Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Helicopter Tour Ex Lucknow

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Short Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LUCKNOW AND DRIVE TO NEPALGUNJ

DAY 2: NEPALGUNJ-SIMIKOT-HILSA-TAKLAKOT

DAY 3: REST IN TAKLAKOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

DAY 4: TAKLAKOT-LAKE MANSAROVAR-DARCHEN

DAY 5: DRIVE, DARCHEN-YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

DAY 6: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

DAY 7: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG - TAKLAKOT

DAY 8: DRIVE - TAKLAKOT- HILSA THEN FLY TO SIMIKOT-NEPALGUNJ

Detailed Itinerary

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow will make the journey much easier and faster. It is suitable from Lucknow as Nepalgunj is 3-4 hrs drive. Therefore travelers can save money by arriving to Lucknow by train and drive to Nepalgunj.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LUCKNOW AND DRIVE TO NEPALGUNJ

Upon arrival in Lucknow. We meet you at the airport or train station then transfer to Nepalgunj. The drive takes about 5 hours to reach Nepalgunj. Over Night stay

Lucknow to Nepalgunj  Drive 180 km | 5 hours.

DAY 2: NEPALGUNJ-SIMIKOT-HILSA-TAKLAKOT

Early morning  at 5.00 a.m., transfer to Nepalgunj airport for your flight to Simikot. The flight between Nepalgunj and Simikot takes about an hour. The air route to Simikot passes over the remote mountain region of Nepal where whether often gets cloudy and notorious. Generally the weather in the mountain area in the morning is calm and clear. This is the reason why we should fly to Simikot early morning.  Simikot is situated at an altitude of 2910 m. this is an ideal place to make a night halt for acclimatization motive. Simikot has a STOL airport (Short Take Off and Landing) where only small aircraft can go. The aircraft we fly from Nepalgunj can carry only 15 people at a time. We stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization

Our baggage then walk down to the airport and board on the helicopter. The flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) only. Flight route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote valleys, where weather normally turns windy & cloudy from late morning onward.

We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage (per person) at a time. Since helicopter has limited capacity to carry, WE STRONGLY REQUEST YOU NOT TO CARRY EXCESS WEIGHT.After all group members shifted to Hilsa  we will cross the border then drive to Taklakot As per the visa rule of the Chinese government. all group members should enter together and exit together. So, until and unless all members do not come from Simikot  we can’t cross the border and proceed to Taklakot The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes and the driving is about 27 k.m. Over Night Stay

Nepalgunj to Simikot flight 45 minutes  Aircraft type Dronier or Twin otter

Carrying capacity Only 16 people at a time.  Elevation of Simikot 2910 m/ 9545 fts. Expected temperature  day time 18 to 25 degree Celsius, night time 4 to 6 Degree Celsius. Climatic condition  Generally cloudy & rainy

Simikot to Hilsa by helicopter | 25 minutes Carrying capacity 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each. Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher) only 10 minutes walk. Sher to Taklakot 27 km|45 minutes drive by Bus. Elevation of Taklakot 4025m / 13202fts.

Expected temperature day time  22 to 28 degree Celsius/night time up to -3 degree Celsius.  General climatic condition mild windy & dry air

DAY 3: REST IN TAKLAKOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

Today we will rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. It is vitally important to be properly acclimatized to perform circumambulation (Parikrama) around the holy mountain. Also it is for your safety too.

DAY 4: TAKLAKOT-LAKE MANSAROVAR-DARCHEN

As usual after having morning meal we pack our belongings then board on the vehicle and proceed to Lake manasarovar. Right from the beginning, the highway commences making gradual ascend. On the way we stop for 10 minutes to take the first glimpse of Kailash from Rawantal (raksas Tal ) before reaching Lake Manasarovar. But, we keep continue our journey for a circumambulation (Parikrama) around the lake. Some of our staff will stop in the western shore (Chiugompa) of Lake Manasarovar.We are all yatris going to manas parikrama on Bus. On the way we will stop in a nice place where we make holy dip and perform pooja & Homa After finishing all these activities Now finish our pooja and hawan ,drive to darchen Over Night Stay Darchen Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar 88 km | one & half hour. Elevation of Lake Manasarovar 4550 m./14,925 fts Expected temperature day time 22 to 32 degree Celsius night time 3 to -4 degree - Climatic condition windy.

DAY 5: DRIVE, DARCHEN-YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

Today is the highlighted day of our journey. The most exciting part, sacred circumambulation around Kailash, commences today from Yama Dwara. Morning, after breakfast, we depart from lake strand to Yama Dwara (also called 'Tarboche' in Tibetan) that demands approximately one & half hour to reach from Lake Manasarovar. As per the rule, we should make a brief halt in Darchen for having permit from local Police and Army officials. Our trek starts from Yama Dwara where our Yaks, porters and horses are waiting. Those who are trekking on feet can instantly proceed for Deraphuk; rest of members should commence their journey after allocating their horse/s and porter/s. The Total walk to Deraphuk is for 4 to 5 hours but the timing depends on your own pace. The route is quite easy, flat but mild ascend. Due to its extreme elevation, we feel tired while walking and need to have break very frequently. Over Night Stay.Over Night Stay Lake Manasarovar to Yama Dwara 45 km | 1 hour drive. Yama Dwar TO Deraphuk 10 km | 5 - 6 hour trek. Elevation of Deraphuk 4920 m./16,138 fts Expected temperature day time 12 to 18 degree Celsius/night time 5 to -8 degree. Average climatic condition windy and partly cloudy & rainy

DAY 6: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail around the mount Kailash before reaching Zutulpahuk. From Deraphuk, we should start very early. Right from the beginning, the trail leads you rapidly up however in between it turns into flat with gentle ascend. Up to Dolma-La (5600 m.), the path keeps you taking up & up. Dolma La is the highest point of this journey. From this onward onward the trail leads you all the way down to the valley floor. This particular portion of the trek is a rapid incline and the track is full of boulders and screes, so one should pay continue attention while trekking down. While descending from Dolma La we will pass alongside a small glacial pool, which is almost frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva. Once we make descend journey to the valley floor the trail becomes flat & easy up to the Zutulphuk. Overnight ….Deraphuk to Zutulphuk 21 km | 8 - 9 hours trek - The highest point to cross over Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts) Elevation of Zutulphuk 4820 m./15,810 fts. Expected temperature 14 to 22 degree Celsius/ night time 3 to -5 degree. Average climatic condition windy.

DAY 7: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG - TAKLAKOT

Undoubtedly today is the most hectic day of your journey. You, yet to go for another 06 km walk to accomplish the circumambulation then drive all the way to Taklakot. As usual after morning meals you will pack up your belongings then be ready to move on to Darchen. It requires presumably 3 hours to reach the ending point of this trail where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After assembling all group members you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot. Overnight Zutulphuk to trek ending point 08 km, 3 hours. Trek ending point to Taklakot 105 km, 2 hours.

DAY 8: DRIVE - TAKLAKOT- HILSA THEN FLY TO SIMIKOT-NEPALGUNJ

It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa where you have to go through the immigration formalities. From Taklakot a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After having luggage checked and going through some formalities again in the boarder you will cross over the suspension bridge of Karnali river then enter into the territory of Nepal then fly to Simikot, If weather is clear we will reach Nepalgunj within 9 a.m. The flight takes about 45 minutes to reach Nepalgunj from Simikot. We meet you at the airport & transfer to Lucknow. The drive takes about 5 hours. From Lucknow, you will catch your flight to your onward destination Over Night Stay Nepalgunj Optional Taklakot to Hilsa boarder 27 km, 45 minutes. Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter 25 minutes. Simikot to Nepalgunj: 45 minutes flight. 

Inclusions:

1. 2 night hotel in Nepalgunj 3 Taklakot 1 Night Darchen( 1 Night Dirapuk ,1 Night Zuthulpuk Dormitory Room

2. One Room Maximum 10m to 15 pax  ) on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing) Necessary arrival/ departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here) Lucknow To Nepalgunj Transfers By Innova or Bus A/c

3. Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier) 

4. Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 or 5 persons can be carried at a time)

5. Domestic airport taxes (all sectors) Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits

6. Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey)- except in Taklakot, Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk dormitory 7. Guesthouse with Tibetin common toilet

8. Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

9. Transportation in Tibet by Luxury Bus Tour around Lake Manasarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot) English speaking Tibetan guide One tour Manager from our company throughout the tour

10. Necessary supporting crew (Cook, assistance cook, Sherpas from our company) All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage

11. Oxygen for emergency use  Medical kit bag / First Aid kit

12. Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $85 per person or equivalent) Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back) All applicable taxes & service charges shoulder bag, duffel Bag,Pounch Bag , 13. Down Jacket (Back ),And Raincoat Provided by Nidhi Tours And Travels 

Exclusions:

1. Riding Horse during the Parikrama 

2. Your travel insurance

3. Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.)

4. Asthapad darshan (it is banned to visit Asthapad)

5. Personal expenses & Soft drinks

6. Tip for guide & driver

7. Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight canceled due to bad weather condition 

8. International air ticket any destination

Activities Options

1,70,000 per person

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Account Name: International Youth Club 

Account Number: 006188700000308 

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Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

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Cancellation Policy detail

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

 

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date