Mt. Kailash Hilsa

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This 11-day Kailash Manasarovar helicopter tour is tailored for those seeking a comfortable journey, including a visit to the revered Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu before embarking on their pilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar. The itinerary begins with flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot, all aboard regular flights. From Simikot, we transition to a chartered helicopter to reach Hilsa, the Nepal-Tibet border. Upon arriving at the border, we continue our journey by coach to Manasarovar through the picturesque Purang, a place of unparalleled beauty and serenity unmatched by any other on Earth.

During this pilgrimage, we undertake the sacred “parikrama” or circumambulation of Manasarovar, traveling by coach, and circumambulation of Mt. Kailash on foot. According to Hindu beliefs, a ritual bath in the holy waters of Manasarovar grants a pilgrim access to Brahma’s paradise, a sip from its pristine waters absolves one of sins spanning a hundred lifetimes, and a single circumambulation (Kora) of Mt. Kailash purifies the soul, cleansing it of a lifetime’s transgressions.

This journey presents a rare and cherished opportunity for devotees who have long aspired to draw near to the abode of the Gods but have limited time to do so.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 MT, 4592 ft.)

  • Airport (TIA) pick up by our office representative then transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you
    about your programs, Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: Morning: Sightseeing tour; afternoon fly to (Nepalgunj 150 mt, 492 ft.)

  • Early morning visit Pashupatinath temple and Guheswaori temple (Saktipith). After lunch at Hotel,
    transfer to airport for your flight to Nepalgunj by fixed wing airplane. Upon arrival in Nepalgunj, you will
    be met by our representative and transferred to 3 star hotels. Stay at hotel. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
    Sightseeing: 3 hours, Kathmandu – Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour.

  • Day 3: Nepalgunj to Simikot flight (2950 mt, 9676 ft.)

  • 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/guesthouse. 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 4: Simikot to Hilsa by Helicopter – then drive to Taklakot (Purang)( 3400mt, 11152 ft.)

  • If the weather is clear, we leave hotel/guesthouse at 5 AM to fly to Hilsa 3100 mt, 10168 ft 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
    until 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. (3400mt, 11152 ft.) 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 to Purang (depending on the time consumed at immigration). 35 km

  • Day 5: Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) (4550mt, 14924 ft.)

  • After breakfast, drive to Manasarovar. 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 parikram of the Lake by coach. Take a dip in the Lake. Stay at
    guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Purang to Manasarovar 90 km 2 hours the entire parikrama is about 105 kms and will take – 3 – 4 hours
    (Note: – Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by helicopter from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Option)

  • Day 6: AM: Pooja, homa, rituals etc. After lunch drive to Darchen

  • AM: Pooja, homa, rituals etc. After lunch drive to Darchen. Stay at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Chiu Gompa to Darchen 36 Km 1 hr.

  • Day 7: Darchen – Yam Dwar then trek to Deraphuk (4920 mt, 16138 ft.)

  • Early morning drive to Tarboche 4606 mt, 15110 ft. 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 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: 9 Km (6 – 8 hours trek)

  • Day 8: Diraphuk – Dolma-La Pass 5650mt, 18532 ft. – Gaurikund – Zutulphuk (4780mt, 15700 ft)

  • 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 mt.
    18368 ft., 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 hours or so to
    reach Zutulphuk. Stay at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Diraphuk to Zutulphuk: 22 km (10 – 12
    hrs trek)

  • Day 9: End parikrama on foot and drive to Purang.

  • The trek approximately takes about 3-4 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 pick-up
    point walk 3 – 4 hrs. drive to Darchen: 6 km 20 minutes. Pick-up point to Purang 115 Km: total time
    taken 3 – 4 hrs drive.

  • Day 10: Purang – Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj

  • Drive from Purang to Hilsa 45 Km, 1 her, and then fly to Simikot by chartered helicopter shuttle flights.
    From Simikot, fly back to Nepalgunj by fixed wing airplane, 50 minutes and connect flight to Kathmandu.
    Transfer to hotel. Breakfast and Lunch Drive Purang – Hilsa 45 Km, 1 hr, fly Simikot 20 minutes by
    Helicopter Simikot to Nepalgunj 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weather condition. Nepalgunj to
    Kathmandu: 1 hour flight

  • Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Your wonderful adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. We wish you all the best. A representative
    from Aarohi Holiday Pvt Ltd will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled

What's included ?


All transportation by bus.

Service of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.

All trekking and camping equipment including Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders.

All Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary.

All Necessary Travel and Trekking Permit.

All full Board Basis.

What's excluded ?

Yak, Porter and Horse for person use.

Using extra night at Hotel expect mentioned on the itinerary.

Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious health condition.

Any International flight.

Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu.

Any extra transportation/Accommodation/visa cancelation charge (who separate from the main group and early return).


  • How many days required for Mt. Kailash Yatra?

  • Mount Kailash Yatra require 11 days from kathmandu to kathmandu Through by K Simikot (Nepal Tibet Border)

  • How we will be doing 11 days Yatra?

  • Kathmandu to Simikot (Nepal – Tibet border) Kathmandu to NepalGunj and simikot By Flight will
    be used. In Tibet, Toyota Landcruiser or Luxury Bus will be used. Routing Kathmandu – Simikot-
    Hilsa -Paryang -Mansarovar – Darchen – Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk – Darchen – Paryang – Hilsa-Simikot-

  • In how many days would I finish Mt. Kailash Parikarma and how long it is?

  • A. Holy Kailash parikarma is approx 52 kms trek to be completed in 2 nights / 3 Days. Night
    camping in Dirapuk & Zuthul-puk.

  • What is the best time to travel?

  • Holy Mt. Kailash yatra starts in the last week of April till September every year.

  • What is Land cruiser?

  • Land cruiser is four wheels driven Japanese vehicle. We allow maximum four people in one
    Land cruiser + 1 driver + 1 Sherpa (staff).

  • How many days would I need to hire the Yak / Horse and a Porter during the whole trip and how much it costs?

  • If you do not want to trek you can hire horse/pony for parikarma. Parikarma (kora) that is for 3
    days. It will cost you approx. Yuan 1200 per Yak with Yak man.

  • What are the hidden charges i.e. to be paid direct?

  • Additional expenses incurred due to delay, Accidents, Natural disaster & Political action.
    Following are the charges not included during yatra. – Yak and Yak man cost – Rescue or
    evacuation if need, Tibet visa separation cost – Travel insurance, drink, laundry, Telephone/fax,
    Additional transportation cost. – If you are not going for Kailash Parikrama due to any reason
    and staying back at Darchen for three days, you have to pay extra INR 1500 per day for
    accommodation and food in Darchen.

  • How much amount we should carry and in what form whether travelers cheque, Doller or Tibetan cash or Indian Rupees.

  • In Kathmandu you may use USD OR Indian Currency (however denominations of INR 500 &
    1000 are not allowed in Nepal). For Tibet you will need Chinese Yuan only. For 8 days in Tibet
    we suggest you to carry approx. Yuan 2500-3500 Per Person. Which you may need for
    emergency and to pay for horse during Kailash Parikrama. Balance (unused Yuan) may be
    exchanged again on the way back. INR 100 = NPR 160 INR 100 = CNY 10.5 (CHINESE YUAN) you
    can exchange Yuan in Kathmandu or in Tibet border. Most of the yatri exchange their currency
    in Nepal-Tibet border.

  • How about accommodation facilities etc?

  • 3/4 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and guest house accommodation in Tibet.
    However, camping accommodation will be provided during parikrama of Holy Kailash.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellation Policy: 30 days before departure date, INR 15,000 will be charged as cancellation.
    15 days before departure date, INR 25,000 will be charged as cancellation. 07 days before
    departure date, No refund allowed.

  • Do you provide something?

  • We Provide: · Camping Equipment’s (to be returned at the end) ·Sleeping bags (down with
    inside extra cover), (to be returned at the end) · Jacket (down) (to be returned at the end) ·
    Oxygen Back-up & Gaymo Bag

  • What medical reports do I need to carry?

  • No medical report is required but we insist every yatri to consult their doctor before traveling
    to high altitude. Also every yatri must declare their physical status and specify if they are
    allergic to any medicine.

  • Besides the passport what other official documents will I need on the yatra?

  • You need to carry: – Valid Passport with 4 passport size photographs Medical Insurance Policy.
    (Not compulsory)

  • Is it essential or good to commence the tour on a full moon day?

  • You can commence your yatra any day. Some people prefer to reach at Mansarovar or Kailash
    on full moon day.

  • Can we take children with age group of 6 and 10 years?

  • Yes, can take children (physically normal) along with you but at your own risk because you
    know your child better.

  • What are the precautions taken for the children?

  • You have to take same precautions as you are taking for yourself.

  • Will one oxygen cylinder be sufficient for four of us?

  • Our team will provide oxygen cylinder in emergency. Usually, oxygen cylinder is not required.
    However, some yatri prefer to carry their own handy oxygen cylinders. You may buy small
    portable cylinder in Tibet. It may cost approx. Yuan 20-50 per cylinder.

  • What will be the charges for children?

  • Yatra cost is same for children.

  • Will your cook be traveling with us during the entire trip? Will he be carrying stove and utensils can he make vegetarian items.

  • Yes, cooks will be traveling with you during the entire trip. They will carry all necessary cooking
    items with them and you will get only vegetarian food during yatra.

  • Can we prescribe the menu for cooking on daily basis?

  • Yes, you may discuss and suggest your choice. If possible and other yatris agree our cook will
    not mind cooking your choice of food.

  • Is VISA cost included in the total tour cost?

  • Yes, cost of Tibet Visa is included. However, cost of Nepal visa is not included (applicable for
    foreign nationals only). Indian passport holders do not need Nepal Visa.

  • Can we find some helpers to help our kids/luggage during the trekking part of the journey? Will they be available there or do we have to take them with us.

  • Yes, you can get helpers/porters for your kids/luggage; the charge may be approx. Yuan 150 per

  • What will be the arrangement in case there is any break down of vehicle (Land Cruiser)?

  • We will send another Vehicle (Land Cruiser).

  • Are there any frequent landslides on the way?

  • No, it depends on weather.

  • Is good sanitation available during the camping days?

  • Yes, toilet tents may be made available.

  • Availability of drinking water on the yatra?

  • Water bottles / pure natural mineral water, or water purification tablets may be made

  • Where we can find facial cream and all other items?

  • You can buy everything in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our executive will guide/help you.

  • Can I bring video camera and digital camera? Weather we will have possibility to recharge the batteries or is there any restrictions to use these things.

  • Yes, you can bring camera & videos along with you. The voltage in Tibet is 220V. Can be re
    charging most of the places but not during 3 days parikrama. We suggest traveling with extra

  • What about communication possibilities?

  • Darchen (base camp of Mt. Kailash) is the last point where communication facility is available.
    Mobile will not work in Kailash region. It works only in town.

  • Is there any Pundit available?

  • No, you have to bring your Pundit.

  • When we should book the Holy Mt. Kailash Yatra and how to book?

  • You should book this yatra minimum 45 days in advance. To book, we need copy of passport
    (1st page only) with 25% advance deposit.

  • Is it necessary to send our document with advance 45 days before?

  • Yes, we must send copy of your passport to China for approval.

  • How can we make advance payment?

  • We have following payment options: – Pay on line through credit card OR – Swift transfer to
    OUR BANK account. Contact us for our bank details. – Pay by credit card. – Send a Demand Draft
    by courier.

  • If we are not feeling comfortable or physically fit for parikarma then what we will do.

  • In such case, you must stay back in Darchen for 3 days.

  • What type of medical test is required for this trip?

  • TMT test. (Not compulsory)

  • What we must carry?

  • Be sure you have the needy items! Warm clothes, water bottle, water purification tabs, sun tan
    lotion utility knife, dusk musk, medicine for headaches, fever, colds, stomach disorders and
    diamox (unless you are allergic to sulpha drugs) for altitude sickness, It is also good to carry dry
    fruit, juice powder, breads, candy, canned or packed food, nuts, pickles and biscuits. * If you do
    not have any of the above items, our executive will assist you in Kathmandu

  • Do you have any age restriction?

  • No, we do not have any age restrictions. If you are physically fit you may travel but sometime
    Chinese Authority do not permit for people aged 65 or above. We insist everyone to consult
    with their doctor and must mention that you are going to high altitude. Many of old aged
    people travelled with us and have successfully done the parikrama.

    Additional Information

  • Packing List for Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour
  • 1 warm down jacket
  • 1 pair of wind proof jacket and trouser
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Warm and head cover hat / cap
  • 2 pairs warm inside thermal
  • 2 pairs warm trouser/ paint
  • Warm but light waited sweeter or jacket
  • 2/3 pairs light t-shirt
  • 1 pair of light walking shoes for morning and evening walking / while stay at lodge side
  • Another pair of water proof warm trekking shoes
  • Pairs good and warm shocks
  • Sun cream, sun glass
  • Rain coat
  • Trekking stick for 3 days Kailashparikrama (you can buy it in Darchen)
  • Your regular using medicine
  • Duffel bag to put your goods (This bag separately stay at bus and you will get it every evening)
  • Small back carry bag (day bag)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water flash to put warm water throughout the tour
  • Sun cream, Vick
  • Sun glass
  • Camera to take picture for your trip memory.

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