Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Helicopter Tour Ex Kathmandu

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Short Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

DAY 2: FLY, KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ

DAY 3: FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY Optional Stay Now Going To taklakot

DAY 4: SIMIKOT - HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN DRIVE TO TAKLAKOT (TIBET)

DAY 5: REST IN TAKLAKOT FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

DAY 6: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

DAY 7: DRIVE, MANASAROVAR TO YAMA DWARA- THEN TREK TO DERAPHUK

DAY 8: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

DAY 9: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT Optional Stay Hilsa

DAY 10: TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT Optional Stay

DAY 11: FLY SIMIKOT - NEPALGUNJ - KATHMANDU

DAY 12: KATHMANDU

 

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

Upon arrival in Kathmandu. We meet you & greet you at Tribhuvan International airport then transfer to your hotel. you will set off for sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath temple ( the most sacred temple of Hindus) Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple (Shesh Shaiya Vishnu, also  known as sleeping Vishnu).

DAY 2: FLY, KATHMANDU TO NEPALGUNJ

Afternoon we transfer you to domestic airport or your flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is situated 400 km southwest from Kathmanu valley and it is a major gateway to mountain-regions of far western Nepal. Flight duration for reaching Nepalgunj is one  hour. In Nepalgunj airport; our staff will meet you and transfer to hotel. Evening, you will have a leisure time on your own.

Overnight Hotel ….. Kathmandu to Nepalgunj flight: 1 hour.

DAY 3: FLY TO SIMIKOT & OVERNIGHT STAY Optional Stay Now Going To 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 be operated. The aircraft, we fly from Nepalgunj, can carry only 15 people at a time. Today we stay overnight in Simikot for acclimatization.

NOTE:- PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE FLIGHT BETWEEN NEPALGUNJ AND SIMIKOT CAN EASILY BE CANCELED DUE TO WETHER FACTOR. IN THIS CASE, WE HAVE NO OPTION OTHER THAN WAITING FOR THE NEXT DAY.

Overnight ….. Nepalgunj to Simikot flight: 1 hour. 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 & rain

DAY 4: SIMIKOT - HILSA (BY HELICOPTER) THEN DRIVE TO TAKLAKOT (TIBET)

Early morning, after breakfast, you will pack up our baggage then walk down to the airport and board on helicopter. The Helicopter flight from Simikot to Hilsa takes about 25 minutes (one way) Air route passes through deep Karnali River-gorge and narrow remote mountain 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 THAN MENTIONED ABOVE. After all group members shifted to Hilsa, we will cross the border then drive to Taklakot (also known Purang). 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 for Taklakot. The drive from Hilsa to Taklakot takes about 45 minutes and the driving distance is about 27 k.m. Simikot to Hilsa: by helicopter | 5 people at a time Flight duration: 25 minutesCarrying capacity: 5 persons + 10 kg baggage each. Hilsa to Chinese immigration (Sher): only 10 minuteswalk. Sher to Taklakot: 27 km | 45 minutes drive by Bus. Elevation of Taklakot: 4025 m./ 13202 fts.Expected temperature: day time:- 22 to 28 degree Celsius/night time:- up to -3 degree Celsius. General climatic condition: mild windy & dry air

DAY 5: 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 6: TAKLAKOT TO LAKE MANSAROVAR

As usual after having morning meal, we pack our belongings, then board on the vehicle and proceed to Lake Manasarovar. The distance to cross is about 86 km to reach lake Manasarovar. On the way, we stop for 10 minutes to take the first glimpse of Kailash from Rakhash Lake.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 for setting up our kitchen and some will accompany with you for circumambulation around the lake on Bus. On the way we will stop in a nice place where we make holy dip and perform pooja & Hawan After finishing all these activities, we will return back to western shore in the evening and stay overnight. Overnight …..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 7: DRIVE, MANASAROVAR TO 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 Manasarovar to Yama Dwara (also called 'Tarboche' in Tibetan lamguage). The drive takes about one & half hour to reach Yama Dwar. As per the rule, we should make a brief halt in Darchen for obtaining permission from local Police and Army officials. The 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 the 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. Since we are on high elevation area we feel tired while walking and need to have break very frequently. Overnight ….. Lake manasarovar to Yama Dwara: 45 km, 1 & half hour drive. Yama Dwar – Dhriraphuk (10 km): 5 - 6 hour trek. Elevation of Dhriraphuk: 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 8: DERAPHUK TO ZUTUPHUK

Today you have to cross a significant distance through the rugged portion of the trail around the mount Kailash before reaching Zuthulpuk. From Deraphuk, we should start very early. Right from the beginning the trail leads you rapidly up however in between the trail passes from flat area 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 point onward the trail descends 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 remains frozen during May through September. This is Gaurikunda. The legend of this pool is connected with Mata Parvati the consorts of lord Shiva. Hindu religion indicates that this is where Mata Parvati takes bath. Once we descended to the valley floor the trail becomes flat & easy up to the Zuthulpuk. Overnight …. Dhiraphuk to Zuthulpuk: 21 km (8 - 9 hours trek). The highest point to cross over: Dolma La pass (5600 m./18,368 fts) Elevation of Zuhtulpuk: 4820 m./15,810 fts. Expected temperature: 14 to 22 degree Celsius/ night time: -3 to -5 degree. Average climatic condition: windy

DAY 9: END TREK THEN DRIVE BACK TO PURANG/ TAKLAKOT Optional Stay Hilsa

Undoubtedly, today is the most hectic day of your journey. You yet have 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 (Zongdau) where our vehicle is waiting to fetch you up. After assembling all group members you will board on vehicle and proceed for Taklakot. Zutulphuk to trek ending point: 08 km, 3 hours. Trek ending point to Taklakot: 105 km, 2 hours.

DAY 10: TAKLAKOT- HILSA- SIMIKOT Optional Stay

It takes 45 minutes to reach Hilsa, where you have to go through the brief immigration formalities. From Taklakot a military person will accompany the group to escort towards Hilsa. After crossing the border you will catch Helicopter flight then fly to Simikot. Overnight stay in Simikot. Taklakot to Hilsa boarder: 27 km, 45 minutes. Hilsa to Simikot flight by Helicopter- 25 minutes.

DAY 11: FLY SIMIKOT - NEPALGUNJ - KATHMANDU

Early morning fly to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu rest day and enjoy shopping and Kathmandu valley Simikot to Nepalgunj 45 minutes flight nepalgunj to Kathmandu 1 hour. Overnight …..

DAY 12: KATHMANDU

Early morning after breakfast departure Kathmandu to New Delhi

Inclusions:

1. One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing) Two night Kathmandu hotel

2. Two night hotel in Simikot (basic dormitory room with common bathroom) with all meals Optional  Necessary arrival /      departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here)

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

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 all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan Common toilet

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

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

9. Necessary supporting crew (Cook, assistance cook, Sherpa from our company) all necessary Kitchen & camping

10. 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 $ 40 per person or equivalent) Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and

coming back)

13. All applicable taxes & service charges 

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 & bottled 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. Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

9. International air ticket any destination 5 % GST Extra Bank credit amount

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1,86,000 per person

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You may Book Offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by making the payment in below bank account: 

Bank Name: YES Bank 

Account Name: International Youth Club 

Account Number: 006188700000308 

IFSC Code: YESB0000061 

Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

Cancellation Policy

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