Kailash Mansarovar via Lucknow


Helicopter Tour from Lucknow

Dip Deep into Intense Spirituality on Your Kailash Yatra

Scaling up a height of 21,778 feet, Mount Kailash (Kailasa in Sanskrit) is a lot more than just a mountain. According to Hindu traditions, it's the abode of Lord Shiva. That's why a journey to this Trans Himalayan mountain has extreme spiritual significance. Not just by the Hindus, but Mount Kailash is held in high regard by hundreds of thousands of people from all across the world and other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Bon. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar is also a revered site of Hindu pilgrimage. The lake lies to the north of Mount Kailash. Together, they constitute the very popular Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which carries extreme spiritual value – both in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

After your arrival in Lucknow, undertake a road journey to Nepalgunj, which is located in Nepal. Next day, get ready to reach the Nepalgunj airport from where you'll fly to Simikot. Arrive at Simikot, and then get to Taklakot, which is a good place to warm yourself up with some light trekking adventure. Later, drive to the holy Lake Mansarovar, a one hour road journey from Taklakot. Feast your eyes on the heart-stirring sights of Mount Kailash from near Lake Manasarovar.

You'll have enough time to explore what surrounds Lake Mansarovar. Next, be prepared for a short drive to Darchen, which is the place from where pilgrims begin their parikrama of Mount Kailash. You'll have the freedom whether you want to go on the parikrama or not. If not, then you can wait for the other members to complete their parikrama and get back. Enjoy wonderful trekking tours during your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra – from the easiest to the hardest. After quenching your thirst for adventure and spirituality, get back to Taklakot. Finally, get back to Lucknow following the same route through which you came.

01 Day

Arrive Lucknow and drive to Nepalgunj (188 kms / 5 hours)

In the morning meet with our driver and other travelers at a designated point in Lucknow to continue drive to Nepalgunj, Nepal. On the way stop at midway for tea/coffee and lunch. Later continue drive to Nepalgunj and on arrival check into your hotel/guest house for night stay. Nepalgunj is a tiny border town of Nepal which offer many small hotels and guest houses with basic amenities for the travellers. Though there are few good hotels available here with 3* facilities but the availability of the same always depends on the rush of the travellers and operation of flights to/from Simikot.
02 Day

Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (3224m) / Hilsa (3640m)

Early morning after early breakfast the group will be taken to the Nepalgunj airport from where the travellers will board their scheduled flight to Simikot on a fixed wing aircraft.

Evening free to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Simikot.
03 Day

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

In the morning the group will get a helicopter which will ferry the group to Hilsa which has a non-metallic air-strip. In small helicopters maximum of 6 travelers can fly to Hilsa in one flight. One needs to wait for his/her turn. On arrival at Hilsa after finishing the custom and immigration formalities (it takes usually 2-3 hours or longer) our sherpa team will escort the group on a 25 minutes walk to Sher a very small settlement inside Tibet border. From here the group will drive to their guest house / hotel in Taklakot (Burang). On arrival at Taklakot (Burang) check into the hotel / guesthouse. Spend time acclimatizing in the tough weather of the place. Dinner and night stay at Taklakot guest house / hotel.
04 Day

Day free for acclimatization at Taklakot ( Burang) (3890m)

All meals and stay will be at Taklakot today. The group members will acclimatize today. Alternatively the group members may chose to go to local markets nearby to buy some fruits, eatables and other items as may be required. It is advisable to do some light trekking practice at Taklakot. Ask your guide to organise it for you.
05 Day

Drive to Mansarovar (4599 m) 90 km/ 2 hrs

This morning after breakfast drive from Taklakot to holy Lake Mansarovar. Today the pilgrims will have the first glimpse of holy Mount Kailash on their Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour while driving from Taklakot to lake Mansarovar. From Taklakot it takes about one and a half hour from Taklakot to reach Lake Mansarovar. On the way also see the Rakshas Tal (Lake of Demons). If time permits we will may take a short stop here. On reaching Lake Mansarovar we stay at a guest house near Chui Gompa and relax there for some time exploring the beauty of the nature around the lake. The group members will have sufficient time to worship, do some meditation in the peaceful atmosphere, take a short walk along the beautiful Lake Mansarovar. At your own cost you may perform puja, havan etc near the lake. There is large no. of travelers/pilgrims who wish to stay near the Lake Mansarovar during full moon since it is considered to be more auspicious to pray and take a dip in Lake Mansarovar during full moon time. Travelling to Kailash Mansarovar on full moon yatra dates sometime becomes a tough experience due to heavy rush of pilgrims and suddenly changing climatic conditions. One must know that full moon darshan of Kailash Mansarovar are always weather permitted. This night we will have stay and food near Lake Mansarovar.

* It is to be noted that here Holy Lake Mansarovar is the only source for water. This water is used for drinking, making food, bathing and even for washing clothes. But it is strictly prohibited to indulge you in such activities which pollute the water of the holy Lake Mansarovar.
06 Day

40 kms (30 minutes) drive to Darchen. Trek to Dirapuk (4909 m) - 12 kms / 5-6 hrs trekking

The group will have light breakfast before starting a short drive to Darchen / Tarboche which is the starting point of Kora (parikrama) of holy Mount Kailash. The vehicle will drop the group near Tarboche from where the pilgrims will start the parikrama from Yam Dwar. It is said that one who cross this gate will be free himself/herself from all sins of his/her life and give a start to a new life. If any pilgrim wishes to hire a Yak/Horse and/or a porter can do it here only. Start Mt. kailash parikrama from Darchen to Dirapukh. On the way you will come across many beautiful sites and some water bodies. It is also considered in many faiths that one who completes the kora of Mount Kailash gets rid of life circle and goes to heaven after death. From Yam Dwar and during the start of Mt. Kailash Kora the pilgrims will see the South face of Mount Kailash. On reaching Derapukh stay in the guest house. Dirapukh is the place from where you will have the closest view of North face of Mt. Kailash. This is the most important day of the yatra for pilgrims as they will see the beautiful Mt. Kailash under the glazing stars in the night (weather permitted) and in the morning the stunning view of 'Golden Kailash' will leave everyone speechless when they see the run rays arriving on the Mt. Kailash first and then covering the mount with golden light. The view and feeling is so spiritual that it cannot be explained in words. One must experience it. Night stay at guest house near Mt. Kailash at Dirapuk.

Important note : Yatris who are not willing to go for the Mt. Kailash parikrama will return back to Darchen / Mansarovar from here and will wait for the other group members in their guest house.
07 Day

Trek to Zuthulphuk(4790 m) – 22 kms/ 10 Hrs Trekking

After having darshan of Lord Shiva in the stunning view of 'Golden Kailash' the group will proceed for their second day trek of Mt. Kailash towards Zuthulpukh. This is the toughest day of kailash Mansarovar Yatra and trekking of Mt. Kailash as the pilgrim will be crossing the highest point 5650 m (19500 feet) at Dolma La pass. Ascend and descend near Dolma La pass is rocky and steep and can become even more tough and slippery during rain or snow fall. One needs to be even extra careful during Dolma La trek. Though it is advisable not to sit on horse or yak during trek near Dolma La, to avoid accident, still many travelers who are not able to perform this challenging trek uses mule during ascend and descend. The pilgrims are suggested to walk slowly and stay together so that help may reach faster in the case of need. On crossing Dolma La the pilgrims will have a beautiful view of 'Gauri Kund' (The lake of Compassion). This beautiful lake is also described in Hindu Purana as 'Parvati Sarovar'. From here the trek will be more pleasant and mostly on the gentle ground. Reach Zuthulpukh in the night and stay in the guesthouse.
08 Day

Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 08 km/ 2 - 3 hrs. and drive to Taklakot 145 km/ 3 - 4 hrs.

This is the last day of Mt. Kailash parikrama. The group will trek back to Darchen where the vehicles are waiting for them to transport them to Taklakot. Pilgrims who did not perform the Kora of Mt. Kailash will be picked up from the guest house and will drive back to Taklakot with the group. The trek from Zuthulpukh to Darchen is about 08 kms and take 3-4 hours roughly. Drive through the Lake Mansarovar and complete the parikrama of the lake by vehicle. On reaching Taklakot stay at the guesthouse.
09 Day

Taklakot to Nepalganj via Simikot and drive to Lucknow

In the morning, we take early drive to China border where after completing the immigration formalities we will walk to Hilsa. At Hilsa the regular helicopter service will ferry the group members to Simikot and then we connect them with regular flights to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj drive back to Lucknow where the Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour package will commence.

Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Yatra Package Cost

09 days Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter tour cost ex Lucknow

Indian passport holders INR 1,75,000

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 with driver & Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

08 nights in hotels / guest house

Meals

08 Breakfast, 07 Lunch, 08 Dinner

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic 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

In Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour you will be staying in basic 3-4 star accommodation in Nepalgunj and in ordinary guest houses in Tibet region. The accommodation in this region is very basic and food will be pure vegetarian cooked by the Nepalese chef and his team travelling with the group to Kailash Mansarovar. At all places your accommodation will be on multi sharing basis in dormitory style except at Nepalgunj where you are staying in 3-4 Star Hotel.

Single room accommodation can be provided only in Kathmandu whereas at other places your accommodation will be on multi sharing basis in dormitory style.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation in Lucknow at additional cost.
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Karthi Kanakarajan India

15 August 2018
"Though, every journey is a blessing from Lord Shiva, however, my journey to Mount Kailas and Lake Mansarovar wouldn't have possible without support from Max team. A big salute to Max team for making my dream of Kailash yatra during August 2018. Appreciate the team work. My special thanks to Minakshi and Jaspreet. I would appreciate the entire crew during the Yatra (Krishnan/ Vinay /Prince / Prakash / Kesan / Pempa/ Samrat / Khaka). Well done and keep growing…"
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Hemalatha Sukumaran India

12 July 2018
"Taking care of one's group is great. But helping people of other group is greatest. This we found in Vishal of Max Holidays. When our tour operator, Nepal Pilgrim Travels, Mylapore, was nowhere to be seen and who had left us high and dry, it was Mr. Vishal who helped us a lot. Stranded at Hilsa on 3rd July and when some of us were ill he brought in his team doctors immediately and assured us that we would be taken care of. We have all decided that in future our travels would be with Max Holidays. One can be sure that he/ she is in safe hands."
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Surendra Kumar India

17 July 2018
"har har mahadev,I had a strong desire to visit Kailash Mansarovar, When I started searching for good tour operator, It was very difficult to identify the best one as all were promising the best. In the process when I contacted Max Holidays and asked the contact number of a person who visited Kailash last year, I was provided the number of three person and I contacted one Mr. Nirankar Agarwal who explained the entire process of yatra and with his satisfied experience with Max, I along with two colleagues took up the journey with the Max. Mr. Vishal Gogia, CEO Max and Mr. Girish Vats coordinator attended us at Lucknow Airport and they were all along with us throughout the journey. We all were given a personalized care and their coordination at all places with all agencies was superb and none of us had to face any inconvenience. We had a wonderful onward journey to Mansarovar, A divine bath, Hawan Puja at Holi Mansarovar on Full Moon Night and ultimately full parikrama of Kailash which could be completed successfully within two days. Our return journey was also well planned but due to bad weather some of us had to stay at Hilsa for three nights. However, Mr. Vishal did his best to attend everyone. We could see the difference between Max Holidays and other tour operators. All the 40 members of the group were fully satisfied with personalized attending and hospitality rendered by Mr. Vishal and his team. I am looking forward to travel with Max Holidays soon. I wish the Max Holidays all the very best."
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Bhavna Sharma India

21 June 2018
"Max holidays is a company managed by professionals they know very well how to do hospitality.My Kailash Mansarovar Yatra was managed by team of Max Holidays which commenced on 4th June 18 from Lucknow.My this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra given me many unforgettable moments which have stored somewhere in my heart. I would like to give a Big thanks to the team of Max Holidays for making such a comfortable Yatra.

I luv you team"
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Ensieh Jollen California

07 September 2017
"We had a great trip to Mt. Kailash with Max Holidays in July'2017. All my co-travelers are satisfied and they all are sending best wishes to the Company and its team for success in all the good work they are doing."
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Ragini Taneja India

01 September 2017
"We had a wonderfull trip to mansarovar.all thanks to max team.They were very supportive,with very good services"
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R.S. Mishra India

17 August 2016
"Om Namah Shivay ! Har Har Mahadev ! It was divine! It was mystical! It was magical! And the best part, it was safe, comfortable and very smooth journey to Mount Kailash Bhole Baba ! Yes. That was the reaction of my father when he return back to home on 4th July from Mansarovar yatra."
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