Mt. Kailash can be visited by Helicopter for those who have limited time in their hands. Fly from Kathmandu to Simikot by fixed wing and a short ride by helicopter to the Nepal/Tibet boarder Hilsa, walk for a while to enter the Tibetan Immigration and a short drive to the Town of Taklakot where you will acclimatize for a night halt.The entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion's founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.
Another uniqueness contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here - Sutlej, Karnili (a major tributary of the Ganges), Brahmaputra and Indus. The end of these rivers are more than 2,000 kilometres apart, yet they all have their source within hundred kilometres of Mt. Kailash. Nature lovers can encounter numerous unusual species of birds, wildlife, and flora here. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the 'Sumeru Parbat' in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel and evening Briefing about the Kailash Manasarovar tour. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Morning visit Pashupatinath temple and afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. On arrival transfer to hotel and rest.
Day 03: Early morning transfer to airport and flight to simkot for immigration formalities then Proceed to Hilsa by chartered helicopter flight. After arrival at Hilsa, we set out for Purang, a short walk to cross river Karnali and get into Tibetan border where our land cruisers will be waiting. After brief introductions with our Tibetan guide, we will drive for Taklakot [known to Chinese as Purang] and on arrival transfer to guesthouse and rest.
Day 04: Full day free to acclimatize and relax at Taklakot.
Day 05: Drive from Taklakot to Manasarovar Lake (120 km – 3 Hrs). You will have fullday for holy bath and Puja or just relax at the edge of holy Manasarovar Lake. Overnight at camp or guesthouse.
Day 06: Drive to Tarchen then Austpath (if Allowded by Chinese Authority) & perform puja at Astapath. Overnight at Hotel in Tarchen.
Day 07: Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m.
We Start Kailash Parikrama drive to Tarpoche (Yamadwar) then trek to Dira Puk [12 Kms 4-5 Hrs.].It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky makes you feel the Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 18 km trail, it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 08: Continue Parikrama over Dromala pass to Zuthul Puk [22 kms 7-8 Hrs.]. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: End Parikrama near Darchen [9 kms 3-4 hrs]. Drive to Taklakot. Overnight at guesthouse or camp.
Day 10: Early morning drive to Hilsa via Khojarnath Temple [an ancient Temple of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita]. From Hilsa helipad flight back to Simkot. After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive Nepalgunj & further, proceed to Kathmandu by flight [fixed wing]. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure OR transfer for onward journey.