Kailash Yatra Helicopter Tour with Muktinath - 15 Days

Trip Highlights:

Mt. Kailash (6714m/22156 ft) and Mansarovar Kshetra (area) is known as a sacred place among Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and the Bonpos. Jains worship it as Mt. Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, and the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. • Half day Kathmandu valley tour at UNESCO heritage sites • Regular flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj, Nepalgunj– Simikot and Chartered helicopter flight to Tibet boarder (Same way back) • 3 days long (39 km) walking/trekking around Mt. Kailash Parikrama (option: can take horse ) • Crossing Highest Pass Dolma La at Mt. KailashParikrama • Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikrama by Driving • Puja and Hawan at the bank of Lake Manasarovar

Details

Mt. Kailash (6714m/22156 ft) and Mansarovar Kshetra (area) is known as a sacred place among Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and the Bonpos. Jains worship it as Mt. Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, and the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes.

 

Thousands of pilgrims visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Kshetra and get blessing from their lords.  Those who have visited the holy spots of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry with them a memory of a lifetime which remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives and gives them a feeling of peace and tranquility. The pristine beauty and serenity of these religious sites is truly awe inspiring and instills in people the feeling of being one with Shiva.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Half day Kathmandu Sightseeing and Fly to Nepalgunj
After breakfast, you will do a half day long sightseeing in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple. After your lunch you will take an hour long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2910 m)
Early morning after tea, you will drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch the flight to Simikot. Simikot (2910m) is the district Headquarter of Humla, a mountain district of Nepal. It is also a gate way to Kailash tour by Helicopter. You will spend the rest of the day for a rest and acclimatize; and if you will have a little more, you will do a short trek around Simikot. At the mean time we will finish immigration process in Nepal side. Overnight in Hotel

Day 04: Simikot- Hilsa- Taklakot
After breakfast, we will walk to Simikot airport and take helicopter to Hilsa. It takes 25 minutes to reach at Hilsa. You will see the scenic view of green hills and snow capped mountain along with deep river gorge of River Karnali from the helicopter. After 30 minutes' walk from Hilsa, we will reach at the immigration office and we will get the pass to through into the Tibet. Our vehicle will be waiting us in the Tibet side. Nearly after 45 minutes drive, we arrive at Taklakot/Purang (4025 m). Overnight at guest house in Taklakot

Day 05: Drive from Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar (4550 m)
After morning breakfast, we drive to the holy and beautiful lake MANASAROVAR (4550m). It is 88 km far from Taklakot to Manasarovar which will take 1.5 hours. RAKAS is another on the way to Manasarovar; we stop there for few minute to catch an amazing beauty of the lake. Then we continue to drive to Manasarovar. When we arrive at Manasarovar, we will take a rest with lunch at guest house; and we will be ready for Manasarovar kora with vehicle. It is the most auspicious day for us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. We will take holy bath on the bank of Mansarovar and have beautiful scenes around Manasarovar. Overnight at Guest house in Manasarovar

Day 06: Drive to Tarchen (4600 m) (40 km)
Holy Mansarovar - the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss may take in the real spiritual world. After the morning Puja (praying) with bathing, we will move towards the Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle after lunch and continue drive towards Tarchen (Darchen). We catch many beautiful views of Nandi Hill, Asthapath and Mt. Kailsah very closely. We also view the Rakshas Lake (poison lake) on the way. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Today, in the evening, we prepare for the Kailash inner kora with required materials and equipments. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight at Kailash

Day 07: Drive to Yama Dwara & A short trek to Deruphuk (4909 m)
After breakfast, we head towards Yamadwar (Tarboche) which is the starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also well known as an outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feel that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. We see Ganesh Parwat on its' side. Time to time the north face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. Overnight at Guest house

Day 08: Trek to Zutulphuk (4820 m) 4760 m) (18 km / hrs) - passing through East face Kuberknuda pass (5,700 m)
Today is the most challenging day in our Yatra. After breakfast, we trek to East face Kuberknuda pass (5,700 m) and then descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go towadrs the Kuberkunda pass with climbing ropes and other equipments. Once we reach on the top we see many spectacular views of the east face of Mt. kailash and the origin of the Uma River which is not possible from other spot. From the top, we also can catch the close view of Nanthi Hill, Asthapath and more. Then we descend towards Zuthulpuk passing moving rocks way. By late afternoon we will arrive in Zuthulpuk- the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have preformed miracles here. Overnight at Gust house, including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Zutulphuk to Hilsa
After early breakfast, we will walk 3 hours to catch our vehicle to the Nepal boarder. Our staff will prepare lunch in Darchen (on the way to Hilsa). After lunch we will continue drive to Nepal boarder. We will make immigration procedure to exit Tibet and do short walk to Hilsa in Nepal side. Overnight at guest house in Hilsa

Day 10: Hilsa to Simikot & fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Early in the morning, we will catch the first flight to Simikot. We will catch another flight to Nepalgunj. In Nepalgunj our group can split if any member goes from Nepalgunj to Lakhnow, and other member fly to Kathmandu. We will have a short meeting about whole Yatra as per memorandum in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 11: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing
After morning breakfast, we will catch the flight for Pokhara-a beautiful valley with natural beauties. After taking lunch, we will make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. We also make a short visit to the Gupteswar Mahadev Cave (also called Shiva Gufa) located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge; the Seti River that flows through the city makes deep canyons and goes completely underground at places. Devi's Fall - locally known as Patale Chhango or the Hell's Fall, an eerie waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Camp and the mountain museum etc. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Puja at Muktinath (12,170ft)
Early morning, we will catch the flight for Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft). After taking a short rest for breakfast at Jomsom we walk nearly 10 minutes and cross the Kaligandaki River where we will get our vehicle for the Muktinath temple. We drive along with Kaligandaki riverside and crossing Kagbeni village- a place for ritual worshiping. After one and half hour, we will arrive at Muktinath temple. We will do Puja (worshiping) with holy water bath there. After lunch, we explore Muktinath and back to Jomson. Overnight at guest house in Jomsom

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara
After morning breakfast we will catch the flight to back to Pokhara. We will catch such a magical beauty of the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We will take nearly an hour long rest; and we will have a wonderful meal in Pokhara. After lunch, we will catch a flight for Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 14: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Pilgrimage Shopping
After breakfast, you will have a luxurious car to make a tour around Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar square, Patan Durbar square and Basnatapur Durbar square are historical palaces of Nepal. You will be guided to visit and described about such UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Bouddhanath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. You will do pilgrimage shopping during the tour. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing and holy experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed the holy tour and sure you will be back for the next pilgrimage tour somewhere in the Himalaya again.

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