Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (05 Days Trip By Helicopter)

This is the exclusive Kailash & Manasarovar pilgrimage route that is meant for those who have ardent desire to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva but due to the paucity of time, are unable to take the standard route that takes more than two weeks. Taking acclimatization into account, this trip takes 5 days. However, it can be customized as per individual requirements for exclusive groups. The major part of the journey is covered by specially chartered helicopter.

Duration : 05 Days
Location : Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Hilsa - Manasarovar - Hilsa - Nepalgunj - Lucknow.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 :
This coveted journey starts from Nepalgunj which is 165 kms from Lucknow and around 100 kmss from Gonda Railway Station. One can also opt for Delhi – Lucknow by flight and evening transfer to Nepalgunj. O/n Hotel Vatika or Sneha. ( The Second Option and is more convenient take a O/N Train from Delhi by Vaishali Express 19:50 Hrs / 06:15 + Hrs ) Those, who arrive at Kathmandu, have to bear the additional cost of flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

Day 02 :
After early breakfast, report Nepalgunj Airport at morning to board the flight to simikot. Before 12:00 noon, 1st leg of journey will be over. On arrival check in Sun Valley resort for staying overnight. Rest of day will be for acclimatization (Simikot is located at the altitude of 10,000 ft) and enjoying the beautiful vista of Himalayan valley.

Day 03 :
After having early breakfast at the Guest House, proceed towards Hilsa from Simikot air strip by 25 minutes chopper ride. Hilsa helipad to Chinese check post distance is approx. ½ km walk. After clearing the formalities at Chinese seciruty check post, board awaiting Jeeps which will take us to Purang (Taklakot ). This is the second day of acclimatization at altitude of 12,800 ft. We stay overnight at Purang Guest House. Purang is a small border town of Tibet. One can also buy things of personal necessities here.

Day 04 :
Our day start early. After having breakfast, we board the landcruisers and proceed for Rakshesh Tal (1 Hrs drive ). Further 30 min. drive for Manasarovar. Take Holy bath and performa pooja and further proceed to Mt. Kailash which is 40 kms from Manasarovar. After completing chinese formalities at base camp we will drive towards inner Kora (inner parikarima ) nearer to ashtapad. It is believed that Adinath Rishabdeva, the first Tirtnankar attained Nirvana here. At this point we are at the altitude of 16,000 ft. and this is the nearest point one can have sight of Kailash and trinetra.

Spend few hours for meditation and is also the turning point for return journey. On the way back complete Manasarovar Parikarma by jeeps (at Chu Gompa which is the completion point of Parikarma, there is the hot spring one can spent sometime to take a bath ). Late evening return back to Hotel at Purang.

Day 05 :
Early morning IST 07:30 Hrs, after completing immigration return back to Hilsa, onway one can visit Khojar Nath Buddhish Temple. Catch Helicopter to Simikot. Brunch at the Sun Valley Resort and afternoon latest by 13:00hrs catch the flight to return back to Nepagunj. and proceed for Lucknow.

* Above tour is organised from May till Oct.
* Mansoon time there is no fix departure but operation will continue, one has to keep few days extra in hand to accommodate any disruptions due to bad weather.
* Starting point of the tour is Napalgunj. One can reach there via Lucknow / Gonda / Kathmandu.
* Total duration is 05 days. (Kailash Parikrama is not included in this trip).
* Tailor made Itanerary suiting only for groups will be made as on request...

Manasarovar Yatra Full Moon Fixed Departure Dates for 5 days Kailash (Helicopter Trip) : Year 2014
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Mode of Transport: :
* Lucknow - Nepalgunj - Lucknow will be done by a car.
* Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj will be done by Flight.
* Simikot - Hilsa will be done by Charter Helicopter.
* From the first border town (Shera) of Tibet, the transfers to and from will be done by Toyota Land cruisers.

All the accommodation & all meals are included in the tour cost. Accommodation will be provided in Hotels/ Guest house OR Tents as per available facility.

Medical Facilities : 
The region that we travel to, is one of the remotest parts of the world. Therefore,very limited medical facility is available in Tibet. That too is very distantly located. Our Guide having certificate of paramedic courses will accompany the group, who will take care of only few Medical issues at high altitudes. Personal Medical kit & medicines are recommended.

Guide : 
Well – experienced Tibetan guide will accompany the group, supported by Tour Leader from India or Nepal.

Tour Cost:  
US $ 3000 + tax per person For Non Indian Passport Holders OR INR 1,65,000 tax extra per person for Indian passport holders. (This is 2013 rate, Tour cost is subject to change depending on the Rates announced by TAR for 2014).

The above tour cost includes :  
* From Lucknow to Lucknow all expenses are included except expenses of personal nature.
* Helicopter Charter charges.
* Chinese Visa, Tibet permit and Kailash permit. Nepal permit (Humla), Officers fee, Sherapa supporting staff, Nepalese Tour Leader, Tibetan local guide.

The tour cost excludes :  
* Travel/ Personal Insurance
* Emergency evacautions/ Rescue, if required.
* Any expenses of personal nature and NOT included in the "tour cost includes" section above, are additional.
* Additional days due to weather condition, Chinese Govt rule or any other unavoidable situation, Visitors have to directly incur these additional unforseen expenses.

Permission and Official Formalities:  
* To undertake this tour all yatris should have valid passports.
* Tibetan Permit & Chinese Visa are required for this tour, which is included in the tour cost.
* Medical Fitness certificate stating that the traveller is not suffering from any type of respiratory diseases such as Asthma (issued by registered medical practioner) is needed. The certificate should clearly state that the person concerned is fit to travel at high altitude.
* No permission is required from the Indian or the Nepalese Govt.