Kailash Yatra by Helicopter via Lucknow

Kailash Yatra by Helicopter via Lucknow

Trip Overview

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the Bon religion. It involves visiting the revered Mount Kailash and the sacred Lake Manasarovar, situated in the remote region of Tibet. The journey is known for its spiritual significance and breathtaking natural beauty. While the traditional route to Kailash involves a long and arduous trek, there are alternative ways to undertake the yatra, including by helicopter.

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Heli via Lucknow is a popular option for those seeking a shorter and more convenient pilgrimage experience. This particular itinerary spans 7 nights and 8 days, offering a well-organized and guided tour for the participants.


Kailash Yatra By Helicopter Via Lucknow – 08 Days 
(Guaranteed Fixed Departure Date 2023)

Months Kathmandu Arrival Dates
May 10, 21, 29
June 08, 17, 28
July 08, 15, 27
August 22
September 02, 10, 16

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Pick-up from Lucknow and drive to Nepalgunj.

Our representative will receive you from the Train station/Airport/Bus station. You will then head towards Nepalgunj, which is a 4 hours drive from Lucknow.. Meet your fellow travelers in the hotel who started their journey from Kathmandu to join this group. In the evening a short briefing session shall be organized for the group where our Kailash Yatra guide and expert will share their experiences with you and will answer to your queries related to Kailash Mansarovar travel. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

Attraction :         Nepalgunj.         
Altitude:             1500m max                                      
Climate:              18° C to 32° C  
Drive time:         4 hours drive from Lucknow                
Room:                  Hotel on twin sharing bathroom                                                              
Meals:                  Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner                                         

Day 02: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot

The flight between Nepalgunj to Simikot is a very complicated part of this trip as the operation of those small aircrafts completely depends on the weather conditions. The weather keeps changing very frequently on this route and it sometimes causes short or long delay in flight operation to and from Simikot. We shall reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning as directed by the local guide to ensure that we can board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. As this 45 minutes flight lands the small airport of Simikot you will see our representative waiting for you to take you to the guesthouse booked for you. Our representative will coordinate with the airline for your check-in luggage and will ensure delivery of your luggage to your place of stay at Simikot. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to acclimatize with the weather conditions.

Altitude:              2910 m
Climate:               15-25*C
Flight time:         45 mins to Simikot
Walking time:    N/A
Meals:                  Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Important remark: Based on our past experience with weather problems, we have added a night stay at Simikot prior to reaching Tibet. If weather and situation permit, the local representative may organize helicopter trip to Hilsa or Taklakot today itself

Day 03: Fly Simikot to Hilsa by helicopter. Drive to Taklakot

Take early breakfast (or packed snacks) and reach Simikot airport to board your Helicopter to Hilsa. At Hilsa we have to walk through the swinging bridge to cross the river and reach the other side where we will be completing formalities at Nepal immigration. Then we cross the border by walk and board our Chinese bus which takes us to China immigration office situated just 5 minute drive away. A short 22 kms drive will take you to your hotel at Taklakot. Before reaching Taklakot we have to again go through customs check at Burang custom office. After a tiring day you have reached to Taklakot situated at a height of 4025 meters. If you suffer feel breathlessness or any other symptoms of high altitude sickness, please do not panic and contact our tour guide for seeking his suggestions. Health issues related to high altitude sickness are quite common here. Please eat properly, drink good amount of water, juices and other healthy drinks, follow the instructions of you guide and do not expose yourself to strong wind. Spend time in the hotel while acclimatizing. Dinner and stay will be in the hotel at Taklakot.

Meals included:               Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Max. Elevation:                4025m
Walking time:                   N/A
Distance Covered:           25 mins by helicopter Nepal side + 22 kms drive China side
Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel at Taklakot (or lodge, if stay at Hilsa)

Important remark: Hilsa is a deserted border village of Nepal with extreme inhospitable climatic conditions. It is compulsory for the group members to cross Nepal-China border together as all will be travelling under a group permit & visa. In the event of delay in crossing the border due to any reason one must spend time relaxing, doing yoga meditation or in other personal activities. The delay in crossing the border, if takes place, might cause health issues as the dusty air, scorching heat or cold winds here are tough to bear. Stay at Hilsa is not planned but if occur for longer than a day, we might face shortage of eatables and other living facilities. Please carry your water bottles, light eatables, dry fruits, energy bars etc with you and remain patient. Cooperate with the crew members as they try their best to offer you best possible comfort in such inhospitable place.

Day 04: Free day at Taklakot for acclimatization

This day is scheduled to be free at Taklakot (Burang) to acclimatize. Do nothing beside rest at Taklakot and stay at your hotel. For some short walk you may also go outside to visit nearby markets. If someone wish to buy stick, gloves, cap/hat, shoes, empty water bottles, fruits or other stuff like this for the trip, Taklakot market has few shops available. The shops get close by the time it gets dark, therefore if you want to visit the market, please organize your schedule accordingly.

Meals included:               Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Max. Elevation:                4025m
Walking time:                   Walk around the Taklakot
Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel at Taklakot

Day 05: Taklakot To Lake Manasarovar

We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar. After breakfast start drive in the bus to Lake Mansarovar. Approx one and a half hours drive through beautiful mountains and terrains will bring you to Lake Rakshas Taal which is situated just near to Lake Mansarovar. Rakashs Taal is also known as the ‘Lake of Demons’ or ‘Ravan Taal’. From here you will get the glimpse of Mount Kailash standing tall and strong among the other nearby mountains. We will stop here at Rakshas Taal to capture the beauty of nature in our eyes and camera and then again head to Lake Mansarovar. A short drive brings us to Chui Gompa, our destination for the night near Lake Mansarovar. Rest of the time free to explore the beautiful Mansarovar Lake, taking holy bath, performing rituals and prayers on the bank of the river and other personal activities. We shall organize for a shower tent for the ladies on the bank of the lake. You may find a good place near the lake for puja/havan and performing rituals as per your customs. Meals and stay will be at the guesthouse.

Distance:             70 kms to Chiu Gompa + 90 kms parikrama of Mansarovar by bus
Altitude:              4500m                                                    
Climate:               0° C to 18° C  (-0 ° C during night ) 
Room:                  Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals:                  Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner                                         
Stay:                     Best Available guest house

About Lake Mansarovar: Kindly take a note that here the only source for water is the holy lake Manasarovar. This is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world and its water is considered to be good for the purification of body and soul. This natural water is used in cooking, bathing, washing clothes etc and boiled / hot water of the lake is served for drinking in the event when we have shortage of packaged water . If you are not comfortable with this you should use water purifier tablets.

Mansarovar Lake in the night: Mansarovar Lake is just few minutes walk away from your guesthouse. You may go to the lake in the night to explore its beauty under the moon. There are many myths and stories associated with the night view of the holy lake which the travelers may experience by themselves. Though it is safe to go out late in the night but it is advisable to remain in a group and take one of your guides/sherpas with you for help.

Day 06: 1st Day parikrama/kora of Mt. Kailash, 12 Kms trekking to Dirapuk

Today morning, we will wake up early freshen up and take drive to Darchen which is just 35 kms away from Chiu Gompa. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility and also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation (parikrama) around Mt. Kailash begins. Don’t forget to fill your bottle with hot water and carry your snacks packet made available by our crew in the morning. All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before the trek commences. After visiting Yam Dwar continue trekking on foot or hire a horse/pony to ride. (those who wish to hire horse/pony and porter may do it directly with the help of the Tibetan guide on direct payment basis. They will be given name coupon to choose the horse & porter and the same horse or porter will accompany you throughout the trek). After completing the 12 kms gradual trek, passing through beautiful rivers and grassland you will find a huge majestic black colour mountain standing high, on the right side of your trek. This is the North Face of Mount Kailash. Don’t miss to take some photographs and selfie and capture this great sight in your eyes and camera. On reaching Dirapuk check into the guesthouse where stay and dinner is organized for this night. The night is going to be very cold and oxygen level will be low, therefore it is advisable that you take rest as much as possible to maintain good health for next day trek.

Distance:             12 km (5-6 hrs Walk)                                 
Altitude:              4970m                                                  
 Climate:              Windy cold 0° C to 18° C  (-0 ° C during night )                      
Room:                  Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals:                  Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner                                                           
Stay:                     Best available Hotel

Note : Those who wish to change their schedule and do not want to go for trekking will stay at Darchen and pay directly for their accommodation, food and other additional expenses. However, if health permits they should visit Yam Dwar and have close darshan of Mt. Kailash.

Visit Charan Sparsh from Dirapuk : Charan Sparsh (5475m is 3 kms one side trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch the feet of Mt. Kailash (considered to be Lord Shiva Himself). This trek is not a part of the package and depends on weather conditions and guide’s advise. (Distance 03 kms / 02 hours one side / very challenging trek)

Day 07: 2nd Day Parikrama, 22 Kms Trek To Zuthulpukh via Gauri Kund

Wake up very early morning before dawn and if the weather is clear don’t miss to witness the glory of ‘Golden Kailash’ as the first sunlight kisses the top of the mount. After this unforgettable experience now time to move ahead and start our trek to Zuthulpuk. The 22 kms long trek is the longest and toughest day of the entire Yatra as you will have to pass through the highest point (5630m) at Dolma La pass. On the way before Dolma La you will see site showing footprints of Milarepa and Shiva Tsal (The place where pilgrims leave behind their belongings, donate a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life. In Tibetan Buddhist religion it is said that you will get it (whatever you offered here at Shia Tsal) in heaven after your death. Continue to climb up towards Dolma-La pass (5630m) and then steep down to reach Gauri Kund. We should cross the high pass as early as possible before strong wind starts.

After crossing Dolma-La, you will see Gauri Kund (also referred sometimes as Parvati Kund) at downhill in the right side of your path. Then further walking down for a while, we will take break for pack lunch near a tea stall. The downhill trail from the top of Dolma La is not easy due to rocky & loose stones all around so we should walk very carefully and remain with the group for any help we may need. Then after, you will catch soon flat trail that reach to Zuthulphuk Gompa (4790m). In Zuthulphuk, we will stay at the lodge or fixed tent with bed, bed sheet & warm blanket. We will take quick dinner at and go to warm bed to relax.

Distance:             Dolma la pass 5530 m,
                              Zuthulphuk       4790 m
Climate:               Windy and cold. Below 0° C at night.
Room:                  Sharing basis room with common bathroom
Meals:                  Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
 Stay:                    Best available guest house

Important remark: Those who do not wish to continue trek further to Zuthulpuk from Dirapuk will trek back to Darchen. At Darchen their extra expense for accommodation, food etc is to be taken care by themselves. Our guide may assist them in organizing their stay at Darchen in hotel, subject to availability. are not doing parikrama will still wait at Darchen and relax or meditate.

Important Note : About 3-4 kms trek (ascend and descend) near Dolma La pass is steep and rocky and it is the toughest part of this trip. Also it is not advisable to go down to touch Gauri Kund as it may be risky. While starting the trek to Zuthulpuk, don’t forget to fill up your flask with hot water made ready by our kitchen team in the morning.

Day 08: 3rd Day trek 06kms to Darchen, Drive to Taklakot /Taklakot To Hilsa / Heli ride from Hilsa to Simikot, Connect With Nepalgunj Flight and Drive to Lucknow.

Breakfast will be served near the guesthouse/camp and one can enjoy the morning time in exploring the caves, visiting the temples and shrine built around. Here you will see a married old couple supervising the temple. The temple is a residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers or relatives who keep themselves busy with the maintenance of the buildings. The cave also contains meditation platforms. Climbing up to these caves before ending the final trek of the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is worth. We will trek for about 06 kms from Zuthulpuk and reach Chongdo where our vehicles are waiting for pick-up. Further 06 kms drive will take us to Darchen hotel where other group members (who did not attempted the trek or came back from Dirapuk) are waiting. Continue drive to Taklakot .After  45 kms drive towards China-Nepal border. Cross the border by walk and after completing immigration formalities reach Hilsa, Nepal side. Take 25 minutes helicopter flight to Simikot and then connect with flight to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj You will be transfer to the vehicle for Drive to Lucknow for Final Depature.

Optional Day 09: The air sectors Hilsa-Simikot-Nepalgunj is very complicated and totally weather permitted. Delay or rescheduling or interruption in flights on this sector is a well- known problem of this route. If, due to climatic conditions, shortage or rescheduling of flights or any other reason, you get stuck at Hilsa please note that we have backcountry accommodation here, natural water, limited food and limited living facilities. Health issue, especially with old age people are quite possible, therefore it is advisable to stay with the group so that help may reach you in the event of necessity.

Additional 1 night stay at Hilsa/Simikot/Nepalgunj on return are not paid or included in the above tour package and if need occur, additional stay and food will be payable directly by the travelers to Nepalese leader. There is no refund or adjustment possible for any unutilized stay, food or any other service. We provide first aid facilities but all other additional medical expenses in the event of hospitalization and/or emergency evacuation charges are to be paid by the pilgrim/traveler only.

Altitude:              3640m (Hilsa), 2910m (Simikot), 152m (Nepalgunj), 1400m (Kathmandu
Climate:               25-35*C 
Meals:                  Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Stay :                    Kathmandu Hotel
Distance Covered: 1.30 hour drive + 25min helicopter + 45min flights + 1 hr flight, Accommodation

Required Documents:

  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel Insurance (with photocopies)
  • Airline Tickets (with photocopies)
  • Some recent two-inch colorized photo
  • RMB Cash
  • Credit or debit card for Emergency Expenses.

This Kailash Package includes 2 packages: Nepal Package and Tibet Package.

Cost Included

Inclusions: Nepal Package:

  • Full board basis (B/L/D)
  • 1 night in Nepalgunj
  • 1 night in Simikot
  • All transfers to hotels
  • Charter flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot to Nepalgunj
  • Charter helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa to Simikot
  • All required transfers

Tibet Package:

  • 2 nights in Hotel Purang
  • 1 night in Manasarovar
  • 2 nights in guest house during parikrama
  • Entry permits for Kailash Parikrama, visa, and entry fees
  • Best available guest house (sharing basis)
  • Experienced Indian cook
  • English/Hindi speaking Nepalese guide
  • 1 tour leader throughout the tour
  • English speaking Chinese guide
  • Supporting trucks for luggage
  • Yak and yak men during parikrama for kitchen staff
  • First aid/oxygen cylinder
  • Duffle bags, down jackets, day pack bags, winter hats, and puja materials
  • Private vehicles for all transfers during the trip
  • Humla permit and heli landing permit.

Cost not Include


  • Tips for staff
  • Personal expenses like beverages, cold drinks, phone calls
  • Emergency rescue costs
  • Medical and hospital expenses (in case of health problems during the tour)
  • Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal porter
  • Due to political, and weather conditions or any natural calamities which are beyond our control, yatris must pay for extra overnight

Before You Go

Fitness & Health : 

Those in good health should have no difficulty traveling to this region. Due to the high altitude of this area, travelers may experience the effect of altitude sickness, which is characterized by mild headaches, nausea and loss of appetite. Altitude sickness can be reduced by frequently drinking non-alcoholic liquids such as water and juice, 3 to 4 litres a day. Travelers are reminded to protect themselves from the strong sun light which can cause sun burn. Those with health conditions including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and cardiac problems should seek doctor’s approval before embarking on this journey.

Mobile or Phone at Tibet 

We understand the importance of being in touch with your dear and near ones.You could leave behind our office contact details with your family back home incase of any urgency. Our office will ensure that your messages are conveyed.PCO are available at all our halt destinations except at Mansarovar and Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk. Your cellphone too will be accessible except for the 3 places mentoned. Kindly check the international roaming charges applicable on your network. The daily movement of the touring group will be updated on our website, and a notification will be sent on the email address provided by you.


Money & Other Thing to Carry : 

  1. Indian Rupees are not accepted in Tibet. We will assist to exchange the amount to Yuan (Chinese Currency) for you upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
  2. The official Chinese currency used by the Tibetans is circulated in denominations (notes) of 1,2,5,10,100 Yuan. 1 Yuan is equivalent to approximately INR 11. It is advisable to carry Chinese Yuan to avoid unhealthy rates and futile bargaining at the Kodari Border or at Zhangmu.
  3. The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
  4. Important Note: Carring INR 1000 & INR 500 denomanation are limited up to INR 25,000 in Nepal according to the rule of NRB.Indian Passport & Election (Voter) ID card are only the valid Identification proof to entry Nepal by air. other valid ID proof are also accepted to entry Nepal by overland.


Accomodation   : While in Nepal clients will stay in twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. . In Tibet the accommodation will be tents with a bathing tent or very simple guest houses (when available) with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.

Tibet Permit & Visa  : 

  1. Tibet is Autonomous region of China. So you will not get the special permit and Visa for Tibet directly In your country. You have to proceed for permit and Visa for Tibet through our Agency.
  2. We must receive scan copy of your passport at least 35 days prior to arrival in gateway cities (Kathmandu or Lhasa). Passport must be same as scan copy and valid for more than 6 months.
  3. We request to dispatch the original passport at our delhi office for indian passport holders 15 days prior to arrive in Kathmandu and other than indian passport holders must spend at least 2 nights in Kathmandu to issue Tibet visa. They will also require to bring 2 passport size photos. We shall send client “Chinese embassy visa form” well in advance to be fill up by each client which can either sent to us by email or can be collected upon arrival.
  4. Those who entry Lhasa from mainland China are requested to obtain Chinese visa in their home country and we will organize Tibet permit and handover it through our agent in Lhasa.
  5. Chinese visa will be valid for China mainland only, do not bring Chinese visa if you are entering Tibet from Kathmandu.If you obtained Chinese visa the chinese ambassy will cancel mainland visa during your journey to Tibet.
  6. We supply detail information and briefing upon arrival.

Outer & Inner Kora  : Outer kora means parikrama of Kailash Parvat in 3 days. The regular Overland and Helicopter trips are actually only outer kora which is easy to complete. Inner kora means  parikrama of Nandi Parvat and visit tirtha puri, saptarishi cave including kailash parbat. However it is more challenging and adventures than outer kora.

Group Size :  Our group size is minimum 25 pax in group joining basis and minimum 5 pax in pravet tour basis. No limitation for maximum group size.

Risks & Liability  : 

  • Creative Adventure Nepal Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow fall, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
  • CIPSC (China Indian Pilgrims’ Service Center)  has an athority to handle travel arrangements & fix rates for the Indian pilgrims in Tibet side.

Briefing & Orientation Our team would be more than willing to provide all the information about the pilgrimage whenever required by you. We have a well-trained and hospitable team to accompany you in Tibet. Our friendly and courteous staff will always serve you with a smiling face. Our staff and guides are all experienced having scaled peaks over 8000 mts. Our official manager will provide the group briffing in Kathmandu before comencing the trip. The team leader accompanying you on your trip to Tibet will conduct a complete briefing and re-examination of your accessories on your arrival in Kathmandu. Any last minute alterations or additions can be taken care of in Kathmandu

Transportation and Air Service : 

Nepal Side:

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for Airport pickup drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  2. We could provide standard non AC Tourist Coach for Kathmandu to Kodari Boarder and VV due to road condtion..
  3. We provide Kathmandu – Nepalganj – Simikot and return by fixed wing and Simikot – Hillsa and return by charter helicopter for heli kailash yatra.

Tibet Side:

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for the entire journey of Tibet.
  2. We also provide supporting Truck to carry luggage and equipments.
  3. We provide one escorting Jeep during entire journey of Tibet.
  4. Jeep or Van can be provided at extra cost

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:8 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 4570 m
  • Best Time: May to September
  • Trip Mode: Helicopter Tour
  • Group Size: Min. 2pax-15pax + Above

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