Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour 10 Days

Kailash Manasarovar tour from Nepalgunj to Simikot by regular plane and then to Hilsa by Helicopter, drive to Kailash, 3 days Kora

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5610 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max. 25
  • Best Time: May to September
  • Trip type: Culture & Adventure
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse

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Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

A journey to the Mount Kailash area is truly an experience of a lifetime – and we can facilitate your great spiritual adventure by arranging a trip customized to your special requirements.

However, we recognize that some of you would like to see Kailash and the holy lakes, but may be hampered by time restraints. For these pilgrims, we have designed a special package which cuts the whole journey down to 9 days by using helicopter transport between Nepalgunj and Simikot/Hilsa. Taking this version of the trip means that you can still enjoy the full Kailash and Lake Mansarovar experience in an unhurried manner.

Below is an eleven day itinerary that we have offered here. If you need to cut down your traveling time even further, we can probably adapt the program to your requirements, so please contact us for further details.

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Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour – Itinerary

Day 1:    Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Thamel Area. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2:    After breakfast at hotel transfer to domestic airport and fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3:    Early morning fly to Simikot by Fixed Wing and complete immigration formality. Overnight at Sun valley Resort.
Day 4:    Early morning fly to Hilsa by Helicopter. From Hilsa trek to Sher and drive to Taklakot (3400 m.). Overnight Purang Guesthouse.
Day 5:    Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa – 4550 m.). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 6:    Drive, Lake Manasarovar to Yam Dwar via Darchen (4664 m.) then trek to Deraphuk (4920 m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 7:    Trek over Dolma-La (5600 m.) then continues to Zutrul phuk (4780 m). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 8:    Finish parikrama near Darchen then drive back to Sher, finish immigration and walk down to Hilsa. Overnight Guesthouse.
Day 09: Early morning, Helicopter flight to Simikot and then fixed wing flight to Nepalgunj. Fly to Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.
Day 10: Final Departure.


Important Notes

01. Depending on weather condition and group size, we provide fixed wing aircraft in between Nepalgunj and Simikot but in between Hilsa and Simikot there is no alternative other than Helicopter. Helicopter accommodates 4 passengers at a time depending on the group size & baggage load by small helicopter OR carry 18 passengers at a time if MI – 17 Helicopter (big chopper) available.

02. We must land at Simikot for going through immigration formalities of Nepal government while going and coming back

03. During the Parikrama, if you like you can stay in local Guesthouse but you should pay for it directly otherwise we do camping.

04. The weather condition in the mountain (Simikot and Hilsa area) plays the vital role on this journey. So, due to the weather fact the trip might be delayed to depart by one or two days in the beginning. Simultaneously, if the weather in between Simikot and Hilsa is bad, the Helicopter can't come to pick you up at Hilsa. In this case, you have to stay in Hilsa and our company bear accommodation and foods for one extra night but incase it goes longer the group has to bear all extra expenses. Only basic foods and accommodation is available in Hilsa. So, every passenger on this journey is advised to keep some spare days in the yatra.

05. Simikot stay is an optional spare day program with a view to manage safe and smooth operation of flight so it may be possible to remove or station as per the situation of weather and flight condition.

06.Extra expenses that may occur due to natural calamities not excluding, landslide, adverse weather conditions, Political sanction, road blockades, or whatsoever, which entails extra nights in hotel or guest houses, additional Vehicles or porterage. All such expenses, will be borne by clients directly or to be collected by us at the end of the tour.

Trip cost: The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Service Includes

  • Arrival departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation (4 or 5 star) in Kathmandu on full board basis (twin sharing)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Flight tickets Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.
  • Nepalgunj-Simikot-Nepalgunj by Fixed Wing Plane. Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot by Helicopter
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Tibet except in Parikrama (trekking part)
  • All meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD Land Cruiser (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Necessary supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas, tour Manager from Nepal)
  • All necessary camping equipments for Parikrama
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (circumambulation) around Mt. Kailash
  • Gamow bag (pressure bag) and oxygen for emergency use
  • Medical kit bag
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back)
  • All applicable taxes & service charges.

Service Excludes

  • Riding Horse or Yak during the Parikrama
  • A visit to Khojarnath temple
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tip for guide & driver
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.

Essential info on Trek

Accommodation
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Katmandu while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.  

Food
All meals during the trip will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.  

Transportation
Private bus transportation or flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunja, regular flight from Nepalgunja to Simikot and 4 wheels drive Land cruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on Tibet site. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).

Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.

Insurance
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.


Altitude Sickness

Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.


Physical Fitness 

Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.


Personal Gear

The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Lhasa. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.

List of Gears:
1 large duffel bag or backpack 
1 small backpack or day pack
2 pair warm synthetic or cotton pants 
1 pair light hiking pants
2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
1 down jacket
1 Sleeping bag
1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
6 pair warm socks
1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
1 pair warm gloves or mittens
1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
Sunscreen / lip salve (at least SPF 25)
1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from sun)
1 towel
Water bottle 2/lts
1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)

Toilet items:
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.

First Aid / Medical Kits
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
1. Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
2. Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
3. Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
4. Antihistamine (for allergies)
5. Aspirin or ibuprofen 
6. Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
7. Hydration powder
8. Throat lozenges / cough medicine
9. Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
10. Antibiotics (consult doctor)
11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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