• 4.7 star customer rating
  • Trip Duration

    16 Days
  • Start Point

    Kathmandu
  • Finish Point

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Type

    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense

    285,000

Mt Kailash Inner Kora Tour via Simikot

One of the toughest pilgrimage trails of the world due to the inhospitable conditions and high altitude travel, the helicopter yatra to Kailash Mansarovar from Kathmandu can possibly be a little more quick and comfortable. For those pilgrims who are not able to accomplish this expedition due to the presence of inadequate time can now be a part of this pilgrimage through a chartered helicopter ride that takes the pilgrims quickly to the Nepal-China border, minimizing the stress of long drives. The pilgrims will be travelling from Kathmandu to Simikot by scheduled flight and then from Simikot to China border by a Chartered Helicopter ride. Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash will remain only some short drive away from here.

Trip Schedule

15 nights / 16 Days Mount Kailash Inner Kora from Kathmandu via Simikot
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu to kick start your spiritual encounter. At the airport meet with Max Holidays company representative for assisted transfer to the hotel. Check-in at your hotel for night stay.

    Meals included: Veg Dinner, Max. Elevation: 1400m Distance Covered: 10kms Accommodation Style: 3* hotel sharing basis

    Visa for NRI and Foreigners : For entering into Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu against the visa fee of approx US$35. In order to obtain Chinese visa, included we need to submit the original passport with application form, coloured recent photograph and visa fee to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu only. The Chinese Embassy takes 2-3 working days to issue such visa. Therefore non-indian travelers must plan their arrival in Kathmandu accordingly.

  • Day 02 : Temple visits in Kathmandu

    Start your day with breakfast at your hotel and then visit the renowned Pashupatinath Temple followed by a visit to Jal Narayan Temple and Guheshwari Temple. Later our representative will transfer the group to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal for boarding your flight to Nepalgunj. After one hour flight arrive at Nepalgunj and board a bus for taking you to your pre-booked hotel. Meet your fellow travellers in the hotel who started their journey from Lucknow to join this group. In the evening a short briefing session shall be organized for the group where our Kailash Yatra guide and expert will share their experiences with you and will answer to your queries related to Kailash Mansarovar travel. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Max. Elevation: 1400m, Distance Covered: 40kms, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel sharing basis
  • Day 03 : Temple visits in Kathmandu

    Post breakfast the guide will take you to Shri Kailashnath Mahadev Temple followed by a visit to Doleshwar Mahadev Temple. Both these temples are situated a little away from the city. Shri Kailashnath Temple is popular among the Shiva devotees as it has the worlds tallest statue of Lord Shiva. The other temple Doleshwar Mahadev Mandir is considered to be the head of Shri Kedarnath temple which is situated in India in the state of Uttarakhand. After visiting these temples the guide will drop you to your hotel for a relaxed evening. Night stay will be in the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Max. Elevation: 1400m, Distance Covered: 60kms, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel sharing basis
  • Day 04 : Kathmandu Sightseeing & Fly Nepalgunj

    Relaxed breakfast in the hotel and later the group will fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu airport. Situated in the Southern border of Nepal, 190 kms from the city of Lucknow, Nepalgunj is a sub metropolitan city on the Terai plains. Nepalgunj has recently gained fame among the Kailash Mansarovar travellers as it is a majour point of gathering for pilgrms going on Kailash Yatra through helicopter route via Simikot, Nepal. On arrival at Nepalgunj get assisted transfer to your hotel. Few group participants who did not travel to Kathmandu (Indian passport holders) may meet you here as they will drive in from Lucknow. Spend time interacting with other group members and/or going out to explore the city of Nepalgunj. Night stay in the hotel at Nepalgunj.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 152m Distance Covered: 522 kms 01 hour by flight Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel twin/triple sharing basis
  • Day 05 : Fly to Hilsa ex Simikot. Drive To Taklakot

    Take early breakfast (or packed snacks) and reach Nepalgunj airport to board your flight to Simikot. At Simikot airport wait for the instructions of the tour guide to board your Helicopter to Hilsa. At Hilsa we have to walk through the swinging bridge to cross the river and reach the other side where we will be completing formalities at Nepal immigration. Then we cross the border by walk and board our Chinese bus which takes us to China immigration office situated just 5 minute drive away. A short 22 kms drive will take you to your hotel at Taklakot. Before reaching Taklakot we have to again go through customs check at Burang custom office. After a tiring day you have reached to Taklakot situated at a height of 4025 meters. If you suffer feel breathlessness or any other symptoms of high altitude sickness, please do not panic and contact our tour guide for seeking his suggestions. Health issues among the travelers are quite common here. Please eat properly, drink good amount of water and juices, follow the instructions of the guide and do not expose yourself to strong wind. Dinner and stay will be at the hotel in Taklakot.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4025m, Distance Covered: 45 mints flight + 25 mins by helicopter Nepal side + 22 kms drive China side, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel at Taklakot (or lodge, if stay at Hilsa)

    Attention : Hilsa is a deserted border village of Nepal with extreme inhospitable climatic conditions. It is compulsory for the group members to cross Nepal-China border together as all will be travelling under a group permit & visa. In the event of delay in crossing the border due to any reason one must spend time relaxing, doing yoga meditation or in other personal activities. The delay in crossing the border, if takes place, might cause health issues as the dusty air, scorching heat or cold winds here are tough to bear. Stay at Hilsa is not planned but if occur for longer than a day, we might face shortage of eatables and other living facilities. Please carry your water bottles, light eatables, dry fruits, energy bars etc with you and remain patient. Cooperate with the crew members as they try their best to offer you best possible comfort in such inhospitable place.

  • Day 06 : Rest day at Taklakot

    On arrival at Tribhuvan internatinal airport, kahtmandu you will be welcomed by our local tour representative and transfer to hotel. At the hotel check into your room and relax for the rest of the time. Overnight stay on sharing basis and veg buffet dinner will be organized at the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4025m, Distance Covered: 0km, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel
  • Day 07 : Taklakot To Lake Manasarovar via Rakshas Taal

    We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar. After breakfast start drive in the bus to Lake Mansarovar. Approx one and a half hours drive through beautiful mountains and terrains will bring you to Lake Rakshas Taal which is situated just near to Lake Mansarovar. Rakashs Taal is also known as the ‘Lake of Demons’ or ‘Ravan Taal’. From here you will get the glimpse of Mount Kailash standing tall and strong among the other nearby mountains. We will stop here at Rakshas Taal to capture the beauty of nature in our eyes and camera and then again head to Lake Mansarovar. A short drive brings us to Chui Gompa, our destination for the night near Lake Mansarovar. Rest of the time free to explore the beautiful Mansarovar Lake, taking holy bath, performing rituals and prayers on the bank of the river and other personal activities. We shall organize for a shower tent for the ladies on the bank of the lake. You may find a good place near the lake for puja/havan and performing rituals as per your customs. Meals and stay will be at the guesthouse.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4590m, Distance Covered: 70 kms to Chiu Gompa + 90 kms parikrama of Mansarovar by bus, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important Remark : Kindly take a note that here the only source for water is the holy lake Manasarovar. This is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world and its water is considered to be good for the purification of body and soul. This natural water is used in cooking, bathing, washing clothes etc and boiled / hot water of the lake is served for drinking in the event when we have shortage of packaged water . If you are not comfortable with this you should use water purifier tablets.

    Mansarovar Lake in the night : Mansarovar Lake is just few minute walk away from your guesthouse. You may go to the lake in the night to explore its beauty under the moon. There are many myths and stories associated with the night view of the holy lake which the travelers may experience by themselves. Though it is safe to go out late in the night but it is advisable to remain in a group and take one of your guides/sherpas with you for help.

  • Day 08 : Manasarovar to Darchen (Mt. Kailash base)

    After visiting the holy Lake Mansarovar in the morning have your breakfast and continue drive to the town of Darchen which is situated in the foothill of Mount Kailash. Check into your hotel and spend rest of the time to relax and preparing for the next day trek.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4670m, Distance Covered: 35kms, Accommodation Style: Hotel or Guesthouse
  • Day 09 : 1st Day Kora/Parikrama Of Mt. Kailash, 12 Kms Trek To Dirapuk

    Today morning, we will wake up early freshen up and take drive to Darchen which is just 35 kms away from Chiu Gompa. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility and also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation (parikrama) around Mt. Kailash begins. Don’t forget to fill your bottle with hot water and carry your snacks packet made available by our crew in the morning. All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before the trek commences. After visiting Yam Dwar continue trekking on foot or hire a horse/pony to ride. (those who wish to hire horse/pony and porter may do it directly with the help of the Tibetan guide on direct payment basis. They will be given name coupon to choose the horse & porter and the same horse or porter will accompany you throughout the trek). After completing the 12 kms gradual trek, passing through beautiful rivers and grassland you will find a huge majestic black colour mountain standing high, on the right side of your trek. This is the North Face of Mount Kailash. Don’t miss to take some photographs and selfie and capture this great sight in your eyes and camera. On reaching Dirapuk check into the guesthouse where stay and dinner is organized for this night. The night is going to be very cold and oxygen level will be low, therefore it is advisable that you take rest as much as possible to maintain good health for next day trek.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5050m, Distance Covered: 06 kms drive + 12kms hike, Accommodation Style: Lodge on sharing basis
  • Day 10 : 02nd Day Trek to Charan Sparsh

    Charan Sparsh (5475m is 3 kms trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch feet of Mt. Kailash. This is not a part of the package and depends on guide’s decision. (Distance 3 kms / 01 hour / tough trek)

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5475m, Distance Covered: 06kms, Accommodation Style: Lodge on sharing basis
  • Day 11 : 3rd Day Trek, 19 Kms Trek To Zuthulpukh Via Kuber Kund

    Wake up very early morning before dawn and if the weather is clear don’t miss to witness the glory of ‘Golden Kailash’ as the first sunlight kisses the top of the mount. After this unforgettable experience now time to move ahead and start our Tsal (The place where pilgrims leave behind their belongings, donate a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act Mount Kailash Inner Kora trek to Zuthulpuk through the East face of the mount. Explore the splendid Khande Sanglam, Kuber Parvat and Kuber Kund spotted near to each other and as believed, Lord Shiva meditated in this area. On reaching Zuthulphuk, stay overnight at a guesthouse on sharing basis.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5650m, Distance Covered: 19kms challenging trek, Accommodation Style: Lodge on sharing basis
  • Day 12 : 04th Day Trek 06 Kms To Darchen

    Breakfast will be served near the guesthouse/camp and one can enjoy the morning time in exploring the caves, visiting the temples and shrine built around. Here you will see a married old couple supervising the temple. The Buddhist temple is a residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers or relatives who keep themselves busy with the maintenance of the buildings. The cave also contains meditation platforms. Climbing up to these caves before ending the final trek of the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is worth. We will trek for about 06 kms from Zuthulpuk and reach Chongdo where our vehicles are waiting for pick-up. Further 06 kms drive will take us to Darchen hotel where other group members (who did not attempted the trek or came back from Dirapuk) are waiting. Continue drive to Taklakot for night stay.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4650m, Distance Covered: 06km Trek + 6 kms drive, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel
  • Day 13 : Free day at Darchen for acclimatization

    The day is kept free to relax after the kora. Meals and stay will be in the hotel at Darchen.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4650m, Distance Covered: 0km, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel
  • Day 14 : Mount Kailash Inner Kora (Nandi, Ashtapad, Saptrishi, Atmalingam)

    Very early in the morning the guide will wake you up as today you are to start your most important part of Mount Kailash Inner Kora visiting Ashtapad, Serlung Gompa, Saptarishi Caves, Nandi Parvat, Kailashi Gange and Atmalingam. You can also visit the white lake and red lake near Atmalingam. Continue your trek and then descend towards Sherlung Gompa, finally reaching Darchen late in the evening.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5810m, Distance Covered: 23km, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel
  • Day 15 : Darchen (Tibet) to Hilsa (Nepal) drive. Fly to Kathmandu ex Simikot

    After early breakfast 105 kms drive towards China-Nepal border. Cross the border by walk and after completing immigration formalities reach Hilsa, Nepal side. Take 25 minutes helicopter flight to Simikot and then connect with flight to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj get a connecting flight to Kathmandu

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3640m (Hilsa), 2910 m (Simikot), 152m (Nepalgunj), 1400 m (Kathmandu), Distance Covered: 1.30 hour drive + 25min helicopter + 45min flights + 1 hr flight, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel

    Important remark: The air sectors Hilsa-Simikot-Nepalgunj is very complicated and totally weather permitted. Delay or rescheduling or interruption in flights on this sector is a well- known problem of this route. If, due to climatic conditions, shortage or rescheduling of flights or any other reason, you get stuck at Hilsa please note that we have backcountry accommodation here, natural water, limited food and limited living facilities. Health issue, especially with old age people are quite possible, therefore it is advisable to stay with the group so that help may reach you in the event of necessity. Additional night stay at Hilsa/Simikot/Nepalgunj on return are not paid or included in the above tour package and if need occur, additional stay and food will be payable directly by the travelers to Nepalese leader. There is no refund or adjustment possible for any unutilized stay, food or any other service. We provide first aid facilities but all other additional medical expenses in the event of hospitalization and/or emergency evacuation charges are to be paid by the pilgrim/traveler only.

  • Day 16 : Leave Kathmandu

    Intime you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport to board your flight back to your hotel/next destination.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast,

Mount Kailash Yatra Inner Kora Tour Cost - 2023

NATIONALITY COST PER HEAD OTHER CHARGES
INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS INR 285,000 Chines Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Insurance - Not included in the cost
NON INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS US$ 4470 Chines Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Payable on arrival
Insurance - Not included in package cost
US & CANADIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS US$ 4670 Chines Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Payable on arrival
Insurance - Not included in package cost

Post Covid Price Alert : The above trip prices are subject to change in the event of increase in cost of any tour service/s or item/s mentioned in our list of inclusions here. Such increase in the cost by the concerned authorities, flight companies, local vendors, transport owners, hotels etc. may occur for post pandemic travel due to several reasons including, but not limited to, currency rate fluctuation, hike in govt taxes, hike in diesel/petrol charges, escalation in prices of goods and services in the country of travel etc. These situations are beyond our control and if any increase in the cost takes place after completing the bookings, before commensement of travel or even during the travel; Max Holidays shall convey the same to affected trip participants. All those additional charges will be payable by the travellers only, in addition to the agreed ccost of the trip. Before you proceed with your travel bookings with us it is important that you know such information and accept our Terms of Services and Booking & Cancellation Policy

Mount Kailash Inner Kora Package Dates - 2023

TRAVEL MONTH START DATE END DATE BOOKING
MAY'2023 No Schedule No Schedule BOOK YOUR SEAT
AUGUST'2023 09th Aug 27th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT

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Package Cost Inclusions & Exclusions

Nepal portion of the trip

  • Return airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 02 night stay in 3 Start equivalent hotel in Kaathmandu on sharing basis.
  • 02 Breakfast, 01 lunch, 02 dinners in Kathmandu hotel (pure vegetarian buffet meal).
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing by privat non a/c bus.
  • 01 night stay at Nepalgunj in a 4 star hotel on sharing basis.
  • 01 night stay at Simikot in a guesthouse on sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Neplagunj to Simikot return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Simikot to Hilsa return flight in a chartered helicopert

Tibet portion of the trip

  • Return airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 02 night stay in 3 Start equivalent hotel in Kaathmandu on sharing basis.
  • 02 Breakfast, 01 lunch, 02 dinners in Kathmandu hotel (pure vegetarian buffet meal).
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing by privat non a/c bus.
  • 01 night stay at Nepalgunj in a 4 star hotel on sharing basis.
  • 01 night stay at Simikot in a guesthouse on sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Neplagunj to Simikot return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Simikot to Hilsa return flight in a chartered helicopert

Please check the list of extra expense that may have to be paid by the traveller for this trip:

  • Travel expense for travelling from home to Kathmandu and back,
  • Travel and medical insurance (kindly buy an insurance which is valid for high altitude travel and emergency evacuation expense),
  • Mule (Pony) and porter charges for Mount Kailash parikrama,
  • India Govt. GST (Goods and Service Tax),

List of other cost exclusions that may have to be taken care by travellers in extreme cases:

  • Additional hotel accommodation and meals for extra stay in the event of delay of the trip due to any unforeseen reason or changes,
  • Transport services for any additional sightseeing service which is not mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Emergency evacuation expenses,
  • Emergency medical expenses in the event of hospitalisation,
  • Extra expense for additional necessary permissions or visa splitting charges and all additional services in the event of change in tour plan by the traveller before or during the yatra,
  • Urgent visa fee if required,
  • All additional expense for returning early from the trip due to any personal reason,
  • Any and all additional expense or increase in cost of any trip item or service due to sudden hike in permit fee, visa charges, flight fares, hotel prices or price for other trip services by concerned authorities or flight companies or hotel owners or vendors etc. or due to any other reason or situation which is beyond our control,
  • Our services also does not include any other additional expense incurred before or during the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances including, but not limited to, weather conditions, natural disaster, act of God, technical failure, flight delay or cancelation, delay by authorities in issuing permits or entry visa, strikes, riots, political closures, not opening of the borders due to lockdown situation or any other reason, war situation, and/or any other situation or circumstances which are beyond our control,
  • Any service/s which is not mentioned in our above 'list of package cost inclusions' does not fall under the liability of the Company and the same will be paid by the traveller only in advance or at the time of consuming the service, as may be the requirement of the case,
  • Any expenses of personal nature,

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