Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour via Lucknow 8 Days

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Highlights

Trip Destination Nepal & Kailash (Tibet)
Entry / Exit Point Hilsa / Sher 
Maximum altitude 5600 m
Duration of Trip 08 Days
Group Size 17 People or Above
Mode of Trekking / Tour  Tea House/Lodge
Driving Hour Approx 2-4 hours
Trekking Hour 5 to 8 hours
Trip Type Pilgrimage & Adventure
Best Season April - June & September

 

Limited Offer
INR
165,000
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DETAIL PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Lucknow & transfer to Nepalgunj
Morning arrival in the lucknow station or airport and receive by our driver then transfer to Nepalgunj. 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 similar
* Lucknow to Nepalgunj: approx. 4.5 hrs drive
* Bus or Jeep (A/C) will be facilitate for transfers between Lucknow & Nepalgunj

Day 02: Fly to Simikot (by aircraft) & to Hilsa (by helicopter) then drive to Taklakot
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 and then arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border), our local representative in Hilsa will receive you and escorted to his house (tea shop). 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 time to receive us. 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).
Overnight Hotel Himalaya (triple sharing room with attached bathroom).
* Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour (by Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier aircraft with 18 seats)
* If the weather is not good in Simikot OR en route to Simikot, the flight will be canceled
* Simikot to Hilsa: 15 minutes by B2 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 or 6 seats
* Hilsa to Sher trek: 10 minutes
* Sher to Taklakot drive: 1 hour by bus

Day 03: Acclimatization Day.
Today you will rest in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization with light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate.
Overnight Hotel Himalaya (triple sharing room with attached bathroom)

Day 04: Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) – 4560 m.
Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for 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. Pilgrims can take holy dip and perform homage to Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar as per their own religious way in Lake Manasarovar.
Overnight Guesthouse OR similar (all dormitory room)–Dharamsala type with Tibetan toilet
* The distance of Manasarovar circumambulation: 72 km / 3 hours
* Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 2 hours

Day 05: Yama Dwara Darshan then start trek to Diraphuk (4920 m)
Morning drive to Yama Dwar (OR Serson, 10 kms / 4750m), the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash.
Yama Dwar is the place, from where the group, normally, splits 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.
MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: You will start trekking from “Yama Dwar” to Diraphuk. The trail is quite easy & flat. You have to cross the river a couple of time, other than this, it is quite easy day today. Roughly, you will be crossing 14 km today and it takes around 5 hours.
MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: After having Darshan from Yamadwar, you will be returning back to Darchen and wait for those who have gone for Parikrama.
Overnight Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)
* Lake Manasarovar to Darchen - 1 hour drive
* Darchen to Yama Dwar: 30 minutes drive
* Yama Dwar to Diraphuk trek: 5 hrs (approximately 14 km)

Day 06: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4780 m) via Dolma La Pass (5600 m)
MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Early morning start uphill trekking to Dolma-La (5600 m). Today is the toughest day of this journey. The entire trail up to Dolma-La rapidly up. The holiest water pool (glacial lake – Gauri Kunda) is just situated beyond the Dolma-La. This is the lake, people believe, where Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva takes bath. From Dolma-La the trail rapidly drops down to the valley floor (Zuthulphuk).
After making downhill trek to the valley (the next side of the high pass), the trek up to Zuthulphuk Gomba requires another two hours. From the valley floor, the trail is flat all the way to Darchen. Today, you will be crossing approximately 22 km in 8 to 9 hours time.  
MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T JOIN THE PARIKRAMA: Waiting in Darchen.
Overnight Local Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory bed room)
* Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk Gomba: 8 to 9 hours trek (approximately)

Day 07: Finish Trek near Darchen & Drive back to Purang and continue exit to Hilsa.
MEMBERS WHO JOINED PARIKRAMA: Today, you will complete your trekking (Parikrama), near Darchen the trek period will be about 2 hours for 11 km distance and in the end trek where you will find our vehicles waiting to fetch you and transfer to Purang (2 hours journey). In Purang (Taklakot), all group members will be gathered and having quick lunch, you will transfer to Sher border accompany by Military offier. After customs formalities, you will exit to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing Suspension bridge of Karnali River. In Hilsa, your overnight stay will be very basic in local lodge with simple meals.
Overnight Guesthouse - basic dormitory room
* Zuthulphuk to trek ending point: 2 hours walk - 11 km (approx.)
* Trek ending point to Purang: 2 hours drive by bus
* Purang to Sher drive: 1 hr
* Sher to Hilsa trek: 10 min

Day 08: Fly, Hilsa – Simikot (Heli) – Nepalgunj (fixed wing aircraft) - Lucknow
In early morning take breakfast and be ready for Helicopter flight. Our Hilsa representative will assist you to board in Helicopter from Hilsa then brought back to Simikot. Upon arrival in Simikot our Simikot representative will meet you and will manage continue flight to Nepalgunj. Similarly, you will receive by our Nepalgunj representative and will manage for your onward destination to Lucknow as per available transportation at earliest possible.
* Hilsa to Simikot: 15 minutes flight by Helicopter
* Simikot to Nepalgunj: 1 hour flight by aircraft
* Nepalgunj to Lucknow: 4.5 hours drive

Tour Finished !!

KAILASH HELI TOUR COST (EX-LUCKNOW - NETT PAYABLE PER PERSON)

Group Size: Group Joining Tour / Minimum 25 Persons / Yatris

Tariff Rate: INR 165,000/- Per Person / USD 3,100 Per Person

 

Discount Offer - Booking Valid Till 31st Dec 2017:

Indian Nationals: INR 157,000/- Per Person

NRI or Foreign Nationals: USD 2,950 Per Person

 

Advance Booking Amount: INR 25,000/- Per Person Only.

 

Extra Cost:

Supplement for USA or Canada Nationals: USD 100/- Per Person

 

Note:

  • We are offering Festival Offer with further discount of amount INR 10,000 / USD 200 Per Person on the given package cost if you booked and paid full payment till 31st Dec 2017.
  • The above package offer is valid for 2018 Yatra (April to September, 2018).

 

KAILASH HELI GROUP JOINING FIXED DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2018:

Months

Normal Dates

Full Moon Dates

Inner Parikrama Dates

APRIL

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27th

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MAY

03rd, 09th, 15th, 21st

26th

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JUNE

01st, 07th, 13th, 19th

25th

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JULY

01st, 07th, 13th, 19th

24th

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AUGUST

05th, 11th, 17th, 29th

23rd

16th

SEPTEMBER

04th, 10th, 16th

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Note:
  • All above departure dates mentioned are arrival in Nepalgunj.
  • The full moon days are on 30th April, 29th May, 28th June, 27th July, 26th Aug & 25th Septyou will be in Manasarovar on these days joining above full moon dates.
 
HOTEL WE USE:
 

CITY

3 STAR (DELUXE)

NEPALGUNJ

HOTEL KALPTARU OR SIMILAR