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This 9 days Kailash Manasarovar tour by helicopter is designed for those who have constraints of time and wish to take short and more comfortable journey.We fly Nepalgunj - Simikot by regular flights and Simikot - Hilsa (Nepal - Tibet border) by chartered helicopter. From the border we drive by coach to Manasarovar via Purang,, the most beautiful and peaceful place incomparable to rest of the places on this planet.
We take “parikarma” (circumambulation) of Manasarovar by coach and of Mt. Kailash on foot. Hindus believe that a ritual bath in the sacred Manasarovar delivers a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise, a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of hundred life times and a single circumambulation (Kora) of Mt, Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime.The journey is indeed a rare opportunity and privilege for devotees who have been dreaming to be close to the home of the Gods and have limited time.
Day 1 : Arrival in Nepalgunj
Our representative in Lucknow will make transportation arrangement to drive to Nepalgunj. On arrival in Nepalgunj, our staff meets you at the hotel.
Evening 7 PM: detail briefing on the Yatra for about 1 hour. Stay at hotel. Dinner.
Lucknow – Nepalgunj 200 Km drive 4 - 5 hours (approx)
Day 2 : Nepalgunj to Simikot flight
Early morning have breakfast or carry pack breakfast and leave hotel at about 5-5.30 AM for your flight to Simikot. The flights from Nepalgunj to Simikot operate only in the morning by fixed wing airplane. From 10 a.m. onward, the weather en-route may not be favorable due to heavy wind and cloud. At the airport in Simikot, our staff will receive you and escort to the hotel. Today, you will either visit Shiva temple or relax for getting acclimatized. Stay at hotel/guesthouse. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Nepalgunj - Simikot flight: 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weather condition.
Day 3 : Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter - then drive to Taklakot (3400m)
If the weather is clear, we leave hotel/guesthouse at 5 AM to fly to Hilsa by chartered helicopter at around 6 AM. This scenic flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. Since our helicopter can carry only 5 to 6 (maximum) passengers at a time, we have to make some extra shuttle flights depending on your group size to bring all passengers to Hilsa.
As per the rule of the Chinese government, the entry and exit of the group should be together. It is not possible to cross the border for those who have flown to Hilsa by the earlier flights. They should wait till the whole group gathers at Hilsa, then cross Nepal – China border together. From heli pad, you walk for about 10 minutes.
Chinese guide and vehicles will be waiting across the border with bus to drive to Purang also called Taklakot. After crossing the border, immigration formalities are done on Chinese side. Rest of the time at Purang is for acclimatization. Stay at Hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Simikot - Hilsa: 20 minutes by Helicopter
Hilsa to Chinese immigration: 10 minutes walk (flat road)
Driving time 1 – 2 hrs toPurang (depending on the time consumed at immigration). 35 km.
Day 4 : Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa 4550m)
After breakfast, drive to Manasarovar. A brief halt will be taken on the way on the shore of Lake RakhashTal from where you get first Darshan of Mt. Kailash. You will then continue drive to Lake Manasarovar (4573m) and take parikram of the Lake by coach. Take a dip in the Lake. Stay at hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Purang to Manasarovar 90 km 2 hours
The entire parikrama is about 105 kms and will take – 3 - 4 hours
05: AM – Free for taking dip in the Lake, pooja, homa and rituals before driving to Darchen in the afternoon after lunch. Stay at hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Chiu Gompa to Darchen 36 Km 1 hr.
Day 5 : Dip in the Lake, Pooja
AM – Free for taking dip in the Lake, pooja, homa and rituals before driving to Darchen in the afternoon after lunch. Stay at hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 6 : Darchen - Yam Dwar Drive and Then Trek to Deraphuk (4920 M.)
Early morning drive to Tarboche (4606 mt) and visit Yam Dwar. Those willing to do parikrama of Kailash will start walking from here and those not doing parikrama will return to Darchen to wait for rest of the people who are doing parikrama. Yaks will be used to carry foods and necessary equipment. The distance from Yam Dwar to Diraphuk (4920 m) is about 9 km and it requires approximately 6 hours on foot. The trail is flat and reasonably easy. Stay at guesthouse. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Darchen to Yam Dwar 8 km: 30 minutes.
Walking Yam Dwar to Deraphuk: 12 Km (6 - 8 hours trek)
Day 7 : Diraphuk - Dolma-La Pass (5600m) – Gaurikund - Zutulphuk (4780m)
Today is the toughest and longest day of this journey. You must wake up and start your journey for the next destination at around 4-5 AM with light food. Right from the beginning till the Dolma pass (5600 m.), you have to go up hill (at least 4 hours). However, in between, there are flat portion of the trail.
After reaching Dolma pass, the trail descends to other side of mountain via GauriKunda (also called ParvatiKunda). It is believed that the consort of Lord Shiva, Parvati, takes bath here. The trail further down from here is rocky. So, you need to be very careful while descending. After reaching down to the valley base (other side), the trail becomes wider and flatter. You will walk for another 6 hour or so to reach Zutulphuk (4790m). Stay at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Deraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km (10 - 12 hrs trek) Dolma-La Pass: 5600 m. ZutulPhuk: 4790 m.
Day 8 : Finish Parikrama On Foot and Drive to Purang.
The trek approximately takes about 3 hours to reach the pick point and the trail is quite easy and flat. From the pick-up point, drive to Purang. Stay at Hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Zutulphuk to Darchen: 10 km / 3 hrs trek
Pick-up point to Purang 115 Km: 3-4hours drive
Day 9 : Purang - Hilsa – Simikot - Nepalgunj
Drive from Purang to Hilsa, then fly to Simikot by chartered helicopter shuttle flights. From Simikot, fly back to Nepalgunj by fixed wing airplane. Transfer to hotel for lunch and refreshment. Drive to Lucknow. Breakfast and Lunch
Drive Purang – Hilsa 45 Km, 45 minutes, fly Simikot: 20 minutes by Helicopter
Simikot to Nepalgunj: 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weather condition. Nepalgunj to Lucknow: 200 Km, 4- 5 hours drive (approx).
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 175000 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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