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Kailash and Mansarovar Tour by Helicopter (11 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TB-KMHT1

  • Trip Type Heli Tour
  • Duration 11 days
  • Grade Easy
  • Max.Altitude
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land

Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Tour by Helicopter

Mt. Kailash (Khangri Rimpoche) & Mansaraovar tour is a lifetime trip for any traveler. Standing at an altitude of 6740m, Mt. Kailash in Tibet is the jewel of the Himalayas and the most revered mountain in the world. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: pre-Buddhist Bonpo, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and Jain religions.
According to ancient religion of Bon, Mt. Kailash is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual center of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet .The Mountain is the source of water for four great rivers of Asia: the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. The great saint and poet Milarepa is said to have spent several years here meditating in a cave.
Tibetans revere Mount Kailash as Kang Rimpoche while the followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for Jains as they believe their Saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation. For the Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual center of the universe. Hindus believe that the sight of Kailash and Mansarovar rid them of all mortal sins and paves the way for heaven. While for the Jains Kailash is a pious site where their first prophet Rishabh achieved enlightenment. 


 Trip code: NET-TB-KMHT1
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 11 days
 Trip Type: Heli Tour
 Trip Grade: Easy
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
2-3 Star Accommodation in Tibet


Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. You will be received at the airport by our staff and taken to your hotel. 

After morning breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from hotel and take you on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley visiting several world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudha Stupa, Swoyambhu Stupa, and Pashupatinath. 
Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu

Early morning drive to domestic Kathmandu Airport to catch a flight to Nepalgunj. The flight takes about 50 minutes. Once in Nepalgunja you will take another short connecting flight from Nepalgunja to Simikot (2950m).

Overnight in hotel in Simikot

Today you will cross border to Tibet, China by first taking 25 minutes helicopter flight from Simikot airport to Hilsa (3700m) along Nepal-Tibet border and  then driving for 1 hour to reach Purang / Taklakot in Tibet.

Overnight in hotel

Drive from Purang to Mansarovar Lake or Mapam Yumtso for 2 hours.  You will make a complete circle of the lake and go past Chiu Gompa.
Overnight stay near Mansarovar Lake.  

Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen (4570m).
You can bathe and offer worship at Mansarovar Lake. In the afternoon you will drive to Darchen which takes about 3 hours. 
Overnight in Darchen

From Darchen it takes 30 minutes drive to reach Tarbuche, which is the beginning point of Kailash kora or trek. 6-7 hours walk from here arrives at Dirapuk (4860m).
Overnight in Dirapuk.

Today is perhaps the longest trekking day as you will leave Dirapuk towards Zutulpuk (4790m). En route you will go over Dolma La pass, the highest pass in the Himalayas. The trek duration is around 10-11 hours.
Overnight in Zutulpuk. 

Trek to Chongdo  from Zutulpuk for 5 hours. You will then drive from Zutulpuk to Purang.
Overnight in Purang.

Drive from Purang to Hilsa by crossing Nepal-Tibet border and fly to Simikot/Nepalunj and then to Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Hilsa crossing the border between Nepal and China. Afterwards fly from Hilsa to Simikot on a helicopter. If flights are available fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj and from there to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Drive to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure.


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