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Situated in the south-western part of Tibet bordering the Kumaon hills and Nepal, is Mount Kailash. It is supremely sacred mountain, cosmology connected with Mount Meru, the great mythological mountain that forms the axis of this world system. Being a central watershed of Asia, it has always been the most sacred of mountains for Hindus, Buddhists,

Jains and Bons. Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out the sins of a lifetime, 108 parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Manasa Sarovar Lake will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred lifetimes.

This region is steeped in religion and mythology and every year hundreds of pilgrims traverse some of the remotest and toughest regions of the Himalayas to pay their obeisance to the Lord. It is a land where Lord Shiva lives with his consort Parvati. According to ancient religious texts, the abode of creator Brahma is called Brahmaloka, the abode of Lord Vishnu is called Vaikunta and the abode of Lord Shiva is called Kailash. Of the three, one can only go bodily and return in this life from Kailash having experienced divinity.

Hindus believe that Goddess Parvati has taken the form of the Manasa Sarovar Lake and that deliverance is assured for people taking a bath in Manasa Sarovar. It is believed that Gods come to bathe every morning in this lake between 3 to 5 am and this time is called 'Brahmamuhurta'. The word Manasa Sarovar is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Manas' which means mind and legend has it that Lord Brahma created this lake from his mind.


We used to organize this tour with the help of Tibet Tourism Bureau at Lhasa. This is the most opted route for many pilgrims considering from both the health and wealth aspects. Also an opportunity for people who were not selected by the Govt. Route and a dvantageous for people who wantto undertake this yatra with their family, friends and relatives together.

This route used to forbid the negative aspects of the tough terrain of the Govt. Route, starting with Kathmandu Local Sight Seeing and proceeding to the Nepal Border (Kodari) by Bus for a distance of 127 Kms., cross the border completing immigration and quarantine (medical checkup) formalities. There upon the transportation of approximately 850 Kms. was by Bus / 4500cc Japanese Land Cruisers, covering Zhangmu, Nyalam, Saga, Paryang, Horchu, Darchen including Manasa Sarovara Parikrama of 102 Kms. by road.


We are all aware that the entire Nepal underwent a catastrophe last year due to earthquake. The impact was such that the epicentre was near the Tibet border, Kodari, affecting lives both in Nepal & Tibet. Guess, the Chinese are relocating the local Tibetans from Zhangmu to Shigatse and the process is incomplete. The outcome of one more border, Kerung opening to the pilgrims is not decided. Because of the above uncertainties, presently we are operating the Helicopter route, detailed as below


Lots of people have misconception about this route thinking they will make the Manasa Sarovara and Kailash Parikrama by Helicopter which is not the case.This route can be undertaken by yatris who are financially sound and also considering the time factor. This route starts from Kathmandu to Simikot via Nepalgunj by flight and by helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa. Hilsa is the border of Nepal, people have to undergo entry formalities, crossing the border by walk and later upon completing their immigration & quarantine formalities at the Tibet border, proceed to Taklakot by Bus.A day’s time is given for acclimatization and later proceed to Hore (Horchu) by the side of Manasa Sarovar and also cover Manasa Sarovara Parikrama of 102 Kms. on road by the bus and proceed to Darchen (Base camp), we have a common route for the Kailash Parikrama as before.


01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, meet & welcome by our office representative & transfer to hotel. Evening briefing about the Yatra. Overnight stay at hotel.
02 Visit to Lord Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. After lunch transfer to domestic airport for flight to Nepalgunj. Arrive Nepalgunj and check into hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel Siddhartha or similar.
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Simikot. Complete immigration formalities & proceed to the Lodge. Overnight stay at lodge at Simikot.
04 Early morning walk to airport for chartered Helicopter flight to Hilsa. Cross the bridge to Sera where our Bus will be waiting. After short introduction with our Chinese guide & driver, drive to Taklakot (Known to Chinese as Purang) - 30 km - 2 hours. Arrive at Taklakot and check into guesthouse. Full day free to acclimatize and relax at Taklakot. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Drive to Mansarovar (120 Km - 3 hrs). Perform puja, hawan and Dev Tarpan (self) followed by Manasarovar Parikarma by Bus. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
06 Morning holy bath and Puja at lake Mansarovar. Visit Chiu Gompa & drive (30 KM) to DARCHEN (4,560 m) for about 2 hours. After lunch, visit to Astapad (8 km drive) can be organized with an extra cost. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
07 With packed lunch box, drive to Tarboche Flag Pole, the first prostration point, -an auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground. Visit Yamadwar and further drive to Shersong (total 8 km). Meet your porters/pony caretaker etc. and trek to Dirapuk (4,765 m,12 km, 3 to 4 hours trek). Overnight stay at guesthouse.
08 Continue Parikrama over Dolmala pass (5,610 m) to Zuthulpuk (4,700 m) (20km/ 7 to 8 hours trek). Overnight stay in a camp.
09 Last and final day of Mt. Kailash Parikrama ends near Darchen (08 km/ 3 to 4 hrs trek) & drive to Taklakot/ Hilsa (120 Km, 2 hours). Arrive Taklakot/ Hilsa. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
10 Drive to Hilsa and walk to Hilsa helipad to take chartered helicopter flight to Simikot. After immigration at Simikot, proceed for Nepalgunj by scheduled flight. Arrive Nepalgunj and further proceed to Kathmandu by scheduled flight. Evening certificate distribution programfollowed by dinner. Overnight stay at hotel.
Free time until transfer to airport for onward journey.


TOUR COST : Rs. 1,70,000/- (ex Kathmandu) based on USD @ Rs. 67/-

Cost Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at a star hotel on a twin share basis with all meals (pure vegetarian).
  • 1 night stay at hotel Siddhartha or similar in Nepalgunj on a twin share basis with all meals.
  • 2 night stay at best available guesthouse at Simikot on a twin share basis with all meals.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Tibet using guesthouse/ camp with all meals.
  • Fully trained Sherpa team, 3 times a day meal, mineral and boiled water for drink.
  • Oxygen cylinder and oxygen pillow as per the requirements.
  • Tibet Visa and Permit Fee.
  • Yak and Yakmen to carry equipments and food materials during Parikrama.
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using deluxe coach as per the avaibility.
  • Services of an English-speaking guide in Tibet.
  • Required trekking & kitchen equipments.
  • Oxygen cylinders & First Aid Kit.
  • Free use of warm Down-Jacket and Sleeping bag.
  • Backpack and duffel bag for free.
  • 1 half-day Kathmandu sightseeing covering Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa.
  • Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu and Nepalgunj/ Simikot/Nepalgunj by flight and Simikot/ Hilsa/ Simikot by chartered Helicopter flight.
  • Yatra completion Certificate.
  • Simikot Permit fee.

    Tour Fare Excludes
  • Horse and porter for personal use.
  • Personal items & clothing.
  • Entrance fee at sightseeing spots
  • Extra costs that may arise due to delay to receive Tibet Travel Permit and Visa, prolonged delays or postponement of flights due to technical reasons/ acts of nature/ riots/ curfew/ government regulations or any other conditions whatsoever, which are beyond our control.
  • Personal expenses, tips and donations, insurance against loss of baggage, flight pre-pond and postponement expenses, damage of valuables, theft of personal items/belongings, medical expenses in case of accident and helicopter expenses for emergency evacuation.

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