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Mount Kailash Heli Tour

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:10 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate

Meals:Full Board

Transportation:Private vehicle, Tourist bus, Aeroplane

Recommended Month:May to September

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

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10 Days Mount Kailash Heli Tour via Lucknow

Kailash Tour by Helicopter from Lucknow is 10 days tour to Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Ganga Jamuna Adventure Treks and Expedition offer this excursion in May, June, July, August and September consistently. Nepalgunj of Nepal is beginning point of Kailash visit and can undoubtedly reach from Lucknow of India following 4 hours drive. Lucknow is interfacing with other International airplane terminal of India so explorers are effortlessly got into Lucknow from India and everywhere throughout the world. We have many settled departure dates and each individual can take profit by joining our Kailash Tour by Helicopter from Lucknow Tour Package. You are not going to miss any essential exercises even in this short outing. Custom work like Puja, Hawan in Manasarovar, Manasarovar Parikrama and Kailash Parikrama which are primary exercises are primarily centering in this outing.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:LUKHNOW ARRIVAL THEN DRIVES TO NEPALGUNJ

Day 02:FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY

Day 03:SImikot - HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN ENTRY TAKLAKOT (TIBET)

Day 04:REST IN TAKLA KOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

Day 05:TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

Day 06:DRIVE, TARCHEN TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

Day 07:DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

Day 08:TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT

Day 09:TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT

Day 10:FLY TO NEPALGUNJ THEN CONTINUES TO LUCKNOW

Cost Include

  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing)
  • Accommodation in Simikot (basic dormitory room with common bathroom) with all meals
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)
  • Lucknow- Nepalgunj- Lucknow transfers
  • Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier)
  • Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 5 or 6 persons 10 kg baggage per passneger)
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse in Tibet
  • Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet by Bus
  • Tour around Lake Manasarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • One tour Manager
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage
  • Oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $ 40 per person or equivalent)
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Riding Horse during the Parikrama
  • Your travel insurance
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.)
  • Asthapad darshan (it is banned to visit Asthapad)
  • Personal expenses & bottled drinks
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight canceled due to bad weather condition
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

Detail Itinerary

Day 01LUKHNOW ARRIVAL THEN DRIVES TO NEPALGUNJ Upon arrival in Lukhnow. Please, furnish your arrival details to us in advance, so our representative can show his presence at the airport/railway station accordingly. From Lukhnow, we have to make a road journey of presumably 225 km to reach Nepalgunj. The highway is not in better condition, so it may take at least 5 hours to reach there, which is a significantly long duration than you probably have anticipated. After reaching Nepalgunj, we check into hotel, and freshen up. Evening, at leisure on your own or wander around Nepalgunj. - Overnight at Hotel Siddharth Cottage - Lukhnow to Nepal border (Rupadiha): 225 km, 5 hours drive. - Rupadiha Border to Nepalgunj: 6 km.

Day 02FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY Early morning, at 5.00 a.m., 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 whether often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally, the weather in the mountain area, in the 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 an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive. Simikot has a STOL airport (Short Take Off and Landing) where only small aircraft can go. The aircraft, we fly from Nepalgunj, can carry only 15 people at a time. We stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization. - Overnight Sunvalley Resort or Nepal Trust Guesthouse (dormitory room & common bath room). - Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour. - Aircraft type: Dronier or Twin otter - Carrying capacity: Only 16 people at a time. - Elevation of Simikot: 2910 m/9545 fts. - Expected temperature: day time:- 18 to 25 degree Celsius, night time:- 4 to -2 degree Celsius. - Climatic condition: Generally cloudy & rainy

Day 03SImikot - HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN ENTRY TAKLAKOT (TIBET) Early morning, after breakfast, you will pack up our baggage then trek down to the airport and board on the helicopter. The helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) only. The flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward. So, we try to operate more shuttle flights early in the morning and bring all group members to Hilsa. We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, we request you not to carry any unnecessary stuff. We use two helicopters at a time, so we can airlift our group members to Hilsa as soon as possible. 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 k.m. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter - Flight duration: 25 minutes - Carrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each. - Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): only 10 minutes walk. - Sher to Taklakot: 27 km, 45 minutes drive by Bus. - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts. - Expected temperature: day time:- 22 to 28 degree Celsius/night time:- up to -3 degree Celsius. - General climatic condition: mild windy

Day 04REST IN TAKLA KOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION If the group members are properly acclimatized, we can proceed for Manasarovar today itself. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./13202 fts.

Day 05TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR As usual, after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and be ready to move towards Lake manasarovar. Right from the begining, the highway commences making gradual ascend. The road still keeps ascending up to the High Pass, that lies before Rakshas Lake. The lake 'Rakshas' represents the devil force. This is where Ravana, 'the mighty King of Lanka', had performed a penance to lord Shiva for 5000 years. We will take a brief halt at the shore of Lake Rakshash, soak in views and take pictures; then continue our journey towards Lake Manasarovar. We check in to the Guesthouse of Lake Manasarovar (Chiugompa) then walk to the lakeshore for having sacred dip and performing pooja. After pooja, we will have afternoon meal; board on the vehicle then set off for circumambulation around the lake. The entire circumference of the lake is presumably 82 km, and it demands a minimum two hours to accomplish this part of the journey. - Overnight guesthouse. - Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 88 km | one & half hour. - Elevation of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. /14,925 fts - Expected temperature: day time: - 22 to 32 degree Celsius; night time: - -3 to -4 degree. - Climatic condition: windy.

Day 06DRIVE, TARCHEN TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK 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 Dwara (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. - Overnight at Shisapanga Guesthouse. - Lake manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km | 1 & half hour drive. - Yama Dwar- Dhriraphuk: 10 km | 5 - 6 hour trek. - Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 4920 m. /16,138 fts - Expected temperature: day time:-12 to 18 degree Celsius/night time: -5 to -8 degree. - Average climatic condition: windy and partly cloudy & rainy.

Day 07DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail 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. - Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (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: 14 to 22 degree Celsius/ night time: -3 to -5 degree. - Average climatic condition: windy

Day 08TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT Undoubtedly, today is the most hectic day of your journey. You, yet to go for another 08 km walk to accomplish the circumambulation; then drive all the way to Hilsa. As usual after morning meals, you will pack up your belongings then be ready to move on to Darchen. It requires presumably 3 hours to reach the other end of the trail where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After getting-together of all members, you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot. - Overnight Purang Guesthouse (Old wing) - Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km | 3 hours. - Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km | 2 hours.

Day 09TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa, where you have to go through the immigration formalities. From Taklakot, a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After having luggage checked and going through some formalities again in the boarder, you will cross over the suspension bridge of Karnali river, then enter into the territory of Nepal then fly to Simikot. - Overnight Hotel Sunvalley Resort - Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km | 45 minutes. - Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter | 25 minutes.

Day 10FLY TO NEPALGUNJ THEN CONTINUES TO LUCKNOW Early morning fly to Nepalgunj by aircraft then continue fly or drive to Kathmandu.
- Simikot- Nepalgunj: 45 minutes flight.
- Nepalgunj- Lucknow: 184 km | 5 hours

Trip Note

People, who are traveling via Kathmandu, will also join in Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is the gateway to Kailash via Helicopter route. 

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