Kailash Heli-tour is a superb sky flight to Mt. Kailash as we view some fantastic mountain landscapes in Nepal’s unique western parts before we get into Tibet. On landing in Kathmandu we use a day relaxing and preparing for the trip before our flight to Nepalgunj, a far out town in the western Terai plains of Nepal the following day. This is a rewarding religious tour around the mid-hills of the holy Mt. Kailash on our Kailash Yatra by helicopter with a team of Leaf Holiday treks who will enlighten your pilgrimage with peace and bring you close to the gods. You will feel blissful happiness, free of your sins and closer to the Lord through this thrilling Heli-tour. On our Kailash journey, a bit via the skies, we also travel along olden pilgrimage roads and trade links, as we culminate on the divine Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Next, we circum ambulate Mt. Kailash and tour Manasarovar Lake, both of which hold great cultural and religious importance.

This Heli tour is specially organised for the physically challenged or senior citizens who want to pay a visit to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva but are not able enough to walk through the challenging and rough trails of Kailash. Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour is aptly known to be a luxury air tour in Tibet that starts from the ancient capital of Nepal itself, Kathmandu. We take the route to Simikot via Nepalgunj from above the highlands of the country on a regular flight, where the views amaze you all the way. on reaching Simikot, we take a private helicopter flight to the pretty town of Hilsa, enjoying the beauty of mother nature beneath us. The overland cruise to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar from here is flat and wonderfully gentle. Accompanied by a professional crew to instruct us, we climb further up to Darchen and from here we take up a 3 days spiritually challenging Parikrama trek around Mt. Kailash (also known as Kora), allowing the spiritual emotions to soak in.

After completing the Koras, we again begin our overland journey from our Kora ending point to Manasarovar lake where we will collect holy Jal/water and commence our drive back to Taklakot and then to Hilsa from where we board our helicopter ride back to Simikot and then to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj on a regular flight.

We are happy to see you all blessed after a sacred holy tour of Mt. Kailash and we will always be ready and happy to serve our pilgrim guests from the great country of India in the years ahead. We wish you all a safe journey home !

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 Meters)

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal, Leaf Holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will be on standby at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Check into your hotel, refresh and in the evening you will be given a short briefing about your holy tour. Your Dinner will be at the Hotel with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Day : 2 Kathmandu -Temples Tour.

    After your breakfast at the hotel we will drive out for a sightseeing in Kathmandu, this will include Pashupatinath Temple (The Biggest Hindu Temple), Guheshwori Devi and the Sleeping Vishnu at (Buddhanilkantha), and after our temple tour we drive back to the hotel. We have Lunch and the rest of your time is free to do your own things. We will have Dinner and an overnight at our Hotel.

  • Day : 3 Fly to Nepalgunj. (You can join from Lucknow to Nepalgunj as well)

    After a great day in Kathmandu, we take a morning flight to Nepalgunj by a regular plane. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport we will be transferred to our hotel. In the evening, our tour guide will do some briefing about the Helicopter tour. Overnight at your hotel

  • Day : 4 Nepalgunj - Simikot (2900 Meters) - Hilsa (3700 Meters) -Taklakot (Purang) (3900 Meters)

    After an early morning breakfast we proceed towards Hilsa from Simikot by helicopter. On landing at Hilsa we walk up to Chinese check post that is situated at a distance of approx. half a km. across the river. We then cross the bridge on foot where we will meet our Sherpas to take care of the luggage. After all the formalities, we board the awaiting Jeeps which will take us to Purang (Taklakot). We stay overnight at Purang which is a small border town of Tibet. You can also buy things of personal needs here in the local market. Overnight at our guest house

  • Day : 5 Acclimatization in Taklakot

    Today, we will rest in Taklakot for acclimatization reasons. Before making any further journey to the higher elevation, our body should be acclimatized properly with the atmosphere at high altitudes. So, it is significantly important to spend a day here for your health. We can also arrange a short visit to the Khojarnath temple which is an optional program or you may leisurely walk around the city on your own and visit the ruins of ancient Taklakot. Overnight at our guest house

  • Day : 6 Taklakot (Purang) to Mansarovar (4558 Meters, 120 Km, 03 Hours Drive)

    After our breakfast, we leave Taklakot in a private jeep for Lake Mansarovar. The drive to Lake Mansarovar takes about two to three hours with gradual driving as we enjoy the scenic landscapes of the holy land.
    On the way we will have a short break in Rakshas Taal where we can take some pictures and enjoy the sceneries. After a short break, we will continue our drive to Lake Mansarovar. Then after a holy dip and lunch, we will depart for a circumambulation around the lake Mansarovar in private jeeps. This takes approximately 3 hours. Overnight at guest our house

  • Day : 7 Mansarovar to Darchen (4575 Meters - 40 Km, 01 Hour Drive)

    In the morning we will have a special puja ceremony and bathe in Manasarovar. We will find a special point to take a holy dip in Manasarovar and do our puja ritual of lord Shiva. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the North West shore of the lake, with the imposing sight of Mount Kailash in the background. Also we enjoy the good views of Mount Gurlamandata in south of Lake Manasarovar and view of Rakshas Lake (Lahang Tso) from a top of Chiu Hill. We then drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at hotel in Darchen

  • Day : 8 Darchen to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (4900 Meters -12 Km, 05-06 Hours Trek)

    After an early breakfast we drive to TarbocheYamdwar for Darshan & Start our Parikrama (Those who do not wish to go for parikrama can go back to Darchen after puja at Yamdwar). It is about 12 Km and it will take 05 to 06 Hours. We will provide you packed Lunch boxes in between. Overnight stay at Guest House in Derapuk

  • Day : 9 Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (4760m Meters, 22 Km, 8-9 hours Trek).

    Today we will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast then we will start our trek. This is the hardest day but Holiest day too of your pilgrimage trip with Drolma-La pass at 18600 Ft between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva sthal, this is the symbolical death, and pilgrimage where you leave old clothes, spin of hair or a drop of Blood in hope, that terrible Yamraja (The master of death) will pay attention to these signs and will allow the Yatries (travelers) to be born in spirit to pass Drolma-La. After crossing Dolma-La we descend steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will arrive at the village of Zuthulpuk. In between we will provide packed lunch. We then have dinner at the guest house. Overnight stay at a Guest House in Zuthulpuk

  • Day : 10 End Kailash Kora. Drive back to Taklakot (Purang).

    Today, we finish our trek/Kora near Darchen where our vehicles will be waiting to fetch you and transfer you to Taklakot via the same route. Overnight at our guest house

  • Day : 11 Taklakot-Hilsa-Simikot

    Today, early morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Sher village then trek down to Hilsa which takes approx. 45 minutes and then we take our Helicopter flight to Simikot . overnight stay at Simikot

  • Day : 12 Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu (You can drive Nepalgunj to Lucknow as well, if you have a flight from Lucknow).

    Today we will have a flight from simikot to nepalgunj and then from Nepalgunj we will have a flight to Kathmandu. (You can drive Nepalgunj to Lucknow as well, if you have a flight from Lucknow).

  • Day : 13 Final Departure for home sweet home

    After Breakfast at our Hotel, we will check out and Leaf holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We are happy to have been given the opportunity to serve you our respected guests from India.

Cost Includes

  • 03 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.03/04 Star Hotel with vegetarian meal.
  • 02 Night Hotel Accommodation in Nepalgunj with vegetarian meal.
  • Tibet Group visa and travel permit fee.
  • All transportation by bus.
  • 08 Nights’ accommodation in Tibet using guest house.
  • Service of our trekking equipment and sherpa staff.
  • Kathmandu Temple Tours.
  • Arrival and departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj.
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu air ticket .
  • Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj air ticket
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot by Helicopter
  • All Indian vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the tour
  • Transportation in Tibet by Tourist Bus and Tour around Lake Mansarovar.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide .
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • All government taxes & service charges.
  • All Trekking and camping equipment including Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders

Cost Excludes

  • Yak, Porter and Horse for person use( 27,000-30,000 INR per person)
  • 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.
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities , Flight cancelation or delay and unforeseen circumstances
  • Any extra transportation/Accommodation/visa cancelation charge (who separate from the main group and early return)


Trip Inclusion

  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Minimum Altitude : 1300m
  • Maximum Altitude : 5636M/18,500ft
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
  • Permits : Tibet Permits, Tibet Visa
  • Activities : Cultural and spiritual tour, Helicopter and overland tour.
  • Transportation : Helicopter, Jeep, Van or Mini bus.
  • Best Season : May, June, July, August & September
  • Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel during tour

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