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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (By Helicopter)

Tour Code : DTSKM-002
Duration: 10 Nights /11 Days

Itinerary: Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (By Helicopter)


Day-1 Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be met at the airport transferred to Hotel. Rest of the day is preserve for shopping or personal activities. Evening 7 PM detail briefing on the Yatra for about 1 hour.

Day-2 Kathmandu Sightseeing – Nepalgunj (By Flight)

Morning after b/fast proceeds to visit Pashupatinath Temple and Guheswari Devi Temple (Shaktipeeth). After sightseeing, return back to Hotel for lunch then get yourself ready for setting off to the domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj fixed wing plane. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel.

Day-3 Nepalgunj to Simikot (By flight)

Early morning have breakfast or carry pack breakfast and leave hotel at about 5-5.30 AM for your flight to Simikot. The flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot operates only in the morning time fixed wing plane. From 10 a.m. onward, the weather en route in the mountain region may become windy and cloudy, so the flight may get canceled. In Simikot, our staff will receive you at the airport, serve tea /coffee then escort you to the Sun Valley Resort, the best available hotel in Simikot. Today, you will either visit Shiva temple or relax for getting acclimatized.

Day-4 Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter - then drive to Taklakot (3400m)

If the weather is clear, we leave Resort at 5 AM to fly to Hilsa by Helicopter at around 6 AM. This scenic flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. Since our helicopter can carry only 4 to 5 (maximum) passengers at a time, we have to make some extra shuttle flights depending on your group size to bring all passengers to Hilsa. Another 30 minutes will be consumed for landing in Hilsa and returning back to Simikot. 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 very first flight. They should wait till the whole group gather in Hilsa, then cross Nepal – China border together. From heli pad, you walk for about 5 – 10 minutes. For elder people who cannot walk jeep will be arranged (subject to availability). Chinese guide and vehicles will be waiting across the border with bus for drive to Purang also called Taklakot. After crossing the border, immigration formalities are done in Chinese side. Rest of the time at Purang is for acclimatization. Overnight stay at Purang.

Day-5 Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa 4550m)

After breakfast, drive to Manasarovar (90 Kms / 3 hours). A brief halt will be taken on the way on the shore of Lake Rakhash Tal from where you get first Darshan of Mt. Kailash. You will then continue drive to Lake Manasarovar (4573m) and take Parikrama of the Lake by bus (105 Kms / 3 hours). Overnight stay at Purang.

Day-6 Drive to Darchen (4575 m)

Morning proceed to take holy dip and do Pooja on the shore of Lake Manasarovar. After lunch, drive by bus to Darchen (32 Kms / 1 hour). Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mountain Kailash. Overnight stay in the hotel

Day-7 Darchen - Yam Dwar then trek to Deraphuk (4920 m.)

Early morning drive to Tarboche (4606 mt), visit Yam Dwar (8 Kms / 40-45 Mins). 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 OR return to Purang. You will meet yaks (to carry foods & necessary equipment) and horse (if you have booked one for yourself) and proceed for trekking to Diraphuk. The distance from Yam Dwar to Diraphuk (4920 m) is about 9 km and it requires approximately 6 hours. The trail is flat and reasonably easy.

Day-8 Deraphuk - 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 foods/soup (22 Kms / 10 hrs). 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 Gauri Kunda (also called Parvati Kunda). 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).

Day-9 Finish parikrama – Drive to Purang.

The trek approximately takes about (10 Kms / 3 hours) to reach the pick point and the trail is quite easy and flat. From the pick-up point, drive to Purang (130 Kms / 3 hours). Overnight stay at Purang.

Day-10 Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

Early morning at around 6.30 am, our Helicopter will come to Hilsa to pick you up (if the weather is clear). As usual, we have to make shuttle flights to bring the entire group back to Simikot. From Simikot, you will fly back to Nepalgunj by fixed wing plane. Freshen up + lunch in Nepalgunj then fly back to Kathmandu late in the afternoon fixed wing plane. Our staff will meet you in Kathmandu airport then transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day-11 Departure from Kathmandu

Today depart to Airport for your onward journey.

Tour Concludes with sweet memories by the blessings of Lord Shiva..............

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (Land Package)

Tour Code : DTSKM-001
Duration: 13 Nights /14 Days

Itinerary: Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (Overland Package)
Destination Covered: Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi – Kerung – Dongba - Mansarovar – Darchen – Yam Dwar – Diraphuk – Dolma La Pass – Zuthulphuk – Kathmandu


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)

Fly to Kathmandu upon arrival at Tribhuvan International meet our tour representative and get transfer to hotel. After completing all check in formalities you can spend some time to exploring the Kathmandu city and local markets. Overnight will be in Kathmandu at 3* equivalent hotel on twin/triple sharing basis. (Meals included: Veg Dinner)

Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today after breakfast we will have visit to Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkanth Temple (Sleeping Vishnu), both are biggest holy temple in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. Return hotel from sightseeing and take lunch in hotel. In the evening, we will have short briefing for the program followed by introduction to all group members. Overnight stay at hotel.(Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Optional: One can even book for Mountain Flight as an optional tour for this morning. This is an hour flight over World’s highest Mountain peaks. The flight departure time is at 6.30 am so those passengers who booked for this incredible flight should be ready by 5.30 am in the hotel and one of our tour officers will pick up and transfer to the domestic airport.

Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (126 kms/6 hours) or Shyabru Besi (152km / 7 hours)

After breakfast take drive to Dhunche or Shyabru Besi which are Nepal border towns near Rasuwagadhi border. The road conditions and traffic may make this journey a little longer and hectic. We arrive at Dhunche / Shybru Besi and check into our guest house for stay. Rest of the time is free and we will go to bed early as next morning we will leave early to Rasuwagadhi for immigration formalities. Stay will be in basic guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4 Drive Rasuwagadhi (15km) - Kerung

Today we will step out of your comfort zone and start our Yatra towards the Holy Mount Kailash. After having breakfast we will drive towards Nepalese border Rasuwagadi. There will be some custom formalities which shall be done by our local representative later cross the border and enter in Tibet Land. Accompany with Nepalese Sherpas and Tibetan guides’ board your Tibetan vehicle; Chinese bus will be there will start our journey towards Tibetan/Chinese region continues toward the town of Kerung. Overnight stay will be in a basic guesthouse at Kerung in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 05 Acclimatization in Kerung (2700m)

After breakfast we will organize a short trek or you can explore the local area and market places it would be ideal for the mind and body. Evening will have a short briefing before or after dinner. Overnight stay will be in a basic guesthouse at Kerung in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 06 Kerung to New Dongba via Saga (4600m) – 300 kms & 7-8 hours drive

After breakfast be ready for the enjoyable and scenic journey towards New Donga drive through the mountains territory and then the plains provides us an incredible view of huge and bluish Brahmaputtra River. We will take a break in Saga town for Lunch then continues driving towards New Dongba. Upon arrival in New Dongba check into the guesthouse/lodge in dormitory style for overnight stay. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 07 Dongba/New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4598m 385km)

The day we've been waiting for the first darshan of Holy Lake Manasarovar. First we will have breakfast as per above schedule, later checkout from the guesthouse and drive towards The Holy Manasarovar. Enroute before Mayumla Pass (4800 m), we will have to take a break for permit formalities in the meanwhile packed lunch will be provided by our team members then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Paryang County. All the yatri’s will see first glance of Mt. Kailash from the lakeshore of Holy Manasarovar. There will be some permit formalities before we reach Manasarovar Lake that period you can use with praying and exploring the beauty of Mt. Kailash. After immigration complete, we will drive further to our guesthouse at Chiu Gompa (Depending on allowance of the local authorities we may have to change our vehicle here and travel in local buses conducted by the authority near Mansarovar and Kailash region). Today, you will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 75% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. You will have very important moment in Lake Manasarovar with all-powerful bless and even scenic evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this, you can also see or visit Chiu Gompa Monastery situated in hillock near Guesthouse. Syat at guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 08 Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4663m) – 40 kms drive

Today morning, we wake up easefully and we will find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar for all our yatri’s. After completing puja and holy bath, we make short drive to Darchen (We will also arrange shower tent for ladies nearby the bank of lake for change the clothing and also you can arrange your puja / haven at feasible place according to you. Our crew member will assist you if anything helps require). On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic surroundings of Demon’s Lake in the other side of Lake Manasarovar. Darchen considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can stroll around small market in Darchen in the afternoon. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Optional trip: We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, if there is no transport service permitted by Chinese authorities in this area. The trip to Astpad is subject to permission of local authorities and on direct payment basis to Tibetan Guides).

Day 09 07 kms Drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4910m) – 13 kms / 6 hours trek

After breakfast we will drive towards Yamdwar (10km) and start our 10 km’s trekking to Dirapukh (8km). Before start trekking all the yatris has opportunity to get darshan of Yam Dwar. Continue trek to Dirapukh by foot or pony. We will also arrange the Yak or pony Yaks & Yak men to carry our kitchen and other camping logistics for parikarama. Once reach Dirapukh you will have great opportunity to take several memorable picture of Kailash from here. The night will be too cold below zero degree temperature so we will have quick dinner (Khichdi, soup etc) and rest in bed. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Packaged snacks for Lunch and Light Veg Dinner)

Day 10 Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5600m)

Early in the morning after breakfast we will start trekking towards Zuthulpukh enroute we will get the opportunity to pass Gauri Kund before we reach Gauri Kund our trek goes steep climb up continuously upto Dolma-La high pass (5600 m). By the evening we will reach Zuthulpukh, today’s accommodation we be in dormitory style. Breakfast, Packged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

Day 11 10 kms trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba – 5 hours trek

Today we are going to complete our prikarama, last day of trekking. After breakfast we will have to make a short trek about 4-5 hours towards Darchen so we wake up in normal time.
On half way to darchen board your vehicle. Upon arrival in Darchen have lunch then after, we straight forwards continue our drive to New Dongba by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 12 Drive Dongba to Kerung (380 kms/7-8 hour’s drive)

Return to Kerung after breakfast start driving towards Kerung. Our today's journey will be a little longer after driving on well pitched roads and mountainous terrain we reach Kerung for an overnight. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 13 Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi (170 kms / 7-8 hours)

Today we will reach Kathmandu after having breakfast and completing all custom formalities this should take about 7-8 hours by bus. Dinner and night stay will be in the Hotel. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back to home.

Tour Concludes with sweet memories & with the blessings of Lord Shiva..............

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