Kailash Yatri Maxholidays

Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

An ultimate pilgrimage in Tibetan Himalayas to find inner peace

Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour in remote Himalayas through Nepal to Tibet is an ultimate pilgrimage and a life time spiritual adventure to experience at least once in a lifetime. Kailash Mansarovar yatra by helicopter is an 11 days’ long trip starting from the capital city of Kathmandu in Nepal and taking the pilgrims to Burang region by fixed wings aircraft and helicopter from Nepalgunj via Simikot and Hilsa. The helicopter trip to Kailash Mansarovar is considered to be one of the quickest routes to visit this holy land. We offer 11 days’ helicopter tour to Kailash Mansarovar from Kathmandu, 09 days Kailash Mansarovar Heli yatra from Lucknow and Nepalgunj. For the VIP guests we also have the facilities for providing 03 to 06 days trips to holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash, without Kora (Parikrama). While Heli trips are the fastest ways to visit Kailash, it is to be considered that this route and all Kailash trekking trips by helicopter are completely dependent on weather conditions which change very frequently. In order to undertake a trip to Kailash Mansarovar and attempt / complete the 42 kms’ long Kora of holy mount Kailash, one needs to be fit both physically and mentally. A mind with faith in lord and a body with tolerance ability for tough climatic conditions can perform this challenging trip and bring back home sweet memories and beautiful images of the lord in their heart and eye. Embark on a lifetime spiritual adventure and trekking trip to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Book your seat today in one of our fixed departure groups or ask our experts to design a private group travel for you.

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1,345m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will witness our tour representative expecting you there. After greeting you well, he will assist your transfer to the pre-booked accommodation in Kathmandu. Check into your hotel and then you are free to spend your day at leisure while acclimatizing your body with Kathmandu’s climatic conditions. Enjoy the delicious dinner, overnight stay in Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and fly to Nepalgunj(152m) 1 Hour Flight

Today morning, once done with the luscious breakfast, it’s the time for you to head towards the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu that includes the exploration of Pashupatinath Temple as well as the Budhanilkantha Temple (also recognized as Sleeping Vishnu). On the completion of this tour, you will be flying towards Nepalgunj through an hour flight from the domestic airport. Arrive at Nepalgunj, check into your pre booked hotel and then be a part of our briefing session along with your group mates. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 03 : Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (3224m) / Hilsa(3640m)

Start your day with an assisted transfer to Nepalgunj’s airport from where you will board flight to reach Simikot.

Note: The flights operating between Nepalgunj and Simikot totally depend on the prevalent weather conditions and thus, in case the weather bad continues your flight shall be delayed. However, if this is not the case then we will be flying towards Simikot in the morning.

Stay overnight at your hotel/guesthouse in Simikot on sharing basis.
Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Fly by helicopter from Simikot (3224m) to Hilsa (3640m) 25 Minutes heli ride. Drive to Taklakot – (3890m)

Today you need to wake up early in the morning since we will checkout from hotel at around 06:30am for being ferried to Hilsa through a scenic helicopter ride. On reaching Hilsa, complete some immigration formalities and then enter in Tibet. Board a vehicle from there that will take you to your pre-booked accommodation at Taklakot. Stay overnight at your hotel in Taklakot.

Day 05 : Taklakot – Day free to acclimatize(3890m)

Enjoy some delectable breakfast and then spend your whole day at leisure for acclimatizing your body with the climatic conditions at Taklakot. However, you can participate in some short treks organised by Max Holidays in the afternoon so that you can prepare for the Kailash trek starting from next day. Stay overnight at your hotel in Taklakot.

Day 06 : Drive Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar (4599m) - 90 kms / 2hours drive

Surely, this day is going to be the most memorable one since you will be having the first view or first Darshan of holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Firstly, have some tasty breakfast and then, start a two hours’ drive towards Lake Manasarovar from Taklakot. Arrive at Lake Manasarovar, check into hotel/lodge/guesthouse and then take some holy dips as well as perform the religious Puja accompanied with the Parikrama (circumambulation) of Lake Manasarovar. Once done, stay overnight at your accommodation located nearby Lake Manasarovar.

Day 07 : Drive to Yam Dwar via Darchen (4731m). Start Mt. Kailash outer kora first day to Dirapukh (4909m) – 12 kms / 5-6 hours

Get ready to have the closest view of Holy Mount Kailash as you drive towards Yam Dwar today. Complete your breakfast and then arrive at Yam Dwar through a drive of 90 minutes. Yam Dwar is considered to be the commencement point of your Kora and from there you will start your 12 kms’ trek towards Dirapuk (4909m). The participants will be staying overnight at Dirapuk.

Note: Those pilgrims who do not want to participate in this trek can go back to Darchen at their accommodation and wait for other group mates for two days there.

Day 08 : Dirapukh to Zuthulpukh (4790m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma-La Pass (5630m/18,471 feet – highest point of trip)

Today’s trek is considered to be the most difficult one. One done with the tasty breakfast, start your trek towards Zuthulphuk. Firstly, you are going to trek up to an elevation of 19000ft and reach the highest point of this trek i.e. the Dolma La Pass and then, continue descending towards Gauri Kund. On reaching Gauri Kund, your trek would then become a flatter one as we trek along with the river to Zuthulphuk. On your arrival at Zuthulphuk, stay overnight at a lodge there.

Day 09 : Drive to Taklakot (2-3 hours trek and 3-4 hours’ drive to Taklakot)

Today is the last day of our trekking. Have some breakfast and then, indulge in a short trek of about 2-3 hours. You will then be boarding a vehicle that shall drop you at Taklakot via Darchen and Manasarovar. Stay overnight at your accommodation in Taklakot.

Day 10 : Taklakot to Kathmandu via Simikot & Nepalgunj

Start a scenic drive towards Hilsa once you have completed your breakfast. Reach Hilsa, complete some custom formalities there and then board a helicopter in order to arrive at Simikot from where you will get a flight towards Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, fly towards Kathmandu by taking a connecting flight from Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Transfer to Kathmandu Airport

This day marks the end of your Kailash Manasarovar Helicopter Yatra. Enjoy breakfast and then get an assisted transfer to Kathmandu’s Airport for flying back home/onward destination.

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore

The hub of Internet Technology in India, Bangalore or Bengaluru is one of the most important gateway cities of South India tourism with benevolent weather conditions, variety of dining options, beautiful gardens, shopping areas and eye-catching architecture in its forts and buildings. Arrive Bangalore and get shifted to your hotel for night stay.

Day 02 : Bangalore

After delicious breakfast, start your South India Tour package with other group members. The first day, you will visit the most famous tourist attractions of Bangalore. Visit 16th century Tipu Sultan’s Palace which is a French rosewood building, World’s largest granite monolith statue of Bull Temple, The botanical gardens of Lalbagh and the finest architecture of Vidhan Saudha. Overnight stay at hotel in Bangalore.

Day 03 : Bangalore to Hassan (183 KMS)

Travel to the quiet and peaceful town of Hassan today. Hassan is about 185 kms smooth drive away from Bangalore. On the way, stop at the Jain pilgrimage site of Shravanabelagola- which is famous for 17-meter-high naked statue of Gomateshwara (Bahubali), this statue is the tallest monolithic statue in the world. Late continue drive to Hassan which is about 52 kms from Shravanabelagola. On arrival check in at Hotel, overnight stay at hotel in Hassan

Day 04 : Hassan to Mysore (119 KMS)

In the morning after lavish breakfast in your hotel take a guided trip to the famous sites of Belur and Halebid. Belur is the capital of Hoysala Dynasty which is famous for its beautifully carved temples such as Chenekeshava Temple. Belur is often called as the Benaras (Varanasi) of the South India and sometimes called by the name of Dakshina Varanasi too. Also visit the beautiful Hoysala Temples at Halebid and then continue drive to Mysore. Overnight stay at hotel in Mysore.

Day 05 : Mysore to Ootacamund (Ooty) (126 KMS)

This is your fifth day in South India Group Tour package. Today after breakfast, you will be taken for sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting the stunning architecture of Mysore Palace, the huge Nandi bull statue at Chamundi Hill, the 12th century Chamundeshwari Temple and Tipu Sultan’s summer Palace. Later drive to Ooty known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’ in South India 7500 ft above sea level in Nilgiri hills Ooty is a picturesque destination, a former summer retreat of British Empire and a favourite destination for honeymooners. Spend relaxed evening in the beautiful atmosphere and surroundings of the destination, overnight stay at hotel in Ooty.

Day 06 : Ooty

Udagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty is a gem of the Nilgiri hills. The sightseeing trip of Ooty today will include a visit to St. Stephen Church, Ooty Club, beautiful Ooty Lake and Botanical Gardens of Ooty. The botanical gardens home to more than 2000 species of plants and it is considered to be one of the most popular sites in Ooty. Ooty is also a popular destination for movie shootings in South India, overnight stay at hotel in Ooty.

Day 07 : Ooty to Kozhikode (Calicut) (158 KMS)

Drive to Kozhikode after breakfast. Also known as Calicut, it is an important region of Malabar. It was once the trade and commerce center for Arab, Chinese and east African traders. It is the place where the Portuguese merchant Vasco Da Gama landed first in India with 3 vessels carrying 170 men. Visit the less crowded and unspoiled Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Beypore Fort, Kadalundi Bird sanctuary and Archaeology Museum. Calicut is famous for the beautiful beaches, sea port, festivals and hospitable people.

Day 08 : Kozhikode (Calicut) to Kochi (181 KMS)

Known as the ‘Gateway to Kerala’ and ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin is a vibrant city on the south-western coast of India. Besides being a prominent commercial port of Kerala, Kochi (or Cochin) is also very popular among travelers for the indelible marks of British, Dutch and Portuguese rule in this part of India. Today, you will drive to Kochi via Guruvayur where the main attractions are the beautiful Guruvayurappan Temple (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple) and world’s largest elephant sanatorium and Guruvayura Elephant Sanctuary.

Upon reaching Kochi, spend leisurely time, and late afternoon witness live Kathakali dance show performed by local artists of Kerala. It can be a good experience to see the artists getting ready for their performance with colourful costumes and painted faces

Day 09 : Cochin

In the morning get ready to explore the city of Cochin blended with British, Jewish and Portuguese culture and buildings. The gateway city to the backwaters of Kerala, Cochin sightseeing trip offers a visit to Mattancherry Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and renovated in 1663 by Dutch, more than 100 years old Jewish Synagogue which displays rare antiques, Jews Street, St. Francis Church famous for its architecture, ambience and Chinese fishing net.

Day 10 : Kochi to Alleppey (54 KMS)

Get ready for a delightful experience of travelling in a backwater houseboat of Kerala today. Have your tasty and healthy breakfast at hotel then take a short drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha) which is the hub of all Kerala backwater journeys. On reaching Alleppey check into your air-conditioned houseboat to start your overnight tour to breathtakingly beautiful and calm backwaters of Kerala. Consisting of a network of lagoons, lakes and canal the backwaters of Kerala can be best experienced on a Kerala backwater houseboat trip. Sail throughout the day on the backwater, enjoy your meal and have a cup of hot coffee/tea and view the natural beauty of Kerala on the bank of the water bodies. In the evening after sunset, the houseboat will be hooked near the bank and you will enjoy staying and sleeping in your well decorated and well equipped room on the houseboat.

Day 11 : Alleppey to Periyar (140 KMS)

The floating hotel (houseboat) will start sailing on the backwaters after sunrise and you will enjoy watching the early morning activities of the villages on the other side of the bank. Breakfast will be served and after this you will disembark from the houseboat to take drive to your next beautiful destination of Periyar which is also known as Thekkady or Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary spread over in an area of 777 sq Kms, having an artificial lake spread in an area of 26 sq kms. Take a spice plantation tour and enjoy boating in the beautiful lake inside the wildlife reserve. Periyar is also a favourite place of travellers for buying fragrant spices available at the local markets here.

Day 12 : Periyar to Madurai (145 KMS)

Having enjoyed the jungle games in Periyar Wildlife Reserve today you move to Madurai. One of the holiest and oldest cities of India Madurai is the soul of Tamil Nadu state. Travellers both Indians and foreigners visit Madurai mainly to explore the great Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Sundereshwara and his wife Meenakshi (Lord Shiva and Parvati). Situated on the bank of river Vaigai Madurai has rich cultural heritage more than 2500 years old. Also visit Tirumala Nayak temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Madurai.

Day 13 : Madurai to Tanjore (189 KMS)

Jump to Tanjore (or Thanjavur) this morning. A historical town and a temple city of Tamil Nadu, Tanjore was once the capital of Chola Kings. On the way to Tanjore, stop at Trichy to visit the Rock Fort

The day begins with a drive to Tanjore, which is also known as Thanjavur (historical town) and the temple city. It was also once the capital of Chola Empire as well. En route visit to Trichy, you will visit the Rock-Fort that was the citadel of the Chola dynasty in the medieval period. In the 18th century, the fort witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clive's and a Danish Church you can also see within the church. The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple. After visit continue drive & upon arrival check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Later visit to the beautiful Chola Temple of Brihadeshwara which is capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite block weighing 80 tons which was taken to the top with the help of a 6 km long ramp, an old technique used by the Egyptians for building pyramids. Its bronzes and handicrafts make Tanjore one of the highlights of a visit to South India. Also you will visit Thanjavur Palace & Museum, which houses a library, museum and art gallery. The area, known for its craft industry, is covered with fertile plains, whose rice plantations cover most of the requirements out of rice for Tamil Nadu.

Day 14 : Tanjore-Pondicherry (175 KMS)

Today after breakfast head to Pondicherry which was once the French Colonial town and still bestows the same culture. It was taken over by the Indian government in November, 1954. Now Pondicherry is famous for its Auroville ashram which was founded in 1926 by a French woman. The Auroville ashram brings forward spiritual code of belief that represents a fusion of yoga and modern science. Full day sightseeing in Pondicherry & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15 : Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram (100 KMS)

Today morning on the Grand South India Group tour you will visit Mahabalipuram, a town famous for its rocks carvings and monolithic sculptures. Upon arrival check-in at hotel

Later, visit the Shore temple (one of the oldest temples in South India, belonging to the early 8th century AD), Arjuna's penance (the world's largest bas-relief measuring 27m x 9m - this huge rock consists figures of Gods, men, beasts, birds and represents the entire creation) and Five Rathas (five monolithic temples, each having its own style - also known as the "Panch Pandav Rathas".

Day 16 : Trip to Kanchipuram (65 Kms one way)

Today, we will proceed for same day trip to Kanchipuram, which is one of the seven holy cities in India. In ancient and medieval India, it was considered as a city of learning for both Tamil & Sanskrit and was considered to be visited by Hsuan Tsang, the famous Chinese traveller. You will visit Kailasanatha Temple, made in 8th Century AD in the typical Pallava style, with a pyramidal tower, a pillared hall & vestibule, enclosed by a wall. Also visit Ekambaranatha, an ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 57 metres high Raj Gopuram in the temple is one of the tallest towers in South India. The 3000 year old mango tree inside the temple has 4 branches each yielding different variety of mangoes. Kamakshi Amman Temple, built in 12th century AD, as an important Shakthisthalam, known as Parabrahmaroonpini. The main deity is seated on Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Eswara & Sadasiva.

Day 17 : Mahabalipuram – Chennai – Departure (65 KMS)

On the Grand Group tour of South India, the 17th day begins in the morning with a drive to Chennai, the gateway and the capital of Tamil Nadu. The first site for sightseeing of Chennai is Government Museum that has a good collection of paintings and sculptures both traditional as well as modern.

After that, next spot to be toured in Chennai is Fort St. George that was originally a warehouse for storing stocks, but founding of the St George for security purposes in 1939 led to the birth of city of Chennai. Within the Fort, the museum has many relics from British period in India on display as collection of contemporary paintings as well as rare military paraphernalia as weapons, uniforms, coins, costumes and medals. The Next destination Santhome Cathedral at the southern tip of famous Marina beach features the beautiful stained glass window at the basilica depicting the story of St Thomas and the central hall that has 14 wooden plaques depicting events from the last days of Christ.

While concluding the 17th day trip the last destination is the eight-century Kapaleeshwarar temple constructed in Pallavan architecture style. Kapaleeshwar Temple is located in Mylapore in Chennai and is considered by the Hindus to be one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages in the Southern Part of India.

In time transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to home.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Helicopter Cost

11 days Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter package tour cost

Indian passport holders INR 1,85,000
Foreigners and NRIs USD 3460
American Nationals USD 3560

Important remark for accommodation : It is to be noted that only small guest houses or hotels are available in the trip where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitory style) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability

What’s Included

Airport Services

Air conditioned vehicle for airport transfer.

Accommodation

10 nights in hotels / guest house / dormitory style

Meals

10 Breakfasts, 09 Lunches, 10 Dinners

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

Activities

Kathmandu sightseeing, Mount Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Darshan, Trekking

What’s not included

Flights

International flights are not included.

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets.

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Other Exclusions

Govt service tax 5%

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

On your Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour package from Kathmandu, you will be staying for 02 nights in a 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu, 01 night in Nepalgunj, 01 night in Simikot basic guest houses, 03 nights Taklakot (Burang), 01 night Manasarovar, 01 night Dirapuk (trekking day 01) and 01 night Zuthulphuk (trekking day 02) in basic hotels / guest houses / tents.

Remark : Our Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour packages are fixed departure group tours. For private groups arrangements please write to us.
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Anushka Kapse India

13 August 2018
"I travelled with my mother to Kailash-mansarovar on 11days Heli-Kailash tour of ‘Max Holidays’ in July’18...I am happy the way Max team handled our entire journey... Specially Mr. Prince Bedi who extended his helping hand at every point during booking and then while traveling with us to Kailash. He calmly n patiently handled all our queries and was making sure to provide a safe n secure environment for women travellers like us (In our Grp we were 5 solo women traveller). The journey like this needs lots of preparation, manpower management n paperwork. Max holidays paperwork in terms of all required permits was perfect and we didn’t face any issues regarding same. Thank u ‘Max Team’ -Mr. Prince for making this journey successful for us."
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Srishti Kumari India - Uttar Pradesh

08 November 2018
"I along with my husband and two sons participated in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’s Helicopter tour from Kathmandu. When I communicated with your team, I was highly impressed by the way they greeted us and also guided us about the whole tour and that was the time when I decided to seek their assistance for the holy Kailash Yatra. You guys worked really well and I surely enjoyed my days with you."
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Akshay Munish Agarwal India

16 July 2018
"Few things command more respect than hard work, integrity, dedication and the ability to follow through. These are among the many attributes we experienced from start to finish after completing our trip to Kailash Mansarovar with this travel agent. This travel agent is an excellent listener and pays attention to every detail; a lost quality in today’s world.

Although our itinerary took us to one off the beaten path village of locals, our agent managed to coordinate every aspect of our trip. The choice of guides were perfect for us. They were all skilled and reliable. The vehicles were always clean and stocked with water, and in some cases snacks for us to enjoy. Safety was never a concern.

Our agent's recommendations for hotels and accommodations were spot on and extraordinary. I am a big believer in managing expectations and I must say that thanks to this agent, his years of experience and wonderful demeanour and disposition, our 12 days journey to Kailash Mansarovar was significantly exceeded all of our expectations. Selecting a travel agent and advisor can be frustrating and even dicey at times. Not in this case. We could not be more pleased with every component of our yatra and must give this agent, the tour company, the highest marks possible. Thank you!!!"
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Sachin Arora India

31 May 2018
"I decided to arrange a trip to kelash for them as the place is so beautiful for proper arrangement i needed contact an agency and after some good research i ended up searching max holidays. i've checked their website and found it to be up to the mark and just like their website the arrangement and facilities that were provided by them was very good. thnx max holidays"
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Shalini Dhimaan India - New Delhi

10 May 2017
"We 04 passengers me, my parents and my husband travelled together to Shiva’s home with Max Holidays and we had an amazing experience. I agree that there were many things not in their hand during this yatra such as …. flight operation, weather condition, accommodation in Similkot …... Hilsa and during trekking etc. but I appreciate the way they handled the situation….. As a traveller I have spent almost 170k per person and of course I want upto the mark services because in 170k I can explore the whole Europe with all good facilities. But this is not a leisure trip … this is a pilgrimage to the homeland of Lord Shiva and who said to meet SHIVA is easy …… at the end …. Great job done by the team of Max holidays.."
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Mr. Anil Malik India - Haridwar

02 June 2017
"Dear Ms Vidhushi,
I write this note as a token of appreciation for the way you handled Guruji's (Mr. Bhopal) trip to kailash Mansarovar. Our interactions in your office were not only comforting but made us feel confident that Guruji would be well looked after. Your suggestions n attention to the minute details in his travel itenary were a source of great encouragement to his followers as Guruji was traveling alone.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for making this trip so memorable. Wish you all the very best in life from all of us."
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Rashneek Kher India - Sri Nagar

18 June 2017
"We, a group of three people undertook the sacred the pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar on 6th of May. We were a little tentative to begin with since we had a terrible experience within a travel agent the year before.Our Yatra was via Nepalgunj-Hilsa-Taklakot route and we had a helicopter ride from Simikot to Hilsa.

At the outset I must say it is extremely difficult to provide any kind of service in the terrain and the atmosphere that one tackles there not to mention that one has to travel across three countries which makes it not just tedious but cumbersome as well. Add to that the weather can be inclement and can disturb even the best logistical planning that one may have done."
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Bala Ji USA

18 June 2017
"Hi Vidushi, Minakshi, Amit. Thank you for all your help in successful completion of Kailash yatra, it was a crucial journey and not a easy one , really appreciate your efforts!!!"
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