|Tour Tile||Duration||Destiantion Covered|
|Holy Mt Kailash Heli Tour Ex Kathmandu / Lucknow||09 Nights/10 Days||Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Simikot, Holy Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.|
HOLY MT KAILASH HELI TOUR VIA KATHMANDU: is a special yatra tour by both scheduled & special chartered Helicopter flight via Nepalgunj / Simikot and Hilsa. In general we use scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Simikot. From Simikot to Hilsa we take special chartered helicopter flight. Simikot & Hilsa fall on rain pro area and chances of whether issues and flight cancellation is higher as compared to other sectors. Simokot is under restricted Dolpo zone area and significantly high entry permit charge is applicable. The company has initiated & started operation to Holy Mt Kailash yatra thru this route since 2001 when the surface road condition was very poor. Now the surface route via Zhnagu is very good and accommodation and other facilities also have improved. Hence, if the yatri have sole purpose to visit Holy Mt Kailash yatra only, we suggest to use surface road via Zhangmu which is safer and economic. If the clients/ yatries are interested to experience helicopter ride, visit Dolpo, Hilsa side and are not interested to travel long surface route can choose this route. We have designed two itinerary for this packages – Via Kathmandu and Via Lucknow , India. Promark Travel Services Pvt. Ltd, Nepal/ India invite you all the lord Shiv devotees to confirm your seats in time.
|Day 01 :-||Arrival Kathmandu.|
|Day 02 :-||Kathmandu City Tour & Fly to Nepalgunj.|
|Day 03 :-||Fly to Simikot (by aircraft) & to Hilsa (by helicopter) then drive to Taklakot|
|Day 04 :-||Acclimatization Day|
|Day 05 :-||Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) – 4560 m.|
|Day 06 :-||Yama Dwar Darshan then start trek to Diraphuk (4920 m).|
|Day 07 :-||Trek to Zuthulphuk (4780 m) via Dolma La Pass (5600 m).|
|Day 08 :-||Finish Trek near Darchen, drive back to Purang & Exit Hilsa|
|Day 09 :-||Fly, Simikot – Nepalgunj (fixed wing aircraft) & drive to Kathmandu.|
|Day 10 :-||Departure|
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet by our representative with warm welcome then transferred to Hotel. At evening, short briefing program on tour by our tour manager and dinner.
Overnight Hotel Shangrila or Similar (twin or triple sharing room with attached bathroom)
|Day 02||Breakfast in the hotel. And go for sightseeing visit of Pashupatinath temple & Budhanilkantha Vishnu temple (sleeping Vishnu).
Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Reach in the hotel and refresh. In the evening, our tour manager will brief you shortly about trip program. Today you have rest & relax day in Nepalgunj. Dinner in the hotel.
Overnight Hotel Kalptaru or Hotel Siddhartha Cottage (twin / triple room with attached bathroom)
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight by aircraft
|Day 03||Very early morning, you should be ready to go to the airport for your flight to Simikot. Normally, the flight leaves for Simikot at around 6.00 am, if there is a clear weather in all places (Nepalgunj, en route and Simikot). Delay by an hour OR two is quite normal in this sector. So, passengers are requested not be panic. The flight requires about an hour to reach Simikot. Our representative in Simikot will assist for completing immigration formalities then assist to arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border). Upon arrival in Hilsa, our local representative in Hilsa will receive you and escorted to guesthouse or teashop. Here, you have to halt until all group members arrive. Travelers are requested to have patient and let us arrange everything smoothly because we have to wait our Tibetan guide to come border to receive us along with all permit and military formalities which may takes few times. Then after we cross border to Tibet and it takes about an hour to reach Taklakot (Purang - 3700 m.) by drive from Sher (China border). There will be quick security check-in formalities in border and upon reach in Purang town, you should go through custom office for further immigration formalities.
You will be check into hotel at Purang assist by our tour leader & Tibetan guide. Before room check-in, you will have lunch ready at dining hall prepare by our Nepali team. After lunch, you can check into room and take rest. Similarly by evening, you will be serve tea/coffee, snacks and dinner.
Overnight Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Purang (triple sharing room with attached bathroom)
|Day 04||Today you will rest in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization with light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate. If you have anything remain to purchase for Kailash trekking then you can check those list and buy here from local shop. Meals will serve as per time table given by our leader.
Overnight Hotel Himalaya or Hotel Purang (triple sharing room with attached bathroom)
|Day 05||Early morning, you will have breakfast and our support team will pack up all kitchen and food logistics to head next destination. Our Tibetan guide will finish immigration procedure and manage security personnel at soonest in the morning then proceed to our most eternal destination - Lake Manasarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). On the way, we will take a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to see the breathtaking views of Rakshas Taal with back ground view of holy mount Kailash. Today you will go for complete parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. While driving around Lake, Pilgrims will take short halt at good place of lake-shore where you will take holy bath and perform puja/homage to Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar as per your own religious way in Lake Manasarovar.
Overnight Guesthouse OR Similar (all dormitory room)–Dharamsala type with Tibetan toilet
|Day 06||Morning after breakfast around 8 am, drive to Darchen, here the bus will make stopover for 15 min in order to complete some police check in formalities and at the same time you will be given free time to buy sticks, raincoat, water bottle, or any other essential things that require during trekking period. Then we will move forward to Yama Dwar (OR Sherson or Tarboche / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash.
Yama Dwar is the place, from where the groups have wonderful view of south face of Mt. Kailash very closely and normally, they split in two parts. Some members will start attempting Parikrama and some will return back to Darchen and wait for those members who have gone for Parikrama. Also, here all yaks, horses & porters will gather for Parikrama. One can blessed with ultimate darshan of Mt. Kailash south face from Yamadwar. The pilgrims who are unable to make Kora of Mt. Kailash will pray and make thrice circular of Yamadwar in the name of Lord Shiva & Parbati and return to Darchen waiting for other trekkers till 3rd day.
For Trekkers going Kora will begin after Yamadwar & Kailash darshan by walk or riding horse. Horse will be available on pre-booking and horse riders will choose their horse & horseman by picking up coupon name which should not be lost until the service end. Today the trekking is moderate follow by quite easy & flat trails with short mild ascent in between route. The trail will follow alongside the glacier river and even we cross the river (low flow) a couple of times. You will also have chance to see west face of Kailash and different image form in rocks like Ganesh, mouse, elephant, family of Lord Shiva etc. You will get experience of different religions & typical Tibetan nomads’ lifestyle on the way, while you will meet several trekkers, Hindu pilgrims, Tibetan & Bonpos devotees. Roughly, you will be crossing 14 km today and it takes around 5 to 6 hours. On the mid way, we will halt for a while at tea shop for pack lunch. Then continue slight uphill trek to Diraphuk camp with stunning glimpse of north face of Mt. Kailash. Also, those trekkers or pilgrims who reach camp earlier and fit by health may also go further walk to uphill for Charan Sparsh from camp if army permits.
Overnight Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bedroom)
|Day 07||This is the toughest day of parikrama. You have to wake up 4 am early in the morning and start trek by 5 am without forgetting to carry pack lunch. The journey right from the beginning starts going uphill till to Dolma-La (5600 m) about 4-5 hours then continue descending to the flat valley region, the other side of Dolma-la pass. You will find Shivasthal at Dolma la covered by prayer flags and different offers by prayers like clothings & ornaments.
Descending steep down from high pass, you will be lucky to sight beautiful holy lake – Gauri Kunda at the right side underneath of hill. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva takes bath. After continue sloping down, you will cross short glacier path and then will find tea shop for lunch break at plain valley. Then after continue easy walk on flat trail but tedious with feel of similar landscape around and never ending. The last leg of the journey is along with the River Bank, up to Zuthulphuk. The high light of the day are Shivasthal, Dolma-La and Gauri Kunda which are on the way.
Overnight Local Guesthouse (very basic accommodation with dormitory bed room).
|Day 08||Today, the trail is easy & flat, so you will complete the journey within 1.5 hours. We will be picked up at the ending point near Darchen by our vehicle, then transferred to hotel at Darchen (15 min drive). Here we will meet with all rest group members then drive your return journey towards Purang / Taklakot.
You will be given pack lunch then go for immigration in Taklakot. Guide will assist us to drive down to Sher border accompany by Military officer and see off us all to exit Hilsa. After customs formalities, you will move down to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing Suspension bridge of Karnali River. Upon arrival in Hilsa, you will have to keep patience with rest in Hilsa guesthouse for a while. You will be called for helicopter flight once our representative confirms the schedule. The helicopter will be shortly arrives and our Hilsa representative will assist you to board in Helicopter for flight to Simikot. Stay overnight at Simikot as per itinerary.
However, if the situation is beyond our control due to weather conditions and rush of tourists then we may also stay halt in Hilsa guesthouse and next day we will continue our flight to Simikot & Nepalgunj continuously. Also, if the weather conditions and flight schedule favor us and reached Simikot in time and again possible to fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj, then we will continue our flight further to Nepalgunj as well. If there is still any passengers remain in Simikot, we will request to keep patience for all rest members as we will continue our flight on next day from early morning to keep our program as per schedule.
Overnight Simikot Resort (dormitory room with common toilet)
|Day 09||In an early morning, take breakfast and be ready for domestic flight to Nepalgunj from Simikot. Similarly, you will receive by our Nepalgunj representative and will transfer to previous hotel in Nepalgunj.Today you will be staying in Nepalgunj as a buffer day to adjust any unexpected delays or halt during your trip.
|Day 10||Today after breakfast, our tour representative will assist you to transfer Lucknow by arranging vehicle for you. However, we suggest to take the flight or train ticket for evening journey only in order to avoid any unexpected situation.
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( 1,75,000 INR ) Ex - Kathmandu (term and condition apply)* Additional Night In Nepal due to any circumstance : INR 2000/- per night and per person( 4 star eqv Hotel)
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|Tours Duration||Highest Elevation||Road Condition||Walking and Trekking Duration||General Information|
|10 days||5,610 Meter||Black Topped Highway||Approx 42 Km Holy trek including 10 Km gradual Climbing.||Adventure type of tour especially during 3 days of Parikrama. The journey is smooth and comfortable till Parikrama starting point.|
|One night hotel in Kathmandu with all vegetarian meals (twin / triple room with attached bathroom)|
|One night hotel in Nepalgunj with all vegetarian meals (twin / tripleroom with attached bathroom)|
|One night accommodation in Simikot or Hilsa(dormitory room) with all meals|
|Kathmandu – Nepalgunj flight ticket|
|Necessary airport transfers in Nepalgunj (normal non a/c vehicle).|
|Nepalgunj – Lucknow transfer by private a/c vehicle|
|Nepalgunj - Simikot – Nepalgunjflight ticket (fixed wing – Twin otter aircraft OR Dornier)|
|Simikot - Hilsa –Simikot by Helicopter (only 5 to 6 persons can be carried at a time)|
|Domestic airport taxes (all sectors)|
|Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits|
|Standard hotel (triple room) in Taklakot & Darchen with attached bathroom.|
|Guesthouse (dormitory room) in Chiu gompa & in trekking region|
|All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)|
|Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus|
|Tour around Lake Manasarovar on vehicle|
|English speaking Tibetan guide &Nepali tour manager|
|Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas from Nepal)|
|All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment|
|Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and kitchen equipments|
|Free Gifts – Duffel Bag & Backpack Bag|
|Complimentary use of Down Jacket (returnable after tour finished)|
|Oxygen & Medical First Aid Kit for emergency use|
|Humla region restricted area permit & royalties|
|Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)|
|All applicable taxes & service charges.|
|International air ticket to Kathmandu & return|
|Nepal entry visa fee for NRI|
|Riding Horse during the Parikrama|
|Your travel insurance|
|Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service|
|Bottled drinks (juice, alcoholic drinks, beverages, etc)|
|Asthapad Darshan (Govt. prohibited this trip by drive, if permitted can arrange by walk)|
|Tips for tour leader, Tibetan guide, sherpa staff & driver|
|Extra night accommodation & meal cost in any place in case of early arrival from Kailash|
|Extra night accommodation & meal cost in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation|
|Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances|
|Month||Normal Dates||Full Moon Dates||Remark|
|April||--||Day:- Tuesday | Date:- 26th April||Arrival Kathmandu|
Day:- Wed | Date:- 02nd May
Day:- Tue | Date:- 08th May
Day:- Mon | Date:- 14th May
|Day:- Mon | Date:- 25th May||Arrival Kathmandu|
Day:- Wed | Date:- 06th June
Day:- Tue | Date:- 12th June
Day:- Mon | Date:- 18th Ju
|Day:- Sat | Date:- 24th June||Arrival Kathmandu|
Day:- Fri | Date:- 06th July
Day:- Thu | Date:- 12th July
Day:- wed | Date:- 18th Jul
|Day:- Mon | Date:- 23rd July||Arrival Kathmandu|
Day:- Sat | Date:- 04th August
Day:- Fri | Date:- 10th August
Day:- Thu | Date:- 16th
|Day:- Wed | Date:- 22nd August||Arrival Kathmandu|
Day:- Mon | Date:- 03rd September
Day:- Sun | Date:- 09th September
Day:- Sat | Date:-