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Kailash Helicopter Tour

Kailash Helicopter tour via Simikot 9 days package for 2023 and 2024,  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 that cuts the whole journey down to 9 days by using helicopter transport between Nepalgunj and Simikot and Hilsa.

Taking this version of the trip means that you can still enjoy the full Kailash and Lake Mansarovar experience in an unhurried manner. Laying in the peaceful and tranquil Trans-Himalayan landscapes of Tibet, Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash await your visit.

We have been operating tours to Mount Kailash including the Helicopter tours from Simikot for over 2 decades, organizing everything for your comfort during this pilgrimage tour around the sacred Mount Kailash.

Starting from Kathmandu, flying to Nepalgunj and to Simikot and then a Helicopter ride to the border – Hilsa with incredible views along the way, the holy journey starts from Taklakot and continues to the holy Lake Mansarovar.

While visiting Lake Mansarovar, Hindu Yatris would be able to take a holy dip in the lake and perform a ceremonial Puja with a Hindu Guru or priest. This is quite a spectacle and mesmerizing to witness. For Hindu Yatris from far abroad, it is also common to take some of Lake Mansarovar’s water with you back home for family and friends.

Meals and accommodations during this incredible Helicopter tour to Mt Kailash are provided by Alpine Eco Trek and as this is a Holy tour in Kailash, only pure vegetarian meals will be served prepared by our skilled chefs.

The tour continues until we reach the Holy Mountain said to be the home of the Hindu main deity Shiva. The tour is not completed here as the custom is to travel on foot 53km clockwise around Mt Kailash.

This is known in Hindu as doing KORA, and many devotees feel the spirituality coming from the holy Himalaya as they walk around it. During this holy Kora around Mt Kailash, overnights are very basic and arranged by our team and in the morning one of the most incredible sunrise views over Mt Kailash can be seen, naming that side of the holy Kailash officially as the Golden Face.

The sacred Kora around Mount Kailash is relatively easygoing with stunning Dolma la pass crossing, not to worry does less able on foot can always hire a pony or donkey ride Darchen to complete the holy Kora around Mt Kailash.

Altitude Sickness during the Journey

Altitude is a major factor in all of our Kailash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m. This can have mild or severe effects 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. 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 a recent medical report.

Physical Fitness

Although most of the trip will be done on vehicles and flights, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The holy Kora 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.

Accommodations during the trip

Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for an 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 during the trip

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

Transportation during the trip

Private bus transportation or flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, regular flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot, and then a Helicopter ride from Simikot to the border – Hilsa. From Hilsa, 4WD deluxe Vans, or Buses with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on the Tibet site. During the trek, we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost at around USD 550 eas horse).

Permit-Visa and Documentation

Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet visa and entry permit procedures, once we receive a 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.
Below is an eleven-day itinerary for the Kailash Helicopter tour 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Kailash Helicopter tour from Nepalgunj to Simikot by a regular plane and then to Hilsa by a Helicopter
  • Drive to the Holy Lake Mansarovar and the Base Camp of the Holy Mountain by a deluxe bus
  • Take a dip in the holy Lake and perform a ceremonial Puja with a Hindu Guru or priest
  • Walk 53km - 3 days Holy Kora around Mount Kailash
  • Enjoy the trip that you deserve and head out with Alpine Eco Trek on the Kailash Helicopter tour from Nepal to Tibet.

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  • itinery-iconPlace: Chiu Gompa
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4550m

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  • itinery-iconPlace: Deraphuk
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4920m

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Note: Kailash Helicopter tour fixed departure dates for the months of May, June, July, August, and September 2023. We have both Full Moon and Non-Full Moon departure dates for the Simikot Kailash Helicopter tour in 2023 and 2024.
Please choose a date that suits you well and let us know, we will arrange everything as per your desired date. If the above departure dates are not suitable for you, you may choose your own private departure date. These types of departures are best suited for solo travelers, couples and group travelers.

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  • small-thumbnails A visit to Khojarnath temple
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Useful Information

Type of Helicopter

Depending on weather conditions 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 and baggage load by small helicopter OR carry 18 passengers at a time if MI – 17 Helicopter (big chopper) available.

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

Weather Condition

The weather condition in the mountain (Simikot and Hilsa area) plays a vital role in 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 not come to pick you up at Hilsa. In this case, you have to stay in Hilsa and our company bears accommodation and food for one extra night but in case it goes longer the group has to bear all the 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.

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

Extra Expenses

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 a 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.

Personal Gear

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

  • 1 large duffel bag (we provide) 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 (we provide)
  • 1 Sleeping bag (we provide)
  • 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 percent UV protective)
  • Sunscreen/lip salve (at least SPF 25)
  • 1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect the neck from the sun)
  • 1 towel
  • Water bottle 2/lts
  • 1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)

Toilet items

Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, 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. The suggested items are below. Consult you 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 of scissors/tweezers/thermometer
10. Antibiotics (consult a doctor)
11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.

Further Information

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

Trip Reviews

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  • December 27, 2022

Simikot Kailash Helicopter tour with courteous team of Alpine Eco Trek

Some of my friends, my wife and I had the great opportunity to go for the Holy trip to Mount Kailash with Alpine Eco Trek. The entire Alpine Eco Trek team was so cooperative and their service was excellent. All the travelers were greatly pleased with their hospitality. We did Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot by a regular flight. And, from Simikot we had a chopper ride to Hillsa, Mr. Ram, the owner of company did great job arranging the choppers. Our journey to the holy lake and the sacred mountain was on a deluxe bus, we enjoyed every minute of our journey, food was great and the courteous team of Alpine Eco was fantastic, so caring and familiar. We completed the holy Kora with the great of the help of them. I suggest you choose Alpine Eco Trek for organizing your Simikot Kailash helicopter tour and enjoy a comfortable and memorable Journey with Ram and his team.

  • Anil Sristy
    United States

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