Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour – itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight 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 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: Rest day in Purang for acclimatization. Overnight Purang Guesthouse
Day 6: Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa – 4550 m.). Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 7: Drive, Lake Manasarovar to Yam Dwar via Darchen (4664 m.) then trek to Deraphuk (4920 m). Overnight Camp
Day 8: Trek over Dolma-La (5600 m.) then continues to Zutrul phuk (4780 m). Overnight Camp
Day 9: Finish parikrama near Darchen then drive back to Sher, finish immigration and walk down to Hilsa. Overnight Camp.
Day 10: Early morning, Helicopter flight to Simikot and then fixed wing flight to Nepalgunj. Fly to Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.
Day 11: Final Departure.
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.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
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.
Essential info on Trek:
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized 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.
All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
A Luxury bus or van or Jeeps will be your transportation throughout the tour. 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.
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 is a major factor on all of our Tibet Kaliash 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)
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.
- Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
- Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
- Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
- Antihistamine (for allergies)
- Aspirin or ibuprofen
- Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
- Hydration powder
- Throat lozenges / cough medicine
- Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
- Antibiotics (consult doctor)
- Full supply of all current prescription medications.