Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour 8N 9D


  • Wonderful scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, Simikot and to Hilsa.
  • Walk passing along beautiful landscapes en route and cross-border.
  • A spectacular journey of a holy pilgrimage Lake Mansarovar and around spiritual Mt Kailash.
  • Acquaint nomadic Buddhist and Hindu principles.
  • Holy bath, worship, and circumambulation in Lake Mansarovar.
  • Stunning view of snowcapped holy Mt. Kailash and circumambulation.
  • Great photo opportunities of high-altitude lakes, glaciers and landscapes and snowy mountains
  • A blend of tour and trek in a single journey.

This Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour 8N 9D starts from Kathmandu, with an hour flight to Nepalgunj. From where there will be another 1-hour flight to Simikot. From Simikot, a 15 mins. helicopter flight will take us to Hilsa which is closer to the northwestern (Nepal-Tibet) border at the corner. A walk for 10 mins. and cross the border clearing the immigration and customs formalities, then a road-drive journey begins heading for Taklakot. Acclimatization at Purang for a day then continue to the holy Lake Mansarovar. A highly revered lake called Lake Mansarovar holds serenely its purity consecrating the devotees, pilgrims, believers- all visitors who take a dip into this Lake at 4550m, one of the highest altitude lakes. The Kora (circumambulation) of this lake takes around two hours walk but is done in a vehicle mostly to expedite the trip and get enough rest at this stunning place.

Next, the drive towards northwest to Darchen, also known as the Base Camp of Mt. Kailash, 30 mins. drive up towards northwest takes to Yama Dwar, in Tibetan- Tarboche. This is the Gateway to the Mt. Kailash and the trek starts from here. With 2-days night halts at Dira Phuk and Zuthul Phuk, on the third, there will be a pick up from the ending point at the base near Darchen, followed by a return drive to Taklakot via the same route to Hilsa border. From Hilsa, we fly back to Simikot via helicopter and via airplane from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu.

This Kailash and Mansarovar Heli tour, the journey to the holy Lake Mansarovar and the legendary Mount Kailash is one of the most ideal trips for travelers seeking to explore the great Himalayan vistas with spiritual values for underaged and senior citizens or who can’t travel long distance via road.

This tour is of 08 nights and 09 days package program. However, it can be customized to a lesser or add more days as per requirements, upon request.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. 1 hour.
  • Day 2Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (1 hr.). Fly to Hilsa (15 mins.). Drive to Taklakot (1 hr.).
  • Day 3Acclimatization at Taklakot/Purang/Burang.
  • Day 4Drive from Purang to Lake Mansarovar. 2 hours.
  • Day 5Drive to Yama Dwar (45 mins.). Trek to Dira Phuk (5hrs.).
  • Day 6Trek to Zuthulphuk. 9 hrs.
  • Day 7Trek to pick up point. 1.5-2 hrs. Drive to border to Hilsa. Fly to Simikot.
  • Day 8Fly to Nepalgunj. 1 hour
  • Day 9Fly to Kathmandu. 1 hour
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What's Included

  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Simikot both way flights via airplane.
  • Nepali Sherpa Guide.
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing room Basis with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Simikot to Hilsa both way flights via Helicopter.
  • Kailash Special Permit.
  • All necessary travel documents.
  • Tibetan Guide.
  • Private Transportation by Van Tibet side.
  • Yak and Yak Man During the Kora (circumambulation).
  • International air ticket to Kathmandu & return
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your travel insurance
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks (juice, alcoholic drinks, beverages, etc.)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for tour leader, Tibetan guide, Sherpa staff & driver
  • Extra night accommodation & meal cost in any place in case of early arrival from Kailash.