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Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour

Located in a high mountain area in the south-western part of China, Tibet is a beautiful and antique autonomous region. Tibet’s internal Government was for centuries a theocracy under the leadership of Buddhist Lamas or Monks. In 1959, Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the then head of Tibet, fled to India during a Tibetan rebellion against the Chinese occupation of the region. China then overwhelmed the resistance and took full control over Tibet and installed a sympathetic Tibetan ruler in 1965 AD. This was how the theocracy was replaced by the communist administration. Also a sacred home to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, is a famous pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and an epitome of beauty and exoticism to the rest of the world.

The awesome Kailash Parbat (6714m), believably the abode of Lord Shiva, one og the greatest Hindu deities, is also believed to be a place where founders of Tibetan Buddhism and Jainism once resided. Hindus and Buddhists all over the world worship this peak as the exact “center of the Universe”.  

The other major fascination of the Tibetan plateau is perhaps the most sacred Lake of Hindus Lake Mansarovar (4580m) that lies just at the foot of Mt Kaikash. The Lake is so large that it takes for about three days to complete the Parikrama (going round it) which has spiritual connotation as well.  One dip into the cold water of this holy Lake is believed to free the soul of all its sins, thus paving the way for heaven after death.

You will first arrive at Kathmandu Airport and stay at a Hotel. During the formalities for your visa and permit for Tibet Tour, we provide you with sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley in which you will visit the Durbar Square, the Swoyambhunath, the Boudhanath and the Pashupatinath, all included in the World Heritage sites.

Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour starts from Nepalgunj, after you take a flight from Kathmandu. After a night stay at a Nepalgunj hotel, the next day, after breakfast, you will proceed to the Nepalgunj Airport to board the plane to simikot. After arriving at simikot, you will consume your day for acclimatization because Simikot is located at the altitude of 10,000 ft, much higher than Kathmandu, and will cherish the captivating views of Himalayan valley.

We will then steer you to Hilsa from Simikot air strip by a 20 to25-minute helicopter ride. On landing at Hilsa, we walk up to Chinese check post situated at a 500-meter distance. We then cross over the bridge on foot. The brave, experienced and warm Sherpas will escort you throughout.

After completing the formalities at Chinese security check post, we board the awaiting jeeps and head to Purang (Taklakot ), a tiny but lovely city of Tibet. The second time during the trip, you will stay there for acclimatization since it is situated at an altitude of 12,800 ft. If necessary, you can also shop there.

The next day, the Kailash pilgrimage starts a little early. After having breakfast, we board the landcruisers for a one-hour drive to Rakshesh Tal/Ravana Tal . It derived its name after Ravana, the devotee of Lord Shiva, who is believed to have sat for penance to appease Lord Shiva. We will reach Manasarovar Lake after a 30-minute drive. You will then take a Holy dip and perform puja (worship) and proceed to Mt. Kailash, just 40 km away from Lake Manasarovar. Then, we will be driving to Ashtapad. According to a Hindu myth, Adinath Rishabdeva, the first Tirtnankar attained Nirvana (salvation) here and thus many Hindus and Buddhists believe that after diving into the Lake and revolving round it hope to attain salvation and make way to the heaven. At this point we will be at the elevation of 16,000 ft.

We will probably have some time for meditation so as to experience tranquility. Now we are at the point of start of the return journey. On returning, we will complete Manasarovar Parikarma (moving round lake by jeeps.

The next day, early in the morning, after completing immigration formalities, we will return to Hilsa. Still on the way, we can visit Khojar Nath Buddhist Temple. Eventually we will board the Helicopter to return to Simikot. From Simikot, we will fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.

Satori Adventures has designed an ideal five-day Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Tour. This is practically the shortest package we can offer you. Therefore, this can possibly ser your purpose and passion to travel to one of the most exciting places on earth in a pretty short time!

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (4790m/15713ft)

Duration: 13 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 31.7056° N, 86.9403° E

Country: Nepal/Tibet

Airport: KTM (TIA)

Departure From: KTM

Grade: Easy

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu.

Transportation: Private car,Flights

Best season: April to November

Major Activity: Helicopter Tour

Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu

Culture: Tibetian

Mode of Travel: Tea House

  • Itinerary Details of the Trip
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Price for the trip
  • How to Book?

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350/4429ft.)
Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, Satori representative will waiting for you with your placard, and assist you to transfer pre booked hotel in Thamel. Later, check-in at the hotel pre-decided for your stay. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll to explore the nearby areas of Kathmandu. Later, return back to the hotel for a lavish dinner and night stay.

Day 02: Preparation and visa collection day at Kathmandu (1350/4429ft.)
Early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will be proceeded to explore the Bodnath Stupa, Swyambhunath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Squire. Rest and preparation at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150/492ft)
After having breakfast at Hotel, you will be drop to domestic airport for Flight t0 Nepalgunj which is 45minutes flight. You will be rest here before flying to Simikot and then taking Helicopter to Hilsa.

Day 04: Nepalgunj to Simikot(1800m/5905ft) to Hilsa to Purang (3700m/12137ft).
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be taking mountain flight to Simikot. After an hour’s rest taking Helicopter to Hilsa. The helicopter flight will be about 30 minutes. After Lunch at Hisla you will be driving to Purang.

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization at height of (3700m/12137ft).
Acclimatization day at Purang we will go for a short excursion drive to Kejia village, Khojarnath temple, Camping accommodation. It require proper acclimatization before climbing up to 4500m.

Day 06: Drive from Purang to Mansarovar (4590M/15059ft.) - 335kms)
After having breakfast at Paryang you will be ready for Drive to highest blue Lake of Mansarovar, take a road trip from Paryang to Mansarovar. This 335Km distance takes about 7-8 hours driver. Here you will attend the Pooja and Haven at the holy Mansarovar Lake. Our staff will fix the tents located on the banks of the lake. Dinner will be served at the dinning tent.

Day 07: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600M/15092ft. - 110kms)
According the religious the 7th day of your Kailash Mansarovar tour (Yatra), wake up in the morning to take the ritual bath at Mansarovar holy Lake and conduct Pooja, Havan and other spiritual activities as per your tradition. After having breakfast, enjoy a Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake via Land Cruiser. The rest of the day is spent attending other spiritual activities. After lunch drive 110KM to Darchen for overnight.

Day 08: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890M/16043ft. - 12kms)
After having breakfast and preparation for Yak and Porters your journeys start from Darchen to Diraphuk. From here you will bestarting to main cross of Kailash Mansarover router journey. It takes about 6 to7 hours continuously. Overnight tent accommodation at Diraphuk.

Day 09: Diraphuk to Masarover(4590M/15059ft) via Zhulthulphuk (4790M/15715ft. - 22kms)
Trek from Dirapuk to Zutul-puk via the Drolma-la Pass which takes approximately eight to nine hours to complete. En-route, you will also pass Shivasthal, one of the highest points in your trek and if legend is to be believed, where Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati used to sit. The erratic weather conditions in Doma-La Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. Therefore, it is advisable to start your journey as early as possible in the morning. Drive to Mansarover from Zhulthulphuk overnight at camping accommodation.

Day 10: Mansarovar to Paryang(4500M/14764ft. 375kms)
In the morning, after enjoying the Darshan of the east face of Kailash, enjoy a trek to Kuber Kund, the famous Lake. Later, enjoy trekking trip to Zhulthul Park. Upon reaching Zhulthul park, trek down to reach Darchen and drive towards Mansarovar. Take a dip in the spiritual water from the Mansarovar Lake which is kept in every home and used in various religious practices.

Day 11: Paryang to Kerung (3200m/10499ft)
In the morning, after breakfast, take a road trip to reach Kerung This will be your last day in the Tibet part. Upon arrival in Kerung, stay at one of our listed accommodation options. Dinner and overnight stay is scheduled at the guesthouse.

Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft. -190kms.)
Leave early in the morning and drive to theKerung Border .After completing the immigration formalities, you will then cross the border and drive approximately for six to Seven hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a hotel including a Nepalese cultural programmed in the evening and farewell dinner.

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After having breakfast, Drop to airport for final Departures.

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of this trip depends on the group size.
  • The cost can affect the numbers of Guides, cooks and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in KTM & Tibet
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Car, Jeep, flight or tourist bus)
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary can design according to your Budget and time.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International airport as per itinerary.
  • 3 Nights request hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Nepaljunj
  • 9 Nights request guest house or camping  accommodations in Tibet on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Request mode of transportation from Kodari-Kathmandu(we have,tourist bus and Private vehicles).
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides, cook and porters during the Trip period as per Itinerary.
  • Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Simikot sector both members and involved  staff.
  • Simikot Hilsa Helicopter service for both group and staff.
  • Drive Jeep from Hilsa to Purang by jeep
  • 4WD 4500 model Japanese Land Courser for transportation in Tibet and support truck for carry food and luggage's.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, trekking guide as per group size.
  • Entrance fee,Tibet Travel Permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide from Tibet boarder
  • Satori Adventures duffel bag and t-shirt
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete Pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet”.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, ( we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff .
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This tour itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Tibet, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost is also affected by the number of; employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to book holiday trip  Nepal and Tibet ?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
  • Before you confirm the trip you have to read and understand what is included and excluded in the cost. It is also important to read terms and conditions. If you require additional services which are not included in cost please mention them all in the booking form.
  • Please contact us if you are still unclear about the information or required service.
  • You have to read our Terms and Conditions before you book the trip; it explains to you the booking timing, the deposit and advance payment requirements, policies, procedures for cancellation, refund and the payment classification.
  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
  • For details on the payments of the trip and time frame you have to follow our terms and conditions.

Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

Highlights

  • Magnificent view of Nepal and Tibet Himalayas
  • World heritage site in Kathmandu
  • Explore Kailash Mansarovar Lake
  • Unforgettable view of Kailash Mountain from different face
  • Drolma-la Pass
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Tibetan Culture and Society