• 4.7 star customer rating
  • Trip Duration

    09 Days
  • Start Point

    Lucknow
  • Finish Point

    Lucknow
  • Trip Type

    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense

    185,000

Kailash Yatra by helicopter from Lucknow

One of the most popular pilgrimages trips of the world, Kailash Mansarovar yatra is very arduous and physically challenging pilgrimage in Asia because one has to travel through high altitude of 19,500 feet and inhospitable conditions. One of the quickest and most convenient ways to perform a trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the helicopter yatra from Lucknow. Preferably, for elders as well as people who are not able to take long drives to visit Kailash Mansarovar, a helicopter yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is the best option. This nine days long helicopter tour takes you to Nepal-China border by flights from where Kailash Mansarovar can be visited by short and comfortable drives.

Trip Schedule

08 Nights / 09 Days from Lucknow to Lucknow by Road + Helicopter + Flight
  • Day 01 : Lucknow to Nepalgunj

    Meet with our representative at Lucknow (123m) at a designated point of gathering of Kailash yatris. On reaching, check in your luggage in the bus and be seated in the bus for a 4-5 hours drive to Nepalgunj (152m). Light snacks and water will be served in the Bus. Stop enroute for tea/coffee and then continue further to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening, our staff will organize a yatra briefing session for all the group members. Dinner and stay at Nepalgunj.

    Meals included: Packed snacks and Dinner at hotel, Max. Elevation: 152m Distance Covered: 190kms Accommodation Style: 4* hotel sharing basis
  • Day 02 : Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot

    The flight between Nepalgunj to Simikot is very complicated part of this trip as the operation of those small aircrafts completely depends on the weather conditions. The weather keeps changing very frequently on this route and it causes short or long delay in flight to and from Simikot. We shall reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning as directed by the guide to ensure that we can board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. On reaching Simikot our representative will meet you at the airport and will take care of your checked in luggage. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to adjust with the weather conditions. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. If weather permits, we may take further helicopter trip to Hilsa today itself.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 2910m, Distance Covered: 297 kms by flight / 45 minutes, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important remark: Based on our past experience with weather problems, we have added a night stay at Simikot prior to reaching Tibet. If weather and situation permits, the local representative may organize helicopter trip to Hilsa and also further drive to Taklakot today itself.

  • Day 03 : Fly Simikot to Hilsa by helicopter. Drive to Taklakot

    Depending on the departure time of our helicopters to Hilsa, the group will be brought to Simikot airport. From Simikot a 25 minutes flight in helicopter will take the group members to Hilsa in a bunch of 05 travelers at one time maximum. From Hilsa walk through the swinging bridge to cross the river and reach immigration counter at Nepal side. After this cross Nepal-China border by walk and in China side you will have bus waiting for you. The bus will take you to China immigration building which is just 5 minute drive away from the border. After completing the immigration check formalities take a short 22 kms drive to Taklakot. Before reaching your hotel we have to stop again at China customs building for checking. Proceed to your hotel and take rest in your room to acclimatize. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Taklakot.

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

    Important remark: Hilsa is a deserted border town 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 happens, might cause health related issues as the dusty air, scorching heat or cold winds here are tough to bear. Stay at Hilsa is not planned but if situation occur we might also face shortage of eatables and other living facilities. Please carry your water bottles, light eatables with you and keep patience. Cooperate with the crew members as they try their best to offer you best possible comfort

  • Day 04 : Taklakot – Free day for acclimatization

    This day will be free at Taklakot to acclimatize. Do nothing beside rest at Taklakot and stay at your hotel. You may also enjoy walking in the nearby markets in Taklakot. There are number of local shops, restaurants and stores at Taklakot and you may buy small items related to your travel such as gloves, stick, empty water bottle, trekking shoes etc.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4025 m, Distance Covered: 0kms, Accommodation Style: 4* equivalent hotel at Taklakot (or lodge stay if at Hilsa)
  • Day 05 : Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar

    This is the day we all are waiting for as today we leave from Taklakot to reach Mansarovar Lake. Today we will not only have the opportunity to stay near the lake but we will also get the first glimpse of holy Mount Kailash also. Start your drive from Taklakot after breakfast. On the way we will make a stop near Lake Rakshas Taal (Lake of Demons) which is also known as Ravana’s Taal. From here you will get a beautiful sight of Mount Kailash standing tall among many other peaks covered with snow. At Rakshas Taal spend some memorable time and enjoy photography with your friends and family. Proceed to Chiu Gompa to check into your guest house near Lake Mansarovar. Later visit the lake to take holy bath and do puja hawan as per your own customs. Later join the group for parikrama of the holy lake by bus. This 90 kms parikrama of Lake Mansarovar takes about three hours and if possible the driver will make a stop the bus in between the kora from where you will get view of the lake and mount Kailash from a different angle. Come back to your guesthouse after parikrama and take rest.

    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

    Night view of Lake Mansarovar: it is absolutely safe to go to Lake Mansarovar in the night under the starts to witness its beauty. It is advisable however to go in a small group and if possible take your Sherpa guide with you for any required help. Also remember to wear warm clothes, carry your torch and stick.

    Important Remark: Kindly take a note that holy dip in the lake is no more permitted and has been categorized as an offence by the Chinese govt. At lake you must ask our sherpas to bring the water from the lake in a bucket so that you may take bath on the shore of the lake and perform puja.

  • Day 06 : 1st Day parikrama/kora of Mt. Kailash, 12 Kms trekking to Dirapuk

    In the morning early if someone wants to go to Lake Mansarovar for holy bath and puja, please do so quickly and with prior discussion with your guide. Today we are going to start our trekking of Mount Kailash from Darchen and we have a long day ahead. After breakfast take a 35 kms drive to reach Darchen which is a fairly big settlement near the base of Mount Kailash with lot many hotels, guest houses, shops, markets etc. From Darchen the parikrama of Mount Kailash starts as we continue 06 kms drive by bus to Tarboche flagpole. At Tarboche you can find horse/pony and porter to hire for trekking but sometimes due to rush of pilgrims you might face shortage or non-availability of horse/pony and porters.

    Note: Don’t forget to fill hot drinking water in your flask and carry your snacks packet.

    From here you can have beautiful sight of the South Face of Mount Kailash and also see Yam Dwar just few minute walk away from. Yam Dwar (Gate to Moksha) is considered to be the start point of the trek from here Dirapuk, which is the ultimate destination for today, is 12 kms away. It takes 4-6 hours to pilgrims to cover this distance by walk. The trek today is flat almost with some slight ups and downs. Lack of oxygen in air makes you restless and the trek becomes little difficult. Walk slow, drink water or juice and keep moving towards your destination. We will make a stop in between at a tea stall where you can buy some more water and juices etc. if you need.

    After completing our trek, we will reach to a huge valley dotted with some small buildings and chortens. On the right side of our trek we will see a huge black colour diamond shaped mountain standing tall dominating other mountains around. This is the North face of holy Mount Kailash. Take pictures, do some meditation, have your food and quickly go to your bed as the night will be very cold here.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5210m, Distance Covered: 35 kms drive + 12 kms trekking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Note : Those who wish to change their schedule and do not want to go for trekking will stay at Darchen and pay directly for their accommodation, food and other additional expenses. However, if health permits they should visit Yam Dwar and have close darshan of Mt. Kailash.

    Visit Charan Sparsh from Dirapuk : Charan Sparsh (5475m is 3 kms one side trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch the feet of Mt. Kailash (considered to be Lord Shiva Himself). This trek is not a part of the package and depends on weather conditions and guide’s advise. (Distance 03 kms / 02 hours one side / very challenging trek)

  • Day 07 : 2nd day parikrama, 22 kms trek to Zuthulpukh via Gauri Kund

    Get up early today and come outside your guesthouse if you don’t want to miss the magical moment when Mount Kailash changes its colour in the morning and you get the darshan of ‘Golden Kailash’. Be attentive and focused and if lucky you will witness many other magical activities near the mount.

    Get up early today and come outside your guesthouse if you don’t want to miss the magical moment when Mount Kailash changes its colour in the morning and you get the darshan of ‘Golden Kailash’. Be attentive and focused and if lucky you will witness many other magical activities near the mount.

    After this memorable time, continue your 22 kms long challenging trek to Zuthulpuk. About one hour after the trek from Dirapuk starts you will reach Dolma La pass which is the highest and toughest part of the trek. Near Dolma La you will also see ‘Shiva Tsal’ (also spelled as Shiva Sthal sometimes). Pilgrim leave their clothes, ornaments, a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life. After completing the trek steep up to Dolma La and then steep down you will sight Gauri Kund (also referred as Parvati Kund) on the right side of your trek. Have holy darshan and continue your trek to Zuthulpuk for night stay. The trek after Dolma is mostly flat but you must not exhaust yourself and consider to walk slowly and remain in the group.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5630m, Distance Covered: 22 kms trekking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important remark: Hot drinkable water and packed snacks for lunch will be made available in the morning by our crew. Please remember to carry it.

    Important Note: Those who decide to change their schedule here at Dirapuk and want to go back to Darchen must pay directly for all additional expenses including hotel at Darchen, food, transport etc.

  • Day 08 : 3rd Day trek to Darchen, drive to Taklakot

    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 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. After a 06 kms / 2-3 hours walk we reach to the final destination of our Mansarovar Yatra trek near Chongdo where our vehicles are waiting to pick us. A 6 kms drive will bring us to Darchen where other group members are waiting to welcome us. After some refreshment continue drive back to Taklakot. Stay in the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Max. Elevation: 4575 m, Distance Covered: 105 kms , 03 hours drive, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis

    Important Note: As informed 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 common problem of this journey. If, due to climatic conditions, shortage or rescheduling of flights, or any other reason you get stuck at Hilsa please note that Hilsa has basic accommodation and limited facilities for visitors 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 included in the package and if need occur, additional stay and food which is payable directly by the travelers to Nepalese team. There is no refund or adjustment applicable 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. On returning from the trip no hotel accommodation at Nepalgunj is included in this package and will be charged, if demanded by you.

  • Day 09 : Fly to Nepalgunj via Simikot and drive to Lucknow

    After early breakfast 45 kms drive towards China-Nepal border. After immigration formalities cross the border by walk and reach Hilsa, Nepal side. Take 25 minutes helicopter flight to Simikot and then connecting flight to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj drive to Lucknow for your onward connection. If we were lucky enough to get all timely flight connection we will reach Lucknow by evening time, if not then we may have to take additional stay at previous destination and wait for the next available flight connection.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast Max. Elevation: 3640m (if Hilsa), 2910m (if Simikot), 152m (if Nepalgunj) Distance Covered: 1.30 hours drive + 25min helicopter + 45min flight + 190m drive

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow Cost - 2023

NATIONALITY COST PER HEAD OTHER CHARGES
INDIAN PASSPORT HOLDERS INR 185,000 + 5% GST Group Visa for China - Included in package cost
Tibet Travel Permits - Included in package cost
Nepal Travel Visa - Not required
Insurance - Not included in the 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

Kailash Yatra Dates 2023 for Helicopter Trip ex Lucknow

TRAVEL MONTH START DATE END DATE BOOKING
MAY'2023 02nd May* 10th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
10th May 18th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
19th May 27th May BOOK YOUR SEAT
26th May 03rd June BOOK YOUR SEAT
31st May* 08th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
JUNE'2023 05th June 13th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
09th June 17th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
15th June 23rd June BOOK YOUR SEAT
22th June 28th June BOOK YOUR SEAT
29th June* 07th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
JULY'2023 07th July 15th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
12th July 20th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
18th July 26th July BOOK YOUR SEAT
23rd July 31st July BOOK YOUR SEAT
28th July* 05th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
AUGUST'2023 07th Aug 15th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
19th Aug 27th Aug BOOK YOUR SEAT
24th Aug 01st Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
27th Aug* 04th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
31st Aug 08th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
SEPTEMPBER'2023 03rd Sep 11th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
06th Sep 14th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
10th Sep 18th Sep BOOK YOUR SEAT
20th Sep 28th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
25th Sep* 03rd Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
OCTOBER'2023 02nd Oct 10th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
08th Oct 16th Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
13th Oct 21st Oct BOOK YOUR SEAT
25th Oct 02nd Nov BOOK YOUR SEAT

Note: Dates marked above with (*) are proposed to reach Lake Mansarovar during the Full moon day. It is considered to be more auspicious to take a holy bath here, during full moon time.

Tour Package Cost Inclusions & Exclusions

India / Nepal portion of the trip

  • Lucknow to Nepalgunj and back transfer by air conditioned vehicle,
  • 01 night stay in a 4 star equivalent hotel in Nepalgunj on sharing basis,
  • 01 lunch, 01 dinner and 01 breakfast in Nepalgunj hotel,
  • Nepalgunj to Simikot return air tickets in scheduled flights,
  • 01 night stay at Simikot or Hilsa in a guesthouse with all meals,
  • Simikot to Hilsa return helicopter flights on sharing basis,
  • Humla restricted area permit to fly from Simikot,
  • Nepal-China border tax,

Tibet portion of the trip

  • Return transfers from border to Taklakot hotel,
  • 02 + 01 night stay in a hotel at Taklakot with all meals,
  • 01 night stay in dormitory near Lake Manasarovar on sharing basis with meals,
  • 01 night stay at Dirapuk with all meals (Light food and snacks),
  • 01 night at Zuthulpukh with all meals (Light food and snacks),
  • Transportation in Tibet side Deluxe non air-conditioned bus,
  • Basic first aid kit with tour guide,
  • Oxygen cylinders during trekking in Tibet for emergency requirement,
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide cum officer,
  • Nepalese chef with helper and sherpa crew,
  • Support van/truck to carry kitchen equipments and other material,
  • Necessary group permits for travelling to restricted areas in Tibet,
  • Normal Tibet single entry group visa to visit Kailash Manasarovar region,
  • Yak to carry kitchen and trekking equipment during parikrama,

Other Inclusions

  • English and Hindi speaking tour leader throughout,
  • 01 duffle bag, 01 backpack bag and 01 wind cheater or cap on complimentary basis,
  • Down Jacket on returnable basis (subject to availability),
  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra completion certificate,
  • All Nepal and Tibet Govt taxes,

Important Remark: All meals on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will be pure vegetarian. All above services and facilities are subject to availability. We do not warrant for the accuracy and completeness of the same in adverse situations.

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 Lucknow 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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