Leaf Holiday trek & Expedition takes you to the pilgrimage yatra of Kailash Tour of 13 days by helitour. We take assurance of your comfort and convenience. Considering this we are Organizing a special package program at a very reasonable price specially on the occasion of New Year.
This tour also provides the opportunity to experience both the scenic beauty of Mount Kailash and the Holy Lake Manasarovar, 20 km Southeast of Mount Kailash. Mt Kailash is located at an altitude of 4,588m. Lake Manasarovar is one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world. This tour will start in Kathmandu and take you up to Hilsa by helicopter and onwards overland to the holy sites. The pilgrimage to these two holy sites is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many as there is a belief that Kailash is the place where Lord Shiva lives and do meditation.
Itinerary has been designed with a view to facilitate the best possible comfort with less traveling days. Being you have to drive very much less hours with compare to overland journey, we can say it focus your comfort of journey in luxury way as you will also have flight of domestic aircraft & helicopter in addition. Hence, it is specially planned for those pilgrims or travelers who wish to travel in short span of time with best available facility for their comfort journey.
This is 10 days’ program itinerary starting from Kathmandu. You will also able to cover major sightseeing of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple & Budhanilkantha Temple. Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva which we consider must to visit before your Kailash Yatra for smooth operation by the blessings of Lord Shiva.
In this tour, you will find everything goes in order and in comfortable; however, we may sometimes face little upset in the smooth program if our program affect by bad weather. You can see in below itinerary that you will have flight to one of Nepal’s remote region like Simikot & Hilsa. Here our program sometimes affected by bad weather condition due to which our flights will not take off for another destination and we have to stay back in same destination for next day attempt. Due to this, our program will not go ahead and will impact in our normal program schedule. Hence, we would like to request our travelers to aware with such unexpected situation and be mentally prepare to avoid any misunderstanding during our program operation. Also, if possible please manage your return flight ticket with endorsement facility so that just in case of any changes require to postpone the ticket you can easily endorse with paying small amount of postpone charge. Sometimes, passenger bought non-refundable ticket being cheaper price which is not appropriate in this trip, especially for return ticket.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu
Day 04: Accimatization day
Day 05: Flight to Simikot by domestic aircraft & continue helicopter flight to Hilsa then drive to Purang / Taklakot (3700 m)
Day 06: Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) – 4600 m.
Day 07: Drive, Manasarovar to Yama Dwara Darshan then start trek to Diraphuk (4950 m)
Day 08: Trek to Zuthulphuk (4850 m) via Dolma La Pass (5600 m)
Day 09: Finish Trek near Darchen & Drive back to Purang and continue exit to Hilsa
Day 10: Fly, Hilsa – Simikot (Heli)
Day 11: Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj
Day 12 :Fly From Nepaljung to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure Day
Kindly go through below day by day itinerary to review all highlighted places or monuments that you will visit in this tour program.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport, we are there to pick you up will greet you with warm welcome and transfer to the Hotel. Today you will have leisure day. We will keep short briefing program on your tour, lead by our tour manager in the evening at 7.30 pm and will have dinner later by 9 pm. • Overnight at Hotel
After having breakfast we will commence sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple & Budhanilkantha (Jal Narayan) temple (sleeping Vishnu). Return back to hotel and have lunch in hotel. Overnight in hotel of Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast we will transfer you to domestic airport for your onward journey to Nepalgunj by domestic flight. Our representative will receive you at the airport in Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel. We will be joining groups of other team who are going to Trip. Overnight at Hotel.
Upon landing in Simikot, our tour manager will assist you for completing immigration formalities and then arrange charter helicopter to fly Hilsa (Nepal border). In Hilsa, our local representative will take care in teahouse untill all group landed in Hilsa so the earlier flight group will have to wait for a while. And then he/she will escort you to go for Tibet border with the arrangement of necessary porters for carrying your luggage. Sometimes, we may have to wait in Hilsa for some extent even after all groups arrive because we have to check Tibet side whether the guide & vehilce reach in border or not. Sometimes, it takes little longer time for Tibetan guide in order to receive us along with all permit and military formalities. Once everything is in order, we cross border to Tibet and we drive to Taklakot (Purang - 3700 m.) from Sher (China border) which takes about an hour. • Overnight at Hotel • Nepalgunj to Simikot: 1 hour • Simikot to Hilsa: 15 minutes by B2/B3 (Euro copter) Helicopter with 5 or 6 seats • Hilsa to Sher trek: 15 minutes • Sher to Taklakot drive: 25 km / 1 hour by bus
You will have rest today in Taklakot (Purang) for acclimatization. You have to go for light walking around Taklakot town to adjust your body with Tibet climate. • Overnight at Hotel
After early morning breakfast, we will move on for our destination point at Lake Mansarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). Enroute our journey, you will see the breathtaking views of Raksha Taal (Lake Ravana) with background view of Holy Mount Kailash, where our vehicle will take short break for photography. And you will stopover in Lake Manasarovar for holy dip and perform homage to Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar as per your own religious way. • Overnight at Guesthouse (all dormitory room) – Dharamshala type with common Tibetan toilet • Taklakot to Lake Manasarovar: 85 km / 2 hours
After waking up at 6.00 clock we continue our journey for Kailash Kora. In the morning we reach Yama Dwar (OR Sherson / 4750m) after driving about one & half hours. It is the auspicious gateway to the Parikrama (circuit) around the Mt. Kailash. The group will have best opportunity for nearest view of Mt. Kailash and receive great darshan. Also, the group will split from this end in two parts. Those who are going ahead to attempt parikrama by foot or by horse ride will continue their trek journey. And who are not going for Parikrama will return back to Purang after Yama Dwar & Kailash darshan. Our guide will assist to manage the transport for their return journey into Hotel at Darchen and they have to wait for two days in Purang until trekkers group return back. And the parikrama / trekkers group will continue their trek towards Diraphuk. Today you will have easy and flat trekking trail with short gradual climbs. The trek will last for 5 hours covering about 14 kms distance in first day. Reaching Diraphuk, our guide or Sherpa will assist you for accommodation in the guesthouse and also serve hot tea/coffee in room. Here you will be lucky and will have blessings from Lord Shiva to see the closest view of North face of Mt. Kailash. Also, one who reached early in the afternoon and fit healthy can go for Charan Sparsh of Mt. Kailash with another short hike about 2 hours. • Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Lake Manasarovar to Darchen – 40 km / 1 hour drive • Darchen to Yam Dwar: 8 km / 30 minutes drive • Yama Dwar to Diraphuk trek: 14 km / 5 hrs
Today we have to start our trekking journey to Zuthulphuk before dawn. So, our team will serve you the earliest breakfast in the morning and begin uphill trekking continue till Dolma-la Pass (5600m). We can say this is the toughest day of the whole trip. The trail start from your guesthouse will continue ascent until you cross Dolma-la pass. After you descend from high pass, you will soon notice the holy lake – Gauri Kunda at bottom of the hill. It is believed that Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva) took holy bath in this glacial lake and thus it became holy water. The downhill trails rapidly drops to the valley of Zuthulphuk and then the trails will continue go flat alongside of river until Zuthulphuk Monastery where your guesthouse accommodation will also arrange. You will trek about 22 km distance within 8 or 9 hours today. • Overnight at Guesthouse (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Deraphuk to Zuthulphuk Gomba: 22 km / 8
Trekkers (Parikrama) group will have flat and easy trekking today with short distance for 2 hours. After breakfast in the early morning, you will start your hike to near Darchen valley. The distance is about 11 km and at the end of trek point you will find our vehicle waiting for us. After all group members reach in that point, our vehicle will drop us at Purang via making kora of Lake Manasarovar. In Purang you will have short rest with quick lunch and transfer to Sher along with all group members who are waiting for trekkers. The guide will manage all formalities of immigration follow by military officer till Sher border. After customs process, we will exit to Hilsa (Nepal Border) by crossing suspension bridge of Karnali River. Our Hilsa representative will assist to receive us in border with arranging necessary porters. You will have basic accommodation in local lodge at Hilsa with simple normal meals. • Overnight at Basic Lodge (basic accommodation with dormitory room) • Zuthulphuk to trek ending point: 2 hours walk - 11 km (approx.) • Trek ending point to Purang: 145 km / 3 hours drive • Purang to Sher drive: 25 km/ 1 hr • Sher to Hilsa trek: 10 min
After early morning breakfast you have to be in ready position for fly back to Hilsa. The helicopter can come at anytime in the morning as per weather situation to receive us. Our Hilsa representative will help to board you & your luggage in Helicopter and fly back to Simikot.
On arriving Simikot, our tour manager or Simikot representative will assist you for next flight to Nepalgunj continuously as per flight schedule. And when you reach Nepalgunj our representative will again help you arranging connection ticket to Kathmandu flight. • Overnight Hotel Shangrila or similar (twin sharing room with attached bathroom) .
Today we are flight to Nepaljung to Kathmandu. We reached to Kathmandu and we will make arrangement for farewell program after collecting trip feedback. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Today is the day of your departure. We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
Destination : Tibet
Duration : 13 Days
Price : USD 25
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Maximum Altitude : 5600m
Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
Permits : Tibet empty permit, visa ,speasl permit in humla simikot
Transportation : Flight, helicopter, Bus,Jeep, Car
Best Season : May,June ,July, August & September
Accommodation : 3/4 star Hotel in kathmandu nurmail guest house in tibet part