KAILASH MANASAROVAR YATRA
According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spends his most of the time on the top
of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine
consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount
Kailash are the SOUL of all AUM followers in the world.
“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 Mansarovar
Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the
sins of hundreds of lifetimes.”
DAYS ITINERARY HALTS REMARKS
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1350m), our representative from will
be there with your name card. Transfer to Hotel. Evening briefing about Kailash and our country
Transfer to Hotel and brief
Fly to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft) Morning visit Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is famous and a
sacred Hindu Temple. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Pashupatinath temple is
recognized by “UNESCO” world heritage site, listed in 1979. After darshan, we drive back to hotel and Yatra preparation. Afternoon we departure to domestic Airport and fly to Nepalgunj by Yeti / Buddha Airlines. This flight will be take 55minutes to reach. Transfer to hotel.
Nepalgunj temperature is “HOT”.
Hotel Flight 55min
Day 03: Fly to “Simikot” which lies in the Humla Region (2950m/9676ft) .
We take an early morning flight to Simikot by Tara /
Sita Airlines. The flight will take 55minutes. A
representative from our office will be there to meet
and transfer to Sun Valley Resort / Similar hotel.
Simikot is located in a mountainous region, most
people here are Buddhist. Rest day for
acclimatization. After lunch you can visit Shiva
Resort or Similar
Fly to Hilsa by Helicopter and Drive to Purang
(3800m/ 12464ft). We fly to Hilsa by helicopter. This
flight is of 20 minutes. Once you land at Hilsa walk
over the Karnali River. Upon crossing one enters
the “Kailash” Region. Immigration takes place on
the China / Tibet side. Drive to Purang by bus.
Purang is small town with beautiful landscape.
Evening you can walk around the market and buy
some trekking equipment if required.
By heli 20 min
& drive for an
Drive to Holy Lake Manasarovar(4590m/15060ft).
Today we drive to Lake Manasarovar by bus. It will
2 hours to reach (55km). On the way, you will pass
the Rakshas Taal. Here we will take a short break
and continue driving to Lake Manasarover.
Afternoon we start the “Parikrama of Mansarovar”
– 105km and Holy Bath, Puja etc.
Drive 3 hours
as well as its
Drive to Darchen (Kailash Base Camp)
(4575m/15010ft) Today we drive to Kailash Base
Camp known as Darchen. it is just a 45minutes to.
Darchen is a small town like Purang. It is located in
the base of Holy Mount Kailash and is the starting
point for pilgrimage.
Evening one can walk around the small town.
45min drive by
Drive to Yama Dwar and Trek to Diraphuk
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Yama Dwar
(15km). Yama Dwar is the gateway to starting
point of the Parikrama. From here we can see the
Mt. Kailash East/South face (as shown in the
above picture). From here the group will divided
into two. Parikrama group and non-Parikrama
group. Parikrama group will start their onward
journey by foot. Non parikrama pilgrims will drive
back to Darchen. Trekking will take around 5-6
hours to reach Deraphuk. The trail is not so difficult.
One could find it challenging due to the high
elevation. While proceeding one gets excellent
view of Mt. Kailash.
Drive 2 hrs and
Trek to Zuthulphuk / Dolma La Pass
(4780m/15442ft). Very early morning wakeup call
by the Sherpa Team. After breakfast start up hill
trekking to Dorlma La pass (5560m/18236ft). This
pass is the highest pass and uphill trekking. After
Dolma La pass, we decend to the next valley
Zuthulphuk. The holiest Lake Guri Kund is situated
beyond the Dolma La pass. Hindu followers believe
that, Lord Shiva consortium Parvati used to take
bath in this lake. Hence the name Gauri Kund.
Trekking Zuthulphuk, could take anything between
10 to 12 hours covering 20 to 22km which has to
be covered in a day.
Trek 10-12 hrs
Trek to Zhongdo and drive to Purand / Hilsa
(3800m/12464ft) Early morning we start our trek to
Zhongdo. Today trekking is quite easy and flat,
after 3 hours, we reach Zhongdo and the Coach
will pick us up and drive to Purang / Hilsa
depending on the circumstances.
Trek 3 hrs and
drive 4 hrs
Fly to Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu, early
morning we get ready to fly by helicopter to
Simikot. Flight will take 20 minutes to reach
Simikot and continue fly to Kathmandu via
Today is the final day of this Kailash tour. we
drop you to airport for final departure,
according to your flight schedule. And fly
back to sweet home.
Note: Itinerary are subject to change due to unavaidable circumstances
and the extra cost occurred has to be paid by the clients.
Heli Ex Kathmandu: Departure Date 2017
May: 06*, 12, 18, 24, 30
June: 05*, 11, 17, 23, 29,
July: 05*, 11, 17, 23, 29
Aug: 03*, 09, 15, 21, 27
Sept: 02*, 08, 14, 20,26,
Fullmoon Dates, Kailash/Manasarovar 2017:
May 06*, June 05*, July 05*, Aug 03* Sept 02*
Heli Ex Nepalgunj: Departure Date 2017
May: 07*, 13, 19, 25, 31
June: 06*, 12, 18, 24, 30,
July: 06*, 12, 18, 24, 30
Aug: 04*, 10, 16, 22, 28
Sept: 03*, 09, 15, 19, 27,
SERVICES INCLUDED IN ABOVE TOUR
Airports pick up and drop services.
Double sharing full board basis 4-starhotel in Kathmandu, as per
A visit of Pashupatinath Temple.
Scheduled flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
Scheduled flight Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj
Charter Helicopter flight share by 5-6 person Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot
Double sharing hotel in Nepalgunj and 3or 4 pax in Simikot and Tibet
with meals at all places.
Transport by Tourist Bus up to Mansarovar and Eco Buses from
Manasarovar to Darchen -Yamdwar per group sizes / Truck for
Nepali Team Leader and Supporting Sherpa Team
English speaking Tibetan guide, Chinese visa fee of the and staff.
Veg. Indian meals during the trip and Guesthouses and camping
charges in Tibet.
Duffel Bag (a large bag to keep the yatris luggage for the trip)
Gore-Tex Jacket (on loan – returnable after the trip)
All camping and cooking equipment.
Yak for Kailash Parikrama for the luggage only and all entrance and
conservation fee of Tibet.
Upper Humla permit fee for client and Helicopter landing.
Gamow bag oxygen and oxy- meter for safety
Note: In the the Mansarovar to Kailash Private vehhiles are not
SERVICES EXCLUDED IN ABOVE TOUR
All beverages during the trip and in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Simikot.
Extra rooms bills due to flight delays or weather conditions or any other
Stick and a water bottle ( mineral water too )
Insurance of clients and evacuation cost just in case required
Personal horse / yak riding charges during Kailash Parikrama
Domestic excess baggage charges and airport taxes.
Tips for supporting staff
BOOKING AND PAYMENTS
As per New regulations , trip booking should be done 2 months in
If there is a seat available bookings will be accepted at a later date
Final close of the booking will be 25 days prior to the departure date.
Minimum 6 months valid date passport is required from the date of
25% at the time of booking will be required.
45 days prior to tour departure date, 50% of the total cost should
Full payment should made 25 days before departure to Kailash
All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in writing.
Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.
40 days prior from tour departure date 30% cancellation.
30 days’ prior from tour departure date 50% cancellation.
Tour operators has full right to change the dates and cancel the trip due
to any unavoidable circumstances.
This is not a trek or expedition but a tour; therefore no specific level of
fitness is required. Anybody can join this Yatra if they think themselves fit
and have strong willpower. People suffering from cardiac or respiratory
problems should consult to their doctor. Morning and evening walks,
jogging, stretching, meditation and regular exercise make the journey
comfortable for all.
As the temperature varies greatly between day and night (from max. 20
degrees Celsius to min. -16 degrees Celsius) one should prepare
BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU:
Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen
socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Torch with extra
batteries/bulbs, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, Shirt/T-shirt & Trekking
Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation if in
case of emergency, lost of belongs, and trip cancellation is strongly
Minimum 30 days advance booking is required to arrange visa approval
and Travel permit issue. We need 50% advance of tour payment by bank
while booking trip.
CHINESE VISA APPLICATION:
10 days before departure date, original passport and 2 pp sizes photo
should reach our office in Delhi.
Yatri those are above 70 yrs may get visa rejected by the Chinese
Authority. We shall try our best.
ILLEGAL: 500 AND 1000 NOTES FROM INDIA IS ILLEGAL TO BRING TO NEPAL.
NOTE: Extra charges of Hotels, incase of flight cancellations due to
Weather problems must be borne by the clients.
Risk and Liabilities:
We always make effort to see to it that your journey is smooth and pleasant.
However the Tibet tours and treks are run strictly under “Tibet Tourism Bureau.”
Gochoppers or its Tibet counterpart agent shall not be responsible for any
alternation or cancellation of program due to any unavoidable circumstances
beyond control such as road blockade, landslide, snow, political unrest
cancellation of flight, delay arrival, lack of transport, visa rejected by Chinese
DeparturePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Departure TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
IncludedPersonal GuideTransportation/CarTypical Souvenir
Not IncludedAccommondationAll Museum TicketsMeals
Please read these Terms carefully and do feel free to Contact Us if there are any questions or if you require any help. We reserve the right to edit the present Terms at any time with or without prior notification to the User. Each time you access Services, you shall be deemed to have accepted the latest terms. Who may use our Services and how?
You may use our Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. We may need to access User specific data including personal data such as identity, contacts, media, User device ID, call information, etc. for which you, hereby expressly and unambiguously grant your absolute consent. Information provided during the registration process will help us in offering content, customer service and network management. All such information shall be subject to our Private policy. Upon accessing our website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and entered into a legally binding and enforceable contract with us in accordance with the Indian Contract Act, 1872. You confirm that you are either at least 18 years of age or have created the User Account under the supervision and/or consent of your parent, guardian or family member. All Services offered and rendered by us are on the implied assumption that you are competent to contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and other applicable laws governing your electronic acceptance to these Terms. Bookings involving Helicopters
You acknowledge that bookings involving use of helicopters will also be governed by the terms and conditions imposed by the helicopter leasing company and you agree to comply with all such terms. Subject to the terms imposed by the helicopter leasing company, the following shall apply to all reservations made on our website:
- All charters are subject to minimum four people travelling together
- Only 5 Kg baggage per passenger will be permitted. Passengers are advised not to carry big suitcases as there is very small baggage space inside helicopter. Passengers bringing excess baggage might not be allowed to take the same in the chopper by the pilot.
- Seating capacity of helicopter will not exceed 5 passengers. However, this may vary depending upon the specific model of the helicopter used.
- Children below the age of 2 years as on the date of flying can travel for free. All persons above the age of 2 years will purchase an independent ticket at full price.
- There shall be no concession for infants or senior citizens.
- Additional passengers may be accommodated on the helicopter in accordance with safety regulations and as per government orders.
You acknowledge that all bookings made through us will require you to deposit 25% of the total booking amount as an advance payment. Such deposit shall be made through a third part payment gateway provider who shall not be liable for any of the Services provided by us. In case the booking is done less than 30 days before date of departure 100% of the charter amount is required to be paid.* *Note: 25% of the tour cost can be paid through online reservation and the balance 75% will have to be paid through bank transfer, details of which are mentioned on the site. The following details of the passenger are required at the time of bookings.
- A) Full name B) Weight C) Age/Date of Birth D) Government issued identity and address proof Full amount has to be deposited at least 30 days before the start of journey failing which the booking shall stand cancelled and the initial deposit of 25% shall stand forfeited. In case the journey is not finished within the stipulated time and you are not able to visit one or more Dhams due to bad weather conditions/technical reasons or any other reason not within our control, in that case, our liability shall be limited only to the refund corresponding to the value of the unutilized sector(s) provided no additional costs have been incurred by us on you. Rescheduling of booking to a next date will be done subject to availability and on full payment unless any adjustments can be made against any previous payments made. We shall have the sole discretion to determine whether any payments can be adjusted for a new or rescheduled booking. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, rescheduling shall only be permitted if done at least 7 days before the journey date. In case the rescheduling is requested less than 3 days before the journey date, the booking will be treated as cancelled and a fresh booking will be given subject to availability. When you contact us for your journey bookings, you confirm having carefully read, understood and accepted the above mentioned the present Terms.
By embarking upon your travel, you voluntarily and expressly assume all risks associated with such travel, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable. Go Choppers and the suppliers of ground transportation, hotel accommodations, airplane flights, meals, tours, and various other goods and services providers reserve the right to change the accommodations, flights, and any and all details of the tour itinerary as needed. Unutilized Services
You confirm and acknowledge that there shall be no refund whatsoever for any any unutilized service or tour package. Medical Declaration
While making any booking with us, you declare that you are in good health with good mental and physical condition & you are aware that we may operate in a very high altitude and with tough weather conditions. You confirm that you have informed us in writing, prior to your journey date, about your medical issue/problem, if any. You confirm that Go Choppers and/or its proprietor, partners, staff, agents, vendors, employees, associates etc. shall not be responsible for any issue pertaining to your health or/and loss of health/life and any additional expenses incurred due to such cases. In case any emergency measures have to be taken by us during your journey dates to rescue you or attend to any medical or life emergency, all costs borne by us shall be reimbursed by you within 7 days. Insurance
Personal travel and medical insurance is not included in our booking price and it is your responsibility to carry a valid travel and medical insurance. We recommend that you be fully and exhaustively insured for the entire duration of your journey. Your insurance should ideally cover you for sickness, illness, accident, injury, death, emergency evacuation, loss of personal belongings, and cancelation/modification of the trip. Force Majure
While making arrangement for your journey, our experts take utmost care to provide you with best available information and best possible services to ensure a successful and safe journey for you. However, we do not take any responsibility for cancelation or amendment or delay of the journey (or any part/s of the journey) due to reasons beyond our control including weather conditions, natural hazards, industrial disputes, technical failures, road conditions, flight delay/cancelations, political reasons, sudden notifications/announcement from concerned Govt. bodies or authorities, riots, strikes, medical reasons etc. No refund is applicable in such cases and also in such cases during or before the commencement of the journey, if any additional expense occurs, you shall pay the same. Our partners and expert team ensures for success and fulfillment of the trip but the same is always under the discretion of the local authorities. Weather and Flying Conditions
Weather is often the most limiting factor with helicopter transfers to mountainous regions. Weather conditions will dictate if a flight is possible or not. Due to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) helicopters cannot fly in poor visibility, or in bad weather. When arriving at the heliport please understand that just because the weather is good, it does not mean that the weather is good at your chosen destination. It could be beautiful sunshine with clear blue skies at the heliport, but at your chosen destination it could be snowing/raining heavily, weather in the mountains can be very localised! If the helicopter can fly without risk to the passengers and pilot then the helicopter will fly. For reasons of safety, in the event of weather degradations, Go Choppers/Pilots reserves the right to cancel the flight before takeoff or to divert the helicopter during the flight which may also lead to an increase in the helicopter cost. Cancellation by the Traveler
After booking your trip, if you wish to cancel your journey, you must notify us through mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Your advance payments made for journey bookings include a non-refundable amount which is 25% of the value per person. Other cancelations are subject to the following fee and charges. -Before 30 days: Only non-refundable booking fee is deducted -Upto 30 days before journey: 25% of tour amount -Upto 21 days before journey: 50% of tour amount -Less than 7 days before journey: No Refund Limitation of Liability
In no event will we be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential losses or damages of any nature whatsoever, arising out of your booking and/or journey, including loss of profit or the like, whether or not in the contemplation of the parties, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless, including our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liabilities, legal costs, compensation and damages arising from your access to or use of the Services, violation of this Agreement, or the infringement by any other User of his/her/its account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We shall notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
The present Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. All disputes shall be decided by single arbitrator mutually appointed by both parties. In case the parties cannot mutually nominate an arbitrator, the arbitrator's appointment shall be governed in accordance with the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. All arbitration costs shall be equally borne by both parties. The seat of arbitration shall be New Delhi and all proceedings shall be conducted in English.