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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow

10 Days
Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Taklakot - Mansarovar - Darchen - Mt Kailash Kora - Taklakot - Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Lucknow
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Package is customized for pilgrims who have limited time. From this trip, you will enjoy breathtakingly spectacular sights, mystical mountains and lakes, and gain new inspiration.

You will first drive from Lucknow to Nepalgunj via the India-Nepal border. Then take the scheduled flight to Simikot, later, head to Hilsa by a chartered helicopter. After the formalities of Immigration, you will proceed to Taklakot(also known as Purang) and drive to holy Lake Mansarovar. On the way, you will catch the first glimpse of your Lord Shiva’s own house called Mt. Kailash. Lake Manasarovar parikrama is arranged by bus. If you wish, you can bathe in the holy lake or drink its water as it's believed by Hindus to cleanse all sins. In the next couple of days, you will eventually have your Mt.Kailash parikrama, which is the hardest part of the Yatra but you can gain fresh energy and a refreshing perspective on life. After the trip, you will get back as the original way. This pilgrimage will purify your mind and rejuvenate your body, which can't be missed definitely.

DayRouteAttractions & Activities AccommodationMeals
1 Arrive at Lucknow & Transfer to Nepalgunj Pick up from Lucknow Airport or Railway Station Siddhartha / Sneha/ Cygnett or similar, 3★/4★ D
2 Fly to Simikot & Hike to Shiva Temple Fly to Simikot, Shiva Temple Simikot, 3★/4★ B/L/D
3 Fly to Hilsa & Drive to Taklakot Enjoy the scenery along the way Taklakot, 3 ★ B/L/D
4 Drive to Mansarovar & Mansarovar Parikrama Lake Mansarovar Mansarovar, Guesthouse B/L/D
5 Mansarovar to Darchen, 35km, Approx. 1hr Chiu Gompa Monastery, the hot spring Darchen, Guesthouse/4★ B/L/D
6 Mt Kailash Kora①: Darchen - Dirapuk, 10km, Approx. 6~7hrs Mount Kailash Kora Dirapuk, Guesthouse B/L/D
7 Mt Kailash Kora②: Dirapuk - Zutulpuk, 22km, Approx. 8~9hrs Mount Kailash Kora Zutulpuk, camp/ guesthouse B/L/D
8 Mt Kailash Kora③: Zutulpuk - Darchen, 8km, 3hrs; Drive to Taklakot, 150km, 2hrs Mount Kailash Kora Taklakot, 3★ B/L/D
9 Drive to Hilsa, Fly to Nepalgunj via Simikot Nepalgunj Airport Nepalgunj, 3★/4★ B/L/D
10 Final departure to Lucknow Send off to the airport B

Daily Itinerary

Our staff will pick you up from Lucknow Airport or Railway Station and transfer you to Nepalgunj. And then, check into the hotel following with welcome drinks. In the evening, you will meet with the co-travelers at a briefing arranged by our staff. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Siddhartha / Sneha/ Cygnett or similar.
In the early morning, you will be transferred to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot (2,910m). The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. Walk to the lodge, take a rest and walk around. After lunch proceed to hike the Shiva temple and return to the hotel. The rest of the day is for leisure activities and getting acclimated to the high altitude.
Shiva Temple
Shiva Temple

In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Hilsa (3,704m, 15min flight) by Chartered Helicopter. 5 persons in each flight and luggage should not beyond 10kg per person. The flight would pass through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys. After arriving, you will cross the bridge, complete immigration formalities and walk to the Chinese side – known as Sera for the China side Immigration. As per the visa rule of the Chinese government, all group members must enter together and exit together.

Then you will meet your Chinese guide & driver and proceed to Taklakot (4,025m), Known as Purang to Chinese. The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 30 minutes and the driving distance is about 30km. At Taklakot, you will check into the hotel and be free for the rest of the day to acclimatize to the altitude.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Taklakot.

After breakfast, drive to Mansarovar(4,556m). Go all the way west. En route, you will be able to have the first view of the holy mountain Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Mansarovar is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world with a turquoise surface. When arriving at Mansarovar, you may take a holy bath; perform Puja, Hawan, and Devtarpan, etc., followed by Mansarovar parikrama. Freshly cooked dinner will be served at the edge of Mansarovar lake. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.

After a short 45-minute drive, you will reach Darchen(4,664m). En route, you can visit Chiu Gompa Monastery as well the hot spring behind it. Finally, you will arrive in Darchen, which is situated on the foothill of Mount Kailash and considered as the base camp for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. From Darchen, you can see the mighty west face of Mount Kailash. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.

Stay overnight in Darchen

Today, you will start the sacred circumambulation around holy Kailash. A light breakfast will be served before your departure. Then drive 6km to Tarboche, which is the starting point of the Yatra. In Yama Dwar, also known as the Gates of the Lord of Death, you will meet with your porter, horses and yaks and then set off together to trek to Diraphuk. After 6 kilometers, you will get to Chukku monastery, usually, people will have lunch with their packed meal boxes here.

Then, continue trekking to Dirapuk (4,765m). It stands at an elevation of 4,920m. This is the only place where you can see up close the mighty north face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

See the mighty north face of Mt. Kailash.
Darchen to Dirapuk

Today is the longest, hardest but holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra and you will continue your Parikrama. After leaving Dirapuk for 3km, you will go uphill and see the sky burial platform. Keep moving 2 kilometers, you will reach the highest point of this divine trip - Droma La Pass (5,585m), full of fluttering prayer flags. After a short break, you will make a gentle descent from this pass, you will spot a tiny glacial lake on the right side of the trail. This is Gauri Kunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.

After Gauri Kunda, you will be lead downward along a steep and stony trail and eventually reach your campsite at Zulturpuk Monastery(4,790m). Overnight stay at camp/ guesthouse.

Droma La Pass, the highest point of Mt.Kailash kora.
Droma La Pass

Today is the last day of this divine circumambulation. You will follow an easy and flat trail, which takes about 3-4hrs in the morning to complete your Kailash Parikrama. Packed lunch will be served on the way.

In Darchen, your vehicle will be waiting for you and take you and the group to Taklakot. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Zutulpuk - Darchen
Zutulpuk - Darchen
After breakfast, you will drive to Hilsa & walk to Hilsa helipad and take a 25-minute chartered helicopter flight back to Simikot. Proceed for Nepalgunj scheduled flight after documentation at Simikot. Arrive & stay overnight at the hotel in Nepalgunj.
Nepalgunj Airport
Nepalgunj Airport
After breakfast and drive to Lucknow airport for flight to onward journey. It is a good time for you to recall the highlights during your spiritual journey at Mt.Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

Our Service


* Special welcome on arrival in Kathmandu or Lucknow;
* One briefing session in Kathmandu or Nepalgunj;
* One night stay in Kathmandu, 2-night stay at Hotel Cygnett / Siddhartha or similar in Nepalgunj(twin share basis) with all meals if the Yatries have booked the Yatra via Lucknow/ Nepalgunj;
* Six nights' accommodation in Tibet (Guesthouse, Camp & Hotel) (3-star equivalent Hotel at Taklakot/Darchen) including all meals;
* Chartered Helicopter flight for Simikot – Hilsa - Simikot (on sharing basis);
* Nepalgunj/Simikot/ Nepalgunj by scheduled flight;
* Fully trained Sherpa team with Professional government license holder English-speaking tour guide in Tibet;
* Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) every day while on the yatra;
* Required trekking & kitchen equipment & First aid kit;
* Mineral & boiled water;
* Oxygen cylinder and oxygen pillow as per the requirements;
* Simikot Area Entry Permit, Tibet Visa & Permit Fee and necessary Border charges;
* Ground transfers in Tibet on Deluxe Coach;
* Free use of Down Jacket, Backpack, Raincoat ( Pancho), Monkey cap & duffel bag for free;
* Yatra Completion Certificate;
* Wages, meals, accommodation, transportation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to the tour staff during the trip;
* All kinds of local and government TAX etc;


* Nepal visa fees US$ 30 or 50 (Single Entry Visa valid for 15 or 30 days respectively payable in cash at immigration and requires a recent photograph), no visa application for the Indian passport holder;
* Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary;
* Any items and services not mentioned in the PRICE INCLUDE section;
* Items of personal nature such as trekking equipment, bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone, calls internet, SIM Card, extra mileage, personal gratuities such as tips to the staff at hotels, guide, driver, porter, Horse / Pony ride, etc;
* Extra costs that may arise due to delay to receive Tibet Travel Permit and Visa, prolonged delays or postponement of flights due to technical reasons;
* Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances;
* All the obligations and fines like the death penalty of USD 1,000.00 and early return expenses etc;
* Personal insurance policy - suggested comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization;
* Insurance that covers Trekking/ Travel/ Accident /Medical/Emergency evacuations, [Helicopter rescue];
* Photography charges in the monasteries and monuments;

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by Sara***

Hi, We are planning a trip to Mt Kailash and Mansarover sometime in June/July 2025. need some help, very interested in this Helicopter tour from Lucknow. let us know the approximate pricing for the 10 day itinerary I see in your website. Thanks.

Answered by Emily

Dear Sara****,

I'm afraid that we can't arrange Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow as that port has not yet opened and there's great uncertainty in 2025. May I know your nationality? Maybe we can arrange other Kailash route for you from Kathmandu or Lhasa.

Asked by Vino***

Hello, I would like to know more details/cost for this trip. We have US passports. We are a group of 4 (or 6) people, want to do this trip in August this year.

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Vinod, Here I would be glad to show you the details of this 14-day trip. This trip is the most popular itinerary among Indian pilgrims. You will start from Kathmandu, and get good preparation here then proceed to Kyrung, the port on the other side of the Himalayans, and finally, get to Kailash via Saga. On the way, you will get full adaption about the altitude, as you will ascend your altitude from Kathmandu at 1370M to Gyirong at 4000M+. At Mansarovar and Kailash, you will have enough time to stay here - one day at the lakeside of Mansarovar and three days to trek around Mt.Kailash. Then you will get back to Kathmandu as the original way, but much sooner. For the trip price, it's possible it might change after opening based on the current price. 

Asked by Raje***

Can you please share complete details of cost for the trip?

Answered by Beatrice

Dear Rajesh,

According to the historical price, the total cost would be about USD2450 as it includes two round-trip flights. As you know, Tibet is closed now and there might be some updates when it opens. We will try to inform you if Tibet opens. You also can contact us via email.   

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