfortable trip is of short duration as we travel through these terrains in a helicopter. However, it doesn’t mean that this trip is entirely on a helicopter. You will have to take domestic flights and long drives during this journey as well.
However, after reaching Simikot, you will take a specially chartered helicopter to Hilsa, in the Tibet-Nepal border. You will further drive to Mansarovar and complete the Kailash Kora Circuit before returning the same route. Mt Kailash has a 52 km long walking circuit, but climbers cannot climb this mountain as it remains prohibited due to religious reasons.
According to locals, completing this incredible circuit will cleanse past sins and brings “moksha.” Therefore, Hindu pilgrims regard this mountain as a great religious significance. Moreover, Mt Kailash also holds significant importance in Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhist mythologies also state that Lord Buddha went to Mt. Kailash and spread Buddhism through these routes in Tibet.
Furthermore, Mt Kailash tour also includes a tour of lake Mansarovar where you can take a holy dip. Lake Mansarovar means the lake of consciousness in the local language. We provide this spiritual Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter at a reasonable price. Read on to know more about the detailed itinerary and other information in detail.
Highlights of this Trip
- Breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains from various points along the trip
- Pilgrimage of one of the most important religious sites in Hinduism, Mt. Kailash.
- Dipping in the sacred waters of Lake Mansarovar
- Stunning Kailash Mansarovar helicopter tour from Simikot to Hilsa
- Cultural exploration of the region
- Traveling across various hilly landscapes of the country in a scenic drive
- Incredible hospitality of local people
Detailed Itineraries of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter
Our journey starts with a half day sightseeing tour of major religious landmarks of Kathmandu valley. Travelers can visit various temples and ancient palaces of this medieval city. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath are major religious landmarks of Nepal.
You will get magical views of the entire Kathmandu city from the hilltop in Swayambhunath. You can also observe breathtaking sunrise views from this viewpoint. There are many UNESCO-listed world heritage sites of durbar squares in Kathmandu valley. These medieval temples and palaces are an essential part of local heritage. Mystical alleyways and temples will provide you with a glimpse of ancient times.
After this short tour, you will have your lunch at the hotel. Moreover, you will then take a scenic flight to Nepalgunj and stay at a hotel. It takes around half an hour to arrive in this beautiful city.
You will have your early morning breakfast at the hotel in Nepalgunj and then take a flight to Simikot. Simikot is a remote hilly region in Nepal with beautiful natural diversity. You can explore around the area so that you will get acclimatized and adapt to high altitude conditions.
After arriving at Simikot, you will take a scenic helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa. You can take this Kailash Mansarovar helicopter tour with five other people. However, you should not take more than 10 kilos of baggage weight.
After the immigration process in Nepal-China Border, you will take a scenic drive to Taklakot in Tibet, covering around 27 km. You will explore around Taklakot and rest in the evening at a local hotel.
We will wake up early in the morning to observe the beautiful sunrise from various viewpoints. On this day in our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, we will rest and acclimatize at Taklakot which lies at an altitude of 3900m. Acclimatization is essential as it helps you to adapt to various high altitude conditions. This process is a must before you start your Kailash Kora Circuit Parikrama. We will rest in the evening after exploring around Taklakot.
You will rise early and then take a scenic drive observing a beautiful scenario to arrive at “Mansarovar” holy lake. The sacred lake is around two hours from Taklakot. Moreover, There is another religiously significant lake called the “Rakshastal” near Taklakot. You will have a delicious lunch at a hotel in the Mansarovar area and rest for the evening.
Our Mansarovar circuit continues as you will take a drive to Yama Dwar and Darchen. At the Mansarovar holy lake, you can explore around beautiful religious landmarks and perform puja and other ritual offerings. The serene lake is one of the highest lakes in the world.
You can dip at the pristine lake as it is generally considered a great religious act and believed to cleanse your soul. After a while at this beautiful lake, you will take a short drive to Darchen, which takes around 1 hr. You can start the Mt Kailash circuit early in the morning with a trek to Dirapuk from Darchen.
You will arrive at Tarbouche first, also known as the valley of god. You will begin your Kailash Yatra on foot after you complete immigration formalities. You can also take a horse or a helper. After 4 – 5 hours, you will arrive at Dirapuk, which is Mt. Kailash’s north face. You will rest for the evening in Dirapuk.
On this day, we will take the Kailash Kora circuit, which is quite a challenging climb. After continuing your course for a few hours, you will arrive at the Dolma La pass (5613m). The beautiful mountain pass provides you with incredible views of the region, and you can take as many pictures as you want.
We will then descend after exploring the region and arrive at Gaurikund. The trail from Gaurikund will lead you to Zuthulphuk in around 8-9 hours, covering a distance of approximately 22 km. We will stay overnight in Zuthulphuk.
We will continue our tour with a trek to Darchen from Zuthulphuk, which takes around two hours. After arriving at the Tibet-Nepal border, you will complete your immigration process and then drive to Hilsa via Taklakot. After arriving at Hilsa, we will rest at a hotel in Hilsa as our 3rd day of Parikrama comes to an end.
We will take a morning flight from Hilsa to Simikot and then to Nepalgunj. The scenic environment of the region looks incredibly beautiful from the top. Weather conditions are quite unpredictable in high altitude regions.
Hence, this weather needs to stabilize for the flight to take off. The travelers can directly take off to Lucknow and other cities in India or take a flight back to Kathmandu. Our Kailash Mansarovar yatra by Helicopter comes to an end in Kathmandu.