Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter
Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash ( 6714m.), the famed holy peak in western Tibet. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, it is the domain of Shiva. It is also the abode of Samvara – a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the Chakrasamvarara Tantric cycle of the Tibetan Buddhism. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which of first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailash was the sacred nine storeys Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
Sprawling below Mount Kailas is the sacred Lake Mansarovar ( 4560m.) where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
The 53 km kailash circuit is the holiest of all Tibet’s Pilgrimages and the beacon which draws most travelers to western Tibet. It is said that Single parikrama erases the accumulated sins of a lifetimes, while 108 circumbulation will achieve Salvation or Nirvana.
Day-1: Arrival in Kathmandu .
Upon arrival, you will me met by our representative at TribhuvanInternational Airport and assist you to transfer to hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza or Similar –Overnight at five star hotel.
Day-2 : Kathmandu – Fly to Nepalgunj.
Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath darshan and afternoon fly to Nepal Gunj (3650 m) 1hr flight.- and stay overnight at Hotel Siddharth or Similar.
Day-3: Fly Nepalgunj – Simikot (2870 m ) – Hilsa – Taklakote (3900m ).
Early morning fly to Simmikot by fixed wing plane (1hr flight) and changeover at Simmikot to further fly to Hilsa by helicopter ( 22 mnts flight) and trek half and hour to reach border and drive to Taklakote. Overnight at Hotel Purang or similar in Taklakote.
Day rest in Taklakote for acclimatization.
Day-5: Drive Taklakote to Mansarovar ( 4560 m) 90 km / 1.5 hrs Drive.
Early in the morning drive to Mansarovar -Religious pooja – hawan etc. and continue drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at Mansarovar ( Chiu-Gompha).(Dormetory- 4 pax).
Day-6: Darchen – Tarboche & Trek to Dirapuk ( 4860 m ).
“Tough Day” after breakfast drive to Tarboche (8 kms) and start trek for Kailash Parikarama to Diraphuk ( 16,500 ft) 12 kms, light lunch on the way.Dinner and overnight at mud house (Dormetory- 4 pax).
Day-7: Trek to Zuthulphuk ( 4760 M) –( 9- 10 hrs.)
This is the day every pligrims talk about, the most difficult Journey through the yatra, trek up to the 18,600 ft.( Dolmala pass) rest of the day’s program is same as usual, Dinner and overnight at mud house (Dormetory- 4 pax).
Day-8: Zuthulphuk – Darchen – Taklakot.
After breakfast we trek around 8 kms and will be reaching to the point where the jeep will be waiting for drive to Darchen. After lunch proceed to Taklakot- Dinner and overnight at Taklakot. (Purang Hotel).
Day-9: Drive to Hilsa and fly to Simmikot / Nepalgunj.
Drive to Taklakote – after lunch drive to Hilsa and fly to Simmikot & changover fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay in hotel Siddharth.
Day-10: Fly to Kathmandu & departure to onward destination.