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Kailash Mansarovar via Helicopter is exclusively crafted for those pilgrims who are willing to travel for a specific short span of time, but have an ardent yearning to pay respect to the abode of Lord Shiva. Therefore, Richa Tours has specially carved an outlined itinerary that saves the client’s honorable time and avoids the long strenuous vehicular journey.
The major part of the journey is covered by especially Chartered Helicopters. The trip begins with a fixed wing flight to Nepalgunj and to the next stopover, Simikot and vice versa to conclude the trip. Similarly, helicopters are used to and from to fly in and out to Simikot. It is important for pilgrims to come with a cooperative mindset that flight cancellations are probable in chances of harsh weather conditions and our Company will do everything to keep our clients content. Guests should be mentally and physically prepared for the basic accommodation in Simikot and Hilsa, respectively and should not mind the challenges that may arise once the journey commences.
Our Company performed the first Helicopter Yatra in 2000 for the Sahara family from India and it was a noble honor to cater them. Since then, Richa Tours has teamed up with professional crew to provide a complete service. Our team includes the Sun Valley Resort in Nepalgunj, chain of hotels in Purang, Lake Mansarovar, Darchen, Dirapuk and Zhuthulpuk. Furthermore, for a proficient hospitable journey, we have a high quality maintained “Fixed Kitchen” at all the above hotels. Also, we are incorporating with Sita Air and Tara Air as our partner airlines to Simikot supported by Mountain Helicopter for the shuttle to Hilsa. With the cooperation from China-India Pilgrimage Service of Tibet-China (CIPSC), Richa Tours lets you embark on a “journey of a lifetime”.
The Kailash Helicopter Yatra from Richa Tours- a complete Heli Company offers the following itinerary, fixed departure dates and special cost for the year 2018.
Day 01: Fly to Kathmandu (1300m). Group shall be met at the airport and transfer provided to Hotel.
Day 02: Darshan Of Pashupatinath Temple & Bodhnath Stupa in the morning. Later in the afternoon, fly to Nepalgunj (1hr).
Day 03: Early morning flight to Simikot (2950m/55mins). Fly down to Hilsa by Helicopter (3700m). Cross over the Karnali river to Sher and proceed to Purang.
Day 04: Stay at Purang for acclimatization (3900m).
Day 05: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4560m) with the Parikarma of the Lake (72km/3hrs).
Day 06: Early morning Pooja at Lake Manasarovar. Drive to Darchen (4620m). (40km/1 ½ hrs.)
Day 07: Drive to Trek starting point. Trek to Dirapuk.
Day 08: Trek to Zhuthulpuk. (4760m/9-10hrs.)
Day 09: End Kailash Kora. Proceed to Hilsa and time permitting airlift to Simikot.
Day 10: Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.
Day 11: The day is free until your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
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Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Be received by our staff that will help in assisting you to get transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
After breakfast, city sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath and Bodhnath Stupa. Later, in the afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at a hotel in Nepalgunj with BB Plan.
Take an early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot, which will take nearly 60 minutes of flight time. Before flying over Hilsa, it is necessary to complete the border immigration formalities in Simikot. After finishing the custom procedures, proceed to Hilsa by flight that will take approximately 20 minutes. Once you land at Hilsa, cross the Karnali River through a suspension bridge and continue trekking to Sher village. From Sher, it takes another hour of drive to reach Purang (3700m).
The entire day is spent in Purang for acclimatizing. It is important for your body to adapt to the high elevation before making any further journey to elevated atmosphere.
After an early morning breakfast, depart to Lake Manasarovar (4560m) for a holy dip that will reenergize your senses. Appreciate the scenic beauty around you and complete the parikarma of the lake.
A spiritual day for meditation on the shores of the lake, we will stay at Lake Manasarovar for Puja & Havan. Later, in the evening drive to Darchen (4664m).
Drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamdwar, the auspicious gateway to the parikarma around Mt. Kailash. Then, trek to Dirapuk (4920m). Enroute, observe the magnificent scenes of Kailash, facing west with backdrops of yak caravans and soothing landscapes with sights of fabled monasteries.
Trek to Zhuthulpuk (4780m) via Dolma la Pass (5600m). Often cited as the toughest day of the whole journey, you are devoured by the enchanting glacial lake also known as Gauri Kund. Hindus believe that Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva used to take bath in this particular holy lake.
Complete the Kailash Kora (circumambulation) and proceed to Hilsa. If time permits, airlift to Simikot.
Today, you will fly to Nepalgunj via Simikot and then take another flight to Kathmandu.
Catch a flight for final departure back home.