Kailash Mansarovar Lake

Kailash Mansarovar Tour by Helicopter 12 Days

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal and Tibet
  • Best Time: April - Aug
  • Activity: Tour, Helicopter Flight, Trek
  • Max. Altitude: 5700m


  • Beautiful Himalayan Scenic flights from Kathmandu Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Simikot
  • Short Helicopter Ride from Simikot to Hilsa with mesmerizing views of the beautiful Himalayan range
  • 3 days of Kailash Kora
  • Self Kitchen Group to serve pure and hygienic meals
  • Professional Team Leader with more than 10 years of experience
  • Well trained Sherpas in the entire trip
  • First Aid and Emergency Evacuation available in the entire trip

The Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Tour with Yolo Hike is one of the most convenient ways to explore and devote to the Kailash, home of Lord Shiva in a short time. This tour is a group package for 17 to 50 people, in which we will fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot from Kathmandu and take a helicopter to Simikot and then Hilsa. Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and drive to the Tibet border, after immigration formalities cross the border and drive to Taklakot. We will continue to visit Lake Mansarovar the next day and do some rituals on the bank of the holy Lake Mansarovar. We will continue to do Kailash Kora which takes full three days and back to Kathmandu following the same route.

The holy yatra to Mount Kailash and the entrancing Lake Mansarovar is a breathtaking Mt. Kailash excursion. This spiritual journey is considered the holiest visit to Lord Shiva's most unusual form, carved out of a peculiar black granite contour. It is also spiritually thought-provoking because it is the center of four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bonism. Many revered and adored by many worldwide, snow-capped Mt. Kailash and the majestic Mansarovar Lake are the ultimate Tirtha Yatra for millions of pilgrims and devotees seeking new meanings in life. The Mt. Kailash tour is a dream location for many because of its adventure, mystical temples and setting, and beautiful snow-capped mountains, lakes, and surreal panoramas.

If you are looking for a shorter trip from Lucknow please visit the Kailash Helicopter tour ex Lucknow.

Tradition and Culture

This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of the Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his Damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Yolo Hike airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu as denoted in the itinerary. All the trip plans for Kailash Mansarovar will be discussed. You will be given the permits and necessary documents which we will prepare before your arrival. The welcome dinner is organized and guides are introduced. Small Briefing about the trip and Overnight at Hotel.

  • Altitude150m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner

We will Today drive a short distance to Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies. We will then head towards Tribhuwan International Airport for the flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight at Nepalgunj

  • Altitude2910m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast we will head towards the domestic Airport in Nepalgunj and Take a flight to Simikot, the Hidden Beauty of Nepal, you can stroll around Simikot and explore the beautiful Landscape and authentic Tibetan culture, and Local Tibetan Food.

  • Altitude4755m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the day we take a Helicopter to Hilsa village on the northwest border to Tibet where you can learn and explore Tibetan culture and join another group who will drive to Hilsa since we need to make a group trek. We will now drive towards Taklakot via Purang border in the afternoon, admire the landscape while having to pass 3 checkpoints where checking might take some time. Overnight at Taklakot

  • Altitude4755m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we take some rest at Taklakot and stroll around the Tibetan valley and explore their culture, Taklakot lies at an altitude of 4755m above sea level in the Valley of Sarayu Karnali River, an ancient trade route and market for Nepalese.

  • Altitude4590m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we take the road to Manasarovar Lake about 95 km. You must pass the first checkpoint along the route. After that, we'll drive 70 kilometers from Taklakot to Rakshas Tal where Gurla Mandhata Parvat and the first glimpse of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar lake are located to the right. From Rakshas Tal, drive to Manasarovar Lake about 25 km. Begin the Manasarovar Lake Parikrama where your worship and puja starts.

  • Altitude4880m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Darchen about 35 km/1 hours (4650m) and Yama Dwar about 8 km, the Kora starting location. We'll walk 14 kilometers to Dirapuk. You will visit Mt. Kailash's North Face and touch the mountain's feet (Charan Sparsha). Those who do not like to climb around Mt. Kailash (Parikrama) might return to Darchen and wait for the remainder of the group to arrive from Parikrama. Breakfast at Manasarovar, Lunch & Dinner on the Way During Parikrama, even if you are not doing parikrama, you will have to wait for other members to finish parikrama, we encourage you to do parikrama and explore nature, You Only Live Once.

  • Altitude5700m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass Trek about 8 km. A high climb about 3 kilometers before reaching Dolma La Pass makes the hike a bit tough. The descent from Dolma La Pass is also the same for up to 3 kilometers. You can also admire Gaurikund which you can see as you descend. We will arrive in Phedi after around 2–3 hours of walking. We shall begin our walk to Zuthulpuk after some rest about a 12 km trek for 6 hours.

  • Altitude4755m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will arrive at our Private A/C Coach pick-up point after a short easy trek about 8 km – 3 hours. Then travel to Darchen about 3 kilometers and join the other members who had gathered. Drive to Hilsa from there we can also take a helicopter to Simikot based on the situation.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will take a Helicopter from Hilsa to Simikot which roughly takes about 25 minutes, upon arriving in Simikot to we will take a road trip to Nepalgunj and Surkhet and return to Kathmandu via Plane or you also have the option to proceed to Lucknow by Road.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we make our day as a reserve in case of any flight cancellation due to bad weather. If our trip continues as per our plan we will rest this day. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Today you officially complete your Kailash Mansorver Tour by Helicopter with Yolo Hike, we will hand over you a certificate of Completion and your documents with us, Farewell, and drop you at Tribhuwan Internation Airport. Have a safe journey.

Trip map

Kailash Mansarovar Tour by Helicopter 12 Days map
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • all ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing based 
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Simikot
  • Domestic flight of Kathmandu-Nepaljung-Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight of Nepaljung-Simikot-Nepaljung
  • A chartered helicopter from Simikot-Hilsa-Simikot
  • group sharing guesthouse in Kailash part as per itinerary
  • Buffet Indian veg. meals (breakfast/dinner/packed lunch) during the trip
  • transportation by bus/van 
  • Support truck to keep goods, your bid bags, and foods
  • Tibet permit and Tibet Group Visa
  • all necessary entrance fees in Kailash Region
  • All camping equipment for the kitchen
  • Enough oxygen cylinders and pillow 
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Down Jacket (Refundable Basis), Duffel Bag
  • Appreciation Certificate from Yolo Hike after the yatra
What's Excluded
  • Personal Horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama/ Kailash Round/ Kailash Kora
  • Using extra nights in hotel/ guesthouse (except the hotels mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra costs incurred due to split from the main group or serious health condition
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Any extra expenses due to flight delay/ cancel with a valid reason
  • Any extra cost due to late permit/visa from Tibet part
  • Tipping to staffs
  • Upgrade of Hotel and Guest House during the trip

Dates & Availability

Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra booking is open for 2023. Please choose your preferred dates to join our groups. All departure dates are guaranteed for 2023.

Additional Info


Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is comfortable and friendly. We choose the best accommodation as we have been making a quality test trip to Kailash to arrange worthy travel for you.

Meals and Minerals

Vegetarian Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for you. All the places are tested by Yolo Hike before providing you with a package. We also recommend bringing some extra food, like chocolates, cookies, almonds, bhujiya, and canned goods, to provide variety to the dinner.

Bag Packing

We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

Precautions to follow

Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

First Aid Kit

You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

Alternative Evacuation

The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com


  • Q1. Which is the shortest and Luxuries Kailash Yatra?

    We often get questions, why VVIP package when there are other alternatives, Yolo Hike wants to bring you with the package from mediate to High-End facility which brings the VVIP package for those travelers who want to conquer their Kailash Yatra with premium service ever available, the package is designed by one of the best Tour coordinators with teams and guide along with high research and self-visit on Kailash Yatra, concluding that we tested the package in a huge market of Tourism bringing us with great review and happy clients.

  • The three-day Kailash Parikrama is the most difficult part of the Mount Kailash Tour. Darchen is the starting point for the 52-kilometer trip (4,560m). You pass through Lha-Chu Valley, Lham-Chu Valley, Dzong-Chu Valley, and Darchen. You would spend one night in Dirapuk Monastery and the next in Zuthulpuk Monastery during the Kailash Kora. The Kora around Kailash Mountain has an average altitude of roughly 5,000 meters, and the average daily walk is about 7 to 8 hours. Every pilgrim who travels to Kailash to complete the Kailash Kora walks clockwise around the Kailash Mountain, passing via the highest pass, Dolma La. (5645m).

  • Tibet's official currency is the Yuan, but other currencies such as the US dollar, Euro, and British pound are also accepted. However, before traveling to Tibet, we recommend exchanging your money for Yuan. If you're coming in through Kathmandu, change your money at any of the city's money exchanges. You can also exchange money or use ATMs in Lhasa if you arrive from mainland China. Because finding ATMs or banks in rural areas of Tibet is difficult, it is recommended that you bring CASH with you to cover all of your expenses. Please consult your travel agency to determine how much you should carry for the trip, as it is dependent on your trip package.

  • The optimum time to visit Mount Kailash is from April until the end of September, while the greatest time to tour central Tibet is from November to December. From early November to early April, extreme weather changes make travel to Everest Base Camp problematic; also, throughout the winter season, roads in eastern Tibet, particularly around Mt Kailash and western Tibet, may be closed owing to heavy snowfall.

  • There are no direct flights from India to Lhasa; all planes must connect via Kathmandu or a Chinese airport. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only airport outside of China that propositions direct flights to Lhasa. Which includes Nepal to Lhasa trip.

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