8 day 7 night
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter package will make the journey easier and faster.Hundreds of people travel to Kailash every year and Grasping the importance of Hinduism as the abode of Lord Shiva, there is also religious significance for Jains and Buddhists. With great and divine joy, we invite and welcome all Shiva devotees from all over the world and anyone else to listen to one of the sacred temples of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Mt. Meru is depicted as a mandala, and its image occurs in both Buddhist and Hindu parts of Asia. The Tibetans call it Kailas Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as the Ashtapada mountain, the peak where the religious founder Isha Shabhanath attained spiritual freedom. Followers of Bon-po, an ancient Tibetan shamanistic Buddhism, revered Kailas as the soul of Tibet.
Mt. Kailash has long been the mainstay of the four major religions. For Hindus, it is Shiva, and it is also the site of the most powerful, fierce deity, Rara-devi, worshiped in the Chakrasamvar Tantric chakra of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jains of India also worship the mountain as the place of salvation for their first saints.
Pick from Lucknow. Arrival at Nepalgunj. Transfer to Hotel in Nepalgunj OR drive to Surkhet (2hrs) and stay at Surkhet based on situation.
Meal: Dinner at Nepalgunj Hotel
Hotel: Hotel Batika or similar
Early Morning – Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot.
Morning – Take Helicopter to Hilsa (20min – 12kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group)
Afternoon – From Hilsa drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Simikot or Taklakot depending upon the weather & other situations. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)
Meal: Breakfast at Nepalgunj / Simikot, Lunch at Hilsa, Dinner at Taklakot
Hotel: Guest House
All Day – Entire day free for Acclimatization
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Guest House
Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4550m) – Overnight in Mansarovar
After Breakfast – Drive towards Mansarovar Lake (95 km). On the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 kms from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Tal. On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat & first view of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km).
Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km – 3hr by bus). Take holy dip & perform Puja.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Mansarovar Lake Side Mud House
After Breakfast – Drive to Darchen (35 km – 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) – the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsha). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Meal: Breakfast at Mansarovar, Lunch & Dinner on the way during Parikrama
Hotel: Mud house on the way during Parikrama or Stay in Dormitory Guest House at Darchen
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen (4650m)
After Breakfast – Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass (8 km). About 3 kms before reaching Dolma La Pass is steep hill and quite difficult to walk. Also descending from Dolma La Pass is the same for upto 3 km. While descending you can see Gaurikund on the right. After walking for about 2 – 3 hrs we will reach Phedi. After some rest we will start trek to Zuthulpuk (12 km trek for 6 hours).
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Hotel: Stay at the Mud House (Zutulpuk)
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen
Day 07: 3rd Day of Parikrama – Trek to Darchen – Drive to Hilsa via Taklakot – Overnight in Hilsa / Simikot
Fly to Simikot. Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj / Surkhet and proceed to Lucknow.
Meal: Breakfast at Simikot