8 Nights 9 Days
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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a spiritual and life changing journey can be accomplished via Simikot on Helicopter. This is a 11 days trip where you will travel from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then to Simikot by flight and take a helicopter ride to Hilsa which is Nepal – China border. After crossing the border we will start a jeep drive to lake Mansarovar, perform a puja and take a holy bath. Next day we will drive to Yam Dwar from where our Kailash parikrama begins.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is named after two holy, spiritual and religiously significant sites: Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Mt. Kailash (6,638m), familiar to Hindus as Kailash Parvat is the most sacred mountain of Asia. Hindus believe that the mountain is the abode of Lord Shiva and his family. Not only Hindus, the mountain is sacred to Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo religions as well. Buddhists believe that Mt. Kailash is the home of Buddha Demchok and Bon, a religion in Tibet believe that the mountain is the seat of all spiritual power. In Jainism, the site is the nearby place where the first Jain prophet Rishabhadeva attained Nirvana (liberation). Circumambulating the mountain (parikrama) on foot, an ancient ritual of devotion is still practiced by pilgrims with a faith that it will bring good fortune in one’s life. Hindus and Buddhists believe circumambulating the mountain in clockwise direction whereas Jain and Bonpo religions followers believe in other way around i.e. anticlockwise. Another major highlight of Kailasg Mansarovar Yatra (journey) is Lake Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world (4500m). Pilgrims believe that drinking water from the lake or taking dip or bath in the lake will wash away all their sins.
Pick from Lucknow and drive to Nepalgunj (190 km / 04 hrs). Arrival at Nepalgunj. Transfer to Hotel in Nepalgunj and stay at Surkhet based on situation.
Early Morning - Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr). Rest for few hours at Simikot. Overnight at Simikott: New Potala Guest Hotel or similar Standard Hotel(B, L, D)
Morning - Take Helicopter to Hilsa (20 min - 12kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group)
Afternoon - From Hilsa drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Taklakot. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)
All Day - Entire day free for Acclimatization. Overnight at Taklakot: Hotel Riverside / New Purang Hotel or similar Standard Hotel(B, L, D)
After Breakfast - Drive towards Manasarovar Lake (95 km). On the way you will have to pass the first checkpoint. Then after driving for 70 kms from Taklakot we will reach Rakshas Manasarovar. On the right of Rakshas Tal you will see Gurla Mandhata Parvat & first view of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar lake. Drive from Rakshas Tal to Manasarovar Lake (25 km). Start Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake (90 km - 3hr by Private A/C Coach). Perform Puja. (B, L, D)
After Breakfast - Drive to Darchen (35 km - 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) - the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsha). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from
Parikrama.(B, L, D)
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen (4650m). Overnight at Dirapuk: Guest house / Mud House
Overnight in Zuthulpuk. After Breakfast - Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass (8 km). About 3 kms before reaching Dolma La Pass is steep hill and quite difficult to walk. Also descending from Dolma La Pass is the same for upto 3 km. While descending you can see Gaurikund on the right. After walking for about 2 - 3 hrs we will reach Phedi. After some rest we will start trek to Zuthulpuk (12 km trek for 6 hours).Overnight at Zuthulphuk: Stay at the Guest house / Mud House(B, L, D)
After Breakfast - After short easy Trek (8 km - 3 hrs), we will reach our Private A/C Coach pick up point. Then drive to Darchen (3 kms) and merge with other members who were waiting. From there drive to Hilsa (also we will take helicopter to Simikot based on situation).Overnight at Hilsa / Simikot: Hilsa - Guest house/ New Potala Palace at Simikot or similar(B, L, D)
Fly to Hilsa to Simikot (20 mins) by Helicopter - Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj (around 1 hr). You will be provided with a sharing room for freshen up. Fly to Nepalgunj - Transfer to Lucknow. Once the vehicle arrives proceed to Lucknow.
Important Note: For Indian Passport holders, we will need their passport 07 working days before the trip in Delhi office for Chinese Visa Processing. Please make sure that the Indian Passport Holder's have Voters Card with them.
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